While we’ve seen Haruka Sawamura in previous Yakuza titles, she’ll play an even bigger role in Yakuza 5 because she’s playable. Far from Okinawa, Haruka moved to Osaka and compete on an idol TV show. Yakuza 5 used this setting to create a rhythm mini-game and it looks like there are "heat" moves to do during Haruka’s dances.
Players will also have to manage Haruka’s schedule, show up to fan events, and answer questions for news reporters. Do well and you’ll appear on variety TV shows and get a shot at joining the Princess League.