Prime Video to Premiere Like a Dragon: Yakuza, an Amazon Original Crime-Action Series Adapted from the Popular Japanese Game Franchise; Streaming Worldwide from October 25

TOKYO, Japan—June 4, 2024—Exciting news for fans of the popular game series Yakuza as Prime Video announces the exclusive premiere of the Japanese Original series, Like a Dragon: Yakuza. This live-action drama, based on the globally popular game franchise, will be available for streaming in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide starting on October 25.

Directed by the critically acclaimed Masaharu Take, the series will feature talented actor Ryoma Takeuchi in the lead role of Kazuma Kiryu. The story follows the life, childhood friends, and decisions of Kazuma Kiryu, a fearsome Yakuza warrior with a strong sense of justice, duty, and humanity.

Ryoma Takeuchi expressed his honor at playing the beloved character of Kazuma Kiryu, promising audiences intense fighting scenes and human drama. Director Masaharu Take poured his heart and soul into the series, which promises to bring the characters and world of Yakuza to life in a riveting new way.

James Farrell, Head of International Originals at Amazon MGM Studios, expressed his excitement for the adaptation, highlighting the growing appeal of Japanese content worldwide. Like a Dragon: Yakuza is set to captivate audiences with its deep characters and compelling storyline.

The Amazon Original series will be available exclusively on Prime Video starting on October 25, 2024. Prime Video offers subtitling and/or dubbing in 30 languages, making the series accessible to a global audience. Don’t miss the premiere of Like a Dragon: Yakuza, a thrilling new addition to the Prime membership.