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No. 213879

(Sorry for threadpic being only 0-6, couldn't find one that also included 7 and the Judgments that I actually liked)
ITT we talk about SEGA's Yakuza series and all of its spin-offs. Please take the husbando and/or shipping sperging to more appropriate threads. Other kinds of lore discussion, as well as gameplay discussion, memes and other related topics go here.

No. 213883

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I want Nishiki back. If they could bring Kashiwagi back then they should do the same with Nishiki (or Ryuji or whoever).
>inb4 "but Ichiban!"
RGGS could explain keeping Ryuji and others dead or out of the picture by claiming the voice actors were not availiable (apparently this is why Akiyama was not in 7), with Nishiki they don't even have that excuse because Nishiki's voice actor is right there! He can play both characters, unless SEGA are too stingy to pay him extra. Just imagine Nishiki and Ichiban meeting and talking to each other! Bonus if Kiryu is also there and hears them. I believe Kazuhiro Nakaya can pull off voicing two completely distinct characters talking to each other and still making them convincingly sound like two separate people.

No. 213888

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Makoto and her brother live rent-free in my head.

No. 213889

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I miss him so much nonnies…

No. 213952

As I said in another thread I remember Toshihiro Nagoshi saying there might be a small chance that he could have survived somehow (even though Masayoshi Yokoyama said he definitely did not, also Nagoshi left SEGA) but whatever I want to believe it so that's that.

No. 214021

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This is the ideal Kiryu face. You may not like it, but this is what peak handsomeness looks like.

No. 214034

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PS2 Majima is NOT ugly!
PS2 Majima is NOT ugly
PS2 Majima is NOT ugly!
PS2 Majima is NOT ugly!

No. 214048

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2006 Daigo Dojima looks like he could be a member of Tokio Hotel

No. 215154

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Made this in a minute thanks to a nonnie posting the png to the husbando threads lol The only time I post on my socials is to show how much of a husbandofag I am and then go back to being a recluse. How are you other nonnies celebrating 6/17? If not, which rgg character are you waiting to celebrate for or already did?

No. 215479

I would've celebrated Majima's birthday had I known about it earlier. What a shit fan I am

No. 215487

I took my parents out for both 14.05 and 17.06, I had them say (no, not sing kek, just say in a normal tone) happy birthday to Majima respectively Kiryu when the waiter brought the dessert. I also invited them for 06.06 (actually 05.06 evening because 6 was a Monday) for Revolver Ocelot and I also had them say RIP.
That being said I wish more characters had confirmed birthdays. According to the Yakuza wiki Akiyama, Saejima and Tanimura also have those but they're not exactly official.

No. 215656

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I cherish her so much

No. 215665

she is so cute

No. 215727

My queen.

No. 216084

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Kiryu in the shower in 0 literally feels less naked than an Amon without his shades.

No. 216091

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here is his Y4 model looking just as naked without his shades. The inconsistent eye shape frankly triggers my autism. picrel in the post I replied to is his YK2 model btw.

No. 217449

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The Daigo paternity fan theory to end all Daigo paternity fan theories

No. 217469

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>replay yakuza 7
>have Saeko as Hostess in Haruka's outfit
>get to Kiryu battle
>make Saeko do the Sexy Pose

No. 218670

Imagine reproducing with Daigo and the baby comes out looking like grandpa Sohei.

No. 219225

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i made this in 15 minutes please laugh

No. 219230

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Both Judgment AND Lost Judgment get proper PC ports on steam and also more sequels also starring Takayuki Yagami also available on PC on steam on day one
PC version of Yagami will wear a full murqa (man burqa) at ALL times. ALL of his alternate outfits are also burqas but different colors. This is extremely hard if not impossible to mod out because the game engine is hardcoded not to allow model swapping for PC Yagami. Kimura's voice also stays the same with all the same voice lines
Will YOU press the button?

No. 220103

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Naming a chicken Omelette is like naming a human baby Abortion. What was Eri thinking?

No. 220104

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I think Hannibal Lecter would name his baby Nugget.

No. 223322

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Supposed screenshot from the supposedly upcoming RGG8, or whatever it's going to be called in the West. Ichiban seems to join the slicked back straight hair gang. Why do so many guys in these games have slicked back hair? Which Japanese hair gel company is sponsoring SEGA for product placement?

No. 223323

bc real life yakuza style their hair like that

No. 223324

Which Japanese hair gel company is sponsoring the real life Yakuza

No. 223404

ugh i get so fucking bored seeing adachi and nanba, i wish ichiban can get some new party members

No. 224670

Finally played and finished yakuza 0 and nonnas I’m obsessed…
>>214034 I completely agree, his charm is immeasurable no matter the game

No. 225048

thought adachi was sexy but I don't want to see any more of ichiban cause he is insufferable..

No. 226568

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is it true that his face model was hafu and the character himself was originally intended to be hafu but the developers pussied out?

No. 226569

i could see him being half just because of his hair kek

No. 226570

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Except that's a perm and his natural hair is straighter than Kourtney Kardashian.

No. 226571

Where did you even hear that kek

No. 226576

why so defensive kek. its like you're waiting to be relieved he isn't supposed to be half black

No. 226579

How is it "defensive" to point out canon? Have you even played this game? I did not even post >>226568

No. 226584

Just googled and did not find literally anything to support that theory. Nothing. Probably that one racebaiter troll "Japanese people are so self hating not even their Japanese fictional characters look Japanese" I've seen before on lolcow is back.

No. 232456

Could the Kazama/Dojima bunch classify as a narcissistic family? Kiryu and Nishiki kind of remind me of the "golden child"/"scapegoat" dynamic.

No. 233173

Totally! The way kashiwagi treated Nishiki whilst Kazama went cold and withheld his affection after Kiryu took the fall for him is very golden child vs scapegoat vibes (kashiwagi is the mother figure, obviously).
Did Kazama have any part for Nishiki to play in his gambit during Yakuza 0? Besides staying out of it?

I really dislike Kazama in general. He manipulates events and people by leveraging the things he's done for them, but the pawns see it as repaying his kindness. He's a lot like Dumbledore in that way. Kuze was right when he called it some brainwashing shit.

No. 233547

Kazama is not that much better then Dojima Sr, he's just a much better manipulator and easier on the eyes.
By the way, speaking of Dojima, honestly a better argument for the "Daigo is not a true and honest Dojima" theory is not Daigo's looks but rather how Sohei didn't really give a shit about Daigo and also how Yayoi just enabled Sohei in his depravity, probably to make up for her own past infidelity. Yayoi also gave birth to Daigo at about 19, we do not know how old Sohei was supposed to be, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some grooming going on. Maybe the remaining members of the bunch (Kiryu, Daigo, Kashiwagi, maybe Yayoi?) could use some group therapy. Maybe some wacky plot twist reveals that Nishiki didn't actually die either and he gets his well-deserved apologies.

No. 237318

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looks like we're getting a new game announced next week!

No. 238871

Are any rgg nonnies excited about the ishin local? I’ve been waiting since first seeing Ryoma naked in jail and wanting his ass remastered

No. 238987

I wonder why they seem to be using Unreal Engine 4 rather than Dragon Engine.

No. 238993

I'm so fucking excited about this. But I want it on PC.
Wasn't that game made before Dragon Engine?

No. 238994

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>But I want it on PC.
I think/hope it will be on PC too, but let's see after the Twitch stream.
>Wasn't that game made before Dragon Engine?
yes, but so was Yakuza 2, yet Kiwami 2 does indeed use Dragon Engine. I'm pretty sure they used the 5/0/Kiwami engine for Ishin too, which is still closer to Dragon than to Unreal.
oh and by the way, looks like this is not the only thing we'll be getting.

No. 239020

Wait is it a remaster/port of Ishin or a remake?

No. 239022

from my understanding it's a full remake in Unreal Engine

No. 239073

What the fuck did they do to my husbandos hair?! I wish they just salt and peppered his hair instead of this shit

No. 239074

looks like a crappy wig kek

No. 239079

kek he looks like he's trying to pass as the average Japanese dad

No. 239148

rip queen liz you would have loved pc ishin and pc judgment and kiryu's gay ass new hair

No. 239157

Kiryu's Joryu's nipples must really hurt from all this milking kek

No. 239159

I just knew he would dethrone Sonic as SEGA's favourite cash cow, which is probably better for SEGA's image as a whole, just as long as Yakuza Like a Dragon doesn't get its very own 2006 or Boom. Oh well, even then at least the Rule 34 would still be easier to explain to the normies.

No. 239161

oh and these are already on Steam now btw

No. 239282

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I like the new pillows a lot. Wish the hoodie was black!

No. 239635

Thoughts on the ugly man erasure of Yamazaki Susumu and Katsu Rintaro in the remake?

No. 239647

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Looking forward to see Mirei.

No. 239652

I'm a Mirei apologist through and through.

No. 244317

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How old is Noa Amon even supposed to be? Likely not that much older than Haruka at most. Is the older or younger than Shin and Juzo? However Jo is about Kiryu's age and he's actually Noa's brother, not father or uncle, which would mean quite the age difference between siblings so Jo and Noa are more likely to be actually half-siblings? Also I'd like to think that by the 2020s Noa got over her internalized misogyny and is a based and pinkpilled terf now because why not.

No. 244319

samefag, are they all supposed to be related in some way or another? I wonder what does the full Amon family tree look like in this case.

No. 245312

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No. 247711

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I know nothing about yakuza, but I saw this and thought of this thread

(link for anyone interested)

No. 248504

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Is the creator of the Yakuza Like a Dragon franchise a BDD ana-kun? He looks more and more botched and underweight with the passing of time.

No. 248506

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Found a more current photo of him from 2022, he look a lot more healthy

No. 248510

I see he has laid off the fake tan. Shame about the still botched face.

No. 257832

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I just found that the nipples are actually part of the meshes in most of the Dragon Engine shirtless models.

No. 257836

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Not only that, but there is not one nipple shape, Ryuji's look fatter. Watase and Tendo also use this fat nipple shape, while most of the others have Kiryu-like nipples.

No. 257837

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And then there's Majima (and Shimano) who for some goddamned forsaken reason have no nipples at all.

No. 257840

I thought it was obvious that Majima's a reptile, look at his jacket

No. 257856

is that his shed skin!

No. 260638

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Concept art for the first game, yes that's supposed to be a rejected Kiryu design on the bottom left, before it got sort of recycled for the Amons. Looking very Deusuekusu ga gotoku I must say.

No. 260703

What if he just has very flat nipples?

No. 260747

Majima is a nippleless reptilian.

No. 260793

No way, I've seen him shirtless and he does have very small nipples that are easy to miss because of his tattoos. Majima is a mammal.

No. 260911


No. 261182

i don't frequent /m/ so i've only just discovered this thread and i am so happy it exists. got a nice PC earlier this year so i'm finally able to play the Yakuza series, as i've been wanting to for years. i'm on Kiwami 2 (remastered) right now and i really love the series so far. the difference between Kiryu's face in Kiwami 2 and his face in Kiwami 1/Yakuza 0 is kinda jarring when playing the games back-to-back ngl but i love him anyways lol. super excited to get to the more recent entries in the series

No. 261201

It's even more jarring when you get to 3, 4, 5 which are just remasters of the PS3 games then 6 that uses the same engine as Kiwami 2.

No. 261205

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I am partial for 5 but he looks smoochable in all of them in my opinion.

No. 261429

yesss i feel the same! can't wait to get to 5. i think my main issue with kiryu's design in kiwami 2 is the difference in his eye shape, which i personally thought was his cutest feature in 0 and kiwami 1. but he is still a qt in kiwami 2 ofc

No. 261483

majima looks scary here, like he could be a dbd killer. I'm so glad he looks good in the actual games

No. 261525

This is art done by the character designer for the Jet Set Radio series. Imagine if the Yakuza characters were in the JSR series instead and vice versa, kek.

No. 261747

I just realized the curtains were open in that scene… fucking slut.
biutiful aiz indeed.

No. 261755

character models in dragon engine are so fucking ugly, their features are ugly and they look like wax figures

No. 262811

is it just me or do the models for characters introduced in Dragon Engine games (such as Kasuga or Yagami) don't look as waxy as the ones for characters from older games (such as Kiryu or Majima)? Might it be because they're more likely to be completely new models created specifically for Dragon Engine games, while the older games characters probably also use assets from older engines converted to Dragon Engine? Just an assumption on my part.

No. 263878

File: 1671150785313.png (371.81 KB, 581x475, fashion icon even allegedly po…)

Left - Ryū ga Gotoku 2 (SEGA, 2006)
Right - Chanel Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear
often imitated, never duplicated. a true icon.

No. 264003

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Thoughts on this gem from cc?

No. 264014

Mirei is one of my favorite characters. I also love Makoto. Majima knows his women.

No. 264130

Suddenly she cares about the husbando thread as if it wasn't dead most of the time. People have posted weirder shit in it.

No. 264682

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you hear someone at your door ringing the doorbell and/or knocking the door and you answer and it's just a package box and you bring it inside and open it and you find him wyd

No. 264747

calling the British Yakuza fans, what if the dubs used British English instead? How would you localize the accents? What is the closest British thing to Majima-speak for example?

No. 266071

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For a series of games about the Yakuza, fundoshi are criminally (kek) underused. Also why didn't Saejima too get a slutty outfit?

No. 266072

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No. 268433

I want Essex boy Majima

No. 269272

Be brutally honest, who put on the best show?

No. 269277

What bout this one?

No. 270699

Would bite.

No. 272517

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Western nonnas, is that true? Admittedly never looked at the eng fandom past fanartists and yumejos.

No. 272842

Paris sounds like a really weird and specific case, but I think Western weeb moids just love "manly" Japanese stuff like Yakuza and "MANime" like HnK, Berserk and Jojo. Plus the events might not mean much, there's a lot of female fans over here as well, I think Japanese fans are just more likely to go to IRL events for some reason

No. 278040

Anyone tried the new Ishin yet? From what I have heard so far it's a not so good port of a great game, not even a proper remake. Also cringe DLC shit

No. 278053

No it's not a weird case, western "MANime" fanboys who are obsessed with kung fu movies and battle shonen manga are into this kind of games and tend to be gym bunnies or are obsessed with masculinity in general. You've never met guys sperging about powerlevels in DBZ saying that Son Goku inspired them to work out at the gym on a daily basis?

No. 278103

Based Japan. I want to go to a mainly female Yakuza event.

No. 287135

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Now what we need is an IchiNishiki BL CD.

No. 293683

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Somehow I highly doubt Masayoshi Yokoyama can answer this correctly.

No. 294092

I feel like that's the case in the west as well. I never see men talking about Yakuza. Everyone really into it that I see online is a woman. Anything with a bunch of hot dudes in it is going to be primarily a fanbase of women.

No. 294093

I feel like that's the case in the west as well. I never see men talking about Yakuza. Everyone really into it that I see online is a woman. Anything with a bunch of hot dudes in it is going to be primarily a fanbase of women.

No. 294156

I find it… interesting that Daigo sees Kiryu as a father figure rather than an older brother despite the age difference of only 8 years. Sounds like Kiryu was parentified because Dojima-oyaji was too busy being a disgusting slut tbh.

No. 295781

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If these three had collaborated in canon would there have been a real Tojo-Omi war? Could Watase have been to Ryuji like Kiryu is to Daigo?

No. 297928

Yagami's fighting styles are Tiger and Crane… the fuck did Saejima and Katsuya do on the Kamurocho Hills roof in 2012?

No. 301406

Is Kiryu Joryu-chan being overmilked at this point?

No. 301645

Jfc they should've stopped making yakuza games after Zero

No. 301851

Are we ditching numbered entries in the West for good? or is this another new game? Love the gratuitous naked Ichi though

No. 301913

the way Naoki Katsuya walked in front of an open curtain window in 5 so Ichiban Kasuga could run on a crowded beach in 8

No. 302421

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what the shit is he talking about

No. 303511

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Entire Kiryu Saga 0-6 is now DRM-free on GOG.com for only 34€

No. 303561

Damnit. I guess I'll be getting a GOG account now

No. 303565

Or you can even wait a little till they get uploaded on gogunlocked dot com hehe

No. 306921

They erased some former employees from the credits of all of the games in the GOG.com versions, including Toshihiro Nagoshi, Daisuke Sato and the team involved in the PC ports. I wonder why.

No. 314292

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is Majima a BPD-kun? Discuss.

No. 316035

new Like a Dragonball Z trailer dropped! more Kiryu Joryu emotional torture! more drama! we get to dress him up! yay nay on the live action hostesses though, reminds me of those 90s FMV games like Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

No. 316046

~~Omg not plummers~~ but I’m so excited !

No. 322443

that's… quite a lot… I guess we finally found out what can defeat the Dragon of Dojima

No. 322450

No. 339961

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do Yakuza characters demonstrate tard strength?
btw anyone here played Gaiden

No. 344758

I had a sex dream about Morinaga the night right before I finished Gaiden and saw THAT twist should I be worried or excited

No. 345477

Yes and so are Mine and Shishido

No. 352964

I read somewhere that Gaiden was initially intended to be DLC for 8 and after getting far enough in 8 I am absolutely certain that the Gaiden story was indeed written and originally intended to be played after 8, it really shows. Also I am sure the "demo" that was bundled with Gaiden was also intended to be the other story DLC. So now they're selling New Game+ as DLC. Sad!

No. 354743

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So did anyone start playing Infinite Wealth already? If you haven't, pls ignore my post, as for others, wanna know your opinions.
I spoiled it for myself after I read all the fan comments freaking out about how the old main cast gets treated by the creators, ie everyone is fucking depressed, lonely, miserable or dying. That made me realize that rgg has gotten westernized to the point of no return now, because they do what all western media does now: we'll stomp your heroes into dirt and basically make you filter yourself out of our new loyal fanbase so we can sell these games to twitter retards now.
At least that's what it feels like, judging by all the "violence bad, censorship good" bs Yokoyama says in recent interviews. I've been a fan for almost a decade at this point and it's sad to see the franchise in this state. I really like the new characters, but i just want the old cast to get their happy ending instead of whatever the fuck devs are attempting to do with them now. Great idea to kill Kiryu off with cancer instead of letting him happily retire and maybe enjoy his life some, reunite with friends, family, get the closure he deserves and leave him be.
Pisses me off so much. Fuck you, rgg studios, I won't buy any more games from you. End of rant.

No. 354771

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I've been trying to beat the dance challenge against Isobe in 0 on hard but I had to go down to normal difficulty kek. I do really love this minigame though and now I've got the song stuck in my head

No. 354791

Love this Minigame because the music is so catchy. But I suck at it. Even at the basic level, I just can't get the rhythm right or the right button. I was raised on a PS/PS2 controller and the one I bought for my laptop has A B X Y and the button placement fucks with my oldfag brain.

No. 354797

maybe try playing on keyboard? I play most of the game on a switch controller but for this minigame wasd feels very natural. Also if you're using a wireless controller you may have some input lag, which usually isn't too noticeable unless you're playing a rhythm game

No. 355101

It does seem to be like that at first, but as you get to the end it turns out this is not exactly the case. Kiryu does not die in this game and he does start chemo to try to stay alive as much as he can and retires at last. The Jimas too eventually decide to stop hiding, so I think they are getting a happier ending as well. I hope we get to see them again as untroubled civilians, even if it's just in cameos/substories. Though I don't understand where the fuck did Watase go, but his absence does show how Gaiden was written after the main story of 8. I guess they couldn't get his actor back for the main game but only for Gaiden later. Furthermore, we still do not know who even was the 8th Omi chairman that was not Watase, or even why Watase never got to become the Omi chairman after the events of 5.
It also seems that Yokoyama is giddily implying that Ryuji and even Mine are still alive, though those might just as well be baiting on his part. I also hope they have Hanawa somehow survive as well, or at least that we at some point get a side story prequel exploring the implications about his character that we got at the end of Gaiden. I also like Shishido and Tsuruno a lot and I hope they return in some future game, I hope Shishido too gets his happy ending.
I think we're heading towards further Judgment integration at this point because there is not much else to do with a "Yakuza" game without yakuza, Kaito and Higashi appearing in that Gaiden substory, as well as Sugiura too at the Arena, are pretty strong hints towards it imo. No wonder they changed the English name of the series to Like a Dragon, which is also a more accurate translation from the Japanese name.
They also said they're now aiming for yearly releases which I'm at least a little apprehensive about. Maybe it's just yearly Gaiden-length games with one big 8-sized release every 5 years or so because otherwise it would be downright insane. Nevertheless I can't help but be wary of potential decrease in quality and/or increase in crunch.

No. 355193

Cannot disagree with what you said, just really can't get over this cancer situation, it's so cruel to Kiryu, goddamn guy never gets a break. I wouldn't complain if there wasn't something so severe, this just hurts for some reason. And all those comments online saying "god when will he die already", smh. As for Jimas, maybe I'm missing something but I don't really understand what happened in between their security company establishment and this present day setting and why the business didn't really work. Partially due to the fact I didn't spoil absolutely everything for myself and I haven't played Gaiden yet tbh.
I kinda hate the idea of reviving characters like Ryuji (even though I really like him), because it just ruins the previous narrative and also that funny warp impact of Dead Souls. And if you wanna revive someone, then come on, give Rikiya back!
Judgment integration sounds like a hell of a crossover and I think this is truly fun, so that's something to look forward to. All in all, the direction rgg are taking now is not the worst but they're sort of trying to estrange themselves from their own origins and it simply feels off to me. Yearly releases is literally quantity over quality. Videogames aren't TV series and this is a poor approach imo. If it's DLCs like The Kaito Files, it's probably not bad since there are LOTS of gaps in the main story that are yet to be covered. Fans have been waiting for a side game with Majima shenanigans for ages, for example, so it would be cool to get something like that. But not a big game every year, that would be a disaster.

No. 355206

Oh I do agree on the cancer being unnecessarily cruel to Kiryu, I guess they're adding it to further the tragic woobie angle but it's too much. At least he still survives the end of 8 and starts taking care of himself, but he had to get so obviously weakened. From a narrative karmic standpoint it's just so unfair that he gets the same fate as the scumbag that was Kurosawa for example. I wish he just stayed healthy and got to live a simple normie life at last. The comments about waiting for him to actually die also bother me as well, I get being tired of "this one really is Kiryu's last game we swear!!" shtick that RGG keep pulling and maybe I'm a big softie since it's all just a game and he's not real but I think it's downright mean to wish death on a character like Kiryu. I shamelessly and happily whiteknight Kiryu over any real moid idc. I wish 7 and 8 had been marketed as spin-offs rather than main series games so there was less fuss about "passing the torch".
Yes, they do explain in 8 why the security company failed. I think I inadvertently spoiled you because I assumed you already played Gaiden, my bad.
As much as I love Rikiya I think he's one of the least likely characters to be revived simply because his voice actor is now the voice and face of the still very much alive Yuta (apparently they're now married and I lowkey hope he takes Haruka's name and becomes Yuta Sawamura). If they get Tatsuya Fujiwara working with them again, he will be more likely playing Yuta, in the same way that Nishiki is definitely not coming back because of Ichiban. I have this silly headcanon that Haruka used to have a little crush on Rikiya and Yuta is (in her subconscious) some sort of spiritual successor to him.
I'm still not sure what is going to happen with Judgment, I have not been keeping up since the PC releases, but did they finally settle with Johnny's, or is Yagami no longer going to be in future games at all? The Kaito Files seemed to be them experimenting with Kaito as the new Judgment protagonist, but that DLC was initially released before the PC ports so things could have changed since then. I think they could have the plot of the next Judgment games involving Yagami mysteriously vanishing and the other guys investigating it, that way they could still keep Yagami as a central character with minimal Kimura involvement if Johnny's are still reluctant.
I do get what you mean by feeling "off" and the fear of quantity being prioritized over quality and the series becoming oversaturated. For what it's worth Gaiden is about as long as the Kaito Files, so yeah that kind of release every year and maybe one big game every 5-ish years should not be that bad, maybe. Hopefully. I did really enjoy Gaiden myself and I hope newly introduced characters return. If Ken Yasuda returned for Nanba in 8 I think there is still hope for other faceclaimed characters not to be stuck in plot limbo.

No. 355218

If they pull the "ackshually Kiryu has to die for everyone else to be doing well it's a symbolic metaphor you see" card I am going to be so furious because the poor guy already sacrificed enough.

No. 355408

I will probably destroy something in pure rage if that happens kek. Kiryu and his found family both really suffered more than enough. Yes, I'm a sucker for happy endings, what will you do about that, RGG?
Wholeheartedly agree with your points. Though I think "passing the torch" thing is okay if you do it with all due respect, but they kinda don't, why many of us have an issue with that.
Also it's okay when it comes to spoilers, it won't stop me from playing anyways.
Yeah, I was joking anyways, because with Yuta in the picture it's clear he's not coming back. The spiritual successor trope is curious in cases when characters share a voice actor. Think Ichi really came to replace Nishiki for good, and honestly, there could be no better character for that. Love your headcanon btw!
Don't know anything about further Judgement development but games finally were released on PC and so far I'd say there weren't many malicious things done to the game files. Who knows if Johnny's will give in so Kimura could return to the role. It would be lovely, this series has a lot of potential.
When it comes to the main game, I already miss Eri and hope she returns in newer games at least once. It's not fair when they introduce good characters (and hell of a fighters) like her and sort of discard them later. I know she was a last minute addition to the game, but she's awesome. Crossing my fingers about the future of franchise because I love it to death. Nonna, you really are a dedicated fan yourself, I admire you.

No. 355440

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>Daigo February
>Mine March
>Watase April
I feel so validated seeing this. If they officially confirm these with the same dates I headcanon as well I'm gonna shit my pants. If it weren't for the 8 logo I would have chosen Ryuji for August. Also hope Shishido is a Leo kek

No. 355446

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Posting yet again (yes, >>355440 is also me), this image set is actually entirely very fitting for all of the characters. Seeing it before release and theorizing about it and then seeing it again after is vindicating even. Though I do NOT like the implication of Kiryu as Jacob the Great. At all. Reminds me of middle school when I was a Dan Brown books sperg and also playing Judas by Lady Gaga on repeat kek

No. 356789

I got back into RGG after about a year long break. It was when a lot of new memes dropped so I'm catching up. With how much AI have developed, I could only see it used for the fun of it in the community, but there's a whole section of AI covers now.
What do we think about these, nonnas?

No. 356917

Who do you think would be the most fitting character for a Bet on It cover?

No. 356992

Needs a Han Joon-Gi version, hands down.
Well, I present a thread ost.

No. 357299

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The way his character was handled makes me seethe so fucking hard not going to lie

No. 357372

idk why they killed off my man's man when daidoji barely gave a shit in this game to begin with. there was no tension and hanawa was less brutal than usual. he would've been able to do all the date stuff whether or not hanawa was still alive.. but still, i would've liked to see him threaten kiryu a few more times before he went out smh

No. 357475

It's so so obvious Gaiden was written after 8 and it comes off so sloppy. Sucks not just how weak he is all of a sudden in 8, but even more so how Kiryu barely cared about Hanawa dying after all they went through together in Gaiden. I also hoped we would get more elaboration after the whole Morinaga nudging in Gaiden, I seriously thought they were going to finally try to salvage one of the most disappointingly useless characters in the series. If any character has to be gratuitously revived it's him because his handling (no pun intended) was so unsatisfiying. Maybe even have him playable in another Gaiden between 5 and 6 (Like a Dragon Gaiden 2: Electric Boogaloo The Other Man Who Erased His Name) downright confirming that Morinaga = Hanawa and what exactly happened back then that had Morinaga fake his death and get a whole new name and even face. What if he had the same plastic surgeon as Joongi Han kek
Also butthurt and confused over the lack of Watase in 8 but that's for another time.

No. 359659

No official acknowledgement for Daigo February… I headcanon February 29th for Daigo and also March 1st for Mine and April 1st for Watase… Watch RGG not acknowledge Mine March or Watase April either… Also if it weren't for the 8 logo I would have picked Ryuji for August, I think it fits him.

No. 360868

Quite the crackship but can anyone else see some toxic yaoi appeal in Shishido/Ebina or is it just me

No. 360901

If Gaiden had been written before 8 we could have had Hanawa get exposed as formerly Morinaga in front of Kiryu, Daigo etc. Such a drama opportunity wasted.

No. 363255

From what I understand the game was literally finished all the way back in 2022 and since then it was undergoing localization. And they finished the entire new game (Gaiden) during the localization of 8. Remember how they also took forever to release a dub for Gaiden post-release? The dates being already set and localization being slow as fuck probably prevented them from adding more things to acknowledge Gaiden.

At least this means Gaiden is more indicative of their future writing than 8 is. But inconsistency is probably just because of their tendency to completely fuck up the writing in their massive games.

No. 363351

Fingers crossed for gratuitous Hanawa revival AND Shishido redemption arc. Actually also an "everyone is now going to therapy" arc tbh, it only makes sense considering that Gaiden and 8 lean a lot more into deconstructing the "honourable yakuza" tropes from the previous games.
>At least this means Gaiden is more indicative of their future writing than 8 is
>their tendency to completely fuck up the writing in their massive games
This makes me think of Yokoyama's claims that they're aiming for yearly releases from now on. It would make a lot of sense to shift from huge games every 5-ish years to smaller games (let's say Kaito Files or The Man Who Erased His Name length) every year, not just to constantly keep themselves on the radar but also because smaller games are a lot easier to manage. Also note how 8's English name is "Infinite Wealth", as if like they're intentionally implying it to be the last large scale Yakuza game, because it's not like you can go any higher from infinity. Also note how the second Judgment game is called Lost Judgment rather than Judgment 2, maybe they're ditching the numbers for good to allow for more flexibility in sequels?
Tsuyoshi Furuta (lead writer of the Judgment games and 6) also has writing credits on both Gaiden and 8. I assume that Nagoshi's departure and Yokoyama taking over the leadership of RGG Studio means Furuta has been and will be getting more writing duty from now on, which I can't help but find good news for the series narrative. Yokoyama is such a fucking autist and it shows in his writing kek

No. 366923

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Why is Kiryu the only one in the Shinsegumi who does not wear socks? Is there a Kiryu footfag at RGG Studio? I noticed multiple Kiryu footfag shots in the series

No. 367547

need to hear this in both Kiryu and Ichiban versions

No. 368645

retarded as fuck self-replying because I've been thinking of this but what if they make it like a running gag that every new game from now on has a supporting character that is a slim 5'9 male voiced by Hiroki Touchi who vaguely references his "previous lives" only to die unceremoniously somewhere in the middle of the story. Kind of like a Kenny McCormick of the Yakuza series but every time he comes back he has a different name and appearance, only his voice and build stay consistent and he keeps making references to his previous incarnations. would that be too retarded and absurd even for RGG?

No. 369390

why is it with the new yakuza games having generic, progressive-lite themes that mostly affect men and acting like they're making a big statement out of it? i don't care about male homelessness, pimps and johns getting upset because prostitutes are getting deported, cancel culture affecting former criminals. what kind of lukewarm issue are they going to 'battle' next?

and someone tell me ichiban is a blubbering virgin like he didn't grow up around prostitutes and is gunning for a madam. men can't write with nuance

No. 369549

The next game should have Daigo open an OnlyFans and go on about how selling nudes online for 1000 yen a piece is so much more liberating than being the chairman of the Tojo Clan. It would literally be true in his case. I can see Majima becoming an internet lolcow too kek

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