As soon as I posted the news about the new Hanabira Website, Team AXYPB managed to get some more info on the two new games mentioned featuring the six newcomers and Risa x Miya.
Here’s the snippet of the interviews telling readers what to expect. First is “The New Generation” followed by “For Old Time’s Sake”.
“What was the concept for this brand?”
The love between refined ladies and common folk…? I guess.
“If you were to assign a love-themed catchphrase to each of the three couples, what would they be?”
For Aya and Ai, ‘We started life as one.’ …Twins searching for their missing half.
For Nagisa and Rina, ‘Love is blind.’ …The past and future spent with you is what gives my life meaning.
For Hazuki and Manami, ‘Curiosity killed the cat.’ …A fateful love, where getting too close just to satisfy her curiosity brought about her downfall.
“Tell us about the moe points of [For Old Times’ Sake].”
This will be a story that shows Risa and Miya’s first encounter. The moe points this time are going to be scenes where they have confusing, less-than-romantic feelings for one another as they both come to be aware of each other, so you should definitely look forward to that.
So from these excerpts we can piece together what the four pairings’ plots will be about. For Old Time’s Sake is technically a prequel to Sono Hanabira 11 and 12. That would explain why there are plans to reprint both games (or only 11) with a price drop this December. Another big announcement is that “FOTS” will be an exclusive release for Android (hopefully) and mobile phone devices. The game is expected to come out this Winter.
As for the three New Generation couples the one I am most excited for are the twins. I heard that this new company brand has plans to release “safer” versions of the games with no love scenes. I personally would not mind this as I mainly watch yuri for the romance and not the sex. However, do not omit kissing. Kissing is very important in yuri media. More than sex, on screen passionate kisses (not random/erotic ones) are what the yuri nation craves most of all. It is the ultimate sign of a positive future to solidify the two girls’ developing/developed love for one another.
Turns out only the Risa X Miya mobile game will be safe for work. New Generation will be 18+ as is the norm with Hanabira games.
Kimishima Aya 君島亜弥
A second-year student of the annex building who transferred from public school, she and Ai are twin sisters. With a bright and cheerful disposition, she has a little bit of a submissive streak.
Kimishima Ai 君島藍
Aya’s elder twin sister, and the class mascot. While typically meek and docile, she’s actually very willful, and won’t budge once she’s set her mind on something.
Aya and Ai’s Story…
Aya is a transfer student, who has just gotten into the swing of things with the upper class girls. Her older twin sister, Ai, is so clingy that the rest of the class treats them like they’re a couple. But how does Aya feel about this…?
So yeah, the twins. I guess Kaede and Sara was only the beginning of the incest pairings, though this one may be more risque with them being sisters born from the same mother. Candy Boy sure has come a long way since making yuri about “sisterly love” cool.
Misawa Nagisa 三澤渚
The star of the track and field team, who’s always surrounded by fans. She and Rina have been best friends since they were little, and they can often be spotted together.
Takahata Rina 高幡莉菜
A spoiled and pushy princess. But for some reason, everybody loves her. In class, she’s treated like an actual princess. She has a particular fondness for Nagisa.
Nagisa and Rina’s story…
Rina, the radiant maiden, and Nagisa, who’s always at her side. Rina is actually a kissing fiend, and will lock lips with Nagisa any chance she gets, regardless of the time or place. Will this, combined with various other factors, push Nagisa’s embarrassment over the limit?!
Basically another “princess and athlete” pairing. If one were to count Mai x Reo as one then this would be the third pairing alongside Rikka x Sayuki. At least all of them have something that make them stand out.
Onohara Hazuki 小野原葉月
A transfer student who was admitted in the second term. She makes no attempts to hide her humble roots. She’s well-liked by everyone.
Suou Manami 蘇芳愛美
A sheltered girl with an air of grace and refinement. Her true personality comes out through her internet idol persona “MANA”, where she’s cruel and abusive.
Hazuki and Manami’s Story…
Manami, who sits next to Hazuki, tips her hat to Hazuki and her humble roots, acknowledging her as “The truly refined one.” One day, Hazuki boldly proclaims to Manami, “We should become a best couple.”
This third couple may end up surprising fans based on the plot and character descriptions. Still it’s the twins’ story I want to see unfold first.
Oh and the developers hope to promote cycling as an efficient weight loss method through Risa and Miya. How awesome would it sound to say that “A cute lesbian couple motivated me to start riding a bike (again).
Lastly to clarify: “For Old Time’s Sake” will be an all-ages game while “The New Generation” will be for the usual 18+ age demographic.
For the full interviews go here:
Source of the plot summaries: