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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
Relations
Alternative version
Rance 01 - Hikari o Motomete -
Shares characters
Daiteikoku
Little Princess
Little Vampire
Sequel
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)

Description

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 Protagonist with a Face 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 Map Movement 2.8 Unavoidable Rape 2.8 Rapist Protagonist 2.8 Short Sexual Scenes 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 Comedy Rape 2.5 Arrogant Protagonist 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 Spontaneous Sex Scenes 2.0 Sexual Content 2.0 Rape 2.0 Fantasy 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 Missionary Position 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 Bisexual Heroine 1.7 Lesbian HeroineS 1.7 Comedy 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 Female Domination 1.0 Sexual Devices 1.0 Bondage 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

Releases

Japanese
1989-07-1518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
1989-08-1518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
1989-09-1518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
1989-11-1518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
1990-03-1518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
1997-12-1818+Alice no Yakata 456
2004-08-2718+Rance 1 - Digest Edition
2008-06-0518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
2008-06-0518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
2008-06-0518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
2008-06-0518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
2008-06-0518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
2008-06-0518+Rance - Hikari o Motomete -
English
2011-01-2118+Rance: Quest for Hikari (unofficial)
2013-08-2018+Rance 1 - Digest Edition (unofficial patch)

Staff

Full character list

Character summary

RanceProtagonist
Lia Parapara LeazasMain character
Sill PlainMain character
Horikawa NamiSide character
Jericho ColonSide character
Keith GoldSide character
Kentou KanamiSide character
Koushuuin HazukiSide character
Maris AmaryllisSide character
Menad ShiseiSide character
Millie LincleSide character
Willis FujisakiSide character

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Ranking

Popularity: ranked #337 with a score of 4.90

Bayesian rating: ranked #21134 with a rating of 5.67

Screenshots

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Alice no Yakata 456

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