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Like a Dragon: Ishin

Substory 05 - Talkin' Tosa

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 Talkin’ Tosa Substory, found in Rakunai.

Where to Start Talkin’ Tosa in Like a Dragon: Ishin

(1 of 2) Talkin’ Tosa will start at this spot on the map

Talkin’ Tosa will start at this spot on the map (left), Speak to the man who’s mentioning Tosa (right)

You will be able to get this Substory during Chapter 3, from the beginning of it. Head to Rakunai, to the Nichibuza place, which is where you can do the Buyo Dance minigame. Don’t go inside, though, as this Substory starts near the building. In the corner just northeast of the Nichibuza, there will be a man standing there, and you can see him asking about Tosa. Speak to him to start the Substory.

Best Answers for Talkin’ Tosa in Like a Dragon: Ishin

Ryoma thinks the man might be looking for him, but as it turns out, he received a letter from a woman in Tosa he met previously, that he is having trouble understanding, due to it being in heavy Tosa dialect. That’s where you come in, since you came from Tosa, so you decide to help him out with the letter. There will be three instances of questions asked of you, with there being three different answers each time. Correctly answer all three times to receive an item from the man, then you will need to go far enough away (the Shrine in the northwest is good) to reset him for the next set of questions (the Nichibuza building is very close by for this).

The first set of answers are:

  • It’s been a while
  • I
  • She means “you”

(1 of 2) Answer with the correct responses when prompted

Answer with the correct responses when prompted (left), You’ll receive a reward after each instance of translating (right)

For the second set of answers, you will want to pick the following:

  • She means “is that every day?”
  • Her heart aches
  • Meet soon

The third set of answers will include the following:

  • “Stumble and fall”
  • Cowardly men
  • Tell her how you feel

Once you have finished with the third set of answers, go to the place you used to reset him, then head back one more time to speak with Fujie and finish the Substory.


Objective Rewards
Helped translate a letter Fine Silk Fabric, Platinum Chunk, Phoenix Feather, 350 Virtue
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    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    17 February 2023
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    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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