Who’s The Best Yuri Pairing? – Yuri Tournament: Finale

After 5 grueling rounds, it’s all come down to this. Your final three choices for Best Yuri Character were a mix of expected and surprising.
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Who’s The Best Yuri Pairing? – Yuri Tournament: Semifinal

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We’ve already arrived at the the semifinal, leaving us with only 6 competing pairings.

Just like the last round, I’m almost shocked to see some of the results. YuuxHaruka beat ChikanexHimeko? Interesting….

I guess this result alone might be enough to write a 10-page essay on the development of our favorite genre within the past few years. Ah well.

I’m also quite surprised to see NicoxMaki lose against HimawarixSakurako. Now, I sure hope that we’ll witness some more surprises in this round. Well, I have a feeling as if we can already tell who’s going to move on to the final round, so I really hope that I’m actually wrong and that things will stay interesting!

Have fun voting! Here’s the updated Tournament Bracket.

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Who’s The Best Yuri Pairing? – Yuri Tournament: Round 4

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There goes my favorite pairings… Oh well, it can’t be helped, we still have some awesome pairings left, don’t you think?

I already have a feeling as if the last match of the list will yet again make some of you really sad. Stay strong everyone, just a few more rounds and we’ll have our winning pair!

For now, have fun voting~

As always, here’s the updated tournament bracket.

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My Top 10 Yuri Manga That Should Be Made Into Anime

I’ve already made a similar post to this, talking about what kind of yuri manga I’d want to see animated and which manga combinations I think would make the perfect yuri anime. But since this post is already pretty old, I decided to update it, which is why I’ll now present to you my Top 10 Yuri Manga that should be made into Anime.

As always, this is only my opinion, so feel free to tell me what you think is missing in this list~

And before people point it out, not all of my picks are Manga, there are some games added as well.

10. A better Touhou anime

As great as the few Touhou anime projects are, they are still not what I really want to see.

You have the choice between fanmade projects that are either not voiced or that come with art and animation that is simply not as satisfying as we’d want it to be. Furthermore, the few episodes we’ve already gotten don’t really come with a plot that can be used for a whole anime, and that’s something I really don’t understand, given the numerous characters and their individual background stories. Honestly, I think the possibilities for a Touhou anime are simply endless.

Especially since we’ve now also gotten a Kantai Collection anime, I demand to see something similar for this game as well!

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My Top 10 Yuri Manga [Updated]

It’s almost been a year since I made my first Top 10 list of this kind. If you wanna read it, click here. During that time, some manga came to an end, others started out, and still others surprised me by turning out really well. In short, a lot of things changed, and instead of just changing my previous list, I think it’s more convenient to just make a new one.

Many of the already listed manga will appear in this list again, but a whole bunch of new titles will finally appear too. 2013 has fortunately been a year full of great yuri manga, and while I think this will continue in 2014, we can probably already say that 2014 is also the year of great yuri anime, but that’s another story.

For now, let’s start the list.

10.
flower and the star yuri manga
Title: The Flower and the Star
Author: Suzukin Kario
Genre: Comedy, Drama, School Setting, Yuri
Description: Hanai is a junior higher and the best at table tennis. She’s never lost, and she’s won many tournaments, but after some freshman she’s never heard of beats her like it was nothing, she starts losing every game after that and she can’t get rid of that feeling of defeat. Now it’s her first day of high school and she’s decided to quit table tennis and live an ordinary high school life, but on the first day, she runs into the very girl that first defeated her. It turns out that she’s also quit table tennis, but this girl always has a cold expression on her face and Hanai can’t help but feel that this girl is always looking down on her and trying to mess up her perfect high school life. One day the girl falls asleep in class, and Hanai reaches over to wake her up. As she does so, the girl, still half asleep, looks up at her with a smile and almost kisses her. The girl later tells Hanai that she was having a dream about her, but Hanai coldly brushes it off thinking she’s just messing with her and walks away – as the girl behind her looks down while blushing….Source

Chapters: 11 Chapters + Special
Year: 2010
Scanlation Group: Yuri Project

I never thought a manga about table tennis could be this good, but then again, table tennis is not the main them of the story, the relationship between Hanai und Haru is. To be honest, I’d rather see Haru with her childhood friend Chika, and that’s probably the main reason why this one didn’t score higher.

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Some Anime Suggestions

Well, as a yuri fan, it’s pretty obvious what types of anime I want to see more in the future, but let’s be a little more specific.

A short while ago, I came across this image. Before clicking on the picture, let me inform you that this is fake, so don’t get your hopes up when reading all the yuri titles.

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I wish this was true~

When first seeing this and reading the first entry, I basically did a little dance of joy in my head. But the more I read, the more skeptical I got. A Sono Hanabira anime is one thing, but then another handful of pure yuri anime is not only more than my fragile yuri heart can take, but also more than enough to make me question the authenticity of this list.

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Manga Review: Girl Friends

Girl Friends is the first yuri manga I ever read, and in my opinion, still one of the very best. It’s drawn and written by Milk Morinaga, a manga artist whose name you should probably keep in mind if you are a Yuri fan.

Story: 9/10

Mari is a shy, studious girl who has neither a boyfriend nor any friends. One day, Akiko – one of the most fashion-conscious and sociable girls in the class – strikes up a conversation with her out of the blue! As the days go by the two become inseparable, with Akiko often cheerily remarking on how they became best friends so easily. Mari has a lot of fun with Akiko and her group, slowly becoming more outgoing despite still being timid and awkward. But she knows, deep down inside, that she doesn’t want them to stay just friends forever… (Source: Baka-Updates)

The plot, as simple as it sounds, is about two girls falling in love with each other and the hardship they have to go through in order to really make it work out. There is no thrilling action and no exessive drama. This series is probably one of the most realistic yuri love stories out there, and that’s what makes it so enjoyable.

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