Hiroki Awano was one of the Lieutenants of the Dojima Family, he was a Tojo Clan Subsidiary and the Patriarch of the Taihei Association.
Voiced by: Riki Takeuchi
Awano is a man of leisure who often finds himself going with the flow rather than fighting against the rising tide. However, beneath his laconic exterior is a cunning man, skilled in gathering information and making good on the Dojima Family's threats.
Yakuza 0 Edit
Awano is likely in his 40s.
His attire is a purple designer jacket with a black turtleneck and a small gold chain. He wears basic black suit pants and shined black shoes.
His irezumi is Momotaro.
Unlike Kuze or Shibusawa, who both take the yakuza seriously, Awano reveals that he revels in living the high life of the 1980's (golfing, nice women, drugs, etc.) and primarily became a yakuza to live luxuriously.
Despite this he is quite cunning and ruthless underneath the laidback an carefree air he presents.
Fighting Style Edit
Awano has the fighting style of a thug. His attacks are mainly jabs, wide swings, and a flip kick.
He proves to be quite a powerful individual as one of his QTEs show him punching a wall hard enough to crack it without even injuring his own hand.
- Awano's tattoo may possibly be a nod to Takeuchi's role as Seiji in the movie Kikoku since he has a similar Momotaro tattoo.
- Awano's signature purple suit jacket was originally meant to be yellow, but was later changed to purple based on his voice actor's suggestion since he believed that the previous color "didn't properly mirror the atmosphere of the bubble era".
- His face has been modeled after his voice actor, Riki Takeuchi.