Hanahira! (はなひらっ!) is a new yuri game by Fuguriya (or rather Huguriya) set to be released on September 24th. I am extremely excited for this work. Over the years, Fuguriya has brought us the lovely genre defining series, A Kiss for the Petals (Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo). Every single one of the eight games has been a hit for me and for yuri fans. As a side story to the original series, Hanahira! is certainly going to be just as wonderful. Indeed, the preview images do not disappoint. We have all the elements that make the other eight games great: Peko’s artwork, vibrant characters, yuri themes, and those absolutely adorable, sexy uniforms from St. Michael’s All Girl Academy.
The main characters are Yuuki Amane (結城あまね) and Hamura Kaori (羽村佳織). It looks like Amane is the cheerful honest girl, while Kaori plays the serious tsundere role to Amane’s antics. They are nicely complemented by a supporting pair, Uozumi Koharu (魚住小春) and Toudou Makoto (藤堂真琴). I am, of course, instantly drawn to Kaori the tsundere. I am also really happy to finally see a ponytail in the cast.
Peko’s artworks have really evolved since the first Hanabira. We saw a glimpse of the change in the recently released artbook. Hanahira! employs a similar new style from Peko. I actually really love this more moe-fied look. Further, I think it works especially well with this cast. Given that this game will be family friendly, the younger in appearance and in age girls fit the direction of Hanahira! nicely.
Hanahira! looks like it will be a sweet little love comedy. It is bursting with cuteness and I could not be more excited. It is also refreshing to see that Hanahira! will be family friendly and will simply win fans over with the charming yuri.
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