Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Ichiban Kasuga Character Guide

Character Guide for Ichiban Kasuga in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, including a character overview, recommended jobs and techniques.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Ichiban Kasuga Character Guide

Ichiban Kasuga

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Ichiban Kasuga Character Guide

Ichiban Kasuga Character Profile

Ichiban Kasuga is the main protagonist of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Kasuga has a dragon tattoo on his back that earned him “The Dragon of Rock Bottom” nickname. He used to work under the Yakuza clan patriarch, Tojo Clan’s Masumi Arakawa. After 18 years of imprisonment, he got released from his sentence and returned to his family. He got disowned and disposed after returning to his former clan. After the incident, Kasuga sets out on his journey to uncover the truth while facing other clans and gangsters starting in Ijincho, Yokohama.

Ichiban Kasuga is your starting character in the game. He is voiced by Kazuhiro Nakaya (JP) and Kaiji Tang (EN).

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Ichiban Kasuga Best Jobs

Here are the jobs accessible to the character organized by requirement:

All Character Best Jobs

Available Job Requirement Battle Style
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - FreelancerFreelancer
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Unlocked in Chapter 4
  • First character-specific job.
  • Attack enemies using blunt attacks and high speed moves, including wrestling moves.
  • Allows the use of the terrain and party-based moves.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - HeroHero
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Unlocked in Chapter 4
  • Second character-specific job.
  • Attack enemies using bat weapons.
  • Allows the use of the offensive and healing skills.
  • Recommended Job for Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - BodyguardBodyguard
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Attack using Katana weapons.
  • Allows the use hard-hitting attacks and skills that also cost the user’s HP
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - HostHost
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Style Level 3 or higher
  • Attack using liquor bottle weapons.
  • Allows the use of service-related skills to steal from enemies or support the party.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - BreakerBreaker
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Attack using chain anklet weapons.
  • Allows the use of dance-based to damage enemies and buff  the attack stat of allies.
  • Recommended Job for Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - ForemanForeman
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Charisma Level 3 or higher
  • Attack using demolition hammer weapons.
  • Allows the use of heavy-hitting skills and crushed objects to hurt enemies.
  • Recommended Job for Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - MusicianMusician
  • Level 15 or higher
  • Kindness Level 5 or higher
  • Attack using guitar weapons.
  • Allows the use of music to boost allies and reduce fighting spirit of enemies.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - ChefChef
  • Level 15 or higher
  • Passion Level 5 or higher
  • Attack using cooking utensil weapons.
  • Allows the use of cooking methods to hurt enemies such as flames and cutlery.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - EnforcerEnforcer
  • Level 20 or higher
  • Confidence Level 7 or higher
  • Attack using riot shield and baton weapons.
  • Allows the use of shields to protect allies.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - FortunetellerFortuneteller
  • Level 20 or higher
  • Intellect Level 7 or higher
  • Attack using fortune-telling gemstone weapons.
  • Allows the use of fortune telling skills to inflict status ailments.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Devil Rocker (DLC)Devil Rocker (DLC)
  • Level 1 or higher
  • Confidence Level 8 or higher
  • Attack using electric guitar weapons.
  • Allows the use of madness and destructive performance to hurt enemies.
  • Recommended Job for Ichiban Kasuga.

Ichiban Kasuga Best Weapons

Here are the best weapons for each job accessible to the character:

All Best Weapons

Freelancer Best Weapon

Weapon Attack Magic Healing Attribute Bonus Effects
Bare-Handed 81 83 47 Blunt The two lethal weapons that’ll never let you down.

Hero Best Weapon

Weapon Attack Magic Healing Attribute Bonus Effects
Legendary Hero’s Bat 203 126 195 Blunt, Fire This weapon comes with an effect that increases the number of regular attacks.

Ichiban Kasuga Character Skills

Here are the best skills for each job accessible to the character:

All Job Skills

Default Character Skills

Job Skill Level Skill Type MP Skill Description
Exploration Ability: Treasure Hunt
Level 5 Character Skill 15 MP Attempt to brainwash the enemy. If successful, the enemy will drop an item and flee. Has a greater chance of success as Kasuga’s Charisma improves.
Hyper Swagger Level 23 Character Skill 15 MP Attempt to send fear shivering down the enemy’s spine. If successful, the enemy will drop an item and flee. Has a greater chance of success as Kasuga reaches higher levels.
Tag Team: Essence of Mayhem
N/A
Bond Skill 30 MP
A grandiose display of absurdity that damages a single enemy. A deeper bond with your party members makes for a more powerful attack. Members with particular status effects cannot join.

Freelancer Character Skills

Job Skill Job Rank Skill Type MP Skill Description
Exploration Ability: Treasure Hunt
N/A
Character Skill N/A Search for hidden treasures scattered throughout the city. Try pressing the square button any time you find something shiny on the ground.
Hyper Swagger Rank 8 Character Skill 10 MP Kasuga hypes himself up and attunes to the flow of battle, boosting his Evasion and Attack for 2 turns.
Release German Suplex
Rank 24
Character Skill 50 MP
Damage an enemy with a wrestling technique known as a release German Suplex. May instantly knock out the enemy.

Hero Character Skills

Job Skill Job Rank Skill Type MP Skill Description
Peerless Resolve Rank 16 Character Skill 13 MP Kasuga’s tenacity recovers HP and allows him to survive a hit that would otherwise knock him out.
Indomitable Courage Rank 18 Character Skill 45 MP
Removes all allies’ status ailment by demonstrating heroic perseverance. The success rate improves as Kasuga’s Charisma increases.
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