Since my Yuri Anime List of 2013 kind of sucks, I decided to make a better one for 2014. Right now, I can of course only list the few shows with yuri or at least yuri subtext that are either airing right now or that are announced to air sometime this year. So this list will be updated whenever I see a new yuri show or hear about one from other people.
Still, since it’s just impossible for me to watch each and every anime that is airing, I’d also appreciate if you’d just tell me whenever you feel like something in my list is missing. Finally, I’d like to tell you that I’ll add a “Yuri Rating” to each and every show I’ll list. This will be my personal impression of how much yuri the show has to offer, so if I still haven’t watched the show that is listed, I’ll add this rating a little later. If you suggest a show, it is always appreciated if you could give the yuri rating a score from 1-10.
With that said, let’s move on to the list, and even if it’s just the beginning of 2014, it’s already quite huge~
Description: The story is set at Myoujou Academy, a private girls’ boarding school. The 10th year’s Kurogumi class has 12 assassins with their sights on one target, Haru Ichinose. Tokaku Azuma is a recent transfer student who is also targeting Ichinose, but she gradually develops feelings for Ichinose.
Yuri Rating: 5/10 — The internet is going nuts over some Akuma no Riddle ships, yet the anime itself didn’t really have that much subtext. Such a pity, but I still love all the ships~
Description: The relationship between Yuuta and Rikka starts to develop slowly in their own unique way as they begin to live together with Kuzuha under one roof. However, “chuunibyou”-plagued Satone, Yuuta’s old acquaintance, showed up in the most unexpected place and time; challenging their budding, yet fragile relationship. Meanwhile, the rest of the Oriental Magick Napping Society in Summer club members continue to expand their own unique selves and relationships with one another.
Description: About a month after the events of the first manga, a new mission to normalize the Earth’s pulsations come up. However, when Ilya tries to subdue the pulsations….
Yuri Rating: 5/10 — If you’re simply looking for meaningless yuri kisses and assaults, or if you’re just in for some comedy, try this!
Description: In the town of Nagarekawa, Nanako Usami, an ordinary high school girl, is approached by her uncle to become a local idol or “Locodol,” partnering with upperclassman Yukari Kohinata to form the idol unit, Nagarekawa Girls. As the girls use their talent to promote Nagarekawa and their businesses, they are joined by Yui Mikoze, who acts as the local mascot, and Mirai Nazukari, who serves as Yui’s substitute.
Description: A TV anime adaptation of Girlfriend (Kari), a mobile game where players can have girlfriends through playing the game. Shiina Kokomi is a hard working but even tempered high school girl who is the lead performer in her school’s rhythmic gymnastics club. The story follows her and her growing circle of friends as they support each other through the various trials and situations that comprise high school life.
Description: Go! Go! 575 adapts the Project 575 games for PlayStation Vita and iOS, which allow anyone to create songs using the traditional Japanese 5-7-5-syllable meter found in haiku and tanka poems.
Yuri Rating: 6/10 — The yuri is there, but where’s the plot? If that doesn’t make any sense, just watch it. It’s not like this will take away a lot of your precious free time.
Description: Cocoa arrives at the cafe Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that cafe. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino, a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize, a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiyo, and the ordinary but dignified Sharo.
Yuri Rating: 3/10 — There is no real yuri, but at least we got a yuri-ish character.
Description: Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports, just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires “heroines” she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.
Description: Fushimi Inari is a shy, not-so-bright middle school girl living in Kyoto’s Fushimi ward. She has a crush on her classmate Tanbabashi, but cannot express her feelings. One day, as thanks for helping a fox pup, the deity Ukanomitama-no-kami grants her the ability to change her form.
Yuri Rating: 4/10 — This anime only features one yuri character, or at least we only know of one right now. Also, since this one will only have 10 episodes, there probably won’t be much development in this department. Furthermore, the more yuri-ish actions take place in later chapters of the manga anyway.
Description: About best friends Inugami Yachiyo and Nekoyama Suzu. Inugami likes cats and has a dog-like personality. Nekoyama likes dogs and has a cat-like personality.
Yuri Rating: 10/10 — Unlike Sakura Trick, this pure yuri show doesn’t show any kisses, yet the yuri level still couldn’t be any higher~
Description: In a high school where students possess uniforms that give them various powers and abilities, student council president Kiryuuin Satsuki rules by force. However, a transfer student named Matoi Ryuuko stands in her way, wielding a scissor sword and a possessed school uniform.
Yuri Rating: 4/10 — There is no real yuri, but there are already so many possible pairings and to be honest, some of them just match.
Description: Kobeni Yonomori is a high school girl who lives with her mother and older sister Benio. Upon turning sixteen, Kobeni is shocked to learn that, due to an arrangement by her late grandfather, she is engaged to a boy named Hakuya Mitsumine who, along with his little sister Mashiro, come to live with Kobeni. As Kobeni spends time adjusting to this new family, she learns there is more to Hakuya and Mashiro than meets the eye.
Yuri Rating: 4/10 — Pretty much all the yuri springs from the great Benio-sama, a lolicon with a sister-complex.
Description: There is a new team of Toei robot girls named Team Z that is made up of three girls based on Toei’s Mazinger Z franchise. Usually they perform in activities around Nerima ward in Tokyo to raise the awareness of the promising future energy source “Photon Power”. However, there are times when “Mechanical Beast” team of girls emerge from the Subterranean Empire and attempt to steal the energy. Thus Team Z has to battle them to prevent this, though sometimes they just go and beat up the bad girls to relieve stress.
Description: In the romance comedy, a girl named Mitsuki Kanzaki lives with her step-brother Yuuya after her mother remarries. One day, Mitsuki is possessed by the self-proclaimed spirit of a young girl, Hiyori Kotobuki. Hiyori (in Mitsuki’s body) must fall in love with Yuuya to move toward the “Gates of Heaven”.
Yuri Rating: 4/10 (for sex) — Yuri scenes only happen within the first few episodes, but they are pretty intense. However, you should decide for yourself whether that’s a good or a bad thing.
Description: Sequel to the Saki series, covering the Inter High School Mahjong Championships.
Yuri Rating: 3/10 — I haven’t watched more than one episode yet, so feel free to leave me your rating suggestion.
Description: The story revolves around Haruka and Yuu, two girls who go to a high school that is slated to be shut down in three years. To share something special between them, they share a kiss, and their relationship deepens from that moment onward.
Yuri Rating: 10/10 — It’s a pure yuri show with probably more yuri kisses than all the yuri kisses we’ve gotten within the last few years altogether.
Description: Hazama Masayoshi has decided to become the superhero Samurai Flamenco in spite of having no special abilities or modifications. Goto Hidenori is a police officer who learns his secret identity by chance, which causes him all sorts of trouble.
Description: Hope, desire, greed. Girls with each of these feelings in their hearts are being swallowed into the vortex of a dangerous game…
Description: This side-story to the main series focuses on a freshman halberd named Tsugumi Harudori, who befriends two other meisters, Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn. All three take part in the NOT (Normally Overcome Target) class at DWMA and learn to control their powers in order to overcome their difficulties to have a normal life, as opposed to the battle-oriented EAT (Especially Advanced Talent) class taken by Maka, Soul, and their companions.
Yuri Rating: 5/10 — Surprisingly, this show has some really strong, yet still innocent, subtext~
Description: The story takes place in the era of the gods, year 300. Yuuna Yuuki lives an ordinary life as a second year middle school student, but she’s also a member of the “Hero Club,” where club activities involve dealing with a mysterious being called “Vertex.”