Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Nanba and Ishioda Boss Guide

Boss guide for Yu Nanba and Reiji Ishioda (Chapter 9: House of Cards) in Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 and PS4. Included are an overview of the bosses, main story chapter encountered, recommended level, weakness, recommended party, recommended character jobs, and strategy to beat them.

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Nanba and Ishioda Boss Guide

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Nanba and Ishioda Boss Guide


Chapter Encountered Chapter 9: House of Cards
Level 27
Weakness Hot/Cold/Electricity (Ishioda), Cold (Nanba)

Boss Guide Directory

Recommended Party

It is recommended to be at least Lv.24 before taking on Nanba and Ishioda.

Leveling Guide

Character Recommended Job Details
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Ichiban KasugaIchiban Kasuga Hero Raises the party’s attack power with “Brave Command” and easily clear mobs of enemies with ranged attacks.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Koichi AdachiKoichi Adachi Enforcer Recommended for “Healthy Gymnastics” to give the party resistance against Han’s poison attacks.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Saeko MukuodaSaeko Mukouda Hostess Can use “Sparkling Cannon” to deal a high amount of damage to both Nanba and Ishioda. Can also use “Hustle Smile” to increase allies’ attack power.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Eri KamatakiEri Katamaki Idol Support and recovery role. Flashlight is also good to use against enemies.

Character Jobs List


Recruit Eri Katamaki

It is recommended to reach at least rank 100 in the Business Management mini-game to recruit Eri Katamaki to your party. This makes the fights against Nanba and Ishioda easier as you will be able to set Saeko to the Miss Kyaba job while Eri handles healing and support duties.

Business Management Guide

Take out Nanba First

After clearing the regular enemies, focus all attacks on Nanba as his ability to inflict stun will prove troublesome throughout the fight. Attack him with Cold abilities, especially Sparkling Cannon (Saeko), and he should go down quickly. Be sure to have Kasuga use Brave Command to increase damage output as well.


Be sure to keep the party’s HP high at all times against Ishioda (even if he is alone) to avoid getting knocked out quickly from counterattacks. Note that Ishioda can deal very high Gun damage  so do not hesitate to heal allies each turn when necessary.

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