After the conclusion of Girls Love Festival 9, Yurin Yurin announced their next visual novel, Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Shirayuki no Kishi(その花びらにくちづけを 白雪の騎士, tentatively translated A Kiss For The Petals – Snow White’s Knight), on 27 May 2013. Announced as their second full-price product, it features a new couple and the return of Peko and JUN as artist and writer. It will develop on the same scale as Maidens of Michael and introduce a new first-year couple as its primary protagonists.
Update 29 July 2014: Rikka-Sayuki Theater has been translated into English by Yuri Project.
A promotional video was published on 4 October 2013. The song in the video, “First Love Melon Kiss” (初恋メロンＫｉｓｓ) was previewed in Reo-ppoi Radio episode 61 without lyrics. The tone of the video and song are decidedly much more light-hearted than previous songs, a summer theme with great emphasis on swimsuits, beach activity, thinly obscured sexual scenes, possibly alcoholic drinks, and English text. The song was performed and written by Anzu Hana.
Demos are available for Windows and Android. Both versions have identical contents, with the Android version having an extra feature for posting screenshots to Twitter. However, it must be emphasized that the Android port is limited only to the demo and a full version on Android is not planned at this time.
The story brief has been translated by Ralen.
The month is June – the time when high school girls change into their summer uniforms.
Azumi Risa, who has now moved on to her second year of high school, has been hearing around campus that the new freshmen are bubbling over with excitement over the Best Couples poll.
Risa herself was selected as a Best Couple along with Ayase Miya due to her classmates’ misconceptions, and although she rejected it at the time, the two of them now share a fully mutual love as they spend their passionate days together.
And so, when a new freshman pair is selected, they’re introduced to the second and third year couples.
Aside from Risa and Miya, there are…
Matsubara Yuuna, Chairman of the Environmental Preservation Committee, and her junior, Oda Nanami.
The idol, Kitajima Sara, and her cousin Kitajima Kaede.
The singing sensation of the cultural festival, Kawamura Reo, and her girlfriend, Sawaguchi Mai.
This year’s freshman couple consists of Shirakawa Sayuki, a talented scholar and athlete who is being hailed as “The Perfect Lady,” along with Shinozaki Rikka, a girl who set a national record in the 100 meter dash shortly after enrolling.
However, when Risa went to greet these two girls, Rikka exclaimed “Risa-nee!” and wrapped her arms around her.
The surrounding students let out a shrill scream and burst into an uproar at the sight of these two sharing a passionate embrace in front of their respective partners!
With the campus rocked by this… scandal? What will become of Risa and Miya, not to mention Rikka and Sayuki?!
Character information reflects the advancement in school year. All character profiles have been updated, with some changes more drastic than others. The below profiles have been translated by Ralen. See the above link for more images of the characters. There are new appearances for each character in casual attire and swimsuits.
See this post for the magazine photos that have been removed from this post.
A first-year student at Saint Michael’s Academy for Girls who was admitted from outside the school system. An athletic girl who became a celebrity overnight after setting a new national record in the 100 meter dash shortly after her enrollment. On top of all that, her personality is such that she can’t help but intervene whenever she sees someone in trouble, which has made her extremely popular. Serving as Vice Class Representative, she and Class Representative Sayuki were voted as a Best Couple, and due to her dependable nature she’s come to be known as “Snow White’s Knight.” But it seems she has some sort of relationship with Risa…?
Character Voice: 緑川円
Rikka’s fellow classmate. Both beautiful and brilliant, she’s a talented scholar and athlete who was selected to serve on the Environmental Preservation Committee. Holding such a resounding reputation since middle school, she’s being hailed as the first “Ultimate Lady” since the days of alumna Houraisen Rena. Her grandfather is descended from samurai who are rumored to have owned a castle, so owing to her name, she’s earned the moniker “Snow White.” In the wake of the… scandal? involving Rikka and Risa, will she become the center of even greater attention…?
Character Voice: 咲智ゆん
Class Representative of the Year 2 “Snow” class, she’s the classmate and girlfriend of Miya. Has an earnest and hardworking personality. She continues to try to do whatever she can to make the chronically truant Miya attend classes, and briefly loses her temper whenever Miya uses logic to refute her arguments. In truth she’s quite fond of cute things, and it seems Miya is the only one to have ever been granted access to her unabashedly girly room.
Character Voice: Kuroi Neko
Risa’s girlfriend and classmate in the Year 2 “Snow” class. The smartest girl on campus, although she still doesn’t socialize well with others, by virtue of being a member of the Best Couples, she’s begun interacting more. She continues to recklessly skip classes under the reasoning that “There’s no point in attending,” and she’s appropriated the old art club’s atelier as her fortress of solitude. In truth she has quite a big appetite, and it seems as though she’s been secretly stealing Risa’s belongings for her personal collection.
Character Voice: Akimoto Nerine
A second-year student at St. Michael’s, she’s a bright and energetic girl with an outgoing personality. Romantically involved with Yuuna, an upperclassman. She’s a member of the Environmental Preservation Committee alongside Yuuna, and is currently studying extra hard to be able to succeed her as Committee Chairman. In truth she’s heard quite a bit about sex, and is somewhat prone to fantasies. Her head is always full of romantic thoughts of Yuuna! A lovestruck girl with an underdeveloped chest and a squishy belly.
Character Voice: Takanashi Konoko
A third-year student at St. Michael’s, she’s the Chairman of the Environmental Preservation Committee which functions essentially as the student council, and the proud daughter of parents who are joint directors of a major hospital. Although fairly easygoing, she’s both beautiful and intelligent, and has a gentle disposition to boot. With athletic prowess and enormous breasts, she’s an all-around perfect superwoman. She continues to be a very needy girl with a dirty mind. There’s a side to her that completely loses its composure when it comes to Nanami. It seems as though she’s been spending night and day putting her girlfriend Nanami through a rigorous training course in advance of her stepping down as Committee Chairman.
Character Voice: Uchino Pochi
A third-year student at St. Michael’s, she’s a bright girl who serves as Class Representative. She comes off as relatively plain with her glasses and braid. Although her personality is quiet and reserved, her sense of responsibility has earned her the full confidence of her class. She’s also tall with large breasts and a nice figure. She and her younger cousin Sara are an officially recognized couple on campus, in a relationship that even has Kaede taking the initiative with displays of affection. She’s currently been roped into working in the entertainment industry alongside Sara, and it seems her days are quite busy with appearances on TV.
Character Voice: Gogyou Nazuna
A second-year student at St. Michael’s, she’s Kaede’s younger cousin and junior. She’s currently a TV star by way of her work as a student model, having inherited the showbiz gene from her mother, the actress. She has an extremely bright and outgoing nature. Her personality and appearance give her an unintentionally charming charisma. Her upfront personality and manner of speaking give her somewhat of a natural feel. She doesn’t hold back with her feelings for Kaede in particular, whether in public or private. She’s currently doing on-screen work alongside her girlfriend Kaede, and in a sense they’re the most famous couple on campus.
Character Voice: Uri Satsuki
A third-year student, she’s been a lifelong student of St. Michael’s since kindergarten, but her parents are an average working couple. She doesn’t hold any official title within her class, but perhaps due to her caring, sisterly nature, it seems others rely on her regularly. It’s because of that fearless personality and the popularity of her lively attitude that it’s not uncommon for her to receive love letters from underclassmen and upperclassmen alike. She’s dating her classmate Reo, and currently goes over to her house nearly every single day, to the point that they’re practically a long-distance married couple.
Character Voice: Izumi Ayaka
A third year student and Mai’s classmate and girlfriend. What you would call a sheltered girl, she’s antisocial and has an extreme shyness around strangers. Short in stature with the body of a small child, her long fluffy hair and refined facial features give her an irresistible cuteness. She refuses to be friends with anyone but Mai, and although she used to be a hyper-tsundere with the ferocity of an animal, there are starting to be a few people who she’ll let her guard down around. Both of her parents are living overseas, so she lives in an apartment by herself. She spends her days fighting and flirting with Mai, who has become a frequent visitor.
Character Voice: Anzu Hana
For the below characters, Yurin Yurin notes that although these characters will not have story routes, they are going to be included in some other capacity.
A first-year student at St. Michael’s Junior College, she’s a Japanese beauty who’s been a lifelong student of St. Michael’s since kindergarten. With a calligrapher for a father, she was once revered as “Shizuku Gozen.” Her no-nonsense personality is one of distinction, although she’s exceedingly bad with foreign words. She’s in an openly public relationship with Eris, the former exchange student, and the two of them are currently attending St. Michael’s Junior College together.
Character Voice: Mi Ei
A first-year student at St. Michael’s Junior College, she’s Shizuku’s girlfriend. Originally enrolling in St. Michael’s as an exchange student, she’s half Japanese and half of Nordic descent. She’s proficient in Japanese and was formerly the famed proprietor of the Lily Platinum fan club. She’s currently doing a home stay with Shizuku’s family while the two of them attend junior college. She still makes Shizuku turn briefly tsundere whenever she speaks passionate words of love to her without any regard for who might be listening.
Character Voice: Oukawa Mio
A teacher at an ancillary branch of Saint Michael’s Academy for Girls. She’s in a romantic relationship with Runa, one of her former students. She’s still living with Runa, and as the adult she tries to teach Runa to behave more like a child, but instead she’s the one who always ends up being told what to do. Be that as it may, she takes this bossiness in stride, and for a short time finds herself entranced by Runa’s appearance and august behavior. With Runa’s separation from her homeroom teacher coinciding with her progressing through the school system, it seems she’s become that much more clingy at home.
Character Voice: Azuma Yui
A first-year student at St. Michael’s middle school branch and Takako’s lover. High-handed and domineering with the disposition of a queen, she has a maturity of action and speech that commands all those around her. She brazenly proclaims “Sensei belongs to me,” yet her egotistical nature doesn’t have the slightest regard for anyone else’s opinion. Essentially a sadist, she’ll always work things to her advantage somehow, all with a graceful smile and the temperament of a queen. Even after moving on to middle school, it seems she still continues to reign over her class with leadership and charisma.
Character Voice: Ueda Yuki
Runa’s beautiful older sister and Takako’s former tutor. A stylish and stunningly beautiful perfect superwoman. A globetrotting industrialist, this mysterious, talented woman had been teaching at St. Michael’s until the spring. Her personality is uninhibited and easygoing. Although she’s blunt and untidy, for some reason she has one of those likeable personalities that’s just impossible to hate. Also an alumna of St. Michael’s, in her day she was known as the “Ultimate Lady,” and her lovers are rumored to have numbered in the triple digits.
Character Voice: Manazuru Kou
As well as updated character profiles, Yurin Yurin published a revised character relationship diagram for this visual novel on 24 September 2013. Click to enlarge.
Character relationship diagram translated by Ralen and edited by me and an anonymous Yuri Project contributor.
Note the connections from Rikka to Risa, Miya, and Takako, and between Miya and Reo. The sheer number of connections from and to Rikka suggest that her character is to be central to more plotlines than any other character seen to date. In addition, Reo is the first character to interact with a girl outside of her own relationship in a significant way and appears to be doing the same for a second time with Miya.
Twelve sample images are available on the official website. Most interesting among them are the two images featuring Kaede and Takako. They were previously seen together in Maidens of Michael. Curiously, the preview images do not include a love scene featuring Kaede and Sara. However, the image that does feature them together is reminiscent of the events of the Comiket 82 extra volume, which featured Kaede, Sara, Takako, and Runa.
St. Michael’s Junior College and the middle school branch have not yet been explored. From Runa’s rendering above, it appears that the uniform for middle school students has changed from Hanahira!. That visual novel takes place at the middle school, but it is not canon to the main series. It is not known if Takako, Runa, Shizuku, and Eris will feature in any explicit scenes, given that they are no longer focal characters according to Yurin Yurin’s notice regarding them above, but if they do, it remains to be seen how such scenes will figure into the main story.
The release date is set for 20 December 2013 at a price of 9,240 yen. You can follow Yurin Yurin on Twitter (@yurinyurin_soft) for more information as it becomes available.