Like a Dragon: Yakuza Is Coming To Prime Video Later This Year
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Like a Dragon: Yakuza Is Coming To Prime Video Later This Year

Amazon Studios continues to mark the calendar with its upcoming cult video game saga coming to Prime Video. The series Like a Dragon: Yakuza will make the big leap from SEGA video games to the small screen, with six episodes launching this year worldwide in two batches between October and November.

Like a Dragon Is Making The Leap to Live-Action

As far as we know, the plot of the first season of Like a Dragon: Yakuza will revolve around two specific dates: in 1995, we will see the youth and decisive events in the life of Kazuma Kiryu, and in 2005, we will see him become a powerful member of the yakuza with an overwhelming sense of honor.

This is a smart move because, according to Masayoshi Yokoyama, the goal is to reach both those who have not played the saga and fans, with many nods and a few surprises along the way.

Kamurochō, the pleasure district that is the fictional version of Kabukichō in Shinjuku, will once again be a protagonist in the franchise through the Prime Video adaptation.

Divided Into Two Parts

Like a Dragon: Yakuza will arrive next fall on Prime Video, divided into two parts, but you won’t have to wait long for the series to be complete. The first half will arrive in the catalog on October 25, 2024, while the second half will follow on November 1.

The series has been directed by Masaharu Take and Kengo Takimoto; and the adaptation and script are by Sean Crouch and Yugo Nakamura. Of course, the fact that the production is done by Amazon MGM Studios ensures that the series will premiere at no additional cost for all Amazon Prime subscribers as part of the membership and will be available worldwide and translated into more than 30 languages.

The intricate and often wacky world of Like a Dragon seems perfect for the leap to live-action, and after the results of Fallout, there is great interest in seeing if Prime Video can replicate that success with the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio saga.

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