Yuri Anime 2016 [Completed]

yuri anime 2016

Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, and Yuri Anime 2015 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air this year. Since it’s only the beginning of 2016, this list is still in progress and will be updated whenever there are new shows to add. If you feel like we missed something, feel free to name your additions.

amanchu anime
Amanchu!

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: July – September
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: J.C.Staff

Description: Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15-year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There’s also a 16-year-old classmate, Futaba, who gets dragged along in Hikari’s maelstrom as soon as they meet at school. Most of the manga so far details the relationship between the two girls, which quickly seems to move into romantic two girl friendship-territory.

Yuri Rating: 6/10 – Strong subtext between the two main characters is what to expect from this one~

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Ange Vierge

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, School
Date: July – September
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Silver Link.

Description: The story of the card game follows what happens when “Hairou” portals suddenly open, fusing three different worlds together. As a result, various mysterious “Exceed” powers are awakened in teenaged girls. An academy for these so-called “Progress” girls is built on the isolated Seiran Island in the Pacific. (Source: Anime News Network)

Yuri Rating: 5/10 – for a yuri kiss and some straight up gay feelings from quite some of the girls

anne happy

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Silver Link.

Description: The story centers around class 1-7 of Tennomifune Academy, where all the students with “bad karma” or misfortune seem to have been gathered. Hibari, a student in this class, meets the unlucky Hanako and the perennially unhealthy Botan on her first day of school, and together they try to find a way to turn their school life into a happy one. (Source: Anime News Network)

Yuri Rating: 4.5/10

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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III

Genre: Demons, Magic, Romance
Date: April – June
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: Toei Animation

Description: The new season will assemble all 10 Senshi — specifically, the popular outer Senshi such as Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn will join Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, and the others. The new season will adapt the arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga. (Source: AniDB)

Yuri Rating: 5/10

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Brave Witches

Genre: Action, Ecchi, Magic, Military, Sci-Fi
Date: 2016
Length: ?
Studio: Silver Link.

Description: Brave Witches is the nickname of the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing in the science fiction franchise, whereas in the main series Strike Witches refers to the 501st Joint Fighter Wing. (Source: MAL News)

Yuri Rating: 3/10

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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Date: July – September
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Silver Link.

Description: Illya and the gang have finished their battle against the heroic spirit residing in the eighth class card. They’re back in vacation mode again, looking to make the most of what they have left of summer break. But their hopes get crushed in the blink of an eye. An all-too-unrealistic silhouette appears before them when they go to investigate the strange event at Mount Enzō. After a short skirmish, the entire space ends up being warped. Illya wakes up in a wintry Fuyuki City… in a parallel world. This is the world where Miyu was born and raised. (Source: Anime News Network)

Yuri Rating: 5/10 – for steamy yuri kisses

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Flip Flappers

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Date: October – December
Length: 13 episodes
Studio: Studio 3Hz

Description: Papika and Cocona hold the keys to open the door. When the two girls meet, their adventures in a different time and different overlapping dimension called “Pure Illusion” begin. Many things in Pure Illusion will stand in the girls’ way on their search for the mysterious crystal called the “Shard of Mimi,” an item that is said to grant any wish. However, when the girls find themselves in danger, the Shard of Mimi shines, and they are able to transform. (Source: Anime News Network)

Yuri Rating: 8/10

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Hibike! Euphonium Season 2

Genre: Drama, Music, School
Date: October – December
Length: 13 episodes
Studio: Kyoto Animation

Description: Second season of Hibike! Euphonium.

Yuri Rating: 6/10  – can we still call this queerbaiting though?

hibike euphonium movie
Hibike! Euphonium Movie: Kitauji Koukou Suisougaku-bu e Youkoso

Genre: Music, School
Date: April
Length: 1 Episode
Studio: Kyoto Animation

Description: After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko’s childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka.

However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it.

Yuri Rating: (not yet available in English) – Queerbaiting ensured

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High School Fleet

Genre: Action, Military, School
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Production IMS

Description: Living by the sea, protecting the sea, and journeying across the sea… They’re the Blue Mermaids!

Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of its area to submergence. To preserve Japan’s territories, coastal cities sprung up, one after the other. Eventually, they became marine cities, and along with the expansion of sea-lanes to connect them, the need arose for a sizable staff to protect the seas.

At the same time, maritime jobs were becoming more popular among women. Hence, the Blue Mermaids, tasked with keeping the seas safe, had become every female student’s dream job. This is when childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China enroll in a marine high school in Yokosuka, along with other girls who share their goal of becoming a Blue Mermaid. (Source: Aniplex USA)

Yuri Rating: 3/10

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KanColle Movie

Genre: Action, Military, School, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life
Date: November
Length: about 90 minutes
Studio: Diomedea

Description: The Movie will feature the Final Story of Fubuki, with the theme of “Just what are Ship Girls and Abyssals”.

Yuri Rating: (not yet available in English)

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Kiniro Mosaic: Pretty Days

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: November
Length: 1 Episode
Studio: Studio Gokumi

Description: The episode is set during a school festival where Shinobu is assigned to write a script and make outfits for her class play. Youko and Alice notice that Shinobu is sleepy every morning and are worried that she might be getting tired of all the work. Will Shinobu be able to successfully complete all her tasks in time? (Source: MAL News)

Yuri Rating: 6/10

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Kiznaiver

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Trigger

Description: Katsuhira Agata is a quiet and reserved teenage boy whose sense of pain has all but vanished. His friend, Chidori Takashiro, can only faintly remember the days before Katsuhira had undergone this profound change. Now, his muffled and complacent demeanor make Katsuhira a constant target for bullies, who exploit him for egregious sums of money. But their fists only just manage to make him blink, as even emotions are far from his grasp.

However, one day Katsuhira, Chidori, and four other teenagers are abducted and forced to join the Kizuna System as official “Kiznaivers.” Those taking part are connected through pain: if one member is injured, the others will feel an equal amount of agony. These individuals must become the lab rats and scapegoats of an incomplete system designed with world peace in mind. With their fates literally intertwined, the Kiznaivers must expose their true selves to each other, or risk failing much more than just the Kizuna System.

Yuri Rating: 4/10 — One of the characters denies the advances of her best friend, who tries seeking a romantic relationship with her. Their relationship is really only featured in one episode.

koukaku no pandora anime

Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Sci-Fi
Date: January – March
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: AXsiZ / Studio Gokumi

Description: “Your innermost desires determine your real purpose.”

In Koukaku no Pandora, two young cyborgs cross paths on a cruise heading towards the stunning Cenacle Island—a popular tropical destination that not only offers world-class vacation luxuries, stunning scenery and services, but also cutting-edge technology. During their short voyage, the two are somehow able to create an unconventional friendship. However, their fateful bond is soon threatened when an unexpected explosion, upon arrival, brings about chaos on the island.

Nene Nanakorobi, a young and bubbly cyborg who wants nothing but universal peace, tries to overcome her fears to find her new friend, Clarion. Postponing her initial plan to visit the island, she courageously faces her limitations and weaknesses in order to save her buddy because that’s what friends are for. Can Nene and Clarion find their way to each other again? Will they be able to stop (or even find) the bringer of disorder? Or will they be destroyed in the process?

Yuri Rating: 6/10

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Lostorage Incited WIXOSS

Genre: Game, Psychological
Date: October – December
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: J.C.Staff

Description: High school student Homura Suzuko has returned to Ikebukuro, the town where she grew up. “We’re friends forever!” She treasures her memories of her old friend from when she was little, Morikawa Chinatsu, and she’s excited at the prospect of meeting her again. But when she gets to school, she finds she has trouble fitting in with the rest of the class.

One day, she decides that if she learns to play the card game WIXOSS, she might be able to make some friends. She stops at a card shop on her way home and buys a deck set. When she takes the set home and opens it, the girl on one of the cards begins to move, and speak. “Welcome, Selector.” Humans chosen as Selectors must battle for control of the five coins that hold all their memories.

If they can retake all the coins, they win, and can leave the game. But if they lose, as a penalty— “Lostorage”—What will become of Suzuko as she’s caught up in this insane game? And just like Suzuko, Chinatsu finds herself drawn into the game as well…

Yuri Rating: 5/10

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love live sunshine

Genre: Music, School, Slice of Life
Date: July – September
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: Sunrise

Description: Love Live! Sunshine!! follows the nine-member school idol group Aqours (pronounced “aqua”) at Uranohoshi Girls’ Academy in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Chika Takami, who is a fan of the Otonokizaka Academy’s μ’s school idol group, similarly forms Aqours in order to save her school from being closed down. (Source: Official Site)

Yuri Rating: 6/10

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New Game!

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Date: July – September
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Doga Kobo

Description: The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company. (Source: Anime News Network)

Yuri Rating: 4.5/10

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pan de peace
Pan de Peace!

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: April – June
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: Asahi Production

Description: The “cute and soft bread four-panel manga” centers around Minami, an air-headed girl who is starting high school and who loves eating bread for breakfast. Baked goods bring happiness everyday to her and her classmates the reliable Yuu, the pastry-baking Fuyumi, and the independent Noa. (Source: Anime News Network)

Yuri Rating: 3.5/10 — After the first episode, you’d think there would be plenty of yuri subtext, but that’s not exactly the case.

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Qualidea Code

Genre: Action, Magic, Supernatural
Date: July – September
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Description: The story takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”—the enemy of humanity. Children who have been evacuated to a cold sleep facility during the invasion by the “unknown” several decades ago wake up from their slumber and learn that their bodies developed some supernatural forces. In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba. (Source: Official Site)

Yuri Rating: 3/10

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Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars

Genre: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Date: July – November
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: Actas

Description: Sisters Yui and Rena live a peaceful life in the kingdom of Enastoria, but they become involved in a vortex of destiny when a giant robot attacks Enastoria. (Source: FUNimation)

Yuri Rating: 4/10

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Selector Destructed WIXOSS

Genre: Game, Psychological
Date: February
Length: 1 Episode
Studio: J.C.Staff

Description: A new movie in the WIXOSS series.

Yuri Rating: 2/10

shuumatsu no izetta
Shuumatsu no Izetta

Genre: Action, Historical, Military
Date: October – December
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Ajia-Do

Description: If I am promised to the princess, then I will fight for her sake. In 1939 C.E., the imperialist nation of Germania invaded a neighboring country. All at once, that war spread throughout Europe, and the era was dragged into a spiral of a great war. Then, in 1940, Germania’s attack turned towards the Principality of Elystadt, a small Alps country abundant with beautiful water and greenery. (Source: Official Site)

Yuri Rating: 7.5/10

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Taboo Tattoo

Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Mystery, Super Power, Supernatural
Date: July – September
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: J.C.Staff

Description: Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom.

Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?

Yuri Rating: 4/10

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Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Silver Link.

This unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly… sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Oota, Tanaka is often found in a blissful state of lethargy, possessing the ability to doze off in any situation, especially in mid-sentence! (Source: Crunchyroll)

Yuri Rating: 4/10

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Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials

Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Yuri
Date: December 2015 – May 2016
Length: 6 Episodes
Studio: Arms

Description: Mini OVA episodes bundled with the Blu-ray and DVD releases of Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid.

Yuri Rating: 10/10

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ViVid Strike!

Genre: Action, Magic, Super Power
Date: October – December 2016
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Seven Arcs

Description: This new series comes from the creator of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. The tagline of the anime is “Thou shalt not be afraid, I am with you.”

Yuri Rating: 4.5/10

 

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83 thoughts on “Yuri Anime 2016 [Completed]

  1. Why havnt you added The Scientific Railgun yet? It is really good and has yuri subtext. I think on how You rate things it would be about a 4? For a close friend making advances and being turned down through out the series. But it has great story line that advances well and also give great character development also.

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