Yakuza series producer and writer Masayoshi Yokoyama has been tweeting out some behind the scenes pics of his research trip and his birthday with the mocap team!

Behind the scenes facial texture mapping in Yakuza 5.

Yakuza 5 Returning/New Characters and Voice Actors

Shou Aikawa as Kouichi Takasugi (高杉浩一)

Takasugi is a loan shark from Nagoya who’s pursuing former baseball star Tatsuo Shinada, one of the game’s five main characters..

Shunsuke Daitou as Shigeki Baba (馬場茂樹)

Baba is a prisoner in Hokkaido whose life changes greatly when he meets Taiga Saejima.

Nana Katase as Mayumi (まゆみ)

Mayumi works at a club in Fukuoka. She plays a major part in the story of Kiryu and the other main characters and will also appear in the other four cities.

Satoshi Tokushige as Daigo Dojima (堂島大吾)

Daigo first appeared in the Yakuza series in Yakuza 2. Tokushige says that his line count has gone up many times for Yakuza 5.

Mitsuru Fukikoshi as Naoki Katsuya (勝矢直樹)

Katsuya is the head of a talent production company with ties to organized crime.

Eiji Okuda as a Detective in Osaka

Okuda’s character is surrounded by mystery. The character is apparently pursuing the main characters.

Yakuza 5 voice actors along with new in game screenshots of thier counterparts!

Yakuza 1 story boards from when Kazuma first met Haruka.


Featured in the behind the scenes/making of the Ryu Ga Gotoku series book.

Buy a copy digitally on iTunes.

There’s some other great stuff in here but I’m not sure how much of it I can post without getting in trouble since this is just a short preview of a book I suggest you go buy it if you can speak Japanese!

Behind the scenes shot of the Majima model.

Behind the scenes shot of the Majima model.

Making of trailer for Ryu Ga Gotoku 1. Didn’t realize they used so much mocap!