Notable orphans were Kazuma Kiryu and Akira Nishikiyama, who became Kazama's surrogate sons, Yuko Nishikiyama and Yumi Sawamura. Weight voiced by Kenyu Horiuchi. Kazama lamented about his inability to help Nishiki, and then moved on to reveal the truth about Yumi's disappearance to Kiryu. Tetsuya Watari Darryl Kurylo is the English dub voice of Kazuma Kiryu in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Takaya Kuroda is the Japanese voice. Kazama was a calm, collected and stern man, though not without compassion and kindness. In his dying breath, Kazama revealed the true circumstances behind the money theft, entrusted Sera's will to Kiryu. Video Game: Yakuza Online Franchise: Yakuza A then 12 year-old Kiryu, concerned for Kazama's safety after he didn't visit Sunflower Orphanage for Christmas, followed him to the building where the attack on the Jingweon was to take place. Kazama took care of Kim, legally changing his name to Yukio Terada and enlisting him with the rival Omi Alliance yakuza organization. Aided by Shinji Tanaka, Nishikiyama's lieutenant, planted in the family by Kazama, he and Kiryu meet secretly at Masaru Sera's funeral. However. On December 5, a day before Kiryu's parole, Kazama sent him a letter. After a difficult fight, Kiryu and the Kazama Family defeated Shimano, who in a final act of spite threw a grenade at Haruka before getting shot dead by Terada. Without his favored protege by his side, Kazama had Nishiki found a subsidiary in Kiryu's place through Kashiwagi. Tetsuya Watari is the voice of Joji Kazama in Yakuza Online. In contrast to this, he has a certain form of honor. When it comes to work, he's a no-nonsense, result-oriented person, as he wants to get the resort deal to go smoothly. In spite of resentment towards Kamaza's action against the Koreans, Terada became a close associate of Kazama. Hearing the gunshots, Shimano and his men burst in and commenced their attack on the rest of the korean bosses. Kazama was then helped up by Terada to get out the damaged yacht, only to be confronted by Shimano. Before long, the two men learned from Shinji that Yumi was abducted by Dojima, who took her off to his office with Nishiki pursuing after them. Status Ultimately, the attack resulted in the deaths of all the Jingweon's bosses and most of their bodyguards. Before they could resolve the issue, however, Kiryu stormed into the exchange fearing for Kazama's life. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He was soon arrested and remained in prison for the entirety of the Empty Lot incident. Black, later gray Kazama succumbs to his wounds in front of Kiryu and Haruka. Kazama assumes de facto control of Dojima Family following Sohei Dojima's appointment as a guardian to Masaru Sera. Even so, he proves to be working together with Tetsu Tachibana to secure the Empty Lot and is the one pulling the strings behind Tachibana Real Estate's acquisition of the land. Occupation Status Watari also voiced the character of Joji Kazama in Yakuza 3. Meanwhile, the remaining lieutenants are vying for his place. Takaya Kuroda is a Japanese voice actor known for voicing Kazuma Kiryu, Simon Brezhnev, and Darcia. As Sera's most trusted friend, Kazama was entrusted with Sera's will for the Tojo Clan, and was given the choice to pick the Forth Chairman himself. On Terada's yacht, Kazama reunited with Kiryu and Haruka. when Shimano patriarch Futoshi Shimano throws a grenade Kazama is fatally injured as he protects Haruka. Kiryu Kazama’s voice actor Takaya Kuroda takes the lead once again as the warrior Kenshiro. Chapter 2: The Real Estate Broker in the Shadows, https://yakuzagame.fandom.com/wiki/Shintaro_Kazama?oldid=618, To avoid confusion with Kiryu's first name Kazuma, Shintaro's surname was changed to. He hands Kiryu Sera's will, which names the successor to Tojo's chairmanship. Occupation He founded his own group, the Kazama Family, within the Dojima Family, and chose Osamu Kashiwagi as his right-hand man. 70 kg (150 lbs) Shintaro Kazama was voiced by the Japanese actor Tetsuya Watari in Yakuza 1. By 1995, Kazama planned to have Kiryu start his own subsidiary. Knowing the difficulty of the situation, Kazama instructed Kiryu to stay out of it; against Kazama's wishes, Kiryu went to confront Dojiam. Kazama also killed Kiryu's parents, along with the parents of all the children he takes into his orphanage. Because of Yakuza, that place means a lot to Kuroda. A defeated Kiryu angrily asked his father figure why they can't join the Yakuza, with Kiryu further questioning if as an orphan, he can't dream of a better future. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. On the anniversary of their deaths, Kiryu and Haruka went to pay respects at the trio's graves. Kazama warned Shimano when the latter yelled at Sera's failure, and was the only high-ranking officer to bow to Sera as the latter left the meeting hall. Voiced most times by Darryl Kurylo, Takaya Kuroda. His past actions serve as a catalyst for the events of Yakuza 2, while his character also has considerable impact in Yakuza 3. Born The Dojima lieautenant procured fake identities for all three men and sent them into hiding, hoping they could lead new lives as ordinary citizens. With Kiryu believed to be the attacker by Shimano, a weakened Kazuma told him to escape, as well as to take care of Yumi and the missing ten billion yen. Kazama would also often visit the orphanage and spend time with many of the children, becoming like a foster father to them. On a rainy day in 1985, Kiryu and Nishiki confronted Kazama once more asking to join the yakuza, but he simply beat them up. Throughout the game, he is also shown to be a very determined and resilient individual who does not give up easily. In the narrative of Yakuza 3, Joji Kazama is introduced as an enigmatic and mysterious man with striking resemblance to the yakuza Shintaro Kazama, long deceased by the time of Yakuza 3's events. Around that same time, the Dojima Family got into conflict with a foreign threat, the Korean Jingweon Mafia. He is the fourth chairman of the Tojo Clan, the legendary \"Dragon of Dojima\" (堂島の龍 Dōjima no Ryū) and owner of Morning Glory Orphanage. This video showcases one of the side quests found in Yakuza Kiwami 2. Kiryu is recruited to voice a main character in a video game. Kazama supported Tachibana, aiding him in forming a real estate business to compete with the Dojima Family. He'll shout out to Kiryu and ask if we wants to be a voice actor. With Jingu dead and the war of succession over, Kazama and Sera's legacy was complete. Kazuma Kiryu is obviously the Azure Dragon, as he is the most balanced of the characters and also the most wise. Affiliations Kuze is a forward and sometimes thuggish individual. This prompted Kazama to shoot and kill the leader to save Kiryu. Plot. Other Considered a legend in the Japanese underworld, Kazama is the Patriarch of the Tojo Clan-affiliated Kazama Family, originally the Captain of the Dojima Family under Sohei Dojima before its downfall in 1995. However, the involvement of Kiryu hindered the Jingweon's plans. The driving force behind the Dojima Family's rise to ascendancy within the Tojo Clan, Kazama is a yakuza of unparalleled skill and character. However, Kiryu burst in mid-negotiation, thinking that Kazama was in peril, and attacked the Jingweon leader. In an effort to help her recover some memories, Kazama showed Yumi several photographs of people related to her. Nishiki soon revealed the theft of the Tojo Clan's funds from the Touto Bank. After stopping Kashiwagi from talking about his assassin past, Kazama had a private conversation with Kiryu. Kazuma Kiryu is voiced by Takaya Kuroda since the character's debut in 2005's Yakuza 1. Joji Kazama is a character in the Yakuza series; he appears as a major character in Yakuza 3.. https://yakuza.fandom.com/wiki/Shintaro_Kazama?oldid=83981. Prior to and including the time of the events in Yakuza 0, he is imprisoned after having been arrested during a police raid on a gambling house he operated. After their duel, Joji allied himself with Kiryu to bring down the concurrent threat on the Tojo and Japan as a whole. Deceased In 1995, he plans for Kiryu to create his own family. In Yakuza 0, while absent for the majority of the game, he manipulates people and events to accomplish his ends against the game's primary antagonists. Shinji eventually left Kazama with his lover Akemi in the Shangri-La hotel before getting killed by the Nishikiyama Family. On Christmas Eve of 1980, Kazama and Shimano went on with the plan to massacre the Jingeweon in its entirety, which also marked the first time he didn't celebrate Christmas in his orphanage. 177 cm (5′ 10″) Kazama disdained Shimano for his brutish, thug-like approach to running his businesses, while Shimano despised Kazama because he saw him as an obstacle for his own ambitions within the Family. The day of Sera's funeral, Kazama and Kiryu finally reunited after a decade, in a small office at the Tojo Clan HQ. Appearance Eye color Kazama and Kashiwagi were later presented with the protection money by Kiryu. Take a visual walk through his career and see 132 images of the characters he's voiced and listen to 5 clips that showcase his performances.. Voiced most times by Tetsuya Watari. By December 2006, Kiryu still had nightmares regarding the deaths of Kazama, Nishiki and Yumi. Images of the Kazuma Kiryu voice actors from the Yakuza franchise. While with Kiryu, however, Kazama is shot in an attempted assassination. He completed his outfit with black leather gloves. Oddly enough, he was originally extremely against this and even "beat the snot" out of his two adoptive sons in order to try and prevent them from going into the yakuza life. Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Kazuma Kiryu, Professional YAOI Voice Actor - Duration: 7:12. devilleon7 63,793 views. Kazuma Kiryu (Japanese: 桐生 一馬, Hepburn: Kiryū Kazuma) is a fictional character and the main protagonist in Sega's action-adventure Japanese role-playing game series Yakuza.He was introduced in the 2005 game with the same name as fearsome yakuza nicknamed "the Dragon of Dojima" (堂島の龍, Dōjima no Ryū).Kiryu takes the blame for his boss' death to protect his best … Kiryu followed Kazama's wishes, reunited with Yumi and managed to defeat both Jingu and Nishiki while the latter eventually destroyed Jingu's wealth and killed him in a murder-suicide. Tojo ClanDojima FamilyKazama FamilySunflower Orphanage Late in his career, Watari found success in the Yakuza video game franchise, voicing the characters Shintaro Kazama, the captain of the Dojima Family and the patriarch of the Kazama Family, subsidiaries of the Tojo Clan, and Jōji … Kiryu Kazuma was brought up in the Sunflower Orphanage, and has been protected since his childhood by a lieutenant of the Dojima Family, affiliated with the Tokyo-based Tojo Clan of the Japanese organized crime syndicate, the yakuza. Circa June 1988, Kazama was betrayed by the three lieutenants of the Dojima family, who tipped the police off about the then-current location of Kazama's gambling business. Eventually, Kazama, guilt-ridden of his assassinations and killings, founded the Sunflower Orphanage, where he took in the children of his victims. On September 30, 1995, Shinji Tanaka was tasked with collecting protection money from Peace Finance, with Kiryu aiding the young yakuza. In one of their last meetings, Kazama suspected that Sera will be killed for his betrayal, a speculation Sera shared. Kazama then decided to name Kiryu as Sera's successor. In Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami, he wears a three-piece suit over a white shirt, a silver tie, and a pair of black dress shoes. In the English version of Yakuza 1, Kazama was voiced by American voice actor Roger L. Jackson. In 2010, Kiryu learnt that the ten billion yen incident five years ago was part of a greater conspiracy by a high-ranking police officer called Seishiro Munakata. He is the patriarch of the Kazama Family. Kazama shoots the Jingweon Mafia boss during the Jingweon Massacre. Appears in Shintaro Kazama Regardless, Kazama was a very humble person, and used to lecture to both Kiryu and Nishiki about the dangers of power, ambition and cruelty. However, during the rescue Kazama was badly injured in his left leg. Deceased True to the two's suspicions, Sera was murdered shortly afterwards. 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