Top 10 Anime with Yuri Undertones

WholeGrainNeko
"Hello, yes? I'm here for the yuri. I was told there'd be yuri. No? It's more just undertones? This isn't what I was promised! No, I'm sorry, I have to go, no, you, NO, YOU SAID, NO, UNDERTONES ARE NOT YURI, OKAY? YOU GO ALL THE WAY OR YOU GO HOME, I'M NOT DEALING WITH THIS! IT'S YOUR ONE JOB, MY COFFEE MAKER HAS ONE JOB, TO MAKE COFFEE AND IT MANAGES TO DO THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY! I'M NOT ON THE RECEIVING END OF "COFFEE UNDERTONES"! THEY'RE GIRLS. IF THEY'RE NOT DOING GAY THINGS TO EACH OTHER, THEN WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?"

-Demolition D, 2015

Regardless of your personal feelings on anime that are subtle about its girls being more then just friends or not, here's a list of the top anime with yuri undertones.

The Top Ten

1 Revolutionary Girl Utena Revolutionary Girl Utena

No one could come right out and say they were a lesbian or in a sexual relationship, since this was a kids show in Japan. But Utena and Anthy and a few other female couples do gaze lovingly at each other a whole lot. (The movie is straight-up yuri and didn't have to be subtle about anything like the series did.) - WholeGrainNeko

2 Amanchu!

There's a ridiculous amount of blushing and glomping between the two main girls in the series. They would make a cute couple. - WholeGrainNeko

3 Sound! Euphonium Sound! Euphonium

The sexual tension between Kumiko and Reina is so thick you could cut it with a knife. - WholeGrainNeko

4 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, ...read more.

"I won't let the boys have you. You're mine, Madoka! " - WholeGrainNeko

I ship Sayaka and Sakura. - TwilightKitsune

5 Izetta: The Last Witch

The relationship between Princess Fine and Izetta is often implied to go beyond mere respect. - WholeGrainNeko

6 Flip Flappers

While Yuri! on Ice dominated all the talk of same-sex relationships in anime in the fall 2016 season, not enough of a look was given at Flip Flappers. The two main females straight-up declare their love for each other at a climatic moment...in a "friendly" way? More then that? The show doesn't confirm or deny anything, so it's pretty blatant yuribait. - WholeGrainNeko

7 Love Live!

The all-girls cast makes it easy for lots of subtext to slip in. - WholeGrainNeko

Definitely! There are so many hints that the girls like each other! My ships include:
NicoMaki (my absolute favourite! )
NozoEli
KotoUmi
and Honoka x Tsubasa (I don't know what their ship name is LOL)

8 Maria-sama ga Miteru

This is pretty borderline; the series is considered yuri by a lot of people, but it officially ran in magazines aimed at young girls as a simple close friendship tale between girls. - WholeGrainNeko

9 HeartCatch PreCure HeartCatch PreCure Heartcatch Precure is a Japanese anime series and the seventh series of the Pretty Cure anime franchise by Izumi Todo that premiered on February 7, 2010, replacing Fresh Pretty Cure! on its initial timeslot. The series theme is flowers, which leads to their true definitions of Hanakotoba as of the season's ...read more.

According to the manga, Tsubomi said that she will still love Itsuki regardless of gender, making her bisexual. Also, Yuri Tsukikage and Momoka Kurumi have a very homoerotic relationship with each other. - PerfectImpulseX

10 YuruYuri

"Oh wow, there's 'yuri' in the title of this one, it's gotta be pretty blatant, right? " Nope! A lot of blushing and nosebleeds, but no real yuri delivering. - WholeGrainNeko

The Contenders

11 Selector Infected WIXOSS

Akira and Ulith's relationship in the second season. Even if Ulith was just using her, Akira falls easily into her trap, and was probably genuinely in love with Ulith. - WholeGrainNeko

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