For some reason, I just won’t run out of new material for Top 10 lists. But this time, I think it’s a really important list.
Well, I tried to postpone it long enough so I’d have enough time to post reviews of each and every artist that I wanted to name in this list. However, I didn’t manage to do so, which is why some of the artist reviews I wanted to write are still not done, but they will follow soon, I promise.
So even though I wasn’t able to do so for all the artists, at least in some cases, clicking on their names will redirect you to my reviews about them.
With that said, enjoy the list~
I had a really hard time deciding which artist I should go with, and as you can see, I just couldn’t decide for one of them, which is why they have to share this place.
The two of them actually have quite a lot in common, so maybe it was a good decision. First of all, both artists are absolutely stunning when it comes to releasing cute/ecchi works. I’m mostly annoyed by ecchi stuff, but those two add just the right amount in just the right places. Also, they balance it out by adding some totally cute and fun elements to the story, which makes these stories just irresistible for me.
On the other hand, however, both of them tend to release some NSFW stuff as well, and while the ecchi-level in their SFW doujinshi was nicely balanced, they go full-out when it comes to 18+ stuff.
In Kasumi’s case, I can still tolerate, and even like it, even though he added some quite “odd” themes in his newer works, but Pigeon Blood…. Let’s just say that he went a little too far for my liking. Well, these futanari doujinshi were just extreme, especially compared to his other works.
This was a hard decision…. Do I prefer the fun MadoHomu stuff that Forest Village comes up with, or is the cute NSFW MadoHomu stuff that Fukuya does more to my liking? In the end, I decided for something in between, and that is Citron.
I know that this artist hasn’t been around for too long. Well, okay. It’s more like the translations of Citron’s works haven’t been around for too long, but in this case, I yet again fell in love at first sight.
Also, Homura is so damn sexy in these works~
Milk Morinaga is considered to be something like the yuri manga queen, and to some extent I agree with that. Girl Friends has been, and probably still is, one of the greatest yuri manga for many of us.
In my eyes, this masterpiece still hasn’t been topped by any other manga, and there surely is a lot of competition out there. However, the fact that this one manga is so great, doesn’t help the fact that her newer ones can’t really live up to it. I’m still waiting for another one by Milk Morinaga that at least comes close to her two greatest works, Girl Friends and Kisses, Sighs, and Cherry-Blossom Pink.
7. Nanzaki Iku
I found out about this artist right when I got into reading yuri manga and doujinshi. The ones who are familiar with this artist probably already know just what kind of doujinshi I first found by this artist. It’s, of course, her ShizNat doujinshi.
Thinking about ShizNat actually always makes me think about these works. I loved them so much back then, and I of course still do, but her newer works as well never fail to please me.
I wouldn’t mind some more ShizNat stories, but her original works are pretty great as well~
Unlike Milk Morinaga, this artist always releases works that are on the same level of awesome. In this case, however, I’m still waiting for that one work that will completely sweep me off my feet, and I’m pretty sure that an artist like Amano Shuninta is capable of doing so.
But with this said, please don’t get me wrong. So far, I loved all of what she’s released, and that alone makes her a great artist in my eyes.
Closely followed by artists like isya, Ooshima Tomo still manages to score as my number one NSFW yuri artist. In her case, I don’t even know whether there are any SFW doujinshi at all, but when it comes to this artist, it’s actually a blessing.
I can honestly admit that I enjoy reading her works so much, simply because the sex is depicted so nicely. I don’t even care whether I’m familiar with the characters, I just love everything this artist comes up with. In fact, she’s so good at what she does that I even started liking one specific KanColle pairing that I didn’t even know existed. This coming after I read her doujin about them.
I think I’ve never fallen in love with an artist faster than I did with Minase Ruruu. It took me no more than one of her works to not only fall in love with her art, but also with the way she manages to simply get the story across to the reader.
Her works always show the same awesome themes: We see two girls falling in love, which is quickly followed by some sexiness. The great thing about it is that even though Minase depicts some quite sexual actions, it usually never crosses the line, and it just teases us, but in just the right way.
Unfortunately, it’s been a while since Minase released a new yuri work, but I sure hope that it won’t take that long until we’ll get a new one.
Let’s list some facts: Isya is one of the greatest NSFW artists the yuri community has ever seen. Isya is also one of the greatest Precure artists. And finally, isya is one of the funniest yuri artists that I know.
That last fact might sound a little random, but isya is one of the few artists that can really speak English, and you can write her whatever you want, and she’ll most likely reply. But what’s really awesome about it is the fact that she uses her Twitter and Ask.fm accounts to write some really random and hilarious comments, constantly talking about yuri and how sex between her two favorite characters will eventually save the world.
Seriously, isya is awesome!
I know, this artist hasn’t been active in years now, and I doubt that we will really see new stuff in the future. Still, I can’t stop hoping that Tokoharu will rise from the dead and bless us with some more of these ultra cute NanoFate doujinshi that I love so much.
Well, in this case, I wouldn’t even mind if this artist decided to draw some doujinshi for completely different pairings as well. As long as they are as cute as Tokoharu’s previous works, I’m totally fine with it.
Did this really come as a surprise? For the ones who have followed my blog for a little longer, it surely didn’t. Shinoasa pretty much leads all my other manga and doujin related Top 10 lists.
Unfortunately, Shinoasa has changed two crucial things lately: One, not all of his/her works are MokouKeine-related anymore. Hell, I even remember one original hetero doujin that was released last year. Secondly, Vivit Gray kind of changed from doing heartwarming yuri doujinshi to doing cute and funny ones.
The art is still gorgeous, and I’m also happy that MokoKeine is still one of Shinoasa’s main pairings, but I really miss those bittersweet and heartwarming romance doujinshi from a few years ago.
I wanted to name so many more artists, but I decided for a Top 10, instead of a Top 100.
Just for convenience, here are some of the artists that at least came close to my Top 10: Waterfall, Niratama, Saburouta, Mira, Takemiya Jin, Neko no Sakegoto, Rireba, Pikachi, Forest Village, Fukuya, Yotsuhara Furiko, Momono Moto, and so many more….