Saburouta is the author and illustrator of the Japanese yuri manga series Citrus. From November 2012 to August 2018, it was published in Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime and is now licensed in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. Passione premiered a 12-episode anime television series adaptation from January to March 2018. Citrus Plus, a successor of this beautifully framed manga, began publishing in December 2018.
Citrus is a Japanese animation about two girls, Yuri and Mei Aihara, who begin to develop love emotions for one other. It all started when Yuri was forced to transfer to a new school since her mother remarried. A modern story with peak inclusivity, it took to the hearts of fans quite early on.
With ample source material left, there’s definitely no lack of ideas for a Citrus season 2. So, what is the buzz that surrounds it? Here’s all we know about Citrus season 2.
Citrus Season 2 Plot
After her mother’s remarriage to another man, Yuzu Aihara, a trendy, lively, and fun-loving city girl, goes to a new suburb and high school. Yuzu struggles to fit in at the strict all-girls school and regularly conflicts with the student council, particularly with Mei Aihara, the tirelessly working, gorgeous friendly but chilly student council president.
Yuzu discovers that Mei is her new stepsister, and she is forced to share a room with the girl she despises. The story explores the two’s connection as they gradually find out more about one other, with Yuzu becoming increasingly confused as she acknowledges that she is developing romantic emotions for her new stepsister.
Will There be a Citrus Season 2?
Citrus’ original manga series ended in October 2018, however, another probable source material for the popular Japanese Yuri has been established.
Citrus Plus, a spin-off manga series developed by Mangaka Saburouta, was launched in November 2019. With so many source materials accessible, fans are still hoping for a season 2 of the anime version.
Fans of anime should keep in mind that animated translations are frequently developed in order to simply promote leads and revenue to their source material. While it may be a helpful method to boost sales of manga/light novel series, creating anime versions can be incredibly expensive.
Citrus Season 2 Release Date
There has been no word of any studio adapting the Yuri manga series for Citrus Season 2 as of yet. And there is no word on when it will be released because it was never confirmed, cancelled, or advertised. Fans are quite skeptical that it will ever be released.
It must be kept in mind that this decision entirely depends upon the persistence of fan demand. Citrus Season 1 was not lucrative, and the sequel, Citrus Plus, fared well, but based on sales, nothing about Citrus Season 2 appears to be profitable. So, the second season will come out only when the viewer prospects are high- there’s no shortage of source material, that is for sure.
Citrus Season 2 Characters
Yuzu Aihara (藍原 柚子, Aihara Yuzu), Voiced by Ayana Taketatsu; Megan Shipman: Yuzu is Mei Aihara’s elder stepsister and a self-proclaimed gyaru. Her father died while she was a child. She is a fearless, opinionated, and frequently shameless only child who transfers to an all-girls school after her mother remarries.
Mei Aihara (藍原 芽衣, Aihara Mei), Voiced by Minami Tsuda; Amber Lee Connors: Mei is the lovely and solemn Student Council President, an honor student, the granddaughter of the school chairman, and Yuzu’s younger stepsister. She is harsh, cool, and calm, yet her temper is fleeting.
Harumi Taniguchi (谷口 はるみ, Taniguchi Harumi), Voiced by Yukiyo Fujii; Margaret McDonald: She meets Yuzu on her first day of school, referring to herself as a “gyaru in disguise” and shows Yuzu the ropes at her new school. Harumi, who was also a transfer, is considerably different from the orthodox girls surrounding her, exhibiting little interest in swooning over Mei.
Himeko Momokino (桃木野 姫子, Momokino Himeko), Voiced by Yurika Kubo; Bryn Apprill: Student Council vice-president and Mei’s childhood friend.
Kayo Maruta (丸田 加代, Maruta Kayo), Voiced by Ikumi Hayama; Natalie Hoover: A member of the Student Council, a shy second-year student.
Nene Nomura (野村 寧音, Nomura Nene): Nene is an energetic first year who looks to Yuzu as a role model.
Suzuran Shiraho (白帆 鈴蘭, Shiraho Suzuran): She has an immense infatuation for Mei, for she is the only person that she cannot read.
Sayaka Hikami (氷上 さやか, Hikami Sayaka): Strict yet calm first year student and member of the student council.
Miyabi Sakuraba (桜庭 雅, Sakuraba Miyabi): A kind first-year student council member who compassionately listens to her friend Sayaka Hikami, who she had known since middle school.
Chairman (理事長, Rijichō), Voiced by: Kinryū Arimoto (Japanese); Charlie Campbell: Shō’s father and Mei’s grandfather, who disliked Yuzu at first due to her breaking his school’s rules and expelled her later.
Citrus Season 1 Ending Explained
Nina convinces Sara to travel to the Yasaka Shrine to confess to Mei after learning that Yuzu’s school is visiting the shrine to enhance love relationships. Sara confesses to Mei as Yuzu continues to try to figure out her feelings for Mei. As Yuzu is depressed by the news, Sara convinces her not to lose up on her love, only to discover later that Mei is the one she loves.
Yuzu sneaks into Mei’s room that night, attempting to make a move on Mei before she is booted out. The next day, while Yuzu searches for Mei, Nina attempts to dissuade her, explaining that Mei is on a date with Sara.
Despite Nina’s caution, Yuzu resolves to keep her word and follow Mei wholeheartedly. Sara pushes Yuzu to go after Mei and makes an attempt to understand her sentiments by asking her to meet up with her. Yuzu pursues Mei after thinking long and hard about what transpired that Christmas night, ultimately telling her genuine sentiments, which are reciprocated by Mei. Following that, Yuzu and Mei apologize to Sara and Nina for all the difficulty they created before the two decide to start dating formally.
That’s all we know so far. Stay tuned for updates in Citrus season 2.