Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother's remarriage a bit differently; she didn't know it'd be an ultra-strict and conservative girls' school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei—who turns out to be her new stepsister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.
I feel like this anime is what I wanted without knowing it. The anime has really great art and is able to combine Computer Generated Imagery really well with traditional two dimensional animation. An example of this being done well is when Yuzu is being taken to class in episode 1. The sound design is also really well, and the actors are really good at fulfilling their roles. The characters are very interesting, and I'm excited to see how they progress throughout the story. The story is also very cute and I'm a bit put off with tongue shit, but that's just because I am
not used to this Yuri stuff. But I think I like it. Overall I would recommend you watch this anime. If you really like it like I do, you should check out the Manga which is currently being published in the US by Seven Seas Entertainment. You can also watch the dub of the anime on Funimation on the 25th of January. You can watch the anime in Japanese on Crunchyroll. I watch it subtitled so this is the version I reiewed. After watching more of the anime, i still do not see why it has such a low score. I still feel it deserves lots of love.
Citrus is another one of those school shows that go out in mass every season, is the adaptation of a relatively recent manga that is being posted until today, do not expect the anime to have a closed end or even a second season, the anime has nothing beyond being a HOMOSEXUAL ROMANCE, and this is also becoming something more common in fiction. If the show is so normal and mundane, why should I care?
The answer is simple, you should not.
This anime has a story that feels forced on several times and that no one would see for itself, what people really want here is
the YuriBAIT, the Fanservice scenes and the cheap drama, "What's the matter with that?" You must be wondering, and quite simply, works of fiction should NOT be categorized as better or worse depending on the general taste, this does not work, and that is also why the qualification system of that site also does not work to measure the quality of a series .
Art in general was made to serve as a luxury, a differential, since ancient times they made magnificent sculptures and paintings and full of detail that only served to be placed in a corner to adorn a palace, was extremely difficult to enter the world of arts and have a recognized name. You know why? It is because people of the time not only had passion for what they did but also struggled to do a job that they could be proud to show to people.
Whether or not you like this show, I want you to answer the following question:
Would you show this show to any of your relatives?
The answer is no, and you do not have to feel guilty about it, not even the staff or maybe the creator of the manga would have the courage to show it to the family, that's because they're not writing to people, they're writing it for them , they like to watch cute little girls kissing, and consequently, the mentality of the people who attend these shows is the same, no matter if the show needs effort or little effort to be done, what matters are the things that attract the viewer to see it, what people want is not what people need.
If the anime script was good by itself, I would not have much of a problem with FanService or crap like that, but that's not the case, this is an anime that is built around these moments and not an anime that has those moments, and this is not hard to notice if you pay attention to the show. Why did the mother forget such an important detail as telling the protagonist that she would have a sister? Why of all the possible people in school did her sister have to be just what she saw kissing the teacher? Why did the black-haired girl not stay at her grandfather's house instead of going to the protagonist's house? Why did the black-haired girl not ask the protagonist to deliver the cell phone to her instead of taking her strength from her pocket? How did the director not know about your new granddaughter? Was not he curious to see her or at least ask for a photo?
These are doubts that went through my mind during the anime, the answer to them is very simple, it is because the anime needs the hottest moments to get people's attention easily, like most anime this season, but it happens that the construction of these moments does not even make sense or depend on various conveniences, I even believe that some conveniences are important for some works, but in this case they are only there because we need the moments that are the consequence of these.
The anime does not know to be realistic, although the world-building of the series always indicate that this is a normal thing that happens in our world, it does not follow the logic nor the complexity of our world, the characters are empty, the protagonist is the stereotype of Gal, the black haired girl is a serious student who often serves the stereotype of kuudere, the protagonist's friend is only there to be gentle, other characters do not matter or act in the stereotypical way in which they should act (as well as the director and the evil teacher who serves as a plot-device), they are not complex characters and rarely will you see them in a list of favorites.
The last thing I wanted to emphasize in the inaturality of the anime is its romance. Is it serious that a Gal girl becomes a lesbian so quickly just because of a love at first sight or something? This CAN happen in real life, but in a work of fiction this is just a forced and cheap excuse for the script to continue and you do not have to write a more complex script about love and its consequences, works of fiction are not to be ""realistic"", they should be made to perceive the author's effort in the marvel work of his, just as in the past.
everything in this show is as easy and simple to write as possible, people probably know this, people will not come here looking for a great story with an impressive development or nothing like that, people will give in to their fetishes and will see FanService of two girls loving each other, not because it's good, but because that's what they want, this is the biggest mistake of this anime and many others, the reality will only stop being that way if people start to change their way of thinking and demanding more of the media they themselves consume. Good evening.
AND DO NOT COME IRRITATE ME WITH THAT EASY-TARGET SHIT.
I came to this anime expecting it to be a pure yuri since ive heard many thing about this manga. I always planed to read this as a manga since it intressed me but then when i saw they decided to have an anime decided to wait for it. But after watching 2 ep i realise i was not drawn in by the yuri but the story. I found the story very interesting and after ep 1 i really looked forward to ep 2.
This anime dont only have a fantastic story, it also have beautiful art style to further enhance the experiences for me.
The music is nothing special or outstanding but its good in the sense that it created the mood required and fitted the anime quite well but i wont say its perfect.
The character have very distinct characteristic and are likable although its mainly focus on 2 characters. Ive only watched 2 ep right now so i dont know if the character development would be good or not but i know for sure that unless something extreme happened i wont be finding myself hating those 2 main characters we have met thus far.
This anime have been a perfect experience for me so far and i dont see myself dropping this any time soon since each episode just draws me in further into the story making me thirsting for more. I dont see much negative in this anime yet and some people have complained there is fan services and people are only here for those but there is not nearly as much fan services as i have thought there will be and they have kepted it pg13 for now not sure if they are gonna change that thought.
Overall i believe is you found this anime since you are looking for Yuri fan services i dont think you'd find much of what you wanted here and are better of watching some other Yuri but you look for story mostly and dont mind a little fan services every now and then then i think you will enjoy this anime so id recommend you to at least give it a try, i mean it cant hurt for you to watch this right? Unless ofcouse if your parents have to walk in that one moment in the anime and you find yourself explaining yourself
After watching the first two episodes I have come to the conclusion that this anime is SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE
The story features a girl called Yuzu who recently got transferred to an all girl high school due to specific reasons. She's hasn't been exposed to the feelings of love or has been in a genuine relationship with anybody. Yuzu then encounters another girl called Mei, the student council principal (and she's SUPER TOUCHY), on the first day of school. The romantic situation then starts after Yuzu witnessing a situation that doesn't normally occur. Yuzu later finds
out from her mom that Mei is actually her new step sister. OOF plot twist :)
Apparently Yuri is super common at this school due to the girls already being "engaged" to aka other rich dudes and are having fun by having another girl partner before things get "finalized".
The art is really good. It's really vibrant and colorful as well.
The OP and the ending are ok. Not really catchy, they're just their because every anime has one basically. Sometimes certain scenes can have a different type of music background. You'll get me when you watch it.
I'm only gonna describe two characters. Because TBH the rest of the characters are just there because they have to be since it's an all girl school. Oh and Yuzu's Grandpa right now is basically just being a jerk.
Yuzu: An innocent girl who just got transferred to an all girl school. Doesn't know anything about this new school and gets shocked by everything. She's really outgoing as well. However, sometimes she can be really sympathetic (episode 2)
Mei: I would have gave a higher rating to the characters category but as of now, Mei is super shallow and mysterious. She's also the student council of her year at the high school. Super touchy. Like super. However, I am sure that Mei will get development but as of now she's in a rough spot.
So far this anime reminds me a lot like Netsuzou Trap without the NTR. A lot of things that happen in the anime are like a wtf moment for me and sometimes it doesn't get through my head. However, I really enjoy the art's vibrant colors. But I'm just worried that this anime will literally become a lustful anime and some girl trying to touch another girl to feel better about her situation. *COUGH NETSUZOU TRAP
It's not really good. It's not that bad. It's mediocre, the really good attributes of it so far however is its art.