Just as I updated my Top 10 Favorite Yuri Characters, I’ll continue with this one that I originally posted many, many years ago.
In this case as well, quite a few things changed, and we have some newcomers as well. Please enjoy, and tell us about your Top 10 in the comments as well~
Admittedly, Cross Ange didn’t end the way we all wanted it to. Hilda didn’t get her much deserved girlfriend, and Ange ended up with Tusk, a male character. In terms of yuri, this couldn’t have gone any more wrong. Though, the yuri we got through the rest of the show probably made up for the horrible outcome, if only a little.
So, basically, the whole show involves some steamy yuri sex scenes, some kisses, and even some true romance, despite the fact that Cross Ange often didn’t depict the yuri taking place as something happening out of the characters’ love for one another. In the end, there were still enough yuri characters left, and if we now add the fact that the whole plot of this show, as well as pretty much all of the important characters, were pretty damn awesome, then this makes for a damn great anime, if you ask me.
After years of barely getting any yuri, Sakura Trick surely surprised many of us. Not only is this a full yuri show—only starring lesbian characters—it goes one step further even, seemingly banning all male characters that could get in the way as well. So, unsurprisingly, the yuri content was damn high. I actually believe that it’s almost impossible to include even more than the already numerous yuri kisses, hugs, love confessions, and other yurirrific moments that happened.
Actually, if they wanted to include any more, I’m pretty sure they’d have to turn it into a hentai, since I don’t think you can squeeze in any more yuri content without actually turning it into porn.
So, yeah, Sakura Trick was probably what many of us yearned for after waiting so long for something new to appear, and this surely didn’t disappoint.
I first didn’t even want to list a specific season of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, since Nanoha and Fate share yuri scenes in each and every one of them. Though, I also can’t deny that their relationship got especially great when they got a little older (and adopted a child together). Seeing scenes of them sharing the same bed, snuggling up to little Vivio like the great mothers they are… yeah, that surely gets me excited.
Even if we were to disregard the yuri
subtext that was taking place right before our eyes, this show offered some great action, a really nice story, and some totally badass magical girls fighting the bad guys, as well as occasionally fighting each other. Awesome!
Disregarding the yuri content, Yuru Yuri is probably one of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever watched. Well, the yuri content might also not be that high, or let’s just say that there is no actual romance involved, other than some characters drooling over their crushes. Even in possible future seasons, it will probably never cross that border, but at least we already witnessed some kisses happen.
Ah well, just like the title lets us predict, it will stay as light-hearted as it is right now, and truth be told, I actually don’t mind. As much as I’d like to see Ayano and Kyouko making out, I’m totally fine with their relationship as it is. And, of course, with Chitose’s random delusions about them. As much as I’d like to see Kyouko getting a little closer to Chinatsu, I don’t want to miss seeing her miserably fail trying to do so.
In short, Yuru Yuri can stay just like it is right now and hopefully get even more seasons, and maybe even movies, for us to enjoy in the future~
I’m pretty sure no one really expected to see KanColle among all the great yuri titles listed here. Admittedly, Kantai Collection is probably not what you consider your typical yuri show. The emphasis is put on the action, the shipgirls themselves, and, of course, the game aspect of it, since it was adapted from the still relevant and popular online game of the same name.
What got me interested in the first place was the game, but even after years of not having touched it, the anime is still something I regularly come back to. I just love how they adapted the characters, how all the shipgirls are depicted, and weirdly enough, even how this whole show is more or less just a compilation of filler episodes with little to no story. Usually, you’d say that this is a pretty bad sign, but in the case of KanColle, this left so much room for all the yuri moments to happen throughout the run of this show. Seriously, no episode went by without some glorious Akagi x Kaga or Mutsu x Nagato moments. In short, watching this seriously feels like heaven to me, since these are still some of my all-time favorite yuri pairings~
Where should I start with this one, I wonder…?
Seriously, I already talked so much about Strawberry Panic on this blog that I don’t even know what else to say about this anymore. Should I tell you how sexy I found the flirty, oh so confident lady-killer, Shizuma? Or how about we talk about the tragic love between her and Kaori? Or wait, we could also talk about all the other lesbian characters, namely the whole freaking school. Actually, all three of them.
So, yeah. There is plenty of great things to say about this yuri milestone, but I would only be repeating myself over and over again while gushing over all the things I already talked about a thousand times. So let’s just leave it at that. A great show deserves a great place in my list anyway, and fifth place sounds about right to me.
I guess I just said the same thing while talking about Strawberry Panic. YuriReviews is known to feature a great deal of posts talking and gushing about Citrus.
Needless to say, I did enjoy the anime adaptation. A LOT. Seeing something you already read (or more like devoured) and loved turn into an anime is always a great experience. In Citrus‘ case, it was even greater, since it was such a big title, and it seemed to get so much recognition for a yuri one. Finally, even people outside of the yuri community seemed interested in a show like that, and in my opinion, this anime delivered hard.
But in the end, it all comes down to my love for Yuzu and Mei, and seeing them act it all out on my screen to watch and follow was all I could ever ask for~
You all expected Citrus to be my number one show, didn’t you? But, surprise, surprise, there are actually quite a few other shows I enjoyed even more… Bloom Into You being one of them.
I think it’s hard not to notice just how much work and effort went into the making of this anime. From the animation, to the character design, to the music and pacing, everything seemed top-notch. There is hardly anything I can complain about when it comes to this show, and so, so many of you agreed, back when it finished airing.
Unlike with Citrus, there is hardly any negative backlash Bloom Into You received. In fact, no matter who you ask, everyone seemed to have enjoyed and loved this show, and for good reason!
Now let’s just hope that what everyone is wishing for will soon become reality… a second season of Bloom Into You.
Does this come as a surprise? Well, I gotta say, I actually surprised myself as well.
This anime surely doesn’t rank this high in this list thanks to its yuri content, because there is just not that much, especially compared to some other shows I listed. Though, the whole anime itself, as well as all three movies that followed, are simply amazing pieces of art that are all driven by Homura’s endless struggle to rescue the girl she loves so dearly. She only revealed her true feelings in the last movie, though, we have all been expecting this through pretty much the whole thing, if the ridiculous amount of yuri MadoHomu doujinshi is any hint.
Well, I guess I’d really like to see even more of this series, though I’m a little afraid it might not be able to hold up to the awesomeness of the prior works. Let’s just hope that Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden won’t disappoint.
Without a doubt, I think Kannazuki no Miko might be the biggest and most famous yuri anime of all-time. It was actually the first yuri anime for me as well, and it’s easy to see how it got me even more interested in the genre than I already was back then.
Well, okay, we have to see beyond the fact that the story might not have been the best, with huge plot holes and plot twists that just didn’t make any sense. Though, despite the fact that the story might not be able to hold up to the yuri community’s hype for this anime, what actually makes so many of us love this anime is rather its two heroines and the love they share. It’s not platonic, it’s not a love between sisters, and it surely passes the love between friends. This show literally throws the yuri content right into your face, presenting the love between Himeko and Chikane as something higher than anything else. This is rare, especially for the time this show aired, which is why this one belongs right where I put it.
And with that said, I will yet again re-read some of my all time favorite fanfics, them being Kannazuki no Miko ones~