You cannot overlook the anime genre about love between females if you are a lover of Japanese animation. It sounds absurd, but the attraction of these films is not inferior to works written about heterosexual love. Yuri Anime is a genre of anime that has been around since the beginning; this genre has become very popular and known as Shoujo AI. The plot of this genre revolves around the relationships between girls.
Do you like love stories that are gentle but still leave a lot of emotions? If you are a person with a romantic heart, want to discover sweet love, or want to know more about the world of yuri anime, then you should not ignore the following best yuri anime for the following.
Citrus revolves around the main character Yuzuko; on the first day of transferring schools, she encounters and does not have much sympathy for Mei – the student council president at the new school, in a bad situation. After that, Yuzuko continued to meet Mei again in an even worse situation.
2. Sakura Trick
The tale of two girls who were closest friends in high school is told in Sakura Trick. Even though they were in the same high school class, they were seated far apart. One individual grows envious as the people next to him begin to make friends. They choose to kiss, something they would never do with another female, to strengthen their friendship. A kiss, however, makes both people feel new emotions.
3. Bloom Into You
Yuu has long loved shoujo manga and hopes to one day receive a confession that makes her heart flutter. Yet when a guy in high school confessed to her, she didn’t feel anything. And that’s when Yuu encounters the beautiful student council president Nanami. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami, is this the beginning of her shoujo Bloom Into You love story?
4. Aoi Hana
The story of Aoi Hana revolves around two best friends since childhood, Fumi Manjoume, and Akira Okudaira. The two were very close in 1st grade. But in 2nd grade, Fumi moved house, and the two lost contact. Nearly ten years later, the two met by chance at the tram stop; although they did not recognize each other, they still had an impression of each other and wished to meet again. Fate arranged, that same night, the two met again.
5. Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl revolves around a shy guy Hazumu who mustered up the courage to confess to Yasuna but ultimately failed. To forget the feelings and memories of Yasuna, Hazumu decided to go to Mount Kashima. Suddenly a spaceship is losing control and is about to crash into Hazumu. Fortunately, Hazumu was saved by the spaceman. But the bad thing is that during the process of restoring his body, his body, after recovery, became a girl instead of a boy.
6. Candy Boy
There’s not a lot of thrill in the Candy Boy plot other than the two sisters are very close in a Yuri way, and the clingy underclassman always annoys them because he has a crush on one of the sisters. However, this is one of those melodramas where there’s teasing, and you just want to tap the screen and pop their heads together for them to kiss.
7. Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito
Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito is about Hazuki, a high school girl who lives with her classmate and is also the person she has a crush on. Tragedy struck Hatsumi’s 16th birthday when she disappeared in blue light before Hazuki’s eyes. Hazuki sets out to find a lover with the help of a loli witch.
8. Sasameki Koto
The story of Sasameki Koto revolves around the story that Sumika is madly in love with Ushio – his best friend, but Ushio shows that he only likes cute girlfriends. Sumika – a robust and talented girl, especially in sports – doesn’t seem to fit Ushio’s type. However, things seem to be going for the better.
9. NTR: Netsuzou Trap
NTR: Netsuzou Trap revolves around two characters, Yuma and Hotaru, who have been close friends since childhood, so it is understandable that when Yuma has trouble with her boyfriend, she will look to Hotaru for advice. Boyfriends are just a screen to hide a passionate, secret love behind it. Will Yuma and Hotaru forget what happened between them, or will they sink deeper and deeper into the mire between this love and betrayal?
10. Maria-sama ga Miteru
Yumi is a first-year student at Lillian Girls’ School, a Christian girls’ school. According to the school’s tradition, the upper-class sister will select a younger student called “soeur” to help instruct and guide. Although Yumi admires Sachiko, a 2nd-year student, and student council member, Yumi doesn’t want to be Sachiko’s “soeur”. So how will the love story of these girls develop? Please watch Maria-sama ga Miteru to understand.
11. Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku
In Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku, after the incident that happened five years ago, Mari has lost all memories of everything before; only her name is remembered. Worried about her grandchild’s future, Mari’s grandmother took her to Kaiou Academy. Here, Mari met Hagino, who was directly involved in that year’s incident; over time, Mari gradually learned the truth and better understood Hagino’s personality.
12. Kannazuki no Miko
The demon dragon Orochi threatens the planet in the anime Kannazuki no Miko once more. All hope is placed in two young girls who are claimed to be two female magicians who vanquished Orichi before reincarnation. Himeko and Chikane are two young girls studying at Ototachibana Academy. However, everything abruptly changes when a mecha piloted by Gami Sma, Orochi’s seventh head revived, strikes the dorm.
13. Liz to Aoi Tori
Liz to Aoi Tori‘s content revolves around flute player Nozomi Kasaki and oboe player Mizore Yoroizuka. The band’s new competition piece, Liz and the Blue Bird is a flute and trumpet duet performed by Nozomi and Mizore. But when it comes to the middle of the school year, Mizore finds it uncomfortable to be separated from Nozomi again at the end of the year, affecting their music and friendship.
14. Kin-Iro Mosaic: Thank You
Kin-Iro Mosaic: Thank You is about Shinobu Oumiya, a Japanese girl who has lived and studied in England for a long time. When she returned to her home country, her heart still could not stop longing for life in England. Especially Alice – the daughter of Shinobu’s guardian during her long time living in England. Later, when Alice goes to Japan, Alice stays at Shinobu’s house. The two of them have lived a life full of joy and happiness.
YuruYuri revolves around the daily lives of four girls who attend Nakamori Middle School, Akaza Akari, Toshino Kyoko, Funami Yui, and Yoshikawa Chinatsu. These are also the four girls who founded the Nakamori High School’s entertainment club, whose principal office is utilized from the tea ceremony room.
16. Kase-san And Morning Glories
Kase-san and Morning Glories is a gentle but equally romantic love story between two Yamada high school girls – a quiet, shy girl and Kase – the school’s beauty and supervisory team member. Between two girls with two opposite personalities, but it is love that shortens the distance between them. Then, create a romantic love story without going through too much turbulence but still containing fond memories.
17. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid is based on an artificial island managed by the mermaid Mamori. When the island was attacked, Mamori and Mirei – a girl who had just set foot on the island, together resisted the invasion of the enemy. And then, something unexpected happened that changed the situation; when Mirei kissed Mamori, and thanks to that kiss, Mamori was transformed into a sword with great power.
18. Akuma no Riddle
Akuma no Riddle is about Haru Ichinose, a 10th grader at Myojyou Academy, a boarding school for girls only. Ichinose’s class has a total of 13 people, except for Ichinose, the remaining 12 are all assassins, and their common target is none other than Ichinose. Then, Ichinose’s class had a new girl transferred to Tokaku Azuma. However, instead of trying to kill Ichinose, Azuma developed feelings for her “prey” from time to time.
Simoun is set in the fantasy world of Daikuriku, where all the inhabitants are female. On the planet, Daikuriku, the mighty country of Simulacrum, is protected by a class of airships called Simoun. The two nations, Argentum and Plumbum, attacked Simulacrum to capture the energy supplying Simoun of their country. Two brave female warriors of Simulacrum, Neviril and Amuria, fought to protect their Simoun from being stolen.
20. Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Adolescence Mokushiroku is based on a small part of the famous Revolutionary Girl Utena long-running anime. The main character in this anime series is Tenjou Utena – a new girl who transferred to Ohtori Academy to protect Himemiya Anthy, a girl who holds a mysterious power. Besides, Tenjou Utena also has to discover the secret hidden behind this school.
21. Oniisama E
Seiran Girls Academy in Oniisama e is considered the noblest school, and anyone who attends here will have a bright future. However, life at the new school is not as rosy as Nanako had imagined. Nanako also topped the list of the school’s most hated members. In addition, four close friends since childhood are always beside Nanako, becoming her most considerable consolation; Since then, there has been love in her heart.
22. Shūmatsu no Izetta
Shūmatsu no Izetta tells the story of a country, Eylstadt, ravaged by war. The film takes place in the period before World War II. The location is close to the Alps. Izetta was the last witch in the tribe at the time. She promised to protect Princess Finé from foreign invaders. Besides the fierce fights, the two people’s feelings finally blossomed.
Another pretty good action and fantasy Shoujo Ai anime series are My-HiME. On the other hand, give attention to the supporting pair rather than the lead figure. The film is set at Fuuka Academy, where there are unique students. Each student there is called a HiME. Each Hime has a unique mark on its body and comes with a protective summoned beast.
24. Konohana Kitan
The Konohana Kitan anime is about young girls who work at hot springs. Yuzu is a charming little fox who just came to work in it. She occasionally makes mistakes, but she always tries to get the job done correctly. Satsuki is a workaholic who likes Yuzu but struggles to express her feelings. Although each has their personality, they are all kind and passionate about their work.
25. Saki: Zenkoku-hen
Saki Synopsis: Zenkoku-hen is about Saki, the story’s protagonist, who is a mahjong hater. One day, Saki accepted an invitation to join the school’s mahjong club from a childhood friend. After learning about Saki’s talent, they convince her not to draw but to win. Since then, Saki has become more interested in playing mahjong because it gives her a great sense of victory.
26. Strawberry Panic
Strawberry Panic is about Nagisa, a gluttonous yet friendly high school student. Nagisa has to attend a boarding school in Miator because her parents are often away on business trips. It all started when the young girl got lost on the first day of school. Luckily she got help from Shizuma. Nagisa meets and befriends many new people, including Tamao, Hikari, and Amane.
27. Asagao To Kase-San
Asagao To Kase-San is about Yui Yamada and Tomoka Kase. Tomoka Kase joined the athletics club and quickly won the hearts of many thanks to her lively and attractive personality. In contrast to Tomoka, Yui Yamada is quiet and passionate about growing plants. Although very different, the two little girls have become close in an extraordinary way.
28. Adachi To Shimamura
Adachi To Shimamura is about Sakura Adachi, who is a first-year student. She has a tall, thin build and long, shiny black hair, making her quite popular. A Chinese restaurant is currently hiring Sakura part-time. She ran into Shimamura on her way to work. After that, Sakura and Shimamura became friends and stayed together. They enjoy spending time together and have a lot in common.
29. Maria † Holic
In Maria † Holic, a girl named Miyamae Kanako, who is allergic to guys, transfers to a school for only girls in the hopes that she will meet her ideal mate there. She once learned that Mariya Shido, the gorgeous, adorable, and charming princess of her fantasies, was a male. Starting from that tragic event, a ton of hilarious scenarios occurred.
30. Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
In Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru, Mizuho graduated two years ago. But because of being bullied at school and distrusting men, Mikado Chihaya dropped out. His mother forces him to transfer to Seiou Girls’ School. This was her alma mater because she couldn’t stand seeing him being bullied. He introduced himself as Kisakinomiya Chihaya. He dresses like a girl. This guy has attracted the public’s attention thanks to his beautiful face, good figure, and high academic achievement.
The Kanamewo storyline is about a tree nymph whose magic power is weakened due to the demolition of her temple. Accidentally a woman was coming home from work from a nearby bank, discovered and took her home to take care of her. The two have become close, but what will happen to the goddess while the construction work continues? Where will the goddess be, or will she leave this world forever?
32. Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san
An ageless girl who only appeared at night and lived in a mansion in the middle of the forest was the subject of rumors. Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san revolves around the story of Akari being saved by a vampire named Sophie Twilight. However, Sophie does not attack people like the vampires of legend. Instead, she ordered her blood online. Her doll-like charm instantly conquered Akari. She unexpectedly moves in with Sophie and begins their life together.
33. Yurikuma Arashi
In Yurikuma Arashi, humans and bears coexisted for a long time. But when the asteroid Kumaria hit the Earth, it drove the bears crazy and ate humans. Everything changed quickly. A “Separation Wall” was built to isolate the two species to prevent war. This started a period of hatred. You will not understand why there is a profound and meaningful message behind the absurdity of the plot.
34. Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san
The story of Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is about two main characters. Yachiyo Inugami is an extrovert and cat lover. Suzu Nekoyama is quiet and loves dogs. The two girls were accidentally paired together. They argue a lot, just like any other couple. The mysterious attraction of their opposites draws the couple together. As they soon understand each other, Inugami’s desire to gain Nekoyama’s favor only leads to more trouble.
Kanamemo is about Kana Nakamachi, a high school girl. Since her grandmother’s death, there have been significant changes in her life. Kana knew no one could raise her as a child, so she ran away from home. Eventually, she came across Fuhshin Gazette, a neighborhood news service. This service can give her a place to live in exchange for working for them—lots of weird people working here.
36. Lycoris Recoil
Lycoris Recoil is the original anime made by A-1 Pictures. This story is about Chisato and Takina, two girls who work at LycoReco cafe. However, that is just a cover. The two of them are famous assassins specializing in dangerous missions! The film’s novel way of building characters and setting brings a strong appeal. The characters are also well-invested, have attractive personalities, and look extremely lovely.
37. Yuru Camp
Strictly speaking, Yuru Camp isn’t precisely a yuri anime. This story follows a group of schoolgirls who love camping and relaxing nature walks. While it doesn’t have a yuri element, the all-female cast of characters, with their surprisingly harmonious interactions, can bring about an experience no different from yuri anime.
38. Shoujo Sect
Ten years ago, in Shoujo Sect, Shinobu Handa and Momoko Naitou met on a playground and became friends. Before parting, they exchanged a kiss and promised to meet again. Years later, Shinobu still remembers that oath, but Momoko has forgotten it. Now both attend the same school. However, their personalities are opposite. Shinobu uses her flirtatious nature to try to get Momoko to rediscover the bond and affection they once shared.
Ca-na-an is about Oosawa Maria, a Japanese photographer currently working in Shanghai, China. With her partner, Mino, she searches for valuable stories across the city. Maria and Mino look into any weird happenings at a nearby festival. An old Canaanite friend shows up just in time to save Maria from being trapped in the fire.
40. El Cazador De La Bruja
El Cazador De La Bruja is a story about the journey to find Ellis’s “eternal land” – a wanted girl and Nadie, a bounty hunter who protects Ellis during her journey. The mysteries of Ellis are gradually unraveled, and Ellis’ personality is also gradually changed by Nadie through each incident that occurs along the way.
The main character in Noir is a skilled assassin named Mireille Bouquet, living in France. One day gets a strange email from a woman named Kirika. Following the message, Mireille came to see this girl. They realize that their lives are somehow linked; Mireille and Kirika team up and begin traveling the world together as they search for answers to their shared history while avoiding the grips of an organization called Les Soldats.
42. Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-Tachi
The main character of Mnemosyne no Musume-Tachi is Rin Asougi, an immortal private detective. Over the centuries, she’s met many macabre endings, but she lives as if nothing happened each time. In 1990, while searching for a lost cat, Rin ran into Kouki Maeno, a man who felt that his memories were wrong. Agreeing to help him, Rin discovers that Kouki is nothing like what he seems while at the same time getting closer to her true enemy.
43. Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha
Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha is about Nanoha Takamachi, an ordinary third-grader who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, saving an injured ferret she dreamed of the night before. The next day, the ferret telepathically cried out to her, begging Nanoha to save it. The ferret reveals himself to be Yuuno Scrya, a mage from another world trying to collect 21 “Jewel Seeds” that he accidentally scattered around the world.
44. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is about Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki, two average high school girls with everyday lives, but that all changes when they meet Kyuubey and Homura Akemi. Kyuubey makes them an offer: he will grant any of their wishes, and in return, each will become a magical girl with enough power to fulfill their dreams.
45. Tachibanakan To Lie Angle
Natsuno Hanabi relocates to her hometown from Tokyo in the Tachibanakan To Lie Angle narrative to pursue her studies and begin a new life. She runs into Konomi, a buddy from her youth, at the high school residence hall. Hanabi is introduced to her pals by Konomi, who has no shame in being decent. Who would have imagined that Hanabi’s new life would be filled with sexy women who seduce others with their looks?
46. Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon
Kobayashi in Kobayashi-san Chi No Maid Dragon lives alone in his apartment. Until one day, she met and healed an injured dragon named Tohru. In the past, Tohru looked down on humans, seeing them as an inferior and ignorant race. Still, after being helped by Kobayashi-san, the dragon girl decided to live with Kobayashi-san and do everything to repay this debt of gratitude.
47. Hibike! Euphonium
Hibike! Euphonium has quite simple content and tells about Kumiko, Reina, and the members of the Kitauji school’s musical instrument club. However, the content is not so brilliant, Hibike! Euphonium still knows how to captivate audiences with its depth of subjects, intricate connections, and excellent soundtracks. Anime may not be a pure yuri movie, but it is great to work to watch with others.
48. Otherside Picnic
Otherside Picnic investigates the “doors” that lead to the Other Side, parallel universes where creepypastas and urban legends come to life in the narrative of university student Sorawo Kamikoshi. When Sorawo faces a creepypasta monster in one of these realms, he is on death. However, Toriko Nishina, another young lady who is proficient with firearms and is looking for a missing friend, saves him.
Misuzu, the protagonist of Fragtime, is a quiet high school girl with the ability to pause time for a brief period each day. She seizes the chance to see what is going on in her high school and peers down at the skirt of one of her friends, Haruka. However, the latter is not affected by Misuzu’s power, which is why it surprises her at this moment. The two females then start to interact more.