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Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai Like a Dragon Ishin guide, tips

On this page of the guide to Like a Dragon Ishin, you'll find a list of all 12 Substories side quests from the Rakugai district. Our walkthrough includes the quests Palanquin Paladin, Sonno Joui, Bluffin' Up the Wrong Alley, The Panthers' Playmaker and The Mysterious Merchant, among others.

Last update: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

In the Rakugai district of Kyo in Like a Dragon: Ishin, you can complete Substories - side quests. On this page of the guide, we have listed all 12 Rakugai Substories. This will make it easier for you to complete Rakugai 100%.

Substory #18 - The Reclusive Son

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Unlocking the mission: You can start the quest in East Umekojicho in the central part of Rakugai - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: You can start the quest in East Umekojicho in the central part of Rakugai. Angry Son and Flustered Mother are there, and you can overhear their argument.

Interactive Map: Substory #18 - The Reclusive Son

About Substory: Talk to the woman and promise her that you will talk to her son. After the scene in the house, you will deal with a group of thugs. As a reward, you will get Iron Gauntlets (gear item) and Platinum Chunk.

Substory #19 - Palanquin Paladin

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Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 6 - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 6. In the south-western part of Rakugai you will be accosted by a Serious Old Man. He will ask you to help guard the Palanquin transport, and you have to agree (it's worth saving the game earlier - the Substory is easy to fail).

Interactive Map: Substory #19 - Palanquin Paladin

About Substory: While playing a task, quickly eliminate the enemies attacking the Palanquin because if they deplete its energy bar, you will fail the mission. The transport must reach its destination. You have to defeat the last group of thugs there.

Substory #20 - Can I Quote You on That?

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How to unlock: You need to be at least at Chapter 7 - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

How to unlock: You need to be at least at Chapter 7. In the northern part of the district (East Umekojicho), you will be accosted by Kawaraban Vendor.

Interactive Map: Substory #20 - Can I Quote You on That?

About Substory: You have to deal with a group of loyalists. Ryoma will also agree to an interrogation, but it will take place after Substory ends - Kawaraban Vendor will be waiting next to the entrance to Shinsengumi Barracks in Mibu.

Substory #21 - Sonno Joui

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Unlocking the mission: Explore the western part of Rakugai (North Umekojicho) and find the place where Serious Young Man and Kind Foreigner are talking - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Explore the western part of Rakugai (North Umekojicho) and find the place where Serious Young Man and Kind Foreigner are talking.

Interactive Map: Substory #21 - Sonno Joui

About Substory: In this substory, you have to find NPC Kind Foreigner twice - first head east to Sannocho (near the north gate to Mukurogai), and then on the upper floor of the central building of the Mukurogai district (near Tachibanagumi HQ).

Substory #22 - Ee Ja Not Ka

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Unlocking the mission: You must first complete Substory #47 in Fushimi District - Substory #47 - Ea Ja Nai Ka - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: You must first complete Substory #47 in Fushimi District - Substory #47 - Ea Ja Nai Ka

Explore Southeast Rakugai near the small shrine and the bridge to Mukurogai. You will meet Crowd of Dancers there.

Interactive Map: Substory #22 - Ee Ja Not Ka

About Substory: Talk to Old Woman and then eliminate the group of enemies. You will receive Vermilion Fabric (crafting material).

Substory #23 - Bluffin' Up the Wrong Alley

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Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 6 and reach the entrance to the Gambling Den in Sannocho - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 6 and reach the entrance to the Gambling Den in Sannocho. A cutscene with a group of ronins and Haraguchi will be displayed. Decide to intervene.

Interactive Map: Substory #23 - Bluffin' Up the Wrong Alley

About Substory: You cannot continue the substory right away. Return to the casino after some time and a Gambler will appear. Talk to him and get to Mukurogai - you will fight there a large battle with thugs and finish Substory.

Substory #24 - The Panthers' Playmaker

Unlocking the mission: You must complete Substory #10 in Rakunai - Substory #10 - The Panthers' - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: You must complete Substory #10 in Rakunai - Substory #10 - The Panthers' Leading Man

Return to the farm (boat to Ryoma's Villa in Fushimi), and Hirakawa representing the Black Panther Couriers will appear.

Interactive Map: Substory #24 - The Panthers' Playmaker

About Substory: You have to take part in the last courier race. Its location is the bridge in Sannocho in Rakugai (near Gambling Den and Palanquin Ride) - there will be an exclamation mark there.

Substory #25 - The Sword Nut

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Unlocking the mission: Visit the south-eastern part of the district (Sannocho) - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Visit the south-eastern part of the district (Sannocho). East of the bridge to Mukurogai, you may be approached by Odd Man.

Interactive Map: Substory #25 - The Sword Nut

About Substory: The man wants you to bring him katanas (only to show him - you won't give them to him). You will unlock a bond with the NPC Sword Nut, and the first katana to show him will be Ebony Sword.

Substory #26 - The Battered Defender

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Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 5 and visit the southern part of the district - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 5 and visit the southern part of the district. Near the gate leading to Fushimi, you will be stopped by Suspicious Man.

Interactive Map: Substory #26 - The Battered Defender

About Substory: Watch the cutscene and give the man any medicine from your inventory (for example, Ointment, Vitality Pill). You will unlock a bond with the NPC Battered Defender, and you won't be able to talk to him again.

Substory #27 - The Mysterious Merchant

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Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 4 and explore the hut in West Umekojicho - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 4 and explore the hut in West Umekojicho. A conversation with the mysterious man will start.

Interactive Map: Substory #27 - The Mysterious Merchant

About Substory: Mysterious Merchant wants you to bring him 10 tomatoes - you can grow them on the farm or buy them in the shop. You will receive 2 Ryo for them and unlock a bond with NPC Mysterious Merchant. This will allow you to complete his next orders.

Substory #28 - The Hungry Cat

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Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 4 and explore the central part of the district (East Umekojicho) - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 4 and explore the central part of the district (East Umekojicho). You will notice a cat lying on the ground.

Interactive Map: Substory #28 - The Hungry Cat

About Substory: You have to feed the cat any fish (caught or bought in the shop in Fushimi). You will unlock a bond with a Hungry Cat, and you can bring him more fish.

Completing the Bond with the Hungry Cat will allow you to adopt it - this mechanic is described in more detail on the Adopting dogs and cats page of the guide.

Substory #69 - The Spitfire Town Protector

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Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 4 and reach the Chicken Racing area of Umekojicho - Like a Dragon Ishin: List of Substories in Rakugai - Substories - Like a Dragon Ishin Guide

Unlocking the mission: Advance to at least Chapter 4 and reach the Chicken Racing area of Umekojicho. Next to the building related to the mini-game, you will see an argument between Timid Woman and Callous Man

Interactive Map: Substory #69 - The Spitfire Town Protector

About Substory: Join the scene. Yae will appear and you will have to deal with a group of thugs. Yae is also related to Substories 67 and 68, which you can start by reaching Kurogane Smithing.

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