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

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Like A Dragon Yakuza Live-Action TV Television Series Show Adaptation Amazon Prime October

Amazon has announced Like a Dragon: Yakuza, a live-action tv bid adaptation of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios and Sega's long-running Like a Dragon (formerly Yakuza) series. It volition beryllium a communicative centered connected bid mainstay Kazuma Kiryu and volition travel his beingness successful 1995 and 2005 crossed six episodes. 

The archetypal 3 episodes driblet Oct. 25 and the past 3 episodes deed Amazon Prime Video connected Nov. 1, and, according to Variety, the bid volition beryllium subbed and dubbed successful 30 languages. 

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The logline for the bid describes it arsenic a communicative acceptable successful 2 clip periods – 1995 and 2005 – and follows the life, puerility friendships, and repercussions of the decisions of Kazuma Kiryu, a Yakuza warrior with a beardown consciousness of justice, duty, and humanity. If you're acquainted with the series, fixed the clip periods astatine play here, it sounds similar Like a Dragon: Yakuza could beryllium loosely adapting the storyline of Yakuza 1. 

Take Masaharu (100 Yen Love) is directing the bid alongside Takimoto Kengo (Kamen Rider), and stars Takeuchi Ryoma (various Kamen Rider movies and series) arsenic Kazuma Kiryu. You tin spot him successful the representation below:

Like A Dragon Yakuza Live-Action TV Television Series Show Adaptation Amazon Prime October

Variety reports Like a Dragon: Yakuza volition "depict the lives of fierce yet passionate gangsters and radical surviving successful a immense amusement district, Kamurochō, a fictional territory modeled aft the convulsive Shinjuku ward's Kabukichō, that acts arsenic the backdrop of the gameplay." Amazon says the bid "showcases modern Japan and the melodramatic stories of these aggravated characters, specified arsenic the legendary Kazuma Kiryu, that games successful the past person not been capable to explore." 

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios workplace caput and bid enforcement shaper Yokoyama Masayoshi told Variety the following: 

"Since the time I archetypal enactment pen to insubstantial connected the archetypal Yakuza script, I've ne'er erstwhile thought astir revisitng immoderate of my enactment connected the series. It's due to the fact that I recognize each excessively good the challenges and hardships that travel with remaking a finished title. However, if I were ever sent to the past done immoderate benignant of cosmic joke, this is the acquisition I'd privation to create. If I had to spell done the wringer anyhow, I'd privation to marque the astir engaging versions of Kamurochō and Kazuma Kiryu I could - and this amusement has it all.  "While the games fto you acquisition their satellite done the subjective lens, this adaptation volition beryllium the yet nonsubjective mode to bask the show. I person nary uncertainty fans of the bid volition beryllium drawn to however it brings the games to beingness and adds caller surprises. Newcomers, I'm sure, volition find themselves invested simply successful the gritty realism of the show." 

Like a Dragon: Yakuza hits Amazonz Prime Video starting connected Oct. 25 and volition decorativeness connected Nov. 1 this year. 

News of this bid follows the merchandise of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, the eighth mainline installment successful the video crippled series, backmost successful January. You tin read Game Informer's Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth reappraisal here. After that, read Game Informer's exclusive interrogation with the leads down the Like a Dragon series to larn astir the aboriginal of Ryu Ga Gotoku workplace portion visiting its offices. 

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