Yuri Anime 2018

yuri anime 2018

Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, Yuri Anime 2016, and Yuri Anime 2017 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2018. Since it’s not even 2018 yet, 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~

sora yori mo tooi basho
Genre: Adventure, Slice of Life
Date: January – March
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: Madhouse

Description: Filled with an overwhelming sense of wonder for the world around her, Mari Tamaki has always dreamt of what lies beyond the reaches of the universe. However, despite harboring such large aspirations on the inside, her fear of the unknown and anxiety over her own possible limitations have always held her back from chasing them. But now, in her second year of high school, Mari is more determined than ever to not let any more of her youth go to waste. Still, her fear continues to prevent her from taking that ambitious step forward—that is, until she has a chance encounter with a girl who has grand dreams of her own.

Spurred by her mother’s disappearance, Shirase Kobuchizawa has been working hard to fund her trip to Antarctica. Despite facing doubt and ridicule from virtually everyone, Shirase is determined to embark on this expedition to search for her mother in a place further than the universe itself. Inspired by Shirase’s resolve, Mari jumps at the chance to join her. Soon, their efforts attract the attention of the bubbly Hinata Miyake, who is eager to stand out, and Yuzuki Shiraishi, a polite girl from a high class background. Together, they set sail toward the frozen south.

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho follows the captivating journey of four spirited girls, all in search of something great.

amanchu! advance
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: J.C.Staff

Description: Second season of Amanchu!.

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anima yell
Genre: Comedy, School, Sports
Date: October – December
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Doga Kobo

Description: The anime centers on Kohane Hatoya, a young woman who loves to be helpful to others. After she moves from middle school to high school, she becomes fascinated with cheerleading, and she starts a cheerleading club at her high school. Joining Kohane in her cheerleading activities is the experienced Hizume and Kohane’s childhood friend Uki.

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aru zombie shoujo no sainan
Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural
Date: July
Length: 1 Hr. 19 min.
Studio: Gonzo

Description: Late night at Kikka University when all the students have gone home for summer break. However, five girls who are members of the Occult Research Club have not gone home. Calling it ‘the first cool of the evening quest’, the girls have decided to investigate a rumor about the Tokugawa buried treasure and sneak into the university’s data warehouse. What they find is not the rumored treasure, but rather, two extremely well-preserved mummies of two young girls.

Sayaka Kamoshida, who is the one to originally get her friends to sneak with her into the warehouse, secretly steals the mysterious ‘stone of life’ that was placed inside both of these mummies. Disappointed in the outcome of not being able to find the hidden treasure, they leave the data warehouse. The theft of the ‘stones of life’ is actually the trigger to resurrect these two mummies.

One of the resurrected girls was the daughter of a former Baron, who, due to an unexpected incident, became an undead being via magic. Her name is Euphrosyne Studion. The other is Euphrosyne’s maid Alma V, who was created from a homunculus. Now, the two girls attack the members of the Occult Research Club in order to get the stolen stones back.

Can the members of the Occult Research Club survive this development? Also, why were the stones of life stolen? A bloody tragedy of the late-night student dormitory attacks….

kase-san ova
Genre: Romance, School, Yuri
Date: June
Length: 58 minutes
Studio: Zexcs

Description: The six-minute OVA from 2017 wasn’t enough, so we’re getting a legit OVA in 2018!!!

bloom into you yuri anime
Genre: School, Yuri
Date: October – December
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: TROYCA

Description: Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she’s inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun?

citrus yuri anime
Genre: Drama, Romance, School Life, Yuri
Date: January – March
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Passione

Description: Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother’s remarriage a bit differently; she didn’t know it’d be an ultra-strict and conservative girls’ school. So instead of a sweet high-school romance, she butts heads with the stern student council president Mei – who turns out to be her new step sister. And she has to learn that hate and love are often not that far apart.

comic girls
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Nexus

Description: The daily life of up-and-coming female mangaka living together in a dormitory.

happy sugar life
Genre: Drama, Horror
Date: July – September
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Ezo’la

Description: High-schooler Matsuzaka Satou has a reputation for being easy, but one day her lifestyle of sleeping with one boy after another comes to an end. It happens when she meets the child Shio, for whom she is convinced she feels true love for the first time. Satou may seem sweet and innocent, but there is nothing she won’t do to protect their life together, including committing murder. But from where did she acquire the little girl, and how long can their “Happy Sugar Life” together last?

Yuri Rating: 8/10 – The yuri is pretty strong in this one, but it happens between a teenager and a child…

lostorage conflated wixoss
Genre: Game, Psychological
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: J.C.Staff

Description: The newest season in the WIXOSS series.

magical girl lyrical nanoha detonation
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Super Power
Date: 2018
Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
Studio: Seven Arcs Pictures

Description: The second and final part of the Nanoha Reflection Project, it is the direct sequel to 2017’s Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Reflection movie.

mahou shoujo site
Genre: Drama, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: production doA

Description: Aya Asagiri is a middle school girl who has problems both at school with bullying and at home from physical abuse by her brother. While browsing online, a website pops up on her computer featuring a creepy looking person. This person appears to take pity on her, and announces that she has granted Asagiri magical powers.

ramen daisuki koizumi-san
Genre: Comedy
Date: January – March
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Studio Gokumi

Description: Koizumi is a mysterious and attractive high school student. But what most people don’t know about her is that she’s a ramen master who is always on the lookout for great ramen restaurants. Everyday, she goes hunting for real-life places serving the best ramen dishes and delightfully eats the delicious noodles. The way Koizumi downs a giant bowl of ramen–more adeptly than any large man—will amaze and delight you!

slow start
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life
Date: January – March
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Description: Hana Ichinose is a normal 16-year-old high school student. However, there is something different about her: She enrolled in high school one year late! Her classmates are unaware of this, and Hana will have to work hard to catch up with everyone else.

sword art online alternative gun gale online
Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Game, Military, Sci-Fi
Date: April – July
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Studio 3Hz

Description: Karen Kohiruimaki always felt out of place in the real world. Due to her extreme height, she found it hard to make friends with other girls her age. Everything changes when she’s introduced to VR and Gun Gale Online. In GGO, Karen is free to play the cute, chibi avatar of her dreams! Can Karen find friendship in this bullet-ridden MMO…?

tachibanakan triangle
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Yuri
Date: April – June
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Creators in Pack / Studio Lings

Description: When Natsuno Hanabi went back to her hometown to study in high school, she thought that she will have a new wonderful life. But Tachibanakan, the dormitory she was going to live in, was not what she expected.

tonari no kyuuketsuki-san
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Vampire, Yuri
Date: October – December
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Studio Gokumi / AXsiZ

Description: The modern-day vampire comedy centers on high school girl Amano, who was saved from a strange incident by a vampire girl named Sophie Twilight, and has been interested in her ever since. Akari arrives at her house uninvited and the two start to live together. Although a vampire, Sophie never attacks humans, but purchases blood and anime goods via mail and lives a modern life.

uchi no maid uzasugiru
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Yuri
Date: October – December
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: Doga Kobo

Description: A former soldier (with an eyepatch!) is looking for work and gets the job of being a maid to a willful girl.

uma musume pretty derby
Genre: Sports
Date: April – June
Length: 13 Episodes
Studio: P.A. Works

Description: In a world very much like our own, great race horses of the past have a chance to be reborn as “horse girls”—girls with the ears and tails of horses as well as their speed and endurance. The best of these horse girls go to train at Tokyo’s Tracen Academy, hopefully moving on to fame and fortune as both racers and idols.

Special Week, a high school horse girl from the countryside, has just transferred to Tracen, and she’s determined to fulfill her promise to her mother to become the best horse girl in Japan. On her way to school, she takes a pit stop at the race track and instantly falls in love with Silence Suzuka’s style, becoming determined to race on the same team as her.

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yuru camp anime
Yuru Camp△
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Date: January – March
Length: 12 Episodes
Studio: C-Station

Description: Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide a scenic view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko loves to take cycling trips by herself to places where she can see Mt. Fuji. After they meet, Rin and Nadeshiko take camping trips, eat cup ramen together, and enjoy the scenery.

yuuki yuuna season 2
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life
Date: November – January 2018
Length: 6 Episodes
Studio: Studio Gokumi

Description: The second half of the second season of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru.

50 thoughts on “Yuri Anime 2018

  1. Second season of Amanchu! is the one I’m most waiting for. I’m hyped for Citrus as well, but I loved the first season of Amanchu!, and can’t wait for the new season. I REALLY hope they would make Futaba x Hikari canon, you don’t even need yuri goggles to see that pair, but some actual confirmation would be great!

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  2. As hyped as I am for Detonation, I really do hope that its first part Nanoha Reflection comes out soon…

    I think there’s going to be a lot of other things throughout the year to keep our eyes on as well, but even without any huge surprises there’s going to be a pretty damn good year for yuri!

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  3. The one I am most excited about is still Kase-san!!! *kneels down and prays* Please be awesome. Please be awesome! Please be awesome!!!

    And KanColle has a second season?!? Sweet! More Akaga, eh Lena? =)

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  4. Other anime with possible yuri subtext for winter 2018:
    Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho (A Place Further Than The Universe)
    Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san
    Yuru Camp

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  5. Citrus deserves a yuri rating of 8-10. I just watched the first episode. It sure will be the best yuri anime of 2018. waiting for the 2nd episode. will check Tachibanakan Triangle and Amachu 2nd season too

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      • Watched all of citrus and I would give it a 10/10
        Yuri Camp a 4/10 (good anime, but light on the Yuri)
        The Ramen one a 3/10
        Slow Start a 6/10
        Tach Triangle a 10/10 (though the 3 min long episodes don’t do the manga justice)
        and Comic Girls a 5/10 to a 6/10 so far..

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    • I have the benefit of replying to this comment 2 years later (april 2020). Bloom was far and away the best of 2018, yuri or any other catagory. Citrus…. felt unsatisfying. Theres no doubt its a 10/10, but.. the plot o_o Bloom on the other hand, was breathtakingly beautiful visually, incredible soundtrack (with utterly amazing OP and EDs), and a plot that blew me away; and thats just the anime, not even counting how spectacularly the manga ended.

      Sorry Citrus!
      ps Kase-san is also excellent, I’d put it ahead of Citrus as well.


  6. Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho is my favorite show of the season so far. It has a lot of potential, not only am i immersed in the show so far with its beautiful sceneries and simple yet charming plot. But i also think it has a lot of potential for some yuri as well.

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  7. That drawing of Kantai Collection was made by Nakatani, right? I almost got excited because I’d totally watch an archery anime with yuri romance but then I realized (through elimination) that it’s just Kantai Collection.


  8. I can’t wait for Bloom into You to come out! I’ve read the manga – loved every bit of it. So excited to see it come out in anime form. I hope that it’s as wonderful as Citrus is – glad that yuri is finally getting some really good shows now. 🙂


  9. Don’t forget to add Ms Vampire Who Lives in my Neighborhood. Very cute little yuri on crunchyroll. It’s currently 5 episodes deep.


  10. I’m a liitle surprised Mahou Shoujo Site only got 5/10. Their love was clearly proclaimed, despite the fact that the removed some of the more intimate manga elements. I would have thought it would boarder at least a 7/10. While as a horror allot of the elements in the first few episodes were hard to stomach, the yuri elements were pretty forthcoming.


    • I can see some reasoning for the yuri score being a little higher. Not quite a 7 or an 8, but I think a 6 (or possibly a 6.5) is reasonable.

      For me, since Tsuyuno and Aya weren’t that close in the first half of the season, I didn’t go on the higher end of the rating scale, despite the confession in the second-to-last episode. 😛

      I think I’m a pretty tough grader, but for this one, I don’t have many objections to raising it a tiny bit higher. 😛


  11. What manga has the two girls in archery clothing In the collage image for 2018 yuri at the top of this post?

    I’m trying to figure it out but I’m not having any luck.



    • It’s Kantai Collection, which was originally a free-to-play Japanese web browser game, but it’s since spawned anime, manga, light novels, and other video games~

      The second season of the anime didn’t end up coming out this year, but it might next year. *crosses fingers*


      • There isn’t going to be a season 2. The movie was the follow-up. The artist stated as much before the movie was release. Season 2 was simply a fan base misunderstanding. What could season 2 possibly even discuss after the way the movie concluded? (which in my opinion cheapened every emotional death scene)


        • Considering how long it’s been with no update, I figured that was the case…

          And I only watched the TV anime, so I have no idea how the movie concluded. 😛


  12. I wonder …
    Will there ever be a shoujo-ai anime that will have a bit more life denial in it …? not something like harmony</ I mean something that gives us more "pessimism", more critique against religions, against the real norm. Something that portays feminantinatalism as an ideal and use a female same-sex intercourse as contraception in a dystopian (ergo proxy-ish) world where the religions (konservatives) rule the staates (would be realistic). The main cast would be all- female and divers in colour and fight against the life-affirmin society. It would indicate some schopenhauerian/druskowitzian philosophie where the whole aspire belongs to a "moral ebbing" – that of course cannot be realized due tue the stupid pronatal norm- masses. So the girls (one with same-sex attraction) would fight with all means. Side by side with like-minded men for the "Endesende" of all lifeforms.
    This would be gorgeous revolutionary.


  13. unrelated but seeing this list kinda of wish Riko & Haru & Irukawa Hot Springs was ever turned into an anime…sorta yuri but not rlly more on friendship.

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  14. im very supprised they put Bloom Into You as this is the only place i’ve found it, however its an amazing anime and you should all watch it!


  15. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online – 4/10 to 4.5/10 as far as yuri is concerned. In truth, if the last episode wasn’t included the entire season would get 0/10 as far as yuri is concerned.

    That being said; however, the show is awesome and definitely worth watching! It’s a great mix of emotions, including totally badass scenes, great displays of friendship and loyalty, excellent examples of comradery/ teamwork, sweet moments, hilarious dialogue, and truly intense events…even the singing in it is genuinely elegant and pleasing.

    If you’re simply in it for the yuri, watch the episodes out of order like I did beginning with the last one. You’ll get your yuri fix, and though you’ll receive some major spoilers…you won’t be able to resist binging the full season.

    As far as yuri elements are concerned, there is a confirmed lesbian, bisexual, and even an adorable yuri kiss (3 technically if you count cheek kisses)! The anime itself gets an A in my book.


  16. Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san – Should receive a 2/10 at best for yuri!

    The whole story is basically a lesbian stalker follows a ramen obsessed girl everywhere watching her slurp noodles. That’s it! As far as anime is concerned, I’m more impressed that someone would stretch such a basic premise into an entire dull season. Seriously, don’t waste your time after a single episode, the rest are basically repeats.


  17. Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san – For yuri, I would rate this one a 3/10 to 4/10.

    It’s clear the human girl is romantically interested in the vampire and the vampire girl surely has warm feelings to return. However, as all the characters are all preteens, the show tastefully eexpressed the love interests via simple flirting, light cuddling, and many instances of blushing. Oh and are main pair also move in together.

    The show itself if cute. Nothing extraordinary. Just a basic anime to watch on a rainy day if your completely out of yuri options and are dying to ship some characters. I’d range ot between a C+ to a B-


  18. Uchi no Maid Uzasugiru – Uhhh..I guess this classified as awkward loli yuri, which is hard for me to rate because to content is uncomfortable for my tastes. Maybe between a 3/10 to 6/10.

    Allow me to explain. A ripped ex-military woman falls head over heads in love with a cute kid and decides to be her nanny. The girl on some levels enjoys the nanny in a mother figure role (as she’s lost her mother), but mainly she’s completely creeped out by the pedo’s presence. Nothing bad actually happens between the two..our creepy loli adult seems to understand her interests are disturbing and doesn’t actually do more than hugs (which knowing her intentions still made me cringe). Another adult lesbian is equally interested in the maid, but those feelings are also onesided.

    Overall, not my cup of tea. As I think loli can be a bad gateway for many, I would suggest simply skipping the show and focused on watch series where the couples ages are mutual or consenting.


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