You know what they are anime Yuri or anime Shoujo-Ai? 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 popular term on the internet, so we decided to select the anime in this category and make a list of the best on our website. Our website will not address any yuri anime that is hentai, but we'll leave a short list at the end if you're curious.
What is the difference between Yuri and Shoujo-Ai?
Yuri is a gender that describes homosexual relationships between women. Japan normally 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 sexual aspects and explicit content. Yuri anime can be a simple ecchi or even one Hentai.
Despite this distinction between yuri anime and shoujo-ai animes, many end up not taking these differences into account and generally mix anime from both genders as if they were one, just like the Japanese. I will try to avoid this!
Many anime on this list are really lesbian-oriented, but some are just fanservice for perverted boys. Unlike the animes yaoi, men do not feel emotional taste for opposite homosexual relationships like the girls.
Yuri anime with handles
Ready to see the best anime Shoujo-ai or Yuri? We will separate the recommendations in this article by sub-genres. The Yuri anime below has quite a few handles, let's briefly summarize each one.
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)
Strawberry Panic. - The anime tells the story of 3 female schools, the main character Aoi Nagisa ends up feeling an attraction for the representative. Anime has it all, romance, drama, comedy, intrigue, etc. Another anime yuri quite popular with the public, dominating the top positions in the rankings and lists of yuri.
Aoi Hana. - 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 hints without much seriousness. The anime tells the story of Akabane an arrogant girl who wants to outdo her colleagues.
Honorable mention: Oniisama and. - One of the oldest yuri of all time, made by the same author of Astro Boy.
Light Shoujo-Ai Anime (Light Yuri)
The shoujo-ai anime below has only a basic romance, nor should it be called yuri anime, but people generally make no distinction:
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 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. - 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 transformed into a girl, but he doesn't give up on his passion.
Sasameki Koto. - In this troubled yuri, Sumika is in love with her friend who is a lesbian. However this friend lives catching 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 with their friends, one of them is in love with one of the sisters. The story tells the girls' daily lives.
Maria Holic. - Miyamae Kanako, a high school girl who is allergic to boys, enrolls in a girls-only school, hoping to find a female romantic partner. But the girl she really wants to approach is a boy in disguise. a anime with a lot of comedy, references and school life.
Yuri Anime with Action
Koukaku on Pandora. - An action anime where a rich 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 features priestesses, giant robots and fight scenes with fan service.
Yurikuma Arashi. - An asteroid Kumaria exploded in the depths of space, this caused the bears to start attacking humans and eating them. Until 2 friends from a school meet Yuri Flower and many things happen ...
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 the world of Daikuri, everyone is born with a female sex and chooses which sex they want to have from 17 years old.
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 Characters from Anime
In addition to 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 leave a list of the most popular lesbian characters:
- Suruga Kanbaru - Bakemonogatari;
- Kuroko Shirai - Index and 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;
Yuri Mango List
To finish the article, we will leave a list of yuri manga for you to deepen 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 dice:
|Manga Name Shoujo-ai||Date|
|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 Donut||2019|
|Ishuzoku Joshi ni OO Suru Hanashi||2019|
|Teiji ni Agaretara||2018|
|Touko-san wa Kaji ga Dekinai (Doujinshi)||2017|
|Kanojo on 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|
List of Yuri Manga
Below we will leave a list of Yuri manga in order of the most popular ones following MAL and other anime data sets:
|Manga Name Yuri||Date|
|Lily Love 2||2018|
|Houkago (Tomo OSHIMA)||2018|
|Tsuki to Suppin||2019|
|Her Tale of Shim Chong||2017|
|Fuzoroi at 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 by Onee-san wo Rental Suru Hanashi||2019|
Yuri Anime List
The anime below are of the Yuri genre, are heavier than Shoujo-ai, but not as heavy as a Hentai. You can have sex, but nothing explicit. Below is the list of yuri anime sorted from best to worst according to the MAL notes.
- 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 Anime Shoujo-Ai
The anime below are of the Shoujo-ai genre, they are lighter than Yuri, usually there is only one romance between two girls, with little or no focus on the couple's sexual relations. The list is also organized from the best to the 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 from Shitsuji ga Ore from||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|
|Yes or no||2006|
|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|
|Neither: I am a broken umbrella||2013|
|Yuru Yuri: Mini Yuri||2019|
|Neither: Kouhaku Manjushuka||2013|
|Nejishiki: Piña Colada||2017|
|Adachi to Shimamura||2020|
Anime List Yuri Hentai +18
The anime list below is Yuri with sex scenes that fit into the Hentai genre. Recalling that most Hentais in general have homosexual scenes among women, as it is a common fetish of perverted men.
- Sleep 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 at Countdown
- Mitama: Nin
- 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
I hope you enjoyed this list of yuri anime and shoujo-ai anime. Thanks for the comments and shares! We also write an article Animes Yuri e Shoujo-ai in English.