Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo | A Kiss for the Petals Series

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Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo (その花びらにくちづけを) began as a simple yuri visual novel that features a really light yuri story. It emphasized the soft romance between two girls and quickly became one of a kind in a world dominated by fetishist and heavy materials. It was also one of the firslonging t ecchi visual novel that features purely yuri relationships. Because of its uniqueness, it soon gained widespread popularity not only within the niche, but among many anime fans.

Following the success of the first game, Sono Hanabira quickly expanded into a series of games that all cater to the sweet fluffy side in us. Since its humble beginning, the visual novel series has also prompted several associated artworks, light novels, drama CDs, an artbook, and even an anime adaptation.

Impeccably complemented by Peko’s gorgeous artwork, Sono Hanabira is definitely one of the most adorable things I have ever seen.

Anime

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Anata to Koibito Tsunagi anime OVA
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Anata to Koibito Tsunagi
Hanabira OVA – Mai x Reo

Review
Subbed Download.ass Subtitle Script [Yukaru]
Trailer 1 | Trailer 2
Release Spoilers 1 | 2 | 3

Visual Novels

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo download
A Kiss for the Petals
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Hanabira 1 – Yuuna x Nanami

Review/ Impression
Download | MirrorBuy
English Patch [Count Pacula] | Chinese Patch
CG

Sono Hanabira 2 Watashi no Oujiko-sama download
A Kiss for the Petals – My Dear Prince
Watashi no Ouji-sama
Hanabira 2 – Sara x Kaede

Review/ Impression
Download | MirrorBuy
English Patch [AXYPB] | Chinese Patch
CG

Sono Hanabira 3 Anata to Koibito Tsunagi download
A Kiss for the Petals – Joined in Love with You
Anata to Koibtito Tsunagi
Hanabira 3 – Mai x Reo

Review/ Impression
Download | Mirror | Mirror | Mirror | Mirror | Buy
English Patch [AXYPB] | Chinese Patch
CG

A Kiss for the Petals – Join by a Hand like a Lover – Remake
Anata to Koibito Tsunagi – Remake

Release Announcement
Download | Mirror | Buy

Hanabira 4 Aishisa no Photograph download
A Kiss for the Petals – Beloved Photograph
Aishisa no Photograph
Hanabira 4 – Sara x Kaede

Review/ Impression
Download | Mirror | Buy
English Patch [AXYPB] | Chinese Patch
CG

Hanabira 5 O Anata o Suki na Shiawase download
A Kiss for the Petals – The Joy of Loving You
Anata wo Suki na Shiawase
Hanabira 5 – Mai x Reo

Review/ Impression
Download | MirrorBuy
English Patch [AXYPB] | Chinese patch
CG


A Kiss for the Petals – Whisper with a Kiss
Kuchibiru to Kiss de Tsubuyaite
Hanabira 6 – Yuuna x Nanami

Review
Download | Mirror | Buy
English Translation [AXYPB/Yuri Projects]
Chinese patch
CG

Sono Hanabira 7 Amakute Hoshiteru Torokeru Chuu download
A Kiss for the Petals – Sweet Enchanting Kisses
Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu
Hanabira 7 – Runa x Takako

Review
Release Date | Release Announcement
Download | Mirror | Buy
English Patch [AXYPB] | Chinese patch
CG

Sono Hanabira 8 Tenshi no Hanabira Zome
A Kiss for the Petals – Dyed with an Angel’s Petals
Tenshi no Hanabira Zome
Hanabira 8 – Eris x Shizuku

Review
Release Date | Release Announcement
Download | Mirror | MirrorBuy
English Translation [AXYPB/Yuri Projects] | Chinese patch
CG

Hanahira!
Hanahira!
Hanahira!

Release Information
Download | MirrorBuy
English Translation in Progress [Unkind’s Eroge Blog] | Chinese patch
CG

Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu
A Kiss for the Petals – Melting Hot Adult Kiss
Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu
Hanabira 9 – Takako x Runa

Review
Release Date | Release Announcement
Download | Mirror | MirrorBuy
English Patch in Progress [Yuri Project] | Chinese patch
CG

Lily Platinum

A Kiss for the Petals – Lily Platinum
Lily Platinum
Hanabira 10 – Eris x Shizuku

Download | Mirror | Mirror | Buy
English Translations in Progress [Yuri Project] | Chinese Patch
CG

A Kiss for the Petals - Maidens of Michael Michael no Otome-tachi
A Kiss for the Petals – Maidens of Michael
Michael no Otome-tachi
Yurin Yurin – Risa x Miya

Release Announcement
Download | MirrorMirror | Buy
CG

A Kiss for the Petals - Lovers of Atelier
A Kiss for the Petals – Lovers of the Atelier
Atorie no Koibito-tachi
Yurin Yurin – Risa x Miya

Download | Mirror | Buy
CG

A Kiss for the Petals - Angel's Adoration Tenshi no Akogare
A Kiss for the Petals – Longing of an Angel
Tenshi no Akogare
Yurin Yurin – Chiaki x Ringo

DownloadDownload [torrent]
CG

A Kiss for the Petals - The Angels’ Spring Romance Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi
A Kiss for the Petals – The Angels’ Spring Romance
Tenshi-tachi no Harukoi
Yurin Yurin – Yuuno x Satsuki

Release Information
Download [torrent]Buy
CG

A Kiss for the Petals - Snow White's Knight Shirayuki no Kishi
A Kiss for the Petals – Snow White’s Knight
Shirayuki no Kishi
Yurin Yurin – Rika x Sayuki

DownloadMirror | Download [torrent]Demo | Buy
CG | Mirror

A Kiss for the Petals - The Angels’ Promise Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku
A Kiss for the Petals – The Angels’ Promise
Tenshi-tachi no Yakusoku
Yurin Yurin – Narumi x Akira

Download | Download [torrent]

Light Novels

Sono Hanabira light novel Christmas
Christmas for the two of us – 二人のクリスマス

English Translations [Wings of Yuri] | Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Vacation

Our Vacation Together – 二人のバカンス

English TranslationsRaw

Sono Hanabira light novel Summer
Summer for the Two of Us – 二人の熱い夏

Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Valentines
Valentines for the Two of Us – 二人のバレンタイン

English Translations [Wings of Yuri] | Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Curtain Call
The Curtain Call Never Ends – カーテンコールは終わらない

Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Lovers Kiss
One More Lovers’ Kiss – 愛のキスをもういちど

Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Extra
Extra Story – 番外総集編

Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Southern Island
Enchanting Kisses on a Tropical Island! – 南の島であまとろちゅ!

English TranslationsRaw

Sono Hanabira light novel Rhapsody
A Valentine Rhapsody – バレンタイン狂騒曲

English Translations [Yukaru / we define useless!] | Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Tight Summer Squeeze
Seize the Summer! – 夏をぎゅっとね!

Release Announcement | English TranslationsRaw

Sono Hanabira light novel Noisy Girls of the Beach Hanahira Side Story
Noisy Girls of the Beach – 渚のかしまし娘たち

Release Information | Download

Sono Hanabira light novel Couple's Goal Tape
Couple’s Goal Tape! – 二人のゴールテープ !

Release Announcement | Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel Extra Story 2
Extra Story 2 – 番外総集編 2

Release Information

Sono Hanabira light novel Wrapped In Your Warmth
Wrapped In Your Warmth – ぬくもりに包まれて

Release Announcement | Raw

Sono Hanabira light novel extras
Light Novel Extras

InformationRaw

Sono Hanabira light novel Spring Flash
Spring Splash – スプリング・スプラッシュ

Information | Download

Drama CDs

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Zutto Shiawase na Kiss Download
Zutto Shiawase na Kiss

Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Kaede-chan Super Mode Download
Kaede-chan Super Mode

Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Zutto Issho no Natsu Download
Zutto Issho no Natsu

Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Suki Suki Mai-san Download
Suki Suki Mai-san

Download | English Translation Script [akayuki] | Audio Made Visual [dclives]

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Yume no Youna Hibi Download
Yume no Youna Hibi

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Kayoi Tsuma Dai Ari Download
Kayoi Tsuma Diary

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Kaede-chan no Niizuma Cooking Download
Kaede-chan no Niizuma Cooking

Release Announcements | Download

Sono Hanabira A Cozy Spring Vacation Risa Miya Drama CD
A Cozy Spring Vacation

Release Announcement Download | English Translations

Sono Hanabira Reo Mai Drama CD Reo no Wagamama Gohoubi Days
Reo no Wagamama Gohoubi Days

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Golden Vacation of Risa
Golden Vacation of Risa

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Our Campus Life
Our Campus Life

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Black-Haired Lovers
Black-Haired Lovers

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Hydrangea Season
Season of Hydrangeas

Release Announcement | Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Kitten Love
Kitten Love

Download

Sono Hanabira Drama CD Our Private Morning Straight from a Movie Eiga Mitai na Futari no Asa
Our Private Morning Straight from a Movie

Download

Xenocross – Music Box Of Memories

Xenocross - Box of Memories Sono Hanabira doujin

InformationDynasty Scans

Artbook

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Artworks
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Artworks
Artbook by Peko

Release Information | Scans

Animated or Audio Shorts

Sono Hanabira Reo x Mai Diaries Download
Reo x Mai Diaries

Download | Youtube playlist

Sono Hanabira Hanahira Anime Download
Hanahira Anime

Youtube playlist

Risa-Miya Theatre Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Risa-Miya Theater

Batch ReleaseYoutube playlist | English Youtube playlist

Chia-Rin Theatre Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo
Chia-Rin Theater

Youtube playlist

Reo-ppoi Radio Special - Reo-ppokunai (non-Reo-ish) Radio Summer 2013: The Regular Anzu Hana supported by Izumi Ayaka
Reo-ppoi Radio

Youtube

 A Kiss For The Petals – Rikka-Sayuki Theater Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Natsuyuki Gekijou
Rikka-Sayuki Theater

Youtube playlist | English Translations

Bonus Stories

English Translations | Raw

Web Series

Girls' School Confessions Joshikou no Waidan 女子校の猥談 translation
Girls’ School Confessions – 女子校の猥談

English Translation [Ralen] | Raw

Music

Hanabira music Amai Hanazono BGM

Amai Hanazono | Mirror

Hanabira Music Innocent Flower Fortune Telling

Innocent Flower Fortune Telling Information | Download | Youtube

We Wish You A Yurry Christmas InformationDownload

First Love Melon Kiss Download

BGM Soundtrack rips and others [Marking] | Mirror
Ending music

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Special thanks to AXYPB, Count Pacula, Kamyu, MarkingMira, Shana S., SHiN-gx, ShizukuErisuFan/ Yukaru, Shijima, Swordwind, Tsukimori, Wings of Yuri, all the fans, and of course, Fuguriya.

4,447 Responses to Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo | A Kiss for the Petals Series

  1. Hime-angel says:

    Got my “We Wish You a Yurry Christmas” CD today Yey.

  2. Download link for game 10 is down!can please someone update it! I really love these games but cannot afford to buy them!

  3. Bio says:

    does deposit work in some special way? cant get it to dl

  4. AXYPB says:

    Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Kuchibiru to Kiss de TsubuyaiteEnglish translation at petalsgarden.axypb.net and yuriproject.org – 17 December 2012

    Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Tenshi no Hanabira ZomeEnglish translation at petalsgarden.axypb.net and yuriproject.org – 19 December 2012

  5. unknown :D says:

    for the maidens of michell hanabira what are the best choices to make to get the final ending part? the games so long it will take forever lol

  6. NamlessX says:

    i wonder why i keep getting the one happy end, and there are 4 others O.o;

    • Yi says:

      There are some comments scattered that may help. For example, the one below, or the one comment by Shana S. earlier: https://listlessink.wordpress.com/sono-hanabira-ni-kuchizuke-wo-series/comment-page-4/#comment-75653

      I have yet to complete the visual novel though, so I’m not sure how applicable they are for you.

      • NamlessX says:

        i got all the endings 🙂 i will post the answers if needed

        P.S. Am i the only one got very annoyed that Nanami ‘s voice actress changed? x_x

        • Yi says:

          Yes please! There seems to be a high demand for these in recent comments. ^ ^

        • NamlessX says:

          Have to do this before getting into other pairs.
          Risa & Miya: 1 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 2

          when it gets to Happy Ending, Star all over again. but this time, but this time use

          1 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 2

          at Christmas, you will get to have 6 options, i suggest you save there (don’t use quick save), so you can come back there later when you finish each couple’s story.

          the options are

          Nanami & Yuna : 1 – 2 – 1
          Kaede&Sara : 1 – 1 – 2
          Mai & Reo: 2 – 1 – 1
          Shizuku & Eris : 1 – 1 – 1
          Takka & Runa : 1 – 1 – 2

          7 stories combined into 1 game 🙂

          I found a program in the Chinese sono hanabira forum, it will translate Japaneses into Chinese while you are playing it, it won’t make any sense some time, but if you read between the lines, you will get the whole story, and if you change the translate engine into Bing, it will actually translate Japanese into English, same as in Chinese, it won’t make sense some time, read between the lines. I will post the link and create a easy tutorial if needed, or you can wait a year for the translations come out 😛

        • NamlessX says:

          apparently i can’t count… 6 stories into 1 lol

        • Yi says:

          Wow, thank you so so much NamlessX! This is wonderful. ^ ^

  7. aaa says:

    could someone make a walkthrough to get all the CGs in the Maidens of Michael game?

    • Micah says:

      after you finished miyarisa pairing, replay the game and get to the scene where risa took miya to the school clinic, then select the 2nd option, at the christmas event you will have 6 options to choose depends on what pairings you want to see first

  8. tamed lion says:

    are there any english translations for the reo&mai light novels? i really loved the VNs and would like to read more about that couple.

  9. jose says:

    Helo, i am new and i want to know if all the visual novel are transtaled (include hanahira and 3 remake)…i began to reed it and its really good xD. i love it!! its so chilldish and cute jajajaja…
    thanks 🙂

    • coldenic says:

      for SH 3 and the remake have to occupy the same patch, applies for both.
      the games that have translations are: 1,2,3 and remake, 4,5,6,7 and 8 (are all in the list above)
      In addition to games you can find some translated novels, unfortunately are not all translated u.u

  10. Alphard says:

    hey all
    where can i download the new game Maidens of Michael please ^^ ?

  11. Unknown says:

    How many endings are there in the VN? I want to try getting all of them 😛

  12. amandalandim says:

    A question for those who already played Maidens of Michael… Did Runa grow up? She seems older in the end.

    • Alphard says:

      no she didnt grew up 😮 or i guess u saw réna her sister and u tought its Runa xD

    • NamlessX says:

      She graduated from middle school, she is now in the high school (if i read it correctly)

    • @fkeroge says:

      Let me correct all of your misunderstandings. Runa is in sixth grade in SH7, SH9 and Maidens of Michael. In Maidens of Michael, she graduates from elementary and moves on to middle school by the end of the Runa x Takako route.

      • Yi says:

        … So young! (Too young!)

        • @fkeroge says:

          Runa’s age is never made an issue in any media she appears in though. And besides, even if she’s young, she’s more than self-aware (not really mature) enough to have a romantic relationship based on the games. But yeah, inside, she’s still a little kid, and is easily handled by Takako, especially in Maidens of Michael.

        • Yi says:

          I wrote about this issue when I reviewed the ninth. In that particular visual novel, I felt that the self-awareness does border on the uncomfortable, and her immaturity became a far worse issue when she is encouraged by Takako (and Sono Hanabira) to be adult. I also hated how Takako handles her age. I have yet to see how they play out in Maidens of Michael though.

          If you’re interested, here’s my review: https://listlessink.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/amakute-otona-no-torokeru-chuu/

        • @fkeroge says:

          Yep, I have read your reviews for all the games, and I agree with pretty much everything you said. Takako using the “I’m an adult” card at Runa does come off as manipulative sometimes. Though I said Runa can have a romantic relationship, I don’t think she’s really ready for it yet. Maybe once she gets into high school, things will look brighter. Still, Hanabira exists to portray idealized yuri romance with the occasional heartwarming moments, with little care for tension, which, I really really love about the franchise in the first place.

          Just a teaser for the Takako x Runa route: contrary to what one would expect, it is Takako who gets jealous over Runa and Rena’s closeness, something that I found to be a pleasant surprise.

        • Yi says:

          I guess for me, that immaturity (both physical and emotional) of Runa makes it not an ideal relationship. Runa can experience with Romance, but I feel she is not ready for sex. I’m interested in Maidens of MIchael’s take on this couple though. They seem the hardest to get right.

          Anyways, thanks for the chat, @fkeroge. ^ ^

  13. Mimo says:

    Got all the endings after gotten the game last week xD
    All the ends are surprisingly nice, Miya and Risa is my favorite couple now, well, Eris and Shizuku pair is seconded for their heart-warming story

  14. can anyone give me link of full version of above song!

  15. milajin says:

    does anyone know where I can get the Risa x Miya bonus drama cd that you could get if you reserved the game at SofMap? 🙂

  16. Nami says:

    Hi, I just downloaded the 4 parts from the desposit files links for Maidens of Michael, and I’ve tried hjsplit to combine them and it doesn’t seem to work. How do you combine these to make the single .rar file?
    Thanks

    • Yi says:

      I think you can just use winrar to right click, and extract file?

      • Nami says:

        well all 4 have another .rar file in them, then inside that .rar theres a bit more. only part 1 of the 4 parts has anything in that second layer of .rar’s though. I hope this makes sense. xD

        • Yi says:

          I’m not sure I understand, but make sure they’re titled the same. If the files are name .rar.part1 … etc, then you can extract with winrar. If they’re .rar.001, then join with HJSplit. Good luck.

  17. Nami says:

    Well I went into all those sub folder .rar files and one of the .rar’s in part 1 had all the files it seems. don’t know why there are 3 other parts then…I can’t read jap but if i have any other tech problems i guess I’ll post them, thanks for the help. 😀

    • Yi says:

      This is how it is when you separate it into parts. It will always show all the parts in any of the parts, but that doesn’t meant that the file is complete… I think.

  18. amandalandim says:

    This time, Yuri and I decided to make a doujin of Sonohana.
    Since it’s almost Christmas, this is a special Christmas story envolving Mai and Reo.
    It’s an all-ages doujin.
    Special thanks to AXYPB, Kuma Ichigo and Kanduki Kamibukuro.
    Enjoy! o/

    http://yurilandim.deviantart.com/gallery/41125881

  19. AXYPB says:

    Fuguriya announced three new products for Comiket 83:

    A Kiss For The Petals – Spring Splash, a light novel featuring Risa and Miya.
    A Kiss For The Petals – A Cozy Spring Vacation, a drama CD featuring the same.
    A Kiss for the Petals – Reo’s Days of Decadent Reward, a drama CD featuring Mai and Reo.

    All of these stories take place in the spring following Maidens of Michael.

    • Yi says:

      Ahh, The associated light novel and drama CD. Always good to see them. ^ ^ I’ll have to add them to the index.

      Also, Mai and Reo have gotten so much content over the years…

  20. AXYPB says:

    Fuguriya posted this guide to the couples of A Kiss For The Petals on 15 December 2012, apparently in response to confusion resulting from the large number of products available and their uneven chronological order. I recommend including this translation near the top of the index for the benefit of new readers.

    • Yi says:

      Great! I’ll put it up when I get the chance, and figure out the formatting. ^ ^

      (This page needs a face-lift soon… I had no idea when I made it that Sono Hanabira would be so expansive.)

  21. gozieson says:

    Mates, I have a bit of a problem I need to address. I want to make up an original ranfic based around Sono Hana but I haven’t a clue on how to express the characters in my fanfic.

    See the thing is, I can go about my character problem in 2 ways:

    1. Use the original characters from the franchise and set them in the alternate universe, or
    2. Make up my on characters.

    You see my story revolves around one character who finds out the other is an orphan and is thus willing to help her out and not feel lonely or left out. If I were to use the original characters in the series, i would most probably have to change their usual personalities since the story is now set in an alternate setting. If I were to make up my own characters, I would have to describe the physical features of the characters, a task which I also find quite daunting.

    But then again, what do you guys think?

    • Yi says:

      I feel like what you really want is indeed two new characters set in the same universe. You’re rewriting their backgrounds (and by extension, their personalities), so at that point, using the same characters set in an alternate universe would simply be a formality of keeping the same names. So making up your own characters—perhaps a new couple—allow you more room to work, and avoids the primary issues with story-telling. The physical features will be a good challenge. ^ ^

  22. Sa Sa says:

    Risa and Miya like Himeko and Chikane-chan from Kannazuki no miko for me ò.ó ‘-‘

    • ryubei says:

      yeah miya look like chikane *_*

      • the_elevator_man says:

        I was wondering when someone’ll get off the Madoka/Homura bandwagon and realize that whenever “Miya-san” is called, you get a tingling feeling. There’s also the “Miya-san, saviour of all strawberry (blondes) pinks!” stance. I think this is more like what Kaishaku was trying to do in Amnesian (y’know, the manga which had a slightly more detached and rule-abiding Himeko and a slightly laid back, rebellious and VERY fanservicey Chikane) than what Gen was trying to do in Madoka.

        Or perhaps that’s because whatever Gen was trying to do, he succeeded, whereas…k, better not speak any more evil, ^^;

        • Yi says:

          Agreed. Other than the character designs, this couple don’t really warrant that much comparison to Madoka. In fact, the two are vastly different works…

  23. Sa Sa says:

    *—–* chikane-chan !
    srsrs

  24. sayuri says:

    hana 6 translation has been released!

  25. Azzie says:

    I really want to buy the hanahira app but since it’s in the Japanese app store I can’t…. Does anybody know a way I can buy it even if I’m in america??

  26. Setsubara says:

    Hii.

    The link for Maidens of St. Michael’s “Chinese patch” is actually the one for Lily Platinum, which doesn’t have the link.

  27. Sa Sa says:

    i didn’t like Nanami’s voice ‘-‘ but
    *———–* hanabira Maidens of Michael is AMAZING !!!!

  28. bladezer says:

    You know when I first found this series, I never expected for us to get English patches besides the first in the series.Now with only 3 games waiting to be translated, and one already having started to be translated, we are pretty much on the home stretch to having the whole series translated to English. And all I can say is thank you to everyone who helped with English patches which has allowed all of us to enjoy the games thoroughly.

    P.S I’m not counting RisaXMiya game because I hope there is still a chance for a official English release.

    • Yi says:

      Same here to be honest. A few years ago, I would have only expected the first to be translated, and there to be only a total of three visual novels. But I am so so glad how large the franchise and its fan base have grown over the years. People are really awesome!

  29. Miyaki says:

    Hii I’m just hoping for some help >_<;;

    I downloaded Maidens of Michael and already changed my system locale but i keep getting an error
    "MainWindow:FileJoin" and then this string of Japanese Characters with DATA in the middle

    Im assuming it has something to do with the DATA file. I've tried pegging it down as Read-Only but it didnt fix the problem :c

  30. Spear says:

    The download links for Maidens of Michael is down 😦 i can’t open it.

  31. Spear says:

    uh wait, i downloaded it but the chinese patch is for the Lily Platinum.
    and why when the game played, the japanese dialog became only “……………..”

    • Yi says:

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Awesome 2013, Marking darling! ^ ^ I will be enjoying this mix as I write my final papers. ^ ^

  32. I don’t know how many metal heads we got here, but I’m gonna say this anyways.
    Now, as a fan of Thrash Metal, Industrial Metal, and Speed Metal, it’s only natural that I would like to learn how to play the guitar and create songs of those genres.
    But! Not only do I wish to create songs, but I would like to create songs that are inspired by the Sono Hanabira series. To most people, Metal seems unfitting to a series such as Sono Hanabira, but it is the genre I feel the most comfortable creating songs for, so whatever.
    I hope that I can learn guitar well enough to where I can cover the BGM, and then later create my own songs, either instrumental or with vocals.
    But, we’ll see what I can do! 🙂

    • Well, you’re not the only metalhead here, so I’m interested to see how this could possibly go. After all, metal is essentially classical music with a set of drums, electric guitar, and bass instead of an orchestra

    • Yi says:

      While I would not call myself a metal head, I have gone to a few live music halls featuring local, blossoming Death Metal artists. (My girlfriend owns the place, and invites us there often.) It’s a lot of fun.

      Anyways, I would certainly appreciate your music I think! Good luck, have fun, and let us know if you do make something. ^ ^

  33. unknown :D says:

    happy christmas everybody (well its christmas where i am) 😀

  34. Why is it that every time I try to download something recently, it either takes too long or doesn’t work at all? Can someone please make sure links work before putting them on.

    • Yi says:

      Is anyone else getting this problem?

      Usually I make sure the links work when they are up, but as with these things, they eventually die.

      Let me know which links are dead, and I’ll try to fix them.

  35. kumaichigo says:

    Reo-ppoi Radio X’mas Special [English-sub]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiTIpbFrV9E
    Merry Christmas

  36. Fyn says:

    After browsing through forums and comments about the SonoHana series, I came to realize that among all 7 the couples, only 3 are memorable. Namely, YuunaxNanami, ReoxMai, TakakoxRuna and ErisxShizuku.

    Takako X Runa are famous in a bad way. Mainly because, most straight guys are not into femdom. I mean, Runa is just a student yet she can easily dominate someone so much older? Not to mention, their relationship is very controversial. I never played the game though, so I can only guess

    Eris and Shizuku was famous because of the Yin-Yang fashion. Also, with an art work like that, people has no idea that Shizuku was more of a tsundere than a shy dandere that she seems to look like. Which might disappoint a few people.

    Reo X Mai is the most famous because the 21st century was charmed by the tsundere archetype. Mainly because the lifestyle of today is running so fast its wearysome but no matter what the velocity, there people still remained in their simple clock-like lifestyle. We wanted to add spice on the plate. Tsunderes are like sheeps who pretends to be wolves. Taming them was exactly like venturing on an adventure with a promised treasure.

    Yuuna X Nanami are famous not because they are the first in the line but because of one thing. The Irony.
    In the Anime world, if a girl is behave in full grace, it only means one thing-she has a secret. Yuuna’s surprisingly childlike personality was a total contradiction to her mature ambiance. And just like what I said, the people of the 21st century are the people who are desperate for something new. Discovering Yuuna’s personality was already an adventure. And one can make alot of assumptions of why she cannot show her true character infront of others. (She must be having a hard time trying to live up to others expectations)

    And my theory is this:The fans of ReoXMai are those who wanted to find a perilious quest that is alien to them and wanted to change their life through a dare. The fans of Yuuna X Nanami however are those whom instead of going out, chooses to seek their own adventure by taking a break from exhaustion into relaxation. They are types who are always relaxed and enjoys life by finding the small miracles that most had taken for granted.
    Its just a guess though.

    • JbstormburstADV says:

      …Pleas, please, oh please expand this into an actual guest article. I can just see the kind of traffic this would get, plus I am actually interested in looking at your conclusions; it’s taking a whole new direction to analyze the characteristics of the series that makes it great, and I bet a lot of people can appreciate it.

    • Yi says:

      I like your points! In particular, I love what you said about Mai x Reo and Yuuna x Nanami. Reo took advantage of the tsundere trend, and rode it to become one of the most popular couples. There’s a bit of an avalanche effect with them as well. They became more popular simply because of the staggering amount of material they are in, which, again, features them because they are so popular. Of all the pair, they are the ones fans are most familiar with and are arguably the face of Sono Hanabira.

      Yuuna is likely my favorite character. I love the gap moe thing she has going on, and I love that she has such a fetishist side. I alluded to that in my review (which you may find interesting): https://listlessink.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/kuchibiru-to-kiss-de-tsubuyaite/

      Similarly, I also covered a bit the points you raised about Shizuku x Eris and Takako x Runa in their respective visual novels:

      https://listlessink.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/tenshi-no-hanabira-zome/
      https://listlessink.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/amakute-otona-no-torokeru-chuu/

      Feel free to give them a look, Fyn, and thank you so much for your opinions. I’ll take a look at your other words below as well. ^ ^

  37. Vampire(G)Girl says:

    I have all the translated games but I wanna have all the games but a suck at japanese, I wanna see if one day I can translate one of the games to english, if someone could put the characters in the english alphabet I could do the translation but not beforehand! Hope I can help in the future!!!!!!!

  38. Fyn says:

    While playing SonoHana 6, I just realized how mysterious Yuuna and Reo are.
    This are my questions and theories about them
    ===========================================================================
    Character: Yuuna Matsubara. (The perverted Ojou-sama)
    – As we have seen throughout the series, Yuuna acts firm and gentle on the first look. But whenever she gets the chance to be with Nanami, she starts to act childish and perverted. While funny, have you ever wondered why only infront of Nanami can she show that side of her?

    My Theory is that ever since birth, she was pressured by the expectations for being in a highly respected family. All her life, she has lived by the rules of the collar. Turning her into a woman that the world will look up to. The ways of teaching her was probably not under extreme strictness (or she will be a rebellious type) but with “threats”. Threats that she will humiliate her family name and will be rejected by everyone she knows.

    Driven by the fear of the future, she has learned to bottle up her emotions. And in order to cope up with the stress, she turn it to her masturbation and porn. Her exposure to such indecencies turned her into a secret pervert.

    And despite all the adolations and admirations being thrown at her, it is plain in my eyes that Yuuna has no one to call as a “friend”. People are probably scared because she was a flower on top of a cliff. Ever since she met Nanami however, her dull life has been granted a chance.

    And on their first meeting, notice how she was unable to control her lust and masturbated with Nanamis clothes when she knows that she will be returning anytime soon?
    Thats a sign of being a kid who was never taught to control himself. Which is another sign of neglect from home. Her parents only care about what she can bring to the family. Not about who she is.

    Only in front of Nanami can she show her true self- A Yuuna Matsubara who is childish, selfish and dirty.

    (Stop reading and skip to the next character! The next paragraph contains some terifying theories. YOU HAD BEEN WARNED)

    Once her parents found out that she is a lesbian and will be unable to produce a heir for them, it is obvious that they will not hesitate to arrange a marriage for her. And can you guess the horrifying ending? Thats right, it will be a very messy one
    I mean havent you noticed that Yuuna is just one step closer to being a YANDERE?!?! (A victim of bipolar disease)

    Just imagine the image of the goddess Yuuna… her beautiful dress now stained by the blood of the sinners who denied her of happiness….her once angelic giggle decayed into a deranged laughter…. eyes once shinning in full meaning are now a soulless void of her undying love… and before the curtains called, we will hear her sweet flowing voice as she say: “I did it because I love you…”

    I will consider it a blessed year if I wont have a nightmare later
    ===========================================================================

    Character: Reo Kawamura (The Ferocious Tiger)
    – Ahh…the famous tsundere loli. Or so you thought.
    At first glace, one can assume that she is just another tsundere for the bandwagon of stereotypes. But I noticed this:
    Right from the start, Reo acts tough and rebellious. And as far as I know, tsunderes only turn to their “tsun tsun” side as a phsycological defense to stop themselves from being embarrassed in front of their lover whom they still haven’t trusted. But why was it that during the time that Mai got sick and her classmates volunteered to take care of Reo, she also turned violent to the point that alot of their classmates was either hurt or freak-out (or both) and the incident actually traumatized them?
    While its funny in a fictional novel, if applied to real life phsycology, it can give you a very disturbing result.

    This is my theories:
    Just like Yuuna, Reo was born as well in a high-class family. And just like Yuuna, her parents often leave her alone. However, unlike Yuuna who was taught to be a well behave girl, Reo however has suffered neglect and abandonment.
    Ever since she was a child, she was always being left under the care of maids and butlers.
    However, due to the fact that she rarely gets to see her parents, she has assumed in her young mind that she is an unwanted child. The idea of rejection and betrayal was already tempered to her heart.

    Her violent behavior was her defense mechanism towards every single person who attempts to show her affection. She becomes violent because she is afraid that those who shows her love was a false one. Right from the start of the Eroge, we saw her acting independent which is a proof that in a very young age, she was exposed to the idea that she cannot trust anyone else but herself.

    Another thing to notice is how she is so innocent when it comes to the rules of the society. I mean havent you remembered on the eroge, There was this scenes where:
    1. She refused help when she knows that she is lost on the first day of classes.
    2. She tends to forget alot and she does not even know the difference between butter and lard.
    3. During the Cake baking scene where she brought the wrong ingredients, she suggested that they should just snatch some butter.
    4. She lives alone in a big house!
    5. She chosed to starve than to eat another meal from some fastfood chain
    6. She growled at the girl who confessed to Mai
    7. Dont get me started on what she did to the rest of the class.
    (I havent played SonoHana# 5 yet, though)

    It all matches!
    She lives in a constant fear that the more she enjoyed the love being showered upon her, the more painful it will be in the end. Despite being a clumsy, she decided to keep up her pride by firing her maids and living alone in her house. In isolation and within enclosed walls, she feels secured.
    While it was pressure that turned Yuuna into hiding her true self, Reo however suffered massive trauma which caused her to reject the society and seclude herself in her own world.

    Also, I dont think that she really starved herself all because of the flavor. She is a rich person, she can always call for a delivery in an expensive restaurant. Was she just that dumb that she forgot to eat?

    The answer is a NO!, that scene was an undeniable proof that she was under the influence of a “SUICIDAL DEPRESSION”.

    The loneliness caused her to become depressed. Depressed people often forget ALOT of things and they tends to lose appetite. Though they loses appetite, their body still needs it. Which she is unaware of, causing her to collapse right in the middle of class.

    When Reo met Mai, she felt no care for her at all. What persuaded her to develop her feeling was this: “Mai was the only person ever to insult and pick a fight with her”
    The bitter memory was proof of her honesty. The exact thing that she always seeks. She feels secured behind Mai’s back and trusts that she wont be betrayed anymore. And another thing to mention about was Mai’s perverted agressiveness

    Mai thinks that they only has sex for the sake of proving their love. But little does she know that every time they have sex, she was keeping Reo’s stress under control.
    Just in case you havent noticed. Ever since Reo became exposed to sex, she started to exert effort in making friends. Hell, I even saw in the CG pack that she joined the chorale of their school!

    Reo was far from being a Yandere like Yuuna. But if ever you try to remove Mai from her, your days are numbered.
    ==========================================================================

    I just want to remind you though….THIS ARE ALL JUST A FAN THEORIES, DO NOT TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY!

    • Dancing pants says:

      Your fan theory’s are pretty good dude but i wonder why Nanami makes that hidden personality of Yuuna appears? Apart of being a cute and lovely little angel, probably because she represents everything Yuuna wanted to be, a normal, free spirit girl. She saw all those qualities in Nanami and immediately she went head over heels for the girl, that will also explains why she protects and pamper her so much, she wont let anyone take that part of her away and the only person who ever brought happiness in her life. But anyway this is just my two cents so take it whoever you want and sorry for the engrish

    • omgee~~~ I thought about that too and the one Yuuna close in becoming a yandere,it totally matches my idea~ since she was mentioning yanderes in Maiden’s Of Michael

    • Yi says:

      I like your analysis of the two more fascinating characters (at least relatively to their respective partners). For Yuuna, I do get that yandere vibe, and I could see how she plays into the repressed, Freudian ojou-sama trope—the pressures of being a model student resurfaces as sexual deviancy (an idea I’ll touch on later). This also harks back to Maria-sama ga Miteru, which Sono Hanabira—along with most yuri after it—definitely draws influences from. Yuuna is a more seductive and manipulative version of Sachiko, who does go through that whole pressure-cooker high society, admired-but-lonely lifestyle.

      Still, I prefer to see Yuuna simply as someone who is just naturally in touch with her sexuality. To me, she seems like someone who is highly intelligent, manipulative, and in control. She knows what she wants and she does not deny her emotions—and allows them to run rampant—because she knows how to get her way ultimately. I also dislike labeling her openness to her sexual side as indecent or dirty. I like to think it’s empowering to take control of her sex life, even in the face of a judgmental high society environment she is in. I don’t think we need to try to find something missing or unsatisfactory in her life to justify being sexual. Yuuna could be the way she is because she is smart enough and adventurous enough to embrace and go after one of the most wonderful things in life. (I am a big fan of Yuuna.)

      As for Reo, I agree. We get a sense of her darker home environment from her vulnerability and attitudes. There are several really poignant scenes throughout the series where we see Reo alone with absent parents. I remember one about food and another over the phone. Both show Reo struggling to cope with living alone and not holding up well, even if she would not admit it. I would not go as far as to claim she has clinical depression or is suicidal, but she is certainly not happy with her home situation.

      Anyways, thanks so much for opening up this discussion. I enjoyed reading your thoughts!

      • anabona32 says:

        Besides another great and confusing mystery for me is … Why the hell Eris is living ALONE in the JAPAN? Her parents both are in the same country at least?or theyre just irresponsible and crazy parents?!XD
        And if not why the hell are they’d head to drop her daughter living alone in another continent without her knowing anyone there?(I mean….wth?!XX)

        Besides… I have the suspicion that she will go back to her country in A Kiss for the Petals – Maidens of Michael because I saw some pictures that indicate a sad farewell of the two :\\\\\
        Then if am correct…at least hopefully in this eroge it will explain more things about her …But i also hope the best for Shizuku and Eris, they are a loveling couple and besides Shizuku DOES LOVE HER very much so she WILL miss and suffer greatly from the absence of her :\\

        I wonder how things will be after that…

        • Yi says:

          It seem to me that Eris may be an exchange, international, or overseas student. In that case, it’s not hard to imagine her living alone in Japan. She is in high school after all. I remember when I was in high school, one of my classmates also lived alone in the states as an exchange student. And nowadays, I have several classmates who are in Taiwan without their parents or family. Give her some credit. She’s not a little kid. ^ ^

          I hope the best for these two adorable girls too!

        • anabona32 says:

          Sorry sometimes I forget that in other countries people are less concerned about it. 😄
          Here it is only allowed by parents on college times and yet many parents are apprehensive, its cultural then to me it is only natural to me to think that this things are weird ^^”

        • Yi says:

          Oh Anabona, it’s fine, darling. If you find that it feels weird, then it might very well be. ^ ^

        • kumaichigo says:

          In fact, if a high school student is living alone, it’s problem in real Japan even if she is a exchange student. (Eris is an exchange student from Northern Europe) She must live in dormitory or home stay. Sonohana is a fiction. ;-D
          Now (before Maidens of Michael) Reo and Eris are living alone, and in Maidens of Michael, some others are actually living alone … it is just a fiction. 😄

        • kumaichigo says:

          In addition, when Reo decided living alone, she took several days to persuade her parents. And she said it was severe to persuade principal.
          I guess it’s under the condition of “Mai’s Commuting Wife”.
          (Yi-san, “Kayoizuma diary” and “Kaede-chan no niizuma cooking” links of release announcements are exchanged)
          I’ve also felt Reo’s serious depression. But Maidens of Michael, New drama CD, and all of Reo-ppoi Radio episodes are Reo’s (and Anzu Hana’s) glowing up story, I feel.
          (My point of view depends on Japanese (not translated) sources, it’s something unfair.)

        • Yi says:

          Thanks for the note kumaichigo. The links for diary and cooking have been fixed. ^ ^

      • Fyn says:

        The question remains; why is it that Yuuna can only show her try identity infront of Nanami? Hell, we do not even know how Yuuna got to be so perverted!
        As what I said in my theory is that it was her way of coping with pressure. But if my theory was wrong, then the answer would probably a boring and cliched one (e.g. Hereditary)

        • anabona32 says:

          Well…about Yunna, my theory about that may not please many but honestly? I really believe that in the first game they did not know exactly what direction to take, so this is
          why the first was so incomplete and based on sex sex sex…so this is why Yunna is like that.
          I dont liked Yunna at first because it was clear to me that she was a character far from away from being “human”,(sad but true) Nanami was the only one who had some character development.
          Then I truly believe that THIS is the trully “reason” for Yunna be that pevert …to be honest I believe that neither the authors really think of a “reason” initially to this on the first eroge.Lucky that in the sequel they tried to fix it and it gave more character development to her side. Then of course that we can imagine that she came from a conservative family (and the school environment also helps her to maintain this facade of polite and perfect girl )but the truth is that I do believe that this is the real reason 😄

          Err..(e.g. Hereditary)??

        • Yi says:

          In response to how Yuuna can be so perverted, I think the natural course of development of a young girl may lead to having such sexual desires and fetishes. (Women are sexual beings after all, often more so than many realize or admit.) I don’t actually find her that much more “perverted” than a lot of people I know. She’s certainly not a genetic outlier.

          Rather, I think it is only within the context of the super proper conservative Sono Hanabira universe that she comes off particularly “perverted.” They are high school girls, and it is reasonable that they would have such sexual desires, rebellious thoughts, and adventurous spirits.

          Again, these are just my takes. I simply don’t find a need to justify her sexual side—whether through “boring genetics” or some sort of psychological happenings—as most women have that sexual side and do express those sexual side, especially at that age.

          p.s. Agreed though that Yuuna’s character felt a bit stock in the first one. Her development is a bit directionless, but she got fleshed out pretty well in her sequel.

        • Fyn says:

          @Yi
          How can you say that Yuuna isnt a pervert when she admitted that she masturbates 3 times a day (at minimum). A mans dick will fall off in a week if ever you were foolish enough to try her ways.
          And it was never stated how long Yuuna masturbates and if she is capable of “Multiple Orgasms”.

        • Yi says:

          @Fyn: So… You’re using a man’s physiological characteristics to judge a woman’s sexuality? It seems a bit inappropriate. And yes, women do masturbate. ^ ^

        • ★Kano★ says:

          actually, when it comes to that kind of topic, women has more stamina than men.
          a good example is during sex. when a man finally reached its orgasm, he’ll be weak for a minimum of 30minutes and will proceed to resolution phase. unlike women, they can still go for another round even after they reached their orgasm even without resolution phase. so yeah, men are weaker than women when it comes to that. remember, in a single teaspoon of semen, it already contains lots of protein.
          wait a damn second. why am i even having a medical class/lecture in here?! 😄

          <<<<is from a medical field course

        • Yi says:

          @★Kano★: Mostly yes. Although I hesitate on the use of “stamina” and concepts of weak and strong in describing that. ^ ^

    • anabona32 says:

      I’m happy to find another person who thinks deeply about the subtext of the past of certain characters ^__________^

      I find it funny that i have come to the same two conclusions that you said :
      The first part of arranged marriage and the second …the too much demanding and rigid parents of Yunna.

      But I have to say that disagree with the part of Reo, I believe her parents are actually very much absent for some reason but is also shown many times that she miss them and how she’d like them…Further proof that she loves them and how to call them “Mama” and “Papa”
      So I believe that in fact she loves them, if she suffered this so much abuse she would not miss them or call them in a so affectionate way ^^

      The only fact is that they are actually missing for some reason and that Reo suffer for it and yet she still likes them.I imagine that her mother should be an extremely busy but about her Dad and I do not the faintest idea…I only imagine that he haddnt a good relationship with his whife as was already mentioned that they wanted to divorce.

      Maybe he is away from home for not having to face the wife? Maybe…hard to say but the fact is that Reo actually loves her parents ;). So I disregard the possibility of abuse
      maybe neglects but definitely not abuse ^^

      • Yi says:

        Agreed about Reo. I doubt the back story of Reo is so dark as active abuse, although I do think that there’s some sense of neglect and abandonment (at least from Reo’s point of view). I don’t think it’s that hard to imagine that Reo would still love her parents even if they are not always around. In fact, it seems only natural. She would not care as much for their presence and attention if she did not love them.

    • anabona32 says:

      But I actually agree with something else that I forgot to mention: the fact Mai helped Reo too much to evolve and that made her to become a much happier person,i loved when i read that she was making friends ^ _^
      And indeed I see that she has serious trust issues, I think deep down she is afraid to be abandoned again by people she loves as she was with her parents and this leads her to act so aggressively and to exclude herself from others.I mean… she is too proud to admit but i also agree that she would probably be in pieces if something happened to Mai, the proof was when she almost killed the girls in the classroom in the second eroge and refused to get close to others when she thought that she would no longer going to be with Mai anymore. I love her because while she’s cute she and is also very fierce and determined at the same time( especially for the last part!!)I like people who are not afraid to fight for what they believe…so the cute and tsundere thing is just an “extra”.
      But the fact is that from behind it I see that she is indeed a very problematic child…The poor thing…Lucky her that now she have Mai and some friends by her side :\

      • Yi says:

        Mostly agreed, except for this one little part:

        “the proof was when she almost killed the girls in the classroom in the second eroge”

        Reo is a toothless tiger. She may be fierce and loud, but she doesn’t really have the ability to harm anyone, much less kill someone. ^ ^

        Cheers!

        • AXYPB says:

          Recall also that for all the times she threatens to bite anyone, she only ever actually does bite Mai, and never without provocation.

        • anabona32 says:

          The “killing” thing was just a joke in figure of speech ^^
          But if I remember correctly she actually threw a chair or something alike and traumatized the classmates on the second eroge 😄
          But i just said that because if she had hit someone without wanting…Well…That would be pretty ugly.I say because’ve seen it happen once( and to this day I still dont know what happened to that person)XD

        • anabona32 says:

          Ha yes yes! 😄
          Like the people in my country says: ” If have teeth then it bites!” and so she will!

  39. A.K.A Black List says:

    The file in the rar of michell maidens is broken, CGC FIle is corrupted can you reupload please? i can’t take any longer for playing this game, thank you

    • I really wanted to provide rar parts for maides of michael but i dont know how to split it in parts 😦

      • Yi says:

        You can do so with winrar. Right click on the folder and select archive. There should be an option to archive it into parts. You can also specify how large each part should be. I hope this helps. ^ ^

    • Yi says:

      Hm… The file is a little too large for me to actually re-upload. There is a torrent link around though, so I’ve redirected the download link for Maidens of Michael to that.

      Of course, if anyone wants to split files and upload them, feel free. If not, that’s fine too. ^ ^

  40. Nyanjou says:

    Re: Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Hanabira Zome, BGM and VOICE in the sendspace upload are broken. Here are replacements, from DLsite’s version.
    Voice: http://www.mediafire.com/?8d7hcrucgshlc0t
    BGM: http://www.mediafire.com/?6obkrhir328a0rj
    Also, sendspace is a horrible site, and you should feel bad for using it. 86kb/s cap + free malware is just wrong.
    I’ll come back and post a mediafire link to a multipart .7zip later.

    • Nyanjou says:

      DLsite version of Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Tenshi no Hanabira Zome. It’s ‘only’ about $20 on DLsite, so please at least consider supporting Fuguriya. http://www.mediafire.com/?9r6x3y6zoebblbj

    • Yi says:

      As far as I know, sendspace does not have malware. That said, mediafire is the preferred one, although it does not allow uploads bigger than 200 mb.

      I would like to note too that I manage this blog and page on my free time, not just so that people can come and tell me that I should feel bad. I do not appreciate your language and attitude.

  41. Ryubei says:

    a bit to late but happy new year everyone ❤

  42. Du says:

    Will there be more visual novels?

  43. multi7 says:

    The link to the Suki Suki Mai-san audio-visual thing is dead (like every other link on that blog). Can anyone who has it reupload?

  44. hi guys, Here is a preview of the new SH project, with the assistance of Kuma and Leon on deviantart
    http://coldenic.deviantart.com/#/d5ojlmo
    http://coldenic.deviantart.com/#/d5qko8n

  45. tamed lion says:

    just wanted to mention that the links for the english patches for SonoHana 6&8 should be replaced by the final versions.

  46. Can you put up a torrent version of the series?

  47. sailorNeptune says:

    Can I translate the games in Spanish? The translation will post on this site, but please give credits …

  48. lanfear says:

    is A Kiss for the Petals a manga

  49. Sa Sa says:

    spanish *——–* i speak portuguese and english ! but more one language is amazing !

  50. mikastrike says:

    Where’s the english patch?

  51. AXYPB says:

    I wrote a brief analysis of the relationship between Kaede and her glasses on the post, Bespectacled: Clearly Seeing the Appeal of Megane. I would like comments on the parallels I’ve drawn therein.

  52. can any one provide me links where i can buy or read the tranlated light novels please

  53. Aldo says:

    emmm sorry if I look like an idiot or something like that, but what is exactly: “raw” really i dont know, i mean, my english is so-so but i dont know that word xD and other thing, i supose the games or graphic novels or some stuff that dont have the button “english translation” or “english patch” are in japanese right? and, i think, sooner or later everyones will have the english option right? please >_<

    • unknown :D says:

      means somethin that has not been translated into a language that is different from the origional e.g. japanese manga not translated = raw

  54. unknown :D says:

    if i decided to use a translater like atlas would it be better to translate from chinese to english or japanese to english?

  55. Hey, do you think someone here could provide a zip or .rar file with all of the original files in each of the Sono Hana games that was changed with each translation patch? I need to compile all the games in their original form, and frankly, I hate SendSpace. You’ll find out my reason why later.

  56. RisaMiya says:

    can someone please uploade risa-miya drama cd here?? i saw that it was uploaded on yamibo (http://www.yamibo.com/thread-186195-1-1.html), but i can’t download it from there for some reason!! ><

    • Yi says:

      Thanks for the Yamibo link. I think it’s set up so that not everyone has access:

      Risa Miya Drama CD (その花びらにくちづけを いちゃラブ春休み) is linked below.

  57. D11 says:

    Thanks for everything Yi and everyone who helped with the translations! ^^, I really enjoyed this series… well, at least the translated ones.
    Maidens of St Michael’s seems great, well, I guess I’ll wait until is translated, or I learn japanese, either way I’ll have to wait.

    P.D. I was also anoyed by the voice change of Nanami, and I don’t know if it is just me, but the characters seem a little different, anyway, again thanks :D.
    P.D.D Maybe you could put a specific forum where to discuss things about the games, it is kinda messy to follow a discussion about something like this, anyway, is just a recomendation.

    • Yi says:

      Thanks for your kind words, D11. As for the discussion, most of the visual novels actually have their own page (I write a review/impression of each), and there’s a lot of discussion about the games there. It’s just that people tend to want to come here sometimes. If you’re interested, you could take a look at the reviews (linked above under each visual novel).

      Cheers!

  58. amandalandim says:

    Once again Yuri and I decided to make a doujin for Sono Hana.
    This time it’s about the Valentine’s Day!
    Please, check the very first page out:
    http://yurilandim.deviantart.com/art/Hanabira-doujin-2-preview-350202317?ga_submit_new=10%253A1358994605

  59. neemti says:

    Risa and Miya Drama CD “A Cozy Spring Vacation”.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?o4mvq0xm37jat3t

  60. tamed lion says:

    Has YurinYurin recently posted some news about an official english translation for maidens of michael? or is anyone planing on doing a fan translation? I still wonder if YY is even planning to do so, but since the fan translations that i know are really great, i don’t mind how it’ll turn out. anyway, it would be great if someone knew how things are at the moment.

  61. coldenic says:

    para los hispano hablantes de este blog.. aqui les dejo la traduccion de un mini drama de Kaede y Sara :3
    gracias a la traduccion de Kumaichigo al ingles

    http://coldenic.deviantart.com/#/d5slawk

  62. AXYPB says:

    The next A Kiss For The Petals visual novel has been announced: Atelier no Koibito-tachi. Further details are pending.

  63. AXYPB says:

    I wrote an analysis of Kitajima Kaede’s character development throughout the visual novels in response to general misunderstanding of her character. It is a work in progress and I encourage fans of the series to read it and debate any points that I discuss.

    • Yi says:

      Oh wow. I skimmed a bit and will write a proper response when I get back in two weeks. (Going to be without my laptop while I travel.) It looks very detailed and in depth. I recommend everyone check out AXYPB’s posts on Kaede and Sono Hanabira. Certainly this one, and the one before.

  64. sonoFanatic :) says:

    Guys please make it quick i cannot wait the other sono hanabira novels they really excite me and what will happens to the story 😀 please!!! 😀

  65. hanaFan says:

    Hi. I’ve tried to download: Fuguriya – Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Artworks.zip but Rapidshare throws me an error “Download permission denied by uploader.”. Could someone reupload it (even in parts if the file is too big for other hosts) eg on mediafire?

  66. gozieson says:

    I decided to surf around fanfiction.net’s crossover section and I was intrigued at this particular crossover fanfic.

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8804250/1/Megami-no-Hanabira

    Apparently this is the girls placed in a Megami Tensei-esque universe and they have to fight for their survival. I was a little skeptical at first at how this will turn out since the girls would be placed under life and death situations but the execution in remarkable.

    It is a really good read if you do have the time to explore it. I highly recommend you guys checking it out.

    • Dancing pants says:

      Hell yeah!
      Shin Megami Tensei is my favorite RPG series of all time and being mixed with my favorite Visual Novel series make it even more awesome, like a dream come true!

    • Yi says:

      I do not know anything about Megami Tensei, so I’m sure I missed a lot of things in this fan fiction. Still, I could appreciate the read. It’s a bit hectic and fun. Thanks for the link!

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  68. GeReKo says:

    hello ^__^
    when the translate will be release guys For Risa and Miya ?

  69. GeReKo says:

    hello guys ..
    can i know when the translate will be release for this game please :))) ??

  70. brainrotter says:

    Hiya. It seems that Eden of Xeno is down, which means that there’s no way to read any of the translated light novels. Anyone know what’s going on? (Thanks!)

  71. Azzie says:

    Can anyone help me learn how to buy things from mangaoh?
    I can’t figure out what to put in the “フリーオーダー” box in the check out area…. and I really want one of the novels….

  72. alejandra says:

    When will it be translated into English the Amakute Otona no Chuu Torokeru
    Hanabira 9 – Takako x Runa and A Kiss for the Petals – Lily Platinum
    Lily Platinum
    Hanabira 10 – Eris x Shizuku
    thank you very much for your good work

    para cuando estara traducido en ingles el Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu
    Hanabira 9 – Takako x Runa y A Kiss for the Petals – Lily Platinum
    Lily Platinum
    Hanabira 10 – Eris x Shizuku
    muchas gracias por su buen trabajo

  73. AXYPB says:

    Yurin Yurin’s next visual novel, A Kiss For The Petals – Lovers of the Atelier, will be released on 29 March 2013 at a price of 2,625 yen. It will feature Risa and Miya once again, but it appears no other characters will make major appearances at this time.

    • Yi says:

      Ooh. Thanks for the update. This is pretty exciting! I wonder if Atelier is going back to the old format and length. Anyways, added to the index. ^ ^

  74. Set-chan says:

    I’m sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere in this thread, but it’s very long. ^_^ I’m having some trouble playing the game, and was wondering if someone could help me. Hopefully I’m just making a beginners mistake since this is my first time using Wine.

    I use a mac, so naturally I’m running this in wine/winebottler. I’ve downloaded both Hanabira2 and Hanabira7 and am having the same trouble with both. When I attempt to open HANA7.exe, Wine gives me two options 1). Run this program in user/blahblahblah or 2). “Convert to simple OS X Application to bundle with WineBottler.” When I select option #1 the window closes and nothing happens. When I select option #2 it opens a window which lets me install the game and create a prefix (please note I’m not tech literate and don’t actually know what this means.) I’ve done this successfully and have the app on my desktop with the icon, but when I attempt to open it, it opens a small window with a progress bar saying “loading” for a brief moment before quitting out.

    I’ve overcame a few problems by myself, but I’m stuck. Please help me!

    • Marking says:

      If you’re trying to run Hanabira on either Mac or Linux, you’re going to have to download a program that will patch a conflicting file in order for the VN to work on Wine (http://vn.i-forge.net/tools/#sono+hanabira+ni+kuchizuke+wo%C2%B1+linux+wine+fix). After you follow the instructions, the VN should be up and running. I have a number of them on my Macbook as I’m typing this. Hope it works out for you!

      • Set-chan says:

        Thanks, but I don’t think that’s the issue.

        That fix is supposed to apply to MGD, but when I open MGD it brings up a Terminal window which says…

        MyName-MacBook-Pro:~ me$ /Users/me/Downloads/わたしの王子さま/MGD ; exit;
        -bash: /Users/me/Downloads/わたしの王子さま/MGD: cannot execute binary file
        logout

        [Process completed]

        … and does not allow me to enter the command. It gives me this same error when I attempt to open the other extensions (is that the correct word?) which is why I don’t think it’s related to that bug.

        When I attempt to enter the command in a fresh Terminal window, it tells me the

        -bash: $: command not found

        Do you know what might cause this?

        • Marking says:

          What version of OS X are you using? I’m sure you already did this, but you have X11/Quartz installed, right?

          When you tried to open SonoHana with option 1, it didn’t give you an error message or anything? If Wine is being used, it should attempt to run Wine and then the VN. If it works, it should output an error, which is normal since the patch hasn’t been applied yet.

          I would change the folder to an English name, like “Hanabira 6” or something, since I have had problems running the VN in the past with a Japanese folder name. Try that and see if it works.

          I find WineBottler to be very problematic for me (had problems with sound for some reason), so I would recommend using PlayOnMac (http://www.playonmac.com/en/). The installation is very straightforward, but installing English translations and such is a little cumbersome.

          As for the fix itself, there are only Linux and Window binaries available, so you won’t be able to run the fjfix file via the Terminal. You’ll have to use Wine’s command terminal (should be accessible in both WineBottler and PlayOnMac) and execute fjfix.exe there.

          If you’d like, I take provide some kind of tutorial on how to run these games on Mac, since it’s a little different from Linux. It’ll take some time, but do try those methods first.

        • Yi says:

          Just want to say, thanks for helping out Marking. I lack the knowledge to be of help on the technical sides of things, and so it’s really awesome to have someone help out in the community. So thank you so so much! Love you. ^ ^

          Btw. love your site. Just realized that you are now linked to it. It’s wonderful!

  75. IgnikaMarcus says:

    My Dear Prince/Hanabira 2 won’t run for me. Neither the setup or application will work. And it doesn’t help that the error messages are unreadable.
    HELP PLEASE???

    • unknown :D says:

      all i did was create a file on my desktop, extract the zip inside it. then download the patch and install it into that folder it should work fine then. if it stil dont work perhaps you forgot to change to japanese locale, update your divx etc

      • IgnikaMarcus says:

        Well, I’m an idiot. It wouldn’t run because I kept the Japanese characters for the folder. I just made a folder with English text, put all the files in there (minus the original folder) and it runs perfectly.

  76. amandalandim says:

    This is a short Valentine’s Day story and it’s an all-ages doujin.
    Once again, the choosen couple was Mai and Reo. It takes place on February 14, Valentine’s Day.
    Mai has begged so much for chocolates that Reo hadn’t any other choice but make them.
    But things didn’t end up so well for the two of them.
    Find out what happens next!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    http://yurilandim.deviantart.com/art/01-354269977

    use to shift through the pages
    Ps: manga style reading.

    Artwork by Yuri
    Story by Amanda Landim
    Edition by AXYPB and Kuma Ichigo

  77. hanaFan says:

    “Music Box of Memories” / “Xenocross – Music Box Of Memories” had been upload to Dynasty Scans reader: http://dynasty-scans.com/series/music_box_of_memories – Ch1 and ch2 but maybe other chapters will be available in the future.

  78. Marking says:

    For Set-Chan or anyone else who wants to run this series on Mac OS X, I’ve made a guide that shows you how to do just that: http://mkdu.de/sonohana

    Hope this helps out those with a Mac. 😀

  79. amandalandim says:

    The pre-order for Lovers of the Atelier is now available on MangaOh.

    http://mangaoh.co.jp/catalog/312874/

  80. popo12 says:

    this doesn’t work on windows 8 does it? I tried and it didnt seem to.

    I can’t get this game to work, I’ve tried appocale, and changed the language to Japanese, and I still play it.

    Still can’t play it. *

    • Yi says:

      First, I’m not sure if this works on Windows 8, so we’ll just have to wait for someone else with Windows 8 to report back later.

      Secondly, if you’re getting an error message, a quick fix that some have suggested before is to move all the folder to a new folder and that may get rid of some issues.

      Finally, I’ve consolidated your comments. Please refrain from redundant comments. Thanks.

  81. Marking says:

    While I was testing some Chinese translations for the upcoming step in regards to installing Chinese patches for Mac, I came across the Chinese translation patch for the ninth Sono Hanabira visual novel (Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu). I don’t think it’s been posted here, so I went ahead and hosted the zip file: http://files.markinglifestyle.com/sh_ch/SonoHanaCN_09.zip

    Simply place these files in the folder where you downloaded/installed the ninth visual novel. Run “HANA9chs.exe” to read in Chinese.

    • Yi says:

      Ahh, thanks! I actually had this patch in my Hanabira folder, but for some odd reason, I just never added it to the index. Thanks for the link and the reminder!

  82. Reina Nanako says:

    does the VN maidens of michael already has english patch?>___<

  83. KB★ says:

    do you have download links for reo-ppoi radio and mai-ppoi radio? 😀

  84. unknown :D says:

    theres so much vanilla in these hanabiras i might go diabetic 😛

  85. Random Anoymous says:

    Do you have the link for Maidens of Michael Chinese patch if any is out?
    Thanks in advance. ^^

  86. mikaru says:

    falaram que ia ter a reo kawamura nesse game: g.e-hentai.org/g/570007/5ad977c918/?p=13, mais acho que só ela aparece na hora das brigas

  87. Reina Nanako says:

    i find this really cute :))

    and whoever made this in classroom… he/she sure has guts:))

  88. Chibiya Amamiya says:

    where do they usually upload the reo-ppoi radio? if it’s from Nico Nico Douga, mind sharing us the link pls? 🙂
    I’ll try to download, compile and share them as long as i know the link/channel 🙂

  89. Chibiya Amamiya says:

    download links to Reo-ppoi Radio
    just click on the box that says : [MP3 を抽出] to download in HQ
    NOTE: for future episodes, just go to their NND playlist(http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/23790995), copy the link of the new episode, paste it to this site:(http://nicosound.anyap.info/) then click MP3 を抽出] to download the audio in HQ

    ep50: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm20162924
    ep49: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm20043685
    ep48: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19921460
    ep47: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19816615
    ep46: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19641551
    ep45: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19532404
    ep44: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19432900
    ep43: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19321087
    ep42: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19214614
    ep41: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm19109415
    ep40: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18944912
    ep39: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18833192
    ep38: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18711791
    ep37: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18587830
    ep36: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18465033
    ep35: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18346779
    ep34: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18171542
    ep33: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm18053541
    ep32: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17926366
    ep31: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17802687
    ep30: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17673229
    ep29: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17544191
    ep28: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17349820
    ep27: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17209047
    ep26: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm17074640
    ep25: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16939557
    ep24: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16812173
    ep23: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16694794
    ep22: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16504440
    ep21: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16391037
    ep20: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16274859
    ep19: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm16154692
    ep18: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15959468
    ep17: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15835581
    ep16: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15703367
    ep15: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15564657
    ep14: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15437453
    ep13: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15282256
    ep12: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm15112182
    ep11: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14973778
    ep10: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14848755
    ep09: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14733877
    ep08: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14528199
    ep07: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14394950
    ep06: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14243402
    ep05: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14117053
    ep04: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm13969805
    ep03: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm13849170
    ep02: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm13720604
    ep01: http://nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm13581790

  90. Chibiya Amamiya says:

    Whoa. i can’t see my post regarding the download links to Reo-ppoi Radio
    so i decided to write it in my Facebook notes
    the download links are written in there:)
    Yi, if you can(and want), feel free to post the links 🙂
    i can’t post the dem links D:
    anyway, here: http://www.facebook.com/notes/chibiya-amamiya/reo-ppoi-radio-dl-links/144884879011008

    • Yi says:

      Thank you, Chibiya Amamiya, for your links! (p.s. The previous comments were placed into moderation pending approval by the system because of the abundance of links. It is now up. ^ ^).

  91. Hi! says:

    Thanks for all that you have done, you rock. By the way, Do you know if it’s there going to be another Mai x Reo Visual Novel?

  92. Marking says:

    I’ve created some automatic scripts to help Mac and Linux users install the Sono Hanabira visual novels here: http://mkdu.de/sh_scripts

    If you have feedback on the scripts, please post them in the main SonoHana for Guide page (http://mkdu.de/sonohana). I’m especially looking for Linux users testing these scripts out. Hope this makes the process even easier for the rest of us fans without Windows. 😀

    • Yi says:

      Awesome!! Thank you, marking. ^ ^

    • Marking says:

      I’ve just updated the scripts to Beta 2. This update fixes font issues that would cause the visual novel(s) to crash during gameplay. This update also fixes an installation failure when installing SonoHana 1 in Japanese. Remember, please try these scripts and provide feedback at the above links if possible. I’m especially looking for Linux users testing these. Thanks again, everyone! 😀

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  94. Person in need of help! says:

    May I know if there is a way to solve the problem of the dialogue displaying ” ??????” instead of Chinese characters? 😦
    I am playing the Chinese patch of SHK10.
    Thanks in advance! 😀

  95. AXYPB says:

    Risa-Miya Theater has been translated by Yuri Project and Petals’ Garden. Episode 01 is available on YouTube and in MKV format.

  96. Reina Nanako says:

    is there a way to adjust the screen size of the game?
    the resolution is kinda big for my monitor._.

  97. AXYPB says:

    Pre-order incentives for A Kiss For The Petals – Lovers of the Atelier include a size B6 pencil board and exclusive bonus prints from Sofmap, Medio, AMPnet, Stellaworth, and Toranoana. The prints from Sofmap, AMPnet, and Toranoana are based on scenes not included in the currently available sample images.

    • Yi says:

      The pencil boards look amazing, although a bit embarrassing to use in public. It’s a wonderful thing to have though. ^ ^

  98. Anito says:

    Dear Admin, would you mind sharing the walkthrough for the SonoHana series?
    Ive seen a comment once on what choices grant the good ending but I can find it anymore. Please help

  99. KB★ says:

    say, every when do they release an episode of Reo-ppoi radio?

  100. Chibiya Amamiya says:

    good news for those who are waiting for english patch of SonoHana 9(I think?)
    http://vntls.tindabox.net/week/2013-03-02

  101. Amazake Aihara says:

    GAAAAAAAAOOOOOO!!! XDi can’t wait for march 29!XD
    by the way, awesome blog you have there!

    • Yi says:

      Awwww. Thank you so much! That really means a lot. Comments and people like you keep me going, even if this blog is taking up more time than I have. Cheers, Amazake Aihara darling! ^ ^

  102. Lena says:

    Can someone please help me, I just installed Michael no Otome-tachi, but I just can’t save the game.
    Everything else works perfectly fine but whenever I want to save, it just doesn’t work

    • Yi says:

      I’m not sure what the problem is per se. It may be a problem with your installation or your administrator privileges. You can try reinstalling the game. Or you can try to run as administrator. Hopefully, one of those fixes your problem. Good luck.

    • Chibiya Amamiya says:

      I once encountered this and managed to fix it by changing my screen resolution settings.
      this kind of error occurs if your system has small screen resolution. hope that helps

  103. The first for the left

    I was searching for the anime for this spring and I found it. Can someone say me if is for real or is just a joke?

    sorry if my english is bad

  104. Chibiya Amamiya says:

    weekly update for march 9’s VN translation progress
    SonoHana 9 = 10/18 scripts translated
    source: http://vntls.tindabox.net/week/2013-03-09

  105. Massaca says:

    Would anyone be willing to reupload Michael no Otome-tachi to Mediafire for me please? If so you’ll have to split it into six 199 meg part files with WinRar. I can’t do torrents and I’m hesitant to use Mega and absolutely will not download their app thing or whatever is required.

    So if anyone will but doesn’t know, here’s how:
    – Right click the Michael no Otome-tachi folder and select “add to archive”
    – in the bottom left corner is a box labeled “split to volumes, bytes”. Type in 199 meg then hit ok.
    – Now just upload all 6 parts.

    Hoping someone can help me out with this.

    Also, whilst I’m here, anyone know of the progress of Lily Platinum’s english translation?
    I tried checking the YuriProject wiki but it just keeps timing out. Tried about 10 hours ago and again now. Just won’t go :/
    Links I’m trying are:
    http://wiki.yuriproject.org/
    http://wiki.yuriproject.org/lily_platinum

  106. ★Kano★ says:

    i finished the VNs and just watched the OVA. is it just me or Mai has a different VA in the OVA? O_O
    they do sound different for me. in the games, she sounded mature while in the OVA she sounded like a kid. but Reo still has the same voice. i’m kinda confused here O____O

    • Drinkie says:

      She has the same VA in both the games and the OVA i dunno why they decided to make Mai sound like a kid in the OVA

  107. Micah says:

    Hey guys, I tried to access yuriproject wiki from the last few days, but keeps getting a time out, does anybody knows what happen to it? :/

  108. unknown :D says:

    anybody read poor poor lips? i was wondering if someone knew where to find volume 4 to download. tks 🙂 been looking everywhere.

  109. Gummy_worm says:

    Man, i just cant wait for Lovers of the Atelier

    Quick! someone tell me a way to fast forward 12 or so days!

  110. KB★ says:

    11 days left before the release of Lovers of the Atelier

    SOMEBODY PLEASE LEND ME A TIME MACHINE!XD

  111. ★Kano★ says:

    about the embryo part……..hey……just what on earth did i just-
    it’s possible?! O___o
    http://dynasty-scans.com/chapters/music_box_of_memories_ch02#15

    • Anito says:

      nice link, but do you know when Chap 3 will come out?

    • Gummy_worm says:

      Its science baby science, it has to be weird

    • Yi says:

      I’m assuming it’s talking about gene fusion of two female eggs’ haploid DNA to make an embryo with a full set of chromosomes from two female parents (complete with all the processes of recombination and such). With the current technology we have, it is not possible.

      • Fyn says:

        Actually, it is ENTIRELY possible. But there was a high chance of defects for the offspring so its not recommended. For now…
        Heres the link:
        http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1769356.stm

        • Yi says:

          I should note, my comment refers to human embryos. It has worked in mice, but none so far in humans. I should also note that high chance of defects means that it is not possible, ethically or legally, to do so. The major issue isn’t as much with haploidisation. It’s genomic imprinting. It’s not just high chance of defects; the embryo will not develop. To say it is ENTIRELY possible is optimistic.

          A further note, the BBC article you linked is from 2002, and although optimistic (as well as leaves out key points on the Kaguya mice and some of the more science-y details), the barriers that have kept this from happening with humans are still not overcome within the last decade.

          For a more relevant study, Nature’s paper abstract is nice: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v428/n6985/abs/nature02402.html

          A quick search on PUBMED also shows nothing new published on this in recent. With time, we may be able to understand epigenetics and human imprinting genes enough to manipulate it, but with the current understanding and technology, we cannot.

          An aside on scientific journals, sources are actually very important. When it gets to very specialized sciences (physics, biology, medicine), major publications can often have misleading or lacking information, as well as draw their own conclusions.

        • Fyn says:

          Did you read the article? It says there:
          “It’s being done in human eggs as we speak and the first results are going to be presented at a conference in April.”
          “It has been done, it looks promising… I believe its going to be available sooner than we expected. We initially thought two to three years; now 18 months”
          “The Chicago team, led by Yuri Verlinsky, made headlines last year with the birth of Adam Nash – the first so-called “spare part” baby”
          “Adam was born from an embryo specially selected to match his sister Molly, who needed matching stem cells to save her from the fatal illness Fanconi’s Anaemia”
          It has already been done successfully, but not recommended.
          Not to mention, the possibility of Religious attacks. (They kept on shaming my religion)
          .
          What your talking about is “parthenogenetic development” wherein the subject will give birth asexually or through the unfertilized egg. In the link I gave, it simply talks about extracting the subjects DNA from the donor and implanting it to the receiving egg.
          It can be done by extracting the Eggs cells DNA or by converting the “Stem Cell” into a sperm
          http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6547675.stm

        • Yi says:

          Yes I did. And I actually understood it well enough. Did you understand it yourself?

          This is exactly what I’m talking about that the article can be misleading, especially for those who are not well-versed in the science. There is so much confusion in your comment…

          ““It has been done, it looks promising… I believe its going to be available sooner than we expected. We initially thought two to three years; now 18 months”

          This is either referring to the mouse study or referring to research on haploidisation, but not to full development. In humans, we have been able to perform haploidisation with somatic cells. However, we have not successfully had a baby. Notice also that the quotation is intentionally vague on what “it” is.

          “It’s being done in human eggs as we speak and the first results are going to be presented at a conference in April.”

          This is certainly about haploidisation, and again not about fertilization and implantation.

          First of all, Adam Nash is a completely separate case. He is simply an embryo that has undergone screening to make him compatible with his donor. The inclusion of “spare part baby” to this article is disingenuous, as it has little to do with what we’re talking about. He has a male father and a female mother. His embryo didn’t go through any significant changes other than having been screened first for the wanted traits.

          This highlights my point about the amount of misunderstanding there exists in science articles published by non-scientific journals. BBC article puts together separate researches and draws its own conclusions just because they happen to involve babies. I still have no idea what Adam Nash has to do with the topic at hand. It doesn’t.

          “In the link I gave, it simply talks about extracting the subjects DNA from the donor and implanting it to the receiving egg.”

          Oh, but it’s not so simple! That’s what I’m trying to point out. We can extract subject DNA, and perhaps even fertilize, but the embryo can’t develop properly. By the way, we can’t just extract DNA and inject it and expect it to work. It has to be packaged in a cell, otherwise, it immediately gets degraded if you just have a soup of DNA. Conception involves a lot of mechanisms. Imprinting is a key part of it—methylisation tag genes from each parent and turns them on or off. However, when we try it with somatic cells, the imprinting cannot be done right.

          The article and you far simply the process. What I am talking about is indeed related to parthogenetic development, but it’s not the same thing. Parthogenetic development is the similar to the process we are going after, because we need to use somatic cells as the “sperm.”

          Once again, it has not been done in humans! And please, do your research properly from peer-reviewed articles, and have a proper understanding of biochemistry, genetics, and epigenetic if you want to argue further. Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry is a good place to start, and tends to be the textbook of choice for most college biochemistry courses. Harper’s is common too.

          Finally, the second BBC article you linked is about making sperm cells from male stem cells. Again, this doesn’t apply to what we want, as epigentics is again at work here. (Not to mention, the sperm cells made are not shown to be mature or functioning.)

          Now, did you read (and understand) the article I linked?

          Here’s another one:
          http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v25/n9/abs/nbt1331.html
          http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v428/n6985/full/nature02402.html

          This is about the Kaguya mouse—the first embryo with two different female mothers.

        • Fyn says:

          @Yi
          Yeah, I read your articles but it is only a report about the experiment on mouse. It said nothing about any chances of using it on humans. And it uses so much vocabularies that we do not use in our country. So I guess I cannot really understand your link much. Sorry 😦
          But anyway….

          “This is either referring to the mouse study or referring to research on haploidisation, but not to full development. In humans, we have been able to perform haploidisation with somatic cells. However, we have not successfully had a baby. Notice also that the quotation is intentionally vague on what “it” is.”
          -Nope, I just forgot to highlight it but it says on the 3rd paragraph of the article that “The new method is already being tested on human eggs and could be available in as little as 18 months’ time.”
          Forgive me for not highlighting it 😦

          “This is certainly about haploidisation, and again not about fertilization and implantation.”
          -uhhh…….what? o_O
          It completely says on the article that it is about the female to female reproduction.

          “dam Nash is a completely separate case. He is simply an embryo that has undergone screening to make him compatible with his donor…”
          – Yeah, I reread that part and I guess you won this one. 😛

          “Oh, but it’s not so simple! That’s what I’m trying to point out….”
          – No need to explain the whole process mate (-_-)
          I know how it works, I just said simple because its…well…simpler

          Once again, it has not been done in humans!
          – They are just not giving out any updates (the article made on 2002) because they dont want any religious mob pounding on their door. But come on, it was said that they have donors, they have funds, they have the technology, and they have the enthusiasm. Whats else are hindering them?
          They are just waiting till they finished all the necessary tests before they can conclude anything.
          (Or maybe, I just cant find the article, yet?)

          “Finally, the second BBC article you linked is about making sperm cells from male stem cells.”
          – Sorry, I never noticed that one. Heres the fixed link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3323846/Sperm-cells-created-from-female-embryo.html

          Amazing isnt it?
          Science gathers more discoveries than mankind gathers wisdom. Its so amazing it makes me sad :,(

        • Yi says:

          @Fyn: I’d rather not spend too much time on it, so this will be my last attempt to address this.

          ” “The new method is already being tested on human eggs and could be available in as little as 18 months’ time.”

          Notice again that it says “new method” without actually specifying what method it’s talking about. Most likely, it is referring to haploidsation of human eggs, but not to creating embryos. Once more, this is only one of the numerous steps needed to make a baby.

          “-uhhh…….what? o_O
          It completely says on the article that it is about the female to female reproduction.”

          The article is about female female reproduction, but the research it cites (nor the paragraph) is not exactly about that. The research is about one of the steps that we may take to get there: haploidisation. It says nothing about the rest of the steps. I don’t fault you for not understanding this, as the actual biochemistry involved is very complicated and oft requires several advanced courses in related fields to fully appreciate. The article is intentionally vague so that it can draw a sensationalized conclusion. An analogy would be a physics article that cites invention of propulsion as the research and flying to another galaxy as the conclusion. The article title may say: “Colonizing another galaxy in the near future”, while the researches talked about is merely firing off rockets on earth and to the moon.

          Case in point, the inclusion of Adam Nash is also to further that misleading conclusion.

          “I know how it works”

          Clearly, you didn’t. If you did, you would realize the importance of epigentics and activation of the processes. You would also not confuse the researches mentioned in the article.

          “They are just not giving out any updates (the article made on 2002) because they dont want any religious mob pounding on their door. But come on, it was said that they have donors, they have funds, they have the technology, and they have the enthusiasm.”

          Who is they? Any researcher would jump at an opportunity to publish a breakthrough like this. It’s not because of religious mobs. Trust me, a publication on this will earn you enough fame, grants, and position offers in the scientific community that fringe religious mobs will hardly be a concern. You can’t find the articles because there isn’t one. Check the major science databases and journals: NCBI, Pubmed, Science, Nature… None of them has mentioned this being done in humans.

          “Whats else are hindering them?
          They are just waiting till they finished all the necessary tests before they can conclude anything.”

          They have donors, they may have grants, but they certainly don’t have the technology. That’s the whole point I cited the articles—the ones with the Kaguya mouse with too much vocabulary. Those vocabulary mean something; it means we don’t have the technology yet to do it. If you did understand those paper abstracts, you will realize why we can’t do it yet. We can’t get past imprinting. (Of course, I’m assuming you don’t have a background in biochemistry, genetics, medicine, or any of the related fields, so I guess you will have to take my word for it… Or just continue believing in your version of science fiction.)

          Now, let’s talk about the telegraph article.

          This is a legitimate article that addresses a relevant point: sperm from a female cell line. Here are key points that it leaves out. First, although it is true that they were able to make sperm—to be more precise, spermatogonia, a primitive sperm—they were unable to make the primitive sperm mature further to be functioning. This is yet another barrier: we also can’t get past maturation of germ cells. As such, these IVD sperm cannot be used for fertilization.

          Here’s the relevant article from the research team (Newcastle University, 2009): http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/human-sperm-created-from-embryonic-stem-cells1#.UU8oFRysiSo

          So we see now that in addition to imprinting, we have yet another thing that’s hindering making this into reality. And who knows what other issues may arise with each additional step.

          Maybe in several years, we may see this happen. But as of now, we don’t have the science to do it!

          People tend to far simplify processes without realizing how intricate every step of the process is. Something as “simple” as turning off a set of genes (we have two sets, and we use only one) can be difficult, near impossible, for us to do. Or, something as “simple” as developing a mature sperm from an embryonic cell line can also be difficult, as we do not have the precise control over genetic expression.

          Now, this is the last I want to say of this topic, because I don’t want to spend more time looking at peer-reviewed articles accepted within the scientific community any longer. (One difference between peer-reviewed science articles and those that are for the laymen is specificity on what is done and a distinct lack of claims of spurious possibilities. It is irresponsible to do otherwise. Note that all the layman articles that you cited set the possibilities in some distant future and their self-drawn conclusions as indefinite.) You are free to believe what you want to believe, and you are free to blame the lack of babies with two biological female mothers on solely on religious pressures. I will tell you otherwise, and I will say that as of now, early 2013, we just cannot do it. I hope, for the others interested in this thread, that they found this educational.

          Science is amazing indeed. And nature is so beautifully complicated. It’s hard to appreciate all aspects and details of it.

        • Fyn says:

          @Yi
          Right when I saw how started your argument with “I’d rather not spend too much time on it, so this will be my last attempt to address this.” and how you highlight “” “Maybe in several years, we may see this happen. But as of now, we don’t have the science to do it!” I already knows that you plan to end this and I agree, im done pretending to be smart.
          If you say that you have the background for the necessary knowledge, then I guess I will have to just shut it and listen to you. I love debates but I am a sport. You win. 🙂

        • AXYPB says:

          Please be advised that as you admit to “pretend to be smart”, Yi is currently studying medicine in Taiwan and has documented this for several years on this website.

        • Fyn says:

          @AXYPB
          Yup, I saw that to. I guess its not such a hard fall at all, (considering how respectful Yi is in handling my stupidity)

        • Yi says:

          @AXYPB: Thanks darling. ^ ^

          I also hold a Bachelor’s from UC Berkeley in molecular cell biology, emphasis immunology, have worked in research in leading facilities in the world, and have had publications (although never as first author) as an undergraduate, before starting medical school.

          @Fyn: Thanks for the discussion, which I’m sure will be educational for those reading! And thank you for being a great sport. Admittedly, I started getting snarky in the later comments. That was uncalled for, and I apologize for that. 😦 Thank you for putting up with my arrogance.

          Cheers dear!

    • Amazake Aihara says:

      alright. i’m a nurse here and my mind is now full of fvck @_@
      that caught me off guard :))

  112. Black Cat says:

    I’m Japanese and can’t wait for Lovers of the Atelier!!!!!
    I’ll buy as soon as YurinYurin releases it!I’m sure that it is absolutely gonna b amazing!!!!
    Risa x Miya is the best couple!!!

  113. tamed lion says:

    hey, I’ve just read a manga chapter called “music box of memories”, including all of the Sono Hanabira characters. It’s said to be a side story to a bigger project called Intermezzo. Can someone tell me what to expect from that? Is it about SonoHana, or did I get something wrong?

  114. AXYPB says:

    The next visual novel from Yurin Yurin has been announced: Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Tenshi no Akogare. This is the second title that was teased in the leaflet posted in January and features a new couple. It was implied that it would not be related to Sonohana as it was written and illustrated by members of another studio, but this new visual novel has been given the Sonohana name. How it will be related to previous Fuguriya and Yurin Yurin titles remains to be seen.

    • kumaichigo says:

      “Members of another studio” was not correct. Madoka Yukari (writer) has been freelance, and Kogado studio had joined to Sonohana product from Maidens of Michael.

      • AXYPB says:

        Thank you for the clarification. Is Kogado Studio considered a co-developer for Yurin Yurin in this case? I was informed that they only provided assistance and were still full-time members of their own studio.

        • kumaichigo says:

          Sorry, I AM not correct.
          Writer’s pen name = Madoka Madoka (円まどか) or Yukari Yukari (縁ゆかり).
          (She is also active duty nurse.)
          About Kogado, I can’t find evidence. Probably it’s only rumor.

    • Gummy_worm says:

      Those are some niiiiice…outfits the girl got there 😛

      jk, ill be waiting for more news of it

    • Yi says:

      Nurse!! ❤

      Anyways, thanks for the update, and added it to the index. I am also curious as how this fits into the Sono Hanabira universe as well as what this means for the franchise that’s now under two different productions. It’s kind of an interesting place where Sono Hanabira sits.

      Anyways, nurses!!! (Though… her bosom is really really large…)

      • bladezer says:

        Huh, maybe this may finally give us the answer to why the school nurse is never in the infirmary or maybe their students at a integrated college at st Micheal’s, wouldn’t be surprising seeing as they have a high school, middle school and primary school section.

        • Luz Terin says:

          Haha, just my thought.In the middle of replaying the third one and it’s the scene where Reo collapsed and Mai was carrying here to the infirmary and Mai said “Nurse!…Not here again?!” “Why is the nurse always gone?”
          So it’s a probability the new one with the nurses is somehow tied with it.Well I’m hoping anyway.Probably the story is developed in nurse school (or something like that) and towards the end of the game one of the two gets a job at St.Michaels and the reason she’s not in the infirmary much is because of her lover xD
          I imagine anyway..

        • Amazake Aihara says:

          that’s a possibility, actually 😄

        • Froggy_Raccoon says:

          http://petalsgarden.axypb.net/2012/01/13/partial-translation-of-fuguriyas-faq/ Here, you have a begining of answer to “Why the nurse office is always empty

    • AXYPB says:

      A release date of 31 May 2013 has been announced.

  115. Gummy_worm says:

    5 days until the new RisaxMiya game, THE WAIT IS KILLING ME ARRRGHHHH!

  116. Micah says:

    Is there anywhere I can see Sonohana 9 script? cause YP website has been down for a long time now

  117. Pingback: [Eroge] Hanabira

    • serventsaber says:

      Thank you so much! ❤

    • Amazake Aihara says:

      whoa! it’s already up for download!O_o
      internet sure is fast and a scary place O_o
      Thank you so much!

    • I’ll be working on getting better distribution going for Atelier as soon as I can work out the conversion from .bin to .iso and do the necessary .zip encryption. Also, I’ll be either doing one or two separate torrents on TPB, too, depending on whether I kill the old torrent or not.

    • Wonderllama says:

      I hate these new file formats! What happened to the old style? Is there another version available? Those were easier to play/edit.

      • ★Kano★ says:

        maybe they finally realized that it’s easy to pirate it online. so they decided to use a new strategy. but nevertheless, i got the game working

        • Tsugumi says:

          I’m sorry to ask a dumb question, but I was wondering how you were able to get it to work? I’ve tried almost everything and really didn’t want to bother anyone by asking, but since I couldn’t figure it out on my own I thought maybe I’d ask…. I’m so sorry to cause any trouble ><

      • ★Kano★ says:

        @Tsugumi you can get it to work by using Daemon Tools Lite

        • Tsugumi says:

          @★Kano★: Thank you so much for responding to my question x3 I tried using the Daemon Tools Lite program earlier as well, but no matter how many times I try to use it, I get a blue pop-up window with codes(?) in it? I’m not too sure how to work the .cue and .bin together in the program, because the .bin doesn’t seem to be compatible with anything on my computer ><);;

      • ★Kano★ says:

        @Tsugumi : all i did was install daemon tools lite then clicked the .cue of SonoHana since it has the icon of Daemon tools after installing it then it worked O_o

        • Tsugumi says:

          @★Kano★: Ah, I see, no matter what I do, it takes me to the setup.exe thing, and when I try going through with the whole process at the end, a blue window pops up with weird words and stuff, I think it’s coding, but I’m not sure… If an .iso version comes out, I will probably wait for it, since I can’t get this to work >< Thank you so much for your help though, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me figure out how to work it ^^

      • ShizukuErisuFan says:

        You have Daemon Tools, I am aware with that. Now, follow this instructions step by step:
        1. Extract the .rar files.
        2. You should now have one (or two) of these file with these extensions; .cue/ .bin/ .mds / .mdf.
        3. Then, run Daemon Tools. Select the drop-down menu: File>Add Image(s). Search for .cue or .bin or any file that available from the extracted rar file.
        4. After selecting the file required, an icon should be created inside the image files (iso or bin blablabla) browser.
        5. Right click at the icon and there should be Mount Image option. Click it.
        6. Then, without closing any browser or explorer on your windows that are related to the file you desire to install, open a new [My Computer] window. At the partition of additional removable storage, there should be an icon of the image file that you have mounted before. Click it.
        7. Yeah, you can install the game normally after an installation window popped out.
        8. If you get an undefined windows stating an error in a language or codes that you do not comprehend, well, you have missed this very important step: Change your system locale to Japan. For more information, please read the instructions and steps that have been provided in this forum comment section (courtesy to Yi) that has been buried. Search it with all your might.
        9. After your system changes has been made (which includes the rebooting of your pc), you will need to install the file again. Follow the same steps.
        10. If this still cannot solve the error, well, you are out of your luck. Please download another file from other encoder(s), which I really do not recommend you to do so, or just purchase the game legally.

        • Tsugumi says:

          @ShizukuErisuFan: Wow, thank you so much for the detailed description, everyone here is so kind x3 I just tried out what you mentioned about the locale and got it to successfully work ^^ I can’t thank you and ★Kano★ enough for taking the time to help me with this x3 Oh, and thank you of course to the links provider, and Yi as well – Thank you, thank you, thank you x3

        • Bio says:

          i hope u can help me out. when i extract i get a error and not everything is extracted. is that normal? also used daemon lite and it just gives me the setup which doesnt even work. am i doomed to never play this vn?

        • GenocideAngel says:

          It says Max regex search depth exceeded??

        • Zey says:

          Hi, I wonder if someone have the same problem as me, when I launch the game after installing it, I can hear the sound and it seems like I can click on the menus as well, however the screen is completly white.
          It’s weird because it seems that I have installed the game correctly, I even used KiriKiri to extract the data.xp3 files to see if there was a problem with the datas, but everything seems to be okay.
          Hm what now, I have installed the others game as well, my system’s locales are in Japanese and the others game all work without problem on my computer.
          (Oh, and my operating system is Win 7 x64)

        • Zey says:

          Okay guys, found the answer to my own question.
          Take care if you have two monitor, and especially if you use Actual Multiple Monitor for things such as extend taskbar, it’s the cause of the white screen.

        • Fairytailez says:

          i’m using mac and i don’t get step 6? sorry

      • Misaki says:

        but i can’t install it on my laptop…..even with instruction above TT.TT
        i can’t open it with winrar TT.TT

        • Yi says:

          You have to join with a program such as HJSplit first. You can get HJSplit just by googling it. It’s a free program. Then extract with winrar and follow install instructions.

      • tsuki says:

        Hi, I’ve downloaded but when I try to unzip it says that the file is corrupted “error CRC” =/ the 001 part is the one with error.. I’ve tried to download it again but still not working so it wasnt a download error.. can you help me please? Thank you for the wonderful site and all the things you guys do here! I think its awesome =]

        • tsuki says:

          I did the join with the program befor unzipping and it worked, sorry for disturbing and thank you very much for the explanation (somehow I hadn’t seen it before :’$ sorry )

        • Yi says:

          Hey tsuki. Sorry for the late response. I have had a busy few months.

          In any case, if you are still around, I have added another link that doesn’t need joining. Hope this helps.

      • K. says:

        Can I please ask for a reupload? FileFactory has given me an “Upgrade to Premium” notice in three days. I’m not sure if it’s my luck or what. OTL

      • Misaki says:

        Thnks for your advice Yi 🙂
        but when i launch this game, This game can’t be in fullscreen mode O.oa
        even i click fullscreen mode from option menu, but it couldn’t fullscreen DX
        any idea Yi ? O.oa

        • Yi says:

          I’m not sure what the issue is, but then again, I think I’ve never tried to full screen, nor was I aware there’s such a function. 😦

      • empbike says:

        help please, i tried to join the files with HJSplit and program doesn’t recognize the files 😦 please help

        • Yi says:

          It seems some have found the files to be corrupt. I have included a new link that doesn’t require joining.

  118. Wonderllama says:

    In other news, more images of the next “Sono Hanabira” game has been released. http://yurinyurin.com/tenshinoakogare/graphic.html

    Honestly… I absolutely hate it. It’s not sexy at all. Ridiculously sized breasts! SonoHana games will always be in Peko’s artwork to me. No one can top the original. It’s untouchable! I hope this experiment with new artists doesn’t go too far. Peko 4 life!

    • Amazake Aihara says:

      agree. huge-sized breasts weren’t really that appealing(well for me) anyway. dunno with the rest of the guys, especially for those are only after for the “action” (yes, there are VN readers who plays VNs just to see some “action” and ignore the plot/story which is kinda saddening and view them as fap material). but as for now, let’s see how this new SonoHana will fare for us fans. they say that “don’t judge the book by its cover”.

      P.S. still Peko-tan for life! X))
      /SHOT TO DEATH

      • Amazake Aihara says:

        And by Huge-sized breasts, i meant by EXAGGERATED sized breast

      • anabona32 says:

        Huge-sized breasts or EXAGGERATED sized breast NEVER were so appealing to me(and for a lot of people too, thanks God.) too
        In fact it is just disgusting in most of times and an unstimulating thing to see in almost every anime\manga-thing/etc where its apear in my opinion.

    • Gummy_worm says:

      Well I like the new art style but Peko remains king/queen? in my heart, and also because Madoka is awesome at writing lovey-dovey interaction between girl couples, something I really love about the SonoHana series aside from how adorable the characters are, so sure I’ll give it a try

    • anabona32 says:

      I hate it too!^^ -high five-
      But let’s wait to see if at least the story will be good….

      To be honest i dont care if is Peko or not as long as the story remain good ^^
      Mainly because anime\ manga etc… NEEDS more stories like this, but i do have to agree and say that THOSE Ridiculously sized BOOBS are hard to swallow in any circumstance (and even with a good story involved) uu’

    • ShizukuErisuFan says:

      Well, I dislike big breasted 2D girls. Yes, I hated them.
      However, the artist for Tenshi no Akogare has one of the best visual art in visual novel history.
      You should look for [Konayuki Fururi] VN developed by Bloom Handle, in which I believe that it is the parent company of Fuguriya before. Well, this is my guessing though because Fuguriya uses the same visual novel control system as Bloom Handle, while Bloom Handle is a VN company that has been around the industry before Fuguriya is born. Yeah, Peko also has produced arts for Bloom Handle previously, and it is most noticeable in the VN which I stated above and Peko also has contributed in [Hapitora], [Aki no Urara no~Akaneiro Shoutengai] and many more from the Bloom Handle.

    • Yi says:

      Images are lovely and crisp, although I’ll add one more voice to the dislike for exaggerated bosom. I’m not too particular about breast sizes—big, small, medium, whatever—but I do wish for a little modesty in terms of distortions to proportions. While I realize that anime is a style that affords and thrives on distorting certain features for aesthetics, this exaggeration borders on the ridiculous. It is not appealing to me.

      With that said, a few of the CGs handled her sizes well, and I am looking forward to the story.

      • tsuki says:

        I have to say that I agree with disliking the exaggerated distorted breasts.. I mean.. I don’t really care about the size of the breasts, but about the story and cuteness, sweet romance itself =]
        it is just that it kinda annoys me when the artist (anime/manga/game) just go overboard with it and its highly unnatural.. I mean the girl has a super thin waist and all that and then come HUGE breasts that are impossible.. Just saying that big, small, medium are all fine but I think they should at least do in a way that doesn’t deforms the character.. they think they are doing fan service but it just make me rethink a lot before watching/ reading/ playing.. Apart from that I liked the art of the new artist.. but I really do love Pekko’s art .. =]

  119. Amazake Aihara says:

    (Yi, sorry for the spam>__<)
    LOL!!!!
    characters’ names are now revealed
    what a coincidence
    Ringo and i has the same SURNAME and the kanji for our surname aihara are the same as well
    LOLWTF
    http://yurinyurin.com/tenshinoakogare/character.html
    btw, my name in kanji is written as 相原甘酒
    also, not to mention that i'm also a nurse
    LOL JUST LOL

    • SomeoneAnyoni says:

      I know that feeling…The same happened to me in one of the previous series(I could barely enjoy the erogue for it) uu”

    • Yi says:

      That’s a nice—or maybe not so nice—coincidence! ^ ^

      • Amazake Aihara says:

        dunno how to react on it now since my friend (who also play SonoHana and knew about the new game) started teasing me now. saying that the said character was based on me since i also used to live in a dormitory on my own, maintains high grades(more like THEY consider me to be a perfectionist but i don’t consider myself to be one), a hard worker, i also had a crush on a clinical nurse instructor of mine from the opposite sex.

        mixed emotions(?)
        ha-ha-ha
        *nervous laugh*

  120. ★Kano★ says:

    Yi, how do you extract those sprites from the VN? what software are you using?
    also, can i make a request? please upload the CG set of lovers of the atelier! 😄
    THANKS! 😄
    I wanna spoil myself while waiting for the game i pre-ordered 😄

    • Yi says:

      I don’t actually extract CGs myself. Usually, some kind-hearted people drop links here. It’s really one of the nice things that this community offers. ^ ^

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. 😦

  121. Centifolia says:

    I checked out some CGs for “Angel’s Adoration”
    ugh!
    The art is not like its predecessors. Boobs are too big, coloration lacks the soft purity, and the facial expressions lack the same emotion that I love 2nd in the series (next to the voice).
    It was an art that reminds you of Western Comics- the naughty and dirty sublimmal messaging
    I havent played the game yet, but judging from what ive seen, it appears like it was another tactic at milking the franchise. (Considering as how it has no connection to the SonoHana series)

    • Centifolia says:

      I mean, just look at the difference in the style
      This is the old one. Just look at the purity in every stroke of coloring
      images.4chan.org/u/src/1364558325410.png
      img261.imageshack.us/img261/6309/extra001ud4.jpg
      1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/u/image/1328/75/1328759918188.jpg
      See the emotion?
      .
      Now here is the new, unemotional CG:
      images.4chan.org/u/src/1364550281789.jpg
      Complete with outstanding boobs:
      images.4chan.org/u/src/1364549993726.jpg
      .
      I dont wanna sound judgemental
      But it appears like the new game will be a grand abomination

      • anabona32 says:

        Well lets hope for the better!XD
        But yeah…actually comparing this new facial expressions with the old ones they seem to have the expressions much more like plastic than human ones.
        (Plastic like a barbie doll uu)

        But who knows? maybe they have started to draw more recently…?

    • anabona32 says:

      I agree, boobs too much big here and i fear that this one comes ot bad…And well i also disagree about the “purity” thing since because….well….They are EROGES 😄
      HANABIRA! was the only one that could be called like that (since there wasnt real sex involved in this story in particular, so only this one can be really called “pure”)

      But i do understand what you mean…i also fear that this one becomes one of these many hentais which only differ by each others only because of theirs names…I hope I’m wrong about this but to be honest i dont smell good things coming…

      Again i hope that im wrong about this…But lets see whats happens : /

      • Luz Terin says:

        My take on this is that they are trying for more of an “adult” art for this particular title.Reasoning being is because the characters are older compared to SonoHana, and they are trying to make it more “sexy” instead of “pure” because of the age of the chars.
        Some of you may say “but Takako is older too” while that is true she’s described as “baby faced” so there is that.
        But on the breast department I agree, they are too large.

        • anabona32 says:

          Adult and Sexy = Ugly and Anatomically wrong?
          Sorry about my harshness but no…this isnt the same thing or even a good excuse for it.
          My best positive take about it is that they are just inexperienced on drawing, since even the facial features in some scenes are exaggerated and erroneous : /

      • Yi says:

        会田孝信 is the new artist. He has published a few pretty beautiful artbooks. Though, my heart will always lean toward Peko, 会田孝信 is a fairly established artist as well. I hesitate to call this one an abomination. (I have yet to play it though, but I anticipate a good story.)

        The art itself isn’t bad. It’s the character design that feels a bit uninspired. The uncomfortably large size also doesn’t help.

        I think Luz Terin has a good point. Of course, larger breasts do not mean adult literally. But the association is there, for better or worse. They come with stronger sexual connotations, sexual associations, adulthood, and even lewdness because of the history and prevalence of well-endowed women in pornography. It makes sense that when a production wants to take the next step toward more adult-oriented works, they would try for larger sizes. (Note too, that Luz Terin doesn’t say adult and sexy, merely adult. And adult—I take it to mean sexual. Sexy is something else that is more delicate, but can sometimes be lost on so many. Sometimes less is more. 😉 )

    • Reina Nanako says:

      i think it has a connection to the previous SonoHana
      whe i used google translate on the characters’ profiles, Chiaki Takao is a staff nurse and a nurse instructor. while Ringo Aihara is a nursing student at St. Michael’s college department.
      though we know how google translate works>..<

  122. the_elevator_man says:

    Wow, lots of action going on here.

    Yay for the new risa-miya game, even if I haven’t actually read it. We’ve been spoiled at how good the new couples have been in the last while, and they have become instant fan favourites (the last two, shizuku/erisu and risa/miya in particular). It’s almost as if they couldn’t fail as characters…

    could it be because they actually couldn’t fail? Peko and sonohana have been stellar in a “classy” pure yuri perspective, and you can see that in the more popular scenarios, they mesh completely into a mainstream yuri anime-ish environment. Face it, you “see” Utena, 2.5/3 of the main Marimite couples, StoPanic comparisons, and a crossed knm/madoka couple, and you know they knew they were going to be popular 100% of the way. When they deviate, that’s when the fanbase gets a bit uneasy, and that shows when they branched out with Runa.(or when Yunna displays an…”unusual” side that Sachiko/Shizuma/Chikane probably wouldn’t…) But if Runa was a polarizing figure, then get ready sonohana fans…

    sorry, tldr. In short, Red roses! Yellow roses! White roses (wow, they’re popular!) The teacher (wait, you sure about this?)…the university pair (since they’re that awesome)! The truant and the rep! The nurses…yeah, I guess it was coming (and honestly anticipated if in Peko’s trademark soft yuri style), but this one feels dangerous, not going to lie…

    • Yi says:

      There is an idea that the more sex we have, the kinkier the sex gets. In our attempts to keep things fresh, we may end up in risky territory. Fun, isn’t it?

  123. amandalandim says:

    I uploaded a CG patch of Lovers of the Atelier on MediaFire:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?cccicql18rm976v

  124. Amazake Aihara says:

    got my Lovers of the atelier working! thanks for the link! 😀

    I love their new dialogue box/interface when you are going to close the window X))

    hope it’s possible to order it from my country though

  125. Marking says:

    I just want to stress those who are trying to run the newest VN to make sure that you set your Windows locale to Japanese (or use AppLocale in Japanese mode). Otherwise, you’ll get a blue screen like this: http://mkdu.de/16886qr

    There should be guides online on how to change the locale settings, so check those out.

  126. kumaichigo says:

    Gyutto.com started download sales of Maidens of Michael from 29, March.
    http://gyutto.com/i/item101702
    Yet, no English explanation and I can’t find how to buy from abroad.

  127. DrElephant says:

    Whenever I play the third game after about a minute I crash. I’ve tried running the game as an administrator but I still get the problem. Is there a problem with the game?

    • Yi says:

      Hm… The only thing I could think of is perhaps change the compatibility mode to run for Windows XP. Also, try not to switch windows or have anything pop up while playing (e.g. gchat or something).

    • ★Kano★ says:

      Try changing your screen resolution. it worked to most of readers.

  128. june001 says:

    My only wish were, that the other couples also get a OVA!!!!!
    I love it!!!!

  129. Amazake Aihara says:

    wishing for another MaiReo OVA
    haha! 😄

  130. Joshua says:

    o.o Is there any english patch for Maidens of Michael? i mean like it seems everyone has played it, but i cant read Japanese / halfy able to understand Japanese.. 😦 and i really want to try it out too..:(

    • RiokichiSnow says:

      Nope~ And honestly doubt it would be out in half a year (personal judgement and I hope they prove me wrong) since yuriproject (assuming they’re going to create the patch) is finishing the previous two first. Additionally, the game has a heck of a lot more routes than other games it would take even longer

      • Joshua says:

        ikr, hais.. i just lying to myself to hope i see a yes.. hais…yea i know the game is a lot more routes.. i been reading comments.. hais

    • Wonderllama says:

      there doesn’t seem to be a single person working on it for whatever reason. And it’s such an incredibly massive game, that even if there WERE a group of people working on it, it would still take a really long time until it was all completed. A year or two (or three) at least

      IMO, Maidens of Michael is the BEST game in the series! It has all the couples! It’s the definitive SonoHana game!

      for our sake, this project should get started sooner rather than later.

      • Joshua says:

        Ikr, i really can’t wait anymore. But but.. hais .. Maidens of Michael.. T_T just thinking of it makes me sad. Anyway, u are right.. i dont think anyone will be working on it soon.. and it will take two to three years before we can even play it.. hais.. harsh..

    • Joshua says:

      Yea.. but how? Any tips or anything? o.o

      • Yi says:

        I would recommend taking a course somewhere if you can find one. Community college, school, or something. A structured course plan, a teacher, and a classroom environment with assignments and pace will be a lot more effective and efficient than trying to learn on one’s own.

  131. Erisa-chan says:

    Hmm, Yi! I found a incorrect spelling! Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Tenshi no Akogare! You wrote “Tenshi” wrong! ;D

  132. AXYPB says:

    Translations for character information and the story brief for A Kiss For The Petals – Longing of an Angel have been added to my information post for it.

  133. Miiku says:

    Not normal link for shk atelier no koibito tachi ?

  134. amandalandim says:

    Pre-order of “Longing of an Angel” is now available on MangaOh.

    http://www.mangaoh.co.jp/catalog/317332/

  135. ★Kano★ says:

    FUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 😄

    uhhh.. dont mind me ‘_’

  136. Miiku says:

    I’m unlucky the link not work for my. 😥 anyone can’t send a link like the others shk ? with the game and all data ? Because i can’t buy the game either. Help me 😄

  137. Ayase says:

    That awkward moment when my name was included in 2 of sonohana games O_O

    Miya Ayase’s my real name by the way and i also attend an all girls’ school O_O

    thanks to my friend who directed me to this blog and introduced me to this game

  138. Afrit Alchemy says:

    I’ve been looking for Vanilla Hentai for such a long, long time… All I found was: blackmail, NTR, tentacle, rape, BSDM… nothing truly gentle (other than End of Summer). I didn’t even know the term Vanilla until stumbled upon the Sono Hanabira OVA on Fakku! I’ve been taking my time with Reo and Mai’s first novel. I love it! Thank you for the wonderful translations for this beautiful series!~ :3

    • Yi says:

      Indeed. That this series is so innocent sexually and “pure” is its most charming point. In an era where we can often be so overwhelmed by the darker sides of sex and humanity (although BDSM isn’t necessarily dark), something fluffy and light can be welcoming—a nice reprieve to a simpler, softer time.

  139. Afrit Alchemy says:

    *BDSM

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