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Like a Dragon: Ishin

Substory 37 - Death of the Author

Jarrod Garripoli

Substories are the wackier stories in the Like A Dragon series, to offshoot the more serious tone of the main story. You will first unlock the ability to do Substories in Chapter 2, although they aren’t shown on your map, so you will need to fully explore each map to find them. This page will give a walkthrough of the Death of the Author Substory, found in Fushimi.

(1 of 3) Go to this spot inside the inn

Where to Start Death of the Author in Like A Dragon Ishin

Upon reaching Chapter 2 of the main story, you will arrive in Fushimi, but you won’t be able to fully explore the town right away. Follow the only path you can take at the beginning, which will lead you to rescuing a Shinto Priest, who will teach you all about Virtue. Once you are finished with him, you will be able to start doing the Substories. Return to the Teradaya inn and go to the second floor, where you want to head to the dead end up here. You will hear someone screaming, so investigate it to start the Substory.

Correct Answers for Death of the Author

The inn guest introduces himself as Natsumi Sosaku, an author. He is having trouble with his writing process and needs some help, which will come in the form of ideas from you, of course. This substory will be split into three parts, and you need to complete each one to finish the entire substory. Natsumi will describe his situation surrounding his books, then will ask you to contribute something to it. Answer each question correctly to get an item, as well as complete the quest.

(1 of 3) You’ll need to choose a correct answer when faced with choices

Note that after each one you answer, you will need to exit the Teradaya inn, then re-enter, going back up to his room. He will describe how the previous book went and if you chose the correct answer, then you will receive a reward. The correct answers for this Substory are as follows:

  • A cat might be funny.
  • Botch-chan!
  • Heart

(1 of 2) The answer for the second choice is Botch-chan

The answer for the second choice is Botch-chan (left), Heart will be the answer for the third choice (right)

Upon answering the third one, leaving the inn and going back to his room, you will be finished with this Substory.


Objective Rewards
Helped author with his writer’s block Broken Compass, Fine Silk Fabric, European Fabric, 300 Virtue
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  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    17 February 2023
  • Last Updated
    20 March 2023
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Like a Dragon: Ishin is set in 1860’s Japan during the Bakumatsu era at the end of the Edo Period. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma, framed for killing his father, and restore honor to his name while dealing with the political intrigue that he gets thrown in to. This guide for Like a Dragon: Ishin contains the following:

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