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Koichi Adachi (足立 宏一, Adachi Kōichi) is a one of seven playable characters appeared in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. He is a former police officer and driving instructor with the Kanagawa Prefectural Police.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Adachi has a heavy build and graying, slicked back hair. He wears a blue bomber jacket over white T-shirt, a pair of fingerless leather gloves, khaki pants, and a pair of lace-up sneakers.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Adachi appears as a somewhat knowledgeable person, as his past career enables him to get the grips of the criminal underworld. Being a former police officer, he's able to piece together information that the party receives to form a solid hypothesis. However, on the flip side, he's terrible with money, as he admits to spend it on drinks and women.
Background[edit | edit source]
Adachi was originally a police officer in Kanagawa Prefecture, however, he was unreasonably demoted by Juro Horinouchi to the DMV and began work as driving instructor. After helping Ichiban crash an Omi Alliance meeting in order to see his former patriarch, Adachi was fired from the department, robbing him of his pension just a short while before he had planned to retire.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
Yakuza: Like a Dragon: 2000-2019[edit | edit source]
Adachi first appears after Ichiban Kasuga is released from prison in 2019. Upon informing Ichiban that he knows about his false imprisonment, he insists that the two of them need to go to Isezaki Ijincho in order to uncover the entire truth surrounding the aforementioned incident. Ichiban, freshly out of jail, insists that Adachi stop digging around in the past, and leave him alone. However, Adachi insists on following Kasuga, and tells him about how the state of the yakuza world has shifted: The Tojo Clan having fallen, and the Omi Alliance taking its place at the hands of traitor Masumi Arakawa, Ichiban's old boss.
Refusing to believe such a thing is true, Adachi lets Ichiban go to Kamurocho to see for himself the changes that have taken place since his imprisonment. After Ichiban sees how drastically different things are in the city, Adachi meets back up with him, explaining that his superior, Juro Horinouchi had taken a bribe from the Omi in order to help wipe the Tojo Clan from Kamurocho, leaving it open for the opposing clan to move in and take their place. He gives Kasuga a cell phone and helps him break into an Omi Alliance officers meeting later that night, where the latter is shot by Arakawa, separating the two once again.
They meet up again in Chapter 4 when Adachi sneaks into Hamako's place to wake Ichiban, who is now accompanied by Nanba. Revealing that the stunt him and Kasuga pulled in Kamurocho led him to lose his job, and that the reason he's following the former yakuza around is to get revenge on Horinouchi, the three search for a job.
For the rest of the game Adachi accompanies Ichiban, along with the ever growing party (as Ichiban insists on calling it), in order to get to the bottom of the truth of the Kamurocho 3K Plan, and all the incidents surrounding it.
Fighting Style[edit | edit source]
Being a former detective with years of experience under his belt, Adachi is well-versed in all manner close-quarters fighting. His "Detective" job has him use a makeshift police baton in combat which can double as a club. He can easily disarm people from their weapons in one fell swoop. Being the party member with highest health and defense next to Kasuga, Adachi naturally falls into the role of the resident tank of the party. Adachi has skills that can also inflict "Rage" on his opponents, which allows him to influence enemy aggro towards himself to keep his fellow party members safe.