'Like A Dragon: Yakuza' Live-Action Series Hits Amazon Prime Video This October

'Like A Dragon: Yakuza' Live-Action Series Hits Amazon Prime Video This October

Amazon has announced Like a Dragon: Yakuza, a live-action television series adaptation of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios and Sega’s long-running Like a Dragon (formerly Yakuza) series. It will be a story centered on series mainstay Kazuma Kiryu and will follow his life in 1995 and 2005 across six episodes. 

The first three episodes drop Oct. 25 and the last three episodes hit Amazon Prime Video on Nov. 1, and, according to Variety, the series will be subbed and dubbed in 30 languages. 

Make the choice to take the next step. Like a Dragon: Yakuza comes to Prime Video October 24. pic.twitter.com/FasWRDpBez

The logline for the series describes it as a story set in two time periods – 1995 and 2005 – and follows the life, childhood friendships, and repercussions of the decisions of Kazuma Kiryu, a Yakuza warrior with a strong sense of justice, duty, and humanity. If you’re familiar with the series, given the time periods at play here, it sounds like Like a Dragon: Yakuza could be loosely adapting the storyline of Yakuza 1. 

Take Masaharu (100 Yen Love) is directing the series alongside Takimoto Kengo (Kamen Rider), and stars Takeuchi Ryoma (various Kamen Rider movies and series) as Kazuma Kiryu. You can see him in the image below:

Variety reports Like a Dragon: Yakuza will “depict the lives of fierce yet passionate gangsters and people living in a huge entertainment district, Kamurochō, a fictional district modeled after the violent Shinjuku ward’s Kabukichō, that acts as the backdrop of the gameplay.” Amazon says 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.” 

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios studio head and series executive producer Yokoyama Masayoshi told Variety the following: 

Like a Dragon: Yakuza hits Amazonz Prime Video starting on Oct. 25 and will finish on Nov. 1 this year. 

Are you excited about Like a Dragon: Yakuza? Let us know in the comments below!

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