IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of the localization of A Kiss For The Petals games, the English patches have been removed in hopes that the other games will slowly but surely get localized.
(Intro mostly taken from Listless Ink)
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 first 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.
Here are some plugs for two colleagues who have done much more to share the greatness of Sono Hanabira with the entire world than I ever could.
Yi-san The woman who introduced me, and many others, to the majesty that is SH. Besides her impeccable SH page, she’s the yuri nation’s fashion guru. She has some neat editorials, anime and manga reviews.
AXYPB: The mysterious creator of the Sono Hanabira international introduction/distribution website, Petals’ Garden. He could bean android or the second coming of Sir Grodus for all I know but what matters is he truly wants to push SH’s awesomeness to the West and beyond Asian borders for all nation members to experience. For all Hanabira intel and updates, give him a buzz.
And now without further ado, here are the reviews:
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 1
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 2
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 3
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 4
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 5
- Risa–Miya Theater Episode 6
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 7
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 8
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 9
- Risa-Miya Theater Episode 10
- A Kiss for the Petals: Remembering How We Met Expansion Announced
- A Kiss for the Petals: The New Generation Coming to the West
- A Kiss for the Petals Revolution – Rinagisa Announced
- A Kiss for the Petals: Yuricycle Visual Novel Adaptation Announced
- The Day to Day Yuri Entries
- Hanahira! English Patch Released
- St Michael Girls’ School Game Plots Revealed
- New Sono Hanabira Website + Twitter Goals
- Sono Hanabira 14.2: “My Sworn Love For You” Announced
- Sakura Trick and Sono Hanabira: One and the same
- New Sono Hanabira game announced
- Hanabira 11 Update: New release date and Rena
- St. Michael’s Couples Invitational fighting tournament. A SonoHana dream fighter
- Filler Post: I love it when I’m right
- Filler Hanabira Post: Why?
- Sono Hanabira Fancomic: A Christmas for the Petals
- Sono Hanabira 6 English Patch Completed
- Sono Hanabira 12 release date announced (NSFW)
- Sono Hanabira 13 to star…ADULTS!?
- Sono Hanabira 13: Longing for an Angel Update (NSFW)
- Sono Hanabira 13 Update 3(NSFW)
- Sono Hanabira 13.2 Website Uploaded (NSFW)
- Sono Hanabira 14 News