The manga version of a tale has a higher rating than the anime version. Not every time, but there is a trend. This is likely because a lot of anime gets lost in translation. As a result, many who have read the manga are unsatisfied after watching the anime. But, well, that’s just my opinion. Anyway, I’ll include both the anime and manga ratings for this list. After reading this list, you may repeat the experiment with other anime you watch. I promise 95% of the anime will be rated lower than the manga. Let’s get started with our list of the best Yuri anime of all time.
19 Best Yuri Anime Of All Time
1. Bloom Into You
The story of first-year high school student Koito Yuu, who gets a confession from a high school classmate and rejects it because she doesn’t know what to think about such things, is on our list of the best Yuri anime ever. She then notices Nanami Touko, a second-year student council member, refuses to confess and becomes persuaded that Touko’s position is comparable to hers. As they converse, the two begin to connect because of their commonalities. To Yuu’s amazement, Touko unexpectedly admits her affection for her. Yuu is at a loss for words, but Touko dismisses her and tells Yuu that she would be very glad if Yuu did not fall in love with her. Yuu concurs.
After her mother remarries another man, Aihara Yuzu, a trendy, lively, and fun-loving city girl, she transfers to a new neighborhood and high school. Yuzu prefers males and shopping over studies. She struggles to fit in at a strict girls’ school and often conflicts with the student council, particularly the hardworking, gorgeous, and chilly student council president, Aihara Mei. It turns out that Mei is Yuzu’s new half-sister, and Yuzu is forced to share a room with a girl she despises. The two start to learn more about one other, and Yuzu discovers that she is beginning to have love emotions for her new stepsister.
3. Akuma No Riddle
Tokaku Azuma has just moved to the all-girls boarding school Elite Myoujou Academy. But there’s a catch: she’s a hired assassin. She has accepted the task of assassinating her kind-hearted classmate, Haru Ichinose, together with her 11 peers in the Black Class. Those who succeed will have their innermost wants realized, no matter how difficult or costly those aspirations may be. However, each assassin is only given one shot. They are ejected if they fail. Tokaku decides to pursue a different way despite the incredible gifts at risk. Even though Haru is her target, the young assassin finds himself pulled to the girl she is supposed to murder. Tokaku refuses to let her friend perish as the class is chasing Haru.
4. Otherside Picnic
Otherside Picnic is next on our list of the best Yuri anime ever. Kamikoshi Sorawo, a student, investigates an unidentified “door” that leads to the Otherside, a parallel dimension where online creepypastas and urban legends come to life. Sorawo almost dies in one of these worlds when she faces a creepypasta creature, but she is rescued by Nishina Toriko, another young lady skilled with weapons searching for a lost friend. Sorawo and Toriko go to the Otherside with the assistance of another lady called Kozakura to get the item to fight the demons. However, the world’s circumstances gradually influence both, meeting other people stuck inside it and finding themselves slowly but steadily attracted to one another.
5. Mikagura School Suite
Well, Ichinomiya Eruna is a third-year junior high school student who has yet to choose a high school and spends her days skipping school and playing video games at home. One day, Eruna notices a photo of Mikagura Seisa in a brochure for Mikagura Private Academy by her cousin Ninomiya Shigure. Eruna is intrigued by the girl in the photo and decides to enroll at Mikagura Academy. Eruna quickly discovers, however, that Mikagura Academy is a school with only cultural clubs and a fierce fighting system in which students with extraordinary powers must fight each other as representatives of their respective clubs.
Misha Takanashi, a Russian-born sophomore, lost her mother when she was young and currently lives with her Japanese stepfather. Well, Tsubame Kamoi, a former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) officer, is hired as a housemaid by the Takanashi family. This is a domestic romantic comedy in which Kamoi, a hardcore lolicon, seeks to get close to Misha while the latter does her best to fight the former off.
7. Happy Sugar Life
Happy Sugar Life is the next anime on our list of the best Yuri anime ever. Satou Matsuzaka is a gorgeous high school student with a shady past. However, a fortuitous meeting with a young girl called Shio Koube lets Satou know how making love for the first time feels. Satou claims she lives with her aunt and secretly shares an apartment with Shio. Despite her innocent look, Satou is prepared to go to any length to protect her beloved, taking extreme steps to guarantee her “happy sugar life” is preserved.
8. Sakura Trick
Well, Yuu Sonoda and Haruka Takayama have been best friends since middle school. The two girls now go to Misato West High School together and are in the same class. The school administration stated one day that the school would be closed for three years. As a result, they resolve to make the most of their time together and make more memories. However, a misunderstanding makes Haruka envious of Yuu, prompting Haruka to flee. Yuu chases after her and apologizes. They start a closer relationship, cross the boundary of friends, and share a kiss.
9. Yuri Kuma Arashi
Yuri Kuma Arashi is the next anime on our list of the best Yuri anime of all time. Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino, two lovers who attend Arashigaoka Academy, find their relationship jeopardized when two bears breach the Wall of Separation and enter the Academy. Ginko Yurishiro and Lulu Yurigasaki, two hungry yet clinging bears, regard Kureha as more than just food. And as they grow closer to her, they begin to unravel a mystery that Kureha may be unable to bear. When their relationship enrages the Invisible Storm, a group that keeps order inside an ideological school, the girls must be evaluated on their love and go on a journey of self-discovery to obtain the “Promised Kiss” of genuine love.
Kanako Miyamae moved to Ame no Kisaki Catholic School after seeing how her parents fell in love. There is just one distinction. Kanako attends an all-girls school to find a female spouse since guys give her hives. Kanako believes she discovered someone special when she met the lovely Mariya Shidou. Mariya, on the other hand, has more to give than meets the eye. Kanako’s first love turns out to be a cross-dressing boy. Mariya threatens Kanako with revealing his genuine gender unless she keeps his true gender hidden, and to make things worse, he changes her real roommate so he can maintain a close eye on her.
11. MS. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood
Rumors circulate about an ageless girl who only goes out at night and lives in an opulent mansion amid the forest. Some people believe she is a live doll with a soul. After hearing these tales, Akari Amano sets out to find this girl, only to start lost while exploring the forest at night. Sophie Twilight, a vampire, rescues her. She turns out to be the girl Akari was searching for. Sophie, on the other hand, does not assault people and instead purchases her blood online, unlike the vampires of legend. Akari is instantly taken with her doll-like looks and decides to move in with her and start a life with her.
12. Adachi and Shimamura
Well, Adachi and Shimamura are next on our list of the best Yuri anime ever. Adachi Sakura, a first-year high school student, skips class and waits upstairs in the school’s gym to kill time. Shimamura Hougetsu, a girl who is skipping class, meets her there. They start playing table tennis before choosing to go back to class. They become best friends as they spend more and more time together. Adachi finds it difficult to convey her increasing love sentiments to Shimamura as they become closer, particularly because Shimamura regards Adachi as only a friend.
13. Aoi Hana
Okudaira Akira, a Fujigaya Girls Academy high school student, is reunited with her childhood friend, Manjoume Fumi, whom she has not seen in 10 years. Fumi joins Matsuoka Girls High School, where she immediately meets Yasuko Sugimoto, an attractive third-year student. Akira joins her school’s theatrical club alongside her classmate and friend Ikumi Kyouko. Kyouko soon falls in love with Yasuko, but she rejects her. Yasuko and Fumi continue to become closer and will soon be a couple. Fumi tells Akira the truth, who is first confused about how to react but attempts to support Fumi’s new relationship.
14. Strawberry Panic
Strawberry Panic is the next anime on our list of the best Yuri anime ever. Nagisa Aoi starts her new school life as a transfer scholar at St. Miator’s Girls Academy, one of the country’s three most prominent girls’ schools. On her first day, Nagisa gets lost and meets a strange student whose elegance and charm are so enticing that she finds herself in the hospital. When she wakes up, she is met by Tamao Suzumi, her roommate, who eagerly exposes Nagisa to daily life and the social structure of their university. Tamao tells them about the existence of Etoile, the exceptional student representative from each of the three institutions. Nagisa is eager to meet this person, but she soon finds that the delicate beauty she encountered before, Shizuma Hanazono, is none other than Etoile. Shizuma seems overtly interested in Nagisa as if that wasn’t enough.
15. Wataten!: An Angel Flew Down to Me
Miyako Hoshino, a college student, is quite bashful among other people. She spends most of her time crafting cosplay clothes in her apartment. When her fifth-grade classmate, Hinata, brings Hana’s Shirosaki home, her classmate, Miyako, is instantly drawn to Hana’s charm. Miyako continues to attempt to get close to Hana by offering her chocolates and convincing her to put on the costumes Miyako crafts. This first gives Hana a false image of Miyako, but Miyako will go to any length to be close to the angel in front of her.
16. Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne
Man craves immortality. But would it still be a prized skill if people understood it would expose them to many attacks? At least, this is the case with Rin Asougi, an immortal private investigator with a slew of people who want her dead. She has had numerous tragic ends throughout the years. But she has always returned to life as if nothing had occurred. Rin meets Kouki Maeno, a guy who feels his memories are incorrect, in 1990 while looking for a lost cat. Rin decides to assist him and quickly discovers that Kouki may be more than meets the eye.
17. Yuru Yuri
Yuru Yuri is the next anime on our list of the best Yuri anime of all time. After missing her childhood friends for a year in elementary school, first-year student Akari Akaza is reunited with second-year students Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou at their all-girls high school. During their first year together, Yui and Kyouko founded the “Fun Club,” which now occupies the defunct Tea Club space. Soon after Akari enters, one of her classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, arrives, mistaking the three for a tea club. Only by explaining that the Tea Club has already split can the three girls persuade Chinatsu to join the Entertainment Club. This group exists only to bring enjoyment to its members.
18. Konohana Kitan
Yuzu, a joyful fox girl, begins her first work as a maid at the historic hot springs inn — Konohanatei — in a ghostly town. Despite Yuzu’s lack of experience working at a high-end firm, Kiri, the kind and dependable head supervisor, assists her in learning the fundamentals straight away. While Yuzu’s requests prove to be more of a problem than a boon, her whimsical temperament lends the inn a distinct charm, as guests and colleagues gradually embrace her clumsy but well-intended gaffes.
My-home comes in last on our list of the best Yuri anime ever. Tokiha Mai and her younger brother Takumi have just attended the elite Fuuka Academy. The exclusive Fuuka Academy conceals many mysteries. When they arrive at the school, Mai finds herself connected to a kid, a half-spiritual, half-mechanical entity that can only be summoned and controlled by girls who have the HiME mark. Mai is informed that she is one of the twelve girls who carry the markings mentioned above and that she must use her powers to protect everyone from the orphans – horrific beings with abilities similar to HiME children. Mai is hesitant to get involved since she is protective of her brother. Still, more HiMEs appear around her, each with distinctly different motivations and intentions for exploiting their powers.
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