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Cosplay Wednesday – Yakuza’s Kazuma Kiryu


The Yakuza series continues its reign in the West with the upcoming release of Yakuza Kiwami 2. In honor of this game, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a spot-on cosplay of Kazuma Kiryu.

German cosplayer Pumkin-Portfolio (aka Miette Amalie) “crossplays” as the manly Kazuma Kiryu in her rendition of the Dragon of Dojima. The costumes, wigs and makeup in these renditions are from Yakuza Kenzan! (as Kazumanosuke Kiryu), Yakuza 0 as “-Judgement Kazzy-”, and Yakuza 3’s Okinawa outfit. She also got a chance to try her hand at a “Dia de los Muertos” version of this legend.

Credit goes to the_whispering, dreamfeather, and Ryu__x3 for the photos.

Yakuza Kazuma Kiryu Cosplay

You can find Pumkin-Portfolio on DeviantArt here and Twitter here.

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Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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