A Guide on How to Play Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o Series Games

Please read THE WHOLE POST for I've listed solutions to FOUR common problems why you can't play Hanabira;

1. Gibberish Data/system error or whatever warnings whenever one clicks on the hanaX.exe to start the game.

Like this:

2. Boxes/Weird wordings for lines during gaming, like the gibberish words seen above.
3. The folder extracted out doesn't have HANA.EXE or HANABIRA.EXE or just EXE program extensions.
4. Experienced errors/warnings when extracting out with WinRAR - Such as next volume is required or corrupted/damaged files or something like that.

Lastly, I've recently edited this post to include playing Hanabira on Windows 7, yes it works! It's the same with Windows XP, as long as you change the systems' default language / system locale, it'll most probably work. Please scroll down to see how to do it on Win7. 

You can also watch video tutorials with step by step instructions, click here!

[Posted @ 8:30 PM]
For those who are new to the Hanabira series or still don't know how to extract the game from WinRAR. Now is the time to catch up on the previous 6 games =D.


Hope the guide helps, if you have any more problems, post your comments on this post and I'll try to help you as soon as possible =D.

Problem 1: I understand that many has data/system error warnings whenever one clicks on the hanaX.exe to start the game, AND/OR
Problem 2: Boxes/Weird wordings for lines during gaming.

As most systems' default language is English, my solution is to change the system's language so that the program - hanaX.exe can be displayed in Japanese.

Step 1 - Extract the files/folder from WinRAR;

Step 2 - Go to Control Panel, Regional & Language Options;

Step 3 - In Regional & Language Options, Advanced Tab;

Step 4 - After Restarting, Click on Hana7.exe;

Step 5 - Click START to Play the Game;

Step 6 - Hanabira Game, Load/Save Screen;

Step 7 - Hanabira Game, Extra/CG Screen;

Step 8 - Hanabira Game, System Screen;

Step 9 - Hanabira Game, Game Screen;

If you're playing the Mandarin/Chinese version, the solution is the same, change the language settings.

HOWEVER, there IS an easier/faster way that requires no restarts, I've tried it and it does work on Hana7.exe [Not sure about the others]. AppLocale by Microsoft which is a launcher application that makes it possible to run non-Unicode (code page-based) applications in a locale of the user's choice. It works for Windows XP but not really supported for Windows Vista [You can try installing though].

You can also play the Mandarin/Chinese and Japanese game at the same time lol without restarting to change the language settings.

Enjoy the game. A happy belated Christmas and a happy new year to all =D

[Oh, I've also missed Shizuru-sama's 19/12 birthday =A=, happy belated birthday to her as well!]

Oh yes, almost forgot, その花びらにくちづけを あなたと恋人つなぎ [Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o - Anata to Koibito Tsunagi] Animation coming soon!? Source from Ichijinsha.

A slightly bigger version;

Not sure if it'll be an animation series [13-24 episodes!?] or just a 1-3 episodes OVA, nevertheless, ozmg it's an animation! =D I look forward to it! I'm sure it'll be a R-18/21 rated one xD.

Anyways, random rants of the night;
I've just bought Yurihime Wildrose #4 [;_; please arrive soon] and ozmg, #5 will be out on 18th February 2010!? Along with Octave #4 and a new series by Morishima Akiko お江戸とてシャン. Doesn't seem to be fully-yuri related though.

[Signing off @ 10:33 PM]

EDITED ON 01/01/2010:

Problem 3: If the folder extracted out doesn't have HANA.EXE or HANABIRA.EXE or just EXE program extensions.

Step 1 - Check that you have ALL THREE PARTS and extract them out;

Step 2 - If you only have ONE PART;

Step 3 - You will only see these files which is WRONG;

Step 4 - Files you will have if you have ALL THREE PARTS;

Problem 4: Experienced errors/warnings when extracting out with WinRAR - Such as next volume is required or corrupted/damaged files or something like that.

Step 1 - See that you name the files properly like hanapart1.rar, hanapart2.rar and hanapart3.rar;

Step 2 - If the PART is damaged or corrupted;

Step 3 - Repair and click OK, see that you know where the repaired file was saved;

Step 4 - Use the REPAIR function as last resort, recommended to re-download the PART again;

Happy new year again! lol

EDITED ON 08/04/2010:

Problem 5: I'm using Windows 7, I've extracted out HanabiraX folder and clicked on hanaX.exe to start the game but it gave me data/system error warnings! AND/OR it displayed boxes/weird wordings for lines during gaming.

Like Window XP, most Windows' systems' default language is English, my solution is to ALSO change the system's language so that the program - hanaX.exe can be displayed in Japanese.

Step 1 - Go to Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Region and Language.

Step 2 - Administrative Tab > Change System Locale.

Step 3 - Change it to Japanese (Japan) > Restart.

Step 4 - After restarting, try clicking on hanaX.exe again, it should work.

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o On Windows 7!

Hope it works on your Windows 7! =D

[Game] Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu

[Posted @ 12:37 PM]
Long name as usual, I could never memorize all the names. OZMG AND THIS IS THE SEVENTH GAME! New couple in this game =D

その花びらにくちづけを あまくてほしくてとろけるちゅう
[Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o Amakute Hoshikute Torokeru Chuu]

Fast post, just came back from Brisbane and I'm using my laptop in the living room ... with tons of people hovering around. No chance to play the game at all lol. Looks interesting though xD, teacherxstudent pair ... kinda a bit young for my liking though, would be better if Runa's older.

Some CG pictures over here Digiket ; Fuguriya.

I think you need to use a proxy to surf Fuguriya's site. Download the game at Yamibo and Nihonomaru Network however you gotta register in Yamibo though, look at my post to see how to.

Enjoy! I'll update my gaming thoughts ... when I get the chance to play it xD.

[Signing off @ 12:47 PM]

IchigoYuri TGIF Updates 17

[Posted @ 3:19 AM]
I just watched Kämpfer Episode 10 and felt that it deserves to be mentioned in this post. Episode 9 was freaking awesome as well especially at the end, totally unexpected.

IchigoYuri TGIF Updates.

Spoilers ahead!

OMG! THE EVIL KAEDE IS HOT LOL [The Kämpfer version of Akane's hot as well xD]. At first, I thought, 'Oh. Another irritating good-two shoes.' but after Episode 9-10, I've changed my mind. Kaede-sama~!!! <33 She even has her own harem to boot! I doubt she suffers schizophrenia, she's just pure evil >=D a wolf in a lamb's coat. Wow, I didn't expect that she'll be a villain, thought she'll just be a key to the 'Moderator' or the 'Moderator' herself but not in a manipulative and bad way hmmm.

So after that I went to read the manga version of Kämpfer, more or less the same with some changes and additions here and there. Chapter 15 seems to be the latest chapter and hanged around the School Festival arc [Ep 6 of the anime?]. Not sure if the development will be the same as the animation as it finally seems to be entering the climax and interesting part of the series. It almost felt like a 'Mai HiME' moment, 10+ episodes of fan-service, nonsense fun and then BAM! The plot starts to kick in.

At the beginning of Episode 9, that scene where Kaede smiled at those girls walking by, I was like ... 'That smile kinda look evil ...' and thought it's just the stupid animators' doing a shitty job again. Like this;

But towards the end, after saying that she'll support Shizuku-chan, Kaede suddenly turned ... feral which made me go O_O The scene whereby she cornered Natsuru, accompanied by the BGM and that evil expression Kaede had as she cajoled Natsuru to go with her was totally awesome xD

Finally it hit me, Oh Kämpfer HAS a PLOT! Haha. Somehow it felt too late, will they be able to wrap this up in ... 2 episodes?

Basically, it's confirmed that Kaede's the Moderator and apparently has hypnotic abilities but somehow a kiss could break away the hypnotic state hmmm. Kaede's actions are getting bolder, from the previews, she will reveal her true nature next episode, perhaps psycho Natsuru to her side once again and then final showdown in the last episode? Can't wait to see how everything unfolds \O/

Now to random anime thoughts;

Sasameki Koto is starting to get into the pace I think, the hand sign conversation between Sumika and Ushio is funny xD depicted the manga's version well maybe better (y). The scene where Azusa was crying was well depicted as well, glad to see the pacing speeding up. Sadly, it has only 13 episodes ... hmm I wonder where will they stop ...

Shin Koihime Musou; hmmm can't remember what's it about ... oh yeah Ryuubi finally got her back sword only to lose it again ... and that's about it I can remember haha.

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun; Episode 8 was awesome, <3 headdesking Kuroko haha, at first I thought her voice was irritating but after a while I got used to it and thought it sounds interesting and distinctive now =D. Episode 9 sure felt like a filler episode, the battle scene between Kuroko and that bad guy really took too long, too much yabadaba talking and all.

Kiddy Girl End; Episode 6A was ... interesting hahaha, 6B was =O and some parts were disturbing ... like Dia asking for more milk ... and stuff anyways, it was enjoyable.

Hmm what else ... that's about it I guess, cya next time. I should really sleep early hmm.

[Signing off @ 3:50 AM]

A Guide on How to Register in Yamibo

[Posted @ 7:34 PM]
To those who care and wants to explore yamibo more, I present to you; A Guide on How to Register in Yamibo and where the important boards such as Images Board [For Mandarin/Chinese/Japanese Manga] and Resources Board [Download Shoujo-ai/Yuri Related Manga or Anime] are found. It might be faster if you go directly to the forum than to wait for someone to post it ;D

Step 1 - Main Page;

Basically there are only 3 steps, the rest are instructions on how to navigate around the forum.

Step 2 - Register as a Member Page;

Step 3 - Successfully Registered as a Member Page;

Step 4 - Main Page, Signed in as a Member;

Step 5 - Member Profile Page;

Step 6 - Back to Main Page;

Step 7 - Members' Discussion Board / Saimore Yuri 2009;

Step 8 - Images Board;

Step 9 - Mandarin/Chinese Manga Images Board;

Step 10 - RAW/Japanese Manga Images Board;

Step 11 - Resources/Downloading Sources Board;

ANddd, that's pretty much it, if you have any questions, please feel free to post a comment, I'll try to help out as much as possible =D. Man, I must be bored outta my mind to do this lol. Maybe I should do a few summaries from Yuri Hime #18 ... idk

[Signing off @ 7:46 PM]