Yakuza Disco Minigame / Friday Night

Yakuza Disco Minigame / Friday Night

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Yakuza Disco Minigame refers to a dancing minigame in the 2015 video game Yakuza 0. Following the release of the game, the clips of main protagonist Kazuma Kiryu dancing, particularly those in which he dances with characters Nishiki and Goro Majima, gained popularity online as reactions and in edits, with the disco song "Friday Night" becoming a popular reference among the fanbase. Memes are sometimes combined with the characters exchanging dialogue about it finally being a Friday night, an homage to JJBA's It's Finally a Friday meme.

Origin

In 2015 video game Yakuza 0, there is a dance minigame players are tasked with completing a rhythm game while the main protagonist Kazuma Kiryu dances. The song "Friday Night" is one of the music options in the minigame (shown below).



Spread

The scene gained popularity within the Yakuza fandom. For example, on November 4th, 2016, Tumblr[1] user essence-of-armbarring posted several GIFs of the scene in appreciation of the moment. On February 1st, 2018, YouTuber Pascy posted a remix of the scene set to the theme from Devilman Crybaby, gaining over 730,000 views (shown below).



On November 2nd, 2018, Twitter[2] user @CorndogNinja posted a Finally It's Friday JoJo's Bizarre Adventure meme that used images of Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima and a clip of them dancing to "Friday Night." The post received over 1,400 retweets and 2,500 likes in three years and later achieved cult status with multiple reposts. For example, on November 9th, 2018, iFunny user boggart[3] reposted the video, gaining over 5,400 smiles.

On August 23rd, 2019, gimmick Twitter[5] account @YakuzaFriday was created, tweeting the video every Friday. The account accumulated over 96,000 followers in two years.

The scene has also been turned into an exploitable which features other characters. For example, on May 22nd, 2020, Twitter user @CoreyLaddo[5] posted an exploitable edit featuring G Man, gaining over 8,000 retweets and 25,000 likes (shown below, left). On July 10th, 2020, Twitter user @KinoFabino[6] posted a Finally It's Friday meme using Deus Ex characters which gained over 360 retweets and 1,700 likes (shown below, right).


Corey @CoreyLaddo It is finally here, Dr. Freeman. Yes... Friday night.. 2:31 PM · May 22, 2020 · Twitter Web App Bro, it is friday night Friday night... (Friday Night)

It's Finally a Friday

It's Finally A Friday is an exploitable image based on a dialogue from the Japanese manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Notable for its awkward and dramatic manner in which the characters celebrate the end of a work week, the three-pane cut is usually edited with custom caption to convey relief at the end of a long wait for a highly anticipated event.


its Finally a Friday JoJo Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusades its finally Friday original image

Various Examples


MaRu Lord_Friieeza @friieeza It is finally here, Cell... Yes... Friday night... #fridaynight #DragonBallZ #yakuza0 君 10:05 PM · Jun 5, 2020 · Twitter Web App Yams @BaggyYams It is finally here... Yes... Friday Night. 5:53 PM · May 29, 2020 · Twitter Web App





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External References

[1] Tumblr – essence-of-armbarring

[2] Twitter – "":https://twitter.com/CorndogNinja/status/1058544148817440769

[3] iFunny – boggart

[4] Twitter – @YakuzaFriday

[5] Twitter – coreyladdo

[6] Twitter – kinofabino

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