Yakuza Character Popularity poll at TGS 2018 yields surprising result

SEGA’s TGS 2018 stage presentation for the Yakuza games ranked the most popular characters from the series. The Top 3 might surprise you.

The ‘Ryo ga Gotoku’ is currently working on Judge Eyes, a brand new thriller themed spin-off set in the same world as the main Yakuza games. In the game players take control of a new character, Takayuki Yagami, as he investigates a murder case in Kamurocho.

The character ranking took 20 of the most popular characters from all the the main Yakuza games, here’s the top 17:

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Okay the Top 3 really surprised me as the series’ leading protagonist Kiryu Kazuma is not #1.

Shun Akiyama comes in third, mighty impressive considering he was introduced in the fourth game.

Kiryu is #2 in the ranking only to…

GORO MAJIMA!

I always was a Majima fan but I didn’t really know that the fans over in Japan like the character more than Kiryu. If you’re new to the series, do play Yakuza 0, Majima will win you over.

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The next major entry in the Yakuza world is the aforementioned Judge Eyes, which releases exclusively for the PS4 on December 13, 2018 in Japan. A Western release is planned for sometime in 2019.

Danial Arshad Khan

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