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Sega’s ‘Like a Dragon’ video game series receives live-action adaptation

The series will consist of six episodes. (@RGGStudio on X)
The series will consist of six episodes. (@RGGStudio on X)
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05 Jun 2024 08:06:36 GMT9
05 Jun 2024 08:06:36 GMT9

Arab News Japan

A live-action series adaptation of Sega’s popular video game franchise ‘Like a Dragon’ will air on Amazon Prime starting October 25. 

The series, which was announced on Tuesday, will consist of six episodes. The first three episodes will be released in October, while the last three episodes will premiere on November 1. 

The show was announced in a press conference in Japan, followed by a tweet on X by the developers of the game. The tweet received 7 million views in one day as many game enthusiasts showed their excitement. 

The crime-action series will loosely adapt the first game of the series and will follow Kazuma Kiryu, played by Ryoma Takeuchi, and his friends from 1995 to 2005 as Kiryu finishes his prison sentence.

Taking place in modern-day Japan, the Amazon Prime original will follow the dramatic and intense stories of the characters that the game did not explore. The series will be available in 240 countries.

The Japanese game franchise, released in 2005, was originally titled ‘Yakuza’ but switched the name to ‘Like a Dragon’ to be closer to its Japanese title. 

The latest game in the franchise, titled ‘Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth,’ was released in January and is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. It sold more than 102,000 in Japan in its first three days of release. 

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