Almost everyone knows anime of the Yuri genre. Some like such series and others less. Today we present you the 10 best Yuri anime according to Japanese fans.
The site Akiba Souken has asked 4000 anime fans which series they think is the best Yuri anime. The result of this survey is of course as usual in this article!
The 10 Best Yuri Anime
Studios: Studio Deen
Genres: Military, Drama, Magic, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo Ai
In the peaceful theocracy of Simulicram, everyone is born female. At age 17, each maiden undergoes a special ceremony where she chooses her sex. However, only Pairs of maiden priestesses can synchronize with the ancient flying ships known as Simoun needed to defend Simulicram. These Pairs refrain from undergoing the ceremony as long as they wish to keep piloting their Simoun.
9. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Genres: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, Shoujo Ai
In a world where five artificial islands exist, Mamori is a “mermaid” transferred to one of those islands. When Mamori is attacked, a newly transferred girl named Mirei saves her. The enemy doesn’t stop, however, and the two are soon cornered. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei kisses Mamori, and Mamori turns into a sword. Mirei then wields the sword and launches a counterattack against their enemies.
8. Yuri Kuma Arashi
Studios: SILVER LINK., Lapin Track
Genres: Psychological, Drama, Fantasy, School, Seinen, Shoujo Ai
Humans have created a Wall of Severance between themselves and the violent bears determined to attack them, but two manage to sneak through and disguise themselves as human to attend school.
7. Kannazuki no Miko
Genres: Supernatural, Drama, Magic, Romance, Mecha, Shounen, Shoujo Ai
The highborn Himemiya Chikane is cool and aloof, the perfect young lady of good breeding. Kurusegawa Himeko is devoted to her, and secretly her friend. Their lives are undisturbed in their school until an ancient evil suddenly rears its head. To combat it, Chikane and Himeko must take on the roles of shrine maidens of the Moon and Sun.
6. Aoi Hana
Genres: Romance, Shoujo Ai, Slice of Life
Fumi and Akira were close childhood friends until Fumi had to move away. Ten years after losing touch with each other, the two girls meet again as high school freshmen. The two struggle to reconnect after so much has changed, and both deal with the trials and tribulations of high school sometimes independently and sometimes with each other’s help.
5. Strawberry Panic
Studios: Madhouse, Imagin
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo Ai
Aoi Nagisa, a young reddish-haired girl, just transfers to an all-girls, catholic school, the Starrawberry Dorms. The school is divided into three sections (Lulim, Miator, Spica) all of which have their own president, uniforms, and activities. Assigned to Miator, Nagisa attracts the attention of the whole school through a series of incidents involving the Student Etoile (representative of all three parts of the school), Shizuma, a long, silver-haired beauty that is the idol of all the other girls. Nagisa and shizuma begin to fall for each other, but slowly a love triangle in unleashed. Soon Nagisa discovers a sad secret of shizuma’s recent past which will bring them even closer to each other.
4. Maria-sama ga Miteru
Studios: Studio Deen
Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai
SAt Lillian Girls’ Academy, a renowned all-girls Catholic school, pairs of girls become soeurs, or “sisters”, in order to support and guide each other during their time at school. The shy Yumi Fukuzawa thought she was far too ordinary to attract a soeur as popular and beautiful as Sachiko Ogasawara, but for some reason, Sachiko has set her sights on Yumi — but why does she want to become Yumi’s soeur, anyway, and just what will become Sachiko’s soeur entail?
3. Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn
Studios: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Ecchi
A super-powered terrorist has threatened the island of Cenancle. To fight him off, Nene Nanakorobi, a cybernetic girl-next-door, will have to team up with famous inventor Delilah Uzal and her adorably grumpy cyborg assistant, Clarion.
2. Sakura Trick
Studios: Studio Deen
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Seinen, Shoujo Ai
Haruka and Yuu are best friends. But after starting high school together and realizing the need to meet new people, they decide to share a special moment most other friends would not: a kiss. From there, their relationship blossoms.
1. Yuru Yuri
Studios: Doga Kobo
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shoujo Ai
Right after starting middle school, Akari Akaza joins the Amusement Club which is composed solely by her two childhood friends, Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. Chinatsu Yoshikawa, Akaza’s classmate, becomes a member after finding out about the dissolution of the Tea Club. The Amusement Club, situated at the tea room facility since the Tea Club disbanded, has no clear purpose, being free for the girls to do whatever they want.
Are you satisfied with the list? What do you think is the best Yuri anime? Let us know in the comments!