Sunday, May 8, 2016

Manga Review: Citrus, Volume 2, by Saburouta

22561346Rating (Out of 5): ~3-3.5
Publisher: Seven Seas
Release Date: April 2015
Volumes: 4+
Spoilers?: No.
Buy it here: Amazon. Barnes and Noble.
Volume: 1. 3.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A yuri tale like no other, now a New York Times manga best seller!

Yuzu and Mei may be step-sisters, but that's about all the two girls have in common. Yuzu is an outgoing girly-girl who cares more about fashion than school work, while Mei is the serious student council president. Yet despite their differences, or perhaps because of them, the two girls find themselves drawn to each other...

Mei has been running herself ragged trying to oversee the school, and Yuzu is worried about her. When Mei's dad comes home from a business trip, however, it looks like the cavalry has arrived. Unfortunately, his presence opens up old wounds between father and daughter, and Yuzu finds herself caught in the middle. Will Yuzu put aside her feelings for Mei to help fix this family feud? 


The drama in this series! Why am I surprised by it? Why did I think this wouldn’t be so dramatic and characterized? What did I expect, really?
There’s more family drama for Mei and Yuzu. Mei is hurt from what her father did years ago, and with her grandfather being so harsh, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. And when her father shows up, it’s hard on her, but it finally brings some closure.
Then there’s Mei’s best friend, who’s jealous of Yuzu stealing her attention and starts putting the moves on Mei. Given that Mei doesn’t have any attraction to Momo, she doesn’t take any of it seriously. There’s mainly just a rivalry between Yuzu and Momo, but the friendship between Momo and Mei is actually really sweet.
Mei hasn’t been given Yuzu’s attraction to her any real attention or respect, either, until the end of this volume when she starts feeling it in return. I like that Yuzu believed herself to be straight up until Mei, but once she starts feeling attracted, she gives in to it and she doesn’t hold back. Mei is now starting to really understand it, though, and return those feelings.
The ending introduces a new character that I’m sure will bring a new batch of drama.
I’m rather enjoying this series. I like the genuine attraction between the main characters, and the way they’re growing to figure it out.

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