The main stories of the Like A Dragon games are pretty serious, in terms of tone. If you’re looking for more outlandish stories, then you need to look no further than the sidequests in these games, called Substories. You’ll find a list of all the Substories in Chapter 5 on this page.
Where to Find All Substories in Chapter 5
The Substories in Chapter 5 will be split into two different groups, those you can do right away, then another group that you can do a little later. The later ones will become available after you meet Yamazaki in the main story, which happens after visiting the Shinsengumi HQ at the beginning of the chapter.
All Chapter 5 Substories in Rakunai
These are all of the Substories you will find in Rakunai, during Chapter 5. Enter the Black Panther Couriers and The Panthers’ Leading Man both require you to finish the Substory before it, for them for become available.
|8||The Unwilling Courier||On Shijo Bridge||Gold Seal, 300 Virtue|
|9||Enter the Black Panther Couriers||On Shijo Bridge||320 Virtue|
|10||The Panthers’ Leading Man||Right next to Sushi Zanmai restaurant||340 Virtue|
|12||The Hungry Sumo Wrestler||Street just east of Shogi Parlor||150 Virtue|
All Chapter 5 Substories in Rakugai
These are all of the Substories you will find in Rakugai, during Chapter 5. For The Panthers’ Playmaker, you will need to complete The Panthers’ Leading Man first, then head to your second home (the one with your farm). As you approach the door to the house, you will start this Substory, with the NPC being found in Rakugai to actually do the quest.
|24||The Panthers’ Playmaker||See above||360 Virtue|
|26||The Battered Defender||Just past gate at north end of Fushimi||150 Virtue|
All Miscellaneous Chapter 5 Substories
This category is because there’s one Substory that doesn’t belong to a specific location, as it begins at your house (Another Life one). Before you can get it to appear, you have to cook at least 10 meals (doesn’t have to different ones) at your house. Once you’ve done that, just go inside your home and the Substory will start.
|62||A Warlord’s Ambition||Inside your home (after cooking 10 meals)||Dragon Whisker, 350 Virtue|
All Chapter 5 Substories in Fushimi
These are all of the Substories you will find in Fushimi, during Chapter 5. Last Stand of the Panthers is the final substory in the Black Panther line, so you need to complete all of the other ones before this will become available.
|49||Last Stand of the Panthers||Right in front of Teradaya inn||Great Serpent Skin, 400 Virtue|
|70||The Captain and the Curious||Restaurant just north of Umai Udon||Writings of an Amateur Historian Memoir, 300 Virtue|
All Chapter 5 Substories in Mibu
These are all of the Substories you will find in Mibu, during Chapter 5. The Boy Who Cried Bear requires you to complete It’s What’s on the Inside first.
|60||It’s What’s on the Inside||Approach gate west of Otake Tea Parlor||Gion Hood, 400 Virtue|
|63||The Boy Who Cried Bear||By the shrine||Inviting Hat, 350 Virtue|