In Japan, same-sex relationships are still frowned upon, but it isn’t just that. Coming to terms with your sexuality is difficult even in areas where it is accepted, particularly when you develop feelings for close friends, as is the case in yuri shows.
Therefore, this sets the stage for an emotional journey in this anime genre that any romance fan can enjoy if they keep an open mind.
Yuri anime has been popular and thriving since the early days of anime, and they are also known as Shoujo Ai. The relationships between the girls are the foundation of these series.
Yuri anime plots range from deep bonding to heavy fan-service-driven plots, and some have done outstanding work in capturing the emotion and depth of this unique community.
Although some people enjoy yuri anime because they think it’s sexy, but the majority of people enjoy good yuri anime because it contains some genuinely deep stories. Here are some of the best yuri/lesbian anime that you can watch!
1. Sweet Blue Flowers
Fumi Manjoume, shy and soft-spoken, and Akira Okudaira, outgoing and caring, were best friends in elementary school, but that changed when Fumi and her family moved away.
Years later, after being accepted to Matsuoka Girls’ High School, Fumi returns to her hometown. She meets up with Akira, who will be attending Fujigatani Girls’ Academy. Their relationship isn’t the same now as it was years ago, despite their reunion.
As soon as Fumi arrives at school, popular senior Yasuko Sugimoto notices her and flatters her more than any other student. After relying on Akira for help so many times, Fumi has to discover who she is instead of standing in someone else’s shadow.
That doesn’t stop Akira from wishing for her friendship with Fumi to return to its former glory. Will they be able to face the difficulties high school brings before it tears them apart?
Aoi Hana is attempting to portray a thoughtful and serious story about a group of adolescent girls learning about first love and themselves.
2. Whispered Words
Kazama Ushio has a problem. She just can’t seem to shake the shackles of unrequited love off her shoulders. She is prone to falling in love with someone, only to be heartbroken when that person does not reciprocate her feelings.
Sumika, Kazama’s best friend, has witnessed this numerous times, but Kazama is unaware that Sumika has been withholding her feelings for her for quite some time. When the inevitable happens, and Kazama is left to wallow in her grief once more, Sumika is there to comfort her.
Sumika is stuck in a never-ending love triangle with Kazama and her fleeting love interests, and she lacks the courage to tell Kazama her true feelings.
This anime may strike a chord with anyone who has ever been involved in one-sided love. However, the show doesn’t take itself too seriously, and there’s plenty of comedy to keep things from devolving into a pity party.
There’s a lot of comedy in this anime. Sasameki Koto does a fantastic job of balancing the drama with enough comedy.
3. Revolutionary Girl Utena
Utena Tenjou vowed to become a prince after meeting a traveling prince who consoled her after her parents died. The prince only left Utena with a ring with a strange rose crest on it and a promise to see her again someday.
As Utena attends Ootori Academy a few years later, she becomes involved in a dangerous game. Duelists with rings that match Utena’s compete for a one-of-a-kind prize: the Rose Bride, Anthy Himemiya, and her enigmatic abilities.
When Utena defeats Anthy in a duel, she realizes that the only way to free Anthy and learn the secrets of Ootori Academy is to revolutionize the world.
This anime combines surrealist imagery and ideas with complex allegories and metaphors to create a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age story about idealism, illusions, adulthood, and identity.
This show is a lot of fun to watch and is very engrossing. The oddball-yet-chivalrous atmosphere entices you in and keeps you hooked.
4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are ordinary middle school students with ordinary lives, but everything changes when they meet Kyuubey, a magical cat, and Homura Akemi, a new transfer student.
Kyuubey makes them an offer: he will grant any of their wishes in exchange for them becoming magical girls with enough power to realize their dreams. Homura Akemi, a magical girl herself, advises them against accepting the offer, claiming that nothing is as it seems.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a story of hope, despair, and friendship that explores the challenges that magical girls face and the price that must be paid to make a dream come true.
The way the plot unfolds is simply breathtaking. The build-up of tension, plot twists, drama, and psychological atmosphere all contribute to a gripping story.
Plot twists, drama, heartbreaking and heartwarming moments all come together in a brilliant plot with a satisfying conclusion.
In Simulicram’s peaceful theocracy, everyone is born female. Each maiden, at the age of 17, takes part in a special ceremony in which she chooses her sex.
Only a pair of maiden priestesses can synchronize with the ancient flying ships known as Simoun, which are needed to defend Simulicram. These Pairs will avoid the ceremony as long as they want to continue to pilot their Simoun.
Aer is recruited as a Simoun pilot after an enemy nation’s attack decimates the squadron known as Chor Tempest. To earn her wings, she must find her way into the heart of Neviril, Regina of Chor Tempest.
Neviril’s heart, however, belongs to her previous Pair, whom she lost in battle when she tried a forbidden Simoun maneuver.
The anime’s main focus is on the relationships among the Simoun pilots, with the girls trying to protect and save each other while also figuring out how to make sacrifices in order to achieve their goals.
6. Sakura Trick
Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda have been best friends since middle school and plan to attend Misato West High School together. Despite being assigned to the same class, they are seated on opposite ends of the room due to a cruel twist of Fate!
To make matters worse, their school will close in three years, leaving them as the final first-year class. Haruka is unfazed by this series of misfortunes, and she is determined to stay with Yuu and make many wonderful memories with her.
Yuu’s easygoing demeanor, much to Haruka’s jealousy, quickly attracts the attention of their female classmates.
In an empty classroom, Yuu shares a deep, affectionate kiss with her friend, sympathizing with her growing insecurities.
The act strengthens their bond as “special friends,” gradually revealing a new facet of their special friendship while also introducing new conflicts.
Sakura Trick is a refreshingly different Slice of Life show, as it rejects the concept of static timelines commonly seen in this genre.
7. Kiniro Mosaic
Shinobu Oomiya once traveled to England to take part in a homestay program. A close friend she made at the time was Alice Cartelet, the daughter of the family she lived with during the homestay.
Despite the language barrier, when it came time for Shinobu to return to Japan, the two were able to express their sadness.
Shinobu, now a first-year high school student, receives an airmail letter in a language she does not understand five years later. This letter was written by Alice herself, and it describes her own homestay in Japan.
Indeed, Alice will be a student at Shinobu’s high school and will live with her! The girls go to school together with their friends Youko Inokuma, Aya Komichi, and Karen Kujou and learn about their different cultures every day.
The show continues with these five friends and their day-to-day lives, which are full of comedic situations. Each episode brings a cheerful aura and brings out the cuteness of each character, which is a plus for any slice of life fan.
8. Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo: Anata To Koibito Tsunagi
Reo Kawamura and Mai Sawaguchi don’t appear to be friends. Even though Mai tries her hardest to get along with Reo, they always end up fighting. When Mai inquires about Reo’s feelings for her, Reo instead confesses.
Mai is perplexed and surprised, and she begins to wonder if she shares her feelings. She meets Reo again after school, prepared to respond. The two girls agree that their feelings are mutual and begin to use each other to satisfy their sexual desires.
The hentai ‘Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo: Anata to Koibito Tsunagi’ is as grand as its title. First and foremost, it is the wet dream of every vanilla enthusiast. This hentai is the epitome of vanilla. Second, it passes every moral test that can be applied to it.
It’s morally perfect, with mostly sex scenes, and the design is perfect for this genre of hentai. Both characters adore each other and will always be there for each other.
The members of the Futabu, or Futanari Club, had planned a relaxing vacation at the Manra Valley onsen. Officially, their goal is to conduct research for a high school project on the local harvest festival. They’re there unofficially to have a good time, and the springs are an aphrodisiac.
In comparison to the original Slice of Life, the sequel has an actual plot, allowing these characters to finally relax. Each plotline fits the show’s absurd and hyperbolic style as a whole, with silly tropes that allow the audience to laugh at the show.
Unlike Futabu!, each scene felt earned, with a precursor that helped us explain how we got into a situation. This did not randomly throw sex scenes at us.
Futabu is one of the most well-known futa hentai, and for good reason: it plays heavily on the ‘futas are always horny’ trope and embraces it throughout the series. Futabu!! is a fantastic sequel that will not disappoint fans of the original show.
Takuro Hayami is one of the new students at the prestigious Saint Arcadia School, which has recently opened its doors to male students. He is overjoyed at the prospect of sharing a dormitory with attractive and well-endowed classmates, but he is unaware that the academy’s female students are sex-hungry deviants.
Takuro appears to be a regular student at first glance, but he quickly becomes the target of aggressive courting. When one of his roommates, Yuuki Miyagishi, manages to seduce him, she discovers his unique talent: exceptional sexual prowess!
Hayami’s “Ultimate Sex Power” quickly gains a following on campus, and what began as harmless kinkiness quickly devolves into a fierce competition as each student club tries to persuade Takuro to join their ranks.
The arrival of the new transfer student might just be the tipping point in a desperate sexual power struggle hidden beneath Saint Arcadia’s sugar-coated reputation.
The characters are as one would expect from the source material: well-drawn, with most sex scenes in the OVA’s six episodes being extremely detailed.
11. Bloom Into You
Yuu Koito has always been fascinated by romantic shoujo manga and love song lyrics. On the day she finally receives a confession, she patiently waits for the wings of love to sprout and send her heart fluttering.
However, she is left feeling hollow when a junior high classmate declares his love for her at their graduation. The realization dawns on her that although she understands romance as a concept, she has never experienced it firsthand.
Yuu is still undecided and disheartened about how to respond to her suitor now that she has started high school. There, she encounters Touko Nanami, the seemingly flawless student council president, who maturely rejects a confession.
Yuu approaches Touko for advice, drawn by her elegant demeanor, only to be surprised when the president confesses to her! Yuu quickly finds herself in Touko’s palm and unwittingly embarks on a quest for the emotion that has eluded her for so long.
Bloom Into You isn’t a romance. It’s more a love story about self-discovery. Bloom Into You portrays homosexual youth more realistically than any other anime before it.
12. Strawberry Panic
Nagisa Aoi is a transfer student at St. Miator’s Girls Academy, one of Astraea Hill’s three prestigious all-girls schools, for the new school year. On her first day, Nagisa gets lost and meets a mysterious student whose elegance and charm are so irresistible that she ends up in the hospital.
Nagisa’s roommate, Tamao Suzumi, is there to greet her when she wakes up, eager to show her around campus and introduce her to the social structure. Tamao also informs her that each of the three schools has an exceptional student representative known as the Etoile, or “star,” who represents each of the three schools.
Nagisa is overjoyed to learn that Shizuma Hanazono, the ethereal beauty she met earlier, is none other than Etoile herself! Shizuma also appears to be genuinely interested in Nagisa!
Her interactions with Shizuma naturally make her a popular topic on campus, but Nagisa can’t help but wonder if there’s something wrong.
There are plenty of characters to fall in love with, and you’d have to be heartless not to feel a connection to the majority of them by the end of the series.
13. Riddle Story of Devil
Myoujou Academy, a prestigious private girls’ boarding school, has just accepted Tokaku Azuma. But there’s a catch: she’s an assassin, and she’s teaming up with 11 of her classmates in Class Black to kill their sweet-natured classmate, Haru Ichinose.
Whoever succeeds, regardless of the difficulty or cost, will be granted their deepest desire. Each assassin, however, has only one shot at killing her; if they fail, they will be kicked out.
Despite the high stakes, Tokaku chooses a different path. Regardless of the fact that Haru is the girl she is supposed to kill, the young assassin is drawn to her intended victim.
Tokaku refuses to let Haru die despite the fact that the entire class is out for her, promising to protect her from a growing bloodlust.
Each episode focuses on one or more assassins in their attempt to kill Haru. Throughout the episode, you will learn about their motivations and the reasons for their participation.
14. Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san
The cat-loving extrovert Yachiyo Inugami and the dog-loving introvert Suzu Nekoyama are unexpectedly cast into a relationship on a day like any other. An unexplainable attraction between their opposing personalities draws the two together.
As they come to understand one another, Inugami’s relentless efforts to gain Nekoyama’s favor lead to frenzied reactions. Soon after the historical union of the two, they began to spend more time together and grew closer.
Mikine Nezu, Inugami’s classmate, notices their antics, and they soon become members of the “biology” club.
They run into Ushikawa Ukiji, a docile upperclassman with a cow-like appearance. Soon after, Nezu and Nekoyama started strengthening their bond, resulting in a game of cat and mouse.
Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is a wild, explosive, and vibrant comedy about two high school girls and their out-of-the-ordinary relationship.
Look no further if you’re looking for a lighthearted, goofy, and all-around entertaining anime. Each episode tells a different story, but it serves no purpose other than to make you laugh and squee at the adorable yuri moments.
To find true love, Kanako Miyamae transfers to Ame no Kisaki Catholic school, influenced by the love story of her parents, who met and fell in love there. There is one difference, however: because men cause Kanako to break out in hives, she decided to attend the all-girls school in search of a female partner.
Kanako thinks she’s found that special someone when she meets Mariya Shidou, but there’s more to Mariya than meets the eye—it turns out Kanako’s first love is actually a cross-dressing boy.
Mariya threatens to reveal Kanako’s nefarious intentions unless she conceals his true gender, and to make matters worse, he replaces her original roommate so that he can keep a closer eye on her.
Maria†Holic follows Kanako as she searches for the girl of her dreams in all the wrong places—that is if she can survive being Mariya’s roommate!
The nonsensical, silly, parody-esque story will quickly become familiar to you. This is the one for you if you’re looking for a lighthearted, funny story with little relevance but plenty of laughs.
16. Sailor Moon
Usagi Tsukino is a mediocre student and a crybaby klutz who consistently fails her tests. Her mundane existence is turned upside down when she saves a cat with a crescent moon on its head from harm. Usagi is destined to become Sailor Moon, a planetary guardian with the power to protect the Earth, as revealed by the cat, Luna.
She is given a special brooch that allows her to transform, and she must use her new abilities to save the city from the malevolent Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom’s energy-stealing monsters.
But learning to control her abilities and combating villains aren’t the only concerns she has. For the planet to be saved, she must locate the Moon Kingdom’s lost princess, the other Sailor Guardians, and the Legendary Silver Crystal.
Sailor Moon is a show that everyone should watch because it has a great cast of characters, a long, emotional series involving epic battles between good and evil, and a well-developed plot.
17. Yuru Yuri
After a year away from her childhood friends in elementary school, first-year student Akari Akaza is reunited with second-year students Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou at their all-girls middle school. During their first year together, Yui and Kyouko founded the “Amusement Club,” which now occupies the Tea Club’s room, which is no longer in use.
Soon after Akari joins, one of her classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, visits the three girls, mistaking them for the Tea Club; it is only after they explain that the Tea Club has disbanded that Chinatsu agrees to join the Amusement Club—a group whose sole purpose is to entertain its members.
Yuru Yuri is an odd comedy about a group of girls who spend their free time drinking tea and fawning over each other, completely oblivious to the presence of the supposed main character Akari.
Although there isn’t much of a plot, it works for anime; the show revolves around the characters, what they do, and how they interact with one another, and it works overall.
18. Honoo No Haramase Tenkousei
The main character, Tatsuya Tagami, dreams of conquering the world, and his first step is to make every female classmate pregnant. Unfortunately, his dream is nearly impossible to realize at his all-boys school. As a result, he changes schools to the Hakuka Co-Ed Academy, which was previously an all-girls school.
He goes through and plants his seed in each of the girls with the help of a couple of girls and their sex robot, converting girls into his loyal sex slaves at each step.
Honoo no Haramase Tenkousei is a harem-style hentai series with a lighthearted tone. This series features a slew of very attractive ecchi girls, as well as plenty of sex, fetishes, and yuri action. The story’s premise is a little ridiculous. In any case, you have your main story, a little filler story to set up each scene, and then hentai action galore.
This is a good watch with plenty of hentai action and attractive female characters to satisfy your eye candy needs.
19. Shoujo Sect
Momoko Naitou and Shinobu Handa met on a playground ten years ago and became friends. They shared a kiss and a promise to see each other again before their separation.
Shinobu remembers the vow even after all these years, but Momoko has forgotten it. They are now both students at the same school. Their personalities, on the other hand, are diametrically opposed.
Momoko is a good student and a member of the disciplinary committee, while Shinobu is a delinquent collecting a string of lovers. As Shinobu flirts with Momoko, she tries to reawaken the memories of their old relationship.
Momoko and Shinobu’s lives are engulfed by various love and lust stories. Can these two find a way to reconnect?
Shoujo Sect is a Hentai, Yuri, Romance, Drama that features plenty of girl-on-girl action and a compelling story. Watching this short OVA is akin to watching a collection of short stories, as each relationship is unique in its own way.
Mireille Bouquet, a hired assassin, receives an odd email from Kirika Yuumura, a young Japanese student, inviting Mireille to “make a pilgrimage to past” with her on a sunny afternoon in Paris.
Initially dismissing the email as nonsense, she reconsiders when it begins to play a song she remembers from her childhood.
When the two meet in person for the first time, they are ambushed by gun-wielding men. While Mireille is capable of repelling the attack, she soon discovers that Kirika is a skilled combatant after she eliminates several gunmen on her own.
Kirika laments not being able to feel remorse for her victims, despite her skill at killing. Furthermore, Kirika appears to have no recollection of how she came to possess the abilities she does, or even of her true identity.
Mireille agrees to team up with Kirika after sensing a shared history between them, and together they search for answers about their pasts.
The duo’s fragile alliance is put to the test as they begin accepting jobs, each of which brings them closer to the truth of who they really are.
21. Konohana Kitan
A cheerful fox girl named Yuzu, starts her first job as an attendant at Konohanatei, a bustling village of spirits’ traditional hot springs inn. Despite Yuzu’s lack of experience working in such a high-end establishment, Kiri, the affable and dependable head attendant, immediately puts her to work, teaching her the fundamentals.
Yuzu’s eagerness initially proves to be a hindrance rather than a blessing, but her playful nature captivates the inn to both customers and coworkers, who quickly warm to her clumsy but well-intentioned gaffes.
With the help of the other foxes—the rigid Satsuki, the carefree Natsume, the critical Ren, and the quiet Sakura—Yuzu is gradually taught the trade of an inn attendant while learning to love the magical world around her.
The heartwarming story of a simple fox girl forging bonds with others and finding a home amidst the mysterious, beautiful world of spirits is told by Konohana Kitan.
The plot revolves around Mai Tokiha, a seemingly ordinary high-school girl who, along with her younger brother Takumi, has recently transferred to the prestigious Fuuka Academy.
The prestigious Fuuka Academy is riddled with mysteries involving both students and staff. Mai is bound to a Child, a part-spiritual, part-mechanical creature that can only be summoned and controlled by girls with the HiME mark as they arrive at the academy.
Mai has been informed that she is one of twelve girls with the mark and that they must use their abilities to protect everyone from Orphans, monstrous creatures with abilities similar to the HiME’s Children.
Because of her protective role toward her brother, Mai is hesitant to get involved at first, but the other HiME quickly manifest around her, each with very different motivations and goals for using her powers.
The action and magical girl genres collide in Mai-HiME. It’s a little bit of everything: every genre, every anime trope, and every character type imaginable all rolled into one.
During the summer of Yuzu Aihara’s freshman year of high school, her mother remarried, forcing her to transfer to a new school. This inconvenient event is just another chance for Yuzu, a fashionable socialite, to meet new people, fall in love, and finally kiss for the first time.
Yuzu’s aspirations and sense of style, however, do not fit in at her new ultra-strict, all-girls school, which is full of obedient shut-ins and grade-skippers.
The imposing and beautiful student council president, Mei Aihara, is drawn to Yuzu’s garish appearance right away and begins sensually caressing her body in an attempt to seize her cellphone.
Yuzu returns home from her first day exhausted to discover a shocking truth: Mei is her new step-sister! Yuzu initially attempts to be friendly with her, but Mei’s cold shoulder routine forces Yuzu to begin teasing her.
Despite Yuzu’s desperate attempts to break free, Mei shoves her to the ground and kisses her before she can finish her sentence. Once she’s finished, Mei storms out of the room, leaving Yuzu to ponder what happened during the first kiss and the secrets behind her new sister’s tortured expression.
24. Star ☆ Jewel
The goddesses of light and dark are engaged in a battle. While the former tries to steal the jewels from unwitting women, leaving lifeless husks in their wake, the latter goes after the evildoers. Both types of goddesses can fight, but their retractable penises are their most powerful weapons—the only way to win is to flood the enemy with pleasure.
You must make love to your opponent in order to defeat them. Using sex to harm your enemy is an interesting juxtaposition. The “death blow” is when you hit their g-spot just right to make them orgasm, and sharing a kiss is the equivalent of a punch in the face. The concept of a sex fight is intriguing.
For futa fans, this is a must-see. All of the “goddesses” are futas. It has a good balance of story and sex scenes, with not too much sex that drags on and not too much plot that makes you want to skip straight to the sex scenes.
25. Oniisama E
When Nanako Misonoo, 16, enrolls in the prestigious all-girls Seiran Academy, she believes she will have a bright future. Instead, she is entangled in a web of deception, misery, and jealousy. She is also chosen as the newest inductee into the Sorority, an elite group whose members are the envy of the entire school.
Nanako quickly enrages her envious classmates, particularly the fiery Aya Misaki, because she lacks the grace, wealth, and talent of the others.
As a way of coping with her increasingly difficult school life, Nanako writes letters to her former teacher, Takehiko Henmi, whom she affectionately refers to as “onii-sama.”
Tomoko Arikura, her childhood best friend, Rei Asaka, the troubled musician, Kaoru Orihara, the athletic tomboy Kaoru Orihara, and the sociable but erratic Mariko Shinobu are her four closest friends, who provide her comfort.
Oniisama e is a moving drama about bullying that follows a young girl as she adjusts to her new school and faces cruel rumors, heartless classmates, and a slew of social challenges.
Oosawa Maria is a photographer from Japan who is currently based in Shanghai, China. She looks for potential newsworthy stories throughout the city with her partner Mino.
When strange things happen at a local festival, Maria and Mino investigate right away. Suddenly, the two find themselves in the middle of a fight between unknown masked men and a strange white-haired woman.
Just as Maria is about to be caught in the crossfire, Canaan, an old friend, appears and assists Maria in escaping. However, a sinister plot involving a deadly virus soon appears, and Canaan realizes that she must confront her past if she is to stop the perpetrator and save her friends.
The plot is fairly straightforward, and there are no particularly large plot twists. However, rather than detracting from the enjoyment value, this enhanced it.
The plot is simple, but it makes you want to watch the next episode to find out what sinister force is behind the strange events.