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Synopsis

Fashionable Yuzu Aihara had to transfer to a new school because her mother remarried. Unfortunately, her new school is an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. On the first day, she immediately broke some rules and got involved in confrontation with the stern student council president Mei—who turned out to be her new stepsister. She then also has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.

Comments

Unlike the first episode of NTR: Netsuzou TRap that was very straightforward with “fanservice,” the first episode of Citrus slowly builds its conflict steadily. The “spicy” scene is still present at the end of episode, but it’s preceded by really nice characterisation. Yuzu is a quite likeable main character. Her rebellious-but-sincere antics, along with her open and expressive character, will make her easily a favourite character among viewers. Mei, however, is the opposite. She is stern and stubborn. However, the anime also built her as a complex character. She has a bad relationship with her family, and seems to be in constant pressure.

Being a yuri title might make some viewers feel discouraged to see Citrus. However, if one is interested in knowing more about this genre, Citrus probably could be a good start. The characters are entertaining and the conflicts are genuinely intriguing, though there is potential that it’ll lead into some melodrama.

Facts and Figures

Source materialManga by Saburouta
CastsAyana Taketatsu as Yuzu Aihara
Hisako Kanemoto as Sara Tachibana
Ikumi Hayama as Kayo Maruta
Kana Ueda as Ume Aihara
Minami Tsuda as Mei Aihara
Rei Matsuzaki as Nina Tachibana
Shiori Izawa as Matsuri Mizusawa
Tomoaki Maeno as Shō Aihara
Yukiyo Fujii as Harumi Taniguchi
Yurika Kubo as Himeko Momokino
DirectorTakeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf)
ScenarioNaoki Hayashi (Flip Flappers)
Character DesignIzuro Ijuuin
Opening Song“Azalea” by nano.RIPE
Ending Song“Dear Teardrop” by Mia REGINA
StudioPassione
Official Sitehttp://citrus-anime.com/
Twitter@citrus_anime
Broadcast Date13 January 2018 (1300 GMT, 2000 WIT, 2200 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

Look at the contrast between the color of Mei’s side of the room and Yuzu’s (© Saburouta · Ichijinsha/ Citrus Production Committee)
Strong silhouete of Mei makes her looks more intimidating (© Saburouta · Ichijinsha/ Citrus Production Committee)
Good composition (© Saburouta · Ichijinsha/ Citrus Production Committee)
What happened? (© Saburouta · Ichijinsha/ Citrus Production Committee)

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