To put it simply, this list will contain anime with yuri themes or yuri-centric themes—ranging from girls doing cute stuff, to girl-girl romantic, and downright heavy fanservice. Natsuno Hanabi has moved from Tokyo back to her hometown to study start a fresh new life as a high school student. At Tachibanakan, a high school dormitory, Hanabi is reunited with her childhood friend Konomi, and is greeted by a cast of girls who, to put it simply, have no shame in decency. And now, replace the main character with a female one and bam, you practically get Tachibanakan To Lie Angle, an anime that is almost close to being a genuine yuri harem anime. Taken as a whole though, Tachibanakan To Lie Angle is a funny little experience with extremely lewd fanservice, like uncomfortable crotch shots with only a water drop that stops the anime from going hentai. Just an FYI. Miator's Girls' Academy. Strawberry Panic is one, uh, panicky story.
Girls are said to be the most loving beings in existence, something that is true in real life and in anime. So what about girls who love other girls? Well that, my friends, is the definition of yuri anime. From just friends to more than friends, here are 20 of the best yuri anime of all time. It's one of the largest and most widely known genres in Japan, with influence across a wide spectrum of anime and manga. Many assume that these forms of media are pretty much just hentai works disguised as love stories, full of dirty jokes and fanservice.
Madoka and her two girlfriends Lan and Muginami from Rinne no Lagrange. Keep in mind that as long as anime continue existing and yuri remains a viable genre, this list will be endless. Also keep in mind that canon or subtext is not an issue. But I guess this makes sense to the general fans…so..
While girl-on-girl action might be one of the most popular searches on your adult-time fun sites, for most people who watch yuri, they watch it for the complex emotional relationships. Same sex relations are still somewhat taboo in Japan, but it is not just that. Even in areas where accepted, coming to terms with your sexuality is wrought with difficulty, especially when you develop feelings for close friends, which is often a big plot point in yuri shows. So that all sets up for an emotional journey in this genre of anime that any romance fan can enjoy with the right open mind. Sakura Trick tells the story of two girls who were best friends in middle school.