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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (2,627)

Citrus is a 12-episode anime series that premiered on AT-X in 2018. The show is based on a manga of the same name created by Saburouta, which was serialized in the magazine Comic Yuri Hime from 2012 to 2018. The series follows the story of Yuzu Aihara, a fashionable high school girl who is forced to transfer to a strict all-girls school after her mother remarries.

At her new school, Yuzu meets Mei Aihara, the student council president and her new step-sister. Mei is cold and distant towards Yuzu at first, but as the two get to know each other better, they begin to develop a complicated romantic relationship. The show explores themes of love, family, and self-discovery, and features strong lesbian themes.

The main character, Yuzu Aihara, is a fun-loving and energetic girl who is not afraid to be herself. She loves fashion and has a boisterous personality. Despite her outgoing nature, Yuzu is hiding a deep insecurity about her relationship with her mother, who she feels doesn't understand her or support her choices. Yuzu's attitude is quickly challenged when she attends her new school and discovers that her fashion-forward style is not well-received by her stern, traditional classmates.

Mei Aihara, Yuzu's new step-sister and love interest, is the complete opposite of Yuzu. She is reserved, composed, and takes her role as student council president very seriously. Mei is the granddaughter of the school's chairman and has a reputation for being cold and unapproachable. Her distant behavior causes Yuzu to feel frustrated and excluded, but also makes her curious about what Mei is really like.

The show's supporting characters include Harumi Taniguchi, Yuzu's new best friend at school, who is kind-hearted and loyal, and Himeko Tachibana, a student council member who has unrequited feelings for Mei. Matsuri Mizusawa, another student at school, also plays a significant role in the story. She is a cheerful and outgoing girl who becomes attracted to Yuzu and tries to come between her and Mei.

The animation style of Citrus is bright and colorful, with bold lines and expressive character designs. The backgrounds are often highly-detailed, and the show's fashion choices are stylish and striking. The music is a mix of energetic pop songs and emotional ballads that help to set the tone for each scene. The voice acting is strong, with Tomoaki Maeno delivering a convincing performance as the upbeat and endearing Yuzu, and Kana Ueda expertly portraying Mei's controlled exterior and complex emotional inner world.

Overall, Citrus is a compelling and thought-provoking anime series that explores themes of same-sex love, family, and accepting oneself. The show's unique blend of comedy, drama, and romance make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Citrus is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2018.

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my love goes on and on
12. my love goes on and on
March 24, 2018
Yuzu promises Nina that she'll support Sara's love with her, but after learning that the girl of Sara's destiny is Mei, she can't help but feel shaken. Nina ignores all the attention she's drawing, desperately holding Yuzu back to keep her from going to Mei. During their conflict Yuzu gets a call from Sara on her smartphone, saying "There's something I need to give you." She quickly races to the overlook, but Mei isn't there, only Sara greeting her with a slightly sad smile as she returns the student ID Yuzu dropped earlier.
love you only
11. love you only
March 17, 2018
Yuzu manages to reunite with her class, and then at the hotel she tries to confess her feelings and talk about that Christmas night with Mei. However, Mei tells her to forget about that night... Tachibana Nina happens to witness their exchange, and knowing about how her twin sister feels as well as her relationship with Yuzu, Nina resolves to help fulfill her sister's destiny. The next day Sara and Nina beat Yuzu's class to Yasaka Shrine, waiting for their chance.
winter of love
10. winter of love
March 10, 2018
While Mei was able to accept her feelings on Christmas night, for some reason Yuzu couldn't respond sincerely. Ever since then the two have barely exchanged words and their relationship only grows more awkward... More time passes until the school field trip draws near. On the day of the trip Yuzu oversleeps and dashes to the station, but she's too late to catch the train. While she's feeling depressed she runs into a pretty young girl, Tachibana Sara, who also missed her train.
love is
9. love is
March 3, 2018
With her dislike of Yuzu and Mei's relationship, Matsuri uses the secret photo she took at the shopping mall to blackmail Mei into fooling around with text-pal on Christmas. Meanwhile, Yuzu knows nothing of this and struggles to bake a cake for her first Christmas together with Mei. While her excitement builds, Mei comes home and breaks the news that she won't be able to join their Christmas Party due to student council work...
war of love
8. war of love
February 24, 2018
After accepting Matsuri's forceful invitation to hang out after school, Yuzu takes Mei with her to the station where Matsuri's waiting. Matsuri greets Mei with a cold stare, having believed she'd meet Yuzu alone, and then she grabs Yuzu's hand and happily drags her around the shopping mall. However, Yuzu's constantly thinking of Mei, which upsets Matsuri until she finally calls Yuzu cruel and runs away from the two of them.
love or lie!
7. love or lie!
February 17, 2018
Mei and Yuzu study together at their house so Yuzu can place in the top 100 on their exams and keep their grandfather happy. However, after their kiss of mutual yearning, Yuzu can't concentrate at all. Steeling her resolve she asks Mei what that kiss meant only to get coldly brushed off. Feeling depressed, Yuzu heads to an arcade with Harumi, but her mind's distracted. There, she reunites with her childhood friend, the second year middle schooler, Mizusawa Matsuri.
out of love
6. out of love
February 10, 2018
Mei's father, Aihara Shou suddenly returns home. While Yuzu is surprised to meet him for the first time, she explains to Shou how hard Mei's been working for the academy. However, Mei screams at her to stop when Shou just silently averts his eyes with hesitation. Shou tells his daughter, "I'm not returning to the academy." Yuzu is unable to say anything as Mei runs away to their bedroom, and that night she tries speaking to Mei again.
under lover
5. under lover
February 3, 2018
After Himeko declares, "I've crossed a line with the president!" Yuzu gets competitive and wants to cross that line too. At school, both compete to see who will eat lunch with Mei, but Mei turns them down and leaves them equally crestfallen. Meanwhile, Harumi reveals she has four tickets to an amusement park and proposes that they invite the president to all go together...
love me do!
4. love me do!
January 27, 2018
After confronting Mei with her feelings and kissing her in the chairman's office Yuzu isn't able to face Mei and agonizes over it. Meanwhile, the student council vice president who's also Mei's childhood friend, Momokino Himeko, becomes suspicious of what happened in the chairman's office and meets with Yuzu on their day off to discuss it. There she tells Yuzu, "She's incredibly sad. As sad as she was when the current chairman, her father, left her," leaving her in shock. Yuzu's weakly walking to the station home when Mei appears before her...
sisterly love?
3. sisterly love?
January 20, 2018
Yuzu realizes her feelings for Mei are love, and cries. Wanting to follow her emotions, Yuzu visits the chairman's office to try and reclaim her relationship with Mei after she went away. However, she discovers the chairman suddenly ill?! Mei comes rushing to the hospital when she's called, learning that Yuzu worked hard to save the chairman, and then she begins to open up about herself...
one's first love
2. one's first love
January 13, 2018
During their first night sharing a room, Yuzu had her first kiss stolen by her step sister. Since then she can't get Mei off her mind, while Mei herself goes on as if nothing happened. Meanwhile, Mei's Grandfather, the chairman of Aihara Academy, takes Mei back to his mansion. Unable to forget the sad expression on Mei's face when they kissed, Yuzu heads to the mansion to confirm Mei's true feelings, but...?!
love affair!?
1. love affair!?
January 6, 2018
Yuzu Aihara, a fashionable, spontaneous and fun-loving city-girl, transfers to a new neighborhood and high-school after the remarriage of her mother.More preoccupied with boys and shopping than studying, Yuzu struggles to fit in at the conservative girls' school and frequently clashes with the student council--specifically Mei Aihara, the hard-working, beautiful but cold student council president. As it turns out, Mei happens to be Yuzu's new step-sister and Yuzu finds herself having to share a bedroom with a girl she absolutely can't stand.
Where to Watch Citrus
Citrus is available for streaming on the AT-X website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Citrus on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (2,627)