Yakuza: Like A Dragon – Home Run Heroism (Substory/Side Quest) Guide

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon has many different side quests or substories that you can try to find and complete, one of which is Home Run Heroism

This substory / side quest is triggered during Chapter 5 – The Liumang Man

It involves talking to a professional Baseball player

  • LOCATION: Isezaki Iljincho, Bar District
  • QUEST GIVER: Hanayama
  • CHAPTER: Chapter 5 – The Liumang Man
  • PREREQUISITE: Complete the Management Tutorial (Story Related)


  • After progressing through the game a bit and unlocking the Managment mini-game, this substory should then pop up!
  • If you head to Bar District you should notice a group of people huddled around, on closer inspection this is actually a group of media journalists harassing a professional Baseball player
  • It seems that something big went down during a Baseball match between the players Hanayama and Anzai
  • Hanayama will now want Kasuga to go and speak to Anzai as he believes that the incident was not entirely his fault, agree to go and speak to this Anzai person and you will be given a picture of him to help with the search
  • We now need to travel to Jinnai Station and Hamakaze Street
  • It is here where you will find Anzai being bullied by fans, eventually a fight will break out
  • After the fight, Anzai will continue to claim the incident was entirely his fault and now he plans on retiring. He then leaves
  • Return to Hanayama (he will be where you originally found him at the Bar District)
  • The Mysterious Man who until now kept on stalking you will now turn up and introduce himself as Kudo, a journalist.
  • You will now need to meet up with Kudo at the Rose Blossom, which can be found on Red Light District
  • The truth to the story now comes out, Anzai was indeed put up to it because he owed the Manager a debt for picking him to join the team.
  • A fight eventually breaks out as Kasuga has heard enough. I actually found this fight to be rather tough with new Jobs equipped so it may be best to keep a few characters on their old jobs for now, either that or level grind a bit. They do seem to have a bit of a weakness to Ice though so keep that in mind.
  • After the fight, you will then be tasked with returning to Anzai on Hamakaze Street after a bit more dialogue the substory will then end.



  • 5,000 Yen
  • 280 Experience
  • 252 Job Experience
  • 5 Bond
  • x1 Thick Cloth
  • x1 Ragged Cloth
  • x1 Beautiful Cloth
  • x1 Baseball Cap


  • 20,000 Yen
  • 840 Experience
  • 756 Job Experience
  • 5 Bond
  • x1 Sturdy Iron
  • x1 Athletic Insoles
  • x5 Metal Wire
  • x2 Clear Pane
  • x2 High-quality Cloth
  • Machiavellian Manager – Sujidex Entry
  • Old Fountain Pen
  • Hanayama (Ichiban Confections)


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