Goro Majima

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Goro Majima
DeveloperToshihiro Nagoshi
PublisherSega
SystemsAs noted below
Released2005-present (video games)
2007 (film)
Added to
museum
As noted below

Goro Majima is a character that is part of a multimedia series consisting of video games, films, comics, and music.

Goro Majima is a playable character in most games in the Yakuza series, but became a playable character in the spin-off Yakuza: Dead Souls and in the main series in Yakuza 0.

Fictional character biography

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Goro Majima joined the yakuza and became sworn brothers with Taiga Saejima.

He was supposed to be part of a hit in 1985 on a rival gang with Saejima.

Instead, Saejima did the hit himself while Majima was captured, lost his eye, and was chained up.

After a year of torture, he was released to civilian life in Sotenbori, however, he was constantly watched by the yakuza.

In Sotenbori, he ran a successful cabaret with the promise that he would be able to return to Shimano's family if he raised 100 million yen.

He raised the money, but Shimano raised the debt to 500 million unless he killed a woman named Makoto Makimura.

Instead, Majima discovered a conspiracy surrounding Makimura. He protected her, uncovered the conspiracy, and returned to the yakuza.

When he returned to the yakuza, he adopted a manic personality and became known as the Mad Dog of Shimano.

Video games wherein Goro Majima is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Yakuza: Dead Souls
Ryū ga Gotoku OF THE END
(龍が如 OF THE END, "Like a Dragon: OF THE END")
Sega CS1 PS3 2011 August 6, 2020 Zombies have appeared in Tokyo, and Shun Akiyama, Goro Majima, Ryuji Goda, and Kazuma Kiryu try to stop them.
Binary Domain Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS3
Xbox 360
Windows
2012 Windows: December 23, 2018 Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, Goro Majima, Taiga Saejima, and Ryuji Goda were available as DLC in the Japanese version of this third-person shooter set in 2080 in a Tokyo that has been ravaged by global warming.
Project X Zone 2 Monolith Soft Nintendo 3DS 2015 Not yet Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima are in this crossover tactical role-playing game with characters from franchises by Bandai Namco, Capcom, Sega, and Nintendo.
Yakuza 0
Ryū ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho
(龍が如く0 誓いの場所, "Like a Dragon 0: The Place of Oath")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS3 2015 PS4: October 24, 2018 Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima are kicked out of the Yakuza and find their way back in after discovering a conspiracy.
Like a Dragon Online
(Ryū ga Gotoku Online, 龍が如くOnline)
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
Android
iOS
Win
2018 Android: January 20, 2019 Goro Majima is one of the fighters that can be part of Ichiban Kasuga's team.
Streets of Kamurocho Empty Clip Studios Windows 2020 October 20, 2020 Beat-em 'up in the 16-bit Streets of Rage style, with Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, and Ichiban Kasuga as the playable characters.

Video games wherein Goro Majima is a non-playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Yakuza
Ryū ga Gotoku
(龍が如く, "Like a Dragon")
Sega New Entertainment R&D Dept.
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS2 2005 PS4: July 17, 2018 Before Kazuma Kiryu goes to prison, Goro Majima tells him to learn discipline. After Kiryu is released, they fight, and Majima tells Kiryu that he admires his strength.
Yakuza 2
Ryū ga Gotoku 2
(龍が如く2, "Like a Dragon 2")
Sega New Entertainment R&D Dept.
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS2 2006 PS4: October 18, 2018 After the death of Shimano, Majima leaves the yakuza and forms Majima Construction with members of his former yakuza family, building a complex known as Kamurocho Hills on the old Purgatory site.
Yakuza 3
Ryū ga Gotoku 3
(龍が如く3, "Like a Dragon 3")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS3 2009 PS3: October 26, 2018 Kazuma Kiryu convinces Majima to rejoin the Tojo Clan and to support the sixth chairman, Daigo Dojima.
Yakuza 4
Ryū ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu o Tsugumono
(龍が如く4 伝説を継ぐもの, "Like a Dragon 4: Successor of the Legend")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS3 2010 PS3: October 26, 2018 The Majima family has moved into the old Dojima family office in the Millenium Tower. He tries to protect Yasuko Saejima, the sister of his sworn brother Taiga Saejima.
Yakuza 5
Ryū ga Gotoku 5: Yume, Kanaeshi Mono
(龍が如く5 叶えし者, "Like a Dragon 5: Fulfiller of Dreams")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS3 2012 PS3: October 26, 2018 While trying to negotiate a treaty between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance, Majima is shot at the orders of Tsubasa Kurosawa and is presumed dead.
Like a Dragon: Of the End
Ryū ga Gotoku OF THE END
(龍が如 OF THE END, "Ryū ga Gotoku")
Taiyo Elec Pachislot 2015 Not yet Pachislot game based on Yakuza: Dead Souls.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Ryū ga Gotoku 6: Inochi no Uta
(龍が如く6 命の詩, "Like a Dragon 6: Poetry of Life")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS4 2016 July 17, 2018 Daigo Dojima and Goro Majima are arrested after being blamed for the arson in Little Asia.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue
龍が如く7 光と闇の行方 ("Like a Dragon 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS4
PS5
Windows
Xbox One
Series X
2020 Not yet. Goro Majima fights Ichiban Kasuga.

Films featuring Goro Majima

Title Production company Distributor Release Added to museum Notes
Yakuza: Like a Dragon Art Port Toei 2007 DVD: August 1, 2020 Based on Yakuza.