This Judgment (Judge Eyes) Walkthrough will guide you through all Side Cases in the game. Side Cases are basically extra side missions you can participate in throughout the game for extra money and SP. You’re introduced to them early on in the story and there are a handful you are required to do for main story progression, but most are found around the game world either from one of 3 businesses or by talking to marked people on the map. There are 50 total Side Cases in Judgment. None of them are missable and they can all be completed after the main story in Premium Adventure. They have various prerequisites to being able to do them, mostly related to reputation level from befriending people around Kamurocho, and the final two Side Cases require befriending all 50 people.
Genda Law Office
“Infidelity Investigation” The Darkest Place – Given to you during the story in Chapter 2, required for story progress
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 150 SP
Case involves tailing a man who’s Wife feels he is cheating on him. After tailing him you need to a take a picture of him and the other women entering the red brick hotel.
You then have to tail the women after they exit the hotel. Once you finish tailing her you head back to the office to talk to the client and end the case.
“Second Infidelity Investigation” Way of the Detective – Requirements: City Reputation Lv. 40
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 150 SP
The client meets you at your office, and explains that she feels her husband is cheating on her, even after having another Detective take a look into it. He runs a real estate company on East Shichifuku Street, which you should head over to. Once you get there you’ll have to tail him, then at the end snap a picture of him and his supposed lover once they stop. You’ll then be stopped by a suspicious man, who turns out to be the first detective that was hired, named Oka. He says he schemed the husband in exchange for keeping his cheating secret after the wife hired him, and offers to use the picture you took of the husband to blackmail him more and split the payout. Choose whichever option you want, I opted for no. He then attacks you along with a group of thugs, who you can promptly mop the floor with as you are the superior detective. You’ll then call the client, and she wants you to meet her and her husband there, and the case will end.
“Searching for Missing Nephew” Reckless Aspirations – Requirements: City Reputation Lv. 30
Reward: 120,000 Yen, 100 SP
The client asks you to find her nephew for her who she hasn’t had contact with for 3 years. Yagami gives a friend a call who might have spotted him, then after a bit he’ll call you back saying he’s been spotted over on Pink Street, and you’ll have a spot marked on your map now to go to. You’ll have to search for him, and he’s the one on the right getting chewed out by the guy in the dark suit. After you speak with him he heads off, and you tail him to make sure he doesn’t make a run for it. After following him for a bit where it’s obvious he’s planning to make some very bad decisions you have to fight him to calm him down, and this ends the case.
“Ghost Capture Request” The Ghost Tenant – Requirements: Complete “The Darkest Place”
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 80 SP
The client wants you to check out the apartment that he plans to rent, and prove whether or not it’s actually haunted so that he can negotiate a price drop on his rent. He has you stay the night to try and find out what the deal is. You have to check some images of the room to spot whether there has been any intrusion. First image check the two window latches, then the woman’s earring that’s on the floor on the right. In the second image check the door handle, the sealed window, and the sink.
Yagami wakes up to the sound of a person in the room, who appears to be a woman wearing all white with dark black hair as described by the client. You then chase her out of the apartment on foot. Once you catch her, the case is over.
“Background Investigation of My Son’s Wife” The Devil Wife – Requirements: City Reputation Lv. 20
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 100 SP
You meet the lady named Shizue at Cafe Alps, and she explains that she thinks her son’s wife may be trying to off him through a series of “accidents”, seemingly to collect on a large life insurance policy he has taken out. Your first goal is to investigate the Wife Kiriko at M Side Cafe where she works, she’s the girl who stands up the stairs in the seating area. When you observe her a man will come over and speak to you, go through both his conversation options to learn some about her past. Her husband will enter the cafe, and you’ll want to move over to the seat at the end of the computer desk to eavesdrop better. You’ll go to investigate the coffee next, and there’s a cat nearby you can view as well before you finish up. When looking at the cup Yagami will notice a white powder, which “No way that it’s sugar” as he had his coffee black. You’ll head out of the building to look for the man, and you should see a marker for him on the map just North of the East most section of Theater Square. When you get over there and talk to him go through both options, then he’ll bring up that he’s felt he’s been followed some days. He’ll suggest trying to lure this person out to prove whether his wife is innocent or not. There’s a cat her immediately in front you can spot, then keep a lookout for the person described in the objective box. You should look directly above him at the roof above and you’ll spot someone who fits the description.
You’ll then start tailing the suspicious person, who is in turn tailing Kojiro. When you get to the end you’ll find out that the suspicious man was actually the other waiter at the Cafe who’s been stalking the wife for the last 3 years, likely killing one of her prior husbands too. After you beat him up the mother and her son will be satisfied, and you’ll complete the case.
Justice is Sweet – Given to you at the start of Chapter 4, required to progress the story
Reward: 50,000~ Yen, 120 SP
First, examine the front of the fridge to find a clue about the ice being melted, then examine the trash bin beside the couch to learn that the trash has all been emptied.
This then prompts you to investigate the kitchen, where you should examine the sink to find a clue about Saori’s milk cartons.
You then start the “trial” to determine whether Hoshino is guilty of eating the cake.
First choice select “Empty Trash Can”, because Mafuyu came after the trash would have been emptied, so if she ate the cake the packaging would still be around.
Mafuyu presents a new clue about a planned power outage.
Choice: Select Objection. Select “Saori’s Milk Carton” as evidence, then select the notice about the Power Outage.
Finally, select “Nobody” as the culprit for the missing cake.
“The Circle of Law” Master and Pupil – Given to you in Chapter 4, required to progress the story
Yagami Detective Agency
“There’s a Panty Thief on the Loose!” The Twisted Trio: Panty Professor – Available right after completing “The Darkest Place”
Reward: 50,000 Yen, 80 SP
At the start make the choice “Do it for the sake of the investigation” to learn the proper type of panties to buy to set the trap, then head to Le Marche on the south side of the map to purchase them. After that you head back to your office to set up the trap, then head to the batting cages on the North end to find the culprit. You get up to them by going up the stairs around the back of the building.
“Where’d My Jacket Go?” Tiger Jacket – Available right after completing “The Darkest Place”
Reward: 50,000 Yen, 100 SP
Speak to the man upstairs in Wild Jackson, then head to the Children’s Park to start searching for the jacket. Talk to the main on the bench, then speak to the two homeless men standing by the barrel, who ask you to get them two Bento to jog their memory. They’ll tell you they saw a group of kids run off with the bag and you have to go find them. If you’ve completed “There’s a Panty Thief on the Loose!” then met Yosuke to have him as a friend, you can find him in the smoking room of the Kamuro Theater and he’ll tell you he’s seen the culprit at the batting cages. Head there and you’ll find a group of guys standing in the main area you can talk to.
Talk to them twice, then select “About the Bag Being Yellow”. You’ll then have to select an item that one of them was wearing that was stolen, select the watch on the left hand of the guy in the white vest. Select “The Owner’s Initials are carved into the dial”, then beat the guys up to get back the Watch and Wallet. Head over to the South-West corner marked in the Champion District to find the bag, then the opposite North-East corner to find a homeless man wearing the jacket. He wants a replacement in exchange for the Tiger one, which you can get at the store Don Quijote for 5,000 Yen. Take this back to him to get the jacket back, then you’ll automatically be taken back to Wild Jackson and complete the case.
“There’s a Groper on the Loose!” The Twisted Groper – Requirement – Cleared There’s a Panty Thief on the Loose!, Reputation Lv. 5
Reward: 50,000 Yen, 100 SP
Be aware this side case starts as soon as you accept it off the board.
When the case starts you’ll be put right into Investigation mode, where you should spot the cat on the car to your left, then spot the guy in the track suit who will walk across the street and stand behind Yosuke. You’ll then get in a chase with the man, then after you catch him you’ll beat him up to finish the case.
“Let’s Chat About a Pervert” The Twisted Judge – Requirement – Cleared There’s a Groper on the Loose!, Cleared A Valuable Cat, Reputation Lv. 15
Reward: 50,000 Yen, 150 SP
Yosuke meets you in the M Side Cafe and tells you about the last of the twisted trio, who has once again messed with his sister. You have to head over to the parked spot in the Hotel District to look for clues. Head to the marked spot, then look up at the wall. You should see a blonde guy in a black suit about at third floor level who you can look at. You then have to shoot him down while he’s scurrying all over the way like some sort of bug. You then have to beat him up, because he decides to fight you after you knock him down. He is promptly arrested, and the case will be complete.
“A Publisher’s Request” The Mystery Writer’s Stratagem – Requirement – Reputation Lv. 10
Reward: 180,000 Yen, 80 SP
You meet the man and he requests you to attend a press conference for an Author’s new book release, where he will have the different publishers solve a riddle to decide who gets to publish the book. The riddle answer will be the combination to a safe that has the book manuscript inside. It’s a fairly simple math riddle, involving solving for values assigned to letters based off a total for each, then using those values to come up with 4 new totals. A = 1, B = 2, C = 0, D = 1. If you don’t want to work out the math yourself, the safe combo is 4134, just ignore that the safe is a dial safe and not a 4 digit combo lock. Once you punch it in you’ll pull out the manuscript and the case will end.
“Another Mystery Event!” The Mystery Writer’s Gambit – Requirement – Cleared A Publisher’s Request, Reputation Lv. 20
Reward: 210,000 Yen, 100 SP
The publisher has another riddle for you to solve, as the writer has decided to do the same thing for another one of his books. The method is the same, solve a math riddle and input the 4 digit code into the dial safe to be awarded the master manuscript. This one is a bit trickier than the last puzzle, and can throw you off if you’re trying to come up with a substitution answer like the last riddle. Multiply the numbers together, and the number of digits in the result is the answer, so the safe combo this time is 3412.
“A Final Event” The Mystery Writer’s Masterstroke – Requirement – Cleared Another Mystery Event, Reputation Lv. 30
Reward: 380,000 Yen, 120 SP
One final riddle, pushing that safe dial in to input that 4 digit combo. The logic for this puzzle is to basically treat the equations like a clock, so anything that goes above 12 rolls back over to 0, and anything that goes below zero rolls back over to 12. If you subtract 10 to from 7 it rolls back to 9, and if you add 11 to 3 it rolls past 12 to 2. So the safe code ends up being 8925.
“My Subordinate is Missing” Queen of Hearts – Requirement – Reputation Lv. 5
Reward: 100,000 Yen, 100 SP
You are tasked with finding a missing woman, with not a lot of info to go on. You have here phone and email, so first thing you can do is go speak to Tsukumo in the Mantai Internet Cafe. He asks you to go pick him up a package from Poppo on Showa Street, which you should do then return to him for the info you need.
He tells you that she is now working at the Poppo on East Shichifuku Street, where you should head to speak with her. She tells you some info about why she left, then you head outside to give the client a call, but something is off. Head back in the store after the phone call and talk to her again, which will end in you having to fight a single knife wielding enemy and then end the case.
“A Golden Mouse” Revenge of the Keihin Gang – Requirement – Trigger all of the “???” events, Defeat the Keihin Gang leaders, Reputation Lv. 50
Reward: 10,000,000 Yen (You actually get 600,000 Yen at the end), 250 SP
NOTE: The requirement for “Defeat all Keihin Gang Leaders” means you have to defeat all 4 in one threat instance, not separately. The “???” event is a small event marked on the map with the Side Case icon that appears when you reach Reputation Lv. 50.
Accepting this Side Case makes you finish the entire thing in one go, you can’t do other stuff until then. You’re asked to meet the client up on the roof of Stardust, which you can get to by going through Cafe Alps then going up the stairs to the roof. Once there you’re attacked by a group of thugs, who after you defeat them explain that the Keihin Gang has put a bounty on your head. You escape across to the next roof, where you then have to put on a disguise and go speak to Kim to learn some info about what’s going on. You can then choose to get help from your other friends or not, which you should choose to because everyone needs a little help from their friends. Next you have to head to the marked hangout spots to get more info about the gun selling the gang are doing. The one you want to go to to progress is the Apple Pie break room, but if you go to others a few friends will give you some items to help you out. At Apple Pie the girls suggest going by Theater Square where you saw the man with the gun earlier. Once there you should interact with the man and the woman speaking on the North-West side of the area, who will talk about how people are buying the guns. Sakakiba will come by and sniff out your disguise, where you’ll have to fight him with some help. Afterward a whole lot more thugs will roll up, but all your friends from around town will come by to distract them, allowing you to get away.
You’ll now be in an alleyway and will post on Chatter to try and get the gun seller to come to you. Go around the corner and interact with the guy with the backpack, who will have another person approach him before you are able to, and you’ll then be tailing him to his destination. Midway through you’ll be stopped by Sakakiba who has got on your trail, to get around head to the left over the blue wall, then head right down the alley to the street where you should see the target again. Follow him until he heads in to Wette Kitchen where you’ll then be stopped by some thugs again. Once they’re defeated you’ll need to spot him, he’s got the same backpack but a light colored jacket now. Tail him until he gets to Children’s Park, where you’ll then be stopped again. After head in to the Sewer, where you’ll have to fight Honda. After you beat him you’ll have one last fight against Koga, but you’ll have all your friends helping you out. After this you’ll have completed the case.
“Please Find My Son” Dangerous Hide-and-Seek – Requirement – Reputation Lv. 25
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 80 SP
The client says he needs your help to find his son in a game of hide-and-seek, because he has work to do and can’t find him himself. He sends you an image as a hint, which looks like a back alley. If you head over to the square side area that’s on the South-East part of the Champion District that’s where he’ll be. Once you get over there you’ll be in search view trying to spot where he is. If you look directly up and to the right from the direction you start in you should see the boy sitting on an AC unit on the fourth floor. Once you spot him the boy heads out, and the case ends.
“Please Find My Son Again” Perilous Hide-and-Seek – Requirement – Cleared Dangerous Hide-and-Seek, Reputation Lv. 35
Reward: 100,000 Yen, 100 SP
Ohata needs you to find his kid for him again, so go meet him over at Cafe Mijore. The picture he sends is off the construction crane that’s in the Hills Garden area, on the North-East corner of the Dragon’s Palace building. Head over there and interact with the marked spot, then look straight up to the top of the crane to spot him.
“Please Find My Son (Again)” Treacherous Hide-and-Seek – Requirement – Cleared Perilous Hide-and-Seek, Reputation Lv. 45
Reward: 120,000 Yen, 130 SP
Ohata still can’t find time to look for his son, so you have to one last time. The picture he sends is him near a Wild Jackson’s sign, which should lead you over to the one on West Taihei Blvd. In front of the elevator to go up into the building there is a spot to look, then you can head up the elevator to the second floor. Head into the office where there will be some Yakuza inside, and they decide to misunderstand you and you have to beat them up. Ohato will then meet you outside, having finally realized he should be there for his son.
“A Challenge” A Final Request – Requirement – Cleared 49 side cases, Reputation Lv. 50
Reward: 1,000,000 Yen, 300 SP
The client wants to meet you over in Little Asia. Before you go over there make sure you have completely full health and some recovery items and extracts. This Side Case involves fighting the hardest enemy in the game, so you want to go in fully prepared. Before you take on this fight you want most of the combat related skills. Basically everything in the Ability category, and all of the avoidance and guarding related skills in the Battle category. Without them this fight will be extremely difficult to get through.
Speak to the man in the coat when ready, and he will challenge you to a duel. You will be transported to an arena when you accept, and you will immediately want to use any extracts you want active at the start of this fight. The opponent will start of the fight by grabbing you and stealing your phone, which stops you using other items. You can still use shortcut items though, so make sure to bind items to those for the fight.
During this fight the opponent basically has 3 phases. First phase is fighting as normal, but the arena has electrified walls that only actually damage you, so you want to try and stay away from the walls as much as you can as hitting them takes off a significant portion of your health.
Once you get him down 2 health bars he’ll pulls out two electric whips that he’ll use to attack you. While he has these out you really just want to try and avoid him, as when he swings them it makes spinning projectiles fly at you that can’t really be guarded. After a bit he switched to a different weapon that causes red balls to fly at you very quickly, and this is where you want to be charging EX gauge to use against him. The balls can be guarded against, along with his attacks, so at this point you want to effectively be tapping to continually put your guard up whenever it breaks. This charges your EX gauge very quickly with having Re-Guard and Heart of a Champion unlocked, allowing you to then use EX Boost to attack him and stop him dropping your health. Because of how fast the balls are you can even charge the EX Gauge back up to full while EX Boost is active, which is very helping. Keep hitting him while EX Boost is active.
At around 2 health bars left he’ll go in to his third phase, which is the same as the second where he uses weapons but he gets a sort of shield up that makes it so you do way less damage. The strategy is basically the same, avoid him when he’s using the whips, then charge EX Gauge when he flings the balls at you and then hit him with EX Boost. Eventually he’ll go down, at which point you’ll earn the trophy He Just Doesn’t Quit, followed by Got to the Bottom of It once you finish talking to him after the fight.
Underneath the Mask – Given/Completed in Chapter 3 when you go to Tender to meet Ayabe, must complete to progress main story.
Reward: 50,000 Yen, 100 SP
You’re tasked with meeting a client over by Hills Garden, who turn out to be some of the masked kids, and they want you to find one of them who is missing.
After you go through the marked locations you’ll have a fight at the end against a group. Then you’ll have to present evidence, where you should pick “Used Items” (about the jewelry), then you’ll have to fight a single person which will complete the case. After that you can take other requests from Bar Tender.
“Photojournalist Job” Under the Table Politics – Cleared I Got Honey Trapped!, Befriend Hiranuma, Reputation Lv. 35
Reward: 150,000 Yen, 120 SP
Meet Hiranuma in the Beef Zone restaurant, where he tells you about a under the table money transfer he thinks is going down between two politicians. He’s got a reservation at the restaurant they’re meeting at for you to take, and once he’s finished talking you’ll be immediately moved there. After some discussion and while you’re peaking in it looks like nothing is actually happening. Miki grabs the other guy and starts tossing him over his head in some sort of wrestling move, which Yagami thinks is as good as any photo of money changing hands. Instead of going to the nearby window, walk around the hallway and go through the door around the corner, then snap a pic through the gap. You’ll get caught before you can get away though, and have to fight Miki and some of his security. Once they’re beaten you’ll return to Hiranuma and complete the case.
“Sexual Harassment Investigation” Morale and Morals – Reputation Lv. 45
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 150 SP
After meeting the nice young lady, you decide the best course of action is to sneak into the office to try and get evidence of the sexual harassment. Head over to the marked location in front of the Modern Mahjong building, then head up to the fourth floor and examine the sign for the business. You’ll see a Janitor walk by, and deduce that a janitor outfit would let you get in easy. Head over to Don Quijote to buy one, then go back to the office again. Change into the Janitorial clothes then speak to the man outside. Once you’re inside you’ll have to snap a couple picture of Iseya harassing Rei, just wait for the check boxes to be filled and get a quick picture before you’re noticed. You’ll get booted out of the office now, but you should fly your drone up to the window to snap a picture that way. You’ll have to get two pictures here, then run upstairs to help Rei. Head back downstairs and fly the drone up to the window, then go back upstairs for the final time. You’ll have to fight the other janitor, but he goes down after a nice chair to the face. This will end the case, though you won’t get any money from this now.
“Entertainment Industry Job” Interview with a Detective – Available after completing “Job Request” in Chapter 3
Reward: 140,000 Yen, 100 SP
The Client is up on the 6th floor of Hotel New Deborah, so head up there with the elevator. The client wants you to pose as a decoy for a man who is going to be doing a performance, and wants you to draw away reporters who have been hounding him. Head over to the marked spots just South of Kamurocho Hills when you’re ready for your performance. Put on the costume you’re given, then when prompted respond with the catchphrase “Offer unto me your pulsing blood!” When you get stopped by the media just go through all the conversation options, order doesn’t matter as you have to use each one. After that change into a different outfit in your inventory so that you can get away.
“I Got Honey Trapped!” Honey Trap – Cleared “There’s a Panty Thief on the Loose!”, Reputation Lv. 15
Reward: 150,000 Yen, 100 SP
At the office you’ll meet a man named Hyuga, who says a girl lied to him about her age and he ended up sleeping with her, and now his name is being dragged through the mud as a result and he can’t do his job as a standup comic. Go through both dialogue options to get some info about the girl and the circumstances around them meeting, then you’ll have to head to Bantam to try and get some more info about her.
At Bantam, there should be a guy standing off to the side of the bar you can talk to. He gives you the girl’s Chatter handle in exchange for letting him know if you find anything about what happened. The clues should lead you over to Wette Kitchen on the West side of the map, head upstairs to look for her. Inspect all three women and none of them will match, but Yagami will note two of them are similar. Choose to not follow the blonde girl, and you’ll realize the one with the brown hair is actually her, just with a different hair color. You’ll then tail her, to where you’ll find out it was a setup all along. You’ll get into a small scuffle that ends poorly for the other party, then the case will end.
“So Much Murder” Sashimi of the Fallen – Reputation Lv. 25
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 150 SP
Speak to the guy in yellow outside Koi Bride, he takes you inside and shows you that all of the bodies are actually his fish that were carved up and left out on plates by someone who broke in at night. While investigating, first look at all the plated fish on the table and the bowl of ice, then look at the pond close to you. You then will need to investigate a Sushi restaurant in town to see who might have done this, as it appears it was a professional’s handiwork. Head to Sushi Gin to speak to the owner. He says that they fired a man who might have been the person in question. At this point you need to show him evidence that might implicate him, and to progress you need to have started the Side Case “The Missing Diamond” which you get near the end of the game. Show him the picture that the lady gave you of the man who stole her purse. This moves the “A Missing Diamond” side case into this one as the suspect is the same. The Chef suggest you go to a pachinko parlor to look for the man, this is located just South of Theater Square. Speak to the man who’s just outside, who turns out to be the suspect and makes a run for it. After you chase him down you’ll have to beat him up, and this will end both cases, and you get the extra 20,000 the lady promised for finding the missing diamond.
“A Valuable Cat” Secrets of Cats – Reputation Lv. 5
Reward: 400,000 Yen, 120 SP
The location for this is marked as in the Modern Mahjong building, but to start it you have to go to the unmarked area on the roof. The man who meets you there says the cat is very valuable for unspecified reasons, and it needs to be found before someone else finds it. First thing you should do is head to the third floor of this building, where there is a shop with a bunch of cats in it. Speak to the Manager and he says he thinks he’s seen the cat around Taihei Blvd, and gives you some food to try and bat the cat with. Head over to the marked area and you should hear a cat meowing. Walk near the green power box and look up on the light fixture and you should see the cat on top with an interact prompt. It wanders into Millennium Tower, so follow it in there to the marked spot on the lower floor. You’ll be in a search view and have to spot the right cat from the couple that are inside. If you look up to the top of the left elevator shaft on the back end (left one when facing the front of the drone race boot) it’ll be sitting on top.
Fly the drone up to the cat, then it’ll get shot down by another drone and you’ll be attacked by some men in suits. After you beat them you’ll have to find a gun upgrade for your drone. You in chapter 2 of the story who tells you about drone stuff who Yagami will call, and he’ll say that it would cost 100,000 Yen to put a gun mod on the drone, which you have to pay to progress here. You’ll head back inside and automatically be flying the drone, go near the cat again to bait out the other guy’s drone, then use your new upgrade to shoot it down. The suit guys all come back out again and the man offers to double your pay in exchange for the cat, to which you can choose to cooperate or not. I opted not too, at which point they will attack you again. After you’ve beat them the cat comes to you, and you turn it in to finish the case.
The Socialite’s Secret – Given/Completed in Chapter 4, when you go to Tender to participate in the bet about what Mari’s occupation is.
Reward: 50,000~ Yen
Examine her short, her hair, and her necklace. After viewing the necklace, examine her hands to determine she’s likely not married and doesn’t have a job that could mess up nice nails.
What you pick as an answer doesn’t matter, you won’t get it right from any of the three options. You’ll then have to tail her to find out what her occupation is.
After the first section of the tailing, she’ll text you saying she’s on to you. Put on your Dirty Clothes disguise, then continue the next section of tailing.
When the tailing is done you’ll end up outside Koi Bride, then when you head in you’ll see Mari walking down the stairs. Head downstairs yourself (just ignore that you still look like a hobo) and head in to L’Amant to end the case.
The Pigeon Takes Flight – Given/completed automatically during Chapter 2, after you meet a man who’s flying a drone around
Kamurocho’s Mad Bomber – Found in the alley just south of your office.
Reward: 80 SP
The first bomb you need to find is just slightly up the alley, closer to the white car. After you disarm this you are phoned by the bomber, who says you need to find a third bomb before it goes off. Head to the restaurant Earth Angel in the Champion District and you’ll find the bomb right outside.
Gone with the Breeze – Found just outside Game Center Charles after Chapter 3
Reward: 50,000~ Yen, 80 SP
This is started when you go near the marked area outside Charles, where you see an object blow past. Go over to it then you’ll speak to a man who wants you to go after his “hat”. Complete the chase segment to get it back and complete the case.
Gone with the Gust – Found just outside Game Center Charles after Chapter 4.
Reward: 50,000~ Yen, 80 SP
In the same marked spot again outside Charles, you’ll see the “hat” blow by again, and have to chase it down once more.
A VR Game of Dice – Given/completed automatically during Chapter 3, when you go to the VR Arcade.
This is largely introducing you to game Dice & Cube and it’s general rules. Win or lose to complete the side case.
The Mad Bomber Strikes Again – Found on the road just West of Kamuro Theater, sometime after completing the first bomber side case.
Reward: 100 SP
The the hint mentions an ox and an inn, which should you lead you to Akaushimaru (Hotel District), which is the small triangular shop on the North-Western corner of the map. Head there to disarm the bomb and complete the case.
Entrapment – Found at the North end of the middle alleyway in Champion District
Reward: 120 SP
You’ll run in to a guy who tries to get you to come into his bar to buy a drink. Agree, then once inside you’ll be saddled with a pretty sizeable bill. You can choose to pay, or not. Up to you.
If you choose to pay, you’ll then have to look around the bar for a way to get yourself out of your tight spot. You can view her necklace, her face, the bill, the cash register, the ash tray, the bathroom door, her right hand, and then finally her left hand. You’ll then exit the bar and have to tail the woman.
Once you reach the destination of the, tailing, you’ll have to snap a picture of the women to use as blackmail to get your money back. Wait until her and the man initiate physical contact, then snap a picture.
After you take the picture you’ll have to fight the nice young lad who’s totally not just in it for the money. After a few nice kicks he goes down easy, then you’ll get your money back from the lady and complete the case.
The Black Calamity – Found just north of the Senryo Ave. street name, on the South-East side of the map
Reward: 15,000 Yen, 80 SP
You find a fortune teller named Amane, who makes some snappy predictions about things to come in your future. A client of her’s comes by when you’re talking to her, and then he runs away due to fear of the “Black Calamity” that will befall him. Aname asks you to follow him and help him out. First stop is the marked location on Pink Street, just above the label on the map.
Here you see a few men standing on the street and have to spot Meguro, he is the one on the back left. You then tail him for a bit as he walks around and gets frightened by different black objects. You’ll be stopped by a Barker and lose track of him for a second, and when you can you should should head forward and to your left, down the middle alley in Champion District where you’ll find him again. Follow him around a bit more as he seems to aimlessly wander around around the area, until he arrives at the worst bar possible, where you’ll then have to beat up a guy trying to extort him. After that you’ll return to Amane and complete the Case.
Partners – Given/Completed at the start of Chapter 6, after you get back from the ADDC
Yagami agrees to let Kaito go and work Bodyguard for an old school friend named Adachi. A bit of time apparently passes and you need to go check on them at the address of Adachi’s company. It won’t be marked on the map, but you should head over to the location indicated on his business card, Tenkaichi Alley, Yoshikawa Building, 3F. Head over there and you’ll see Kaito with a bunch of injured looking guys on the ground around him.
You can head up to the Turtle Financing break room for one intel source. Talk to Kamaguchi and he’ll basically tell you Adachi is a bad dude, and you’ll then have to go speak to Kaito about it. You’ll next need to go to Kanrai to check up on what he’s up to. When you get inside put on your Stakeout disguise before heading near them to eavesdrop. You’ll meet Kaito outside, then have to fight him to stop him going with Adachi. You then have to fight Adachi and a group of thugs he calls over. You have a nice interaction with Kaito, then end the case.
Return of the Mad Bomber – At the North-East corner of the Millennium Tower building, you’ll find Tsukumo out in public and talking to him will prompt the Side Case
Reward: 150 SP
After a short conversation with Tsukumo you’ll get another call from the bomber. You’ll have to find the bomb with the hint “The pigeon coos amongst the cherry blossoms”. This should lead you to Poppo (Showa St.) (even though Yagami says it’s on pink street if you take too long and get a hint). You’ll stop the last bomb, then Tsukumo will show up and point out that the man in the store is actually the bomber, and then you have to beat him up.
Amidst a Dream – On the East side of the Theater Square area, only during the day. Talk to the girl playing guitar
Reward: 150 SP
Speak to the girl and buy her CD for 1,500 Yen. Head away from the area, then you can go find her inside Tender at the bar. Respond to her with “The girl singing out in front of Theater Square?”. Next you should probably respond with either “The lyrics were nice.” or “You had a good voice”. She’ll play a song for you, then she’ll head out and you can find her in the spot by Theater Square again. Same deal again now, head away from here and you can find her at Tender. I sketchy looking guy will come in saying he’s the producer Sana talked to and gives Yagami his business card, then leaves. Respond to her with “Did he do something to you?” (Something along those lines) and she’ll tell you the man was trying to convince her to engage in some bad taste activities with the CEO of his company. Offer to help her out by scouting out the guy and seeing what he’s up to. Head to the marked location just East of Theater Square, and spot the guy engaging in some sketchy activity.
You then tail him to Cafe Mijore where he meets up with another man. Put on your Stakeout disguise then head inside to eavesdrop on them. You’ll then need to head to Theater Square to speak to Sana about what you heard. She won’t be there though, and she’ll call you saying that the men are forcing her into the office. Checking the business card you got from Saito earlier, you’ll see to head to “Taihei Boulevard East, Ishiyama Building.”
You should see the group of fans standing outside a building, look at them when you get near them. They’re wanting to get in and rescue Sana, but Yagami gets the job done on his own. Beat up the group of dudes, then when you’re outside with Sana and the guys tell her “It’s too early to give up.” This will end the case, and you’ll then be able to talk to Sana and start her dating line of events.
Gone with the Gale – In front of the locksmith store, just West of the map name for East Taihei Boulevard
Reward: 150,000~ Yen, 100 SP
Return of the hat. This time when Tokunaga lost it, someone else managed to lose their hat at the same time, but has retrieved Tokunaga’s instead. First you need to tail the man, where he’ll stop at a few locations where Yagami muses that he seems to want to be a host. Once the tailing is complete, the hat will get blown off his head just like it always seems to, and you’ll have to chase it down. Once you catch it the Yakuza man will come up and try to take it back before you can explain what’s going on. After you beat him up both him and Tokunaga seem convinced Yagami also wears a wig, but the case will end.
The Black and White Calamity – Found just north of the Senryo Ave. street name, on the South-East side of the map, after The Black Calamity
Reward: 15,000 Yen, 100 SP
Amane stops you and says she’s seen another calamity in the future of poor Meguro. He’ll be located over on the West end of Tenkaichi Alley once you finish speaking with Amane. When you get over there you’ll have to spot him again, he’ll be in the intersection looking at the ground, under the large sign that says “Romance”.
You’ll then have to tail him again as he gets in more hijinks trying to avoid black and white objects. Once you finish the tailing he ends up back at Amane, where he decides the best course of action is to get rid of the source of his calamities, which happens to be her since she’s telling him about them. Beat him up, then he’ll get taken away by the police and the case will end.
Smart Watching – In front of KJ Art, you see a man accosting a woman
Reward: 120 SP
When you initially run in to them you won’t actually get this side case. You’ll chase the guy off, and the woman will give you her contact info and introduce herself as Nanami Matsuoka, then says she’ll contact you later about dealing with the stalker. You should actually head over to the ??? Side Case marker in front of the Matsugane Family Office, where you’ll receive a text from her saying she’s been kidnapped by the stalker. She says she’s in a car trunk and is talking to you off her watch. Select both responses to her texts, order doesn’t matter. She’ll say she was grabbed in North Senryo Ave and was put in the trunk of a black van. Select both options again and she’ll say the Van went South and took 5 turns. Pick the final option and she’ll say it was loud but is now quite, and she can smell ramen cooking.
Head over to the alley just behind the Detective Agency, the van will be in the North-East corner.
Interact with the door of the van and an alarm will go off, you have to pick the lock within two minutes to turn it off. You’ll get Nanami out of the van, and the Stalker will come back outside and you’ll have to rightfully beat him up. A police officer will come by and take him away and you’ll end the case.
Captain Cop – Given/completed in Chapter 7, when you’re waiting for Saori to do her thing in Club Rouge
Reward: 120 SP
Burger Fugitive – Found at the intersection of Taihai Blvd. and Nakamichi St., starting in Chapter 8
Reward: 1,200,000 Yen, 300 SP
Gamo can be found in the Cafe Alps alleyway, sitting by a burning barrel eating a burger.
When you interact with him you have to fight him, so don’t do it if you’re ill prepared. He has 5 bars of health and hits extremely hard, so make sure to engage in full use of the area and all the available objects when fighting him. Remember you can pause and use items from in your phone inventory to heal or pop supplements, so make use of them if you need. He guards a lot, so popping a Thunderstrike Extract to continually stun him and break his guard isn’t a bad idea. Once you beat him he goes surprisingly peacefully, and you get a very sizeable reward.
Gone in 20 Minutes – Yagami Detective Agency (If you’ve done the “The Ghost Tenant” from Genda Law Office and all the Cases for chasing the guy’s “hat” this will become available in Chapter 11, it’ll be basically forced on you when you next go to your office)
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 80 SP
The girl from the ghost apartment barges in, and says she thinks her boyfriend is missing because he hasn’t contacted her in two whole hours. She remembers they have location sharing turned on for their phones, and sees that he is apparently in Theater Square, and you should head over there to check for him. When you get to the marked spot you should see a glowing orb on the ground you can interact with. It turns out to be his phone, and when you pick it up a mysterious person calls and says to come to Kamurocho Hills. The spot is marked at the very Norht-East corner of the map, right above the taxi spot. When you get over there a bunch of stuff happens, and you’re off chasing the “hat” again. Once you catch it you’ll return to the group and the case will end.
Love and Madness – Yagami Detective Agency (Rie appears in the stairwell after you’ve been to Tender and had Jo tell you about a con artist)
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 120 SP
Rie says there is a man threatening to jump off the roof of the building, and asks you to try and talk him down. Once up there respond with the following:
What’s your name
Why do you want to kill yourself?
He then explains he thinks his girlfriend is cheating on him, and wants you to go confirm. You’ll have to head to the Smile Burger just up the road to go do some detective work. Interact with the girl on the left to spot her speaking to a guy who walks in. She’ll get off work, then you have to tail the two of them to a sweets shop. They head up to the top floor of the Kamuro Theater and you have to snap a picture of the moment they kiss, then head back to the office. When there choose to tell the truth, then some stuff will happen and you’ll finish the case.
Worst Birthday Ever – Inside Kanrai, speak to the very drunk woman
Reward: 80,000 Yen, 70 SP
You’ll find a couple in Kanrai, one of them a very drunk woman and the other a man dressed up as a pilot. When you go inside the man will head out the door, then you can interact with the woman to start the case. She mistakes you for her husband in her current state, then he convinces you to stay with her for dinner so that he can go do his job. Select the following choices in response to her:
Select the paper of notes to show her, that’s actually a receipt
After that the man will come back, and you’ll complete the case.
The Fire Calamity – Found just north of the Senryo Ave. street name, on the South-East side of the map, after The Black and White Calamity
Reward: 15,000 Yen, 150 SP
You’ll find Amane kneeled over in the road, and she says she tried warning someone about a Calamity then he hit her and ran off toward Showa Street. Head to the marked location down there and you’ll have to spot the required man, who is pretty obviously the one on the right. You’ll then have to tail him for a bit. When he squeezes through the gap into the alley wait for him to look back down it then start walking away before you go through. Once you finish tailing him you realize he’s an arsonist, and beat him up to stop him starting a fire in Little Asia. You return to Amane and complete the case.
The Pervert King – Intersection of Tenkaichi Street and Tenkaichi Alley, after you’ve completed The Twisted Judge
Reward: 50,000 Yen, 200 SP
There’s one last pervert on the loose, and he’s the big bad who’s seemed to move in on the territory of the others after you put them away. You’ll first be at your office trying to determine where he would be. Select the prt of the map up near Hotel District, as that’s where you just busted the last of the twisted trio. Head over there to the marked area where you’ll then have to spot him. I man in a face mask in a dark coat will walk from the street in front of you then stop and look at the other girl, he is the one you’re trying to spot.
After you spot him you tail him around, until he heads into an alley where he promptly exposes himself to a woman. You then have to chase him down, then give him a good beating.
The Ono Michio Bandit – West side of Theater Square, interact with the crowd in front of the guy in the costume
Reward: 120,000 Yen, 150 SP
You’ll see the guy there in the costume, who’s with a man in a suit. The first time you interact with them won’t actually trigger the case though. Next you’ll have a spot marked on your map South of Kamurocho Hills, head over there and you’ll see the mascot sprint by holding a knife and a large duffel bag, and head into Game Center Charles. Speak to the guys who were chasing him, then head over to Charles. When inside go out near the costume and look at the Knife, Fish Pouch, Dufflebag, and Head. Then select White Pants, White Gloves, and Shoes for what’s missing. Now when back inside, and you basically want to check every spot on everyone. Each of the four people’s shoes, and bags, pants, etc. You also want to check the Trash Can to the left of Nishimura which will have the shoes in it that the robber used. The correct person to accuse is Kaneda (the guy in the red cardigan) because he was wearing white pants and has an inexplicable lack of proper shoes. For evidence for select the shoes in the garbage, then the sandals he’s wearing. The guy in the suit will then try to sneak away, but you should stop him and then say he’s the debt collector which is where the money has gone. You’ll have to beat him up, which will end the case.
“Genda’s Request” The Missing Diamond – Inside Hotel New Deborah (Just north of Theater Square) after Genda calls you and asks you to take the case for him near the end of the game
Reward: 20,000 Yen
You’ll speak to the lady in the Hotel lobby who is a long time friend of Genda’s, and she wants you to try and find her purse as it had a ring from her husband in it. Yagami points out that a thief would normally try and sell stolen valuables, so head over to Ebisu Pawn to see if the ring is there. The owner says he wouldn’t buy the ring, but the man came back later that night to also buy a chef’s knife. You need to now head to one of the Sushi restaurants to gather more info. Head to Sushi Gin and speak to the owner, then assuming you have the “Sashimi of the Fallen” side case these cases will both be moved into one. See that one for further info.
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