Big News today for Yakuza fans, as a new set of live-action films designed to accompany ‘Yakuza 6: the song of life’, the 2016 title which launches in the west on April 17.
The films, entitled “Stories of the dragon”, are arranged into a trilogy and can be found on Sega’s YouTube channel.
The first film, entitled ‘The Bouncer’, follows the story of a Nightclub owner and her interactions with Kazuma Kiryu.
The second, ‘Another Haruka’, follows the story of a young girl who looks up to Kiryu as a hero.
The third and final short, ‘Prodigal son’, features a homeless man who witnesses Kiryu do business first-hand.
Find out more about the series in the press release below!
The Dragon of Dojima’s Legend Comes to Life in Stories of the Dragon: The Legend of Kazuma Kiryu Live Action Series
Kamurocho Locals Reminisce about Kiryu in “The Bouncer,” “Another Haruka,” and “Prodigal Son”
IRVINE, Calif. – April 12, 2018 – SEGA of America has released a series of short live action films for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life on the SEGA America YouTube channel. These short films, produced in collaboration with Liquid Advertising and director Christopher Ewing, were all shot on location in Tokyo, Japan. They focus on exploring the legend of the Dragon of Dojima from the perspectives of three individuals who had their lives changed and their own dragons awakened due to Kiryu’s timely intervention, and his uncompromising moral strength.
Each installment in the series is inspired by a Substory that occurs in the Yakuza series, including “The Bouncer” and “Prodigal Son” from Yakuza Kiwami, and “Another Haruka” from Yakuza 5. Characters are revisited several years after their fateful first meeting with Kiryu, and we see how their lives have changed since then. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the series, or just being introduced Kiryu’s legends for the first time, you’ll have a newfound respect for the Dragon of Dojima after experiencing these stories.
Stories of the Dragon:
Chapter 1: The Bouncer
Chapter 2: Another Haruka
Chapter 3: Prodigal Son
Experience the finale of Kiryu’s saga firsthand when Yakuza 6: The Song of Life launches in the West on April 17!
About Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
In Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. He’ll journey to familiar grounds in Kamurocho and the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, in order to find the answers he seeks. Powered by the brand-new Dragon Engine, the game is the ultimate iteration of Yakuza’s blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
The “Essence of Art” edition is almost sold out! You can pre-order the launch edition of the game today which contains a sleek hardcover art book that also doubles as the disc holder!
About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com