Over a year ago, I already made a similar post to this, talking about what kind of yuri anime I’d like to see in the future. If you’re interested in reading this post, click here.
Now, let’s also talk about the yuri manga that I think have the highest potential of becoming great shows.
First of all, as many of you know, I was really skeptical when I heard about Sakura Trick getting an anime adaptation. I was never really fond of 4-koma manga, and I also think that we already have enough lighthearted yuri comedy anime as it is. I imagined it to be similar to Yuru Yuri, and even though the yuri is quite strong in this show, it’s just there for comedic reasons, and there is no “real” romance.
What I wish to see the most is a romantic drama, not a comedy anime about young girls messing around with each other. And even though I just said that, I’m really looking forward to the next season of Yuru Yuri as well. So even though Sakura Trick is mostly a comedy show, the displayed romance is just as important, and this combination of comedy and romance is exactly what made me love this anime so much in the end.
After Sakura Trick, we now have Akuma no Riddle, a show that is like the complete opposite of a cute yuri romance. But even so, it’s great in its own way, and I think many people will agree with me on that. Also, we have Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, another 4-koma manga that’s, unfortunately, not made into a full anime, but at least was made into a short series with a yuri level so high that’s it’s sometimes too much to take in everything at once. Still, even though this year has already been full of yuri and will probably have even more yuri shows in store for us, what I’m really looking for has not showed up yet.
Just like mentioned above, I’m talking about a pure romance or a romantic drama. Well, am I talking about shows like Aoi Hana or Sasameki Koto? Yes, but not really. Both shows have their strong points, but in the end, their incomplete stories kind of ruin the whole thing for me. Of course, a second season might be the perfect solution for that, but after having read the manga, I don’t think I want to see another season of Aoi Hana, at least. Sasameki Koto is another story though. In this case, I’d love to see another season, but this is unfortunately highly unlikely to happen. So, to be even more precise, I want a romantic drama with enough episodes or seasons to conclude the whole story. Let’s see what manga would be most fitting in my eyes.
While there are quite a lot of great yuri manga right now, we should also not forget about the older ones. Many of you will probably agree with me that one of the greatest picks for a new yuri anime still is Girl Friends. It has so much drama, such a great romance, and such lovable characters that I’m almost sure that this would be a big success. Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry-Blossom Pink as well, would make a great anime, and I’m pretty sure that compared to Girl Friends, this story would definitely fit into a 12 episode anime. Also, how about Morning Glory and Kase-san? It’s such a sweet, funny, and romantic story, and this manga as well would definitely fit into a 12 episode anime.
Prism is also a great pick, but thanks to the incomplete manga, there’s probably no point in even talking about it…. So let’s come to the next one, Citrus.
I think I’ve already read numerous posts of people demanding an anime adaptation of this, and personally, I couldn’t agree more. If the art style in the anime could at least come near the original art style, then I’m sure that Mei and Yuzu’s sexiness alone will attract quite a lot of viewers already.
Well, I’m still not sure how they pick the manga that will be made into anime, but if it’s simply about their popularity, then Citrus should probably be the number one contestant when it comes to this genre. But since they decided for Sakura Trick and Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, I’m pretty sure it’s not just about the popularity. Ah, well. maybe I should just google this question and hope for some good answers.
Despite everything I’ve said about pure romances, I’d really like to see something like a short anime about The Real Her as well. This would probably turn out somewhat similar to Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, and since I really find this manga both hilarious and cute, I think it might turn out really well.
Last but not least, just like I said in my post a year ago, I’d just love to see a Sono Hanabira anime. It doesn’t need to be a hentai. In fact, I’d like it to be a SFW anime. Ecchi or not, I wouldn’t mind either way. I just want to see the cute love stories of all the different pairings, but one selected couple would be fine as well. *cough*Shizuku x Eris….*cough*
Seriously, how great would it be to have an anime that shows how each and every one of the girls found their partner? Haaaa~ Just imagine that. That would be absolutely fantastic, but at least I think that this is so highly unlikely to happen that I probably shouldn’t even think about it….
Ah, well. Each and every anime season, there are plenty of romance shows, but pretty much all of them focus on hetero couples. Yaoi romances as well, seem to be far more likely to happen than the yuri counterpart. But this year, it seems as if there’s finally hope again, and I really hope that the few yuri shows that have already aired, and the ones that are airing right now, will be big hits, so that we can hope for more in the future.