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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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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]].
6th Dec '17 10:48:23 AM Hanz
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* ''Videogame/Payday2'' has DLC character Jiro, a former Yakuza assassin who came to America and joined the Payday Gang in search of his son.
2nd Dec '17 9:26:53 AM CrypticMirror
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* The BodyOfTheWeek on one episode of ''{{Series/Quincy}}'' was an LAPD detective investigating a Yakuza group that was working out a gun buy from TheMafia. Said detective was stabbed in the heart with a tanto (a dagger shaped like a miniature katana). As luck would have it, Quincy's Japanese-American assistant Sam Fujiwara knew some people...

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* The BodyOfTheWeek on one episode of ''{{Series/Quincy}}'' ''Series/QuincyME'' was an LAPD detective investigating a Yakuza group that was working out a gun buy from TheMafia. Said detective was stabbed in the heart with a tanto (a dagger shaped like a miniature katana). As luck would have it, Quincy's Japanese-American assistant Sam Fujiwara knew some people...
30th Nov '17 12:36:04 PM Isaac_Heller
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** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', Team Skull can be seen as wannabe-Yakuza. [[spoiler: In ''Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon'', the ''real'' Yakuza - Team Rocket - turn up to cause trouble immediately after Team Skull is disbanded, posing a much greater threat.]]
27th Nov '17 6:58:31 AM Andrzej
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/1/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', Qiáng Wang manages to gain control over a yakuza group based out of an area close to Nerima by [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt killing its leader]].

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/1/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', ''Fanfic/RanmaSaotomeChiMaster'', Qiáng Wang manages to gain control over a yakuza group based out of an area close to Nerima by [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt killing its leader]].
16th Nov '17 1:06:23 PM OtisMurdoch
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Japanese mobsters, often called "the Japanese [[TheMafia Mafia]]" in Greater Europe, and euphemistically "anti-social organizations" and "violent groups" by native folks. The term refers solely to the members of crime organizations, not to the organizations themselves, which may take many different names. The Yakuza insist that their organizations originated in RobinHood-style outlaw groups and vigilante groups during Japan's feudal era, but scholars believe that they are in fact descended from roving bands of {{Ronin}} who harassed and extorted the local peasantry.

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Japanese mobsters, often called "the Japanese [[TheMafia Mafia]]" in Greater Europe, and euphemistically "anti-social organizations" and "violent groups" by native folks. The term refers solely to the members of crime organizations, not to the organizations themselves, which may take many different names. The Yakuza Yakuza[[note]]Pronounced 'YAH-koo-ZAH', not 'yuh-KOOZ-uh' as it is often mispronounced on English.[[/note]] insist that their organizations originated in RobinHood-style outlaw groups and vigilante groups during Japan's feudal era, but scholars believe that they are in fact descended from roving bands of {{Ronin}} who harassed and extorted the local peasantry.
29th Oct '17 8:56:52 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/1/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', Qiáng Wang manages to gain control over a yakuza group based out of an area close to Nerima by [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt killing its leader]].
28th Oct '17 8:17:26 PM HotelCalifornia
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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', Sonya the Hedgehog is revealed to have been a Yakuza princess in the Mobian FantasyCounterpartCulture version of Japan, who was disgraced and exiled for unspecified reasons [[spoiler: though she hints it was because she wasn't a very skilled leader and was considered too nice to become a criminal warlord]].
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