Remember when we talked about our wishes for 2018? I guess you could say we can already cross two things off of this list. Number one, Citrus is going strong. Number two, our most awaited SonoHana game—namely Maidens of Michael—will soon be released in English.
And when I say soon, I mean soon. On the 22nd of February, to be exact. I would have loved to have seen this get released on Valentine’s Day, but I am so okay with this date as well.
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I usually don’t post mid-way impressions of shows, but for Citrus I think I’ll have to make an exception, as I yet again have quite a few things to say.
As you remember from my First Impression of the show, I was literally blown away by how awesome it looked and felt. I pretty much saw it as the perfect adaptation of a manga like this and went into the next episode with my expectations ridiculously high.
Of course, what followed was a bit of disappointment, as episode two, in sharp contrast to what we saw in the first one, was rushed and so fast-paced that I had difficulties following all the events taking place. Too many manga chapters were cramped into this one episode, which made it hard to focus on one thing for longer than a few seconds until the next big event took place. Exactly what I liked about the first episode—namely the addition of scenes that were not in the manga or the focus on specific minor scenes—was completely missing. I would have loved to have seen Yuzu actually think about her actions a bit more, as the anime version should have given us more room for inserting inner thoughts or more depth to complex emotions and intentions in general. But instead, we saw her rush into everything, often having to guess what she’s doing or thinking, which in my eyes is the result of this fast pacing.
First yuri news update of the year, and it’s looking great so far! Let’s start with anime-related news.
First up, let me show you something to get you all excited about the upcoming yuri anime Tachibanakan Triangle.
It’s not exactly the anime PV that we’re all waiting for, but it does give us a good idea of how this adaptation will sound and feel. Plus, I think this will be the final cast that we’ll hear in the anime version as well. Some great choices if you ask me~
Oh man, guys, where do I even start? I’m still way too happy and excited to even sort out all the things I want to say in my head.
Basically me being all excited for this gem of yuri anime~
Okay, so as you can probably tell, I LOVED this first episode of Citrus. After having watched the preview a few weeks back, I already knew that the animation was going to be decent, we knew about the awesome choices for the voice actresses, and it all simply looked very promising. Though, I think the PV didn’t even graze the awesomeness of what I found in the first episode, which is great, actually. It set the bar high enough, but left enough room for us to be blown away—and that is exactly what happened. It all exceeded my expectations. Seriously, what a rare thing to happen…
But first things first. The anime follows the happenings of the manga very closely, but unlike what we saw in the adaptation of Netsuzou TRap, it also adds in more, making it unique and far more interesting to follow. This one is not just the manga pages, colored, moving, and with sound. This one is the real deal, if you know what I mean.
After having talked about the highlights as well as all the things that were already announced that we can look forward to in 2018, why not talk about our wishes for this year as well?
So far, we can definitely not complain about the amount of things we already know will hit us this year. However, as greedy as it might sound, there’s always more things the community might want, so today, let’s focus on all the things that might or might not follow or happen as 2018 drags along.
First up, as the Citrus anime is basically right around the corner, especially after the disappointment of last year’s anime adaptation of Netsuzou TRap, what we need right now is a yuri anime that does its job right. One that might finally attract more viewers, actually sells a decent amount of copies, and simply gains enough attention, in a positive way, if I might add.