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14th May '18 8:53:07 PM MadAnthony94
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* In ''Manga/OnePieceWanted'', in the second story the main character Bran at one point come across some yakuza guys walking down the street, from whom he pickpockets a pistol he'll use later. They're depicted in the stereotypical way, one of them even has a bokuto (wooden sword) across the shoulder.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Some pirate crews in this setting show parallels with the Yakuza: use of familial terms like "Big Bro", tattoos, an initiation ceremony involving drinking sake, and so on. Johnny and Yosaku, who ''aren't'' pirates, fit the Yakuza member stereotype even better.
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In ''Manga/OnePieceWanted'', in the second story the main character Bran at one point come across some yakuza guys walking down the street, from whom he pickpockets a pistol he'll use later. They're depicted in the stereotypical way, one of them even has a bokuto (wooden sword) across the shoulder.
11th May '18 8:51:42 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/AColtIsMyPassport'' is a 1967 Japanese film about a Yakuza hit man who is betrayed by the leader of his gang after carrying out a job to assassinate the leader's rival.
3rd Mar '18 7:15:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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 there ominously during the brawl doing nothing, prompting Homer to resist taking shelter because he is GenreSavvy enough to assume that the guy is going to do something really cool at any moment. As soon as Homer gives up and retreats inside, the little Yakuza indeed does ''[[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome something]]'' cool, causing Homer to groan in disappointment that he had missed it. He later comes crashing in through the Simpsons' kitchen window, and [[JapanesePoliteness apologizes]] to them before dashing 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 there ominously during the brawl doing nothing, prompting Homer to resist taking shelter because he is GenreSavvy enough to assume assumes that the guy is going to do something really cool at any moment. As soon as Homer gives up and retreats inside, the little Yakuza indeed does ''[[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome something]]'' cool, causing Homer to groan in disappointment that he had missed it. He later comes crashing in through the Simpsons' kitchen window, and [[JapanesePoliteness apologizes]] to them before dashing back outside.
2nd Mar '18 7:54:33 AM DanteVin
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** ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has the Kirijo Group, complete with a company-owned High School ([[spoiler:that doubled as a Shadow research facility]], a (presumably) company-owned hospital capable of holding its patients hostage without raising eyebrows, and access to military-grade weaponry, is either this or a very corrupt and powerful local corporation... And in Japan, there's usually very little to separate the former from the latter. There's also officer Kurosawa's "connections"... Which appear to have no problem giving a police officer access to lethal weaponry to sell off-the-counter to schoolchildren. It's vaguely implied that his 'connections' are Kirijo pulling strings, too.
18th Feb '18 6:24:33 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Japanese Yakuza appear in military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. Though they do not play a major role in the story, protagonist John Rumford interacts with them during his mission to Imperial Japan, and they assist him with his "demonstration" viz. the Chinese. The main representative he deals with displays most of the associated stereotypes.
17th Feb '18 11:01:34 PM nombretomado
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** ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' has Satake and the Kantou haguro-gumi, but they're good guys. A bit quick to agitate, but good.

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** ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'' has Satake and the Kantou haguro-gumi, but they're good guys. A bit quick to agitate, but good.
31st Jan '18 8:28:30 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', there was Hideo Katsu, the leader of a group called The Dragon's Fangs. Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} made the mistake of [[RobbingTheMobBank stealing a statue from him]] (not knowing that he was a mobster ''or'' that the statue's true value lay in the fact that it held a data disc containing the Yakuza's secret family chart), causing Katsu to believe she was sent by a rival family. Catwoman nervously tried to give it back when she found out that was the case; fortunately, Batman was more willing to listen than Katsu was.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', there was ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'': the episode "The Cat and The Bat" has Hideo Katsu, the leader of a group called The Dragon's Fangs. Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} made the mistake of [[RobbingTheMobBank stealing a statue from him]] (not knowing that he was a mobster ''or'' that the statue's true value lay in the fact that it held statue really contained a data disc containing within it that contained the Yakuza's secret family chart), causing Katsu to believe she was sent by a rival family. Catwoman nervously tried to give it back when she found out that was the case; fortunately, Batman was more willing to listen than Katsu was.
1st Jan '18 2:32:15 PM TheCuza
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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, the little Yakuza indeed does ''[[FunnyBackgroundEvent something]]'' cool and then comes crashing in through the Simpsons' kitchen window. (He [[JapanesePoliteness apologizes]] to them before dashing 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 there ominously during the brawl, brawl doing nothing, prompting Homer to resist taking shelter before finding out what he's because he is GenreSavvy enough to assume that the guy is going to do. After do something really cool at any moment. As soon as Homer gives up and retreats inside, the little Yakuza indeed does ''[[FunnyBackgroundEvent ''[[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome something]]'' cool and then cool, causing Homer to groan in disappointment that he had missed it. He later comes crashing in through the Simpsons' kitchen window. (He window, and [[JapanesePoliteness apologizes]] to them before dashing back outside).outside.
22nd Dec '17 1:47:27 PM BattleMaster
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* [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Unsurprisingly]], due to the great degree with which the game was influenced by Creator/WilliamGibson, ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' includes plenty of Yakuza in varying capacities. The fact that the default setting for the game is the West Coast of the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica former U.S.]] may be a contributing factor, though. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies is a MegaCorp that started out as a Yakuza money laundering operation but long ago surpassed them.
* Since ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'''s Draconis Combine is basically a collection of Japan tropes RecycledInSpace, the yakuza are quite naturally alive and well there as well. Several protagonist and important supporting characters are either members themselves or at least maintain connections, and nobody less than Theodore Kurita himself sponsored the creation of several yakuza [=BattleMech=] units to help bolster the ranks during his reforms of the Combine's military.

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* [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Unsurprisingly]], due to the great degree with which the game was influenced by Creator/WilliamGibson, ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' includes plenty of Yakuza in varying capacities. The fact that the default setting for the game is the West Coast of the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica former U.S.]] may be a contributing factor, though. Mitsuhama Computer Technologies is a MegaCorp that started out as a Yakuza money laundering operation [[CutLexLuthorACheck but long ago surpassed them.
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* Since ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'''s Draconis Combine is basically a collection of Japan tropes RecycledInSpace, the yakuza are quite naturally alive and well there as well. Several protagonist and important supporting characters are either members themselves or at least maintain connections, and nobody less than Theodore Kurita himself sponsored the creation of several yakuza [=BattleMech=] units to help bolster the ranks during his reforms of the Combine's military. They're generally portrayed as being much more honorable and loyal to the Combine than the Warlords who command much of the regular military, and even help protect Theodore from several attempts to overthrow him.
10th Dec '17 1:46:31 PM randomtroper89
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* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' has 7th Squad lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba, who is patterned after a yakuza, complete with shades and the tattoo taking up most of his back space.

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* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' has ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
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7th Squad lieutenant Tetsuzaemon Iba, who is patterned after a yakuza, complete with shades and the tattoo taking up most of his back space.



* [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} The King of Hell's Kitchen]] has a yakuza group hopped on MGH trying to take Hell's Kitchen for them after the fall of the Kingpin. In this story, the Yakuza are played like a bunch of greedy thugs with tattoos and katanas. Daredevil [[OhCrap wasn't amused]]

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* [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} The King of Hell's Kitchen]] has a yakuza group hopped on MGH trying to take Hell's Kitchen for them after the fall of the Kingpin. In this story, the Yakuza are played like a bunch of greedy thugs with tattoos and katanas. Daredevil [[OhCrap wasn't amused]]amused.



* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' has Nobu, a Japanese crime boss as part of [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]]'s empire. While everyone assumes that Nobu is a yakuza enforcer for an organization helping Fisk, the trope is averted because his organization is in reality the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's version of [[spoiler:the Hand, a {{Ninja}} clan who worships a demonic entity, and by all indications this version is the same]].

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' has Nobu, a Japanese crime boss as part of [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk]]'s empire. While everyone assumes In season two they show up again when Elektra has Murdock investigate the dealing her father's company is involved in. They end up finding that Nobu is a yakuza enforcer for an the organization helping Fisk, [[SubvertedTrope not the trope is averted because his organization is Yakuza]] but in reality the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's version of [[spoiler:the Hand, a {{Ninja}} clan who worships a demonic entity, clan. ''Series/IronFist'' and by all indications this version is ''Series/TheDefenders'' reveal that there are more factions to the same]].Hand other than the Japanese one]].
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