|A Kiss For The Petals - Maidens of Michael|
| その花びらにくちづけを ミカエルの乙女たち|
Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo - Michael no Otome-tachi
|Created by||Yurin Yurin|
|Release date(s)||30 November 2012|
|Followed by||A Kiss For The Petals - Lovers of the Atelier|
A Kiss For The Petals - Maidens of Michael (その花びらにくちづけを ミカエルの乙女たち Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo - Michael no Otome-tachi) is the eleventh visual novel in the A Kiss For The Petals series and the first commercial release by the yuri-dedicated company, Yurin Yurin.
According to the currently available story information, the visual novel starts some time before Christmas. Azumi Risa, renowned class representative of the first-year "Snow" class, quarrels frequently with the local prodigy, Ayase Miya. They become the center of attention after they are elected as St. Michael's Best Couple by their classmates, despite their outward antagonism toward each other. Not wanting to betray their classmates' expectations, they agree to feign romance. Due to this designation, they are made to organize school events with the four most famous couples in the school: Oda Nanami and Matsubara Yuuna, Kitajima Kaede and Kitajima Sara, Sawaguchi Mai and Kawamura Reo, and Kirishima Shizuku and Shitogi Eris.
Suminoe Takako and Houraisen Runa are also stated to be featured in Maidens of Michael, but their roles are currently unknown. Houraisen Rena has returned to St. Michael's as a teacher for the first-year class, but the circumstances of her return are also unknown.
CharactersEditMaidens of Michael introduces the new couple of Azumi Risa and Ayase Miya. They are the first couple to be introduced after Kirishima Shizuku and Shitogi Eris in 2010's A Kiss For The Petals - Dyed with an Angel's Petals. Houraisen Rena also makes her on-screen debut after being limited to indirect references by other characters since Sweet Enchanting Kisses.
All couples from Fuguriya's prior A Kiss For The Petals releases are also featured and have their own storylines that are tangential to the main story featuring Risa and Miya. Yurin Yurin's website for Maidens of Michael featured a character relations chart featuring all thirteen characters and their connections to one another. Some of the connections in the chart contradict information in the Fuguriya visual novels:
- Nanami and Sara are linked together with Risa as friends within the first-year class, but Nanami and Sara are never seen interacting together in Fuguriya's releases.
- Mai is included in the group of second-year class representatives with Yuuna and Kaede, but Mai states in A Kiss For The Petals - Joined in Love with You that she is not a representative, but is treated like one by her classmates.
ArtworkEditThe character art is produced by Peko, who created the artwork for all previous Fuguriya titles. Maidens of Michael utilizes a distinct art style from the Fuguriya products, creating a unified, light novel-style look. All previous characters have been redesigned from head to toe for this commercial release. Additionally, the characters have been given new casual winter outfits. Single character frames have been rendered such that they occupy a single 1:3 frame. As a result, characters with wide-volume hair have had their hair compressed horizontally.
Maidens of Michael was originally scheduled for release on 26 October 2012, but was delayed to 30 November 2012 in a news announcement published on 19 October 2012. The announcement also noted that Nanami's voice actress was changed from Haruna Yumi to Takanashi Konoko. On 23 October 2012, the following promotional video was published on YouTube.