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Official announcement: A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation!

MangaGamer will be releasing an English localization of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! (その花びらにくちづけを にゅーじぇね! Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Nyuu Jene!), announced today at Otakon 2016. It is the second release by St. Michael Girls’ School and their first full-scale visual novel, an adult-oriented, fully uncensored visual novel for Windows 7, 8, and 10, Mac OS X, and Linux.

As with Remembering How We Met, I will serve as supervisor of the English localization, as well as co-programmer and editor. I also designed the English logo.

The press release from MangaGamer is below.

Continue reading Official announcement: A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation!

Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets July 2016-

This post is a continuation of English translations of Fuguriya (@fuguriya1) tweets by Ralen from July 2016.

Other installments:

Tanabata

Tanabata: May yuri spread throughout the world~ #SonoHana

The photos in the above tweet notably lack the acrylic stand of Hazuki and Manami. Tanaka Lili (@tanakalili), voice of Hazuki, took exception to this.

There’s no HazuMana… Is it because they don’t have many fans…?
Stay strong, HazuMana… ・゜・(ノД`)・゜・ Don’t give in, HazuMana! ・゜・(ノД`)・゜・

Sorry…  Don’t read too much into it, they just fell when the picture was being taken (¯―¯٥)

Demi-Glace Sauce

Here’s a recipe for that demi-glace sauce in a can~♡
It seems to elevate cheap croquettes by several levels.

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Mai: Hey, Reo, if you had some freshly fried croquettes right now… what would you put on them?
Reo: There you go again out of nowhere… Well, whatever. I’d put sauce on them, obviously.

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Mai: Well, lately I’ve really gotten into frying croquettes~ But I got sick of always using the same sauce…
Reo: You should really stop going on and on about the same stuff all the time, Mai… Well, what about mayonnaise?

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Mai: Mayonnaise… That’s not bad either… But personally, I’d recommend demi-glace sauce♡ It just seems to elevate it somehow.
Reo: Demi-glace sauce? That just makes me think of salisbury steak, though…

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Mai: Well, I thought, where’s the creativity in just using it on salisbury steak? So I tried an experiment… And I have to say, this is pretty good too♡
Reo: You know, Mai… there was a time when all you ever made was salisbury steak…

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Mai: For 2-3 croquettes, put about 100 grams of demi-glace sauce on a plate, mixed with 1 tbsp of salad oil and 1 tsp of grated garlic… then cook it in the microwave, and it’s ready♡
Reo: You add oil? And you really like garlic, don’t you…

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Mai: Add about 15-50 ml of water to thin it out to your liking. Croquettes served with demi-glace are Mai-san’s latest pick♡
Reo: Hnnh… How can it sound so fattening, but so good at the same time…

Sake

Mai (monotone): Er, according to my dad.
Reo: …That’s not true!

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Mai: Oh? Sake, Takako-sensei♡?
Takako: Oh, Mai-san… Yes, I got it from a fellow teacher… I don’t handle Japanese sake very well, though…

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Mai: Ahh… A lot of Japanese sakes do miss the mark… It also doesn’t go very well with western cooking.
Takako: But it was a gift… I wonder if I should just drink it anyway.

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Mai: You can cut it with lemon tea. Or milk tea, or something♡ It’s really drinkable if you put some ice in a glass and mix it about half and half.
Takako: S-Sake and lemon tea? I’m not sure I could imagine how that would taste…

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Mai: If you have iffy shochu or sake and mix it with lemon tea, it suddenly becomes really drinkable, so I totally recommend it~♡
Takako: I-I see… I learned something new. You seem to know an awful lot about sake, though…

Mai (monotone): Er, according to my dad.
Reo: …Liar! You’re always hey what’re you doing cut itasdffsda

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Mai: By the way, Takako-sensei, you know those bags of buttered peanuts they sell?
Takako: Mai-san… Your mind jumps around, doesn’t it… Yes, I see them at the grocery store all the time.

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Mai: But if you look at the ingredients, it lists ‘vegetable oil.’ They don’t use butter at all!
Takako: Well… You know, they do the same thing with those buttered potatoes you get at the fair. They actually use margarine… But what can you do…?

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Mai: Well… I tried melting a small pat of butter (about 5g) in the microwave, then tossed some peanuts in it and sprinkled them with salt… It was crazy good♡
Takako: M-Mai-san… don’t butter and salt run counter to typical Japanese tastes? Of course they’re delicious, but…

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Mai: They go really well with herb-seasoned salt too, and the texture is great… It’s the perfect snack to go with the sake. I totally recommend it~♡
Takako: I… think I’ll get some peanuts on the way home today… Wait, why do you know so much about sake, again…?

Mai: Er, according to my dad?
Reo: …Why’d you phrase it as a question?!

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Mai: But you know, there are a lot of people who say they aren’t fond of sake, not because they don’t like the taste, but because they can’t hold their liquor.
Takako: Oh? Yes… There are a lot of times where I’ll have a headache the the next day… I wonder if it’s because the alcohol content is so high.

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Mai: Takako-sensei, how do you drink your sake? Do you drink it cold over ice?
Takako: Yes… When I’m out drinking with friends or something. It just pairs so well with Japanese food, and really hits the spot…

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Mai: Ahh… When the sake is lower than your body temperature, it keeps you from getting drunk right away. Once it warms up inside your body, the alcohol is finally absorbed.
Takako: Really? So then… all those times I’ve felt nauseous… Could it be I was just drinking too much…?

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Mai: Yes. So… I recommend drinking your sake more leisurely, so you can enjoy the change in fragrance~♡
Takako: I-I see… I’ve learned something again… Wait, why does it sound like you’re speaking from personal experience…?

St. Michael Girls’ School Mobile App Survey (Updated 16 July 2016)

St. Michael Girls’ School opened a poll on Twitter to gauge interest between two mobile apps on 8 July 2016. The apps proposed are “Innocent Flower Fortune Telling,” named after the theme of A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael, and “Yuri Camera.” The poll is open until 15 July.

The below tweets were translated by Ralen.

Update 16 July 2016: The Yuri Camera app has been selected by the survey with 61% of the vote. Development is now underway.

New App: Despite valiant effort by Innocent Flower Fortune Telling, we’ve decided on the Yuri Camera!  We’re working hard ’round the clock on an app to bring you yuri goodness〜  #SonoHana http://mikajyo.pink *The image isn’t totally accurate.

This tweet was followed by a notice of a typo correction. The corrected text was used for the translation.


The original poll and specifications for each choice follow. Continue reading St. Michael Girls’ School Mobile App Survey (Updated 16 July 2016)

Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets May 2016-June 2016

This post is a continuation of English translations of Fuguriya (@fuguriya1) tweets by Ralen from May 2016 to June 2016.

Other installments:

Some of these tweets are reposts of content from galleries of Peko’s artwork (not safe for work):

Cast Iron Skillets

Kaede-chan apparently advocates a #CastIronSkillet. #SonoHana

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Good day to you.  I’m Kitajima Kaede♡
To those of you saying, “My stir-fried vegetables are clumping together,” or “My yakisoba with sauce is too watery,” have you tried using a cast iron skillet?

Now, when it comes to cast iron skillets, some of you may be thinking, “Aren’t they hard to maintain?” or “Don’t they rust easily?”

Continue reading Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets May 2016-June 2016

Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets February-April 2016

This post is a continuation of English translations of tweets by Fuguriya (@fuguriya1) by Ralen, posted from February to April 2016.

Other installments:

Some of these tweets are reposts of content from galleries of Peko’s artwork (not safe for work):

Update 19 April 2016: The re-release of Photograph of Affection has been announced for May 2016 in the section “10th Anniversary – Kaede and Sara.”

Continue reading Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets February-April 2016

Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets December 2015-January 2016

Fuguriya opened a Twitter account on 19 December 2015 at @fuguriya1. This post will contain translations of a selection of their tweets by Ralen, largely those containing information on the series on Fuguriya’s website that has not been translated previously. Some of these tweets are reposts of content from galleries of Peko’s artwork on Fuguriya’s website (not safe for work):

Other installments:

Rationale for A Kiss For The Petals

In 2004, shortly after the Marimite anime began, all at once there was a flood of adult doujinshi on the market targeted at males…
However, most of them involved rape, or perversion, or sprouting a d*ck~
Conversely, original works focused on love were exclusively targeted at all ages, so it was a time when there truly was nothing “middle of the road”~

The central theme of #SonoHana was intended to be “the joy of falling in love.”
Because the characters were lovers, naturally they would have sex, and be mushy with one another.
That way, no matter which round of sex they were on, the heroines could be be fidgety and pleading…
That’s what we truly wanted to do~♡

In a way, you might say it was Fuguriya’s goal all along to do something single-mindedly focused on mushy yuri love, without skimping on the story~ (lol)

The above image is a mockup of the 2009 Nintendo DS game Love Plus. It was originally posted on a news post on Fuguriya’s website dated 27 October 2009.

Continue reading Selected @fuguriya1 Tweets December 2015-January 2016

English translation: A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! Prologue

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St. Michael Girls’ School has published an online short story leading to the events of A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! As in the visual novel Rinagisa, the prologue concerns Rikka and Sayuki volunteering to serve as guidance counselors to the students of the St. Michael’s annex school. The translation by Ralen is hosted on this server as a mirror of the original product page for Revolution.

The index page for Revolution contains a copy of the cover image for Rinagisa that may not be safe for work.

The translation is hosted here at http://petalsgarden.axypb.net/trans/rev/index.html

The Day-to-Day of Yuri

Kimishima Aya and Kimishima Ai

Throughout June 2015 in the weeks leading to the release of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation!, series producer Mi Kara Deta Saba wrote a three-article series for Getchu titled “The Day-to-Day of Yuri” (百合あるある Yuri Aru Aru), a discussion of the fundamentals of the A Kiss For The Petals series that distinguishes it from other works in the genre, as well as the technical and thematic implications that arise as a result. Ralen has translated these articles for MangaGamer to promote A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met, which was published throughout eight articles. I consider them essential reading for fans of yuri, as they discuss how even a small number of self-imposed restrictions on content and storytelling can have a profound impact on a project.

The original articles contain a number of images related to The New Generation, both from the visual novel itself and exclusive to the Getchu articles. The former were not republished on MangaGamer, as the articles were repurposed for Remembering How We Met.

The Day-to-Day of Yuri
Part 1:
Dos and Don’ts
Artwork is a Surprising Headache!

Part 2:
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Peculiarities of the Yuri System
“But” We’re Both Girls?

Part 3:
Yuri Faction
The People Surrounding the Couple
A World Overflowing With Yuri

Original Articles
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

English translation: Sisterly Guidance

Sisterly Guidance

A second short story series promoting A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! was launched on 12 June 2015. Sisterly Guidance (姉妹のみちびき Shimai no Michibiki) features the students of the main St. Michael campus giving counsel to the students of the annex facility featured in The New Generation. This marks the first proper crossover between the two main series. The translation by Ralen is hosted on this server as a mirror of the original pages.

The translation is hosted here at http://petalsgarden.axypb.net/trans/newgene/onayami.html

Along with White Lily Memorial, the series will further elaborate on the characters of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! ahead of its release on 26 June. The first story features Aya asking for advice on her sister Ai’s meddling from Mai and Reo. As of this post, the first of two currently available chapters has been translated.