On 26 August, Petals’ Garden released an English translation patch for A Kiss For The Petals – Sweet Grown-up Kisses (Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Amakute Otona no Torokeru Chuu).
The Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo series, commonly referred to as sonohana, is a series of yuri visual novels with high sexual content. It’s carved a niche for itself, as unlike many other VNs with lesbian sex it’s very vanilla. Sweet Grown-up Kisses is its ninth installment.
In general the plot is sugar-sweet and any issues resolved quickly and/or through sex. That said, there is a plot, making sonohana novels slide far enough into the story spectrum to be interesting even if you’re more fascinated by the non-sexual parts.
Fuguriya, creator of the series, puts it this way:
Harems of female protagonists, sex toys simulating male genitals, dick-girl transformations, gender bending, and entanglements with males, to say nothing of grotesque depictions of bodily fluids or depressing plot developments, are all completely absent. Its distinguishing characteristic is its portrayal of sexy, romantic relationships between girls. Its appeal isn’t just cute girls having sex, but in the fun, lighthearted depiction of couples going out on dates and stealing kisses in school.
Sonohana 9 brings back a couple we first saw in the seventh VN in the series, Suminoe Takako and Houraisen Runa, and tells the story of their first date.
We have a page up for the VN already. If you want to learn more about the sonohana series, go to Petals’ Garden which has a massive amount of extra material translated.