Anime Review: Citrus

General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo Ai
Episodes: 24 (12 each season)
Aired: Jan 6, 2018 to Mar 24, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Producers: Sotsu, Lantis, AT-X, KlockWorx, Happinet Pictures, BS Fuji, Tokyo MX, Infinite, Children’s Playground Entertainment, Ichijinsha, Crunchyroll SC Anime Fund
Licencors: Funimation
Studios: Passione
Source: Manga
Rating: PG-13

Summary:

During the summer of her freshman year of high school, Yuzu Aihara’s mother remarried, forcing her to transfer to a new school. To a fashionable socialite like Yuzu, this inconvenient event is just another opportunity to make new friends, fall in love, and finally experience a first kiss. Unfortunately, Yuzu’s dreams and style do not conform with her new ultrastrict, all-girls school, filled with obedient shut-ins and overachieving grade-skippers. Her gaudy appearance manages to grab the attention of Mei Aihara, the beautiful and imposing student council president, who immediately proceeds to sensually caress Yuzu’s body in an effort to confiscate her cellphone.

Thoroughly exhausted from her first day, Yuzu arrives home and discovers a shocking truth—Mei is actually her new step-sister! Though Yuzu initially tries to be friendly with her, Mei’s cold shoulder routine forces Yuzu to begin teasing her. But before Yuzu can finish her sentence, Mei forces her to the ground and kisses her, with Yuzu desperately trying to break free. Once done, Mei storms out of the room, leaving Yuzu to ponder the true nature of her first kiss, and the secrets behind the tortured expression in the eyes of her new sister. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review:

Citrus is the most popular yuri manga today. Its popularity landed it a TV series. The story about step sisters that fell in love. I guess part of the manga popularity is that that line between incest and normal romance. They are step sisters but not blood sisters. Another reason with this anime fascination might be because it had a happy ending. Not alot of yuri romances have that.

What I liked about the anime is the animation and music. Voice acting was great as well. I was happy to see that the anime did cover revealing all the side characters. What I didn’t like about the anime is that its very predictable… then again I did read the manga so… but over all It was a good show.

Overall Rate: 7/10

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