Bara Game: Ana Holic!

Today we’re playing the Ana●Holic! Demo  (アナ●ホリ!体験版 ). Created by Underground Campaign, the studio that brought you Maison De M.

  • Title: Ana Holic! Demo
  • Genre: RPG
  • Artist: NODAGaku
  • Data: The Maximum Character Level is 20 (99 in full version)
  • Content: Play up to 2 mountains. Add any character to your party.
  • Save Data: The Save Data will not transfer over to the full version.
  • Download Demo: 220MB (At DLパスワード box type “ugcp”)
  • Download Instructions: Click Here

So this isn’t just going to be commentary about the demo but also little mini guide. So Ana Holic is a dungeon crawling, (err Mine Crawling) RPG, featuring a group of 6 miners who share a bunkhouse together.

 Updated January 4th, 2012

The main setting for the game is a camp site near the Dragon God Mountains. It is a series of 10 mountains that lead to the center where a dragon resides. According to folklore, every night the demons and spirits from the mountains come down to the village, and eat the women and children. To stop this from happening legend says you should break a seal by killing the demon leader.

Characters

You first meet up with the Boss 親方

He asks for your party members’ names. One recommendation is to choose names that fits with their job class. Here’s a suggested list of names that follows the Japanese nicknames they use on various forums.

Alternatively you can also go by their outfit color.

  • The Protagonist has all around average stats. His special skill is to blast rocks.
  • The Bald Guy. compared to the other guys, his agility is low. but he can give a large amount of damage to enemies.
  • The Conversationalist‘s speech skill allows him to raise his allies and lower the enemies stats. He has high intellect and agility.
  • The Samurai‘s special skill gives damages all the enemies. His defense is low but his agility is higher than the others.
  • The Medic‘s special skill is healing and recovery, and gives status effects to enemies (later on.)
  • The Gunner, he uses attributes on his gun attacks. (He’s an elementalist)

After starting the game you will be placed outside a house, this is your bunk house. Just go inside and talk to your members to add them to the party. If you do not like your choices you can talk to the dog to break up the party. The town itself has icons outside of shops telling you what they sell.

Earning Money

In order to make money you will have to explore the cave and find blue rocks and sell them.

  • 石炭 Coal (in the above pic) sells for 100 Yen
  • 水晶 Crystal sells for 300 Yen

 

The game is quite a grind-fest, and extremely difficult at early levels. You can not just rush right through and expect to do well. You will have to grind around certain areas that contain a white spring that fully heals your entire party.

Item Menu

It is essential to know what items do what.

Generally if you see the word HP, you know it’s going to recover HP, but most of the time you will get hit by poison status effects that kills your party member extremely fast outside of battle.

  • 褐色の爆薬: Brown Rock Explosives: Breaks brown rocks.
  • 傷薬: 100¥ Potion : Heals 50 HP
  • 消毒液 70¥: Disinfectant: Removes Poison status effect.
  • ゴールデンバット 100¥: Golden Bat : Recovers (Silence)
  • ハッカ油 100¥: Hakka Oil: Recovers Silence
  • 高級傷薬: 500¥ High Grade Potion: Recover 300 HP
  • 最高級傷薬 3000¥ Highest Grade Potion: Recovers ALL HP
  • ブランデー 1500¥ Brandy: Recovers Incapacitation (Death)
  • 命綱 300¥ Lifeline: Return to the Campsite
  • 魔除けの鈴  500¥ Amulet:  No encounters for 500 Steps

Battle

Posing gives you some quick eye candy!

Considering this game uses random encounters, battles can get annoying fast. I’d recommend the developers implement auto-battle into the game, or severely decrease the amount of battles needed to level up.

The main battle menu starting from the top is 1. Attack 2. Special Skills 3. Items and 4. Defense. I’ll just highlight some of the best skills that show up early in the game.

All Characters

  • ポージング :  Posing: Go nude for 1 turn, receive 2x damage. Next turn deals a strong attack

Bald Guy

  • いしあたま Blockhead : Deals large Damage

Conversationalist

  • 応援 Aid: Raises attack power.
  • Recommendation: Use this in combination with Bald Guy’s Blockhead move.

Samurai

  • 若竹 Wakatake Deals low damage to all enemies
  • 酔仙 Suisen: Deals mid damage to all enemies.

Medic

  • プロテイン Protein: Essential for healing!
  • リドック Redock: Removes Poison!

Gunner

  • 火弾グリンブル丙式 Fire Ball:  Fire Elemental Damage.
  • 水撃ドラウプニル丙式 Water Hammer: Water Elemental Damage.
  • 雷震ミョルニル丙式 Lightning Quake: Lightning Elemental Damage.
  • Recommendation: Keep the Gunner in the party, he starts off sucky but in the end he becomes essential.

9 Demons

Each mountain has a hidden boss located behind a rock wall. If you defeat them, they will join your party. Near these demons you’ll meet up with Gaku-san, who calls himself a demon scholar, and is currently investigating the mythos around them. Usually when you find him, there is a demon nearby.

Gaku is located within the northern houses in the campsite, indicated by a sign with a black sphere. Talk to him and choose “妖怪を仲間にしたい” (Make the Demon a Partner). If your party is full, he’ll ask you which person you want to kick out.

Okuri-inu (Escorting Wolf)

Each demon appears to be related to Japanese folklore, like the Okuri-inu who follows you home. The demons themselves are pretty hard and you should generally try going after them after you completely clear a mountain.

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60 Responses to “Bara Game: Ana Holic!”

  1. Exovedate January 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Those pictures are hot as hell! Too bad the games such a grind fest. At what point does the game reward you with those images, and is there more/much of them?

  2. barachan January 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    It happens along the story, when you reach the 5th cave in a mountain, you go back to town and get a cutscene, After you clear a mountain there’s another scene. There’s a few scenes missing from this post but these are the best ones.

    • Exovedate January 5, 2012 at 7:07 am #

      Cutscene as in fully animated bear cock sucking? You’re starting to easily justify grinding with these hunks if that is the case.

      • barachan January 5, 2012 at 7:57 am #

        Oh no it’s not animated, but those scenes do have voice acting.

        • Exovedate January 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

          Ok cool. Voice acting good though; that cock sucker up there sounds sorta unwilling which is pretty sweet, hopefully the voice work adds some dimension to that.

          Thanks for the info/replies dude. You’ve got a great blog here, and taking care of readers questions, and comments is such a nice practice a lot of the more arrogant bloggers tend to neglect.

          • barachan January 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

            Oh you’re welcome :3

    • Nathan November 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

      Is there a version of this game for mac users? Can’t seem to open it. All I’m getting is a ini. file or exe. files when downloading the game.

  3. BaraLover001 January 6, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Can You Upload The Full Game Thanks 😀

    • barachan January 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

      The full version is not out yet. He’s still working on the game.

      • Barapaloza January 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

        can you pls post the downloadlink:D i can’t read japanese:P

  4. barachan January 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    The link is behind a confirmation screen so I’ll post instructions on how to download it in the post.

  5. Pawper January 20, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    I wish there was a translated version of it.

  6. voluptatis avidus February 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    i wanna fuck the medic

  7. Adam April 4, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    Hey!
    I am dying to play this game, but I can’t seem to download it
    :'(
    Can you help me out?
    Cheers!

    • barachan April 4, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      Hey Adam! Check out the tutorial here

      • Adam April 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

        I tried it, but it keeps saying “Forbidden” when I click the link :'(

        • barachan April 7, 2012 at 8:15 am #

          Alright, let me find you an alternate link.

          • Panda April 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

            yeah im having the same problem 🙁

        • barachan April 11, 2012 at 10:44 am #

          Hi the link has been updated now to download the demo.

          • Adam April 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

            Thanks soooooo much!

  8. kazuyuki13 May 5, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    the ziploader is requesting for a DL password barachan what should be inputted…?

  9. kazuyuki13 May 5, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    oh it’s indicated above sorry barachan..

  10. musclefan May 23, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    This game needs a walkthrough or something, I’ve defeated Okuri-inu but I can’t figure out where else I’m suppose to go.

    Also how do you get past the red and Green rocks?

    • barachan May 23, 2012 at 6:54 am #

      Are you playing the full game or the demo?

      • musclefan May 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

        Just the Demo.

      • musclefan May 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

        Didn’t know the full game was released.

        • barachan May 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

          Oh don’t worry about the other colored rocks because that’s for the full version.

  11. Ice May 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    http://ugcp.sakura.ne.jp/ana/anapatch0527.zip
    Game Patch

    • Alexbara June 8, 2012 at 2:24 am #

      and what exactly contains this patch o.o?

  12. Bara Lover Brazil May 28, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    The mirror download changed? Is not more this “Magic Mirror”, is “zidloader”. 🙁

  13. Bara Lover Brazil May 28, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    Ops! My bad! ahahaha Sry…

  14. Anonymous June 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I can;t find it

  15. Alexbara June 8, 2012 at 2:21 am #

    Really nice game x3 .. I love it… I cant wait to the full version x3

    • Anonymous June 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      Full version is already out

      • Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 6:30 am #

        Where can i download it??

      • Alexbara June 28, 2012 at 1:28 am #

        where can i download the full version?

  16. wsm June 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    メールアドレス ………. ※メールアドレスは公開されません
    パスワード ……….. ※半角英数字8文字以上20文字以下で入力してください

    dear Barachan,
    Help me, I Get stuck when downloading the demo, gotta input something (see the japanesse word above). what should i fill in? the download instructions is not the same with the process itself. i am dying to play this awesome game.
    thank u

    • Someone nobody April 25, 2013 at 2:44 am #

      well you put in Ugcp as password

  17. Mateus June 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    can you put an download of maison de M? beacause i am looking for it on the net and i’m not finding an working one.

    also my native english isn’t english so there might be a few mistakes in what i just wrote.

  18. RedBeardSean July 5, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I’ve got the game on order and am playing the demo, but I apparently don’t have the correct font installed. All the text boxes come up as Courier jibberish. I have the Windows Japanese Language Support installed, and the pop-ups I get referring to the file locations come out fine, but the in-game text doesn’t. Can anyone help me find the right font?

    • RedBeardSean July 11, 2012 at 8:09 am #

      Solved my own problem- it was the non-Unicode language properties.

      • Mouken July 12, 2012 at 2:48 am #

        what did u do to fix the language on the game

  19. Mouken July 12, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    also where did u download the windows japanese language support cause i need it bad and cant find it

  20. Anonymous November 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    I don’t see any link, where is i?

  21. Someone nobody April 25, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    Where is the game guide and japanese turn to english where wouldbe he correct link

  22. Somebody nobody May 22, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    Where can download the full game. I wanna have to play it but there also the game manual or guide so can ya please show it… 🙂 ;P

    • Cocotan September 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

      I was trying to buy it but it seems its only on Digiket and they don’t accept non-japanese credit/debit cards, if someone could help me I could try to buy it and share the game, or at least share a link to download it, I really want to finish this game!

      • barachan September 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

        Sutocorp sells Bitcash EX

  23. Anonymous December 8, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    omg cant ply the game at all, don’t understand anything, how to translate it to english?

  24. Stolas April 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Hey Bara, I just downloaded the 2 files yesterday but they are xp3 files? I really dont get it. I have no idea what to do with the main and the patch. no programs on my computer can run it. do I need a program or a emulator for these files? also, the link didnt sent me to the mirror site, just a blank site with some japanese signs and the box where I should write the letters. I think I did it right, but I’m pretty confused. I can see this is a kinda old thread by now, but the game looks fun. maybe there is a full game now? maybe in english?
    thanks 🙂

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  26. Natsu September 5, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Hey man can you translate it to english please

    • barachan September 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

      It’s a huge game, I don’t really have much free time nowadays.

  27. kajisan April 4, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    hey barachan, for some reason i can’t find the page to download the demo. can you help me plz?

  28. Tewaz May 14, 2015 at 4:11 am #

    Hello!

    I’m not sure if anyone will read this, I know it was posted a while ago, but is there any kind of guide for the full game? I have the full game, and have gotten to the 9th floor, but I don’t see how anyone who doesn’t speak Japanese could possibly get the last code that requires 10 characters.
    Does anyone have a hint? I’m not even opposed to spoilers at this point.

    Thanks a ton in advance! 🙂

    • Daniel September 19, 2015 at 1:00 am #

      Hey Tewaz! I can’t help you; but I want to ask you something; I arrived to mountain 8, and then get stuck on floor 5, because it says something when I go to floor 6 and I don’t understand… any idea?

  29. Enzy January 11, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    I’m stuck around mountain 3, room 5. There’s a red line blocking the way with no gaps in it, and I don’t know what to do.

  30. Luca June 19, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    I got the download, but none of the face pictures ever show in the menu or battle scenarios. Whenever it goes to a page or scene that involves character images, a green bar appears with a file location, but does produce an image after, all the face pictures are just not there. Is there a fix?

  31. Monk December 3, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    Maybe this is late, but hell yeah, I want share something that make you stuck at some Mountain like the 9th one, so here’s the password! 😀

    #Note this password is not ordered by number because i forgot which floor they belong is, sorry about that… m(_ _)m

    1. Ame no Mi Kumari アメノミクマリ
    2. Furo フロ
    3. Imo イモ
    4. Kage カゲ
    5. Tokei トケイ
    6. Rusuban ルスバン
    7. Syashin シャシン
    8. Nimotsu ニモツ
    9. Chi チ
    10. Onaji オナジ
    11. Kumori クモリ
    12. Rounku ロウンク
    13. Tebukuro テブクロ
    14. Megane メガネ
    15. 59
    16. Touzainanboku トウザイナンボク

    Also if you need some cheat, you can use Cheat Engine! You can cheat up to Gold, SP and HP too! Google it if you don’t know how to use CE
    Ok, happy gaming! 😀

    Tags: Ana Holic! Bara Game Guide Password 9th Mountain Cheat

  32. Anonymous October 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

    Anyone got a guide for the demons? i’m missing the one from the ice mountain and another i think from the 6th or 7th

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