What Else Should You?: Citrus

These Season’s Citrus has attracted a lot of attention, both positive and negative, for its focus on the fairly abusive relationship between Mei and Yuzu, but that does not mean that it does not have any good qualities. Aside from that though, there are a few other anime you should watch if you are enjoying Citrus. Welcome, again, to What else should you watch, where I give you recommendations based on a show each week.

Black Butler

Black Butler

A bit more fantastical and a bit less abusive, Black Butler serves as a great gateway into what anime is. That is not necessarily saying that Black Butler is super good, but it is to say that there is a lot to appreciate about it, especially if you are going to Citrus specifically for the female relationship.

Sure, Ciel and Sebastion might not be in a romantic relationship, but the show has no problem playing into more gay undertones. Even one of the show’s other recurring, Grell, appears to be more feminine when it comes to Sebastion.

Not exactly one of the best anime ever made, but if you want something a little less dark in the way Citrus is then definitely worth a watch if you haven’t already.

Sakura Trick

Sakura Trick

Something much more light-hearted than Citrus will probably ever be, Sakura Trick is a slice of life Yuri romance about best friends Haruka and Yuu, who have been with each other since middle school. Haruka begins to feel some distance between the two of them when high school begins. One thing leads to another, and the two find their relationship has changed forever.

Bubbly would be one word that describes this show well. There is not a lot of emotional stakes in the “challenges” their relationship faces, and often times the characters do not seem that interesting, but man is it still charming.

Haruka and Yuu definitely feel like people, with the two of them paying special attention to each other’s details, and it really feels like a relationship by the end. Something fun to watch in spare time, for sure.

What else would you add to this list of recommendations? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you like what your reading, consider supporting my Patreon, and helping out the blog.

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7 thoughts on “What Else Should You?: Citrus”

  1. I watched Sakura Trick when it first came out… And recently tried to re-watch it, and it didn’t hold up at all. For me, some shows are “once, glad, done”. I watched parts of Black Butler over my wife’s shoulder, and it just never really grabbed me.

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