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.
Update 5 November 2016: Pre-orders and a demo version are available now at the official website. See this post for more information.
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.
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At Anime Expo on 4 July 2015, software publisher MangaGamer (website is not safe for work) announced an exclusive partnership with St. Michael Girls’ School to release their products in English in their panel. The first product to be released is a home computer conversion of A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met, an iOS/Android all-ages visual novel, to be released on the Steam service. No release date or price has been announced. The official announcement is reproduced below.
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On 24 June 2015, St. Michael Girls’ School hosted a livestream on Niconico to promote the release of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation!, which is due for release on 26 June. During that stream, it was announced that the visual novel Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Deatta Omoide no Koro ni (その花びらにくちづけを 出会った頃の思い出に) featuring Risa and Miya will be officially released in English under the name A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met.
No further information is available at this time. A formal announcement with full information on its release will be made on 4 July.
Immediately after the release of Snow White’s Knight, Yurin Yurin announced the last of the first three visual novels of the Angel series on Twitter. A Kiss For The Petals – The Angels’ Promise (その花びらにくちづけを 天使たちの約束 Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku) will feature Inatori Akira (稲取 晶, left) and Hikawa Narumi (氷川 成美, right), the third couple yet unexplored in the Angel series of visual novels. The release date is set for 28 March 2014 at a price of 2500 yen. Additionally, a compilation of all three visual novels in the Angel series has been announced for release on 28 March at a price of 6800 yen.
On 29 January, the website opened with story and character information and five sample images, all safe for work. The story and character information has been translated by Ralen.
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Yurin Yurin released a port of the demo of A Kiss For The Petals – Snow White’s Knight for Android devices running Android 2.1 or newer. It has the same content as the Windows demo — including the opening video and the sample explicit scenes — and is installed as an APK. To install it, enable installation of apps from unknown sources, then download the APK file on your Android device and open it with a file manager. This version uses an interface customized for mobile devices and includes a function to post screenshots to Twitter.
It must be emphasized that no full version release is planned at this time. Yurin Yurin previously published Hanahira! in full on iTunes and on the Play Store via the third-party app store Moeapp, but that title does not have the content issues that this does. It is unknown if this will change, but since this demo is delivered as an APK outside of the Play Store and includes explicit images as the Windows demo does, it would be possible should Yurin Yurin decide to do so through a third-party app store such as Tech Gian Market (not safe for work). An equivalent iTunes demo has not been announced as it would be impossible to release the visual novel or even this demo without significant editing.
Yurin Yurin has published the opening video for A Kiss For The Petals – Snow White’s Knight on 4 October 2013. It debuted at Girls’ Love Festival 10 on 29 September. The song in the video, “First Love Melon Kiss” (初恋メロンＫｉｓｓ) was previewed in Reo-ppoi Radio episode 61 without lyrics. The tone of the video and song are decidedly much more light-hearted than previous songs, a summer theme with great emphasis on swimsuits, beach activity, thinly obscured sexual scenes, possibly alcoholic drinks, and English text. The song was performed and written by Anzu Hana.
Yurin Yurin is accepting submissions for tanka poems relating to A Kiss For The Petals – Snow White’s Knight. Tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. One major difference is its syllable structure: 5-7-5-7-7. The first three and second two lines are traditionally separate, but related parts. For more information, see this page on Poets.org and the Wikipedia article.
Submitted poems should be related to Sonohana, and the new visual novel’s couples in particular. The samples provided have been translated by Ralen. Japanese tanka poems are normally written as a single line, but have been broken into five lines below for readability. Note that some liberties with the syllable count were taken in the original Japanese regarding the っ character.
Iu no ga warui!
Aizu to onaji
Nan dakara ne-!!
|Why are you so cute?
I just can’t take it sometimes.
The things that you say
It’s like you’re giving the sign
For me to all-out attack!!
|Mai no baka!
Sugu sou yatte
Ecchi na koto
Shiyou to suru–
Baka baka bakaa!!
|Mai, you idiot!
Trying to get in my pants!
Why is that always
The first thing you do with me!?
Stupid, stupid, stup-iid!!
Submissions are due on 6 October. One poem will be selected for publication in a “Yurin Yurin Note” as part of the pre-release campaign for Snow White’s Knight and to be illustrated at a later date. Other prizes will be awarded, but no information on these is available at this time. It is my hope that the submission of non-Japanese tanka will help to inform Yurin Yurin of overseas interest in their work.
Fill in the form in this order:
- E-mail address
- Couple (subject of poem)
Yurin Yurin has published the opening video for A Kiss For The Petals – The Angels’ Spring Romance on YouTube on 26 July 2013. The song in the video was previously published in Reo-ppoi Radio episode 57 and is the opening theme for this visual novel. However, in that episode, the song was referred to as “Racing Pulse” (脈拍異常 Myakuhaku Ijou), whereas in this video it is titled “Darling Goona…” [sic], the same as the song from Longing of an Angel, of which it is arrangement. As noted in Reo-ppoi Radio, this song was written and performed by Anzu Hana, whose voice here is far deeper than in her previous performances.
Update 5 August 2013: On 31 July, Yurin Yurin issued a retraction regarding Yuuno’s surname. It has been corrected from “Hikawa” to “Katakura”, which is consistent with her previous appearances in Longing of an Angel and in print. This video has been amended with that correction.
Yurin Yurin revealed the second visual novel in the blue label series, A Kiss For The Petals – The Angels’ Spring Romance (その花びらにくちづけを 天使たちの春恋 Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi), on 11 July 2013. The staff of the previous visual novel returns: Aida Takanobu produced the art, while Madoka Madoka wrote the story. It was released on 30 August 2013.
The story brief and character information has been translated by Ralen. The lead characters previously made minor appearances in A Kiss For The Petals – The Angel’s Longing.
You can purchase this visual novel from Mangaoh Club, which ships internationally via EMS. The price, including tax, is 2,363 yen. See this guide for instructions for ordering from Mangaoh Club if the Google translation is insufficient and note that you must specify that you are over 18 years of age in your account information before you are allowed to add adult items to your cart.
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After the conclusion of Girls Love Festival 9, Yurin Yurin announced their next visual novel, Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Shirayuki no Kishi(その花びらにくちづけを 白雪の騎士, tentatively translated A Kiss For The Petals – Snow White’s Knight), on 27 May 2013. Announced as their second full-price product, it features a new couple and the return of Peko and JUN as artist and writer. It will develop on the same scale as Maidens of Michael and introduce a new first-year couple as its primary protagonists.
Buy now from:
Physical version at Mangaoh Club – Instructions
Download version at Gyutto.com – Instructions
Download Android Sample
Update 29 July 2014: Rikka-Sayuki Theater has been translated into English by Yuri Project.
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