Category Archives: Fanart

Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Sunset Story~ (2017)

Following the release of St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side StoryMarking (Twitter: @mkdu_music) has announced a follow-up album, St. Michael’s Music Academy ~Sunset Story~ for release in 2017. Previously teased in the weeks leading to the launch of the St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, the only information available is the above video and a tease of it being Marking’s largest project to date.

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, Marking’s most current release, is available now at Bandcamp.

Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story Released

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, a compilation of remixes of A Kiss For The Petals music, has been released today by Marking (Twitter: @mkdu_music) on Bandcamp. The compilation includes re-releases of St. Michael’s Music Academy (originally released on 21 August 2011) and St. Michael’s Music AcademySide Story (originally released on 8 April 2012), and a third disc titled “+” with new tracks, artist commentary, and fan artwork. Each disc is offered on a name-your-price basis with previews available for all tracks.

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story was released in commemoration of five years since the initial release of St. Michael’s Music Academy and the 10th anniversary of A Kiss For The Petals. Additionally, the descriptions for the first two discs are reviews I wrote for them on Petals’ Garden on their initial releases.

The track titled “Time in the Garden” on the + disc was created for an artwork and music anthology of A Kiss For The Petals fanworks titled Sonohana Fan Illustrations, which was sold at Girls Love Festival 9 on 26 May 2013. Marking was approached by Kamibukuro Works to produce a track for the anthology, which was exclusive to it until this release. See the previous post on this album for more information.

St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story is available now at Bandcamp.

Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story (Updated 18 November 2016)

Marking (Twitter: @mkdu_music) has announced a re-release of St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story, a compilation of remixes of A Kiss For The Petals music. Originally released on 21 August 2011, this expanded version includes the original St. Michael’s Music Academy album, the added Side Story tracks (first released on 8 April 2012), and new content. The re-release is scheduled for 25 November 2016, five years after the initial release and in observance of the 10th anniversary of A Kiss For The Petals. The cover artwork by snowrinn (Twitter: @snowrinn) was published on 14 November 2016.

The album will be distributed on a name-your-price basis. Listeners will be able to pay any amount they choose, or none at all.

Update 18 November 2016: In an effort to allow fans to support the artists and obtain early access to the album, pre-orders are available for each disc. The minimum price is $1.00 for each disc, though the album will still be available at any price, including for free, on the release date of 25 November. Two tracks from each disc are available for preview in full. Additionally, the descriptions for the first two discs are reviews I wrote for them on Petals’ Garden on their initial releases.

Also announced is a new album scheduled for 2017. Aside from a blurred image of the cover, no other information was provided.

On 13 November 2016, samples of all three discs were published on SoundCloud. They are embedded below. The first is a sample of disc 1, and the second is a sample of discs 2 and 3.

Continue reading Fanart: St. Michael’s Music Academy + Side Story (Updated 18 November 2016)

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.

Previous Table Turner installments:

Previous Pillow Talker installments:

For more Sonohana fanart, see this wiki page.

Fanart: Yuuna x Nanami Pillow Talker

 

Yuuna x Nanami Pillow Talker

Yuriwhale (deviantART, Pixiv) continues the Pillow Talker series of 4-koma doujinshi with Nanami and Yuuna, instead of the remaining Angel couples as expected. The Pillow Talker series features heightened sexual content compared to Yuriwhale’s previous series, Table Turner. Like Table Turner, these stories use no dialogue. This installment includes six pages on deviantART and Pixiv. Note that in the deviantART gallery, the pages are in reverse order.

Previous Table Turner installments:

Previous Pillow Talker installments:

For more Sonohana fanart, see this wiki page.

Sample of Mii Fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Updated 23 September 2014)

Thanks to the generosity of a colleague in my travels this weekend, I have briefly sampled the Japanese retail release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and was able to import some of my Mii Characters and take screenshots. Below are Risa, Miya, and Rena. I’ve equipped them with hats and costumes from the limited selection available on my colleague’s copy to demonstrate those as well.

Risa the Swordswoman

Miya the Fighter

Rena the Gunner

Update 23 September 2014: Kaede vs. P. Kaede:

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be released in North America and Europe on 3 October 2014, and in Australia on 4 October 2014.

Fanart: Table Turner Print Collection

Table Turner

Yuriwhale’s Table Turner 4-koma doujinshi is now available in print. The book is 78 pages long and includes all seven Table Turner stories with additional post-ending pages for each that are exclusive to the book. The book ships from Thailand and costs $8 USD, plus $5.50 shipping for one book and $10 for two. See the deviantART page for ordering instructions.

Previous Table Turner installments:

For more Sonohana fanart, see this wiki page.

Fanart: Chiaki x Ringo Pillow Talker

Chiaki x Ringo

“Pillow Talker”, Yuriwhale’s exploration of the Angel series couples, begins with Chiaki and Ringo. As with the previous Table Turner stories, there is no text, and therefore no language barrier, in these pages. Further pages will be published in the deviantART gallery.

In addition, the Table Turner compilation book announced at the conclusion of “Rikka x Sayuki Table Turner” is nearing the end of production and will begin shipping soon, according to Yuriwhale.

Previous Table Turner installments:

For more Sonohana fanart, see this wiki page.

Fanart: Bouquet of Sonohana 2014

Bouquet of Sonohana 2014 Kanduki Kamibukuro (Twitter @kanduki_lily) has announced a 44-page collection of A Kiss For The Petals fanart titled Bouquet of Sonohana 2014 to be sold at Comiket 86 on 15 August 2014 and online. Featuring the work of 24 artists, the book is size A4 (210 mm × 297 mm / 8.3″ × 11.7″) and costs 1500¥ (as of this writing, equivalent to $14.69 USD, 10.81 EUR, £8.56 GBP). The book will have a glossy finish and perfect binding.

Kamibukuro intends to sell this book to international fans. It is recommended to pre-order from Booth (requires a free Pixiv account) and use a proxy shipping service such as Tenso. See this page for Tenso’s service and shipping fees to your country. The estimated weight of the book is given as 300-400 grams. The EMS shipping cost for weight increases above 300 grams, so in the calculator at the bottom of the page, enter 300 and 400 grams to see the difference in cost should it change in the final product. Shipping will commence at the start of Comiket 86 on 15 August.

The contributors to this fanbook, some of whom have been featured on this site in the past and in the fanart wiki page, are as follows:

Samples of the book have been posted on Pixiv.

For more Sonohana fanart, see this wiki page.

Fanart: Rikka x Sayuki Table Turner (Updated 2 July 2014)

Rikka x Sayuki Table Turner

Yuriwhale’s latest installment of the “Table Turner” series introduces Rikka and Sayuki, as well as major changes to the format. Two 4-koma strips are included in each page, replacing the tangential side art. The cover image will instead feature the level of detail the side art had. As with all previous editions, the strips feature no dialogue. Starting with this page, there will also be no titles, completely eliminating any language barrier. Further pages will be published in the deviantART gallery. After this story, Yuriwhale plans to cover the Angels characters in a new series titled “Pillow Talker”, and then begin anew with Nanami and Yuuna.

Update 2 July 2014: With the final page of this chapter, Yuriwhale announced plans for a print compilation of all current Table Turner stories. Seven new extra pages will be included exclusively for this collection, one for each chapter as extensions of each story. Pricing and availability details are pending. After its publication, work on Pillow Talker will begin.

Previous Table Turner installments:

For more Sonohana fanart, see this wiki page.