My Top 10 Yuri Works That Should Be Made Into Anime [Updated]

And it continues! This time, let’s update my list of Top 10 Yuri Manga That Should Be Made Into Anime.

There are quite a few changes I had to make from the list I posted years ago. Luckily, I even had to remove some contenders from the list, since they already got an anime adaptation. How nice~

With that said, let’s get right to it. If you want to, leave your Top 10 in the comments below.


10. LOVE/DEATH by Kuzushiro

Similar to Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, which is by the same artist, I think LOVE/DEATH would make an even better short anime than the former.

Well, it wouldn’t be some random comedy mixed with yuri. This time, it would be a mix between yuri, action, and comedy; I think that’s a pretty nice combination.

Also, I really love this manga because it’s something totally different from what we usually see, and that alone already makes it awesome~


9. Hentai suggestion: Sono Hanabira

You all saw it coming, didn’t you?

Ever since that Mai x Reo OVA was released, I’ve been eagerly waiting for another episode to finally appear. So far, we’ve “only” gotten some more SonoHana visual novels, which is already pretty awesome, but I still can’t help it. I want this to have an anime adaptation, and I want it pretty badly.

I know I’ve said this already, but I just need to say it again. How awesome would it be to get a whole anime (preferably hentai) that focuses on the lives of some selected or even all SonoHana yuri pairings?

For various reasons, I usually don’t like hentai at all, but this would actually make me really happy.


8. Shitsurakuen by Naomura Tooru

Along with QUALIA the Purple, this is the only other manga in the list that doesn’t completely focus on any kind of yuri relationship. It is a big part of the story, but the main focus is instead set on something else.

In this case, it’s so easy to imagine this as an anime. It has almost all the themes that are required for a successful (yet mainstream) anime:

  • School setting
  • A little bit of magic
  • A lot of fighting
  • Fighting that involves girls with big boobs and skimpy clothing
  • A system/world that is corrupted in some way
  • A strong main character who wants to change this system

But best of all, the main character is a girl with a yuri harem. This is all that needs to be said. Someone, make it happen!


7. QUALIA the Purple by Hisamitsu Ueo and Shirou Tsunashima

This manga is far different from any of the ones that are listed here.

This one, just like Shitsurakuen, doesn’t focus on the yuri relationship like all the other manga that you’ve already read and are seeing in this post. Instead, it focuses on its amazing sci-fi story and takes us on an adventure through time and space.

It might feel a little odd to add a manga like this, but with a story like this, I’m 100% certain that an anime adaptation of this manga—or rather, the novel this is based on—would turn out to be really popular and certainly not just among us yuri fans.


6. Beloved. by Jaeliu

And here comes the first non-Japanese contender on this list.

I have a hard time deciding how likely it would be to see an anime adaptation of this. First up, it’s of course pretty much impossible, seeing that it’s not a Japanese work anyway. The fact that this one focuses on a romance between a teenager and a 34-year old woman also surely doesn’t help. However, as seen with Citrus, a lot of studios these days try to gain an audience by presenting something with some sort of shock value. At first glance, I guess this work might seem like the right choice and would probably attract quite a lot viewers, but then again, the story behind all of this in my opinion is strong enough to keep people interested and maybe even change their views.

In short, I’d love to see this happen, even if it’s highly unlikely.


hana ni arashi yuri manga

5. Hana ni Arashi by Kovachi Luka

Okay, so here comes an obvious choice. Girl Friends was running quite a few years ago, and I feel like the newer generation of yuri fans might not even know about it anymore. Now seeing a work like Hana ni Arashi, that looks and feels so similar to Girl Friends, I think it’s far more likely to see this getting an anime adaptation than anything that was long finished years ago.

Now don’t get me wrong, this is not just a Girl Friends lookalike. This one has a strong story itself, some great characters, and a more than adorable romance itself. In short, I just wanna see an anime version of it~


4. A Proper Anime: Kase-san by Takashima Hiromi

Yup, I know. We more or less already got an anime adaptation of this, but can we really say that this was enough? Seriously, was it?!

We got a first taste of it, but personally, I don’t think that’s all there should be of this masterpiece of a manga. The quality of what we received was so outstanding that something so short just can’t possibly satisfy us. Also, seeing that there is still so much story to touch upon, I think another OVA, or even a full 12 episode long anime, wouldn’t be such a bad idea at all!


moonlight garden webcomic

3. Moonlight Garden by Kang Unnie

I feel like Moonlight Garden gets overlooked quite a bit by people, but I seriously don’t know why. It’s been a while since I, so to say, couldn’t get my eyes off of the screen while more or less rushing through this work, simply because I couldn’t get enough of it and desperately needed to see the story unfold.

I guess this one yet again has some bold, or let’s say, hentai-y vibes that are hard to cover up. Still, I believe that this would make a great anime, if we just cover these NSFW scenes and tone them down a little. Since yuri anime are doomed to screen at a very late time at night (in Japan) anyway, adding some ecchi elements surely wouldn’t be too bad of an addition.

Yet again, this is not a Japanese work, so chances are pretty much nonexistent, but maybe, just maybe, another country will take it upon them to do something about it and make it all happen.


pulse ratana satis yuri

2. Pulse by Ratana Satis

Non-Japanese works are pretty high up on this list, huh? The quality of these works, plus the mostly profuse display of sex, help me quite a bit in falling in love with them quickly.

Despite the fact that there are several more great non-Japanese works, such as, for example, What Does The Fox Say, which I am finally reading (or more like devouring) right now, Pulse manages to still to this day count as my favorite non-Japanese work. It’s beautiful to look at, easy to indulge in, and has one of the greatest love stories ever. I’m not lying when I’m saying that Mel and Lynn make one of the greatest couples I’ve ever seen, and I’d pay a lot to see these two in a spin-off or something like that in the future~


1. Girl Friends by Milk Morinaga

I bet a lot of you already knew that this would be my number one, or at least very high on the list. It’s no surprise actually, because the one thing that I want to see the most is a simple romance between two girls.

I want to see a story with two girls getting to know each other, becoming friends, and finally becoming lovers. There needs to be some obstacles in their way of course, but there doesn’t need to be any action sequences involved. All that is necessary is a kiss in the end. That’s all.

Girl Friends is exactly that, and unlike something like Citrus, also a little more… let’s say realistic, with the amount of drama thrown at Akko and Mari. And that is exactly why it’s my biggest wish to see this, or at least something similar to this, as an anime.


I’d also like to mention some of the ones that came close but couldn’t quite make it onto this list.

What Does The Fox Say by Team Gaji (probably my number 11)
Touhou
Octave by Haru Akiyama
Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry-Blossoms Pink by Milk Morinaga
A Love Letter From The Marching Puppy by Tamasaki Tama
My Unrequited Love by tMnR
Killing Me! by Akiyama

37 thoughts on “My Top 10 Yuri Works That Should Be Made Into Anime [Updated]

  1. I’d love to see Qualia the Purple adapted, its one of my top manga’s. Also I would love to see Murcielago get animated too. I am surprised there are still no Milk Morinaga anime adaptions since shes huge in the yuri scene.

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  2. I could not agree more with LOVE/DEATH and Sono Hanabira getting full proper anime adaptations. With Sono Hana they don’t even need to make it a full hentai. If they can make a mainstream yuri anime as explicit as Valkyrie Drive they can do the same thing with that series. A season for each couple would be the most ideal, with a proper budget so they can do the artstyle for that series justice.

    I also agree with Kase-san. They need to stop with these short 15 minute single episodes and just go full force with a series. Especially with there high school arc now over why not make that into a full series.

    Girl Friends may be an old one but it is one that needs an anime so bad. 12 or 24 episodes to get the full story since the manga is long finished. So many great yuri manga to choose from but we get lucky if one of them gets adapted. If Bloom into You can get an anime, then Girl Friends should as well! 😀

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      • No no id do a whole different series for Chimeko. take away the mecha, focus on the fantasy, Japanese mythology surrounding there love and set it all at an all girls school with other girls being rivals between them. The Chikane x Himeko anime we all deserve! 😀

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      • Oh and I would very much like an anime of Gamma, Bright and Cheery Amnesia, a new season of Sakura Trick and another for Valkyrie Drive, maybe a new Shoujo Sect anime thats more along the lines of how I described my ideal Sono Hana series, Hoshikawa Ginza District 4, Wife and Wife, Hanjuku Joshi, Kanaete! Yuri Yousei, Transistor Venus, Virgin’s Empire, Maka-Maka, Earth Girls, Swap Swap, I’d love a Nurse Love Addiction anime, a Flowers anime, Tadokoro-san. I would post more but I think thats a big enough list! 😛

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  3. Well, good to see some fellow fan of Qualia the Purple. I’d love that one to have an anime as well, although much as I love it, I’m hesitating to call it Yuri due to the MC. Girl Friends would’ve been nice to have one as well, but it isn’t high in the priority list for me. And Shitsurakuen is a mixed bag. I loved the concept and some of the characters (especially the MC), but the execution and especially the ending is poor to say the least.

    For me personally, I’d love and still highly hoping for Murcielago to get one in the near future. A couple more which I would like but having next to zero chances would be Hayate x Blade, Stray Little Devil and any official adaptation of the Touhou mangas.

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  4. My personal list:
    Kase-san – I just need more Kase-san on my life
    Sono Hanabira – we all need more yuri hentai animated. Proper yuri!
    Bright and cheerful amnesia – with the right studio this can be as good of a series as Dragon Maid
    Kindred Spirits on the Roof – do I need to say anything?
    Hana ni Arashi – can be an incredible gateway to new yuri fans. One of the best new series we have now.
    Murcielago – the violence and action could make the anime bring not only yuri fans, but other demografics as well
    Girlfriends – dont know if this will have the impact that it would some years ago, but is still one the quintessential yuri works
    Flowers – the studio would have to nail on the art, animation and tone of each mystery, so is risky, but if it works we have a masterpiece on our hands.
    Pulse – hard, but one can dream
    Futari Monologue – a quite different slice of life, and one of the most hilarious yuri series I read.

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  5. I agree with most of these, though I’d only support Shitsurakuen if they manage to write a better yuri ending than what the manga had.

    Also adding:
    – Futari Monologue by Tsunamino Yuu
    – Hino-san no Baka by Kinniku Tarou
    – A Kiss and a White Lily by Canno
    – Virgins’ Empire by Kishi Torajirou
    – Tadokoro-san by Tatsubon
    – Bright and Cheery Amnesia by Tamamusi
    – Hayate X Blade by Hayashiya Shizuru
    – Kanaete! Yuri Yousei by Minamoto Hisanari
    – Yuri Moyou by Hachiko
    – Shoujo Kishidan × Knight Tale by Inue Shinsuke

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  6. great list lena! girl friends is a definite must and a yes! also it may be old but anything can happen, look at frag time that was a total unexpected anime announcement so if frag time can get an anime then so can our beloved girl friends! hana ni arashi is also a great pick too! also a proper kase-san anime is a yes too! seeing all of the cute and fluffiness of that manga adapted into a full anime would be amazing! also i dont think non japanese works are impossible because as of recent non japanese works have been adapted into animes so we have a chance at seeing pulse and even beloved being adapted into animes! finally sono hanabira is also a yes yes yes and YES!!! the anime doesnt need to be a hentai (though it would fit it more for sure), the anime could even focus on a different couple each episode, omg why hasnt this happened yet, please someone make it happen!!! and with yuri getting more and more popular as the years go by we can see more yuri animes happen!!!

    also adding:
    what does the fox say by team gaji (definitely a must!)
    dear my teacher by ajichi (forbidden love between teacher and student, i really love the dynamic between the kaoru and mikoto and the relationship they have and slowly kaoru falling in love with mikoto so seeing that adapted into an anime would be nice)
    gamma by ogino jun (heroes, action and yuri! definitely would love to see this adapted since there arent enough action/yuri)
    my unrequited feelings/tatoe todokanu ito da to shite mo by tMnR (this manga i really love and i feel like if adapted into an anime it would work really well)
    kindred spirits on the roof (ofc another must have!)
    the feelings we must all endure/watashi no sekai o kouseisuru chiri no you na nina ka by amano shuninta
    citrus+ by saburouta (it may be too early and we need a second season of citrus but im still adding it anyway! xD)
    kisses, sighs and cheery blossom pink/kuchibiru tameiki sakurairo by morinaga milk (more of morinaga milk’s works wouldnt hurt)

    i can go on and on adding more but these are just some of my picks!

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      • thanks! also i would kill for another anime with our beloved chimeko! just chimeko no mechs, no guy in the way of their love for each other just them and maybe some girls that can be love rivals to you know make it more interesting, it would just basically be one of their reincarnated lives together and ofc kawasumi ayako-san and shitaya noriko-san would have to return to voice them!

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  7. Oh my god, a full Adaptation of Kase-san would be amazing. That OVA was a whole hour of fluffy yuri goodness. Not a list person BUT Girl Friends would definitely be #1 by a mile. Speaking of Milk Morinaga mangas, either Hana and Hina or Kisses, Sighs and Cherry Blossoms Pink would also be amazing. Non-Japanese side of things Pulse would make a great anime (you’re right there) even though I slightly prefer Lily Love, but Pulse definitely has the bigger potential. I could go on with the likes of Octave (OK now I’m just saying all my fav mangas at this point) but if we could get at least 2 pure yuri (full) seasons a year I wouldn’t complain in the slightest.

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  8. Modern Yuri that have a good chance are Sekai de Ichiban Oppai ga Suki!, Catulus Syndrome, Cheery Amnesia, and Swap x Swap.

    I personally want Vampire-chan x Junior-chan to get an anime.

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  9. Well looks like there is a lot more fantastic yuri news to be had! A yuri anthology series is coming to the US and we are getting a new yuri anime adaptation!!!!!!
    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-05-03/yen-press-licenses-4-manga-2-novels-for-november-release/.146387
    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-05-06/hitoma-iruma-adachi-to-shimamura-yuri-novels-get-tv-anime/.146465
    Man, it is truly great to be a yuri fan right now! *sniff* Oh. I’m not crying someone just put some fresh diced onions next to me thats all… 😛

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    • Those are probably some of Rock’s onion ninjas that got loose.
      He’s probably been lax on security with the Lena cat away 😛

      Looking forward to the Adachi anime, the manga (and novel) translations are just getting started on DS, and am eager for more chapters 😀

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        • They saw you walking around and got scared you were there to punish them for how yuri anime releases had slowed down so they announced the Adachi and Shimamura anime to please you! 😛

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  10. Oh hei, glad I am not the only one who read Hana ni Arashi and think Girl Friends, though in my case, its more like, “This is how I imagine Girl Friends would continue after Akko and Mari become couple, if Akko and Mari become Nanoha and Fate, I mean, Chidori (which is Fate’s element)”

    My personal wishlist would include:
    – New season for Saki (especially now that Ritz has confirm more than half of the cast are homosexuals, so we don’t need to “imagine” their interaction as “subtext”), but maybe they wait for the Final to be over before adapt more
    – New seasons (yes, I need more than one) of WataMote. The series has gone very far from the loner cringe comedy it used to be in to a Harem Yuri series full with wholesomeness and colorful characters. It would take more than 12 episodes (if they follow first season pace) to adapt the manga from what it was to what it is, so it needs new seasons, not just one
    – New season for Slow Start, because Eiko x Enami is just too spicy, and they become much more prominent in the later volumes
    – And finally, the only manga of the big 3 that don’t get anime, Anoko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo. It is a shame that this 10 volumes manga, don’t get anime at all. Citrus, YagaKimi, and this are pretty much THE yuri manga of the past 3-5 years, so it deserve an anime

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    • Oh, I forget the one manga that I read recently that should be an anime: Sekai de Ichiban Oppai Suki!

      I am a pervert, I know, but after reading a lot of the more slow, steady, and (sometimes) dramatic series, it is refreshing to read manga that just get straight to the point and deliver girl that absolutely want to nomnom other girl. Sometimes after some Lily, you just want those Kuma, you know. Not mention it is a comedy gold. Hopefully the manga sale would justify it getting anime one day.

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