Serena (セレナ), known as New Serena (ニューセレナ nyū serena) from Yakuza 3 onwards, is a bar located on Tenkaichi Street in Kamurocho. It commonly serves as a safe haven for Kazuma Kiryu and his friends, with its back room acting as a hideout.

History[edit | edit source]

Serena was established (or purchased) by Reina sometime in or before 1988. Kazuma Kiryu and Akira "Nishiki" Nishikiyama became regulars after joining the Tojo Clan and moving to Kamurocho.

Yakuza 0[edit | edit source]

Set in 1988, 7 years before the first chapter of the first game, Yakuza 0 reveals that the one who introduced Kiryu to Serena was actually Jun Oda who recommended he go there. There, Kiryu met Nishiki there and discovered he was a regular, and this is where Kiryu first met Reina.

Later in the game, during Goro Majima's storyline, he fights Nishiki in Serena, with Reina providing Nishiki assistance in the battle.

Like a Dragon: Prologue[edit | edit source]

In Like a Dragon: Prologue in 1990, Kiryu's and Nishiki's childhood friend Yumi Sawamura becomes a hostess at Serena.

Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami[edit | edit source]

Kiryu, Nishiki and Yumi continue to patronize Serena regularly. This all changes on the night of October 1, 1995, when Sohei Dojima is killed by Nishiki. This causes Yumi to lose her memory and Kiryu to take the fall and go to prison. Ten years later, after Kiryu's release, he comes back to Serena to look for Yumi, not knowing that Reina is secretly working with Nishiki to find and track Kiryu.

Yakuza 2[edit | edit source]

During the events of Yakuza 2/Yakuza Kiwami 2 Serena is shown to be abandoned. Kiryu uses it as a hideout, using it to care for an injured Kaoru Sayama.

Yakuza 3[edit | edit source]

The bar is bought and reopened under the name New Serena by an unnamed woman (given the name "Mariko" in the original English-language release on PlayStation 3).

Yakuza 4[edit | edit source]

Makoto Date lends a helping hand, as the owner was absent to attend to her family. A space two floors above in the same building serves as the office of Sky Finance, a credit company owned by Shun Akiyama.

Yakuza 5[edit | edit source]

New Serena briefly serves as the main protagonists' base of operations, similar to Yakuza 4. Just prior to the finale, as well as in Premium Adventure, the four inactive protagonists will be in the bar. Each one can be switched to by interacting with them.

Yakuza 6[edit | edit source]

New Serena is still shown to be under the mama's ownership.

Yakuza: Dead Souls[edit | edit source]

During the zombie outbreak, Akiyama brings a feverish Hana here to rest. When he returns, the bar has been ransacked and Hana kidnapped.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon[edit | edit source]

New Serena is still in operation during the events of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and is still attended by Makoto Date. He allows Ichiban's party to use it as home base while they are in Kamurocho.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In a number of Yakuza games, Serena serves as the location that the game's finale is launched from.
  • When photos are taken from within Serena in Yakuza 6, there is a chance that an image of Nishikiyama as a ghost will appear in them.

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Yakuza Kiwami[edit | edit source]

Yakuza 6[edit | edit source]

Yakuza Kiwami 2[edit | edit source]

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