We’re back with the next round! For this one, we took the time to upload all of the remaining kiss scenes, so you can actually watch all the scenes before voting for them. Super neat, isn’t it? Thanks for suggesting it, guys~
As always, find the tournament bracket by clicking right here.
With that said, enjoy round 3 and let the yuri games continue~
Shinsekai yori is making its long overdue appearance on the blog. Originally a Nihon SF Taisho award-winning novel (which is given to outstanding Japanese science-fiction works, regardless of medium), the anime adaptation arrived with already lofty expectations. Does it make a successful jump to the small screen? I’m happy to say that the expectations are met, and I’ll do my best to keep things spoiler-free. Continue reading →
I have already made my own “Yuri Anime Legends List” that displays all the yuri or yuriish characters from anime and Visual Novels, who I find somewhat remarkable, be it in a good or a bad way. So this time I want to do something similar, but instead of just listing characters, I want to hand out specific awards, for either yuri shows, couples or single characters.
Before I start, please note that I have certainly not watched each and every yuri anime there is, which is why I don’t know all the yuri characters out there. So if you come to disagree with one of my picks and think another character deserves the award more, keep in mind that I might simply not know the said character.
Oh and one more thing. Since there are still not that many pure Yuri anime, I’ll also consider choosing shows or characters from anime that only have subtext.
Best Yuri Anime
In my opinion Strawberry Panic surpasses them all, even Kannazuki no Miko. It’s an anime with a cast that is 90% made up of yuri characters and it almost solely focuses on the girls’ relationships and their problems. That’s like exactly what I want to see! Still it’s not the perfect yuri anime, which is why I hope that I can someday hand out this award to another anime instead.
I’m a little disappointed with the recent amount of yuri in anime. I mean, it has never been much to begin with, but it also doesn’t seem to rise in quantity at all. Series with the main focus on a girl-girl relationship also won’t appear very often, so in 2013 thus far, I can mostly present you some anime with some subtle yuri undertones.
The series with probably the most “yuri potential” would be Vividred Operation, providing us with scenes like this.
Aoi (left) and Akane (right)
In Oshima, the happy, carefree 14-year-old Akane Isshiki lived a poor but well-loved life together with her reliable little sister, Momo, who does all the housework, and her grandfather, Kenjirou, a genius inventor who only created useless devices. When the weather is clear, they can see the artificial island, Blue Island, across the sea. In the center of that island rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world’s energy problems, and leads to some major problems. (Source: Anime News Network)