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Feb 122020

The next visual novel I decided to read for this month’s celebration is the first yuri visual novel I’ve read, A Kiss for the Petals – Remembering How We Met.

This is actually part of a series (A Kiss for the Petals) and is set as a prequel to the other stories about Risa and Miya, two girls attending the same school.

The story begins in the present with the two of them together as a couple, but the changing of seasons makes Risa think back to the day she first saw Miya, and then the bulk of the story is a flashback about how they first met and got to know each other.

It’s another kinetic novel, so there are no choices, and it took me a little over an hour and a half to read. Most of it is told from Risa’s perspective, with a handful of scenes from Miya’s. The switch to Miya was sometimes so brief that it was a little jarring, but not too bad. Although the two characters are very different from one another, they’re both likable.

What surprised me the most is that for all I’m counting this as part of our romance celebration, it’s… not really a romance.

Risa and Miya are dating in the present, but the flashback itself really is how they met, not how they became a couple. For all intents and purposes, most of the visual novel is a friendship story, showing how they went from having a rather contentious relationship to being friends.

While this was just a short prequel story, the others in the series are supposed to be more fleshed out.

I enjoyed this one enough that I’ll probably look into the next, so consider checking out A Kiss for the Petals – Remembering How We Met if you’re looking for a cute yuri visual novel that’s mainly focused on friendship.

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  2 Responses to “Celebrating All Things Romantic: A Kiss for the Petals – Remembering How We Met”

  1. So you consider playing a visual novel “reading” and not “playing”? What sets the difference for you? Is it level of interaction or choice?

    • If it’s purely a kinetic novel (no choices or interaction at all), I think of it as reading. If it has some interaction but mostly reading (Steins;Gate, for example), I go back and forth on whether to say I played it or read it.

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