Things were much more toned down for this week’s episode, unlike last week’s which had left me in frustration. I feel like we got to see another side to Mei and that we are beginning to see her as less of a mystery. Yet, how this episode ended was predictable…
That ‘crossed line’ issue was resolved rather quickly. Toxic lies just annoy me to no end because they cause unnecessary negative thoughts. Yuzu succumbs to them too easily, but she got her clarification pretty fast from Mei. It was rather sudden for me that Mei brought up her father and brought Yuzu to visit him. Oh that was a tad awkward at first but this is where Mei opened up herself a little. We got a SMILE FROM MEI!! She needs to do that more often, seriously.Her usual cold manner is getting a bit old for me. Himeko looks like won’t be an issue now, but I still don’t like her. She’s ‘that’ character you’ll never like. There is one in every series. Things ended in a predictable way and now I want to see that crucial part. Semi-calm episode this week.
Giving Up So Fast:What would you do if you were Yuzu? Give up on your first love or fight for it? That’s a hard question to answer in this case but for some reason, Yuzu just decided to give up on her feelings. It annoyed me so much, haha, I don’t know why I’m even saying this. They may be stepsisters but Yuzu better not give up. I don’t want her too. Argh, see what Citrus is doing to me. Daddy Is Home: Oh would you look at Mei’s father finally making an appearance. Yeh didn’t see that one coming *whistles*. Of course, he is a successful, attractive dad. Predictable. My original thinking was a typical rich father, who keeps himself busy with work. Finding out that Mei is afraid of his opinion about her completely changed my original thinking that Mei dad might be cool will see. Bonding: I felt this week that Mei and Yuzu bonded a little more, especially in the nurse’s office with how Yuzu was scolding Mei for saying harsh things to Himeko. I honestly thought Mei would talk back but she didn’t. That was a first. Mei Smiled: THE GIRL SMILED !! IT WAS ADORABLE.
Themes and Trivia
We All Need Family: One of Citrus strong points is that it deals with how complicated things are when it comes to family. We all need somebody, all need some form of family. I really have begun to empathize with Mei’s struggle, learning to do with her father and family. Up until now, Mei has been hard to understand, seeing that she has had no family to rely on now. Japanese Cemeteries: We saw a glimpse of the customs of visiting a grave in Japan. It’s very much the same as in any anime. Graves in Japan are considered sacred. It’s a usual thing for people who visit graves to clean them by pouring water over.An long custom is to leave incense and flowers at graves and offer a prayer.
The highlight for me this week was the focus on Mei as she revealed her feelings about her father. And that smile, that was THE highlight. Mei needs to smile more because it’s adorable. It’s funny how I find myself disappointed in Yuzu for just giving up her feelings for Mei and for starting to act like a sister now. It’s bit late for that don’t you think? It’s hard for me to see Mei and Yuzu being ‘sisters’ at this moment in time. Everything is up in the air right now, that’s Mei’s fault. GIVE ME CLOSURE ALREADY!! Oh, wait, no. I’m not going to get any… We have seven more episodes to go.
Loving Someone Is Crazy Indeed
Wish things weren’t left as they were towards the end. Father and daughter reunion has to wait for next week. But what did you guys think about this week’s Citrus episode? Can you see Mei and Yuzu staying ‘sisters’? Tell us in the comments and don’t forget to check out what we’re reviewing this Winter 2018 on MANGA.TOKYO! That aftertaste keeps getting bitter. See you next week!!