Yakuza prequel movie online

Takeshi Miike-directed promo flick gets subtitled in English; first of four parts now available.

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Yakuza doesn't arrive in stores until September, but Sega is prepping gamers for its release with a series of short films designed to flesh out the game's backstory. The European site for the game is now hosting the first of four shorts directed by shock auteur Takeshi Miike (viewers must be 18 or older). While Sega enlisted high-profile talent like Michael Madsen, Rachel Leigh Cook, and Mark Hamill to provide voices for the game, it opted to subtitle Miike's short in English.

The prolific Miike is no stranger to the game's subject matter, having put his own unique spin on the Yakuza genre with films like Dead or Alive, Gozu, Full Metal Yakuza, and Graveyard of Honor. Sega Europe hasn't detailed a time frame for the release of the other three episodes of Miike's prequel film, but they should be available by the game's September 15 European release date.

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this game is good i like it but this game not amazing

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i dont get why everyone is crying about the game being dubbed its not like you know the characters for their japanese voices chill out with the petition talk other actually important things could use that energy

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Can't wait for this game? I've been wanting this game since it was released in Japan! And now for the shorts!

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What's wrong with GS? They hardly ever link USEFUL external links in their news...

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the grafik sucks!!! lol

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i gonna call the YAKUZA!!! :P

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so where :?

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Great! :?: But WHERE IS THIS SITE ANYWAY?!

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I hope they put this as an extra to the game... i've jsut moved so i have to use a library computer and they don't have flash and blocked the computer from downloading or installing it...

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Cool Takashi Miike, one great *** director, if youre over 18, watch Ichi the Killer, the gorest movie ever, this movie made Kill Bill look like Singing in the Rain

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I hope they keep the original voice acting, but there may not be enough room on the disc. I recall hearing something about a *possible* collector's addition on the Hot Spot, but so far, it doesn't seem like it's going to come into light. I was really looking forward to this game, but unless it scores in the nines, I may just boycott it if there is no option to hear the original Japanese voice acting.

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What are you talking about Ryosagi? If you can read and it has english subtitles then anybody should be able to understand it just fine. I mean I watched the short film with subtitles and understood it just as much as if it had English voice acting.

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*Rachael. Great story Brandon

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Is this the same DVD movie that was released on Playasia.com (but put under its Japanese title name)?

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Kravyn81 Where's the friggin' link??? Go to google and look it up Not that hard XD << LINK REMOVED >> thats the sega site with a link yo the Yakuza page... << LINK REMOVED >> there is a direct link to the Yakuza page posted by tomorrowsdeead

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"I hope the game is subtitled in english.. because translations suck" You do know that if it isn't translated, you wouldn't even be able to understand it, right? As if you bought the Japanese version with no English ANYTHING on there...

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should be cool

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Where's the friggin' link???

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Miike is God.

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Ahhh. Good ol' Miike. Just when I think humanity has topped it's debauchery level, Miike goes 800 steps further. (Except for Andromida. That was just terrible.)

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Miike and Yakuza work very well. Gamespot not posting a link is just stupid on their part but I'm sure we'll find ways to acquire it in due time. I'll go check out a videogame journalism website for more info.

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But WHERE IS the site on the article? Shouldn't it be mentioned in the main text? Anyway kool film and game.

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Just checked it out.... it's pretty damn well-made... also, quite violent... :(

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I doubit they could have M rated game, so prolly R rated short movie

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thats cool

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its really good, if the other three episodes are this long they will have a good length short on there hands. Pretty blooding during the gun fight on the streets.

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I watched it, it was very good and looks like it will get better as it goes along. Here's the Site (Thanks for not providing the link GS): << LINK REMOVED >>

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ok, that took all but 30 secs. << LINK REMOVED >> thats the sega site with a link yo the Yakuza page... << LINK REMOVED >> there is a direct link to the Yakuza page

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i think they didnt post a link because it requires you to be over 18 to veiw the movie. Google it, or try youtube in a few days. I'm going to the european site now.

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I must see this movie!!!

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no site

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Yeah, theres no link on this page at all.

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did i miss it or did they not give a site

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interesting

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Cool

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WOW Its Just like the GTA SA having its Prequel Movie and this i FREE!!

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