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Ichiban Kasuga (春日一番, Kasuga Ichiban) is a character that is part of a multimedia series consisting of video games and music.
Kasuga's likeness is also depicted as Kasuga Ichinojo, a man who can be scouted to serve as a trooper for the Shinsengumi in the Kiwami remake of Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Fictional character biography
Ichiban Kasuga was orphaned at birth and was raised by prostitutes on the streets of Kamurocho, Tokyo's red-light district.
As a result, he grew up poor and angry.
After he got in a fight with a group of yakuza, he hastily told them that he was part of a yakuza family to scare them away.
Instead, he was brought to the head of the yakuza family of which he pretended to be a part.
Instead of killing or hurting him, Ichiban was let go, and he begged to be part of the yakuza family.
In 2001, he was told to take the blame for a murder he didn't commit. Ichiban agreed, glad to be of service to the man who saved his life.
When he was released from prison in 2019, he expected to be greeted by yakuza. Instead, he was left in Isezaki Ijincho, penniless and alone again.
Video games with Ichiban Kasuga as a playable character
|Like a Dragon Online||Ryū ga Gotoku Studio||Android, iOS, Windows||2018||After serving a nearly 20 year prison sentence, Ichiban Kasuga forms a team to discover what happened to the Tojo Clan.|
|Yakuza: Like a Dragon||Ryū ga Gotoku Studio||PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S||2020||After serving a nearly 20 year prison sentence, Ichiban Kasuga forms a team to discover what happened to the Tojo Clan.|
|Streets of Kamurocho||Empty Clip Studios||Windows||2020||Beat-em 'up in the 16-bit Streets of Rage style, with Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, and Ichiban Kasuga as the playable characters.|
|Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth||Ryū ga Gotoku Studio||PS4, PS5, Windows, Xbox One, Series X/S||2024||Takes place in 2024 with Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu as the playable characters.|