Who’s Ichiban Kasuga? Meet the Actor Behind Yakuza’s Latest Hero

Final week on the Xbox Podcast, we welcomed Sega of America’s Senior Localization Producer Scott Strichart, who introduced a prolonged snippet of gameplay from Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the soon-to-be latest entry within the acclaimed Yakuza saga.

We discovered that the sport is filled with firsts: Versus a brawler, YLaD is now a full-on RPG. It’s additionally the primary mainline Yakuza recreation specializing in somebody that isn’t Kazuma Kiryu. Curiously, it’s additionally receiving a full English language dub, in contrast to the opposite Yakuza video games on Xbox.

So be part of us this week as we welcome Kaiji Tang, the English voice actor for brand new major character, Ichiban Kasuga, and Strichart returns to speak about this new lead character, how he compares to Kiryu-chan, and why even core Yakuza followers ought to give the English dub a shot.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches together with Xbox Collection X|S on November 10. Prepare by taking part in Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 all included with Xbox Sport Go.

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Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza household in Tokyo, faces an 18-year jail sentence after taking the autumn for against the law he did not commit. By no means dropping religion, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to find that nobody was ready for him on the skin, and his clan has been destroyed by the person he revered most.

Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to find the reality behind his household’s betrayal and take his life again, turning into an unlikely hero for the town’s outcasts on his journey.


Expertise dynamic RPG fight like none different. Change between 19 distinctive Jobs starting from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, road indicators, and every part else at your disposal to crack some skulls!


Whenever you’re not busy bashing heads, calm down by hitting up the native arcade for some traditional SEGA video games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race round Yokohama, full 50 distinctive substories, or simply take within the surroundings of a modern-day Japanese metropolis. There’s at all times one thing new across the nook.

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