Like a Dragon: Yakuza - The Next Big Thing on Prime Video

Prime Video is adapting SEGA's Yakuza: Like a Dragon into a live-action series, following the success of the Fallout series. Get ready for an action-packed ride with intense fighting scenes and dramatic storytelling.
Like a Dragon: Yakuza - The Next Big Thing on Prime Video
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The Next Big Thing: Like a Dragon: Yakuza Comes to Prime Video

The world of gaming has been abuzz with the news that Prime Video is adapting another beloved game franchise into a live-action series. Following the massive success of the Fallout series, Prime Video is now bringing SEGA’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon to life in a new live-action series titled Like a Dragon: Yakuza.

The iconic game series is getting a live-action adaptation

The Yakuza series, which debuted in 2005, has garnered a massive following worldwide for its gripping storyline, intense action, and memorable characters. The game’s success can be attributed to its unique blend of drama, suspense, and action, which has captivated gamers of all ages.

A New Chapter in the Yakuza Saga

The live-action series, Like a Dragon: Yakuza, promises to take the franchise to new heights. According to Prime Video, the show will draw inspiration from the first game in the franchise while putting its own spin on the story. The series will explore the lives of fierce yet passionate gangsters and people living in the fictional district of Kamurocho, modeled after Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.

Kamurocho, the fictional district inspired by Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward

A Story of Two Timelines

The series will take place in two timelines, 1995 and 2005, following the life of Kazuma Kiryu, a legendary Yakuza warrior with a strong sense of justice, duty, and humanity. Director Masaharu Take notes, “In 1995, the protagonist is still young, and he makes a lot of mistakes, and these lead to him spending a decade in prison and the consequences he faces when he got out in 2005.”

The Cast and Creators

The series boasts an impressive cast, with Ryoma Takeuchi starring as Kazuma Kiryu. Takeuchi shared, “I am truly honored to be given the opportunity to play the role of Kazuma Kiryu, a beloved character and the game series. I strongly felt that I was willing to put my life on the line.”

Director Masaharu Take revealed, “I have poured out my heart, soul, and the experience that I have garnered over 35 years into Like a Dragon: Yakuza. The unbridled passion, talent, and countless hours of efforts from the entire team have helped bring this spectacular story to life in the form of a riveting series that will be launched this year, the year of the dragon.”

Get Ready for the Action

Like a Dragon: Yakuza promises to be an action-packed ride, with intense fighting scenes and dramatic storytelling. The series will release its first batch of episodes worldwide on October 25, 2024, with more episodes following on November 1, 2024.

Kazuma Kiryu, the legendary Yakuza warrior

With its rich storyline, memorable characters, and high-octane action, Like a Dragon: Yakuza is set to be a massive hit on Prime Video. Mark your calendars for October 25, 2024, and get ready to experience the world of Yakuza like never before.