Probably not an opposite direction, but I have a feeling it’s rather going to be something sad and surprising instead of an happy end with either couple. Favourite Non-yuri Anime: Vinland Saga, Beastars, Ascendance of a Bookworm and Dr. Stone. But with the events of chapter 37 now out, we might just find out pretty soon (hopefully) what Touko’s answer to all of this is 😛, Oh don’t worry shade, I think I’m actually rooting for both 😀 }); var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? While this was a great year for yuri anime, I don’t think it was that great for everything else, and choosing between shows that are—at best—just “very good” was really difficult. Kiniro Mosaic. Given Mei’s personality, it’s a good thing that Yuzu was sweet instead of sour, and it helped her sweep this award, so way to go, gyaru girl! Still trying to wade through many other titles too, though this one is one I’ve got my eyes on for sure. Kisses to charge a certain person’s energy, kisses as a reward for working hard, and kisses to experience something new. Is it just me, or did we actually not see too many bigger manga releases this year? jQuery( document.body ).on( 'click', 'a.share-twitter', function() { (I forgot all of their names, bear with me :D). That’s just all I wish for. ( Log Out /  I mean, did you see Kagami Fujino?! I read a portion of the manga, so I had a good idea of what to expect from Yuzu, yet I was still a little surprised that she turned out to be such a caring big sister. Anime Fans Pick the Most Heart-Pounding Yuri Anime posted on 2019-04-10 15:57 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge When it comes to girls-love series, there's a wide array of … I just never see it the way you do… go figure ;p, Also, Touko and Sayaka for life… after reading all your positive things to say I guess I have no choice but to continue with the anime… aw.. Sayaka =(, However. Fashionable Yuzu imagined the first day at her new school she transferred to after her mother's remarriage a bit differently; she didn't know it'd be an ultra-strict and conservative girls' school. One final note… I’m not sure if either of you have been watching the currently airing Akanesasu Shoujo, and it’s final episode is dropping in 2~ hours from when I post this, but I’ll just give a hint: it was this show that prompted me to suggest Best Yuri Confession, because that 11th episode is giving the title a solid run 😉 The 2d art is really, really dodgy and it makes it hard to watch at times, but I’ve endured through because it’s charming, and I’m *so glad* that it’s risen far beyond yuri subtext to massive, cheesy, romantic confessions. It’s strange to see, but quite intriguing. Rather, it is another all-female franchise that uses Class S stuff to use shipping to maintain interest in the franchise. It just felt like a breath of fresh air, something that has never been done before quite like that, and I enjoyed the living hell out of it. I couldn’t get into any of your non-yuri shows this year, sadly. Touko and Sayaka are a balanced couple, similar to each other so there is a sense of equality in their relationship. Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, Yuri Anime 2016, Yuri Anime 2017, and Yuri Anime 2018 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri-ish anime that will air in 2019. Since it’s not even 2017 yet, this list is still in progress and will be updated whenever there are new shows to add. There is literally nothing older-school this year than Cutey Honey Universe. Yeah. If this is the kind of anime you like, it works well enough. It felt like this time around, the pool of possible choices was rather small, but I guess not at all lacking of many, many good titles. And in addition,she doesn’t show any respect for the only person who accommodated and who loves her (the blonde girl;the manager). All of that leads to factors for a successful permanent relationship, and we learn that Sayaka does indeed love Touko. I actually do hope for Sayaka and Touko to be a thing… they work so well together. Best pairing is probably going to the official pairing too – that, or Kase and Yamada who were just too cute. var sc_invisible=1; Was it the bunny girl costume that first captured my attention or was it her brilliant personality? Posted on December 15, 2018 by Lena K. Just like every year, we’ll of course pick our favorites of what 2018 had in store for us. "A Love Letter for the Marching Puppy" starts out so promising, I can't wait for more!https://t.co/tW3z9yGoXp pic.twitter.com/1jvxite1KC, Honorable Mention: Lily Love 2 ~Frosty Jewel~ by Ratana Satis. Actually, I thought so too, but then Bloom Into You just hit so hard that I just have to go with that one instead. return false; Yuri in these series was not a plot, it was a stand-in for characterization. On the contrary,the story has evolved in an original way,the Yuri needs it. You are one of the few people who point out the Cafe Scene in Bloom (CH12-#9-21) where Sayaka confesses if not to Touko then to Miyako of the Echo cafe. It was definitely Touko—and not to forget Sayaka—who rather made the show for me. Now let’s see about this final episode. YuruYuri - Score: 7.4. Basically, all characters, no matter how annoying they might have seemed in the beginning, managed to one way or another get me to like them. windowOpen.close(); It is touching. Many great anime series graced our screens this year, and each genre, from romantic comedies to thrillers, had a few popular titles. Or maybe I just like beautiful characters with long, dark hair, I could go on and on about why Hanako deserves this award, but no matter what I say, it could never compare to, What we got might have been a bit shorter than the rest, but it was nevertheless the most beautiful of all the yuri content we got this year, both a pleasure for the eyes, the ears, and the heart, Pretty much the entirety of the movie was just them being cute together, and for all the drama we saw this year in yuri anime, it was nice just to be able to sit back and watch two people who are in love, For me, this was it. My mistake HAHA! Well, I dropped Rain; I didn’t bother with Bunny Senpai (it’s been compared to a myriad of shows and none of which I like) and Hinamatsuri didn’t do enough for me. If this series got out of it’s own way, it might be good. if ( 'undefined' !== typeof windowOpen ) { Touko could open up Yuu very deeply “The bloom into Yuu thing”, and then leave her hanging. Am still talking about how much I love, There were a lot of good options to consider, but there was only one way to go for me. Though, no spoilers, I’m not caught up with the manga, but I think I’ll do that now…. ^_^). 😀, Good question! (I’m not sure, but I better figure it out for my end of anime review! } 😀 Of course, Mai came out on top, but that’s for another award. Triangles always do. The recommendation of the first yuri anime you can watch is Netsuzou Trap. Hopefully 2019 will bring us more shows that seemingly come out of nowhere and blow us away with their originality and charm as much as Hinamatsuri did for me. I have so much to say but don’t know how to say it all lol. It’s not that surprising that I now want to see a character like her in a yuri scenario, is it? No worries, make her an obsessive lesbian! The bedroom scene was as beautiful as that in “Romero and Juliet”, and Yuu’s lips very subtle in their quivering which shows that love is beginning to stir in her. After… From lesbian shenanigans at Saint Jogakuen to Genet’s seduction of Natsuko, to Natsuko and Honey’s love for one another, this anime covered the whole gamut of Yuri. , Puella Magi Madoka Magica , Saki Achiga-hen , Urara Meirochou , Yuri , Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Since it’s not even 2019 yet, this list is still in progress and will be updated whenever there are new shows to add. Cheeky Angel is a 50-episode series centered around a beautiful girl named Megumi. Speaking of of someone somewhere in positions of editorial power, there is nothing that says “happily-ever-after” like a vaguely incestuous relationship, filled with emotional abuse and sexual harassment. So needless to say, I’ll probably re-watch this quite a few times and most likely enjoy it just like the first time. So far, this seems more like me going on about Sayaka more than anything, but these two seem like such a perfect match that even their super close friendship doesn’t seem like enough. windowOpen = window.open( jQuery( this ).attr( 'href' ), 'wpcomfacebook', 'menubar=1,resizable=1,width=600,height=400' ); Umamusume/Kakegurui/ Miss Koizumi Loves Ramen. And…there I was at AnimeNYC, while the male director and producer gently demanded we all understand this as a story about two people; a story of the development of a relationship, how these two girls in love learn to communicate, and deepen their bonds. The Yuri wasn’t going anywhere, it was always meant to be another piece of lace trim on the maid’s costume of a plot, but Mikage’s love is not questioned, or questionable. Did you guys expect me to pick Citrus? Okazu Hero Roll. It's a little ironic that the oldest series on this list, with its first season having … But it’s not just for the voice actress, it’s for the character as a whole. It was definitely Touko—and not to forget Sayaka—who rather made the show for me. I’d say the only negative thing was the fact that it was only an hour long. 😀. I even wrote a tweet about how this single chapter got me excited enough to finally start reading more: I haven't felt this excited about a new manga in such a long time! Don’t know how to write a character with a personality? Strawberry Panic Is one of the most well-known and best loved Yuri anime series.Strawberry Panic follows a student named Aoi Nagisa, who transfers to an all-girl Catholic school, St. Miator's Girls' Academy, one of three affiliated schools on Astraea Hill. Change ). My personal non-yuri anime of the year is the oddball choice of MoDaoZushi – a Chinese anime, featuring Boys Love (though, that stuff was offloaded to later seasons, and China’s new laws are likely to be mean it won’t go beyond subtext now), but mostly succeeds on the back of its epic, and tragic, fantasy story. ^_^. Surely not! I seriously can’t decide, but it’s probably just a mix of all of these. I am also happy to see that Citrus made the list despite its divisiveness and your dislike of it. I seriously just want to see her happy and lovey-dovey with Mei. A quick synopsis of My Hero Academia from our explainer: In a world where most people have superpowers, middle school… "); } My concern is that Yuu could be badly hurt and scared in this triangle. ^_^; Take magical girls, add music idols, sprinkle every fetish we can cram into a parody of all of the above and hit “blend” and see if it’s palatable. To me, the single best thing about it was the comedy, which was more nuanced than a show like Asobi Asobase and arguably even funnier. For that reason, she’s stealing the Best Character title from Yuzu even. ( Log Out /  For me, this was it. She’s gorgeous, for one, straightforward from what we saw so far, but also a big mess. To round out this year’s look backwards, let’s stop and once again admire the wonderfulness that is Haruka and Michiru  – this time the manga version, animated in Sailor Moon Crystal, Season 3. This best anime rankings updated for 2020. This anime tells about Yuma and Hotaru who… var windowOpen; Kase and Yui were depicted perfectly, and the soft animation style delivered the feeling of the manga in a way that I simply didn’t expect, with a budget that was probably more on the lower end. 😛. No YNN report this week, we have bigger fish to fry. =P, oh and one more thing… I think you made a mistake with Brigitte there…it should be D.va and Tracer 😉. Sunshine!! // If there's another sharing window open, close it. Honorable Mention: Manager (Zombieland Saga). It's true that a lot of anime have yuri moments to them, but the shows listed below truly belong in the yuri genre. Yeah I think I couldn’t write a review about this one yet. This is one of those “no plot” anime series in which you just follow cute girls … We will see where she takes us. To-LIE-Angle is another. Yuri Anime: Top 30+ Yuri Anime of All Time. I want more! (Source: AniDB) OVA - Aug 10, 1984 I knew that Kase-san would top the list, such a fantastic anime! Yuri!!! There were a lot of good options to consider, but there was only one way to go for me. & Commenting Guidelines var WPGroHo = {"my_hash":""}; There are several shows from 2017 that I’d take over the stuff from this year, and even highly-anticipated sequel seasons like, Is it just me, or did we actually not see too many bigger manga releases this year? It is real. This was a tough choice! If you feel like we missed something, feel free to name your additions~ It was a nice change of pace to see absolutely no resistance between these two, and it helps that by the time the OVA started, they were already a couple, giving them a big advantage over the other pairings. No, it’s very fitting! // If there's another sharing window open, close it. For the story to resolve, I feel Sayaka needs to get some sort of catharsis and a happy ending, and I’m all for Sayaka moving on – even if it’s gonna be sad at first, I trust Nakatani-sensei to do her character justice! I would have loved to see them happen…. Was it the bunny girl costume that first captured my attention or was it her brilliant personality? Yuri!!! Just like our Yuri Anime 2013, Yuri Anime 2014, Yuri Anime 2015, and Yuri Anime 2016 lists, this one will also feature all the yuri shows that will air in 2017. Best canon couple… Mei x Yuzu… fur immer! var windowOpen; It was very heartfelt and showed great understanding of LGBT-Japanese issues, and furthermore showed us that happiness exists beyond romance, lesbianism exists beyond weird and somewhat unhealthy relationships and exists even when single. if ( 'undefined' !== typeof windowOpen ) { Type: Fall 2016 Anime Plot Summary: The show's story revolves around Yuuri Katsuki, who carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. Don’t get me wrong, I like a healthy dose of drama, and I like a slow-burning romance, but what I like even more than those things is a straightforward romance that’s as cute and sweet as you’ll find in any anime. The plot … A small, relatively unknown series from an out-of-print magazine was transformed into the most beautiful little animated music video that grew into an astoundingly lovely movie. Favourite Yuri anime: Machikado Mazoku and WATATEN! Back during our summer Final Thoughts post, I mentioned how Hanako’s voice actress should get an award for her performance, and lo and behold, I’m the one who’s going to do the honors. But, it’s a thing. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. This movie, which could easily have been in and out of theaters in a week, just took up space for the entire summer in Japanese theaters, confident, and cool like Kase-san, while  we all bit our nails and watched, like Yamada. Now what makes these kisses so nice is not only the great way they were presented to us, but the way it’s the first time that Yuu actually shows that she doesn’t only like what is being done to her, but that she actually wants more and pretty much goes after that need by kissing Touko back. Click to manage book marks. 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