The official website for the anime adaptation of Saburouta’s Citrus manga has revealed that the upcoming yuri series will premiere from January 2018 in the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. In addition, a new visual, the production staff and first promotional video were revealed.
The leading members of the anime’s production staff were revealed and consists of:
- 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 main cast of the anime consists of:
- 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
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 5 volumes have been compiled and published. A drama CD of the series was released with the latest volume, which released in Japan on July 18 this year.
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 is in production for a January 2018 broadcast, during the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. Additional information about the series will be revealed at a later date.
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