Top 30 Best Yuri Anime [2021]

Mai Hime

Boy meets girl—no cute girl meets cute girl and falls in love! Mainly popular in the shojo ai genre, romance and relationships between girls have been getting more mainstream attention and series filled with adorable and clumsy first love.

Follow the sweet and sassy in their cuteness, drama, and misunderstandings—starting new friendships, discovering more in old ones, and realizing who they are and who they want to be and be with.

Best Yuri Anime

30. Netsu Trap –NTR–

Netsu Trap –NTR–

Yuma Okazaki and Hotaru Mizushina have been friends all the way up to high school—they even go on double dates with their boyfriends Takeda and Fujiwara. Their lives are picture-perfect—until Hotaru kisses Yuma!

Now Yuma doesn’t know what to do. Hotaru says she wants to “help her practice,” but Yuma doesn’t want to hurt Takeda. So starts Yuma and Hotaru’s secret relationship behind their boyfriends’ backs. What could go wrong? What other secrets are there?

29. Kuttsukiboshi

Kiiko has always been in love with Aaya Saitou—that’s just a fact! She loves everything about her: her beautiful blonde hair, big blue eyes, and sweet and gentle voice.

It’s in high school when the two of them start to tiptoe the line of friends to lovers and make lasting memories before school’s end. But, things are a bit more complicated for them when Kiiko tells Aaya that she has psychic powers.

At first, they have fun playing with her, but Kiiko learns more about her powers, she begins to learn that Aaya is hiding a dark secret that could destroy their relationship and friendship.

28. Citrus

Citrus

16-year-old gyaru Yuzu Aihara is not thrilled when her mom gets remarried and transfers her to a new school, but is excited to make new friends and making progress in her love life.

The one thing she wasn’t anticipating was the uptight school and student council president Mei and her no-sense attitude with Yuzu and her free-spirit fashion choices. What’s worse: Mei is Yuzu’s new stepsister! Great. Yuzu tries to be friendly to her new sister—until she forces Yuzu to the ground and kisses her!

27. Flagtime

Highschooler Misuzu Moritani has always suffered from social anxiety and can’t bring herself to even talk to her classmates and others who want to talk to her and get to know her better. Misuzu has been able to escape her anxiety by using her ability to freeze time for exactly three minutes.

Everything changes for Misuzu when she discovers that a girl named Haruka Murakami is unaffected by her abilities and becomes Misuzu’s first real friend that will stay by her side and push her out of her comfort zone and experience the life she’s missed out on.

26. Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

Inugami San To Nekoyama San

Despite their names, 16-year-old Yachiyo Inugami and Suzu Nekoyama are polar opposites. Inugami is an energetic and fun-loving cat person, while Nekoyama is a total shy and moody dog person. It’s their opposite names and personalities that make them the best of friends.

Their dynamic changes quickly when Inugami’s classmate Mikine Nezu has the two of them join her Biology Club. Inugami and Nezu quickly get along, but Nekoyama and Nezu soon start a game of cat and mouse.

25. Riddle Story of Devil

Thirteen girls have just transferred to Class Black of the elite private girls’ Myoujou Academy. One of them is 15-year-old Tokaku Azuma, and the whole class are assassins except for Haru Ichinose, the girl the class is tasked with assassinating.

If they kill Haru, any wish they desire will be granted. If they fail, they will be expelled. Simple as that. At least, it would have been if Tokaku hadn’t befriended the naïve yet sweet Haru and vowed to protect the pigtailed girl from the rest of her assassin classmates.

24. Kanamewo

Kanamewo

One day while biking home from work, a young woman gets caught up in a horrific rainstorm and finds a goddess whose shrine is being torn down due to construction. The woman saves the goddess and brings her back to her home.

The two become quick friends and develop a deep relationship, but with the construction destroying her shrine, will the goddess be able to live through it? Will the young woman be able to let her go if she does?

23. Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl

16-year-old Hazumu Osaragi finally plucks up the courage to confess his love to his close friend and classmate Yasuna Kamiizumi, who swiftly rejects him. Feeling depressed, Hazumu climbs up a mountain where he is accidentally killed by an alien spaceship—as one often does.

The alien is able to bring Hazumu back to life but mistakenly brings him back as a girl! After Hazumu is able to return to school, he-now-she is met with Yasuna, who suddenly confesses her love to Hazumu. Her new life as a girl is able to get a whole lot more confusing and complicating. Thanks, alien creature.

22. Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sister in Daily Life

Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sister in Daily Life

17-year-old Kanade and Yukino Sakurai are twin sisters who have always been extremely close, they even moved out together when they started high school. Their dynamic begins to change when first-year Sakuya Kamiyama starts hanging out with Yukino.

Kanade thinks they’re dating and tries to give the two some space. Yukino reveals that Sakuya has been stalking Kanade and trying to get personal information from Yukino! Will Sakuya’s obsession tear the twins apart or bringing them closer together than ever before?

21. Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

16-year-old Himeko Kurusugawa is a shy but pure-hearted girl, and Chikane Himemiya has always been beautiful and assertive. Despite this, they are connected by a special bond: they are the reincarnation of the solar and lunar Mikos. They love each other no matter what, and nothing can break them apart.

On their shared birthday, Himeko and Chikane are attacked by an unknown evil, and their priestess powers are finally unlocked, and they have to work together to defeat the evil that threatens their lives—some much closer to home than they realize.

20. Kanamemo

Kanamemo

Not to be confused with Kanamewo, this series follows 13-year-old Kana Nakamachi. Kana ends up in an empty house after her grandmother’s passing but is worried that she can’t pay to stay. Without a home or money, Kana finds the Fushin Gazette, a newspaper delivery business that gives her a roof over her head if she agrees to work for them.

Kana agrees and has to get used to working hours, dogs who are not a fan of her mailman job, and a delivery rival. Luckily, Kana has the support of a unique group of coworkers at Fushin Gazette that keeps her on her toes and her hands full.

19. Sakura Trick

Yuu Sonoda and Haruka Takayama have been best friends since middle school and are excited to start high school together. Just there just, they end up in the same class…with their seats being on opposite sides of the classroom! The cherry on top: Misato West High School is closing in third years, making them the last first-years!

It’s fine, they’re friendship will endure. But as Yuu starts to make more friends, Haruka starts feeling jealous and fears she’s losing her best friend. Yuu tells Haruka that she feels the same fears, and the two share an intimate kiss, secreting a “special bond” between the two of them and change their friendship forever.

18. Maria†Holic

Maria†holic.

Kanako Miyamae is, despite finding love just like her parents, but is terrified of boys. She ends up transferring to all girls’ Ame no Kisaki Catholic School in search of the love of her life.

Instead, she meets Mariya Shidou, her new roommate, who threatens to tell everyone about Kanako’s sinful intentions. Soon Kanako discovers a secret that will keep Mariya silent: she is actually a cross-dressing boy! Now, the two are bonded by shared secrets that could bring them closer than they first thought. But will it turn into love?

17. Yuri Kuma Arashi

Once upon a time, bear humanoids and humans live side-by-side with one another in peace and harmony—until a meteor shower fell to Earth and made the bears turn violent and developed a taste for human flesh! So, for obvious reasons, humans built the Wall of Severance to protect themselves from the new man-devouring bears.

Two bears named Ginko Yurishiro and Lulu Yurigasaki manage to sneak past the Wall of Severance and enroll at Arashigaoka, where they disguise themselves as humans. It’s there they meet lovers Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino, where a unique friendship blooms. But Kureha has a secret: she hates bears.

16. Whispered Words

Whispered Words

15-year-old Sumika Murasame is in love with her best friend, Ushio Kazama. But since Ushio only likes “cute” and “small” girls, Sumika can’t bring herself to confess due to her being tall and athletic.

One day, Sumika and Ushio get to know a couple in class: Tomoe Hachikusa and Miyako Taema, and get roped into hope to start a “Girls’ Club.” Soon, Sumika gets caught up in a cross-dressing model, a shy classmate with a deep love for dojinshi, and a yuri author that takes her away from Ushio—or so she thinks.

15. Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighbourhood

15-year-old Akari Amano has always heard rumors about a living doll with a human soul who lives in the middle of the forest. Curious to find this strange girl, Akari begins to explore the forest and ends up lost.

She is saved by the rumored girl, a vampire named Sophie Twilight, who has no desire to suck Akari’s blood (she purchases her blood online). Akari decides to move in with Sophie and thus begins the start of a beautiful friendship and new life together.

14. Sweet Blue Flowers

Sweet Blue Flowers

Being best friends since elementary school, the sweet and cheerful Akira Okudaira and the shy and anxious Fumi Manjoume are separated when Fumi is forced to move away with her family. Years later, they are reunited when Fumi moves back home.

Despite getting to see each other again, they’re going to different high schools, and it becomes clear that their friendship is not the same as they use to be. Although Akira wants to be like they use to, Fumi realizes that she needs to figure out who she is and who she wants to be—especially when she starts to develop a crush on popular girl Yasuko Sugimoto.

13. Adachi and Shimamura

By chance, 15-year-old Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura skip class and meet in the gym. They begin spending time together, enjoying each others’ company, and end up becoming great friends. At first, they just see each other as platonic friends, but new feelings rise to the surface as they become closer.

It becomes clear that they aren’t just platonic friends. Their friendship starts to deepen, neither girl knows what to do or how to explore the boundaries of their friendship. Will Adachi and Shimamura grow closer than friends, become something more, or will this new bond tear them further apart?

12. Kiniro Mosiac

Kiniro Mosiac

5-years-ago Shinobu Omiya left Japan to live in England, where she, despite the language barrier, becomes close friends with another girl named Alice Cartelet. Now, back in Japan, Shinobu gets a letter from Alice saying that she is coming to Japan to live with her!

Alice moves in and enrolls at Shinobu’s high school along with her friend from England named Karen Kujo. Along with her friends Youko Inokum and Aya Komichi, Shinobu and Alice become better friends and learn about each other’s cultures.

11. Strawberry Panic

Nagisa Aoi is the new transfer student to one of three elite schools, St. Miator’s Girls Academy, and quickly finds herself lost on her first day. She finds herself in front of a mysterious girl who is so beautiful that Nagisa collapses and ends up in the nurse’s office.

She is greeted by her roommate, Tamao Suzumi, who is here to help Nagisa around the campus and her school schedule. Most importantly, Tamao tells Nagisa about the top student in all three schools—the Étoile. It turns out it’s the beautiful girl Nagisa met before, Shizuma Hanazono, and, somehow, she has taken an interest in Nagisa!

10. Maria Watches Over Us

Maria Watches Over Us

When the bashful and shy Yumi Fukuzawa enrolled at Tokyo’s catholic school, Lillian Girls’ Academy, she didn’t expect to be noticed by anyone, let alone the most popular and beautiful girl in school Sachiko Ogasawara. Yumi is beyond flustered when Sachiko says she wants to take Yumi under her wing and guide her through her high school life.

Rumors quickly spread about the two of them, and Yumi struggles to be the center of attention alongside Sachiko, who doesn’t even bat an eye. Yumi can survive high school and anything with Sachiko by her side!

9. Simoun

In Simulicram, every person is born female, and, at age 17, each holds a special ceremony where they chose their gender. To protect their peace, maiden priestesses become Pairs and are able to synchronize with each other through a kiss and can gain the ability to pilot ancient ships known as Simoun.

Aer is a new Simoun pilot who possesses a unique flying ability. She serves as one of the replacements for pilots lost in a vicious battle. She wants to be partnered up with Neviril, whose lost her love was the Pair that Aer is replacing. Despite the pains of the past, Aer and Neviril will have to work through them all if they’re going to work together to protect their home.

8. Mai-HiME

Mai Hime

Mai Tokiha is an ordinary high schooler who transfers to high-status Fuuka Academy that hides many mysteries. Getting to Fuuka Academy, Mai ends up being bound to a “Child,” a part-spirit, pair-mechanical creature that can be summoned by girls who possess the HiME mark.

Apparently, Mai is one of those girls. One of twelve actually, and they must use their abilities to power everyone from “Orphans,” monstrous beasts with similar powers of HiMe’s Children.

With the Orphan threat more powerful and aggressive than ever, Mai joins the other HiMe’s in the fight to protect the ones they love. But as more enemies are revealed and the dark secret of their fate as HiME, each member will have to decide what they fight for and why it matters.

7. Konohana Kitan

Yuzu is a fox girl with a cheerful spirit excited to start her first job at Konohanatei, an inn with a hot springs. Although she has no experience, her enthusiastic energy makes up for her clumsy mistakes.

The customers and coworkers can’t help but notice the unique charm she brings to Konohanatei. She begins to make quick friends with the foxes and beings around her, who teaches her the tricks of the trade about her job and the world around her.

6. Yuru Yuri

Yuru Yuri

Because she’s a full year younger than her best friends, 13-year-old Akari Akaza finall gets into middle school and reunites with Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou. Akari learns that Yui and Kyouko started the Amusement Club during their first year and occupy the empty Team Club’s room.

To check up with her friends, Akari joins their club and is quickly followed by one of her classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa. Just a club of girls laughing, entertaining, and fawning over each other—and Akari’s there too.

5. Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena

Utena Tenjou is the mysterious transfer student at Ohtori Academy who shows up with a ring bearing the Mark of the Rose. All eyes are on the new girl with long pink hair who dreams of becoming a prince one day, despite being a girl.

Utena doesn’t care about any of the murmurs, her eyes are on Anthy Himemiya, the Rose Bride she is competing for in the school’s duel tournament. With the power to revolutionize the world to the victor, the only threat to Utena is Touga Kiryuu, her childhood friend who knows all about her past and knowledge about the strange ring she wears.

4. Flip Flappers

Flip Flappers

Cocona is a normal middle school girl who lives with her grandmother, who lives day-to-day without a clear goal in sight. But that okay, a weird girl with crazy orange hair named Papika shows up and whisks Cocona off to the world of Pure Illusion! Cocoa ends up in an alternate dimension with Papika, who is looking for crystal shards.

Jumping from world to world, Cocona and Papika gain the ability to transform into magical girls to fight the worlds’ creatures and a rival organization again. Working together, they will form bonds and feelings that will overcome anything—even Papika’s secret connection to Pure Illusion and Cocona.

3. Kase-san and Morning Glories

17-year-old Yui Yamada falls in love and begins dating her school’s track star Tomoka Kase, despite being both girls. Tomoka is an energetic tomboy with tons of friends, and Yui is a timid girly girl who enjoys gardening.

Although they have completely different personalities and social lives, they care for and support each other more than anything as they enjoy the excitement and youth of first love.

2. Dear Brother

Dear Brother

16-year-old Nanako Misonoo enrolls at Seiren Academy, an all-girl known for its influential status. Nanako is even more excited when she’s invited to join the Sorority, a select group of the whole school’s talent, wealth, and beauty.

Everyone dreams of being one of them, so when Nanako is chosen as their newest member, she is welcomed to the darker side of school full of drama, deception, and obsession. At the misery of her resentful classmate, Aya Misaki, Nanako holds onto hope through letters to her former teacher, Takehiko Henmi, who she used to call “onii-sama” (big brother).

It’s through these letters and her dearest friend, Rei Asaka, Nanako tries to survive the harsh world of nasty rumors, complicated social status, and cruel school bullying.

1. Bloom Into You

Yuu Koito has always dreamed of her own shoujo manga moment: that romantic, picture-perfect moment where someone declares their love to her! That magical moment that comes right out of a fairytale! But when the moment finally happens—when her classmate from junior high confesses his love to her—she feels nothing.

Now in high school, Yuu is discouraged and hollow when it comes to her feelings on love. She knows what it means to fall in love but has never experienced it herself. It’s then that Yuu crosses paths with Touko Nanami, the perfect student council president.

Yuu accidentally overhears Touko politely reject a love confession. Then, wanting advice on love, Yuu approaches the student council president, only surprised by Touko’s sudden confession to her!

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