->''"Georik Zaberisk hasn't been having a good week. His sister is a talking head, his new boss is a sociopath, and he's constantly being pestered by the minions of hell and/or skeezy debt collectors."''
->-- Old Hirameki's BBS, now found in [[http://darknesseternal.50webs.com/characters.html this fansite]]

A Japanese gothic horror VisualNovel developed by Karin Entertainment and distributed by the now-defunct Hirameki International in the United States. ''Animamundi Dark Alchemist'' has the distinction of being one of the few BoysLove video games brought from Japan to the United States.

The main storyline centers on Georik Zaberisk, a nobleman fallen on hard times. After the mysterious deaths of both his parents, he gave up his position as the Royal Doctor and moved his fragile sister, Lillith Zaberisk, to his family's country manor. There, Georick applied his skills as the town doctor. However, his life has been far from peaceful, for his dreams have recently been plagued by the devil Mephistopheles eager to acquire his soul.

When a mysterious invitation comes from the King of Hardland requesting his return to practice, Georik, bored with his country life, jumps at the chance. However, while away reuniting with his old friends, Lillith is accused of witchcraft and beheaded. Arriving moments too late, Georik retrieves his sister's head only to discover that it is miraculously still alive. Vowing to restore her somehow, Georik returns to the capitol city with the hope that his old occupation will provide him with the money and means to save her.

Help comes in the form of Timothy, a mysterious lad with some knowledge of the forbidden art of alchemy. Uncovering his father's secret lab in the basement of the family mansion, Georik must work against time to create an artificial replacement for Lillith's body. But with a sociopath as his new employer, war on the horizon, shady debt collectors on his heels and a devil haunting his dreams, Georik will need both wisdom and endurance to save his sister's life... and his own soul.
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!!This VideoGame contains examples of:
* AlasPoorYorick: Except Lillith isn't quite dead yet.
* [[spoiler: ArchangelMichael]]
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: Bruno.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Black being Count Sandwich and gray being everyone else.
* [[spoiler: BigBadEnsemble: A lot of people worked different angles to make Georick's life the mess it currently is. Mephistopheles is trying to claim Georick's soul and Bruno's only keeping Georik alive long enough to steal Mephistopheles away from him (and provoking a war that will devastate Hardland). Also, despite being a less-immediate threat, Count Sandwich both ruined Georick's father's life ''and'' is now manipulating the witch hunts. Oh, and the satanic parties he hosts basically combine BlackMagic, [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy orgies]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]].]]
* BittersweetEnding: Half of the good ones are this. There's no absolute good ending. Even in the one where things are fixed, [[spoiler:only Mikhail and Georik remember what happened]].
* BoysLove
* BlueBlood: Most of the characters have shades of this.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Subverted it's still pretty darn gory and explicit; the edits were mainly to take the edges off.
** And if you look in the right places, there are patches to put the edges back on.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: If only they weren't so interested in alchemy, witchcraft, freemasonry...
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Georik has to, caham, collect genetic material to create the homunculus. He refuses getting help, actually.
* DealWithTheDevil: An inescapable part of the story, really...
** Look, when the ''first scene in the game'' is Mephistopheles (i.e. the demon Faust himself made the pact with) telling you he's looking forward to working with you, you can stop looking for a way out.
* DeathByOriginStory
* DeathBySex: Having an affair with Count Sandwich is a veeery bad idea. [[spoiler:Georik's father]] should have seen it coming.
* DepravedBisexual: Bruno, Count Sandwich, though he seems to prefer the men of the Zaberisk bloodline.
* DisguisedInDrag: Georik. Poor Mikhail falls hard for him, and barely notices that Georik is his best friend in disguise.
* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. HUGELY.]]
* DownerEnding: All the bad endings, the majority of the "good" ones.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: St. Germant.
** Also, in one of the drama CD's, [[spoiler: Dashwood]] mistakes [[spoiler: Ruthberg]] for a girl.
* EquivalentExchange: Just ask [[spoiler: Timothy]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Due to a bug in the game, the players would not have the necessary items to keep Lillith alive. Ever. Luckily, a patch that fixed this issue was released later.
* FanDisservice: Do you like shirtless guys, naked girls, and mankissing? Well Anima Mundi will soon fix that!
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Georik's father. When Georik found out, though, he was already dead for real.]]
** Also an option with Lillith, [[spoiler: whether Georik tells Germant that she's missing, or that she's dead, it changes how the story goes.]]
* FunnyForeigner: Gennai.
* GameBreakingBug: The original release of the game in English accidentally locked out any endings other than "A Quiet Corrosion".
* [[GayOption Straight Option]]: Lots of gay options and about two heterosexual ones. It should be noted that the only option with straight (albeit only off-screen) sex happens [[spoiler: only when Georik is possessed by a demon. That's right, he won't be involved with a woman unless he's ''possessed by a demon''.]]
* GodIsEvil: [[spoiler: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] magnificently.]]
* {{Gorn}}: Probably had more to do with the M-Rating than the sexual content. And this was AFTER the [[{{Bowdlerization}} edits]]...
* IceQueen : Ruthberg is a rare male example.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: And how.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dashwood. Also Mihail, to a lesser degree.
* KissOfDeath: [[spoiler:Dashwood, by Ruthberg's kiss. Ruthberg]] was earlier called 'Cantarella' by him in a flashback. It was sort of a mix between a LastKiss and a LastRequest.
* KnightTemplar: Mikhail often comes off as one, especially in the Demon in the Church Chapter. He does love his friends, but he's also uber-religious and extremely patriotic.
* ALoveToDismember: Sort of, in St. Germant's case [[spoiler:especially in his Envy ending]]. And always when we're talking about Count Sandwich.
* MadDoctor: Bruno
* ModestyBedsheet: In Mikhail and in St. Germant endings.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Certain options let you play Georik this way.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Lillith. [[spoiler: A [[DoubleSubversion double-subversion]] in this case. She really ''is'' every bit as sweet and innocent as she seems. She's also the indirect cause of all of Georik's hardships, and the living SoulJar of THE Lillith.]]
** Also: Lucifer, Mephistopheles, "Whistler" the Ripper, and the less-known Hell-Fire Club, Count Sandwich and Francis Dashwood.
* MultipleEndings
* NoodlePeople: Particularly obvious with Dashwood.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* OurSoulsAreDifferent
* PrincessesPreferPink: Princess Sylvie. Nuff said.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Timothy.]] Not that you hadn't guessed by then...
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The King of Hardland.
* TheRival: Mihail just can't get over how Georik's the better swordsman.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Bruno Glening when he's about to do something eeeeeevil.
* The following apply to Count Sandwich:
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
** ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful
* [[spoiler: [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil]] [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Inside A Person-Shaped Can]]: The men in the Zaberisk line are functionally [[SoulJar living prisons for Lucifer's soul]]; the women are the same for {{Lilith}}. Conversely, the men in Mikhail's family are this for [[SealedGoodInACan the Archangel Michael]].]]
* SexAsRiteofPassage: Well, obviously you knew what the 'initiation rite' for the Hell-Fire's Club was, right?
* ShownTheirWork: Though *many* artistic liberties were taken (a great deal of the books and authors mentioned in the game existed), the alchemic items provide accurate information, symbolism is used effectively and many characters have very significant names taken from people who really existed and were involved in alchemy and/or freemasonry.
* SmugSnake: Bruno. Just ''look'' at the guy...
* SnicketWarningLabel: At least in the ending in which St. Germant and Lilith marry, they are happy together, right? [[spoiler:Except that she dies one week after the marriage, rotting away in St. Germant's arms while he's left all alone since all the other characters were killed or went away.]]
* SociopathicHero: Georik. He'd do anything for his sister, after all...
* SpoilerOpening: The opening pretty much tells us that [[spoiler:Mikhail is ArchangelMichael and that Georik is Lucifer]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Mikhail takes this to [[UpToEleven an extreme level]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Count Sandwich, Bruno
* WhatTheHellHero: Georik gets his ear pulled a lot by his little sister and Mikhail. Especially Mikhail.
** Even Germant gets on it at least once.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Bruno.
* WitchHunt
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