Citrus: Season 1
Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother's remarriage a bit differently; she didn't know it'd be an ultra-strict and conservative girls' school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei—who turns out to be her new step sister. And she has to learn that hate and attraction are often not that far apart.
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Despite her gyaru looks, Aihara Yuzu is an innocent high school girl with no experience and no prior loves. When her mother remarries, she's transferred into the prestigious "Aihara Academy" for young ladies. However, on her first day at school she happens to witness the diligent student council president, Aihara Mei, making out with her hot homeroom teacher... Yuzu returns home, unable to hid how upset it left her, when her mother announces Mei will be her new step sister, and they'll be sharing a room...?!
During their first night sharing a room, Yuzu had her first kiss stolen by her step sister. Since then she can't get Mei off her mind, while Mei herself goes on as if nothing happened. Meanwhile, Mei's Grandfather, the chairman of Aihara Academy, takes Mei back to his mansion. Unable to forget the sad expression on Mei's face when they kissed, Yuzu heads to the mansion to confirm Mei's true feelings, but...?!
Yuzu realizes her feelings for Mei are love, and cries. Wanting to follow her emotions, Yuzu visits the chairman's office to try and reclaim her relationship with Mei after she went away. However, she discovers the chairman suddenly ill?! Mei comes rushing to the hospital when she's called, learning that Yuzu worked hard to save the chairman, and then she begins to open up about herself.
After confronting Mei with her feelings and kissing her in the chairman's office Yuzu isn't able to face Mei and agonizes over it. Meanwhile, the student council vice president who's also Mei's childhood friend, Momokino Himeko, becomes suspicious of what happened in the chairman's office and meets with Yuzu on their day off to discuss it. There she tells Yuzu, "She's incredibly sad. As sad as she was when the current chairman, her father, left her," leaving her in shock. Yuzu's weakly walking to the station home when Mei appears before her..
After receiving some amusement park tickets from Harumi, Yuzu asks Mei to accompany her as she goes to meet her father. Along the way, Mei tells Yuzu that nothing happened between her and Himeko, who gets told off by her when she tries to interrupt their date. Yuzu eventually arrives at her father's grave, where Yuzu, noticing Mei's feelings about her own father, feels she should give up on her love and try to become an ideal sister instead. The next day, Mei collapses with a fever just before a student council meeting, so Yuzu urges Himeko to attend the meetings in Mei's while she looks after her. Afterwards, Yuzu encourage Himeko to be more honest with her feelings and make up with Mei. Later that night, Yuzu and Mei are visited by Mei's father, Shou.
Mei seems to be at odds with Shou, who would rather travel the world than inherit the school like Mei had hoped. Having been raised by her father with that in mind, Mei, feeling she has no-one else to rely on, attempts to comfort herself physically with Yuzu, but Yuzu slaps her before things can go any further. The next day, after learning that Shou is setting off abroad yet again, Yuzu urges Mei to work hard for her own sake, encouraging her to see her father off. Later, as Yuzu and Mei's relationship starts to deepen, Yuzu's childhood friend, Matsuri Mizusawa, decides to pay Yuzu a visit.
Feeling downhearted after Mei tells her to end their kissing habits, Yuzu comes across her childhood friend, Matsuri Mizusawa, becoming perturbed when she hears about her dubious methods of earning money. After glancing through Yuzu's phone, Matsuri catches onto her crush on Mei and almost forces herself onto her until Yuzu receives a call from Mei. Noticing Mei across the street, Matsuri forces a kiss upon Yuzu in front of her. The next day, Matsuri shows up at Yuzu's school to invite Yuzu on a date, effectively declaring war against Mei.
After accepting Matsuri's forceful invitation to hang out after school, Yuzu takes Mei with her to meet Matsuri. Matsuri greets Mei with a cold stare, having believed she'd meet Yuzu alone, and then proceeds to drag Yozu around the shopping mall.
With her dislike of Yuzu and Mei's relationship, Matsuri uses the secret photo she took at the shopping mall to blackmail Mei into fooling around with text-pal on Christmas. Meanwhile, Yuzu knows nothing of this and struggles to bake a cake for her first Christmas together with Mei. While her excitement builds, Mei comes home and breaks the news that she won't be able to join their Christmas Party due to student council work.
While Mei was able to accept her feelings on Christmas night, for some reason Yuzu couldn't respond sincerely. Ever since then the two have barely exchanged words and their relationship only grows more awkward... More time passes until the school field trip draws near. On the day of the trip Yuzu oversleeps and dashes to the station, but she's too late to catch the train. While she's feeling depressed she runs into a pretty young girl, Tachibana Sara, who also missed her train.
Yuzu manages to reunite with her class, and then at the hotel she tries to confess her feelings and talk about that Christmas night with Mei. However, Mei tells her to forget about that night... Tachibana Nina happens to witness their exchange, and knowing about how her twin sister feels as well as her relationship with Yuzu, Nina resolves to help fulfill her sister's destiny. The next day Sara and Nina beat Yuzu's class to Yasaka Shrine, waiting for their chance.
Yuzu promises Nina that she'll support Sara's love with her, but after learning that the girl of Sara's destiny is Mei, she can't help but feel shaken. Nina ignores all the attention she's drawing, desperately holding Yuzu back to keep her from going to Mei. During their conflict Yuzu gets a call from Sara on her smartphone, saying "There's something I need to give you." She quickly races to the overlook, but Mei isn't there, only Sara greeting her with a slightly sad smile as she returns the student ID Yuzu dropped earlier.
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