Character Design Images for Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Anime

Anata to Koibito Tsunagi Reo Mai Hanabira

Taking a break from my busy shopping and tasting schedule, I made my usual rounds of checking out blogs yesterday. To my delight, I saw that the Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo anime that was announced earlier this year, but had since then been somewhat forgotten was featured in Ichijinsha.

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo anime Ichijinsha feature

Here are some related sketches and images.

Sono Hanabira anime Reo Mai characters Ichijinsha

Sono Hanabira anime character design sketches

As the director is Masayuki Sakoi, the characters do look reminiscent of Strawberry Panic! In fact, Reo kind of looks like Hikari to me. I love these cute character designs.

Thanks to Nakayo from Yasashiiseikai where I first heard about this.
Also, I want to thank Sellers, who regularly helps out with all the Hanabira stuff in the comments.

Edit: Spoiler images and release dates confirmed.
Thanks hossammilan and 10sigh_baka.

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31 Responses to Character Design Images for Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Anime

  1. Ningyo says:

    imho the art seems fairly archetypal, but one really can’t go wrong with it.

    and it’s so sad how you’re on vacation but you can still keep up with blogs and blogging better than I can, I suck >.<

  2. Sellers says:

    Eh, it seems a bit better than the standard to me. Maybe the content is affecting my judgment. I’ll be waiting for this to come out, regardless.

    Hikari and Reo do appear quite similar. Of course, their personalities are wildly divergent.

    Thanks.

  3. FaS says:

    Yeah lol, so I’m definitely, DEFINITELY digging that🙂 oh and btw, did a little thing on apps for the itouch/iPhone, and I saw a 20 dollar visual novel app in Japanese…I’m trying to see if there’s a special English one you can get…but I guess not…meh

  4. GreenApp says:

    Thanks , great news Yeah.
    Just like some people said : A cute girl should stick with another cute girl …Yuri forever ROCK !!!!!!!!!

  5. SparkyTheGryphon says:

    Oh, this is so exciting! I can’t wait to see what it’s like! (of course you know me by now, I’ll have to wait for a subbed version on YouTube or something |P)

    I’m glad you’re able to keep up with the blogging even over a holiday.🙂

  6. sora says:

    i fell good art strawberry panic good charact design.

  7. shijima says:

    Thanks for the news.
    I look forward to the anime since I never managed to finish the game. :p
    Hope you continue to enjoy your vacation. =)

  8. Canne says:

    Things look pretty but I think I’ll wait for the word of mouth after its release. Just to be sure🙂

  9. Zemial99 says:

    Wow, I’m actually impressed about the art design on the Hanabira anime. Can’t wait to see it when it comes out.

  10. I’m hoping so much for this not to be a hentai. I can’t stand another Shoujo Sect ;/

  11. Yi says:

    @Ningyo: I like the art quite a lot. For me, it’s not too archetypal. Hehe, I can keep up with blogging by posting short worthless entries.

    @Sellers: Agreed! I think Reo looks really cute!

    @FaS: Sounds interesting. What kind of app is it?

    @GreenApp: Yep yep! Yuri forever.

    @SparkyTheGryphon: I’m kind of curious as well. I’m also curious to see how many episodes this will have as well as whether it’s adult or not.

    @sora: I love the character designs for Strawberry Panic and this too.

    @shijima: The game is pretty interesting, especially this pair. I think the anime should be nice as well.

    @Canne: That’s fair. I think it might end up as an ecchi anime, so yea…

    @Zemial99: I can’t wait either!

    @Ghost In The Shell: I think I will enjoy this either way. I liked Shoujo Sect.

  12. Fujii_Itsuki says:

    I’m fine with it looking Strawberry Panic-ish. Just hope the story is a lot better. Looking forward to this. Thanks for the news! ^^

  13. Yuki says:

    Thanks for the news as always Yi. =DD I can’t wait for the release of this anime. Yahoo~~

    And Advanced Happy New year to you~ even if we had roughly 1 more hour to 2010😄

  14. rockleelotus says:

    i have not heard of this series, i have barely seen any yuri animes at that😄 but i love the art style presented here :3 lol also happy new year to you! ^0^

  15. blur says:

    I know I’m a little late… and this place isn’t exactly the best place to do this but…

    HaaHAHAHhhhPPPpppppYYyYYYYyyyyy NNNNNNeneneeNEWEEWWWWWW YYyyYYYyeyEYEEEAaaAAARRAARRAARRRRAwrRRrr!!!!🙂

  16. Yi says:

    @Fujii_Itsuki: Strawberry Panic had decent story although a bit generic. I do hope that this will stray away from the mood that Marimite seems to have set for all yuri anime. Having played the game, I think it’s very possible as the game set a very different and nice atmosphere.

    @Yuki: A belated happy New Year to you! Let’s have a great year.

    @rockleelotus: I’m pretty sure that this might end up being a short h-anime OVA. This whole series of games targets almost exclusively yuri fans, so I’m not surprised some haven’t heard of it.
    Anyway, belated Happy New Year!!! ^ ^

    @blur: I’m even later, but happy New Year to you too!

  17. SparkyTheGryphon says:

    Oh yes, I know that the game can get a bit explicit at times, so I’m wondering if any of that content will make it into the anime (prolly not, but one can hope… xD)

    I hate how short yuri anime usually is. I’m really hoping that this one has decent length to it.:/

  18. Yi says:

    @SparkyTheGryphon: If the anime is to follow the visual novel closely, it might end up being a short 2-3 episode OVA even with all the H-scenes included. To be a short series, the plot is going to have to substantially expanded. But so far, my bet is on it being something like Shoujo Sect Innocent Lovers.

  19. Sellers says:

    I agree with you Yi. It might be a bit longer, but I don’t expect a full series.

  20. Reo really looks so much like Hikari!
    I love those pics, I am really looking forward to this anime🙂

  21. Yi says:

    @Yuri Downloads: Can’t wait for a trailer and really looking forward to the anime. I am hoping for an expanded story as well.

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  23. Sion says:

    The character designs look promising! (To me, at least)

    This is one anime adaption I really hope they don’t fudge up. Definitely looking forward to this. I hope they tell us about a estimated release date soon, haha.

    Thanks for the post as always, Yi.

  24. hossammilan says:

    I cant wait for a release date……and they SHOULD animate the other 4 couples .

  25. Yi says:

    @Sion: Agreed. This definitely looks very promising. As soon as an estimated release date comes out, I’ll probably write another post. ^ ^
    Hopefully, soon.

    @hossammilan: They should! It’s a big possibility if this one goes well.

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  27. hossammilan says:

    Yi,
    As I was reading yuri hime vol. 20 I saw this page :
    http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9107/img0341oc.jpg
    I think its officially for 18+ only. you can update you post if you’re not busy.

    • Yi says:

      @hossammilan: Thanks a lot for the info! I haven’t checked out yuri hime in a while… Busy with some other stuff, plus Fuguriya hasn’t been that active, so thanks for bringing this to my attention.
      Updating soon. ^ ^

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