SEGA has released a video interview on YouTube with Riki Takeuchi. Takeuchi plays the role of Shinsengumi Captain of the Fifth Division “Takeda Kanryusai” in Like a Dragon: Ishin!, (releasing 2/22/2023 (Wed) on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Steam).
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In the interview, Takeuchi jokes and shares his thoughts on topics such as reappearing in a Like a Dragon title after 8 years, and what it was like playing the unusual Takeda. Be sure to check out this video full of Takeuchi’s signature wit.
Takeda Kanryusai, played by Riki Takeuchi Shinsengumi Captain of the Fifth Division
A commander who has mastered Koshu-style military tactics and excels at leading his subordinates in group battles. He rarely puts himself at the forefront of the battle, but his swordsmanship is
excellent. The members of the Fifth Division are often “training” alone with Takeda, but not a single one of them will talk about what goes on during these sessions.