Episode 38: Snakeskin High Viz

This week on Kamurocho Radio, we're talking about Chapter 9 of Yakuza 2: the Omi Invasion, and guess what? The Omi? They invade! This chapter rules and we loved to play through it! We also chat about Kiryu's ice cream preferences, Majima's personal protective equipment, and the Yakuza series' tenuous grasp on world events. Oh and swords!

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Episode 37: Like a Pig

Oh no, Date is funny sus! To get him out of this jam, Kiryu pays a visit to our sleazeball pal the Florist, then runs into another iconic Yakuza 1 character that you definitely remember before Kiryu says exactly who he is. Somebody please help Kiryu, he doesn't understand computers and is gonna get himself hurt one of these days.

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Episode 36: Pavlovian Baka Mitai

Fuck Kawara!!! We're talking about the Yakuza 2 Chapter 7: A Foreign Threat, which we're pretty sure was written by Tucker Carlson. We learn how Kawara got his nickname and it sucks and we meet a new, xenophobic player in the world Kamurocho-based criminal organizations. it's rough...so we also just talk about a bunch of substories! We also talk about Kiryu's streaming career and why you should support small Kamurocho businesses. Don't forget to keep your fists, true!

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Episode 35: Gee Kiryu! How come your mom lets you have two Kazukis?

Yakuza 2 gives us a little peek of the weirdness and xenophobia before it blasts us with both barrels. We have a new least favorite cop character, which is quite the feat considering there's now three of them all vying for screentime. Jordan likes the doppelganger plot so much he decides to see another one on the side, and I take no pleasure in saying this but Argyle encounters what can only be described as mommy milkers.

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Episode 34: Nut With Me, Nerevar

Sotenbori has been nice, but we're back in Kamurocho this week for Chapter 5 of Yakuza 2: Hidden Past! Kiryu has to pay a visit to the Cool Boardroom and reunites with someone who has been suspiciously absent from this game. He also meets some pro-wrestling legends. This week, we're talking about the Yakuza Hard Rock Cafe, horny Morrowind mods, and Sayama snafus. Activate extreme heat mode! Argyle | Jordan

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Episode 33: Ichi Hawk's Pro Skater

Kiryu has to avoid content at all costs or risk the death of his new cop acquaintance! Once that's been averted, we've got some busywork that thankfully doesn't involve actually playing mahjong. On the side, Jordan gets a very convenient sum of money and Argyle meets an old friend. Do not worry about Chairman Goda, the A/C is on, he has a Happy Meal, and is listening to Judgement Shinpan.

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Episode 32: Tactically Wide Couch Men

We're back on the mean streets of Sotenbori for Chapter 3 of Yakuza 2: The Yakuza Huntress...or is it the Yakuza Eater? No one is quite sure. Kiryu has his fated meeting with Omi Alliance Chairman Jin Goda and it turns out he was a lot nicer than we thought he was going to be! This week, we're talking about Kiryu poses, doing the wave, comfortable seating, and Chekov's Chandelier. Watch out for Couch Guys!

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Episode 31: Sega Piss Bracelet™

It's Yakuza... 2! Chapter... 2! This week, we make our long overdue return to Sotenbori and the Cabaret Grand to meet perhaps the single best antagonist in the entire series. He's large, he's blonde, and he's so fucking cool dude holy shit. On the side we discuss some further changes to the series formula in the Dragon Engine, and learn how to relieve ourselves and have fun at the same time. I'm starting to see the appeal...

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Episode 30: While My Son Was Out Partying I Studied the Blade

Yakuza 2 is here! This is the point in the series where things go off the rails, but you won't be able to tell from the first chapter: Letter of Blood. The Tojo Clan are down on their luck and a recently-retired Kiryu has to unretire to fix it. This week we're chatting about the Dragon Engine, Shiny Kiryu, and Daigo Dojima's fit. You wouldn't kill someone in a graveyard would you? That'd be so messed up!

Episode 29: Men Will Take Over the Tojo Clan Instead of Going to Therapy

We've finally arrived at the end of our journey through Yakuza (2005) and boy has it been a trip. We're covering Yakuza Chapter 13: the End of Battle. For all its faults, this game's final chapter is pretty fuckin' good! This week, we're talking about Date logging on, giant cartoon bombs, and boys fighting. See you next week, in Yakuza 2!