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Behind the Assassin is the 57th substory in Yakuza Kiwami.


Kiryu ran into the assassin from his stint in prison once more, who was left behind by the Nikkyo Consortium following his failure to kill Kiryu, forcing him to serve out his sentence. Blaming Kiryu for this, he attacked him and is swiftly defeated. After Kiryu beat the former inmate, he demanded to know whether Sera actually ordered the hit on him, which the assassin admits was not true, confirming that it was Kunieda, the president of the Consortium, who had sent him. Knowing that the Consortium was a secretive group, Kiryu resolved to go to Purgatory to ask the Florist of Sai about Kunieda. On the way to the Florist's castle, however, he is accosted by a man, who reveals himself to be Kunieda himself. Following Kiryu's request for more information, Kunieda told him that he would learn the truth following the two of them fighting. Once Kiryu defeated him and the other Consortium members who joined him, Kunieda stated that he only sent the assassin on Sera's orders. Confused, Kiryu requested to know more, to which Kunieda told him that Sera was attempting to dissuade other groups from attacking Kiryu. If the Tojo visibly sent an assassin after Kiryu, then others would know not to attack him, for fear of angering the Clan. After providing this information, Kunieda wished Kiryu well and left.


  • Some fans believe that this substory was added to address a presumed plot hole in the original game regarding Sera showing compassion in expelling Kiryu from the Tojo Clan, but also sending an assassin to kill him in prison.



Yakuza Kiwami substories
The Price of an F-CupMy Baby's a ShowgirlBet On a ChampThe Yakuza's WifeA Doctor's Duty
The Fake Mizuki's TruthMan on a LedgeMolestation AccusationThe Stalker
Dine and DashThe Price of a Palm-ReadingThe Toll CollectorPay it ForwardThe Yakuza Hater
The BouncerCollection CallBump and ScamBump and Scam: RevengeBump and Scam: Three Strikes
Bump and Scam: EpilogueCon-tactsThe Little Match GirlThe Crane GameProdigal Son

Bowling BattleThe DrunkardHandbag HuntUnder SuspicionThe Heart of Vandalism

The Yakuza's ApprenticeThe Yakuza's Apprentice IIThe Yakuza's Apprentice IIIThe Yakuza's Apprentice IV
Man ScoutThe Truth About BeautyProfessional BrawlerGangbustersPick Pocket PursuitKyoka and Takashi
The Medicine Goes DownThe B-King's MisfortuneThe Cell Phone PlanYakuza On the RunBad Boy in Blue
Of Luck and DebtThe Last AssassinCrisis on the CrapperMemories of the BubbleThe Rumored Party
Searching for the PresentBad Ass DadsThe Value of 2,000 YenMesuKing: The Queen of Beetles
A Goodbye PromiseFreedom to RomanceThe Fighter's SuccessorBehind the Assassin
In Pursuit of PleasureKomaki Style: Shot Stopper
Komaki Style: SwordsmanshipKomaki Style: Roundhouse AttackKomaki Style: Cat-Like Reflexes
Komaki Style: Clear-Minded MasteryKomaki Style: Evade and StrikeKomaki Style: Dharma Tumbler
Komaki Style: Fist ReversalKomaki Style: Knock BackKomaki Style: Tiger DropKomaki Style: Parry
Practice Match with ProfessorFirst RivalPrivate LessonAs Long as There's LoveTime for a Raid!
The Professor's PastThe Professor's Past 2Enjoying it With EveryoneBattle for the MesuKing Throne