During a pre-screening event for the anime adaptation of Saburouta’s Citrus manga, a brand new visual was teased for the upcoming January 2018 anime. The full visual will be revealed within the next few weeks via the anime’s official website.
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The Citrus TV anime will premiere on AT-X on Saturday. January 6th, at 11:30pm JST. The anime will then premiere on Tokyo MX on the 7th at 11:30pm JST, followed by a broadcast on Sun TV on the 8th at 1:00am JST. Rebroadcasts of the anime will air on BS Fuji on Wednesdays at 12:30am JST from the 9th.
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Ayana Taketatsu (Kirino Kousaka from Oreimo) will voice Yuzu Aihara
- Minami Tsuda (Yui Funami in YuruYuri) as Mei Aihara
- Yukiyo Fujii (Latifah Fleuranza in Amagi Brilliant Park) voicing the role of Harumi Taniguchi
- Yurika Kubo (Hanayo Koizumi from Love Live! School Idol Project) voices Himeko Momokino
- Shiori Izawa (Tanpopo Kuraishi in Witch Craft Works) voicing as Matsuri Mizusawa
- Ikumi Hayama (Sayaka Kirasaka in Strike the Blood) as Kayo Maruta
The supporting cast consists of:
- Hisako Kanemoto (Ika Musume from Shinryaku! Ika Musume) joining to voice Sara Tachibana
- Rei Matsuzaki (Ayame Reikadou from NouCome) as Nina Tachibana
- Tomoaki Maeno (Naotsugu from Log Horizon) voicing Shou Aihara
- Kana Ueda (Yumi Fukuzawa from Maria-sama ga Miteru) who will voice Ume Aihara
The leading members of the anime’s production staff include:
- Director: Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)
- Series Composer: Naoki Hayashi (Flip Flappers)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Izuro Ijuuin (Working!!!, Barakamon)
- Animation Studio: Passione (Rokka no Yuusha, Rail Wars!)
The Opening theme song of the anime will be Azalea performed by nano.RIPE and the Ending theme song will be Mia REGINA’s Dear Teardrop.
The first promotional video for the anime was released, introducing to us the main characters, voice cast and a little saucy something towards the end.
Japanese manga publisher Ichijinsha first opened up about the anime project in September 2015. The company mentioned on Twitter that they were currently looking into partnering up with a company that would help them produce an anime based on the manga.
Citrus is a yuri romance manga written and illustrated by Saburouta. The series began in November 2012 being published in Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime magazine. To date a total of 8 volumes have been compiled and published. A drama CD of the series was released with the latest volume, which released in Japan on October 18, 2017.
Here is the synopsis of the series from MAL:
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.
The TV anime adaptation of the yuri manga Citrus will air on AT-X every Saturday at 11:30pm JST from January 6, 2018, throughout the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. Additional information about the series will be revealed very soon.
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