meet the voice cast of Yakuza 6
Takaya Kuroda has been the voice of Kazuma Kiryu ever since the very first game on PS2, and he returns once again as the Dragon of Dojima. He’s also had countless other roles in video games and anime like Darcia in Wolf’s Rain, Hanzo Hattori in the Samurai Warriors series, and Simon in Durarara!!x2.
Rie Kugimiya is an incredibly prolific voice actress in video games and anime, playing tons of roles over the years. You’ll probably recognize her as the Japanese voice of Happy in Fairy Tail, Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Nora in Noragami. In Yakuza 6 she once again returns as Kiryu’s adopted daughter Haruka, who she’s played since the very first game.
Koichi Yamadera is the main behind one of the Yakuza’s series most popular characters, the suave money lender Shun Akiyama. Although Akiyama has been a main character in past game, he plays a supporting role for Kiryu in six. You probably recognize Yamadera as the voice of Beerus in Dragon Ball Super. Fun fact, he’s also the Japanese voice of Donal Duck in the Kingdom Hearts series.
Kazuhiro Yamaji is another longtime member of Yakuza’s cast, playing Kiryu’s detective friend Makoto Date since the first game on PS2. More recently you’d probably recognize him as the voice of Hit in Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball FighterZ, as well as Silverfang in One Punch Man.
Takeshi Kitano, also known as “Beat” Takeshi, is one of the most famous Japanese actors around, appearing in countless Japanese movies over the years. He’s been in films like Kikujiro, Fireworks, Sonatine, and even played Aramaki in the 2017 live action adaption of Ghost in the Shell. In Yakuza 6 he plays Toru Hirose, the patriarch of the Hirose Yakuza family in Onomichi Jingaicho.
Shun Oguri plays the role of Takumi Someya in Yakuza 6, one of the game’s main antagonists. He’s another famous Japanese actor, who’s probably best known for playing the main character in multiple live-action anime adaptions. He’s played Lupin the 3rd in the live-action Lupin the 3rd, Captain Harlock in Harlock: Space Pirate, and Gintoki Sakata in Gintama.
Yakuza 6 isnt’ the first time Hiroyuki Miyasako has appeared in the series, as he also played Tsuyoshi Kanda in Yakuza 3. In six he plays Tsuyoshi Nagumo, the impertinent and headstrong captain of the Hirose family. Miyasako may not be as widely known as other cast members but he’s played quite a few roles in anime and Japanese TV/film like Kaiser Belial in Ultraman Zero and Kawano in Tokyo Tower.
Tatsuya Fujiwara is another prominent Japanese actor probably best known for playing Light Yagami in the live action adaption of Deathnote, and for his role as Shuya Nanahara in the Battle Royale movies. For Yakuza 6 he plays Yuta Usami, a member of the Hirose family and one of the game’s major new characters.