Haruka Sawamura

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

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

Haruka Sawamura is a non-playable character in most games in the Yakuza series, but becomes a playable character in Yakuza 5.

Fictional character biography

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Haruka Sawamura was orphaned at a young age.

After coming out of prison, Kazuma Kiryu was no longer a yakuza, but got pulled back in after rescuing Haruka, who was the daughter of his love interest.

The yakuza who raised Kiryu was killed, and Kiryu was named the fifth chairman of the Tojo Clan.

However, after Haruka's mom was killed, Kiryu left the Yakuza permanently.

Kiryu raised Haruka as his own daughter, along with other children, at the Morning Glory Orphanage.

Haruka left the orphanage to become a singer and an idol, but she left her career after she revealed she was raised by a yakuza.

She became a mother shortly after that.

Video games wherein Haruka Sawamura is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
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 Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, Taiga Saejima and Toshiyuki Morikawa investigate a plot surrounding the Tokyo police department and the Tojo Clan, Haruka Sawamura strives to become a singer and an idol.
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 Haruka Sawamura is one of the fighters that can be part of Ichiban Kasuga's team.

Video games wherein Haruka Sawamura 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 Kazuma Kiryu rescues Haruka Sawamura while uncovering a conspiracy.
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 The Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda, wants to defeat Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima. Kiryu leaves Haruka at Sunflower Orphanage so that he can stop Goda.
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 raises kids at Morning Glory, including Haruka. However, a conspiracy involving a man that looks exactly like the man that raised Kazuma Kiryu brings him out of retirement.
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 Kazuma Kiryu returns to Tokyo, bringing Haruka with him. Kiryu, Masayoshi Tanimura, Shun Akiyama, and Taiga Saejima discover a plot around Akiyama's vast fortune.
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 Haruka is kidnapped, bringing Kazuma Kiryu back to the city. Shun Akiyama, Goro Majima, Ryuji Goda, and Kiryu try to stop the zombie horde.
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 While Haruka is in a coma, Kazuma Kiryu tries to help an Okinawa yakuza family while keeping his own adopted family at Sunflower Orphanage safe.

Films featuring Haruka Sawamura

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