Yu Nanba (難波 悠, Nanba Yū) is a character in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. He is one of Ichiban Kasuga's battle team members.

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Appearance Edit

Nanba has a scruffy appearance, with thick hair and a stubble.

Attire Edit

Nanba wears winter clothing, consisting of a pair of boots, a pair of gray pants, two layers of jacket, a pair of gloves, and a scarf, as well as a pair of black-framed glasses.

Personality Edit

Background Edit

A former doctor, Nanba lost his license after caught channeling drugs to the black market, and now spends his life as a poor homeless in Isezaki Ijincho.

Involvement Edit

Yakuza: Like a Dragon: 2000-2019 Edit

Nanba first comes across Ichiban Kasuga having been dumped and left for dead in Isezaki Ijincho. As a former nurse, he stitches up Kasuga's gunshot wound inflicted by Masumi Arakawa.

Fighting Style Edit

Nanba is able to fight using special attacks like breathing fire using strong alcohol and throwing beans at enemies to entice pigeons to attack them. The developers described the former move as being the embodiment of the term "Like a Dragon," as the Yakuza series is known in Japan.[1]


  1. 「龍が如く7 光と闇の行方」発表会レポート。シリーズで培ったアクションをコマンド入力式のバトルへと昇華。仲間との絆を描く物語にも注目 - (in Japanese). 29 Aug 2019. Retrieved 17 Sep 2019.


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