Yakuza Kiwami 2 Substories Guide

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Substories Guide
Yakuza returns with Yakuza Kiwami 2 and with it, tons of new Substories. This Yakuza Kiwami 2 Substories Guide will tell you where to find all of the Substories in the game, how to complete them and the rewards you get for doing so.

As with past Yakuza games, the Substories in Yakuza Kiwami 2 unlock as you progress through the game. The vast majority of the time new Substories are unlocked as you progress through the chapters of the main story. Below is a list of each chapters Substories, at the earliest point we discovered them. Don’t worry if you miss them in the early chapters, they can all be completed at later chapters if you so wish.

Yakuza Kiwami Substories Map – Kamurocho

Yakuza Kiwami Substories Map - Kamurocho

Yakuza Kiwami Substories Map – Sotenbori

Yakuza Kiwami Substories Map - Sotenbori

Chapter 1 Substories

Substory #20: Living The American Dream
You can get this from the Batting Cages from Chapter 1 on. You need to clear the first three beginner batting challenges and Dandy Johnson will appear. He wants to pitch against you in the baseball cages. If you win, you get one of his signed baseballs but if you lose you lose 10k. He throws all sorts of different balls and at different speeds so be sure to practice before challenging him.
Substory #21: Against All Odds
Head to Lullaby Mahjong and interfere with the ruckus outside. You need to win a game of Mahjong. When I attempted it, I had a Peerless Tile in my inventory that I found somewhere. I was able to use it before the match, then choose the top option in the bottom right during the game, and I instantly won. You can get a Peerless Tile as a reward for completing Substory #31: Duel With The Mentor.
Substory #24: A Pervy Peddler
Inside Tenkaichi Alley there is a man being attacked by Yakuza. If you jump in to help he will sell you martial arts DVDs and stronger weapons. He mentions that Majima is the one that was asking for the DVDs.

Chapter 2 Substories

Substory #60: Helping The Barker
There’s a man threatening a civilian outside of Kani Douraku. Beat him down and The Barker becomes your ally

Substory #43: Lend A Claw
Head into Club SEGA and speak with the man in the blue shirt near the UFO Catcher. You need to catch a Robot Manager from one of the UFO Catcher machines and give it to him. You receive 30,000 Yen as a reward. Once complete head to Iawo Bridge to find the Robot Manager on the floor then return to Club SEGA to catch a Robo Chief instead. You receive an Italian Ring. Wait some time and return to Club SEGA to speak with Satonaka again. You receive a Gold Robo CEO.
Substory #65: No Means No
Speak with the scantily dressed woman outside of the club. A couple of scouts will approach her aggressively, beat them down. The Masked Barker becomes your ally.
Substory #66: A Mothers Love
Speak with the lady in the blue jacket near the waters edge. Head down onto the near the stairs near the lady towards the water and pick up the shiny item. Return to the woman to complete the quest. The Osakan Old lady becomes an ally.
Substory #67: The Sharpest Blades
Head to Komian on Shofkucho street and eat something there to get this quest. The chef is looking for a new blade and you are tasked with helping him. You can find one in the lockers, we have a key guide here. The Komian Owner becomes your ally.
Substory #68: Overcoming Your Fears
You can find this quest at the Poppo on Sotenbori Street. You need to wait until Chapter 4 and then return to speak with him. The Sotenbori Poppo Clerk becomes your ally.
Substory #59: A Nose For Music
This is found on the Bishomon Bridge from a guy playing a guitar. He wants you to bring him some tissues to help with his sneezing. You can buy the Tissues at the Poppa down on Shofukucho street. The Musician becomes your ally.

Chapter 3 Substories

Substory #56: In The Name Of The Art
Speak to a man named Mizuno on the Iwao Bridge to get this task. Join him at his studio and you will have some choices to make. I went Extend Both Arms And Scream To the Heavens, Pose As A Cute Maid, lastly I chose pose as a body builder. After all that you have to fight with the team and when you win you will beat the Substory. You get a Conservative Cell Phone.
Substory #58: Albatross Akagis Challenge
Head into the Golf Center and speak with the main wearing the Golf Outfit. You must have completed the Advanced Course on the Closest to Pin Challenge at the Golf Center. You need to get 300+ points to complete the challenge and the Substory. You get Albatross Akagi’s Club, which is a weapon, as a reward.

Chapter 4 Substories

Substory #44: Overwhelming Affluence
Just walking down the street here you will bump into an old man. You get 50,000 Yen from the old guy after you both bump. Head to Club SEGA and speak with the old man again. He will challenge you to a game of Virtua Fighter. Beat his streak with 3 wins and you receive 100,000 Yen. There’s a few more encounters around the town, check your map for the blue speech icons. At the end I chose to give him 100,000 Yen and received a Charismatic Photo
Substory #45: The Charming Councilor
Head to the area and look for the group opposite the taxi. Beat down the con artist. You get Councilor Saeki’s Book as a reward. Head to the Eastern bridge once you have the book and a depressed man will happily take it off you. Later you will find an old man attempting to collect a debt near the East bridge. After a short while check your map for the next location. You receive a Modded Model Gun and complete the Substory.
Substory #46: Thats No Joke
Head into the bar and speak with the man sitting on the stool. Speak with him and then leave before fighting a thug.
Substory #52: Crazy For Cathy
There’s a parked black car in this area. Attempt to peer through the window and a group of Yakuza will jump you. Beat them down to complete the Substory. You get 50,000 Yen as a reward.

Chapter 5 Substories

Substory #32: Befriending The Barker
Head to the end of the road and interfere with the thugs conversation. Defeat the Thug and the Barker becomes an ally.
Substory #33: Mama Under Attack
Head into the bar and speak with the bartender. A fight will follow. Defeat the enemy to complete the Substory. Your reward is a Tauriner.
Substory #34: A Soupy Sidekick
Head into the restaurant. Order everything on the menu and the owner will speak to you as you leave. As soon as you finish speaking, you will have completed the Substory. The Soupy Sidekick becomes your ally.
Substory #36: Knee Deep In Trouble
Head into the toilets in the corner of the park. Speak with the guy in the stall and offer to help. He will ask you to find him a fresh pair of pants. Head to Don Quijote Kamurocho, the large store at the South end of town, and buy some Green Trunks and pure white briefs. Return to have the Janitor becomes your ally.
Substory #37: A High Energy Worker
Head to the Poppo shop and go inside. Buy something from the Worker to start the quest. It’s an expensive Substory. I spent between 50,000 and 100,000 Yen, left the store and had a fight, then returned. That was enough to be considered a regular. The Kamurocho Poppo Clerk becomes your ally.
Substory #22: To The Dragon Palace
Head to Tenkaichi Alley and interrupt the thugs. Rescue the homeless man to complete the Substory. You gain access to a new gambling area.
Substory #25: An Eye For Work
You may have to complete Substory #22: To The Dragon Palace to gain access to this area. There is a door off the streets that leads to an elevator. Take it up to the 4th floor. Spa with Cyclops Oba to complete the Substory. You receive a Flattening Throw Primer to learn a new move.
Substory #26: An Eye For Meat
You must have completed Substory #25: An Eye For Work. Buy a Yakiniku Bento from Poppo W Shichifuku Street. Return and speak with Cyclops Oba, then hand over the item. Beat him in battle again to complete the Substory. You get a Tiger Crash Primer to learn a new move.
Substory #27: An Eye For Power
You must have completed Substory #26: An Eye For Meat. Return to Cyclops Oba to start this Substory. Bring a Staminan XX with you. Beat him down for the final time and you get to learn a new move with the Mighty Primer.
Substory #19: We Are All In This Together
Head to the end of the street and speak to the group of people in suits. Return the lost amulet to the group and offer to help with the interview. Start with “It’s nice to meet you”, then “Being a team player is important”, “He really helped people get along”, “It shows she’s a diligent worker”, “It’s good to experience other cultures”, “That’s a future-proof industry”, “That’s a great workplace attitude”, “I used to be in real estate”, “I’m thinking of starting an Orphanage” and finally, “Thank you for having us”. You get a Japanese Diver’s Watch.
Substory #42: Kiryu The Bouncer
Speak with the man at Theater Square. Head to the club and speak with the bartender. This completes the Substory and unlocks Bouncer missions.
Substory #28: Feel The Heat
During Chapter 5 when your objective is to go to Purgatory, a mean will approach you outside of Serena’s. Head to the Champions District. Clear the training to beat the Substory. You unlock Extreme Heat Mode.
Substory #29: Komaki Fist Reversal
You must have completed Substory #28: Feel The Heat. Return to Komaki and continue your training. You learn a new reversal move.
Substory #30: Komaki Firearm Flip
You must have completed Substory #29: Komaki Fist Reversal. Return to Komaki to learn a new move and complete the Substory.
Substory #31: Duel With The Mentor
You must have completed Substory #30: Komaki Firearm Flip. Return to Komaki, defeat your mentor and complete the Substory. You get a Peerless Tile as a reward.
Substory #09: An Eccentric Errand

As you walk down the street a large guy will ask for your help and email. He will send you a text to head to a park and search for a key under the bench. Get Kamurocho Locker Key C1 and then head to meet the guy in the alley. Follow the next objective to Theater Square and speak with the guy with the hair. He’s down the stairs near some drinks machines. Beat Masa in the following scene. You receive 150,000 Yen,

Substory #08: Mr Try And Hit Me
Speak with the guy in the parking lot. He will offer to pay you a lot of money if you can hit him. Just punch him as soon as the fight starts. You get 30,000 Yen.
Substory #05: Supporting Sunflower
Speak with the lady standing next to the bike. I chose to donate 100,000 Yen but 50,000 works too. She will then ask you to find a pet for a new orphan boy. You’ll get a text from Haruka soon after. Then meet Mogusa at the Theater Square to collect the pet and then return. You get a Photo of Pochitaro, and that completes the Substory.
Substory #06: Renovating Sunflower
Speak with the lady again. This time she will ask for $250,000 Yen. Pay her the money and wait a short while. You’ll learn she was scammed and you need to track down the scammer and beat them down. You get an Everyday Renovations Card. Return to the lady to complete the Substory.
Substory #07: Sunflower In Bloom

Speak with the lady aftercompleting Substory #05: Supporting Sunflower and Substory #06: Renovating Sunflower. Kiryu will ring the contractor and agree to meet in the Champion District again. Meet the worker, take down the Yakuza, job done. Report back to the lady to receive the Handmade Scarf, a Sunflower Amulet

Substory #02: The Legendary Dragon
Head to the alley and you will find someone impersonating Kiryu. Follow them to the club and teach them a lesson. That completes the Substory.
Substory #01: Be My Baby
Head to the area and you will see a group of thugs. Don’t want to spoil what follows. It ends in a fight.
Substory #35: Exhausted On The Job
After you win the two battles in arena during Chapter 5, head back into the construction area through the toilets. Speak with one of the workers who is sitting on the floor. I gave him a Staminan X. That completes the Substory and the Construction Worker becomes your ally.

Chapter 6 Substories

Substory #13: Rags To Riches
Outside Wette Kitchen at the start of Chapter 6. Speak with the main wearing the red shirt and gold chain. Listen to his rap and you get a Michael Naoya’s Self Produced CD as a reward. Head to Club Sunshine and give the guy outside the CD. You get a Slick Fountain Pen. Head to the Pawn Shop and give the pen to the girl in return you get Chic Boots. Head to Earth Angel. There’s a couple of ladies at the bar, speak with them and then find the scarf at the Childrens Park. Give the homeless man the boots in exchange for the scarf. Finally, return the scarf to get a Swiss Watch.
Substory #15: Rising From The Shadows
Not far from the Taxi at the start of Chapter 6. Get the Dirty Video off the guy there. Head to the video store to watch the tape. Speak with the Medium and give him 100,000 Yen, you get it back. You get an Exorcism Stone.
Substory #16: Secret Stash
Head to the Hotel District and speak with the big guy. Pay the 20,000 Yen and you get a Locker Key B1. Head to the lockers and open it. Take the video to the video store and watch it. Head to Cafe Alps to tell them about the hidden camera. Chase the guy down, beat up some punks. Job done. You get 20,000 Yen.
Substory #17: Beams Backroom Cache
Speak to the man in theater square with the hat and trench coat on. He will mention something about a hidden cache near Beam. The password is in the place that you do bouncer missions. Head inside and talk to the man in the corner, it will cost you 50k to get the info out of him. You will get two answers that you need to use on the Bartender. Take-Chan’s High School Heaven and the total amount of all the drinks at Cafe Alps, 2600 Yen total. Beam is on E Taihei Blvd. This unlocks the backroom weapon dealer.

Substory #18: Welcome To The Modern Age
Outside Smile Burger at the very beginning of Chapter 6. Help Date out and listen to the man. You will get a phone call soon after. You’ll get hounded by emails, phone calls and texts until you are tasked with visiting the HQ. Take the elevator up to the 3rd floor and go into the office. Pay your debts, Kiryu style, to complete the Substory.
Substory #61: An Ancient Rivalry
Head to the East side of Sotenbori. Speak to the group of men and offer to fight them. You then need to challenge and defeat Gensho at the arena. He was in the cataclysm tournament for me, his style before you know his name is Jujitsu. Return to Sotenbori and complete the Substory for Kawauchi’s Primer.
Substory #70: What Was Passed Down
You can get this Substory by speaking with Kana in Club Four Shine. I had completed all 4 Leagues and 3 dates with Kana. Kana’s friend Masumi is in a spot of bother. Solve the problem Kiryu style and complete the Substory.

This Substory may also be tied to the Hostesses level.

Substory #71: Aika, The Party Queen
You can get this Substory by speaking with Aika in Club Four Shine. I had completed all 4 Leagues and 3 dates with Aika. Defeat the enemies to complete the Substory.

This Substory may also be tied to the Hostesses level.

Substory #72: Something Important
You can get this Substory by speaking with Shoko in Club Four Shine. I had completed all 4 Leagues and 3 dates with Shoko. When you have a choice, ask her to return to Four Shine. A short while later return to the club to finish the Substory.

This Substory may also be tied to the Hostesses level.

Substory #69: Operation Panty Bait
You can get this Substory by speaking with Koyuki in Club Four Shine. I had completed all 4 Leagues and 3 dates with Koyuki. For the first guy, wait and see. Same for the second, and the third. Eventually a guy in a grey suit will approach the panties, catch him. Stash the panties and you get to keep them. Although it does upset Koyuki.

This Substory may also be tied to the Hostesses level.

Substory #74: Foil The Wedding Fraud
You can get this Substory by speaking with Kirara in Club Four Shine. I had completed all 4 Leagues and 3 dates with Kirara. Do not confront them, just keep selecting wait and see.

This Substory may also be tied to the Hostesses level.

Substory #75: Treat Me Right
After you complete every League and defeat Club Sunshine in the final Championship match, leave the club and return to start this Substory. Speak to everyone in the club to complete the Substory and be rewarded with a giant gold Kiryu statue for the club.

Chapter 7 Substories

Substory #14: A Whirlwind Dirt Tour
Head into the restaurant at the start of Chapter 7. You need to escort a star around town while avoiding crowds of girls. Check your map, plan your route, avoid red arrows. You get 300,000 when completed.
Substory #23: Granny In Peril
Partway through Chapter 7, outside of Serena’s. Defend the elderly lady from the Triad thugs. You need to wait for a text message to continue. I didn’t receive it until Chapter 9. Once you receive it, head to the parking lot and speak with her. You’ll have to wait for another text and do the same again in a different location. This time you receive a Scroll of Spearmanship and complete the Substory.

Chapter 8 Substories

Substory #03: Embracing My True Self
Speak with the guy outside the Star Dust club before heading to Earth Angel in the Champion District. Then return to Stardust. Defeat the enemies to clear the Substory.
Substory #11: Kamurocho Forestry Association
Speak with the man holding the clipboard outside of Gindaco Highball Tavern. Head to Theater Square to get some information. Then go to the offices near Park Blvd. Beat the guy down and then smash all the computers in the office.
Substory #10: Smart Futures
Talk to the two men by the subway and interfere. I purchased stocks for 500,000 but didn’t try the other option. Speak with him a bit later to sell the shares for 700,000. Speak to the group nearby and then return to finish the Substory.

Chapter 9 Substories

Substory #62: Grannys Request Part I
I was in Sotenbori at the Kukuru food stand in the North East of town when Granny sent me another message. She wants you to find some Handmade Cookies. You can purchase Handmade Cookies from Poppo (W Shichifuku St) in the Hotel District in Kamurocho. Return the cookies to get a Scroll of the Golden Wall.
Substory #63: Grannys Request Part II
Must have completed Substory #62: Grannys Request Part I. Near Theater Square in Kamurocho, I got another text from Granny White. Head to Stardust and ask Yuya for a photograph. Then head to Sotenbori and give the photograph to Granny White. You receive a Scroll of Impenetrable Body.
Substory #64: Grannys Request Part III
Must have completed Substory #63: Grannys Request Part II. You will get another message from Granny White in Kamurocho at the South end of Nakamichi Street. You will need to bring Haruka to visit Granny White. You need to wait until Chapter 13 when Haruka is with Kiryu. Visit Granny White to get a Scroll of Furious Fists.

Chapter 10 Substories

Substory #48: The Hunt For Tatsu

On the Iwao Bridge in Sotenbori. Speak to the guy in the black suit. Follow him down to the river and speak with him. Then head to the other bridge and speak with Kinoshita. Beat him down and return to Murata. You complete the Substory and unlock a new merchant.

Substory #54: Clearing The Fog

Just East of Bishamon Bridge by the water side. When you start the fight search a shortways down the sidewalk and you’ll see a tazer. Hit him with it. Then he will attack you again, take him down to complete the Substory.

Substory #50: The Man Who Cant Sing
Head to West Sotenbori Street and speak with the Street Performer. Beat down the angry man to complete the Substory.
Substory #51: The Woman Who Cant Play
Outside the store on Shofukucho Street. A couple of guys are giving a girl in a red jacket a hard time. Return the favor. When she asks for his name it’s “Takuo Yoshioka”. That completes the Substory and you receive Staminan XX.
Substory #47: Stolen
In the South West of Sotenbori, near South Shofukucho Street. There’s a young woman threatening a man in a purple suit. You need to track a few guys down then beat up Kojima. Head to the video shop to complete the Substory. You get Locker Key J4 as a reward.
Substory #55: Yakuza Sunset
In the South West of Sotenbori, near South Shofukucho Street. Listen to the two kids on the corner. Head to the bridge and chat with the man there. Follow him to give him the script. Then head to the video store to watch the movie. Head back to the bar and answer with “A Yakuza fighting for the woman he loves” and “The action was subpar”

Once in the apartment choose “Welcome back, Young Master”. “I’ve failed you patriarch”. You get a red band for completing the Substory.

Substory #73: Big Scoop: Yua In Love
You can get this Substory by speaking with Yua in Club Four Shine. I had completed all 4 Leagues and 3 dates with Yua. During the conversation choose “Watch you all day”. Defeat the stalker to complete the Substory.

This Substory may also be tied to the Hostesses level.

Chapter 11 Substories

Substory #57: Kazuma Kiryu, professional voice actor
Head to the store and speak with the man in the grey jacket. Answer the series of questions as follows. The answers on the script don’t really matter, it progresses either way. You get a straight laced suit.

Substory #49: The Obatarian Strikes Again
Head to the East end of South Shofukucho Street. As you approach a woman will run into you. Finish the Substory.
Substory #53: The Elusive Model 12
On the far West side of West Shofukucho Street, head into the store. The man there will ask you to find a Samurai Model. You can buy it from the clerk at the desk.

Chapter 13 Substories

Substory #12: The Cabaret Killer
Halfway up Pink Street at the start of Chapter 13. Speak with the two ladies wearing dresses. It’s a simple Substory, chase down a few objective points to receive a Heavenly Beasts Bracelet.
Substory #04: Rooftop Revenge
Head to East Shichifuku Street, you’ll see a group of people surrounding the edge of the building. Talk the guy down using the obvious options. You receive Spy Gloves for completing the Substory.
Substory #38: Kazuya Amon
You must have completed all previous Substories. Head to the parking lot on East Shichifuku Street. Amon is always one of the most difficult battles in Yakuza games. Stack as much Blade Resist gear as you can and prepare for a difficult battle.
Substory #39: Jiro Amon
You must have completed all previous Substories. Head to the alley behind Serena’s and fight the next Amon. For this battle you want to stack stun resist and Gun Resistance. Beat him down to complete the Substory.
Substory #40: Sango Amon
You must have completed all previous Substories. After defeating the previous two Amon’s, head to Theater Square to battle the next. This fight is brutal. Sango uses an RPG, which is usually a one-hit kill. He has to change stance to fire so watch him closely and dodge the grenades.
Substory #41: The Ultimate Assassin
You must have completed all previous Substories. The final battle. The last Amon standing between you and complete Substory domination. Head to the vacant lot to learn that Komaki has been taken down. Go to the Millennium Tower to take down the final Amon, Jo Amon. He starts with a single blade and then two burning blades. Stack blade and burning resistance. You receive a Book of Ultimate Secrets for completing this Substory.
Substory #76: Complete The Substories Completion List
Complete 75 Substories in Yakuza Kiwami 2 to unlock this final Substory. It completes automatically.

That’s it for our Yakuza Kiwami 2 Substories Guide. Post a comment below if you have any questions.

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