Essence of Fandom: Like a Dragon & Yakuza Experience Announced for Anime Expo 2024

    Featuring special guests and fun activities for Like a Dragon / Yakuza fans.

    SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced the Essence of Fandom: Like a Dragon & Yakuza Experience event will be held at Anime Expo 2024. Series chief producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto will be attending the event alongside Kazuhiro Nakaya, the Japanese voice actor for Ichiban Kasuga and Akira Nishikiyama. 

    The next Like a Dragon game is currently in development, and auditions for the game’s “Minato Girls” is opening soon in Japan. It make take a while before the game is formally revealed by SEGA, but fans can celebrate Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and the entire series up to this point at Anime Expo 2024.

    Essence of Fandom: Like a Dragon & Yakuza Experience Event Details

    The Essence of Fandom: Like a Dragon & Yakuza Experience event will be held at  Lounge 21 during Anime Expo 2024 on July 6, starting at 8:00 p.m. PST. VampyBitMe will host the event with themed activities and special guests, including Sakamoto and Nakaya.

    Fans can sing along to their favorite tunes from the series in the Ichiban Karaoke Competition invitational featuring other special guests. There will also be photo opportunities with cosplayers, special gifts to attendees while supplies last, and so much more.

    Here’s a breakdown of the event and requirements for entry, courtesy of SEGA: 

    • Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024  
    • Time: 8:00pm – 2:00am PST
    • Location: Lounge 21 – Los Angeles Convention Center Concourse Hall
    • Entry: 
      • Saturday Anime Expo access via 1-day or 4-day pass required for entry and a separate ticket to Essence of Fandom is also required for entry. 
      • Tickets for Essence of Fandom: Like a Dragon & Yakuza Experience will go on sale on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 12pm PST at $20 per person and are limited to 650. 
    • This is a 21+ event requiring a valid government-issued photo ID

    Further details about the event, including ticket sales, will be revealed at a later date on RGG Studio’s official Twitter account.

    Lastly, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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