Yuri Tournament: Yuri Manga Most Deserving of an Anime Adaptation – Round 1

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The first round is finally here! You guys decided on the participants, so as already said last week, we ended up with 128 manga to choose from.

Despite the fact that we might end up with, let’s say unfair rounds here and there, and possibly even “mini-finals” in the middle of the tournament, we still decided to randomly put the participants together. As always, the votes happen as a 1 vs 1 each round, cutting the participants down by half each week.

You can find the tournament bracket right here.

With that said, let the tournament begin and have fun voting~

Girl Friends

Rock it, GiRL!!

Milk Morinaga

Minoru Tanaka

Kimi Koi Limit

Futari to Futari

Moto Momono

Yoshitomi Akihito

Frag Time



Kemeko Tokoro

Wife & Wife


Hisanari Minamoto

Gou Zappa & Ryou Itou

Notes from the Garden of Lilies

Everyday Lily

Atsushi Suga

Gom Mali

The Real Her

More Than Friends?

Youko Imamura

Mochi Au Lait

The Feelings We All Must Endure

Poor Poor Lips

Amano Shuninta

Hayako Gotou

A World Without Freedom


Naoko Kodama

Takemiya Jin

Riko & Haru & Irukawa Hot Springs

Husky and Medley




My Girlfriend’s Ex-Boyfriend

Show Higashiyama



It Would Be Great If You Didn’t Exist

Hajime Mikuni


Shinozaki-san Ki wo Ota Shika ni!

Sakana no Miru Yume

Shou Hikawa

Ogawa Maiko

Qualia the Purple

Hakodate Youjin Buraichou Himegami

Hisamitsu Ueo & Shirou Tsunashima

Nozomu Tamaki


Sayonara Folklore

Yuhuko Suzuki

Kowo Kazuma


Mimi Mix

Ratana Satis

Madoka Hirose

Office Romance

Iono the Fanatics

Akiko Morishima

Miyabi Fujieda


White Angels Have No Wings

Hiromi Takashima



First Love Sisters

Keum Kyesoo

Mako Komao & Mizuo Shinonome


A Divine Love Alone

Eri Ejima

Ichika Hana

Fragments of Love

Sorairo Girlfriend

Takemiya Jin

Chinjyao Rosu

YuriCam: Yurika no Campus Life


Shigemitsu Harada & Takahiro Seguchi



A Kiss and a White Lily



Hana & Hina After School

Her Pet

Milk Morinaga


Secret Love

Bright and Cheery Amnesia

Megane Otomo

Oku Tamamushi

Kuchibiru ni Suketa Orange

Kotonoha no Miko


Miyabi Fujieda

Hayate x Blade

Yuri Mekuru Hibi

Shizuru Hayashiya

Reona Mizuki

Otome no Teikoku

Sayuri’s Little Sister is an Angel

Kishi Torajirou

Hachi Itou

Miss Sunflower


Sugano Manami

Tea cozy (usa)

Cirque Arachne

Always Human

Nika Saida


Renai Idenshi XX

My Unrequited Love

Eiki Eiki & Mikiyo Tsuda


Fluttering Feelings

All You


Mera Hakamada

The Secret Recipe

Majyo to Houki to Kurobuchi Megane

Milk Morinaga


What Does The Fox Say?

Cross Heart

Team Gaji


Hanjuku Joshi

Gakkou no Sensei

Akiko Morishima

Shinya Suyama

Magan & Danai



Natsuki Kurotsuki & ma-sa & Kuromame

School Police

The Last Uniform

Milk Morinaga

Mera Hakamada

She, her camera and her seasons



Torajiro Kishi


Strange Babys

Uko Nishi

Yayoi Oosawa


Manga no Tsukurikata

Jun Ogino

Auri Hirao

My Ignorance of a World Yet Unknown

Happy Sugar Life

Moto Momono

Tomiyaki Kagisora

Lily Love

Tokimeki Mononoke Jogakkou

Ratana Satis

Banana Nangoku

Age 15

Kimi no Tame nara Shineru

Ryuu Asagi


Shinmai Shimai Futari no Gohan

The Third Party

Yutaka Hiiragi


Seifuku no Vampiress Lord

Strawberry Shake Sweet

Tomoki Matsumoto

Shizuru Hayashiya

Dear My Teacher

Daily Witch




Request to Onee-chan


Taki Kitao


Unnie’s Taste

Haru Akiyama

Jang-jin Com

Pure Water Adolescence


Kowo Kazuma


Bloom Into You


Nio Nakatani

P.P & Sungwon

Secret of the Princess


Milk Morinaga

Megane Otomo

Blue Friend


Fumi Eban

Gensui Tenpou

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

The Mistress Story

Kabi Nagata


The Flower and the Star

Catulus Syndrome

Kario Suzukin


Comprehensive Tovarisch

A Room For Two

Iri Arata


Their Story

Honey Crush


Asu Tsubaki

After Hours

Her Kiss – Infectious Lust

Yuuta Nishio

Miyuki Yorita

Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry Blossoms-Pink

Ohana Holoholo

Milk Morinaga

Shino Torino

Chouchou Nannan

Shinigami Alice

Takemiya Jin

Hajime Mikuni

Aqua Blue Cinema

The Chain of Youth

Hiyori Otsu

Dead Sea

Ayame 14

Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu

Amano Shuninta




Tooru Naomura

Cool Kyoushinsha

Hoshikawa Ginza District 4

The Love Doctor

Kenn Kurogane



Ouji-sama Nante Iranai

Show Higashiyama


Renai Manga

Chatting at the Amber Teahouse

Naoko Kodama

Miyabi Fujieda


43 thoughts on “Yuri Tournament: Yuri Manga Most Deserving of an Anime Adaptation – Round 1

  1. I feel sooo sorry for anything that runs against anything made by Ratana Satis. Also dam it Lenna, first day and you pitch the first ever yury manga i’ve ever read agains one of my all times favorites T.T

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  2. Three pairings between favorite manga, but only one truly tough choice in the first round. Based on early voting, I’m concerned about the fate of Notes From The Garden of Lillies and Pure Water Adolescence, and preparing to grieve the passing of Shinmai Shimai Futari No Gohan and After Hours. Thankfully, Ratana Satis and Morinaga Milk (as expected) are running strong.

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  3. Some were pretty obvious to me, Miss Sunflower, Bloom into You, Dear My Teacher and Lily Love are some of the better ones I have read in recent time, with Bloom into you and Dear my teacher being my favorites, I think those two would be really solid choices for the yuri genre.

    the four I think are pretty much the front runners of this poll, each have interesting characters, stories and art styles which would translate very well into an anime. or anything with Ratana Satis, all seem like will be tough ones to beat. but there are a lot of surprises in this sort of competition.

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  4. I’m surprisingly upset that Her Pet is probably going out in the first round. I also don’t know why I enjoy that webcomic as much as I do…

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  5. First thought, yay Takemiya Jin is winning a lot.
    Second thought, oh no, next rounds will be a lot more painful.

    Also, no love for Husky & Medley? Shame on you internet, they are the best pairing ever.


  6. Anything that runs against Morinaga Milk and Ratana Satis is out of luck. I don’t doubt that they will make it to the final rounds. Really pulling for Pulse and Girlfriends ❤

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  7. some of these choices were utterly painful T.T had to make some tough choices and vote against some favorite yuri manga. also its heartbreaking to see Hoshikawa will not be moving forward 😦


  8. Hooooooly smoooookes. A few of these were tough decisions, while others were just no brainers. There’s so many good ones, but I still believe Girl Friends is deserving of such an honor. I also find it hard to believe that I actually read most of these. I suppose it goes to show that while there’s plenty of Yuri out there, not a lot of them are worthy enough to be thrown into this kind of brawl.

    A few of them matches are a bit surprising, though.

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    • I’m actually hoping to get surprised with this tournament. Like… what if one or some of Milk Morinaga, Ratana Satis or Takemiya Jin’s works get kicked out of the tournament super early? Like how surprised would we all be 😛

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      • I really like Morinaga Milk and Takemiya Jin, and voted for their works in every instance (except Secret Police, not my favorite), but both mangaka explore the same themes and involve subtle variations of the same characters in many of their works. When the time comes, I am prepared to vote against some of these classics to support the strong new wave of 百合 authors. OTOH, in Lily Love and Pulse, Ratana Satis has created very different stories with strikingly different characters. I will be interested to see which work has stronger support.

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      • If that were to happen, it might be from fans being introduced to the genre at different times. Lots of new Yuri fans may have come from Citrus or Bloom Into You, and while there’s no doubt in my mind that they would go back to older works, they may find the style or quality is different and may be a turn off. Of course, everyone has their likes and dislikes, and I respect them.

        I for one don’t like Takemiya Jin’s work, because of the style and how some of the characters are perceived and created. On the other hand, I’m a sucker for Morinaga Milk’s for all reasons.

        Even the matchup between The Love Doctor and Hoshikawa Ginza District 4 kind of surprised me. I personally don’t like TLD, but maybe this is an example of newer Yuri having more exposure.

        I still hope Girl Friends wins, haha. 😛

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  9. Honestly, we just need at least one Milk Morinaga adaptation. I’m not complaining about NTR and Citrus (well, maybe NTR was a bit of a strange choice) but a Morinaga anime seems like it would really help popularize the genre. Especially GFs… what I would give…

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    • Oh damn, this hasn’t happened before. wth 😀
      Well, but if that’s how it ends, I’ll throw in my votes, since I usually only do it on the last day.

      Though, that would really be super strange 😛

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  10. I’m so happy I found this. I’ve been waffling about getting back into Yuri manga for a long time but now I see so many non high school focused series that I want to check out.

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  11. yay round 1 has started and it was so much fun but omg i choosing between some of them was just so hard still a lot of fun, i really do hope some of the mangas i chose can advance

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