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29th Jan '16 3:35:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Ryuuji Yamazaki from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' fame is a Yakuza leader, though he lacks the typical tattoos. In fact, he's been in the Yakuza ever since his teen years and used to be TheDragon to a powerful ''oyabun'' named Sorimachi. [[spoiler: Sorimachi's death is what pushed the already unstable Yamazaki fully into AzCrazy mode.]]
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* Ryuuji Yamazaki from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' fame is a Yakuza leader, though he lacks the typical tattoos. In fact, he's been in the Yakuza ever since his teen years and used to be TheDragon to a powerful ''oyabun'' named Sorimachi. [[spoiler: Sorimachi's death is what pushed the already unstable Yamazaki fully into AzCrazy AxCrazy mode.]]
29th Jan '16 3:35:05 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Ryuuji Yamazaki from ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' and ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' fame is a Yakuza leader, though he lacks the typical tattoos. In fact, he's been in the Yakuza ever since his teen years and used to be TheDragon to a powerful ''oyabun'' named Sorimachi. [[spoiler: Sorimachi's death is what pushed the already unstable Yamazaki fully into AzCrazy mode.]]
24th Jan '16 10:25:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''DeadliestWarrior'' had the golden age Mafia [1920s] fight against the golden age Yakuza [post WorldWarII].
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* ''DeadliestWarrior'' had the golden age Mafia [1920s] fight against the golden age Yakuza [post WorldWarII]. [[spoiler: The Yakuza lost, however.]]
31st Dec '15 5:20:15 PM Angelus25
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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 that Nobu is a yakuza enforcer for an organization helping Fisk, this 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 that Nobu is a yakuza enforcer for an organization helping Fisk, this 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]].
28th Dec '15 6:13:22 AM Hanz
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* The ''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku'' series (or as it's more commonly known, ''Yakuza'') for the [=PS2=] and [=PS3=] is about a former yakuza boss by the name of Kazuma Kiryu who took the fall for the killing of the captain of his clan, and ten years later returns to [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed the Kamurocho district]] and quickly finds himself being pulled back into the Yakuza underworld.
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* The ''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku'' ''Ryu Ga Gotoku'' series (or as it's more commonly known, ''Yakuza'') ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'') for the [=PS2=] and [=PS3=] Playstation is about a former yakuza boss by the name of Kazuma Kiryu who took the fall for the killing of the captain of his clan, and ten years later returns to [[NoCommunitiesWereHarmed the Kamurocho district]] and quickly finds himself being pulled back into the Yakuza underworld.
27th Dec '15 12:59:41 AM Yalsaris63
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* The Yaki [[SpacePirate pirate]] faction in the [[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]] are explicitly Yakuza [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-] ([[BilingualBonus Fun fact]]: the word "yaki" means "many yakuza" in Japanese.)
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* The Yaki [[SpacePirate pirate]] faction in the [[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]] ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' are explicitly Yakuza [-[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]-] ([[BilingualBonus Fun fact]]: the word "yaki" means "many yakuza" in Japanese.)
22nd Dec '15 5:29:38 AM Hanz
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And then there's also the film ''Film/TheYakuza'' and the videogame ''Yakuza'', also known as ''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku''.
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And then there's also the film ''Film/TheYakuza'' and the videogame ''Yakuza'', ''Videogame/{{Yakuza}}'', also known as ''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku''.''Ryu Ga Gotoku''.
7th Dec '15 9:45:43 AM Hossmeister
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* Furio Tigre, from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', has connections with Yakuza (or the Mafia in the translation). [[spoiler: Mostly, he owes a Yakuza/Mafia boss a large sum of money after almost killing his beloved granddaughter in a car crash. For worse, the girl has sorta fallen for him, so he uses her in his plans.]]
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* Furio Tigre, from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', has connections with Yakuza (or the Mafia in the translation). [[spoiler: Mostly, he owes a Yakuza/Mafia boss a large sum of money after almost killing his beloved granddaughter in a car crash. For worse, the girl has sorta fallen for him, so he uses her in his plans.]]
23rd Nov '15 5:26:44 PM JustKnown
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*''Film/TokyoDrifter'': A young Yakuza, cut adrift when his ''oyabun'' retires, wanders Japan before he's forced to return to Tokyo to settle affairs with his old boss and their rivals. *''Film/BrandedToKill'':The #3 killer in Japan botches a job and becomes a target for #1 in this highly stylized example from Creator/SeijunSuzuki.
20th Nov '15 7:43:05 PM karstovich2
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-->-- Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West, ''The Dark Side of Private Ordering: An Institutional and Empirical Analysis of Organized Crime'', 67 [[AC:U.[[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Chi]]. L. Rev.]] 41, 65[[labelnote:*]]Translation for people unfamiliar with Bluebook legal citation: Volume 67 of the University of Chicago Law Review, in an article beginning on page 41, with the actual quote appearing on page 65.[[/labelnote]] (2000), ''available at'' [[http://www.jstor.org/stable/1600326 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1600326]]
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-->-- Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West, ''The Dark Side of Private Ordering: An Institutional and Empirical Analysis of Organized Crime'', 67 [[AC:U.[[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Chi]]. L. Rev.]] 41, 65[[labelnote:*]]Translation for people unfamiliar with Bluebook legal citation: Volume 67 of the University of Chicago Law Review, in an article beginning on page 41, with the actual quote appearing on page 65. And yes, the name of the law review is supposed to be in small caps.[[/labelnote]] (2000), ''available at'' [[http://www.jstor.org/stable/1600326 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1600326]]
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