The best Yuri and Shoujo-ai Anime to watch

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do you know what they are anime Yuri or Shoujo-Ai anime? The word Yuri [百合] can be literally translated as lily, however, in the anime world it is a term used to refer to works that tell homosexual romances of women or lesbians.

Anime with Yuri is a term that is much sought after on the internet, so we decided to select the anime in this category and make a list of the best ones on our website. Our site will not cover any yuri anime whatsoever hentai, but we'll leave a short list at the end in case you're curious.

What's the difference between Yuri and Shoujo-Ai?

Yuri is a genre that describes homosexual relationships between women. Japan typically uses this category to refer to any lesbian anime, with or without sexual content. Anime can be divided into 3 levels.

In the West, the term Shoujo-ai categorizes stories that focus on the emotional aspects of relationships, while Yuri categorizes more the sexual aspects and explicit content. Anime Yuri can be a simple ecchi or even one hentai.

Despite this distinction between yuri anime and shoujo-ai anime, many end up not taking these differences into account and usually mix anime of both genres as if they were one, just like the Japanese. I will try to avoid that!

A lot of the anime on this list is really aimed at lesbians, but some are just fanservice for perverted boys. different from yaoi anime, men do not feel emotional liking for opposite homosexual relationships like girls.

Shoujo Anime ai and yuri - sakura trick
Anime Yuri Sakura Trick!

Yuri anime with handles

Ready to see the best Shoujo-ai or Yuri anime? Let's break down the recommendations in this article by sub-genres. The Yuri anime below have a lot of handles, let's briefly summarize each of them.

Sakura Trick. – A cute romance between Haruka and Yui. The anime is basically that, 2 girls making out and comedy. However, this is considered one of the best Yuri anime of all time. (Cover photo)

The best yuri and shoujo-ai anime for you to watch
The Strawberry Panic Anime, Aoi Hana and Gokujo.

Strawberry Panic. - The anime tells the story of 3 girls' schools, the main character Aoi Nagisa ends up feeling an attraction to the representative. Anime has it all, romance, drama, comedy, intrigue, etc. Another very popular yuri anime among the public, dominating the top positions in yuri rankings and lists.

Aoi Hana. – It tells the story of 2 childhood friends who are reunited after 10 years, the 2 friends restart their friendship while dealing with the problems of adolescence, until things happen…

Gokujo. – An anime full of comedy, fanservice and yuri innuendo without much seriousness. The anime tells the story of Akabane an arrogant girl who wants to outdo her classmates.

Honorable mention: oniisama and. – One of the oldest yuri of all time, made by the same author of Astro Boy.

Light Shoujo-Ai Anime (Yuri Light)

The shoujo-ai anime below only have a basic novel, they shouldn't even be called yuri anime, but people generally don't make a distinction:

The best Shoujo-Ai Anime and yuri for you to watch
The Anime Shoujo-Ai Yuri Yuri, Maria Sama Ga Miteru and Kashimashi.

Yuri Yuri. – A light anime that tells the story of a group of girls who spend their free time drinking tea in a school club that has no purpose.

Maria-sama Ga Miteru. – The anime takes place in an all-girls Catholic school. A light anime with romance, drama and slice of life with a dash of yuri.

Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl. – It tells the story of a boy in love with a girl, but ends up being rejected. After that he ends up getting involved with aliens and ends up being turned into a girl, but he doesn't give up on his passion.

The best yuri and shoujo-ai anime for you to watch
The Anime Shoujo-Ai Sasameki Koto, Candy Boy and Maria Holic.

Sasameki Koto. – In this troubled yuri, Sumika is in love with her friend who is a lesbian. But this friend keeps picking up other girls, without noticing Sumika's feeling.

Candy boy. – The story revolves around two non-identical twin teenagers. They enjoy the days they spend at school together with their friends, one of them is in love with one of the sisters. The story tells the day to day of the girls.

Maria Holic. – Miyamae Kanako, a high school girl who is allergic to boys, enrolls in an all-girls school in hopes of finding a female romantic partner. But the girl she wants to approach is actually a boy in disguise. One anime with a lot of comedy, references and school life.

Anime Yuri with Action

The best Shoujo-Ai Anime and yuri for you to watch
The shoujo-ai anime Koukaku no Pandora, Kannazuki no Miko and Yurikuma Arashi.

Koukaku no Pandora. – An action anime where a wealthy inventor and cybernetic characters team up to fight a threat. Yuri is not the focus of the anime, but he was the second most voted in a Japanese yuri raking.

Kannazuki no Miko. – Everyone idolizes the perfect girl named Himemiya Chikane, until an ancient evil appears and curses the city. The anime shows priestesses, giant robots and fight scenes with fan service.

Yurikuma Arashi. – An asteroid Kumaria exploded in the depths of space, this caused bears to attack humans and eat them. Until 2 friends from a school meet Yuri Flower and many things happen...

The best Shoujo-Ai Anime and yuri for you to watch
The yuri anime Valkyrie Drive, Simoun and Mnemosyne.

Valkyrie Drive. - The anime takes place on five artificial islands, where a mermaid is attacked and a girl saves her, ends up kissing her and turning her into a sword and thus battling enemies.

Yes or no. – In Daikuri's world, everyone is born female and chooses which sex they want to be from the age of 17.

Mnemosyne. – Asougi Rin may look like an ordinary secretary on the outside, but she is actually a private detective with several works, from looking for runaway cats to infiltrating high-security corporate labs.

Lesbian Anime Characters

In addition to Shoujo-Ai anime, it is also common to find lesbian characters in anime of another genre. It might be of interest to follow the anime in which they appear. Below we will leave a list of the most popular lesbian characters:

  1. Suruga Kanbaru – Bakemonogatari;
  2. Kuroko Shirai – Index and Railgun
  3. Shion Karanomori – Psycho-Pass;
  4. Tohru – Kobayashi's Dragon Maid;
  5. Ymir – Shingeki no Kyojin;
  6. Yayoi Kunizuka – Psycho-Pass;
  7. Mao Nonosaka – Mirai Nikki;
  8. Cthuko – Haiyore! Nyaruko-san;
  9. Ayano Sugiura – Yuri Yuri;
  10. Nobara Yukinokouji – Inu x Boku;
  11. Haruka Tenoh – Sailor Moon;
  12. Chizuru Honshou – Bleach;
  13. Michiru Kaioh – Sailor Moon;
  14. Valmet – Jormungand;
  15. Shizuma Hanazono – Strawberry Panic;
  16. Riko Saikawa – Kobayashi's Dragon Maid;
  17. Kirie Motoba – Himouto! Umaru-chan;
  18. Miku Izayoi – Data a Live;
  19. Otome Saotome – Shimoneta;
  20. Kaori – Azumanga Daioh;
  21. Miharu Shimizu – Baka to Test;
  22. Ikuno – Darling in the FRANXX;
  23. Chizuru Ikeda – Yuri Yuri;
  24. Sanae Ebato – Kuzo no Honkai;
  25. Nami Aoi – Aki Sora;
  26. Ume Shiraume – Ben-to;
  27. Mio Kusakai – Keijo!!!!!
  28. Sumika Murasame – Sasameki Koto;
  29. Mirei Shikishima – Valkyrie Drive;

List of Yuri Sleeves

To finish the article, we will leave a list of yuri manga for you to delve deeper and read the original material if you are interested. All the manga below are available on the Amazon Brazil website. Some may be in Japanese or English.

List of Shoujo-Ai Manga

Below we will leave a list of Shoujo-ai manga in order of the most popular following MAL and other anime databases:

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Nome do Mangá Shoujo-aiDate
Ring My Bell2017
Kase-san and Yamada2017
Bloom Into You2015
Lily (Yy)2016
Mage & Demon Queen – Part 22019
SQ: Begin W/Your Name!2014
Mimi Mix!2016
Amongst Us2017
Kase-san and…2010
Mage & Demon Queen2018
Sasayaku You ni Koi wo Utau2019
Tsuki ga Kirei Desu ne2015
Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel)2012
Lala – Part 22019
Fluttering Feelings2014
Yuru Yuri2008
Konohana Kitan2014
A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow2017
Blooming Sequence2017
Whispered Words2007
Kaketa Tsuki to Doughnut2019
Ishuzoku Joshi ni OO Suru Hanashi2019
Still Sick2018
Teiji ni Agaretara2018
Touko-san wa Kaji ga Dekinai (Doujinshi)2017
Kanojo no Idea2019
Lonely Girl ni Sakaraenai2019
Hana ni Arashi2017
Magan he Danai2015
Hana & Hina After School2015
Koushin Koinu ni Koibumi wo2018
If I Could Reach You2016
Ikemen Girl to Hakoiri Musume2019

List of Yuri Manga

Below we will leave a list of Yuri manga in order of the most popular following MAL and other anime databases:

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Nome do Manga YuriDate
Lily Love 22018
Houkago (Tomo OSHIMA)2018
Tsuki to Suppin2019
Her Tale of Shim Chong2017
Soul Drifters2020
Lily Love2014
Moonlight Garden2017
Fuzoroi no Renri2017
Girl Friends2006
Miss Angel and Miss Devil2016
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness2016
Salieri & Mozart2018
Dear My Teacher2012
Sakura Trick: Anthology Comic2014
What Does the Fox Say?2015
Beauty and the Beast Girl2016
Watashi no Kawaii Koneko-chan2017
Dare nimo Ienai Futarigoto2017
Kanojo no Kuchizuke Kansensuru Libido2015
Lilith 22019
Moonlight Flowers1989
Citrus Comic Anthology2018
Our Teachers are Dating2018
Just Right There!2017
How Do We Relationship?2018
Chouchou Nannan2014
Rental Shop de Onee-san wo Rental Suru Hanashi2019

List of Yuri Anime

The anime below are from the Yuri genre, they are heavier than Shoujo-ai, but not as heavy as a Hentai. You can have sex, but nothing explicit. Here's the list of yuri anime ordered from best to worst according to MAL scores.

  • RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne 2008
  • Kuttsukiboshi 2010
  • Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid 2015
  • Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Specials 2015
  • Love to Lie Angle 2018
  • Netsuzou Trap 2017
  • Bikini Warriors OVA 2 2018
  • Bikini Warriors Special 2015
  • Body Jack: Tanoshii Yutai Ridatsu 1987

List of Shoujo-Ai Anime

The anime below are of the Shoujo-ai genre, they are lighter than Yuri, usually just have a romance between two girls, with little or no focus on the couple's sexual relationships. The list is also sorted from best to worst.

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Nome do AnimeYear
Kase-san and Morning Glories2018
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!2015
Maria Watches Over Us Season 42009
Bloom Into You2018
Yuru Yuri ♪♪2012
Maria Watches Over Us Season 32006
Maria Watches Over Us Season 22004
Yuru Yuri2011
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die2020
Maria Watches Over Us Season 4 Specials2009
Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de2008
Maria Watches Over Us Specials2004
Kimi no Hikari: Asagao to Kase-san.2017
Yuru Yuri,2019
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena1999
WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me2019
Maria-sama ga Miteru ~Haru~ Specials2004
Maria Watches Over Us Season 3 Specials2006
Maria Watches Over Us2004
Sasameki Koto2009
Strawberry Panic2006
Sweet Blue Flowers2009
Otoboku: Maidens Are Falling For Me!2006
Maria Holic2009
Happy Sugar Life2018
Sakura Trick2014
Candy Boy2008
Maria Holic Alive2011
Riddle Story of Devil2014
Neon Genesis IMPACTS2015
Candy Boy EX012008
Candy Boy Episode 02007
Candy Boy EX022009
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl2006
Kasimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~: A Girl Falls in Love with a Girl2006
Blue Drop2007
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden2004
Yurikuma Arashi2015
Mysteria Friends2019
Puni Puni Poemy2001
Yamibo: Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books2003
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san2014
Riddle Story of Devil: Who Is the Winner? (Pop Quiz)2014
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san Special2014
Nem: I am a broken umbrella2013
Yuru Yuri: Mini Yuri2019
ICE Movie2008
Nem: Kouhaku Manjushuka2013
Nejishiki: Piña Colada2017
Love Bites2016
Vlad Love2021
Adachi to Shimamura2020

List of Anime Yuri Hentai +18

The list of anime below are Yuri with sex scenes that fit the Hentai genre. Remembering that most Hentai in general have homosexual scenes between women, because it is a common fetish of the perverted men.

  • citrus
  • Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata to Koibito Tsunagi
  • discipline
  • Shoujo Sect
  • Futa-bu
  • Nikutai Ten
  • Honoo no Haramase Doukyuusei
  • G-Taste
  • Cream Lemon
  • Choukou Senni Haruka
  • Star Jewel
  • Nageki no Kenkou Yuuryouji
  • Onmyouji Ayakashi no Megami: Inran Jubaku
  • inko
  • Stainless Night
  • Bakuhatsu Sunzen!! Tenshi no Countdown
  • Mitama: Nin
  • Houkago Mania Club: Koi no Hoshii no
  • parade parade
  • Soushitsukyou
  • Ogenki Clinic
  • Utsukushiki Sei no Dendoushi Reirei
  • Tsuki Kagerou
  • Kojin Jugyou
  • My Life As
  • Shinseiki Cream Lemon
  • Suashi no Houkago

I hope you enjoyed this list of yuri anime and shoujo-ai anime. Thanks for the comments and shares! We also wrote the article Anime Yuri and Shoujo-ai in English.

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