KENKA BANCHOU 5: OTOKO NO RULE 喧嘩番長５：男の法則（ルール） **Please set your internet browser's encoding to Shift-JIS while reading this document** ======== CONTENTS ======== 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Changes from Kenka Banchou 4 2.0 Controls 3.0 Menus 3.1 Top Level Menus 3.2 Sub Menus 3.3 Game Map 4.0 Game System 4.1 The Menchi Beam 4.2 Shibu-Shaba Meter 4.3 Combat System 4.4 Friend System 4.5 Territory System 4.6 Hideout System 4.7 Being Defeated 4.8 Part-Time Work 5.0 Item List 5.1 Shiroku Mart 5.2 Honke Kamadoya 5.3 Friz Pizza 5.4 Gyouza King 6.0 Character Introductions 7.0a Story Guide *UNFINISHED/UNEDITED* 7.0b Story Summary (finished) 8.0 Side-Stories 9.0 Girl's Side-Quests 10.0 Extra Info 11.0 The End ================= 1.0 Introduction ================= That's right, the gospel of manliness is back! Kenka Banchou's amazing run on the PSP ends with this massive entry. Building on the improvements from Kenka Banchou 4: Ichinen Sensou, and adding a whole lot more, Kenka Banchou 5 proves to be one of the best titles in the entire series. Kenka Banchou 5 follows a transfer student destined to become a legend, Naruse Naoto, as he climbs his way to the top of the fighters in Amihama en-sen. Fans of Kenka Banchou 4 will be excited to find out that part of Naoto's conquest includes taking on Kounan High, which has been thrown into chaos by the disappearance of Kenka Banchou 4's protagonist, Hayami Yuuta. **UPDATE!** It turns out my old computer did not crash and die! Warning, for anyone with a laptop that starts failing them - take out your laptop's battery! It's usually the first thing in a laptop to die, and leaving it in can cause your computer to become absolutely useless! So yes, I retrieved my Kenka Banchou 4 FAQ-style guide and integrated it into this guide. I only glanced over it for a moment, but can say with relative authority that it is awful. I cut off the last few chapters of my summary because they were confusing and contained a massive amount of my own profanity. Enjoy! --------------------------------- 1.1 Changes from Kenka Banchou 4 --------------------------------- -Your stamina is now displayed as a number in real-time, so that you can see exactly how all of your actions affect your lung capacity. This is one of the best features to grace Kenka Banchou yet. -Your enemies' conciousness is now displayed as a meter below their health bar. When the bar is depleted, the enemy will be knocked unconcious, allowing you to focus on other enemies, or set them up for a big attack. This convention plays deeply into Kenka Banchou 5's strategy. -Enemy AI has improved so that even the weakest enemies will use high-priority moves on you to mess up your combos. At the same time, many enemies are deliberate about charging their attacks, and are much easier to parry. -There are only four separate statistics for your character in Kenka Banchou 5: Physical Strength, Stamina, Spirit, and Luck. -You can edit all of your character's attack phrases, the longer a phrase is, the more damage it deals. At the same time, longer phrases will suck away more of your stamina. -Phrases you collect from graffitti are used exclusively for Tanka Battles, which have also undergone a bit of a makeover. Different phrases now have different effects. -There are now several clothing shops and hair salons in the game, though many shops share the same items. -The different areas of the game are much larger now, closer to the size they were in Kenka Banchou 1 and 3. Two or three of the maps from Kenka Banchou 4 have even been combined into a single map, all with improved backgrounds. -The resolution has been changed to accomodate the larger areas. They used lots of clever tricks to give the game the same graphical quality as Kenka Banchou 4, while at the same time providing larger areas and more detailed backgrounds without losing a decent framerate. ============= 2.0 Controls ============= Non-Combat Mode (this is when you haven't started a fight yet) Analogue Stick: Move your character D-Pad Up: Target characters D-Pad Down: Perform a ground attack D-Pad Left/Right: Rotate the camera left and right L Trigger: Pick up items/Throw held item/Grab enemies R Trigger: Menchi Beam (eye laser) Tap R Trigger: Re-center the camera X Button: Hold to run O Button: Jump Square Button: Normal attack Triangle Button: Aisatsu (greeting)* *You can equip several different greeting moves, each of which have a different special effect. The default effect can be used near 'Territory Leaders' to call them to follow you. If you already have territory leaders following you, you can use the default greeting to have them pick up an item you are targeting. More on this below. X+O: Squat (charges the kiai/spirit meter) X+Square: Back Attack O+Triangle: Super Move (Chou kiai-waza) Running + L: Dive tackle Running + Square: Normal Dash Attack Running + Triangle: Kiai Dash Attack Jump + Square: Normal Jump Attack Jump + Triangle: Kiai Jump Attack Combat Mode (after engaging in battle with one or more enemies) Analogue Stick: Move your character D-Pad Up: Target characters D-Pad Down: Perform a ground attack D-Pad Left/Right: Rotate the camera left and right L Trigger: Pick up items/Throw held item/Grab enemies R Trigger: Block/Parry Tap R Trigger: Re-center the camera X Button: Hold to run O Button: Jump Square Button: Normal attack Hold Square: Charge attack (uses spirit meter) Triangle Button: Kiai attack Hold Triangle: Charge kiai attack (uses spirit meter) X+O: Squat (charges the kiai/spirit meter) X+Square: Back Attack O+Triangle: Super Move (Chou kiai-waza) ||While Running|| Running + L: Dive tackle Running + Square: Normal Dash Attack Running + Triangle: Kiai Dash Attack ||While Jumping|| Jump + Square: Normal Jump Attack Jump + Triangle: Kiai Jump Attack ||While Targeting An Opponent|| Analogue Stick: Circle the opponent D-Pad Up: Stop targeting X + Analogue Stick: Dash forward/back, dodge side to side ||While Grappling an Opponent|| Repeatedly Tap O: Throw the opponent L Trigger: Let the opponent go X: Tackle the opponent into a ground mounted position ||While Mounting the Opponent|| L Trigger: Let the opponent go X: Stand the opponent up into the grappling position Square: Normal Mounted Attack Triangle: Kiai Mounted Attack O/R Trigger: Nothing ||While Grappled by an Opponent|| Repeatedly Tap O: Break free ||While Being Attacked|| L Trigger (just as your opponent is about to land a hit): Counter ||After Being Knocked Down|| Square, Triangle, X, O: Stand Up Quickly Tap O: Quick recovery (just as you are landing) ========== 3.0 Menus ========== ------------------- 3.1 Top-Level Menus ------------------- ---------- Main Menu ---------- Story Mode ストーリー Once you select this and choose: Start a New Save はじめから Load a Save つづきから You'll be prompted by a screen of characters. Select Naoto on the left to continue the main story, or select one of the figures on the right to start or continue a side story. Part-Time Work バイト More about this in another section. Just remember to save before you quit back to the main menu. Data Install インストール Install data to your memory stick to improve loading. Preview Movies 映像特典 These are previews for Dangan Ronpa (an offbeat adventure game that I believe was already released at the time Kenka Banchou 5 came out) and Gachitora, a Great Teacher Onizuka-esque game about a thuggish teacher that inspires his students through fighting. ---------------- My Room 俺の部屋 ---------------- *Change Outfit 着替え See Below *Technique/Moves Setup 技装備 See Below *Inventory 持ち物 There are only two options here, expendable items and weapons. Expendable items in your pockets can be exchanged for items you have stored at home. Items you obtain while your pockets are full, or those you obtain through achievements or mini-games will automatically be sent home. The weapon option will automatically equip you with a weapon that you've picked up during the course of the game. Just remember that weapons will lower your shibu/shaba status! *Teru's Blog テルのブログ See Below *Phone a Friend 電話 Call an ally to follow you and help you fight. If an ally dies, you can't call them again until you return home or to a hideout. If an ally has no signal next to their name, it means you can't call them at that time (usually for story reasons). Calling a friend while you already have someone following you will send your current friend away. *E-Mail メール View E-Mails sent by various characters. *Options オプション Background Music and Sound Effect volume. Camera controls カメラ Normal ノーマル Inverted リバース *Status ステータス See Below *Quit 終わる Return to the main menu. If you want to save your progress, be sure to do so before going back to the main menu! *Save セーブ Save your game. *Go Out 出かける Leave your house/hideout/hangout spot. -------------------- Hangout Spot たまり場 -------------------- *Technique/Moves Setup 技装備 See Below *Teru's Blog テルのブログ See Below *Phone a Friend 電話 See Above *E-Mail メール View E-Mails sent by various characters. *Options オプション Background Music and Sound Effect volume. Camera controls カメラ Normal ノーマル Inverted リバース *Status ステータス See Below *Quit 終わる Return to the main menu. If you want to save your progress, be sure to do so before going back to the main menu! *Save セーブ Save your game. *Go Out 出かける Leave your house/hideout/hangout spot. -------------- Hideout アジト -------------- I've chosen to call these special hangout spots 'Hideouts', though it could just as easily mean 'secret base' or 'Batcave'. *Technique/Moves Setup 技装備 See Below *Inventory 持ち物 See Above *Teru's Blog テルのブログ See Below *Mini Games ヒマつぶし Poker ポーカー Simple 5-Card Stud Daifugou 大富豪 Japanese card game akin to Big 2, Tien Len, and President. Mahjong 麻雀 A famous gambler's game, similar to Gin Rummy but played with tiles. *Phone a Friend 電話 See Above *E-Mail メール View E-Mails sent by various characters. *Options オプション Background Music and Sound Effect volume. Camera controls カメラ Normal ノーマル Inverted リバース *Furnish リフォーム Furnish your hideout with items you collect and buy. Place Items グッズ追加 Here you can place items and see the effect they will have on your ally's stats. This only pertains to allies who belong to that hideout (for example, Takatsu belongs to the Tsurume Hideout): Comfort Level 快適度 Effect on Allies: マブダチの効果 Battle Experience ケンカ慣れ Strength 腕っ筋 Stamina スタミナ Willpower/Spirit 根性 Luck 運 Items Placed 置数 (you can place a total of 20 items) Modify Layout レイアウト編集 Use this to move items that you've already placed. Press Square to remove them. *Status ステータス See Below *Quit 終わる Return to the main menu. If you want to save your progress, be sure to do so before going back to the main menu! *Save セーブ Save your game. *Go Out 出かける Leave your house/hideout/hangout spot. ------------ Pause Menu ------------ ステータス Status 周辺地図 Area Map You can teleport to any territory that you've conquered by bringing up this map. It's basically the same as the map that shows up when you press select during the game. カメラ Camera Take a screenshot of the action! メール Mail Read E-Mails, Teru sends a ton... E-Mails will be of importance when you're trying to do the girl's side-quests. アイテム Items Use items in your inventory. You can use items at ANY TIME, even when you're unconscious! Use this to your advantage! 電話 Phone Call up one of your available friends to be your partner, if the story didn't already give you a fixed partner. You can call people who have a little phone signal next to thei name. テルのブログ Teru's Blog 指示 Orders Orders for your partner: ブチのめせ！！ Knock em' down! トドメは任せろ！！ Finish them! 家に帰れ！！ Go home! (use this to send your partner away) オプション Options -------------- 3.2 Sub-Menus -------------- -------------------- Change Outfit 着替え -------------------- Head/Hair 頭 Bald/Skinhead スキンヘッド - Choose this option to go without hair. When selecting a hairstyle (or an item where your hair is showing), press Square to change the color of your hair- IF you've unlocked different hir colors. Different hair colors are collected by taking over every territory in each district's main station area. Inner Top インナー Remove Top 脱ぐ - Choose this option to go shirtless Outer Top アウター Remove Top 脱ぐ - Choose this option to go shirtless Bottom ボトム Underwear 下着 - Use this to run around in your underwear. For whatever reason, this game includes a lot of different underwear styles. Feet 靴 Barefoot 脱ぐ Accessory 1 アクセサリー１ Accessory 2 アクセサリー２ Remove Accessory 外す- You can only wear two accessories, and only one of each type of accessory. So you can wear one pair of sunglasses and one chain, or one chain and one mask, or one pair of glasses and one mask, and so on. When buying an accessory from a store, make sure to signify which accessory spot (1 or 2) you want to put that accessory in, otherwise it will remove whatever you already had equipped in that spot. Tattoos スキンアート Remove はがす Tribal トライバル Japanese-Style 和彫り Skin Tone スキンカラー Regular 戻す Lighter Skin 美白 Tan 日焼け Face フェイス Shaved つるつる Facial Hair ヒゲ ---------------------------- Technique/Moves Setup 技装備 ---------------------------- Technique Setup 技装備 Combo Moves 連続技 Ordinary Attacks 通常技 Kiai Attacks 気合技 Combo moves have now been divided into 7 categories, for ease of browsing. View all moves 全て Basic Punches 基本のパンチ Basic Kicks 基本のキック Quick Punches 速いパンチ Quick Kicks 速いキック Heavy Punches 痛いパンチ Heavy Kickes 痛いキック Unorthodox 特殊技 Stance Moves 立ち技 *Refers to moves that are executed while jumping/running/mounting/grappling Jump Moves ジャンプ技 Jump Kiai Moves ジャンプ気合技 Dash Moves ダッシュ技 Dash Kiai Moves ダッシュ気合技 Grappling Hits つかみ技 Grappling Kiai つかみ気合技 Mounted Moves 馬乗り技 Mounted Kiai 馬乗り気合技 Special Moves 特別技 Down Attacks ダウン技 Back Attacks 背後技 Dive Tackles タックル Throws つかみ投げ Reverse Throw 羽交い絞め投げ Super Moves 超気合技 A few special non-attack special moves: 絶対回避 Reverses all of your opponent's attacks for a period of time RedZone Increase in attack speed and power, but stamina decreases quickly. 気合の炎 Gives you an unlimited spirit bar for a while, then reduces your spirit bar to 0. 全力疾走 Increases your movement speed 鶴目の魂 Heals nearby allies. 徒歩暴走 Surrounds you in fire for a moment. Running will cause you to leave a trail of fire that damages enemies. Others その他 Spirit/Kiai Bar Charge 気合をためる Walking Animation 歩き Running Animation 走り Standing Animation 立ち Waiting Animation 待機 Greeting アイサツ As mentioned before, different greetings have different effects: Raised Hand 手を上げる Use this near friendly territory leaders to get them to follow you. When you have territory leaders following you, face an item and use this greeting to have them pick up the item and return it to your base! This is a very useful skill to remember. You can also use this to guide your allies to pick up weapons and items. Bow お辞儀 Shows respect, this will stop your opponent's menchi beam if they are targeting you. Request くれくれ Certain NPCs and territory leaders will drop items for you, and then leave. Fakeout Punch 殴るフリ I don't know what you call this in English, but it's when you pretend you're going to hit someone, but hold back. Just a threatening posture, and will cause the more daring NPCs to attack you. Fakeout Kick 蹴るフリ Same as above, but with a fake kick. War Cry 雄たけび Calls out for territory leaders, allies, and enemies! Legendary Provocation 伝説の挑発 Bruce Lee's famous shuffle. Nearby enemies will instantly start a fight with you, and if you win, you can make friends with them. That's right, you'll never have to do another menchi beam again! Easily the best greeting, besides the basic one. *Upon further experimentation, Legendary Provocation seems to alert ALL enemies present in a given area, so you may end up with a rumble on your hands. Best if used towards the edge of the map, or somewhere the fight won't spill out into other areas. Hype Up 気合だー Gives you and your allies some random buffs for a moment (I believe they last 15 seconds). Angry Yell 怒声 Angry Yell 怒声２ Mixed effects. Ordinary people will be shocked and run. Potential enemies and territory leaders may be shocked, but they may also counter with a menchi beam. Understanding 話せばわかる Stops an opponent's menchi beam, may avoid a fight from breaking out. Prostrate (Dogeza) 土下座 Beg for forgiveness (forced surrender). Comes with a shibu-shabu meter penalty, as it is decidedly un-cool. *thanks to GameFAQs user gyrobot for pointing this one out. *Phrase Edit タンカ設定 This should be self-explanatory, as you can edit the phrases freely. Just remember that a longer phrase will give you more power, but sap your stamina quicker. *Practice Moves イメージトレーニング Practice your technique setup against an image of your uncle. ----------------------- Teru's Blog テルのブログ ----------------------- Amihama Blog 阿弥浜日記 Teru constantly updates this blog with little posts about current events, usually involving Naoto. Ranking ランキング This list features every territory leader and major character in the game, along with their location/affiliation and the fighting move you can obtain by defeating them. Certain characters only appear during special events, so you won't necessarily be able to find them all in one play through. Naoto himself also appears on the list, and you'll climb the ranks as you defeat other characters. Achievements/Legends 阿弥浜武勇伝 You are awarded these by completing specific goals, such as conquering all of the territory in one district, or buying every pair of pants in the game. When you obtain an achievement, you'll get a special bonus. Sometimes this bonus is a minor item, but other times it can be major (like a permanent hair color, or a new move). Territory (By Area) 縄張り This shows a map of every area in the game, and which territories you own in those areas. 'The Exchange Student's' Progress 話題の転校生 This is an itemized list of your total game completion. Total Completion 全体達成度 Events 全体イベント達成度 Clothing 待っている服 Moves/Techniques 使える技 Graffitti Phrases 覚えたタン語 Weapons 手に入れた武器 Hideout Items 集めた快適グッズ Territories 獲得した縄張り Hangout Spots 獲得したたまり場 Defeated Banchous in Arcade 喧嘩番長ACで倒した番長 Defeated Enemies 倒した人数 Friends ダチの人数 Victories in The Outsider アウトサイダーで勝利した人数 Hours spent on part-time job バイトの総勤務時間 Current hourly wage 現在時給 Raises 昇給した回数 Kenka Tetsudou 99 Rides: Single 喧嘩鉄道９９シングル Shortest Ride 最短乗車時間 Pair 喧嘩鉄道９９ペア Shortest Ride 最短乗車時間 Loop 喧嘩鉄道９９環状線 Ride Time 乗車時間 ---------------- Status ステータス ---------------- Health 体力 Kiai/Spirit 気合 Otoko no Ki 漢の器 Cash 所持金 # of Friends ダチの数 Game Completion ゲーム達成度 Play Time プレイ時間 ---- Enemies Defeated 倒した数 EXP Level 喧嘩慣れ Experience Total 場数 EXP until next level 次の喧嘩慣れ上昇まで ---- Kenka Souls 喧嘩魂 These are the points you have to spend on stats. Strength 腕っ筋 Stamina スタミナ Willpower/Spirit 根性 Luck 運 These are the four stats. Stamina now increases you health and lung capacity. Luck increases your chances of scoring critical hits. ---- Shibu-Shaba Meter シブシャバ度 This is the infamous status meter that determines how respectable you are. ------------- 3.3 Game Map ------------- I'll be saying a lot of names of places in this guide, and you're going to want to know where on earth those places are. Please refer to this in case you get confused. *Just in case you're wondering why the map has all these scribbles and transparent Japanese writing on it, it's because Teru drew the map for you on the back of one of his tests. I believe it's a physics test... At the center of the map you have your uncle's house: 下鶴目駅 Downtown Tsurume Station Use this to take you to your uncles house where you can save, rest, etc. 鶴目 TSURUME 鶴目駅・駅前 Tsurume Station This is where the game begins, anybody looking to mess with Tsurume or Naoto will usually be around here. *Shiroku Mart *Hair Salon *Clothing Store x2 *Hangout Spot 鶴目森林公園 Tsurume Shinrin (Forest) Park There are a few significant battles that happen here, but you'll get to know this as the place where you feed your dog and have 'dates' with Yuka. *Hangout Spot 鶴目校門 Tsurume High Gate This is the only area from which you can access Tsurume High. It's also one of the few early places that has a Honke Kamadoya (bentou shop) *Honke Kamadoya *Shiroku Mart -Tsurume High *Hideout -Classroom Area 鳴水浜 NARUMIHAMA 鳴水浜駅・駅前 Narumihama Station A large area that houses the giant mall, Narvigo. *Shiroku Mart *Hair Salon x2 -Narvigo *Hair Salon *Shiroku Mart x2 *Tanning Salon/Tattoo Parlor *Clothing Store x2 *Jeansmate *Hangout Spot x1 コンテナふ頭 Container Port This is of no real concern during the main game, but the K.M.A. will have this as their base in TAKE2. You can fight some regular KMA goons here during the main story. *Hangout Spot 鳴水浜海岸公園 Narumihama Seaside Park This place will be important in TAKE2, plus you'll be able to unlock Kenka Tetsudou 99, the non-stop battle mode here. *Kenka Tetsudou 99 (unlock in TAKE2) *Hangout Spot 白金 Shirogane Academy Rich kid's school. The second chapter of the game centers around this area, and you'll want to return for Mako's events. *Hideout 鳴水浜文化ホール Narumihama Cultural Hall A fairly important area during TAKE2, and chapter 2 of the main game. Entry to The Outsider will be here after you've unlocked it. *THE OUTSIDER (unlock in TAKE2) 関成 KANSEI 関成駅・駅前 Kansei Station A huge area, and the first place where you can go to a Gyouza King. This area is ruled by two street gangs. *Hangout Spot x3 *Clothing Store *Friz Pizza *Gyouza King *Tanning/Tattoo Parlor *Shiroku Mart *Hair Salon 再開発エリア Redevelopment Area The street gang Paradise's territory. This is the only place from which you can access their hideout (located at the south end of the map) *Shiroku Mart -Abandoned Building *Hideout (Paradise) 関成中央公園 Kansei Central Park A point of great interest in TAKE2, and a fairly important place in the main game. You can access the flea market from here and a few other things (see the extras section for more) *Tashiro Masayuki (trade chocolate coins) *Flea Market *Fountain *Hangout Spot *Hideout (TAKE2 only) 中華街 Chinatown This is where the street gang MUKURO hangs out. It'll be of importance in the 3rd chapter of the main game. *Clothing Store *Hangout Spot 中華街・裏路地 Chinatown - Back Alley There will be a big fight here in the 3rd chapter. This is MUKURO's territory. *Hideout (MUKURO) 紅北 KOUHOKU 紅北駅・駅前 Kouhoku Station There's not much in this old town. The one distinguishing feature of this area is the arcade, where you can play the odd Kenka Banchou 3 game. *Shiroku Mart -Game Center *Kenka Banchou 3 AC 紅北商店街 Kouhoku Shopping District This is where you first meet Chiharu, and where a few of the bigger fights in Kouhoku happen. This is also another location of Honke Kamadoya *Clothing Store x2 *Honke Kamadoya *Hangout Spot 紅北下町 Kouhoku Downtown Downtown, like Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (AKA River City Ransom)! Right!? This is where you first have a talk with the banchou of Kouhoku. There's nothing of real importance here. *Hangout Spot 紅北 Kouhoku High School The old rival school of Kounan. A few big battles take place here. *Hideout 紅南 KOUNAN 紅南駅・駅前 Kounan Station This map is huge! It's a combination of a few maps from Kenka Banchou 4 all fit into one space thanks to some clever graphics work. There are many interesting things of note here. *Shiroku Mart x2 *Clothing Store *Gyouza King (w/Tako) *Hair Salon -Rumble Cafe 紅川河川敷 Kougawa Riverbed There's a major event here towards the end of the game, but not much else. *Hangout Spot 紅南校門 Kounan High School Gate This is another huge area, a combination of a few maps from Kenka Banchou 4. The big showdown with Kounan will happen here. *Hangout Spot -Kounan High Classroom Building -Kounan High Rooftop *Hideout べに花台団地 Benihana Appartments Not much more than a map recycled from Kenka Banchou 4. A special Kenka Banchou 4 character makes a cameo appearance here if you visit it at the earliest point possible. *Shiroku Mart *Hangout Spot 外関 GAIKAN 外関駅・駅前 Gaikan Station The true enemy's territory! Everything you need to prepare for the final fight is here, plus this is the only place where you can access the location of the final fight - the garbage dump (I refer to it as the junkyard). *Gyouza King *Honke Kamadoya *Clothing Store *Hangout Spot *Friz Pizza -Junkyard 外関 Gaikan High School The enemy's high school! There isn't much here, as the final fight takes place elsewhere. *Hangout Spot ================= 4.0 Game Systems ================= --------------------------------------- 4.1 The Menchi Beam メンチビーム --------------------------------------- The menchi beam* and tanka battles** are the Kenka Banchou series' most iconic features. *Back before the term 'grill' became slang for mouth (and subsequently, the metal you put in your mouth), it used to mean, 'a very long hard stare is a grill' (as immortalized by the late rapper Big L in Ebonics). The Japanese phrase, メンチを切る 'menchi wo kiru' means the exact same thing, but alas, we no longer have a special word for that in English- and thus the menchi beam is doomed to be known as the 'eye laser'. **Tanka means 'phrase', tanka battles are the smack talk minigames that occur after two menchi beams meet. The menchi beam, initiated by holding down the R button while not in combat, is a way to exert dominance over all the non-player characters. Firing it upon someone whose name appears in white will usually cause them to run in fear, leaving money in their wake (taking this tainted money will lower your shibu/shaba meter). Using it on someone whose name appears in red can have a number of effects. If your 'otoko no ki' (see below) is too small, they may just ignore you. If your 'otoko no ki', or overall power is high, they may instantly submit to you. In most instances, they will fire a menchi beam back, thus initiating a tanka battle. When a tanka battle begins, you will be given a choice of four phrases, each accompanied by a symbol. The phrase/symbol you choose will have a different effect if you complete the phrase properly: Orange 攻 You'll gain a temporary attack boost. Green 防 You'll gain a temoporary defense boost. Blue 息 You'll gain a temporary stamina boost. Flame 気 You will recover some of your kiai bar. White Flag Any opponents hit with your beam will surrender immediately. Dollar Bill Your opponent will drop some money (usually not a lot). Present Box Your opponent will drop a random item. The fourth symbol is always a starburst, which bears no real effects other than the standard damage of the menchi blast. These phrases are often harder to complete as well. After selecting the phrase, it will appear as broken syllables at the bottom of the screen. Tap the same button you used to select the phrase as the bits of the phrase reach the left side of the screen. If you complete the phrase, you win the battle and gain whatever bonus effect you chose. Be careful, sometimes the phrase appears as clusters of syllables, but other times it will be broken up into double and even single syllables which will require some quick tapping. --------------------------------------- 4.2 Shibu-Shaba Meter シブシャバ度 --------------------------------------- The shibu-shaba meter will raise with shibui actions (cool) and shabai actions (cruel). If you are familiar with Yiddish, shibui is equivalent to "mensch", while shabai is "unmensch". Cool actions include: -Winning tanka battles ('smash talk') -Defeating enemies -Forcing surrenders with the menchi beam Cruel actions include: -Using weapons -Damaging private property (usually only cars in this game, destroying signs, boxes, etc. doesn't seem to have a negative effect anymore) -Physically hurting civilians (that is, anying whose name appears in white when you target them) -Starting fights without the menchi beam You should usually strive to keep this meter as high as possible, but if you are purposely attacking people at random, using weapons, and doing other bad deeds, your status can drop to become the 'shaba king' and 'shaba god' (your status is indicated by the colored icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen). When your status drops to 'shaba god' (this takes a LONG time), you will no longer be able to recover your low status through normal means. The only way to recover it in that situation is to throw the cheapest coin into the fountain at Kansei Central Park. In previous games, having a bad status would wreck havoc on you: you couldn't shop at stores, tanka battles would become exponentially harder, and even peons would disrespect you. The detrimental effects have become less and less severe as the series continued. --------------------------------------- 4.3 Combat System 喧嘩技 --------------------------------------- |||Combos||| Like Kenka Banchou 4, you can string together as many as 7 attacks- 4 basic attacks and 3 kiai attacks. The fourth basic attack is no longer required to be a finisher, so you have a bit more freedom when creating your combos. To start a combo, press either the square or triangle button. The square button corresponds to whatever you set as 'basic attack 1', and the triangle button corresponds to the move you set as 'kiai attack 1'. After the first button press, you can continue pressing square (for a total of four times) and triangle (for a total of three times) until you've used up all the moves you have set. The moves will come out in whatever order you set them, for example: basic attack 1: left jab basic attack 2: right hook kiai attack 1 : full power punch If you press "square, square, triangle", your combo will come out as a jab, a hook, and then a full power punch. If, however, you press "square, triangle, square", your combo will come out as a jab, a full power punch, and then a hook. This second method of input won't be very effective, because your opponent will probably be knocked away by the full power puch, and your hook won't connect. Keep the speed and range of your attacks in mind when creating a combo, you might want to start with quick attacks like jabs before adding strong punches. You can also juggle opponents by using an attack that launches them into the air, and following up with other basic attacks. Timing is very important when executing more complex combos- don't mash the buttons!!! |||Countering||| As in the other Kenka Banchou games, if you block just as you're about to receive an attack, you'll parry the opponent and leave them wide open. The timing of a counter isn't very precise, you can probably get away with blocking an attack a full second before it hits your character and still trigger a counter. Even so, if you are uncomfortable with the timing, at least try to counter your opponent's charged (kiai) attacks. They are very slow and deliberate, and with a mere tap of the L Trigger you'll be able to throw them off balance and unleash a big combo. Countering is a much more effective way to land a combo than simply attacking and hoping the enemy doesn't block. Just beware of two things: you can be grabbed while blocking/attempting to counter, and you cannot counter a super move. If your opponent grabs you, start mashing the O button. If your opponent starts using a super move, immediately initiate your own (or run out of the way, if you have time). |||Enemy Stun||| In Kenka Banchou 5, it is easy and effective to knock your opponents unconscious. As you attack the opponent, you'll notice a yellow bar below their life bar decreasing. When this bar is depleted, your opponent will be stunned, and will not be able to act until the bar has recharged. Attacking the opponent while they are stunned will cause the bar to fill quicker. There are many ways to use an opponent's stunned condition to your advantage: VS a single enemy: -Stun the enemy, stand them up, use a powerful combo, repeat. -Stun the enemy, stand them up, use your super move without having to worry about them blocking. -Recover your spirit meter while they recover from being stunned. VS a group of enemies: -Stun one enemy, and focus your attacks on the otherx without having to worry about being ganged up on. -Stun a group of enemies, and unleash a wide-range special move. |||Frustration and Rage||| The main character in Kenka Banchou 5 does not fall unconscious in the same way every other character does. When you accumulate hits, Naoto will also accumulate 'frustration', which manifests itself as a white cloud at the edges of the screen. When his frustration is maxed out, one of the buttons (square, triangle, X, or O) will appear with a phrase on the screen. Press that button, and the phrase will start scrolling across the bottom of the screen very quickly, just as in a 'tanka battle'. If you complete the phrase, Naoto will enter ぶち切れ, or 'Rage' mode. When this happens, you'll have an unlimited spirit bar for a moment, and then drop down to zero. Before you spirit bar disappears completely, your attacks will become a lot stronger, and you won't be knocked back by enemy attacks. On the downside, it seems that your ability to track enemies becomes terrible. Use 'Rage' mode to unleash as many super attacks as you can before it runs out. (this is sort-of useless with grab+hold special attacks) If you do not complete the phrase that appears after max frustration, or your opponent uses a move that skips the phrase altogether, you'll become completely unconscious for a while. Mashing buttons won't help you recover when you're in this state, so it's exceptionaly dangerous. *GameFAQs-user Gyrobot pointed out that Naoto will also take extra damage during rage mode. |||Clean Hits||| Clean hits are ultra-strong attacks that will happen randomly. You can consider them to be the, 'critical hits' of Kenka Banchou 5. As in Role Playing Games, you can increase your chances of a critical hit by increasing your 'Luck' statistic. A critical hit will usually kill a normal enemy, and deal decent damage to stronger enemies and bosses. |||General Tips||| Enemy AI is a bit smarter in Kenka Banchou 5 than in previous entries. Even the weakest characters are liable to cancel your combos by using quick, weak attacks. Always expect to get countered when you use a big slow attack. Any time anyone, either you, an ally, or a boss, uses a super move, they become invincible until the move's animation is finished. Because of this, it's a common tactic to use your own super move the instant your opponent uses theirs. This is a last-resort strategy to use when you have no other way of dodging the super move (for example, if you are at close range and they have a grappling-type super move. On the flip side, the AI in Kenka Banchou 5 has learned to use this tactic as well. Be careful when executing your own super moves. (fans of the Playstation 2 game 'Urban Reign' will be very familiar with this tactic) In this game, when Naoto becomes unconscious, there's little you can do to have him recover. Be sure to stock up on health items so that your enemies don't beat you to death if you fall unconscious. --------------------------------------- 4.4 Friend System ダチ --------------------------------------- If you've played Kenka Banchou 4, you'll remember that Kounan students would drop their school badges after being defeated, and that you could advance the story and collect special bonuses by picking up a number of badges. In Kenka Banchou 5, that system has been replaced by the Friend and Territory systems. Whenever you defeat an enemy after having initiated a battle properly (using the menchi beam, you don't need to win the tanka battle, just the fight), they will stay on the ground and raise a white flag. If you get close to them and press the R-trigger, you'll make friends with them. After you've made them your friend, they'll drop some money and walk away. If you've defeated a group of enemies that are close together, making friends with one of them will get all of the others to join you as well. Just be sure to make friends with them before they get up and leave on their own, it's usually best to make friends the moment they raise their white flag. For every 10 friends you make, your 'Otoko no Ki' 漢の器 will increase by 1. This is signified by a picture of a bowl gradually getting bigger... this is kind of a pun, as 'Otoko no Ki' literally means, 'manliness bowl'. Otoko no Ki is simply a measure of respect, and its practical purposes are limited. Having a low Otoko no Ki will cause prospective enemies to ignore you when you use your menchi beam on them. Build this up early in the game and you'll never have to worry about it again. --------------------------------------- 4.5 Territory System 縄張り --------------------------------------- In Kenka Banchou 5, each district is divided into several areas, and each areas is divided into several territories. By pausing the game and checking the map, or by pressing select twice to expand the map overlay, you can see where the divisions of each territory are. By making friends with 'territory leaders', the characters that show up as yellow dots on the map, you can take control of their territory. The benefits of doing this are numerous: -You are required to have a certain amount of territory in each district to advance the story. -Once territory leaders become your friends, you can call on them to follow you and help you fight whenever you are in their area. Simply greet them with the regular greeting (triangle button) -The first time you gain every territory in any given area, you'll get an achievement that comes with a bonus item. The first time you gain every territory in an entire district, you'll get three bonus points to spend on stats. -You will be able to teleport to any territory you own by pausing the game and selecting that territory on the map (doesn't work in certain situations, like when you're fighting) -Capturing certain territories will uncover 'hangout spots' (たまり場), which act as save points and restore your health. On subsequent plays through the game, you will only need to capture territory to pass the story checkpoints (usually no more than 16 territories total), but it is always useful to grab as much territory as you can so that it's quicker to travel around the large maps later on. --------------------------------------- 4.6 Hideout System アジト --------------------------------------- At certain points in the game, you'll gain access to 'hideouts', which are bases for the various schools and gangs. Hideouts are similar to 'hangout spots', but with a few noticable improvements: -You can use items you've collected to furnish the hideout. Furnishing a hideout will grant bonuses to the characters associated with that base (read the menu translation above for specific details). To collect an item (ex. benches, signs, plants- anything you can pick up), pick it up and carry it all the way back to a base or your home. Alternatively, you can order your territory leader friends to deliver items to your bases for you. Simply ask some territory leaders to follow you (triangle button with standard greeting), and then press triangle while targeting the item you want. Finally, you can buy items at the free market in Kansei Central Park. See the last sectin for detials. -By placing a doghouse in a hideout, you will automatically get the option to walk your dog anytime you leave that hideout. -You can play minigames to win chocolate coins, or just for fun. Chocolate coins can be traded for cash by visiting a certain character in Kansei Central Park. -By placing a mahjong table in a hideout, you can play mahjong whenever you visit that hideout. Kounan High's hideout comes with a mahjong table, but you can find them before that point. --------------------------------- 4.7 Being Defeated --------------------------------- If you lose all your health, either by being defeated in battle or being hit by a car, you will be given two options: - - If you choose the option on the left, you will be sent back to your house in your pajamas and be forced to pay a medical bill. You will lose all of the clothes and accessories you were wearing when you died, including your hairstyle. To recover them, you'll have to go to the stores that sell them and buy them back. This is very annoying if you are trying to get 100% item completion, so I usually opt to quit the game rather than spend an hour trying to find out which store sold what I was wearing. If you do continue the game in this fashion, don't worry about losing special clothes (such as awards for achievements, or the t-shirts you get after finishing each girl's storyline). Every time you unlock an item of clothing, it will show up for sale in a store somewhere. This is why several stores sell the default clothing you start the game with. -Don't worry about losing anything else though. Unlike Kenka Banchou 4, the game won't take away any of your territory (In Kenka Banchou 4, you actually lost 'school badges', which acted the same way as territory in this game). If you choose the option on the right, you will lose all of your progress and return to the title screen. For this reason, be sure to save whenever you can! There are a ton of save points in this game, nearly one in every single section of every area, so there's no reason not to save before a big fight, or just to recover your health when it's low. --------------------------------------- 4.8 Part-Time Work アルバイト --------------------------------------- When you select this option from t he main menu, you'll be prompted to select a save file. Choose whatever save you want to earn money for. You'll face a standard menu where you can check your status, change clothes, change techniques, etc. Select 出かける (the door) to continue. ひとりでバイト Play Alone ふたりでバイト Play With a Friend (local wireless) 警備員の制服に着替える Change into security guard's outfit このままの服装で行く Head out in your current clothes Next you'll be taken to the map where you can select your part-time mission. The little box on the lower-left will display the location, mission, duration, and pay rate. You can ignore the rate of pay for the most part, you'll be making a lot more money than what it says. Missions: 不良排除 Kick out the thugs 治安維持 Security enforcement 地域巡回 Neighborhood patrol X時間 XXXX円 X hours (minutes in-game) XXXX yen When you select a location, you'll get a repeat of the information from above. If you select a 'kick out the thugs' mission, you'll see precisely how many thugs there are: 不良数: x人 # of thugs You will also see the difficulty of each mission: 難易度： 〜〜〜 Difficulty Level ムズ過ぎる Too Hard かなりムズい Pretty Hard けっこうムズい Reasonably Hard 普通 Average かなり簡単 Pretty Easy ちょっと簡単 Quite Easy けっこう簡単 Fairly Easy 簡単過ぎる Too Easy If you select your home, you'll go back to your home screen (REMEMBER TO SAVE, and then select the quit option to go back to the main menu) After selecting a mission, you'll be taken to the target location to patrol the area for thugs. Regardless of the mission, you'll just want to beat up and arrest as many people as possible. Press the 'L' trigger when the enemy is on the ground to make an arrest. You don't need to deplete their life all the way to arrest them, but that would ensure 100% success (someone with health left might escape). After the time runs out, you'll see how much money you made (there will be a deduction if you were defeated on the job), and then you'll be taken back to the menu. You can go out as many times as you want, but remember to SAVE when you're ready to quit. The game will not save for you! *A few more notes - GameFAQs user gyrobot pointed out that your shibu-shabu meter is not affected by using weapons during Part Time Work mode, so feel free to equip weapons as you see fit. I've also found that you can battle ghosts of Kenka Banchou 4 characters when you take Part Time Work at Kounan High. Be careful, Kenka Banchou 4's boss, Akutsu, is very strong! ================== 5.0 Item List ================== ------------------------------- 5.1 Shiroku Mart シロクマート ------------------------------- おにぎり - Recovers a little HP A ball (or rather, triangle) of rice. The black thing on it is a strip of seaweed. This game states that they are a popular traditional food! アメリカンドッグ - American Corn Dog - Recovers a little HP コロッケパン - Korokke Pan - Recovers a little HP Korokke is the Japanese cousin of the French croquette. Pan means bread, from the French 'pain'. ヤキソバパン - Yakisoba Pan - Recovers a little HP Yakisoba is a type of special type of noodle, while yaki means fried, and soba is a type of buckwheat noodle, yakisoba is not fried soba noodles. It's its own thing. ミートスパゲティ Meat Spaghetti Just what it sounds like, and yes, in many convenience stores in Asia you can get legitimate food, not just potato chips and overpriced hot dogs. プリン Pudding コーヒーゼリー Coffee Jelly イチゴショート Strawberry Shortcake スタミナンリバース Stamina Reverse Health Regeneration - 60 seconds スタミナンリバースＳＳ Stamina Reverse SS Health Regeneration - 120 seconds 超気合いドリンク Super Kiai Drink Spirit Regeneration - 40 seconds 超気合いドリンクＺ Super Kiai Drink Z Spirit Regeneration - 80 seconds 攻撃プロテイン-O Attack Protein O Attack Boost - 30 seconds 攻撃プロテイン-DX Attack Protein DX Attack Boost - 60 seconds 耐久プロテイン-G Defense Protein G 耐久プロテイン-DX Defense Protein DX 持久プロテイン-H Endurance Protein H 持久プロテイン-DX Endurance Protein DX 番長の哲学 続・番長の哲学 犬缶 Dogfood Can Food for your dog... or you can recover 100 health, at the cost of your humanity. 犬一直線 Dog Treat Food for your dog, or recovers 200 health. This literal name is 'dog line', and I believe it's supposed to be some kind of jerky. The game says it's 'tasty enough for humans to eat'. コインチョコ Coin Chocolate Recover a miniscule amount of health, or trade at the park for real cash. In many holiday traditions, most notably Hanukkah, it's customary to give chocolate gelt (money) to children. The chocolate, wrapped stamped foil, is itself stamped on both sides to look like a real coin. The very fact that it's being sold in a Japanese corner store in a very Japanese game should tell you that this is now a world-wide tradition. 小判チョコ Koban Chocolate Recover a minor amount of health, or trade at the park for real cash. A chocolate coin, fashioned after an old Japanese coin, the koban, worth 1 ryo (a pre-Meiji denomination of money). 大判チョコ Ooban Chocolate Recover 1000 health, or trade at the park for real cash. A large chocolate coin, fashioned after the ooban, originally worth 10 ryo. ＫＢヘアカラー ----------------------------------- 5.2 Honke Kamadoya 本家かまどや ----------------------------------- Honke Kamadoya is a chain of fast-food restaurants that specializes in take-out bentou. 'Bentou' is a Japanese lunch-box that is partitioned to make room for a number of different foods. They usually contain a big bed of rice and several smaller compartments filled with vegetables and tasty meat. Now, if it weren't already obvious, Honke Kamadoya is a very real place in Japan, one of the many blatent product-placements in Kenka Banchou 5. To my delight, a very real Japanese blogger and rap enthusiast, Eitaro, set out on a mission to review Honke Kamadoya's entire menu. This made it easy for me to see exactly what was in each of these meals you can buy in the game. Assuming it's still around by the time you're reading this, check out Eitaro's blog by searching, "Eitaro x Diversion". のり弁当 - Nori Bentou 500 Health 170 Spirit Nori is the dry type of seaweed that is used to wrap up sushi and rice-balls. のり・メンチカツ弁当 Nori Menchi-katsu Bentou 1080 Health 360 Spirit Menchi-katsu is a breaded and fried cutlet made from ground meat. The word 'menchi' comes from the word 'mince', like mince-meat. This is not to be confused with the 'menchi beam' that this game is famous for, which seems to have derived its name from the word 面, 'men', meaning 'face'. 和風じゃこのり弁当 Japanese-style Jyako Nori Bentou 650 Health 220 Spirit "Japanese-style" refers to the vegetables and tidbits served with the meal, typically pickled vegetables, mushrooms, and 'winter cherries' (I've always called them 'Chinese Lanterns', go look it up to see what I'm talking about). Jyako are small fish, "lightly killed" as Jeremy Clarkson of the BBC's Top Gear once noted. They are tiny dried sardines (think really small fish you'd use as bait, not the things you buy in a tin can) that are seasoned a little. They use these as a topping for the rice in these bentou boxes. 洋風めんたいこ弁当 - Youshoku Mentaiko Bentou 710 Health 240 Spirit Youshoku means "Western-style", and refers to the tidbits served with the meal, in this case some fried meat. "Western-style" is actually a Japanese variety of cooking that was influenced by Western cuisine. It is uniquely Japanese, in the same way that fortune cookies are uniquely American. Mentaiko is decidedly un-Western. It's basically a special type of marinated pollock roe (fish eggs), often spicy and eaten with rice. In this meal, it sits atop the bed of rice in the bentou box. デミグラスハンバーグ弁当 - Demiglace Hamburg Bentou 710 Health 240 Spirit Demiglace is a flavorful sauce prepared by reducing massive amounts of stock. In Japan, 'Western-style' cafes will serve this sauce on various dishes to give them more flavor. Around 2002, there was a soap-opera in Japan called, "ランチの女王", or "Lunch Queen". It made a big deal out of the special demiglace sauce a restaurant would prepare for its rice-filled omelets. Hamburg is like what we call Salisbury Steak in the US. It's just a patty of ground or minced meat that has been seasoned and usually comes with a special sauce (in this case, a demiglace). Not my favorite, but VERY typical of Asian-style Western food. カラアゲ弁当 Karaage Bentou 900 Health 300 Spirit Karaage usually refers to deep-fried pieces of chicken. Often times the chicken meat has been left on the bone, so don't go chomping down on it! チキン南蛮弁当 Chicken Nanban Bentou 900 Health 300 Spirit Very simply, fried chicken with tartare sauce. Way back when, 'nanban' referred to barbarians, particularly those foreign barbarians that attacked the southern portion of Japan (hence 'nan', which means 'south'). This dish is a local specialty of the southern island of Kyushu. 豚しょうが Pork Shouga 940 Health 320 Spirit Ginger pork, or Pork Shougayaki (shouga meaning ginger), is thin-sliced pork dipped in a sweet ginger sauce and fried. This is similar to something you might get from an American Chinese restaurant, though shougayaki itself is Japanese. のり・カラ弁当 Nori-Kara Bentou 1100 Health 370 Spirit The 'kara' here is just a shortened form of 'karaage'. Nori refers to the sheet of seaweed covering the bed of rice. カラ・めんたい弁当 Kara-Mentaiko Bentou 1120 Health 380 Spirit Same as above, but with mentaiko on the rice instead of seaweed. 大関さん弁当 Oozeki-san Bentou 1140 Health 380 Spirit Sumo-size me! Oozeki is the second highest ranking of Sumo wrestlers, just behind 'yokozuna'. It's a pretty big deal, and as such, this meal is pretty big as well. It features several fried meat side-dishes. 焼肉ハンバーグ弁当 Yakiniku Hamburg Bentou 1200 Health 400 Spirit Yakiniku is barbequed meat, often beef. This bentou box features a lot of meat. ***焼肉エビフライ弁当 Yakiniku Ebi-fry Bentou 1400 Health 470 Spirit Ebi-fry is fried shrimp. This meal is stuffed with tasy things! ***I believe this is the best value item in the game, as it recovers the most health of any meal and a large amount of your spirit. Best of all, it only costs 690 yen! Always stock 8 of these before every boss fight, they are the best way to stay alive! 親子丼 Oyako-don 820 Health 50 Spirit Oyako means, 'parent and child' (oya being the parent, ko meaning child). In oyako-don, the 'parent' is pieces of chicken, while the 'child' is a chicken egg, slightly cooked and served on top of the chicken and rice. In the cartoon, Naoki Urasawa's "Monster", the Japanese Dr. Tenma makes this dish for a group of immigrants to show them what his home country's cuisine is like. They note, as have I, that this dish's name is absurd. Don is short for 'donburi', or bowl, and refers to dishes where a bowl is filled with hot rice, and topped with the rest of the meal. In my opinion, the is the best value meal you can get at a Japanese restaurant. You get a ton of rice (more than you would in a bentou box), and usually a hearty portion of meat, egg, onion, and whatever else they throw in there. I won't go into the economics of it, but if you have a local Japanese restaurant, and they don't surve something like oyako-don or katsu-don, they either consider themselves too fancy, or it's simply a lousy restaurant. カラマヨ丼 Kara-mayo-don 840 Health 50 Spirit Kara refers to karaage, and mayo to mayonnaise. Japanese mayonnaise is a bit different from regular mayonnaise, in that they create an emulsion with rice vinegar instead of regular vinegar. I'm sure they add something else as well, because if you're ever had it, you'll know that it's very flavorful. Many Japanese dishes, snacks, and even certain types of sushi will have this mayonnaise squirted on top in ribbons. I know this might sound gross to those who have a limited relationship with mayonnaise, but give it a try if you ever get the chance. かつ丼 Katsu-don 1289 Health 70 Spirit Katsu means 'cutlet', usually referring to a pork cutlet. This is one of my all-time favorite foods. A big bowl of rice with fried pork, onions, and egg. ビーフカレー Beef Curry 500 Health 540 Spirit A big plate with rice on one side and a beef curry on the other. Japanese curry may look similar to Thai or Indian curries, but tastes much different and is typically more of a fast food than some type of high cuisine. Japanese curry is sold in blocks that you can throw in hot water to make a quick meal. ロースカツカレー Roast Katsu-curry 890 Health 890 Spirit "Roast" is short for roast beef, usually from the loin. Katsu-curry is Japanese curry as described above, but with a pork cutlet on top. Some of my Japanese friends have named this as their favorite Japanese food, so... take that sushi.. -------------------------- 5.3 フリズPIZZA Friz Pizza -------------------------- Pizza has lost its most useful purpose this time around: to restore massive amounts of health to your partner. In exchange, pizza now gives you some temporary stat enhancements. It's still too expensive to bother with, and the smaller size pizzas just waste your inventory space. ファミリーピザS Small Family Pizza You and Allies recover 200 health ファミリーピザM Medium Family Pizza You and Allies recover 400 health ファミリーピザL Large Family Pizza You and Allies recover 600 health ファミリーピザLL Extra Large Family Pizza You and Allies recover 800 health ミートピザS Small Meat Pizza You and Allies recover 120 health, strength up for 30 seconds ミートピザM Medium Meat Pizza You and Allies recover 170 health, strength up for 40 seconds ミートピザL Large Meat Pizza You and Allies recover 270 health, strength up for 70 seconds ミートピザLL Extra Large Meat Pizza You and Allies recover 320 health, strength up for 90 seconds シーフードピザS Seafood Pizza Small You and Allies recover 120 health, defense up for 30 seconds シーフードピザM Seafood Pizza Medium You and Allies recover 170 health, defense up for 40 seconds シーフードピザL Seafood Pizza Large You and Allies recover 270 health, defense up for 70 seconds シーフードピザLL Seafood Pizza Extra Large You and Allies recover 320 health, defense up for 90 seconds ガーリックピザS Garlic Pizza Small You and Allies recover 120 health, stamina up for 30 seconds ガーリックピザM Garlic Pizza Medium You and Allies recover 170 health, stamina up for 40 seconds ガーリックピザL Garlic Pizza Large You and Allies recover 270 health, stamina up for 70 seconds ガーリックピザLL Garlic Pizza Extra Large You and Allies recover 320 health, stamina up for 90 seconds -------------------------- 5.4 餃子の王将 Gyouza King -------------------------- Gyouza King is another real Japanese restaurant (also featured in Kenka Banchou 4). Gyouza is Japanese for dumplings, so they serve that and a bunch of other 'Eastern' standards. The restaurant is actually incorporated into the story this time, read the Extra Info section to learn more about that. Food you buy at Gyouza King will be consumed there, so this is not the place to go to get portable items. There are a few menu items here that do nothing but restore your health, despite the fact that you can get your health restored for free at any hangout spot... It'd be a safe to avoid wasting your money on those. There are, however, some VERY good things to buy at the restaurant. They provide a temporary bonus (this effect lasts for a decent amount of time, you might be able to go for a full chapter without having it disappear). Always buy one before a big battle! When you finish a meal at Gyouza King, you'll be teleported outside the restaurant, so you can't stack effects - you only one bonus at a time. 餃子 Dumplings (single serving) Standard plate of dumplings. Restores 210 health. 餃子２人前 Dumplings for 2 Restores 420 health (despite what the name would suggest, this does NOT restore your partner's health) 餃子３人前 Dumplings for 3 Restores 630 health (ripoff!) 焼きめし Yakimeshi BONUS: Reduces your Spirit Bar consumption by 30% (not worth it..) Yaki means fried, meshi means rice. That's right, a big plate of fried rice! 焼きそば Yakisoba BONUS: Increases Attack 5% (not worth it) A plate of noodles fried with a special special sauce. Tasty stuff, though be warned - the 'soba' noodles in yakisoba are not the same as the buckwheat noodles you get when you order just plain 'soba'. 天津飯 Tenshinhan BONUS: Defense 5% (not worth it, but my long explanation is worth it!) OK, so you might be familiar with American 'Chinese' food, which is like fried chicken balls and pork smothered in sweet sauce and cashew chicken... basically Chinese-style food modified to cater to Western tastes. Well, tenshinhan (Japanese for Tianjin* Rice) is Japan's attempt at the same sort of thing. In short, it is a runny omelet with fake crab meat draped over rice and covered in a sweet sauce. You might be able to find something like that in Hong Kong, but not mainland China. *I'll take this time to point out that I've actually been to Tianjin (yeah, I'm surprised, too), and their rice is nothing like that. They take more pride in this twisty br... NEVERMIND, not important! **Fans of the cartoon/comic Dragon Ball may recognize Tenshinhan as the name of a popular character, Tian Shinhan. In fact, a great number of Dragon Ball characters are named after foods. Alright, enough about this useless item. ラーメン Ramen BONUS: Increases Lung Capacity 15% (not worth it) A bowl of noodles, usually with some tasy pork and a slice of fish cake. Not to be confused with instant noodles. 餃子定食 Gyouza Set Dumplings with some tidbits on the side. Restores 700 health. Ripoff! 焼めしセット Yakimeshi Set Fried Rice with some tidbits on the side. BONUS: Reduces Spirit consumption by 50% (great effect!*) *Honestly, bosses spam their super moves so much when their health gets low that this becomes very useful just as a means to counter with your own super moves. 焼きそば定食 Yakisoba Set Yakisoba with some tidbits on the side. BONUS: Increases Attack 10% (still not worth it...) 天津飯セット Tenshinhan Set Tenshinhan with some tidbits on the side. BONUS: Increases Defense 10% (decent effect, if you really need defense..) ラーメンセット Ramen Set Ramen with some tidbits on the side. BONUS: Increases Lung Capacity by 30% (my favorite, but it's your call) 肉とキャベツのミソ炒め定食 Beef and Cabbage stir-fried with Miso Set BONUS: Increases Movement Speed Self-explanatory dish. Miso is an odd-flavored paste made by fermenting soybeans and some other stuff. You either love it or hate it, no big deal. ニラレバ定食 Nirareba Set BONUS: Doubles Effect of Health Recovery Items Nirareba is liver (reba) and chives (nira). Supposedly this tastes better than regular liver and onions, but I've never had the pleasure of trying it. すぶたセット Subuta BONUS: Increases Attack 20% (highly recommended, probably the best bonus) Sweet and Sour Pork. I'm pretty sure you can get this anywhere in America, no explanation needed. 豚キムチ定食 Kimchi Pork Set BONUS: Damage Taken While Concussed Reduced 30% (I can see where this would be useful, but most of the time you will go into "Rage" mode instead of getting a concussion. Only use this with the side-story characters) Stir-fried pork and kimchi. Kimchi is a popular korean side-dish of cabbage that's been pickled in a spicy brine. ============================ 6.0 Character Introductions ============================ Naruse Naoto 成瀬直人 The protagonist, transfers to Tsurume High for his final year of High School. He is blunt, impulsive, and never one to shy from a challenge. His pride and his friends are the most important things to him. -------------------------------- Tsurume High School 鶴目高校 -------------------------------- |||3rd Year Students||| Takatsu Shougo 高津昇吾 Takatsu has a stylish floppy haircut and wears a distinct white shirt with teal writing and images. Takatsu is a bit of a lone wolf, though he's commonly respected and admired by girls and guys alike. His kind, easygoing nature plays a foil to Naoto's wreckless behavior, but he's always there for Naoto when he gets himself into a serious situation. Until Naoto arrives, Takatsu is widely accepted as one of Tsurume's top fighters. Shindou Taishi 進藤大志 Shindou has long black hair and wears a collared shirt under his blazer. Similar in strength, but opposite in personality to Takatsu, Shindou has a cool, domineering attitude, and plays the villain for the first chapter of the game. Wakamiya has an awkward man-crush on him. |||2nd Year Student||| Yazawa Kouji 矢沢弘二 Yazawa wears an orange sweatshirt instead of a blazer, and has a beard/chinstrap. Yazawa is a girl-obsessed goofball, jealous of those more competant than him, which includes just about everyone. Conversation falls flat nearly every time he opens his mouth. |||1st Year Students||| Wakamiya Tomohiro 若宮友弘 Wakamiya has orange hair and wears a collared shirt under his blazer, similar to Shindou's. Wakamiya is a rather gutless kid, and often stands in the shadow of stronger students. He looks up to anyone who seems strong or cool, and spends the beginning of the game as Shindou's whipping boy. Sugawara Masato 菅原雅人 Sugawara wears a knit hat and a red hoodie under his blazer. Typically more laid back than Wakamiya, Sugawara isn't particularly strong, but is a loyal friend. |||Tsurume Baseball Team 鶴目高校 野球部||| Kubo Shinya 久保信也 Kubo is a musclebound dude with black hair and a black shirt. The star pitcher for Tsurume's baseball club, Kubo is a little too loyal to his teammates. When Kubo has a run-in with the law, he hides to the shadows to protect their reputation. Adachi Shun 足立駿 Adachi wears a white collared shirt and has long-ish black hair. Straight-laced and super serious, Adachi does not deal with thugs and drama in a sound manner. He has his doubts about having the uncouth Naoto help out his teammate. Hamaguchi Souta 浜口宗太 Hamaguchi appears clean cut, with black hair and black wristbands. Hamaguchi has great respect for Kubo, and is eager to find him when he goes missing. He is one of the younger students on the baseball team. -------------------------------- Shirogane Academy 白金学院 -------------------------------- Utsunomiya Manabu 宇都宮学 Utsunomiya sports hair on the top of his head, but shaved on the sides. Utsunomiya is arrogant and spoiled rich. He has a hot temper and pays off thugs to act as his 'friends'. His low intellect and aggressive attitude stands in contrast to Shirogane's refined and prestigious atmosphere. Ogata Wataru 緒方渉 Ogata has combed-back reddish hair. He has a less distinctive face than Utsunomiya. Ogata is a follower of Utsunomiya, and corrupted by his arrogance. At the beginning of the game, he proves to be more of a coward than Utsunomiya. ------------------------------- MUKURO 骸 (Skeleton) ------------------------------- Iketani Shingo 池谷慎吾 Iketani wears a camo hoodie and black combat boots. The 2nd generation head of Mukuro, Iketani is violent and full of pride. He has poor luck with the ladies, and his failures in courting Akane cause problems for countless people. Katagiri Kazuya 片桐一哉 Katagiri dresses like a lounge lizard, and has snake eyes hiding behind swanky purple shades to match. Katagiri has the violent and cruel nature of Iketani, but without the air of insanity. He acts as Iketani's right-hand man in Mukuro, but works just as easily on his own. --------------------------- PARADISE パラダイス --------------------------- Nagura Yuuki 名倉祐樹 Nagura wears a red sweatshirt with a winged skull on it. Nagura is the leader of the current generation of Paradise. He is committed to the gang's code of helping the dazed and confused find shelter from society. He is an all-around kind person. Dobashi Katsumi 土橋克己 Dobashi has bright red hair and wears a red tracksuit. Dobashi is a giant of great strength, but seems fairly dumb. As Paradise has acted as a great support for him in his time of need, he does everything he can to defend it and its members. Dobashi speaks with a stutter and is often seen following Hotta, thus completing the large bumbling sidekick stereotype. Hotta Shou 堀田翔 Hotta wears shorts and a distinct red hoodie. A decent, well-adjusted kid who seems to have joined Paradise for its principals rather than its ongoing turf wars. He is quick to befriend Naoto after being beaten by him. -------------------------------- Kouhoku High School 紅北高校 -------------------------------- Kanou Kenji 加納健二 Kanou looks considerably older than the rest of the Kouhoku students, probably as a way to show how worn-out he is. Kanou is the current Banchou of Kouhoku High. By attempting to protect Kouhoku's future generations, he inadvertantly shattered their pride. He is now a dejected leader, feeling heavy pressure from the restless juniors. Uji Yoshiaki 宇治義明 Uji sports a 'punch perm' hairstyle and a white shirt under his school jacket. Uji is an officer at Kouhoku with his sights set on becoming the school's banchou. Quite cruel, he's a sore loser but will do whatever he needs to to get ahead. He hates the other Kouhoku officer in his class, Funaki. Funaki Kyouichi 船木恭一 Funaki wears a shortened school jacket, making his green undershirt visible. Another Kouhoku officer, he is displeased with the current state of the rivalry between Kouhoku and Kounan. Kurihara Isamu 栗原勇 Kurihara is the youngest student at Kouhoku, he has short black hair. Nicknamed 'Krillin' by his long-time friend Chiharu, Kurihara is young and idealistic. He's full of fire, but disenchanted by the attitudes of the older students. He looks to Naoto to revive Kouhoku's fighting spirit. -------------------------------- Kounan High School 紅南高校 -------------------------------- Yagami Shin 八神真 Really thuggish looking guy with a blonde rockabilly pompadour and a long black jacket. After the previous leader of Kounan disappeared, Yagami won the battle to decide the next banchou. He certainly has the strength to rule Kounan, but not necessarily the leadership skills. Kawakami Shouji 川上正二 A guy with a brown old-school style pompadour and a flamboyant embroidered white button up shirt. Kawakami acts as Yagami's closest advisor and is the voice of reason when Yagami gets worked up. Katsuragi Gen 葛城元 A stern young man with long brown hair, wears a purple shirt under his white collared shirt. Katsuragi is a top Kounan officer along with Mori and Kawakami. Mori Keita 森圭太 A tall fellow with red hair and a green shirt under his long black coat. Mori is a top Kounan officer along with Katsuragi and Kawakami. Onoda Teppei 小野田哲平 A punk with a two-tone mullet and a pink shirt under his shortened school jacket. Onoda now assumes responsibility for all of Kounan's younger students. He finds it difficult to follow Yagami's orders because all of his respect lies with Yuuta, Kounan's former banchou, and Onoda's role model. Tachibana Shun 立花俊 A young guy with a fancy pink hoodie. While Kounan students are usually the baddest of the bad, Tachibana has been able to slip by as a mediocre fighter because of Kouhoku's ceasefire with Kounan. This left him free to harass whoever he wants with little consequence. Misawa Seiji 三沢誠司 A tall older student with a close-shaved haircut. Misawa, once a prospective banchou, is now repeating his third year of school while he looks for work. Chiba "Teru" Teruo 千葉照男 "テル" A goofy looking guy with a poofy light brown haircut and flamboyant purple shirt. Often wears sunglasses. Ever the weirdo, Teru now runs a blog on Amihama events in addition to his regular information broker services. He seems to have gained extra confidence, having survived the One Year War from the previous game. ----------------------------------- Gaikan Industrial High 外関工業高校 ----------------------------------- Kunii Akira 国井晃 Sports a close-cropped haircut and a flamboyant purple sweatshirt. A merciless punk, Kunii acts is Gaikan's acting leader. Akamatsu Ryousuke 赤松涼介 Akamatsu has blonde corn-rows and wears a black short sleeved collar shirt with what appears to be hanafuda card on it Akamatsu is second in command at Gaikan, and is often the first to give orders to the other students. He's supposedly cool and deliberate, but turns into a monster in battle. Iidzuka Maki 飯塚真樹 Has long black hair with a bright blonde highlight and black sunglasses. He looks a lot like Shindou, but rest assured they are different people (though it is odd that Shindou completely disappears after chapter 1, and then this guy appears and seems to know Tadatsu well...) Fukunaga Toshiyuki 福永利之 A smaller punk with brown hair and a green-ish jacket. A second year student, he's the #1 contender for becoming Gaikan's next leader. Kishi Koutarou 岸孝太郎 A big guy with a blonde shaved haircut. Another second year student, he is a rival to Fukunaga. Oosawa Takeshi 大沢猛 Oosawa sports a brown wolf-styled mullet and an embroidered black varsity jacket. Mutou Hidetaka 武藤秀隆 Mutou has short styled green hair and wears a long white button-up shirt. -------------------------------- Kansei Midnight Army K.M.A. -------------------------------- Ishimaru Riku 石丸陸 Wears long black hair and a studded black biker's jacket. Takei Shouhei 武井将平 Takei has long silver hair and embroidered pants. Oosuga Ryuuzou 大須賀竜蔵 Oosuga has short red hair and wears a black vest. Kai Shinnosuke 甲斐慎之介 Kai is a fat biker dude with shades. -------------------------------- Heroines ヒロインたち -------------------------------- Mitarai Mako 御手洗真子 A highschool girl with long brown hair and glasses. Mako is the stereotypical stuck-up priviledged girl, quick to look down on less intelligent and lower-class people. She attends Shirogane Academy. Komine Yuka 小峰由香 A high school girl wearing Tsurume High's blue uniform. Team manager for Tsurume High's baseball club, Yuka takes kindly to anyone with a good spirit. She seems to have a crush on Takatsu. Shimatani Chiharu 島谷千春 A young girl with short brown hair and big earrings. Chiharu is the signature* country bumpkin who dreams of busting out of her backwater town. She's pretty self-centered and immature. *In Japan, and many other countries, there is always a stereotype of rural teenagers taking trips into big cities like Tokyo and trying to dress trendy in an attempt to fit in with the locals, only to make a fool of themselves. Hirota Mai 弘田麻衣 A highschool girl with curly blonde hair. Mai is the former love interest Kounan's Odona, and an avid stalker of Kounan's former banchou, Hayami Yuuta (the main character of Kenka Banchou 4). As in the previous game, Mai acts on her own free will, and seems to be delusional about how guys feel about her. Hayasaka Akane 早坂茜 A stylish (?) girl with curly brown hair and a hat. A girl who works part-time at a clothing shop in Narvigo, she's rather particular about the guys she dates, and manages to get Tsurume High's Kubo in trouble. Kusunoki Kyouko 楠恭子 A woman with long black hair wearing a brown leather jacket. The former girlfriend of the deceased leader of K.M.A. =================== 7.0a Story Guide =================== Those of you who read the first version of this guide may remember a long rant about how my computer died and I lost the guide I did in the same vein as Kenka Banchou 4. Luckily my computer was fine, and so I've rescued that guide, though I have a few warnings: -Several portions of this summary are inaccurate. This game, even more than the original, was a Japanese-language learning experience for me. I'm not really doing the game justice, but I'm not saving any whales by NOT posting this either... -I never finished the last few chapters, I was getting really tired by that point (having played through the game nearly three times in a row in one week). You can use my old summaries to piece together what happens. Without further ado... ------------------------------- At the local train station, a student is surrounded by his classmates. They're shocked by the sudden news of his departure, but he insists that he must take leave of them and go on his own path. As his train arrives, the student, Naota Naruse, bids the classmates fairwell, and prepares himself for his new journey. The game notes that he will be transferring to the big city, Amihama, which, as of late, is being drawn into chaos. It is said that... legendary... Naoto arrives at Tsurume station, the district where he'll now be attending school. His uncle, Jyouji, who hasn't seen him since he was 'a little pisser', greets him. Naoto fails to show his uncle proper respect, and curses his father, much to the uncle's dismay. The uncle offers to teach Naoto some proper etiquette, if he so chooses. (this comes in the form of a tutorial) When the tutorial is finished, or if you decline, the two return to the Uncle's home to rest before Naoto's first day at his new school. Tsurume District, a small town filled with towering appartments that serve as dorms for commuters. It is home to several parks and green spaces..... it's where lots of kids go to tsurume high... It's Naoto's first day of school, but there's one problem... he doesn't know where his school is. He doesn't even know where HE is. No matter, he finds a few high school kids nearby and asks them for help. They ignore him, and you're given a choice: -Hey, don't ignore me! -Maybe I should keep my cool.. I should chill out, at least for this first day. If you take the nice route, the kids will make fun of your polite speech. One of the students mentions that Naoto must be all confused, because he's not even wearing the right school uniform. Naoto tries to explain that it's because he's a transfer student, but they keep making fun of him. One student mentions that Naoto seems a little small to be talking up to them, which prompts Naoto to flip out and kick him in the crotch. Naoto starts screaming, asking them who they think is so small. The student's friend is freaked out by Naoto's temper, and a fight begins. [Fight] Defeat the two students After the fight, the students are all shaken up, mentioning that he was able to take on both of them at once. They run away, afraid that Naoto is totally nuts. Naoto yells that they better not forget him, and then mutters to himself about what a bunch of obnoxious punks they were. [Move] Head to "Tsurume High" Naoto arrives at the school, only to find that everyone is wearing a school jacket! He's a bit annoyed that his uncle didn't say anything about it, and he's worried he'll stand out. Inside the school's gates, Naoto figures he should go find the faculty office to take care of his transfer business. He spots a student and asks him where the office is. The student comments about how Naoto's not wearing a blazer, and Naoto explains his situation. The student seems confused, and just motions off towards the school. Sarcastically, Naoto thanks the student, who tells him not to mention it. Naoto asks him one more thing, what is the school's 'shimeten'. The student is confused by his question, and just walks off, saying he's got stuff to do. Naoto is taken aback, starting to believe that all the students here must be pretty chill and subdued. He wonders if he went too far with the students back at the train station. Afterwards, Naoto finishes his business at the school and decides to head home. [Move] Go back to Jyouji's place (leave the school grounds) Out by the side of the school, some students are talking about the first year students that Naota beat up. When asked what to do, a tall student with long dark hair (Shindou Taishi) tells a first year (Wakamiya Tomohiro) that it's his job to clear up the mess. Wakamiya seems hesistant, but Shindou makes himself clear that it's his duty, and that he expects there to be 'medical bills'. Wakamiya rushes off in compliance. [Move] Leave Jyouji's place Outside, Naoto mulls over still not having a school blazer. He takes a rest over where he fought the students the other day. A first year student rudely asks him what he's doing there, which prompts Naota to get aggressive. He throws an eye laser at the kid, who says that using that glare is grounds to fight. [Fight] Defeat the student After the fight, you'll be prompted to press 'L' to make friends with him. Naoto mentions that the guy is his first friend he's made there. The student says he can make friends with people he fights, so long as he doesn't 'surprise attack' them. Naoto adds that even though the guy is his first friend, he shouldn't get his hopes up or anything. The guy says he had no great expectations for Naoto, and that there's plenty of fools around that he can make friends with. The student spots an older guy and looks surprised. Naoto asks his new friend who the guy is, and the guy says that he's the one who should be asking that. He then tells Naoto that the Tsurume Station area is his turf, and they'll have to fight if he disrespects him. Naoto sarcastically apologizes and a fight breaks out. [Fight] Defeat the guy Afterwards, the guy seems shocked by Naoto's strength. Naoto then introduces himself: His hobby is getting in people's business, and his special skill is fighting. He adds that he's an exchange student, and quite lonely. The guy is not amused, but Naoto explains that he's quick to get in a fight and has trouble getting along with people. The guy laughs it off and tells Naoto that he'll teach him a fighting move to commemorate their new friendship. (You get a new move) Naoto thanks him, and the guy adds that by making friends with people who hold territory, he can learn new moves. (the guy continues to teach you about the territory system, and cedes his own area to Naoto) Grabbing Territory: While traveling about Amihama City, the streets will be littered with random students and thugs. If someone's name appears in red, you can use your eye laser to challenge them to a fight*. In most instances, they'll respond and you'll fight and defeat them. Depending on your influence, they may just give up right away. In either case, your defeated enemy will have a white flag above their body. Hit the 'L' button near them to make them your friend. *Needless to say, they will challenge you to fights as well, especially if you're just lounging around their territory. The more friends you make, the higher your 漢の器 (Otoko no Ki) will rise. In previous games, this acted the same as a 'level' would in RPGs, where you gain stats and new moves at certain levels. In this game, new moves and stats* are obtained through a separate system. *You get stats through experience points, as in previous entries. Now, if you look at a full area map from the main pause screen (or by pressing select twice to bring up the full map overlay), you'll notice that certain areas are red. Those are territories dominated by someone else. When you enter those territories, you'll notice certain characters are marked by a yellow dot on the map. Those are the people who own that territory. By making friends with them, you can gain their territory. By gaining a territory in this fashion, you'll be able to learn new moves, and get the ability to instantly transport to that area from the pause screen. This makes travel on the huge maps more bearable, so grab territory whenever you can. Also, on occasion, you'll uncover a たまりの場 (hangout spot). These are similar to those in Kenka Banchou 4, with the added benefit of regaining your health any time you use one. For those not familiar with them, just think of it as a save point. In addition, the people that owned the territory you just grabbed will stay on the map, and will follow you if you greet them (press the triangle button within their range) If you defeat a territory leader without making friends with him (or if there are multiple territory leaders and you make friends with some, but not others), you'll only partially capture the territory. It will turn yellow, and you'll have to defeat and make friends with the leader again to fully capture it. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [Goal] Grab a total of 3 spots of territory. [Move] Head to Taurus Mansion* A *In Japan, mansion is another name for an appartment building Out on the street, a couple of students spot Naoto heading towards them. They decide that he's the guy they're looking for, and seem to have reservations about attacking him. They finally settle on attacking him head on.. [Fight] Defeat the attackers After learning Naoto's strength, the students decide to retreat and call Wakamiya for help. Naoto mentions that they fled just as quick as they attacked, and that they seem devoid of manners. [Goal] Grab a total of 5 spots of territory. [E-Mail] Uncle Jyouji sends you an E-Mail reminding you to make lots of friends, as it will increase your 'Otoko no Ki'. [Move] Go to school Naoto runs into some students, among them those who had attacked him before. He says he didn't get a chance to introduce himself, and tells them he's Naoto and they'd best not to forget his name. One of the students (Wakamiya), tells him they're gonna get 'medical bills' out of him. Naoto is confused, and thinks they're trying to extort money from him. Wakamiya tells him to shut up and prepares to fight. Naoto asks him if he's ready, and then wants to know what grade he's in. Wakamiya, confused, tells him he's a first year student. Naoto is unimpressed, and asks him to make sure he knows what he's doing picking a fight with him. Wakamiya is frustrated because Naoto doesn't seem to realize he's outnumbered. Naoto tells them not to forget the name Naoto Naruse.. [Fight] Defeat Wakamiya Wakamiya begs for forgiveness, which sickens Naoto. Wakamiya is upset with the loss, in fear of how Shindou will react. Naoto asks him who Shindou is, but Wakamiya stays silent. Naoto yells at him, and he apologizes, fleeing and saying he doesn't want to die. Naoto wonders if everyone there is spineless. [E-Mail] Uncle Jyouji tells you not to worry about small fry and weaklings, and that you should aim to make friends with real tough guys. [Goal] Grab a total of 7 spots of territory in the Tsurume District. [Move] Move to a different area note: Entering and leaving a hangout spot counts as moving to a different area Out in a park, Wakamiya and another 1st year student (Sugawara Masato) are having a chat. Wakamiya asks for Masato's help with his ordeal. He wonders if it's too late to switch sides and join Takatsu. Masato calms him down and assures him that he'll get the situation under control. Wakamiya thanks him for being a friend, and he suggests they go out and see about 'getting those medical fees'. [Move] Head to Tsurume Shinrin Kouen (forest park) Naoto is enjoying the nice weather in the park and decides to take a nap, when he notices a little puppy in a cardboard box. He takes pity on it, seeing it dejected and lonely just like him. He figures it must be hungry and gets it some food from the convenience store. Naoto then wonders what he should call the dog (you can name it, the default name is 'Kuma'). Naoto thinks this is a bad place for the dog to stay, and knows he can't bring the dog to his uncle's place either. He goes to ask the shop owner if he'll look out for the dog, and he agrees. Naoto takes the dog to meet the shop owner while a nearby schoolgirl watches them. [E-Mail] Jyouji explains that you can get your friends (the territory leaders) to follow you by greeting them with the triangle button. [Event] In front of Shinrin Kouen corner store Naoto greets the puppy, and you're given some choices: -Feed the dog (requires food from a convenience store) -Take it for a walk -Leave [Move] Go to Taurus Mansion B Naoto meets Wakamiya out on the street again, who greets him in a fighting pose, while Sugawara sneaks up behind him with a lead pipe. Naoto is surprised that he came alone, and Sugawara moves to strike him. Naoto dodges, shocking Sugawara. He tells them he's gotta teach them some manners. Sugawara tells him to bring it. [Fight] Beat Sugawara and Wakamiya The two students realized they're finished, and Wakamiya apologizes profusely. He decides that it's finally time to tell Shindou about what happened. Naoto asks about Shindou once again, and Wakamiya tells him that's who he's getting his orders from. He says that he's a strong fighter, and that anyone who lays a hand on his friends will become his enemies. Naoto tells them to take him to Shindou, as he's tired of dealing with his lackeys. Wakamiya is reluctant, but Naoto tells him to hurry up and arrange a meeting for them. He agrees, and Naoto leaves. Wakamiya and Sugawara are afraid that Shindou will be upset with them taking orders from Naoto. [E-Mail] Jyouji tells you that you can learn new phrases by using your eye laser on the graffitti scattered around the city. [Move] Move to a different area Out by the school, Sugawara is napping while another student approaches him. Sugawara addresses him as Yazawa. Yazawa asks him if he's heard the rumor. Sugawara asks him which rumor, and Yazawa tells him not to play dumb. He tells him it's about the battle he lost, and instructs Sugawara to follow him. Sugawara asks if they're going to lunch, and Yazawa tells him that they're going to go hunt down Naoto. Sugawara doesn't like the idea, but Yazawa is convinced Naoto is his enemy... plus, they might meet some girls. Sugawara wonders if that's what he's really interested in. [E-Mail] Jyouji tells you that if you select longer phrases to accompany your kiai attacks (this can be set in the hangout spots or at home), you can do more damage. The downside is that you'll get tired quicker. [Goal] Secure a total of 10 territories [Move] Meet Wakamiya at Tsurume Shinrin Kouen Naoto walks with Wakamiya and asks him what's up with Shindou, and if he's always been his gofer. Wakamiya is upset that Naoto has made that distinction, but keeps it to himself. Naoto wonders why Wakamiya hasn't fessed up to Shindou about Naoto, and he gets defensive, saying Naoto has no right to talk about Shindou. Naoto presses him, and asks him where Shindou's place is in the school, and if he's the 'shimeten'. Wakamiya too, is confused as to what Naoto is referring to. Naoto tells him nevermind, and Wakamiya brightens up and starts ranting about how cool and strong Shindou is. He also mentions a student named Takatsu, saying that together, Takatsu and Shindou are the strongest of the regular Tsurume High students. He says that Shindou is cool and strong, while Takatsu is kind and disarming. He adds that Shindou and Takatsu are enemies, so he doesn't usually hang around Takatsu too often. He says that Sugawara, on the other hand, should know him pretty well. Naoto cuts the conversation short and says he wants to go meet Shindou now. Wakamiya is hesitant, but knows he can't avoid it any longer. [E-Mail] Jyouji mentions you can get a part-time job as a security guard (this is out in the main menu) [Move] Go to Taurus Mansion B Sugawara spots Naoto and Wakamiya, and Wakamiya explains that Naoto wants to meet with Shindou now. Yazawa interrupts and asks Naoto if he wants to fight Shindou to impress girls. Naoto says that has nothing to do with it, but Yazawa continues, and eventually calls Naoto 'little'. Once again, Naoto goes nuts and attacks. This prompts a proper fight with Yazawa.. [Fight] Defeat Yazawa After the fight, Naoto continues to beat on Yazawa, still feeling enraged at the insult. Wakamiya is even more reluctant than ever to introduce Naoto to Shindou. [Goal] Secure a total of 12 territories [Move] Go to a different area Shindou and his cronies wonder what's up with Wakamiya, and Shindou figures that he's trying to escape punishment. He asks one of his followers about Naoto, and he mentions that Naoto has been causing a ruckus near the school. Shindou says he can't find out about their little hideout spot. [Goal] Secure a total of 14 territories [Move] Go to the Tsurume Train Station Area Naoto arrives at the station, wondering where Wakamiya is, when a group of thugs assault him. They tell him to go back where he came from, and Naoto responds that that's no way to greet a new student. [Fight] Beat the students Wakamiya and Sugawara spot the students that Naoto just beat up, and Wakamiya recognizes one of them as his classmate. Naoto spurs him on, and Wakamiya finally resolves to take him to see Shindou. Naoto is impressed, and says he's finally acting like a real man. [Move] Go to Tsurume High Wakamiya and Naoto approach Shindou, who is surprised to see Wakamiya. Wakamiya finally stands up to Shindou, but Naoto stops him. Shindou agrees to take on Naoto, and suggests they move to the park. Shindou leaves for the park, telling Wakamiya to follow him. Shindou flashes an evil grin. Out in front of the school, Naoto tells Wakamiya he thinks he's cooler than Shindou, and Wakamiya thanks him. [Move] Head to the park Naoto arrives at the park, only to find that Shindou has brought a ton of goons along with him. Naoto is disgusted, but says he'll take them all on- At that moment, Wakamiya, Sugawara, and Yazawa show up to support Naoto. Finally, Takatsu arrives, and Naoto is surprised to find that Takatsu is the guy who he asked for help on the first day of school. Shindou shifts his attention to his enemy, Takatsu, but Naoto reminds Shindou that the fight is between the two of them. [Fight] Defeat Shindou and his cronies After the fight, Shindou admits his defeat, but Takatsu lords over the victory. Naoto says he made a mistake, thinking Takatsu was just some normal guy. He challenges Takatsu, who thinks he must be crazy, [Fight] Defeat Takatsu Naoto is happy with the victory, and gives a proper warm greeting. Takatsu is blown away, as are the rest of the students. Some time later, Naoto approaches the gang at their hangout spot. He's finally dressed in the proper uniform, and asks the guys what they think. Takatsu disapproves, but tells him he'll show him a decent clothing store. Wakamiya, on the other hand, says he finally seems like one of them. You gain Wakamiya, Sugawara, and Yazawa as cell phone contacts, plus you get the school building hideout*. *Unlike the たまり場 (hangout spot), an アジト (hideout/base) offers a few more options, including minigames (Poker and Daifugou, more about that later) and the option to furnish the area with things you've picked up in the game. And so, Naoto has finally broken new ground, yet the true battle has only begun... (You unlock Takatsu's side story, available after loading a saved game at the main menu) ======================= CHAPTER 2 - Narumihama ======================= [Move] Go to Tsurume Station Naoto moves towards the train station when he's stopped by a guy in sunglasses and a big coat. The guy introduces himself as Chiba Teruo, an information broker. He says in addition to supplying info about Amihama, he runs a blog as well, which can be accessed through the pause and home menus (this option was always there, but it was blocked out before). He asks Naoto for his name, but Naoto refuses to introduce himself to the weirdo. Teruo already knows his name, which annoys Naoto. Naoto finally asks Teruo where he can find Narumihama, and Teruo gives him a subway map. Naoto leaves, and Teruo is upset that he wouldn't stop and talk, but he grins and says he'll learn about him one way or another. *Chiba Teruo, better known as Teru, was an underling of the main character in Kenka Banchou 4. In this game, he's created a blog with a number of interesting features. First is a summary of events, 阿弥浜日記. Second, is the Amihama ranking, ランキング, which is similar to the class roster from Kenka Banchou 4, except that you can see yourself move up the ranks. For those not familiar with the roster, this is where you can change the names of the other characters in the game. Third is the Amihama Legend list, 阿弥浜武勇伝, which you may recognize as an 'achievement' system. This is common to most Kenka Banchou games. Fourth is the territory list, 縄張り, where you can see who owns what territory in the different areas of the game. Take a peak at that for a little spoiler of the maps you'll be seeing later in the game. Finally, there's a general progress list, 話題の転校生 (literally, 'info about the transfer student'). [Move] Head to Narumihama (by train) On the way to Narumihama, you'll battle some people on the train until it arrives at the station. [E-Mail] Teruo sends you an e-mail notice about his latest article, which is about you recent escapade at Tsurume High. [Move] Head to Narumihama (leave the train station) Narumihama is introduced as Amihama's waterfront area. There's a big shopping center, container port, and @#R@#$ school Naoto spots Takatsu, who tells him he's late. Naoto says it was because he got caught up talking to some weirdo. He says his name was Chiba (Teruo), and Takatsu recognizes him as a blogger. Naoto asks him where the clothing store is, and Takatsu motions over to the big shopping mall. He then says Naoto will have to check it out alone, and leaves. [E-Mail] Teru sends a message about the ranking on his blog. He says your ranking increases with your 'otoko no ki' (level). [Goal] Gain two territories in Narvigo (the mall) [E-Mail] Jouji sends a note about an urban legend involving the Narumihama ferry. It's just nonsense. @#$%@ [Move] Hang out at Narvigo In the mall, Naoto notices a student with a real mean look on his face mouthing off to people. When he passes Naoto, he asks him what he's looking at, and Naoto makes fun of him. The student says Naoto doesn't look like a Shirogane student, and asks where he's from. With a bit of pride, Naoto says he's from Tsurume High. The student tells Naoto not to mess with him, because he's got powerful friends. Naoto is disgusted that the guy would rely on his friends, and the guy insults Naoto by calling him small, prompting yet another fight. [Fight] Defeat the Shirogane Student Naoto continues to shout at the student, who tells him to stop, and then runs off, calling Naoto an idiot. Naoto screams at him, but he just draws unwanted attention from the mall shoppers. [E-Mail] Teru's written another article, this time about your mall fight. [Goal] Grab a total of 4 areas in Narumihama [E-Mail] Takatsu tells you to come to a park in Narumihama when you're done shopping. [Move] Meet up with Takatsu next to Narvigo Takatsu asks Naoto how he liked the stores, and Naoto says he wasn't really impressed. He does want to know more about the student he fought with, and Takatsu gives him grief for recklessly picking fights all the time. He says the guy he beat up is from Shirogane Academy, a school for rich kids and celebrity-types. Naoto decides to stick around Narumihama and maybe check out Shirogane. Takatsu says he's going back to hang out with girls, leaving Naoto shocked. !@#!@#% [E-Mail] Jyouji says that as your level rises, it will be more important to make 'true friends'. [Goal] Grab 6 territories total in Narumihama [Move] Move to a different area The student you beat up before (Ogata) is seen with a similarly angry-looking classmate (Utsunomiya). Utsunomiya is furious that Ogata got in a fight and lost. Ogata claims it'll be fine because the student was from another school, but Utsunomiya isn't happy either way. He wants to know more about Naoto, and Ogata shows him Teruo's blog post about him (the one telling of Naoto's exploits- dominating Tsurume High as soon as he arrived). Ogata insists that he shouldn't be a problem, but Utsunomiya is completely unconvinced. [E-Mail] Takatsu sends a note telling you about the hideout next to the school (I explained about the hideout/base earlier) [Goal] Take 8 territories total in Narumihama [Move] Head to Shirogane Academy Naoto arrives at Shirogane, fairly impressed. A girl steps out and asks him politely what she can do for him. Naoto says he just came to see the school that the punk he beat up was from. The girl is confused, saying that Shirogane isn't the type of school to house rabblerousers, She politely asks him to leave, but Naoto says he's not joking and asks if he can take a look around. The girl then turns serious and says that only people of the finest material attend the school, and that he looks far too scrappy to be allowed in. Naoto is a bit annoyed, and says that he's telling the truth- some spoiled punk from Shirogane picked a fight with him. The girl asks him again to leave, and Naoto storms off, saying he won't be back. The girl hopes so, but then Utsunomiya and another student (Gomi Tomoyuki) spot him leaving. Ogata says he'll find out where Naoto is going, but Utsunomiya says he'll go after him himself.@#$% [Goal] Grab 10 territories total in Narumihama [E-Mail] Teru has written an article about Naoto's visit to Shirogane [E-Mail] Sugawara sends you a note reminding you about refurnishing your hideout. [Move] Head to the Narumihama Seaside Park Naoto is confronted by Utsunomiya, with Ogata in tow. Utsunomiya insults Naoto, but he shrugs him off, calling him pitiful. Naoto leaves, and Utsunomiya says he'll regret messing with them. *(^*& [Goal] Take a total of 12 territories in Narumihama [E-Mail] Wakamiya explains that furnishing your hideout with 'comfortable items' will make a difference in your allies' strength. [Move] Move to a different area Outside of Narvigo, a flashy looking dude approaches Utsunomiya. Utsunomiya apologizes for having to ask for his help, and the guy suggests they go into the mall so Utsunomiya can treat him to something. Utsunomiya seems scared out of his wits, but complies anyway. [Move] Return to Tsurume Station [E-Mail] Wakamiya sends you a message apologizing for a fight he lost against some strangers at Tsurume Station. [E-Mail] Teru notifies you of his latest article, which identifies the guy Utsunomiya was with as a member of the gang Mukuro (skeleton). At the station, a group of thugs somehow connected to Shirogane assault Naoto. [Fight] Defeat the thugs The thugs are surprised at Naoto's strength, afraid they've got the wrong guy. Naoto assures them that he's the one they were hunting for. [Move] Something is going down at Tsurume High [E-Mail] Teru informs you of his latest article, explaining that the thugs you just fought were from Mukuro. Naoto shows up at the hangout and Sugawara tells him something happened to Wakamiya. Naoto says he knows, and tells them it was his fault. Takatsu tells him not to worry and says Wakamiya will be fine. Naoto is relieved, and suggests they head out. Sugawara asks him if he plans to head out to eat, but Naoto informs him that he means head out to Shirogane. Takatsu says it's not worth it to go after them, but Naoto pays him no mind. [Move] Head to Shirogane Academy [E-Mail] Yazawa sends a message explaining that if you're commanding some territory guards (they show up as green dots once you take over a territory), you can tell them to carry stuff for you by aiming towards an item and pressing triangle. This is a much more efficient method of getting items to your hideout. At Shirogane, the girl confronts Naoto once again, saying that she thought he wasn't coming back. Naoto just asks her where Utsunomiya is, and she replies that 'birds of a feather really do flock together'. Naoto tells her to wait in the school and tell Utsunomiya that he's waiting for him. She agrees, but tells him he better not come back. Naoto begins to leave, and she mutters under her breath that she doesn't know why such scum is hanging around her school. Naoto hears her and asks her why she's looking down on him, when her classmates aren't any better. The girl asks if he's looking for a fight, and he tells her only an idiot would hit a girl. He tells her to make sure Utsunomiya gets his message and leaves. [Goal] Grab 14 territories total in Narumihama [Move] Wait for Utsunomiya at the Narumihama Cultural Hall Naoto meets Utsunomiya (with Ogata), who tells Naoto that he has no idea how powerful he is, and that he should be afraid of his friends. Naoto tells him that his only trick is intimidation, and that he's a coward for sending people to attack his buddies. Utsunomiya tells Naoto he has no proof that they were acting on his orders. Naoto, sickened, begins to leave, but the goons from Mukuro stop him. Utsunomiya seems proud of himself, and sics the Mukuro members on Naoto. [Fight] Take out everyone The Mukuro thugs run away, while Naoto confronts Utsunomiya. He tells him he's got his proof now, and asks if Utsunomiya bribed those guys to help him. Utsunomiya seems shocked, but Naoto tells him that he knew all along. He admits he may not have brains or class, but he thinks there are more important things in life. Utsunomiya tells Naoto he doesn't know how hard it is, he says he's dumb and can't keep up with the expectations of Shirogane. Naoto tells him he can't be nearly as dumb as he is, and explains that he just transferred to Tsurume High without knowing anybody there. He invites Utsunomiya to come hang out with them some time. [E-Mail] Teru has written another blog post about the big fight. [Goal] Grab 16 territories total in Narumihama [Move] Move to a different area Utsunomiya is confronted by the Mukuro thugs. They want compensation for the trouble that he put them through, but Utsunomiya stands up to them. They figure they have no choice but to beat him down for what he's done. [Goal] Grab 18 territories total in Narumihama [Move] Head to Narumihama station. Ogata literally runs into Naoto, begging him for help fighting Mukuro, who are attacking Utsunomiya. [Move] Head to Narumihama Seaside Park [Fight] This is actually more of a rumble than a normal fight, you'll have to break your way through to Shirogane. At Shirogane, the girl who was giving Naoto grief is trying to tell the Mukuro gangsters to leave. They tell her off, and she asks them not to use such rude language. They assault her, but Naoto arrives just in time. Despite having just been saved, the girl tells Naoto that he shouldn't have come back. Naoto is unphased, as he has unfinished business with the Mukuro thugs. [Fight] Yet another rumble, clear out the thugs in Shirogane. Naoto run the goons out of the school, and apologizes to the regular Shirogane students. Utsunomiya spots Naoto and asks him why he'd help. Naoto says that they're friends, after all, which surprises Utsunomiya. You now get Utsunomiya's contact number, and the Shirogane hideout. [E-Mail] Utsunomiya reminds you about the Shirogane hangout, to the left of their school gate. [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the brawl at Shirogane. [Move] Head to Narumihama station. Naoto spots Katagiri (the thug that Utsunomiya hired earlier) bossing around the Mukuro underlings. Katagiri warns Naoto to watch his step if he comes around Chinatown. After Katagiri leaves, Naoto mentions he has no idea where Chinatown is. [Move] Return to Tsurume District [E-Mail] Teru has written a blog post saying that a Mukuro officer, Katagiri, has marked Tsurume as their new enemy. Back at Tsurume, Teru stops you once again. Naoto is bothered, but is surprised when he hears that Teru has already found out about his exploits in Narumihama, Teru tells him that there's nothing that slips by him (a line he often repeated in Kenka Banchou 4). Naoto mentions that he still doesn't know where anything is, so he doesn't know how to deal with Mukuro. Teru marks down another subway station on the map he gave Naoto earlier. Later on, Teru refers to himself as 'we', and Naoto realizes Teru must be another High School student. He asks him which school he's from, and Teru is a bit shocked. Teru tells him that he's from Kounan*, and that the only people who don't know about them must have been living under a rock. Naoto is a little upset at the insult, and Teru leaves, satisfied that he's impressed Naoto. *Kenka Banchou 4 told the story of the 'One Year War' of Kounan High, where a number of students fought to become the school's banchou. Afterward, you unlock Utsunomiya's side story. =================== CHAPTER 3 - KANSEI =================== [Move] Head to Kansei district [E-Mail] Sugawara tells you there's a 'Flea Market' in Kansei Park where you can buy stuff for your hideout. [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about how shocked Naoto was when he heard about Kounan. -------------------------------------------------------------- [E-Mail] Utsunomiya sends you a message thanking you for the other day, and asks you to visit him when you get some free time. MAKO 1 ---------------------------------- [Move] Go to Shirogane At Shirogane, Naoto is met by the girl who has been cold to him the whole time. She thanks him for helping them the other day, and introduces herself as Mitarai Mako. Naoto is a bit confused at her change of heart, and she says that it would be awful manners not to say thank you. Mako leaves promptly, and Naoto comments on how odd she is. -------------------------------------------------------------- Once again, you'll have to face a bunch of thugs on your subway ride to the new district. Exit the train station to get access to the Kansei area. Kansei is introduced as Amihama's largest district, filled with huge buildings, a construction zone, and Chinatown. Naoto is impressed, and heads out to look for Chinatown. [Move] Go to Chinatown As Naoto enters Chinatown, a brute in a black shirt slams into him and keeps on walking. Naoto yells after him, but the guy just gives him a cold stare and continues on. Then Naoto hears someone causing a commotion... [Move] Check out what's going on A bunch of thugs are going to bust up a guy's arm, and won't hear his plead for mercy. Naoto arrives just in time to save him, and the guy recognizes him, much to Naoto's surprise. [Fight] Defeat the thugs Naoto realizes the guy he saved (Hamaguchi Souta) is a Tsurume High student. The guy says he's part of the school's sports program, but Naoto only has limited knowledge of it. The guy shies from the subject and thanks Naoto again before he takes his leave. Naoto tells him he can count on him for help any time. [Move] Take 2 territories in the Kansei district [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the Chinatown scuffle (I recommend taking the Redevelopment Area Entrance (再開発エリア入口) first, because that will allow you to teleport to the Gyoza King quicker) [Move] Chill out in Chinatown Naoto gets a call from Takatsu. Apparently he has a favor to ask Naoto, but he wants to talk about it in person. Naoto thinks the phone would be fine, but Takatsu insists he comes back to school. [Move] Meet Takatsu at Tsurume High Naoto arrives at the school, and asks Takatsu what he wants. Takatsu says that it's not a favor for him, but for someone else. At that moment, the guy Naoto helped in Chinatown shows up, along with a girl (from waaay before when you first met the dog). Naoto is surprised by the girl, and wonders if she's Takatsu's girlfriend. She insists she isn't, and so Naoto lends her his ear. The girl has he reservations about Naoto, but Takatsu assures her he's alright. Naoto asks her what the trouble is. The girl says there's a problem with Tsurume's Baseball team captain. Naoto asks if he's the enemy, and resolves to beat them all down.. but the girl says he's misunderstood the situation. Takatsu says that the captain hasn't shown up for school lately, and he's only been seen wandering around the Kansei area. Hamaguchi (the guy Naoto saved) tells him that the guy he ran into earlier in Chinatown was the captain, Kubo Shinya. Naoto remembers (literally...), and Hamaguchi suggests they go to Chinatown and ask some of the 'ガラ悪い' if they know anything. Naoto is confused by the term, and the girl says that 'ガラ悪い' are people like him. Takatsu agrees, and Naoto gets mad, calling him a traitor. They leave the subject for now, and Naoto suggests that they head out. (you gain Takatsu's contact after this scene) *ガラ悪い, supposedly from 柄 (meaning pattern or stock..) and 悪い (bad), means someone who seems thuggish. Thuggish, ghetto, ghetto fabulous, etc., as though their 'pattern' (character, family history, social standing, etc.) is poor or bad. [Move] Return to the Kansei district Naoto arrives at Kansei, perplexed at how he'll find a guy in a city so big. (The answer: by beating people down) [Goal] Grab 4 territories total in Kansei district [Move] Look for Kubo near the station Naoto spots some thugs going into an alley and follows them. He asks them if they've seen Kubo, and one of them says he has, and that he's one of his buddies. Naoto is happy, and asks if he'll tell him where he is, because he needs to bring him back to school. The guy says he won't, and introduces himself and his gang as 'Paradise'. He says he has no reason to sell out one of his friends, and wants to make sure Naoto leaves and doesn't come back... [Fight] Fight the Paradise members (The leader, Hotta, will use his super move a lot, don't get caught by it, even though it will build up your own frustration quicker, you might not have time to activate buchigire mode) After destroying Hotta and his Paradise goons, Naoto proclaims Paradise to be a bunch of weaklings. Hotta tells Naoto that he'll help him find his friend the next time he's around. Naoto is satisfied, and then asks to be a member of Paradise. Hotta is confused, and Naoto tells him not to be- after all, he'll get a great member for his crappy gang, and Naoto will be able to find Kubo (win-win situation). Hotta just laughs and calls Naoto a weirdo. He admits his defeat and introduces himself as Hotta Shou, but says that it's not his decision who enters Paradise. He agrees to tell Naoto where Hotta is, and Naoto asks him if he's alright. Hotta says he's fine and tells Naoto he can find him in the back streets. [Goal] Grab 6 territories in Kansei district [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about your fight with Paradise [Move] Head to the 'Redevelopment Area' Naoto meets up with Kubo, who recognizes him as the exchange student. Naoto says that since he already knows him, he'll be brief- he wants Kubo to come back to school because his friends are worried about him. Kubo flat out refuses, saying he's got nowhere to go back to. Naoto says he'll just have to force him then. [Fight] Defeat Kubo (Kubo will start to run away when his health becomes low. Watch out, he'll turn around and use his awesome laser-beam pitch super move that will reach across the screen) Just as Naoto is about to force Kubo to come back, he's distracted by a phone call, which allows Kubo to slip away. Apparently the girl wants to talk to Naoto, so he decides to head back to school. [Move] Return to Tsurume High Naoto returns to find the sub-captain of the baseball team, Adachi, has some problems with using Naoto handling the situation with Kubo. He's worried that he and the team will be lost without their captain, but Naoto is unconvinced. He says that they'll always have the rest of Tsurume High to support them. Naoto then calls on his friends to help him find Kubo again. Takatsu asks the girl if she's OK with Naoto now that she's seen his good spirit, and she agrees. @#$%$ [Move] Meet up with you pals at Tsurume Station Naoto tells everyone about Hotta, the kid from Paradise, and says that he might be able to help him find Kubo. They all head out to Kansei. [Goal] Grab a total of 8 territories in Kansei district [Move] Head to the redevelopment area Naoto runs into a giant guy who he figures is also from Paradise. He stutters that he won't let Naoto have Kubo, and that he and his gang should leave Kansei. Naoto tells him that they are Kubo's friends, and wonders if Hotta had told the other Paradise members about what happened. The guy says he knows, but that Kubo doesn't want anything to do with them. He says it's Paradise's job to protect anyone who comes to them for help. He explains that back in the day, they helped him when he was in trouble, so works to do the same. Naoto figures he's a decent person, and the guy introduces himself as Dobashi Katsumi. Still, Naoto doesn't relent, and warns Dobashi not to complain if he gets hurt. [Fight] Defeat the Paradise members Naoto starts to walk past the defeated Paradise members, but Dobashi holds him back. Naoto says that he doesn't know what happened with Dobashi in the past, but he tells him that right now he's trying to help Kubo, not hurt him. Dobashi lets go of Naoto and tells him to check around the hideout in the back streets. Naoto thanks him. He says that Paradise is a good group after all, and tells his underlings to look out for him. To himself, Naoto admits that he's a little jealous of Kubo, who seems to have taken refuge from school. [Goal] Take a total of 10 territories in the Kansei district [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about 'the giant of Paradise' losing to Naoto. [Move] Head to Paradise's hangout At the hideout, Naoto meets the leader of Paradise's second generation, Nagura, who has already heard of Naoto from Hotta. Nagura tells him that Paradise (the group) is like a paradise for people who are lost and confused. Naoto admits that he himself would like to spend all his time with them, rather than go to school, but quickly changes the subject to Kubo. Nagura refuses to give him up, and asks if Naoto thinks he can defeat he and his underlings on their own turf. [Fight] Defeat the Paradise members (Watch out, Nagura has a ton of HP, or maybe just really high defense) Kubo runs in and breaks up the fight, and Naoto tells him that his friends at school (the first year sports guy and the girl) miss him. At that moment, Naoto's friends show up, surprised that he's still alive. Naoto suggests they all have a chat. Naoto finds out that Kubo had got in a fight with a guy in military fatigues, despite not knowing who she was. Unfortunately, Kubo ended up getting arrested, and in order to save face for the baseball club, he disappeared. Hotta said he looked around for the girl, but couldn't find her. Naoto asks where the girl is from, and Hotta says she was hanging around Central Park. Naoto decides to head there next, and tells Kubo not to run away anymore. Nagura tells Naoto he can come hang out with Paradise anytime, and you gain access to the Paradise hideout. [Goal] Grab 12 territories total in the Kansei district [E-Mail] Teru has written an article on Naoto's triumph over Paradise. [Move] Go to Kansei Central Park Naoto arrives at the park, realizes he doesn't know what the girl he's looking for looks like. He intends to stay out of trouble, but can't help himself when he sees some thugs harassing someone nearby. He interrupts and the guy runs away, leaving the thugs to attack Naoto. [Fight] Defeat the thugs Naoto tells the thugs to tell him everything they know. They say that a guy from Mukuro named Iketani has been messing around the park. Naoto asks them more about him, and they say that he's the leader of Mukuro. They say they don't know anything else, and Naoto lets them go. Naoto remembers that Utsunomiya had a connection to Mukuro, and decides to go ask him about it. [Move] Head to Shirogane Academy [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about Naoto's fight with the thugs Naoto is greeted at Shirogane and asks to see Utsunomia. Utsunomiya says that Kubo was lucky that the police arrived, as the heads of Mukuro are brutally strong. Naoto asks about the girl, saying that she was the cause of the fight. Utsunomiya says he knows about her, and tells Naoto that she works at a chain of Bankaji in Narumihama. Apparently Iketani was unsuccesful with her. [Move] Head to Bankaji on the 2nd floor of Narvigo Naoto meets the girl as she's leaving work. She mistakes him for Iketani's underling, and tells him that no matter how many times they try, she's not going to go out with him. Naoto straightens things out and asks her if she's remembers the fight in Kansei's Central Park, where some guy she didn't know jumped in to help her. The girl remembers, and tries to explain why she didn't like Kubo, but Naoto says he's not interested. He tells her that his friend is in trouble, and needs her help. She agrees, and then spots some thugs who she kicked out of her store earlier. She leaves Naoto to deal with the thugs. [Fight] Defeat the thugs After winning the fight, the thugs run away, hurling an insult that Naoto recognizes from before, and he wonders how many more times he's going to have to hear it. On the upside, he's glad he found the girl. [Move] Head to the Paradise hideout [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the 'dangerous girl' Naoto arrives at the Paradise's abandoned building hangout, only to find that Kubo has gone to Mukuro. @#$%#^$@#&^@$%&^ Nagura suggests trading his territory to get Kubo back, worried that they've lost him forever. Naoto isn't concerned, and says there's nothing they can do but go help Kubo in person. He tells Nagura to come to Chinatown. [Move] Go to the back streets of Chinatown [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post hyping up the battle between Paradise and Mukuro The two gangs confront one another, and Nagura tells their leader that Kubo has nothing to do with the fight over their territory. Naoto steps forward and asks if the guy they are facing is really Iketani. Iketani has no idea who Naoto is, but Katagiri (the dude Utsunomiya was afraid of earlier) says he recognizes him as the punk who made a fuss in Narumihama. Naoto says it was nothing, and then tells Iketani to listen up and listen good- He proceeds to make a terrible joke about how Iketani was rejected by the girl at the clothing store. It leaves everyone confused, including the Paradise members. He then turns control over to Nagura, who is not ammused. Iketani then becomes furious and screams for his followers to wipe everyone out. [Fight] Brawl with a bunch of Mukuro members, including Katagiri Iketani saunters in and confronts Naoto, wanting a one-on-one fight. [Fight] Defeat Iketani (Iketani has tons of HP, but you should be able to stun him easily) Iketani is too injured to even say a word, Nagura thanks Naoto and you gain the contacts of the three Paradise members, along with the Chinatown back streets hideout. [Move] Return to Tsurume High [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about Paradise's victory Naoto arrives back at school, and Akatsu informs him that Kubo has returned. The whole gang heads to see him. Naoto says that Kubo has finally come to school, and Kubo tells him that the girl from the park testified that he was only trying to help her. Kubo thanks Naoto, and Naoto says that it's just his habit to butt into other people's business. Wakamiya whispers to Kubo that Naoto might feel a little awkward getting thanks, and Naoto gets embarrased. Naoto then motions to Adachi and says he should thank him too, because he never gave up on him. Kubo says that Adachi was always one of his closest friends, and apologizes for causing all that trouble. Adachi says it's OK, and that he was just doing it for the team. Then the girl thanks Naoto, and asks if it's alright to give him a kiss. Yazawa is shocked, and Naoto gets all flustered and leaves. Takatsu says he must be shy after all. ==================== CHAPTER 4 - KOUHOKU ==================== [Move] Return to Tsurume High [E-Mail] Hotta invites you to hang out in Paradise's hideout, and says to feel free to call on him, Nagura, or Dobashi whever you feel like it. Naoto and friends talk about how things have wound down after the big brawl. Takatsu says that given all that has happened, Naoto's fight with the Tsurume High people seemed pretty silly. Naoto is offended, and says the fight wasn't all his own fault, saying he didn't come there with the intention to fight. Wakamiya mentions that Teru's blog says otherwise. Yazawa interrupts, and Naoto shouts him down, saying a second year student should have more manners. Yazawa curses him under his breath, and Naoto tells him to come say it to his face. Yazawa turns and happily tells Naoto that someone is waiting for him at the train station. Naoto asks him if it's a girl, and Yazawa tells him to check it out for himself. Naoto runs off, and Takatsu asks Yazawa if the visitor is really a girl. Yazawa tells them to go see for themselves. [Move] Head to Tsurume Station -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [E-Mail] Yuka, the girl who asked for your help with Kubo, sends you a message saying she'll be in the park, and that you should head there so she can give you a proper thanks. YUKA 1 [Move] Head to Tsurume Shinrin Park (there will be a pink heart icon when the girls' events show up) Naoto meets Yuka in the park, he says he comes there to hang out with the dog. Yuka says she likes to see the dog because it cheers her up. You get two options: -Are you feeling well now? -What's wrong? (first option) Yuka says she's happy, and asks if Naoto is staying in the park. Naoto says he'll hang out with the dog a little longer, and Yuka tells him he seems like a kind person. She leaves, and Naoto plays with the dog some more. [E-Mail] Yuka sends a message saying the convenience store sells dog food that you can give to the dog. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [E-Mail] Hotta sends a message about tossing coins into the fountain at Kansei Central Park (there's a machine where you can buy special coins and toss them into the fountain, if you get it into the center, you'll instantly make a bunch of friends). Naoto looks around for the person that wanted to meet him. A young student greets him, disappointing Naoto as he thought the visiter would be a girl. The student says that he sent the bearded guy (Yazawa) to go find Naoto. Naoto curses Yazawa, but the guy apologizes and continues to introduce himself as Kurihara, a first year student at Kouhoku High. Naoto says he's never heard of it, and asks what he can do for Kurihara. Kurihara says he read Teru's blog, and that he wants a fight with Naoto. Naoto seems pleased that he's gained some notariety, and asks if Kurihara understands how strong he is. Kurihara insists on a fight, and Naoto oblidges. [Fight] Defeat Kurihara After beating Kurihara, Naoto still feels pissed at Yazawa. He's about to leave, when Kurihara begs Naoto to transfer to Kouhoku High School. Naoto says that's not possible, and Kurihara asks him to at least come check out Kouhoku. Naoto agrees, seeing how serious he is, and Kurihara shows him how to get there. [Move] Return back to Tsurume High and beat down Yazawa [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about being scouted by the first year from Kouhoku Sugawara asks Naoto how the girl was, but Naoto just wants to know where Yazawa went. Wakamiya says he got sick all the sudden and had to leave. Naoto changes the subject to Kouhoku, saying he wants to check it out. [Move] Head to Kouhoku district Kouhoku is introduced as the area in Amihama with the slowest development. It has been unchanged for many years, and works to preserve old traditions. Naoto greets Kurihara and seems upset about the rural nature of Kouhoku. Kurihara explains that it's been that way forever. Naoto asks him what it was he needed his help with so badly. Kurihara says Naoto will find out after he meets his banchou. [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about Naoto arriving at Kouhoku [Move] Head to the Kouhoku market alley Naoto mentions that the scenery is nostalgic for him, when a girl interrupts, calling Kurihara 'Kuririn' (Krillin), and asking who the guy he's with is. Kurihara addresses her as 'Chi-chan', and Naoto breaks into laughter. Kurihara asks him what's wrong, and Naoto says his nickname, Krillin, is hilarious. Kurihara gets upset and tells her not to call him that in public, and she tells him not to call her Chi-chan in public. Naoto can't stop laughing, and the girl asks if he's an idiot or something. Naoto calms down and introduces himself, while Kurihara explains that he's made a name for himself in Kansei and Narumihama. The girl is impressed and knocks Kurihara out of the way, introducing herself as Shimatani Chiharu. She asks him to hang out and introduce her to some other friends, but Kurihara says they don't have time. Chiharu says there couldn't possibly be anything fun for them to do in the backwater town, and you get a choice: -I like the laid back atmosphere -It is a bit boring here (second option) The girl is glad Naoto agrees with her, and Kurihara seems upset that she's acting so friendly with him. Naoto promises to introduce Chiharu to some of his friends from Narumihama and Kansei some time. Kurihara says they've got to get going, and apologizes to Naoto for her interruption. Naoto says it's no problem, and looks back to see Chiharu upset that they're leaving. [Move] Go to Kouhoku High Kurihara is spotted by a classmate named Funaki. Kurihara tells him who Naoto is, and says he wants to introduce him to Kanou (their leader). Funaki suspects Kurihara of treason, but Kurihara insists that's not his intention. Funaki says he doesn't want to know his reason, and tells him to respect the chain of command (Funaki is a 2nd year student). Naoto says that's no way to talk to anyone, and Funaki gets mad. He provokes Naoto and they start fighting. [Fight] Defeat Funaki Naoto decalres that they'll be continuing on now, and Funaki curses Kurihara. [Move] Head downtown Naoto and Kurihara approach Kanou, and Kurihara introduces him. Kanou apologizes to Naoto for having Kurihara bring him all the way out there, and Naoto tells him it was no big trouble. Kanou says he's sorry all the same, and Kurihara leaves them to talk. Kanou continues to apologize for Kurihara's action, and Naoto asks him what problem he had that Kurihara was so serious about. Kanou asks him if he knows about their past, and Naoto tells him that he doesn't know much because he just transferred there. Kanou explains the long-time rivalry between Kouhoku High and Kounan High. He says that when he was a first year student, they started to fight with Kounan again. Unfortunately, Kanou's banchou was defeated by a first year student at Kounan*. Kouhoku has never been able to defeat Kounan since. Because the defeat was so humiliating, Kanou decided that once he became the banchou he would prohibit Kouhoku students from fighting with Kounan. He says that he set up this rule to protect his followers, but it only made them lose respect for him. *This is referring to a sidequest from Kenka Banchou 4, which took place 2 years before this game. In the story, the main character reignites the rivalry between the two schools, and is forced to face Kouhoku's banchou in order to put it to rest. Naoto is upset with Kanou's defeated attitude, and says that he should still strive to protect Kouhoku's traditions, even though his own leader lost years ago. Naoto decides to leave, telling Kanou that he needs to shape up, lest his first year students lose their spirit. He has Kurihara take him back to the station. Naoto says he understands why Kurihara is worried. Someone named Tachibana approaches Kurihara on the street, and asks who he's with. He figures Kurihara had to get Naoto to help him, since Kouhoku can't win against Kounan. Kurihara gets mad at him, and Tachibana reminds him what'll happen if he picks a fight. Naoto asks Tachibana is he's from Kounan, and Tachibana confirms, introducing himself as a first year from 'the elite school for badasses'. Naoto wonders if Kurihara can't take on Tachibana himself, but Kurihara reminds Naoto that Kounan students are protected under Kanou's orders. Tachibana calls him spineless and tells him to get out of the way. Naoto wonders if Kounan is all that great, but Kurihara says that Tachibana is the exception, the other students are really strong. At the station, Naoto says he'll be taking his leave, and Kurihara thanks him for coming. Naoto tells him to come by Tsurume again some time, and Kurihara says he will. [Move] Report back to your friends at Tsurume High [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the meeting between Kanou and Naoto. He says he doesn't know what they were talking about because he couldn't get close enough. Back at Tsurume High, Naoto's friends ask him how his trip to Kouhoku was. Naoto says the buildings there were pretty small, but that's not what they were getting at. Apparently Wakamiya and Sugawara hadn't really been around Kouhoku before, so Naoto tells them that Kouhoku High's spirits seem pretty low right now. Takatsu agrees, and says that it seems a second year student is planning on teaming up with Gaikan High School so they can fight Kounan, and this is creatin a rift between the different Kouhoku students. Sugawara is surprised that Takatsu knows so much about them. Takatsu says he's neutral on the matter, and asks if Naoto did anything severe while he was there. Naoto admits to having a fight, but insists that it wasn't his fault. His friends aren't surprised that he got into trouble. They ask if Takatsu knows anything else, and he says he doesn't. They ask Naoto the same, and Naoto says he'll go and find out some more. [Move] Move to a different area [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the impending storm, and how Naoto has united the western districts of Amihama. Out in Kouhoku, Kurihara is confronted by a second-year student, Uji Yoshiaki. Uji thanks Kurihara for bringing Naoto around, he says that because Naoto defeated Funaki, Funaki has fallen down the totem pole a bit. Kurihara says he didn't mean for it to happen, but Uji is fine with it all the same. He says they just have to finish off Funaki once more, which will ensure that Kurihara becomes the next banchou. Kurihara refuses, saying that's not Kouhoku's way. Uji tells him he doesn't need a first year student to preach to him, saying he doesn't care what's right or wrong. He tells Kurihara to think it over. [E-Mail] Kurihara wants to talk, head to Tsurume Shinrin Park [Move] Talk to Kurihara and Shinrin Park [E-Mail] Teru Wrote a blog post about how it looks like a war is going to break out in the eastern area of Amihama. Naoto meets up with Kurihara, who seems upset with the way Kouhoku has turned out. Kurihara says they don't have anyone like Naoto, and asks if he'll challenge Kouhoku in order to purge their current generation. Naoto agrees, and tells Kurihara he'll officially declare war on Kouhoku. [Move] Return to the Kouhoku district [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the third school in the eastern area, Gaikan Industrial High. Naoto meets the officers of Kouhoku to deliver his declaration of war. Uji gets in Naoto's face for suggesting that Kouhoku would lose to Tsurume. Naoto knocks him into the air, and says that he was speaking directly to Kanou, not his underlings. Kanou accepts, and Naoto says that'll be all for the day... adding that next time, there will be no words, only battle. [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the war between Kouhoku and Tsurume. [Goal] Take two territories in Kouhoku [Move] Return to Tsurume High to update your pals Naoto's friends shocked that he'd declare war on their behalf. Naoto says that they'll need them as allies some day, but Wakamiya isn't convinced that that's the best way to go about it. Just then, Yazawa appears, and Naoto is still furious with him. Yazawa tries to slip away, but Naoto stops him and asks him why he was messing with him earlier. Yazawa says he was just joking around, but Naoto says he's completely disappointed in him. He forces Yazawa to come along to Kouhoku with him. [Goal] Take 4 territories total in Kouhoku ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- [E-Mail] Chiharu asks if you remember your promise to introduce her to your friends. She says she'll be around Kouhoku. CHIHARU 1 ------------------------------ Chiharu meets up with Naoto, and he asks her if she's always this flashy. She says that the people in her town have no taste, and then asks what Naoto wants to do. Naoto tells her that unfortunately, he's battling with Kurihara and company. Chiharu gets up set and calls him a liar, and you get a choice: -Aren't you being a little selfish? -Right, sorry (2nd choice) Chiharu says Naoto made his commitment to her first, and that fighting can wait. Naoto gets upset and says that's not hers to decide. Chiharu says she doesn't have to take his crap and leaves. He tells her he'll call her when it's over, and she says she doesn't expect as much. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Move] Move to a different area In a video arcade, Uji and Funaki are beating on Kurihara, cursing him for bringing them to war with Tsurume. Funaki asks Uji if he's scared of fighting them, and Uji responds that Funaki lost his fight with Naoto, so they have reason to be worried. Funaki insists that war is completely different from a one-on-one, but Uji says he's fed up with Funaki's competitive attitude. He mentions that if Naoto wins the war, he'll choose Kouhoku's next banchou. Kurihara tries to say something, but Uji continues to beat on him. [Goal] Grab 6 territories total in Kouhoku [Move] Head to the Pachinko parlor Naoto meets Funaki again, and this time Funaki has brought several Kouhoku students with him. Naoto asks if he's afraid of fighting him alone, and Funaki says that when he becomes head of Kouhoku, he'll team up with Gaikan Industrial High School, and they'll be an even more powerful force. He says Naoto must be pissing himself, and Naoto turns furious. [Fight] Defeat the students Naoto says it looks like he's won, and that Funaki and his gang must be pissing themselves. As they run away, Naoto says the victory is just the first step. His next target is Uji*. *Naoto refers to him as, 'the guy with the punch-perm', referring to the tight-curl hairstyle that used to be popular with certain gangsters and thugs. [Move] Take 8 territories total in Kouhoku [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog article about Funaki's loss [Move] Head to the assembly hall intersection Naoto faces off against Uji, saying that once he's through with him, he'll only have Kurihara left. Uji says Kurihara won't be around any time soon, as he had to teach him a lesson. Naoto is sickened at the thought of someone attacking their own schoolmate just so they can get ahead. He calls Uji an uji-mushi 蛆虫 (maggot), and says he's going to squash him. [Fight] Defeat the students Uji is shocked by Naoto's power, and yells for his classmates to retreat to the school. Naoto says the maggot makes him sick, and then calls Wakamiya and tells him to gather everyone and meet up at Kouhoku. [Goal] Take 10 territories total in Kouhoku [E-Mail] Teru wrote an article about Naoto's victory over Uji [Move] Head to Kouhoku High Naoto arrives at Kouhoku High to find Uji and Funaki together with a huge gang of students. Naoto notices Kanou isn't there, and Uji says that Kanou's time is over, and his time has begun. Funaki asks what Uji means by 'his' time, and the two square off. Naoto interrupts them and says they shouldn't be fighting with each other. At that moment, Wakamiya arrives with backup; Naoto says he has good timing and orders everyone to attack. [Fight] Defeat Kouhoku Naoto proclaims victory, but Kanou interrupts and says it's not over yet. He says Kouhoku hasn't lost until he has lost. Naoto asks him who he thinks he is, and Kanou screams that he's the Banchou of Kouhoku, Kanou Kenji. He challenges Naoto to a one-on-one match, and Naoto accepts. [Fight] Defeat Kanou Kanou says that just as he saw Kuroiwa (the Kouhoku banchou from Kenka Banchou 4) fall, Uji, Funaki, and Kurihara will see him fall. He says he's been completely defeated, but that he won't let it get him down. Naoto is glad to see he's finally acting like a real banchou, and says they'll be allies from then on. Kanou smiles, and then collapses. Kurihara thanks Naoto, and Naoto tells him it was no problem. You gain Kurihara, Funaki, and Uji as contacts, and get access to the Kouhoku High hideout. Naoto begins to leave with his classmates, but they run into Tachibana on the way. Naoto tells Tachibana that Kounan is their next target. Tachibana says they'd better watch out, and Naoto tells him that he's heard Kounan's students are really strong, but his people aren't too shabby either. Tachibana says they're no match for Kounan and runs off. Yazawa says it seems like Kounan's students are pretty rough, but Naoto says he has confidence in Tsurume High. You unlock Kurihara's side story. =================== CHAPTER 5 - KOUNAN =================== [Move] Head to Tsurume High [E-Mail] Teru has written an article about the battle with Kouhoku [E-Mail] Kurihara sends you a message thanking you, and asking you to hang out in Kouhoku some time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [E-Mail] Chiharu sends you a message telling you to keep your promise to introduce her to your friends, now that the fighting is over. CHIHARU 2 [Move] Head to the assembly hall intersection in Kouhoku Chiharu asks if you'll introduce her to your friends today. You get two choices: -That's the plan -Hmm, today's not good (1st Choice) Naoto tells her he'll introduce her to his friends in Kansei. Naoto and Chiharu meet with Hotta, who is with Dobashi. Chiharu introduces herself, and Hotta asks if she's Naoto's girlfriend. He says no, it's just his friend from Kouhok- but Chiharu knocks him out of the way, giving her own introduction. Apparently she is really sensitive about coming from a backwater town. Hotta introduces himself, and Dobashi, who seems to be preoccupied with something in the background. Hotta goes to tell Dobashi to introduce himself, but Chiharu says she's satisfied for the day, and says goodbye to Naoto (leaving him stunned). -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [E-Mail] Teru writes a blog post about how Tsurume's next target is Kounan Naoto confronts his classmates, who ask him what was up with his decision to go after Kounan. Naoto simply says he's heading there now. Wakamiya and Sugawara back down, saying they're a bit worried. Naoto wonders why they've become spineless all of the sudden, and says he'll go alone anyway. Takatsu stops Naoto as he's about to leave, and tells him to understand that not everyone is just like him. Naoto says he understands, and Takatsu joins him. Naoto says he wants to talk to the information broker first, and wonders what happened to him. Out by the field in Kounan, Teru sneezes. Someone next to him asks him if he has a cold, and Teru replies that a cute girl must be gossiping about him*, and adds that it's hard being famous. *This is an exact repeat of a scene from Kenka Banchou 4, except the main character, Yuuta, was the one who sneezed. It's a common superstition that when you sneeze, it means someone is gossiping about you. [Move] Head to the Kounan district [E-Mail] Kurihara asks if you know about the Kenka Banchou 3 Arcade game in the Kouhoku arcade. Naoto arrives in Kounan, and resolves once again to not get into any random fights. He asks a nearby girl for directions to Kounan High. Before she can answer, he overhears Tachibana talking about Kouhoku. Naoto walks over to him and says he's come, as promised. An older guy who Tachibana is with comes over to see what's going on. Tachibana says that Naoto is stirring up trouble. The guy wonders where he's heard that name before, and one of his friends says he read it on Teru's blog. Tachibana says they should teach him a lesson. [Fight] Beat up the punks Naoto tells them to keep it coming, but they disappear before his eyes. He's surprised that the girl stuck around, wondering why she wasn't scared of the fighting. She says she's special, and acknowledges his strength. Naoto asks her about Kounan High again, and she gives him directions (head straight through the shopping district, down a road, turn right at the family restaurant, and then take another right..). She turns to leave, and says that if you make it through Kounan alive, you might meet again.* *If you played Kenka Banchou 4, you'll recognize that this is Mai, who is now in high school. [Goal] Grab 2 territories in the Kounan district [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about Naoto's arrival in Kounan [Move] Move to a different area On the rooftop of Kounan High, the head banchou is chewing out someone named Onoda. He tells him it's his job to keep his people (Tachibana and his friends) under control, but Onoda talks back, saying that Kounan High isn't about keeping calm #%#@^#^. The banchou yells at him for disrespecting his seniors, but another student, Kawakami, stops him and tells him to calm down. Kawakami pulls Onoda aside and tells him that they're in a really dangerous position now because of all the schools that have it out for them. Onoda wonders if it's his fault that Gaikan is fighting with them, and Kawakami tells him that Gaikan would have attacked them sooner or later, regardless of what he did. He says that because of Tsurume and Kouhoku teaming up against them, they have to be extra cautious, and that's the reason why he needs to keep his lackeys under control. Onoda says that had Hayami still been there, things wouldn't be so out of order. Kawakami is a little upset that Onoda mentioned Hayami, who apparently left without a trace. Onoda says that Hayami is still his banchou, and leaves. Kawakami is confused about the whole situation, and decides to consult Misawa for help.* *It helps to play Kenka Banchou 4 to understand this scene. The banchou of Kounan is Shin Yagami, a crazed fighter from the previous game. His aide is Kawakami, one of the main character's original friends. Onoda (who was never really referred to as Onoda in the original game), is Teppei, who came to idolize the main character in the first game (he decided to enter Kounan for that very reason). Hayami Yuuta was the main character, and when you finished the game, Hayami became the head banchou of Kounan. Misawa was originally the first in line to become the new banchou, but he was defeated by Hayami towards the end of the game. For reasons unknown, Hayami has gone missing from Kounan in this game. [Goal] Grab 4 territories total in Kounan [Move] Head to Kounan Naoto arrives at the Kounan High gate, only to be stopped by Misawa. Misawa asks him why he's come, and Naoto says he wants to fight, and demand their leader come out. Misawa tells him that Yagami isn't there, so Naoto suggests the two of them fight. Misawa tells him he can't, and Naoto seems upset, he thought had heard that Kounan was full of badasses who would be ready to fight. Teru shows up and Naoto greets him. Naoto asks why he can't seem to get a fight at Kounan, and Teru explains that Misawa is job hunting and needs to prepare for interviews. Misawa leaves, and Naoto sadly turns to Teru and asks him for a fight. Teru says he won't do it, as he's just an information broker. Naoto says the trip has been a whole waste of time, and says to inform him when their banchou gets back. Teru says he will, and Naoto decides to return home. [Goal] Grab 6 territories total in Kounan [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about what just happened. [Move] Head to Mist (the family restaurant in Kounan) The girl from the subway entrance greets Naoto and says she's surprised he's still alive. Naoto says he wasn't able to meet with Kounan's leader. She seems shocked that Naoto came to see Yagami, and Naoto asks her why she knows so much about Kounan High. She says it's because some she really liked used to go there, and she used to sneak in* to see him. Naoto says she must really be fearless. The girl says that unfortunately, the guy she liked quit school and went overseas**. Naoto says he's tired of talking about mystery guys, and the girl mentions that Naoto and her 'darling' seem awfully similar. Naoto says, 'why do you have to say darling?', and the girl says that although they are similar, their faces are completely different. She finally introduces herself as Hirota Mai, and Naoto introduces himself. She says she'll remember him, and bids him fairwell. To himself, Naoto says she really seems to have a big ego. Nearby, Tachibana says he'll have to report the meeting between Naoto and Mai to Onoda.*** *It's an all-boys school. ** In Kenka Banchou 4, Hayami Yuuta, the main character, tricked another girl into thinking he had studied overseas. This may be an allusion to that. *** This is another scene that you'd need to play the previous game to understand. The guy she's talking about was the main character from Kenka Banchou 4, and she says the two people look alike because, technically, you can change everything about the main character except for their face. The reason Tachibana wants to report the meeting to Onoda is that in Kenka Banchou 4, Onoda (Teppei) was very protective of Mai. [Move] Head to the north entrance of the shopping district Outside the Gyouza king, a Kounan student greets one of the employees as Tako. He asks if Tako could talk with him about something, and Tako says that they can talk when he's on his break. He tells him to enjoy some dumplings for now. Naoto says the guy looks in high spirits, and wonders if he should graba bite to eat himself.* *In Kenka Banchou 4, Tako was sort of a 'Big Brother'-type character, someone who everyone respects, and goes to for help with personal problems. He worked in the Gyoza King then as well, though I don't believe it was explicitly stated in the game itself. In any case, I think they could have developed his character some more in the original game, but his first appearance was rather late. [Move] Head to Tsurume High Wakamiya and Yazawa are surprised to see Naoto return; they wonder if he's defeated Kounan High already. Naoto says he told the information broker (Teru) to pass the word on for him. He says he has to go to his fight now, and leaves smiling. Wakamiya says that Naoto must have some nerve to walk around happy all the time, considering the ruckus he's caused. Yazawa agrees, and says he always looks as though he's going to meet a girlfriend. At the school gate, Naoto meets who he thinks is Yagami. The guy introduces himself as Onoda Teppei, a Kounan High second year student. Naoto asks where Yagami is, and Teppei says his banchou isn't going to show up. He says he came for a fight, and Naoto tells him that a victory against Onoda isn't the same as a victory against Kounan, and Onoda says that they can talk after they fight. [Fight] Defeat Onoda Teppei Naoto tells Onoda not to worry about him telling people that this was a victory against Kounan. Onoda calls him an idiot, but Naoto is unphased, and tells him to tell Yagami to come face him. Back at the hangout, Naoto's friends seem surprised that he's in one piece. (they didn't know he wasn't fighting Yagami) Naoto says he won, of course, and then receives a call from Kurihara. Kurihara tells him that Kanou wants to talk to him in person, and Naoto asks how many people he should bring with him and then hangs up. Kawakami asks him what was going on at Kouhoku, and Naoto says they have to go there and see. [Move] Head to Kouhoku High [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the fight with Onoda Kanou apologizes for having called on you, and Naoto asks him if he's looking for a rematch. Kanou says he's saving that for another time, but for now he says he's received the final notice from Gaikan Industrial High regarding forming an alliance. Takatsu asks if he's afraid Kouhoku will become a target if they don't join them. Kanou confirms that to be the case, stating that the 'alliance' is a pretense for coercion. @#$^@%&$#&%$#%*#@^$ Kanou resolves not to agree to Gaikan's alliance. [Goal] Take a total of 8 territories in Kounan district ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [E-Mail] Kurihara wants to talk to you about something. Meet him at Tsurume Station. [Move] Head to Tsurume Station (Go to the heart event) CHIHARU 3 Kurihara came to talk to you about Chiharu, and how she never said thanks for the other day. Naoto says it's alright, and wonders why she isn't in school more often. Kurihara explains that she's an only child, so her life is a little complicated. He regrets not being able to do more for her, and you get two choices: -Do you like her? -Maybe I could protect her... (Second option) Kurihara looks surprised, and asks if there's a chance that Naoto likes Chiharu. Naoto gets embarassed, and Kurihara looks a little worried that Naoto might be after his girl. He gives up and says it's alright if Naoto goes after her. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Move to a different area] Off in a run-down hideout, a guy in a jacket tells another guy that Kouhoku declined their offer (this is supposedly Gaikan, the guy sitting down is not Tachibana, he's just wearing a similar-colored shirt) [Goal] Grab 10 territories total in Kounan district [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the impending war [Move] Meet with Yagami at Kounan High Naoto catches Onoda at the gate, and makes sure that he told Yagami about the meeting. Onoda says you can meet him at the riverbed, as they won't get into trouble if they fight there. Naoto leaves at once. [Move] Head to the riverbed [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog post about the battle between Yagami and Naoto Mai meets Naoto on the street, and Naoto tells her that Yagami was able to avoid him last time, but this time he'll have his battle. Mai says that this time Naoto will end up in the hospital. Mai asks about Teppei, and Naoto says that he was the one who set up the match. Mai then explains that she once had a thing with Teppei, but unfortunately he's not very strong. You get two choices: -Even someone strong can be inferior all-around -Yeah, strength is everything (first choice) Mai is surprised, and Naoto explains that there are certain matters where strength alone is useless. He then explains that he uses his strength to protect the things most important to him (his friends and his pride). He then leaves, saying he's got a date with Kounan's banchou. [Move] Head to the riverbed Naoto waits under the bridge for a while, when Kawakami and two other students show up. Naoto stands and asks which one of them is Yagami. Kawakami says he recognizes him as Naoto, and that Onoda and Teru had been talking about him. Naoto asks again, which of them is Yagami. Kawakami says they just came as witnesses, and introduces himself as a third year student, and his buddies as Mori and Katsuragi, his officers. Naoto thanks them for the introduction, and Kawakami says that Yagami is on his way. Just then, a number of Kounan students show up, shocking Kawakami, who asks if they came to watch as well. They say Kawakami is a fool for supporting the fight, and that they came to kill off Naoto. [Fight] Defeat the students Naoto is furious at the surprise attack, and runs off. Kawakami mentions that the guys who attacked weren't officers, but is surprised that Naoto was able to take them all on alone. Katsuragi says that Yagami would kill him if he heard Kawakami praising Naoto. He says not to worry because Yagami will be able to take care of Naoto, and Mori suggests they should report back about what happened. Out on the street, Mai asks Naoto what happened. He tells her he was ambushed by a bunch of underlings, and Mai tells him to follow her. They step into a club, where Morobashi is working*. Mai explains that the bartender is a former Kounan student, and Naoto introduces himself. He explains how he had a match with Yagami, but was attacked by his underlings. He says Yagami must really be weak to use dirty tricks, but the bartender assures him that Yagami is strong. He if you think you can with the fight, and you get two choices: -Of course, don't take me for a fool! -I won't know until I try... (first choice) Naoto says he'll win no matter what, and Mai thinks to herself that Naoto really seems like her 'darling' (Hayami). Naoto says he's leaving, and Mai asks if he'll come back and treat her sometime. He says maybe, and steps out. The bartender asks Mai what she thinks of Naoto, and she happily says that he seems pretty cool. *Morobashi Souichirou was a student and bartender in Kenka Banchou 4. [Move] Return to Tsurume High [E-Mail] Teru wrote a blog article about your battle at the riverbed Back at the hangout, Naoto says he's in a terrible mood, and guilts his friends for not helping him. Even so, he says he won't pressure them to do anything they don't want, and heads out for battle once more. [Move] Head to Kounan station to prepare Naoto greets Mai at the station and thanks her for the other day. She's surprised that he came back, and he tells her the third time's the charm. Mai realizes that he's alone, and suggests he has no friends. You get two choices: -I couldn't convince them to come -I don't need those wusses to come anyway (first option) He says he's a bit worried about the opponent, and doesn't want them getting hurt. Mai says that's kind of him, but asks about himself. Naoto says he's ready to take on anything but illness and debt. [Move] Head to Kounan station to prepare Naoto spots Onoda talking to Tako outside of Gyoza King and asks what he's doing there. Onoda tells Tako that Naoto was the guy he was talking about before. Onoda walks to Naoto and apologizes, and Naoto is confused. Onoda says that he told Yagami he was looking for a fight, and never thought that he wouldsend those goons after him. Tako says he makes sure all his brothers end up doing the right thing. Naoto turns to Tako and asks who he is. Tako explains that he's an ex-Kounan student that works at the Gyoza King. He says he listens to anyone who is lost for what to do. Onoda says that everyone comes to Tako for advice, now that he's graduated. Tako suggests they all have some dumplings now, and burn off the bad blood between Naoto and Onoda. Onoda likes the idea, and says Tako's fried dumplings are great. Naoto agrees and heads in with them. Afterward, Tako tells Naoto to come by any time. Naoto tells Onoda that he's heading for Kounan High now, to Onoda's surprise. [Goal] Take 12 territories total in Kounan disrict [Move] Head to Kounan high Naoto seems a little concerned this time, but knows he has no chioce. He approaches the gate, and some students question his ability to take on Kounan. Naoto braces himself for a fight, but all his friends- Tsurume High and Kouhoku High, show up behind him, led by Takatsu. Takatsu asks if it's alright for them to join him, and Naoto nods that it's no problem. He then orders everyone to storm Yagami's hideout. [Fight] Brawl your way to Yagami [E-Mail] In the middle of the brawl, Teru makes a blog post about Naoto's arrival at their school.. On the first floor of Kounan High, Katsuragi Gen halts the raid party. Naoto says he won't lose as he's fighting for his pride, and Katsuragi smiles, saying he's heard that before, and then braces himself for the fight* *Another allusion to Kenka Banchou 4 [Fight] Defeat Katsuragi Gen Naoto tells Katsuragi to move, but Katsuragi asks him why he's come to Kounan, and Naoto, after thinking for a moment, says it's because he's moved to a new home. Katsuragi laughs, and warns him that Yamagi is extremelly powerful. Naoto thanks him for the reminder, and heads on upstairs. [E-Mail] Teru writes a blog post about Naoto's defeat of Katsuragi [Fight] Brawl your way to Yagami Two thugs approach your team and prepare to stop the attack, when Mori comes down the steps and tells them to stand down*. He introduces himself as Mori Keita, and says that he and Naoto will have a man-to-man fight. Naoto mentions that Mori seems like an old-school kind of guy, which he respects. *They refer to him as Kei-chan, another allusion to Kenka Banchou 4 [Fight] Defeat Mori Keita Naoto blows Mori away, to the horror of his aides. Mori tells his aides to step aside and allow Naoto to pass. Naoto shows him respect and heads on through. [E-Mail] Teru writes a blog post about Naoto getting to the 2nd floor [Fight] Brawl your way to Yagami Kawakami confronts Naoto and tells him that he's done well so far, but can't topple Yagami. He mentions the legend that Kounan has always been the strongest, and his generation is no different. Naoto looks Kawakami up and down, and says that his fashion seems to be legendary as well*. He mocks the flashy shirt Kawakami is wearing, and Kawakami flips out, saying that's always been his style, and he'll destroy Naoto this time for sure. Naoto tells him to bring it on. *Hayami said something similar at the beginning of Kenka Banchou 4 [Fight] Defeat Kawakami Naoto admits that Kawakami and Kounan's officers are quite strong, but he's still victorious, and will head on to Yagami. On the rooftop, Naoto finally faces Yagami. Yagami is surprised he made it so far, and tells Naoto he thought he'd die trying to reach him. He says he's heard great things about Naoto and his resilience. @$%@452 Naoto starts get the idea that Yagami is one sick puppy... [E-Mai] Teru writes a blog post about the final battle between you and Yagami [Fight] Defeat Yagami Shin Laying on the ground, defeated, Yagami says that he hasn't felt this pleasure in a long time.. he finished by saying 'Keep it coming, Hayami'. Naoto is confused, and asks Kawakami who 'Hayami' is. Kawakami says, "So Yagami thinks so too..." He finally admits the defeat of Kounan, and you get the contacts of all the Kounan officers (except for Yagami), plus the rooftop hideout. Out beyond the school gate, Naoto greets Teru, the remaining Kounan student. Teru braces himself for the final fight... and then runs away*. After chasing him around for a while, he'll lose his breath and you can take him down in one hit. *Yet another allusion to Kenka Banchou 4 Defeated, Teru admits that Naoto is the captain for now, but he'd better not take Kounan lightly, as they'll be the strongest again before long. Naoto says that they can keep the title of the strongest, if they want, and leaves. Out at the train station, Naoto mulls over gaining the title of #$%@#$^@ 'the strongest', but he's in no condition to think over his victory. Outside the station, Naoto is greeted by Mai once again. He can't seem to remember her name, and she's offended and says she remembered his. He mentions that she's always popping out of nowhere (another allusion to Kenka Banchou 4) and she says she heard that he defeated Yagami. Naoto is surprised how quickly word gets around, and Mai says that she came to tell him he's now a candidate to be her 'darling'. Naoto is unimpressed, and Mai is angry that her sweet words were met with his cold reaction. Naoto walks off, not particularly in the mood for her antics, but Mai persists. #@$^@^$ ================== CHAPTER 6 - GAIKAN ================== [Move] Leave your hideout Off at the run down hideout of Gaikan Industrial, a young thug brings news of Yagami's defeat. The leader asks who defeated the 'Shinigami'*, and the guy replies that it was Naoto from Tsurume High. The leader says he hasn't heard of him, and the guy then asks someone named Iidzuka if he'd lost against Tsurume before. Iidzuka says he had lost against Takatsu before @#$%, and the guy says that in that case, he'll take care of Tsurume. He then offers a promotion for anyone who defeats Naoto. *God of death, it was Yagami Shin's nickname. [E-Mail] Teru has a few blog posts about Naoto's victory over Kounan [E-Mail] Onoda wants you to hang out on the Kounan rooftop some time. [Move] Head to the Tsurume High hangout spot ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [E-Mail] Kurihara sends you a message saying that Chiharu hasn't been back home for a while. Everybody is worried about her, and he wants to know if you've heard anything. CHIHARU 4 [Move] Go to Kansei Central Park Naoto finds Chiharu at Central Park and tears into her. He tells her to go home, and when she says it's not his business to tell her what to do, he tells her that people are worried about her, and that it was his idea to introduce her to his friends, so he feels responsible. He says it was terrible of her not to thank him for doing that for her, and that the world doesn't just revolve around her. She says she doesn't need to be lectured by him, and begins to walk away. Naoto comes at her with his arm raised, and she asks him what he's gonna do: -Smack her -Put your hand down (second option) (...seriously, who would hit her!?) Chiharu says she figured Naoto didn't have the guts to do it. Naoto simply asks her to head back to Kouhoku again. Chiharu says she'll do as she pleases. Naoto says he may not have the guts after all... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Back at the hangout spot, Sugawara is asking about the battle Kounan (apparently he didn't go). Yazawa says Sugawara missed his big victory, but Naoto think he remembers Yazawa running away. Takatsu seems to be restless about something, but won't open up about it. Wakamiya says that he's proud of Naoto, as he's really famous now. Just then, a student runs up to alert Naoto and Takatsu, apparently a fight has broken out at Shinrin Park. Naoto begins to rush off, and Takatsu yells at him not to be reckless, but it's too late. Takatsu figures that this is what it's like to be at the top- you'll have people causing trouble all around you. [Move] Head to Tsurume Shinrin Park At the park, one of the thugs from Gaikan Industrial High is beating on Tsurume students, asking where Naoto is. Naoto runs in and asks him what he's doing to his people. The guy says that Naoto doesn't look like the others, and orders him to take him to Naoto. Naoto smiles and tells him that he's Naoto. The thug doesn't believe him, stating that he 'doesn't have an aura', and that he must only be able to beat people with a lucky punch. Naoto says he'll show them his 'lucky punch'. [Fight] Defeat the punks The lead thug seems pleased, but then spots Takatsu. He tells Takatsu 'long time no see', and says he needs him for something. Takatsu asks what he wants, and he replies that he wants Takatsu to warn all his underlings about the impending war. !@#!@%# Gaikan plans to have an Amihama-wide battle, and that they'd better watch out if they care about their friends. Naoto says he'll fight the guy right there and now, but he says that their game hasn't started yet, and walks away. Naoto decides it's best to wait and see what the guy has in store, and asks Takatsu if he's OK with him making decisions. Takatsu says he'll entrust Tsurume to Naoto. !#%!$^# [Move] Go to your allies for help [E-Mail] Utsunomiya says some guys he's never seen before came to his school asking about Naoto, he needs Naoto's help. [E-Mail] Hotta sends you a message saying some people hunting for Naoto have invaded Kansei. [E-Mail] Kurihara says Gaikan has invaded Kouhoku as well, and they need help [E-Mail] Teru has written a blog post about Gaikan's actions You now have three options, help Shirogane, help Paradise, or help Kouhoku. You'll have to all of them eventually, so do them in whatever order you want. Shirogane is the easiest, followed by Kouhoku, and then Kansei. ------ Kansei ------ Naoto and friends arrive in time to see the Paradise members squaring off against Gaikan. The leader of this Gaikan contingent says he was just using Paradise as bait to draw out Naoto. He mentions the promotion he'll receive for beating Naoto, and Naoto asks him what year he's in. He introduces himself as Mutou Hidetada, a first year at Gaikan Industrial High School. Naoto tells him that first years have no right to look down on other people, and the Paradise crew starts to get fired up. Mutou says that he plans on moving up the ranks, and has no intention of losing. [Fight] Defeat the Gaikan students Naoto tells Mutou not to feel bad, as he's not the first person who ever lost against him. Naoto reminds him that he's now the strongest in Amihama, but Mutou just laughs. The Paradise members ask him why he's laughing, and Mutou says he wonders if their leader is still alive. They all realize that Nagura is back at the base, and might be in trouble.. [Move] Go to the Paradise hideout Naoto arrives at the hideout, and a Gaikan officer figures that Mutou must have lost. Nagura asks Naoto why he isn't off somewhere else, because the other districts are in danger as well. Naoto says that he's a Paradise member, so he should be there to help out the other Paradise members. Nagura jokingly says Naoto is annoying, because this is supposed to be his own big victory scene. The Gaikan officer tells them that the hideout will end up being both their graveyards, when Katagiri (from Mukuro) shows up at the entrance. A brawl ensues between all of them. [Fight] Defeat the Gaikan members and Katigiri Katagiri stands easily, and faces off with Naoto, but Naoto plants his foot in Katagiri's face, grounding him for good. The officer curses Naoto, and Naoto suggests that he meant to say, "Wow, Naoto really is amazing!" The officer says his name is Oosawa Takeshi, and tells Naoto not to forget it. Naoto says he'll take him on anytime. Nagura thanks Naoto for the help, and he moves out to save the other districts. [E-Mail] Teru writes a blog post about the attack in Kansei ***My guide ended here, and my computer crashed some time after*** ***I was finishing up the last chapter. That ending portion is *** ***not fit for public consumption, hahah... *** =================== 7.0b Story Summary =================== --------------------------------- 7.1 CHAPTER 1 - TSURUME DISTRICT --------------------------------- Your main character is named Naoto Naruse, and he's transferred to Amihama en-sen (en-sen basically means a county connected by the railway) to live with his uncle and attend Tsurume High. Naoto doesn't have any directions on how to get to the school, or what uniform to wear, so he asks some kids for directions. The kids make fun of him, so he beats them up. One of the older students (Shindou, the guy with the black hair) hears about the fight and orders some other characters to go take on Naoto. After a series of events, Naoto ends up facing off with Shindou, and defeats him. He then challenges Takatsu (the guy with the brown hair), who is the closest thing Tsurume has to a leader. After defeating him, Naoto becomes a respected fighter in Tsurume. ------------------------------------ 7.2 CHAPTER 2 - NARUMIHARA DISTRICT ------------------------------------ Naoto tries out the school uniform, but Takatsu thinks it looks strange, and tells him to go to Narumihama for some new clothes. At the mall in Narumihama, Takatsu gets into a fight with a brat from Shirogane, a high-class private school. He tries to go to Shirogane to put things straight, but he's stopped by Mitarai Mako, a stuck up girl who thinks all these thuggish guys are trash. Utsunomiya, Shirogane's hot-headed loser, pays off a bunch of gangsters to go beat up Naoto (even though he has to pay them, he calls them his friends). Naoto beats up Utsunomiya and explains that he's gotta fight for himself.. Utsunomiya becomes friends with Naoto, but still has to deal with the gangsters he hired (who now want revenge on him and Naoto). The gangsters, who are from a group called MUKURO, attack Shirogane, and Naoto rushes to save the school with his new friends. In the end, Naoto faces off with the guy Utsunomiya paid - Katagiri Kazuya - but they don't fight. Katagiri tells Naoto to watch his back if he ever comes to Chinatown. -------------------------------- 7.3 CHAPTER 3 - KANSEI DISTRICT -------------------------------- Naoto heads to Chinatown, which is in the Kansei district. He runs into a tough guy who seems to be rushing around, but quickly gets distracted by another student who is being attacked by Mukuro members. He saves the guy, who turns out to be a baseball player for Tsurume (Naoto's school). After messing around Kansei, Naoto gets a call from Takatsu to meet him at their school. Takatsu introduces Naoto to some baseball players and the team's manager (Komine Yuka) who are all worried about their team captain. The pitcher/captain, Kubo, (the tough guy you ran into earlier) has been seen wandering around Kansei all confused, and he hasn't been back to school in a while. Through a series of events, Naoto meets with another street gang/cult called 'Paradise' whose members all wear red. Paradise acts as a haven for kids who are lost and confused, and the number 1 goal of the group is to protect anyone that comes to them for help. Naturally, Kubo sought refuge with Paradise, and Naoto must fight through the Paradise members to meet up with Kubo (Naoto becomes friends with Paradise and informally joins their group- they aren't bad people, and Naoto says himself that he might have rather joined them then attended school). As it turns out, Kubo got into trouble with the police after being arrested for street fighting. Because he now has some kind of criminal record, he was afraid to return to Tsurume, afraid that he would damage the reputation of the baseball team. Naoto learns that Kubo only got into a fight because he was trying to help a some random girl (Hayasaka Akane, who works at the mall in Narumihama), who was being harassed by non-other than the leader of Mukuro (Iketani Shingo). Shingo and the girl got away, and Kubo was caught by the police. Unfortunately, Akane turns out to be kind-of a flake, and never fixed the situation with the police. She eventually leads Naoto and friends to find Mukuro's leader, and there is a big brawl between Mukuro and Paradise. In the end, Kubo's name is cleared and he returns to Tsurume. Yuka takes to Naoto and you can now meet with her when you take your dog for a walk. --------------------------------- 7.4 CHAPTER 4 - KOUHOKU DISTRICT --------------------------------- Naoto receives a challenge from a young student who says he's from Kouhoku High (Kouhoku is an old, undeveloped district, and the school's students have a tradition of being all old-school and having a long time rivalry with Kounan High). Naoto whups him, and seeing his strength, the student (Kurihara) begs Naoto to save his school. Naoto is confused, but agrees to meet with Kouhoku's banchou. In Kouhoku, Naoto meets with Kurihara and his childhood friend, Chiharu (who calls Kurihara 'Krillan', much to Naoto's enjoyment). Eventually Naoto meets the Kouhoku banchou, Kanou, who is the school's dejected leader... bear with me: Two years before, Kanou watched as Kouhoku's former banchou (Kuroiwa) was defeated by a 1ST YEAR student from Kounan. Later, when Kanou become Kouhoku's banchou, he felt that Kounan had become too strong. In order to protect his people, he set up a cease-fire with Kounan, in which Kouhoku students were prohibited from fighting with Kounan's students. Because this is inherently a weak-willed move, and all of Kouhoku's pride comes from fighting Kounan High, the other Kouhoku students lost faith in Kanou. As Naoto has seen, most of the students have lost their fighting spirit, and have no pride in their school anymore. Naoto is a bit disgusted with Kanou, and says that he shouldn't have stopped fighting with Kounan just because he saw his own banchou fall to a first year student. (that first year student is the main character from Kenka Banchou 4, and this story plays out in a sidequest from that game) On his way back to Tsurume, Naoto sees how the cease-fire has affected the Kouhoku students. A little Kounan brat named Tachibana harasses Kurihara, who is unable to retaliate. Kurihara and Naoto decide that the only thing to do is to have Naoto declare war on Kouhoku- in an effort to reinvigorate Kanou's fighting spirit, or destroy him trying. Things are a little complex after this, there are some other Kouhoku students who wish to become banchous... they believe that the best course of action is to team up with Gaikan Industrial (a high school full of evil punks) and defeat Kounan once and for all. Kurihara* and Kanou (who are both born and raised in Kouhoku), on the other hand, want to keep with tradition and have Kouhoku be independent. In either case, Naoto defeats all of the Kouhoku students, including Kanou who finally regains the will to be a true banchou. Naoto is pleased, and makes peace with the school. *it is implied that because Kurihara is a Kouhoku native, he is next in succession to become banchou. The evil Kouhoku students try to beat him up for this reason, but Naoto more or less returns order... -------------------------------- 7.5 CHAPTER 5 - KOUNAN DISTRICT -------------------------------- *I recommend playing Kenka Banchou 4 and reading through my other guide so that you can understand this chapter and its characters better. The next course of action is obvious for Naoto: defeat Kounan High, the strongest of all the schools. Naoto heads to Kounan to face their banchou directly. On the way, he meets Mai (an annoying girl who notes the similarity between Naoto and KB4's main character) and fights with Tachibana (the little punk from the previous chapter). Responsibility for the fight falls on the shoulders of Onoda Teppei, who is supposed to be taking care of all the first-year students. Onoda is scolded by Kounan's banchou, the slightly-insane Yagami Shin. Onoda talks back, saying that it's Kounan's policy to fight everyone and be the strongest. One of Yagami's aides, Kawakami, has to calm Yagami and Onoda down. Kawakami explains to Onoda that Kounan is in a precarious position, as Amihama's power structure is rapidly changing (this is a direct result of Naoto going around beating everyone up). Onoda seems distraught at the loss of his former banchou and role-model, Hayami Yuuta, and Kawakami becomes upset at the mention of Yuuta's name. Apparently, Yuuta disappeared suddenly to go study in America, leaving Kounan a mess. Yagami was only able to become leader through force, he's not exactly a proper banchou... In any case, Naoto is turned down at Kounan's school gate, and is forced to return another time. Naoto returns to Tsurume to find Onoda is waiting for him. Naoto beats up Onoda and asks for a meeting with Yagami, Onoda agrees and leaves to set up the meeting. Naoto greets Kawakami and some other Kounan High officers, who escort him to the riverbed, where he and Yagami can fight without interference. To Kawakami's surprise, Naoto is ambushed by a bunch of strong Kounan students. Naoto defeats them and escapes with his life; Mai shelters him in a nearby club until the heat dies down. After a few more events, Naoto confronts Kouhoku to help him take on Kounan. Naoto, Takatsu, and some Kouhoku students leave to brawl with Kounan. After defeating all of Kounan's officers, he finally faces off with Yagami, who he beats to a pulp. As a result, Naoto becomes the strongest in all of Amihama... As a bit of a throwback to Kenka Banchou 4, Teru (the information broker / blogger) says that Naoto hasn't defeated all of Kounan until you defeat him. --------------------------------------------------- 7.6 CHAPTER 6 - BATTLE FOR AMIHAMA/GANKAI DISTRICT --------------------------------------------------- The final school, Gaikan Industrial High, launches an area-wide attack, hitting Kurogane Academy, Kansei (Paradise), and Kouhoku High all at once. It's up to Naoto to go save them, and once he's finished, he heads out to help Kounan High. Kounan High's defenses have been shattered, because most of their officers are still in the hospital after Naoto fought them. Naoto teams up with Onoda to take down Gaikan's students, but as soon as they are finished, Naoto learns that Tsurume High has been attacked! The other attacks were just a diversion to lure Naoto away from his own school long enough to take it over. Naoto gathers his people and resolves to launch a counterattack on Gaikan head-on. Tsurume's students are in no mood to fight, but Takatasu is up for the fight (as always). *The final battle will begin in the junkyard at Gaikan, for completion's sake, there is a weapon here that you can't get anywhere else. As soon as the big final brawl begins, turn around and grab the present box underneath the tree. Remember, you don't have to use the weapon, just picking it up is enough to collect it. Most of this chapter is just describing how evil the Gaikan students are. If a Gaikan student loses, he basically has to leave the school, or else face a severe beating from his own people. Naoto is sickened by their do-or-die absolutism, and aims to teach the higher-ups a lesson while explaining to the lower students that they should be fighting to make friends, rather than to become enemies. The war ends with all of Naoto's friends battling Gaikan at the school. Naoto and Takatsu take on Gaikan's leaders together. Naoto has now established himself as the leader of all Amihama... but the title comes with a price. It's not long before Tsurume is attacked once again, prompting Naoto to rush off to battle......... THE END ---------- 7.7 TAKE2 ---------- Once you finish the game, you unlock a parallel universe where Naoto, instead of going to school on his first day, heads directly to Narumihama, and then Kansei, to form his own gang called TAKE2. You get to replay some of the key events of the main story, but from a different perspective. The story ends with a brawl between Paradise, Mukuro, TAKE2, and KMA, a local biker gang. TAKE2 is important for many reasons, chief among them (in my opinion) the ability to unlock some special modes that will become available in both TAKE2 and the original story. More on those in the extras section below. One important note - When you start and save a game in TAKE2, you won't be able to play the original main story until you finish TAKE2 completely. ======================= 8.0 Side Stories (外伝) ======================= At certain points in the main story, and at the end of TAKE2, you will unlock side stories where you can play as other characters. You will be asked which story you want to play when you load your save game. Don't worry about saving over your saved game when playing a side story, it won't erase your progress in the main story. One save game file saves all of your completion data. Below I've show the order of events in each story, with (battle) marking a fight triggered by an event. ------------------- 8.1 Takatsu Shougo ------------------- After Naoto defeats Takatsu and Shindou, Shindou disappears. While most of the students believed that Takatsu and Shindou were enemies, Takatsu reveals that they are actually friends. In this side story, you control Takatsu as he searches for Shindou. 1. Go to Shindou's territory 2. Look around the classroom area 3. Head to Tsurume Station 4. Head to Narumihama 5. Head to Narvigo 6. Head to Narumihama's seaside park 7. (battle) two enemies 8. Go to Narumihama Cultural Hall 9. (battle) four enemies 10. Head to the container port 11. (battle) Defeat the KMA officer 12. (battle) Defeat Shindou ----------------------- 8.2 Utsunomiya Manabu ----------------------- 1. Head to the exchange student 2. Follow the exchange student 3. Defeat 10 Shirogane students 4. Return to Shirogane 5. Head to Narumihama's cultural hall 6. (battle) Ogata 7. Return to Shirogane 8. Defeat 10 Shirogane students 9. Go to Gomi 10. Head to Narumihama seaside park 11. (battle) Gomi -------------------- 8.3 Kurihara Isamu -------------------- 1. Head to Kamadoya at Kouhoku's shopping district 2. Return to Kouhoku High 3. Defeat 10 Kouhoku 1st year students (一年生) 4. Got to Kouhoku's shopping district 5. (battle) Funaki 6. Defeat 10 Kouhoku 2nd year students (二年生) 7. Return to Kouhoku High 8. (battle) Uji and his thugs 9. Defeat 5 Kouhoku 3rd year students (三年生) 10. Go to Kouhoku station 11. Defeato 10 Kouhoku 3rd year students (三年生) 12. Head to Kouhoku's downtown area 13. Head to Kouhoku High 14. (battle) Kanou ------------------ 8.4 Onoda Teppei ------------------ With thoughts of graduation on their minds, the third year Kounan students have to choose the next banchou for their infamous school. Onoda Teppei looks to be in the running to succeed Yagami, but he must prove himself first... 1. Talk to Yagami on the rooftop 2. Defeat 10 Kounan first year students (一年生) 3. Head to the gym area 4. (battle) Gen 5. Defeat 10 Kounan second year students (二年生) 6. Head to the rooftop 7. Meet with Misawa at the training room 8. (battle) Misawa 9. Head to the rooftop 10. (battle) Defeat Mori and Kawakami 11. Defeat 10 Kounan third year students (三年生) 12. Head to the gym area 13. (battle) Defeat Yagami on the Rooftop 14. Head to Kounan station and meet with a true banchou! 15. (battle) Hayami Yuuta ------------------------ 8.5 Fukunaga Toshiyuki ------------------------ *Unlocked after you finish the game Gaikan needs a new 'head' and there are two many contenders. The top officials decide that an all-out battle will decide who the true successor is. 1. Go to Gaikan High 2. Head to Gaikan High's school gate 3. Defeat 10 Gaikan 1st year students (一年生) 4. Head to the station 5. (battle) Oosawa 6. Defeat 10 Gaikan 2nd year students (二年生) 7. Head to Gaikan's residential area 8. (battle) Kishi 9. Defeat 5 Gaikan 3rd year students (三年生) 10. Go to Gaikan High 11. (battle) Akamatsu 12. Defeat 10 Gaikan 3rd year students (三年生) 13. Head to Gaikan's scrapyard 14. (battle) Mutou 15. (battle) Iidzuka 16. Go to Gaikan High 17. (battle) Kunii ---------------- 8.6 Hotta Shou ---------------- 1. (battle) 2. Head to Paradise's hideout 3. Defeat 10 MUKURO (骸) members at Kansei Station (開成駅前) 4. Head to the Kansei Station intersection 5. (battle) Katagiri 6. Defeat 10 MUKURO members at Kansei Central Park 7. Defeat 10 MUKURO members in Chinatown 8. Return to Paradise's hideout 9. Head after Nagura 10. Head to Chinatown's back streets 11. (battle) Katagiri and Iketani 12. Head to Kansei Central Park 13. Return to Paradise's hideout 13. (battle) Fight MUKURO and Paradise's founders -------------------- 8.7 Ishimaru Riku -------------------- *Unlocked after you finish the TAKE2 story Conquer Amihama as Ishimaru of the Kansei Midnight Army! 1. (battle) MUKURO's Iketani and Katagiri 2. (battle) Paradise's Nagura, Hotta, and Dobashi 3. (battle) Kouhoku's Uji and Funaki 4. (battle) Kounan's Mori 5. (battle) Kounan's Kawakami and Gen 6. (battle) Gaikan thugs 7. (battle) Gaikan's Akamatsu, Fukunaga, Kishi 8. (battle) Naruse Naoto! *yes, he has his super mode! ================== 9.0 Girl's Events ================== The downside of the events you can have with the game's heroines is that you have to respond to them correctly in order to trigger the next event. This is in contrast to Kenka Banchou 4 where you merely had to find out when and where the girl's event was happening. Another downside is that the timing of the events is fairly ambiguous. For this reason, I can't just write directly in the walkthrough when the events appear. Your biggest hint that an event has appeared is that you'll get an e-mail, but that e-mail won't necessarily be from the girl that the event is for! The one upside to all this is that the girls and their events are not mutually exclusive. It's possible to complete all 4 of the girl's side stories that appear in the main game in one play-through, and then both of the girl's stories that appear in TAKE2 in one play-through. One final downside is that there are no great bonuses for completing the girl's stories, other than for completing some of the extra achievements. You will unlock a rather boring t-shirt each time you finish one of the stories. ----------- Main Story --------------------------------- 9.1 Mitarai Mako 御手洗真子 --------------------------------- Mako is the girl from Shirogane who hates thugs and fighting. Do opposites attract? You'll get an E-Mail from Mako at the beginning of Chapter 3. Head to Shirogane for an event. -ハイハイ、ドーモ *-そんなんじゃモテねぇぞ？ Later in the chapter you'll get another E-Mail from her. Head to Narvigo for an event (Narvigo is the mall in Narumihama) -そりゃそうだな *-ちょっとからかってやるか… In Chapter 4, you'll get another E-Mail. Head to Narumihama Cultural Hall. -もちろん、健康優良の不良少年ってヤツよ *-不良ってのはどんなヤツのことだ？ Later in the chapter, you'll receive an E-Mail from Utsunomiya, leave Narumihama, and then return to Narumihama Station to trigger another scene: *-実はアレ、ジョーダンなんだよ -忘れちまったなぁ...ンなこと言ったっけ？ Now head to Shirogane, there are two points where you have to reply: -軽く謝る *-土下座する -イキナリ殴り飛ばす *-好きに殴られてやるから、その手を離せ Defeat the thugs to finish the event. -------------------------------- 9.2 Komine Yuka 小峰由香 -------------------------------- From the very first E-Mail you get from Yuka, you'll be able to finish all of her events. You shouldn't have to progress in the main story at all until you've finished this sidequest. I usually have a problem getting the e-mails for Yuka's events to show up. Just walk the dog in and out of different areas, return it to the park, walk it again, feed it and so forth, until the e-mail or event shows up. Dogfood is sold at any Shiroku Mart, there's one right outside Tsurume High's entrance gate. There are two types of dogfood, I don't think the type mattters for this sidequest, but they're both cheap, so use whichever you want. 1. E-Mail 2. Event at Tsurume Park -もう元気出たか？ *-なんかあったのかよ？ 3. E-Mail 4. Walk and Feed the dog 5. Event at Tsurume Park -いるからやめとけって *-気にする必要ねぇだろ？ 6. E-Mail 7. Head to the classroom area 8. E-Mail 9. E-Mail 10. Walk the dog at school (the easy way to do this is to put a doghouse in your hideout at Tsurume) *-クマはふたりにまかせるか -じゃ、小峰とふたりで犬を連れていくか 11. E-Mail 12. Feed and walk the dog 13. E-Mail 14. Event at Tsurume Park -カッコイイっつたら...オレだろ！ *-ゼッテーいいヤツが見つかるに決まってんだろ 15. E-Mail 16. Feed and walk the dog 17. E-Mail 18. Event at Tsurume Park 19. E-Mail 20. Head to the Tsurume High classroom area 21. (battle) Shuusai 22. Event at Tsurume Park -どうでもいいだろ...ンなこときくんじゃねえよ *-前の学校で問題起こして追ン出されたんだ 23. Feed and walk the dog 24. E-Mail 25. Event at Tsurume Park -チッ、しかたねぇな…ゆずってやるか *-もうちょっとこっち寄れるぜ 26. E-Mail 27. Event at Tsurume High -大事なダチだよ…それ以上じゃねえ *-ダチ以上...かもしれねぇ 28. Feed and walk the dog 29. E-Mail 30. Event at Tsurume Park *-小峰のことが好きだ -オマエのことマブダチだと思ってる -------------------------------- 9.3 Shimatani Chiharu 島谷千春 -------------------------------- During the Kouhoku chapter (chapter 4), you'll meet Kurihara's childhood friend, Chiharu. Chiharu is your typical selfish little brat, and her sidequest involves chasing her down after she disappears and gets everyone worried. When you first meet Chiharu, you'll have two options: *-いいトコじゃねぇか…ノンビリしてて -確かに古くせぇよなぁ...なんもねぇし Next, you'll get an E-Mail from her. Head to the western area of Kouhoku to find another heart-shaped event. *-オイコラ、ちょっとワガママが過ぎんぞ -悪いな、カンベンしろよ Then, in Chapter 5 you'll get another E-Mail from her. *-今日はそのつもりで来てンぜ？ -今日はムリだ... Later in the chapter, when you team up with Kouhoku to fight Kounan, you'll get an E-Mail from Kurihara: Head to Tsurume station to find another heart event. -アイツのこと、好きなんだろ？ *-じゃ、オレが守ってやるかな... In Chapter 6, you'll get another E-Mail from Kurihara. Head to Kansei Central Park for another heart event. *-ほっぺたをはたく -手をおろす After defending Kounan in Chapter 6, you'll get an E-Mail from Chiharu. Go to Kouhoku's shopping district. *-見張り役でついてってやろうか？ -栗原について来てもらえよ -------------------------------- 9.4 Hirota Mai 弘田麻衣 -------------------------------- You will have a few choices in conversations with Mai during Chapter 5, but it has no bearing on these events. In Chapter 5, Mai saves you (more or less) by dragging you into the Rumble Cafe after being ambushed by Kounan goons. You can further your relationship with her in the next chapter. After helping Onoda defend Kounan from Gaikan in Chapter 6, you'll get an E-Mail from Mai asking you to come to the Rumble Cafe. Head there for an event (it's very close to the entrance to Kounan High and the riverbed) *-ちょっと入るのを待つか... -さっさと入っちまおう Shortly after, you'll get another E-Mail from Mai. Head to Tsurume Station. -オレでよければ付き合ってやンぜ！ *-ビビっと!きてねぇならお断りだ After you meet with Takatsu in Tsurume Park (one of the story events towards the end of the chapter), you'll get another E-Mail. Head to the Rumble Cafe in Kounan again. -昔のオトコの代わりはカンベンだぜ？ *-へへっ、ありがとよ…これからヨロシクな ------ TAKE2 ------------------------------ 9.5 Hayasaka Akane 早坂茜 ------------------------------ In the main story, Akane got the captain of Tsurume's baseball club in some serious trouble. The same events happen in the parallel universe of TAKE2, but now you're there to see them. You can become better acquainted with Akane this time around. Around mid-way through TAKE2, you'll get an E-Mail asking you to come to Bankaji on the 2nd floor of Narvigo (where Akane works). Head there for an event. -ちょっと説教してやったんだよ *-実はここで派手にシツケしてやったんだ After Kamijou introduces you to The Outsider, you'll get another E-Mail. Head to Kansei station for another event. *-それぐらいならヨユーだ -貸すわけねぇだろ！ After battling Oosuga of the K.M.A, you get another E-Mail. Head to another event in Narumihama, and then defeat the thugs. *-オレも強さなら自慢できンぜ -ま、強さだけじゃな… You'll get another E-Mail after that. Head to the bench area by the sea in Narumihama and prepare for another fight. *-まかせとけ、オレが助けてやる -信じらンねぇな…それホントかぁ？ You'll get an untitled E-Mail after this. Head to where Akane works in the mall. -ねぇな… どうせカレシってのもウソだろ？ *-あんだろ？ オレ、カレシだぜ？ Later you'll get another untitled E-Mail. Head to Akane's shop in the mall and prepare for a fight. -なにかが欲しくてやってンじゃねえ *-オマエが欲しいからやってんだよ ------------------------------ 9.6 Kusunoki Kyouko 楠恭子 ------------------------------ Kyouko was the girlfriend of K.M.A.'s leader... until he died. You'll meet with Kyouko after being properly introduced to the K.M.A. This happens around mid-way into the TAKE2 story. After, you'll get an E-Mail from her. Head to the benches by the water at the Narumihama Cultural Hall. *-オレは死なねぇっての！ -...そりゃ縁起よくねぇな Later, when you have to battle the assistant head of the K.M.A, you'll get another E-Mail. Head to the benches again. -じゃあ、オマエも忘れちまえばいい *-心配すんな、アイツらは忘れねぇよ Later, when you're back in Kansei, you'll get another E-Mail. Head to the benches in Narumihama once again. *-追いかけて証明してやる！ -帰って来るのを待つ There's a mini-game after this, so save beforehand in case you fail the first time. =============== 10. Extra Info =============== In this section, I'll describe some of the extra stuff you can do in the game, things that won't necessarily pop out while you play through the main story. --------------- Changing Names --------------- By accessing the ranking list in Teru's blog, you'll be able to change the names of most of the game's characters. Simply select the character's name and hit circle. Then select their first or last name, and you'll be able to change it. Now, that in and of itself is neat, but nothing new considering you could do the same in Kenka Banchou 4. What is new is that you can change the names of every school in the game! To do this, go to the school you want to change the name of, and find that school's nameplate (it's next to the school's gate). Simply press circle in front of it, and you'll be able to change that school's name. This is pretty neat, considering it will change the name in the in-game text as well. ------------------------------- Kansei Central Park's Fountain ------------------------------- You may have noticed a little machine by the fountain in Kansei Central Park. You can buy special coins to toss into the fountain from the machine: プラチナコイン ￥５００００ Gives you a 'banchou soul' (stat point) ゴールドコイン ￥１００００ Gives you more friends シルバーコイン ￥ ５０００ Increases your shibu-shaba meter* *This is the only way to reverse the "Shaba King" status! After selecting a coin, hold the L-trigger when prompted, and let go when you think you've got a good angle (you probably want to save beforehand in case you miss). The regular prizes are listed above next to the coins. If you miss, you'll get a little bonus chocolate coin (you can trade this to the guy on the other side of the park for real cash, though not as much as you just spent...) THE GOLDEN AXE: There is a special weapon you can only find at the very beginning of the final brawl in the main story (it's underneath a tree, right behind where your characters start out in the junkyard). So long as you pick it up, and then beat the game (you do not need to hold the axe or anything), it will appear in your weapons inventory the next time you start a game with that completed save file (same as every other weapon). Now because you're all so well-read, you'll recall Aesop's fable of the honest woodcutter. No? A poor woodcutter drops his axe into the water. A god dives into the water and brings out a golden axe, asking him if that is what he lost. The woodercutter denies it, and the god goes into the water and brings out a silver axe. The woodcutter says that that axe is not his either. Finally the god brings out his original axe, which he accepts. The god gives the honest woodcutter all three axes. Subsequently, the god punishes anyone who lies about what they dropped in by giving them nothing. Right.. so, Japanese popular culture is absolutely obsessed with this story. It appears in cartoons, video games, and anywhere else you could possibly think of. Anywhere. Else. I don't know how, but the tale has devolved to the point where the 'god' must be a super brawny guy in a speedo... Sometimes, as in the cult classic God Hand, it's just enough to have a couple of dudes wearing gold and silver speedos. Anyway, now that you know the story, you should know what happens next. Equip the toy axe, go to the coin machine by the park's fountain, and you'll see a new option at the bottom. 玩具の鉄の斧 ￥−−−−−− Select that option to toss your axe into the fountain. Time for another Kenka Banchou 4 cameo! The swimmer from KB4 pops out of the water, and asks you what you dropped into the fountain: いや、ただのオモチャのオノだけどよ。。。 Nah, it's just a toy axe... 当然、金のオノに決まってんだろ？ A golden axe, obviously 銀のオノだった気がスンぜ I'm thinking it was a silver axe If you tell the truth, he just gives you your old axe back (there's no point to this, you have an unlimited number of those!). If you select the golden or silver axe, he'll come out and fight you! The golden axe version is harder than the silver, both have a ton of health. After defeating him, you'll get whichever axe he was using. Get both axes (you have to do the process all over again) to get a new achievement and special move. Oh, and that golden axe is quite the weapon. It's very strong, and your shibu-shaba meter won't go down when using it. ----------------- Tashiro Masayuki ----------------- You can find Tashiro in Kansei Central Park, near the flea market guy. He'll have an event circle around him the first time, but every other time you have to walk up to him and press circle. This poor guy can't catch a break! Kenka Banchou's perennial loser is back, and he seems to have really hit hard times. His only happiness now comes from chocolate coins. If you've got some, you can trade them to him for real cash. The real reason for this service is that every mini-game in Kenka Banchou 5 gives out chocolate coins as prizes (this is supposedly what you're betting when you play poker, mahjong, etc.). Usually those chocolate coins go into your home inventory and just sit there being useless. Giving them to Tashiro is the best way to make something out of them: 売らない Don't sell him any ポケットに入ってるヤツを売る Sell him the coins in your pocket 部屋にあるヤツもまとめて売る Sell him the coins stored at home I'm fairly certain he buys coins from you at the same rate as they sell them in the store, but I think there are special coins you get from mini-games that are worth more than those you find in stores. -------------------------------- Kansei Central Park Flea Market -------------------------------- There's an old man in Kansei Central Park who sets up a flea market there. Talk to him to have the park transformed into a little market. He'll have an event circle around him the first time, but every other time you have to walk up to him and press circle. ん〜興味ねぇな Not interested せっかくだから寄ってくぜ Sure, I'll check it out You can now run around the park looking for items to decorate your hideouts. Press the L-trigger to see an item's price and buy it. The dog houses will allow you to walk your dog from any hideout you place it in (you'll be asked if you want to walk the dog every time you leave the hideout). The exercise bikes will give great bonuses to your partners who belong to whatever hideout you put them in. Most of the other stuff is purely aesthetic, but it's nicer than anything you'll find out on the streets. ------------------------ Kenka Banchou 3: Arcade ------------------------ In the run-down old district of Kouhoku, there is an arcade with a machine called, 'Kenka Banchou 3 National Conquest Aracde'. This is a meta-parody of Kenka Banchou 3, the game which was released as Kenka Banchou: Badass Rumble in North America. Suffice to say, Kenka Banchou 3 was a game about a badass banchou, Takashi, who set out to conquer the banchous of every province in Japan while they were on a field trip. First, select where your character will be from (this determines your starting special attack). You'll then fight a series of characters from other provinces before facing the final boss. After each round, you'll unlock the special move of the character you fought in the real game. You'll also get an opportunity to exchange your current KB3 Arcade special for that of the character you just fought (choose the second option to keep the one you currently have). This is a mock arcade fighting game, so the controls are a bit different than the regular game: Left/Right - Move Up - Jump Down - Ground Attack Direction x2 - Dash/Backstep Square/X - Normal Attacks Triangle/O - Kiai Attacks (hold to charge) R - Defend L - Grab Triangle + O - Special Attack O + X - Charge Special Meter Square + X - Striker (partner attack, uses special meter) L while Dashing - Tackle Square while Jumping - Jumping Attack Triangle while Jumping - Jumping Kiai Attack While Grappling: Square - Normal Attack Triangle - Kiai Attack O - Throw X - Tackle O From Behind - Reverse throw While Tackling: Square - Normal Attack Triangle - Kiai Attack X - Stand Up --------- Tako-san --------- If you read my Kenka Banchou 4 guide, you'll remember that I was a little upset that the righteous 3rd year Kounan student, Tako, didn't get a bigger part. Well, he finally gets his due in this game! Tako is working full time at the Gyouza King in Kounan (his favorite restaurant) now. After a certain scene where you meet him (some time in chapter 5), you'll be able to see some special scenes every time you eat there. Tako is like a big-brother to all Kounan students, and he often dispenses wisdom or listens to their problems. In each scene, he'll tell you something interesting that usually relates to Kenka Banchou 4 in some way. For the first few times you watch these scenes, you'll get a special bonus, including extra stat points, and a few special moves from Kenka Banchou 4. ------- Makebe ------- This total jerk from Kenka Banchou 4, Makebe, led a gang of dumb followers to do all sorts of stupid stuff, including harass one of the game's heroines. In one of the sidequests, you ran him out of town, hopefully never to see him again. In this game, he's back to hanging out in his same old spot, though he seems to be cowering behind a bunch of furnature... Head to the Rumble Cafe in Kounan to fight him. He has this funny breakdancing tornado move that you'll get when you beat him. -------- YamaKen -------- Yes, the other main character from Kenka Banchou 4, Yamaken, returns in this game as well. His cameo comes early in the 5th chapter, when you first arrive in Kounan. At the earliest point possible, head to the Benihana Appartment area, just west of Kounan's school gates. You'll see a cutscene with Yamaken, who has now become a laborer of sorts. He mistakes Naoto for some regular chump, which just angers Naoto. The two fight, and Yamaken will recognize Naoto's power upon being defeating. You'll get Yamaken's super move after beating him. ------------- THE OUTSIDER ------------- During TAKE2, you'll be scouted for the amateur MMA event known as THE OUTSIDER. THE OUTSIDER is a real-life mixed martial arts event started by Japanese pro wrestler Akira Maeda. The idea behind it was that all sorts of non-professional fighters could join, and they would be able to bring the really talented fighters into Maeda's other promotion, HERO (now known as DREAM). Apparently real biker gangs and kenka banchous enter this thing hoping to make it big, or at least beat people down in a regulated environment. Head to the Narumihama Cultural Hall during TAKE2 to meet Kamijou Atsushi, the former head of Paradise. He'll say you have what it takes, and from then on you'll be able to fight in THE OUTSIDER matches when you talk to him. He appears on the far side of the cultural hall: やってみるかオイ！ Heck yeah! (enter THE OUTSIDER) 今回は参加しない Not this time THE OUTSIDER is similar to the normal game, except you fight in a ring, you have to wear special clothes, and you can't use super attacks. There are also rounds with time limits.. but otherwise it's similar to a regular fight. There are a number of benefits to playing through these matches, including some extra 'banchou souls' (stat points) and achievements. In addition, there are a LOT of Kenka Banchou 4 cameos! You'll see plenty of familiar faces if you play through the ranks. For those that haven't played Kenka Banchou 4, one of the final fights for THE OUTSIDER is against Kouhoku's former banchou, the guy that Kanou was all sad about. ------------------ Kenka Tetsudou 99 ------------------ When you first enter Narumihama in the main game, you'll receive an e-mail from your uncle about a rumor of a subway car that travels across the water. It's totally confusing, and is pretty much nonsense for the entire game... However, when you start TAKE2, you'll get that same e-mail.. this time, you'll see Teru staring out at the water in Narumihama's Seaside Park. Talk to him and you'll realize that the rumor is true! Kenka Tetsudou 99 is a parody of the classic Japanese cartoon and comic, Galaxy Express 999 (AKA Ginga Tetsudou 999). Where this game is concerned, Kenka Tetsudou 99 is your entry to a seemingly endless number of battles. By getting on board, you'll fight through 99 train cars filled with enemies, facing bosses after a set number of intervals. This replaces the 100-man battles from other Kenka Banchou games. If nothing else, Kenka Tetsudou 99 is a great way to get more experience points. Even if you lose, you'll be able to keep whatever experience you gained, you don't lose any items or anything as you would normally. As a bonus, after you finish Onoda Teppei's side-story, you'll be able to fight Hayami Yuuta (the protagonist of Kenka Banchou 4) as the last boss of Kenka Tetsudou 99. After unlocking the train by talking to Teru in TAKE2, you'll be able to access it by talking to Teru in the same location whether you're in TAKE2 or the main game: シングルチケットを頼む I'll take a single ticket 今はやめとくぜ Not now After defeating it once, you'll unlock other modes where you can ride the train indefinitely (well, until you lose). --------- Mahjong --------- As I've said a few other places in this guide, you have to have a hideout with a mahjong table to play mahjong. You can either find one somewhere and place it in a hideout, or just play at one of the hideouts that already has a mahjong table (Kounan is one). Putting the very precise rules of Japanese mahjong (not to be confused with Cantonese mahjong, which is vastly simplified, or Shanghai, which is a solo puzzle game that a lot of people call Mahjong) here is a bit too much for the scope of this guide. Of course, why would I do that anyway when GameFAQs has its own mahjong-guide writing expert, barticle!? Go search for barticle's guides on GameFAQs to learn all you could want to know about mahjong in English. I recommend his mahjong guide for Yakuza 2! ---------- Daifugou ---------- Daifugou is a really fun game, it's the Japanese variant of a card game that is popular all over Asia. In America, you probably know this game as 'President'. I use to play the Vietnamese version when I was a kid, Tien Len. I would love to make a little guide for this game, and if I do, it'll probably be supplementary to this guide. One of the great things about this card game is that there are all sorts of rules that people have to agree on before they play. In this game, they're called 'local rules', and change depending on which hideout you're in. Again I'll translate these if I ever do a guide specific to the game. The game is played by 5 people, who each take turns playing cards. The first person can throw whatever card, or pair or triple of cards they want. The next person must throw an equal number of cards with a higher value. For example, if I throw a 5, the next person must throw a 6 or higher. If I throw two 5s, the next person must throw two 6s or higher. If you cannot play, you pass. If one person throws out cards and everyone else passes, they get to start a new hand by throwing out whatever value cards they want. Players are ranked in the order of which they get rid of all there cards. So if I get rid of all my cards before everyone else, I get the top rank. Depending on the rules, the person with the highest rank will get to steal the cards of the person with the lowest rank when the next round begins. That way the 'daifugou' (rich man) stays rich, while the 'daihinmin' (poor man) stays poor... That's right, it's a social commentary! カードを出す Throw out selected card(s) パス Pass ルール確認 Check the local rules 大富豪をやめる Quit Playing ------- Poker ------- Do I really need to explain the rules of Draw Poker? This is simple 5-card stud, nothing fancy. Select the cards you want to exchange, hit the exchange button, or pass. There is a little betting that takes place, but the computer is pretty easy to outsmart. 交換 Exchange パス Pass コール Call レイズ Raise ドロップ Drop ポーカーをやめる Quit Playing --------------- ------------ Kamehameha ------------ On the GameFAQs message boards, user gyrobot brought up something I had no idea about (there are actually several things I wasn't aware of, that are shown in various KB5 youtube videos): a Kamehameha-style special move (ripped straight from the Dragon Ball comic and cartoon series) To acquire the move, you must first wear the entire Kung Fu outfit that you can buy from Chinatown in Kansei, and then defeat an enemy. Furthermore, if you use the new move to defeat an enemy, you'll get a special weapon! ============= 11.0 The End ============= If you found this guide through some place other than GameFAQs, go check out gamefaqs.com, it's probably better than whatever website is stealing from it. I'm not going to write a Gachitora! guide. I don't even think I'm going to get that game. I swear, my head will explode if I do any more of this delinquent high-school punk stuff.