History Main / Yakuza

22nd Apr '17 1:53:55 PM MajinAkuma
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* Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu from ''{{VisualNovel/Super Dangan Ronpa 2}}'' is the heir to the largest Yakuza family in Japan. [[spoiler: There are two other characters with connections to the Yakuza: Kuzuryuu's dead sister and Peko Pekoyama, who is Kuzuryuu's bodyguard and hitwoman; Peko kills Mahiro Koizumi for being involved in the death of said sister ''and'' to start a ThanatosGambit to save him.]]

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* Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu from ''{{VisualNovel/Super Dangan Ronpa 2}}'' is the heir to the largest Yakuza family in Japan. [[spoiler: There [[spoiler:There are two other characters with connections to the Yakuza: Kuzuryuu's dead sister Natsumi, who used to be the original heir candidate, and Peko Pekoyama, who is Kuzuryuu's bodyguard and hitwoman; Peko Pekoyama kills Mahiro Koizumi for being involved in the death of said sister Natsumi's murder ''and'' to start a ThanatosGambit to save him.Kuzuryuu.]]



** [[spoiler: Virus and Trip]] are members of the local yakuza, and ther aforementioned Koujaku recognizes them as such.

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** [[spoiler: Virus [[spoiler:Virus and Trip]] are members of the local yakuza, and ther aforementioned Koujaku recognizes them as such.
11th Mar '17 12:48:01 PM Viira
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* In ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'', Hanzo and Genji Shimada were the heirs to a criminal empire as well as being trained ninjas. Hanzo was the elder and the heir apparent while Genji was the younger brother who disassociated with his family's criminal activities, which led to the clan forcing Hanzo to assassinate his brother. Genji would later later survive thanks to Overwatch and helped bring down the organization.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'', Hanzo and Genji Shimada were the heirs to a criminal empire as well as being trained ninjas. Hanzo was the elder and the heir apparent while Genji was the younger brother who disassociated with his family's criminal activities, which led to the clan forcing Hanzo to assassinate his brother. Genji would later later survive survived the attempt thanks to Overwatch and helped bring down the organization.
20th Feb '17 7:06:47 AM Taskmaster123
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Yakuza resemble TheMafia in that they are very organized crime syndicates, with strict codes of behavior and etiquette, and encompass many levels of ritual and formality. Unlike the Mafia and the Chinese Triads, though, they are not secret societies, and often operate openly, even so far as to maintain offices and carry business cards. Like their Western counterparts, though, they derive most of their profit from extortion, protection rackets, human trafficking, and the like. Yakuza like to maintain that they provide a service to the community, which in return owes them both respect and money. A consequence of being ultra-violent while maintaining a strict honor code is that in fiction they sometimes get to have {{samurai}} traits, or at least katana.

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Yakuza resemble TheMafia in that they are very organized crime syndicates, with strict codes of behavior and etiquette, and encompass many levels of ritual and formality. Unlike the Mafia and the Chinese Triads, though, they are not secret societies, and often operate openly, even so far as to maintain offices and carry business cards. Like their Western counterparts, though, they derive most of their profit from extortion, protection rackets, human trafficking, and the like. Yakuza like to maintain that they provide a service to the community, which in return owes them both respect and money. A consequence of being ultra-violent while maintaining a strict honor code is that in fiction they sometimes get to have {{samurai}} traits, or at least katana.
katana. Humorist DaveBarry even commented on this when he visited Japan, noting that they are an accepted part of Japanese society. They even police their own territories and deal with street-level crime, since having people in their territories victimized would reflect ''very'' badly on the boss in that area. He observed that the police leave them pretty much alone as long they don't carry guns, deal in drugs, or harass the tourists. It's never a problem as their strict rules of behavior prohibit them from doing these things anyway.
16th Feb '17 4:28:04 PM Geoduck
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* Featured in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', after Homer hires the Mafia to protect Marge's pretzel business, her rivals engage in some tit-for-tat by hiring the Yakuza, leading to the memorable quote, "They'll kill ya five times before ya hit the ground!!!" The Yakuza and the Mafia then have a big gang brawl on the Simpson lawn. The [[MisterBig pint-sized]] Yakuza leader just stands ominously during the brawl, prompting Homer to resist taking shelter before finding out what he's going to do. After Homer retreats inside, we see the little Yakuza [[FunnyBackgroundEvent doing backflips through the Simpsons' window]] (he apologizes to them before going back outside).

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* Featured in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', after Homer hires the Mafia to protect Marge's pretzel business, her rivals engage in some tit-for-tat by hiring the Yakuza, leading to the memorable quote, "They'll kill ya five times before ya hit the ground!!!" The Yakuza and the Mafia then have a big gang brawl on the Simpson family lawn. The [[MisterBig pint-sized]] Yakuza leader just stands ominously during the brawl, prompting Homer to resist taking shelter before finding out what he's going to do. After Homer retreats inside, we see the little Yakuza [[FunnyBackgroundEvent doing backflips indeed does ''[[FunnyBackgroundEvent something]]'' cool and then comes crashing in through the Simpsons' window]] (he apologizes kitchen window. (He [[JapanesePoliteness apologizes]] to them before going dashing back outside).
15th Feb '17 10:01:16 AM FF32
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* The Yakuza show up as an enemy in ''VideoGame/{{Chaser}}''. The protagonist is forcibly enlisted by the local Italian mafia to fight them for several levels, until the player manages to wipe out both groups.
15th Feb '17 8:57:02 AM VampireBuddha
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Nikolai Dante}}'', just as mafiya families reinstated [[{{days of future past}} Imperial Russia]], so a yakuza network known as Black Dragon took over Japan and most of the Pacific Rim. They were a significant threat to Russia, until much of their territory was destroyed in a catastrophe that Tsar Vladimir totally had nothing to do with, honest.
24th Jan '17 9:27:07 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'', Hanzo and Genji Shimada were the heirs to a criminal empire as well as being trained ninjas. Hanzo was the elder and the heir apparent while Genji was the younger brother who disassociated with his family's criminal activities, which led to the clan forcing Hanzo to assassinate his brother. Genji would later later survive thanks to Overwatch and helped bring down the organization.
19th Jan '17 9:53:17 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'', the central plot is kicked off when the yakuza group run by the male lead's father gets into a turf war with an incoming {{Mafia}} family, which goes to a truce when he's declared the boyfriend of the MafiaPrincess daughter of the rival family. Naturally, the two can't stand each other, but they agree to maintain the facade because neither wants to see gang warfare. [[spoiler: Naturally, [[BecomingTheMask they start falling for each other for real]].]] Some moments analyze how the mafia and the yakuza differ, such as how openly each operates and how acceptable the concept is in Japan versus other parts of the world.

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* In ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'', the central plot is kicked off when the yakuza group run by the male lead's Raku Ichijou's father gets into a turf war with an incoming {{Mafia}} family, which goes to a truce when he's declared the boyfriend of the MafiaPrincess daughter of the rival family.family, Chitoge Kirisaki. Naturally, the two can't stand each other, but they agree to maintain the facade because neither wants to see gang warfare. [[spoiler: Naturally, Just as naturally, [[BecomingTheMask they start falling for each other for real]].]] Some moments [[ShownTheirWork analyze how the mafia and the yakuza differ, differ]], such as how openly each operates and how acceptable the concept is in Japan versus other parts of the world.
13th Jan '17 6:10:50 PM Tehrannotaur
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* In ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Shiki Ryougi's father was a Yakuza leader, and [[spoiler:as shown in the DistantFinale, Shiki herself has become the new head of the Ryougi family]].
31st Dec '16 2:23:35 AM Dravencour
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* Lo Wang deals with Yakuza quite a bit in the ''[[VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013 Shadow Warrior]]'' series. In the first game (a reboot of the original), they are his primary opponents in the first part of the game before the demons show up, and later show up in Zilla's headquarters having been granted power in the same fashion as [[spoiler:Zilla himself]] and sport glowing eyes. In ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2'', they rule the villages and other areas that are not run by Zilla or overrun by demons, and Lo Wang clashes swords with them on more than a few occasions.
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