In the Yakuza series, the protagonists do many things: Lead mobs, beat each other up, meet porn stars in clubs… Now, in Yakuza 5, it looks like we'll be offered another perspective on the multiple protagonists where they'll partake in other activities while they don't pursue suspects, solve mysteries, or uncover conspiracies.

Yakuza 5 will feature "Another Drama" chapters outside from the main story showing a different side of each character. So far, four dramas have been revealed out of the five protagonists.


Kazuma Kiryu: The big "Dragon of Doujima," is currently a lowly taxi driver for the Eishu taxi service. Kiryu's chapter will apparently involve safe driving simulators and racing against car gangs in the city and on Japan's highways.

Taiga Saejima: After getting lost in the snowy mountains, Taiga must survive the wilderness with his wits and a hunting rifle. Taiga's chapter will involve hunting and trapping wild animals as well as surviving the changing weather and dangers of the snow and ice.

Haruka Sawamura: Following her dream to become an idol, Haruka seeks to win the "Princess League" competition and become the number one idol in western Japan. Haruka's chapter will be less action-based with idol lessons and interviews.


Tatsuo Shinada: The former professional baseball star, Tatsuo meets up with a former teammate by accident and is given a batting challenge. Tasuo's chapter will be based around his training as a batter.

At present, there is no word on the Another Drama for the fifth protagonist, Shun Akiyama. Considering his job as a money lender, it may focus on business or economics. Personally I just hope there's a scene in Kiryu's chapter where Kiryu says, "You talkin' to me?"

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