How to improve your rating with Haruka in Like a Dragon: Ishin

Like A Dragon Ishin Haruka Closeup
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The Another Life content in Like a Dragon: Ishin represents a welcome chance to take a break from the bloodshed and nourish your domestic side. Haruka is along for the ride, tending to your villa and offering good cheer in dark times. You start off as strangers, but she’ll warm to you as you complete various tasks. Here is our guide on how to improve your rating with Haruka in Like a Dragon: Ishin.

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How to improve your rating with Haruka in Like a Dragon: Ishin

As soon as you gain access to your villa, you can begin improving your relationship with Haruka. This doesn’t pay off in a lot of big ways in-game, but it still feels like the right thing to do.

To reliably improve your rating with Haruka, cook her a lot of food. Each time you prepare a dish in your kitchen, Haruka will sample it and your bond will strengthen ever so slightly.

Like A Dragon Ishin Haruka Sampling Food

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There are numerous other ways to improve your rating with Haruka. Whenever you return from adventuring, she greets you and your bond receives a slight boost. You may also be able to invite her to sing with you at the singing bar Utamaruya, which is located along the northwestern edge of North Fushimi Ichibangai.

As Haruka grows closer to you and you make payments on the house, it’s also possible to exchange Virtue for kimonos. You can acquire the new outfits from the Shinto Priest at the shrine in northwestern Rakunai. Haruka will wear the one you mark as your favorite in the house.

Like A Dragon Ishin Haruka Omusubi

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Sometimes, taking a bath or going to bed or even just resting in the front room will trigger extra scenes. Leaving the property may also prompt her to prepare you the Haruka’s Omusubi dish. Some of those exchanges further improve your rating with Haruka, up to the maximum.

Like a Dragon: Ishin can be purchased on Steam and the Xbox marketplace.

Jason Venter
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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.