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 Please be advised that the PDF is outdated now, but still contains information for the whole game.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

The substories from the game.

RAKUNAI

1
He Who Dances Like a Butterfly
Chapter 3
2
God, Buddha, Ebisu
Chapter 3
3
The Artistic Reception
Chapter 3
4
The Girl who is Moving House
Chapter 3
5
Tosa Dialect Course
Chapter 3
6
2 Lies out of 5
Chapter 3
7
With Pain in the Dance
Chapter 3
8
Substitute Postman
Chapter 5
9
The "Black Panther" Postman Group Appears!
Chapter 5
10
The Star of the Black Panther Group
Chapter 5
11
He who Knows the World
Chapter 3
12
The Hungry Sumo Wrestler
Chapter 5
13
The Love-Hungry Man
Chapter 4
14
The Careless Wife
Chapter 4
16
The Barking Dog
Chapter 4
17
The Beckoning Cat
Chapter 4

RAKUGAI

15
The Injured Old Lady
Chapter 3
18
The Shut-In
Chapter 3
19
The Dreaded "Kama" Guy
Chapter 5
20
The Girl in the Palanquin
Chapter 6
21
Samurai Interview
Chapter 7
22
Sonno Joi
Chapter 3
23
Yokunai Ja Nai Ka
Chapter 3
24
The Reckless Repayment
Chapter 6
25
The Captain of the Black Panther Group
Chapter 5
26
The Man Enchanted by Swords
Chapter 3
27
The Injured Man With a Sense of Justice
Chapter 5
28
The Mysterious Merchant
Chapter 4
29
The Starving Cat
Chapter 4

MUKUROGAI

30
In a Dangerous District
Chapter 3
31
The Brawler Sumibozu
Chapter 3
32
More Tattoos
Chapter 6
33
The Enlightened Man
Chapter 10
34
The Ghost of a Warrior
Chapter 7
35
The Grovelling Beggar
Chapter 3
36
The Man Who Collects Junk
Chapter 4
37
The Injured Dog
Chapter 4

FUSHIMI

38
The Troubles of a Master Novelist
Chapter 2
39
Switched Bags
Chapter 4
40
The Man Working up a Good Sweat
Chapter 3
41
The Inarizushi
Chapter 3
42
"Koshi" Really is What's Important
Chapter 2
43
Black Ships? We're Being Invaded
Chapter 7
44
The Lengthy Story
Chapter 2
45
Another Lengthy Story
Chapter 2
46
This is the Final Lengthy Story
Chapter 2
47
The Perfume
Chapter 3
48
Ee Ja Nai Ka
Chapter 2
49
The Definition of a Samurai
Chapter 6
50
Black Panther Postman Group Conclusion!
Chapter 5
51
The Man Fishing off the Edge of a Precipice
Chapter 2
52
The Junk-Child
Chapter 2
53
The Woodcutter
Chapter 2
54
The Postman with no Sense of Direction
Chapter 3
55
The Waiting Dog
Chapter 4
56
The Filthy Cat
Chapter 4

GION

57
To You Whom I Have Yet To See
Chapter 4
58
Those With Tight-Fitting Skin
Chapter 3
59
The Revolutionary Chef
Chapter 4
60
The Fascinating Wife
Chapter 4

OTHER

The start location for Substory 63 is your Another Life home.

61
Ugliness and Beauty
Chapter 5
62
Flowers Wither, Then Bloom Once Again
Chapter 4
63
The Distinguished Chef
Chapter 5
64
A Bear Appears!
Chapter 5
65
Ryoma, the Mother
Chapter 4
66
The Man Who Can't Remember
Chapter 4
67
The Boy Who Loves Vegetables
Chapter 4