The Yakuza TV show is coming out on Amazon Prime in October | Gaming

Amazon will air a live-action TV series based on Sega’s Yakuza games in October this year, says the streaming service. Like A Dragon: Yakuza will be a six-part series following characters in the criminal underbelly of Kamurocho, set to straddle between two time periods: 1995 and 2005. The series “showcases modern Japan and the dramatic stories of these intense characters, such as the legendary Kazuma Kiryu, that games in the past have not been able to explore,” said Amazon, who are releasing it through Prime Video, just like their Fallout series.

Exactly what the plot of the show will be remains to be seen. But it will follow “the life, childhood friends and the repercussions of the decisions of a fearsome and peerless Yakuza warrior with a strong sense of justice, duty, and humanity,” according to Variety. That sounds like our boy Kiryu for sure.

Work on the TV show was first announced back in 2020. And word later came out about the actors and directors involved. Hard-punching bastion of justice Kiryu Kazama will be played by Ryoma Takeuchi, for example, who played the protagonist in Kamen Rider Drive. I’ve not seen any Kamen Rider, so I’m not qualified to…


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