As requested, I thought about a better and more efficient way of rating the yuri content in shows, manga and anything else I review.
Since this is the most important score on this website, I want to make it as clear and reasonable as possible, which is why I’ll introduce the following rating system to you:
A few explanations:
0 – You might wonder why I’d even review shows with no yuri at all, but there are plenty of shows with no yuri content that are still picked up an unreasonable amount of times by yuri doujin artists. In this case, I just think it’s necessary to talk about them too.
1-2 – There is no yuri at all, but for some reason, you just want it to be there and you can see it happen.
3-4 – Yuri subtext is there. It doesn’t need to be strong, but it needs to be obvious to the viewers.
5-6 – The subtext is either very strong and happens a lot, or there is a canon yuri side pairing involved.
7-8 – It’s not just subtext anymore, and the relationship between the characters takes an important role or happens between the main characters.
9-10 – The yuri romance is the main theme of the story and there is no heterosexual love involved. In most cases, this means that there are no male characters involved as well.
Here are some examples:
0 — Most shows, unfortunately
1-2 — Some of the Pretty Cure seasons
3-4 — Love Lab or Engaged to the Unidentified
5-6 — Canaan or Sekirei
7-8 — Aoi Hana or Sasameki Koto
9-10 — Strawberry Panic or Sakura Trick
Please note that even though I have guidelines for my ratings now, the gaps between the different rating units are still big enough to cause disagreements. So despite the fact that I can base my ratings on this chart now, I still can’t leave out my subjective view on things.
The yuri rating in all of my future posts will be rated using this chart. I will also revisit my older posts, and if necessary, I will change the ratings in these as well.
In the end, with the old and new yuri ratings, I will then make a post about all the yuri and yuri-ish anime that I’ve ever seen and that I know about. So having a consistent yuri rating is really necessary for the upcoming list.