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You can see what he looks like here:

https://yakuza.fandom.com/wiki/Pleasure_King

This is 100% a man who enjoys dressing like a woman. And also despises women.

In one scene we see him being sisterly and reassuring towards one of his sex workers. She's comforted and vows to "work even harder!" The moment she walks away he turns to his chief goon, speaks about the sex worker in very brutal, derogatory language, and arranges for her to be sold on to some terrible people.

You can see what he looks like here: https://yakuza.fandom.com/wiki/Pleasure_King This is 100% a man who enjoys dressing like a woman. And also despises women. In one scene we see him being sisterly and reassuring towards one of his sex workers. She's comforted and vows to "work even harder!" The moment she walks away he turns to his chief goon, speaks about the sex worker in very brutal, derogatory language, and arranges for her to be sold on to some terrible people.

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I love how it also dispells the notion of drag queens as harmless little gay men who just want to perform.

From the look of the screen shot, I'm assuming this is a PS2 era game? I'm sure the gamer bros would MELT DOWN if this character was released today! LOL

The game's originally from 2015, but it's been ported a few times; it just looks a bit rough.

💯 Pleasure King is one of the most accurate TIMs I've ever seen in any form of media. It's just too bad that RGG started cutting ~transphobic~ content from earlier games, and omitting it entirely for newer releases, after Y0 gave the series a boost in the West. These days the only trans-related content that makes the final cut in Yakuza games is effeminate HSTS whose issues the protags (ex-Yakuza, for anyone unfamiliar with the series) are always super sympathetic to.