Tenshi no Hanabira Zome (天使の花びら染め) will be the eighth installment of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo. If you have been around the yuri circle, you should have heard at least a little bit about Hanabira. This series of pure yuri games are at the forefront of yuri visual novels and they have always been favorites of mine ever since the first game. Understandably, I am ecstatic over the recent successive releases, starting with Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu (Hanabira 7) in December, a preview of the Hanabira anime adaptation in Ichijinsha, and now Tenshi no Hanabira Zome. Tenshi no Hanabira Zome tells of the yuri relationship between Shizuku (雫) and Erisu (エリス).
News of Hanabira 8 has been floating around for a while and I have had a few previews on different posts before. Today, an official release date was announced on Fuguriya. DL version will be released on February 12th and packaged version on February 26th. As more images are previewed, I will post them here so check back later.
The character designs and personalities both really appeal to my tastes. Shizuku and Erisu are third year high school students at the all-girl school. (You know what that means…) Shizuku is a Yamato Nadeshiko type character who looks amazing in a kimono. Erisu is a mixed-blood transfer student rocking gothic lolita fashion. I especially love the hime-cut on Shizuku; it is something of a fetish of mine. Erisu, on the other hand, reminds me a lot of Shizuma from Strawberry Panic. I suspect she will be just as aggressive on the overly proper Shizuku, which should be a really interesting interaction. Both are super sexy and I simply cannot wait to play this.
Seriously, this yuri pair is really hot.
With this new development, I have decided to just go ahead and finish the last two released Hanabira without waiting for the translation.
Review for Hanabira 8 – Tenshi no Hanabira Zome
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