25 Best Lesbian (Yuri) Anime Series You Must Watch

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Here we go buddies, are you looking for the best Lesbian (Yuri) Anime series and can’t find it? So do not worry, in this article, I am about to discuss the best Lesbian (Yuri) Anime series you must watch.

If you do not know, what is the meaning of Yuri? so Yuri is a genre of Japanese anime media concentrating on private relationships between female characters. Yuri is most generally associated with anime and manga series. Also, The genre is inclusive of works portraying emotional and spiritual relationships between women that are not necessarily romantic or sexual in nature.

Our list contains 25 marvelous and super-story Yuri anime series including, YuruYuri, Bloom Into You, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Strawberry Panic!, NTR: Netsuzou Trap, Sakura Trick, and many more.

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25 Best Lesbian (Yuri) Anime Series You Must Watch

1 – “YuruYuri”

YuruYuri, a famous Japanese Lesbian anime manga series written and illustrated by Namori. The story explores the day-to-day lives of four middle school girls: Akari, Kyoko, Yui, and Chinatsu, who become members of the Amusement Club in their school. As they drive school life, friendships, and silly experiences, subtle unrealistic undertones start to appear, particularly between Kyoko and Yui.

2 – “Bloom Into You”

Bloom Into You, a beautifully framed lesbian anime series written and illustrated by Nio Nakatani. The story follows two female high school students, Yuu Koito and Touko Nanami, and the relationship that develops between them as they learn more about themselves through their experiences together. As Yuu and Touko grow closer, delicate and tender romance blossoms between them.

3 – “Revolutionary Girl Utena”

Revolutionary Girl Utena, a Japanese anime TV series created by Be-Papas, a production group formed by director Kunihiko Ikuhara composed of himself, Chiho Saito, Shinya Hasegawa, Yōji Enokido, and Yūichirō Oguro. The series follows the story of Utena Tenjou, a teenage girl drawn into a sword dueling tournament to win the hand of Anthy Himemiya, a mysterious girl known as the “Rose Bride” who possesses the “power to revolutionize the world”.

4 – “Strawberry Panic!”

Strawberry Panic!, a series of Japanese illustrated short stories written by Sakurako Kimino, also, it delicately explores the exploration of same-sex relationships. The story pivots around the lives of three main characters: Aoi Nagisa, a transfer student; Hanazono Shizuma, the enigmatic Etoile of the school; and Tamao Suzumi, a devoted friend. As Nagisa navigates her new surroundings, she evolves entangled in a web of complex relationships, and romantic tensions within the student council.

5 – “Sweet Blue Flowers

Sweet Blue Flowers also known as Aoi Hana, a famous Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Takako Shimura. The story focuses on Fumi Manjōme, a lesbian high school girl, and her close childhood friend Akira Okudaira, who tries to keep her friends happy through difficult times.

An 11-episode anime television series produced by J.C.Staff and directed by Ken’ichi Kasai aired between July and September 2009 on Fuji TV.

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6 – “NTR: Netsuzou Trap”

NTR: Netsuzou Trap is one of the famous Yuri manga series by Kodama Naoko. An anime TV series adaption by Creators in Pack aired from July to September 2017 and was simulcast with subtitles by Crunchyroll.

The story pivots around two high school girls/childhood friends, named Yuma and Hotaru, who each have a boyfriend but they secretly cheat on each other. Yuma cannot explain the feeling she gets around Hotaru, which eventually leads her to believe that their relationship may be more than just a friendship.

7 – “Citrus”

Citrus, a Japanese lesbian manga series written and illustrated by Saburouta. The story revolves around Yuzu Aihara, a fashionable and outgoing high school girl who is forced to transfer to a strict all-girls school. There, she finds herself entangled in a turbulent romance with Mei, the student council president, and her step-sister.

8 – “Sakura Trick”

Sakura Trick, a Japanese 4-panel yuri manga series written and illustrated by Tachi. The follows the story of two best friends, Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda, who enter their first year of high school together. In an attempt to create lasting memories, they share a kiss during their summer break, which leads to a secret relationship between the two.

9 – “Simoun”

Simoun, one of the popular Japanese lesbian anime TV series created by Shō Aikawa, Yoshizaki Sasa, and Gō Mihara. It ran for 26 episodes on TV Tokyo from April 3 to September 25, 2006.

It follows the story of a group of girls known as the Chor Tempest, who pilot ancient flying aircraft called Simoun. These magical appliances can only be operated by pairs of priestesses, and the act of piloting them is deemed a sacred ritual. As the Chor Tempest partners navigate their duties, they form deep bonds and explore their individualism and relationships, often delving into same-sex romances.

10 – “Whispered Words”

Whispered Words, a Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Takashi Ikeda. It was adapted as a 13-episode anime television series produced by AIC. It follows the story of the budding relationship between two high school girls, Sumika Murasame and Ushio Kazama. Sumika harbors deep feelings for her best friend Ushio, but she struggles with confessing her love due to the fear of rejection.

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11 – “Maria-sama ga Miteru”

Maria-sama ga Miteru, one of the most prominent Japanese light novel series written by Oyuki Konno with illustrations by Reine Hibiki. The series explores the complex dynamics of Yumi & Sachiko’s bond and the challenges they face in a world governed by strict social hierarchies.

12 – “Kannazuki no Miko”

Kannazuki no Miko, a Japanese yuri manga series created by Kaishaku. The series, centering on the relationship between main characters Himeko and Chikane, also has elements of mecha themes in its plot. “Kannazuki no Miko” delivers a rollercoaster of sentiments and a profound examination of the lengths one is willing to go to for the sake of love and the greater good.

13 – “Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san”

Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a Japanese four-panel yuri manga series by Kuzushiro. Yachiyo Inugami is a dog-like girl who loves cats, whilst Suzu Nekoyama is a cat-like girl who loves dogs. When the two meet, an instant attraction is formed between the two.

14 – “Adachi and Shimamura”

Adachi and Shimamura are one of the famous Japanese Yuri light novel series written by Hitoma Iruma and illustrated by Non. The story revolves around Adachi and Shimamura, two high school girls who form a deep relationship as they spend their days together, fleeing the monotony of school life. As their friendship grows, Adachi finds herself falling in love with Shimamura.

15 – “Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid”

Valkyrie Drive, a Japanese media franchise created by Marvelous. The story follows Mamori and Mirei, who find themselves hooked up on a spooky island called Mermaid. As they guide the treacherous battles and uncover the truth behind their cases, a deep bond forms between them, blossoming into a passionate and intimate connection.

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16 – “Flip Flappers”

Flip Flappers, one of the most prominent Yuri anime TV series produced by Studio 3Hz, directed by Kiyotaka Oshiyama, and written by Yuniko Ayana. The story follows two girls Cocona and Papika, who are carried together by fate to explore alternate sizes known as “Pure Illusion.” As they venture on incredible escapades, their bond deepens and a tender romance emerges between them.

17 – “Riddle Story of Devil”

Riddle Story of Devil, one of the famous Japanese manga series written by Yun Kōga and illustrated by Sunao Minakata.

At a private girls’ boarding school, Myōjō Academy, thirteen girls are transferred into the academy’s “10th Year Class Black”. Of these thirteen students, twelve are assassins from diverse backgrounds who are all assigned to assassinate the remaining student, a girl named Haru Ichinose.

If they succeed, they will be granted any desire, but if they fail, they are ejected from the class. However, one of the killers, Tokaku Azuma, has sworn to protect Haru from the other assassins.

18 – “Candy Boy”

Candy☆Boy, one of the famous lesbian anime series, produced by Anime International Company, and directed by Takafumi Hoshikawa. The story follows a two-girl story, Yukino and Kanade’s daily experiences as they navigate school life, their part-time jobs, and their evolving relationships with friends and classmates.

19 – “Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic”

Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic is a famous Yuri anime series. The story follows Liones Yelistratova, a young girl admitted to the prestigious ALCA Academy to train as a Logicalist, forming partnerships with Foreigners to protect the world from threats. “Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic” offers an engaging mix of action, fantasy, and yuri romance.

20 – “Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons”

Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons also known as simply Cross Ange, one of the famous Japanese mecha anime TV series produced by Sunrise. The series offers a powerful representation of LGBTQ+ themes within the realm of anime.

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21 – “The Girl in Twilight”

“The Girl in Twilight” is an exquisite Yuri anime series that delicately explores the bonds of friendship and the intricacies of love. The series follows five girls who discover a way to travel to parallel universes using a radio. As they visit several galaxies, they discover that a cosmic force known only as the “Twilight” is raiding and killing the universes. One by one, they begin to convert into magical girls called “Equalizers”, and find themselves drawn into the war against the Twilight.

22 – “WIXOSS”

WIXOSS, a Japanese multimedia franchise produced as a collaboration between Takara Tomy, J.C.Staff, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Japan. The story follows a group of girls who become implicated in a high-stakes battle known as “Selector Battles.” As they seek to fulfill their wishes, the lines between friendship and match blur, leading to surprising alliances and heartfelt connections. Amidst the extreme battles and engrossing drama, a tender romance blossoms between two of the girls, adding a layer of passionate depth to the series.

23 – “Asagao to Kase-san”

Kase-san, one of the famous Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Hiromi Takashima. Yui Yamada, a timid girl who enjoys tending to her school’s garden, falls in love with the athletic Tomoka Kase. The two eventually begin dating, and the story follows the pair as they face various challenges in their relationship.

24 – “Yurikuma Arashi”

Yurikuma Arashi, one of the most popular Japanese lesbian TV television series produced by Silver Link and directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. The story follows the lives of two young girls, Kureha and Ginko. Their paths twist as they guide a society filled with fear, intolerance, and the mysterious “Wall of Severance.” As their bond deepens, their friendship develops into a vibrant and forbidden romance, challenging societal norms and defying the oppressive system.

25 – “Konohana Kitan”

Konohana Kitan is a Japanese manga series by Sakuya Amano.The story follows Yuzu, a young fox spirit who starts working at a traditional inn called Konohanatei. Yuzu embarks on heartwarming adventures, meeting guests and learning valuable lessons along the way.

Hope you like our list.