Kazuma Kiryu

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Kazuma Kiryu
DeveloperToshihiro Nagoshi and Hasei Seishu
PublisherSega
SystemsAs noted below
Released2005-present (video games)
2006-2007 (films)
Added to
museum
As noted below

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

Kazuma Kiryu is a playable character in most games in the Yakuza series, in Everybody's Golf 6, and in Project X Zone 2.

Fictional character biography

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Kazuma Kiryu was orphaned at a young age and became a yakuza in his teens.

After his childhood friend and love interest was raped, Kiryu's sworn brother killed the yakuza who did it.

Kiryu took the blame and went to prison for ten years.

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

The yakuza who raised Kiryu was killed, and Kiryu was named the fourth 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.

He got pulled back into Tojo Clan business occasionally, but the welfare of children under his protection was always his top priority.

Video games wherein Kazuma Kiryu is a 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 goes to prison for 10 years for a crime he didn't commit, and comes back to discover 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.
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 A conspiracy involving a man that looks exactly like the man that raised Kazuma Kiryu brings the latter back 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, 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 Shun Akiyama, Goro Majima, Ryuji Goda, and Kazuma Kiryu try to stop them.
Everybody's Golf 6 Clap Hanz PS3, Vita 2011 Not yet Kazuma Kiryu is a DLC character in the Japanese version of this golf game.
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.
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.
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.
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 Kazuma Kiryu tries to help an Okinawa yakuza family while keeping his own adopted family at Sunflower Orphanage safe.
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 Kazuma Kiryu is one of the fighters that can be part of Ichiban Kasuga's team.
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Hokuto ga Gotoku
(北斗 が 如く, "Like a Big Dipper" or "Like a North Star")
Sega CS1
Ryū ga Gotoku Studio
PS4 2018 October 26, 2018 (plus Kiryu DLC) Kenshiro can be changed to look and sound like Kiryu.
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 Kazuma Kiryu is a non-playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
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: 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. Kazuma Kiryu fights Ichiban Kasuga.

Films featuring Kazuma Kiryu

Title Production company Distributor Release Added to museum Notes
Like a Dragon: Prologue Art Port Sega 2006 Digital: July 27, 2020 Prequel to Yakuza.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon Art Port Toei 2007 DVD: August 1, 2020 Based on Yakuza.