By Spencer . August 3, 2012 . 4:29pm
Kazuma Kiryu is far away from Okinawa and Haruka, hiding out in Fukuoka under when Yakuza 5 begins. The Yakuza lead character spends his days working as a taxi driver and he lives with Mayumi.
Mayumi is a woman with a mysterious past living under an alias. She works in a cabaret club called Oliver and is the number one lady there. While initially reluctant, a lonely Kazuma lets Mayumi stay with him. Mayumi cares for Kazuma and never asks about his past. Soon, Kazuma settles into a routine and finds new meaning in his life with Mayumi. On a certain day in December 2012, Mayumi reveals her true feelings to Kazuma.
Tadashi Madarame (left) is an elderly Yakuza boss who runs the Nagasu district where Mayumi works. He’s a tactical leader who would rather resolve issues through words instead of bullets. Youtarou Nakajimi (right) is the president of Nagasugai Taxi. He met Kazuma when he was drunk and wandering through Fukuoka and hired him because of his manliness. Kazuma believes Nakajima understands him best.
While Kazuma is living a quiet life, Taiga Saejima is in prison. He escapes into Hokkaido’s forests and goes "monster hunting" according to his Another Story chapter.
Shigeki Baba (left) is a fellow prisoner who transferred into Taiga’s prison a year ago. Shigeki is the youngest prisoner on the block and was convicted for a murder he did for his brother. Seiji Kousaka (right) is a harsh prison guard and second in command in Taiga’s prison.