Do you know what anime are Yuri? The word yuri [百合] can be literally translated as lily, but in the otaku world it is a term used to refer to manga, novels or anime that tells the story of homosexual romance by women.
Anime with Yuri is a very popular term on the internet, so we decided to select anime from this category and make a list of the best ones on our site. It is worth mentioning that there is also the shoujo-ai anime genre that is lighter than Yuri. Our site will not address any hentai anime yuri, but we will leave a short list at the end if you are curious.
Yuri anime with romance
Sakura Trick – A cute romance between Haruka and Yui. The anime is basically that, 2 girls catching up and comedy. But this is considered one of the best Yuri anime of all time.
Strawberry Panic – The anime tells the story of 3 female schools, the main character Aoi Nagisa ends up feeling an attraction for the representative. The anime has everything, romance, drama, comedy, intrigue and so on. Another very popular yuri anime among the public, dominating the top positions in the yuri rankings and lists.
Aoi Hana – Tells the story of 2 childhood friends who meet again after 10 years, the 2 friends resume 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 colleagues.
Honorable Mention: Oniisama e. – One of the oldest yuri ever made by the same author as Astro Boy.
Yuri Anime Light
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 is set in a Catholic school for girls only. A light anime with romance, drama and slice of life with a pinch of yuri.
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl. – Tells the story of a boy in love with a girl, but is eventually 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 crush.
Sasameki Koto – In this troubled yuri, Sumika is in love with her friend who is a lesbian. But this friend lives taking other girls, without noticing, the feeling of Sumika.
Candy boy – The story revolves around two non-identical twin teenagers. They enjoy their days at school with their friends, one of them is in love with one of the sisters. The story tells the daily life of girls.
Maria Holic – Miyamae Kanako, a high school girl who is allergic to boys, enrolls in a girls-only school, hoping to find a romantic female partner. But the girl she wants to get closer to is actually a boy in disguise. An anime with plenty of comedy, references and school life.
Yuri Anime with Action
Koukaku no Pandora – An action anime where a rich inventor and cyber characters come together 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 – “They all worship the perfect girl named Himemiya Chikane, until an ancient evil appears and curses the city. The anime features priestesses, giant robots, and scenes of fan service fighting.
Yurikuma Arashi – A Kumaria asteroid exploded in the depths of space, causing bears to attack humans and eat them. Until 2 friends from a school find Yuri Flower and a lot of things happen…
Valkyrie Drive – The anime takes place on five artificial islands, where a mermaid is attacked and a girl rescues her, ends up kissing her and turning her into a sword and thus battling enemies.
Yes or no – In the world of Daikuri, everyone is born with a female and chooses which sex they want to be from the age of 17.
Mnemosyne – “Asougi Rin may seem like an ordinary secretary on the outside, but she’s actually a private detective with a variety of jobs, from looking for runaway cats to infiltrating high-security corporate labs.
List of Lesbian Characters in Anime
Besides Shoujo-Ai anime, it is also common to find lesbian characters in anime of another genre. It may be of interest to follow the anime in which they appear. Below we will leave a list of the most popular lesbian characters:
- Suruga Kanbaru – Bakemonogatari;
- Kuroko Shirai – Index e Railgun
- Shion Karanomori – Psycho-Pass;
- Tohru – Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid;
- Ymir – Shingeki no Kyojin;
- Yayoi Kunizuka – Psycho-Pass;
- Mao Nonosaka – Mirai Nikki;
- Cthuko – Haiyore! Nyaruko-san;
- Ayano Sugiura – Yuri Yuri;
- Nobara Yukinokouji – Inu x Boku;
- Haruka Tenoh – Sailor Moon;
- Chizuru Honshou – Bleach;
- Michiru Kaioh – Sailor Moon;
- Valmet – Jormungand;
- Shizuma Hanazono – Strawberry Panic;
- Riko Saikawa – Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid;
- Kirie Motoba – Himouto! Umaru-chan;
- Miku Izayoi – Data a Live;
- Otome Saotome – Shimoneta;
- Kaori – Azumanga Daioh;
- Miharu Shimizu – Baka to Test;
- Ikuno – Darling in the FRANXX;
- Chizuru Ikeda – Yuri Yuri;
- Sanae Ebato – Kuzo no Honkai;
- Nami Aoi – Aki Sora;
- Ume Shiraume – Ben-to;
- Mio Kusakai – Keijo!!!!!
- Sumika Murasame – Sasameki Koto;
- Mirei Shikishima – Valkyrie Drive;
Shoujo-Ai and Yuri Manga List
To finish the article, we will leave a list of yuri manga for you to go deeper and read the original material if you are interested.
Shoujo-ai Manga List
|Shoujo-ai Manga Name||Year|
|Ring My Bell||2017|
|Kase-san and Yamada||2017|
|Bloom Into You||2015|
|Mage & Demon Queen – Part 2||2019|
|SQ: Begin W/Your Name!||2014|
|Mage & Demon Queen||2018|
|Sasayaku You ni Koi wo Utau||2019|
|Tsuki ga Kirei Desu ne||2015|
|Adachi and Shimamura (Light Novel)||2012|
|Lala – Part 2||2019|
|A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow||2017|
|Kaketa Tsuki to Doughnut||2019|
|Ishuzoku Joshi ni OO Suru Hanashi||2019|
|Teiji ni Agaretara||2018|
|Touko-san wa Kaji ga Dekinai (Doujinshi)||2017|
|Kanojo no Idea||2019|
|Lonely Girl ni Sakaraenai||2019|
|Hana ni Arashi||2017|
|Magan he Danai||2015|
|Hana & Hina After School||2015|
|Koushin Koinu ni Koibumi wo||2018|
|If I Could Reach You||2016|
|Ikemen Girl to Hakoiri Musume||2019|
Yuri Manga List
|Yuri Manga Name||Year|
|Lily Love 2||2018|
|Houkago (Tomo OSHIMA)||2018|
|Tsuki to Suppin||2019|
|Her Tale of Shim Chong||2017|
|Fuzoroi no Renri||2017|
|Miss Angel and Miss Devil||2016|
|My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness||2016|
|Salieri & Mozart||2018|
|Dear My Teacher||2012|
|Sakura Trick: Anthology Comic||2014|
|What Does the Fox Say?||2015|
|Beauty and the Beast Girl||2016|
|Watashi no Kawaii Koneko-chan||2017|
|Dare nimo Ienai Futarigoto||2017|
|Kanojo no Kuchizuke Kansensuru Libido||2015|
|Citrus Comic Anthology||2018|
|Our Teachers are Dating||2018|
|Just Right There!||2017|
|How Do We Relationship?||2018|
|Rental Shop de Onee-san wo Rental Suru Hanashi||2019|
Shoujo-ai ANIME List
The anime below are of the Shoujo-ai genre, they are lighter than Yuri, they usually have just a romance between two girls, with little or no focus on the couple’s sexual relations. The list is also organized from best to worst.
|Kase-san and Morning Glories||2018|
|Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!||2015|
|Maria Watches Over Us Season 4||2009|
|Bloom Into You||2018|
|Yuru Yuri ♪♪||2012|
|Maria Watches Over Us Season 3||2006|
|Maria Watches Over Us Season 2||2004|
|If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die||2020|
|Maria Watches Over Us Season 4 Specials||2009|
|Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de||2008|
|Maria Watches Over Us Specials||2004|
|Kimi no Hikari: Asagao to Kase-san.||2017|
|Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena||1999|
|WATATEN! an Angel Flew Down to Me||2019|
|Maria-sama ga Miteru ~Haru~ Specials||2004|
|Maria Watches Over Us Season 3 Specials||2006|
|Maria Watches Over Us||2004|
|Sweet Blue Flowers||2009|
|Otoboku: Maidens Are Falling For Me!||2006|
|Happy Sugar Life||2018|
|Maria Holic Alive||2011|
|Riddle Story of Devil||2014|
|Neon Genesis IMPACTS||2015|
|Candy Boy EX01||2008|
|Candy Boy Episode 0||2007|
|Candy Boy EX02||2009|
|Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl||2006|
|Kasimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~: A Girl Falls in Love with a Girl||2006|
|Destiny of the Shrine Maiden||2004|
|Puni Puni Poemy||2001|
|Yamibo: Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books||2003|
|Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san||2014|
|Riddle Story of Devil: Who Is the Winner? (Pop Quiz)||2014|
|Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san Special||2014|
|Nem: I am a broken umbrella||2013|
|Yuru Yuri: Mini Yuri||2019|
|Nem: Kouhaku Manjushuka||2013|
|Nejishiki: Piña Colada||2017|
|Adachi to Shimamura||2020|
Yuri ANIME List [+18]
The list of anime below is Yuri with sex scenes that fit the Hentai gender. Remembering that most Hentais in general have homosexual scenes among women, because it is a common fetish of perverted men.
- Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata to Koibito Tsunagi
- Shoujo Sect
- Nikutai Ten
- Honoo no Haramase Doukyuusei
- Cream Lemon
- Choukou Senni Haruka
- Star Jewel
- Nageki no Kenkou Yuuryouji
- Onmyouji Ayakashi no Megami: Inran Jubaku
- Stainless Night
- Bakuhatsu Sunzen!! Tenshi no Countdown
- Houkago Mania Club: Koi no Hoshii no
- Parade Parade
- Ogenki Clinic
- Utsukushiki Sei no Dendoushi Reirei
- Tsuki Kagerou
- Kojin Jugyou
- My Life As
- Shinseiki Cream Lemon
- Suashi no Houkago