Ichiban Kasuga

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Ichiban Kasuga
DeveloperToshihiro Nagoshi
PublisherSega
SystemsAs noted below
Released2019-present (video games)
Added to
museum
As noted below

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

Ichiban Kasuga is the main playable character in the Yakuza series after Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

Fictional character biography

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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 Kamurocho, penniless and alone again.

Video games wherein Ichiban Kasuga is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
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 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 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. 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 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.