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25 Best Yuri Anime That Represents Girl Love

If you watch a lot of anime, you must have come across the yuri genre. 

But if you are new to anime, Yuri is a genre that focuses on romantic/sexual relationships between women. It is also known as Girls Love (GL) to make it easier for the viewers to remember the genre, similar to the term Boys Love (BL). 

Like any other genre, there are tons of yuri anime, and it’s hard to choose from them, and that is why I have created this list. 

So, let’s begin the list of top 25 yuri anime you need to watch.

#25 Gokujo.: Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari

#25 Gokujo. Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: LMD
Rating: 52/100

Aya Akabane loves attention and wants to stand out the most in high school. She is highly competitive, even when it comes to sex appeal. She enjoys all eyes on her and does all sorts of pranks to achieve that. Sometimes she succeeds, but most of the time, she doesn’t. 

Why We Recommend:

Gokujo takes place in an all-girls school. While other anime has a plot ending, this anime has no such thing. This yuri anime exists only to make you laugh and entertain you throughout its run. If you want something funny with tons of fan service and no heavy elements, you should add this to your watchlist. 

#24 Yamibo: Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books

#24 Yamibo Darkness, The Hat and the Travelers of the Books

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Girls Love, Ecchi
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: Studio Deen
Rating: 53/100

Hazuki Azuma and Hatsumi Azuma are sisters. Hazuki has had a crush on Hatsumi for a long time. On Hatsumi’s sudden disappearance on her birthday, Hazuki tries to follow her. Thanks to the help of a fat baby chick, Hazuki was able to follow Hatsumi in The Great Library. 

Now Hazuki has to look for her love through different worlds of The Great Library. 

Why We Recommend:

If you like the idea of a parallel universe and yuri anime combined into one anime, then Yamibo is quite capable of entertaining you. One-sided love with step-siblings is another element of this yuri anime. 

#23 Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

#23 Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Seven
Rating: 56/100

Yachiyo Inugami is a shy cat person, while Suzu Nekoyama is a friendly dog person. Both Inugami and Nekoyama feel attracted to each other despite their contrasting personalities. 

As they spend more time together, their bond gets stronger. Meanwhile, the mouse and cow-like Mikine Nezu and Yukiji Ushiwaka add more colors to this colorful cast of characters. 

Why We Recommend:

With each episode lasting only 3 minutes, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san is easy to enjoy without you spending too much. The whole duration of this anime is as long as a power nap. So, just go and watch this yuri anime right now. 

You don’t want to miss a cat person with Inu (dog in Japanese) in her name and a dog person with Neko (cat in Japanese) in her name getting all lovey-dovey.

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#22 Riddle Story of Devil

#22 Riddle Story of Devil

Genre: Action, Drama, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Diomedéa
Rating: 58/100

Tokaku Azuma has transferred to an all-girls boarding school. She is in Class Black of Myoujou Academy. Tokaku and other fellow students have to assassinate Haru Ichinose, the kindest soul in their class. 

The one who completes the assassination will get any of their wish granted regardless of the difficulty. While everyone has a dog’s tongue out, Tokaku decides to protect Haru as she feels attracted to her. 

Can Tokaku protect Haru from the hunt? 

Why We Recommend:

Riddle Story of Devil is the perfect one to watch if you are looking for some action in a yuri anime. This anime has characters with twisted personalities, assassinations, and a fight to protect one from getting assassinated.

Riddle Story of Devil is a yuri version of Assassination Classroom.

#21 Girl Meets Girl

#21 Girl Meets Girl

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Studio Hibari
Rating: 60/100

Hazumu Osaragi was a boy until he got rejected by her classmate and forever-crush Yasuna Kamiizumi. 

Sounds weird, right? But that’s what the plot is all about. 

Before turning into a girl, Hazumu was a shy boy who loved gardening and anything related to plants. After getting rejected by Yasuna, he climbs a nearby mountain where an alien spaceship fatally injures him. 

The alien was considerate enough to save his life but accidentally changed his gender. Will Hazumu approach Yasuna again, or will her feelings change after the gender change. 

Why We Recommend:

Girl Meets Girl is undoubtedly one of the most unique yuri anime you will ever encounter. This anime is so sweet that you might end up having diabetes. Girl Meet Girl is a new take on yuri anime.

#20 Mikagura School Suite

#20 Mikagura School Suite

Genre: Action, Girls Love, Comedy 
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Doga Kobo
Rating: 62/100

Eruna Ichinomiya wants to be surrounded by cute girls, and Mikagura High School seems to be the perfect place for her. 

After enrolling in the academy known for its clubs, Eruna joins the going-home club chasing Seisa Mikagura, the most beautiful girl in the prestigious school. 

However, she soon realizes that each club has to fight with other clubs to rank. That will determine their food and housing. 

Why We Recommend:

It’s raining eccentrics in Mikagura School Suite. This anime is based on a popular song series. This yuri anime shows a cute girl chasing cute girls, and the events that follow are entertaining, to say the least. 

#19 Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sisters in Daily Life

#19 Candy Boy Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sisters in Daily Life

Genre: Romance, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 7
Studio: AIC
Rating: 64/100

Yukino Sakurai and Kanade Sakurai are twin sisters living together in the high school dorm. Though they are twins, they have romantic feelings for each other. 

But the intrusion of another girl named Sakuya Kamiyama disrupted the twin’s relationship. Sakuya is infatuated with Yukino and spends a lot of time with her. Seeing this, Kanade gradually distances herself from her twin.

Will Yukino be able to save the twin’s relationship? 

Why We Recommend:

Candy Boy displays pure and innocent love while also venturing into the taboo of sibling romance. Not only that, but it also deals with the geometry of love. Candy Boy is the right choice if you want to try something different in the yuri genre.

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#18 Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

#18 Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

Genre: Supernatural, Romance, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: TNK
Rating: 65/100

Himeko Kurusugawa is shy while Chikane Himemiya is bold in nature. Like the north and south poles of the magnet, Himeko and Chikane get attracted to each other. Nothing can separate them. They even share their birthdays.

However, this time on their birthday, a voice manipulates one of their friends into attacking. To protect their close ones, their latent lunar and solar princess power surfaces and save them from that crisis. 

And this attack was just the beginning of a chain of events that will affect their close ones. Can they protect all of them? 

Why We Recommend:

This anime has romance, mecha, and a hint of Japanese folklore. If you enjoy those elements and want to see all of them in a yuri anime, then Destiny of the Shrine Maiden should be on your watchlist.

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#17 UzaMaid!

#17 UzaMaid!

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Doga Kobo
Rating: 67/100

Misha Takanashi is a Russian living with her Japanese father due to her mother’s untimely demise. Soon a new maid joins their household. And she isn’t your regular maid. Tsubame Kamoi is a former Japan Air Self-Defense Force officer, but she is perverted and has excessive love for young girls. 

Misha faces a challenge where she has to protect herself from this perverted maid. 

Why We Recommend:

UzaMaid plays it dangerously with a lolicon protagonist. However, this yuri anime will make you laugh if you don’t mind that and just want to have fun. And it might even become your guilty pleasure. 

#16 Happy Sugar Life

#16 Happy Sugar Life

Genre: Horror, Psychological, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Ezόla
Rating: 69/100

Satou Matsuzaka is easy to approach and is known as someone who changes men like clothes every other day. However, it all stops when she meets Shio Kobe, whom Satou thinks is her only true love. 

Though their love is pure, society doesn’t accept their love. While everyone around her tries to tear them apart, Satou decides to protect their relationship even if it means crossing the line of morale.

Why We Recommend:

Happy Sugar Life is a yuri anime that simultaneously excels at being a psychological horror anime. The words “Happy” and “Sugar” in the title show the protagonist’s longing to build such a life by any means possible, be it stealing, tricking, or even killing someone. 

You don’t come across such yuri anime every day. So do watch Happy Sugar Life. 

#15 Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne

#15 Rin Daughters of Mnemosyne

Genre: Science Fiction, Supernatural, Horror, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 6
Studio: Xebec
Rating: 70/100

Rin Asogi has eaten a time fruit that made her immortal. For a private detective, being immortal is the ultimate power. For six decades, she was killed numerous times but never died. 

However, everything changes when she comes across an amnesiac man trying to find a lost cat. The following events might lead her to actual death, as someone is hunting down immortals like her, and she might be the next one.

Why We Recommend:

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne has everything you want from an anime. It has Science Fiction, Horror, Action, Violence, and much more. While many fail to deliver so many elements together, this yuri anime does that without any hitches.

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#14 Sakura Trick

#14 Sakura Trick

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Studio Deen
Rating: 72/100

Haruka Takayama and Yuu Sonoda have been best friends since middle school. After enrolling in the Misato West High School, both end up in the same class but are seated on either side of the room. 

It was fine until Yuu attracted new friends, which made Haruka jealous. Yuu, having noticed, tries to clear the misunderstanding by sharing a kiss, which questions their feelings toward each other. 

Are they best friends, or is it something beyond that?

Why We Recommend:

Sakura Trick doesn’t trick you; instead, it is honest with its approach to the yuri genre. This yuri anime doesn’t shy away from showcasing its boldness throughout the series.

#13 Maria Holic

#13 Maria Holic

Genre: Comedy, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 24
Studio: Shaft
Rating: 73/100

Kanako keeps her distance from men as they make her break into hives. 

That’s why Kanako Miyamae has transferred to an all-girls Catholic school to find her true love. And she got exactly what she wanted, she met the beautiful Mariya Shidou. 

But soon, she realizes that Mariya is a cross-dressing boy who soon blackmails Kanako and even becomes her roommate to keep an eye on her. 

Will Kanako ever find the girl of her dreams?

Why We Recommend:

Laughter is good for your health. And that’s why you need to watch Maria Holic, which excels in humor among the yuri anime on this list and takes a weirdly unique take on the yuri genre. 

Skipping Maria Holic is not an option.

#12 Yuri Kuma Arashi

#12 Yuri Kuma Arashi

Genre: Fantasy, Girls Love, Psychological 
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Silver Link., Lapin Track
Rating: 75/100

Two civilizations have been separated by the “Wall of Severance” to save humans from human-eating bears, 

Kureha Tsubaki and Sumika Izumino are students of Arashigaoka Academy who are also lovers. After a sudden infiltration of two human-eating bears, Kureha finds herself the target of the bears. 

This incident unravels secrets too shocking for Kureha. And as the chain of events continues, Kureha and Sumika find themselves facing a challenge from a group that maintains the order of the school. 

Why We Recommend:

A wall separating human-eating bears from humans, infiltration of two bears, unraveling secrets, the authority gets questioned, and the protagonists face them – doesn’t it sound familiar?

Yuri Kuma Arashi is the yuri version of Attack on Titan. I don’t think you need any more reasons, do you?

#11 Citrus

#11 Citrus

Genre: Romance, Girls Love, Drama
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Passione
Rating: 77/100

Yuzu Aihara transferred to a new school due to her mother’s remarriage. Yuzu is a fashionista who likes to be socially active.

However, she finds out that the school she transferred to is an all-girls school that is strict and filled with overachievers.

Her bubbly vibe caught the eye of Mei Aihara, the student council president. While confiscating Yuzu’s smartphone, Mei’s sensual touch surprises Yuzu. 

Later that day, Yuzu finds out that Mei is her new step-sister. Yuzu tries her best to communicate, but it ends with Mei forcefully kissing her with a distressed expression on her face. 

Why We Recommend:

When an anime takes you out of your comfort zone, one thing is sure: that anime is bold and straightforward. And step-sibling romance does that pretty well. 

Citrus is a sweet and sour anime. Like the variety of fruits, Citrus delivers an array of emotions in this anime. 

#10 Whispered Words

#10 Whispered Words

Genre: Comedy, Girls Love, Romance
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: AIC
Rating: 80/100

Sumika Murasame is tall and excels at sports. But that stops her from confessing her love to Ushio Kazama, her best friend. 

Why? 

Ushio is interested in cute and shy girls. Though she gets rejected every time, she doesn’t back away from following her heart. 

Will Sumika ever confess her feelings to Ushio?

Why We Recommend:

Amidst the complexities of the yuri genre, Whispered Words takes a simple route by keeping everything on the surface rather than dwelling too much on the emotional aspect. 

Would you rather reject someone or get rejected for the sake of your preference? This yuri anime asks this question throughout. 

#9 Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood

#9 Ms. Vampire who lives in my neighborhood

Genre: Supernatural, Comedy, Slice of Life, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ
Rating: 82/100

Akari Amano visits the forest to verify the rumors about an ageless girl but gets lost. Luckily, she is saved by Sophie Twilight, a vampire who is also the rumored girl. 

Soon Akari realizes that Sophie isn’t anything like the rumor says; instead, she is good to the humans and orders blood online along with anime merchandise. 

Akari falls in love with Sophie and moves in with the vampire otaku to begin a new life. 

Why We Recommend:

A yuri anime with a vampire and human romance – what else do you need? On top of that, the vampire is an otaku, making this anime more cute, funny, and relaxing. An all-around yuri anime you should watch right away. 

#8 Adachi and Shimamura

#8 Adachi and Shimamura

Genre: Slice of Life, Girls Love, Romance
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Rating: 83/100

Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura came across each other in the school gymnasium. While they begin to get close and develop a strong bond of friendship, Adachi and Shimamura soon realize that their relationship is not what they thought it to be. It is something beyond friendship. 

As they ponder about their relationship and get used to their distinctive personalities, new feelings harbor, and one of them soon finds herself entangled in feelings never experienced before. 

What awaits Adachi and Shimamura? 

Why We Recommend:

Adachi and Shimamura deliver on their promise of being cute and comforting anime. If you are looking for a fluffy yuri romance anime, look no further. Adachi and Shimamura might just be the perfect watch for you.

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#7 Sweet Blue Flowers

#7 Sweet Blue Flowers

Genre: Romance, Slice of Life, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 11
Studio: J.C.Staff
Rating: 86/100

Fumi Manjoume and Akira Okudaira were close friends until Fumi moved away with her family. 

However, she soon returns after enrolling in Matsuoka Girls’ High School. Akira joins the Fujigatani Girls’ Academy. And unsurprisingly, their relationship seems to have changed a lot since Fumi left. 

Meanwhile, an upperclassman seems to have taken an interest in Fumi. Amidst all this, Fumi tries to discover her true self while wondering about the relationship she used to share with Akira during her elementary school days. 

Why We Recommend:

The only disappointing thing about this yuri anime is the absence of a second season. 

Sweet Blue Flowers is indeed sweet from the beginning till the end. However, it also shows that without bitterness, you won’t be able to appreciate the sweetness life presents. This slice of life yuri anime is relatable, relaxing, and realistic.

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#6 Strawberry Panic

#6 Strawberry Panic

Genre: Romance, Girls Love, Drama 
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 26
Studio: Madhouse, Imagin
Rating: 88/100

St. Miator’s Girls Academy is one of three prestigious all-girls institutions on Astraea Hill. On her first day as a transfer student at the academy, Nagisa Aoi gets lost and stumbles across a beauty so enchanting that she ends up in the infirmary. Literally. 

Upon waking up, Nagisa is greeted by her roommate Tamao Suzumi. She tells Nagisa about the student representative of the three institutions known as Etoile. 

Later, Nagisa finds out that the girl she encountered before is an Etoile named Shizuma Hanazono. To Nagisa’s surprise, Shizuma seems to be interested in her. 

But something about Shizuma doesn’t feel right to Nagisa. What could it be?

Why We Recommend:

Strawberry Panic is a fluffy yuri anime that deals with the geometry of romance (triangle, polygon, etc.) in a way that adds the cherry on top of the cake.

#5 Konohana Kitan

#5 Konohana Kitan

Genre: Slice of Life, Girls Love, Fantasy
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Lerche
Rating: 91/100

Yuzu is a fox girl who has just started working in a hot spring inn. It would have been fine if it was someone else, but Yuzu is clumsy, making it hard for her to adjust. Thankfully the head attendant, Kiri, taught her the basics, and slowly she is getting used to the ways of the inn. 

While she is clumsy, Suzu is loved by the guests and the other fox girls of the inn for her adorable and welcoming presence. 

Why We Recommend:

Konohana Kitan is a healing yuri anime. It takes place in a hot spring inn where fox girls take care of unique guests that visit them. And the fox girls are furry and adorable, and before you know it, you are watching the ending of an episode. So, make sure to watch Konohana Kitan. 

#4 Revolutionary Girl Utena

#4 Revolutionary Girl Utena

Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 39
Studio: J.C.Staff
Rating: 93/100

Utena Tenjou was devastated after the untimely demise of her parents. However, a visit from the prince stopped those tears. Not only that, she even received a ring with a rose emblem from the prince. 

Utena got so affected by the turn of events that she enrolls in Ootori Academy, where she wants to prove her worth as a prince by winning the battle of duelists. The duelists are those who have the ring with the rose emblem, and they fight for the ownership of Anthy Himemiya, The Rose Bride. 

Why We Recommend:

To categorize Revolutionary Girl Utena only as a yuri anime is a crime. It excels in every genre it contains. From story building, character development, ingenious writing, and themes like sexuality, incest, and idealism make Revolutionary Girl Utena the best anime on the list, regardless of the genre.

#3 Yuru Yuri

#3 Yuru Yuri

Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 3
Number of episodes: 36
Studio: Doga Kobo, TYO Animations
Rating: 94/100

Akari Akaza finally reunites with her childhood friends when she enrolls in high school. Her bosom buddies include second years Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. These two second years have created the “Amusement Club,” replacing the disbanded Tea Club. 

When another first-year student Chinatsu Yoshikawa visits their club, mistaking it for the Tea Club, the trio must convince Chinatsu to join their club instead.

Why We Recommend:

Yuru Yuri is one of a kind. Though I know comedy is subjective, this yuri anime has comedy for everyone, making it unique. Not only that, this slice of life anime can change the mood from gloomy to bright within seconds, making it an entertaining watch throughout the 3 seasons.  

It is adorable, funny, and relaxing. What else do you need?

#2 Dear Brother

#2 Dear Brother

Genre: Drama, Slice of Life, Girls Love
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 39
Studio: Tezuka Productions
Rating: 97/100

Nanako Misonoo enrolls in an all-girls prestigious high school. Upon entering, she is chosen as one of the members of an elite group called the Sorority. 

Becoming a Sorority member without a wealthy background makes Nanako an easy target for those who are jealous of her. 

While her school life has turned into an ugly mess, Nanako finds comfort in the letters to her former teacher Takehiko Henmi whom she affectionately calls big brother. 

As if school bullying and harassment weren’t enough, she later finds out about her family secrets. 

Why We Recommend:

Dear Brother shows the bright and ugly side of relationships between women. It also shows the delusional & vulnerable world of adolescence. If you are looking for a genuine drama that shows the reality of teens and the intense emotions that surround them, then this yuri anime is custom-made for you. 

#1 Bloom Into You

#1 Bloom Into You

Genre: Romance, Girls Love, Drama
Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: TROYCA
Rating: 99/100

Yuu Koito is drenched in the world of romance. She loves romantic shoujo manga and likes to interpret the lyrics of love songs. 

Sadly, she never felt the same in real life. Though she was proposed to during her graduation from junior high, she didn’t feel anything from the boy’s proposal. 

After graduating, Yuu begins high school. There she meets Touko Nanami, the student council president. Yuu was too lost in Touko’s beauty to think about anything at that moment. 

What Yuu didn’t expect was Touko’s sudden confession which made her heart skip a beat. 

Why We Recommend:

Bloom Into You deals with the complexities that surround discovering one’s sexuality. This anime displays doubts, self-acceptance, and coping with the self-hatred that comes with it. That’s why it is a MUST-WATCH Yuri Anime.

Honorable Mentions

There are two yuri anime that didn’t make it onto the list, not because they were any less than the other anime on the list, but giving them the place in honorable mentions means they get the undivided attention they deserve.

And another reason is that they are short movies, each with a duration of one hour. 

  • Kase-san and Morning Glories
  • Fragtime

And with these honorable mentions, I end the listicle about 25 Best Yuri Anime representing Girls Love (GL). I hope you get a handful of yuri anime from the list and enjoy them. 

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