BlueSpark wrote:I watched Citrus over the past 3 days. And boy, did things get steamy ! This is probably the only actual yuri anime I've ever watched besides Destiny of the Shrine Maiden.
Now, I'm usually the last person to complain about contrived drama or storylines, but in Citrus' case, I really feel like it was designed to pander more than anything else. Which isn't inherently bad - I rather enjoyed many of the 'close' moments the two leads shared. But when the show thrusts 5 lesbians in my face at once, it kind of tugs at my suspension of disbelief.
Also, the development of their relationship felt a bit shallow/inconsistent to me, and Matsuri as a romantic rival was outstandingly annoying. On the bright side, the last story arc was much more satisfactory with not 1, but 2 likeable rivals and some nice (semi-)closure to Yuzu and Mei's relationship.
Overall, I'm not sure if I'll revisit the series in the future, but it was most definitely an interesting experience.
Yep. It had potential. But the director/mangaka didn't get the fact that convoluted dramas can't keep the interest of viewers if you only do it for the sake of drama. It made for a poor story in the end and not even the yuri could make it interesting.