Category Archives: Product Announcement

Information on recently announced products from Fuguriya and Yurin Yurin.

Web novel: A Kiss For The Petals – Michael’s Villainess

Fuguriya started publication of an online novel series title A Kiss For The Petals – Michael’s Villainess on Pixiv on 6 October 2017. It stars Inatori Kurara (稲取眩蘭), one of several new characters illustrated by Aida Takanobu first introduced in Getchu on 28 October 2016. On 23 October, Fuguriya posted a tweet containing the first full-color illustrations of Kurara. The images are translated below by Ralen.

The latest in the _Petals_ series, the short story, “Michael’s Villainess,” is currently being serialized on Pixiv~♡
Today, we’ll be giving you a synopsis, as well as introducing our protagonist, Kurara.
*You can read the story here♡
https://www.pixiv.net/novel/member.php?id=17394070

“A Kiss For The Petals – Michael’s… Villainess?!”

Synopsis:
I used to be a 29-year-old office lady who loved yuri, but somehow I suddenly found myself in the Petals universe…
Now, I’ve been reincarnated as a St. Michael’s student?!

“Ahh?! It’s Yuuna-sama and Mai-san… and over there’s Kaede-chan♡”

I was in a frenzy over seeing all the characters I admired…
But then I realized I was in the body of Inatori Kurara, the character introduced in the latest Petals work, “A Pair of Strangers.” That’s right… Kurara was the one who teased and bullied our heroines until she was ultimately thrown out of St. Michael’s…
She was the villainess?!

(Largish ribbon)
“St. Michael’s students have a ‘yuri backstage pass’…”
“There’s no way I’ll let myself be thrown out of this paradise!”

Inatori Kurara
A first year student at the Saint Michael Girls’ School junior high facility, a so-called “pure” Michael’s girl, having attended since kindergarten.
Her true identity is… a 29-year-old office lady who loves yuri, reincarnated(?) into the Petals universe, and presently vowing to “raise her popularity!” by being helpful and studying hard, in the hope that she can somehow avert the story’s ending where Kurara is expelled from St. Michael’s.
As a hardcore yuri fan, she’s particularly fired up about collecting (spying on) each couple’s yuri scenes.


As of this writing, the work mentioned in the synopsis,  “A Pair of Strangers,” is currently a fictional work for the novel. Whether it is the title of an actual upcoming product is yet to be determined.

There have not yet been any announcements regarding visual novels featuring Kurara or other characters illustrated by Takanobu, including Noel and Takai Sakura. However, it should be noted that the visual novel A Kiss For The Petals – Sweet Melting Kisses was first published as a web novel and later adapted into a full product, eventually to be integrated into the storylines of the other main couples in Maidens of Michael. This is only speculation and is to be treated as such until further information is made available. Furthermore, Kurara shares a family name with Inatori Akira (稲取晶) from the Angel subseries; relations between them, if any, are currently unknown.

Official announcement: A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael

MangaGamer has announced an English localization of A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael at Otakon 2017. The flagship release of Yurin Yurin is the first full-scale visual novel in the A Kiss For The Petals series, and the first to introduce the couple of Risa and Miya.

As with previous releases, I will serve as localization supervisor and editor. It will be available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Further information on the release will be added to this post as it becomes available. Screenshots are available on MangaGamer’s website for the title above.

The press release from MangaGamer is below.

Picking up from the famous, original A Kiss for the Petals titles, Maidens of Michael reintroduces the five couples fans have grown to know and love while expanding on their story, sharing many new months worth of development as their relationships lose their freshness and encounter the hardships of long term love. As these ten girls learn how to manage life and love, grow, and support each other, a new budding couple is introduced as well.

Continue reading Official announcement: A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael

DVD: Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 06

Product announcement for Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 06 translated by Ralen.

A lovey-dovey, extremely dirty web radio series full of yuri goodness♪

Brought to You by a Certain Reo-ish Person
A Kiss For The Petals Web Radio Show Volume 6♪

The Web Radio Broadcast, brought to you by “Reo,” from the Fuguriya game series, A Kiss For The Petals, is now on DVD!

It includes episodes 31 through 36, plus episode 36.5, an original broadcast brought to you by a certain regular Mai-ish person!

This one also features a certain Sara-ish person, and a certain Principal-ish person!
Someone’s been bitten by the producer bug again♪

*Please be aware that this is not a music CD.

Cast:
Reo-ish person voiced by Anzu Hana
Mai-ish person voiced by Izumi Ayaka
Sara-ish person voiced by Uri Satsuki
Principal-ish person voiced by Kyoudou Sana

Illustrations: Aida Takanobu

Genre: Yuri Radio DVD
System Requirements: Environment capable of playing video DVDs
Total Runtime: 241 minutes
Size: Tall-sized DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: ¥1500 (plus tax)
Release Date: Advanced release at Comic Market 92
Available in doujin shops everywhere August 8th (Friday)

Redacted☆
(A portion has been omitted at R’s behest)
*Tee-hee* *I’ve said too much*
-The Staff-

↑Mystery Back Cover Comic

DVD: Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 05

Product announcement for Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 05 translated by Ralen. See also the post on Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 04, which was announced simultaneously.

A lovey-dovey, extremely dirty web radio series full of yuri goodness♪

Brought to You by a Certain Reo-ish Person
A Kiss For The Petals Web Radio Show Volume 5♪

The Web Radio Broadcast, brought to you by “Reo,” from the Fuguriya game series, A Kiss For The Petals, is now on DVD!

It includes episodes 25 through 30, plus episode 30.5, an original broadcast brought to you by a certain regular Mai-ish person!

This volume is jam-packed yet again, with the debut of a certain Sara-ish person, and a discussion about the creation of the radio show’s theme song!

*Please be aware that this is not a music CD.

Cast:
Reo-ish person voiced by Anzu Hana
Mai-ish person voiced by Izumi Ayaka
Sara-ish person voiced by Uri Satsuki
The Spirit of Calpis Soda voiced by ?

Illustrations: Peko

Genre: Yuri Radio DVD
System Requirements: Environment capable of playing video DVDs
Total Runtime: 241 minutes
Size: Tall-sized DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: ¥1500 (plus tax)
Release Date: Available in doujin shops everywhere February 12th (Friday)

I’m on the phone right now☆
(A portion has been omitted due to the caller being a private citizen)
-The Staff-

↑Mystery Back Cover Comic

DVD: Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 04

Product announcement for Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 04 translated by Ralen. See also the post on Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 05, which was announced simultaneously.

A lovey-dovey, extremely dirty web radio series full of yuri goodness♪

Brought to You by a Certain Reo-ish Person
A Kiss For The Petals Web Radio Show Volume 4♪

The Web Radio Broadcast, brought to you by “Reo,” from the Fuguriya game series, A Kiss For The Petals, is now on DVD!

It includes episodes 19 through 24, plus episode 24.5, a retrospective discussion hosted by Reo-ish and Mai-ish persons!
It’s the first DVD full of yuri goodness in ages!

*Please be aware that this is not a music CD.

Cast:
Reo-ish person voiced by Anzu Hana
Mai-ish person voiced by Izumi Ayaka
Sara-ish person voiced by Uri Satsuki
The Spirit of Calpis Soda voiced by ?

Art & Comics: Peko

Genre: Yuri Radio DVD
System Requirements: Environment capable of playing video DVDs
Total Runtime: 241 minutes
Size: Tall-sized DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: ¥1500 (plus tax)
Release Date: Available in doujin shops everywhere January 15th (Friday)

I’m still short and flat, even though I’m a senior…
What should I do to get bigger?
-The Lion

↑Mystery Back Cover Comic

Remembering How We Met Version 2.0 – Japanese and Chinese Languages, New Features Added

A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met has been updated to version 2.0 on Steam and MangaGamer.com. Version 2.0 is a significant update, introducing new features, the original Japanese script, and new translations in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Simplified Chinese version

When you start this new version for the first time, you will be asked to select a language. This will affect all in-game text, including menus. It can be changed at any time from the System menu, the fourth option on the title screen and the last option on the left side of the in-game text box.

Several features first introduced in A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! have been added to this version:

  • The ability to adjust the opacity of the text box freely.
  • The option to render text with a shadow or outline, which can be changed independently of the text box opacity setting.
  • An option to pause the text when a full-screen CG is shown. By default, it will pause until the user clicks.

These options are available in the second page of the System menu.

Japanese version

Version 2.0 is built in Ren’Py 6.99.12.4, which features optimizations with the Steam overlay. It is available via Steam now and on MangaGamer.com, though you will need to log into your MangaGamer account to access the latter.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! updated to version 1.2

Version 1.2 is built in Ren’Py 6.99.14, which includes bugfixes that affect some non-English systems and optimizations. This version corrects typos and a rendering error that causes fantasy scenes to not display properly. Redundant background data was also removed, resulting in a smaller package size than the previous version.

The new version is available from MangaGamer.com. You will need to log into your account to access it.

Songworks and Cute Generation Available for Download on Gyutto.com

Songworks cover

The music album Songworks – A Kiss For The Petals Complete Album and the extra track Cute Generation are now available for download on Gyutto.com. Gyutto is one of the few Japanese online stores that accepts orders made with international credit cards.

Though the website is in Japanese, automated Google translation will be sufficient to guide you through the ordering process. Users of Google Chrome can right-click on the page to translate it to their own language, but Firefox users can download an add-on such as S3.Google Translate for the same functionality. The Google Translate website may not work properly due to the age verification cookie required to access the product pages.

Originally released on 11 February 2015, Songworks includes opening and ending themes from visual novels published by Yurin Yurin, tracks from previous singles published by Yurin Yurin, and a recording of a live session by Anzu Hana at Girls Love Festival 11. The track Cute Generation is an arrangement of the opening theme of The New Generation performed by Anzu Hana and Izumi Ayaka. It was originally included in the expanded release Songworks Extra, released on 18 December 2015, which included the original album and a second disc containing the track. It is available as a separate purchase on Gyutto.

Also available at Gyutto is The New Generation Opening Theme Single. Find it and other music CD releases by St. Michael Girls’ School on Gyutto.com here.

A list of A Kiss For The Petals products available for sale to international buyers is maintained at the Buying Guide on this site.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! updated to version 1.1

Version 1.1 is built in Ren’Py 6.99.12, which adds support for the WebP image format and support for macOS Sierra’s Gatekeeper. The package size has been reduced substantially, from 1,019 MB to 814 MB for the Windows/Linux version. The demo has also been updated with these benefits, with a reduction in size from 227 MB to 163 MB.

Two bugs have been fixed: voice playback is no longer disabled when the text box is hidden or a menu is opened, and the dots-type Climax Timer now respects the maximum lines setting. Several typos and a graphical error in the start of the Nagisa/Rina route have been corrected.

The new version is available from MangaGamer.com. You will need to log into your account to access it.

Music CD: Party Time! (Updated 30 January 2017)

This article was originally published on 31 December 2016 at 10:21 PM EST.

St. Michael Girls’ School announced a music album titled Party Time! in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of A Kiss For The Petals on 26 December 2016. Advance sales began at Comiket 91 from 29-31 December 2016, and general release is scheduled for 22 February 2017. An fluffy blanket with the cover artwork is also available as a companion piece.

The album consists of opening and ending themes, a new song featuring most of the core cast, and spoken tracks by Manazuru Kou, voice of Houraisen Rena, regarding the radio shows Reo-ppoi Radio and Yuricycle Radio. A video promoting the album, featuring the track “Thanks To You ~Love Is All Days!~”, includes greetings by the cast of Snow White’s Knight. However, Takako is absent, as her voice actress, Azuma Yui, retired from voice acting on 31 December 2015.

Update 30 January 2017: An image of the front and back cover art was published by St. Michael Girls’ School, showing the casts of The New Generation and the Angel series on the reverse in chibi form.

Customers who purchased an advance copy from Comiket 91 without this cover are invited to contact [email protected] with a photograph of their disc and a shipping address to receive one free of charge.

Three promotional events are scheduled for the full release on 22 February:

  • Curry Party!Soup Curry Kamui, a specialty cafe in Akihabara, from 5-14 February
  • Taiwan Party!: Fancy Frontier 29, the largest anime convention in Taiwan, from 11-12 February; this is A Kiss For The Petals‘ first official promotional event outside of Japan, excluding MangaGamer license announcements
  • Collaboration Cafe Party!: JAM Akihabara, where a themed cafe was held in December 2016, from 14-23 February

The album and blanket will be available for purchase at Fancy Frontier 29 and JAM Akihabara. In the event that the album and blanket sell out at these events, prior to the general release, a solo performance of “Thanks To You ~Love Is All Days!~” by Manazuru Kou as Houraisen Rena will be released.

Soup Curry Kamui posted an image in the style of the Bikkuriman foil stickers to promote their event, which will be available in limited supply as a free gift to customers. The sticker name is the cafe, Soup Curry Kamui.

Following this, St. Michael Girls’ School published a flyer advertising the menu and location.

The product announcement page and video were translated by Ralen. The video was transcribed by Kuma Ichigo, and was encoded, edited, typeset, and timed by me.

Continue reading Music CD: Party Time! (Updated 30 January 2017)