The two latest introduced characters to Ichiban Kasuga’s party in Yakuza: Like a Dragon are Han Joon-gi and Tianyou Zhao, who both start off in different organizations before joining up with Kasuga. Here’s the lowdown on their fighting style below. [Thanks, 4Gamer 1, 2!]
Han Joon-gi’s ‘Hitman’ class has him equipping knuckle dusters and attacking in a boxing-style fashion. As you might expect from a hitman, he’s also skilled in assassination techniques. He has a wide range of Kiwami skills, and can also hide and assault the enemy to assassinate them.
Apart from this, he can use a karambit knife to slash enemies, poison vials, and stun guns to cause status effects, as well as his gun to attack.
He’s also really quick on his feet, so he gets turns more often. If you use him well, he’ll be a great force in battle.
Tianyou Zhao’s starting ‘Mafia’ class has him attacking with his green dragon blade with acrobatic movements. He can deal the Bleed status in order to do further damage. His Kiwammi skills are based on Chinese fist techniques, such as kicking an enemy strongly while dancing like a stork in order to stun them. His forceful palm technique can also lower enemy defense. He also has other tricky techniques that can subdue the enemy.
Apart from these two characters, antagonistic organization Bleach Japan was also introduced recently.
A non-profit organization working to create an open and healthy society by removing various ‘grey zones’ from society. They are connected to the current Tokyo governor Ryou Aoki, who was the first representative of Bleach Japan, and is known nationwide and have a strong influence on society.
Currently, they are targeting Ijincho, which still has many grey zones such as illegal stores and the like.
Ryou Aoki (CV: Kousuke Toriumi)
The current governor of Tokyo. He is the founder of Bleach Japan, and took his first step into the political sphere thanks to his reputation from being the first representative.
After being elected as the youngest governor in history, he took down the Tojo Clan via Operation Kamurocho 3K, and thus became the hero of the current times.
He has strong support from people of all ages, to the point it’s said he’ll become prime minister soon.
Hajime Ogasawara (CV: Tarusuke Shingaki)
Current representative of Bleach Japan. He’s also one of the founding members. Recently, he’s appeared in media more often, and is increasing his reputation alongside the organization’s.
Souta Kume (CV: Daisuke Hirakawa)
The Bleach Japan Yokohama division leader. He’s very devoted to the mantra of “bleaching the grey zones” that is the core value of Bleach Japan. He has a dangerous side where he’ll do anything for the organization, even if it resorts to violence.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon releases for PlayStation 4 in Japan on January 16, 2020. The game releases in North America and Europe in 2020 with a possible English dub. Check our previous report to find out about selfies, and the equivalent of Dragon Quest‘s Puff Puff in this game.