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Rhythm Encounter 104 – Like a Dragon: Rhythm!

Rhythm Encounter 104 Like a Dragon

With eight mainline entries, six side stories, and an entire spin-off series, Yakuza/Like a Dragon has an incredible history behind it. And what’s even more incredible is the stunning quality of music that comes with each new title. Since 2005, Yakuza has been gifting us pulse-pounding boss tracks, jaw-dropping series themes, and some of the best toe-tapping karaoke songs in video game history. On this week’s episode of Rhythm Encounter, our panel will finally be taking a deep dive into the musical legacy of this incredible RPG series! (And if you ever want to get into Yakuza, check out our series primer!)

Featuring: Jono Logan, Michael Sollosi, Gio Castillo; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:09:09 – Friday Night (Kensuke Inage, Yoshihiro Arai) – Yakuza 0 OST
0:10:42 – Outlaw’s Lullaby (Hidenori Shoji) – Yakuza 2 OST
0:34:07 – As You Like (Saori Yoshida feat. Mio (Castledoor)) – Yakuza 0 OST
0:36:42 – Long Drill on the Beach (Hidenori Shoji) – Lost Judgment OST
0:56:56 – So Much More ~feat. Haruka~ (Yuya Saito, Rie Kugimiya) – Yakuza 5 OST
1:02:06 – Atom no Ko (Tatsuro Yamashita) – Yakuza 6 OST
1:24:00 – Fly (Hidenori Shoji) – Yakuza 3 OST
1:29:13 – Destiny (Saori Yoshida) – Yakuza 6 OST
2:06:41 – Gio’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

Lost Judgment Original Soundtrack

Yakuza 0 Original Soundtrack (Side A)

Yakuza 0 Original Soundtrack (Side B)

Yakuza & Yakuza 2 Original Sound Track

Yakuza 3 Original Soundtrack

Yakuza 5 Original Soundtrack Vol.2

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Original Soundtrack

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Jonathan Logan

Jonathan Logan

Jonathan (he/him), or Jono for short, is the host of Random Encounter and the Reviews Manager for RPGFan. While reviewing a game, he has been known to drink up to 10 cups of tea to keep focused (Earl Grey, milk, no sugar). Fun fact: Jono holds a Masters of Music Theatre degree, which is only slightly less useful than it sounds.

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