Citrus – Anime Announced!

Citrus, the popular yuri manga writen and illustrated by Saburouta, is going to receive an anime adapation! The planned airing date is unknown as of now, as far I can tell. Unfortunately the article is in Japanese, but it seems to be genuine? Hopefully this isn’t another false alarm.

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 step-sister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.

(Source: Yuri Project)

So for those of you aren’t in the know, Citrus is a popular series about pseudo-incest (by which I mean tons of sexual tension between two step-sisters).

Personally, I’m of the opinion that Citrus is a poor choice for an anime adapation. The plot has really stagnated lately, for one, and the characters angst for chapters on end after a single kiss. I find myself more interested in Harumi, to be honest, but I have a bad habit of getting attached to side characters.

Nevertheless, it’s a popular series that has enough chapters to make an anime adapation feasible. And I have to admit the art is fantastic, but how well will that positive transition to the anime adpation? We will have to see.

The article also mentions feature articles involving Yurihime and Netsuzō Trap -NTR- (written and illustrated by Kodama Naoko). I’ve written about Netsuzuō Trap before, by the way. The manga series is still ongoing, but you can read my thoughts about it over here.



17 thoughts on “Citrus – Anime Announced!

  1. The art looks pretty good. And nice name. For some reason, it reminds me of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, one of the more popular novels with a lesbian character. I don’t even know how my head works.

    I’m still holding out for shoujo ai/shounen ai stories that are not focused primarily on romance though…I think I’ll be waiting a while.

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    1. The art is the shining point for Citrus. I just wonder if the studio can keep the quality high when transitioning from the page to the screen.
      No, that’s definitely a reasonable jump. Citrus fruits are just so mysterious. They’re sweet yet have a slightly acidic taste.
      Yeah that’s going to be rough. Well, Gamma was a superhero manga series that I thought was pretty good. If you’re a fan of homages and parodies of Western comics it should make for a fun read (somehow the author had to explain what a parody was in the afterword since people were being moronic and not bashing him for poking fun at The Avengers, for instance). The shoujo ai is kind of noticeable early on with the sisterly teasing, but then it goes away for most of the series. And then suddenly the yuri returns in full force with very raunchy stuff in the final arc. So there’s that.
      I guess it’ll be hard to find a shoujo-ai story that doesn’t focus on romance because that’s what people tend to look for in that genre. If I come across something that fits the bill, I’ll be sure to let you know.

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      1. The thing is that I’m very interested in queer relationships and queer representation but at the same time romance anime kiinda bores me so I tend to stick to books on that front. That’s why like anime with lgbt characters and/or relationships that are treated as casually as your typical background straight romance.

        Gamma sounds interesting. I might give it a go. Thank you!

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        1. Mmm that makes sense. The gushy stuff doesn’t have universal appeal, after all.
          Hmm the characters in Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm weren’t necessarily lgbt, but most of the subtext was between girls and the focus of the show never strayed far from Flying Circus. It even has a bit of sci-fi in the form of flying shoes! Maybe you give that a shot, too.
          I hope those aren’t disappointing!

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  2. “and the characters angst for chapters on end after a single kiss.” Hey at least they kiss! Lol as someone currently reading Nisekoi you can imagine how one kiss seems like an incredible amount of progress to me. I am not in the know for yuri, so I haven’t heard of this before but I should keep an eye out. I have been looking to expand my horizons, and a yuri with a good art style would be a good start, I think. Also I like the name, Citrus. Catchy.

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    1. That’s true. Nisekoi’s progression was something else…
      I think Citrus is alright, but I believe Girl Friends by Morinaga Milk is probably your best bet to read if you’re planning on getting into yuri. It’s a beloved classic. I know a few yuri fans who are actually in despair over how there hasn’t been a series to match it yet, so there’s that haha.
      It is a catchy name, I’ll give it that. The power of single word titles…!

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  3. I am honestly not that hyped over it. Maybe if they announced it when Cirtus was still awesome before… (I am just hyped with manwha series now) I dunno. I somewhat dropped the series after the chapter when the tension finally breaks between them.

    Netsuzou Trap, however, is something that I really want to see. We rarely see yuri with NTR (+ the accursed het!) so I’ll be looking forward to how they will execute that formula.

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    1. I feel the same way, but other yuri fans might appreciate it. It’s pretty boring now, yeah.

      (Ehh those manwha series are intense. maengune’s libido is not something to be underestimated)

      It’ll be great if Netsuzou Trap received an anime adaption, I agree. But I think it’s a bit too short at the moment, sadly. Maybe after a few more chapters? I bet the article is an interview or something ;___;

      I’m still amazed the most popular character is the virgin ex-boyfriend hahaha.

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      1. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

        Boy, oh boy. I’ll work on a review of one manwha series that I’m currently reading and then I’ll drag you to the wholesome goodness.

        Well, at least we’re getting more yuri series. Hooray! (✿╹◡╹)

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