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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.
17th Dec '16 9:15:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has the publicity finally backfire on a Yakuza group: [[spoiler:Homura Akemi, the show's resident {{Badass}}, apparently has no problem locating their headquarters and uses her TimeStandsStill power to walk right in and [[KarmicThief pilfer a bunch of pistols, shotguns and ammunition for her witch-killing needs.]]]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has the publicity finally backfire on a Yakuza group: [[spoiler:Homura Akemi, the show's resident {{Badass}}, badass, apparently has no problem locating their headquarters and uses her TimeStandsStill power to walk right in and [[KarmicThief pilfer a bunch of pistols, shotguns and ammunition for her witch-killing needs.]]]]



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7161848/1/893 893]]'' Harry Potter is raised by the Yakuza and so becomes a very independent, {{Badass}} ProfessionalKiller.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7161848/1/893 893]]'' Harry Potter is raised by the Yakuza and so becomes a very independent, {{Badass}} badass ProfessionalKiller.
1st Dec '16 10:03:22 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the 2014 Halloween comic for ''SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2'', Merasmus the magician made deals with the yakuza in order to gain funds for his [[AmusementParkOfDoom Carnival of Carnage]]. He's already lost one finger, though, and thus is very desperate to get his carnival up and running so he can pay them back as soon as possible.

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* In the 2014 Halloween comic for ''SupplementalMaterial/TeamFortress2'', Merasmus the magician made deals with the yakuza in order to gain funds for his [[AmusementParkOfDoom Carnival of Carnage]]. He's already [[{{Yubitsume}} lost one finger, finger]], though, and thus is very desperate to get his carnival up and running so he can pay them back as soon as possible.


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* The "Eternal Sun", from the 2005 ''[[VideoGame/ThePunisher Punisher]]'' game, are a Yakuza group encountered in the last third of the story, involved in a MobWar with [[TheMafia the Gnucci's]], the [[TheMafiya Russian Mob]] and the Kingpin.
14th Nov '16 7:42:29 PM Fireblood
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* In an episode of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the Connors came up against a group of fake yakuza as part of a complex attempt to con them out of a large sum of money. The "yakuza" quickly admitted to being fake as soon as they discovered [[MuggingTheMonster what the Connors were willing and able to do]] to get their money back.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the Connors came up against a group of fake yakuza Yakuza as part of a complex attempt to con them out of a large sum of money. The "yakuza" quickly admitted to being fake as soon as they discovered [[MuggingTheMonster what the Connors were willing and able to do]] to get their money back.back.
* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': Given the Japanese control over the Western US, it's not surprising to learn the Yakuza are in control on the illegal side of things. Even the feared Japanese military police don't usually cross them, since they have connections in high places.
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