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.
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 yuri sexualization, 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.
There comes a day where we yuri fans can proclaim “this is it, this is the day we’ve been waiting for.”
Welp...the day has come.
Among the midst of the winter season comes a proper yuri manga that’s been turned into an anime. One of my favourite Yuri manga: Citrus.
Citrus’ anime announcement got many manga readers (me included) extremely hyped and impatient for it to come out. To our surprise, time passes by quickly, and it’s already here.
We were very fortunate to have an actual somewhat known studio pick this up, which was Studio Passione. Although relatively new, they’ve done
series like Rokka no Yuusha, as well as handling the new Highschool DxD Hero anime this upcoming spring.
Anyways, back to Citrus. No matter what others say, it can be agreed upon that this is the first “proper” yuri anime in quite a long time, despite if people like it or not. Let it be known to you anime only’s that Citrus is NOT yuri bait. It has every bit of character chemistry as well as development for our Female Characters. Many may deem the fanservice here unnecessary, however I can assure you it’s utilized in a way to further Yuzu and Mei’s relationship on a more intimate level, dare I say sexual.
The animation is alright for what it's worth, love the artstyle and colour. But for the love of God I don't wanna see anymore CG shots like that. It's pretty bad lol. It does't ruin my enjoyment for the series though, just my nitpick.
One of the things I appreciate about Citrus is how it handles the relationship building in a somewhat realistic way. Instead of just giving us fan service yuri stuff, it tries to dive deep into the progression of Yuzu’s love for Mei, or even Vice Versa. Of course this won’t be easy, for obstacles are bound to come in the way of that. How they get over those obstacles is crucial for development.
Although within Citrus is quite a simple story about a confused girl trying to confirm her feelings along with some drama along the way. Seeing how Yuzu goes about this is truly enjoyable to watch and to ride along with. Not extremely rushed, but progresses at a steady pace which keeps the consistency fluid and good.
The soundtrack, although sometimes forgettable, suits the tone for the show and makes the scene more intense and dramatic. Both the OP and ED are great because I personally love nano.RIPE and Mia Regina.
Overall as a manga reader I am satisfied with this adaptation thus far. To the voice acting as well as the character design. From the pacing to the fitting soundtrack. I can see that Passione is putting a lot into this anime to please not just anime only’s, but to also let the manga readers enjoy a manga they love on-screen. There’s more to come anime only’s and more spicy scenes as we go on.
Citrus challenges today's anime standards by introducing interesting topics like "How cringy can character dialogue become in an anime until I drop it?" and "Is it sexual assault if I kiss my step sister without consent...and get away with it?"
This is by far the worst anime I've seen this year and I'm just 4 episodes in. Dialogue doesn't feel natural at all, exposition is thrown in my face every second and characters don't make any sense.
The pacing of Citrus is way too fast and we never get any real sense of knowing how to feel about a moment. There is a scene where Mei kisses
her sister in the first epiosde without her consent and it feels super uncomfortable but next episode, the main character pretends like this thing was super romantic, not literally, but this is what it feels like.
Animation is also something we should talk about. It commendable that the director actually changes the clothes of the main character multiple times, which isn't done as often as you might think, but the actual animation is piss poor and the art still suffers from time to time. It's also sad that nothing about this animation seems to have any personality.
Now on to the topic of Gay bait. Is this show some gay bait for people that browse through tumblr and twitter 24/7? Yes. Yes it is. Instead of developing a genuine, natural romance between two highschool students that happen to be girls, we get some of the most rapey, uncomfortable Yuri scenes I had the displeasure to watch. It is amazing how people are willing to justify abusive and toxic romance as long as it's gay.
If you want to watch a shitty gay Telenovela in anime form, then boy, is Citrus the anime for you.
I wrote a review at around the release of episode 2 and it got taken down and now that its much later this is my rewrite. This review is meant to be comedic while sharing my actual opinions so basically its like if Jontron was animu
So at this point we are about 1/3 of the way through this season. I started this series about a week after it came out and loved it from episode 1. Now we have hit 4 episodes, and i still think this anime is amazing.
WARNING:THIS IS YURI SO THIS IS LESBIAN SO IF YOU ARE AGAINST LGBT RELATIONSHIPS THIS
IS NOT AN ANIME FOR YOU. ME BEING BISEXUAL I AM PERFECTLY FINE WITH IT, BUT IF YOU ARE NOT FOR HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS GO WATCH SOMETHING ELSE
The art is very nice. It is not a direct translation from page to screen, but it looks very similar to the manga and has really nice bright coloring but not too bright that it burns out your eyeballs. It hits a nice color balance. The CGI integration is mostly amazing and works really well for the most part. So far the only scene it was bad in was a small scene in episode 1 where the student models were not blurred. Otherwise the CGI boosts the quality of the art and animation.
I really like the story as it is a breath of fresh air compared to what i usually will watch. Most anime I have seen is either horror, gag, shonen, or a mix of the elements, but this is my first romantic anime. The story is not for everyone however. It has lots of yuri and sexual scenes and undertones, but it isn't blatant like in Devilman as this is on TV. But it uses the TV style to its advantage making us wonder in certain scenes, OMG WTF ACTUALLY HAPPENED WITH (insert sexual scene that cuts of before it goes all owo here). By using implication it works psychologically. The story is about Yuzu who meets a girl named Mei who is the student council president. They don't hit it off well at first, but they turn out to be step sisters, and Yuzu has a bit more love for her sister than normal siblings. owo Lots of funny scenes, drama, arguments, and awkward scenes are used to make the viewer have a blast while watching this anime.
The sound is really nice. The voices in the sub are amazing and fit their characters. The actors are the same as the drama CD's included with some manga volumes, bar one character who has not appeared in the anime yet. I have not seen the FUNIMATION dub so I do not know the quality of those voices, but FUNIMATION does well from my past experiences (those experiences include BOKU NO HERO ACADEMIA, DRAGON BALL SERIES, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST SERIES, INITIAL D, COWBOY BEBOP and much more). I will check out the dub as I watch most of my favorite shows bilingual if they are done by a great studio. The music isn't very memorable like the aforementioned series, but it works and can be emotional. The OP is an amazing song and I can see it being used in some High Quality Rips in the future. >:] The ED however isn't really my cup of tea. LEMON TEA GET IT CUZ CITRUS HAHA END ME NOW.
The characters are well developed and have nice backstories, but there are many spoilers so I wont elaborate.
I really enjoy this anime and don't understand the hate its getting. It is very faithful to the manga with some added scenes and some events in different spots to make the anime flow smoothly similar to the DAVIDPRODUCTION JOJO anime. Wait a second. Jojo. Passione. 2018. Part 5 OH MY GOD!!!!!!!
Ok going back on point the series is heart warming and has lots of drama and comedy that makes it my favorite this season. AND I WATCHED DEVILMAN AND LOVEDIT SO YEAH IF I LIKE ROMANTIC BETTER AND IM PRIMARILY A SHONEN WHORE YOU KNOW IT IS GOOD. 9/10 i 100% reccomend if you are okay with LGBT relationships.
EVERY VILLAIN IS LEMONS.
oh god another fruit pun stop mee from thee puns