Netsutai no Citron
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Netsutai no Citron

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Synonyms: Tropical Citron
Japanese: 熱帯のシトロン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: 2001
Genre: Fantasy Fantasy
Themes: Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Manga Erotics F
Authors: Matsumoto, Jiro (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #123222
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Popularity: #3886
Members: 5,318
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A coming-of-age story from Jiro Matsumoto (the author of Freesia) about a young, aspiring photographer named Soma. He's going nowhere, stuck in a mire of sex and drugs, until a horrible end to a one night stand sets him on a path that changes his life forever.

WARNING: Mature content. Do not be surprised if you come across disturbing imagery.


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Jan 6, 2009
Tropical Citron opens with a great page, charting the descent of a few bombs into a jungle below and transitioning to the bubbly insides of a glass of water in front of a TV showing a mushroom cloud explosion.

There are many great transitions like this in the story. The composition is superb. There is that trademark Matsumoto black humour flowing throughout as we go from one panel to another, the comedic flourishes juxtaposing perfectly.

The story is surreal to the point where the suited dude with the horse's head from another Matsumoto manga makes a cameo appearance here and you don't blink. Soma, ...
Jun 26, 2013
Vice influenced hallucinatory journey which draws inspiration from Alice in Wonderland. Frustration is to be expected with first few chapters as little elucidation is offered and it remains borderline nonsensical. However, the pay off is worthy.

Matsumoto's art is as sketchy and vivacious at the same time. Perfectly suits his aberrant narrative style. Have to add that he has a tendency to implausibly undress his female characters which could not be everyone's cup of tea, albeit it really never feels to be there for the sake of untasteful satisfaction.

Black humor and his uncanny sense for slapstick comedy synchronize well with this labyrinthian plot thus ...
Feb 12, 2023
How do you feel when a story, whether it be manga, anime, book, movie, etc., captures you long after the story is done? There is a thrumming in the head and a recall of how those simple scenes grab you in the most profound ways; it's a... sensory experience. Netsutai no Citron is one of those tales, a page-turner that starts free-flowing, promising a world of sex and discombobulating psychedelics called "soda pop." Soma jumps from scene to scene, searching for purpose in the jungles of Vietnam while trying to escape the town that keeps him in place.

The plot thickens as the haze of dreams ...

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