Sega Celebrates the 59th Birthday of One of Like a Dragon/Yakuza's Most Beloved Characters

Published: May 14, 2023 10:02 PM /


Goro Majima from Like a Dragon/Yakuza

One of the most beloved characters of the Like a Dragon series (previously called "Yakuza" in the West) is doubtlessly Goro Majima, and today it's his birthday. 

Born on May 14, 1964, the Mad Dog of Shimano is now 59, and since the series advances pretty much in real-time, we have to say that he's certainly still in great shape. 


His success isn't just due to the fact that he's been with us since the very beginning when the first Yakuza game was released in 2005, but also his endearing personality split between over-the-top craziness and a heart of gold hidden deep under the snake-print Jacket and eyepatch. 

It's probably not farfetched to say that the Like a Dragon series would not be the same without Goro Majima, and he's almost as relevant as long-time protagonist Kazuma Kiryu. 

To celebrate his birthday, Sega released a full-fledged video walking us through some of the most iconic moments of his "life" in the series' storied world.

I would be surprised if Goro Majma did not appear in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name which is coming later this year for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. It'll mark the return of protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and showcase the events between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and the next game, Like a Dragon 8, which will see Kiryu Share the protagonist role with Yakuza: Like a Dragon hero Ichiban Kasuga and will release in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Recently, we saw videos showing behind-the-scenes footage of development and voice acting for Like a Dragon 8. Incidentally, we recently saw the results of the audition for the roles of five cabaret club hostesses in Gaiden, with one of the winners who will get a relevant part in 8. Popular Youtuber and Vtuber Kson was selected among the winners. 



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