Another Life

You can do Another Life after meeting Haruka in chapter 4.

In this mode, you can grow/harvest crops, cook meals and sell crops/fish for money by peddling.

Haruka's Debt

Haruka's debt is 100 Ryo and you pay it back in 5 installments of 20 Ryo. If you get a random letter when you're at your house in another life (you get one when you leave the house, to go into the garden area) it means you can pay back one of the 20 Ryo installments (though you have to read the letter first - from the start screen). When you have 20 Ryo, go to the shrine in Fushimi and talk to the man there and select the top option to pay him. After paying him 20 Ryo for the first time, he gives you the Genkimusume Kimono, which you can give to Haruka (when you return to the house with it, Ryoma automatically gives it to her). Now when you select the little drawers by the cupboard (the one you examine to sell items), you can select the middle option to change Haruka's outfit (you can get more Kimono from the Shinto Preist's shop).

You only receive the letters after earning a certain amount of money via peddling, which varies between letters:

1st Letter - You must earn 5 Ryo via Peddling

2nd Letter - You must earn 10 Ryo via Peddling

3rd Letter - You must earn 20 Ryo via Peddling

4th Letter - You must earn 30 Ryo via Peddling

5th Letter - You must earn 40 Ryo via Peddling

After paying off all her debt, you get the "Debt Repayment!" trophy. Additionally, when you go to leave the house back to Fushimi after paying off the debt, you get an event where Haruka gives Ryoma Haruka's Rice Ball.

 

Haruka's Friendship Gauge

As you cook meals and peddle, the gauge with Haruka increases. There are 7 levels on this gauge. To witness certain "calming events" you need to get the gauge up to a certain level.

Event Description
Garden You get this when you go to leave the house, back to Fushimi
Living Room The gauge needs to be on at least the 3rd level. Examine the fire in the house
Bath The gauge needs to be on at least the 4th level. Have a bath
Futon The gauge needs to be on at least the 5th level. Sleep in the bed at night time

 

Pets

You can get pets by completing substories and friendships involving dogs and cats. Pets sometimes get you items - for dogs, interact with them when they are in their kennel to get an item. For cats, they will sometimes bring back an item when they go off peddling with Haruka. The following is a list of the items you can get from pets:

Brown Dog (from substory 55: The Waiting Dog)

High Quality Hide, Beautiful Fur, Wild Silk, Vermilion Cloth, Rainbow-Coloured Fabric

White Dog (from substory 37: The Injured Dog)

High Quality Hide, Wild Silk, Beast's Tail, Vermilion Cloth, European Cloth

Black Dog (from substory 16: The Barking Dog)

High Quality Hide, Beautiful Fur, Famous Horse's Mane, Vermilion Cloth, Beautiful Silk

Black Cat (from substory 29: The Starving Cat)

Manure, High Quality Hide, Famous Horse's Mane, Beast's Tail, European Cloth

White Cat (from substory 56: The Filthy Cat)

Manure, Beautiful Fur, Wild Silk, Beast's Tail, Beautiful Silk

Calico Cat (from substory 17: The Beckoning Cat)

Manure, High Quality Hide, Beautiful Fur, Beast's Tail, Rainbow-Coloured Fabric

 

You can increase the likelihood of your pets getting items by upgrading the kennel/cat blanket via Dharma Exchange.

When the pets are not in their beds (Kennel/Cat Blanket) and are out in the open (dogs - garden, cats - house), you can interact with them and select the top option to "Take Care of it" and the middle option to rename the pet. When you select the top option, Ryoma comments on the happiness of the pet and you get some options - top option to give it food, middle option to play with it, bottom option to pet it.

 

  • Farming
  • Cooking
  • Peddling

Examine the gardening tools in the garden to farm.

On this screen, you can see the planting arrangement on your field. The circle at the top left of each crop indicates how close it is to being grown (ready for harvesting) - when it's fully green, it's ready. You can upgrade your field via Dharma Exchange to increase the speed at which crops grow as well as increasing the probability of a rich harvest (when you get a lot more crops than you usually would with a regular harvest). You can also increase the size of your field, so you can grow more crops. When a crop is ready for harvesting, simply walk to the field and press circle (X on European consoles) to harvest them. Alternatively, you can select the second option on the menu (in the picture above) to harvest everything that is ready for harvesting in one go.

Having a scarecrow helps defend your crops from damage (from birds). The better your scarecrow, the more defence it offers. You can get(/upgrade) a scarecrow via Dharma Exchange.

Select the first option on this menu for the Planting Arrangement. You can remove the crops already there with the triangle button, or you can press the circle (X on European consoles) button to move the position of the crop on the field. Move to an empty space on the planting arrangement screen and press circle/X to bring up a list of crops you can plant. Select one and then move it around the field to where you want to place it and confirm with circle/X. For some crops, you can rotate their position with the R1 button. If you have purchased the "Unpredictable Planting Implementation" upgrade via Dharma Exchange, you can select this at the very bottom of the list of crops to have the game randomly choose the planting arrangement for you. You can obtain more crops to plant via Dharma Exchange.

Select the third option on this menu to use manure. Using manure moves the harvest timer up higher, meaning the crops will be ready for harvesting quicker. You can only use one at a time - if you want to use more manure, you have come back later (going inside the house, then leaving the house works).

Select the fourth option to reset the planting arrangement.

Crop Size Cultivation Speed Regular Harvest Amount
Cucumber 2x3 Fast 6
Potato 1x1 Fast 1
White Radish 1x2 Fast 2
Carrot 1x2 Fast 2
Spinach 1x2 Fast 2
Sweet Potato 1x4 Fast 4
Green Onion 1x5 Normal 5
Bulb Onion 1x3 Normal 3
Ginger 1x3 Normal 3
Eggplant 2x4 Normal 8
Turnip 1x1 Normal 1
Broad Bean 2x4 Fast 8
Burdock 1x2 Normal 2
Chili Pepper 3x3 Normal 9
Garlic 4x4 Normal 16
Chinese Cabbage 1x3 Slow 3
Pumpkin 2x2 Slow 4
Tomato 3x5 Slow 15
Cabbage 1x4 Slow 4
Strawberry 2x2 Slow 4
Taro 1x5 Slow 5
Ginseng 1x1 Slow 1

 

Examine the stove in the house to cook.

You have a list of meals that you can make. When you select a meal, it tells you what ingredients are required. If you have the necessary ingredients to make it, confirm your selection to make the meal. You can get more meals to make via Dharma Exchange (upgrading the kitchen).

After cooking, you sometimes get 1 of 3 equipment materials: Broken Chopping Board, Flint or Water God Stone.

Cutting

Simply press the right button at the right time.

BE WARNED that on a (PS3) European console, you will have to press the CIRCLE button even though it says press X (as you see on the picture above). Also, when it tells you to press CIRCLE, press X. I made this mistake the first time I did it and wasted some ingredients...

Pouring

Hold down the circle button to pour. The goal is to stop the line when it gets to the pink area on the bar. Note that it does not stop immediately, so you'll have to let go before it gets too close.

Heating

Repeatedly press the circle button as fast as you can.

Grilling

Press circle at the right time to flip the fish over. The right time is when you see large sparks: At first you'll see small sparks (when you wait a little while), then the large sparks will follow shortly after - turn it over as soon as you see the large sparks. If you leave it too late it will burn and if you do it too soon it will be undercooked.

Meal Difficulty Required Ingredients Cooking Process Meal Effect
Handmade Asazuke * Cucumber (x2) - Cutting - Restores some health
- Gives you a bar of the concentration enhancement
Katemeshi * White Radish (x2) - Cutting
- Heating
- Restores some health
- Gives you a bar of the endurance enhancement
Hot Miso Soup ** White Radish (x1)
Carrot (x1)
Sweet Potato (x1)
- Cutting
- Pouring
- Restores some health
- Builds up the heat gauge a bit
- Gives you a bar of the concentration enhancement
Robust Rice Ball ** Rainbow Trout (x1)
Green Onion (x2)
Spinach (x2)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Grilling
- Restores some health
- Gives you a bar of the endurance enhancement
Full to the Brim Miso Soup ** Threadsail Filefish (x1)
Green Onion (x2)
Ginger (x2)
- Cutting
- Pouring
- Heating
- Restores some health
- Builds up the heat gauge a bit
- Gives you a bar of the endurance enhancement
Dried Plum * Out of Season Unripe Plum (x5) N/A - Restores a little health
Strong Stew *** Crayfish (x1)
Chili Pepper (x2)
White Radish (x2)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Restores some health
- Gives you a bar of the strength enhancement
Seafood Miso Stew *** Righteye Flounder (x1)
Chum Salmon (x1)
White Radish (x1)
Green Onion (x1)
Chili Pepper (x6)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Grilling
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the concentration enhancement
Chirashizushi *** Japanese Tiger Prawn (x1)
Egg (x2)
Eel (x2)
- Heating
- Grilling
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the endurance enhancement
Refreshing Tasting Kakiage *** Octopus (x1)
Burdock (x4)
Bulb Onion (x1)
Green Onion (x1)
Ginger (x1)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the strength enhancement
- Protects against abnormal status effects (like poison)
Red-Hot Boiled Meal *** Scorpionfish (x1)
Tomato (x3)
Chili Pepper (x3)
Carrot (x3)
Garlic (x3)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the concentration enhancement
- Enhances the effect of attribute attacks (see: Blue symbols)
Aemono *** Turnip (x2)
Eggplant (x2)
Bulb Onion (x2)
Carrot (x2)
Spinach (x3)
- Cutting
- Pouring
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the concentration enhancement
- Enhances resistance to attribute attacks (see: Blue symbols)
Sturdy Grilled Fish *** Chum Salmon (x1)
Red Seabream (x1)
Ayu (x1)
- Grilling - Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the strength enhancement
- Makes it easier to break an enemy's guard

Revolutionary Rolled Fried Bean Curd

(this will only appear after you max out the friendship gauge with the Revolutionary Chef)

*** Udon Flour (x2)
Egg (x1)
Potato (x3)
Carrot (x1)
Cucumber (x1)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Restores a lot of health
- Builds up the heat gauge a bit
- Gives you 2 bars of the strength enhancement
Fisherman's Meal **** Conger (x2)
Squid (x2)
Chili Pepper (x4)
Green Onion (x4)
Ginger (x1)
- Grilling
- Cutting
- Heating
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the strength, concentration and endurance enhancements
Tireless Nourishing Stew **** Eel (x2)
Burdock (x3)
Green Onion (x3)
Chinese Cabbage (x2)
Potato (x4)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the strength enhancement
- Makes it harder for the heat gauge to drop
Happy Udon **** Udon Flour (x1)
Pumpkin (x2)
Carrot (x2)
White Radish (x2)
Ginkgo Nut (x10)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the endurance enhancement
- Enemies are more likely to drop items
Shrewd Sponge Cake **** Egg (x15)
Udon Flour (x2)
Honey (x3)
- Heating - Restores health
- Gives you a bar of the endurance enhancement
- Increases the experience you acquire in battles
Hanamaru ***** Robust Rice Ball (x2)
Full to the Brim Miso Soup (x2)
Turnip (x2)
Strawberry (x6)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Grilling
- Restores health
- Builds up the heat gauge
- Gives you a bar of the concentration enhancement
Fierce God Bento ***** Strong Stew (x1)
Chirashizushi (x1)
Chinese Softshell Turtle (x2)
Taro (x2)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Grilling
- Restores a lot of health
- Gives you 2 bars of the strength, concentration and endurance enhancements
Healthy Meal ***** Refreshing Tasting Kakiage (x1)
Red-Hot Boiled Meal (x1)
Aemono (x1)
Broad Bean (x5)
Cabbage (x1)
- Cutting
- Grilling
- Restores a lot of health
- Gives you 2 bars of the concentration enhancement
- Your regain health in battles by standing still
Super Spicy Chankonabe ***** Seafood Miso Stew (x1)
Tireless Nourishing Stew (x1)
Japanese Huchen (x1)
- Cutting
- Heating
- Pouring
- Restores a lot of health
- Builds up the heat gauge a lot
- Gives you 2 bars of the concentration enhancement
- Makes it harder for the heat gauge to drop

 

 

Examine the cupboard in the house to peddle.

You get a list of orders. When you have the necessary items, select an order and then send Haruka out to deliver it, then she returns with the money/items. As you complete orders, more orders become available. When you select an order, you get a list of who placed the order, what item they want, how many of them they want, how much money they will pay you and, for some orders, the item they will give you as payment. Then when you confirm, you go to a screen where you add the items from your inventory to the order. Then confirm and it will be added to the delivery package Haruka will take out. You can continue adding as many more orders as you like. When you're finished, select the button at the bottom left of the menu to send Haruka out to deliver (confirm with top option).

Along with the money/items you get for the order anyway, your pet cats sometimes also bring back items (see above).

Order List

When you complete all the orders on a list (e.g - all the vegetable ones), the list is repeated but the money you receive from it increases each time - On your 2nd time through you get 50% extra, on your 3rd time through you get 100% extra, on your 4th time you get 150% extra, on your 5th time and onwards you get 200% extra.

  • Vegetables
  • Fish
  • Meals
  • Other
Order Money Reward Item Reward
White Radish (x5) 1000 Mon  
Carrot (x5) 1000 Mon Manure

Any Vegetables (x5)

1000 Mon  
Potato (x5) 1000 Mon  
Spinach (x5) 1000 Mon High Quality Hide
Cucumber (x5) 1000 Mon  
Any Vegetables (x10) 2500 Mon  
White Radish (x10) 2500 Mon Manure
Carrot (x10) 2500 Mon  
Potato (x10) 2500 Mon High Quality Hide
Spinach (x10) 2500 Mon  
Cucumber (x10) 2500 Mon Manure
Sweet Potato (x5) 2500 Mon  
White Radish (x10) 2500 Mon Manure
Any Vegetables (x10) 2500 Mon  
Potato (x10) 2500 Mon  
Green Onion (x10) 2500 Mon Beautiful Fur
Eggplant (x15) 3000 Mon  
Any Vegetables (x10) 2500 Mon  
Bulb Onion (x5) 3000 Mon Manure
Turnip (x5) 3000 Mon  
Broad Bean (x10) 4000 Mon  
Burdock (x5) 4000 Mon  
Ginger (x10) 5000 Mon  
Any Vegetables (x10) 2500 Mon  
Pumpkin (x5) 5000 Mon  
Chinese Cabbage (x5) 5000 Mon High Quality Hide
Chili Pepper (x5) 5000 Mon Manure
Garlic (x5) 5000 Mon  
Any Vegetables (x10) 2500 Mon  

Gourds (x2)

(cucumber, pumpkin)

5000 Mon  
Cabbage (x4) 6000 Mon Manure
Tomato (x4) 6000 Mon Wild Silk
Any Vegetables (x10) 2500 Mon  
Taro (x4) 7500 Mon Beautiful Fur
Strawberry (x4) 7500 Mon Manure

Types of Potato (x3)

(potato, sweet potato, taro)

8000 Mon  
Ginseng (x1) 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon Beautiful Silk
Order Money Reward Item Reward
Crucian Carp (x2) 1000 Mon  
Whitebait (x3) 1000 Mon  
Gobioidei (x2) 1000 Mon Berley
Koi (x2) 1000 Mon High Quality Hide
Any Fishes (x2) 1000 Mon  
Crayfish (x2) 1000 Mon  
Threadsail Filefish (x2) 1500 Mon  
Porcupinefish (x2) 1500 Mon  
Ayu (x2) 1500 Mon  
Squid (x2) 1500 Mon Beast's Tail
Japanese Tiger Prawn (x2) 1500 Mon  
Any Fishes (x3) 1500 Mon High Quality Berley
Koi (x4) 2000 Mon  
Crucian Carp (x4) 2000 Mon  
Whitebait (x5) 2000 Mon  
Conger (x1) 2000 Mon  
Any Fishes (x4) 2000 Mon High Quality Berley
Eel (x1) 2000 Mon First Class Berley
Octopus (x1) 2000 Mon  
Scorpionfish (x1) 2000 Mon  
Righteye Flounder (x1) 2000 Mon Beast's Tail
Any Fishes (x5) 2500 Mon First Class Berley
Japanese Spider Crab (x2) 3000 Mon  
Kohaku (x1) 2500 Mon  
Whitebait (x10) 2800 Mon  
Pufferfish (x1) 2500 Mon  
Any Fishes (x6) 3000 Mon Ultimate Berley
Great White Shark (x1) 3000 Mon  
Rainbow Trout (x1) 3000 Mon  
Chum Salmon (x1) 3000 Mon Famous Horse's Mane
Any Fishes (x8) 4000 Mon Ultimate Berley
Red Seabream (x1) 4500 Mon  
Kohaku (x2) 5000 Mon  
Any Fishes (x10) 5000 Mon Ultimate Berley
Crucian Carp (x10) 6000 Mon  
Koi (x10) 7000 Mon High Quality Hide
Gobioidei (x10) 6000 Mon  
Kohaku (x3) 7500 Mon  
Any Fishes (x10) 5000 Mon Ultimate Berley
Marlin (x1) 8000 Mon  
Japanese Huchen (x1) 1 Ryo  
Tuna (x1) 1 Ryo  
Any Fishes (x10) 5000 Mon Ultimate Berley
Ghost Koi (x1) 1 Ryo 5000 Mon Famous Horse's Mane
Giant Oarfish (x1) 2 Ryo Vermilion Cloth
Order Money Reward Item Reward
Katemeshi (x1) 1000 Mon  
Handmade Asazuke (x1) 1000 Mon Wild Silk
Any Meals (x3) 1000 Mon  
Katemeshi (x2) 2000 Mon  
Handmade Asazuke (x2) 2000 Mon Wild Silk
Any Meals (x3) 3000 Mon  
Katemeshi (x3) 3000 Mon  
Hot Miso Soup (x1) 2500 Mon  
Any Meals (x3) 3000 Mon  
Robust Rice Ball (x1) 2500 Mon High Quality Berley
Full to the Brim Miso Soup (x1) 2500 Mon  
Any Meals (x4) 4000 Mon  
Katemeshi (x4) 4000 Mon First Class Berley
Hot Miso Soup (x2) 5000 Mon  
Handmade Asazuke (x4) 4000 Mon Wild Silk
Full to the Brim Miso Soup (x2) 5000 Mon  
Robust Rice Ball (x2) 5000 Mon First Class Berley
Seafood Miso Stew (x1) 5000 Mon  
Strong Stew (x1) 5200 Mon  
Any Meals (x5) 6000 Mon Beast's Tail
Chirashizushi (x1) 5500 Mon  
Refreshing Tasting Kakiage (x1) 5600 Mon  
Red-Hot Boiled Meal (x1) 5800 Mon  
Any Meals (x5) 6000 Mon Beast's Tail
Aemono (x1) 5600 Mon Ultimate Berley
Sturdy Grilled Fish (x1) 5500 Mon  
Any Meals (x5) 6000 Mon  
Fisherman's Meal (x1) 7800 Mon Wild Silk
Tireless Nourishing Stew (x1) 7800 Mon  
Any Meals (x6) 7500 Mon Ultimate Berley
Happy Udon (x1) 8500 Mon Beast's Tail
Shrewd Sponge Cake (x1) 1 Ryo  
Any Meals (x10) 1 Ryo + 5000 Mon European Cloth
Order Money Reward Item Reward
Frenzy Pill (x1) 1000 Mon Manure
Tissue (x10) 1000 Mon  
Iron Plate (x1) 1000 Mon  
Woodlouse (x10) 1200 Mon  
Earthworm (x2) 1500 Mon Manure
Vitality Pill (x1) 2000 Mon  
Frenzy Pill - High Quality (x1) 2000 Mon  
Copper Plate 2500 Mon  
Vitality Pill - High Quality (x1) 3000 Mon Manure
Silver Plate (x1) 2 Ryo + 6000 Mon  
Frenzy Pill - First Class (x1) 3000 Mon  
Miniature Scarecrow Carving (x1) 2000 Mon Vermilion Cloth
Vitality Pill - First Class (x1) 4000 Mon  
Bullets (x5) 5000 Mon  

Recovery Items (x5)

5000 Mon Manure
Iron Plate (x5) 5000 Mon  
Tissue (x50) 5500 Mon  
Copper Plate (x2) 5000 Mon  
Gold Plate (x1) 20 Ryo  
Miniature Scarecrow Carving (x1) 2000 Mon Famous Horse's Mane
Vitality Pill (x3) 6000 Mon  
Frenzy Pill (x5) 5000 Mon  
Recovery Items (x5) 7500 Mon Manure
Iron Plate (x6) 6000 Mon  
Bullets (x5) 7500 Mon  
Platinum Plate (x1) 30 Ryo European Cloth