Yuri Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards 2016

2016 yuri anime manga visual novel awards

2016 had a lot to offer. Maybe not too many yuri anime, but definitely a lot of other yuri media, such as a ton of yuri visual novels and some really awesome new yuri manga.

So in old YuriReviews fashion, we would like to hand out some awards for who and what we think deserves these awards most this year:

Lena’s Best Yuri Anime: Shuumatsu no Izetta
shuumatsu no izetta

Well, other than the Valkyrie Drive Specials we can’t really say 2016 offered any other pure yuri show, so I guess we have to work with what we got and make the best of it, right? So, since I didn’t want to go with “only” some specials from a show that aired last year, I decided to go with the show that came closest to what I think is really yuri, which is Izetta: The Last Witch. Despite the fact that she show doesn’t label itself as yuri, nor do the two main characters ever really declare their love, I still feel like it’s pretty obvious that they actually do love each other—romantically, that is. And if they are not yet in a relationship with each other, then I’m freaking sure they will be at some point, since their chemistry was simply over the top amazing, just like the show itself~

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Don’t Know What to Read Next? [Part 8]

pulse yuri mangaTitle: Pulse
Artist: Ratana Satis
Genre: Yuri, Age Gap, NSFW, Drama
Description:

Mel, a renowned heart surgeon, lives a carefree life with sex being a tool for joy rather than a show of affection. Then she meets someone that turns her view of love and life upside down. This story is about two people that meet with minimal expectations but soon become enthralled in a relationship that changes everything about themselves.

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I just started reading this one recently, and oh my god, do I love it. I guess I started loving age gap stories, and I am a sucker for full-color works, though, what I love most about this is the couple itself; Tough seductress, Mel and cutie with a tragic past, Lynn. It’s just the best! Seeing them interact, with Lynn just barging into Mel’s personal bubble with everything she does and Mel failing to do anything about it, but still trying to keep her cool… it’s fantastic! Go read it!

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Short Manga Review: Drei Blütezeiten [Sakikusa no Saku Koro] by Fumiko Fumi

I know, I know. This review has been done before. However, since I wasn’t the one who wrote it—and now having read the manga myself—I kinda can’t hold back. Let’s just say I have a very strong opinion when it comes to this specific work, so let me just have my release 😉

Also, click here for the guest review by FoxyLadyAyame~


Title: Drei Blütezeiten
Author: Fumiko Fumi
Year: 2011
Genre: Romance, Drama, Slice of Life, Love Triangle

Sumika, Akio, and Chinatsu are cousins who only meet during the funeral of Sumika’s father. They quickly become friends and end up spending most of their childhood days together.

Though, as time passes, things change. The twins, Akio and Chinatsu, slowly drift apart, while still staying close to Sumika. She, on the other hand, develops feelings for Akio and eventually gets together with him. However, she always knew that their relationship was not supposed to prevail….

So far, so good. The story doesn’t sound too exciting, but it could turn out quite entertaining, to say the least. Now, after having finished reading this, I can’t say it was very exciting or entertaining. First of all, the story simply seemed weird and hard to follow.

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Let’s Talk About The Most Popular Yuri Manga Right Now

Spoiler Warning!

Let’s just use this opportunity to talk about the most popular yuri manga and manhwa that are out right now.

Since this is a “Let’s Talk About…” post, please feel free to take part in this little discussion by, for example, writing your own thoughts on some or all of the listed works, or by listing some more.

citrus manga

Let’s start with what I think might still be the biggest and most popular Yuri Manga out there, Citrus.

Yeah, well, I surely won’t miss out on any opportunity to talk more about this Manga, will I? 😛

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Guest Review: Hatukoi Shimai by Caelion

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“Well, love between girls is like a fever – it fades with time.” There’s a whole lot of yuri manga with an all-girls school setting out there. Naturally, many of them picture those as a sort-of carefree paradise for young women who love other women. But how many of them do touch the oh-so-delicate topic of such a paradise being only a phase in adolescence? Let’s take a look at Hatsukoi Shimai – a manga that approaches girls’ love in a slightly different way than the majority.

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Manga Review: Fujiyuu Sekai by Kodama Naoko [Monaco Meister]

fujiyuu sekai yuri mangaTitle: Fujiyuu Sekai [A World without Freedom]
Author: Kodama Naoko
Year: 2012
Length: 1 Volume
Genre: Drama, Yuri, Ecchi
Read Online: Not Available in English yet

Since this hasn’t been released in English yet, you might be interested in only viewing my final ratings, without getting spoiled. So scroll down all the way to only find the important numbers.

Ever since Leo had rescued Meiko from some of her classmates who would bully her for basically being cuter then them, Meiko started developing feelings of love for her hero, though she is afraid of not being special enough to score a similar place in Leo’s heart.When Meiko falls victim to rape one day, she starts using the situation and especially Leo’s feelings of guilt, since she wasn’t there to rescue her, to tie her closely to herself to the point of making Leo her slave.

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Manga Review: Momo, Botan, and Lily Blossoms by Mitsuboshi Megane

momo botan and lily blossoms yuri manga

I am late with this one, I have to admit. Though, I luckily found this gem again thanks to it being put as a featured series on the Dynasty Reader.

It didn’t even take me more than one second to decide to reread this short manga again. So after being late for about 6 years, let’s not waste any more time. Here’s my short review~

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