Daisaku Kuze (Render)
I'll let you in on a little something. The yakuza game, it's not like boxing. The man who gets beat down isn't the loser. The guy who can't tough it out to the end, he's the one who loses. Eh? Don't ya think?
~ Kuze to Kiryu


Daisaku Kuze (久瀬 大作, Kuze Daisaku) is an antagonist in Yakuza 0. He is one of the three Dojima Family lieutenants alongside Hiroki Awano and Keiji Shibusawa.

He is played by and modeled after famous Japanese actor Hitoshi Ozawa.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-A physically, higher with melee weapons and brass knuckles

Name: Daisaku Kuze

Origin: Yakuza

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Human, Yakuza, Dojima Family lieutenant, patriarch of the Kenno Clan

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman Speed, Expert boxer, Aura, Statistics Amplification and Rage Power (With Heat Mode), Weapon Mastery (Exceptionally skilled in using melee weapons like pipes and knuckles), Vehicular Mastery (Also exceptionally skilled with bikes), Extreme Pain Tolerance

Attack Potency: Small Building level (Capable of contending with Kiryu and fought against him 5 times in a row, but ultimately lost in all of them), higher with melee weapons and brass knuckles

Speed: Subsonic with Hypersonic combat speed and reactions (Can easily keep up with Kiryu)

Lifting Strength: Class 5

Striking Strength: Small Building Class

Durability: Small Building level (Can take hits from Kiryu and still keep coming back for more. Also survived being rammed over by a car without a single injury)

Stamina: Incredibly high (Survived multiple beatdowns from Kiryu and remained standing as if nothing happened to him)

Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with pipe

Standard Equipment: Brass knuckles, pipe

Intelligence: Above Average (Is an extremely skilled boxer thanks to his former career as an athlete and could easily parry Kiryu's blows with his own without the need to think it through)

Weaknesses: Standard human weaknesses. Extremely arrogant and prideful and refuses to stop fighting even if it means risking his own life for the sake of his own pride.

Notable Attacks/Techniques: His fighting style is primarily boxing along with rare kick attacks. In the second fight, he uses a pipe with attacks breaking guard. The last fight has him start off with his heat mode.

Theme song

Yakuza OST - Kuze Theme Full Version (Pledge of Demon Extended)

Yakuza OST - Kuze Theme Full Version (Pledge of Demon Extended)

Kuze's primary theme

Yakuza OST - 39 閻魔の誓い

Yakuza OST - 39 閻魔の誓い

Kuze's second theme



Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

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