Directed by Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Hinako Note)
The official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Saburouta's popular yuri manga citrus opened on September 1, posting a key visual and a 90-second first PV introducing its main character voices. It is also announced that the Passione (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)-animated series is set to premiere on Tokyo MX, AT-X, and BS Fuji in January 2018.
Key visual (via: Comic Natalie)
TV Anime Main Staff:
Director: Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf, Hinako Note)
Series Composition/Scenarios: Naoki Hayashi
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Izuro Ijuin (WORKING!!!, Girlish Number episode animation director)
Music Production: Lantis
Anime Production: Passione (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers)
Main Voice Cast:
Yuzu Aihara: Ayana Taketatsu
Mei Aihara: Minami Tsuda
Harumi Taniguchi: Yukiyo Fujii
Himeko Momokino: Yurika Kubo
Matsuri Mizusawa: Shiori Izawa
Kayo Maruta: Ikumi Hayama
Saburouta's citrus manga has been serialized in Ichijinsha's yuri manga anthology Comic Yuri Hime
since its January 2013 issue and currently seven tankobon volumes are available in Japan. The story
centers on the relationship between a first grade high school girl Yuzu Aihara and her sister-in-law
Mei Aihara. The four main voice cast of Yuzu, Mei, Harumi and Himeko in the drama CD released in
August 2015 are set to reprise ther roles in the anime.
Its English editions are released by Seven Seas Entertainment.
The US publisher describes the story as below:
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 step-sister 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?
1st and 7th volume covers
© Saburouta, Ichijinsha/citrus Production Committee © Saburouta/Ichijinsha