Well, as a yuri fan, it’s pretty obvious what types of anime I want to see more in the future, but let’s be a little more specific.
A short while ago, I came across this image. Before clicking on the picture, let me inform you that this is fake, so don’t get your hopes up when reading all the yuri titles.
When first seeing this and reading the first entry, I basically did a little dance of joy in my head. But the more I read, the more skeptical I got. A Sono Hanabira anime is one thing, but then another handful of pure yuri anime is not only more than my fragile yuri heart can take, but also more than enough to make me question the authenticity of this list.
But this got me thinking, what if there were new yuri anime, and what if those actually had yuri as the main theme? First thing that comes to my mind is a Sono Hanabira anime, a SFW one in this case. Wouldn’t it be great to have an anime series revolving around all six of the couples, a little like what we already saw in the 11th game, but showing how they all fall in love and get together? Oh God, that would be fantastic. Just imagine the cuteness, wrapped in a, let’s say, thirteen-episode-long anime full of kisses, hugs, and SFW sexiness. Please someone, make it happen!
Of course, we also shouldn’t forget about Yuru Yuri.
Even though this anime doesn’t display yuri themes in a very romantic way—as I would prefer—it delivers top-notch comedy with very obvious yuri allusions. Now after two glorious seasons, I’m definitely in for a third one, but this time, let’s hope for more Ayano x TOSHINO KYOUKO, maybe some more cute scenes between Himawari and Sakurako, and, of course, many more nosebleeds!
In addition to that, how about anime adaptations of great yuri manga? I wonder which titles most yuri fans would like to see as an anime. Personally, I immediately thought of Shitsurakuen. Three years ago, when this manga was still ongoing, I remember it being quite popular. More than once, I read about people demanding an anime adaptation of this, and I totally agree. Even though I think the end of the manga wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, or more precisely, what I was hoping for, I nevertheless enjoyed reading this very much.
So even though Shitsurakuen was completed a few years ago, I’d still very much like to see an anime adaptation of this. I’m pretty sure that this has great potential of becoming very popular, especially with a great main character like Sora. I mean, come on, who doesn’t want to see a girl with an all-female harem?
Speaking of anime adaptations, there are many more manga titles that should be named here. First of all, of course, Girl Friends. We already have a drama CD, but that certainly wasn’t enough, especially when thinking that this story could be a real success, just like the manga itself.
Then how about Blue Friend, Prism, or Kisses, Sighs and Cherry-Blossom Pink? I could go on forever, but these are probably the ones with the greatest potential of becoming successful. In the end, what I want to see the most is probably a combination of Kannazuki no Miko, Strawberry Panic, and Maid-sama!. Do you get what I mean? Let me explain it to you.
I’d like to see characters as beautiful as Chikane and Himeko, a dramatic story just like in Strawberry Panic, and a love story just like in Maid-sama!, only with two girls instead. Now doesn’t this sound promising? I mean, come on! Cancel out the huge fighting mechas in KnM, the unrealistic view of an all-girls school in Strawberry Panic, and basically all the heterosexuality in Maid-sama!, throw what is left into a blender, mix it, and ta-da! The perfect yuri anime is born. Or so I think. 😛
I have read this before, and it is very true, compare the amount of pure yuri anime we got in the early 2000s with today. It’s decreasing. All we get is yuri supporting characters, and they don’t even have that much screen time. Frustrating, isn’t it? But what can we do? Ah, right here is something we can do.
Chances are slim, but we should at least try. Voicing our demand for more yuri is one step into the right direction, and maybe someday we’ll have more influence on the anime market~