1. That's what I was saying.1. I've been to Osaka before, but I think the main reason they put Japaneses elements in 2077 is because the history of cyberpunk, all those movies, comics and games...
2. That's "Bushido", a traditional Japanese culture invented by Tokugawa Shogunate hundred yrs ago, which means a samurai should be loyal to his superior and that's the main idea of Takemura, Saburo saved his life from poor, he will sacrifice his life in return, right or wrong is one thing, but loyalty is always above all, and that's why people feel for Takemura, a loyal, hard working but stubborn friend...
3. This also happend to Oda too, he agreed to hear from Takemura, he agreed to let you leave the city, but he will never allow you to approach Hanako, even that's the right thing to do...
4. If Takemura leaves Arasaka, he will lose not only his faith but also the charisma of this character.
5. I understand why CDPR wrote him like this, it serves the purpose will, to make him not just a soldier lost his army, but a foreigner lost his country, to be honest, how many players won't help this man willingly?
2. Yes but this is different for the fact that Saburo cheated death. Samurai did leave their masters to become Ronin on the occasion that they are horrible human beings by their standards... They just have to deal with the lifelong shame and bottom caste status.
3. Hanako did not cheat death. Her doing her father's wishes is not the same as cheating death herself. But Oda is different from Goro, Goro has said he often thinks about being a Nomad anyway.
4. Uh no? He could become a Ronin and be free, it would be interesting to help him do mercenary jobs which is what Ronin do. Might be a big weight lifted off his shoulders. He says in the illeged seppuku end (which may not even be seppuku) "I am not a samurai". That segment could just be about him killing yorinobu and then leaving Arasaka, not a message to V. We don't know.
Him being more interesting as still being Arasaka is opinion and depends on storytelling. They could even do two storylines like a light path and a dark path depending on if he leaves Arasaka.
5. I understand possibilities of why they wrote him like that but there is there is no resolution to rescue and extra dialogue with him, so know one knows for sure why they did it. The lack of resolution to the path of bonding that you can choose is what made me angry, not that there is a specific outcome that (if fit well with it) would bother me.