Fanart: Eye Catcher

Eye Catcher by Yuriwhale

Yuriwhale (deviantART, Pixiv) has returned from hiatus and published a new 4-koma doujinshi on Pixiv titled Eye Catcher. Mai and Reo pay a visit to Shizuku’s home for a sleepover, before she and Eris can fully prepare for their arrival. As with all of Yuriwhale’s previous doujinshi, this story features no dialogue, but it also contains moderate sexual content. This story is eight pages long with two strips per page.

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MangaGamer 2016 Licensing Survey

MangaGamer Licensing Survey 2016

MangaGamer has opened their second annual licensing survey to all readers through 12 February. The final page asks for up to three license requests, and I implore readers of this site to submit A Kiss For The Petals titles. By submitting your e-mail address, you also become eligible to win one of five copies of Kindred Spirits on the Roof(As a point of interest, Oukawa Mio, who voices Shitogi Eris in A Kiss For The Petals, voices Maki Seina in Kindred Spirits on the Roof.)

My recommendations for titles to request are, in order:

  • Maidens of Michael, my strongest recommendation and the direct sequel to Remembering How We Met as well as the largest title featuring the core St. Michael’s cast;
  • Any of Fuguriya’s releases prior to Maidens of Michael, particularly the original A Kiss For The Petals, from which I believe later titles will naturally follow;
  • The New Generation, the first full-length release from St. Michael Girls’ School;
  • The Angel’s Longing, which features a more mature storyline.

Due to the difficulty and time required to acquire licenses for any visual novel, I do not recommend requesting products that follow any of the above titles until those are licensed and released first, which include Lovers of the Atelier, Snow White’s Knight, My Sworn Love For You, The Angels’ Spring Romance, The Angels’ Promise, and Revolution.

Drama CD re-release: Eternal Summer With You

Fuguriya has re-released their third drama CD, A Kiss For The Petals – Eternal Summer With You (その花びらにくちづけを ずっといっしょの夏 Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Zutto Issho no Natsu) in MP3 format. As noted in their tweets from December 2015, the first three drama CDs are no longer available in stores, so they are in the process of releasing all drama CDs through online doujin game outlets.

The drama CDs are in MP3 format at 160 kbps, 44.1kHz with cover artwork included in JPG format.

The CD is available on the English versions of DLSite and DMM, as well as a sample containing the first two tracks. Both accept international credit cards. DLSite is recommended as it presents the price in US dollars and offers a reward program for frequent purchases.

Ralen has translated the original information page for the drama CD below.


A Kiss For The Petals - Eternal Summer With You

A Kiss For The Petals - Eternal Summer With You cover

Reo and Mai’s summer break.
Making out in an air conditioned room is fine, but…
I’d rather get an audacious swimsuit
and go to the pool together♪

Synopsis:
It’s their first summer break since they started going out. Naturally they visit Reo’s summer home, but after that, Reo can’t be bothered to leave the house since “it’s too hot.”
Mai offers to take her swimming at the pool, since it’s finally summer… but Reo, who can’t swim, refuses, saying “no way!”
There has to be some way to teach her to swim… That was the moment Mai’s switch flipped and set her on the warpath.

All that and more in this frisky Mai and Reo drama CD! The hot summer sun makes these two all the more daring!
A shared summer between the perpetual tsundere Reo and sex fiend Mai♪

Writing: Sano Shin’ichirou
Artwork: Peko
Voice Performance:
Sawaguchi Mai: Izumi Ayaka
Kawamura Reo: Anzu Hana

A Kiss For The Petals – Eternal Summer With You

Genre: Yuri Drama CD
System Requirements: Environment capable of audio CD playback
Runtime: 64 minutes
Size: Tall DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1900¥ (plus tax)
Download version: 1700¥ (plus tax)
*Download version includes jacket and label artwork data♪

Mystery Back Cover Comic

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Drama CD re-release: Kaede-chan Super Mode

Fuguriya has re-released their second drama CD, A Kiss For The Petals – Kaede-chan Super Mode (その花びらにくちづけを 楓ちゃんスーパーモード Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Kaede-chan Super Mode) in MP3 format. As noted in their tweets from December 2015, the first three drama CDs are no longer available in stores, so they are in the process of releasing all drama CDs through online doujin game outlets.

The drama CDs are in MP3 format at 160 kbps, 44.1kHz with cover artwork included in JPG format.

The CD is available on the English versions of DLSite and DMM, as well as a sample containing the first two tracks . Both accept international credit cards. DLSite is recommended as it presents the price in US dollars and offers a reward program for frequent purchases.

Ralen has translated the original information page for the drama CD below. The cover image from the original page is not safe for work, so it is not included here.


 

A Kiss For The Petals - Kaede-chan Super Mode

A Kiss For The Petals – Kaede-chan Super Mode

I’m usually so plain…
But on our trip I can be bold and frisky♪

Synopsis:
Kaede sighs at having been pushed into having sex at school by Sara yet again, but figures, “It’s not so bad as long as no one sees us.”
When Kaede gets invited to spend a night at a hot spring hotel with Sara, she’s nothing short of commanding, even asserting herself over Sara on the train!
Sara is like a helpless kitten before Kaede’s dominance, and there’s nothing she can do to stop her!

All that and more on this dominant Kaede-chan drama CD! On the train! At a deserted station! On a country road on the way to the inn!
In a freeing environment devoid of poeple, Kaede’s “God Fingers” never stop pulsing light!
A frisky travelogue about what can happen when someone who’s usually so uptight lets her hair down♪

Writing: Sano Shin’ichirou
Artwork: Peko
Voice Performance:
Kitajima Kaede: Gogyou Nazuna
Kitajima Sara: Uri Satsuki

A Kiss For The Petals – Kaede-chan Super Mode

Genre: Yuri Drama CD
System Requirements: Environment capable of audio CD playback
Runtime: 66 minutes
Size: Tall DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1900¥ (plus tax)
Download version: 1700¥ (plus tax)
*Download version includes jacket and label artwork data♪

Mystery Back Cover Comic

↑Mystery Back Cover Comic

Drama CD re-release: Eternal Blissful Kiss

Fuguriya has re-released their first drama CD, A Kiss For The Petals – Eternal Blissful Kiss (その花びらにくちづけを ずっと幸せなキス Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Zutto Shiawase na Kiss) in MP3 format. As noted in their tweets from December 2015, the first three drama CDs are no longer available in stores, so they are in the process of releasing all drama CDs through online doujin game outlets.

The drama CDs are in MP3 format at 160 kbps, 44.1kHz with cover artwork included in JPG format.

The CD is available on the English versions of DLSite and DMM, as well as a sample containing the first two tracks. Both accept international credit cards. DLSite is recommended as it presents the price in US dollars and offers a reward program for frequent purchases.

Ralen has translated the original information page for the drama CD below. The page also includes four voice samples.


A Kiss For The Petals - Eternal Blissful Kiss

Cover

A first date in a new town with Onee-sama!
It’ll be more romantic than ever♪

Synopsis:
I (Oda Nanami) somehow managed to survive my final exams. At long last, summer break is just around the corner!
Now I can finally take it easy with my dear Onee-sama~♪
But… Onee-sama is even more excited than me, and can’t wait to go on trip for our date!
Onee-sama is idolized by this school, though…
It would cause a huge ruckus if anyone saw the two of us out together.

One day, Onee-sama leads me to a shopping district in a town I’ve never been to before.
She says here, no one we know will see us, so we can kiss in public all we want?!
Ahh, I think… I’m going to be getting pretty frisky with Onee-sama♪

Title: Eternal Blissful Kiss

Writing: Sano Shin’ichirou
Artwork: Peko
Voice Performance:
Oda Nanami: Toiro Fuyaka
Matsubara Yuuna: Uchino Pocchi

Genre: Yuri Drama CD
System Requirements: Environment capable of audio CD playback
Runtime: 66 minutes
Size: Tall DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1900¥ (plus tax)
Packaged version sold out
Download version: 1700¥ (plus tax)
*Download version includes jacket and label artwork data♪

Mystery Back Cover Comic

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English Translation: Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets (Updated 5 February 2016)

Fuguriya opened a Twitter account on 19 December 2015 at @fuguriya1. This post will contain translations of a selection of their tweets by Ralen, largely those containing information on the series on Fuguriya’s website that has not been translated previously. Some of these tweets are reposts of content from galleries of Peko’s artwork on Fuguriya’s website (not safe for work):

Update 23 January 2016: The first drama CD, Eternal Blissful Kiss, has been released in MP3 format. The announcement has been added to the section “Drama CD Re-releases.”

Update 5 February 2016: An image of Asou Rin has been added. The tweets of Aoi, Misaki, and Rin have been moved to a new section labeled “Fuguriya Website Mascots.”

Rationale for A Kiss For The Petals

In 2004, shortly after the Marimite anime began, all at once there was a flood of adult doujinshi on the market targeted at males…
However, most of them involved rape, or perversion, or sprouting a d*ck~
Conversely, original works focused on love were exclusively targeted at all ages, so it was a time when there truly was nothing “middle of the road”~

The central theme of #SonoHana was intended to be “the joy of falling in love.”
Because the characters were lovers, naturally they would have sex, and be mushy with one another.
That way, no matter which round of sex they were on, the heroines could be be fidgety and pleading…
That’s what we truly wanted to do~♡

In a way, you might say it was Fuguriya’s goal all along to do something single-mindedly focused on mushy yuri love, without skimping on the story~ (lol)

The above image is a mockup of the 2009 Nintendo DS game Love Plus. It was originally posted on a news post on Fuguriya’s website dated 27 October 2009.

Continue reading English Translation: Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets (Updated 5 February 2016)

English translation: A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! Prologue

2015-12-29 22_30_45-A Kiss For The Petals Revolution!

St. Michael Girls’ School has published an online short story leading to the events of A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! As in the visual novel Rinagisa, the prologue concerns Rikka and Sayuki volunteering to serve as guidance counselors to the students of the St. Michael’s annex school. The translation by Ralen is hosted on this server as a mirror of the original product page for Revolution.

The index page for Revolution contains a copy of the cover image for Rinagisa that may not be safe for work.

The translation is hosted here at http://petalsgarden.axypb.net/trans/rev/index.html

Drama CD: A Kiss Heralds Happiness

Product announcement for the drama CD A Kiss For The Petals – A Kiss Heralds Happiness (その花びらにくちづけを 幸せの訪れるキス Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Shiawase no Otozureru), translated by Ralen.


A Kiss For The Petals - A Kiss Heralds Happiness A Kiss For The Petals - A Kiss Heralds Happiness Cover

A Kiss For The Petals – A Kiss Heralds Happiness

Their first vacation together
begins with a delicious kiss♪

Synopsis:
Lately, Nagisa has been so busy with her part time job, Rina is in a sour mood from the lack of attention.
However, the reason for the job was so she could buy Rina a birthday present.

“Wh- A couple’s vacation package?! Nagisa, what is this?”
“Your birthday’s right around the corner, right? So, I thought…”

And so, they embark on their winter vacation. It’s their first trip together, and Rina couldn’t be more ecstatic.
Their destination is the northern snow festival Rina has always wanted to see.

smooch♡ Thank you, Nagisa… chrp♡”
“Mmm… Rina…♡”

Thus begins their sexy, romantic vacation, full of yuri goodness♪

Writing: JUN, Hiyoshi Hiyori
Artwork: Aida Takanobu
Voice Performance:
Misawa Nagisa: Ayase Tomari
Takahata Rina: Mikazuchi Ichika

Title: A Kiss Heralds Happiness

Genre: Yuri Drama CD
System Requirements: Environment capable of audio CD
Runtime: 77 minutes
Size: Tall DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1900¥ (plus tax)
Available December 31st (Thursday) at Comiket 89/January 8th (Friday) at doujin shops everywhere.


A Drama CD full of yuri goodness, serving as a sequel to the game A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! A mushy, sexy, extremely dirty love story featuring Nagisa and Rina, who attend the Saint Michael Girls’ School Annex, a school for refined young ladies.

Drama CD: The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince

Product announcement for the drama CD A Kiss For The Petals – The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince (その花びらにくちづけを 甘え姫と雪の王子さま Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Amae Hime to Yuki no Ouji-sama), translated by Ralen.


A Kiss For The Petals - The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince

A Kiss For The Petals - The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince Cover A Kiss For The Petals – The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince

Kaede and Sara take a much-deserved vacation.
Even Kaede-chan is bolder than usual♪

Synopsis:
As part of their jobs as idols, Kaede and Sara have come to the northern part of the country to cover the snow festival…
But sudden trouble puts a stop to the photo session, and now their schedules are wide open.

“Since we’re here, why don’t we take a little trip?”
“That’s a great idea! Let’s go, let’s go! Let’s take a trip!”

The pair of idols disguise themselves and take a stealth vacation.
While up north they see the snow festival, sample delicious food, and visit a hot spring together♪

“Sara… Mm smooch♡”
“Hnnnyaaah~♡”

With Kaede acting bolder than usual on their trip, what will become of Sara?!

Writing: JUN, Hiyoshi Hiyori
Artwork: Peko
Voice Performance:
Kitajima Kaede: Gogyou Nazuna
Kitajima Sara: Uri Satsuki

Title: The Spoiled Princess and the Snow Prince

Genre: Yuri Drama CD
System Requirements: Environment capable of audio CD playback
Runtime: 77 minutes
Size: Tall DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1900¥ (plus tax)
Available December 31st (Thursday) at Comiket 89/January 8th (Friday) at doujin shops everywhere.

A Drama CD full of yuri goodness, serving as a sequel to the game A Kiss For The Petals – Snow White’s Knight! A mushy, sexy, extremely dirty love story featuring Kaede and Sara, who attend the Saint Michael Girls’ School, a school for refined young ladies.

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