Saturday, May 21, 2016
Citrus Volume 3 and 4 Manga Review
Citrus Volume 3 Blurb
"Even though outgoing and bubbly Yuzu doesn't always get along with her serious step-sister Mei, she still wants them to be a family. But when Mei kisses Yuzu, it makes their already complicated relationship that much more complex!
That's when Matsuri shows up, a childhood friend of Yuzu's who is determined to battle it out with Mei for the title of "Yuzu's little sister." What Yuzu doesn't realize is that Matsuri isn't the sweet little girl she used to be, and she's willing to use every dirty trick she can to break up Yuzu and Mei's relationship. Will Yuzu be able to protect Mei from this devious interloper?"
Citrus Volume 4 Blurb
"Ever since their first kiss, Yuzu can't stop thinking about Mei, her stern, sexy step-sister. Now Mei seems to have done a total one-eighty, ignoring Yuzu at every turn and giving her the cold shoulder.
Yuzu can't understand why Mei is acting so distant but she decides to try and patch things up with her step-sis while on a school trip to Kyoto. However, she's not the only one who has her eye on Mei. Sara, a vivacious girl with boundless energy, happens to bump into Mei and falls in love with her at first sight. To make matters worse, Sara's twin sister, Nina is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that Sara gets what she wants. Can Yuzu fix things between herself and Mei, or will the twins break up their bond for good?"
I am loving where this is finally going! Maybe this is a "guilty pleasure" read as it's a Yuri Manga, though I don't actually believe in being "guilty" about what you're reading I understand the concept enough, but it's one i'm having fun with! I am finally loving where this is going by the end of Volume 4 (and Volume 5 apparently comes out Sept 6th this year). There is plenty of angst, drama, layered main characters, tropes that personally I found mostly fun, pretty and expressive artwork. The covers make it seem a lot more like porn than it really is. It isn't like that, for the most part. It's just a fun Yuri Manga series that I don't know how to properly review at this point (blame real life stresses).
I gave the 3rd Volume 4 stars and the 4th Volume 4.5 stars. I will be continuing on with the series as it comes out!