Okay, lets get this out of the way first: Kiryu has NEVER killed anyone. It's a really short chapter this week! Chapter 9: the Rescue. Basically, it's two action scenes intercut with Kiryu chilling out in an escape room for half an hour. After that, we play a game that Jordan invented. I dunno, it's a short one!
Nothing weird happens in this episode, haha! We're talking about Chapter 8 of Yakuza (2005/Kiwami): the Scheme. In this exciting chapter, we delve into Kiryu's past for the first time! Oh...we had a whole game of that, huh. This week, we're talking about the Famous Kamurocho Color Gangs, fog walls, and a very normal YouTube channel. I promise it's all very, very regular!!!
I'm getting a phone call...it's for you. This week, our friend Sarah joins us for our discussion of Yakuza Chapter 7: the Dragon and the Koi. Kiryu becomes problematic, but not as problematic as Makoto Date. This week, we're talking about twitter art theft, Majima's ignorance of actor's unions, and Michael Bay's special dice. We also take another dive into Villain's Wiki...or do we?
Fiddle-dee-dee! If an episode you wish to hear, stick these riddles in your ear! 'Tis I! The Kamurocho Riddlemaster, here to boggle your brain with riddles and rhymes. This week we're talking about Yakuza Chapter 6: Parent and Child. Could this be the worst chapter in the entire series? Don't ask me, I'm but a humble connoisseur of mind-bending mysteries (but the answer is yes)!
Step into the bathroom and pull out your guns! Our journey into Yakuza continues as we cover Chapter 5: Purgatory. This time, we're joined by Yakuza guide writer extraordinaire CyricZ! This week, we're talking about a new spot on the Kamurocho map and a fight with a familiar foe. Also? More extremely underwhelming substories. Oh! and some Majima Everywhere! But wait, there's more! We also spend a lot of time talking about Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Sorry, we can't help ourselves!
Jordan and Argyle resume their coverage of Yakuza Kiwami with Chapter 4: An Encounter. Who or what does Kiryu encounter this week? Tune in to find out! This week, we're talking about Kiryu's phone charms, Reina's exorbitant prices, and the Wendy's executive lounge. Don't forget the secret code!
After three months away, we're finally back in the booth recording some new Yakuza content! Before we get back to Kiryu's story, we HAD to sit down and share our first impressions of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. This is a brand new Yakuza game with a brand new protagonist, map, and did we mention it's a JRPG now? We're breaking down everything you'd like to know about Yakuza: Like a Dragon and how we feel about it.
This is a spoiler-free discussion but we chat about some of the characters and side content/mini-games so unless you want to go into the game completely blind, you're safe from spoilers!
I'm such a mess... And boy, is my throat sore from staying up all night singing karaoke with my buds! Join Max, Jordan, and special guest Argyle as they choose the cream of the crop from throughout the entire Yakuza series of games! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll sing your heart out as we cover the entire human range of emotion on this episode's musical crucible!
No one likes funerals, but when FISTS are involved? Sign us the fuck up! This week, friend of the show Roy joins us all the way from the Cloud Recesses for Chapter 3: Funeral of Fists. This week we're talking about Shimano's ASMR shaving experience, Nishikiyama's villainous hobbies, and Kazama's secret son. Also, Jordan introduces a brand new, terrible segment that you won't want to miss! Thank you for lending your vocal talents, Nicholas Cage-san!
Has it been ten years already? This week we're covering Chapter 2 of Yakuza: Ten Years Gone! Kiryu is out on parole after a decade in the slammer and things are very different. What if Nishiki changed his hairstyle? Wow! And there's a BIG building now? Neat! This week, we're talking about Nishiki's haters, Majima (and how he's everywhere), and how Kiryu probably hasn't heard about 9/11 yet. Rest in peace, Tamura-san of SPA! Magazine. You will be missed.