Kazuma Kiryu Joins Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will feature a number of Sega characters, including Beat from Jet Set Radio and Sonic & Tails, from Sonic the Hedgehog. However, I don’t think any of them are as bizarre as Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, getting into a ball, rolling down the track, and Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza series.
Kiryu chooses to eat bananas and instead picks up Staminans as he moves around, enjoying the series’ signature energy drink.
This seems like something Kiryu would do every day. Perhaps the guitar chord is a sign that Kiryu accidentally fell into a substory. A monkey-clad man explains to Kiryu about Monkey Ball’s high-stakes world. Kiryu initially is skeptical and wants to get out of the situation. But when the man in the monkey costume explains both the joy of victory and the pain of defeat, Kiryu cannot help but be drawn in.