Are You Okay with Kiryu Being a Main Character Again in the New Like a Dragon Games?

Like a Dragon Kiryu Poll
Image: Push Square

Hey, remember when Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was meant to be the definitive end of Kazuma Kiryu’s long-running story, and then RGG Studio decided to have him star in not one, but two new Like a Dragon games seven and eight years later? What’s all that about?

Indeed, Kiryu is coming back whether you like it or not. He’ll star in his own, slightly smaller spinoff Like a Dragon: The Man Who Erased His Name in 2023 — which fills in the narrative gaps after Yakuza 6 — and then it’s looking like he’ll be a main character, alongside Ichiban Kasuga, in 2024’s Like a Dragon 8.

Now look, we like Kiryu. He was once described as Push Square’s biggest man crush, and he probably still is. But is it not time to let the Dragon of Dojima retire? Was Ichiban not meant to usher in a new era of Yakuza Like a Dragon games? We’re not sure how to feel about Kiryu’s big return. Hell, we’re not even sure how we feel about that new haircut!

And so we thought that we’d make a poll on the subject. How do you feel about Kiryu coming back, and being used as a main character again? Vote in our poll, and then explain yourself in the comments section below.

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