VShojo VTuber Kson won the Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Grand Prix to not only appear in the Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name as a cabaret hostess, but also Like a Dragon 8. She beat out fellow competitors Ai Kaname, Ai Sayama, Ayu, and Kokoro Nakayama. She was also the only VTuber to participate. As a reminder, this process began with auditions, with the five winners selected in April 2023. While all five will be in Like a Dragon Gaiden, only Kson will appear in both as the grand prize winner.
Here is the announcement tweet from VShojo regarding Kson’s win. Because of this, she will appear as a hostess in both games and appear in promotional materials. The banner she’s holding noted both the 1,000,000円 prize and Like a Dragon 8 appearance.
BIG congratulations to Kson on achieving her dream of being featured in both Like a Dragon Gaiden and Like a Dragon 8!! pic.twitter.com/v9EGWjoE8K
— VShojo (@VShojo) May 28, 2023
Here’s Ryu Ga Gotoku’s announcement:
— 龍が如くスタジオ 公式 (@ryugagotoku) May 28, 2023
And you can see the reveal that Kson won the Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Grand Prix vote starting at the 39 minute mark of the official presentation below. Ayu earned 20 votes, Ai Kaname got 25 votes, Kson ended up with 35, Ai Sayama had 30, and Kokoro finished with 33.
Over the years, Kson has been vocal about her love of the Yakuza / Like a Dragon series. She’s also been tweeting about the competition frequently. Another recent tweet involved her sharing a picture of a cake with Goro Majima on it.
In other news, an unpainted prototype of the Kson VShojo Nendoroid was among the Good Smile Company WonHobbyG 2023 Spring announcements.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC in 2023. Like A Dragon 8 will come to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in 2024.