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Rance - Hikari o Motomete -

ランス -光をもとめて-

TitleRance - Hikari o Motomete -
Original titleランス -光をもとめて-
AliasesRance 1
LengthShort (2 - 10 hours)
DeveloperAlice Soft
PublishersAlice Soft
Rance Translation Project & 2.0 Translations
Alternative version
Rance 01 - Hikari o Motomete -
Shares characters
Little Princess
Little Vampire
Rance II - Hangyaku no Shoujo-tachi -
Same setting
Kaeru nyo Panyon
Toushin Toshi
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, VNStat
Related anime[DB-ANN] Rance (OVA, 1993)


The story is pretty simple - Hikari ("Light"), the red haired girl that you see in an opening clip, has been kidnapped. And Rance gets the mission from his boss (the bald guy) to investigate the case.

Rance is something like a detective in this story. This also turns the whole game more into a detective-like exploring than into rpg or more less rpg/strategy to which the gamers of the latter games of the series are used to. Rance isn’t alone in his job as he has a helper - 16 year old Sill. She's actually Rance's slave. She was from a rich family but later got kidnapped by some bandit and then auctioned as a slave. The one who bought her was of course Rance.

Now with her help you (Rance) have to solve this mystery, bring Hikari back and pay back to the ones at fault.

[Taken from the AliceSoft Wikia]

Single Ending 3.0 Promiscuous Protagonist 3.0 Antihero Protagonist 3.0 Protagonist with Sexual Experience 3.0 Fighting Protagonist 2.9 Sword Wielding Protagonist 2.9 Male Protagonist 2.8 Unavoidable Rape 2.8 Map Movement 2.8 Short Sexual Scenes 2.8 Rapist Protagonist 2.8 RPG 2.8 Linear Plot 2.8 Nympho Protagonist 2.8 Mercenary Protagonist 2.7 Past Setting in a Fictional World 2.7 Playboy Protagonist 2.7 ADV 2.6 Arrogant Protagonist 2.5 Comedy Rape 2.5 Fictional Beings 2.5 Mage Heroine 2.5 Interactive Adventure Game 2.3 Princess HeroineS 2.2 Magic 2.2 High Sexual Content 2.2 Missionary Position 2.0 Sexual Content 2.0 Rape 2.0 Spontaneous Sex Scenes 2.0 Timid Heroine 2.0 Castle 2.0 Early Sexual Content 2.0 Heroine with Sexual Experience 2.0 DeflorationS 2.0 No Event CGs 2.0 Fantasy 2.0 Medieval Fantasy 2.0 Monsters 2.0 Standing Sex 2.0 Disappearance 2.0 No Gallery 2.0 No Romance Plot 2.0 No Quick Save/Load 2.0 No Auto Function 2.0 Pixel Art 2.0 Detective Work 1.9 Game Over 1.9 Lesbian HeroineS 1.7 Comedy 1.7 Bisexual Heroine 1.7 Shy Heroine 1.6 Breaking the Fourth Wall 1.6 Fighting Heroine 1.4 Kunoichi Heroine 1.4 Maid Heroine 1.3 Vaginal Fingering 1.0 Ghost 1.0 Bondage 1.0 Female Domination 1.0 Sexual Devices 1.0 Slave Heroine 1.0 Sex in Public Places 1.0 Sexual Slavery (Non-consensual) 1.0 Wooden Horse 1.0 Violence 1.0 BDSM 1.0 Sexual Scenes with Gameplay 1.0 Doggy Style 1.0 Kidnapping 1.0 Sadist Protagonist 1.0 Clothed Male Naked Female 1.0 Impulsive Protagonist 1.0 Sexual Slavery (Choukyou Variation) 1.0

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MeasurementsHeight: 173cm, Weight: 65kg
Birthday5 January
HairAhoge, Brown, Spiky, Spiky Bangs
BodyLeft Handed, Muscular, Pale, Shark-like Teeth, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Boots, Bracer, Cape, Gloves, Pinafore Dress, Plate Armor, Robe, Shin Guard, Tassets
ItemsNamed Weapon, Sword
PersonalityArrogant, Carefree, Hotblooded, Ignorant, Ore, Ore-sama, Pervert, Relaxed, Short-tempered
RoleAntihero, Not a Virgin, Slave Owner, Warrior
Engages inArson, Assault, Blackmail, Dimensional Travel, Domestic Violence, Drinking, Fighting, Kidnapping, Murder, Netori (steals the SO), Polyamory, Rebellion, Shopping, Swordsmanship, Teasing, Theft, Whipping
Subject ofStalking


Protagonist of the Rance series.

A warrior affiliated with the Keith Guild; when he's short on cash, he takes jobs from them. Most of the time, though, he simply travels around having adventures of his own accord, accompanied by his slave, Sill.

His goal in life is to assemble a harem consisting of all the hot women in the world and live it up.

Recently, though, he's taken it into his head to "conquer" the princesses of each of the four main kingdoms in the world - Ria from Leazas, Magic from Zeth, Kouhime from JAPAN, and Siera from Helman. At the moment, he's managed to snag Ria and Magic, with Kouhime being on hold for a few years until she grows up a little more.

Because of this recent pursuit, he's ended up heavily involved with events of historic significance in Leazas, Zeth, and JAPAN, with Helman next in line.

Main characters

Lia Parapara Leazasリア・パラパラ・リーザス
MeasurementsHeight: 159cm, Weight: 48kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 85-59-87cm
HairBlue, Straight, V Bangs, Waist Length+
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress Shoes, Fingerless Evening Gloves, Strapless Dress, Unusual Hair Ornaments
PersonalityCarefree, Charismatic, Confident, Haraguro, Immature, Manipulative, Sly, Smart, Spoiled, Yandere
RoleChildhood Friend, Pet Owner, Princess, Queen Regnant, Rival
Engages inBullying, Drinking, Planning, Sadism, Teasing, Torture


Lia Parapara Leazas is the recently crowned Queen of Leazas. Her hobby used to be torturing girls, but ever since Rance punished her for it, she has been restraining from further kidnappings. She is terribly obsessed with Rance, her love for him is so intense that she would give him the entire country if he asked for it. She refers to Rance as "Darling".

Leazas has prospered under her rule, despite the fact that she was only recently coronated. However, there are many nobles that hate her and her ways and have tried to take her down in the past or even going as far as assisting enemy countries.

[Taken from the AliceSoft Wiki]

Sill Plainシィル・プライン
MeasurementsHeight: 156cm, Weight: 46kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 83-58-85cm
Birthday5 March
HairLong, Pink, Spiky Bangs, Wavy
EyesGreen, Tareme
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesBracelet, Cloak, Court Shoes, Crop Top, Earrings, Glasses, Gloves, Kimono, Naked Apron, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, Thigh-high Boots, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityAirhead, Clumsy, Energetic, Flustered, Friendly, Hardworker, Kind, Loyal, Naive, Timid, Watashi
RoleHealer, Magician, Pre-Story Virginity Loss to Protagonist
Engages inCooking, Fighting, Shopping
Subject ofCurse, Domestic Violence, Slavery, Teasing, Whipping


Sill is a slave purchased by the great adventurer Rance in the year LP0001 prior to the events of Rance 01. Rance purchased her for 15,000 GOLD and has been forced to travel alongside him wherever he goes since then. However, Sill developed strong romantic feelings for him and, even though the "Absolute Obedience Magic" once cast on her has long since worn off, she remains single-mindedly loyal to Rance regardless. She was originally from a rich family in Zeth but under "certain circumstances" ended up in the slave market sold to Rance.

She is capable of using both offensive and healing magic, in addition to the creation of magic barriers. She is also known to have a large knowledge of worldly culture and history, as well as an understanding of many creatures. This is apparently due to her studying from a wide variety of books at a young age due to her origins from a noble family.

[From the AliceSoftWiki]

Side characters

Jericho Colonイェリコ・コロン
HairGreen, Twin Tails
BodyKid, Pale, Short (obsolete), Slim
ClothesPlate Armor, Shorts, Spats
PersonalityImmature, Lazy
RoleButt Monkey, Prison Guard, Soldier
Engages inMartial Arts


Jericho is a pretty childish girl that works as a prison guard, albeit she's not very good at her job since she tends to fall asleep instantly if she gets too bored.

Keith Goldキース・ゴールド
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm, Weight: 69kg
HairBald, Goatee, Moustache
ClothesEarrings, Scarf
Engages inSmoking, Teasing


Founder and leader of the Keith Guild, for which Rance works. Keith is the one who sent Rance on his mission to find Hikari. Keith isn't liked by Rance but the reward for the girl is something that the protagonist cannot refuse.

Kentou Kanami見当 かなみ
MeasurementsHeight: 154cm, Weight: 41kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 80-55-81cm
Birthday3 May
HairAhoge, Sidehair, Straight, Violet, Waist Length+
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesCollar, Gloves, Headphones, Ninja Suit, Plate Armor, Sailor School Uniform, Scarf
ItemsChain Weapon
PersonalityClumsy, Hardworker, Loyal
RoleNinja, Servant
Engages inFighting
Subject ofBullying


One of Lia's personal ninjas, she does all the dirty or secret jobs that Lia orders her to do. While seemingly apathetic from the outside, Kanami is actually very concerned with her ability as a ninja. It's implied that she is always training by herself to hone her skills. She longs to be a normal girl, but that's an impossible dream. Lia ordered her to keep tabs on Rance, a job that she hates since she also hates him.

Maris Amaryllisマリス・アマリリス
MeasurementsHeight: 167cm, Weight: 50kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 88-60-89cm
HairCurtained, Green, Parted in Middle, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
EyesGreen, Kitsuneme
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesHeadband, Scarf
PersonalityLoyal, Mature, Sly, Smart, Watashi, Wise
RoleChildhood Friend, Maid, Secretary


The maid, secretary and childhood friend of Lia. Wise and tricky, she is also very devoted to Lia.

Menad Shiseiメナド・シセイ
MeasurementsHeight: 156cm, Weight: 42kg
HairBlue, Short, Sidehair
BodyOlive, Short (obsolete)
ClothesBelt, Bracer, Plate Armor
ItemsLance, Spear, Sword
PersonalityAmbitious, Boku, Hardworker, Honest, Tomboy
RoleFriend, Soldier
Engages inSwordsmanship


Menad Shisei is among the youngest of Leazas Knights, being a talented girl that worked hard to gain a respectable position. At 15 years old, she was already strong enough to be given the role of the Gatekeeper of the Leazas Castle in the Capital of Leazas and, at 17 years old, became the 2nd in command of the Leazas Red Corps, the strongest unit of the Leazas Army.

Menad is rather tomboyish and unwomanly most of the time. She's usually very serious and is a very diligent girl that takes her responsibilities very seriously, always trying her best in every situation. Her attitude has made her be treated like a boy rather than a woman for most of her life, and led her to develop a sense of insecurity with herself and complex for her lack of feminine qualities. While on duty she's extremely serious, but she is a surprisingly honest and cheerful girl in her daily life, perfectly showcased in her times with one of her best friends Kanami. Unfortunately, she's also clearly young and naive, and can sometimes be fooled or manipulated rather easily by people who want to take advantage of her position.

Menad also has a love for the sword, and admires strong and talented fighters, growing to immensely respect her General and mentor Rick Addison. She admires him greatly due to his outstanding swordsmanship, being the reason why she started wielding a sword instead of a spear when joining his army. He trained her in the art of the sword and she's even copied his special move the By-La Way, creating her own special attack called "Kua-Lu Lane", which is similar to Rick's trademark attack, albeit less powerful.

[From AliceSoft Wiki]

Millie Lincleミリー・リンクル
HairBlond, Long
BodyPale, Teen
ClothesBandages, Dress, Eyepatch, Gothic, Hair Flower, Thigh-high Stockings
PersonalityCynic, Gloomy, Lucky, Pessimist, Relaxed, Stoic
RolePopular, Shopkeeper
Subject ofAssault


Millie is a shopkeeper working in the capital of Kingdom of Leazas in a Weapon Shop called Akirame, also called Lost Hope in English.

Willis Fujisakiウィリス・藤崎
MeasurementsHeight: 168cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 82-57-85cm
HairParted in Middle, Red, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Twin Tails, Waist Length+
BodyMedium Breasts, Pale, Slim
ClothesBra, Bracelet, Dress, Headband, Naked, Naked in Front of an Audience, Necklace, Panties
Engages inCosplay, Stalking


Willis Fujisaki is the personal Level God of the great adventurer and Lord of the Rance Castle, Rance, and has been acting as his personal assistant to raise his Levels over the course of his many adventurers.

[From AliceSoft Wiki]

Make an appearance

HairBlond, Parted in Middle, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyFlat Chest, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesApron, Dress, Lolita, Puffy Sleeves, Ribbon Headband
PersonalityFriendly, Kind, Refined
RoleMascot Character, Pet Owner


The official mascot of Alice Soft. A polite young girl who often communicates with the player as a medium in some Alice Soft games. She sometimes represent marketing upcoming Alice Soft games in trailers and advertisements.

She is accompanied by her pet black crow named Yukichi.

Hikari Mi Blancヒカリ・ミ・ブラン
HairRed, Ringlet, Short
Subject ofKidnapping


A girl who has mysteriously disappeared. It's her case that Rance has to solve in this game.

Kurusu Miki来水 美樹O
AliasesDemon King
MeasurementsHeight: 152cm, Weight: 42kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 75-56-78cm
Birthday15 December
HairPink, Sidehair, Spiky Bangs, Straight, Waist Length+
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyPale, Slim, Teen
ClothesDress, Tie Pin