A Kiss For The Petals - Remembering How We Met released: http://mangagamer.org/sonohana/
You can buy it here and get an steam key: http://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?goods_type=1&product_code=149
Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/397270/
Official website: http://mikajyo.pink/
News and info: http://petalsgarden.axypb.net
Note: Translations are currently offline, probably due to above
Series index: http://listlessink.wordpress.com/sono-hanabira-ni-kuchizuke-wo-series/ (not updated)
Game download: http://www.mediafire.com/?sal54jk5gqfq2
Drama CD download: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/50zl3wwdxi88u
HD CG packs: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/e881e2av4bf1c/Hanabira_HD
White Lily Memorial: http://petalsgarden.axypb.net/trans/newgene/shortstory.html
>Invisible text box option
Nice. Access it by hitting the "Next" button on the system menu.
>Hearing that the translation of the script is done by Craig Donson’s team
>Craig Donson’s team = Ralen
This means the producer doesn't know the translator, he only knows that she worked with the guy who sent like 1000 letters to the Reo-ppoi radio.
I noticed the text looked a little different with the text box off, but didn't realize the text with the text box was shadowed but not outlined.
And there's already a patch for invisible/different-colored text boxes in the older games, but it's nice that it was integrated into the base game. Baby steps.
No. Mangagamer didn't even know who Craig was. They hired Ralen to do the TL. Granted, they probably know who he is NOW, but they probably only know him as some blogger they can use for PR
Extracted the CGs
Is this new? And if not, when did this get put in?
>No sex, not even nudity
>Steam still asks for age verification
These Steam reviews mang
>Literally the Metal Gear Solid of yuri visual novels
Unfortunately, no. That version had some rather severe encoding issues that I think I've fixed. Before I post the final one, though, I'm going to be doing some frame-by-frame comparisons of the same file encoded several different ways in hopes that I get it right this time.
I'd like to know this. But what I'd really like to know is would a fan of Flowers enjoy it?
Haven't played a single entry in the series but I am curious. However from what I've seen (feel free to correct me) this game is more of a bonus reflection on the girls' relationship, not a fully fledged installment.
>But what I'd really like to know is would a fan of Flowers enjoy it?
Yes, it's really sweet and the girls really have some nice chemistry between them, granted it's 3-4 hours long though
>However from what I've seen (feel free to correct me) this game is more of a bonus reflection on the girls' relationship, not a fully fledged installment.
It's a prequel telling how they first met
I enjoyed the game, it was what I was expecting from a prequel, also I really liked how they added some small stuff about things that will happen in later games (like >>1874348 said). The game is also even more light hearted than your usual Sono Hana game.
>But what I'd really like to know is would a fan of Flowers enjoy it?
Not sure, the Sono Hana and FLOWERS' worlds are totally oposites. In Flowers, lesbianism is seen like a the worst taboo ever and in Sono Hana is the most normal thing in the world.
>this game is more of a bonus reflection on the girls' relationship, not a fully fledged installment
It is a prequel about how these two girls met.
Also, if you are a fan of FLOWERS I guess you can read Japanese. If yes, I recommend you to play Maidens of Michael first, that is pretty much the best game in the series and can be used as a starting point to the series.
Never played Flowers before so I can't really tell, but if you like lighthearted and sweet yuri, there's no doubt you will enjoy it.
About the second statement, fear not. The game is meant to introduce newcomers to the series.
Not sure about that... The reason why they want to keep it a secret is mostly because of popularity reasons, or to avoid a big commotion in the school... Every background character (Girl A, Girl B...) seems pretty delighted whenever a couple starts to get lovey-dovey in front of them, like it's the most natural thing in the world.
Even mr.producer said that he wants to avoid this kind of thing that makes yuri look unnatural and shit.
Anyway, lesbianism is definitely a super normal thing in Sono Hana
$7 is not too much. but goddammit, the sex is the best part! I really to see Maidens of Michael in English tho. ugh. I guess I'll buy it
If it funds more games with Mai/Reo and Risa/Miya... so be it
While the sex is great, the best part of Maidens was the confession scene. It is still my favorite part in the entire series.
To be fair "keeping it a secret" pretty much went out the window with the second game. It was impossible for Sara and Kaede and no one afterward ever bothered. Only Nanami had a real reason to try to cover it up.
>still hasn't come
Is this god punishing me for my crimes /u/?
I'm so obsessed with yuri that I successfully made one of my friends realize that she's gay, just by spamming my Garry's Mod server with yuri links. Everybody loves me there, you just gotta be charismatic and provide a lot of high quality lesbian porn.
>But what I'd really like to know is would a fan of Flowers enjoy it?
I think Flowers is great and find the Sono Hana series pretty poor, sometimes even close to unreadable.
>In Flowers, lesbianism is seen like a the worst taboo ever
That's not the case. It's a potential issue, but if anything it's more tolerated than would be realistic for a school like that.
The encode is finally complete. Here's what I hope is the final version of the OVA:
I'm pretty sure any issues remaining are intrinsic to waifu2x and not the compression at this point. Unless I'm incompetent, which is the most likely case.
I didn't find it. I upscaled the DVD with an absurdly computationally expensive algorithm (waifu2x). It looks (in my opinion) better than anything in madVR, but it requires at least 8 hours with a very high end GPU to upscale an episode.
That is a quite impressive result, I have not watched the whole thing yet but it looks rather nice. Thank you for posting this.
The OVA is a standalone thing based on the Mai and Reo games, so you would only need to have read those. I think it would work just fine even without that context though.
Bought the VN and there is no lewd version of this, yes? If I recall correctly this is a non-lewd VN.
I take it you re-encoded the encode? Not a fan of the idea, but I'll check this out and see what you did. If you did use the original source, I hope you fixed the horrible mosquito noise. Had to use a ton of filters just to remove them.
Yeah, this game is a non-lewd VN. That doesn't mean these two don't have hot lesbian sex in others games.
Miya seems too cheerful to be a prequel, in Maidens she was a lot more serious. And again, Miya and Risa are in very good terms to be a prequel, in Maidens at the beginning they didn't seem to get along, and in the prequel they are friends. Besides that, is a good game.
At the beginning of Maidens they are in pretty good terms though, their interactions in the first scene of the game are pretty similar to their interactions in Remembering how we met.
I agree that Miya looks too cheeeful though.
This is /u/. Girls getting other girls to catch and punish them is part of the mating ritual.
I think I removed all the problematic noise. My workflow was as follows:
360MB source > AviUtl to waifu2x, (uncompressed RGB24, 130 GB) > Baka Encoder to do RGB24-YUV420p piped into x264, 10bit, crf=18.
The mosquito noise was from using an 8-bit x264, so I switched to linux to do ffmpeg yuv4mpeg piping to x264 10bit. This introduced colorspace issues. I then switched to baka encoder as they had a post on their thing talking about how their RGB->YUV transform was superior to Avisynth as it was done floating point instead of integer. In the end, it appears to have worked.
I totally forgot about this game coming out on steam since I barely ever check the threads so I was pretty surprised when it was on the top of Steam's popular new releases for me. Even though I'm real poor I bought it for yuri's sake
but only because I have zero steam friends so nobody will ever know.
Looks like this series has gotten darker now it's getting official Western versions.
For the uninitiated, gazing into the foggy and slightly moist reaches of yuri can be a traumatizing experience. Only we, with our wisdom of such things can understand the true beauty and glory of girls love without losing our minds.
Dunno, but with Yuuna...
Yunna's the biggest pervert behind the whole thing. You know how none of the girls ever get interrupted in the garden, nurse's office, etc? It's because of Yuuna's doing as the head of the environmental protection committee. She's protecting the environment of yuri PDA.
They say that if two girls pray to St. Yuuna, they'll be given all the privacy they could want.
I still find it strange that Mai and Reo never, ever called each other's names with honorifics, even before they started going out. Did the writer goof or did the two just not care?
The game was surprisingly enjoyable. The dynamics between the protagonists were well done, and both are good characters. Risa is a great protagonist, but i would liked to see more of Miya pov. Miya thinking that Risa would cut ties with her because she showed her real personality was shocking. And the voice of Girl C was the star of the game.
Clearly, the lucky one is Miya, because it seems really hard to approach and live with her, while Risa is a lot more easy to deal with, i don't think she would had problems to have a girlfriend if she didn't have Miya, but Miya, i doubt it.
>implying anyone here other than you gives a shit about whatever you just said
If you don't want to increase the likelihood of any more games coming out at all then why are you still here?
>more games being released equals having to support DRM
You're a retard. All I'm saying is not to buy from Steam, MangaGamer is fine as confirmed they give you a DRM-free copy of the game.
Why would I do that? The sole reason I don't buy it directly from Steam is to not support DRM. Giving someone the Steam key would be indirectly supporting DRM and I'm not going to do that.
MangaGamer must keep a sale record anyway, they will probably combine it with Steam's unique sale records and see how much it sold. So yeah, there is no point in giving out a Steam key for the sale record.
Can we get the /g/ paranoia shit out of here and discuss how cute Miya is?
I do like to support the doujin circle, but I'm not supporting the localization of this game, I won't buy it, but won't copy the PC version either, I just downloaded and played the mobile version. I hate the West and its relationship with Steam when it comes to games, it's a cancer eating away everything.
Becuase I love lesbians and lesbian accessories. That doesn't mean I have to think the games are good.
Oh so everything the West does like forcing you to suck Internet corporate cock is completely alright and people that don't like it must want to be Japanese (who are literally the Jews of the East)
I'm not supporting the translated release because MangaGamer, even if they are releasing a DRM-free copy of the game, are supporting Steam which is a platform that violates its users' digital rights and freedoms. I won't support Steam, or anyone that enables Steam. I'm sorry.
If they had released it on GoG too or something I would have bought a copy.
The game isn't fantastic, it could have been much better with a better writing and more history and background, but of all the couples, Risa and Miya seems the best developed characters and couple by far.
Who said I am on Windows? Because I'm obviously not.
I only have bought from sources that don't shove DRM down my throat. I almost don't play games anyway, they aren't free as in freedom and I try to use as less as non-free software as possible. I don't even run Flash at this point, bless HTML5 support.
Steam is very much not violating any freedoms. Heck, it actually has a functioning offline mode, while others are trying to move towards always requiring an internet connection,
And here's the kicker- THE STEAM VERSION DOES NOT USE ANY DRM!
>Steam is very much not violating any freedoms
It is in many ways.
> Heck, it actually has a functioning offline mode, while others are trying to move towards always requiring an internet connection
Just because it has became less invasive than others in offline mode doesn't means it's not inherently bad.
>And here's the kicker- THE STEAM VERSION DOES NOT USE ANY DRM!
So you can play the Steam version without the Steam software? If so, why would you like it in Steam in the first place? Just download the MangaGamer version.
Actually, the part that i liked most of the game was when Risa and Miya started talking about things that wasn't school or Miya skipping classes, they have a great dynamic. It's a shame the story is so weak, and didn't develop almost anything about their daily lives, and families. I don't know if it's the same in all their other games.
But Mangagamers aren't shoving DRM down your throat, the Steam key is a optional extra for those who do use Steam. Lots of companies do that nowadays once they manage to get their game on Steam.
In the long games (Maidens, Shirayuki, New Gene) only the common route is about school stuff, the individual routes are almost always about family "drama" or others outside school problems.
It always feels strange to me when people bring this point up as though it means something, since actually it's clear that as far as the creators are concerned they are games (in fact they're adventure games rather than visual novels under Japanese terminology)
DRM can't stop me from enjoying my moe lesbians, there are always ways to avoid DRM and that won't ever change because no system is flawlessly perfect and secure.
In this case I don't even have to look around for cracked versions, the mobile version free of Steamshit exists.
In fact, that's pretty rare, because Miya already met Risa's mom, and they have a good relationship, the mother gave her permission to go live with Risa, but Risa still never met Miya's family, or even go to her house.
Yeah, after all the drama about Risa's mom getting re-married and Risa finally accepting it, Miya met Risa's mom and the mom's girlfriend, with Miya actually becoming business budies with her.
The drama in Shirayuki about Risa thinking that Miya would go to Europe to start a business with her mom's girlfriend, i don't understand why Risa doesn't get angry with that woman, she first get Risa's mom to go live with her to Europe, and then Miya,in Risa's perspective.
Isn't Risa the one who said that to Miya? Guys, this is getting confused. Someone who played the games, please, enlighten us.
Is Miya accepted by Risa's parents already? Or is it the opposite?
>Pretty sure they are keeping that for the next game with drama about them not accepting Risa.
Nanami&Yuuna route in Shirayuki also ends with Yuuna wanting to present Nanami to her parent as well so who knows maybe the next game will have a bit more drama than we are used to
I don't know why everyone likes to link introducing girlfriend to parents with drama. It's understandable with some couples, but for the likes of Nanami/Yuuna and Reo/Mai, things are way more likely to go funny and silly rather than dramatic...
>but for the likes of Nanami/Yuuna and Reo/Mai, things are way more likely to go funny and silly rather than dramatic...
Mai parents will surely accept her relationship with Reo but I don't know about Yuuna's parents, I mean they might expect her daughter to graduate and arrange a marriage for her and considering Nanami is an average girl from an average family they might be against it or you could be right and things may turn right for them as well
it would be funny Yuuna's mother developed a crush on Nanami
Yeah, at this point the only the only parent that didn't accept her daughter's lover was Manami's dad and that is only because Madoka loves the drama.
>Mai parents will surely accept her relationship with Reo
They already accepted it.
I'd like to see Takako introducing Runa to her family.
Well, we all know how spoiled Yuuna is when she's alone with Nanami. It might looks like that Yuuna's parents are the strict kind of parents, but in fact, they might give her everything she wants and spoil her like a little child. She's like a perfect daughter after all.
Besides that, everyone says that Yuuna is an extremely gentle and caring person. It would be really, really strange if her parents were any different from her.
And don't say that... Best girl Yuuna shouldn't go throught things like that, what if she needs to kill her own family?
I meant that with that phrase that Miya was saying about Risa's mom " your mother will surely accept us", she was actually saying, that maybe with her own parents, things maybe won't go so smoothly.
>I can't be the only one who wants a game about Risamama's school days up to her remarriage
You won't believe me how many times I have read people in jap text boards asking for that.
In retrospect, was Remembering How We Met what Hanahira should have been in the first place (non-h Sono Hana VN to meet female fan requests)? Would Remembering How We Met have been more successful than Hanahira if it took Hanahira's place as the first VN made in response to those requests?
Finished the game, it was nice.
I don't remember Risa giving a shit about her perfect attendance in the others games though. I clearly remember her sometimes skipping the entire morning classes while having sex with Miya in the Atelier.
Of course there's romance, it's just not that usual deep romance found in the other games. This was originally a mobile game, with the objetive to introduce new people to the series with cute random moments between Risa and Miya.
To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from the novel knowing it was a mobile game. But it was very very good for me. And I don't really mind not having to make a choice...
No matter how responsible she is, at the end of the day she is a teen, so horny as a rabbit, she probably doesn't give a shit about that record attendance since she started going out with Miya.
Why should she care now? In this game, she said the attendance record was important to her to get a job or go to a university, but in the latest games, she knows she is going to study abroad with Miya, and that she will work in Miya's company, so it's normal that she doesn't care about that anymore.
Ralen is the one who's translating Maidens, and she's the one who translated Remembering When We Met, the game released by mangagamer.
So... It seems like mangagamer will eventually release Maidens too.
wow, i totally forgot that some of the scripts for maidens is already translated. well seems like risa x miya route is completely translated except for the other 6 routes. in that case, i might be able to sync the entire risa x miya route for maidens if i have time
-i'm still working on nyuu jene and i'm no where near done, so i dunno if i'll have time for atelier. maybe i can sub the trial version at best :/
-and if anyone else knows any sites (other than yuriproject) that has translated scripts of yuri games, i will personally sync it up for the yuri fans and upload it on youtube. be sure to subscribe to my channel :D
Yeah, me neither. But I don't think they're dense enough to not take into consideration the fact that it's just a short game prequel. I mean, if a prequel sells well, the big games might sell twice as better.
>sorry, what i forgot to say is if anyone else knows any sites (other than yuriproject) that has translated scripts of yuri games, plz do share the site. i'll attempt to sync it up and upload on my youtube page