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Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Attire[edit | edit source]
Hamura wears a white suit over a black shirt, a pair of white dress pants and a pair of black leather loafers.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Hamura appears to be an egocentric person and appears to be the opposite of his patriarch: valuing force better than reason.
Involvement[edit | edit source]
Judgment: 2018[edit | edit source]
Hamura is initially suspected of murdering a Kyorei Clan yakuza, following an altercation between himself and two lesser Kyorei Clan members at Club Amour. The charges are successfully overturned by Masamichi Shintani, a lawyer from the Genda Law Office, along with the help of Yagami.
Following his acquittal, Hamura warns Yagami to not to dig deeper about the case. With Yagami's refusal to drop the case, Hamura resorts to beating down Yagami at Cafe Alps. Yagami narrowly escapes death at the hands of Hamura and Kengo thanks to a masked man's interference. He orders Toru Higashi to raid Yagami's office in another attempt to intimidate him into backing down.
In an attempt to get back at Hamura for his suspected part in the Kyorei Clan murders, a Matsugane family member - thought to be Hamura by the killer - is shot and killed, which prompts Yagami eventually discovers Hamura's current whereabouts: a secret cho-han parlor in the Champion District.
Yagami and Kaito infiltrate the secret cho-han parlor in order to confront Hamura. Within a few minutes of arriving the group find Hamura at a cho-han table. After approaching him, a fight breaks out, resulting in Hamura's defeat. But before Yagami can get any information from him, members of the Matsugane family start the cho-han parlor on fire, snatching their captain before tossing a grenade at Yagami and Kaito. The two manage to duck behind the bar before the explosion, and they make their way out of the wreckage.
In Chapter 10, Yagami and Kaito attempt to lure out Hamura by having Yagami show up at various Matsugane establishments, knowing full well that they were on the hunt for him. Eventually Hamura makes an appearance, along with Mastugane, an encounter which leads to Kaito being shot, and Yagamiforced to infiltrate Mastugane headquarters in order to rescue him. After breaking into the HQ and defeating Hamura, yagami, Kaito, and Matsugane bring the captain to Hanroumen, the cabaret owned by Kajihira. It is there that Yagami is able to interrogate Hamura about the Mole, in order to find him and prove Ayabe's innocnece, and stop the continual murders.
Hamura reveals everything to Yagami about the Mole, save his name. He reveals the Mole's beginnings as a member of the police, being mentored under an informant for the Tojo clan. When his mentor passed, the Mole took up his place. At first he worked simply as an informant, swapping information with the Tojo clan for leads on cases, allowing him to swiftly climb the ranks of the Tokyo PD. Not long before the Hashiki incident, the Mole had approached Hamura saying that he was now open to taking hits for cash. It wasn't long before Hamura received a mark: Hashiki, the vice director of the ADDC. Hashiki was coming very close to the truth about AD-9, and one evening while he was out drinking with Shono, Hashiki got into an argument with a man in a black raincoat, later identified as the Mole. He was found beaten to the point of near death, succumbing to his injuries after being in a coma for 3 weeks. When Yagami was first examining the case, it was Kaito who suggested that the fact that the death didn't look like a hit meant it was done by a professional.
Hamura also confirmed Yagami's suspicions about the other murders; All of the victims whose eyes were gouged out had been experimented on by Dr. Shono, given a dose of AD-9 regardless of the fact that Shono knew it would kill them. At some point after receiving the dose, the victims' eyes were gouged out by the Mole.
Fighting Style[edit | edit source]
Hamura makes use of a boxing-based fighting style. He is mostly seen utilizing guns as his primary weapon, as despite his position, he isn't particularly strong in hand-to-hand combat. He generally relies on his right hand man Kojiro Ozaki (and to a lesser extent, Kengo) when it comes to combat.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Due to Pierre Taki's drug-related charges, Hamura's model and voice were replaced for the Western release of Judgment. His new voice actor, Miou Tanaka, previously voiced Akinobu Uematsu in Yakuza Kiwami 2 and later Yosuke Tendo in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
- Hamura's moveset is identical to Yahata's from Yakuza 5.