He's in amazing shape for his age and he's got the skills capitalize on this during his bout with Saejima. Before he could do that, he was shot through the chest by Himura. When Baba decides not to shoot Haruka, any leverage Kurosawa has over the protagonists is gone. goes toe to toe with an Amon like the rest of the heroes. It's not all that impressive considering Madarame's such an old man. Kanai later kills him for his repeated failures. Mentors. When he discovered his wife left him for another man at the same time, he decided to turn himself in. To see his true identity and motives, see the last entry on this page. This page was recently created and is just a stub. He gets killed for the same reason, He feels guilty for playing a part in setting up Shinada 15 years ago, but doesn't regret it, believing it was for the good of Nagoya, He kills the shifty man by dropping several steel beams on him from the top of a building, and is later killed by a small vehicle that was dropped from the top of another building. One of the new playable characters who only appears in Yakuza 5. he decides to come clean about the scandal fifteen years before in a memo. Being old-school yakuza, he values etiquette and he even treats the much younger Chairman Daigo Dojima with the respect of an equal. He's a completely different person when Kiryu arrives to the Tojo Clan Headquarters, Ironically, to Akira Nishikiyama from the first game. "Dynamic & Magnificent" though it only plays during your second boss fight against him. First is the scandal involving her failed marriage, terminated pregnancy, and Korean roots. Textures themselves are 4 times bigger. Not a lot gets past him. He's trying to stop the impeding war between Omi and Tojo, without involving the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, and is following all of the events of the game very closely. Kiryu meets him in Fukuoka, believing he was responsible for Daigo's disappearance, where Watase reveals he wanted to bring him out of hiding and wants him to rejoin the Tojo Clan to make it stronger, so it would be a Worthy Opponent worth going to war with once more. But she couldn't share this with him, as she knew he would someday leave her. "End of Rematch", for the final battle against Akiyama. It's an act. Although she's freed shortly after, she attempts to reconcile with him. Who turns out to be his old friend from high school, Daigo Dojima. A simple mod that replaces textures for characters during gameplay with textures from cutscenes. Kanai later kills him for his repeated failures. Shinada uses weapons to supplement his weak fighting skills while Yagami uses martial arts and refuses to keep weapons on himself. Shun Akiyama. Fiercely loyal, he wouldn't hesitate to lay his life on the line for his boss Madarame. He isn't on good terms with the other hunters of the village, who blame him for a rampage caused by the same bear that occurred nine years before. Enough to convince Kiryu that he's unintentionally setting up the kids at the orphanage for failure. Both men bore koi tattoos and have a severe chip on a shoulder as well as being seen as utterly inferior to their Dragon counterpart. But he is. When Akiyama tries to help Ogita escape, Kanai puts Ogita down for good. He really doesn't take it well when people attempt to manipulate him. He is later revealed to be once part of the Kuroha clan in Nagoya before joining the the Omi by becoming a fourth rate family doing the dirty work that Omi wouldn't touch. We don't know what exactly Kanai did to him when he tried to escape, but we can clearly see that his men have his lifeless corpse when Kanai has them deal with Akiyama. Get ready for a Yakuza experience of unprecedented scale! Ichiban's Glow-up. Also, his true identity is the assassin Kiyoshi Sato, who also escaped from Abashiri to kill the real Okudera, who was expelled from a yakuza family and marked for death. He survives, but spends the rest of the game at the hospital. That said, he ends up not really turning on Saejima after all making for a. But he won't be satisfied unless he's able to beat Kiryu. All that time spent stealing from the corrupt rich had made him ignorant of the fact that someone was stealing his wife away from him. A freelance dance instructor. Unlike Katsuya, he had no idea what was going on. After being fired by Park, he's coerced by Kanai into clearing his mounting debt to Osaka Enterprises and helping them by stealing Majima's letter to Park. He was a former action star that suffered an injury while filming in America, which put an end to his acting career. Uses a long, butcher knife with a pointed end when he's fighting Shinada. The game was released in December 2012 in Japan, and localized for North America, Europe and Australia as a PlayStation Network download exclusive in December 2015. He has promoted newer families that pledge loyalty and produce results, while mercilessly cutting off senior families that cause scandals, and this severity has earned him criticism. Ogita ulimately gets recaptured by Kanai and put down for good offscreen. Despite a genuine desire to go to war with the Tojo Clan just to prove his superiority, he ends up becoming something of an ally to the heroes. Nothing in Yakuza 5 underscores the series’ passage of time more than Haruka Sawamura’s story arc. Though not affiliated with the yakuza, he calls Saejima "Boss". He displays a far colder side when Kiryu confronts him at the end of the game though he's still very passionate over his desire to solidify himself as the yakuza underworld's absolute strongest. However, she refuses to tell him and he ends up killing her by accident, forcing Kanai to stage it as a suicide. However, she genuinely fell for him, For Madarame, her father. He used to be a homicide detective that was brought in on corruption charges, but he keeps his past a secret, fearing others prisoners would hold a grudge against him. He introduces himself by wanting to defeat Kiryu as part of his goal to surpass his grandfather. That at-bat ended up getting him banned from playing baseball due to accusations of stealing signs from the opposing team, the Gigants. The legends say that a carp can ascend into a dragon, symbolising Aizawa's desire to surpass Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima. The first time you fight him as Saejima is actually his most formidable since his healthbar is on par with some of the series', When Saejima calls him brother and still believes him to be one, and when he tries to kill himself the second time in the finale. He's revealed to be working for Baba all along. His response to Ogita's failures is to crush his arm in a trash compactor and leave him to die in a warehouse. After Saejima fights Kugihara for the last time, the latter pulls a gun, but Himura shoots him instead. Like many of Shinada's acquaintances from Kineicho, she is a member of the Nagoya family and lured Shinada into a trap when he got closer to the truth. A musical duo comprising Mai Sanada and Azusa Osawa, who serve as Haruka's rivals during the Princess League. He later formed formed the Nagoya family with locals who wanted to protect the peace in Nagoya. Bodyguard to Tojo Clan Chairman Daigo Dojima. Kazuma Kiryu - Famed throughout the Tokyo underworld as the "Dragon of Dojima", Kiryu was an up-and-coming soldier in the Tojo Clan's Dojima family until he accepted a murder rap in order to protect his friend and was sentenced to a decade in jail. When Daigo asks exactly how he managed to get Kiryu out of hiding, Watase casually states that he just got some no-name to act as a bodyguard, Shared with Katsuya. These are the characters that debuted in the fifth game of the Yakuza series. The Rival to Shinada in baseball, he faced off with him 15 years ago during his last baseball match. He planned to kill Daigo during negotiations with the Yamagasa family but Daigo caught on and went underground, but the truth is that he was ordered to bring Kiryu out of hiding. He also worked as a doctor prior to that, He delivers one to Baba in the finale after his. Patriarch of the Kitakata Family, a yakuza group that controls Hokkaido's largest entertainment district, Tsukimino. The team did cheat; he just never knew about it, which makes him very similar to the famous American baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson. For the two playable characters that debuted in Yakuza 4, namely Taiga Saejima and Shun Akiyama, see the Yakuza 4 characters page. With Aoyama though Watase's not particularly happy about it. Known as the most militant in the Omi Alliance now that Ryuji Goda, the Dragon of Kansai, is gone. He's the grandson of Sotaro Komaki, having trained under him. ...whose entire career has been rigged in his favor since high school.. 15 years after their fateful baseball match against one another, he meets up with Shinada again in an empty baseball stadium pointing a gun at him. In Yakuza 5, Kiryu's bullet wound reopens in the final fight against Aizawa, and after defeating him, a battered Kiryu walks back to Kamurocho on foot while it's snowing (and he's still shirtless). Welcome to my guide for Yakuza 5, the fifth mainline game in the Yakuza series, based in Japan and starring all around badass with the most unbreakable back, Kazuma Kiryu. It's not made clear what happens to him after Kiryu defeats him in the game's finale, though since he was left at the scene of where he murdered a bunch of Tojo officers he's likely arrested offscreen. He rarely takes the stage himself, but he's famous around the world for his ability to extract talent from those he teaches. Shared with Watase. Please contribute information on Yakuza 5's characters by hitting an EDIT button on the page. Characters / Yakuza 5 New Playable Characters The Tojo Clan Yamagasa Family Nagasugai Residents Tsukimino Residents Osaka Talents Kineicho Locals Omi Alliance Series. Register Start a Wiki. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. He also saves Baba in the finale. Owner of the Nagasu Taxi Co. A famous dance instructor. When Saejima reaches Kamurocho, Kage informs him where they can find Morinaga: He is part of the Omi Alliance and is actually infiltrating the Tojo clan. A shrewd man who runs the Tojo Clan like a tight ship, eliminating any weaknesses. Yakuza 5 continues the epic story of Kazuma Kiryu and 4 other protagonists across 5 major Japanese cities. He runs Osaka Talents, the leading talent agency in Kansai. Akiyama during his final boss fight. After Saejima and Baba take on the prisoners, Himura reveals that Oshima saved him, Especially when he's expelled from the Tojo Clan, he pulls some strings, allowing Oshima and Himura to attend the concert in Tokyo in order to save Baba. Yakuza 5 continues the epic story of Kazuma Kiryu and 4 other protagonists, Haruka Sawamura, Taiga Saejima, Tatsuo Shinada and Shun Akiyama. While he's had a change of heart and has already decided not to assassinate Haruka, Shinada still insists on fighting him as a means of making him face the reality of his past sins as a manipulative assassin and receive retribution. Daigo looked up to Tatsuo as a baseball player in high school, and even got himself expelled for the sake of the team. He's kept quiet about it to avoid, He's a legendary thief with more than 15,000 thefts under his belt for thirty years without getting caught, and intended to retire when he turned 60. A new character named Tatsuo Shinadais introduced. He's something of a business rival with Mirei Park of Dyna Chair. She was a singer herself once, but now she works behind the scenes. Known as one of the Three Musketeers, and the fastest among them, The Founder of the Devil Killers, and was the fastest of Fukuoka in his youth. It's clear she was looking forward to seeing him again even if she had resigned herself to the chances of it being slim due to putting her life in danger and the fact that she and Majima had lived in completely different worlds for years. Given Shinada's reputation in the city, any time he fights the thugs chances are they know someone Shinada owes and the money is written off as an iou. When Saejima asks if Kitakata recognize Baba, Kitakata answers this: She was a former idol whose career ended when it was discovered she was secretly married and became pregnant at 18. He also worked as a doctor prior to that. He's actually the Omi Alliance's chief of Headquarters. Kurosawa clearly never expected Baba to form a kinship with Saejima. Was sacrificed to ensure Tojo and Omi would get the hell out of Nagoya, installing a long period of peace without Omi and Tojo duking it out in the streets. She's always the one to take care of the finances and keep the office clean. Add new page. After an exchange of words where he seems to be working for the Nagoya Family, it seems like. voiced by Koichi Yamadera. He's the oldest of the group. He warned Shinada that digging too deep into the past could cost him his life. He's fought at the very end of his arc and manages to have even more health than Saejima's actual, Becomes Saejima's ally after he defeats him, manipulating Saejima, Taiga still considers him a true brother in spite of everything and is determined to save him by words and fists, Shinada deliberately picks a fight with him because he thinks that, After shooting Kitakata, he reveals he was really sent to monitor Saejima to make sure he came to Tsukimino at the right time, using Kugihara to control the timing of his release. One of Saejima's roommates from Abashiri's Prison in Yakuza 5, Baba treats him like an older brother because they are both yakuza, and is in jail for killing people. Aizawa always had things under control at the expense of his morality and nearly well made it to top despite Kiryu's interference, he seems on the losing end in an Arena Battle. Tatsuo Shinada. Six months before game's events, he found Kiryu wandering Hakata and gave him a job, taking him under his wing. He was setup to take the fall for Fujita, his baseball trainer, who was involved in the gambling scandal. At the end, he's the last boss fought after Majima, Baba and Kanai, A Carp, and much like Nishiki, it reflects his ambition to be at the top of the yakuza world. Haruka Sawamura. One of the new main protagonists is Haruka Sawamura, a recurring character of the series since the original game. He had his eyes on Saejima as a potential troublemaker. Saejima punches him in the face before he can pull the trigger, He tries this again in the finale after he's beaten by Shinada, believing he's irredeemable, but it's his old prison mates who interfere, Subverted towards the end of Saejima's portion of the game where it's revealed that he's been taking advantage of Saejima and is actually a hired gun. Like many of Shinada's acquaintances from Kineicho, she is a member of the Nagoya family and lured Shinada into a trap when he got closer to the truth. This page contains a list of characters for Yakuza 5, including names, actors, voice actors, and bios, images and video for each character. All of a sudden, Aizawa ignores the pain, stands up and goes, Can restore a portion of his health during the final phase of his boss fight, radiating with intense flames and being invincible while doing so, While Aizawa is a traitor to the Tojo Clan and murdered his own sworn brother merely for questioning his ambitions, Kiryu opts not to punish him any further after defeating him and even invites Aizawa to. He was approached about an alliance with the Tojo Clan by Goro Majima, but Majima's supposedly killed during the talks, making Kitakata the prime suspect. Haruka Sawamura. Yagami is hardworking to a fault, choosing to use his private eye agency to distract himself from his past. Yakuza 5/Characters. His luck changes when he's approached by a Mysterious Backer to learn the truth behind his expulsion from the game. He initially signed a contract with Park to get Haruka ready in a year, but after the schedule was moved forward, he frantically tried to prepare her in 6 months. Although he doesn't bring as much muscle to the table as the Majima Family, there's no doubt he's the real second in command of the Tojo Clan now. He batted fourth for the Wyverns when the gambling scandal took place 15 years ago. And it was actually Kanai who tossed Horie off the roof, Kanai is fought right after Ogita's boss fight, When he later returns to interrogate her for the letter, he overdoes it and beats her to death by slamming her head into the floor repeatedly, He decides to see his job through to the end even after Park dies, When they and Haruka become DREAM-LINE, the red and white performing costume makes Asuza look a lot like, Mai destroys Haruka's gift to Park, and both are quick to shove Horie's trip to the hospital to Haruka's face, However, when the climax rolls in and merge with Haruka as DREAM-LINE, their performing costumes' second colour changes to white, making them, Following the Princess League finals, Haruka, Mai, and Azusa team up to form DREAM-LINE, Nakai didn't mean it when he made the deal with her to join them if she lost, but if she wanted to join Osaka Talents, they'd all gladly welcome her, They're also much nicer and look out for her when they perform in Tokyo together, they team up together to form DREAM-LINE in the game's climax, nothing more than a ruse to light up the competitive spirits in both teams. 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