Yakuza 5 gets Gogo actress from Kill Bill

Chiaki Kuriyama, the actress who played Gogo Yubari, the psycho schoolgirl in Kill Bill, will be starring in the Sega’s new Yakuza title. She will be playing the role of Asagi, a member of the Self-Defense Forces. The news was recently revealed on the official Ryu ga Gotoku blog along with additional voice actor reveals, screenshots, a confirmation of the game’s official title, Yakuza: To the End, and a video featuring the finalists in Sega’s contest for the new hostesses who will be appearing in the game.

Above: Chiaki Kuriyama in the recording studio for Yakuza: To the End (aka Yakuza 5)

Above: The character Kuriyama will be playing in the upcoming game

“Because I’ve long loved Yakuza, I was really happy when I got the part,” says Kuriyama. North American and European audiences are still waiting for Yakuza 4 to finish making its way through the localization process. Yakuza 4 is scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2011. No release date is currently available for Yakuza: To the End.

Source: CVGRyu ga Gotku blog

Sep 10, 2010


  • quincytheodore - September 11, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    Aghh.. Please... Yakuza on X360... Please.... "sniff"
  • IsaacFenix - September 11, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    @kit07 She played Takako Chigusa (A.K.A. Girl #13). In the novel and manga she was assigned an ice pick, in the movie she had a jackknife. She was the girl who, in the movie, stabs the boy in the crotch after he tries to rape her. Great movie.
  • DarkTone - September 11, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    Everything Kit07 said is law!
  • near01 - September 11, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    Ooooh I loved her part in the Kill Bill movie I thought she was badass :D
  • Ninja-KiLLR - September 11, 2010 12:19 a.m.

    kill bill vol. 1 is such a good movie to bad she got a 2x4 with a nail in it to the head. oh well
  • Metroidhunter32 - September 11, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    Just so long as she gets a ball and chain, homage must be paid.
  • JohnDagger - September 10, 2010 10:36 p.m.

    I love this series! Why must I wait for the localization team to remove a lot of content and then make subtitles before I can play!
  • SonicX_89 - September 10, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    I've always been interested in the Yakuza series, but never had a PS to play them on. I wish Sega would bring this to the 360. This, and Valkiria Chronicles.
  • kit07 - September 10, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    did anyone ever see battle royale? she was one of the students who had to kill her way off the island. havent seen it in years so i dont recall what happens to her, but i enjoyed the movie and her. and her role in KB. asian chicks are sexy
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 10, 2010 10:09 p.m.

    You know localization processes are slow when American audiences just get the 3rd game in the series while Japanese fans are coming on the release for the 5th game. -_-

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