So here it is. The ultimate challenge for this anime adaptation. The Silver Twins Chapter/Arc. I will also finally reveal why I lost interest in the manga years ago.
When we last left our troubled step-siblings in love Mei was willing to give herself to Yuzu. Deep down she also wanted it.
At first I thought Yuzu saw fear in Mei’s eyes/Mei forcing herself to do it that stopped her from going all the way. Later on we would find out that’s not the case. Seemingly disappointed Mei-Tron resumed her mechanical duties.
Before people go jumping the gun a month had passed since Matsuri’s defeat so don’t think she came back to visit the very next day. Anyway she came to check up on her favorite lovebirds. When Yuzu told her they didn’t “feast on holiday mecha-gyaru salad” Matsuri used her years of experience as a naughty kitty to give her some more tips. Also she quickly detected her hidden “research material”.
Hoo boy. Here they are, the Silver Twins…Patience folks. I’ll explain soon enough. For now I will relish Nina’s sexiness that will be taken advantage of online as much as Our Savior’s…meaning good luck finding fanart/pixiv images of either of them. So yes, Nina is the sexy giant SEMI-subtle siscon imouto and Sara is the short onee-chan who greatly believes in destiny or to be more specific fated meetings. So there was this school trip thingy and Sara met someone she’d fallen in love with at first sight. Nina didn’t care as much for obvious reasons.
Yuzu overslept and was late for the group meetup so she had to take the long way to her destination. Luckily for her there was another lamb who strayed away from the herd. Together they headed towards their destination that happened to be the same location, much to Sara’s later surprise. On their way Sara told Yuzu about her fated encounter. Yuzu was like “Whaaaaa? The person you like is a girl?” and Sara’s response: “Boy or girl, doesn’t matter who I fall for. It just so happened to be a girl.” Yuzu was impressed by Sara’s forwardness then quietly contemplated why the person she fell for was Mei-Tron.
As their journey continued Yuzu’s so stressed over her fight with Mei-Tron that she could no longer hold back and asked Sara to listen, what with her also having a crush on a girl and an imouto she doesn’t mesh well with. As she poured her heart out she came to a realization. When given an opportunity to take their relationship to the next level she…pretty much choked. Sara’s response: “Hey it’s okay dood. It just wasn’t your night. You’ll get another chance.”
By the way. I’m pretty sure any viewer could have picked up who the girl from Sara’s “fated encounter” long before it was revealed so I won’t say anything.
Later that night Yuzu pushed away her worries and tried explaining herself to Mei-Tron. Unfortunately when Mei’s human side asked “What do you think of me?” she blew it. Mei-Tron was like “This Unit was built with a most delectable rear compartment. It appears you are not prepared for this gelatinous morsel. Access denied. This unit recommends you erase the memory of that Christmas evening”
Alrighty then. Time for the truth. Ever since I reviewed part of the Citrus manga a while back I said I thought the story was average at best and think is overrated. Until the anime version that had not changed. Has it changed because of the anime? You’ll have to wait and see. So the reason I lost interest in the manga. It wasn’t because of the drama. I grew up watching Latin-American telenovelas so this stuff is nothing new to me. No. There were two main reasons why I stopped reading for years.
1: Mei’s lack of human emotions in the manga. Because of this I couldn’t get as invested in the story back then as I am now.
2: The Silver Twins Arc.
To me this arc was the last straw. I was slowly losing interest during the Pink Enigma but kept going…then this arc came along and I came to a realization…This is padding. So much padding. In layman’s terms, filler. I was like “How many times does Yuzu have to prove she loves Mei?” and “When will Mei FINALLY start expressing human emotions?” and finally “Why are these twins here? Wasn’t this supposed to be a story about two girls falling in love with each other but struggling with the fact they’re technically related now?” After this arc came to an end and I took a peek at the next one I saw it would be “Yet another random person who wants to eat Yuzu or Mei’s taco. More testing of their love for each other”. I’ve had enough. Before quitting I realized a third reason I lost interest.
3: The chapters weren’t being translated fast enough. By the time they sped up translation I stopped caring.
I dreaded the day this arc would come up in the anime but after this episode and the preview I surprisingly don’t feel as annoyed as when I read the manga despite the plot being exactly the same so far. I still don’t like this arc but the anime somehow is making it tolerable. All I ask is for it to not feel like filler/padding as it did in the manga for me. It worked for the Pink Enigma arc.