Hitoshi Ozawa, the voice actor and face model for Daisaku Kuze, the Yakuza villain, created a series of animations that look like this: play the video Last year he started working on a game that represented his character.Thanks to Yakuza fan channel dragon enterprisesome of these videos have been translated into English for our enjoyment.
Yakuza 0, the PC blockbuster in Sega’s long-running crime soap opera series, has a lot to recommend it, but I’m a huge fan of its three main villains in particular. Ozawa, along with fellow actors Hideo Nakano and Riki Takeuchi, provided the voices and likenesses for three ruthless yakuza executives facing off against protagonist Kiryu in 1988. Few things beat the full force of these salty, gnarly-faced character actors. Especially the scene where they take off their shirts and stand up in the fight with the boss is a big fuss. It’s broken.
Kuze, played by Ozawa, is a real winner in particular. A drifting, helpless and furious ex-boxer who haunts Kiryu throughout the game in multiple boss fights, he slowly progresses from an abominable villain to a strangely noble and tragic figure. he also absolute banger boss theme.
The real main event of the Dragon Enterprise video is Ozawa facing himself. At the beginning of the video, he declares “Kuze, I’ll take his finger off” from the point where he fights Kuze, and I have to say that he kept his promise. As for “people who don’t usually play games play a little in front of the camera” (see: Conan O’Brien’s clueless gamer), Hitoshi Ozawa kicks a little butt in Yakuza 0.
He’s on easy mode in the game, but still — he’s not or It was much easier than normal and I remember getting kicked in the teeth by Kuze because I was constantly drinking healing energy drinks to survive Kuze’s knockdown combos. Battle highlights include Ozawa musing on the brilliance of heat action emanating from a character that is probably a comic-smelling line, and accusing Kiryu of “cheating” for bringing (and continuing to use) a baseball bat to the game.
can check out dragon enterprisechannel has tons of fan-translated Yakuza-related videos, and I’m still in awe. Ozawa’s personal YouTube channel. A character actor with a characteristic face that makes you think, “Hey, it’s that person! That’s right!” Every time we look at him, we find him one of the entertainment industry’s greatest treasures. That he has a full YouTube channel dedicated to one?Well, that’s a treat. I imagine a new and beautiful world of Eric Bogosian’s restaurant reviews and Paul Walter Hauser’s lifestyle videos. We can make this world a reality.