The popular Yakuza game series makes its official television and manga debut.
Sega readying crossover adaptations of upcoming PSP title
Andriasang reports Sega is planning not only a television conversion for the spinoff but also a good Yakuza manga serving. Apparently Sega is not planning anime of Yakuza but instead, the showing will be live action.
Main character Tatsuya Ukyo (center) is portrayed by stage, television and movie actor Takumi Saito. Other cast members include Hideo Ishiguro and Takuya Ishida (Andriasang)
Why do the Yakuza look like *Nsync japanese counterparts?
Sega will also be producing the manga adaptation of the game with the help of manga artist, Yukai Asada. The manga will feature an original story with Kamurocho as the setting and the ‘Dragon Heat Tournament’ as the manga’s main focus.
Looks like Tatsuya Ukyo is taking over Kazuma Kiryu’s position as the Yakuza’s poster boy. For me this is a welcome change, and I am personally looking forward to both anime and live action series. The tv will begin as 11 part drama which will air every Tuesday night on TBS and MBS starting October 5 followed by rental downloads from the Playstation Store. The manga will be serialized in the 9/18 issue of Weekly Young Magazine (issue number 42).
Make sure you grab your copy of Yakuza PSP on Sept 22.
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