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 Please be advised that the PDF is outdated now, but still contains information for the whole game.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.

Yellow dots on the maps indicate where boxes and pots and such are, which you can break and they sometimes drop items. As well as these items, enemies also sometimes drop items.

1
Defeat the Sword Attack Force

You can do this from the start

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: * || Reward: 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Flint || Fluorite || Broken Awl || Elegant Hair Ornament || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Small Gold Nugget || Large Gold Nugget || Beast's Tail || White Metal Powder || Rusty Spring || Small Clockwork || Soft Wood ||Robust Wood

2
Recover the Stolen Money Boxes #1

You can do this after completing Mission 1

Objective: Find all the money boxes (indicated on the map above with red dots), then defeat the mini-boss. You cannot enter the final room until you have found all the money boxes.

Difficulty: * || Reward: 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Beautiful Leaf || Grinding Stone || Charcoal || Volcanic Rock Fragment || Ceramic Sake Bottle || Crooked Magnet || Scrap Metal || Steel Board || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Crooked Screw || Brand-New Screw || Decrepit Gear || Exquisite Gear || Deadwood Branch || Good Quality Wood

3
Recover the Stolen Money Boxes #2

You can do this after completing Mission 2

Objective: Find all the money boxes (indicated on the map above with red dots), then defeat the mini-boss. You cannot enter the final room until you have found all the money boxes.

Difficulty: ** || Reward: 1 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Crooked Magnet || Cloudy Hand-mirror || Broken Chopping Board || Lime Powder || Beautiful Leaf || Amber || Scrap Metal || Steel Board || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Crooked Screw || Brand-New Screw || Decrepit Gear || Exquisite Gear || Deadwood Branch || Good Quality Wood

4
Recover the Stolen Money Boxes #3

You can do this after completing Mission 3

Objective: Find all the money boxes (indicated on the map above with red dots), then defeat the mini-boss. You cannot enter the final room until you have found all the money boxes.

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Lime Powder || Picture of a Spectre || Gold Dust || Lead Lump || Emerald || Pearl || Scrap Metal || Steel Board || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Crooked Screw || Brand-New Screw || Decrepit Gear || Exquisite Gear || Deadwood Branch || Good Quality Wood

5
Rescue the Kidnapped Villagers

You can do this after completing Mission 6

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss, then talk to the kidnapped villagers.

Difficulty: ** || Reward: 1 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Samurai's Hair String || Broken Awl || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Steel Board || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Small Gold Nugget || Brand-New Screw || Decrepit Gear || Exquisite Gear || Rusty Spring || Deadwood Branch || Good Quality Wood

6
Attack Soldier Training

You can do this after completing Mission 1

You can only play this mission with a squad of ONLY Attack soldiers

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: * || Reward: 5000 Mon

Obtainable Items:

Straw Figure || Fluorite || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Steel Board || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Small Gold Nugget || Brand-New Screw || Decrepit Gear || Exquisite Gear || Rusty Spring || Good Quality Wood || Soft Wood

7
Defence Soldier Training

You can do this after completing Mission 1

You can only play this mission with a squad of ONLY Defence soldiers

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Water God Stone || Fluorite || Broken Awl || Obsidian || Wooden Bear Carving || Ominous Beads || Steel Board || Tamahagane || Silver Fragment || Small Gold Nugget || Brand-New Screw || Decrepit Gear || Exquisite Gear || Rusty Spring || Good Quality Wood || Soft Wood

8
Defeat the Spear Attack Force

You can do this after completing Mission 7

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Elegant Hair Ornament || Obisidian || Ominous Beads || Beast's Tail || White Metal Powder || Small Gold Nugget || Large Gold Nugget || Brand-New Screw || Exquisite Gear || Rusty Spring || Small Clockwork || Soft Wood || Rubust Wood

9
Defeat the Gun Attack Force

You can do this after completing Mission 8

Objective: Defeat the mini-boss

Difficulty: *** || Reward: 1 Ryo

Obtainable Items:

Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Ominous Beads || Fluorite || Broken Awl || Beast's Tail || White Metal Powder || Small Gold Nugget || Large Gold Nugget || Brand-New Screw || Exquisite Gear || Rusty Spring || Small Clockwork || Soft Wood || Robust Wood

10
Defeat the Bandit Boss

You can do this after completing Missions 1-9

Objective: Defeat the Bandit Boss

Difficulty: **** || Reward: Nothing

Obtainable Items:

Black Obi || Murderer's Handcuffs || Folding Fan || Bloodstained Cloth || Indigo Stone || Broken Awl || Samurai's Hair String || Straw Figure || Water God Stone || Flint