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New Like a Dragon Gaiden Characters, Plot Details Revealed

Like a Dragon Gaiden, one of several RPGs Coming This Week

Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio recently updated the official website of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, adding more details regarding each character who will be part of Kazuma Kiryu’s journey as Joryu in Sotenbori. Check out the plot synopsis and character summaries below ahead of the scheduled November 9th release.

Overview of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name


What must you sacrifice to protect the ones you love?

A former legend in the yakuza world, Kazuma Kiryu fakes his death in order to protect his loved ones.

Having become an agent for the Daidoji Faction and assigned the codename “Joryu,” Kiryu hunts down an illegal gold smuggling site in the Port of Yokohama. It was supposed to be an easy assignment; little more than loose change for the organization. When he arrives, he finds several dozen Daidoji agents on standby. Despite having reached the rank of chairman within the Tojo Clan, Kiryu has maintained a relatively low profile among his peers here. Unable to resist their provocation, he ends up violently lashing out, which only widens the gaping hole inside him.

However, at that very moment, a mysterious group shows up.

The deal had gone sour. No outsider should have known about it. And amid the chaos and confusion, the shady group seems to recognize Kiryu. They mustn’t be allowed to vanish into the shadows.

Though he had severed all ties to his past, Kazuma Kiryu finds himself stepping into the maelstrom of the underworld once more…

Characters and Voice Cast

  • Kazuma Kiryu (Takaya Kuroda) – A former legendary yakuza who has erased his past and name
  • Kosei Shishido (Yasukaze Motomiya) – The Watase Family’s ace-in-the-hole
  • Yuki Tsuruno (Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi) – A yakuza sworn to the Watase Family
  • Akame (First Summer Uika) – A shadowy figure who knows the ins and outs of Sotenbori
  • Homare Nishitani III (Kim Jaeuck) – Third patriarch of the Kijin Clan, a direct subsidiary of the Omi Alliance
  • Kihei Hanawa (Hiroki Tochi) – Leader of the Daidoji Faction


Omi Alliance in Like a Dragon Gaiden Screenshot

Omi Alliance – led by Masaru Watase, who is next-in-line to become the chairman of the alliance. Japan’s largest yakuza organization based in Osaka. With the weakening of its former longtime enemy the Tojo Clan, the Omi Alliance is on the brink of ruling all of Japan.

Daidoji Faction in Like a Dragon Gaiden Screenshot

Daidoji Faction – A group with deep ties to politics and industry, who secretly inherited the wealth and authority of the late “Fixer of the Showa Era,” Minoru Daidoji.

Kazuma Kiryu returns in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, coming November 9th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Microsoft Store.    

Source: Gematsu

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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