Prime Video announce Like a Dragon: Yakuza, arriving this October

Amazon’s Prime Video is following up their smash hit Fallout series with another video game adaption based on Sega’s Yakuza series. Because reasons the title has been reversed and the series is call Like a Dragon: Yakuza, rather than Yakuza: Like a Dragon which is the title of the 2020 video game.

There series will span six episodes and is a crime drama directed by Take Masaharu (“100 Yen Love”) and Takimoto Kengo (“Kamen Teacher”) and Takeuchi Ryoma will star as Kiryu Kazuma.

“The series’ story is set in two time periods, 1995 and 2005, and follows the life, childhood friends and the repercussions of the decisions of a fearsome and peerless Yakuza warrior with a strong sense of justice, duty, and humanity,” say Amazon.

“I have poured out my heart, soul, and the experience that I have garnered over 35 years into ‘Like a Dragon: Yakuza’,” said director Take.

“The unfettered appeal for Japanese content from within Japan and other parts of the world has been growing exponentially. While Prime Video Japan continues to offer a variety of content across genres, adapting an internationally popular game franchise that has such deep resonance and layered characters presents a unique charm and makes for an extremely compelling watch,” said James Farrell, head of international originals, Amazon MGM Studios.

There series will be released in two batches of three episodes with the first landing on October 25th 2024 and the remaining episodes following a week later on November 1st.  It’s not explicitly stated but it seems this will be a Japanese langauge series but will come with subtitles and dubs for over thirty languages.

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Source: Variety

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