Judgment Says More About Police Violence Than We Give It Credit For

This article contains spoilers for Judgment and Lost Judgment.  Yakuza has always tussled with the law. Kazuma Kiryu’s adventures were beset with politicking on a national and international level, frequently getting wrapped up in the affairs of and taking the fight to the government, the police, and everyone else in…

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Lost Judgment Finds Its Own Voice in the Yakuzaverse, But It’s Messy

Slick, handsome detective-lawyer Takayuki Yagami can elegantly beat the shit out of 100 burly yakuza dudes in one go. And in-between brawls, he gets to the bottom of insidious criminal cases. It’s all in a day’s work for a protagonist who bears the voice and likeness of Japanese idol and…

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Kazuma Kiryu Joins Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

The upcoming Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania has included a fair number of guest characters from Sega’s history so far: Beat from Jet Set Radio, Sonic & Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog, but I do not think any are quite as odd as Kazuma Kiryu — the Dragon of Dojima — from…

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Judgment Sequel Coming From Sega’s RGG Studio

Not that it was all that hidden, but Sega has finally revealed Lost Judgment, the sequel to their 2019 Yakuza spinoff and recent remaster, Judgment. In this brand new title, protagonist Yagami leaves the lights and bustle of Kamurocho to visit Ijincho, where Yakuza: Like a Dragon took place because the RGG Studio…

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Hades Reminds Us That, Now More Than Ever, the World Needs Hunks

You’ve seen him. You’ve heard him. There’s a strong likelihood you’ve played as him. Prince Zagreus has been an unavoidable presence online ever since the game Hades was born (or, reborn, from a lengthy period in early access) back in September. People have a lot of time for the Prince…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 20, 2020

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