A little sweet, a little tart… that’s citrus in a nutshell.

Earlier today, the official Citrus anime website updated with a new promotional video and visual, as well as a cast reveal and the major crew members. We break the details down below:


The 90-second teaser is narrated by Ayana Taketatsu, who plays Yuzuko Aihara in the series.


The image features lead characters Yuzuko Aihara and Mei Aihara looking toward the camera as they embrace.

Cast Reveal

Ikumi Hayama was tapped to play Kayo Maruta in the series.


Takeo Takahashi (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers , Spice and Wolf) is directing the project at Passione, with Izuro Ijuuin filling the dual role of character designer and chief animation director. Naoki Hayashi is in charge of series composition.

Record label Lantis is in charge of music production.

“citrus” Anime Teaser Visual; (c) Saburouta, Ichijinsha / citrus Production Committee

Citrus will hit Japanese TV in January 2018. Tokyo MX, AT-X, and BS-Fuji will all carry the series.

The previously confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Yuzuko Aihara: Ayana Taketatsu
  • Mei Aihara: Minami Tsuda
  • Harumi Taniguchi: Yukiyo Fujii
  • Himeko Momokino: Yurika Kubo
  • Matsuri Mizusawa: Shiori Izawa

Saburouta’s Citrus manga launched in the pages of Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime magazine in 2012. The ongoing series currently spans seven compiled volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on June 16.

Seven Seas currently holds the domestic rights to the manga, and released volume 6 on August 22. They describe the series as:

Yuzuko Aihara, a high school girl whose main interests are fashion, friends, and having fun, is about to get a reality check. Due to her mom’s remarriage, Yuzu has transferred to a new all-girls school that is extremely strict. Her real education is about to begin.

From day one, happy-go-lucky Yuzu makes enemies, namely the beautiful yet stern Student Council President Mei. So what happens when a dejected Yuzu returns home and discovers the shock of her life: that Mei is actually her new stepsister who has come to live with her? Even more surprising, when Mei catches Yuzu off guard and kisses her out of the blue, what does it all mean?

Source: Comic Natalie