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Citrus (Saburouta)  
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Description
From Yuri Project:

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 love are often not that far apart.

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Associated Names
حمضيات
柑橘味香氣

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v.10 c.Epilogue (end) by Chaosteam 5 months ago
v.10 c.41 (end) by Chaosteam 7 months ago
v.10 c.40 by Chaosteam 8 months ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 16

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (318 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Year
2012

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Yuri Hime (Ichijinsha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Seven Seas (9 Volumes - Ongoing)

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How about NO  
by kill-chan
July 18th, 2018, 12:07am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
It starts strong, then it drags on for and endless stream of chapters.
The motivations are just not there. Most conflicts and situations are extremely forced. Some of the characters' choices make no sense. Drama after drama after drama.
IMO it should have ended 8 volumes ago.

The art is nice, and by that I mean the author knows how to do stuff and all... the problem is, save some of early members of the cast, at some point saburo uta runs out of interesting and not-weird looking character designs.

soooo yeah: it's yet another victim of its own success.
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Cliche, forced... but art is great  
by seojin_park
April 20th, 2018, 12:05am
Rating: N/A
I used to like this manga. I found some of the characters funny. The art is awesome which is a plus, but story wise is not my cup of tea. I find it way too unrealistic, especially the scenes of the drama added when new obstacles have fallen upon Mei and Yuzu. This manga has already 30+ chapters released. I'd say I can stand cliche, but not overly too many. The drama is too much and forced. New characters seem to appear to add drama and falls in love with Mei, not all of them of course. However, the majority of it had feelings for Mei or simply infatuation. For some reason, they fall out of love with Mei too quickly and the problem is solved. Ridiculous. Mei's character is unpredictable or inconsistent. I don't know whether it is because of what she had experienced with a strict family or she can't really disobey her grandfather to being the next family member to run the academy. Yuzu is a hard nut to crack. I guess it is accepted of being a teenager who didn't have relationship in the past. The characters are unlikable, but that's just me.

I've read too many yuri mangas, or manhwas throughout the years. My taste has somewhat changed to a more mature genre, not smut for the majority of the story of course. More likely two girls or women in college or working adults that I dig more. High school setting is fine, but relationship wise, I prefer if it is leaning to realistic side. Problems that are relatively complicated, but not too comprehensible. I prefer mangas/manhwas that have interesting plot to make me want to read more and art can be a plus.

Too be completely honest, I'm dropping this one. Although the art is great, it can't make me stay to read another chapter of this manga. Try Their Story, WDTFS, Serenade (Warning; has violece in it), or The Love Doctor. They are worth a read than this one.
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Mainly worth it for the art  
by bahram
January 7th, 2018, 6:46am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
The first volume can be kind of misleading and make one think this manga is going to be full of drama and sex, but that's not the case at all. Citrus is primarily a Slice Of Life with light Romance elements. Even though there are 8 volumes worth of story, it wasn't until the two most recent chapters (33 & 34) that a real dramatic obstacle has come between the main characters. The other 30 chapters or so are very light in both drama and ecchi scenes.

Yuzu and Mei have been dating for months but they still act like middle schoolers around each other. The way their romance is being deliberately drawn out and contrived kind of takes away a lot of the fun. The character development also feels weak. Mei in particular, is kind of boring and some of the side characters are obvious fodder. Reading Citrus just made me want to go back and re-read the much better Yuri manga that are out there.

It's not all bad though. I love the character designs. Mei, Yuzu, Harumin, etc are all beautifully drawn. Their facial structure, hair, eyes and clothes are all very detailed and leave a distinct impression of who they are. The kissing scenes are always well done so the payoff in that regard is worth it.

All in all, an average manga. Recommended if you're running out of Yuri to read or just want to look at really pretty art.
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If you like yuri you will like this manga  
by kiriee
August 25th, 2017, 3:17pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Sure the story is cliche, but we are talking about very specific genre here, what kind of idiot want unique story from YURI manga, and that is exactly what Citrus is a YURI manga a very good one imo. The drama actually light hearted, I kinda hate the 1st volume but the autor quickly fix that. Some people may disagree but I prefer this kind of drama in yuri manga, I dont want to see my favorite yuri character get fucked by some men just so we can get more drama.

Anyway it is at volume 7 now and thats really rare for yuri manga, I sincerely hope this manga can at least get to volume 10, I dont care if the story drag.
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This is the best yuri manga, right? I'm glad everyone agrees.  
by Swifft
September 11th, 2016, 8:36pm
Rating: N/A
For real, I think for the most part this manga is low quality, but I can't deny that it's a HIGHLY entertaining, soap-operatic series. It's one of my top favorites, actually, and I think that it actually does some things uniquely well. Wrote a long review on it explaining my thoughts. Basically, while it's cliche and silly and over-dramatic, it has some consistent themes, it's actually pretty fun, and after a while the manga changes in some ways that make me actually think it's a good series (at least now). In any case, I applaud the author.

Full review:
https://terrenceswiff.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/citrus/

... Last updated on October 16th, 2016, 10:55am
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Well...  
by Polka-Dotted-Yoshi
February 26th, 2016, 8:49pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
The story isn't bad. At first, I was actually really interested in the relationship of the female leads ... only for it to follow typical stereotypes found in a shoujo manga (unnecessary number of rivals, issues always coming up between the two main characters, etc.).

The characters aren't too overly memorable but they're not bad.

The art is very pretty. There's a chapter at some point, however, where the lines are pencil-y, probably because the manga artist didn't finish them by her deadline.

In the end, it's not bad; it's not great. Still, it's probably one of the better GL series out there partially because it's actually a SERIES.

... Last updated on March 3rd, 2016, 7:25pm
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Mmm  
by hotarusasaki
January 26th, 2016, 4:50am
Rating: N/A
It's entertaining enough, beautiful sensual art without being overly vulgar, it was a pretty hot read. I guess that's a blinding element as I don't feel as negative about this manga as most of the reviews. Now thinking back on it is quite overly complex and dramatic, I think part of that is because of the annoying side characters, which seem to be an arc in themselves as Mei and Yuzu struggle to deal with side characters... I'd simply find Mei and Yuzu slowly developing relationship more interesting.

Something that /did/ bother me during the manga was the side characters sexuality though =_= Like seriously, all the characters were pretty much lesbian and even more annoying they all seem to fall for either of Mei or Yuzu and create trouble! Ok, so the author doesn't just ignore the existence of straight females and men in this manga, they also seem to be of the opinion that it's impossible for two homosexual girls to not have romantic feelings for each other. I guess I'm ranting about the wrong thing but as a girl myself it just seems extremely unrealistic and annoying. I also don't read that many yuri so if that is norm, I'm not used to it.

Character wise, it is quite stereotypical and I agree that Mei's character seems to have consistency issues but surprisingly I did find moments where I could relate to the characters, after all some people are known to be quite indecisive and hesitant or driven by urges/instincts. It was also realistic to some extent, at least for me as they overlapped with my experiences. There are a few moments where Mei acted pretty badass and all angsty and I liked that but those moments didn't really last and not much explanation was given as to why such an angsty expression was shown. Which is of course a bit disappointing.

So...my last thoughts, it's entertaining and sensual enough to read, just don't read too deeply or critically and like me you'll be ignorant of it's flaws and think it's better than it is plotwise.
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Everyone's a b*tch.  
by xiaoxiaolav
January 10th, 2016, 4:07am
Rating: N/A
The characters are barely likeable and with the chapter 14 arc, they're also unbelievable, the only reason i read it till chapter 16 was because i've already invested a lot of time in it, but i was saying (alound) bullshit the entire time, don't waste your time with this garbage.

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Plus an underage loli that tries to get someone raped? really? and said someone actually tries?! and they actually forgive her afterwards?!?!?! COME ON!
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Cliche and forced settings  
by moredrowsy
October 12th, 2015, 7:00pm
Rating: N/A
A lot of events in this series is cliche and forced, ie the pretentious female along with the outspoken dumb type. My biggest grip for this series is that there's too much fanservice. In any type of situation, 70% of the time the brainless Mc will try to unconciously nibble on the other girl. See her sitting next to you? Try to kiss her. On a train with her? Nibble on her ears. Next to her on the bed? Try to rape her. It would be fine if its mutual but it's unrequited and thus seems so pathetic and desperate. Get some fucking self control girl.

This is just a hentai/porn if it went any further because the story is just too pretentious to offset all these forced fanservice.

... Last updated on October 12th, 2015, 7:07pm
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A GREAT yuri manga!  
by sofiatsundurelover
April 15th, 2015, 6:29am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
First of all, as everyone's been saying, the drawings, the illustrations, are great! Seriously, Ive never seen a character as beautiful as Mei before. Especially in yuri mangas. I fell in love with Mei at first sight (yeah, seriously). Shes so beautiful!! And I love how emotions are put in the characters' expressions. No words needed.

She's a huge tsundere tho. I love tsundere characters but Mei could go overboard sometimes. I mean, MOST of the time. Mostly for no reason. Even when she starts having feelings for Yuzu, she still do mean things to Yuzu. Well I guess its because of the pseudo thing. But blaming everything on Yuzu is so unfair. But I still love you, Mei.

And Yuzu, I think its sweet and cute how she loves Mei so much but one thing keeps bugging me. Err, how did Yuzu fell for Mei, again? I mean she hated Mei but then after a kiss, that hate turns to love. Is that really emotionally possible? To suddenly show some concerns and gradually develop love would make much more sense. But in this manga, Yuzu fell head over heels for Mei after one single meaningless kiss.

In short, drawings excellent, plot confuses ppl sometimes but it's like roller coaster so i guess good, so, I DO recommend this yuri manga. Its chapters out bimonthly tho.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2015, 6:30am
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