1 user

Judgment (2018)

Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon (original title)
We have followed Kazuma Kiryu through his journey to solve mysteries, save a little girl and protect an orphanage through the Yakuza series. Judge Eyes is set in the Yakuza universe in a ... See full summary »
4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Takuya Kimura ... Takayuki Yagami (voice)
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Mitsuru Kuroiwa (voice)
Pierre Taki ... Kyohei Hamura (voice)
Ken'ichi Takitô Ken'ichi Takitô ... Kazuya Ayabe (voice) (as Kenichi Takito)
Akira Nakao ... Ryuzo Genda (voice)
Shinshu Fuji Shinshu Fuji ... Masahiro Kaito (voice)
Takuya Kirimoto Takuya Kirimoto ... Masamichi Shintani (voice)
Yûko Kaida ... Saori Shirosaki (voice) (as Yuhko Kaida)
Yu Hayashi Yu Hayashi ... Issei Hoshino (voice) (as Yuu Hayashi)
Junta Terashima Junta Terashima ... Fumiya Sugiura (voice)
Risa Shimizu Risa Shimizu ... Mafuyu Fujii (voice)
Tsuguo Mogami Tsuguo Mogami ... Keigo Izumida (voice)
Tetsu Shiratori Tetsu Shiratori ... Ko Hattori (voice)
Yoshihisa Kawahara Yoshihisa Kawahara ... Toru Higashi (voice)
Shôhei Kajikawa Shôhei Kajikawa ... Kengo (voice)

Photos We Love From Our Favorite Video Games

Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. See our Video Games Guide for more.

See the full gallery

Learn more

More Like This 

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Video Game 2016)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Kiryu takes Haruto to the last place Haruka was spotted. There, a new and merciless world of Yakuza awaits the unlikely pair.

Director: Hiroyuki Sakamoto
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Rie Kugimiya, Tatsuya Fujiwara
Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Video Game 2017)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Kazuma Kiryu is called back to Kamurocho and tasked with finding a new chairman for the Tojo Clan, which brings him into conflict with the legendary 'Dragon Of Kansai'.

Directors: Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Toshihiro Nagoshi
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Aya Hisakawa, Satoshi Tokushige
Yakuza Kiwami (Video Game 2016)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Kazuma Kiryu is demoted from his clan after taking the blame for his boss's murder. After a decade in prison, Kiryu sets out in search for his old friends who have gone missing.

Directors: Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Koji Yoshida, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Rie Kugimiya, Kazuhiro Nakaya
Yakuza 3 (Video Game 2009)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Politicians are conspiring to take away Kazuma's land. A person whom Kazuma believed dead has returned, and Kazuma finds himself in the middle of a battle between organized crime divisions.

Director: Daisuke Sato
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Shidô Nakamura
Yakuza 0 (Video Game 2015)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Kiryu and Majima, both Yakuza's who are in different cities in Japan in 1988, as the fate of the two characters become intertwined in a gritty, violent, and often touching narrative.

Directors: Kazuki Hosokawa, Toshihiro Nagoshi
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Hidenari Ugaki, Kazuhiro Nakaya
Yakuza 4 (Video Game 2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In 1985 18 men were shot dead in a ramen shop. This event marked a turning point for the Ueno Seiwa clan, but the truth behind the incident has remained hidden. In 2010 four men, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Orihara
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Kôichi Yamadera, Rikiya Koyama
Yakuza 5 (Video Game 2012)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story begins in Fukuoka with Daigo Dojima having met with Tadashi Madarame, the patriarch of the local clan. Daigo then leaves to meet discreetly with Kazuma Kiryu who now lives under ... See full summary »

Directors: Kazuki Hosokawa, Masayoshi Yokoyama, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Kôichi Yamadera, Rie Kugimiya
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kenshiro, the successor of the Isshi Souden no Ansatsuken and Hokuto Shinken martial arts styles searched for "Eden," the city where Yuria his beloved fiancee was said to have been heading.

Directors: Jun Orihara, Nobuhiro Suzuki, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kenta Miyake
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Video Game 2020)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level Yakuza member looking to prove his self-worth, and follows him and his motley crew of unlikely allies as they attempt to rise from rags to riches in this modern human drama.

Director: Toshihiro Nagoshi
Stars: Greg Chun, Elizabeth Maxwell, Andrew Morgado
Yakuza (Video Game 2005)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Kiryu Kazuma was brought up in the Sunflower Orphanage, and has been protected since his childhood by a lieutenant of the Dojima Family, affiliated with the Tokyo-based Tojo Clan of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Ryuta Ueda
Stars: Darryl Kurylo, Michael Rosenbaum, Eliza Dushku
Yakuza 2 (Video Game 2006)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

One year has passed since Kazuma Kiryu, "yakuza with the heart of gold", defeated his biggest adversary. Despite this victory, Kazuma has lost more than he had ever imagined. But events ... See full summary »

Directors: Ryuta Ueda, Toshihiro Nagoshi
Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Yû Daiki, Satoshi Tokushige
Devil May Cry 5 (Video Game 2019)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Years have passed since the legions of hell have set foot in this world, but now a new demonic invasion has begun, and humanity's last hope will rest in the hands of three lone demon hunters, each offering a radically different play style.

Director: Hideaki Itsuno
Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Brian Hanford, Reuben Langdon


We have followed Kazuma Kiryu through his journey to solve mysteries, save a little girl and protect an orphanage through the Yakuza series. Judge Eyes is set in the Yakuza universe in a fictional depiction of Kabukicho and we now follow a detective that has had a shady past through his own story in this universe. Instead of seeing things on the Yakuza side, we see things in the eyes of the law. Written by Kazuki Takahashi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

japan | tokyo japan | open world | See All (3) »


M | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Follows Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (2016) See more »

User Reviews

It succeeds to be everything the GTA franchise failed to be
2 January 2020 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

Judgment is the most immersive, detailed and creative action-adventure video game I have ever come across. It manages to be everything games such as Grand Theft Auto V attempted but ultimately failed to be. It features a fascinating limited open world environment in a fictional suburb of Tokyo where the protagonist can eat and drink in numerous restaurants, befriend cooks, hostesses and journalists, play baseball, darts and poker or participate in drone races to only mention a few elements.

The main plot revolves around a grisly series of murders when three thugs are found brutally assassinated and with their eyes taken out. Former attorney turned private detective Yagami Takayuki starts investigating with former colleague Shintani Masamichi to bail out Yakuza captain Hamura Kyohei. They are able to prove the captain's innocence but are trying to find the real murderer. The duo uncovers a web of lies and an abominable conspiracy involving scientists, politicians and the police. The closer they get to know the truth, the more resistance they face and have to deal with terrible consequences.

The game convinces on numerous levels. The protagonist is creative, empathic, tough and truly intriguing. The side characters such as the selfish captain, the disillusioned head of a Yakuza family and a crooked cop with a surprisingly intact moral compass are also very fascinating. The main plot is detailed, mysterious and surprising through thirteen intense chapters. The side stories are short and entertaining and involve unfaithful lovers, missing cats and criminals on the run. The game isn't always sinister and serious but also includes romantic and humorous elements. The protagonist can even date four different characters and make them his girlfriends including an optimistic but naive pop idol, a shy student tormented by perverts, a prosperous office worker with a difficult past and a worried clairvoyant who works for the Yakuza. The settings vary from abandoned love hotels over sophistiacted laboratories to hidden sewer tunnels. The powerful soundtrack always underlines the video game's atmosphere perfectly. The visual effects are stunning and make you feel as if you were in a movie. The controls are accurate and never too challenging to handle. The game has an elevated long-term fun factor as it takes about fifty hours just to get through the main plot but offers another thirty to fifty hours to complete all possible side quests. This game truly offers value for money without ever getting redundant.

There are obviously a few elements that could still be improved. The numerous fight sequences end up being slightly exhausting because they are slightly repetitive and simplistic. The investigative techniques could be more challenging, detailed and diversified. However, these are only minor complaints as Judgment is certainly the best game of its genre and in general one of the greatest video games ever created. If veteran company Sega ever released a sequel, I would buy it on the very first day of release at full price without any hesitation. This game is recommended to anyone who likes video games, regardless of age and experience.

Forget about Grand Theft Auto V and give Judgment a fair try. Once you have been immersed into its fascinating universe, you won't be able to escape it for weeks and months to come. This game offers diversified entertainment of the greatest kind.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site





Release Date:

25 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Judgement See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.

Recently Viewed