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Old 2008-02-20, 20:26   Link #1
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Lightbulb Shoujo-Ai or Yuri Suggestions Please

I've probably seen most of the most well known Shoujo-ai or Yuri titles out there, but was wondering if there were any I may have missed. My favorite so far has been Simoun. Unfortunately it seems there are very few anime like this that I'm aware of so I'm looking for any suggestions. Even if it's not the main element, as long as the anime is really good & includes a shoujo-ai type pairing (Mai-Hime for example), I'm open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Here are some of the Yuri titles I've seen-
Simoun
Maria-sama ga Miteru
Kannazuki no Miko
Utena
Strawberry Panic!
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl
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Old 2008-02-20, 20:44   Link #2
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I've probably seen most of the most well known Shoujo-ai or Yuri titles out there, but was wondering if there were any I may have missed. My favorite so far has been Simoun. Unfortunately it seems there are very few anime like this that I'm aware of so I'm looking for any suggestions. Even if it's not the main element, as long as the anime is really good & includes a shoujo-ai type pairing (Mai-Hime for example), I'm open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Here are some of the Yuri titles I've seen-
Simoun
Maria-sama ga Miteru
Kannazuki no Miko
Utena
Strawberry Panic!
Kasimasi - Girl Meets Girl
Well, since you mentioned it, but didn't list it, I'll say Mai-Hime and Mai-Otome.
Also, Yami to Boshi to Hon no Tabibito is a classic, (with Mamiko Noto playing the lead) and is the spiritual ancestor of Kannazuki no Miko, though they aren't really alike.
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Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora had some shoujo-ai parts in it if I remember. Only watched a few epis of it but I remember that part of it
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Old 2008-02-20, 21:00   Link #4
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Try Blue drop if you haven't already seen it
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Old 2008-02-20, 23:06   Link #5
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You can't miss Candy☆Boy, yuri love all the way. One short episode leaving you wanting more... seriously.
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Old 2008-02-21, 09:34   Link #6
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I have summarised [I know Wikipedia has got alot more, but I focused on those I have watched before/with some general knowledge], in this post [Suggestion forum].

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Strawberry Panic! and Simoun. Your best bet, seriously.

Maria-sama ga Miteru has a "sister" relationship, some yuri elements later in the series.

Blue Drop ~Tenshitachi no Gikyoku~ is another excellent series, with mech elements.

Kashimashi ~Girl meets Girl~ and Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru have traps, not really yuri at all.

Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito is pretty decent, but you have to play their game to understand better.

Noir and Madlax, it's up to anyone's judgment to see these series as yuri though.

Best Student Council (Gokujou Seitokai) has a story which revolves around an all-girls school academy. There's comedy, and I laughed at almost every single episodes. Some slight hint of yuri, and good entertainment

Revolutionary Girl Utena is another masterpiece i.m.o. The animation may not be appealing, since it's made many years ago.

Candy*Boy is an incest yuri OVA. There's only 1 episode, unfortunately.

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora have [Himeko and Chikane, except different names (Himiko and Kaon)], very attractive, cool looking mechs and new hot characters!

Steel Angel Kurumi 2, though you might have to endure the first season.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha have 39 episodes total from three seasons. There's minimal yuri ( or none at all) but the action is excellent.

Mahou Sensei Negima! A bit of yuri? Pretty interesting series.
I couldn't believe I actually missed out Mai-hime/Mai-Otome.
I would group it with Nanoha though.



Some of the newer anime with subtle yuri:

Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed [1-2 episodes]

Dragonaut The Resonance [I heard from someone it is supposedly so.]

Bamboo Blade? Maybe something similar to Gokujou Seitokai.

Kimiaru: They are my Noble Masters : Incest and yuri.[ Or just incest..]

Rosario+Vampire: Yea, subtle.[Maybe bisexual is a better word to use?]



Older ones which I forgot/or just knew it some time ago:

Karin: The blood-giving vampire has incest[or interpreted as yuri].

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Old 2008-02-21, 10:55   Link #7
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Most of the ones I know have already been suggested, but some other ones with some shoujo-ai in are

Battle Athletes Victory & OVA
Red Garden
El Cazador de la bruja
Seraphim Call


There are some others, but not sure how much you'd like to squint, to see it
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Old 2008-02-21, 13:54   Link #8
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Touka Gettan. It has an episode of Yami to Boshi in it The anime is kinda good... a bit confusing though. There's one thing this anime do that I haven't see in any other animes..
Spoiler for Touka Gettan...:


Other suggestion would be Bakuretsu Tenshi (action), Gunbuster and Gunbuster 2 (action), and if I can stretch it a bit, try Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru (comedy).
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Old 2008-02-21, 14:46   Link #9
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+1 for Blue Drop.
And where in Karin is there incest and how did I miss it?
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And where in Karin is there incest and how did I miss it?
I guess he's referring to how the little sister likes/looks out for Karin? (she probably blushes when Karin shows her affection; it's been too long for me to remember) Though, I never felt it even approached a "yuri" level...
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Old 2008-02-21, 21:01   Link #11
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I don't care if it never existed or was never fully expressed/told, Sora and Layla from Kaleido Star would have been a cute pair.
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Old 2008-02-21, 21:20   Link #12
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Some of the newer anime with subtle yuri:

Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed [1-2 episodes]
Please don't graze on this subject ever again. This statement means you're implying that said underage (in the greater portion of the world) nude model/possible porn star yanderekko has an attraction to her younger loli sister.
Dragonaut The Resonance [I heard from someone it is supposedly so.]
Dragonaut should never be recommended (unless someone asks for anime similar to Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro na - Crescent Love or Musashi.
Bamboo Blade? Maybe something similar to Gokujou Seitokai.
Eh, have fun with that.
Kimiaru: They are my Noble Masters : Incest and yuri.[ Or just incest..]
Haha, unlike Shigofumi, it's made quite explicitly clear that she has some sort of an attraction to her younger loli sister.
Rosario+Vampire: Yea, subtle.[Maybe bisexual is a better word to use?]
Mm.. I wouldn't really say that half of an episode in which one character has an attraction to another of the same sex really qualifies as yuri, though.
Allll right.
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Please don't graze on this subject ever again. This statement means you're implying that said underage (in the greater portion of the world) nude model/possible porn star yanderekko has an attraction to her younger loli sister.
What on earth? That's the first time I said something like that, seriously.
I am not talking about the first 1-2 episodes by the way. Around episode 3 or 4, there is another different arc which covers another story between two girls, not in-depth, but subtle. It is either your memory fails you on the wrong time or you didn't watch that arc yet.

I have nothing against you regarding Dragonaut, rumours are after all, rumours.

One matter concerning Rosario+Vampire:

Spoiler for Manga.:


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And where in Karin is there incest and how did I miss it?
You can't feel.. it?? Maybe the lack of incest anime has led to my poor judgment, or we just see things differently. If you're wondering about Karin reaching the "yuri" level, I actually mentioned "subtle." Partially my fault, because I actually tried to link the two titles as one.
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Old 2008-02-23, 03:06   Link #14
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What on earth? That's the first time I said something like that, seriously.
I am not talking about the first 1-2 episodes by the way. Around episode 3 or 4, there is another different arc which covers another story between two girls, not in-depth, but subtle. It is either your memory fails you on the wrong time or you didn't watch that arc yet.

I have nothing against you regarding Dragonaut, rumours are after all, rumours.
Ah, you said 1-2, so I assumed you meant the first two episodes (luckily, I'm wrong.)
And yeah, it was more of an accentuated hyperbole-style sarcastic remark about how messed up Shigofumi was.

Eh, and Dragonaut is quite the fail.
I may watch it one day for t3h lulz, though.
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Old 2008-03-13, 13:09   Link #15
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Thanks everyone for some great suggestions. I've followed up on some and will look at others mentioned. I just finished watching Blue Drop. I liked the science fiction element, and visually it was quite beautiful to look at. I just wish there were more Yuri elements to it. I'm now working on getting Gokujou Seitokai, since I could use a good laugh right now.
I appreciate everyone who took the time to respond. If anyone knows of anymore, please share it with us!
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Old 2008-03-13, 15:57   Link #16
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As far as I've seen most non-porn yuri anime is pretty boring and snoreworthy.

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Old 2008-03-16, 01:53   Link #17
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Thanks everyone for some great suggestions. I've followed up on some and will look at others mentioned. I just finished watching Blue Drop. I liked the science fiction element, and visually it was quite beautiful to look at. I just wish there were more Yuri elements to it.
The relationship between Mari and Hagino was the core of the series, so you hardly can get more Yuri than that. If what you mean is explict content, like kissing and such, I'm sorry to tell you there's little of that on TV: Kannazuki no Miko, Strawberry Panic!, Simoun, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl; that's pretty much all.

Other than that, you'll have to look for manga series. There are some really good Yuri manga featuring cuddling and kissing, and all the stuff it seems you're looking for. I can recommend you some titles if you're interested.
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Old 2008-03-16, 02:29   Link #18
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The relationship between Mari and Hagino was the core of the series, so you hardly can get more Yuri than that. If what you mean is explict content, like kissing and such, I'm sorry to tell you there's little of that on TV: Kannazuki no Miko, Strawberry Panic!, Simoun, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl; that's pretty much all.

Other than that, you'll have to look for manga series. There are some really good Yuri manga featuring cuddling and kissing, and all the stuff it seems you're looking for. I can recommend you some titles if you're interested.
Spoiler for Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito:

Spoiler for Maria-sama ga Miteru:


But yeah, there's few explicitly yuri couples in anime, most are implied.
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