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Web novel: A Kiss For The Petals – Michael’s Villainess (Updated 21 November 2017)

This post was originally published on 24 October 2017 at 12:24 AM EDT.

Update 21 November 2017: Fuguriya has posted the profile of Kitajima Sayuri, also known as Houjou Sarasa. She is Sara’s mother, Kaede’s aunt, and the first parent of a main character to make a full appearance.

Fuguriya started publication of an online novel series titled A Kiss For The Petals – Michael’s Villainess (その花びらにくちづけを ミカエルの悪役令嬢 Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Michael no Akuyaku Reijou) on Pixiv on 6 October 2017. It stars Inatori Kurara, one of several new characters illustrated by Aida Takanobu first introduced in Getchu on 28 October 2016.

The novel begins as the consciousness of a 29-year-old office lady displaces that of Kurara in a visual novel titled A Pair of Strangers (ふたりのエトランゼ Futari no Étrangères), and her efforts to avert that story’s conclusion that sees Kurara’s expulsion from St. Michael’s. As of this writing, 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.

Starting on 23 October, Fuguriya posted tweets containing first full-color illustrations of the new characters in this story. 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 (稲取眩蘭)
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.

Kurara shares a family name with Inatori Akira (稲取晶) from the Angel subseries, also illustrated by Aida Takanobu. Akira starred in the third title in that series, The Angel’s Promise. Relations between Kurara and Akira, if any, are currently unknown.

It’s Udou Eiko, childhood friend and hanger-on of the protagonist of Michael’s Villainess, Kurara~♡
Her charm points are her wide, angular eyes and cat’s mouth.
*You can read the story here♡
https://www.pixiv.net/novel/member.php?id=17394070

Image:
(Teasing cat’s mouth)
“The old Kurara-sama’s queen-like behavior was lovely too…
But the way she shines as bright as the sun now makes me love being around her.”

Udou Eiko (宇藤英子)
In the same grade as Kurara, and one of her hangers-on. She always holds her position behind Kurara, and to the right.
A daughter of a subsidiary of Kurara’s father’s company, she and childhood friend Ikue have been Kurara’s entourage since they were in the St. Michael’s kindergarten together.

In the game, “A Pair of Strangers,” she admired Kurara’s pushy and domineering behavior, following her lead. She was a real devil.
Kurara calls her, “The cat-like half of my power duo.”

It’s Enobi Ikue, childhood friend and hanger-on of the protagonist of Michael’s Villainess, Kurara~♡
Her charm point is the way she carries herself with a vague sense of ennui.
*You can read the story here♡
https://www.pixiv.net/novel/member.php?id=17394070

Image:
(Parted in the back)
“Yes, just being able to be near Kurara-sama is an exceptional honor.”

Enobi Ikue (栄野比郁枝)
In the same grade as Kurara, and one of her hangers-on. She always holds her position behind Kurara, and to the left.
Along with Eiko, she’s been part of Kurara’s entourage since they were in the St. Michael’s kindergarten together. She adores Kurara as both an admired and respected companion.

She think it’s a good thing the way Kurara’s been treating students other than the two of them more kindly, but at the same time, it makes her feel kind of lonely.
Kurara calls her, “The ennui half of my power duo.”

The image gives the reading いえのびいくえ “Ienobi Ikue” for her name, rather than “Enobi Ikue” in the tweet text, but this is likely a typo.

It’s Tozawa Maki, student council officer and close friend (one of few) of the protagonist of Michael’s Villainess, Kurara~♡
Her charm points are her bare-minimum height and the way she carries herself like an adult.
*You can read the story here♡
https://www.pixiv.net/series.php?id=888431

Image:
(Under rim glasses)
(Ribbon-style barrette)
“I-It was nothing more than, you know… I was just so moved by Sayuki-sama’s attitude! It’s nothing like that!”

Tozawa Maki (登沢真紀)
A first-year annex student attending on scholarship. She’s the student council secretary and one of Kurara’s best friends, although in a different class.
Admitted because of her humble roots and academic ability, she feels a sense of competitiveness with the “pure” St. Michael’s girls, and was particularly vigilant when she fist met Kurara (based on rumors about her being domineering when she was in the elementary school), but now they’re open around one another and speak casually, with a close, comfortable friendship.
She’s serious and a hard worker, although she’s troubled by her short stature and childlike physique.
She tries to look more grown up with her glasses and hair tied up, but she still gets treated like a kid all the time because of her height.

Maki was first shown in a tweet from Fuguriya dated 25 December 2015. Her profile was posted in a tweet dated 19 January 2016 and she appeared in A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! Rinagisa (voiced by Izumi Ayaka) and the second chapter of the Revolution Prologue as a secondary character. She was introduced as a third-year student of the St. Michael’s annex and the former president of the student council. These details, along with the appearances of Yuuna, Kaede, and Mai in the prologue, establish Michael’s Villainess—and, by extension, A Pair of Strangers—as taking place two years before both Maidens of Michael and The New Generation. However, this is at odds with the profiles of Inatori Rushia and Houjou Sarasa below.

It’s Inatori Rushia, the older sister of the protagonist of Michael’s Villainess, Kurara~♡
She’s an easygoing girl who’s the polar opposite of Kurara… but she’s totally in love with her little sister.
*You can read the story here♡
https://www.pixiv.net/series.php?id=888431

Image:
(Same ribbon as her sister)
(Hair is cut straight across)
“It’s fine, this is just sisterly skinship. It’s practiced all over the world.”

Inatori Rushia (稲取琉幸)
A junior at the St. Michael’s main campus and Kurara’s older sister. Although they’re biological sisters, her hair is darkish-blonde.
A so-called “sis-con,” she loves Kurara♡ She’s heavily into skinship activities like bathing with her sister and holding hands, even at school.
She didn’t appear in the game, A Pair of Strangers, but her character was mostly established.
She dotes on Kurara to make up for their overly-strict mother, which resulted in Kurara becoming the villainess that she is.
She’s in the same class as Kirishima Shizuku, and the two share a close friendship.

This image is the first illustration of the uniform of the main St. Michael’s campus by Aida Takanobu. Additionally, as a junior in the same class as Shizuku, this contradicts the above speculation that Michael’s Villainess is set two years before the first full visual novels, as this detail would place it one year before.

At present, this profile is published on Pixiv, rather than Twitter.

It’s Houjou Sarasa, the famous actress cast in the TV commercial for Kurara’s father’s company, INATORI~♡
Her true identity is… Sara-chan’s mother and Kaede-chan’s aunt.
*You can read the story here♡
https://www.pixiv.net/series.php?id=888431

Image:
(Eyeshadow at the outer corners)
“You know, my daughter will actually be attending St. Michael’s starting next year.”

Houjou Sarasa (北条更紗)
A nationally famous actress who was cast in a commercial for Kurara’s father’s company, INATORI. Kurara is such a huge fan that she used her position as the president’s daughter to attend the filming, so the two are acquainted.
She has a gentle personality, with a penchant for mischief. She’s a cute, beautiful woman who youthful looks conceal her age.
Her real name is Kitajima Sayuri (北島紗百合), Sara’s mother and Kaede’s aunt (the younger sister of Kaede’s father). She’s divorced from her husband from the business world. She’s also an alumna of St. Michael’s.

Introduced in chapter 9, Sarasa is the first parent of a main character to make a full visual appearance in the series. Her profile was illustrated by Aida Takanobu, but Kaede and Sara were designed by Peko. Her given name “Sayuri” uses the kanji for yuri 百合 as used by the genre.


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.

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-

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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-

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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

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Getchu: The Future of A Kiss For The Petals

On 28 October 2016, A Kiss For The Petals  series producer Mi Kara Deta Saba wrote an article for the Getchu blog detailing the most recent visual novel and drama CD releases, products aimed at smart device users with limited access to a computer, and a first look at new characters for yet unnamed future products. It has been translated by Ralen. Emphasis has been added by me at some points, and my annotations are added in italics.


St. Michael Girls’ School Column #6 – The Future of A Kiss For The Petals

Hello there.

The new game, A Kiss For The Petals – From the Day We First Met is finally out today!

Everyone, please purchase it from Getchu~♪

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Now, in this installment, I thought I’d talk about the future of A Kiss For The Petals~

* Please be aware, this article contains images not suitable for readers under the age of 18.


See this post on From the Day We First Met for more information. It can be purchased for download from the following stores:

Amazon Japan requires a proxy service. See the Buying Guide for more links.


Revolution!

The A Kiss For The Petals series isn’t losing any steam this year!  For starters, the current release, Revolution! Rinagisa is getting a sequel… Revolution! AiAya is currently in production♪

Naturally the heroines are Ai and Aya, the twin couple from the St. Michael’s Annex♪  Although the twins may have gotten together in The New Generation, Ai gets jealous of Aya’s adoration of Rikka and Sayuki when they come to visit the annex, and goes into an all-out fit of rage!

Aya tries everything she can to put Ai back in a good mood… but when Ai makes an outrageous request… Well, that’s what the story’s about♪

Also, this release will see the debut of this mysterious costume design of Ai’s!

 

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What the heck kind of costume is that…?  And what’s going to happen?!

You’ll find all that out in Revolution! AiAya, currently in production!

I hope you’re looking forward to it! ♪


This image was originally tweeted by Fuguriya on 6 January 2016. It was described as a character on “Apron Angel Magical Reo,” a recurring segment on Reo-ppoi Radio. I translated it as follows:

“Apron Angel Magical Reo” Character Profile
Ashura
Voiced by Tsubakino Nao

Ashura is a cadre of Black Star, an evil group that opposes Magical Reo, and is known for her intense laugh befitting a lady of class. She operates in civilian settings as a student of a school for well-to-do ladies under the alias “Shura Ai”.

It is likely that the appearance on AiAya will not resemble the above.

The Revolution! Prologue explores the premise of Ai’s disapproval of Aya’s admiration of Rikka and Sayuki in detail. Chapter 3 is told from Aya’s point of view.


Even those of you without a PC

Lately, this issue has been coming up a lot in our fan mail…

I really want to play the Petals games, but I don’t actually have a computer.

What?!

Oh yeah… People who use PCs at work or school everyday… but they only have smartphones at home….  I’ve been hearing more and more about people like that lately!

That’s why one of the many projects currently in planning is… The Petals series smartphone edition project!

Even From the Day We First Met, which comes out today, originally began as Remembering How We Met, a smartphone game… We’re currently working on porting other doujin-released Petals games as Android apps♪

We’ve tentatively started with Nanami and Yuuna, with plans to eventually port all of the doujin releases, beginning with all of the couples from First Series

And then… all of you who don’t have anything but a smartphone will be able to play the Petals games♪


An Android version of the first visual novel was first shown on a Nicovideo live broadcast on 22 April 2016.

 

This screenshot was taken by me during the broadcast, showing Tanaka Lili demonstrating the Android version. This post is the first official mention of that version since the broadcast.


†Easier Readability

And then there’s this!  As part of the plan to promote the Petals series, a Petals CG novel is currently being serialized on Fuguriya’s Twitter, and Pixiv’s illustration social networking service♪

Right now, the first installment in the Petals series, Yuuna and Nanami’s A Kiss For The Petals is being serialized.

In short, the character portraits, event images, and text have been compiled into JPEG images as something you can read as a sort of CG light novel♪

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Yuuna: “It’s not a very interesting room…”
Nanami: “That’s not true at all!  It’s the best!  Your room is the best!”

* Available from Fuguriya’s website
http://fuguriya.sakura.ne.jp/webcomic01.html

It started as an effort to create something you could read from your smartphone whenever you have a little free time, so please check it out at your leisure♪

Also… there are currently two new works in progress for release as CG novels♪

Now I’m going to introduce you to each of the new characters, Kurara (眩蘭) and Noel (ノエル).

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The goal is to one day release these as games, but the scripts are still in progress, so I hope you’ll look forward to them♪


It must be emphasized that these characters may not necessarily be a couple, and that they may not debut simultaneously, but rather in each of the two CG novels. At present, Hazuki and Manami are the only New Generation couple to not have a Revolution visual novel or drama CD to continue their story, so it is probable that Kurara and Noel will not have primary focus until afterward, similar to Maki, who debuted in Revolution! Rinagisa as a secondary character.

Perhaps I will have something to add myself about these images in the future…


And now, an announcement♪

A drama CD, Remember Our Love Again, featuring Risa and Miya, the star couple in From the Day We First Met, which comes out today, was released by the doujin circle Fuguriya last week.

I would be so grateful if you got this one too, and enjoyed them together♪

Well, it’s just about that time again…

May the world overflow with yuri♪

Written by:
A Kiss For The Petals series producer, Mi Kara Deta Saba.

Joined in Love with You OVA Blu-Ray Re-release

 

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chuchu has announced a Blu-Ray re-release of the OVA A Kiss For The Petals – Joined in Love with You, for release on 27 May 2016. See chuchu’s announcement page for the cover and a teaser, which is not safe for work. The original DVD cover is shown above.

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Originally released on 30 July 2010, the OVA is a retelling of the start of Mai and Reo’s relationship from Reo’s point of view, though Izumi Ayaka and Anzu Hana do not reprise their roles. Most notably, the original DVD release and this new Blu-Ray release constitute chuchu’s only output.

The cover artwork and character design were created by Sakai Kyuta. The original DVD version included alternate cover artwork by Peko. A small collection of Kyuta’s artwork for this production, including character design illustrations and cels, is offered for early pre-orders. At this time, it is not yet known if this new version is upscaled to HD or remastered from the original animation. This post will be updated with such information as it becomes available.

Web novel: Yuririn (Updated 6 December 2014)

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Update 1 January 2015: Ralen has begun an English translation of this series under the title Yuricycle.

The third release of St. Michael Girls’ School revealed in Dengeki Hime December 2014 is named Yuririn (ゆりりん), a series of short stories similar to Girls’ School Confessions and Sweet Enchanting Kisses.  On 5 December 2014, it launched alongside the full St. Michael Girls’ School website with a prologue and two episodes. The first featured couple is Mai and Reo.

The current plan for it is to consolidate the stories into a proper visual novel in the future.

Ralen, the translator for the below information, hypothesizes that the title is meant to invoke one of several Japanese terms for cycling. The kanji 輪 “rin” which refers to cycling, as in the term 競輪 keirin, or competitive cycling.

Continue reading Web novel: Yuririn (Updated 6 December 2014)

DVD: Reo-ppoi Radio DVD #03

Product announcement for Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 03 translated by Ralen. See also the post on Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 02, which was announced simultaneously.

Image: A lovey-dovey, extremely dirty web radio show full of yuri goodness♪
A Kiss For The Petals – Reo-ppoi Radio 03

Part 3 of the A Kiss For The Petals Web Radio Show
Brought to You by a Certain Reo-ish Person ♪

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

It includes episodes 13 through 18, along with episode 18.5, an original broadcast featuring a certain Mai-ish person!

It also includes a Reo-ish person’s Repentant Commentary

Throw in a fresh new drama track, and you’ve got a bargain (?) DVD full of yuri goodness!

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

Performers:
Reo-ish person voiced by Anzu Hana
Mai-ish person voiced by Izumi Ayaka
Takako-sensei-ish person voiced by Azuma Yui

Art and comics: Peko

Genre: Yuri Radio DVD
System Requirements: Environment capable of playing video DVDs
Total Runtime: 256 Minutes
Size: Tall-sized DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1500¥ (plus tax)
Available in doujin shops everywhere on December 14th (Friday)

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DVD: Reo-ppoi Radio DVD #02

Product announcement for Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 02 translated by Ralen. See also the post on Reo-ppoi Radio DVD 03, which was announced simultaneously.

Image: A lovey-dovey, extremely dirty web radio show full of yuri goodness♪
A Kiss For The Petals – Reo-ppoi Radio 02

Part 2 of the A Kiss For The Petals Web Radio Show
Brought to You by a Certain Reo-ish Person ♪

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

It includes episodes 7 through 12, along with episode 12.5, an original broadcast featuring a certain Mai-ish person!

It also includes a Reo-ish person’s Repentant Commentary

Throw in a fresh new drama track, and you’ve got a bargain (?) DVD full of yuri goodness!

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

Performers:
Reo-ish person voiced by Anzu Hana
Mai-ish person voiced by Izumi Ayaka

Art and comics: Peko

Genre: Yuri Radio DVD
System Requirements: Environment capable of playing video DVDs
Total Runtime: 217 Minutes
Size: Tall-sized DVD case (14mm thick)
MSRP: 1500¥ (plus tax)
Available in doujin shops everywhere on December 14th (Friday)

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