What You Need to Know:
- What's more adorable than a couple of cute anime girls? That's right, anime girls that are a cute couple!
- But which yuri anime does Japan love best? To find out, Akiba Souken held a poll from March 9 to 31 and received 480 votes in total.
- So, which cute yuri couples won Japanese anime fans' hearts? And do you agree with their selections? Let's get to the results and find out!
Top 10 - Top 6
10. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid / 17 votes
9. Yuri Kuma Arashi / 18 votes
8. Strike Witches / 19 votes
7. Strawberry Panic / 24 votes
6. Revolutionary Girl Utena / 25 votes
Top 5 - Top 1
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2016 to March 2016
This is a story of how two very different girls meet. Nene Nanakorobi has decided to move the bright and attractive metropolis of Cenancle. By a stroke of luck, she meets Delilah Uzal and her quirky companion with a bad attitude Clarion. Nene is ecstatic to meet Clarion though because Clarion is a fully robotic girl like Nene. Now the wheels of fate are turning and the red string of fate pulls them closer when the island is threatened to be attacked by a terrorist. Suddenly Nene and Clarion have to team up to defeat this enemy. The best part? Nene didn’t even know she could do that!
4. Maria-sama ga Miteru
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2004 to April 2004
When Yumi Fukuzawa entered the Lillian Girls' Academy, a prestigious all-girls Catholic school in Tokyo, she never imagined she would catch the eye of beautiful and demure Sachiko Ogasawara, one of the school's most popular students. Now Sachiko has offered to be Yumi's soeur, her "sister" and guide for all her years at the academy. The whole idea has Yumi completely flustered—after all, they hardly know each other!
The entire campus is abuzz with rumors about the two of them, but Yumi is conflicted over accepting Sachiko's offer. While she admires Sachiko, being her soeur would also mean constantly being at the center of the entire school's attention!
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2009 to September 2009
Saki Miyanaga is a high school freshman who doesn't like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year's gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost. As a result, she's learned to play in such a way that her score differential always remains ±0: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she's being dragged to her school's mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?
(Sources: ANN and AniDB)
2. Sakura Trick
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2014 to March 2014
Love is in the air when the story of Sakura Trick begins. Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda were best friends in middle school, and are now attending Misato West High School together. They are assigned to the same class in their first year, but are given seats on opposite sides of the room! If that wasn't enough, it is announced at the entrance ceremony that the school will be closed in three years. This doesn't bother either of them, as they still plan on having lots of fun together during their high school years.
Haruka gets jealous of Yuu making new friends though, so the two decide to deepen their bond. "Let's do something we'd never do with other girls," Yuu says, and they share a kiss in a vacant classroom after school one day. After that one kiss leads to many kisses, the two begin to realize that the relationship they share has changed completely. But what will happen to their relationship once a disapproving older sister begins to suspect that something is going on between the two?
1. Yuru Yuri
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2011 to September 2011
After a year in grade school without her childhood friends, first year student Akari Akaza is finally reunited with second years Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou at their all-girls' middle school. During the duo's first year, Yui and Kyouko formed the "Amusement Club" which occupies the now nonexistent Tea Club's room. Shortly after Akari joins, one of her fellow classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, pays the trio a visit under the impression that they are the Tea Club; it is only once the three girls explain that the Tea Club has been disbanded that they can convince Chinatsu to join the Amusement Club—a group with no purpose other than to provide entertainment for its members.
Based on the slice-of-life manga by Namori, Yuru Yuri is an eccentric comedy about a group of girls who spend their spare time drinking tea and fawning over each other, all while completely failing to even notice the supposed main character Akari amongst them.
(Source: MAL Rewrite)