[Update 12 November 2011: Music Box of Memories is now available in Spanish.]
[Update 16 November 2011: The subscription option for Eden of Xeno has been cancelled. In its place, two new bundles have been released on Eden of Xeno: One containing only the first five volumes of Music Box of Memories in English and Japanese and one containing volumes 2-5 of Xenocross in English. These packages will be updated with new content as they become available at no extra charge.]
[Update 17 January 2012: A translation of the light novel Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Futari no Christmas has been added to volume 1 at no additional charge. See this post for more information.]
Xenocross Volume 1 is now available for purchase. The price is 888 JPY, approximately $12 USD/€8 EUR/£7 GBP, not including currency conversion fees.
Xenocross features a manga story based on Fuguriya’s yuri doujin series Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo, entitled Music Box of Memories, written by Tomino Nakiyoshi and illustrated by Amano Miki (also known as Asagi Ryu).
Film director Lee Mei Ling, a graduate of St. Michael’s School For Girls, has returned to her alma mater to begin her latest film. She has selected ten familiar young women from the school–nine students and one teacher–to star in the movie. However, the director’s vision appears to be one of calamity. What does the mysterious Mei Ling have in store for the girls of Sonohana?
Purchase Xenocross in:
- English | Bilingual English+Japanese Compilation 1-5
- French (Music Box of Memories not currently available)
- Japanese | Bilingual English+Japanese Compilation 1-5
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
The Eden of Xeno website is still under construction, but it is functional enough to allow purchases. Open a reader account by clicking on the “Reader Registration” link at the top of the page. After your account is created, you will use PayPal to complete the purchase; it will show the actual price in your local currency, including currency conversion fees. If you have any problems purchasing or reading, please contact us immediately.
Additionally, each version of Xenocross will be updated with rest of the announced content as it becomes available at no additional charge. Music Box of Memories is currently only available in the English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and Indonesian versions. The French version of Xenocross does not contain Music Box of Memories at this time.
Additionally, the English version contains a translation of the light novel Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Futari no Christmas under the name Our Christmas Together, which is referenced in the first chapter of Music Box of Memories. Future light novel translations will be included in later volumes of Xenocross for the benefit of English readers who do not have access to the light novels. This and future Sonohana light novel translations come at no additional charge and have been authorized by Fuguriya, but they do not include any artwork.
However, due to limitations with Eden of Xeno’s book reader, the visual effect of the pages turning for this light novel is reversed. This is due to Xenocross being defined as having a right-to-left page order and the light novel reading left-to-right. The pages have been arranged so that the page order for normal left-to-right reading is correct, but the all pages view has the pages alternate.
Feel free to discuss this release in the comments, but note that any comments containing spoilers are subject to moderation. For more information on Xenocross, see the initial announcement post.