Like A Dragon: Ishin has many different substory quests that players can find and try to complete. One of which is The Panthers’ Playmaker substory.
The Panthers’ Playmaker is the second to last substory to feature within the courier quest chain. It sees Ryoma getting a challenge invitation to compete against the Black Panther’s playmaker, Inamoto. It can only be triggered after completing The Panthers’ Leading Man substory.
The Black Panther Couriers are still not convinced that Ryoma is much faster than what they are. Having already seen many of their team being defeated, their pursuit in trying to continue their reign of dominance is still not yet over. They certainly have a lot of determination if nothing else. You cannot fault them for that.
SUBSTORY QUEST: The Panthers’ Playmaker
CHAPTER: Chapter 6 – The Ikedaya Incident
QUEST GIVER: Hirakawa, Inamoto
REWARDS: 360 Virtue
LOCATION: Another Life (Haruka’s Property)
(Note: You need to complete The Panthers’ Leading Man substory in order to then activate this one. It is also part of the Rakugai substory category)
Head to Haruka’s property over in the ‘Another Life’ and we will get a scene that involves the Black Panther Courier member and chief, Hirakawa.
As we have successfully managed to defeat both Hoshi and Makino, she will be somewhat impressed with our efforts. So much so she will ask us to join her team. To become a member of the Black Panthers. Ryoma will refuse.
We will then be given an invitation from the Black Panthers’ Playmaker, Inamoto. Who will be waiting for us over at the gambling den in Rakugai.
Head to Rakugai and make your way to Sannocho bridge, to the east. Here we will meet up with Inamoto.
Race and beat Inamoto in delivering the required letters.