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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Producer Says the Game Was ‘Really, Really Inspired By One Piece’

Yakuza: Like a Dragon producer and Yakuza studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama has revealed that One Piece is one of the game’s biggest influences, and its cast effectively resembles Luffy and his brother. based on the crew of

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“I’ve never really talked about this before, so I don’t know if I should talk about it now, but [Like a Dragon] I was really, really inspired by One Piece,” Yokoyama said. “For me, number one is basically Luffy. The ONE PIECE party organization has been on my mind the whole time I’m writing it, so it’s been a big influence on me.”

He added: “This is definitely not official, but in my mind. [Like a Dragon] It was basically my ideal version of Yakuza: One Piece. “

That influence also flowed into promotional materials for Like a Dragon. “If I remember correctly, the catchphrase [Like a Dragon] Yokoyama added that the key word is “adventure”, something like “life is an adventure”. “You can definitely feel the inspiration for One Piece coming from there.”

In retrospect, Like a Dragon makes sense because it was a light take on the Yakuza series featuring a main character who, like Luffy in One Piece, could switch between badass and goofball.

After more than 1,000 chapters and 25 years, the manga is finally coming to an end, but the franchise will continue to expand. Netflix is ​​currently working on a live-action series with some great sets recreating the bizarre and wonderful pirate ships from the comics, a new video game is coming out in January and a card game is also in development and will be released this winter. It is scheduled to be


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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