Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 Recap

Playthrough Ga Gotoku 5 | The Recap That Fulfills Dreams

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Howdy friends! Are you tired of being in the dark about the latest installment of your favorite game series? Do you visit YakuzaFan.com every morning hoping that today’s the day a localization has been announced? Well, wait no longer, because I’m about to give you the next best thing! Well, the best thing would be a Let’s Play video series, but due to Sega’s asinine stance towards cutscenes being uploaded onto YouTube, that won’t be possible for quite some time. And I guess the best thing after that would be subtitling the cutscenes, but yeah, see above. So in actuality I’m going to be giving you the THIRD next best thing, a recap of Ryu Ga Gotoku / Yakuza 5! This won’t be simple reams of text, however, as I’m going to be incorporating gameplay videos to show elements of the story in action. Pretty cool, eh?

Some provisos:

  1. I only have about an intermediate proficiency in Japanese, so there may be some times that I screw up on my translations. If you catch a particularly grievous error, don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know how I’ve screwed up. I’ll make sure you to credit you on the particular page.
  2. I’m going to be focusing on the main story for the sake of my sanity. I’ll perhaps show off a few of the side activities and sub-stories in the gameplay videos, but it’s going to be limited to that. I simply don’t have enough time to do everything, so that means a very limited number of sub-stories, and none of the Another Drama or Training storylines. Just think of it as something to look forward to if the game eventually gets officially translated.
  3. I’ll be narrating over the gameplay videos and giving you the gist of what’s going on. However, I’m not the most accomplished or charismatic speaker, so forgive me if I make a few flubs here and there.
  4. I’m a busy guy, what with school and work and so on, so don’t expect this to get done quickly. I’m shooting to finish one chapter every week-and-a-half. Complaining at me probably won’t get things done any faster, I’m afraid. I want to take the time to do this right, and if this means that the official English version has been released by the time I get to Haruka’s chapter, then so be it. Oh, and when Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin comes out? Yeah, I wouldn’t expect an update for a bit.

So without further ado, let’s get on with it!


Kazuma Kiryu

Chapter 1 | The Wandering Earth
Chapter 2 | Uninvited Guests
Chapter 3 | Plans of War
Chapter 4 | A Man’s Way Forward

Saejima Taiga

Character Profile
Chapter 1 | On the Edge of the Earth
Chapter 2 | Path of Determination
Chapter 3 | Frozen Roar
Chapter 4 | Reckless Struggle

Sawamura Haruka

Character Profile
Chapter 1 | Backstage to a Dream
Chapter 2 | A Wish Entrusted

Akiyama Shun

Character Profile
Chapter 3 | Drawing Closer
Chapter 4 | Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Shinada Tatsuo

Chapter 1 | Discarded Glory
Chapter 2 | Challenge to the Past
Chapter 3 | The Value of Truth
Chapter 4 | To the Fleeting Stage


Chapter 1 | Return of the Legend
Chapter 2 | Sealed Past
Chapter 3 | Survivor
Chapter 4 | The Intersection of Bonds
Final Chapter | After the Dream is Fulfilled

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