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                                  RYUUGA GOTOKU
                                (a.k.a. "Yakuza")
                              A F.A.Q. / Walkthrough
                                      by Patrick Coffman
    Version 1.3 (Complete, but needs re-writing)--last update 9/4/6
    NOTE:  This FAQ does not include the Japanese text import gamers may need to
      play this game, to make the correct choices and what-not.  I'm still looking
      for a place to host that as apparently I can't get the Unicode version onto
    NOTE (um, also):  This FAQ is based on the Japanese version of this game and
      the translations are the author's, so they will be different from the North
      American release.
      1a.  How to Use This F.A.Q.
      1b.  A Word From the Author
      1c.  Mini-F.A.Q.
      1d.  How to Pronounce Japanese
    f2.  The BASICS
      2a.  The Adventure
        2a-I.  Controls
        2a-II.  Health and Shopping
        2a-III.  Building Up
        2a-IV.  Story Progression
      2b.  Fighting
        2b-I.  Commands
        2b-II.  Defeating the Different Enemies
        2b-III.  Advanced Techniques
      3a.  Prologue
      3b.  Chapter 1
      3c.  Chapter 2
      3d.  Chapter 3
      3e.  Chapter 4
      3f.  Chapter 5
      3g.  Chapter 6
      3h.  Chapter 7
      3i.  Chapter 8
      3j.  Chapter 9
      3k.  Chapter 10
      3l.  Chapter 11
      3m.  Chapter 12
      3n.  Chapter 13
      3o.  Quick Walkthrough
      4a.  Missions
      4b.  Romancing Cabaret Club Girls
      4c.  Main Characters List
      4d.  Items
        4d-I.  Weapons
        4d-II.  Defense Items
        4d-III.  Healing Items
        4d-IV.  Miscellanies
      4e.  Coin Locker Keys
      4f.  Map
      4g.  Shops
      4h.  Skill Games
    5.  EXTRAS
      5a.  Hidden Shops
      5b.  Hidden Moves
      5c.  Underground Colisseum
      5d.  Haruka's Trust
      5e.  Secret Boss
      5f.  Battle Review Mode
      5g.  Trivia
    6.  GLOSSARY
    7.  "THANK-YOU"'S
    1a.  How to Use This F.A.Q.
    Navigating the F.A.Q. should be simple.  Even notepad has the "Find" feature.
    I'd suggest using "Find" and typing in the exact text as it appears in the
    Table of Contents.  For instance, if it says "8a-1.  The Abyss," then typing
    in "8a-1.  The Abyss" would get you there.  Typing in "8a-1." would probably
    work, too.  I know F.A.Q.'s can get rather lengthy....
    1b.  A Word From the Author
    The main point of this F.A.Q. / Walkthrough will be to offer information on the
    SEGA game, "Ryuu-ga Gotoku", a fairly cinematic, free-roaming, "brawler"-type 
    game set in the seedy underworld of Japanese gangster movies and your generic 
    "action flicks."
      At the time I bought this game, there were no reference materials available
    in English, and so I figured I should write this up for those of you who wish
    to import this game and play it, but know little Japanese.  However, it still
    will contain most of the information on how to do certain things in the game
    as well as advice I can offer to ease the frustration of the sloppy game engine.
      So, I've included Japanese text to help the importer, but I figure that this
    F.A.Q. will still come in handy if the game actually does come out in areas
    outside Japan.  So far, they've announced that the game will hit North American
    retailers as simply "Yakuza."
    1c.  Mini-F.A.Q.
    Q:  What're all those annoying voices in the background?
    A:  They're people saying random bits of common Japanese speech (similar to
        "What're you talking about?" or "OK!" or "How you doin'?" in English).
        Different areas seem to have their own different background noise and
        sometimes it seems to be generated by specific people.
        For example, the bum in front of the movie theater says "Chotto!" ("Do you
        mind?") when you run past him.  Other people say things when you rush into 
        The most commonly-heard "background" vocals seem to be "Hima desu ka?"
        ("Are you doing anything right now?"), "Sugoi!" ("Wow!"), "Jaa ne!" ("See 
        ya!"), "Irasshai!" ("Please come in!"), "Ne-, ne-! ("Look here!"), 
        "Oniichan!" ("Mister!"), "Ohisashiburi!" ("It's been a while!"), and a 
        bunch of others....
    Q:  What's wrong with Kazuma??!  Why won't he face the frickin' enemy??!
    A:  The action in this game is fairly clunky, but there is a system to it, and
        until you get used to it, he'll apparently just stray from enemies and
        sometimes seem to never be able to even look at them.
        In this game, sidestepping is very much present, and it's almost not even
        apparent in any way.  Even just holding down the targetting button and 
        walking to the side can avoid attacks often.  "Shift Motion" (the command-
        based sidestep) sometimes doesn't have any apparent animation at all, and
        renders the character invincible for a short period.
        The upshot?  You don't "target" people very well.  I'll explain it better
        in the section on fighting, but for now, you should know that it gets a
        little frustrating until you're used to it.  A simple thing to remember
        that makes the going a little easier is to let go of the target button (R1)
        and press towards the enemy for a moment before hitting it again if you
        want to face them.
    Q:  How do you save?!
    A:  From any telephone.  The small, blue circles on your mini-map with "S"'s
        in them will direct you.  Once you're near one, hit the circle button to
        start the save.
        Unfortunately, the menu pulls nearly all obnoxious, bad programming stops.
        It asks if you really want to save first.  Your cursor will be on the
        "no" selection.  You'll want to move it to "yes."  Then, it will check the 
        memory card and prompt you to select a file.  If you select one you've 
        already written to (because making a hundred save files is ridiculous), 
        it'll ask you if you want to overwrite it.  Again, you'll be on "no" and 
        need to move it to "yes."
        OK, you've saved.  Now, it will ask you to confirm it was saved and you'll
        need to hit circle.  Then, for some reason, it brings back the list of save
        files.  You'll need to back out of the menu.
        Just in case, you should know that in Japanese, "yes" is a two-syllable
        word and "no" has three.  This is something to keep in mind if you want to
        navigate menus in import games but speak no Japanese.
        The game also prompts you to save at the end of a chapter.  Again, you'll
        be set to "no" and need to move it to "yes."
    Q:  What's so good about this game?  I mean--I played it for a while and I don't
        get it....
    A:  I can't claim that this is the world's greatest game in terms of mechanics
        or programming; it's not very well-polished.  However, if you like action
        cinema (especially yakuza films), then this game should bring you some
        It's very cinematic, and once you get the hang of the fighting system, the
        fights are actually pretty enjoyable.  I think that others in the "brawler"
        genre should take a page from this game's basic, effective system.
        So...if you don't like the feel of this game, don't worry; you're not
        alone--even I was put off by the fighting.  Just know that it does get
        better, especially as you build up your character.
    Q:  I heard this game is Japan's answer to Rockstar's "Grand Theft Auto."  How
        similar are the games?
    A:  Well...I guess you fight people in both games and both involve roaming
        around a city filled with criminals.
        That's about it.  There's no driving, no senseless killing, no blowing up
        cars and stuff, your main character isn't out to have sex with hookers or
        steal cars, um...and hundreds of other differences.
        The reason people think it's "Grand Theft Auto" is because of an interview
        with the game's producer that appeared in a Japanese gaming magazine
        (Weekly Famitsuu).  In this interview, he stated that he decided to make 
        this game because he saw games like "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" coming 
        out and thought that the American game designers had the wrong idea and that
        he wanted to tell the tale of gangster-like "street" life from a
        more Japanese perspective.
        This is a cinematic brawler, where you can walk around and solve side-
        quests ("Missions") and beat up random thugs to develop your character and
        buy items.  It's not an open-ended gore fest.
    Q:  Ohhh, this is that Shenmue game!  Is it a sequel or what?
    A:  This game shares the same character design and modeling teams as Shenmue,
        supposedly.  You fight, you look like you're in a movie, you trigger
        events, and ... and that's about it.  It isn't Shenmue 3.
        In fact, the producer of this game is the same as the "Spike Out!" games
        (and their scrapped brother "Slash Out").  So, look for more brawling and
        smashing people in the face with objects than Quick Time Events.
    Q:  What extra content is there in the game??
    A:  Well, there's not much to unlock in the game--it's more like this is just
        a good experience to play through the story.  As for "extra" stuff...well,
        once you play through the game, you'll open the "Premium Box" selection
        from the main menu.
        In here, you'll find "Adventure Review," "Battle Review," and "Movie
        Recollection."  The last one will bring up the various cut scenes from the
        main story (these are also viewable during the game in the two "Hint
        Rooms.")  "Battle Review" gives you a rather long list of challenges and
        grades you on certain key factors such as speed and damage taken.  Some are
        easy, some are very hard.  If you get all "S" (the top grade) in this mode,
        you'll unlock the other unlockable in the game, "Fighting Master Mode."
        This is selectable once "New Game" has been chosen from the main menu, and
        apparently allows you to use all "Heat Action" or "Special Attack" moves
        regardless of Heat Gauge.  It's another one of those "at that point, you
        don't need it" rewards.
        The other thing you unlock is a little stranger.  "Adventure Review...."
        All I can assume is that you're supposed to use this to practice things
        like what to do in certain missions.  Basically, the whole map is open,
        Yakuza thugs attack you randomly, all coin locker keys are there (but you
        have to buy the ones found in special areas only in the main story), most
        missions are available, but there is no story.  So...you actually can't
        even do 100% of the game because you won't ever fight the bosses and you
        won't be able to do the missions that involve towing Haruka around.
        It also apparently has no end, and you can view your percentage completed
        in the Hint Rooms.  So, why bother...?  I guess so you can find out where
        all the coin locker keys are and what to do in the various missions, so
        the next time you play through Story Mode you can get 100% if you'd like.
        Oh, yeah!  One more thing:  the salesman in the River Styx appears
        to have more items for sale in this mode, for some reason.
    Q:  What do I do if I hate your guts?  What if I hate your F.A.Q.?
    A:  I don't know!  Calm down?
    1d. How to Pronounce Japanese
    I know many people take Japanese now, and are used to hearing it from their
    subtitled DVDs and such, but when I was growing up in America, there were many
    people who couldn't say anything right ever.  "Ryuu" (the character from "Street
    Fighter") became "RYE-you," and his famous "Shouryuuken" move became all sorts
    of things--the "All You Can" is my favorite.
    Anyway, enough ranting.  Japanese is a fairly monotone language filled with
    polysyllabic words.  Here's how to pronounce the consonants:
    "k" = "k" as in "kite."  The "k" sound is harshly aspirated in Japanese and
      sometimes sounds like a "t" to English speakers because of that.  In other
      words, a strong puff of air comes from the lungs when saying this often.
    "g" = "g" as in "good."  This is a voiced "k."  Also,
        = "ng" as in "fang" when it comes in the middle of a word quite often,
      especially in the Tokyo area.
    "s" = "s" as in "lapse."  The "s" in Japanese is a rather "hard" "s".  It's
      actually with the tongue pressed up closer to the roof of the mouth than in
        = "sh" as in "shape."  This occurs before the "i" and "y" sounds.
    "z" = "dz" as in "gadzooks!"  The "d" is slight, so often it will sound just
      like an English "z;" a voiced "s."
        = "j" as in "jam."  This occurs before the "i" and "y" sounds.
    "t" = "t" as in "top."  Actually, this "t" is not heavily aspirated, so it
      may sometimes sound like a "k" or a "d" to some English speakers.
        = "ch" as in "chopper."  Again, not seriously aspirated, this appears only
      before the "i" and "y" sounds.
        = "ts" as in "lets" before a "u."
    "d" = "d" as in "don't."  A voiced "t."
    "n" = ... This is difficult.  There are two different sounds written "n" in
      Romanised Japanese.
      "n" at the beginning of a syllable = "n" as in "not."
      "n" by itself is its own syllable; no vowel is needed.  This is a different
         "letter" in the Japanese writing system, and is similar to the French
         "n."  In other words, the tongue doesn't touch the roof of the mouth and
         a nasal sound is produced.
         Before "p," "b," and "m," the lips close and this sound comes out like
         an "m."
    "h" = "h" as in "hat."  This is actually a "hard h;" the tongue is, again,
      raised up agains the roof of the mouth (farther back than the "s") and the
      air almost hisses out.
        = "f" as in....  Well, our "f" is just an approximation.  When the lips
      are pursed for "u," the air puffs out and sounds like an "f."  The lip should
      not touch the teeth, generally.  This occurs only before the "u" sound.
    "b" = "b" as in "boy."
    "p" = "p" as in "pad."
    "m" = "m" as in "map."
    "y" = "y" as in "you."  Not that this comes right after other consonants
      frequently and should be pronounced the same but with the other consonant
      attached to its front; NOT AS ANOTHER SYLLABLE.  For example, "kyuu" is
      not "KYE-you" or something like that; it's more like "Q" as in "the letter
    "r" = ...  Well, unfortunately, this one's a bit tricky.  The tongue generally
      flaps against the raised ridge behind the front teeth on the roof of the mouth
      and sounds like the "tt" in "butter" in the middle of words, and comes fully
      in contact with them at the beginning of words to make more of a conventional
      "l" sound.
    "w" = "w" as in "wane."
    There are five vowels in Japanese writing:
    "a" = "a" as in "father."
    "i" = "ee" as in "feet."  After a "voiceless" consonant (p, k, etc), the "i"
      sound is muted; almost whispered with no voice.  To many, it sounds like it
      vanishes, but it doesn't completely.
    "u" = "oo" as in "loop."  Just like "i," after voiceless consonants the "u"
      sound seems to vanish, but just gets quite muted and becomes almost voiceless.
    "e" = "ay" as in "say," sorta.  It's kind of between there and the "e" in "bet."
    "o" = "oh" as in "oh, man!"
    Vowels are read each after the other (without the gutteral break in "uh-oh!").
    This makes pseudo-diphthongs as such:
    "ai" = "ah + ee."  Sounds similar to "eye."
    "au" = "ah + ooh."  Sounds similar to "ow" as in "cow."
    "ae" = "ah + eh."  No equivalent.
    "ao" = "ah + oh."  No equivalent.
    Also, vowels can be lengthened.  This means you say the vowel twice (again
    without a break); making it last longer.  It doesn't mean there's some weird
    other sound (such as the difference between long and short vowels in English).
    Here is a list of the ways I will lengthen the vowels:
    "aa" or "a-"
    "ii" or "i-"
    "uu" or "u-"
    "ei" or "e-" or "ee"  Note that "ei" is sometimes pronounced as two "e" sounds
      and sometimes as an "e" + "i."  The difference is negligable and most Japanese
      people wouldn't distinguish it.
    "ou" or "o-" or "oh" or "oo"  Again, "ou" is sometimes pronounced as two "o"
      sounds and someitmes as as "o" + "u."  The difference, again, is negligable.
      The reason for "oo" to show up is because of the way the word would be written
      in Japanese script, usually using the word "big" ("ookii" or "ooi" [rare, but 
      used as a prefix often].)
    In other words, it's not "GOW-key."  It's not "GOO-key."  It's "GO-key." (the
    "Street Fighter" character Gouki, that is.)
    Consonants can be lengthened, too.  This makes it sound like the word has
    stopped and paused for a split second.  Hold your mouth in the position of
    the consonant.  Sometimes it makes it sound a bit more stressed; like the
    muscles were more tense than usual in the mouth.  This takes a bit of practice
    sometimes.  Most consonants can do this, and they will be written twice.
    Here is a listing of all the syllables that occur in modern Japanese:
    a  ka  sa  ta  na  ha  ma  ya  ra  wa    ga  za  da  ba  pa  n(or "m")
    i  ki  shi chi ni  hi  mi      ri        gi  ji  ji  bi  pi
    u  ku  su  tsu nu  fu  mu  yu  ru        gu  zu  zu  bu  pu
    e  ke  se  te  ne  he  me      re        ge  ze  de  be  pe
    o  ko  so  to  no  ho  mo  yo  ro  wo*   go  zo  do  bo  po
       kya sha cha nya hya mya     rya       gya ja  ja  bya pya
       kyu shu chu nyu hyu myu     ryu       gyu ju  ju  byu pyu
       kyo sho cho nyo hyo myo     ryo       gyo jo  jo  byo pyo
    *--This is really pronounced the same as "o" except by some pre-WWII people.
       It's listed here because it's usually used as a "particle word."
    "Stressing" syllables should usually only occur with elongated vowels and
    syllables starting with a stopped (doubled) consonant.  There are some words
    that have clear "stress," but many words have none at all.
    Lastly, note that I will use an apostrophe to separate sounds that I feel
    need to be separated so you can pronounce them correctly.  This will probably
    only occur with "n" sounds in the middle of words (that's the nasal, solitary
    "n" that is its own syllable) and long vowel patterns.  For example, "Ma'ou"
    should be pronounced "ma + oh (long)"--tho' I'll probably forget the apostrophe
    sometimes in this instance.  "In'e" should be pronounced "i + n + e;" not "i +
    2.  The BASICS
    2a.  The Adventure
    2a-I.  Controls
    NOTE:  This is for the Japanese version of the game.  They tend to flip the
    "decide" and "return" functions in America from Circle to X and X to Circle
    D-Pad:  Use to select choices during conversations or on menus.
    Left Analog Stick:  Use to move Kiryuu around and to select choices during
      conversations or on menus.  Also, use to move Kiryuu's aim during the
      shooting level.
    L3 Button (depress the Left Analog Stick):  Not used.
    Right Analog Stick:  Use to move the area displayed in the mini-map on the
      bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
    R3 Button (depress the Right Analog Stick):  Use to toggle the mini-map on
      the bottom left-hand corner of your screen between a close-up map, a
      long-range one, and to have no map at all.
    Square:  Use for basic attacks.  Also use to step on grounded enemies.  Quickly
      tap in certain battle instances to make certain events happen--when using
      the "Goku" attack with hammer / wrench-type weapons to continue the attack,
      when using the "Goku" attack versus a downed foe when Kiryuu's health is low
      to continue the attack, to dodge a car when Shimano grapples you during the
      second fight against him, to retaliate against Hades Nishizawa in the Magnum
      Force Grand Prix during a certain grapple, and a few others.  Also use for
      basic attacks when wielding a weapon.
    Triangle:  Use for heavy attacks.  Use for all "Goku" or "Heat" moves (also
      just called "Special" moves) besides the Giant Swing and Finish Hold attacks.
      This button finishes your "rush" or "combo" attack strings.  Use to stomp 
      grounded foes when not in Heat Mode once "Pursuit Mastery" is learned (Mind
      level 6).  Hit when prompted during "Goku" attack that slams an enemy into the
      wall to stomp on the back of their head.  Use for the Tora'otoshi learned from
      Master Komaki.  Also use for heavy attacks when wielding a weapon, and the 
      "Goku" attacks of those weapons in Heat Mode once "Weapon Mastery" is learned
      (Mind level 3).  Also use for selecting the  "List" option when building up 
      your character from the Pause Menu.  Fires the gun in the shooting level.
    Circle:  Use to pick up items, talk to people, and interact with objects when
      not in a battle.  In battle, use to pick up weapons, throw weapons, and
      grapple enemies.  Use with directional input to throw an enemy, or without
      directional input if not in Heat Mode once Giant Swing has been learned
      (Technique level 9).  Once the Giant Swing has been learned and you are in 
      Heat Mode, use while holding an opponent with out directional input on the 
      Left Analog Stick for the Giant Swing.  Use when in Heat Mode at the end of
      strings after the heavy attack for Finish Hold.  Use for the Ukenagashi
      reversal learned from Master Komaki.  Tap repeatedly when grappling a heavy
      opponent to throw.  Confirms selections in most menus and during
    X:  Backs out of most menus.  Tap repeatedly when prompted during battle to
      escape grapples and mounted punches.  When in "Shift Motion" (holding down
      R1), use plus directional input on the Left Analog Stick to "Sway."  Gets
      Kiryuu to go inside the car and reload, using the car as a shield, in the
      shooting level.
    L1:  Guard.  Also used fo the Hikigaeshi learned from Komaki.
    L2:  Camera reset.  Use to put the camera behind Kiryuu unless camera is in
      a fixed location.  Use to turn the camera 90 degrees counter-clockwise in
      the shooting level.
    R1:  Shift Motion.  Use to keep Kiryuu facing a certain direction or a certain
      enemy--also called "locking on" or "strafing."  Use to zoom in during the
      shooting level.
    R2:  Taunt.  Use to turn the camera 90 degress clockwise in the shooting level.
    Select:  Use to pause the game and bring up the Quit Menu (the left choice
      is to continue playing; the right choice is to quit).
    Start:  Use to pause the game and bring up the Pause Menu.  Also, if the
      "Event Skip" option has been turned to "ON," use to bypass cut scenes.
    2a-II.  Health and Shopping
    In the Kamuro district, there are many things to do.  You have certain freedoms
    and certain restrictions.  When you aren't in battle, you're probably just
    wandering the streets.
      Before you continue the story, you'll probably wanna just wander around and
    interact with the people.  There are side quests that don't effect the main
    story to solve, punks to beat up, casinos to gamble in, and items to buy.
      The meat of this game is the fighting, however, so you're going to want to
    be sure that while you wander around and build up your character in preparation
    for the next boss fight, you'll want to buy health items and such.
      On the map, red "no" symbols (like the "no smoking" symbol) will appear.
    These are areas you can't go--basically, the borders of your little world.
    There are little pink squares with "T"'s in them that represent where taxis can
    be ridden (think of it as short cuts). There are blue circles with "S"'s in them
    where you can save your progress.
      Most buildings are grey on your map.  There will also be a few colored ones
    you can enter:  white for places that deal with the story, blue for mini-game
    areas such as pachinko parlors and video-game arcades, purple for bars and
    night clubs, but most importantly, orange for shops, yellow for eateries.
      Why?  Because at eateries you can get health back.  At shops, you can get
    items to use.  The only ones you'll probably care about are healing items.
      When shopping, the annoying thing is that you'll have to highlight the
    desired item and press right or left to adjust the amount you'd like to buy
    before you can purchase it.  If you hit the circle button to confirm while
    the item is selected, it usually won't do anything.
      Of course, the number of items you have is displayed (out of nine for normal
    items and three for weapons) at the top of the window and your money is at the
    bottom, if you can't figure it out.
      I'll list the items available at the different shops in the appendices, but
    the most important thing to know is that once chapter 4 has been reached, the
    best healing items will be available at the Kotobuki Pharmacy located near the
    center of the map in Taihei Street (near the Milennium Tower and across from
    the Taihei Akagyuumaru restaurant).  You'll probably just end up buying the
    Staminan X, XX, and Royal.  There are two better healing items, but you can't
    buy them--namely Staminan Spark and Haruka's First Aid Kit.
    2a-III.  Building Up
    As the story progresses, you will need to go around and solve the Missions and
    fight the punks and yakuza who randomly appear in order to give Kiryuu a chance
    in the story battles.
      On the pause menu, the second choice from the top will enable you to use the
    experience gained to develop Kiryuu's fighting ability.  Your experience is
    displayed above your orange health bar as a thin yellow bar that fills up every
    thousand points, and a number to its right that tells you how many thousand
    you have.
      There are three different attributes to raise with your experience points:
    Mind, Technique, and Body.  Mind mostly has to do with your Heat Gauge (your 
    "super" moves), Technique has to do with...well, what techniques
    you have and how well you escape throws, and Body raises your health and raises
    the damage you can inflict during Heat Mode.  These three range from level 1 to
    level 10.
      When I play through the game and build up my character, I tend to first get
    Mind to level 5 or 6, then Technique, then Body first.  Special moves are more
    important than almost anything else in the game, it seems, and that's what the
    Mind attribute offers you.  You'll probably want to get Weapon Mastery pretty
    early on, but you'll definitely need Pursuit Mastery (at level 6) quickly, too.
      Enemies do stop randomly appearing at certain times and Missions are not
    available in all chapters, so there does seem to be caps set to how much you
    can raise Kiryuu's abilities as the story progresses.  So, make sure you get
    the most out of every fight.  Using "Goku" attacks (when the red kanji
    flashes at the top of the screen, hit triangle) gives an experience boost.
    Simply defeating an enemy doesn't normally yield too much experience, so if
    you wanna develop your ex-yakuza hero, you'll want to use them as much as
      There are other skills you'll have to learn.  These are mostly from Komaki,
    an old master a homeless man makes a reference to early on in the game.  He
    can be found in the River Styx--a place you'll need to find
    in the main story.  Other than from him, you can learn the Turn Kick from a
    magazine obtained from Coin Locker Key #50--found at a dead end near the
    movie theater.  When starting a new game, once you reach Chapter 4, get this
      Here's a quick list of the abilities, what they do, and when they are
    Mind of a Beast (Kemonono Kokoro)  Mind level 2  (1000 EXP)
      When low on Health (when bar flashes red), Heat Gauge will automatically,
      gradually replenish.
    Weapon Mastery (Bukino Kiwami)  Mind level 3  (1500 EXP)
      When weilding a weapon, with Heat Guage full, Triangle while "Goku" kanji
      flashes yields a special attack.
    Strong-Body Discipline (Goutaino Kokoroe)  Mind level 4  (3000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is full, it becomes hard for Kiryuu to be knocked down.
    Iron Will (Tetsuno Ishi)  Mind level 5  (4000 EXP)
      The Heat Gauged depletes more slowly.
    Pursuit Mastery (Oi'uchino Kiwami)  Mind level 6  (8000 EXP)
      When attacking a downed opponent, with Heat Gauge filled, when the "Goku"
      kanji flashes, Triangle will yield a special attack.  Note that this attack
      changes when "heavy" weapons (such as signs) are used or when Kiryuu's health
      is low.
    Taunt Grade 2 (Chouhatsu Grade 2)  Mind level 7  (12000 EXP)
      When taunting a foe, Kiryuu's Heat Gauge fills slightly.
    Iron-Arm Discipline (Tetsuwan'no Kokoroe)  Mind level 8  (17000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is filled, Kiryuu can block most weapon attacks.
    Steel Will (Kuroganeno Ishi)  Mind level 9  (23000 EXP)
      Heat Gauge depletes more slowly than Iron Will.
    True Strong-Body Discipline (Shin Goutaino Kokoroe)  Mind level 10  (30000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is full, it becomes even more difficult to knock Kiryuu down.
    Charge Kick  Technique level 2  (1000 EXP)
      Standing Triangle attack can be held down to charge its power.  After Kiryuu
      grunts, kick will do more damage, knock opponents down, and break the foe's
      guard.  (hold triangle, release)
    Kick Combo  Technique level 3  (1500 EXP)
      Extends the basic string from three weak attacks to four, complete with an
      additional strong attack afterwards.  (square x 4, triangle)
    Escape Grade 2  Technique level 4  (3000 EXP)
      Less repeated tapping of x required to break opponent's throws.
    Heat Hold Combo  Technique level 5  (4000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is filled, while holding an opponent, a powerful, three-hit
      combination can be performed with weak attacks.  Each attack drains the Heat
      Gauge slightly.  (circle, square, square, square with Heat Gauge full)
    Hold Grade 2  Technique level 5  (4000 EXP)
      It becomes harder for foes to break free from Kiryuu's grasp.
    Escape Grade 3  Technique level 6  (8000 EXP)
      Even less repeated tapping of x is required to break opponent's grasp.
    Drop Kick  Technique level 7  (12000 EXP)
      When running (which occurs in just two or three steps), strong attack yields
      a drop kick attack.  (running triangle)
    Heat Hold Kick  Technique level 8  (17000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is full and while holding an opponent, strong attack will
      change from a hook to a more-damaging kick, similar to the Charge Kick.
      (circle, triangle with Heat Gauge full)
    Hold Grade 3  Technique level 8  (17000 EXP)
      It becomes even harder for foes to break from from Kiryuu's grasp.
    Giant Swing  Technique level 9  (23000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is full, while holding a foe, throwing them without any
      directional input results in the giant swing professional wrestling attack;
      Kiryuu spins enemy around by his legs, clearing other foes away.  (circle,
      circle with Heat Gauge full)
    Finish Hold  Technique level 10  (30000 EXP)
      After finishing a combination string with a strong attack (besides the
      additional, final attack gained from the Kick Combo), the grapple attack can
      be used for an additional attack, but only while the Heat Gauge is full.
      (square x 1-4, triangle, circle)
    Heat Force  Body level 2  (1000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is full, Kiryuu's attacks do more damage.
    Health Improvement 1 (Tairyoku Kyouka 1)  Body level 2  (1000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Health Improvement 2 (Tairyoku Kyouka 2)  Body level 3  (1500 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Sway Grade 2  Body level 4  (3000 EXP)
      Kiryuu moves farther during the "Sway" technique, and seems to have a longer
      invulnerable period of time.  (hold R1, directional input + x)
    Health Improvement 3 (Tairyoku Kyouka 3)  Body level 4  (3000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Health Improvement 4 (Tairyoku Kyouka 4)  Body level 5  (4000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Quick Downed Recovery (Tanjikan Down Fukki)  Body level 6  (8000 EXP)
      When knocked down, quickly tapping the four major buttons and jostling the
      analog stick will get Kiryuu up more quickly.
    Health Improvement 5 (Tairyoku Kyouka 5)  Body level 6  (8000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Sway Grade 3  Body level 7  (12000 EXP)
      Kiryuu moves even father during the "Sway" technique and seems to have an
      even longer period of invulnerability.  (hold down R1, directional input + x)
    Health Improvement 6  (Tairyoku Kyouka 6)  Body level 7  (12000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Heat Force II  Body level 8  (17000 EXP)
      When Heat Gauge is full, Kiryuu's attacks do even more damage.
    Health Improvement 7  (Tairyoku Kyouka 7)  Body level 8  (17000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Health Improvement 8  (Tairyoku Kyouka 8)  Body level 9  (23000 EXP)
      Adds to the Health Gauge.
    Health Improvement 9  (Tairyoku Kyouka 9)  Body level 10  (30000 EXP)
      Completes the Health Gauge.
    Turn Kick  Technique level 4
      Pressing away from Kiryuu and the hard attack yields a back-kick that turns
      Kiryuu in the opposite direction and hits foes behind him.  Kiryuu must be
      in "Shift" mode to use this attack (locked on).  (holding R1, back + triangle)
      Find in Coin Locker #50.  Key is in the dead-end just south of the theater,
      where the side-mission "Suspicious Gun" takes place.  Get this straight away!
    Komaki-Style Swordsmanship (Komakiryuu Battoujutsu)
      Kiryuu gains a different set of attacks with "Sword"-style weapons, doing
      more damage.
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Komaki-Style Turning Strike (Komakiryuu Zoriuchi)  Technique level 6
      During combination strings (even the "Kick Combo" extended string), hitting
      away from the direction Kiryuu is facing plus the strong attack will yield
      a different finishing attack that will strike enemies behind him.  (square x
      1-4, back + triangle)
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Komaki-Style Punishment Strike (Komakiryuu Sabakiuchi)  Technique level 6,
        Body level 6
      During "Sway" technique, hitting the strong attack button will yield certain
      attacks, differening depending on which direction you moved.  (holding R1,
      directional input + x, triangle)
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Komaki-Style Cat Flip (Komakiryuu Nekogaeri)  Technique level 7, Body level 7
      When knocked down, hitting x just before touching the ground will make Kiryuu
      flip onto his feet (aka "Ukemi").  You can repeatedly tap the x button when
      in the air to increase the chance of timing it correctly.
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Komaki-Style Parrying Reversal (Komakiryuu Hikigaeshi)  Mind level 7, Technique
        level 7, Body level 7
      Just when opponent starts to throw an attack towards Kiryuu, tap the guard
      button to cause him to reverse the attack and knock them back.  You can hold
      the guard down if the opponent is going to strike you just when you're done
      with the animation of a move, and if there's enough time to just barely guard,
      it'll reverse the attack.  Note that certain attacks cannot be reversed.
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Komaki-Style Tiger-Killer (Komakiryuu Tora'otoshi)  Mind level 8, Technique
        level 8, Body level 8
      Just when the opponent starts to throw out an attack towards Kiryuu, hit the
      strong attack button.  He'll crouch, throw out a heavy punch, and knock the
      opponent down.  Note that certain attacks cannot be reversed.
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Komaki-Style Flowing Catch  (Komakiryuu Ukenageshi)  Mind level 9, Technique
        level 9, Body level 9
      Just when the opponent starts to throw out an attack towards Kiryuu, hit the
      grapple button.  He'll sidestep the foe and clutch him a' la a Thai kickboxer,
      pressing his knee into their chest and stunning them on their feet for a 
      moment.  Note that certain attacks cannot be reversed.
      Learn from Master Komaki in the River Styx.
    Usually, when I play through Story Mode, I start with the Mind attribute, and
    get it to level 3 during the fight against the inmates or just before.  Then,
    I'll build it up to level 5 and boost Technique to level 3 and Body to level 2
    before the funeral fight.  After that, I'll get Body to level 6, then Tech-
    nique, then boost Body again to 7 and Technique to 7 before entering the
    River Styx, or during the big fight there in the underground arena.
      From there, you'll want to get Mind to 7, then get all three to 8 and 9 and
    finish it all off.  If you want, you can concentrate on Technique and get it to
    level 10 quickly so you have the Finish Hold, a powerful technique that makes
    the going a little easier, but I find that this method of gettin all three up
    to 7, 8, and 9 to get Komaki's techniques faster is better because he teaches
    some pretty good things such as the Nekogaeri, Zoriuchi, and Sabakiuchi.
    2a-IV.  Story Progression
    Here's the basic run-down on what happens in this game:  the game is divided
    into 13 chapters.  There's some adventuring--walking around and talking to
    folks and such, and then eventually a boss fight...well, except for the couple
    of chapters that are basically just all fighting.
      In the adventuring part, you'll want to get Coin Locker keys, fight the random
    battles as they appear, and do the Missions.  This will give you experience and
    help you build your character (as I mentioned before).
      When I give the Story Walkthrough, for each chapter, I will mention things
    that will become available to you, such as what Missions to do.  Be sure and
    use the reference sections to do these, as some of them are pretty time-
      So, be aware when you've progressed the story far enough to get to the boss
    2b.  Fighting
    2b-I.  Commands
    Unarmed Attacks:
    Square (x1):  Lead Jab
      Kiryuu's fastest attack.  Very low damage, adds very little to Heat Gauge.
      Useful by itself on dodge-type enemies (such as "boxers") to force them to
      move, so that you can attack them again at the end of their motion.
    Square (x1), Triangle:  Lead Jab - Overhead Swing
      After his straight, right jab, Kiryuu leans down and throws out a long,
      overhead punch that knocks most enemies down.  Really large enemies will just
      stagger, and it's a little slow.  The second punch will break opponents'
      guards and make them stagger a little.
    Square (x1), Triangle, Circle:  Lead Jab - Overhead Swing - Dragon Screw?
      (uses some Heat Gauge; move must be learned--Technique level 10)
      After the overhead hammer punch, Kiryuu grabs the opponent's leg, turns, and
      throws them onto their face on the floor.  Pressing the analog stick in the
      desired direction while Kiryuu is grappling the foe will make him slam them
      into that direction, knocking surrounding enemies off their feet.
    Square (x1), back + Triangle:  Lead Jab - Backwards Sok Klab (move must be
      learned from Komaki Soutarou)
      Decent Heat Gauge build-up, knocks down and breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Lead Jab - Uppercut
      Fairly fast, this is a rather safe way to lead into enemies to see if they
      will dart to your side before you finish your attacks.
    Square (x2), Triangle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Right Body Hook
      The third attack is a powerful blow to the body which causes most foes to
      grab their stomachs and slowly collapse.  Since there aren't really "juggles"
      in this game, this can be repeated over and over and over.  The final attack
      will break opponents' guards and make them stagger a little.  Large foes will
      sometimes just stagger a little instead of being stunned, but the range of
      the final blow is very good and it will often hit sidestepping opponents.
    Square (x2), Triangle, Circle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Right Body Hook -
      Argentine Backbreaker to Slam  (uses some Heat Gauge; move must be learned--
      Technique level 10)
      After hitting the opponent in the body, Kiryuu will put him on his shoulders
      and throw him off his left shoulder.  The attack can be guided by hitting the
      opposite direction than the desired direction on the analog stick.  This is
      a very good attack because Kiryuu can quite literally launch the enemy into
      a crowd and knock foes down.
    Square (x2), back + Triangle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Backwards Spinning
      Backfist  (move must be learned from Komaki Soutarou)
      Hits foes behind Kiryuu, knocking them down, breaking guards, gaining a
      decent amount to the Heat Gauge.  Has a wide attack range.
    Square (x3):  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Left Overhead Hook
      This is definitely past the point of no return for side-stepping enemies;
      Kiryuu will be wandering off a little once they move.  These moves still add
      very little to the Heat Gauge.
    Square (x3), Triangle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Left Overhead Hook - Uppercut
      The final blow knocks foes down.  It also breaks guards and staggers big
      foes, like the other combo enders.
    Square (x3), Triangle, Circle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Left Overhead Hook -
      Uppercut - Mini Giant Swing  (uses some Heat Gauge; move must be learned--
      Technique level 10)
      Kiryuu grabs the opponent's legs and swings him around, knocking any nearby
      foes down, and lets go, throwing him into the crowd.  The attack may be
      guided like the other ones.  It seems like it will end up being almost 90
      degrees to the left (counter-clockwise) from the direction pressed on the
    Square (x3), back + Triangle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Left Overhead Hook -
      Turn Kick  (must be learned from Komaki Soutarou)
      Kiryuu ends with a back kick similar to the Turn Kick move, but with added
      motion lines and a little improved hit range.  Knocks down and breaks guards.
    Square (x4):  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Left Overhead Hook - Roundhouse Kick
      (move must be learned--Technique level 3)
      Like the other weak attack combos, except that the final attack can actually
      break guards, stagger enemies, and adds a large amount to the Heat Gauge,
      almost like a strong attack.  Use on side-stepping foes only when they're
      backed into corners or against walls.
    Square (x4), Triangle:  Kick Combo (move must be learned--Technique level 3)
      The final attack of this combo is a heavy kick that will knock opponents
      back, break guards, and stagger very large enemies.  It will also add a great
      deal to the Heat Gauge.  The best part of this is that if the opponent guards
      the final weak attack, their guard will break and they'll be pretty much
      forced to take the final hit of the combo.
    Square (x4), back + Triangle:  Lead Jab - Uppercut - Left Overhead Hook - 
      Roundhouse Kick - Backwards High Spin Kick
      Hits behind Kiryuu, knocking foes down and breaking guards.  Adds a decent
      amount to the Heat Gauge, and has a large hit area.
    Square above downed foe:  Stomp
      This stomp will prompt downed foes to get up, and will add a great deal to
      Kiryuu's Heat Gauge.
    Triangle:  Straight Kick
      This move is fairly slow, but most enemies will guard it rather than try and
      sidestep it.  It adds a fair amount to the Heat Gauge.
    Triangle above downed foe:  Stomp  (when Heat Gauge is not full or before
      Pursuit Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      The same stomp as with Square.
    Triangle above downed foe:  Stomp or Stomach Kick  (when "Goku" kanji flashes;
      when Heat Gauge is full; uses a great deal of Heat Gauge)
      Sometimes it seems like the head stomp results when the foe is face-up and
      the stomach kick when he is face-down.  A Special or "Goku" attack, this will
      yield bonus experience as well as deal a large amount of damage.  If the 
      stomach kick results, Kiryuu will be facing the foe, but will be turned around
      from his original position.
    Triangle above downed foe, Kiryuu's health low and flashing red:  Mounted
      Punches  (when "Goku" kanji flashes; when Heat Gauge is full; uses a great
      deal of Heat Gauge)
      Kiryuu mounts the foe and starts giving swinging hooks to his face.  Quickly
      and repeatedly tap the square button as prompted to continue the attack up
      to 22 strikes.  This deals a *great* amount of damage, and is a Special or
      "Goku" attack, gaining bonus experience.
    Hold Triangle, release:  Charge Kick  (move must be learned--Technique level 2)
      Kiryuu crouches at the beginning of this move, making "high" attacks such as
      jabs go right over him.  This is a mysterious property and sometimes seems
      to bear fruit and sometimes seems to be ignored by the A.I.  Once Kiryuu
      grunts, the charge kick will come out, knocking foes down and breaking guards
      and staggering very large enemies.  It also adds a great deal to the Heat
      Gauge.  This move is perfect to use when an enemy is starting to get up.
      After a pursuit with triangle, continue holding triangle to start the move,
      then hit them just as they get up.  Again, this can be sidestepped, but
      rarely is.
    Triangle timed with enemy attack:  Komakiryuu Tora'otoshi  (move must be learned
      from Komaki Soutarou with all three attributes at level 8)
      Kiryuu leans forward and fires out a fast, heavy, straight punch to the
      opponent's gut, knocking him down.  This move adds a great deal to the Heat
      Gauge and does a considerable amount of damage.
    Running Triangle:  Drop Kick  (move must be learned at Technique level 7)
      Kiryuu jumps in the air and does a double drop kick a' la a high-flying
      pro wrestler, leaving him on the ground, toppling most foes, breaking guards,
      and adding a decent amount of Heat Gauge.
    Circle timed with enemy attack:  Komakiryuu Ukenageshi  (move must be learned
      from Komaki Soutarou with all three attributes at level 9)
      Kiryuu steps to the opponent's right side, putting his hands on the foe's
      upper back and pressing forward while bringing his knee into the enemy's
      chest.  This stuns them, standing, for a short while, adds to the Heat
      Gauge rather considerably, and does a good amount of damage.
    L1:  Guard
      This can be broken by certain attacks, but is strengthed by Iron-Armed
      Discipline learned at Mind level 8, so that when the Heat Gauge is full,
      most weapons besides guns can be guarded.
    L1 timed with enemy attack:  Komakiryuu Hikigaeshi  (move must be learned
      from Komaki Soutarou with all three attributes at level 7)
      Kiryuu pulls the opponent in and then slaps them back with his forearm.
      Bosses will recover from the knockdown and it adds little to the Heat
      Gauge and does little damage.
    R2:  Taunt
      Kiryuu says "Koi yo" ("Come at me") all manly-like and prevents his Heat Gauge
      from depleting for a moment.  This also can supposedly cause foes to attack
      you.  There is apparently a maximum range from foes before Kiryuu will taunt.
    R2:  Taunt 2  (move must be learned at Mind level 7)
      Kiryuu says "Kiyagare!" ("Come on!") all forceful-like and gains a fair amount
      to his Heat Gauge.  This also supposedly causes foes to want to attack you
      more.  There is apparently a maximum range from foes for Kiryuu to taunt.
    Grapple Attacks:
    Circle:  Grapple
      Bigger enemies and bosses can break your grasp much more easily than small
      foes.  Make sure you don't tap the circle too much as you get them into
      the grab, or a throw will always start.  Sometimes, you'll want to use other
      attacks from the grapple.
    Circle, directional input:  Pull
      This will tow your enemy around.  You can lead them towards walls, shutters,
      vending machines, trucks, cars, planters, balconies, ponds, and such things
      to use the "Goku" or "Special" attack.  Again, big enemies and bosses will
      break this quickly.
    Circle, Square:  Headbutt  (without Heat Gauge or before Heat Hold Combo is
      learned at Technique level 5)
      After the first hit, the grapple is suddenly and immediately broken.  Kiryuu
      will be able to almost immediately go into a combo or grapple again.
    Circle, Square (x2):  Two Headbutts  (without Heat Gauge or before Heat Hold
      Combo is learned at Technique level 5)
      Same as the first hit, but repeated.
    Circle, Square (x3):  Headbutt Combo  (without Heat Gauge or before Heat Hold
      Combo is learned at Technique level 5)
      For the final headbutt, Kiryuu leans fairly far back and then breaks his
      hold by slamming his forehead into the opponent and knocking him down.  This
      adds a great deal to his Heat Gauge, but is fairly slow and leaves him open
      to other opponents' attacks.
    Circle, Square:  Headbutt (when Heat Guage is full after Heat Hold Combo is
      learned at Technique level 5)
      More damaging than the normal headbutt, this takes off some Heat Gauge.
    Circle, Square (x2):  Headbutt, Knee (when Heat Gauge is full after Heat Hold
      Combo is learned at Technique level 5)
      More damaging than the two headbutts, but uses Heat Gauge, unfortunately.
    Circle, Square (x3):  Heat Hold Combo  (move must be learned at Technique level
      5, takes off Heat Gauge)
      A more damaging attack than the normal headbutt combo.  Unfortunately, the
      combo also drains off as much energy as a "Goku" attack, and is probably the
      only move to be avoided.  The last move is a right hook similar to the
      Circle, Triangle one.
    Circle, Triangle:  Hook (without Heat Gauge full or before Heat Hold Kick is
      learned at Technique level 8)
      This attack knocks the opponent down and adds to Kiryuu's Heat Gauge.
    Circle, Triangle:  Heat Hold Kick  (with Heat Gauge full after move has been
      learned at Technique level 8)
      A move similar to the charge kick will occur, knocking the opponent down
      and dealing a great amount of damage.
    Circle, directional input + Circle:  Ipponze'oi or Sukuinage?
      Kiryuu grabs the opponent's arm and turns his back, judo-style throwing them
      to the floor in the direction pressed, if the foe is facing him.  If the
      enemy was back-turned, he spins slightly and hurls them to the ground with
      his hand on their back.  This move does decent damage and adds a decent
      amount to Kiryuu's Heat Gauge.  Against large enemies, the circle button 
      will need to be tapped repeatedly, so be ready and start rapidly tapping
      when initiating throw.
    Circle, directional input + Triangle:  Head Bash or Back Break, Head Stomp
      (when Heat Gauge is Full and while pressing towards an object such as a 
      wall or planter and the "Goku" kanji flashes)
      A special attack, this drains a great deal of Heat Gauge, but yields bonus
      experience.  For the follow-up attack, you'll have to wait until the small
      "Triangle" flashes in the middle of the screen and hit the button then.
      It flashes when the opponent hits the ground and will make a sound when it
      does.  The timing isn't extremely tight, but you don't seem to be able to
      simply tap the triangle button to make the move continue.  Both hits will
      inflict great damage upon the foe.  Objects that will take the attack include
      some walls, especially those with shutters, lamp posts, planters, oil cans
      used to make fires for homeless people, pedestrian railings, trucks, and
      cars.  NOTE:  Only the follow-up stomp seems to gain the bonus experience!
      This move also deals so much damage that it's better to use other "Goku"
      Attacks to get experience, since you can get in multiple pursuit mastery
      moves or weapons mastery attacks before the opponent dies, and quite few
      of this head bash - head stomp types....
    Circle, directional input + Triangle:  Toss (when Heat Gauge is Full and while
      pressing towards a balcony railing or pond and the "Goku" kanji flashes)
      This special attack drains a great deal of Heat Gauge, but kills the opponent
      instantly and yields bonus experience.  Places this can be used include the
      second story of the Ji Wa Chinese restaurant's dining hall, on the second-
      floor banister in the Toujokai's manor and at its koi pond, on the second
      floor of the night club, Deborah (which yields a rather comical result when
      fighting the Bloody Eye members), and off of Teruda's yacht.
    Circle, Circle:  Ipponze'oi or Sukuinage?  (without full Heat Gauge or before
      Giant Swing is learned at Technique level 9)
      Same as with the directional input.  Listed twice because of the Giant Swing
    Circle, Circle:  Giant Swing  (with full Heat Gauge, move must be learned at
      Technique level 9)
      Against large enemies, the circle will need to be tapped repeatedly, so be
      ready.  Kiryuu grabs the opponent's legs and swings them around, cleaning
      house.  Drains Heat Gauge.
    Hold R1:  Shift Motion
      This targets a specific enemy or a specific direction.  While holding this
      down, Kiryuu cannot run, but can walk around with the analog input.  If you
      want to target an enemy closeby and they've sidestepped you or you were
      already targetting a static direction, release the button and hit it again.
    Hold R1, back + Triangle:  Turn Kick  (must be learned from Coin Locker #50,
      Technique at level 4)
      Kiryuu throws a back kick with his right leg, dropping his leg and turning
      his hips and heel to end facing behind him.  This move knocks foes down and
      breaks guards of defensive enemies.
    Hold R1 + left + X:  Left Sway
      Kiryuu dashes to the left of the direction he was facing during shift motion.
      During Sway, he is invulnerable for a period.  
    Hold R1 + left + X, Triangle:  Left Sway, Left Cross Hook  (move must be learned
      from Komaki Soutarou with Technique and Body at level 6)
      Kiryuu dashes to the left, gains the invulnerability, and then throws out
      an attack that yields decent damage and Heat Gauge.  These sway attacks are
      also pretty good for forcing enemies in certain directions; use them to guide
      foes towards walls and such for "Goku" attacks.
    Hold R1 + right + X:  Right Sway
      Same as Left Sway, but to the right.
    Hold R1 + right + X, Triangle:  Right Sway, Right Cross Hook  (move must be
      learned from Komaki Soutarou with Technique and Body at level 6)
      Same as Left Sway, Left Cross Hook, but to the right and with the right fist.
    Hold R1 + forward + X:  Forward Step
      Same as the left sway, but towards the enemy or direction Kiryuu is facing.
    Hold R1 + forward + X, Triangle:  Forward Step, Shoulder Charge  (move must be
      learned from Komaki Soutarou with Technique and Body at level 6)
      Kiryuu dashes forward with a period of invulnerability and hits them with a
      shoulder charge, with similar effects of the Left Sway, Left Cross Hook.
    Hold R1 + back + X:  Back Dash
      Swaying away with a period of invulnerability.
    Hold R1 + back + X, Triangle:  Back Dash, Back-Stepping Toe Kick  (move must be
      learned from Komaki Soutarou with Technique and Body at level 6)
      Another, similar attack, this one's use seems to be to avoid people crowding
      in behind you.  Its hit range is deceptively large; foes who seem to be too
      far behind you will often still be hit.
    Armed Attacks:  NOTE:  some particular weapons will have effects, such as
      the Stun Gun, which can stun a foe with each hit.
      Weapons will be dropped automatically if any character is caught in a grapple
      attempt.  You cannot taunt with weapons, which is kinda bad because there
      will be many opportunities for the Heat Gauge to suddenly drop.  Also, some
      weapons (namely Large and Medium) are too heavy and Kiryuu can neither run
      nor Sway with them in hand.  All weapons can be used to guard with, and most
      will help Kiryuu guard against knives and other such weapons.
    Large Type (e.g. bicycles)
    NOTE:  With these equipped, Kiryuu cannot sway or run.  He also drops these if
    Square:  Swing
      Knocks foes down, deals a great amount of damage, adds a great amount to 
      the Heat Gauge, staggers large foes.
    Square (x2):  Two Swings
      Two attacks with similar effects.
    Square (x3):  Three Swings
      The final attack is a bit slower than the first two and does more damage.
      It seems to knock large foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Overhead Slam, Jumping Double Stomp (with full Heat
        once Pursuit Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji
      A *powerful* attack that also yields bonus experience.
    Triangle:  Overhead Slam  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery is
        learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, does a great deal of damage, adds to the Heat Gauge, can
      be held down to charge for more damage.
    Triangle:  Overhead Slam Special  (with full Heat Gauge, learned at Mind level
        3, when red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Floors foes and deals a large amount of damage.  A special attack, this yields
      bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the item at the enemies.  Slow.
    Circle, X:  Throw cancel
    Medium Type (e.g. trash cans)
    NOTE:  With these equipped, Kiryuu cannot sway or run.  He also drops them when
    Square:  Overhead Slam
      Staggers foes and seems to break their defenses.
    Square (x2):  Double Overhead Slam
      Another swing.
    Square (x3):  Slam Combo
      The last one is, again, a little slower and knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Overhead Slam (with full Heat Gauge, learned at
        Mind level 6, when red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      A very damaging slam that usually destroys the item and yields bonus
    Triangle:  Overhead Slam  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery is
        learned at Mind level 3)
      Similar to the final swing in the combo, it can be charged by holding the
      button down to deal more damage.
    Triangle:  Overhead Slam, Face Punch (with full Heat Gauge, learned at Mind
        level 3, when red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      A very damaging, special attack that yields bonus experience and drains the
      Heat Gauge.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the opponent.  Slow.
    Small Type (e.g. Potted Plant)
    Square:  Overhead Swing
      Breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Powerful Swing  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery
        is learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, can be charged by holding the button down for more damage.
    Triangle:  Headlock with Repeated Blows to the Head  (with full Heat Gauge
        once Weapon Mastery is learned at Mind level 3, when red "Goku" kanji
      Continuously and rapidly tap the Square button to continue dealing hits, up
      to seven.  Deals a good amount of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Spear Type (e.g. Ornamental Spears)
    NOTE:  Kiryuu drops these items if he's hit.
    Square:  Horizontal Swing
      Breaks foes guards, usually.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two swings.
    Square (x3):  Double Swing, Overhead
      Two horizontal swings and a sluggish, overhead, vertical attack that knocks
      foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Overhead Swing  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery
        is learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, can hold the button down to charge the move for more damage.
    Triangle:  Gut Stab, Throw (with full Heat Gauge once Weapon Mastery is learned
        at Mind level 3 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Deals out plenty of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Fairly slow, Kiryuu tosses the weapon at the opponents.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Club Type (e.g. Golf Club)
    Square:  Overhead Swing
      Breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Powerful Swing  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery
        is learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, can be charged by holding the button down for more damage.
    Triangle:  Neck Choke, Kick to the Back (with full Heat gauge once Weapon
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 3)
      Deals a large amount of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Bat Type (e.g. Baseball Bat)
    Square:  Overhead Swing
      Breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Powerful Swing  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery
        is learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, can be charged by holding the button down for more damage.
    Triangle:  Crippling Blow, Hit to Temple (with full Heat Gauge, learned at
        Mind level 3, with red "Goku" kanji flashing)
      Deals a large amount of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Sword Type (e.g. Iaidou Sword)
    Square:  Overhead Swing  (before Komaki-Style Swordsmanship is learned)
      Breaks guards.
    Square:  Stepping Overhead Swing  (once Komaki-Style Swordsmanship is learned)
      Deals much more damage than the normal swing.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing  (before Komaki-Style Swordsmanship is learned)
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x2):  Stepping Overhead Swing, Upwards Slash  (once Komaki-Style
        Swordsmanship is learned)
      Deals much more damage than the normal swing.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo  (before Komaki-Style Swordsmanship is learned)
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square (x3):  Stepping Slashing Combo  (once Komaki-Style Swordsmanship is
      Third attack knocks down, whole thing yields much more damage.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Powerful Swing  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery
        is learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, can be charged by holding the button down for more damage.
    Triangle:  Slash to the Stomach, Overhead Slash (with full Heat Gauge once
        Weapon Mastery is learned at Mind level 3 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Deals a large amount of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Knife Type (e.g. Old Dosu)
    Square:  Slash
      A horizontal slash, doesn't seem blockable by most foes.
    Square (x2):  Double Slash
      Two slashes.
    Square (x3):  Double Slash, Stab
      The final stab thrusts forward and knocks the enemy down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Stab  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery is learned
        at Mind level 3)
      Knocks opponent down.  Can be charged by holding the button down.
    Triangle:  Stab Special (with full Heat Gauge, learned at Mind level 3, when
        red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Deals out large damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the enemy.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Lighter Type (e.g. Modified Lighter)
    Square:  Overhead Swing
      Breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Spray  (without full Heat Gauge or before Mind level 3)
      Hold the button for a longer spray.
    Triangle:  Headlock with Repeated Blows to the Head  (with full Heat Gauge
        once Weapon Mastery is learned at Mind level 3, when red "Goku" kanji
      Continuously and rapidly tap the Square button to continue dealing hits, up
      to seven.  Deals a good amount of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Gun Type (e.g. 9mm Auto)
    Square:  Overhead Swing
      Breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Fire
      Make sure you're holding down R1 and facing a foe.  Knocks down.  No bullets
      fired by the player can be guarded.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Bomb Type (e.g. Lightening Bomb)
    Square:  Overhead Swing
      Breaks guards.
    Square (x2):  Double Swing
      Two, similar swings.
    Square (x3):  Swing Combo
      The third attack knocks most foes down.
    Square over downed foe:  Stomp
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp (without full Heat Gauge or before Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6)
      Just like the unarmed version.
    Triangle over downed foe:  Stomp Special (with full Heat gauge once Pursuit
        Mastery is learned at Mind level 6 and red "Goku" kanji flashes)
      Same as the unarmed version.
    Triangle:  Powerful Swing  (without full Heat Gauge or before Weapon Mastery
        is learned at Mind level 3)
      Knocks foes down, can be charged by holding the button down for more damage.
    Triangle:  Headlock with Repeated Blows to the Head  (with full Heat Gauge
        once Weapon Mastery is learned at Mind level 3, when red "Goku" kanji
      Continuously and rapidly tap the Square button to continue dealing hits, up
      to seven.  Deals a good amount of damage and yields bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the bomb.  The bomb will detonate soon, so stay away!
    Hold R1 + directional input + X:  Sway
    Rope Type (e.g. Rope)
    Triangle:  Strangle (behind enemy; sidestep an attacking foe, with Mind at level
        3 and full Heat Gauge, with red "Goku" kanji flashing)
      Kiryuu strangles the foe and breaks the rope, inflicting great damage and
      gaining bonus experience.
    Circle:  Throw
      Tosses the weapon at the foes.
    Knuckles Type (e.g. Dragon Fist)
    Circle:  Spin Attack
      Kiryuu charges up his energy and spins with whirlwind effects all about his
      body.  This move is powerful and adds a great deal to the Heat Gauge, as
      well as offering a large window of invulnerability.  Breaks defenses.
    2b-II.  Defeating the Different Enemies
    There are six major types of enemy in this game:  Brawler (your standard yakuza
    or punk), Boxer (those annoying guys who are always dancing around), Roughnecks
    (those really big guys), Kickboxers (who usually stand in Muay Thai poses),
    Martial Artists (sometimes using a "monkey"-looking, "ng zo kyun"-style pose, 
    sometimes using more of your typical "karate" or "siu lam"-like stance), and 
    bosses.  The bosses, of course, have unique move sets, such as luchador and 
    gun-fu, and will require specific strategies to defeat.
      However, most foes you'll encounter will just be one of the first three types,
    and so you should know general ways to defeat them.
    Brawlers:  You'll know a brawler because he seems to sport a very generic
      stance, shoulders slightly lowered and knees slightly bent, and doesn't look
      very limber when he moves about.  These guys are the easiest to handle, as
      they rarely sidestep and use moves surprisingly similar to Roughnecks, but
      without any resistance behind anything.  Just using generic strings should
      shut them up.
      Sample attacks:
        Two punches + kick string
        Backdrop (yes, believe it or not)
        Ducking shoulder ram (avoids highs)
    Boxers:  Oooh--I hate these guys the most, I think.  You'll know them because
      they look very loose and are always dancing and bouncing in place with their
      hands hanging lower and their backs fairly straight.  Hyperactive, they tend
      to sidestep everything.  Your strategy of success?  Usually, you'll want to
      throw them to the ground or throw others into them and repeat.  You can also
      use weapons, of course.  Note that you can apparently sidestep throw attempts
      and throwing someone as their attack is coming it is also impossible.  So,
      you'll probably miss throws often, but don't despair or give up.
      Sample attacks:
        Jab--fast and usually avoids high attacks.
        Three Punches--the second hit usually breaks your guard, third sometimes is
          unblockable (ouch)
    Roughnecks:  Big guys.  Almost all big guys will be like this; the ones who
      aren't are special enemies such as bosses.  Though they rarely sidestep, they
      do have a few moves that appear invulnerable and follow you as you move
      around.  Big deal, though.  These guys are pretty darned easy, and they have
      a lot of health, so you can use your special attacks a few times on them,
      which is nice for experience.  I think the programmers thought these guys
      were harder because of their lengthy life bars, but....  It's not so bad.
      The only other thing you'll have to be aware of is that throwing these guys
      will require you to repeatedly tap the circle button, so if you start a throw
      attempt, start mashing on the button like mad or you'll end up falling on
      your back and taking damage (grr).
      Sample attacks:
        Two Punches, Kick Combo--slow.  Easy to sidestep!
        Running Headbutt--should be illegal.  Seemingly invulnerable, slow, and
          tracks you as you avoid it.  Annoying.
        Jumping Overhead Hammer--should be banned, again.  I hate these attacks.
          It tracks you and they're airborn, so even if you get a hit, they'll
          just fall out of your string.  They'll often use it when you aren't facing
          them.  Annoying.
    Kickboxers:  Their fists will be raised and their arms held out in front of
      them, elbows slightly bent.  They will rest their weight on one foot and leave
      the other leg bent and sort-of lightly resting on their toes.  These are close
      to the boxer type, but with different attacks and without sidestepping as
      much--but still doing it.  They like to break throws more than boxer types,
      but throwing is still adviseable.  They also grapple often.  The number one
      most annoying thing about these guys, though, is that they tend to jab twice
      and then retreat.  So, even if you sidestep or guard their attack, they'll be
      safe from retaliation.
      Sample attacks:
        Two Advancing Jabs, Sway Back--invulnerable as they retreat
        Jumping Knee--ducks low and avoids highs before jumping
        Clinch--he'll grapple and start to knee Kiryuu; hit X repeatedly to escape
    Martial Artists:  Most of their attacks come from Lau Ga Lung.  They like to
      flip around and avoid attacks, but aren't quite as overactive as the Boxer
      type.  They grapple more than a boxer and often use swords.  They're really
      a rare enemy.  I suggest sparring with them; attacking and then swaying a
      lot.  Try and get them to use a big attack and sidestep it.  Grappling works
      fairly well.
      Sample attacks: 
        Twin Kicks--knocks down.
        Three-Hit Jumping Kick Combo--unfortunately, hitting them during the third
          attack knocks them out of the air before you can get a string in on them.
          There doesn't appear to be enough time to retaliate usually if guarded.
        Three-Hit Double Palm Combo--this one does leave them open to attacks, and
          starts the same as the other'n.
        Splash, Double Palm--the first attack can break guards; the second seems
    Bosses:  Well, it varies from boss to boss, doesn't it?  I'll give strategies
      for defeating them in the walkthrough and in the characters list in the
    There are three basic strategies for fighting the enemies, and you should get
    acquainted with them.  You will.  It just takes a little practice.  The fighting
    in Ryuuga Gotoku is a little different from other games, and is kinda sluggish
    at times.  It's sorta unique, but it gets really fun once you get the idea.
      The first strategy I'll use often is the "knock the guy down, stomp on him,
    knock him down again" strategy.  Throwing is recommended here.  If you do 
    successfully throw someone, you are invulnerable to the rest of the crowd while
    the throw is going on, and then you'll knock him and surrounding opponents down.
    Stomping on them can be a special attack to grant bonus experience, which is
    good, and gives you back a lot of Heat Gauge if you don't use the special.
    It also forces the guy to stand up.  While they get up, why not charge up the
    Charge Kick and use that to knock them down?  If they start to stagger from
    guarding it and there's a weapon around, pick it up.  If you keep getting your
    Heat Gauge up by knocking people down, then they have very little window to
    retaliate and you'll start massing good damage and experience.
      Another strategy I employ is the "guide the guy to the hazard area" strategy.
    Hit 'em a few times, without necessarily finishing combos, and use the
    Sabakiuchi (sway attack) to push the foe in the direction you want.  You can
    throw and stomp 'em, too, to make them get up near where you want 'em.  The
    point here is to get them over to a wall, planter, pond, flaming barrel, lamp-
    post--whatever it takes, so you can grapple them and use the red "Goku" attack
    on them.  This attack usually does quite a lot of damage--especially if you get
    the follow-up down.  It even instantly kills opponents if you throw them off a
    balcony or into the water!  You can guide 'em over to weapons, too, but you'll
    probably wanna knock 'em down before trying to pick it up, because if they're
    too close, you'll grab 'em instead.
      The final basic strategy I use is the hardest to master, but really quite
    useful against those enemies who buzz around like annoying flies.  This is what
    I call the "spar with the guy" strategy.  Basically, use a few quick attacks,
    such as the first two Square attacks (armed or unarmed for that matter), and
    then get ready to either lock onto them again or just sway backwards or to the
    side.  Some enemies are really..."shitsukoi" as the Japanese say.  Tenacious?
    Something like that. (to quote the ex-Akebono)  These guys will need you to do
    this until they attack.  The point here is just like in boxing; you want them to
    attack so you can sidestep or intercept.  Remember that if they're side-turned,
    or back-turned, it's hard for them to guard or shift away from you.  Then, you
    can unleash a long flurry of attacks, or just a few heavy ones.  Also, remember
    that after two weak attacks, you can hit the heavy attack for that big body hook
    attack, which hits people who are slightly off to the side easily--and usually
    ends up stunning 'em (hee hee).  Don't be afraid to mix in a throw, and if you
    sway backwards, don't forget that you can use the retreating toe kick (R1 + back
    + X, Triangle) to hit opponents who appear to be too far behind you to hit, so
    you don't get surrounded.
      Besides that, the only other advice I can give is to use weapons as you want,
    but usually just do the first two square attacks until you build up your Heat
    Gauge and use the "Goku" attack on the staggering guy.  Usually, weapons cause
    people to stagger slightly, and some even stun them.  Weapons do a lot of
    damage, but they run out of attacks, and more importantly, they change your
    entire attack style.  So...I don't use them *too* much.  I usually just grab 'em
    to deal the "Goku" attack.  Oh yeah, one last thing about weapons--this is
    THEIR WEAPONS.  Except for some bosses, if someone gets a weapon, walk over and
    grab 'em!  Even if they break the grapple, they'll drop their weapon.  Weapons
    cause a lot of damage, so...you should probably avoid getting hit with 'em.
    2b-III.  Advanced Techniques
    You can "buffer" sways in this game.  In other words, when caught in the middle
    of some animation such as an attack string, you can make sure that Kiryuu
    immediately sways in one direction.  To do this, simply hold down R1 and X and
    the direction you want to sway while in the other animation.  You can't buffer
    a sway from a sway, but you can buffer it out of the attacks from swaying or
    from a taunt used during a sway.
      You can also buffer a charge for the Charge Kick.  During animation such as
    breaking a trow or throwing a character, just press and hold down Triangle.
    Onced Kiryuu is done attacking, he'll crouch down for the Charge Kick.
    There are a three inputs available during Sway, and each has its own use.
    You can press Triangle (once the technique is learned from Komaki) to add on
    an attack near the end of the invulnerable animation, which is very good for
    moving the fight around, press R2 to taunt, or press L1 to guard.
      The last to commands actually cancel the Sway.  The only trouble is that you
    can't sway quickly after swaying the first time.  You'll notice this if you
    countinue to shift in a direction and keep tapping the X; there's a period of
    time when you won't be able to sway again.  So, neither guarding nor taunting
    will make you able to sway immediately.
      The taunting sway cancel will keep your Heat Gauge from falling or even add to
    it if you get Taunt Level 2.  This is good for trying to make enemies follow you
    to a certain area, either to get a weapon, get near a hazard area, or to force
    them into a corner (as in, with Majima Gorou).
      The guard one will stop the Sway animation.  You can tap the guard and then
    start an attack, which is sometimes preferable to just skating around all over
    the place while you miss a window of opportunity.  It'll also provide you with
    a way to reverse people who try slow attacks that catch you at the end of the
      Both of the ways of cancelling a sway will allow you to buffer into sways;
    you can just keep holding a direction and R1 and x to sway immediately after.
    Also, the window of time in which you have to wait to sway again starts right
    after the cancel; it usually would start right after the entire sway animation.
    So, it does shorten the amount of time between sways a bit.  With the taunt, if
    you buffer a sway, it'll start right afterwards--but that's because you can't
    cancel the taunt animation like you can the guarding one....
    You can delay almost all attacks in a string; you don't need to have them come
    out immediately but have the option of pausing slightly before executing the
    attack.  Sometimes, this is the best way to catch swaying enemies; you can
    throw out a couple of punches, then wait to see if they try to get around you,
    then throw out either a triangle or back + triangle.
    There are three different animations for breaking a throw:  one when an
    opponent facing you tries to throw you and Kiryuu grabs his arms and throws
    them off of him, making them stagger slightly, one when kickboxers and the
    like try to grapple and knee you, where Kiryuu pushes the foe far away, and
    one when a foe grabs you from behind and Kiryuu hits him in the face with an
      If you push the foe far away, you won't be able to follow up at all, and your
    Heat Gauge will almost certainly deplete.  For the one where Kiryuu grabs the
    opponent's arms and throws them off of him (the most common), you have a small
    window of attack.  Usually, only one punch will land after this, but you can
    always try and grapple yourself.  You can throw out a standing Triangle, and
    if they guard, use that to your advantage.  Just don't let throw breaks go
      For the last kind, when they're behind you, you can *always* get in a Turn
    Kick after breaking the throw.  The Turn Kick causes two things:  either it
    knocks the foe down or they stagger.  Both are to your advantage, so exploit
    this window of opportunity!
    Many enemies are the type who seem to think "I'll just stand here and sway
    away from the first attack Kiryuu throws out!"  This type of A.I. is annoying,
    but good practice in your own ability to shift and sway.
      Almost all foes in this game will stand still, shift a little, then attack.
    Approach them with the shift button held down (R1) and walk to the either side.
    Once you've had enough experience, you'll know which sides to step to; most
    enemies seem more effectively dodged if you walk to their right (your left).
    When they start to attack, that's the time to sway.  Many strings will be
    completely avoided if you avoid the first attack.  There are only a couple of
    boss characters who will continually home in on you and give you a hard time.
      For most fights, you won't have to be cautious, but if you try and circle
    around foes and then dodge right as they attack, you'll usually be able to
    attack them better.  Remember that a side-turned foe will usually get hit with
    the first four weak attacks of Kiryuu's string and will quite often try to sway
    the wrong way and be hit by his Lead Jab - Overhead Swing or Lead Jab - Upper-
    cut - Right Body Hook strings.
      If you hear and see Kiryuu get hit while swaying, but he keeps moving, then
    it was a really close call, but you won't take damage.  Also, I might note that
    it's best--but much harder--to go for the Tora'otoshi (Triangle) reversal move
    instead of a sway.
    When armed with a small, club, spear, or medium-type weapon (including bombs,
    guns, and lighters), Kiryuu's second attack causes enemies to stagger for a
    moment.  Actually, most foes won't ever be able to respond to this, so if you
    pick up most weapons, attack twice with square.  Most nearby foes will have to
    stagger around.  You can actually repeat this ad nauseum with most enemies, but
    I recommend doing it until your Heat Gauge is filled and then doing a Heat
    Action with your weapon.
      You can do a similar thing with Kiryuu's Lead Jab - Uppercut - Right Body
    Hook string, but many enemies won't be affected by the third attack and there
    is a larger window of escape (after the second weak attack).
    This is the hardest thing to do in the battle system and may even be a glitch.
    Kiryuu's strong attacks from his strings and the fourth weak attack in his
    Kick Combo seem to be moves that you can cancel into a sway.  The timing is
    very, very picky, similar to the infamous "Just Frame" moves in Tekken 4 and
    5.  I'm fairly certain it is a glitch as it seems to only happen once in a very
    very long time and I can't seem to replicate it at will.
      The only other attack I seem to be able to cancel is the Throw (circle) for
    large weapons.  Hit x to cancel.
    For this walkthrough, I'll start each chapter with quick notes on things that
    must be accomplished in that chapter if you're looking to get things like the
    secret boss or to get all the coin locker keys.  When marked with a %, this
    means that missions will span chapters (in other words, part of it can be done
    now, but it won't be completed until a later chapter).  When marked with an *,
    the mission should be completed in that chapter, or you missed your chance!
    3a.  Prologue
    Kiryuu:  Un ga warukatta n da yo, omaera wa.
      ("You're in the wrong place at the wrong time....")
    Caption:  Densetsu no gokudou
      ("The Yakuza of Legend")
    Haruka:  Atashi wa 'Haruka.'  'Omae' ja nai.
      ("It's 'Haruka;' not 'you.'")
    Caption:  100 oku en no shoujo
      ("The 10 Billion Yen Girl")
    Caption:  Futari no tabi no hate ni....
      ("What awaits them...")
    Nishiki:  Yachimatta...toujoukai no...daikambu wo....
      ("I've killed him...the Head of the Toujoukai!")
    Caption:  ...matsu mono wa nani ka....
      ("...at the end of their journy...?")
    Nishiki:  Toutou ninku mo no kashikinko ni atta no kumi okane...hyaku'oku...
      nusumareta tte wa hontou desu ka na?
      ("I've been trying not to ask this, but is it true that 10 billion yen of the
       money in our family's accounts...has been stolen?")
    Shimano:  Yakamashi wa!
      ("How dare you!!")
    Caption:  Ikiru koto wa nigenai koto
      ("To Live Is To Not Run Away")
    Kiryuu:  Tekagen wa shinee...shinitee yatsu dake, kakatte koi!
      ("The gloves are off; come at me, only if you wanna die!!")
    This is the story of a man, Kiryuu Kazuma, who had nothing but the yakuza, but 
    now, betrayed by his old life completely, has found something to protect; some-
    thing to live for.
      He was raised in an orphanage, "Sunflower," with a boy and a girl who were
    like brother and sister to him, Nishikiyama Akira and Sawamura Yumi, respec-
    tively.  He developed a strong bond to these two, and both boys seem to have
    fallen in love with the girl, but left those feelings unsaid and those dreams
      Rising up quickly in the ranks of the powerful group of yakuza known as the
    Doujima group, founded and lead by Doujima Souhei, Kiryuu earned the nickname
    "the Dragon of the Doujima" ("Doujimano Ryuu").  He used his influence to
    introduce Nishikiyama to the group and to start a life for him there, too.
      Then in 1995, everything changed.  Doujima, apparently a philanderer, tried
    to take Yumi by force.  Nishiki ran to her aid and ended up shooting the boss
    to death.  Kiryuu showed up shortly, before the police did.
      Nishiki's sister was in the hospital, recovering from an operation.  The
    doctors expected this may have been the last one they could have done for her,
    and that she had little time left.  What's more, he had just made his debut and
    was just starting this new life.
      So, for the sake of the man he considered his younger brother, Kiryuu decided
    to do the unthinkable and take the blame for him....
    3b.  Chapter 1
    (No missions or coin locker keys to get)
    1995, the Kamuro District.  First, Kiryuu will talk to Shinji and say he'll
    help him collect payment for him.
    "Go and Collect"
    Meet Shinji halfway up Kamuro street and talk to him.  He'll run north; follow
    him, and he'll stop and talk again, then run east.  He'll stop in front of a
    business there called "Peace Finance."  Go in, and you'll fight your very first
      This is actually a tutorial.  Land the attack listed in the lower right-hand
    corner of the screen the number of times written in green to pass each test.
    The opponents have infinite health, though they do die at points.
      After beating up Hirata and his crew, you'll get an attache case full of the
    payment they owed.  Your next task is to go to Serena (highlighted in red) and
    meet up with Reina, Nishikiyama, and Yumi.  As you get near the alley that runs
    behind Serena, you'll bump into a yakuza who will start an argument.  Fight him,
    beat him, and then Majima will show up in a cut scene.  Now, go up the stairs
    to Serena.
    "Head for the Kazama Group Office"
    Now that you've met with your friends, it's time to deliver the money.  The
    highlighted area on the map is the office.  Before you go there, Tamura shows
    up at the alleyway.  Tamura is apparently a small-time reporter friend of
    Kiryuu's, using the info from a friend of his, Aoki.  He's there to introduce
    you to Aoki right now.  Talk to them and go.
      You can get in another fight en route--if you want the experience (which you 
    probably do).  Walk north from the Serena and you'll meet up with a tough guy 
    who'll automatically fight you.
      Bring the case into the office (note the save point if you will) and go
    through the door directly across from the entrance.
    "Head for the Doujima Group Office"
    Leaving Kazama's office, Kiryuu will get a cell phone call.  Answer it with
    circle and then go north to the highlighted area.  You can run along the street
    on the west, near the theaters, if you wish, but if you just charge north,
    near the pachinko slot parlor, you should meet up with Hirata from Peace
    Finance.  Fight these guys and beat them.
      Now, the big set-up for the story happens.  Kiryuu will take the fall for
    Nishikiyama, who's shot Doujima over Yumi.
      After the movies, Kiryuu will be eating in prison.  The guard leaves, and a
    fight breaks out.  Beat Prisoner #1356 (he's the one with the knife and fork)
    to end the fight, but I'd recommend defeating all the characters.
    3c.  Chapter 2
    Mission available:  False Molestation
    "Head for Stardust"
    Back on the streets, huh?  Kiryuu decides that his best bet is to find Tamura.
    Heading north up Kamuro, near the T-junction with Taihei street, you'l run
    into a punk, Abe (that's "ah-beh," not "Abe" like "Honest Abe").  He'll offer 
    you information.  No matter what line of questioning you pursue, he'll fight 
    you, so I usually pick the middle choice, refusing his help right away.
      Beat him, and he'll tell you to go and see Aoki.  Aoki (whom you met in
    Chapter 1 leaving Serena) stands in the square in front of the theaters, near
    the center on the north, near Club Sega.  Talk to him, and he'll remember you.
    He'll tell you all the information you need about Serena and Tamura. It seems
    Tamura's been sleeping with the fishes since five years ago for looking into
    your case....  Yikes!
      Anyway, you only really need to ask him about Stardust, which is the middle
    option.  Once he's told you where Stardust is, it'll appear on your map.
      Head there.  I'd recommend running around and encountering as many random
    yakuza and street punks as you can, first.  Once you reach a certain amount of
    experience, they'll stop coming around.  One hangs out near where the "False
    Molsetation" mission occurs, one at the northeastern edge of the square in
    front of the theaters near the pedestrian guardrail, one at the southwestern
    corner of the square, one just south of there near the intersection south of
    the theater, one in the middle of the road on Tenka'ichi as you near Stardust,
    and one off to his west down the alley at the dead-end.
      You can buy information from a man at the eastern edge of the square, too.
    All he'll tell you is that the head of the Toujou (that's Sera) has apparently
    been killed.
      Once you go near Stardust, Yuuya will attack you.  Beat him, and then you'll
    automatically go inside.  Go up the stairs and talk to the owner, then yakuza
    will bust.  Go downstairs and talk to them to start the boss-like fight.
      After beating them, Shinji will wait by the door for you to get you into the
    funeral so you can meet with Kazama.  Tell him you're ready to go (bottom
    choice), but first check out the items box if you haven't already.
    3d.  Chapter 3
    (No missions or coin locker keys in this chapter)
    "Meet Shinji"
    Kiryuu needs to sneak into the funeral; he's been cut off from the yakuza.  To
    do this, he'll need to find Shinji and sneak in a back way.  At the main gate,
    you can see the entrance to the mansion and a bunch of guys in black suits
    attending the funeral.  You'll also notice guys wandering around.  These are the
    guards you'll have to avoid.
      You need to reach the sign-in desk near the entrance (in a white tent, off to
    the entrance's right) without being spotted.  Get spotted, and they'll toss you
    out.  My advice is to enter, walk to the right into the parking area, wait for
    the guard there to move so you can get past him, get to that middle alley, wait
    for the guard there to not be walking straight towards you and turn away, then
    run up the stairs to the right and stick to the right.  Talk to the last man
    there, who's seated with the tent over him.  Write a fake name (second choice),
    then answer you were an old member of the Doujima Group (top choice).
      Now, you have to get a pass to go to the back gate, as the guy there won't
    let you in without one.  Go inside the mansion and walk along the right-hand
    side to the guy at the desk.  Talk to him, and he'll mention that he dropped his
    pass outside.  Walk back out, walk to the right, and you'll see it gleaming not
    too far away.  Pick it up, then walk across to the guy who wouldn't let you in
    before, and he'll let you in now.
      Walk over to the red area, and you'll be blocked by some big guy who's been
    told to bring you to his boss.  He'll fight you.  After beating him, go inside
    and see Shinji, who'll lead you in the back gate.
      Head inside the door, and he'll lead you through the back entrance and up
    some stairs to a room where Kazama will meet you.  On the way, underneath the
    staircase, a man in a black coat calls to you.  This guy is the travelling
    black market salesman (whose look hints that he might have some kind of a
    connection to the hidden boss, if it isn't him, actually).
      Look inside the room, and you'll see pictures on a wall.  Look at them, get
    the low-down on the group leaders inside the Toujoukai.  Then, Kazama will join
    "Escape from the Funeral"
    Once he's been shot and Shimano shows up, fight the guys in that room (which has
    a Heal in it), then Kiryuu will jump out the window.  Beat the guys near the
    pond.  If you run around the edge of the pond opposite of the one all the foes
    are standing around at, you'll find an Ornamental Spear (which are also inside
    the building) and a Heal.  Break in, beat them, then go back in the same door
    Shinji led you in.
      There's another Heal here at the end of the hallway that runs around the
    funeral's main room.  Beat those guys, then more will show up.  Beat them, and
    then go out into the hallway towards the staircase.  There's a little guy
    hanging out there to beat.  Then, go upstairs, beat those guys, and there will
    be another healing item down the left hallway as you leave the staircase at
    your back.  Go to the railing of the next staircase, and you can choose to jump
    down with circle if you wish.  Beat those guys...there's another Heal back
    behind Kazuma in the corner.
      Beat the guys outside, and then head towards the gate.  You'll meet Shimano
    there.  During the boss fight, there's another Heal off to the right from the
    gate in front of the tents there.  For strategies, look in the appendix for
    Shimano Futoshi.
    3e.  Chapter 4
    Missions Available:  "Hey, That Hurt!", "Hey, That Hurt!  The Revenge," "Hey!
      That Hurt!  The Great Revenge," "Hey, That Hurt!  Epilogue," "The Yakuza-
      Hating Man," "For Good Cafe'," "Bad News for Smile Burger," "Benevolence and
      Renumeration,"% "Find the Manuscript," "Catch the Pickpocket," "The Stalker,"
      "The Cost of Fortune," "Dine and Dash," "Purse Snatcher," "UFO Catcher," "My
      Contact," "The Matchstick Girl," "Number One Host," "The Guard," "The Strong-
      Armed Man," "The Gold Lighter," "My Son," "Collections Call," "Art and
      Talent," "The Price of an F-Cup," "Baby's A Showgirl"*
    Coin Locker Keys:  2, 3, 5*, 6, 8, 12, 16, 19, 21-28, 29*, 30-41, 42*, 44, 46*,
    "Head for Serena"
    Kiryuu jumps into a speeding car that is driven by one of the detectives on the
    case Kiryuu ended up getting time for, Date Makoto.  After a speedy getaway, he
    is finally returned to Kamuro--this is the first time you can pretty much go
    all about the entire map.  The game will prompt you to go to Serena, as Kiryuu
    didn't get a chance to make it there earlier.  Well, before you do, I'd sug-
    gest that you complete all the missions and get all the coin locker keys you
    can for the experience, money, and items.  When you're ready, go to Serena.
    It'll be highlighted on the map.
    "Head for Bacchus"
    Before you go to Bacchus, you'll get a phone call from Yuuya.  He'll want to
    meet up at a strip club.  It'll be highlighted in green; Bacchus will be in red
    (tho' you should remember it because you were just there at the head of the
    chapter).  Going to the club will start the "Baby's A Showgirl" mission.
      After visiting Bacchus and finally meeting Haruka, she'll follow you away
    from the bloody scene.  You'll note you can't go north; it's blocked by the
    cops.  Walk south, and you'll see a cut scene where a bunch of stupid punks are
    throwing rocks at a dog.  Beat them.
    "Save the Dog"
    Haruka thinks it's too cruel to leave the poor dog alone out there; she wants
    you to feed it.  Dog Food is apparently only sold at the Don Quixote super-
    market at the southern edge of Chuudou street (the corner of Chuudou and
      Bring the food to the dog (I'll usually buy it in advance of this chapter to
    avoid running all over the place later), and talk to Haruka.  Unfortunately, if
    you're playing an import game, this might be a bit hard as it brings up a list
    of your items and you'll have to find the Dog Food.  You'll also have to be
    able to recognise the name to buy it from Don Quixote in the first place....
    "Get Haruka to A Safe Place"
    OK, so Haruka's had enough, and collapses.  Kiryuu will now carry her.  Thugs
    will block your path--go ahead and fight 'em.  Be mindful of your health and
    healing items--you can't go into shops like this, I don't believe.  Date calls
    you and suggests getting Haruka over to Reina's.
      Right here...this is where you can pick up coin locker key #5.  That was so
    annoying!  No list on the net seemed to have the right time to get this key,
    and I had everything else.  On the way to Serena's, you'll see a guy standing
    in front of the black car just to the west of the lockers on the north side of
    the street.  Talk to him.
      Once she's rested a bit and become chipper again, she'll explain she was
    looking for her mother, Mizuki, who is, apparently, Yumi's sister.  Of course,
    you're supposed to wonder if it's the same Yumi that Kiryuu knew ten years ago.
      When you're ready to go, go and talk to Haruka, and answer "Yeah, let's go to
    Ares," which is the bottom choice.
      Running with Haruka to the Milennium Tower, you'll run into a cop near the
    save point.  It seems that nothing you say is good for this guy.  I usually
    just choose the first choice over and over.  The upshot if it all will be that
    Haruka calls you her daddy and the cop lets you go.
      Inside the Milennium Tower, be sure to grab all three coin locker keys, and
    then head to the elevators in the basement.  First, Haruka will choose to look
    at the directory, then she'll run over to the elevator.  Talk to her, then go
    in.  She knows the code to get to Ares.
      Inside, run to the left of the door as you look into the room and around to
    the picture on the wall of.  Hayashi shows up and Kiryuu assumes they're after
    him, but Hayashi tells him they're after the girl.  Beat them.  (see "Hayashi
    Hiroshi" in the characters appendix for strategies)
    3f.  Chapter 5
    Missions Available:  "Art and Talent 2," "Art and Talent 3," "Art and Talent 4,"
      "Art and Talent 5," "To Be A Doctor"*%, and the completion of "Benevolence and
    Coin Locker Keys:  1, 13, 14, 15
    "To The River Styx"
    The biggest thing that'll happen to you in Chapter 5 is you'll find the River
    Styx area and meet "Gambling" Hanaya ("Sai no Hanaya").  The area I call the
    River Styx is called "Sai no Kawara" in Japan.  It's hard to translate, but it
    literally means "The Competing River Bed" or "The Gambling River Bed," and is
    a spiritual place where the river "Sanzukawa" is located, which divides the
    world into three parts.  It's what you cross in Shingon Buddhism when you die,
    so it's often called the River Styx.  The "Sai no Kawara" is also referred to
    as "limbo," sometimes.
      It's the same "Sai" that's in "Sai no Hanaya," and "Hanaya" means "flower
    shop" (tho' it can also be a last name).  So, he might get a name like "Charon"
    or "Hades" or something in the North American release.  I'll just refer to him
    as "Hanaya."
      At the eastern end of Kou'enmae ("in front of the park") street, there's a
    little park with a run-down toilet.  Going in there (please be sure and give the
    boy outside some food as you'll need to do that to complete a mission later),
    you'll be greeted by an "out of order" sign.  Run off to the right, down into
    the toilets, and you'll be stopped by homeless guys.  They'll ask if you saw
    the sign.  It doesn't matter how you answer (I just put the top choice, "yes").
      Before anything big goes down, one of the guards will get a call from Hanaya
    and you'll be escorted inside.  Right before the entrance to the underground
    casinos and such, you'll be able to buy things from the homeless man or look
    around the new area for two coin locker keys and finish up the newly-unlocked
      At any rate, you'll now need to go down into said area and run all the way
    down to meet Hanaya.  There are two more coin keys to pick up along the way and
    you can check out the casino if you want.  Once you talk to Hanaya, he'll ask
    you to do something for him before he gives you the info you need.  He wants you
    to fight in his little underground club.  Go to it.  When you're in the hallway,
    waiting to fight, use the items box if you have to or save the game, but when
    you're ready, talk to Hanaya.  Answer the bottom choice for his questions, and
    make sure you don't have anything equipped.
      The fights in this arena have three rounds.  You'll only be able to fight this
    one right now.  First, you'll fight Daniel Feldman, an escaped con from the USA,
    Gaowayan Pramuk, a former middleweight kickboxing champ from Thailand, and then
    the undefeated, retired champ from the USA who wields a really thick American 
    accent, Gary "Buster" Holmes.
    "Save Date"
    So, after you beat the knuckleheads, Hanaya starts to talk.  Homeless guys block
    your exit, so you'll have to talk to Hanaya.  He's interrupted by a phone call.
    It's about Date.  You gotta go help that guy.  Apparently, he's hassled the
    homeless guys there and has a past with Hanaya.
      Before you get to the flashing red area, I'd recommend going over to Komaki,
    noted at the north end of the map, near the center, standing with his arms
    crossed and looking all tough.  He's seen your fighting in the colisseum and
    thinks you look good enough to become his deshi (pupil).  Make sure you have
    nothing equipped.  For tips on getting moves from him, look in the "Hidden
    Moves" appendix.
      These guys beating up on Date aren't much to speak of, even if they all have
    "Save Haruka"
    So why was Date charging into an area where he clearly wasn't wanted?  Well, the
    video Hanaya showed you earlier had Haruka getting kidnapped and Date getting
    shot.  So...now, you gotta go get her.  They've taken her away to the Yoshida
    Batting Center.  Along the way, beat up the thugs planted.  One of the guys that
    appears (he appears near MEB) asks you about Ares.  I usually answer him that I
    know it, then I ask why he wants to know--first choice, second choice.  This
    gets the fight.
      Majima is a pretty tough fight.  You'll probably want a lot of healing items
    on hand.  He's in the characters section if you want some suggestions.  Beat
    him, and Haruka will say she was helped by a mysterious figure.
    3g.  Chapter 6
    Missions Available:  "A Drunk," "The Cell Phone You Picked Up," "The Former Pro-
      Leaguer," "Bad News for the Gelato Shop," "The Suspicious Man," "Graffiti,"
      "Find the Bag," "Horse Racing Mania," "The Scout," "Yakuza Aspirations,"
      "Yakuza Aspirations 2," "The Man in the Toilet," "Save Ka'ai Momoko,"
      "Suspicious Gun"
    Coin Locker Keys:  17, 20
    This is a weird chapter.  It doesn't really have too much to do with the main
    plot.  I suppose they wanted to do some character portraits for a couple of the
    main guys, but....  I dunno; it's just kinda out of place.
    "Meet with Hanaya at the River Styx"
    So, when you walk out of Serena, a homeless man will meet you and ask you to go
    and see Hanaya.  You might want to do all the missions available now.
      You'll find Hanaya holed up in his little pit watching everything.  He'll tell
    you that his son, Takashi, is in big trouble with some yakuza.  Seems he's run
    off with Kyouka, the boss's daughter.
      Go to the batting center and you'll have to fight Takashi because he just
    assumes you're a yakuza come to get her back.  He has a bat and a lengthy life
    bar, but he's pretty easy.  After him, tho', you'll have to fight B-King, a
    team Takashi belongs to--or, at least, used to, before he suddenly quit.  The
    leader likes to sweep a lot, but you can throw him fairly easily. 
    "Head for Deborah"
    You gotta get to the night club, Deborah, which is right in front of the 
    theaters.  Once there, you'll have to run up the stairs to the balcony, where
    the door is blocked by a tough guy.  Once you get near him, there will be a cut
    scene showing Kiryuu breaking in on the Atobe group.  Beat them--the boss won't
    drop his knife.  You can throw guys over the railing (whee!).
      Once you beat them, then the boss will tell Kyouka through a note that he just
    wants her to be happy, but that they want the money back.  Takashi says that to
    prove he wants her happiness, he'll do anything.  He means to cut his own
    fingers off, but, Kiryuu stops him.
      After that, Kiryuu will suddenly go to see the Hanaya--for some reason, you
    don't have to make him run all the way over there (this rarely happens in the
    game).  After talking to him, Kiryuu thinks he should go back to Serena, walks
    outside, and gets a call from Reina....  Apparently, they thought they should
    tell you twice.
      Go there, and talk to Date...well, hit the circle button, anyway.  He's passed
    out drunk.
    "Save Date's Daughter"
    So, Date's daughter, Saya, seems upset at him for not being there when he said
    he would.  Well...yeah, of course.  Go down to the Third Park, and two "kogals"
    will come and solicit you.  Kiryuu looks confused, so they look shocked and
    decide to go.  One girl calls the other "Saya."
      Kiryuu tries to talk to her, but she runs off.  The other girl seems to be
    actually concerned about her friend, so she talks to you and tells you to go
    and see some guy Shoutarou, who apparently works out of the bar, Shellac.
      The owner of Shellac wants to see if you're really Shoutarou's friend or not,
    so he'll ask what his most expensive drink is.  It's the second-to-the-last
    one, Bowmore '40.  He'll tell you that Shoutarou now works as a host at Star-
    dust and goes by the name "Shouta" (with different Kanji).
      Date breaks in while Kiryuu has Yuuya finger Shouta.  After much arguing,
    you'll have to fight with the knuckleheads outside.  Go to leave, and Saya will
    run up to you and you'll ask where this guy is.  She'll tell you it's the
    Hanagata Building, on Pink street.
    "Head for the Hanagata Building"
    She'll follow you there.  Once there, you'll see Shouta trying to scam Date
    out of money.  He tells him to even sell his gun (which is a common, symbolic
    castration of a police officer in gangster films in Asia) to pay for it.  Date
    would die for Saya, apparently, and she's moved.  Well...go bust their heads!
    But...be aware that Shouta doesn't drop his knife.
      Well, things are looking good for father and kid.  Hey, that's the name of
    this chapter!
    3h.  Chapter 7
    The DRAGON and the KOI
    Missions Available:  "Bad News for B-King," "The Man Who Wanted to Die,"*
      "Casino Royale,"* "Betting on Boxing,"* (plus the completion of "To Be A
    Coin Keys Available:  9
    This is a good chapter, and if you're going for 100%, you should note that you
    can now finally (?) lead Haruka around and get her trust up in you (see the
    appendix in extras), thus getting some key items.  Also, at least one mission
    needs to be completed before the "chouhan" betting incident, and two after.
    "Head for Ryuujinkaikan"
    Kiryuu will be strangely woken up by Date (augh!) brandishing the photo of a
    corpse's tattoo.  Apparently, it's Mizuki, Haruka's mother.  Kiryuu figures
    that he should go and see the artist--since that tattoo must have been done by
    the same one who did his many years ago.
      Head for the highlighted area near Senryou street, and Kiryuu will talk to
    the artist and find out that it's a fake.  Then, a phone call will come from
    Nishikiyama (!), who'll ask you to meet him at Stardust that night.  The artist
    freshens up his tattoo on Kiryuu's back.
      Once you get back to Stardust, talk to Date, and Haruka will get upset at you
    for always leaving her in the dark.  She figures you're just after her stupid
    pendant like everyone else, so she slams it on the bar and storms off.
    "Find Haruka"
    This is an annoying point because there's really no clue as to where the girl
    ran off--and she did it so fast, too!  Run up to the square in front of the
    theater (with Date in tow) and talk to Aoki--he's standing in the same spot he
    was in in Chapter 2.  He'll tell you about a girl who seems pretty shaken up
    but seems to know what's going on, who's now in that Club Sega behind him.  Go
    and talk to her--she's in the Print Club Machine.
      According to her information, there's a guy in the parking lot on the east end
    of Taihei street who knows what's up.  Go and see him, and threaten him three
    times (top choice).  He'll tell you that you can find her in one of the parks
      You can check all three, but why waste time?  At the Third Park, you'll find
    some mysterious men who look like they stepped right out of an X-Files episode.
    Go to Stardust and confront them.  Kiryuu throws the pendant in exchange for
    Haruka (whom they try to kill anyway and actually do graze with a bullet).
      Fight them.  Two of them have guns.  They'll drop a pin that Date says he'll
    look into later.
      After the fight, you'll automatically go to the River Styx (again!), and
    Hanaya will set you up there with a base of operations (a "Hint Room").
      OK, so, is it just me, or did Haruka *just* find out about her mother's
    death?  She suddenly wants to go see the town and have some fun.  There are a
    few hours before you have to meet Nishiki, so, Date suggests you take her out.
    Before you leave, a homeless man tells you to go and see the fortune teller
    by the coin lockers for a good time.  This is where the "chouhan" gambling
    incident will take place.  So...before you do go there, you'll want to walk
    west and encounter the "The Man Who Wanted to Die" mission.  I usually do the
    "Casino Royale" one, too.  You might want to lead Haruka around and build her
    up to at least "S" now, too, and I usually bring her over to Aoki to thank him.
    You don't need to, but it'll make Aoki come to visit the River Styx later and
    meet up with Tamura, wrapping that story up.
      Go to the Fortune Teller's and give 'em the 100,000 yen.  You'll get whisked
    away into the chouhan dice game.  Bet the maximum over and over; it really
    doesn't matter because Haruka apparently always wins--until the dealer gets up
    and goes to the bathroom, secretly getting some loaded dice, too (which look
    really stupid).  OK, so then she loses, and Kiryuu gets up to leave, but they
    won't have that, of course.  You gotta fight your way through this...it seems
    the guy's gonna get his fingers cut off after you leave (ow).  Or maybe worse.
      As you leave, Date calls you and tells you to bring Haruka back--it's time to
    meet Nishiki.  Before you do, you might want to do the two missions that are
    finished after the chouhan event--"To Be A Doctor" and "Betting on Boxing."
      Then, bring her back.
    "Head for Serena"
    Go to Serena and talk to Nishikiyama.  He asks you to hand over the kid and to
    join up with him, but Kiryuu refuses (of course).  Nishiki leaves and sicks his
    goons on you a moment later.  Fight them first in the bar with their bokutou,
    then Kiryuu will go outside and fight them--lead by Shintou Kouji--in the
    3i.  Chapter 8
    The SCHEME
    Missions Available:  "The Gokudou's Wife"*
    "Find Haruka"
    It must be rough to exist only to be kidnapped.  When Kiryuu leaves Serena, he
    hears from all the folks on the street that something big's gone down over at
    the River Styx, and that firemen were called, and there was a big explosion.
    Well...go there.  It seems it was a plot to snatch Haruka.  People there tell
    you that a gang got her.
      There are three main gangs in Kamuro, each identified by their colors--the
    Blue Z (Blues?), the White Edge, and the Bloody Eye.  First, when you walk
    right out of the River Styx, you'll see some of the Blue Z hanging out right
    near that alley that the Strong-Arm Man stood around in.  Talk to them, and
    Kiryuu will end up fighting them.
      They'll tell you that the White Edge hang out in the Champion District.  You
    don't actually need to fight the Blue Z, but I usually want the experience.
      Did you ever notice that little nook just south of Champion that's guarded by
    a white-clad guy?  That's where they are.  Go there, and Kiryuu will strong-arm
    his way in.  Beat Shiraki Yuuji and he'll tell you that they handed her over to
    the Bloody Eye.
    "Head for Deborah"
    The Bloody Eye apparently hang out in Deborah.  Go over there and upstairs to
    that little balcony you fought the Atobe group at.  Beat those guys (who hang
    off the light fixtures if you throw them off the railing) and then go down-
    stairs and into the actual dance floor.  Beat the Akai Brothers (who apparently
    have a tag team routine) and you'll find out that they handed Haruka over to the
    Se Waa Chinese Mafiosi, headed by Lau Ga Lung.  Kiryuu remembers when he was
    saved from Lau's torture by Kazama.
      Date will call you.  Go back to the River Styx and meet up with him, and
    he'll ask if you're ready to go.  That's the bottom choice.  The phone will
    ring first, and it'll be Hanaya.  Go and see him first if you want to complete
    the "The Gokudou's Wife" mission.  When you're ready, go and talk to Date and
    choose the bottom choice....
    3j.  Chapter 9
    (No missions or coin locker keys in this chapter)
    OK, so Kiryuu knows that he has to go to Chinatown and face Lau Ga Lung, who
    carved him up and tried to kill him as a message to the Toujoukai many years
    ago.  Kazama's leg was injured in the daring rescue operation.  Anyway, he
    hangs out at the Chui Lin Lau restaurant (literally "Green Lotus Pavilion").
      This is a long battle, similar to the one in chapter 3.  First, a whole mess
    of guys fight you in the main restaurant.  Go through the flashing doors to get
    to the kitchen.  In here are two healing items in two of the alcoves.  The chef
    wields two cleavers.  Then, you'll finally face Lau Ga Lung.  There are two
    healing items during this fight:  one hidden behind Haruka, and one off to the
    right as you're looking at Haruka, midway along the wall.  For strategies, see
    "La Ga Lung" in the characters appendix.
    "Retaliation from the Se Waa"
    Driving away, the Se Waa will attack you.  This begins the track shooting, 
    Virtua Cop or Time Crisis-like shooting mission.  Suddenly, you'll be playing a
    shooting game, rather than a running-around-and-beating-up-yakuza game.  This 
    is the only time you'll have to do this.
      Here's what you do:  aim with the left analog stick.  Use the X button to
    reload (and to get inside the car; this also avoids attacks, but damages the
    car), hit the triangle button to fire, hit the R1 button to zoom in, hit the
    L2 and R2 buttons to move 90 degrees either to the left (counter-clockwise) or
    right (clockwise).  Two health bars will appear:  one for Kiryuu, one for the
    car.  Once you've killed the guys shooting at you in the cars, the driver will
    try to ram you.  It usually takes three shots to destroy the car.
      You'll know you can shoot someone when a green circle appears around their
    person.  You'll know they're gonna shoot you when that red symbol about their
    body gets dark.  You'll either want to hit them or dodge by reloading.  You
    have infinite rounds, but you can only hold 10 at a time.  Once the truck with
    guys standing on the trailer appears in the road next to you, you're at the
    final fight.  The guy with the long life bar is Gam.  Kill him and it's all
    3k.  Chapter 10
    The SHAPE of LOVE
    Missions Available:  "Suspicious Cop," "Street Fighter," "Catch the Pick-
      pocket 2," "Gang Busters," "Gang Busters 2," "Gang Busters 3," "Gang
      Busters 4," "Gang Busters 5," "Gang Busters Leader," "Pulling the Strings:
      Asano," "A Dying Man's Request," "A Dying Man's Wish," "A Dying Man's Hope,"
      "Abandoning the Yakuza," "Mistaken Identity," "Kyouka and Takashi,"
      "Collection Help," "The True Form of a Beautiful Lady," "Yakuza
      Aspirations 3," "Yakuza Aspirations 4"
    Coin Locker Keys:  4, 7, 10, 48*
    "Find Shinji and Reina"
    When Kiryuu and Date get back, Kiryuu suddenly realises something and goes to
    Hanaya's room.  They had a mole in their little operation:  Reina.  When you
    arrive at Serena, you'll find it in shambles, and a note on the counter.  Read
    the note and Kiryuu will find out that Reina was in love with Nishikiyama and
    thought if she could prove useful to him to bring Kiryuu and the 10 billion yen
    to him, he would see her in a different light.  Well...now, she realises her
    mistake.  She and Shinji are both deserting...but, from the state of the bar,
    something horrible must have happened.
      Leaving the bar, you'll see all sorts of blood all over the ground.  Shinji
    and Reina are in the building the man wanted to jump from in the "The Man Who
    Wanted to Die" mission, at the west end of Kou'enmae street to the east of the
    Yoshida Batting Center.  You'll get various tips, including a phone call from
    Shinji himself.
      Before you go there, I'd suggest doing this batch of missions that have just
    become available.  If you've been keeping up on it, you should only really have
    two missions to do after this chapter.
    "Head for the Roof"
    Once inside, look around, and you'll see blood on the wall.  Be sure to go
    inside the bathroom and pick up the coin locker key.  Run up the stairs and
    you'll start the action event.  Make sure you explore the whole building--
    there is part of the floor directly above you from the entrance that you might
    pass up that has a Heal in it.  Beat up all the guys, pick up all the items.
      There's a Heal off to the left of one of the staircases, at the top floor
    before the roof in a little room with the glass windows broken, one at the
    roof right behind you, one after you jump to the second part if you run around
    the whole roof instead of running underneath the bridge to the spot behind the
    staircase, and one at the last part where you face Nagase.
      Oh yeah, at the end, you'll find Shinji mortally wounded and Nagase Masato.
    For this mission, I really recommend you wear the Bulletproof Vest to prevent
    always being knocked down.
    3l.  Chapter 11
    Missions Available:  "The Truth Behind the Fake Mizuki"*, "The Last Assassin"
    Coin Locker Keys:  18*, 45*
    "Go to the Tougenkyou"
    Shinji's last request is that Kiryuu go and tell his girl, Akemi, about his
    death.  Akemi is a prostitute working at the "soapland" (a kind of brothel),
    the Tougenkyou.  "Tougenkyou" means "Peach Fields Homeland," literally.  The
    word "peach" is used because it looks like a butt and is pink; the color that
    means "woman," and "homeland" obviously is there to make you think it's some
    kind of dreamy place to go.  It's really not a bad name, but sounds weird in
    English, maybe.
      There's a hilarious scene here where Haruka asks them what a "soapland" is.
    Well, the truth is, it's a place where women (not very far from prostitutes at
    all) will bathe their guests privately.  Yes, they offer them sexual services.
      When Haruka asks, Kiryuu says, "Well, it's a bath--," but then he looks over
    to Date, "--or, is it more like a sauna?"
      Date responds, "Hey, don't try to make me answer this!"
      Haruka asks Kiryuu if he's ever been, and he looks uncomfortable and doesn't
    know how to answer.  The truth is, Haruka actually knows what a soapland is
    (even at 9), so she's just playing with them all.
      The Tougenkyou is ridiculous; it costs a million yen (that's somewhere around
    $80K) a night there, and the passes are apparently very hard to get ahold of.
    Hanaya knows that a woman named "Zan Mei" (a.k.a. "Shinmei") has a pass.
    She's a Chinese-born cabaret club girl over at Shine.
      Before you go, if you thanked Aoki in the square before the theaters with
    Haruka to thank him for helping in gettig her back, he'll come back to see you
    there.  Remember when Tajima checked in with you again earlier and said that he
    actually hadn't been killed, but was now under Hanaya's watchful eye?  No?
    Well, no matter.  At this point, the two friends will be reunited, finally,
    with a word of caution from Kiryuu about not getting too mixed up in things
      So go and see Zan Mei over at Shine and she'll agree to help, but only if you
    can get her brother a fake passport from some guy named Master Jan Bin (a.k.a.
    "Ninbenshi").  Well...of course, you should be able to smell the Se Waa here.
      Go north to Jewel on Taihei street, and you'll be lead to Ayaka, who will
    deny knowing anything about Jan Bin.  Leave the club.  Just after you leave,
    members of the Se Waa will walk in, saying "This is the place, right?" or
    something like that.  Kiryuu notices.  Walk back inside, and they'll be trying
    to rough the girls up.  They run off, and the Se Waa members say they'll meet
    her at the Third Park.
      Go there and you'll find Ayaka and her friend being attacked by the Se Waa
    again.  They figure out who you are and attack.
      After you show them you mean business, the girls agree to help you, revealing
    the true identity of this "Jan Bin" person (it's the madame of the Jewel club).
      Take the passport to Zan Mei and she'll thank you, but...it turns out that 
    she gave her pass to a guy named Mizuno, a man she shacked up with before.
    She'll give you an expensive necklace.  Go and talk to Mizuno (he works at MEB 
    on Taihei now; they don't mark this on your map for some reason!).  He'll sell 
    you the pass, but he wants 500,000 yen for it.  You can buy it for 300,000
    instead, and he'll give in, because you mentioned Zan Mei.
      OK, so you now have a pass.  If you go back and talk to Haruka, she'll follow
    you to the Tougenkyou.  Beware, however!  You'll also get a message that Hanaya
    has some information for you.  Go and see him before leading Haruka to get the
    "The Truth Behind the Fake Mizuki" mission.  If you complete that mission, and
    you've kept up with things, you should have completed all 72 "normal" missions
    (and maybe all six cabaret club ones, too).  This means that the final mission
    is available--the one where you fight the secret boss!
      There's another thing you can do at this point--take Haruka down to Bantam.
    Remember the boxe, Jackal Yagisawa?  Well, so does Haruka.  Go inside and talk
    to the barkeep.  He'll put down a newspaper that has a picture of Yagisawa
    saying that he did win the match.
      Once you're ready, go and get Haruka and head down to the Tougenkyou.  Go
    inside and head for the last room on the top floor--pick up the keys along the
    way.  You can stop inside rooms to ask for Akemi, and the women there will tell
    you she's up top at the very last room.
    "Head for the Lobby"
    Once you meet Akemi and tell her the news, she'll tell you about Terada and how
    he's hiding Kazama.  Then, suddenly, enter Majima, who drives a huge truck
    right into the Tougenkyou.  Well...that's easier than paying a million yen, I
      Once you've messed with the items box and/or saved your game as you will, go
    out the door.  I recommend taking one high-level armor such as Haruka's Neck-
    lace and the Bulletproof Vest gotten from the "The Cell Phone You Picked Up"
    mission, or bought from the hidden weapons shop in Beam.  Why?  Well, in one
    hallway, three men with guns will stay by the staircase and keep knocking you
    down if you don't have some protection.  There's a shield hidden nearby, but
    it's not very good because you'll drop it a lot and it slows you down.
      There's also a Heal hidden in one of the rooms--be sure and visit them all.
      Once you get near the lobby, you'll see Majima holding Akemi with a knife.
    When you tell him she's Shinji's girl, he suddenly lets her off and treats her
    with respect.  Kiryuu says he really can't figure Majima out at all.  It's 
    true; he's a pretty weird guy.
      Oh, yeah, you have to fight him now.  This is a bit of a headache.
      Once you beat him, you'll go back to the River Styx.  Meet with Date here and
    tell him about the information Akemi's passed on to you.  He'll want to take 
    you to Terada's boat.  Choose the bottom choice once you're ready.
    3m.  Chapter 12
    Coin Locker Keys:  11*, 43*
    "Go to Where Kazama Is Waiting"
    Be sure to pick up a key near the entrance on the pier before the ship, and
    the other on the deck.  Once you go in the door, you'll go and meet up with
    Terada Yukio and Kazama.  Kazama tells you about the theft of the 10 billion
    yen and what's happened with Yumi losing her memory and how Sera had drawn up
    a secret will naming his successor to thwart Jingu's plot.
      Then...Shimano suddenly shows up.  Go out and fight his men on the deck, then
    Kiryuu will jump off the ship as the other guys toss bombs up there.  Down on
    the pier, you'll fight against Shimano's group with your own.  First thing?
    Run up to Shimano and hit "circle" so, even though he'll break the throw, he'll
    drop the sword.
      After you beat him, Shimano will throw a bomb at Haruka, but Kazama throws
    his body over her, protecting her (and getting killed).
    3n.  Chapter 13
    The END of the FIGHT
    Coin Locker Keys:  29*, 42*, 46*  These were available earlier.  You won't be
      able to open the coin lockers with these, so you won't be able to get 100%.
    "To Ares"
    OK, so, now everyone seems to know where the money is.  If you think about it,
    there's no reason why this didn't happen earlier, really.  Leave Stardust, and
    head for Ares--but be sure to buy anything you want from the traveling sales-
      First, you'll fight people and the part in the preview happens.  Everyone's
    there to get their piece of Kiryuu.  Beat them all.
      OK, so...you probably don't have any tight ends to tie up, but if you do,
    now's the time to do it.
      Inside the Milennium Tower, you'll first fight MIA agents in the lobby.
    Beat them, then go to the elevators.  Up in Ares, you'll meet with Yumi--
      Jingu shows up.  Kiryuu reveals that he was named the next head by Sera.
      Beat up the gangsters who turn on Terada, then beat the MIA-2 agents.  
    There's a Heal under one of the big planters.  Beat the MIA-2 agents in suits 
    and then get Jingu to half health, and he'll fly away in a helicopter.
      There's two more Heals on the staircase to the helipad, and two up top on
    the helipad.  You can beat the two MIA-2 agents around Jingu, but they'll just
    re-appear, so...focus on the boss.
      Once back inside, Nishiki shows up.  Finally, you can fight with your old
    friend and rival.  Beat him, and Yumi will reveal the money--plus her plan to
    blow it up.  She'll also show that she was in love with Kiryuu.
      Suddenly, in a hilarious cliche', Jingu comes in and shoots at Kiryuu.
    Haruka gets in the way--but Yumi stands in front of her and gets killed.  Then,
    Jingu slowly walks towards Kiryuu with his gun out, but...Nishiki comes charg-
    ing towards him with a knife and plunges it into his stomach, getting shot in
    the process.  He knows what he has to do with the money....  So, he turns the
    gun on the bomb Yumi had set, and fires--somehow leaving Haruka and Kiryuu,
    standing fifteen feet or so from the explosion, magically unharmed.
      Money rains down on the streets of Kamuro a' la Die Hard.
      Kiryuu hands the gang over to Terada and drives away, retiring from the crime
    business.  Then, he says goodbye to Date.  Date asks if he'll ever return, and
    Kiryuu says that he will if Date ever needs him, but, Date thinks that he
    should quit nosing around and pay attention to Saya.  Well...it seems that
    Kiryuu has someone to take care of, too.  The end!
    3o.  Quick Walkthrough
    I'll leave out non-essential steps such as side missions and just list the bare
    bones outline here, so you don't have to sift through too much rambling.
    Follow Shinji to Peace Finance -> Play through tutorial-like fight against
    Hirata, et al -> Go to Serena -> Beat yakuza -> Go up fire escape -> Go to
    Kazama Group Office -> Go to Doujima Group Office -> Beat Prisoner #1356
    Go north to Taihei and Kamuro intersection -> Talk to Abe (any choice) ->
    Defeat Abe -> Go to Square in front of the Theaters -> Talk to Aoki (1st
    choice) -> Go to Stardust -> Defeat Yuuya (a.k.a. "Stardust Man") -> Go up-
    stairs -> Go downstairs and talk to yakuza -> Defeat Shimano Group yakuza ->
    Talk to Shinji (2nd choice)
    Evade guards to check-in desk south of main doors -> Go through main doors ->
    Talk to man at desk -> Go back outside -> Go to west of the main doors and pick
    up badge -> Go east and north towards Shinji -> Defeat Oomirengun yakuza ->
    Go through gate and meet Shinji -> Follow Shinji inside mansion and upstairs ->
    Enter room -> Look at pictures on wall -> Defeat Shimano yakuza -> Defeat
    yakuza by koi pond -> Go inside mansion -> Defeat yakuza inside funeral display
    room -> Go upstairs and south and then downstairs -> Go out main doors ->
    Go south to main gates -> Defeat Shimano Futoshi
    Go to Serena -> Go back to Bacchus -> Take Haruka south -> Defeat White Edge
    members -> Talk to Haruka (1st choice) -> Find and select Dog Food (bought from
    Don Quixote) -> Carry Haruka to Serena (defeat yakuza on the way) -> Follow
    Haruka towards Milennium Tower -> Talk to policeman (any choice but 3rd repeat-
    edly) -> Go inside tower -> Go down stairs and to 1st floor directory -> Go to
    1st floor main elevators -> Follow Haruka -> Look at picture on wall -> Defeat
    Hayashi Hiroshi
    Go to River Styx -> Go downstairs -> Head to Hanaya's room -> Talk to
    Hanaya (2nd choice) -> Talk to Hanaya again (2nd choice, be sure nothing is
    equipped) -> Defeat D. Feldman -> Defeat G. Pramuk -> Defeat G. B. Holmes ->
    Talk to Hanaya -> Exit -> Head towards exit -> Defeat River Styx
    residents -> Go to Yoshida Batting Center (defeat yakuza en route) -> Defeat
    Majima Gorou
    Leave Serena -> Go to Hanaya at River Styx -> Go to Yoshida Batting
    Center -> Defeat Takashi -> Defeat B-King -> Go to Deborah -> Talk to yakuza
    blocking either door -> Defeat Atobe Group yakuza -> Leave -> Talk to Hanaya ->
    Leave -> Go to Serena -> Talk to Date -> Go to Third Park -> Go to Shellac in
    Champion District -> Talk to bartender (1st choice, 4th choice) -> Go to Star-
    dust -> Defeat punks -> Exit Stardust -> Go to Hanagata Building on Pink ->
    Defeat Shouta
    Go to Ryuujinkaikan (near Senryou) -> Go to Serena -> Talk to Date -> Go to
    Square in front of the Theaters -> Talk to Aoki -> Go to Club Sega in front of
    the Theaters -> Talk to girl at Print Club machine -> Go to parking lot on
    Nanafuku -> Talk to punk (2nd choice three times) -> Go to Third Park -> Defeat
    MIA agents -> Talk to homeless man at exit from River Styx -> Go to
    Fortune Teller -> Continue betting until fight -> Defeat bodyguards and dice
    roller -> Go to River Styx -> Go to Serena -> Defeat Nishikiyama yakuza
    in bar -> Defeat Shintou Kouji
    Go to River Styx -> Defeat White Edge in Champion District -> Go to
    Deborah -> Defeat Akai Brothers -> Go to River Styx -> Talk to Date
    (2nd choice)
    Defeat Se Waa members in dining hall -> Defeat Chui Lin Lau chefs and Se Waa
    members in kitchen -> Defeat Lau Ga Lung -> Shoot enemies and vehicles, defeat
    CHAPTER 10
    Go to empty building on Kou'enmae -> Go upstairs -> Get to the roof -> Jump to
    the final rooftop scene -> Defeat Nagase Masato
    CHAPTER 11
    Go to Shine, talk to Zan Mei -> Go to Jewel, talk to Ayaka, exit -> Go back in
    after remaining Se Waa members -> Go to Third Park -> Defeat remaining Se Waa
    members -> Go to Shine, talk to Zan Mei -> Go to MEB, talk to Mizuno -> Buy
    pass for 30,000 yen (2nd choice) -> Go to River Styx -> Talk to Date ->
    Go to Tougenkyou -> Go upstairs to farthest room -> Go outside -> Go down-
    stairs -> Go downstairs -> Defeat Majima Gorou -> Talk to Date (2nd choice)
    CHAPTER 12
    Board ship -> Talk to Terada and Kazama -> Go on deck -> Defeat Shimano Group
    yakuza -> Defeat Shimano Futoshi
    CHAPTER 13
    Go to Milennium tower -> Defeat MIA in lobby -> Take elevator to Ares -> Defeat
    Oomirengun yakuza -> Defeat Jingu Kyouhei (pursue to helipad and defeat him
    there) -> Defeat Nishikiyama Akira
    4a.  Missions
    NOTE:  I'll mark the ones that you'll only have one chance to do with *'s.
    Most of them will simply start in the chapter I've noted and can be done at
    any time after then, tho'.  Other missions span chapters.  I'll note them with
    a %.
    Chapter 2
    There's a lady wandering around in a random pattern in front of the Volcano
    pachinko slot parlor.  Bump into her, and she'll cry "pervert!"  Then, yakuza
    will come and threaten you.  Refuse to pay (first choice) and then defeat the
    big guy.
    Chapter 4
    Requirement:  clear "False Molestation" mission
    North of where you encountered the lady in the mission "False Molestation," just
    before the street meets up with Nanafuku Street, there will be three tough guys
    walking around.  Bump into them, refuse to pay (1st choice), and then beat
    Requirement:  clear "Hey, That Hurt!"
    Those three guys will be back, this time armed!  Bump into them, refuse to pay
    (1st choice again), and then beat them.
    Requirement:  clear "Hey, That Hurt!  The Revenge"
    Those three guys will come back, armed again, and this time with two, big,
    hulking thugs.  Bump into them again, refuse to pay again (it's a rather steep
    fine this time anyway!--1st choice) and then beat them again.
    Requirement:  clear "Hey, That Hurt!  The Great Revenge"
    Those three guys are back!  But...if you bump into them, this time, they just
    offer a lame excuse about just being out for a nice little stroll and run away
    with their tails tucked between their legs.  Heh.
    Go near the park in western Nanafuku street and you'll get flagged down by a man
    who asks if you're a yakuza.  It doesn't matter how you answer; he'll attack you
    anyway.  Beat him.
    At Good Cafe' (in Chuudou street), first talk to the owner, then to the yakuza
    blocking his door.  Tell him off (bottom choice) and win the battle.
    In front of Smile Burger (east side of Chuudou street), there are yakuza right
    in front of the shop arguing with an employee.  Talk to them and tell them to
    knock it off (first choice), then win the battle.
    NOTE:  You'll have to be able to get into the River Styx to complete
      this quest.  What's more, you'll have to beat the "Strong-Armed Man" mission
      to give away the last item.
    Buy a Japanese Sake for the old man in The Third Park (near the Stardust host
    club, to the east of Tenka'ichi street).  Choose the first choice, then the
    first choice to drink with him, then get the coin locker key he gives out.
    Visit the coin lockers to get the Old Coat.  There's a shivering man near the
    Bacchus bar (replaced later by Bantam) near the Milennium Tower, in that little
    alley running east-west.  Give him the coat.  The Glasses he gives you are for
    the guy near the Shine night club on Pink street, who'll give you a roll of
    Enforced Tape.  This is for a homeless man in the River Styx (which you
    can't get to until Chapter 5).  He'll give you the Silver Attache Case.  This
    case is for the businessman (salaryman) in that little hook in the alley before
    the River Styx that is blocked by the Strong-Armed Man (whom you'll
    need to have defeated to get to the salaryman).
    When you talk to him, you'll have to prod him into telling his story--it's the
    bottom choice twice.  Then, give him the case, and he'll act stupid and fight
    you.  Beat him to end the mission.
    Talk to the girl just south of the Champion District at the dead-end at the
    east end of Taihei street (her name is Ka'ai Momoko; you'll meet her later if 
    you complete this mission) and she'll tell you she lost her manuscript.  Say 
    you'll help her (first choice), and she'll tell you she lost it in the Champion
    District.  It's in the southwestern corner of said district on the map.  Bring
    it back to her to complete the mission.
    Near the center of Nanafuku street, north of the Milennium Tower, there's a man
    with a green jacket and a cap on, standing still, snickering to himself.  Bump
    into him, and he'll apologise profusely, then run off.  Kiryuu will realise he's
    been robbed.  Follow the guy to the next screen, find him, and talk to him
    again as he snickers to himself.  He'll run north.  Follow him there, and after
    you talk to him again, he'll run east.  He runs quite far this time.  Find him
    this last time and he'll fight you.  He only takes one hit.
    In an alley connecting Pink street with Senryou street, to the east of the Poppo
    market near Chuudou street, there's an attractive young woman who'll approach
    Kiryuu.  Talk to her, and she'll point out a strange guy hanging at the corner
    of a building and spying on her.  Tell her you'll take care of it (bottom
    choice) and go talk to him.  Choose the top choice when he threatens to call
    his yakuza friend twice, and fight them and win, then go and talk to the young
    woman again.
    On Senryou street, you'll run into a guy who wants to read your palm.  Agree
    (with the bottom choice), and agree to follow him to talk to him.  Choose the
    top choice to not pay twice when you're in the cafe', and you'll have to fight
    his friend outside.  He'll ask you to let him go and give you the Lifestone,
    but you can choose the bottom choice to find out where the first guy went.  Now,
    he's just north of there, standing on the corner.  Talk to him, choose the
    bottom choice, and beat him up.  He'll give you the Lifestone and money.
    Near the Akagyuu beef bowl restaurant at the northern edge of Tenka'ichi street,
    to its east, there's a guy talking to an employee.  Bump into him and he'll run.
    Follow him to where he's hiding behind the truck on the corner right across from
    the coin lockers, then to where he stands in front of Smile Burger, then to the
    Third Park.  He's way in the back, behind the swingset.  Talk to him, and you'll
    be whisked away to where the chase started.
    In the middle of Chuudou street, you'll see a woman, and a man running away
    from her.  Talk to the woman, and then follow the man.  He runs into the Third
    Park, just off on the east side of the gate inside.  Talk to him and beat him
    up, then go back to the woman and return her goods to her.
    Requirement:  Complete "Catch the Pickpocket"
    Inside the Club Sega at Chuudou street, there's a middle-aged man standing in
    front of the UFO Catcher machine.  Talk to him, and it'll prompt you to give
    him the toy he needs even though you don't have it yet.  Then, use the machine,
    pick up the "Gold Dorayan" (the yellow dragon) toy, and talk to the man to give
    it to him.  Go outside, and come back in.  He'll be there again, and this time,
    he needs all five varieties of the "Puyo-chan" (those little chick toys).
    You'll need five empty inventory slots.  Play the game again, and this time get
    all five: black, blue, pink, yellow, and big.  Talk to him again, then leave,
    come back in, and talk to the punk there.  He'll ask you to get the "Black
    Dorayan" (dragon) toy.  Go to it, and then he'll reappear out of nowhere and
    take it from you (choose the first choice).  Go outside, and just a moment
    later, Kiryuu will realise that he's just been given counterfeit money.  The
    guy will reappear just outside the store (on its west).  Talk to him, beat him
    up, and then he'll give you the key inside the toy.
    Crouching in the east end of the alley with the pawn shop is a man looking for
    his contact.  Bump into him, and he'll ask you to pay.  Refuse (bottom choice), 
    and fight him.
    Requirement:  Complete "My Contact"
    On Shouwa street (that's on the southern edge), between Pink and Senryou
    streets, there's a lady walking around asking people to buy her matches.  Buy
    one (for 100yen; first choice), and leave that screen, then come back.  Talk
    to her, and she'll give you the Manly Cologne.
    On the southern edge of Pink street, there's a guy who'll run over and try to
    strongarm you out of your possession, if you're wearing the Lucky Bracelet,
    Manly Cologne, Dragon Sarashi, Haruka's Necklace, or the Casanova Ring.  Deny
    him (bottom choice) and he'll fight you.  Beat him.  The easiest way to do this 
    is to complete the mission "The Matchstick Girl" and then equip that cologne, 
    then go to the west and just walk right into Pink street and you'll encounter
    the knucklehead.
    On Shouwa street (the southern edge of town), between Pink and Chuudou streets,
    there's a club that says "Abunai Room" ("Danger Room") with a woman standing
    outside you can talk to.  Talk to her, and she'll ask you to watch while a bad
    element comes to her shop and make them leave.  Agree (first choice) and after
    a little while, a guy will show up and bump into you.  Fight him, then he'll
    run off and get his friend.  Fight them, then they'll run off and get a third,
    bigger friend.  Fight them, and then talk to the lady as she appears again to
    complete the mission.
    The alley that connects Nanafuku and Kou'enmae streets to the south of the
    River Styx is blocked by a big guy if you go there.  Choose that you'd
    like to pass (first choice), but that you'd like not to pay him (bottom choice)
    and he'll fight you.  Beat him.
    Requirement:  Unknown--complete a certain mission offered in Chapter 4
    In the southeastern corner of the Champion District, there's a homeless man who
    asks if you lost a lighter.  Say you might have (top choice) and he'll ask
    what kind.  If you tell him a gold lighter (first choice), he'll sell you a
    gold lighter.  If you tell him a 100-yen (that's about $.80 or so--bottom
    choice), he'll give you a coin locker key.
    MY SON
    Requirement:  Complete "Strong-Armed Man"
    In the alley to the west of the parking lot on Nanafuku street running north-
    south stands a homeless man on its eastern edge near the north.  He thinks
    Kiryuu is his son.  Choose the bottom choice ("Father...?") to set this in
    motion.  Now, go to the park on the west edge of Nanafuku street and talk to
    the homeless guy there.  He'll tell you that Gen (the old man) got attacked in
    the Champion District.  You'll find him in the southern edge of Champion street,
    toppled.  Talk to him and he'll tell you to go find the people who beat him up.
    They've headed off towards the River Styx.  You'll find them in the
    alley where the Strong-Armed Man stood.  Talk to them, and say the first choice
    ("You guys beat up Gen, huh?") to fight them and get his wallet back.  Go back
    to where he was lying to find another homeless man who will tell you the back-
    story and give you a photo.
    Requirement:  Complete "The Cost of Fortune"
    Near a telephone pole on the north edge of Kou'enmae street to the west of the
    River Styx, your phone will ring.  Answer it, and then a person will
    ask you if you owe them money.  Answer "You've got the wrong guy" (1st choice)
    to end the mission, or agree to pay (the top choice after choosing the bottom
    choice the first time) to make the yakuza come and collect.  You can hang up
    the phone if you want, and supposedly end the mission that way, but I've only
    had bad luck that way.  I usually answer the bottom choice, then the center
    choice again and again until the agent dispatches a yakuza to come and rough
    you up near the park.  Go back towards the park and he'll be standing on the
    north side of the street.  Fight him and win.
    There's a painter at the northern edge of Koe'enmae street, near its western
    edge.  Talk to him, look at each of the four different kinds of paintings he
    has, and buy all four (top choice after looking at them).
    In the alley where Beam is located, a cut scene will happen where Mai (a young
    girl with huge...assets) is trying to get away from a drunk suitor.  She'll ask
    you for help.  Choose the first choice and scare him away, then choose the first
    choice again to follow her to her favorite bar.  You can choose the bottom one
    and find her again later at the northern edge of that same alley to keep the
    mission going.  I don't know if it matters what you answer to her first
    question.  I usually say "I just met you; I don't know yet" (the bottom choice).
    Once the drinks come, choose that you don't feel like drinking just now (the
    bottom choice) three times.  Mai will run off and you'll have to fight the guy
    who pretended to be drunk, his two friends, and the barkeep (who's pretty big
    and tough).  Once you beat them, you can take the money (first choice) or say
    that it won't do (bottom).  I'd advise doing that one if you want to complete
    the missions as that's the only way to open the hidden casino needed for two
    other missions!
    Yuuya will call you once you leave Serena and ask you to come meet up with him
    to see his gal strip.  He'll be at Shine, which is lighted up on your map.  Go
    there and talk to him, then go inside, go into the showroom, and choose the
    first choice to watch the next show once you've seen the "exciting" routine
    (in glorious, blurry, ugly polygons).  Beat the mysterious assassin.
    Chapter 5
    Requirement:  Complete "Art and Talent"
    Once you can get into the River Styx, go to the man on the eastern
    edge who's lying on the ground.  It'll ask you if you want to give him some-
    thing--choose "yes" and give him the "Woman Holding A Scallion" Painting.  He'll
    give you his book, signed.
    Requirement:  Complete "Art and Talent 2"
    Take the "Woman Holding A Scallion" book the author gave you over to the
    painter on Kou'enmae Street.  He'll give you the "Cat Atop Ginseng" Painting.
    Requirement:  Complete "Art and Talent 3"
    Take the "Cat Atop Ginseng" Painting down to the guy greeting customers just
    inside the door of the Alps Tea House and he'll get excited and buy it.  You
    can refuse to sell it (bottom choice) three times to get more money, but you'll
    get less experience.
    Requirement:  Complete "Art and Talent 4"
    Go back to where the artist was and there will now be a different man standing
    there.  Talk to him and say you do know the artist (first choice) and then
    show him one of the artist's paintings (any of the three will do) and sell it
    to him.
    TO BE A DOCTOR * %
    In front of the entrance to the River Styx is a little boy whose tummy
    is rumbling.  Talk to him and give him any food (he'll also take the "Heal"
    items left around in action stages).  Later, in Chapter 7, leading Haruka about
    town after the incident at the chouhan ("even or odd" dice game) gambling house,
    go to the Third Park.  Give him something to eat again, and he'll collapse.
    Kiryuu will carry him--be mindful of that meter running out (that's how long
    he has to live).  You'll need to find out where the hospital is...there are
    many ways to do this, but the easiest is to just walk west, then south to
    Stardust.  A man standing near Stardust's entrance will tell you; it'll get
    lighted up on the map and be just to the north and a little to the west.  Go
    there, and then you'll see Ali's brothers arguing with the doctor in a nice,
    semi-racist moment.  Fight them and win.
    Chapter 6
    There's a drunk guy on the east side of Tenka'ichi street near Serena.  Talk to
    him, and he'll ask you to bring him some Japanese Sake. Do so for him twice and
    he'll start to feel bad and need a Staminan X.  You can give him higher-grade
    Staminans, instead, if you want.
    Requirement:  ???  Sometimes occurs later?
    Near the Third Park, there's a fallen man with two punks standing over him.
    Talk to the punks, and they'll run away.  Check the man, and Kiryuu will notice
    he's dead.  Check him again, and you'll find a cell phone.  Take it (first
    choice).  It'll ring and a man will talk to you.  I don't believe it matters
    what you answer this man in any of his conversations with you; I always just
    give the first response.  Right after you leave the area, it'll ring again, and
    he'll tell you to meet the girl standing in front of Bantum (or where Bacchus
    used to be).  Meet her, and she'll ask for the password...she's just fooling
    around, tho'; there isn't one (answer the first choice).  Take the key to the
    coin lockers and get the Long Dosu (you can send it to the items box if you have
    too many weapons already; it's not needed to complete the mission).  He'll tell
    you he'll contact you when he knows where the target is.  Go to the square in
    front of the theater and he'll call you again.  He'll ask if you see the tall
    man in the grey suit (that's you)--say "yes" (top choice).  Then, go to where
    he says he'll meet you--the Yoshida Batting Center.  Approach him inside, beat
    him, and he'll give you a Bullet-Proof Vest (good item, btw).
    In the Yoshida Batting Center, to the right from the entrance near the arcade
    machines, there's an old ball player who'll challenge you to hit ten of his
    "insane" pitches into the little, lighted circle in the nets to get home-
    runs.  Do so, then talk to him, then do so again, then do so again.  All choices
    are the top choice.  It's all about timing here, so...you just need to get used
    to it, unfortunately.  It's really not as hard as it sounds.
    Requirement:  Clear "Bad News for Smile Burger"
    In front of the Gelato Shop (at the north end of Tenka'ichi street), there are
    yakuza similar to the ones in front of Smile Burger.  Talk to them, tell them
    to knock it off (first choice), and beat them.
    To the south of the theaters stands a man.  If you talk to him, he'll ask you
    to do him a favor.  Choose the first choice twice and he'll tell you to go and
    find a woman in the square in front of the theaters and tell her she's sexy,
    then give her his money (which he gives to you).  She's at the center of the
    southern edge.  It's the middle choice.  Then, give the first choice to pay his
    money, and she'll give you a box.  You can open it if you want and you'll see
    why he's so nervous about it--kinda.  You'll also see he's sorta a loser.  If
    you open it, your experience is halved.
    On the street to the west of the Champion District, north of the Tougenkyou
    Soapland, on the east side of the street, a middle-aged man in a suit complains
    that he's had a rash of graffiti recently.  Agree to watch for him (first
    choice) and his son will run up and try to start spraying.  Approach him, and
    he'll run south.  Follow, beat up his yakuza friends, and then go back to the
    shop owner and talk to him.
    Requirement:  Clear "The Gold Lighter"
    On the north side of Taihei street's east edge, west of the Tougenkyou and
    near a car, near the guy who sold you the information about the weapons shop
    hidden in the video shop, Beam, you'll (hopefully) spy a woman all dressed in
    red.  Talk to her, and she'll complain that her white bag was stolen.  Go to
    the square in front of the theaters, talk to the two girls who stand near the
    pedestrian railways at the eastern edge of the square, and then go to the
    Champion District and meet the punk standing in the middle of the northern edge.
    Choose the first choice if any questions are asked, I believe.  Three punks
    will appear in the Third Park.  Go and beat them for the bag, then bring them
    back to the woman for a comedy moment.
    Requirement:  Clear "For Good Cafe'"
    There is a punk standing at night-time in front of the Milennium Tower (inside
    a "u"-shaped planter).  He'll ask you to call a race for him: 3-7 or 3-8.  Tell
    him "3-7" if you want him to win and give you some money later; "3-8" if you 
    want him to lose and fight you for experience.  He appears again in the same
    spot...but you'll have to leave and come back after a little while.
    Requirement:  Can only be completed once "Find the Bag" is completed
    If you go near the southern edge of Senryou street, a man will run up and ask
    you for money.  Tell him the second choice both times and pay him, then leave
    the area.  After some time, if you return to where you met him, your phone will
    ring.  You'll need to have completed "Find the Bag" in order for the call to
    come.  Answer it and then run south to meet the man who worked for Blue Moon.
    On the eastern side of Senryou street, about midway north-to-south, you'll find
    a young man named Kanou.  He'll fight you.  Beat him, and he'll ask to become
    your deshi (apprentice of sorts).  Say you don't mind (bottom choice) and meet
    up with him again to the west of the Champion District.  Talk to him, and answer
    the first choice.  He'll lead you to the bar, Shellac.  Go inside, talk to the
    owner, and answer the first choice.  Then, the yakuza will show up for real and
    tell you to get lost; tell them to get lost instead (first choice).  Beat them
    Requirement:  Clear "Yakuza Aspirations"
    Run into Kanou again standing on the corner south of the Yoshida Batting Center
    on Nanafuku street.  He'll talk to you automatically.  Go east, and you'll run
    into him again.  Agree (bottom choice), then tell the yakuza to let Kanou go
    (bottom choice again).  Beat them.
    In Koshou Park (the park in the western edge of Nanafuku street), you'll hear
    a man crying in the bathrooms.  Give him a tissue (first choice).  You can get
    tissues from those guys in the white jackets trying to make you visit their
    businesses.  The nearest one is in front of Volcano.  Just bump into him and
    he'll force you to take some tissues.  The man will thank you and give you his
    smelly business card--he's Rokkaku Gouji of Jet Set Radio fame.
    Requirement:  Clear "Find the Manuscript"
    Just south of Taihei street, on the east side of Senryou street, Ka'ai Momoko
    is surrounded by yakuza.  Choose to save her (first choice) and beat them up.
    In the alley south of the theater, where you can find coin locker key #50,
    stands a really big yakuza.  Talk to him and he'll try to sell you a gun.  Buy
    it (top choice).
    Chapter 7
    NOTE:  Bear in mind that the "To Be A Doctor" Mission must be completed in
      Chapter 7 after the chouhan incident.
    The B-King team is hanging around in front of the theaters, getting hassled by
    yakuza.  Talk to them, choose to help (first choice), and beat the gangsters.
    Before the chouhan betting event, lead Haruka to the west of the River Styx
    on Kou'enmae street.  A movie will show a man getting ready to jump.  All
    the choices are the first choice; go up there, walk towards the guy, and just
    hit the circle button a lot.
    Requirement:  Open the underground casino in "The Price of an F-Cup"
    Take Haruka to the underground casino and talk to the bunny girl blocking the
    way to the chips counter.  When you go to leave the casino, a man will come in,
    clutching extremely suspiciously to an attache case.  After the movie, take the
    case over to the counter and talk to the attendant, who'll turn it into chips
    for you.  Double the money and you'll get approached by some yakuza.  Beat them,
    and then the man will come and try to get his money back.  Deny him (bottom
    choice) twice and then you'll get another cut scene....  To double your money,
    use the Red Jewel (I do hope you bring one with you) and then go to roulette.
    Bet 5555 on all of the red numbers, then throw your final 10 onto red.  This
    will double your money no matter what as the next play must be a red number.
    This event must take place in Chapter 7.  I usually do it before the chouhan
    gambling incident, but some suggest it doesn't matter.
    After the chouhan betting incident, take Haruka to Bantam (the bar where Bacchus
    used to be to the east of the Milennium Tower).  She'll recognise Jackal
    Yagisawa, a local boxer who's got a championship fight coming up (apparently,
    she follows boxing!).  He'll slap her (man!).  Fight him and win, and choose to
    help him (top choice).  They barkeep will tell you how to go and see the bookie
    near the pawn shop.  Go to the man standing there and answer "I just need to
    come in out of the rain" (top choice) and he'll let you in.  Fight the bookie 
    and win.
    Chapter 8
    When Haruka's missing, after defeating the Bloody Eye gang, right after talking
    to Date, you'll get a phone call.  Answer it, and Hanaya will ask you to go and
    meet with him.  Go there, talk to him, and he'll tell you to go and see about
    the old Doujima Group.  It'll be marked on your map, near the square in front of
    the theaters.  Go there, walk inside, go into the back room, walk up to Yayoi,
    and the paper doors will be thrown open, revealing the remnants of the Doujima
    Group, ambushing Kiryuu.  Defeat them.  Yayoi draws a sword and holds it on
    Kiryuu, demanding he explain who killed her husband, but Kiryuu apologises and
    says that he can't yet.
    Chapter 10
    In an alley connecting Pink street with Senryou street, there's a cop who will
    ask you for your papers.  It doesn't matter which answer you give the first
    two times; he'll just ask you for a bribe.  Don't pay (bottom choice) and a
    yakuza will chase off the fake cop.  Follow him to the east, fight him, and
    beat him.
    In the parking lot at the eastern edge of Nanafuku street, there's a big guy
    with a crowd around him.  Talk to him, and he'll tell you he's got an open
    challenge to anyone who thinks he can take him on.  Say you'll fight him (first
    choice) and beat him.  He'll ask you to let him off the hook rather than pay.
    You should refuse (top choice).  Beat him and his cronies.
    Requirement:  Complete "Catch the Pickpocket"
    Walking around erratically in the intersection near the parking lot in eastern
    Nanafuku street is a pickpocket.  Bump into him, and he'll steal from you, then
    run north.  Follow him--he's behind the truck.  Fight him, and then he'll be
    found again in the intersection south of the Yoshida Batting Center in western
    Nanafuku street.  Bump into him again, and he'll run north again.  This time,
    he's way past the batting center and behind a truck, again.  Beat him, and he'll
    say he won't ever do it again.  Choose the bottom choice ("I don't believe you")
    and he'll give you the Casanova Ring.
    In the Hotel District, northeast of the Batting Center, you'll be called by a
    strange guy in camoflauge pants with sunglasses in a higher-pitched "Oi!" voice
    than your average yakuza.  Beat these guys.
    Requirement:  Clear "Gang Busters"
    There are three Gang Busters groups to encounter:  in the east of Taihei street,
    near the Tougenkyou soapland, and to the left and right of the entrance to the
    parking lot at Nanafuku street's eastern end.
    Requirement:  Clear "Gang Busters 2"
    There are three more Gang Busters groups now:  in the alley to the north of
    Shine that connects Pink street with Senryou street, at the southern end of
    Senryou Street, and south of Shine on Pink street.
    Requirement:  Clear "Gang Busters 3"
    This time, only two groups appear:  beside the Poppo Mart at Chuudou street
    (which is really to the east of Chuudou) and on Chuudou street, near the west
    side, just south of the center north-to-south.
    Requirement:  Clear "Gang Busters 4"
    Talk to Aoki again in front of the theaters.  He'll tell you about the Gang
    Busters in a little more detail.  This time, there's only one group, and they're
    around the corner from Deborah; just north of the theaters.
    Requirement:  Clear "Gang Busters 5"
    The leader wears similar para-military garb and stands to the west of the Aka-
    gyuu beef bowl restaurant on Taihei street (at the north end of Tenka'ichi).
    Beat him.
    Requirement:  Clear "Gang Busters Leader"
    After defeating the leader, he'll tell you about the mysterious man behind the
    Gang Busters up near the Yoshida Batting Center.  Go up there and you'll find
    the guy hanging out just south of its entrance.  Talk to him, and call him out
    (first choice).  Beat him to find out what's been going on.
    Meet and talk to the man lying on the ground in the alley running east away from
    Senryou street.
    Requirement:  Clear "A Dying Man's Request"
    Go to the square in front of the theaters, find the gangsters in the red jerseys
    that the man talked about, and talk to them.  Choose the first choice and beat
    Requirement:  Clear "A Dying Man's Wish"
    Bring the bag back to the collapsed man.  Supposedly, you can't use taxis to
    get there or he'll die.  If there is a time limit, it's fairly long.
    Running around the square in the inverted "Y" area south of the Chuudou Poppo
    market is a yakuza.  Approach him and talk to him--he'll fight you.  Choose the
    first choice and then take the coin locker key and go up to the coin lockers.
    There's a yakuza there when you look at the lockers.  Refuse to hand the key
    over to him (bottom choice).  Fight him and defeat him.  You can return to that
    "Y" area and find the man running around again, for some reason.
    Across the alley from the Third Park, you'll find a gunman.  Fight him and he'll
    reveal that he isn't exactly a meticulous or focused hit man.
    Near where the painter was in Kou'enmae street, you'll find a man who will
    recognise you.  Choose the first choice and say you'll help him look for Kyouka.
    She's in the Yoshida Batting Center, sitting on the bench with Takashi, as she
    was in Chapter 6.  Talk to her, and take her ring back to the yakuza.
    Requirement:  Open the underground casino in "The Price of an F-Cup"
    Go into Shellac and the owner will be worried.  Talk to him and ask him what's
    wrong (first response?).  Go to the underground casino and talk to the man he
    tells you about (he's standing at the roulette table).  The man wants the
    Lucky Beads.  They're available in the casino--but you'll have to spend 400,000
    yen to get the chips to exchange for them.  You can also get them from the coin
    lockers.  Bring them to the yakuza, and then go back and see the bartender at
    Shellac again.
    South of the Kotobuki Pharmacy, in that weird, little "doughnut" area, you'll
    find a gal wandering around.  Talk to her, and she'll ask if you wanna hang out.
    Say "yes" (first choice).  Suddenly, you'll be in front of a hotel.  Say "no"
    to her (bottom choice) twice and she'll call her brother.  Well...OK, so it
    turns out that "she" was a "he."  The brother fights you.  Beat him--er, wait;
    it turns out that "he" is a "she." (!)  Beat her younger brother.  Actually,
    that woman is the only woman you fight, and that man is the only female
    character model you fight--well, besides the body of the mysterious assassin.
    Requirement:  Clear "Yakuza Aspirations 2"
    North of Beam on the top of Pink street, you'll find Kanou again.  He'll ask if
    you see the woman there...say "yes" (first choice) and then say "OK" (first
    choice).  Approach, and she'll run.  Follow her.  It's not too hard to find her
    because she wears all red.  The last time you see her, she'll run pretty far
    south past the entrance to the Champion District.  Talk to her, and yakuza will
    show up.  Choose not to hand her over (first choice) and beat the yakuza.
    Requirement:  Clear "Yakuza Aspirations 3"
    You'll run into Kanou again near the entrance to the Tougenkyou soapland on
    Taihei street.  Afterwards, you'll find him again near the Chuudou Poppo market.
    Answer the first response twice, and he'll lead you to a yakuza.  Fight them,
    and then keep answering the first response to let Kanou off the hook. 
    Chapter 11
    Once you've gotten hold of a pass to the Tougenkyou soapland, head back to the
    River Styx, but don't talk to Haruka or Date; don't take her down there
    yet.  Go and talk to the Hanaya, and he'll tell you about the fake Mizuki that
    Nishikiyama's men killed.  Leave the River Bed and go south to the Champion
    District, to the pAres nightclub.  Talk to the man outside, then go inside and
    talk to the person there.  He'll set you up with Arisa instead of Mizuki.  Buy
    her a drink enough times (the top choice) and she'll let it slip that Mizuki
    is nowhere to be found.  Kiryuu will talk to the owner again and then get in a
    fight.  Win the fight, and he'll tell the man about the fake Mizuki's fate.
    Requirement:  Beat all 72 other "normal" missions (cabaret club girls missions
      don't count)
    Go to the square in front of the theaters.  North of the save point stands a
    man wearing black.  Talk to him, and he'll start to fight you.  Beat him.  He's
    tough and has three forms.  I recommend getting four Sengetsu swords from the
    underground colisseum tournament "The Ronin Grand Prix," equipping one, and
    bringing the others as reserves, because then you can just stun him over and
    over and over.
    4b.  Romancing Cabaret Club Girls
    OK....  So, I have to start this by admitting that I haven't done this very
    many times.  Why?  Because...to be honest, I don't really care and these girls
    are kinda costly to do!  I'm always playing through the game over and over, so
    as I do, I'll try and re-write this section.
      When you visit the two cabaret clubs (Pink Street's "Shine" and Nanafuku's
    "Jewel"), you'll get a random girl at first.  Well...there's a solution to
    that.  If you go into that MEB place on Nanafuku, there's a guy inside named
    Mizuno who knows a lot about these gals.  He'll tell you all about the six
    main girls to romance.  There are also three characters standing around who
    give out some info:  a freakish nerd with bags full of figurines who hangs out
    near the Akagyuu near the Milennium Tower, a guy who hangs out humming to him-
    self on Pink street near the ramen shop, and from Aya herself, hanging out by
    the Poppo near Chuudou.  Once you get their name (just go to MEB and talk to
    Mizuno; he'll name all of them), you can ask for them by name when you go to
    Shine or Jewel, and start romancin'.  You can clear any girl except for Aya
    in Chapter 4; Aya needs to be in Chapter 6.
      The basic pattern is this:  name the girl, buy a drink, buy some food, give a
    present (or don't).  Then, she'll ask you two random questions.  This is the
    part where people who know no Japanese and are playing the import version will
    probably not do to well....  *ahem*  Anyway, then the girls ask you to keep at
    it or not, ask you another question, ask you to buy drinks, then food, then
    ask two more questions.  Then, they'll ask to keep going, but Kiryuu will
    decide it's too late and leave--but you can just turn around and go right back
      The point of all this is to build up their attraction (listed in hearts).
    Answering a question the right way usually gets a half a heart, wearing the
    "Casanova Ring" seems to usually give half a heart automatically, continuing the
    night grants half a heart, and buying assorted fruits to eat grants half a
    heart, and buying their favorite booze gives a different reaction from each
    girl.  Note that going in without the Casanova Ring, Lucky Bracelet, or a
    fragrance on (except Haruka's stuff) will give you a penalty, answering a 
    question wrong generally grants a penalty (and sometimes the correct answer
    keeps it at status quo), ordering the house bottled beer gives a penalty, but
    not ordering food and not continuing the night seems to be O.K.
      Get their hearts to ten, and you've maxed it out.  You can do it with just
    buying their favorite booze and fruits and continuing the conversation over and
    over, but it will end up being much, much, much cheaper if you just buy one of
    the 1000-yen boozes (which have no effect), fruits, not giving presents, answer-
    ing the questions properly, and continuing the conversation.  Um, a *lot*
    cheaper, I should add.  You'll usually end up spending about 100,000 yen per
    gal this way.
      Anyway, you'll get mails from them on your cell phone.  Once you get to ten
    hearts and leave them on a high note, you'll get a mail (just walk around
    until mails show up, except Aya, who mails you right when you stand against
    the theaters). Then, you'll have to go through a mini-mission, end up at the
    Hotel District after the screen turns pink (assumedly representing a romp at a
    love hotel), get them to say they like you, and then you'll get a mail saying
    "wham, bam, thank you...er, sir."  Well, OK; so it's not that cold, but I mean,
    geez.  And...it's not really necessarily that they had sex or anything; it's
    probably supposed to just be "a date."  
      The only "cool" things here will be the 3,000 experience and the picture
    that comes with the final mail (tho' they *really* aren't anything to speak of).
      I'll list the answers here, but you can find out most of the information
    you'll need to be able to figure out what to give the girls and what to say to
    them when they ask you certain things by hints about the game.  There are a few
    guys standing around on the streets of Kamuro who know things about them, but
    mostly, you'll find the info you want at MEB.
      So, why don't I play these too much?  Well....  First of all, it takes up
    your time and energy and money.  It can take a *lot* of money, in fact, just
    for a 3,000 experience boost.  Also, I just don't understand why Kiryuu would
    even be interested in doing this, to be honest; isn't he running around town in
    search (partly) of his love?  Isn't he a big, tough, macho guy who I just can't
    imagine would have trouble finding a date normally anyway?  Doesn't he seem
    aloof and not very interested in things like this?
      Another reason?  Well, it isn't done very well.  I've played those "ren'ai"
    dating games before.  Usually, you're just doing it to get art and stuff like
    that.  In this game, there really isn't much of a reward, and it's very stream-
    lined.  Besides, as I said before, Kiryuu doesn't seem to have much of a vested
    interest in these girls.  I mean, in most other dating games, you're in high
    school or a famous animated series or some other situation where you'd really
    need to interact with these people and get to know their characters.  So, it's
    thankless, takes up a lot of time, and doesn't turn out to be very interesting.
      The way I usually do this (when I do) is to start with Yuzu at Shine, because
    when you give her 200,000 yen at the Casino, she gives you a sword worth
    750,000.  The boost is almost enough to take the cheap way with the other gals.
      Oh, one last thing:  I got most of this information from Japanese message
    boards and things like that, so I haven't 100% heard all the questions or
    verified all of the answers, so there may be errors in this section.
    REIKA of "JEWEL"
    Drinks:  Champagne Gold (3000) (1 heart), Champagne White (1/2), Rose (1/2), 
      Black (1/2)
    Present:  Expensive Necklace (1 1/2 hearts)
    Food:  Assorted fruits (1/2 heart)
    Age: 22  Blood Type:  AB
    Favorite body type?  "Thin; slender."
    ?  "Super-spicy ramen."
    Way to talk to girls?  "Just calmly talk to her."
    Photo?  "Let me take it."
    Hobby?  "Driving, I guess."
    Apartment?  "Just sell it right now."
    End of the world?  "I wouldn't give up--I'd keep resisting to the end."
    For a long time?  "I've gotten used to it."
    What do you like about my appearance?  "Pretty eyes."
    Change my image?  "I like the way you are now."
    ?  "Yes--no doubt."
    Someone you like?  "I already have one." then "Yeah, she's enough."
    My underwear?  "String."
    Kiryuu's underwera?  "A man should be silent and wear a fundoshi."
    Days off?  "Just stay at home."
    What catches your eye?  "If it's a good make."
    Why are you quiet?  "I'm bewitched by you."
    ?  "Folk dance."
    Booze?  "Get used to drinking."
    After getting her to ten hearts, after a little time passes, get a mail from
    her.  Then, run down to that Poppo on Shouwa and talk to the two men there,
    who tap into her cell phone and hear her talking about seeing her boss at the
    hotel district.  Go right across the street from the Yoshida Batting Center,
    and you'll see this "boss."  Talk to him, and he'll say something about Reika
    being at a park.  Go and see her--she's in the park right around the corner
    there on a bench.  She'll explain the situation with the boss, who then shows
    up.  Kiryuu tells him off.  After that, you'll be magically transported to
    the Hotel District.  Walk around and you'll get the farewell mail.
    CHISA of "JEWEL"
    You can talk to a homeless man on Kou'enmae street to get info on her.
    Drinks:  Champagne Gold (2 1/2 hearts), White (1 1/2), Rose (1 1/2), Black
     (1 1/2).
    Presents:  Pink Lily Bouquet (1 1/2 hearts), Red Roses Bouquet (1 heart),
      French or Italian Cologene (1/2)
    Food:  Assorted Fruits (1/2 heart)
    ?  "Didn't you save a homeless guy?" then "I heard it from the guy himself."
    Plastic surgery?  "If that's what she wants to do, then that's OK."
    Musical instrument?  "Of course."
    ?  "I'd love to see that."  "I'd feel honored."
    Cockroaches?  "I'd exterminate them."
    Ramen?  "From a ramen shop."
    ?  "The 'Hagakure,' huh...?"
    ?  "You seem like you haven't experienced it yet."
    ?  "A good memory."
    ?  "Seems like once a day isn't enough." -> "O.K. to be a stalker."
    Karaoke?  "Rock." (you can also answer "Anime theme songs."
    ?  "You're a tough girl." -> "You want me to lend you my chest?"
    Movie?  "A Hollywood movie."  (you can also say "An animated film.")
    ?  "I'd kiss and see where it went."
    ?  "A 'cute' kind of sexy." -> "You've got the goods."
    ?  "That's not true." -> "I'd eat what's put in front of me."
    ?  "I'm the best at risque' humor."
    ?  "So long as she's a woman, it's OK."
    You'll get a mail from her at 10 hearts saying she wants to meet you in front
    of Jewel.  Fight the yakuza there and beat them, then she'll thank you and
    leave.  You'll get another mail saying to meet in front of the theaters.  Talk
    to her and you'll get the pink screen of fun and be in the Hotel District and
    3,000 experience.  Walk away and you'll eventually get the final mail with her
    Drinks:  No drinks will up her hearts.  However, you can order the house bottle
      for free and it doesn't adversely effect her meter!
    Present:  French Muffler (+ 1/2 heart).
    Food:  Assorted Fruits (1/2 heart).
    Do you have a girlfriend?  "No." -> "I don't mind if you're my junior."
    Without a boyfriend, I'm in trouble!  "Well, I'll be your boyfriend." ->
      "Forget about that; when that day comes, maybe you shouldn't come to work."
    What event do you like?  "Christmas; it's so bright and cheerful!"
    If we went out, what would you want me to call you?  "Kiryuu-chan."
    How could a bad man change himself?  "It depends on his life policies."
    Wear anything but a suit?  "If I don't have a suit, I can't wear anything."
    Do you think I'm stupid?  "No, no!--you're very smart!"
    Do you like to fight?  "Just when people force me to."
    Do you like girls in their early 20s?  "Yeah, I like 'em."
    Where would you go on a date in this town?  "Don Quixote."
    Can you tell what I'm thinking right now?  "Is it 'Man, I wanna eat some
    What kind of shoes do you like?  "Boots--cute ones."
    If I dumped you, what'd you do?  "I'd drink and get lost in my memories."
    Favorite animal?  "Hawk."
    How'd you get so strong?  "It's from fighting."
    What would you call me?  "I guess just 'Hiromi.'"
    Drunk?  "Just let me come here and get drunk." (+2 hearts!)
    Some guy made fun of me!  "I guess he just likes to hurt people."
    Your favorite type?  "Cool."
    What do you do?  "I used to be a yakuza."
    Will you listen to me; will you obey me?  "Well, probably; I've a weak spot for
      my woman."
    After getting her to ten hearts, when you leave the club, she'll suddenly say
    she wants to play hide and seek.  Within ten minutes or so, find her.  She'll
    be hanging out in front of the Milennium Tower.  Go with her to the Hotel
    District, get your 3,000 exp, and then walk away, getting her final mail and
    AYA of "SHINE"
    She hangs out in front of the Poppo by Chuudou, singing.
    Drinks:  Champagne Gold (2 1/2 hearts), Black (1 1/2), White (1 1/2), Rose
      (1 1/2)
    Present:  Monogram Bag (1 1/2 hearts)
    Food:  Assorted Fruit (1/2 heart)
    Age: 20  Blood type:  O
    What do you think of me?  "I wanna protect you with my very life."
    Are you looking at me?  "D--Don't be silly!" -> "When you're around, I just
      can't keep my eyes off of you."
    Which sign?  "Aquarius."
    Blood type?  "O"
    My age?  "Around 20." -> "Just by chance."
    Everyone seems to be writing a book these days....  "That's not true."
    Can I call you "daddy" just once?  "Yeah." -> "Yeah, you've become a very
      lovely lady."
    Hobby?  "Bonsai."
    What gesture?  "Holding a gun."
    Meeting up?  "That's OK, right?"
    Where to take me on a date?  "The zoo."
    I guess a man should be strong!  "Heh, I wouldn't play around with an adult."
    Unfaithful?  "I would try to follow her feelings." -> "Her feelings are the
      most important."
    Next time?  "Let's go to a ramen shop."
    Why're you staring at me?  "You're becoming a fine woman."
    Strict, or patient?  "Moderate."
    If I were to cosplay?  "A maid." -> "Let's make it cute!"
    What secret do you want to know?  "Your real name."
    This is the only girl whose romance can't be finished up in chapter 4.  You'll
    have to get her to 10 hearts in Chapter 6, or get her up there before then and
    date her one more time in Chapter 6 with 10 hearts.  Right near the Monitor,
    you'll get a mail from her that says she's at the River Styx.  Go there
    and talk to her (she's standing in front of the entrance); she's looking for her
    dad.  He's inside, right near the entrance to the underground area.  Talk to him
    and he'll leave.  You'll get a mail apologising for breaking the date--but, 
    she's got a lot to talk to her dad about.  You'll get another mail later saying
    that she's at the theaters.  Go there and talk to her, go to the Hotel District
    with her, and get yer 3,000 exp.  Then, walk around until your phone rings and 
    you get her pic.
    ERINA of "SHINE"
    Drinks:  Champagne Gold (2 1/2 hearts), White (1 1/2 Hearts), Black (1 1/2),
      Rose (1 1/2).
    Present:  French Cologne (1 1/2 hearts)
    Food:  Assorted fruit (1/2)
    Age:  21  Blood Type:  B
    Can I ask for something?  "Assorted Fruit." (1 1/2)
    Present?  "French Cologne." -> "Capital des Fleurs ('Hana no Miyako')"
    If I were reborn, as a man.... "You work enough already." (1 1/2)
    I like you.  Do you like me?  "I like you."
    I wanna open a nail salon.  "Keep at it!"
    Pushy customers always get the better of me....  "You shouldn't let them get to
      you so easily."
    You've got such big muscles!  "It's to protect women."
    What's my blood type?  "B." -> "A woman's selfishness is cute."
    Do you have a girlfriend?  "No."
    If I drink, I get easy.  "I wouldn't like you if you became easy."
    I'm really good at cooking!  "What's your specialty?"
    Have you had a cold instance in love?  "Love isn't cold; what's cold is just
    Wanderlust  "A man's wanderlust is seen as resourcefulness."
    I act spoiled.  "You can act spoiled around me all you want."
    When you're lonely, come see me!  "Well, I'll call you tonight."
    You're scary to look at, but you're actually really nice....  "Don't play around
      with a grown-up."
    ?  "Do you want something for your birthday?
    ?  "Follow me."
    My boyfriend... "You mean me?"
    Once you get 10 hearts, run over to the theaters.  At the eastern edge of the
    square (across the street and a little north from the Volcano Pachinko Slot
    Parlor), there's a weird guy in a suit.  Talk to him.  That's Erina's stalker.
    Beat him, and you'll get a chain mail shirt.  Erina will send you a mail
    thanking you, and ask you to come see her at the Batting Cages.  Well, go and
    see her and you'll get 3,000 exp and some time with her.  Afterwards, she'll
    send you a mail with her picture.
    YUZU of "SHINE"
    You'll have to clear the "The Price of an F-Cup" mission correctly and open
      the underground casino to finish this one.
    Drinks:  Champagne Gold (2 1/2), White (1 1/2), Black (1 1/2), Rose (1 1/2)
    Present:  Caviar Skin Bag
    Food:  Assorted Fruit (1/2)
    Age:  22  Blood Type:  B
    Work?  "Even if the pay sucks, you gotta give it your all."
    I love the Sea of Japan.  "You're 'cool.'"
    Do you like virgins?  "It doesn't matter."
    Diets are hard...  "You don't need to go on a diet."
    Age?  "22." -> "Just a lucky guess."
    What sign?  "Taurus."
    Wedding?  "I'd spend a lot of money and make it a grand affair."
    Why silent?  "I think I've fallen in love with you."
    What would you do?  "I'd dance around like a butterfly and sting you like a
      bee." -> "I could be rough with you."
    ?  "Jeans are good." -> "It's good to be in a relationship where neither one of
      you has to worry about stuff like that too much."
    ?  "There are a lot of men who're all talk." -> "Of course."
    If she was against marriage?  "I'd have a long talk with her."
    You....  "Do I scare you?"
    Disgusting food?  "I'd say it was gross, but I'd eat it."
    What do you like with women?  "I got a breast fetish."
    I look like I need to be talented.  "You look like a beauty."
    Good father?  "Strict to the kids."
    Get 10 hearts, then you'll eventually get a mail saying she's gone off to the
    casino--the underground one under the Ramen shop, that is.  Go in there, and
    she needs money (200,000 yen).  Give it to her.  She'll give you the Named
    Sword Tessyuusai (for some reason).  You can sell that sword for 750,000!
    After that, you'll get a mail from her eventually saying she'll meet you in
    front of the movie theaters.  Go there and have your date with her, get the
    3,000 experience, and walk around until you get a picture mailed to you.
    4c.  Main Characters List
    For now, this is an INCOMPLETE list.  I will try to expand it as I work on the
    F.A.Q.  All apologies!  Also--THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE!!
    I'll list the characters by family name, if known.  If it's not 100% known then
    I ain't putting it! (in other words, "Saya" is under "Saya" and not under
    "Date," even if she's Date Makoto's daughter)  Weird names will be listed the
    way they're written throughout the F.A.Q. (e.g. Hades Nishizawa won't be under
    "Nishizawa" but "Hades.")  I'll try and keep it alphabetical...but if I slip up,
    then I slip up (sorry!)
    I'll also try and list them in all-caps and to ONLY LIST THEM THIS WAY IN THIS
    SECTION.  That way, you can always leap to them with the "find" feature so long
    as you set it to be case-sensitive.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  Chapter 3--required fight, in front of Akagyuu beef bowl restaurant
      in western Taihei street.
    Description:  Just a knucklead who tries to sell you information but then ends
      up fighting Kiryuu, this guy's pretty easy.
    Fighting Style:  Brawler (see "Yakuza") 
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 8
    Description:  There's a big guy (the younger brother), and a kickboxer, wearing
      a basketball jersey.  They wear red (of course), being the leaders of the
      Bloody Eye gang out in Deborah.
    Fighting Style:  (Big Brother) Muay Thai, (Little Brother) Roughneck
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  (Big Brother) Twin Jabs, retreat, Twin Jabs, Spin Kick Combo
      (Little Brother) Uppercut, Spin Kick
    Strategy:  Grapple the little brother a lot.  The big brother, you can just
      treat like any other guy and try and sidestep his big strings.  Tap the
      button furiously to throw the little bro' around and then stomp on him--you
      can get a lot of easy experience this way, if it's the Heat Action stomp.
    Role:  Story character
    Appears in:  Chapter 11
    Description:  Shinji's girlfriend, Akemi is a worker at the Tougenkyou soap-
      land.  In other words, yes, she's a prostitute.  She knows about Kazama and
    Role:  Story character
    Appears in:  Chapter 7--"The Man Who Wanted to Die" mission
    Description:  This guy's waiting to throw himself off the roof because of the
      girl he's infatuated with.  Kiryuu and Haruka encounter this man before the
      "Chouhan incident," and hear that his girlfriend's name is "Mizuki."  It's
      not the same one, though....
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  "To Be A Doctor" mission
    Description:  An African-American guy who's seen suffering madly at Dr. Emoto's
      clinic.  He apparently has kidney stones.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appear in:  "To Be A Doctor" mission
    Description:  Two African-American guys, brothers of Ali.  Seeing their brother
      suffering madly at Dr. Emoto's clinic, they cry discrimination when Emoto
      passes over him to help the boy Kiryuu and Haruka bring to him.
    Role:  Enemy (Mission: Final Assasin)
    Appears in:  Kamuro Town, in front of the Theatre, once all 72 other, non-
      love-game missions are finished.
      Wears black clothes, including a nice, black trenchcoat, seems to be balding,
      and has black sunglasses on.  This is a very lethal opponent who has three
      fighting forms--meaning, he transforms when defeated twice a' la a Final
      Fantasy boss.
    Sample vocals:  (grunts)
    Fighting Style:  Some Lau-style attacks, some Nagase moves, some unique moves
    Sample Attacks:
      Form 1:  Kick, gunshot (knocks down)
               Two kicks + shot (knocks down)
               Three-hit combo
      Form 2:  Bomb lay
               Three-hit combo
      Form 3:  Komaki-Style Hikigaeshi
               Somersault Flip
    Strategies:  My main strategy is outlined in the extras section, but I'll just
      briefly say that you shouldn't really consider fighting him head-on.  I'll
      almost always get four Sengetsu swords and keep him stunned over and over.
      Form 1:  Try and use a "sparring" strategy and don't make yourself over-
        extended.  You can use the lamp posts to hide behind when he shoots, but
        his bullets will penetrate the Bulletproof Vest or any shields.  Don't try
        and catch him while he's using unarmed combat; he'll just flip around even
        while attacking.  No throws work.
      Form 2:  Keep close.  Keep close!!  You don't wanna get any distance.  He'll
        begin throwing bombs like a fiend.  Make sure you sway towards him.  This
        form can deal a lot of damage, but actually is the easiest of the three.
      Form 3:  Ridiculous.  Too much health, too many reversals.  Try and reverse
        him.  Other than that...not too much I can say.  No throws work, still.
    Role:  Story character
    Appears in:  Chapters 1, 2, 7, 10, the mission "Gang Busters 5," etc.
    Description:  This guy has his ear to the ground in Kamuro, knowing just about
      all that's going on.  Kiryuu is introduced to him by Tamura near the very
      start of the game and can rely on him throughout the story.
    Role:  Enemy (boss-like)
    Appears in:  Chapter 8
    Description:  Leader of the Blue Z.  This guy's annoying--he sidesteps often
      and sports a stun gun.  Treat him like every other stun gun guy; try and
      throw him.  It's very difficult to keep your Heat Gauge up, so you probably
      won't be getting bonus experience here.  He never drops his weapon.
    Fighting Style:  Stun gun
    Sample Vocals:  "Omee, baka na no?" ("You a [expletive] idiot??")
    Sample Attacks:  Stun, jumping spin kick, punch, overhead kick, stun
    Strategies:  Throws work decently.  Try and evade his strings--if you get hit
      by a stun, it'll be really annoying.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  "Pulling the Strings:  Asano" mission
    Description:  A yakuza in the Shimano group who bankrolls the Gang Busters
      group, who are supposedly devoted to ousting the yakuza.  At first, he claims
      that there are more and more, strange groups of yazkua showing up and that he
      wanted his group to succeed, so he was targetting the others, but then he
      admits he just wanted to get some money, so he felt less guilty about stealing
      it from yakuza.  Kiryuu calls him a disgrace.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  A cut scene in chapter 6
    Description:  This is the head of the Atobe group of yakuza.  His daughter runs
      away with Hanaya's son, Takashi, but also steals his money.  He ends up
      telling her to go with him through a messenger, watching sadly from Hanaya's
      spy room.  "Nice daughter you have," Hanaya says.  "I didn't raise her," says
      Atobe.  "I didn't raise mine, either," Hanaya responds.
    Role:  Cabaret club girl
    Appears in:  Chapter 4-13
    Description:  Works for the cabaret club Shine.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 11
    Description:  A cabaret club girl at Jewel.  Zan Mei knows that Ayaka is the
      one to ask to get a passport forged by Jan Bin.
    Role:  Enemy group
    Appears in:  Chapter 8
    Description:  The gang wearing all red.  They hang out in the square in front of
      the theaters and are based in Deborah, apparently.
    Role:  Enemy group
    Appears in:  Chapter 8
    Description:  The gang wearing all blue.  They hang out by that alley wehre the
      Strong-Armed Man was--near the River Styx.
    Role:  Cabaret club girl
    Appears in:  Chapter 4-13
    Description:  Works for the cabaret club Jewel.
    Role:  Ally
    Appears in:  Most of the game from Chapter 3 on
    Description:  Date is a downtrodden police detective who senses things aren't as
      they seem and works with Kiryuu to try and piece everything together.  He'll
      eventually even have to sacrifice his job to keep on the case, being threat-
      ened by members of a looming government conspiracy involving the mob's money.
      He's pretty much Kiryuu's partner in this picture.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Cut scenes
    Description:  This is the head of the Doujima group, for whom Kiryuu worked.
      Licensious, he tries to force Sawamura Yumi to be with him, but Nishikiyama
      interferes and shoots him.  Kiryuu takes the fall for Nishiki because his
      sister was in the hospital and he felt she would need her brother by her
      side.  Plus, he has a close bond to Nishiki and wanted to protect him while
      he was making his debut as a yakuza.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  "The Gokudou's Wife" mission
    Description:  Robed in traditional kimono, Yayoi waits for Kiryuu to come and
      find her, so that she and the old Doujima group members can take revenge for
      the incident ten years ago.  She knows Kiryuu didn't do it, but she needs to
      find out who did.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  "To Be A Doctor" mission
    Description:  A doctor running an apparently free clinic in which he strives to
      treat everyone, regardless of status.  He's secretly bankrolled by Kazama
    Role:  Cabaret club girl
    Appears in:  Chapters 4-13
    Description:  Works for the cabaret club Shine.
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 9 (boss)
    Description:  This guy, all wrapped up in a nice, wine-colored suit, is some
      kind of a big fish with the Se Waa.  I can only suppose that he's the second-
      in-command to Lau Ga Lung.  He pursues Kiryuu and shoots at him from atop a
    Fighting Style:  Machine gun
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Machine gun burst
    Strategy:  This is the boss of the Virtua-Cop / Time-Crisis-like mini-game.
      Just shoot him before the danger indicator turns red, and reload, using the
      time to reload to avoid his shots if you need to.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  "The True Form of a Beautiful Lady" mission
    Description:  A male transvestite, dressed in drag as a woman, Gouda apparently
      lures men to the Hotel district to be with them.  I never agreed to go into
      the hotel with him, so I don't really know to what end.  He has an older
      sister, who wears a suit and looks like a man.  Weird family!
    Fighting Style:  Muay Thai
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  generic Muay Thai
    Strategy:  Don't leave yourself overextended; dash away and let him go off into
      some string.  There are some weapons around to hit him with, if you would.
      He breaks throws quite often.
    Role:  Key figure
    Appears in:  Chapters 5-13
    Description:  A big, fat guy who likes gold chains, Hawaiian-style shirts,
      cigars, wearing a moustache, and spying on everyone in town.  He runs the
      "River Styx" area, making sure it's free from the gangs, yakuza, and
      even the police.  So, homeless people seem to flock there.  He's also an ex-
      cop, apparently, and knows Date Makoto.
        The "Sai" in "Sai no Hanaya" is the same as the Japanese name for the area
      he rules over, known as "Sai no Kawara" there.  It's sort-of a Buddhist limbo
      where people wait and try to cross the Sanzukawa, a river much like the River
      Styx that separates this world from the next (hence the name "River Styx" for
      the area there).
    Role:  Key figure
    Appears in:  Pretty much the whole game from Chapter 2 on
    Description:  That little girl you gotta lead all over the place.  She was
      raised in the "Sunflower" orphanage, and now is in Kamuro looking for her
      mother.  When Kiryuu meets up with her, he finds that Haruka's mother is
      supposedly Yumi's sister--the Yumi he knew and loved growing up.
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 4 (boss)
    Description:  A tall guy in a suit.  He works for the Oomirengun, and obviously
      knows of Kiryuu from the yakuza.  Showing up in Ares in the Milennium Tower,
      he reveals that Haruka is wanted by the gangs.
    Fighting Style:  Power wrestling
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Spinning knuckle, similar to the one Knuckles-type weapons
      have, mounted punches
    Strategy:  Not too much to say here, except you'll probably want to kill all his
      underlings for their experience.  He can be thrown, but remember that he's a
      big guy and you'll need to rapidly tap the circle button to throw him.  His
      spin attack also is invulnerable, so when boxing with him, don't over-extend
      yourself and get ready to block or dash away.  Don't forget to tap x repeat-
      edly if you get knocked down as he'll probably wanna do the mounted punches.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  Chapter 1
    Description:  This is the guy who runs Peace Finance, a group who owes the
      Kazama group money.  He plans to run away in the night before Kiryuu shows up
      and beats the money out of them.  He'll also retaliate later.
    Role:  Cabaret club girl
    Appears in:  Chapters 4-13
    Description:  Works for the cabaret club Jewel.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  "Betting on Boxing" mission
    Description:  A tall, thin boxer who wears baggy, white clothes.  He's finally
      gotten a shot at the championship match, but he's being "encouraged" by the
      yakuza to throw it.  So, in frustration, he gets drunk and slaps a nine-year-
      old girl to the ground when she asks his autograph.  Nice guy.
    JAN BIN (a.k.a. "Ninbenshi")
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 11
    Description:  The passport forger is actually the madame at the Jewel cabaret
      club.  You won't know this, of course, until you help her and Ayaka out of a
      jam with the Se Waa group.
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 13
    Description:  Yumi's husband and Haruka's father, he's also the head of a
      mysterious, secret, government agency called the "Ministry Intelligence
      Agency" (which is fictional, of course), or "MIA" for short.  Vicious and
      cut-throat, he intends to use the money stolen from the yakuza organization
      to create a new, more powerful, underground government.  Heartless, he even
      would kill his own daughter for the money.
    Fighting Style:  Running around like an idiot and shooting at you
    Sample Vocals:  Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! (bad voice acting laugh)
    Sample Attacks:  Shot
    Strategy:  When you can first fight him, take out all the MIA2 agents first,
      then try and get close while he darts around like an idiot and wedge him
      into a corner.  He doesn't guard much, but he will break throws usually and
      he runs away quickly from attack strings.  He's not terribly hard, however.
      After he gets down to half health, he flies up to higher ground on a helipad
      conveniently located nearby.  Defeat those MIA2 agents, then pursue him.
      Now...those two MIA2 agents he has up there will be replaced if you defeat
      them.  You can get infinite experience here, but you should be all built up
      by this point, anyway, so just ignore those guys as much as possible and close
      in on Jingu.  Push him against a corner of the roof and hit him hard.  There
      are a mess of Heals strewn about this stage; use them if you need to.
    Role:  Story character
    Appears in:  Cut scenes
    Description:  Kiryuu's oyakata of sorts, his "father in spirit," Kazama is the
      leader of a group of yakuza in Kamuro.  Kiryuu owes Kazama quite a lot--in
      fact, Kazama is crippled and walks with a cane because of injuries he sus-
      tained while saving Kiryuu years ago from the Se Waa group.  Kazama also 
      stole the 10 billion yen from the group to launder it with Jingu Kyouhei,
      Sera Masaru, and Jingu Kyouhei, and also took care of Sawamura Yumi when she
      had lost her memory.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Cut scenes, battles in Stardust
    Description:  This is the guy who owns and operates the Stardust host club on
      Tenka'ichi street.  He also has loyalties to Kazama, so he helps Kiryuu to
      meet with him.
    Role:  Enemy (boss-like)
    Appears in:  Chapter 5
    Description:  This guy seems to lead a ring of the White Edge gang around.  He
      throws rocks at a puppy and gets Haruka's--and Kiryuu's--attention.
    Role:  Main character
    Appears in:  Well...the whole game save some cut scenes!
    Description:  Kiryuu stands tall and seems to be well known for getting stuff
      done right.  He takes a fall for his dear friend, Nishikiyama Akira, and gets
      sent to jail for killing their boss.  Unfortunately, this also gets him dis-
      owned by the Yakuza and becomes what's called a "Father-Killer."  So...no-
      one seems to want to have anything to do with him.
      Kiryuu's bond with Nishikiyama and Sawamura Yumi go back to the days when he
      was raised with them in the Sunflower orphanage.  This is the same place
      Haruka was raised.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 6, chapter 10 on
    Description:  The daughter of the head of the Atobe group, Kyouka falls in love
      with Hanaya's son, Takashi, and plans to run away with him.  Unfortunately,
      they also steal money from her father's group to do so.
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 9 (boss)
    Description:  Wearing a nice, white suit with a gold chain, this sadistic man
      heading up a local group of the Chinese mafia called "Se Waa" ("Snake Flower")
      seems to be modeled in part after Lau from Virtua Fighter, in part from Cong
      Lung from Shen Mue, and in part from Lau Ga Leung.  He brandishes a Chinese
      glaive, twin Chinese cutlasses, and your standard Shaw-brothers-esque, fake
      "Siu Lam" style martial arts.
    Fighting Style:  Lau martial arts; Chinese martial arts
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Spear attacks, invulnerable glaive slash, palm splash to double
      palm strike, invulnerable, charging double palm strike, invulnerable upwards
      vertical sword slash, double knee to chest grapple, rapid dart throw
    Strategy:  This guy seems tougher than he is.  Keep in mind that there are
      actually two healing items stashed in the room--one near the right edge by
      the huge vases (hint) and one by Haruka's chair.  Also, as I mentioned, there
      are huge vases about the room's perimeter which can be used to instantly stun
      Ga Lung.  When he gets an orange aura about him, he is invulnerable, so don't
      over-extend yourself.  His attack will also be unblockable, so...sway away!
      Actually, when he has the glaive, you can use your Charge Kick to avoid the
      attack and then immediately release to knock him down (hee hee).  He does
      give in to throws, especially as he gets low on health.
      After half of his first life bar, you'll break his weapon, then fight his
      unarmed form.  After he loses that first life bar, he'll get swords tossed to
      him.  After about half of that life bar, he'll fight you unarmed, but this
      time a little more ruthlessly and with his rapid dart toss.  He'll use the
      dart toss at a distance, usually, but it takes him long enough to charge it
      that you should get close and sway to his side to lay into him.
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 5 (boss), Chapter 11 (boss)
    Description:  This guy's eccentric and weird.  The story refers to him sometimes
      as "The Man Who Couldn't Be Read."  Sometimes appearing insanely violent and
      murderous, he also will, at times, seem to have loyalty and respect for life.
      He wears an eyepatch, has on a snakeskin jacket, gloves, and attacks with a
      knife.  Truly insane, he leads the Majima Group.
    Sample Vocals:  (during throw) "Enryounakute shinu ya!" ("Don't worry; just go
      ahead and die!")
    Sample Attacks:  Forward dash, straight stab, forward dash, cross cuts, slash,
      two kicks, slash, heavy punch combination, grappled punch to headlock to
      takedown to ground stab, leaping overhead strike
    Strategy:  During his first appearance, he'll be surrounded by guys you'll want
      to kill for their experience, no doubt.  He dashes around like a lunatic
      during both his appearances and is very hard to hit.  There are a lot of
      balls on the floor when you first encounter him, and you can use their first
      couple of attacks to hit him, followed by their special to gain bonus exp.
      If he starts his long string, you can guard his two kicks, avoid the slash,
      then guard or avoid the punch to retaliate.  Get him side-turned and try and
      wedge him against something.  He'll stand and laugh sometimes; try and hit
      him here.  You don't want to do long strings against him.  Also...if you can,
      try and corner him in those little alcoves where the batter actually stands
      in the batting cages.  There are bats in these, and even if he darts around,
      you can catch him with a few good hits.  Make sure you hit him with supers!
      Keep in mind during his second appearance that the pipes and things hanging
      around will guard his knife and are harder to avoid.  Also, once he reaches
      half health, he'll jump at you and break the ground.  Hit X as it flashes to
      recover without damage.  Also, hit X repeatedly if he knocks you down and
      mounts you to break it.  He gives in to throws often enough when his health
      is low.
      He's really a pain, and it took me longer to get used to him than any other
      story boss, I'd say.
    M.I.A. or MIA
    Role:  Secret organization
    Appears in:  Chapters 6 and 13
    Description:  The "Ministry Intelligence Agency" is a secret government
      organization headed by Jingu Kyouhei.  Super-secret and conspiratorial, this
      agency is here for the "deep secret" thing for the detective to find--if
      you're familiar with roman noir or detective fiction in general, you know
      that there's always some dark truth that the detective understands that
      others away from his seedy world don't.
    MIZUKI (cabaret club girl)
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 7, during the mission "The Man Who Wanted to Die"
    Description:  This is the girlfriend of the man who wants to commit suicide by
      jumping off the same building where Reina and Shinji get cornered by Nagase
      and the Nishikiyama group.  She's obviously named "Mizuki" as a little red
    MIZUKI (Haruka's mother) --> see "Sawamura Yumi"
    MIZUKI (pAres's madame)
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Cut scenes
    Description:  In the mission "The Truth Behind the Fake Mizuki," you'll find
      out that the madame of "pAres" (psuedo-Ares?), a club in the Champion
      District, was apparently trying to look like the "Mizuki" figure that ran
      Ares, for some reason.  This, unfortunately, got her killed.  She's the dead
      body found with the tattoo that identified her as Mizuki--a red herring to
      throw the player off the truth.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 11
    Description:  A guy who works at MEB.  He used to live with Zan Mei, and she
      gave him her pass to the Tougenkyou.  He'll sell it to you, once you find
      this out--for a price.  You can buy it for 500,000 as he suggests, but you
      can also talk him down to 300,000.  He'll also give you the low-down on the
      different cabaret club girls.  His personal name may be "Ekijin" or "Jik
      San;" it's not a common Japanese name and there seem to be a lot of people of
      Chinese descent in this chapter.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 7, "Casino Royale" mission.
    Description:  Wearing a sunshine-yellow suit with a bright, blue shirt, this
      guy looks either like a clown or a pimp.  He's also stealing from his yakuza
      group.  When you find him, he's stolen a million yen.  Sad thing is, it's all
      counterfeit.  He tries to pass the puck along to Kiryuu to throw the yakuza
      off the trail, asking him to buy chips at the underground casino so he can
      launder the money, but it doesn't work out too well....
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  "Baby's A Showgirl" mission (boss-like)
    Description:  All in drag with a red skirt and jacket, but sans wig to look more
      "manly."  He sports a shotgun.
    Fighting Style:  Unique--doesn't drop weapons.
    Sample Vocals:  Generic Yakuza
    Sample Attacks:  Shotgun blast, two-hit shotgun swing combo, sweep.  The sweep
      cannot be guarded, knocks down, and avoids most attacks.
    Strategy:  There are sets of seats around to pick up and nail this guy with, but
      you can fight him head-on fairly easily.  He'll sidestep a lot, and keep in
      mind that if he's on a higher level (read: that little step near the room's
      entrance) grapples won't even connect.  Sway away if he's gonna sweep.
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 10 (boss)
    Description:  Sporting a long, red coat and black sunglasses, this gunslinger
      uses Hong-Kong-esque gun fu.
    Fighting Style:  Nagase gun fu
    Sample Vocals:  
    Sample Attacks:  Single standing shot, burst of rapid-fire shots, diving shot
    Strategy:  He flips around a lot.  Wearing the Bulletproof Vest is recommended,
      as most of his attacks involve shooting.  He's surrounded by other yakuza,
      some of which have guns, so even with the vest, you'll probably get hit from
      behind a few times--get ready to tap the X button and use the Nekogaeri.
      There are healing items found in this stage, including one right near where
      you encounter him.  Try and force him into corners to catch him while he
      flips around, then stomp on him.  Once he's weakened, throws have a better
      chance of success.  Don't let him get too far away to avoid the rapid firing
    NINBENSHI --> see "Jan Bin"
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 13 (final boss)
    Description:  Kiryuu's best friend, Nishikiyama, went to free their beloved Yumi
      years ago when he heard the licentious mob boss was taking advantage of her.
      He ended up shooting him, unfortunately, and Kiryuu took the fall because he
      knew Nishikiyama's sister was ill and because he felt he was the younger man's
      protector.  Now, he's gone a bit insane.  The reason?  Well...unfortunately,
      it's not too convincing, but he feels like he's had no control over what's
      gone down and he sorta blames Kiryuu and the world.
    Fighting Style:  Yakuza-esque brawling
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Two wild swings, jumping uppercut (which is unblockable),
      mounted punches, grapple to revenge punches, whirlwind strike
    Strategy:  This fight is nowhere near as tough as it appears, really.  Make sure
      you have healing items, but I usually don't even end up using any.  The first
      thing to be aware of is that if you hear a noise like you've reached Heat Mode
      and it isn't you, he's reached it himself.  You'll see a red aura about his
      body that means he's pretty much invulnerable.  To end this, just do a throw
      attempt.  He'll automatically break it and push you far away, but it turns the
      effect off.  He'll pick up the furniture a lot, too...throw attempt then, too,
      and he'll drop it.  Other than that, just plug away....  Well, there is one
      more thing.  When he gets low on health, he may try and grapple you with a
      very strange grapple.  This one requires that you tap the X button quickly to
      escape the first few hits, then start to tap the square button like mad.  If
      you succeed, you'll be able to hit him twice and do *major* damage.
    Role:  Cabaret club girl
    Appears in:  Chapters 4-13
    Description:  Works for the cabaret club Jewel.
    Role:  Story figure
    Description:  This is the lady who runs the bar, Serena.  She's been with Kiryuu
      and Nishikiyama for a long time, as that was their favorite hangout ten years
      ago.  Apparently, she's even fallen in love with Nishikiyama.
    Role:  Enemy
    Appears in:  "Betting on Boxing" mission
    Description:  A big, tough guy using a Mah Jong parlour as a base for his
      sports betting schemes.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 1, chapter 13
    Description:  One of the biggest figures in the story, you see Yumi just about
      the least.  When Kiryuu was young, he and Nishikiyama were apparently orphans
      and in the Sunflower nursery, and met and became close with Yumi there.
      Thus, they both grew to love her.  She's also Haruka's actual mother, though
      she told her her it was her sister, Mizuki, so that the people after the
      stolen mob money would be thrown off the trail.  She lost her memory after the
      traumatic events of the night Nishikiyama shot their big boss because he was
      forcing himself on her and Kiryuu took the blame.  During that time, Kazama
      Shintarou took care of her, and she met Jingu Kyouhei and eventually got
      together with him and had their child (Haruka).
      Jingu was power-hungry, however, and so, he used Sera and Kazama to steal
      10 billion yen from the mob to launder it and use it to build a new Japanese
      shadow government.  However, Yumi ended up absconding with the money once
      she was targeted by her own husband and her memories came flooding back.
      Now, she's in hiding, and has hidden the money with the pendant she's left
      with her daughter in the Sunflower orphanage.  Also, guess what?  She's
      really always loved Kiryuu.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 6
    Description:  Just a gal; she first shows up in her schoolgirl outfit as a
      prostitute.  She's Date Makoto's daughter, but her last name isn't officially
      confirmed so I list her here.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Cut scenes
    Description:  Robert Englund, or Japanese guy?  This is the head of the
      Toujoukai, the yakuza syndicates in the Kamuro area.  He gets assassinated
      early on in the game (actually, in Chapter 2, though his murder isn't shown).
      He helped Kazama Shintarou and Jingu Kyouhei to steal the missing 10 billion
      yen and named a successor in secret to protect against the backstabbing
      actions he foresaw from Jingu.
    SE WAA
    Role:  Enemy crime syndicate
    Appears in:  Chapters 8-11
    Description:  This is the local Chinese mafia, apparently headed by Lau Ga
      Lung.  The name means "Snake Flower."  That "flower" is a poetic term for
      "Chinese" or "beautiful."  The name is read "Jaka" in Sino-Japanese, but one
      would have to wonder if they were trying to make it say "Se Ga," but gotten
      the second sound slightly wrong (since Japanese would read it "ka").
      Probably not, though; usually, they only have the Sino-Japanese readings in
      mind.  If there are actual Chinese readings of things, it's usually in Man-
      darin--tho' "La Ga Lung" is a clearly Cantonese reading.  In Mandarin, "Se
      Waa" would be "She Hua."
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 3 (boss), chapter 12 (boss)
    Description:  A really big, tough guy with a shorn head, who likes to go
      shirtless and show his macho muscles and tattoos.  He's the head of the
      Shimano Group.  In his second meeting, he brings his katana along.
    Fighting Style:  Shimano power wrestling
    Sample Vocals:  (during intro) "Yakamashii wa!" ("How dare you!") (stunned)
      "Yaru na...." ("Not bad--!")
    Sample Attacks:  Leaping double-handed overhead hammer, abise taoshi (slamming
      your head into the ground)
    Strategy:  This guy's pretty easy, despite being imposing.  During the first
      encounter, he'll be alone--and what's more, there are paper lanterns about for
      the taking.  Once you have the Kick Combo string from Technique level 3, use
      it.  He'll be invulnerable a lot, automatically guarding your attacks, but the
      fourth attack will break his guard, then the fifth attack will push him back.
      Lather, rinse, repeat.  He might throw you a few times, but that's OK.  If he
      gets hit too much, he'll collapse and be dizzy.  You can do a full string here
      or (for bonus experience) go and get a lantern and use its special attack.
      For his second appearance, first thing you'll wanna do is run up and try to
      grapple him.  He'll break the grapple, but drop his sword.  Keep him unarmed
      if you can--and grab that sword if you want, too.  Beat up all his cronies for
      their experience, and then go at him like in the first encounter.  If he
      grabs you in this encounter, he'll end up throwing you in front of a car his
      underlings drive into you.  Tap square like mad if he starts to grapple you
      to avoid this.
    SHINMEI --> see "Zan Mei"
    Role:  Enemy (boss)
    Appears in:  Chapter 7 (boss)
    Description:  A man working under Nishiki who carries a katana around.
    Fighting Style:  Kendou
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  standard kendou attacks
    Strategy:  There are a lot of armed guys around, but only Shintou carries a
      real katana; the others have bokutou.  Try not to get hit by him; the katana
      deals a load of damage.  He'll side-step a lot, but if you side-step his
      attacks, he'll usually continue the string and be opened; attack him when
      he's side-turned or back-turned.
    Role:  Enemy (boss-like)
    Appears in:  Chapter 8
    Description:  Big, tall, white-wearing leader of the White Edge.  This guy's
      annoying and surrounded by a bunch of annoying guys to boot.  What's with
      the gangs and Muay Thai, anyway?
    Fighting Style:  Muay Thai
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Flying Knee
    Strategy:  Man.  He breaks throws a lot...the only advice I really have is to
      get ahold of any weapons you can and try and keep them out of the hands of
      the enemies!  This is definitely a weapons fight.  Use the "Goku" attack of
      your weapon on Shiraki if you can--it'll be about your only chance to get a
      bonus from him.  You can also slam guys into the flaming trash can.
    Role:  Enemy (boss-like)
    Appears in: Chapter 6
    Description:  This guy's a useless scumbag.  When we meet him, he's a host at
      the Stardust host club, working on innocent, young girls to get them to
      go on "assisted dating" and things like that, then to make erotic enter-
      tainment.  He's sunk his teeth into Saya, Date's daughter, and tries to
      extort the detective with the copies of a tape he had her make.  Apparently,
      he met her while working at Shellac, the pub in the Champion District, where
      he went by the name "Shoutarou."  The kanji (Chinese characters) of his name
      now mean something like "soaring strong man" (loosely translated), and before
      they meant something like "just, fair strong man."
    Fighting Style:  Standard knife-wielding type
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Lunging stab (avoids all atacks), super-quick, close range
    Strategy:  This guy is obnoxious--just like all of the boss-like characters
      who act all, "Hey!  Look at me!  I've got a weapon!"  He dodges like mad,
      blocks throws, doesn't drop his knife if you grab him, apparently has
      infinite usage of the dang thing, and does that cheat-like A.I. thing of
      always magically not being the guy you're focused on during the fight so you
      can't do much to him.  Try picking up the furniture around or the guys
      standing near him and knock him down with them.  Getting in special attacks
      isn't too easy with him or other bosses like this, and for this guy, it
      doesn't really pay off too well anyway.
    SHOUTAROU --> see "Shouta"
    STARDUST MAN --> see "Yuuya"
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Cut scenes
    Description:  Once Date's subordinate, he's now become his superior.  He is
      apparently asked by the secret, shadow government to prevent Date from nosing
      around too much about the MIA and the 10 billion missing yen.  At first he
      seems just a "yes" man, but he eventually starts to look into things because
      he learned all that he knows from Date and trusts his instincts.  Date has to
      abandon the police to save Kiryuu, and breaks back into the station to use
      their databases to figure out what's going on with Jingu Kyouhei.  Sudou
      finds him, but, rather than turn him in, has apparently already pieced to-
      gether the puzzle himself and leads Date to a helicopter to go and arrest
      Jingu in Chapter 13.
    Role:  Story figure, enemy
    Appears in:  Chapter 6, chapter 10 on
    Description:  This kid likes to hang around the Yoshida Batting Center.  He's
      got a lover, Kyouka, who's apparently the daughter of the head of the Atobe
      group of yakuza, and even steals some money from them to start a life with
      her.  He's also Hanaya's son.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 1, 10
    Description:  Apparently Kiryuu's acquaintance, this guy's a small-time news
      hound of sorts.  He apparently used Aoki's information to write articles for
      a local tabloid called "SPA!"
      He wouldn't give up on Kiryuu and assumed there was no way he could have
      killed Doujima.  So, he kept poking around and eventually stirred up the
      wrong element.  Aoki and others heard that he was most likely killed for his
      involvement, but he actually is just laying low at the River Styx
      under Hanaya's protection.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapters 1-3, 10
    Description:  Shinji was taken under Kiryuu's wing years ago, as a sort of
      deshi.  He came to visit Kiryuu in jail and deliver the papers banishing him
      from the mob, and seems to leave Kiryuu to join Nishikiyama for a period.
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 12, various cut scenes
    Description:  This man means to carry on the "honorable" way that Kazama had
      been.  So, he comes to Haruka's aid while Majima has her held at the Yoshida
      Batting Center and tells her about the value of her pendant.  He also hides
      Kazama from the gangs who would want to kill him because of his involvement
      with the stolen 10 billion yen.  He'll end up in a nice place at the end of
      all this.
    Role:  Group
    Appears in:  Entire game
    Description:  This is the alliance of yakuza kumi (or "groups") found within
      the game, headed by Sera Masaru.  When he's assassinated, all groups start
      scrambling for the missing 10 billion yen, because whoever takes it shall
      become head of the alliance.  Well, that's all very well and good, but Sera
      actually anticipated something bad happening and secretly named Kiryuu his
    Role:  Salesman
    Appears in:  Chapters 3, 12, and 13
    Description:  This guy wears black sunglasses and a black trenchcoat.  He's a
      local, black-market-like weapons dealer.  Is he related somehow to Amon Jou,
      the game's hidden boss?  It's unclear....
    UTABORI II (a.k.a. "Nidaimeno Utabori")
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 7
    Description:  Utabori is a very famous tattoo artist working out of Kamuro.  He
      gave Kiryuu his "dragon" tattoo and Nishikiyama his "koi" tattoo.
    Role:  Enemy group
    Appears in:  Chapter 8
    Description:  A gang that wears all white.  Hangs out in the Champion
      District.  Their first appearance is near the Milennium Tower's eastern
      edge, tormenting a puppy.  Later, Kiryuu will need to question them to find
      out who kidnapped Haruka.
    Role:  Enemy at first, then a friend
    Appears in:  Various...fought in Chapter 2 before boss fight
    Description:  A zealous young man of extremes, this guy works for the night
      club "Stardust," and tries to prevent Kiryuu from entering when he mistakes
      him for a yakuza.  He also dates a stripper at the club "Shine" and gets
      wrapped up in a hit attempt on Kiryuu during the "Baby's A Showgirl" mission.
    Fighting Style:  Lucha libre (??)
    Sample Vocals:
    Sample Attacks:  Spear-like plancha, which is very fast, horizontal chop to
      overhead chop
    Strategy:  Not too special, really.  He'll dodge occasionally and break throws
    Role:  Cabaret club girl
    Appears in:  Chapters 4-13
    Description:  Works for the cabaret club Shine.
    ZAN MEI (a.k.a. "Zheng Mei" or "Shinmei")
    Role:  Story figure
    Appears in:  Chapter 11
    Description:  A Chinese-born cabaret club girl who reportedly used to work for
      the Tougenkyou soapland.  Kiryuu needs to meet her to get said pass so he can
      meet with Akemi, Shinji's girlfriend.
    4d.  Items
    For now, these are INCOMPLETE lists.  I will try to expand them as I work on the
    F.A.Q.  All apologies!
    Items are alphabetically listed with numbers by the way they're spelled out;
    for instance, a "9" is listed in under "nine."
    4d-I.  Weapons
      Attack:  This is how much equipping the weapon adds to your attack.
      Endurance:  Weapons get broken and are automatically dropped after a certain
        number of uses.  This is how I've listed that number.
      Type:  This descripes the moves set.  You can find the moves listed in the
        fighting section of the FAQ.
        STUNS.  This weapon shocks the enemy and makes them unable to move for a
          certain amount of time.
        DIZZIES.  The enemy collapses and seems to be seeing stars, rolling on the
          ground for a period of time.  They aren't considered grounded during this
          animation, unfortunately, and for at least part of it, they avoid some
        IGNITES.  The enemy bursts into flames and falls down, similar to the
          "stunned" animation, but they are incapacitated for a much shorter amount
          of time.
    These can be bought and equipped or found on a battle stage and kept, unlike
    the "non-retainable" weapons.
    ANTIQUE AUTOMATIC HANDGUN:  5 attack, infinite endurance, 6 bullets.  Gun type.
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 13:  400,000 yen.
      Dropped:  Nishikiyama-group yakuza on rooftop in Chapter 11.
    AUTOMATIC HANDGUN:  1 attack, infinite endurance, 1 bullet.  Gun type.
      Weapons Store:  40,000 yen.
      Coin Locker #1
    BAT:  45 attack, 7 endurance.  Bat type.
      Found in Yoshida Batting Center, various other battles.
    BEER BOTTLE:  10 attack, 5 endurance.  Small type.  DIZZIES.  Becomes non-
      retainable, knife-type "Broken Beer Bottle" after first attack.
      Found in Paradise Bar, Senryou (South) battle arena, etc.
    BLACKJACK (a.k.a. "SLAPPER"):  30 attack, 12 endurance.  Small type.  DIZZIES.
      Weapons store:  4000 yen.
      Dropped by yakuza in the empty building fight in Chapter 11.
    BRASS KNUCKLES:  10 attack, 5 endurance.  Knuckles type.
      Weapons Store:  7500 yen.
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 3:  11750 yen.
      Coin Locker #19
    BROKEN STUN GUN:  10 attack, 2 endurance.  Knife type.  STUNS.
      Dropped by Aota in Chapter 8, Gang Busters from chapter 10 on, etc.
    BULLETPROOF SHIELD:  10 attack, 24 endurance, Medium type.  Blocks bullets.
      Weapons store:  38,000 yen.
      Travelling Salesman, chapter 12:  76,000 yen.
    CAPTAIN'S BAT:  80 attack, 12 endurance.  Bat type.
      Randomly won in "Revenge Grand Prix" tournament.
    CEDAR BLOCK:  100 attack, 1 endurance.  Medium type.
      Picked up in the Third Park battle stage.
    CHENG LUNG DOU:  35 attack, 8 endurance.  Sword type.
      Weapons store:  19,800 yen.
    CHINESE BUTCHER KNIFE:  30 attack, 6 endurance.  Knife type.
      Dropped by the head chef at the Chui Lin Lau restaurant.
    CROWBAR:  30 attack, 12 endurance.  Small type.
      Chouhan parlour:  18 points.
      Dropped by many enemies, in many stages.
    DARTS:  10 attack, 6 endurance.  Small type.
      Fukkantei casino in River Styx:  58 chips.
      Found in Paradise Bar battle stage.
    DRAGON KNUCKLES:  60 attack, 20 endurance.  Knuckles type.  
      Won randomly in "Spaghetti Western Grand Prix" tournament.
    DURABLE IAIDOU SWORD:  ? attack, infinite endurance.  Sword Type.
      Wielded in "The Ronin Grand Prix" underground tournament.
    FINE UMBRELLA:  20 attack, 12 endurance.  Club type.  Unique special:  Hook
      to smash (Heat Gauge Triangle vs. standing foe).
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  4500 yen.
      Coin Locker #35
      Handed out after random encounters.
    FLASH BOMB:  3 attack, infinite endurance.  Bomb type.  DIZZIES.
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  38,000 yen
      Travelling Salesman in Chapter 12:  76,000 yen
      Won in "Exhibition Tournament."
    GENTLEMAN'S UMBRELLA:  20 attack, 4 endurance.  Club type.  Unique special:
      Hook to smash (Heat Gauge Triangle vs. standing foe).
      Found in Nanafuku battle stage.
    GOLF CLUB:  50 attack, 4 endurance.  Club type.
      Found in Theater Square battle stage, etc.
    IAIDOU SWORD:  35 attack, 12 endurance.  Sword type.  
      Dropped in "The Goku-dou's Wife" mission.
    IRON PIPE:  45 attack, 10 endurance.  Club type.
      Homeless Man In River Styx:  100 yen.
    LAU GA CHENG LUNG DOU:  35 attack, 20 endurance.  Sword type.
      Ebisuya:  180,000 yen.
    LIGHTENING BOMB:  3 attack, infinite endurance.  Bomb type.  STUNS.
      Weapons Store:  12,000 yen.
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 12:  24,000 yen.
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 13:  24,000 yen.
    LONG DOSU:  27 attack, 6 endurance?  Knife type.
      Ebisuya:  40,000 yen
      Coin Locker #20
    MAGIC SWORD SENGETSU:  45 attack, 20 endurance.  Sword type.  STUNS.  
      Win from "The Ronin Grand Prix" tournament.
    MAGIC SWORD MUGETSU:  45 attack, 20 endurance.  Sword type.
      Chouhan parlour:  480 points.
    MAGIC SWORD MURAMASA:  30 attack, 200 endurance.  Sword type.  
      Fukkantei:  98,000 chips
    MAGIC SWORD MYOUGETSU:  45 attack, 20 endurance.  Sword type.  IGNITES.  
      Win from "Burning Grand Prix" tournament.
    MAIL-ORDER MAGIC SWORD:  30 attack, 5 endurance.
      Chouhan parlour:  880 points
      Win in the "Scorpion Grand Prix" tournament
    MIFUNE KODACHI:  40 attack, 12 endurance.  Knife type.
      Obtained from Atobe (via Hanaya) in Chapter 6
      Win in "The Ronin Grand Prix" tournament
    MIYAMOTO MUSASHI DOSU:  25 attack, 25 endurance.  Knife type.
      Ebisuya:  68,000 yen
      Chouhan parlour:  680 points
      Coin Locker #16
    MODIFIED IRON:  10 attack, 10 endurance.  IGNITES.  Small type.  Unique
      special:  Face steam to face smash (Heat Mode Triangle vs. standing foe).
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  1800 yen
    MODIFIED LIGHTER:  5 attack, 8 endurance, 100 spray.  IGNITES.  Modified
      Lighter type.
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  3500 yen
    MODIFIED PORTABLE STOVE:  10 attack, 6 endurance, Small type.  Unique special:
      Face blaze to face smash (Heat Mode Triangle vs. standing foe).  IGNITES.
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  3600 yen
      Coin Locker #39
    MOTOMIYA TAKESHI DOSU:  20 attack, 3 endurance.
      Won from "Hyper Tournament Open" tournament
      Coin Locker #2
    NAMED SWORD ONINOKIBA:  55 attack, 50 endurance.  Sword type.  
      Won from "Magnum Force Grand Prix" tournament.
    NAMED SWORD TESSHUUSAI:  40 attack, 40 endurance.  Sword type.
      Ebisuya:  15,000,000 yen
      Obtain from Yuzu in Shine while romancing her.
    NAMELESS SWORD:  38 attack, 15 endurance.  Sword type.
    9MM AUTOMATIC:  5 attack, infinite endurance, 8 bullets.  Gun type.
      Weapons Store:  320,000 yen
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 12:  640,000 yen
      Coin Locker #17
      Coin Locker #46
    OAK BOKUTOU:  15 attack, 10 endurance.  Sword Type.
      Given out by random encounters.  Found in many stages.
    OLD DOSU:  25 attack, 10 endurance.
      Dropped by many enemies, found in many stages.
    OLD CHENG LUNG DOU:  25 attack, 5 endurance.  Sword type.
      Dropped by Se Waa members in Chui Lin Lao restaurant and Third Park.
    OLD IMPERIAL HAND GRENADE:  15 attack, infinite endurance.  Bomb type.
      Homelss Man in River Styx:  25,000 yen.
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 12:  50,000 yen.
      Won in "Hyper Tournament Open" tournament.
    OGRE KNUCKLES:  40 attack, 10 endurance.  Knuckles type.  
      Won in "Burning Grand Prix" underground tournament.
    PEPPER SPRAY:  10 attack, 8 endurance, 180 spray.  Modified Lighter Type.
      Weapons Store:  1980 yen.
    PLIERS:  10 attack, 9 endurance.  Small type.  Unique special:  Fingernail
      tear (Heat Mode Triangle vs. standing foe).
      Found in Senryou battle stage.
    POT:  30 attack, 3 endurance.  Small type.
    ROPE:  10 attack, infinite endurance.  Rope type.
      Poppo / M Store:  300 yen
    SAKAKI BOKUTOU:  40 attack, 100 endurance.  Sword type.
      Chouhan parlour:  3800 points.
    SALT SHAKER:  10 attack, 1 endurance.  Small type.  Unique special:  salt in
      yer eyes!
      Found in Chui Lin Lau's kitchen.
    SHIKOKUKI BOKUTOU:  20 attack, 15 endurance.  Sword type.
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  7500 yen
      Chouhan parlour:  75 points
    SLEDGE HAMMER:  32 attack, 12 endurance.  Small type.
    SMALL HAMMER:  30 attack, 12 endurance.  Small type.
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  3400 yen
    SMOKE GRENADE:  10 attack, infinite endurance.  Bomb type.
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 12 and 13:  50,000 yen
    SOFTBALL:  10 attack, infinite endurance.  Small type.
      Found in Yoshida Batting Center battle stage.
      Coin Locker #27
    SPECIAL FORCES NIGHT STICK:  30 attack, 50 endurance.  Small type.
      Travelling Salesman, chapter 12:  49000 yen
      Won in "Street Fight Special Tournament"
    STUNGUN:  15 attack, 10 endurance.  Knife type.  STUNS.
      Chouhan parlour:  170 points
    SURVIVAL KNIFE:  25 attack, 8 endurance.  Knife type.
      Weapons Store:  23000 yen
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 3:  34000 yen
      Travelling Salesman, Chapter 12, 13:  46000 yen
      Coin Locker #9
    TEAR GAS GRENADE:  3 attack, infinite endurance.  Bomb type.  DIZZIES.
      Homeless Man in River Styx:  25000 yen.
    TONFA:  35 attack, 12 endurance.  Small type.
      Weapons Store:  6800 yen
    TOYO'ATO KIYOMIZU SWORD:  42 attack, 12 endurance.  Sword type.
      Ebisuya:  164000 yen
    WESTERN SHIELD:  40 attack, 18 endurance.  Medium type.  Blocks bullets.
      Weapons Store:  25000 yen
      Fukkantei:  250 chips
    These are found in battle stages and can't be kept after the fight ends.  They
    all have the same picture; a strange arrow with a "non" symbol over them.
    Unfortunately, the attack values for these are not displayed in the game, for
    some reason.  They all seem to do a lot of damage, however....
    ALUMINUM RECYCLABLES BIN:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    ASH TRAY:  1 endurance.  Small type.  DIZZIES.
    BEER CASE:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    BICYCLE:  3 endurance.  Large type.
    BROKEN BEER BOTTLE:  4 endurance.  Knife type.
    CHINESE CUTTING BOARD:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    CONFERENCE CHAIR:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    COUNTER SOFA:  5 endurance.  Large type.
    DECORATIVE SPEAR:  6 endurance.  Spear type.
    DHARMA STATUE:  5 endurance.  Small type.
    DECK CHAIR:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    FIRE EXTINGUISHER:  20 endurance, 200 spray.  Modified Lighter type.
    GIANT PYLON:  3 endurance.  Large type.
    GOLF CLUB:  1 endurance.  Medium type.
    HIGH SIDETABLE:  3 endurance.  Large type.
    IRON PIPE:  7 endurance.  Club type.
    IRON PLATE:  6 endurance.  Shield type.
    LAMPSTAND:  7 endurance.  Spear type.
    LONG IRON PIPE:  10 endurance.  Spear type.
    MICROPHONE STAND:  6 endurance.  Club type.
    OFFICE CHAIR:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    PAPER LANTERN:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    PIG'S HEAD:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    PUMICE LANTERN:  3 endurance.  Large type.
    ROCK:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    SCAFFOLDING PLANK:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    SECTIONAL SOFA:  3 endurance.  Large type.
    SQUARE TABLE:  3 endurance.  Large type.
    STEEL TRASH CAN:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    STOOL:  4 endurance.  Medium type.
    TABLE:  2 endurance.  Large type.
    TRASH CAN:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    UMBRELLA STAND:  5 endurance.  Medium type.
    WASTEPAPER BASKET:  3 endurance.  Medium type.
    4d-II.  Defense Items
    NOTE:  There are a few items that are equipped like defense items but don't
    provide defense.  I'll list them here, because with them equipped, you can't
    equip any defensive items.
    ANGEL BELL:  Makes enemies attack you less during fights.
    BULLET-PROOF VEST:  10 defense.  Automatically blocks bullets fired at Kiryuu's
    CASANOVA RING:  Adds either 1/2 heart or 1 full heart at the beginning of the
      date with cabaret club girls, depending on the girl.
    CHAIN MAIL SHIRT:  10 defense.
    CHAMPION RING:  Ups the difficulty of battles.
    CHARISMA PHOTOGRAPH:  Makes it so you get more random fights with yakuza about
    DRAGON SARASHI:  30 defense.
    FIGHTING SARASHI:  5 defense.
    FRENCH COLOGNE:  Prevents losing 1/2 heart at the beginning of a date with the
      cabaret club girls.
    HARITI MEDALLION:  Makes it so enemies don't surround you as much during fights.
    HARUKA'S NECKLACE:  25 defense.
    ITALIAN COLOGNE:  Prevents losing 1/2 heart at the beginning of a date with the
      cabaret club girls.
    LUCKY BEADS:  Makes it so that you don't get into random fights about town.
    LUCKY BRACELET:  Prevents losing 1/2 heart at the beginning of a date with the
      cabaret club girls.
    MANLY SARASHI:  8 defense.
    MANLY COLOGNE:  Prevents losing 1/2 heart at the beginning of a date with the
      cabaret club girls.
    OGRE SARASHI:  15 defense.
    SARASHI:  3 defense.
    4d-III.  Healing Items
    BIG VITAMIN C:  Small life recover.
    BOSS BLACK COFFEE:  Small life recover.  Recovers from "drunk" status?
    BURNING TYPE AMINO:  Small life recover.
    CLUB SANDWICH:  Small life recover.
    HARUKA'S FIRST AID KIT:  Full life refill.
    HEAL:  Medium-small life refill.  Found in certain story stages.
    HOT IZAEMON:  Small life recover.  Recovers from "drunk" status?
    IZAEMON:  Small life recover.  Recovers from "drunk" status?
    MAKUNO'UCHI BENTOU:  Small health refill.  Best purchasable healing item until
      entire map is unlocked.
    MEAT BUN:  Small life recover.
    NATCHAN ORANGE:  Small life recover.
    ODEN COMBINATION:  Small life recover.
    PICKLE:  Small life recover.
    SALMON ONIGIRI:  Small life recover.
    SOUTHERN ALPS SPRING WATER:  Small life recover.
    SPECIAL YAKISOBA:  Small life recover.
    STAMINAN ROYALE:  Medium life refill, plus Heat Gauge refill.
    STAMINAN SPARK:  Full life refill, plus Heat Gauge refill.
    STAMINAN X:  Small life refill, plus Heat Gauge refill.
    STAMINAN XX:  Medium-small life refill, plus Heat Gauge refill.\
    TAMARIC TABLETS:  Recovers from "drunk" status.
    TAULINER:  Refills Heat Gauge.
    TAULINER +:  Refills more Heat Gauge.
    TAULINER ++:  Refills entire Heat Gauge.
    4d-IV.  Miscellanies
    BANKER CHESS PIECE:  Temporarily makes the banker win at bacarat.
    BJ CHARM:  "BJ" is for "blackjack" this time....  Helps increase the odds of
      21 coming up in blackjack.
    BLACK JEWEL:  Temporarily makes roulette turn up "black."
    CAVIAR-SKIN BAG:  Give to the girls for the love-game sidequests.
    DRAGON PLATE:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    FRENCH MUFFLER:  Give to the girls for the love-game sidequests.
    FRENCH COLOGNE:  Use for the love-game sidequests.
    ITALIAN WATCH:  Give to the girls for the love-game sidequests.
    ITALIAN COLOGNE:  Use for the love-game sidequests.
    GOLD LIGHTER:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    GOLD PLATE:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    HARUKA'S MARBLES:  No use; can be sold at the pawn shop.
    100G COIN:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    LACQUER PLATE:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    LIFESTONE:  No use; sell at the pawn shop.
    MARBLE PLATE:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    MATCHES:  No use; use for the "Matchstick Girl" mission.
    MONOGRAM BAG:  Give to the girls for the love-game sidequests.
    PLAYER CHESS PIECE:  Temporarily makes the player win at bacarat.
    POCKET TISSUE:  No use; use for the "Man in the Toilet" mission.
    RED JEWEL:  Temporarily makes roulette turn up "red."
    777 SEAL:  Makes the slots machines give out more medals in the Volcano pachinko
      slot hall.  If you have this on your person when you enter, it'll auto-
      matically work; once you leave the establishment, it'll automaticall vanish.
    SILVER PLATE:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    1000G COIN:  Sell at the pawn shop.
    TORTOISE-SHELL PLATE:  No use; can be sold at the pawn shop.
    4e.  Coin Locker Keys
    Note:  I will mark keys you'll only have one chance (besides the ones in the
    Milennium Tower; you technically have two chances to get those) to snatch with
    asterisks *.  Be sure not to miss these!  The game tallies what percentage of
    lockers you've opened in the end....  Well, it gives you one percentage point
    for finding the key, then one more for opening the locker.  See?  Anyway...there
    seems to be no point to getting 100% other than just the satisfaction of seeing
    that "100%" after you beat the game.
    1.  In the River Styx, in the underground, on the right side of the
      walkway near a path to a pleasure quarters, near the beginning of the walk-
      ITEM:  Automatic Handgun
    2.  In Taihei Street, in the west, to the west of the Coin Lockers, below the
      big Sumo advert.
      ITEM:  Motomiya Takeshi Dosu
    3.  In the Hotel District at a dead-end.
      ITEM:  French Muffler
    4.  From completing the mission "Mistaken Identity."
      ITEM:  Tortoise-Shell Plate
    5.* Talk to the man in front of the black truck in Taihei Street's west end
      to the west of the Coin Lockers.  Only occurs in Chapter 4 when carrying
      Haruka to the Serena.
      ITEM:  Staminan X
    6.  Clear the mission "My Son"
      ITEM:  Bungo Kiyomizu Sword
    7.  Clear the mission "Yakuza Aspirations 3"
      ITEM:  Manly Sarashi
    8.  Near a bench in the park on the west side of Nanafuku Street.
      ITEM:  Cat Food
    9.  Clear the "Bad News for B-King" mission.
      ITEM:  Survival Knife
    10.  Clear the "Deserting the Yakuza" mission.
      ITEM:  Charisma Photo
    11.* On the deck of Terada's boat, near the center.
      ITEM:  BJ Charm
    12.  At the start of the "Benevolence and Renumeration" mission, when you give
      the sake to the homeless man in the Third Park.
      ITEM:  Tattered Coat
    13.  At the thin path running in the middle of the River Styx.
      ITEM:  Banker Chess Piece
    14.  At the River Styx's underground near Hanaya's door.
      ITEM:  Player Chess Piece
    15.  On the east side of the fountain at the River Styx.
      ITEM:  Red Jewel
    16.  Clear the "UFO Catcher" mission.
      ITEM:  Miyamoto Musashi Dosu
    17.  Clear the "Suspicious Gun" mission (bought from a man to the south of the
      movie theater).
      ITEM:  9mm Automatic
    18.* On the 4th floor of the Tougenkyou, on the leftmost part of the map near
      an armoire.
      ITEM:  Black Jewel
    19.  Near Kouenmae Street, in the alley blocked by the Strong-Armed Man (in
      the mission of the same name), in the little "hook" shooting off to the
      west where the salaryman who lost his attache' case sulks.
      ITEM:  Brass Knuckles
    20.  Clear "The Cell Phone You Took"
      ITEM:  Long Dosu
    21.  In the alley behind Serena.
      ITEM:  Banker Chess Piece
    22.  Near the entrance inside the Kyuushuu Ichibansei ramen shop.
      ITEM:  Player Chess Piece
    23.  To the east of Nakamichi Street, there is an upside-down "T" junction;
      it's in the east part of the "T".
      ITEM:  Red Jewel
    24.  Inside the Gelato shop
      ITEM:  Black Jewel
    25.  In the middle in the north of the Champion District
      ITEM:  BJ Charm
    26.  In that empty area behind the buildings near the pharmacy in the southeast.
      ITEM:  Manly Sarashi
    27.  In the western Taihei Street, to the east of the Akagyuu beef bowl eatery,
      near the little "Y" mark in the pavement.
      ITEM:  Softball
    28.  In the mission "Gold Lighter," answer "yes" (the top choice) and "100 yen
      lighter" (the bottom choice).
      ITEM:  Lucky Bracelet
    29.* In the Milennium Tower's basement, between the Christmas Tree and the
      east elevators.
      ITEM:  100G Coin
    30.  Inside the shop MEB
      ITEM:  Stun Gun
    31.  Inside the shop Beam
      ITEM:  Staminan Royale
    32.  Inside the Nakamichi Club Sega
      ITEM:  Tauriner ++
    33.  Inside the Club Sega in front of the theaters
      ITEM:  Tamaric Tablets
    34.  The southwest side of Senryou Street
      ITEM:  Italian Perfume
    35.  Milennium Tower outside (near the red...vending machine thing on the east)
      ITEM:  Fine Umbrella
    36.  The south part of Champion District
      ITEM:  Monogram Bag
    37.  In the little nook opposite the Third Park
      ITEM:  Wrecking Hammer
    38.  The parking lot
      ITEM:  Hariti Amulet
    39.  Inside the Akagyuu beef bowl restaurant on Taihei street
      ITEM:  Modified Portable Stove
    40.  Near Serena on Tenka'ichi Street
      ITEM:  Flyer
    41.  Inside Deborah's dance floor near the screen
      ITEM:  Angel Bell
    42.* Inside the Milennium Tower, near the elevators on the basement
      ITEM:  Staminan Spark
    43.* In the harbor area right before Terada's ship, near the center.
      ITEM:  1000G Coin
    44.  Inside Debora near the Dart Board
      ITEM:  Luck Beads
    45.* On the second floor of the Tougenkyou, near the security device.
      ITEM:  Dragon Sarashi
    46.* In the Milennium Tower, on the eastern side of the second floor near the
      ITEM:  9mm Automatic
    47.* Inside the Tougenkyou, on the first floor, in the middle of the floor.
      ITEM:  Hitman's Diary
    48.* Inside the building in the 10th chapter where Shinji and Reina are in
      trouble, on the first floor, in the bathroom.
      ITEM:  Yakuza's Notes
    49.  Inside the white-colored gang's hideout near the Champion District.
      ITEM:  White Lotus Master's Notes
    50.  At the dead-end south of the movie theater
      ITEM:  Turn Kick Magazine
    4f.  Map
    Note:  This is approximate; not to scale at all.
    C=Coin Lockers
    S=Save Point
     Hotel     |____|
      District |    |----                    3
               |    |   2|----------------------T  Kou'enmae Street
               |1   |    |        |       |
              4|S   |    |        |     | |
               |    |    |        |      -| 
        5      |    |  6 |   7    |8      |
    T-------------------------------------------  Nanafuku Street
       |       |          |   |      |
       |9  10  |          | 11|      |  --------
       |-------|          |12 |      |-|--|  |--|
       |+13++++|          |---|      | |  |--|  | Champion
       |------S|          |   |      | |  |14|15| District
       |       |          |   |17    |  --------
       |       |          |   |      |    |
     --|       |       16 |   |      |    |18
       |     19|   C 20  S|21 |      |    |
     -------------------------------------------  Taihei Street
               |22   |   |||23|     |  |
       --------|     |   | -- |     |  |
               |     |   |    |     |  |
        -------|  |24|25 |26  |27 28|29|
             --|  31 |   |    |32   |  |
             33|34   |--/ \---|     |  |
               |     |--------+     |  |
               |   35|36||37  |     |38|
               |     |--------+      --+--------
               |     |39    40|S       |
             -----------------------------------  Shouwa Street
       Tenka'ichi  Chuudou    Pink  Senryou
           Street  Street    Street  Street
    1.  Yoshida Batting Center
    2.  Empty Building (Chapter 10 fight)
    3.  River Styx
    4.  M Store
    5.  Koshou Park
    6.  MEB--Adult Entertainment Information
    7.  Jewel--Cabaret Club
    8.  Parking Lot
    9.  Deborah--A Club
    10.  Club Sega at the square in front of the theaters
    11.  Beam--A Video Shop
    12.  Bacchus (becomes "Bantam")--A Bar
    13.  Square in front of the theaters
    14.  pAres--A Bar
    15.  Shellac--A Bar
    16.  Milennium Tower
    17.  Paradise--A Bar
    18.  White Edge's Lair
    19.  Akagyuu at Taihei Street west
    20.  Fortune Teller
    21.  Akagyuu at Taihei Street east
    22.  Gelato Shop
    23.  Kotobuki Pharmacy
    24.  Good Cafe'
    25.  Smile Burger
    26.  Poppo at Chuudou
    27.  Asia--A Strip Club
    28.  Kyuushuu Ichibansei Ramen
    29.  Love In Heart--A Massage Parlor
    30.  Poppo at Tenkaichi
    31.  The Third Park
    32.  Shine--A Cabaret Club
    33.  Serena Bar
    34.  Stardust--A Host Club
    35.  Alps Tea Shop
    36.  Club Sega at Chuudou
    37.  Ebisuya Pawn Shop
    38.  Utabori's Tattoo Parlor
    39.  Don Quixote Supermarket
    40.  Poppo at Shouwa Street
    4g.  Shops
    M Shop and Poppo
    Oden Combination                420
    Salmon Onigiri                  200
    Makuno'uchi Bentou              600
    Club Sandwich                   250
    Special Yakisoba                460
    Meat Bun                        130
    Japanese Sake                  1100
    Cat Food                        160
    Hot Iemon                       130
    Southern Alps Spring Water      140
    Natchan Orange Juice            150
    Burning-Style Amino Type        150
    Big Vitamin C                   120
    Rope                            300
    Don Quixote
    Italian Cologne                6800
    French Cologne                 7300
    Staminan X                      980
    Staminan XX                    2880
    Staminan Royale                9780
    Tauliner                        480
    Tauliner +                     1940
    Tauliner ++                    4880
    Dog Food                        260
    Cat Food                        150
    Caviar Skin Bag              150000
    Monogram Bag                 120000
    Expensive Necklace            70000
    Italian Woman's Watch        119000
    French Muffler                13800
    Boss Sugarless Black Coffee     100
    Iemon                           130
    Hot Iemon                       110
    Natchan Orange Juice            130
    Big Vitamin C                   100
    Burning-Style Amino Style       130
    Southern Alps Spring Water      120
    Pickle                          100
    NOTE:  You can sell items (not weapons) here (second choice)
    Italian Perfume                6800
    French Perfume                 7300
    Red Roses Bouquet             12000
    Pink Lily Bouquet              9500
    Assorted Cookies               4500
    Caviar Skin Bag              148800
    Monogram Bag                 119200
    Expensive Necklace            69000
    Italian Woman's Watch        120000
    French Muffler                15000
    Lucky Bracelet                22000
    Chain Mail Shirt              55000
    Western Shield                25000
    Hariti Amulet                 54000
    Casanova Ring                 29800
    Men's Cologne                 29800
    Long Dosu                     40000
    Lau Ga Cheng Lung Dou        180000
    Miyamoto Musashi Dosu         68000
    Mifune Kodachi                65000
    Unnamed Sword                 63000
    Toyo'ato Kiyomizu's Katana   164000
    Named Sword Tesshuusai     15000000
    Kotobuki Pharmacy
    Staminan X                     1000
    Staminan XX                    3000
    Staminan Royale               10000
    Tauliner                        500
    Tauliner +                     2000
    Tauliner ++                    5000
    Weapons Store
    NOTE:  Hidden store--see appendix.  You can sell weapons here (second choice)
    Tonfa                          6800
    Special Night Stick            6000
    Survival Knife                23000
    Blackjack                      4000
    Stun Gun                      17000
    Brass Knuckles                 7500
    Pepper Spray                   1980
    Cheng Lung Dou                19800
    Lightening Bomb               12000
    Automatic Handgun             40000
    9mm Automatic                320000
    Shotgun                      280000
    Bulletproof Vest             125000
    Bulletproof Shield            38000
    Homeless Man In River Styx
    Staminan X                     1000
    Staminan XX                    3000
    Tauliner                        500
    Tauliner +                     2000
    Small Hammer                   3400
    Fine Umbrella                  2500
    Modified Lighter               3500
    Modified Iron                  1800
    Modified Portable Stove        3600
    Iron Pipe                       100
    Shikokuki Bokutou              7500
    Old Imperial Hand Grenade     25000
    Flash Bomb                    38000
    Tear Gas Grenade              25000
    Fighting Sarashi               5800
    Travelling Salesman--Chapter 3
    NOTE:  Located under staircase inside the mansion, when Shinji leads you.
    Staminan X                     1500
    Tauliner                        750
    Night Stick                    9000
    Survival Knife                34000
    Brass Knuckles                11750
    Sarashi                        1275
    Travelling Salesman--Chapter 12
    NOTE:  Located near the boat at the pier.  Facing the gangplank, he's to the
      right in the corner.
    Staminan Royale               20000
    Tauliner ++                   10000
    Manly Sarashi                 15000
    Survival Knife                46000
    Night Stick                   12000
    Special Forces Night Stick    49000
    Smoke Grenade                 50000
    Lightening Bomb               24000
    Flash Bomb                    76000
    Old Imperial Hand Grenade     50000
    9mm Automatic                640000
    Bulletproof Shield            76000
    Travelling Salesman--Chapter 13
    NOTE:  Located upstairs in Stardust.
    Staminan XX                    6000
    Tauliner +                     4000
    Night STick                   12000
    Survival Knife                46000
    Smoke Grenade                 50000
    Lightening Bomb               24000
    Ogre Sarashi                  76000
    Bulletproof Vest             250000
    Antique Automatic Handgun    400000
    Shotgun                      560000
    Beef Bowl (Normal)              400
    Beef Bowl (Large)               500
    Beef Bowl (Special              650
    Gelato Shop
    Vanilla Single                  280
    Strawberry Single               280
    Chocolate Single                280
    Triple                          430
    Good Cafe'
    Coffee of the Day               400
    Caffe' Mocha                    400
    Cappuccino                      480
    Caramel Cappuccino              500
    Milk Cre'pe                     550
    Mixed Juice                     450
    Smile Burger
    Hamburger                       210
    Fish Burger                     260
    Special Burger                  390
    French Fries                    240
    Burger Combo A                  550
    Burger Combo B                  580
    Burger Combo C                  650
    Alps Tea House
    House Blend Coffee              500
    Premium Coffee                 1100
    Cappuccino                      650
    Espresso                        700
    Milk Tea                        500
    Lemon Tea                       500
    Orange Juice                    400
    Apple Juice                     400
    Lemon Squash                    400
    Hot Milk                        400
    Shortcake                       550
    Kyuushuu Ichibansei
    Ramen                           500
    Chaa Siu Min                    800
    Wan Tan Min                     700
    NOTE:  Hidden; see appendix   Chips
    Assorted Cookies                 45
    French Muffler                  150
    Expensive Necklace              700
    Lacquer Plate                    10
    Silver Plate                    100
    Gold Plate                     1000
    Lucky Beads                    4200
    NOTE:  In River Styx  Chips
    Darts                            58
    Western Shield                  250
    Magic Sword Muramasa          98000
    Lacquer Plate                    10
    Silver Plate                    100
    Gold Plate                     1000
    -------                      Medals
    Staminan X                       50
    Tauliner                         25
    Italian Cologne                 340
    Caviar Skin Bag                7500
    Italian Woman's Watch          6000
    Lacquer Plate                    50
    Silver Plate                    500
    Gold Plate                     5000
    Chouhan Parlor
    NOTE:  From the fortune teller, from Chapter 7 on.
    Crowbar                          18
    Stungun                         170
    Mail-Order Magic Sword          880
    Shikokuki Bokutou                75
    Miyamoto Musashi Dosu           680
    Mifune Kodachi                  650
    Magic Sword Mugetsu             980
    Sakaki Bokutou                 3800
    Manly Sarashi                   150
    Ogre Sarashi                    380
    Dragon Plate                     30
    Marble Plate                     50
    Tortoise-Shell Plate            500
    Gold Plate                     1000
    4h.  Skill Games
    To complete certain side quests and build up Haruka, you're gonna have to play
    two skill games and four different kinds of gambling.  I'll give you all the
    advice I can here, but basically, you just gotta practice--except for the
    gambling games; those have cheat-like ways to prosper (hee hee).  Oh, but did
    I mention that you'll have to keep cashing your chips in to get items to sell
    at the pawn shop over and over and over?  It's a little annoying.
    First of all, hitting the different pitches is all a matter of timing.  It's not
    really supposed to matter where Kiryuu stands, but I usually put his raised,
    left toe near that white dot in the center of the box.
      Try it a few times and you'll understand when to swing; there's a certain
    point during its flight when you can hit a ball and make it into a home run.
    If it flies off to the left or the right, you hit it too early.  If it flies
    up and misses the little "home run" circle, you hit it too late.
    U.F.O. CATCHER (in Club Sega)
    Aim for the center of the toy's *head*.  You can move your point of view with
    the left analog stick, and you can press up to zoom in.  If there are too many
    other toys near the one you want, it'll interact with them and end up falling
    from the claw.  One last note--notice that the claw seems to swing loosely a
    bit.  This is to throw you off; it's hard to figure at first where the claw
    will be positioned when you let go of the button.
      The only annoying thing here will be the puyo-chan toys task for the U.F.O.
    Catcher mission.  You'll need to collect all five varieties:  yellow (common),
    pink (less common), blue (even less common), big (less still), and black (of
    which there will be only one).  The big ones are the easiest to get, but after
    a bit of toying around, you should be able to pluck the other ones up with
    little trouble.
      Oh, yeah--if your toy is near the glass, you won't get it.  Don't bother.
    It'll keep getting shoved up against the glass no matter what.  So, what to do?
    Well...if you're trying to get toys for the old man, talking to him makes the
    machine re-map its toys (randomly), but...you can always exit and enter--that
    causes it to re-jumble things, too.
    Blackjack rules are simple.  If you have a higher hand, you win, but you can't
    go over 21.  Oh, and did I mention that at 21, you win?  The only thing they
    got wrong here is that usually, whenever I played, when someone hit blackjack,
    that'd be it; all betting was over.  Here, people still play their hands out.
      There's a "BJ Charm" in the game.  Use this to increase your odds of winning.
    If you care.
      I, personally, don't.  Why?  Because I only play this when Haruka calls for
    it.  I just bet 10 and see what happens.  I'd recommend you buy 50 chips to
    start with, then play.  If you lose, you lose.  If you ever go over 50, stop;
    that'll do it for Haruka.  You just have to get over your original amount of
    chips when you sat down at the table.  Hey, just bet all 50!  That way, when
    you lose, it doesn't matter, and if you win, then Haruka'll be happy.
    Roulette...this is your chance to hit it big, really.  You can bet 9,999 chips
    on each of 36 numbers, on any number from 1-12 or 13-24 or 25-36, or you can
    bet on all white or all black.  Oh, you can bet in-between the numbers and
    collect less if either one wins, too.
      Here's the deal:  if you use a black or red jewel, the next hit will be on
    either a black or red number (respectively).  So, bet about 1/18th of your
    chips on each of the black or red (respectively) numbers and the remainder on
    all that color.  For instance, in the "Casino Royale" mission, with 100,000
    chips, use the red jewel and bet 5,555 on each red number then the remaining 10
    on red.  You'll end up doubling your money--the objective in that mission.
      When you're done betting, you can hit "x" to stop the wheel from spinning or
    select to quit.
    This game...if you haven't played it, there's an awful lot to explain.  In
    Baccarat, there are two hands dealt:  one to the Banker and one to the Player.
    The values of the cards are totalled, but once that total exceeds "9," then
    it goes back down to zero and starts ove again--in other words, a "3" and an
    "11" becomes "4," not "14."  Aces are worth one and face cards aren't worth
      So, you get the higher hand, you win, right?  Well...sort of.  The weird
    thing about this game is that you don't actually play it.  Instead, your role
    is to bet on either the make-believe "Player" or "Banker;" neither one is a
    real person.  In fact, there are all sorts of weird rules about when players
    and bankers keep drawing cards--so many that it might not be worth talking
    about, really.  Just know that these two imaginary people are trying to beat
    each other to the higher hand from zero to nine.
      You can use the "Banker" and "Player" Chess Pieces, and guess what?  The
    next hand will be won by either the "Banker" or "Player" (respectively).
    OK...so, slot machines.  You know about these?  Well...maybe you just think you
    know.  Let me just say these don't work like real ones; in a real slot machine,
    it seems to always stop between numbers and annoy you like crazy.  With real
    ones, you lose--a lot!
      Well, OK.  These ones still make you lose all the dang time.  To hit it big,
    you'll have to get three "Spy" marks in a row.  This will make the game get
    into a "multi-ball"-like, bonus mode in which, for a limited time, you can
    get some big winnings.
      Big?  The most I get is around 150 or so coins.  To get 3,000, like Haruka
    wants....  That's harsh.  The 777 Badge helps...but not too much.
    4i.  Va-Va-Voom?
    Besides romancing cabaret club girls, there are three semi-pornographic things
    in this game.  These three seem to have no bearing on the gameplay.  If you
    really find yourself enjoying these, then...um, maybe, go talk to a girl for
    Go down to "Love In Heart" on Senryou street and you can get a massage.  Wow.
    A gal will show up and start to presumably apply shiatsu to Kiryuu whilst
    images of her flash on the screen.  There's a meter on the left side of the
    screen.  Tapping circle makes it go up and tapping x makes it go down.  Try and
    keep the heart from reaching either end of the meter.
      I guess we're to assume Kiryuu is being...manipulated in a very sensitive
    area.  If the heart reaches either edge, a picture of a baby will appear and
    the girl will say things to Kiryuu depending on how long you kept it up.
    She'll also be impressed, apparently, the longer you spend.
      No, the images of the girl aren't naked, and no, they aren't very sexy.  This
    is really not worth it at all!
    There's a strip club in the game, Asia on Pink Street.  Not much to say with
    this one, really, except that once you clear the "Baby's A Showgirl" mission,
    you get a free pass.  No, the gals ain't nude, again.
    There are three different issues of Sabra left around town.  The current issue
    can be found in Poppo and M Store, featuring Goutou Yukiko.  In the batting
    center, an old issue featuring Ada Misako can be found, and in the ramen shop,
    you can find another old issue with Natsukawa Jun.  None of them are really
    5.  EXTRAS
    5a.  Hidden Shops
    There are two shops hidden in Ryuuga Gotoku--namely, an underground casino and
    a black-market weapons dealer.
      To get the weapons shop opened, from Chapter 4 on, go to Taihei Street (east)
    and you'll see a guy who looks homeless standing next to a car on the north
    side.  It's maybe a block past the Akagyuu beef bowl restaurant there.  If you
    talk to him, he'll offer to sell you information.  Buy it from him for 1000 yen
    and he'll tell you to ask for a certain film in the adult video rental store
    "Beam."  That store is the purple little store located to the northwest of the
    man.  The choice is thee bottom on when talking to the worker.
      After a cut scene, if you talk to the guy there, you'll get the "Weapons
    Store Memo" special item and be able to sell and buy weapons.
      To get to the undergound casino, you have to get through the mission "The
    Cost of F-cup" from Chapter 4 on, answer correctly so you get in the fight,
    and answer the barkeep that you won't let him off with just money.  That'll
    make him tell you about the shop in the ramen shop located to the south.  There,
    order the only choice available and you'll be able to go into the casino.
      Not really my bag, really, casinos...but you'll need it for certain missions.
    5b.  Hidden Moves
    I've stated it and re-stated it, but here it is in more depth.  There are eight
    moves that can't be developed simply by building your character up.  These are
    listed as "Special" moves (but they aren't Special or "Goku" attacks....)
      The Turn Kick will be your first priority.  You can learn it in Chapter 4.
    Simply get the Coin Locker Key to Locker #50, which is in the alley just south
    of the Movie Theater on the western edge of the map near the north.  The key
    flashes from time to time, but you'll also know where it is when "Check" appears
    in the upper right-hand corner.  If you just rapidly tap the Circle button
    while running around, you should get it.
      Now, go to the Coin Lockers where the "C" is in the center of the map, near
    the Milennium Tower and open the 50th locker.  You'll get the "Turn Kick
    Magazine."  Unfortunately...you won't learn the attack until you have built up
    to level 4.  Then, the tone will sound like it does when you have enough ex-
    perience to build your guy up again, but it'll be telling you that you've
    learned the move.
      There are seven moves learned from Komaki Soutarou, an old martial arts
    master living in the River Styx (Saino Kawahara) with the homeless
    people.  He won't teach you them until after you fight the three opponents in
    the underground colisseum required to progress the story in the fifth chapter.
    For the first one, you just need to talk to him after that fight.  From then
    on, you'll need to build Kiryuu up to the appropriate levels and talk to Komaki
    again.  After the first test, the next time you talk to him, choose the bottom
    response ("You still haven't taught me techniques to beat those guys.")  If
    you've just gotten a technique and can alreayd get the next one, you'll have to
    wait until the green arrow re-appears over his head, indicating you can talk to
    him--this takes about thirty seconds or so.
      For each technique learned, there is a test.
      Komaki-Style Swordsmanship:  break the wooden posts.  He'll talk to you and
        tell you how to hold the sword better.  Break the posts again.
      Komaki-Style Zoriuchi--Technique level 6:  defeat the opponents.  Then, you'll
        need to defeat them again, but only the Zoriuchi does damage.  The best way 
        to do this is to hit attack twice, then back plus triangle, then attack  
        once, then back plus triangle.  You can also face away from the opponent and
        press R1 to keep Kiryuu facing away, walk up, and hit square, then triangle.
        It's a little hard at first....
      Komaki-Style Sabakiuchi--Technique and Body level 6:  first, you need to
        use the "Sway" technique to avoid Komaki's thrown baseballs.  Hold R1 and
        try to walk to his right and left sides.  When his arm moves, you'll want
        to hit X.  It's a little tough at first.  Next, you'll have to shift and
        avoid the balls, this time hitting triangle to hit Komaki.  You'll need to
        do it 10 times.  Stay relatively close to him and your attacks should hit.
      Komaki-Style Nekogaeri--Technique and Body at level 7:  after Komaki knocks
        you down, hit the X button repeatedly when you land to recover.  Do this
        10 times.
      Komaki-Style Hikigaeshi--all three attributes at level 7:  after Komaki rears
        his hand back, and right as he starts to punch forward, hit the L1 button.
        Do this 10 times.
      Komaki-Style Tora'otoshi--all three attributes at level 8:  after Komaki
        rears back his hand, and right as he starts to punch forward, hit the
        triangle button.  Do this 10 times.
      Komaki-Style Ukenageshi--all three attributes at level 9:  after Komaki rears
        his hand back, and right as he starts to punch forward, hit the circle
        button.  Do this 10 times.
    5c.  Underground Colisseum
    In Chapter 5, in the River Styx, you'll have to fight in an undergound
    tournament against D. Feldman, G. Pramuk, and G.B. Holmes.  Well...after that,
    if you immediately go back to the entrance to the colisseum, the man there will
    tell you that they're preparing some more tournaments and you should check
      Well, sure enough, at different points in the story, tournaments will be
    available there.  Inside the little foyer, there is an items box, a save point,
    and three people.  First, you'll have to go in and talk to the guy closest
    to the entrance (on the right).  He'll register you.  After that...well, the
    last guy (the guy on the left) will show you your stats (tho' you can see them
    when you choose to enter the tournament) and the middle guy is the guy you'll
    want to see to challenge again--provided you're unarmed and not wearing any
    defensive gear.  Just hit start and remove it all if you are.
      The point?  These fights give you experience and yen--but only the first
    time; after that, they give you a much smaller amount.  Besides that, they
    also give out one prize randomly selected from three choices.  You can challenge
    these again and again and again, so...go to it!  This is an excellent way to get
    the highest-powered healing items in the game, Staminan Sparks, and if you go
    after the hidden boss, you'll probably wanna use one of the special weapons from
    one of the battles (hint, hint).
    Exhibition Tournament (Chapter 6)
      1st round:  Mammoth Tatsu
      2nd round:  Terry Sakada
      Championship:  Dead Boy
      Prizes:  25,000 yen, 1,000 exp + Tauliner ++, Flash Bomb, or Staminan XX
    Hyper Tournament Open (Chapter 6)
      1st round:  Terry Sakada
      2nd round:  Daniel Feldman
      Championship:  Dandy Sugino
      Prizes:  35,000 yen, 1,500 exp + Staminan Royal, Motomiya Takeshi Dosu,
        or Old Imperial Hand Grenade
    Scorpion Grand Prix (Chapter 6, after Exhibition and Hyper are cleared)
      Pursuit attacks and throws are not allowed, but grappling is.  Note that the
      second part of the "slam the guy into a wall" Heat Action is a stomp, and,
      therefore, not allowed.
      1st round:  Mr. Yoh
      2nd round:  Condor Mizusawa
      Championship:  Gaowayan Pramuk
      Prizes:  40,000 yen, 2,000 exp + Mail-Order Magic Sword, Fighting Sarashi,
        or Staminan Royal
    Street Fight Special Tournament (Chapter 6, after Scorpion Grand Prix)
      There are weapons littering the octagon.
      1st round:  Homerun Ken
      2nd round:  Prisoner Machine #4
      Championship  Devil Tsuji
      Prizes:  50,000 yen, 3,000 exp + Special Forces Night Stick, Staminan XX,
        or Chain Mail Shirt
    Revenge Grand Prix (Chapter 8, after Street Fight Special Tournament?)
      1st round:  Daniel Feldman
      2nd round:  Gaowayan Pramuk
      Championship:  Gary "Buster" Holmes
      Prizes:  75,000 yen, 4,000 exp + Staminan Royal or Captain's Bat
    Burning Grand Prix (Chapter 8, after Revenge Grand Prix)
      The edge of the octagon is lava; you'll burn if you touch that area.
      1st round:  Cannonball Nobiru
      2nd round:  The Third Head, President Yamazaki
      Championship:  Daniel Feldman
      Prizes:  100,000 yen, 5,000 exp + Staminan Royal, Magic Sword Myougetsu,
        or Ogre Knuckles
    The Ronin Grand Prix (Chapter 8, after Burning Grand Prix)
      Opponents are armed with blades.  Kiryuu has a sword with infinite endurance.
      1st round:  Razor George
      2nd round:  Grand Chef Jeung
      Championship:  Bearkiller Numada
      Prizes:  250,000 yen, 6,000 exp + Staminan Spark, Magic Sword Sengetsu,
        or Mifune Kodachi
    Spaghetti Western Grand Prix (Chapter 11, after The Ronin Grand Prix?)
      Kiryuu versus firearm-toting foes.
      1st round:  Hunter Kozawa
      2nd round:  Wolf Ken'ishi
      Championship:  King Leopon
      Prizes:  300,000 yen, 7,000 exp + Staminan Spark, Ogre Sarashi, or Dragon
    Hyper Tournament Grand Prix (Chapter 13, after Spaghetti Western Grand Prix)
      1st round:  Gary Buster Holmes
      2nd round:  Snowman
      Championship:  Wong Gwok-Lam
      Prizes:  400,000 yen, 8,000 exp + Dragon Sarashi or Charisma Photograph
    Magnum Force Grand Prix (Chapter 13, after Hyper Tournament Grand Prix)
      1st round:  Wong Gwok-Lam
      2nd round:  Hades Nishizawa
      Championship:  Komaki Soutarou
      Prizes:  500,000 yen, 10,000 exp + Staminan Spark, Champion Ring, or Named
        Sword Oninokiba
    In case you didn't know, that fight against Komaki Soutarou is *really* hard.
    Since you can equip the Sengetsu sword or other items against the secret boss,
    but can't equip anything when fighting in the colisseum, I really do think this
    fight against Komaki is the toughest in the game.  Oh yeah, did I mention that
    you can't use healing items in the colisseum, either?
    5d.  Haruka's Trust
    At certain points in the game, you will "get" to lead Haruka around town with
    you.  As you walk around, Haruka will stop in front of certain stores and ask
    for something within.  "Ojisan!" ("Mister!") or "are katte yo!" ("Buy me that!")
    will come outta her mouth and you'll see a speech balloon filled with red
      What's going on here is that there is a statistic (not viewable from any menu,
    unfortunately) which you can build up or down depending on your actions--
    Haruka's Trust in Kiryuu.  It starts at 0 (pretty bad for someone who's saved
    your life), and goes up and up....  You'll notice it's also on a "grade" system.
    You'll start at "F" and you can build it up to "SSS."
      If you run too far away from Haruka, she'll start to protest.  "Hayai yo ne!"
    ("You're too fast!") or "Oite ikanaide yo!" ("Don't leave me behind!"), she'll
    say.  It's really not too bad, but if you get too far away and she gets stuck
    on some object and has to run out into the middle of the street and you come
    back to get her, you can have your trust statistic lowered.  I think.  I haven't
    replicated it, but I'm pretty sure that happened to me before.  Maybe I dreamt
      Anyway, just make sure she's around sometimes so if she stops and wants to
    buy something, you'll know.
      The point of building up her trust is that when your grade improves, you'll
    get unique items.
      I'll usually go to Nakamichi Street and walk around the different eateries
    and such there and stop when she asks for something, go in, and buy it.  If she
    stops wanting to get things in the shops, then you'll probably need to take her
    to one of the blue locations--Sega arcades, the batting cages, or to Pachinko
    Slot houses or one of the casinos (the one in Gambler's River Bed or the hidden
    one under the ramen house).
      I'd choose the arcades and casino.  You can use the special items to help you
    win in the casino and get past those easily.  I'll usually buy 1900 chips and
    bet 100 in baccarat and blackjack, getting the total to 2100, then use the red
    or black jewel when she wants roulette and bet 116 on all numbers of that
    color, then the remaining 12 to be that color.  Why?  That doubles the 2100 to
    4200, which will afford you the Lucky Beads you'll need for the "Collection
    Help" mission.  I usually keep the one you get from the coin lockers for my-
    self; chapters 11 and 13 have random encounters I don't need to fight because
    I'll be completely built up by then.
      When you go into a shop she wants you to buy something at (remember that Poppo
    Marts and the Don Quixote supermarket count, too), just walk up to the counter
    and talk to the worker.  The only choice available will be what she wanted.
      When you gotta do the other tasks....  It's a little trickier.  Here's a list
    of what she wants, so you know when to quit at a place:
      Kotobukiya Pharmacy (I start here):
        Only time:  Staminan X
      Kyuushuu Ichibansei Ramen:
        1st time:  Ramen
        2nd time:  Chaa Siu Min
      Smile Burger:
        1st time:  Hamburger
        2nd time:  Fries
        3rd time:  Special Burger
      Good Cafe':
        1st time:  Caramel Cappuccino
        2nd time:  Milk Cre'pe
      Alps Tea House:
        1st time:  Mixed Juice
        2nd time:  Shortcake
      Gelato Shop: 
        1st time:  Strawberry Single
        2nd time:  Triple
      Akagyuu Beef Bowl:
        1st time:  Beef Bowl (medium)
        2nd time:  Beef Bowl (special)
      Poppo Mart / M Store:
        1st time:  Meat Bun
        2nd time:  Salmon Onigiri
        3rd time:  Special Yakisoba
      Don Quixote:
        1st time:  Natchan Orange
        2nd time:  French Cologne
        3rd time:  French Muffler
      Ebisuya (only happens at SS):
        Only time:  Assorted Cookies
        1st time:  Baccarat.  Win past your starting amount at Baccarat.
        2nd time:  Blackjack.  Win past your starting amount at Blackjack.
        3rd time:  Roulette.  Win past your starting amount at Roulette.
      Yoshida Batting Center:  
        1st time:  Hit 10 homeruns out of 20 pitches at the beginner's course.
        2nd time:  Hit all 20 homeruns on the Majors Course (good luck)
        1st time:  Get 777 (ouch)
        2nd time:  Win 3000 medals (good luck)
      Club Sega:  
        1st time:  Use the Print Club machine
        2nd time:  Get any type of "Piyo-chan" (the chicks) from the UFO catcher
        3rd time:  Get the "Bandaged Kuma-san" (the bear) from the UFO catcher
      As you can see, there will only really be two difficult ones:  the 20 home-
    runs on the Majors course, and the 3000 medals.  These, unfortunately, will be
    needed to pull her from SS to SSS.
      Here's what you get for raising her grade:
        F->E:  Haruka's Candy  (Harukano Amedama)
        E->D:  Haruka's Chocolate  (Harukano Chocolate)
        D->C:  Haruka's Medallion  (Harukano Omamori)
        C->B:  Haruka's First Aid Kit  (Harukano Kyuukyuubako)
        B->A:  777 Seal  (777no Ofuda)
        A->S:  Haruka's Necklace  (Harukano Necklace)
        S->SS:  Kiryuu's Portrait  (Kiryuuno Nigao'e)
        SS->SSS:  Haruka's Marbles  (Harukano Bi-dama)
      Luckily, SS->SSS, the hardest trust to gain, only yields Haruka's Marbles--the
    only use for those seems to be to sell them.  Kiryuu's Portrait is a special
    item and just there for kicks, really, so I usually just build it up to S when
    I play throught the game as after that it gets quite tedious.  Haruka's Necklace
    offers the second-best protection in the game, and the most powerful item won't
    be available for quite some time, so getting it up to S at the 7th chapter is
    adviseable.  Her First Aid Kit is the other good item gained here....  It fully
    refills health, same as the Staminan Sparks, which are rather rare; they only
    are awarded for beating certain tournaments in the underground colisseum and
    from one locker.
    5e.  Secret Boss
    There is a secret boss in this game, believe it or not.  If you complete all
    the side missions (besides the 6 "love game" side quests), then, in front of
    the Movie Theater, a man in a black trenchcoat with black sunglasses will
    appear.  If you talk to him, you'll have to fight him, so be ready.
      His name is Amon Jou, and he's really one tough cookie.  He gets up twice,
    having three "forms" in full.  The first two have two full life bars, the 
    third has three.  In the first, he'll use guns.  The second, bombs.  The third?
    Insane martial arts.  In all three forms, he'll be *super* hard to hit as he
    can avoid even during a combo and breaks throws immediately.  Oh yeah, and when
    he's in the "gun" form, the Bullet-Proof Vest and Bullet Shields won't guard
    against his bullets.  Fun times.
      So, how to defeat him?  Well...you can fight him, but it'll be really really
    hard.  You might be able to defeat him going toe-to-toe if you fill up on
    Staminan Sparks.  However....  If you get tired of getting destroyed like mad,
    there's a much easier way.
      Go to the Underground Colisseum at the River Styx, and fight the
    "The Ronin Grand Prix" ("The Yabushi GP") and keep going through it.  It'll 
    randomly give you a sword, the Magic Sword, Sengetsu.  Get four Sengetsu, equip
    one, and carry the other three in your weapons slots.  Now...go and take a taxi,
    avoid any encounters on the way so you don't waste your swords at all, and go
    and challenge Amon.  Get behind the lamp post nearby and he won't be able to hit
    you with his gunshots.  This will make him come over to you.
      What then?  Well...start swinging!  You should have the Komaki Swordsmanship
    (gotten by meeting Komaki Soutarou after fighting in the Underground Colisseum
    during the story in Chapter 5) skill.  This will make you do a lot of damage
    with each hit.
      Oh, did I mention that the Sengetsu sword stuns opponents?  That's right; they
    have 20 uses and are similar to the Stun Gun in that opponents stand and shiver
    violently before collapsing.  They can't block, evade, attack--they can't really
    do anything during that animation.  So, just keep ploughing away at him with
    the square button.  When your sword breaks, hit start, equip the next one, and
    so on.
      This is seriously the easiest way to beat him, and you'll probably feel kinda
    bad and want to challenge him normally.  Trust me...don't.  I mean...it's really
    cool to watch him die by your fists, but you'll be pretty tired of it by then.
    I'd recommend you at least bring the Dragon Fists or something along and use
    their Spin Attack to avoid his bullets and bombs, at least.
      So, what do you get for this awesome, secret fight?  10,000,000 yen and 893
    experience.  "893" is a code for "yakuza" ("8" can be read "ya," "9" "ku," and
    "3" "za").
    5f.  Battle Review Mode
    Once you clear the game, you get the practice-like "Adventure Review Mode," the
    ability to watch the same movies you could watch in the Hint Rooms during the
    game, and, most importantly "Battle Review Mode."  In this mode are 50 missions
    that the game will grade your performance on, based mostly on speed, experience
    gained, and damage taken.  The grades seem to range from D to S.  Get S in all
    50 missions and you'll unlock "Fight Master Mode," which is selected after "New
    Game" has been chosen on the main menu, and which lets you do Heat Actions re-
    gardless of Heat Gauge.  Hey, come on--it's *something!*
    Obviously, you're going for speed here.  If you can, ignore enemies and run for
    the boss.
    Course 1.  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Stardust, versus Shimano Group Captain.  Clear:  Aim for the fastest
    Course 2.  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Toujoukai Base, versus Shimano Futoshi, et al.  Clear:  Aim for the
      fastest time.
    Course 3.  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  River Styx, versus River Styx Residents.  Clear:  Aim
      for the fastest time.
    Course 4.  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Serena to back alley, versus Shintou Kouji, et al.  Clear:  Aim for
      the fastest time.
    Course 5.  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Kamuro District to Deborah, versus the Akai Brothers, et al.
      Clear:  Aim for the fastest time.
    Course 6.  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Chui Lin Lau, versus Lau Ga Lung, et al.  Clear: Aim for the fastest
    Course 7:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Empty Building, versus Nagase Masato, et al.  Clear:  Aim for the
      fastest time.
    Course 8:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Tougenkyou, versus Majima Gorou, et al.  Clear:  Aim for the fastest
    Course 9:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Pier, versus Shimano Futoshi, et al.  Clear:  Aim for the fastest
    Course 10:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Tenka'ichi Street, versus berzerkers.  Clear:  Aim for the fastest
    Course 11:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Milennium Tower, versus MIA.  Clear:  Aim for the fastest time.
    Course 12:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Ares, versus Jingu Kyouhei, et al.  Clear:  Aim for the fastest time.
    These are the main fights of the game, one right after another.  You play up to
    certain points in the story.  The last one has every major fight.
    Course 1:  Kiryuu Style:  Imprisoned Dragon (not very built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  until Chapter 4.  Clear:  Defeat Hayashi.  Rank is based on how much
      experience is gained.
    Course 2:  Kiryuu Style:  The Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day his
      youth escaped him).  Battle Stage:  until Chapter 7.  Clear:  Defeat Shintou.
      Rank is based on how much experience is gained.
    Course 3:  Kiryuu Style:  Iron-Bodied Dragon (Kiryuu with only "Body" built up.)
      Battle Stage:  until Chapter 9.  Clear:  Defeat Lau.  Rank is based on how
      much experience is gained.
    Course 4:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (Kiryuu with skills involving the Heat
      Gauge built up).  Battle Stage:  until Chapter 10.  Clear:  Defeat Nagase.
      Rank is based on how much experience is gained.
    Course 5:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  all main enemies.  Clear:  Defeat Nishikiyama.  Rank is based upon
      how much experience is gained.
    These are the hardest battle missions, because they each have different goals
    and requirements.  For example, there are three that you fail if Kiryuu takes
    any damage (man!).
    Course 1:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon ("Body" has been built up).  Battle
      Stage:  Peace Finance, versus Hirata, et al.  Clear:  Defeat all enemies.
      Failed if Kiryuu takes damage.  3-minute time limit.
    Course 2:  Kiryuu Style:  Captured Dragon (not very built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Prison dining hall, versus Prisoner #1356, et al.  Clear:  Defeat
      enemies with Heat Actions.  Defeating them with other attacks fails mission.
      When Prisoner #1356 is defeated, mission is cleared.
    Course 3:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (abilities concerning the Heat Gauge
      have been built up).  Battle Stage:  Toujoukai base, versus Shimano Futoshi,
      et al.  Clear:  When Shimano is defeated, mission is cleared.  You can only
      use weapon attacks or pursuits.  12-minute time limit.
    Course 4:  Kiryuu Style:  Captured Dragon (not very built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  River Styx, versus River Styx Residents.  Clear:
      Knock all enemies down once.  If an enemy is defeated, mission is failed.
      3-minute time limit.
    Course 5:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Square in front of the theater, versus Bloody Eye.  Clear:  Defeat
      all enemies using only the Komaki-Style Tora'otoshi (triangle reversal).
      If you use other attacks, mission is failed.
    Course 6:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day his youth
      was lost).  Battle Stage:  Milennium Tower, versus Jingu Kyouhei, et al.
      Clear:  Once Jingu is defeated on the helipad, mission is cleared.  You can
      only use weapons attacks and pursuits.  12-minute time limit.
    Course 7:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (abilities concerning the Heat Gauge
      have been built up).  Battle Stage:  Back alley, versus Shintou Kouji, et al.
      Clear:  Defeat Shintou without losing Heat Mode.  If Heat Mode is lost, the
      mission is failed.
    Course 8:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).  Battle
      stage:  Kou'enmae Street, versus Blue Z.  Clear:  Defeat all enemies.  Only
      moves with the Triangle button can be used.  5-minute time limit.
    Course 9:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (abilities concerning the Heat Gauge
      have been built up).  Battle Stage:  Pink Street (north), versus street
      hoodlums. Clear:  Defeat all enemies without losing Heat Mode.  If Heat Mode
      is lost, the mission is failed.
    Course 10:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).
      Battle stage:  Highway, versus the remaining Se Waa.  Clear:  Defeat Gam.
      If Kiryuu is hit by even one attack, mission is failed.  (this is the Virtua
      Cop / Time Crisis-like shooting mission)
    Course 11:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).
      Battle stage:  Paradise, versus Barkeep.  Clear:  Defeat all enemies.  If
      Kiryu takes damage, mission is failed.  3-minute time limit.
    Course 12:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).
      Battle stage:  Chui Lin Lau (kitchen), versus Se Waa members.  Clear:  Defeat
      all enemies with Hat Actions.  If you defeat enemies with other attacks,
      mission is failed.
    Course 13:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (abilities concerning the Heat Gauge
      have been built up).  Battle Stage:  Terada's boat, versus Shimano group
      members.  Clear:  Defeat all enemes with the Heat Action that throws them off
      the deck.  If you defeat enemies with other attacks, mission is failed.
      5-minute time limit.
    Course 14:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  The Third Park, versus Se Waa members.  Clear:  Defeat all enemies.
      If Kiryuu takes damage, the mission is failed.
    Course 15:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (abilities concerning the Heat Gauge
      have been built up).  Battle Stage:  Milennium Tower, versus the M.I.A.
      Clear:  Defeat all enemies.  Only moves from the grapple position work.
    These are continuous battles against enemies of different types.  You gain a
    rank mostly depending upon how much experience you have earned.
    Course 1:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day he lost his
      youth).  Battle Stage:  the streets of Kamuro, versus Kamuro Residents.
      Clear:  Play through continuous battles of the residents who appear in Ryuu
      ga Gotoku.
    Course 2:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).  Battle
      Stage:  the streets of Kamuro, versus Kamuro gangs.  Clear:  Play through
      continuous battles of the gang members who appear in Ryuu ga Gotoku.
    Course 3:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully powered-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  the streets of Kamuro, versus Kamuro yakuza.  Clear:  Play through
      continuous battles of the yakuza who appear in Ryuu ga Gotoku.
    Here, you play against the various heads of the divisions of the Toujoukai and
    other bosses.  Aim for not taking much damage, quickly dispatching with them,
    and gaining a lot of experience (read: using Heat Actions).
    Course 1:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day he lost his
      youth).  Battle Stage:  Prison dining hall, versus Prisoner 1356, et al.
      Clear:  Defeat Prisoner 1356 in 3 minutes.
    Course 2:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day he lost his
      youth).  Battle Stage:  In front of Stardust, versus Yuuya.  Clear:  Defeat
      Yuuya in 3 minutes.
    Course 3:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day he lost his
      youth).  Battle Stage:  Toujoukai base, versus Shimano Futoshi.  Clear:
      Defeat Shimano in 3 minutes.
    Course 4:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day he lost his
      youth).  Battle Stage:  Ares, versus Hayashi Hiroshi, et al.  Clear:  Defeat
      Hayashi in 5 minutes.
    Course 5:  Kiryuu Style:  Dragon of the Doujima (Kiryuu on the day he lost his
      youth).  Battle Stage:  Underground Colisseum, versus G. B. Holmes.  Clear: 
      Defeat G. B. Holmes in 3 minutes.
    Course 6:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).  Battle
      Stage:  Batting Center, versus Majima Gorou, et al.  Clear:  Defeat Majima in
      5 minutes.
    Course 7:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).  Battle
      Stage:  Batting Center, versus B-King.  Clear:  Defeat all enemies in 3
    Course 8:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).  Battle
      Stage:  Hanagata Office, versus Shouta, et al.  Clear:  Defeat Shouta in 3
    Course 9:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).  Battle
      Stage:  Serena's back alley, versus Shintou Kouji, et al.  Clear:  Defeat
      Shintou in 3 minutes.
    Course 10:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).
      Battle Stage:  Club Deborah, versus the Akai Brothers, et al.  Clear:  Defeat
      the Akai Brothers in 5 minutes.
    Course 11:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon  (only "Body" has been built up).
      Battle Stage:  Se Waa base, versus Lau Ga Lung.  Clear:  Defeat Lau in 3
    Course 12:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Empty Building, rooftop, versus Nagase Masato, et al.  Clear:  Defeat
      Nagase in 3 minutes.
    Course 13:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Tougenkyou, versus Majima Gorou.  Clear:  Defeat Majima in 5 minutes.
    Course 14:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Docks, versus Shimano Futoshi, et al.  Clear:  Defeat Shimano in 5
    Course 15:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Ares, Garden, versus Jingu Kyouhei, et al.  Clear:  Defeat Jingu in
      5 minutes.
    Course 16:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Ares, versus Nishikiyama Akira.  Clear:  Defeat Nishikiyama in 5
    Course 17:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).  Battle
      Stage:  Underground Colisseum, versus Komaki Soutarou.  Clear:  Defeat Komaki
      in 7 minutes.
    These are continuous battles against only bosses.  Not so hard, really, if you
    asked my opinion, if you compare it to the ones where you can't get hit.
    Extreme Battle I:  Kiryuu Style:  Tough Dragon (only "Body" has been built up).
      Battle Stage:  Various bosses' stages, versus the various bosses.
      Clear:  Defeat all the bosses.
    Extreme Battle II:  Kiryuu Style:  Burning Dragon (moves concerning the Heat
      Gauge have been built up).  Battle Stage:  Various bosses' stages, versus the
      various bosses.  Clear:  Defeat all the bosses.
    Extreme Battle III:  Kiryuu Style:  Legendary Dragon (fully built-up Kiryuu).
      Battle Stage:  Various bosses' stages, versus the various bosses.
      Clear:  Defeat all the bosses.
    5g.  Trivia
    Did you know that if you go to Don Quixote, the song plays in four different
    languages?  It's quite long, too, for just a little commercial ditty.  First
    it's in English, then Chinese, then Japanese, then Korean.  I know; it sounds
    like a Japanese person singing in those langauges....
      Anyway, here are the Japanese and English lyrics!  I don't speak Mandarin and
    I'm really still too bad at Korean to understand--even if my gal's from Korea
    (sorry, honey!).  So...here they are!  Oh, and I put a (?) after the "English"
    lyrics I couldn't understand too well.
    When I'm free, I take myself to Don Quixote
    All my dreams come true, they do, whenever I go there
    I can go there and they'll try really hard to find whatever I want (?)
    Whatever you want, anything you need, we'll find for sure
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!
    Here is fun that's wildest place for me! (?) (It's a jungle!)
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!
    Tonight, let's go to find something good and new at Don Quixote!
    (Don!  Don!  Don, don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-!)x2
    I feel so high and satisfied at Don Quixote
    'Cause it's like a jungle full of amazing things
    If you go there midnight you can find lots of fun
    C'mon let's dance on this Don Quixote night (?)
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!
    Here is a jungle that's full of amazing things!  (It's a jungle!)
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!
    Let's get together and shop for something new at Don Quixote!
    Where are you going now?  --To Don Quixote!
    That's what I thought!
    (Don Quixote...! Don Quixote...! Don Quixote...!)
    (Ooh!  Hah!  Ooh!  Hah!  Ooh!  Hah!  Ohh, hah, hah!)
    Don! Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!
    Here is fun that's wildest place for me! (?) (It's a jungle!)
    Don! Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!
    Tonight, let's go to find something good and new at Don Quixote!
    Omoidattara itsu datte, Don Kiho-te de machiawase
    [If you ever get a mind to, let's meet at Don Quixote]
    Dokan! to afureru yume wo kaimashou!
    [Let's buy some dreams that'll fill up our minds 'til they burst!]
    Kibun wa takarasagashi da ne
    [Hey, it feels just like a treasure hunt!]
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-, Don Kiho-te!
    [Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!]
    Boryu-mu manten, gekiyasu janguru! (Janguru da!)
    [It's a fully-stocked, super-cheap jungle! (It's a jungle!)]
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-, Don Kiho-te!
    [Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!]
    Nandemo sorotte benri na omise, Don Kiho-te!
    [The convenient shop where you can find anything, Don Quixote!]
    (Don!  Don!  Don, Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-!)x2
    [(Don!  Don!  Don, Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui!)]
    Hayaimono kachi paradaisu, Donki meguri wa kuse ni naru
    [It's a paradise where the early bird gets the worm!  It'll become a habit,
      browsing Don Quixote!]
    Shoudouteki demo tokushita ne
    [It may be impulsive, but you really save!]
    Kon'ya wa nani ga aru no ka na~?
    [What'll I find there tonight...?]
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-, Don Kiho-te!
    [Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!]
    Itsudemo mantan fushigi na janguru! (Janguru da!)
    [You'll always get your fill at this mysterious jungle! (It's a jungle!)]
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-, Don Kiho-te!
    [Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!]
    Mayonakasugitemo tanoshi omise, Don Kiho-te!
    [The store that's fun even after midnight, Don Quixote!]
    Hei, doko iku no? --Don Kiho-te iku no!
    ["Hey, where're you goin'? --Why, I'm going to Don Quixote!]
    ["I knew it!"]
    (Don Kiho-te...!  Don Kiho-te...!  Don Kiho-te...!)
    [(Don Quixote...!  Don Quixote...!  Don Quixote...!)]
    (Un!  Ha!  Un!  Ha!  Un!  Ha!  Un, Ha, Ha!)
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-, Don Kiho-te!
    [Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!]
    Boryu-mu manten, gokuan janguru! (Janguru da!)
    [It's a fully-stocked, super-cheap jungle! (It's a jungle!)]
    Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Ki-, Don Kiho-te!
    [Don!  Don!  Don!  Don Qui-Don Quixote!]
    Nandemo sorotte benri na omise, Don Kiho-te!
    [The convenient shop where you can find anything, Don Quixote!]
    Many of the food items available in the game are real--all the drinks in the
    bars and most of the drinks in Poppo and M Store.  It seems like they had a
    deal with Suntory, a beverage company in Japan, and must have struck up other
    agreements with wineries and the like.
    The man who needs the toilet paper is Rokkaku Gouji, the boss of both (or all
    three, depending on how you look at it) Jet Set Radio games.
    Lau Ga Lung is obviously named after Lau Ga Leung (a.k.a. "Lau Karleung" or
    "Liu Chia Liang" or "Ryuu Ka Ryou"), a martial arts choreographer, director,
    and star of many films.  He is perhaps most famous outside of Hong Kong for
    his work on Drunken Master II, but he is said to have walked out on that
    production because Jackie Chan was too heavy-handed.  In Hong Kong, he and
    his brothers are most known for making great kung fu films, especially for
    their work for the Shaw Brothers studio.  Ga Leung himself is a student of Hung
    Ga ("Hung Gar" or "Hung Kar") and specialises in using many different kinds of
    weapons.  He also made a popular movie "Fung Hau" ("Mad Monkey") which show-
    cased a flashy Ng Zo Kyun-style monkey fist that also became his recurring
    signature style.  
      Ga Lung (that's the guy in the game now, mind you) looks more like Lau Chan 
    from Virtua Fighter, or maybe Chong Lung (aka "Laam Dai" or "Lan Di" or 
    "Rantei") from Shen Mue than Gau Leung.
    When you beat Amon Jou, the boss-like character in "The Final Assassin," you'll
    get 893 experience as your reward.  The number "8" can be read "ya" in
    Japanese, "9" can be read "ku," and "3" can be read "san" or "zan."  Remember
    that "san" is written "sa" + "n" in Japanese.  Drop off the "n?"  You get
    "yakuza."  It's not a terribly uncommon code for writing that....
    Aoki thinks that Tamura was killed 5 years ago.  Well, he really wasn't; he's
    just been sort-of hiding out in the River Styx.  If you thank Aoki for
    helping you find Haruka in Chapter 7, Kiryuu tells him to come to the Gambling
    River Bed later.  He will in Chapter 11 and finally meet up with his old
    friend.  Touching.
      Also, once you've cleared the "Betting on Boxing" incident, in Chapter 11,
    you can bring Haruka to Bantam to find out what happened to Jackal Yagisawa.
      Neither one of these is essential, nor do you "get" anything for doing them,
    but they're nice touches to the plot.
    At the end of the story, a bomb is exploded in the Milennium Tower, causing the
    money to rain down upon the people on the street.  This is an obvious tribute
    to the first Die Hard movie's ending.
    The big fish swimming around in the huge tank in Hanaya's room are coelacanths,
    large fish that were believed to have gone extinct over a hundred million
    years ago until one was caught near South Africa in 1938.  They're rare and
    6.  GLOSSARY
    I know, I know...this is really an appendix and should be in that section, but,
    it just seems to fit more at the end.  Dig?  I whole-heartedly dig.
    ANIKI:  A term used by younger males to older ones who they esteem and whom
      they consider a mentor or protector.  Literally, it means something like
      "older brother whom I hold in high esteem," or something else hard to
      translate.  Yakuza typically use this term in movies and such.
    BENTOU:  A Japanese-style boxed lunch.  They were sold at railway stations, so
      that travelers could just take them quickly and go.
    BOKUTOU:  From the Sino-Japanese ("on'youmi") readings of the words "wood" and
      "sword," this word refers to a wooden practice sword.
    CHAA SIU:  Chinese barbequed pork, usually a bit sweet and succulent.
      -->  CHAA SIU MIN:  Ramen with Chinese barbequed pork inside (yum).
    CABARET CLUB:  Called "Kyabakura" for short (from "kyabare kurabu"), these are
      mostly adult-entertainment-themed bars where guests can be sat with a young
      woman employed by the bar for company.  These aren't whorehouses; the women
      working these places are usually there to provide a similar service to that
      geisha provided in a more traditional sense; they make conversation and
      generally make the customer comfortable so that he'll order more food and
      (especially) more drinks.
      Just like escort services, while the guest is with the employee, there isn't
      to be sex going on.  There are many stories of guests getting together with
      the employees after business hours or forming relationships with them; this
      isn't entirely out of the question.  However, just like with most in the sex
      entertainment trade, it's just business and not anything really serious.
      --> CABARET CLUB GIRL ("Kyabakurajou")  A hostess employed by a cabaret club.
    CHENG LUNG (or "Qing Long" or "Shouryuu" or "Seiryuu"):  One of the four
      divine beasts (each guards a direction).  This is the Blue Dragon, who
      protects the East.
      --> CHENG LUNG DOU (or "Qing Long Dao" or "Shouryuutou" or "Seiryuutou"):  a
      sword bearing the Cheng Lung name.
    CHOUHAN:  An old gambling game in Japan, where a dealer rolls two dice and the
      players bet on whether it will be "chou" (even) or "han" (odd).  You'll see
      this in many samurai flicks such as the Zatou'ichi films starring Katsu
    DESHI:  Pupil; apprentice; disciple; etc.  Basically, a student, taken under
      the wing of a mentor.
    DHARMA:  A monk said to have entered China and given groundwork for "Chan" or
      "Zen" Buddhism.  There are many strange tales of his life, including the one
      where he was meditating so much that his arms and legs fell off, and then was
      found in his cave by two men.  These men are said to have struck and killed
      the monk, who fell down and said, "Thank you!" before he died--because that
      action "awakened" him; made him attain Nirvana; what-have-you.
      -->  DHARMA STATUE:  This is a common item in Japan.  The idea is that you
      buy one for your business and paint one of his eyes on, then the other when
      you have some great luck happen.  Basically, it's there to wish prosperity
      upon your business.  It's round, red, and has the Dharma's face painted on
    DOSU:  This is a Japanese word, referring to specifically one of those knives
      used primarily by sushi chefs that look like thin French vegetable knives and
      are usually quite sharp and expensive.  The word also more broadly can be
      used to just mean "knife."
    FUNDOSHI:  Sometimes called a "Japanese loincloth," this is a piece of cloth 
      that is wrapped around the hips and groin, worn as underwear.  Though still
      very popular in the '40s and '50s, this garment has its roots way back in
      the days of the Heian aristocracy, perhaps earlier.  A favorite of the
      warrior class, this is a very manly, "tough guy" thing to wear.  In fact,
      the Chinese character used (tho' it holds a different meaning in Chinese,
      actually) has the symbol for "clothes" on the left and the symbol for "army"
      on the right.
    GOKU:  This is a Chinese character (pronounced "gik" or "ji" in Chinese) that
      means "extreme."  In Japanese, it can also be read "kiwameru" and means "to
      master."  In the game, the kanji will flash in red with the word "Special"
      attached to it to tell you when you can perform a Heat Action.
      --> "GOKU" ATTACK:  Because of the "goku" kanji, I sometimes call the Heat
      Action moves "Goku" attacks. (see "Heat Action")  The "goku" in this instance
      probably stands for "Gokudou," a poetic word for "yakuza."
    GOKUDOU:  A more poetic word for "yakuza."  It literally means "the extreme
    HARITI:  A Buddhist deity called upon to protect children.  In the game, she is
      refered to by the name "Kishimojin."  This is the translation of her name into
      Sino-Japanese, meaning something like "Ogre-Child Mother Goddess."
    HEAT ACTION:  A special attack you can perform when in "Heat Mode" (when your
      Heat Gauge is full).  The official name seems to be "Heat Action" sometimes,
      but the word "Special" appears in the upper right-hand corner with the kanji
      "goku" when you can perform the action, so there seem to be different names
      that can be associated with these moves.
    HEAT GAUGE:  This is thin, light blue gauge that appears below your Life Gauge
      and tells you when you can enter Heat Mode and perform Heat Actions.
    HEAT MODE:  Your Heat Gauge is divided into two segments.  When it builds up
      to or beyond the break between the segments, you have entered Heat Mode.  In
      this mode, Heat Actions will be available and any conditions that have been
      gained through character build-up will apply such as resistance to being
      knocked down, extra damage, and improved guard.
    HOST CLUB:  This is the companion to the Cabaret Clubs; a place, usually ass-
      ociated with "adult," sexual entertainment, where men are employed to show
      guests a good time by keeping conversation moving--and encouraging them to
      buy more liquor and food, of course.
      --> HOST:  In this instance, an employee of a host club.
    IEMON:  A brand of tea put out by Santori in Japan.
    KANJI:  The Japanese had no writing system early on, and in the 600s or so, 
      along with Buddhism and such things, the Chinese writings were imported to
      the islands.  Like nearly all other East Asian countries, Chinese was the
      only way to write for a long time.  This was in the Han dynasty, so the
      characters used are called "hanzi" in Mandarin Chinese, meaning "characters
      from the Han era."  In Japanese, the characters "han" and "zi" are pro-
      nounced "kan" and "ji" (hence the word "kanji").
      Unfortunately, the Japanese language actually is nothing like Chinese; it
      belongs to a family more like Mongolian and Korean and Turkish.  So, the
      Japanese had to adopt ways of reading the Chinese script in their own
      language, called "kanbun" ("literature in Han-era characters") and "kundoku"
      ("practical reading").  The text was annotated with markers and with certain
      "helper" characters to know how to pronounce the characters and conjugate
      the nouns, based largely on shorthand versions of the characters themselves.
      This is a pretty much where the syllabaries for the Japanese writing system
      (katakana and hiragana) came from, too.
      There are two ways to pronounce these characters:  one that mimics the Han-
      era pronounciation from China, for phonetic purposes, and one that gives the
      Japanese word that corresponds to the meaning of the character.  These are
      called "on'yomi" ("sound reading") and "kun'yomi" ("practical reading")
      This is what most Westerners find frustrating about learning Japanese, but I
      think it's one of the most interesting things about the language, to be
    KASHIRA:  Literally "head."  In this game, it's used as the head of a group,
      such as yakuza.
    KATANA:  The sword wielded in Edo and Heian period Japan, supposed preferred
      weapon of the warrior ("samurai") class (tho it was really the spear).  This
      word also is used in a more broad sense to simply mean "sword."
    KISHIMOJIN:  see "Hariti."
    KODACHI:  Often called the "Japanese short sword," this is the smaller,
      companion piece to the katana.
    KOGAL:  A female Japanese High School girl ("koukousei" means "high school
      student;" "gal" is "gal"--written "gyaru" in Japanese transliteration).
      This is a fairly derogatory term meaning a girl obsessed with fashion and a
      flashy, bratty lifestyle.  Many of the kogal engage in taking money from
      (usually) older guys to go out with them.  It's often quite innocent; the man
      will just pay for a high-school aged girl to hang out and talk with, but, as
      you could imagine, it's pretty much for sexual services.  Saya, Date's
      daughter, seems to be doing this sort of thing--and some downright porno-
      graphic stuff, too.
    KOI:  Usually called a Japanese carp, this is a big fish that has many different
      color variations and can be quite expensive.  It's usually used in decorative
      ponds.  Don't confuse this term with "koi" (different Chinese character, of
      course) meaning "(sexual) love" or the other common one, "koi" (another 
      character), the command form of "kuru" ("to come").
    KUMI:  Literally, a group.  This can be used as divisions of organizations--
      for instance, in the Toujoukai yakuza alliance in the game.
    KUMICHOU:  The head of a group ("kumi") of yakuza.
    KYABAKURA --> see "cabaret club."
    LEMON SQUASH:  Lemonade with soda water and sweetener.
    LIFE GAUGE:  When this runs out, you're dead.  This is the big orange bar in
      the upper left-hand corner of the screen.  When it gets low, it'll start to
      flash red and will change the gameplay slightly depending on how you've built
      up your main character.
    LOVE HOTEL:  The Japanese coined this term, meaning specifically a hotel where
      the rooms are rented by the hour and generally have "romantic" themes.
    MAKUNO'UCHI:  The highest "tier" of sumo wrestling.
    ODEN:  A soup in a light broth with bonito flavoring, containing warm and
      rather bland materials such as boiled eggs and fish cake.
    ONI:  A warlike, thick-headed, thick-skinned creature of Japanese lore, often
      translated as "ogre" or "devil" or "demon."  The kanji used for "oni" means
      something like "an evil ghost," so it's often used as "demon," but I shy away
      from this translation as it evokes a Christian feeling.
    ONIGIRI:  Rice balls; "sticky" or "sushi" rice and vinegar are formed around
      a filling (usually meat), topped sometimes with roasted sesame seeds and
    OYABUN --> see "oyakata"
    OYAKATA:  "Oya" means "parent."  "Kata" is a polite word for "person."  This
      term can specifically mean someone who has taken you in and mentored you or
      someone who is the boss of your organization (such as the yakuza).
    PACHINKO SLOT:  Slot machines.  These dispense medals which can be redeemed for
      items (rather than money to avoid being technically called "gambling").  It's
      rumored that many parlors that sell goods this way also have areas nearby
      where one can sell these (like pawn shops) under their thumbs, so it's simply
      a formality and it really is gambling.  This, of course, is illegal.
    PATCHINKO SLOT --> see "Pachinko slot" (alternate, u.k. spelling)
    RAMEN:  Noodles prepared by pulling the dough over and over into thin ropes.
      The Chinese name is "laai min" in Cantonese and "la mian" in Mandarin.
    RIVER STYX:  The river you had to cross in Greek mythology to reach "Tartarus,"
      the "other world" after you died.  This has become associated with going to
      Hell, but in ancient Greece, as many other old religions, the place like Hell
      is just where all souls go--not necessarily souls of evil people.  In the
      game, I have translated the area called "Sai no Kawara" as "River Styx" but
      it's not exactly the same.
    SAI NO KAWARA:  This is the river bed where the Sanzukawa is located, a sort of
      limbo area where souls try to cross into the next world from this one.
    SAKE:  Japanese rice wine--it's "sah-keh," not "sah-kee."
    SALARYMAN:  As you might expect, a man who collects a salary.  An oft-used
      word in Japan that means simply a businessman.
    SANZUKAWA or SANZU RIVER:  This is a river in some Japanese Buddhist teachings
      that people must cross to get to the other world when they die.  You must
      divest yourself of your worldly attachments, called karma, to pass the
      various creatures that stand guard there.  In a traditional Japanese Buddhist
      funeral, six coins are placed on your coffin to pay your fare, much like how
      in old Greek circles obuli (small coins) were placed on the dead's eyes so
      they could pay the ferryman, Charon, to cross the River Styx.  It's slightly
      different from the River Styx, but has similar connotations.
    SARASHI:  A bolt of cloth (almost always white) that was used as a sort of sash
      in the Edo period by men, worn around their waist beneath the coat of their
      kimono.  Yakuza and other tough guys are often shown wearing this as it makes
      one look very manly.
    SHIFT MOTION:  Holding down R1, you can keep Kiryuu looking in the same
      direction and locking onto the nearest enemy (unless said enemy sidesteps and
      gets away from you).
    SHINGON:  Literally "True Word," Shingon is one of the main (if not the most
      popular) branches of Buddhism in Japan, based mostly upon sutras brought by
      the monk Kuukai from a visit to China in the ninth century.
    SOAPLAND:  This is a form of brothel.  Supposedly a bath-house, like a Turkish
      Bath, there are employees of the establishment who generally will get naked
      and bathe the customers--usually with their own bodies.  Always semi-legal,
      there is almost always actual sexual activity in these places and the workers
      (almost always women) are pretty much prostitutes.  Apparently, law in Japan
      has always had trouble defining what sex acts are illegal to accept payment
      for, and so, suffice it to say, there are naughty things afoot here and the
      soaplands are always controversial.
    SPECIAL ATTACK or SPECIAL MOVE:  see "Heat Action."
    SUPER ATTACK or SUPER MOVE or SUPER:  see "Heat Action."
    SWAY:  In this instance, swaying means to dodge out of the way of attacks.
      You do this by hitting "X" while moving around in "Shift Motion."
    WAN TAN:  From the Cantonese meaning "cloud puffs," these are dumplings with
      thin skins usually filled with pork and vegetables, usually boiled in soup
      but also fried.
      -->  WAN TAN MIN:  Ramen with wan tan.
    YAKISOBA:  Stir-fried soba (buckwheat noodles), usually in a thick, dark sauce
      of black beans and soy, usually with thinly-sliced vegetables.
    YAKUZA:  Literally meaning something like "serviceman" or "one who has a task to
      serve at their boss's will," this is the word used to refer to members of the
      Japanese organised crime groups.  There are many differences between a yakuza
      and a member of the mafia, many would tell you, and so, most people don't like
      to call them "gangsters" so as not to confuse the two stereotypes.
      However, the image of the yakuza is greatly romanticised, just like cowboys,
      pirates, samurai, knights, and mafia men.  In reality, most yakuza groups are
      now more involved in legitimate activities than anything else, and the ones
      you'll find running shakedowns and such are probably more like a common thief
      than anything else.
      This game takes place in a reality that is just basically the silver-screen
      yakuza, which is, of course, pretty romantic and manly.
    7.  "THANK-YOU"'S
    I'd like to give a shout out to Pat Yap for getting picky with technique names,
    Damon for putting up with me using his computer at times to type this, Edan the
    Humble Magnificent and Busdriver and Percee P and DJ Krush and Peter Falk as 
    Columbo and Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and Lau Ga Leung and his brothers and
    Wong Jyu and Wu Jin and Lo Lit and Kuukai and whoever invented Custart Tarts and
    Coffee Bean and Yi Rado, my love (marry me btw)....  And YOU!
    For great justice!
    Karakatte koi!

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