|Story arc||The Ronin|
|Cutscene(s)||• "Serendipity" |
• "Father-Son Bonding"
|Objective(s)||• Head to Kanto |
• Enter Kanto and find Jyunichi
|Reward(s)||• $3,500 |
• Rebadeaux neighborhood, Red Light District
• Ronin Melee
- "Kanto closed for remodeling"
- — Stilwater Gazette newspaper headline
While in a bar with Pierce, The Protagonist receives an anonymous phone call from Shogo Akuji informing them that Jyunichi is at Kanto. Spotting a chance to avenge Aisha's death, The Protagonist immediately hurries off for the teahouse.
The Protagonist finds Jyunichi there among other Ronin. After defeating Jyunichi and hacking through The Ronin with a Samurai Sword, The Protagonist exits the teahouse, stopping only to casually eat a piece of sushi on the way out. Kazuo Akuji is distraught over Jyunichi's death and Shogo's presence fails to appease him. Shogo's betrayal has ultimately left The Ronin considerably weakened, and so he vows to finish what Jyunichi started and kill Johnny Gat, who is still in the Stilwater Memorial Hospital. Kazuo, however, dismisses him, forcing an upset Shogo to walk away.
The following text has been transcribed verbatim from the game files, and can be read in-game upon completion of the mission. To do this, simply select the mission for replay at a Newspaper Clipboard.
Bodies litter the popular dining spot, Kanto, after a birthday party was interrupted by members of the Third Street Saints. Kanto representatives are confident the restaurant will reopen for business within the week.
This short mission introduces the player to combat with a Samurai Sword, where they must use it to defeat Jyunichi. Use the relevant controls (shown on-screen after first entering Kanto) to counter incoming attacks from Jyunichi; it can be slightly difficult to learn Jyunichi's moves and time them so as to pull off a counter effectively just before he hits. It is important to note that Jyunichi can also be attacked on the floor after being countered - try to hit him as much as possible before he gets up.
The weaker Ronin that accompany Jyunichi can mostly be killed with basic attacks, although some of them may defend, forcing the player to wait until they start a long attack before going in for a quick swipe. More weak enemies will arrive as reinforcements after the player damages Jyunichi enough, but they too are easily dispatched.
Eventually, players should get a feel for the timing of Jyunichi's attacks and when to counter. Once Jyunichi's health is emptied, he will fall, and the mission will end.
- • Cash: $3,500
• Respect: None
• Achievement: None
• Neighborhood: Rebadeaux
• Mission: Visiting Hours
• Ronin Melee
"Serendipity" cutscene Edit
The Protagonist: "And you're willing to make a noble sacrifice and take his place?"
Pierce: "Someone's gotta step up."
The Protagonist: "Trust me, Gat'll be up and running in no time."
Pierce: "And if he's not?"
The Protagonist: "Then we have bigger problems."
The Protagonist: "[Answering their phone] 'Sup?"
Shogo Akuji: "How badly do you want the man who hurt Johnny Gat?"
The Protagonist: "Who is this?"
Shogo Akuji: "Jyunichi will be at Kanto tonight. This is our chance for revenge."
The Protagonist: "Our chance? Who the fuck are you?"
Pierce: "[As The Protagonist walks off] Where are you going?"
The Protagonist: "I'm takin' out the son-of-a-bitch that killed Aisha."
"Father-Son Bonding" cutscene Edit
Kazuo Akuji: "He's dead, Shogo. Jyunichi is dead and all I'm left with is you."
Shogo Akuji: "Is that so bad?"
Kazuo Akuji: "It's worse than you could ever imagine."
Shogo Akuji: "Father... I..."
Kazuo Akuji: "Leave me in peace, Shogo."
Shogo Akuji: "I'll make you proud, father. I'll finish what Jyunichi started, I'll kill Gat, I'll-"
Kazuo Akuji: "Do whatever you want, Shogo. Just do it away from me."
- According to the text for this mission seen at the Newspaper Clipboard when replaying the mission, "a birthday party was interrupted" due to The Protagonist's arrival at the teahouse, although it is never elaborated on whether or not it is Jyunichi's birthday or simply another Kanto patron's.
- One of Jyunichi's bodyguards may say, "We will protect this boss better than we did O-Ren!". This is a reference to the movie Kill Bill Vol. 1 and the character O-Ren Ishii.
- The final mission in the The Ronin story arc, "One Man's Junk...", also features a Samurai Sword fight, this time between The Protagonist and Kazuo Akuji.