|Citrus Abridged - Episode 1|
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A retelling of the events of the first episode of the Citrus Anime. The abridgment follows the main character Yuzu Aihara as she traverses the troubles and misfortunes of her everyday life.
The abridgment focuses on a darker iteration of the Citrus series. The intended experience was an equal mashup of humour and grim tragedy.
A remastered 4k version was released at the start of 2019. A further remaster dubbed Episode 1.1 is planned for 2019.
Yuzu Aihara was sent by her mother (Ume Aihara) to live on her own after she supposedly seduced her last father-in-law into cheating on her mother. In response to these events Yuzu blames herself and seeks redemption from her Mother while living on her own. Yuzu attributes these family problems to her lack of a boyfriend, committing herself in full to a quest to find one and reform her fractured family life. Her entire life's worth steadily devolves into whether or not she can find a boyfriend. This self-destructive persona leads her down a path full of pain and misery.
Act 1: Disclaimer/Martin/Title/Tub (Yuzu, Disclaimerer, AC1/2/3/4)
Act 2: Yuzu Self-Harm (Yuzu)
Act 3: Cafe Scene (Yuzu, Brown, Black)
Act 4: The walk to school (Yuzu)
Act 5: Outside School (Yuzu, Mei, Male Remark, Glasses, Kuroko, Principle, Green1, Green2)
Act 6: Classroom (Yuzu, Teacher, Blue1, Blue2)
Act 7: BullyGirl Time (Yuzu, Bully)
Act 8: Kissing Behind School (Yuzu, Mei, Teacher, Bully)
Act 9: A Family Back Home (Yuzu, Mei, Mom)
Act 10: Rape (Yuzu, Mei)
Act 11 - Suicide - (Yuzu, Mom, Eulogy)
The opening Sequences (Act 1)
The original opening sequence and disclaimer were meant as gag sequences to be kept separate from the main story. However they were eventually changed to be integrated into the main abridgment's story as a form of foreshadoing. The disclaimer is meant to introduce Clarence, a character taken and remixed from the Penumbra (horror game) franchise. The Wait till martin comes parody sequence is meant as foreshadowing to the eventual rape scene enountered near the end of the abridgment. And the bathtub scene was meant to set the mood/tone to foreshadow the end of the episode and events of Act 11. These three scenes are dubbed "Act 1" of the abridgment.
List of Voice Actors
Amu Mew Mew
Cerbyo has expressed interest in making Citrus Abridged an ongoing series, following up with an episode 2 later in 2018, and even potentially remaking episode one in a higher quality format. However, production plans have been postponed until existing commitments have been fulfilled.