In the Yakuza games, psychotic Goro Majima is known as “Mad Dog of Shimano” for good reason: He’s violent and bonkers. He’s also a fan favorite, which might explain the adorable birthday messages for the character.
It’s not uncommon for artists to create fan art to celebrate a character’s birthday. Majima’s b-day is May 14, and online, fans have launched a hashtag for “Goro Majima Birthday Festival 2017" (#真島吾朗生誕祭2017). Here are some of the fan-created birthday wishes:
Happy birthday Goro!
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