The popular yuri visual novel series, Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo (A Kiss for the Petals), will have a new addition in December! Including the recently released sidestory, Hanhira, Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu (あまくておとなのとろけるちゅう) will be the tenth in the Sono Hanabira canon from Fuguriya.*
… the next game in the main series, also with Runa and Takako, あまくておとなのとろけるちゅう “Sweet Adult’s Melting Kiss”. It will continue where the seventh left off, and it appears that Takako is going to take the initiative to advance her relationship with Runa.
This is the part I am most excited about. Planned for a December release, Hanabira 10 will again feature the lovely teacher-student pair from the seventh. Takako will be in training for spring break, and will thus be apart from Runa the loli queen. So the two have something special planned.
I have always been a huge fan of this pair, so I love seeing them in a sequel. Furthermore, this release implies that Erisu and Shizuku from the eighth will get a continuation as well. This is all quite exciting.
The second is a light novel about Runa and Takako, 二人のゴールテープ “Couple’s Goaltape”. It takes place during St. Michael’s athletic festival in the fall.
As per usual, the visual novel release will be accompanied by a doujin novel featuring the same pair. The thumbnail promises some cute ecchi yuri! **
… the next drama CD, 夢のような日々 “Dreamy Days”, featuring Yuuna and Nanami. I think it’s for the best that this pair’s story continues because of all of the current couples, their characters are the least developed. I’ve also been listening to the drama CDs frequently these days and I’ve come to like them more than the visual novels in a few respects because of their slice-of-life stories and the ability of the characters to speak over each other.
As the first pair of the series, Yuuna and Nanami have fairly safe personalities. The onee-sama dynamic has been a bit overdone in yuri media. Given that, they are often the most forgettable of the couples. So I feel the same way; it is great to see that Fuguriya has not abandoned them for the newer, more popular pairs. Yes, I am talking about Reo, Mai, Shizuku, and Erisu.
I am glad that Fuguriya is still regularly coming out with new visual novels, drama CDs, doujin novels, and various other productions. It shows that not only is the franchise still going strong, the fan base is as well. December should be nice for yuri fans.
*I consider the side story, Hanahira, as the ninth.
** Thanks for making this post easier for me. Also, it is kind of fun to vary the post structure once in a while.
*** Other than the small thumbnail, images from this post are from past works.
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