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Judgment PC mod restores ‘disgraced’ original Hamura actor

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A Judgment PC mod restores the original actor for Captain Hamura in the Yakuza spin-off game after he was removed following drug charges in Japan.

The surprise arrival of Judgment on PC along with its sequel, Lost Judgment, has opened the door to a variety of user-made tweaks, and this one was always likely to be on the cards.

The news of a Judgment actor change at the time of the game’s release was rather dramatic. Pierre Taki, the original Japanese voice actor and likeness for Kyohei Hamura – one of the action game’s most prominent characters – was pulled entirely from the game in dramatic fashion after admitting to cocaine use.

Drug use carries much stronger weight in Japanese culture than in many western countries, with several famous figures becoming essentially ‘persona non grata’ after being found to have used illegal substances.

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