The A Kiss For The Petals panel at Otakon 2012 is scheduled for Friday, 27 July, at 11:30 P.M. – 12:30 A.M. at Panel 5 (Hilton Key Ballroom 8, 11, 12). Note that this schedule is subject to change. You can confirm its status on the Event Schedule. The description for the panel has been abbreviated on the program guide; the full text is below.
Those looking for yuri that goes beyond subtext know the frustration of finding one of the few titles advertised as such, only to find off-putting hardcore elements such as foreign objects, unusual anatomy, and worst of all, men. In 2006, the doujin circle Fuguriya decided to simply give what yuri hentai fans have been wishing for. Their flagship title, Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo, or A Kiss For The Petals as it’s known in English, featured the story of two high school girls in love without letting anything get in the way. Now spanning 11 eroge (five of which have been translated into English by fans), 12 light novels, five drama CDs, a YouTube mini-drama series, a web radio show, an anime OVA, and a doujin manga series, A Kiss For The Petals rose from a single yuri eroge that dared to go against the norm to an internationally acclaimed exemplar of untainted girls love. If you think all yuri has to be either subtext or appalling, come in and learn about the biggest yuri doujin series you’ve never heard of.
For those familiar with Otakon’s panel audience, I have a proposal. At the end of the panel, if the audience agrees to, I’d like to record a brief greeting to Fuguriya and Reo-ppoi Radio featuring me and the audience and upload it to Nico Nico as a direct gesture of support from their international fans. They would all say “poicha” in unison — “poicha” being a sort of catchphrase for Reo-ppoi Radio, a combination of Dr. Slump character Arale’s catchphrase “ncha” and “ppoi” from the name of the show — as a greeting directly to Anzu Hana. Would the audience be receptive to such an idea if the panel is successful?