Ishin

Story

Text Walkthrough
Cutscenes

Side Content

Substories
Friendship
Wanted Men
Another Life

Combat

Battle System
Abilities
Heat Actions
Training
Arena
Battle Dungeon
Soldier Cards
Ultimate Battles

Completion

Mini-Games
Shops & Restaurants
Blacksmith
Symbols
Weapons
Armour
Items
Dharma & Virya
Dharma Exchange
Completion

Other

Maps
Lottery
Trophies
Controls
Menu & Options

Ishin

Story

Text Walkthrough Cutscenes

Side Content

Substories Friendship Wanted Men Another Life

Combat

Battle System Abilities Heat Actions Training Arena Battle Dungeon Soldier Cards Ultimate Battles

Completion

Mini-Games Shops & Restaurants Blacksmith Symbols Weapons Armour Items Dharma & Virya Dharma Exchange Completion

Other

Maps Lottery Trophies Controls Menu & Options

RYU GA GOTOKU ISHIN

Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin (released in Japan in February 2014) is a spin-off game set at the end of the Edo period of Japanese history (known as the Bakumatsu period), a period when the Tokugawa Shogunate came to an end and imperial rule was restored (Meiji Restoration).

Sakamoto Ryoma is living undercover, with a false identity, as "Saito Hajime" in Kyoto. One year earlier, on the eve of the coup d'├ętat of Tosa, Ryoma's foster father, the man who raised him, was murdered before his eyes. The only lead he had to discover who the killer was is that he used the Tennen Rishin style of fighting. This is a style used by the Shinsengumi, so Ryoma infiltrates their ranks, becoming captain of the 3rd Shinsengumi unit, in attempt to find the killer.

Big thanks to Kevin Debrabandere for creating a PDF for the entire Ishin guide. You can download the PDF version of the guide here. Please be advised that the PDF is outdated now, but still contains information for the whole game.

This guide is for the original (2014) release of Ishin. The information contained within may not necessarily be accurate for the 2023 "Like a Dragon: Ishin" remake.

You can participate in the arena in Mukurogai any time after arriving there in Chapter 2.

Talk to the guy at reception and he'll register you for the arena. Talk to him again to bring up the arena menu.

The top option fights in the arena
The 2nd option is the gift exchange (you can exchange the "Fighting Orbs" you gain in the arena here for items)
The 3rd option shows you a screen of the arena opponents (including your win/loss record against them and the items you can get from them)
The 4th option shows you the rules
The 5th option exits out of the screen

When you select to fight in the arena, you get 2 options: You can either fight in a knockout tournament (like the tournaments in previous games in the series) or you can fight in the "100 Man Killing" mode (where you continuously fight enemies until you either lose all your health or beat 100 guys). In this mode, the number of enemies you defeat determines your reward:

Enemies Defeated
Prize Money
Fighting Orbs
25-49
5000 Mon
500
50-74
1 Ryo
1000
75-99
3 Ryo
1500
100
5 Ryo
2000

In addition, you can get a multiplier bonus which boosts the amount of fighting orbs you receive. The multiplier size depends on how many "points" you have when you finish this mode.

Points Needed [Multiplier] - 90+ [x3] / 75-89 [x2] / 60-69 [x1.5] / 50-59 [x1.2] / 49 or less [x1]

Below is information on how you get points:

Completion Time - 7:01 or longer [10 points] / 6:01-7:00 [15 points] / 6:00 or under [25 points]

Remaining Health - 69% or less [10 points] / 70-79% [15 points] / 80% or more [25 points]

Biggest Combo - 15+ [5 points] / 20+ [10 points] / 30+ [15 points] / 50+ [25 points]

Enemies Defeated - 15 or less [5 points] / 16-30 [10 points] / 31-50 [15 points] / 51 or more [25 points]

TOURNAMENTS

You sometimes get 1 of 2 items when you defeat an enemy in the knockout tournament (see tables below).

Below are the tournaments you can fight in (in the order they appear on the list in-game) and the enemies in those tournaments:

#1 - Baptism Period

Prize Money: 300 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 50

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Shortsword
Black Metal Powder
Light Brown Metal Powder
Spear
Black Metal Powder
Turquoise Metal Powder
Club
White Metal Powder
Light Brown Metal Powder
Sword
Black Metal Powder
Turquoise Metal Powder
Spear
White Metal Powder
Grey Metal Powder
#2 - Trial Period

Prize Money: 300 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 50

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Sword
Tamahagane
Steel Board
Sword
Silver Fragment
Steel Board
Unarmed
Decrepit Gear
Brand-New Screw
Club
Exquisite Gear
Brand-New Screw
Spear
Rusty Spring
Decrepit Gear
#3 - "My Style" Weapon War

Prize Money: 1000 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 200

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Hoe
Driftwood Piece
Deadwood Branch
Jitte
Robust Wood
Good Quality Wood
Big Hammer
Driftwood Piece
Good Quality Wood
Spear
Driftwood Piece
Soft Wood
Club
Robust Wood
Deadwood Branch
#4 - Unarmed Group War

Prize Money: 2500 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 100

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Unarmed
White Metal Powder
Grey Metal Powder
Unarmed
Dark Brown Metal Powder
Grey Metal Powder
Unarmed
White Metal Powder
Black Metal Powder
Unarmed
Dark Brown Metal Powder
Black Metal Powder
Unarmed
Dark Brown Metal Powder
White Metal Powder
#5 - Crazy Sword Spree

Prize Money: 2000 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 200

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Greatsword
Silver Hammer
Large Gold Nugget
Sword
Platinum Grain
Large Gold Nugget
Sword
Platinum Grain
Small Gold Nugget
Sword
Silver Hammer
Small Gold Nugget
Greatsword
Silver Hammer
Platinum Grain
#6 - Shooting Spree

Prize Money: 2000 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 200

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Gun
Handmade Device
Exquisite Gear
Gun
Handmade Device
Rusty Spring
Gun
Small Clockwork
Exquisite Gear
Gun
Small Clockwork
Rusty Spring
Gun
Broken Compass
Small Clockwork
#7 - Warrior's Banquet

Prize Money: 5000 Mon
Fighting Orbs: 300

Opponent
Weapon
Possible Item Drop #1
Possible Item Drop #2
Sword
Golden Hammer
Silver Hammer
Shortsword
Beautiful Silk
Vermilion Cloth
Sword
Sacred Tree Wood
1000 Year Old Tree Branch
Sword
Platinum Lump
Platinum Grain
Unarmed
Silver Metal Powder
Dark Brown Metal Powder
Fighting Orb Exchange
Picture
Item
Cost
Vitality Pill
200
Copper Hammer
500
Silver Hammer
1000
Grey Metal Powder
500
Black Metal Powder
750
White Metal Powder
1000
Dark Brown Metal Powder
1500
Silver Metal Powder
2000
Good Quality Wood
500
Soft Wood
1000
Robust Wood
2000
Pearl
3500
Driftwood Piece
4500
Wooden Bear Carving
5000
Indigo Stone
8000
Folding Fan
10000
Gold Plate
30000
Eyepatch with a Snake Design
35000
God Slaying Talisman
45000
Sobering Hood
50000
Ebisu Headgear
150000
Gold Sword
300000