As the page’s title suggests, this is my version of a yuri hall of fame honoring the best of the best in all yuridom. Every single girl and woman who had made an impact, big or small, and had been the topic of discussion in the history of animated, digital and drawn yuri media are worthy of being inducted. Of course this is a subjective list and there are possibly other HoFs out there that have inducted other girls/women. This one happens to be mine, simple as that. Agree or disagree with all the inductees, are there any ladies you feel should be inducted as well, leave your comments below and I’ll take all suggestions into consideration. Like my yuri anime list the HoF will be continuously updated as long as animated, digital and drawn lesbian media continue existing.
-I won’t induct live-action ladies because that is not my forte.
-The debut dates in the anime section refer to their television debuts not their manga ones as those are usually earlier dates.
Mirei Shikishima, Lady Lady (Rain Hasumi and Lady J), Charlotte Scherzen and Momoka Sagara.
Seiyuus: Yuka Iguchi, Saori Onishi, Azumi Asakura, Asami Seto and Hitomi Harada.
Anime: Valkyrie Drive Mermaid. Debut: 2015
Mirei’s a bodacious no nonsense badass who speaks little, has an intimidating voice and presence but is also bashful, especially when it comes to her polarizing love interest, Mamori Tokonome. Basically she is similar to fellow hall of famer, Ikkitousen’s Kan-U Unchou.
Lady Lady are a team who excel at being mondo cool and never wasting an opportunity to steal the spotlight by either being cool without trying or showing off their unrivaled trust and love for one another.
Charlotte is a meanie with a yuri harem who has an interesting character arc. Momoka is a seductive manipulator similar to Yurizono but more blunt and crueler.
Shino Sasaki, Urara Takachiho, Raika Hino and Kirin Shima.
Seiyuus: Ai Kayano, “Bridcut, Sarah Emi”, Mao Ichimichi and Aoi Yuuki
Anime: Hidan no Aria AA. Debut: 2015
Shino and Urara are both rich lesbians who stand apart from most by the methods they use to get closer to and the lust they showcase for the same girl, Akari. Raika and Kirin’s relationship is a one of give and take as both have attributes that turns the other on, thus leading to their powerful romantic bond. Kirin is seductive but not a manipulative meanie while Raika enjoys Kirin’s affections but is too shy to admit them as openly as Kirin does her own. Raika not only has a girlfriend but also a separate yuri harem from Akari’s.
Mocha Hoto, Cocoa Hoto and Sharo/Syaro Kirima. Seiyuus: Ai Kayano, Ayane Sakura and Maaya Uchida.
Anime: Is The Order a Rabbit?? Debut: 2015
Technically Sharo debuted earlier but it is during the second season where her yuri power was truly unleashed. the only thing holding Sharo back from pouncing on her dearest Rize is social stigma. Otherwise get her drunk on caffeine and Rize will be putty in her hands.
As for Mocha-Sama…she managed to form an imouto harem in less than two episodes, immediately transcending her to goddess status. Cocoa is a goddess in training who aspires to reach her onee-chan’s level of godhood by her own means. Cocoa also debuted earlier but like Sharo her yuri power skyrocketed in the second season.
Hibiki Amami and Narumi Inoue. Seiyuus: Ibuki Kido and Miku Ito.
Anime: Re-Kan! Debut: 2015
Their induction is simple. It is not because of their tsundere-kind girl dynamic because that would not be special enough, it is the fact not only do yuri fans ship the two, but almost everyone on the show as well. Their matrimony is destined to happen.
Hildegard “Hilda” Schlievogt. Seiyuu: Yukari Tamura.
Anime: Cross Ange. Debut: 2015
Hilda’s rise from the pits is one of the most interesting heel to face turns in recent memory. From a yuri harem member to later becoming the leader of said harem herself, then a self-serving rebel till finally creating her own destiny. She was willing to play dirty and the only way she would give up was if there were absolutely no way out. Were it not for the unexpected apple of her eye Hilda may very well have thrown in the towel but she did not and her tale became one even I respected.
Rosalie, like Hilda was also a harem lackey but her greatness was less stellar than Hilda’s. However, when her time to shine finally came she ended up becoming the surprise nation representative of the show. Like Farkas Bulkmeier she evolved from a petty bully to a woman on a mission.
Eruna Ichinomiya. Seiyuu: Juri Kimura.
Anime: Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku. Debut: 2015
I’ll just copy/paste the adjectives I used in the Mikagura G-View here to describe why she blongs. Eruna is optimistic, kind, cheerful, energetic, charismatic, (almost) fearless, shameless, inspirational, badass, strong, confident, beautiful, positively infectious, sweet, determined, adorably ditzy, clever, indiscriminate, righteous…and of course perverted. Besides all that Eruna’s main draw is that she’s a lesbian (or for those who want to nitpick, prefers women) and is the main character of a show that unless viewers looked it up had no idea its protagonist would be a gay gay.
Reina Kousaka. Seiyuu: Chika Anzai.
Anime: Hibike! Euphonium. Debut: 2015
One would expect me to describe why Reina was inducted. I honestly have little to say about it. She’s a bishoujo who got the attention of many nation members every time she seduced Kumiko. Basically the overwhelming KumiRei ship support is what got her here.
Ryou Machiko and Kirin Morino. Seiyuus: Rina Satou and Asuka Oogame.
Anime: Koufuku Graffiti. Debut: 2015
Ambiguously gay cousins who star in an anime that is essentially softcore food porn with a strong emphasis on caring for friends and family and a love of food…I mean a REAL LOVE OF FOOD!
Mutsu and Ooi. Seiyuus:Ayane Sakura and Yuka Ootsubo
Anime: Kantai Collection. Debut: 2015
One of two sexy secretaries who has swagger about her that becomes more apparent every time she appears, especially when supporting her fellow sexy secretary and love interest Nagato.
As for Ooi, try to get intimate with her Kitakami or interrupt her special time with Kitakami too often…and you’ll end up with a blown off head.
Ginko Yurishiro, Lulu Yurigasaki and Mitsuko Yurizono.
Seiyuus: Miho Arakawa, Yoshiko Ikuta and Aoi Yuuki.
Anime: Yuri Kuma Arashi. Debut: 2015
Ginko is a lesbian bear on a mission in the name of love and she will risk life and limb for said love. Also her serious outer layer, hungry inner layer, noble heart and Japanese growls add to her charm.
Lulu is Ginko’s partner and sexy beast whose cheerfulness, cleverness, cuteness, devotion to her beloved Ginko and character journey are what made her a memorable bear.
Mitsuko is seductive, dominant, horny and manipulative. When she gets an opportunity to chew the screen or pounce on cute girls, none could surpass her dominance. It also helps that her Japanese self is voiced by love incarnate.
Anime: Girl Friend (Beta). Debut: 2014.
A lesbian photographer whose dedication to her work, specifically taking photographs of cute girls, ranges from admirable to perverse. Sometimes her joy is mistaken for lust but she makes sure to never step out of bounds no matter how much she wishes to at times. The main reason she has not had the policed called on her is because her friends (and girlfriend) got used to it.
Seiyuu: Suzuko Mimori.
Anime: Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru. Debut: 2014.
A disabled surperheroine with a preference for female comfort. I cannot go any further without spoiling vital information. Let’s just say her history is a fascinating one.
Tama. Seiyuu: Misaki Kuno.
Anime: Selector Infected WIXOSS. Debut: 2014
Iona’s rise to fame in the yuri nation came in the form of, strangely enough, interesting fansubbing that made her words come off as seductive when they initially may not have been meant as such but as the show progressed…hehe.
Tama’s adorable and she made “BATORU!” a niche catchphrase.
Two ladies, one love interest, both wanting to eat her taco using different methods yet their goals are…interesting. Let’s leave it at that.
Anime: Sabagebu! Debut: 2014
Urara is perverted masochistic lesbian. What makes her different from other perverted lesbians is her determination. Her refusal to give up no matter how (Sometimes justified) mean Momoka is towards her, even when many in the audience had given up hope for her ever living a happy life with her maniacal, cruel, vindictive, jealousy prone, selfish, rotten, sadistic, despicable, chick magnet and all-round meanie of a beloved is what makes Urara special.
Yaya Sasame. Seiyuu: Kaya Okuno.
Tami Nishimikado. Seiyuu: Yuka Otsubo.
Anime: HaNaYaMaTa. Debut: 2014
Naru is an international heroine, an inspiration to human beings worldwide (Whether they are aware of this fact or not), a chick magnet and the 2014 cuteness incarnate.
Yaya is the reincarnation of a certain other Yaya who attended a certain Catholic school years prior.
Tami is an elegant beauty who wowed many with her finesse, grace and dedication to one girl in particular even though she too was smitten by Naru at one point.
Yukari’s contribution is her subtlety, patience and great timing. She knows how to make her romantic feelings for Nanako seem innocent and legitimate at the same time, meaning her feelings are canon but seen as very friendly at best to everyone around her. She also excels at patience and timing, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike subtly while treasuring her numerous special moments with Nanako without losing control.
A lolicon and siscon, what makes The Mighty Benio-Sama stand out from other women with similar sexual preferences is how she makes her moves. There is an inexplicable finesse in how she exhibits her desires as her thirst for younger female flesh with familial bonds is evident yet she is not dangerous at all. She’s hungry but practices self-restraint is what I am getting at.
Anime: Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san. Debut: 2014.
A perverted hottie with dog attributes who likes cats. She also has a ponytail with tail wagging action. Her induction above the other girls on the show is mainly because of her being the most determined to “spread the love”.
Chitaru Nametame and Hitsugi Kirigaya. Seiyuu: Sachika Misawa and Mami Uchida.
Anime: Akuma no Riddle. Debut: 2014.
Tokaku is an action-hero who slowly learns of her hidden love for Haru while being a badass and surviving perils that would kill an average human being in seconds.
Haru is credited for being an atypical damsel who is easy to capture but hard to kill as she is no pushover. She is best described as a survivor. Oh and her love for Tokaku is less subtle than the former’s.
Chitaru and Hitsugi, aka Team Teddly (Teddy and Princely combined), are pretty much an adorable couple but without spoiling anything what makes this particular couple special is something more than their cuteness.
Haruka “Harupoppo” Takayama. Seiyuu: Haruka Tomatsu. (2014 Yuri Nation Superstar of the Year)
Mitsuki “Kaichou” Sonoda. Seiyuu: Saki Fujida.
Kotone Noda. Seiyuu: Yuka Aisaka.
Anime: Sakura Trick. Debut: 2014.
Harupoppo is a lesbian yuri fangirl with a pure heart but also hungry for Yuu’s lips and sometimes flesh.
Kaichou is the reincarnation of Ayano Sugiura except with a bit more courage…a bit.
Kotone is a charismatic lesbian with no shame and though she appears to act in the spur of the moment she usually knows what she’s doing and wants to do what she can to make her relationship with Shizuku an eternal one.
Satsuki Kiryuin. Seiyuu: Ryoka Yuzuki.
Anime: Kill La Kill. Debut: 2013
Mako is the often overlooked story of a sidekick turned savior whose actions can be easily seen as romantic when it comes to Ryuko.
Satsuki’s an undisputed badass who works great as both a heel and babyface. Her yuri shipping fame was primarily fueled by two factors: Foe-Yay and a certain animated movie that caught the yuri nation by storm during the Fall of 2013.
A girl gifted with growth spurts, Hotaru’s charm lies more in her cuteness and innocence than her good looks. Oh and the fact she has a major crush on her “shortie” sempai Komari. Hotaru loves Komari so much that Komari’s pain is Hotaru’s pain, Komari’s joy is Hotaru’s joy and Komari’s cuteness belongs only to Hotaru.
The Wild One. The cutest girl in the Love Lab cast. The girl who had every girl swooning over her…without her knowing it. The girl who convinced an amphibian that she and Maki are super gay for one another.
A girl whose love for Akari was both a blessing and temporary curse.
All the “Vivid Rangers” had valid reasons to get an induction. However, only one managed to outdo the rest. Wakaba’s kendo skills and her love for cute things, especially girls, are what got her in. Oh and her relationship with Himawari.
Aya “The Ayaya” Komichi. Seiyuu: Risa Taneda (2013 Yuri Anime Superstar of the Year)
Alice Cartalet. Seiyuu: Manami Tanaka.
Shinobu Omiya. Seiyuu: Asuka Nishi
Anime: Kiniro Mosaic. Debut: 2013
Alice’s love for Shino requires no explanation. Watching the show will tell you all you need to know. As for The Ayaya, she is a classic tsundere but gets major bonus points for one important reason: She dreams about Yoko every single night or Yoko is always in her dreams as Aya’s heroine and the person she loves most of all. Shino’s passion for blonde foreign girls is second to none yet somehow shows enough self-restraint to acknowledge Alice as her soul mate.
Miyu Edelfelt. Seiyuu: Kaori Nazuka
Anime: Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. Debut: 2013
Miyu’s drawing power lies in her poker face, combat prowess, intelligence yet lack of common sense and post-cliche mahou shoujo rivalry imbued devotion and passion to Illya. No matter what the circumstance her heart belongs to no one else but Illya.
Sasami Tsukuyomi and Kagami Yagami. Seiyuus: Kana Asumi and Kana Hanazawa.
Anime: Sasami-san @Ganbaranai. Debut: 2013
Their induction has more to do with what kind of beings the two are and how they came together. The existence of such a couple warrants an induction. Otherwise it’s an energetic girl and quiet girl pairing similar to ShiraKiri below.
Kirika Akatsuki and Shirabe Tsukuyomi. Seiyuu: Ai Kayano and Yoshino Nanjo.
Anime: Symphogear G. Debut: 2013
Two Symphogear warriors who held two things dear, “the ones they needed to support and protect” and each other. Their bond rivals Hibiki and Miku’s. It is that strong.
She’s gay, has a hot blonde girlfriend and made viewers wait till the very last episode to confirm their relationship. the reason only Yayoi made it was because she did more stuff than Shion. Once the second season and movie air (If they do air), I’ll have a better reason for their induction…provided they do more together then.
Similar to Sakurako and Himawari but here only one of the girls shows tsundere traits while the other is more of a genki. What makes the destined lovers who often bicker special is their many epic battles through space-time and the slow yet rewarding development of how they eventually “see the light”.
A frail conditioned girl with the power of future sight though stronger variations greatly drain her life force. She regains energy by sleeping on her busty girlfriend Ryuuka’s breasts. She also bestows some of her psychic powers to Ryuuka by sleeping on her lap.
Despite there being a canon yuri couple on the show in “Lynny”, the fact remains this girl is the one who got the most attention and “Mariaki” is more popular in the fanbase.
As for the cap’n, I will stand by this opinion till my last breath. Captain Marika Kato is one of the greatest female protagonists in anime history, and she didn’t even have to draw blood once. Oh, and she’s a “bodacious” chick magnet.
It was wrong of me not to induct these two lovely ladies in 2012. First of all, they’re canon. Second, they have no shame showing they’re lovers. Third, they are both capable leaders and can hold their own in battle. Fourth, a future university co-ed room.
Quite possibly one of Aoi’s best roles in anime along with Victorique and Mina Tepes. In the first season, Hibiki tried her hardest to be a good girlfriend to Miku but Miku’s star shined too brightly for her to keep up. In the second season however, Hibiki stepped up big time and earned her place in the hall of fame.
Arguably one of the best waifu in yuridom. Hibiki would honestly be lost without Miku by her side.
An extreme social worker, badass, moerific, and sexy defender of justice. A butt kicking blossoming beauty who prefers taking action rather than thinking. While all these credentials are all noteworthy, her greatest contribution to the Yuri Nation is having two girlfriends at the same time. Many times the show has given us so many wonderful scenes for us to work with and create titillating off-screen…sessions. Heck, she’s also a chick magnet. While some Nation members disagree with the legitimacy of this bigamy, Madoka has left her mark in yuri history.
Yup. Another badass lesbian. However, what makes her special, besides her having reached the peak of physical perfection (those…abs…yum), being a professional neck snapper/slicer (Leading to some of the best fights on the show) and all-around homey on Team Koko, is that she somehow, someway, still manages to sometimes be adorable.
Like Jenny and Lynn I was a fool not to induct these two early on. Making this hall of fame made me realize how many badass lesbians there are in anime. When not on the battlefield these two seraphic lesbian witches spend their time at work, casually chatting or snuggling. Separated they are not very strong. Together they can take down a giant mech. Nuff said.
She scored lots of chicks without uttering one word.
Untouchable, undefeated (in the anime anyway) and beautiful, this no-nonsense bishoujo will destroy any who get in the way of the girl she loves, even asking politely to crush their souls while proceeding to do so before her victim gets a chance to respond. As for how she treats her honey (and other girls she “punishes”), let’s just say it does not take a genius mind to figure out who is wearing the pants in each encounter.
Besides being a blonde bombshell and voiced by the queen of MILF seiyuus, Yuri is most famous for living up to her namesake when she finally decided to take off her gloves during the one-sided feud Ringo had with her. To put it in one short sentence, when that time came Yuri opened many, many eyes. Too bad the show took a turn towards a very confusing path of no return in the second half.
While Mami is not a lesbian like her fellow inductee, it can be said that she was the main reason animeniacs who did not tune in to the show at first, did so afterward. We all know what happened next, don’t we?
As for Homura, like many other butt kicking lesbians on a quest for love, her actions and decisions were questionable. Even so, her legend is one Yuri Nation members will tell their offspring for as long as the Earth continues spinning.
Long story short, Yomi’s love for Mato is what activated the yuri tracker towards this series. I would say more but that would mean having to lose my mind.
I have yet to see this show (I will eventually), but from what I’ve heard, Cure Moonlight and Dark Precure’s relationship was an epic one worthy of the Nation’s attention. I owe you all a better explanation after picking this one up. Heck, I’m still pondering as to when I’ll start my “Precure Project”.
Simply put, Alphard’s one of the Nation’s greatest heels…and she’s (for the most part) mentally stable. Stylish, confident, intimidating, powerful, gorgeous, this woman had it all. Her defeat, if you could even call it that, pretty much proved she’s nearly unstoppable. Her hate-love relationship with Canaan also adds more reason for her induction.
Technically 2012 was her official debut. Her presence, on the other hand, was sensed in 2011. The main reason why she’s inducted is because she’s one of the best built up lesbians in yuri history. Ever since Kyouko opened “the door” in episode 1, a legend was born. She had remained a mystery for the entirety of season 1. Many rumors were spread. A year later, the second season began airing and no sooner had the show begun when “SHE”, her back anyway, began haunting our monitors. It was clear that her advent was at hand. Finally, in a certain episode, she spoke her first words on television. The rest, as they say, is history.
P.S.: Fans of the series know that there is much more to Akane than meets the eye, so much more.
TOSHINO KYOUKO! I’m in the Hall of Fame!
People who are destined to be together but often argue is nothing unusual, especially if one of the characters is a tsundere. But what if both destined lovers were tsundere? That’s Sakurako and Himawari.
TOSHINO KYOKO. Seiyuu: Yuka Otsubo. Anime: Yuru Yuri. Debut: 2011
An optimistic and selfish lesbian whose mind is a treasure trove of entertianment and hilarity she has a way of both mildly annoying and warming the hearts of her friend at the same time. Also her lust for female flesh should never be questioned and thanks to a certain purple haired tsundere who wants her booty, should always be addressed in hyperbole. It is a law.
Akari Akaza: Seiyuu: Anime: Yuru Yuri. Debut: 2011
Despite being an easy target for bullying due to her kindness, innocence and lack of a presence (Those are ironically the exact traits that make her unique among the cast), she has a dormant power that if fully awakened and mastered could cause a global yurigasm.
Love them or hate them, there is no denying that the two OVAs the girls starred in were a hot topic for several reasons, be it their steamy PG-13 lovemaking, the shocking cliffhanger of the first OVA, Aaya’s actions in the second OVA or the “Anime Logic” conclusion.
An obscure inductee due to her show not being well known. The reason she made it in was because of the journey (or at least part of it) from discovering her romantic feelings towards her friend, Nayu, and having to deal with the reality of being a lesbian.
She fills the sexy badass quota just fine. It’s everything else about the show she’s in along with her role in it…yeah. I should really review Mnemosyne, eventually.
Once again, another bishoujo who enjoys playing “games” with her younger sister and one of her servants. Basically that’s the main reason she made the cut, especially considering what happens later on in the show. It may not make sense in words but those who have seen the first half of the show know what I am talking about.
Moe, moe, Kyun!
A fangirl of many who got to live the ultimate dream of joining the group her female idol/mega crush is part of. She was initially not that good of a baseball player but with the power of love (encouragement) from her dearest Tomoe onee-sama, she eventually got into gear and became a valuable teammate.
One of Iono-sama’s graduate students, Kaede did not reveal her mastery of wooing women’s hearts until the 3rd quarter of the show when her “other self” came out of hiding. On a personal note: Kaede is the sexiest girl on the show. Anyway, believe it or not, she is a cute, sexy and badass lesbian warrior.
yuri-ish Shizuka and Tomoe by suptomat
Lady Tomoe (also known as my #1 sexiest woman in anime) and her bodyguard, Shizuka’s tale of an unexpected bond transcending friendship is one of several reasons why I highly disagree with a random pic on the internet stating that Senran Kagura has a deeper plot than Queen’s Blade. As for Echidna….she’s Echidna. Any QB fan will tell you why she easily deserves to represent her series if it were ever nominated for a yuri hall of fame, which I just did. She’s strong, seductive, intelligent, cunning and most important of all, has an ex girlfriend she meets again, also leading to another decent character development arc (I said decent, not academy award worthy.).
Looking back now, Kanamemo is an average show at best. However, there is one undeniable fact and that’s Yume and Yuuki are the main reason why the show was worth watching. The simplicity of their love for each other is adorable. They are two girls who really love each other. One girl is very territorial, borderline possessive, while the other girl gets very lonely when her girlfriend isn’t around. True love right there folks.
It’s a shame that neither Aoi Hana or Sasameki Koto anime were successful enough to warrant second seasons but what we did get from them was pretty good. Fumi here was the central character in her series. It was her journey through love and the difficulties she faced as a lesbian that the viewers empathized with most of all.
The sympathetic jerk (initially) and the jerk she’s in love with, who gave her a really hard time before FINALLY accepting her feelings (in the manga anyway). This induction is dedicated to my good buddy Chocokara, who is a big Sumi-chan fan. For the record, I always considered Sumika to be sexier than Ushio.
Yukino and Kanade Sakurai by Speeh
Yukino and Kanade Sakurai. Anime: Candy Boy. Seiyuu: Ryouka Yuzuki and Nabatame. Debut: 2007.
Simply put, they’re the innovators of yuri twincest, or at least the ones who put yuri twincest on the map. Yes, I know they’re fraternal twins but it still counts.
Perverted? Yes. However, she still deserves to be here. First of all, when she gets serious, WATCH OUT! Second, her schemes to get inside Mikoto’s skirt are devilishly amusing. Third, she introduced me to Satomi “Granny Voice” Arai, one of my favorite female seiyuus of all time.
A surprising induction as many fans who have seen the show would say that Ellis is the one who gave off more yuri vibes. While that is true, fans would also agree that Nadie did not exactly back off either. Besides that, Nadie’s another badass and sexy butt kicker. Her show may not be as popular as the two other famous Bee Train shows (Noir and Madlax) but it is definitely not one to be ignored. Lastly, she’s in my list of hottest anime babes pre-2012 and still is one of the most attractive 2D “flatties” in anime.
It all began with a blush from this girl towards her future betrothed, Saki. What else needs to be said? Seriously, what else?
This obviously refers to her anime incarnation and not the video game series. One of Iono-sama’s most gifted prodigies, Sousou showed the world right away how gifted she is at wooing women into forming part of her all-girl harem. While she can sometimes be a bit cruel, she is an honorable leader and cares deeply for all her subordinates, giving each one (or more than one) an opportunity to enter her bedchamber. There is a reason I dubbed her “The Great One”.
Kuro is quite possibly (if not) the youngest lesbian in anime history and an interesting one to boot. I know VERY few of my fans have seen KnJ but those who have, know what I’m talking about.
As much praise as I had given Simoun there is one fact I may have left out in my review. Many of the ladies initially started off as jerks. Mamiina and Dominura are no exception. However, like all the rest, the viewer warmed up to them the more they found out why they’re jerks in the first place. Out of all the sibyllae Mamiina and Dominura made greater impacts.
Although she’s a madam (female pimp), that part doesn’t exactly play an important role in the main story, yet…that’s the reason she got inducted.
Yomi, Yomi, Yomi. I just can’t find the words to explain her induction or tell her tale. I will say this much, think about a certain other tale involving priestesses…only worse.
For four seasons (so far) and several specials in what is unarguably one of the three greatest Slice of Life anime ever conceived, Hiro and Sae had continuously shown that they are in fact a loving couple. Their love is so obvious that the only ones who would deny their relationship are homophobes or people in denial. Even if you were to see them as only friends that would only be possible in a universe where lesbians do not exist.
The definitive butt kicking show starring girls who do not wear pants and arguably the best. There is no doubt that before the other members of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing were fleshed out, Major Sakamoto’s the one who initially kept loyal fans coming back for more. Her signature laugh (Can’t decide whether Saeko’s or Saori’s is the best) adds bonus points to her awesomeness.
Here’s unarguably the best couple on Strike Witches, Eila and Sanya. For Pete’s sake in both seasons they got an episode dedicated to them and they shined brightly in both.
Don’t quote me on the following sentence. If you were to ask any nation newcomer between the ages of 20-30, most of them will tell you the first yuri anime they saw was Strawberry Panic. Likewise, many of those members will tell you that their favorite character(s) is(are) one of(All) the four inductees above because they were the most entertaining and compelling…well, as compelling as it got in regards to SP anyway.
A girl with a visage that screams “I will crush your soul you inferior beings for you are all beneath me”. Other than her “disturbing charm” she’s attached to the only person she respects, Aoba Kozue…I mean REALLY attached.
You need to have seen Fate/Zero in order to understand the reason for her induction. Otherwise, Saber’s another super popular butt kicker.
Before Kuuko from Haiyoru Nyaruko-san there was Anna Kurauchi. The original persistent lesbian who did not care that a guy was eying her woman. She was ready and willing to make her hers. Oh and she’s one of the first who “saw the light” on TV.
The only reason I picked up Loveless was because of these two, and it was worth it. Two initial heels who were willing to defy anything to be together. Works for me.
It’s NanoFate. Nuff said.
Blue Drop is one of those shows that you need to be a big yuri fan to finish. As for Hagino…she managed to get a girl like Mari to fall for her. Oh and the FREAKING climax!
A couple whose love transcended dimensions but their personalities remained similar when together.
I would go on a tangent explaining how Chikane’s the only one worthy of an induction but then I remembered something VERY important. To this day this is the only couple whose romantic confession was enough to make this hairy Sasquatch typing before you cry.
These two are so incredible that their love transcended reality by not only being reincarnated in a different series (Kyoshiro Towa no Sora) but also being the best and ONLY reason to even consider picking that abomination of a show up.
The only two girls in the record breaking hetero harem (or at least part of the few who had had enough of strudel for one lifetime) who chose each other after the war had ended.
Ah, yes. the original super triad of the Maria-sama series, although Shimako’s awesomeness was truly unleashed after Sei graduated (or “dumped” her, sort of). I noticed that many of Mamiko Noto’s roles have either been MILFs I fell for or really cool, elegant and soft spoken girls. Sei Satou’s pretty much a character in and of itself, also her flashback created a mega-buzz when it aired. As for Sachiko…after she successfully convinced Yumi to become her petite soeur, her greatness continued to increase with each season, especially in seasons 3 and 4. Kinda pushy at first but that part of her dissipated and afterward only arose when she got upset.
A girl I gave the title of “The Chosen One” back when I reviewed this anime. Now that I think about it, I don’t know why she of all anime lesbians got that title. Oh well. She did and worked hard to live up to the title by affectionately teasing her “shorty” 27-year old teacher/love interest, Mika-sensei. If you stick around till the very end, which is the official series finale OVA, you will fully understand why Rio deserves to be here.
These two aren’t lovers but the best characters on the show. Lilith’s hot bod and lust along with Hazuki’s determination to go to the deepest regions of reality to find her older sister/love interest. Yup, yuri incest before Candy Boy made it famous. Oh and she didn’t mind temporarily kicking butt and hooking up with other hot babes along her journey.
Ah Ikkitousen. The anime that personified “ECCHIMANIA”. How unsurprising that the two strongest women on the show also happen to prefer women although Ryofu’s bi.
An attractive, athletic, yet very innocent big girl and the other girl who was head over heels for her and continued failing miserably to feel her beloved’s magic. Simple as that.
She’s a basic, run of the mill ojou-sama. However, in one of my Yuri Talk posts, I discussed Foe Yay Couples and their popularity. I also mentioned that not all “fy” couples have to have a fight to the death feud. Rivalries work too. Greta fits this mold perfectly. See, her defining attribute is her obsession with competing with the show’s protagonist Saga Bergman in many things. It could have been due to envy or it could have been be because of a grudge. No…the truth is pretty obvious. Greta wanted nothing more in life than Saga’s undivided attention.
Long story short, she’s a tamer version of Helga Pataki. On the outside, she wants to be better than Saga. On the inside…”badump” “badump”.
Now I initially thought of adding only Steel Angel Saki as she’s been the only SA to be a consistent lesbian. Kurumi only turned gay in season 2 because the person who awoke her happened to be female. I’ll let it slide just this once.
Emo lesbian done right. Her story’s too complicated for me to explain more than that.
Tomoyo is not just a legend but one of THE greatest of all time. The pioneer of omega-kawaii, Tomoyo’s cuteness is limitless and she served as a wonderful beautician, camera girl, fashion designer and sidekick to Sakura. All that praise aside I think you can all guess the main reason why she’s inducted.
I’m not the right person to ask about Utena as I’ve only seen the movie and have yet to finish the anime. I’m certain any nation member who knows this series will tell other readers wholeheartedly that Utena and Juri deserve a spot in ANY anime hall of fame.
The original Sailor Moon was the show that truly began the yuri subtext boom of magical girl media in the yuri nation. There’s even a May-December one. Anyway what makes these two legendary besides being an open couple is how incredibly normal they are. They aren’t sexified, stereotyped or anything. When not fighting evil they’re just a regular couple.
While I’ve only seen her in action on the awesome 3-episode OVA, RE: Cutie Honey, according to fansites and stuff, Nat-chan has been a love interest of Honey’s since the old days of the Cutie Honey franchise. Basically Nat-chan’s one of the oldest lesbians in anime history second only to one.
Garnet and Pearl. Voice Actors: Cartoon: Steven Universe. Voice Actors: Estelle and Deedee Magno-Hall. Debut: 2013
Why Garnet and not “them” is because of what she represents. Her words, actions, opinions and most important of all her existence. All of these and more that take place before and after the big moment are why she’s inducted and not “them”.
Pearl is a case of eternal love and loyalty: A “there is only one for me” to be exact. It is not easy to explain or comprehend but for someone like Pearl it makes all the sense in the universe. Still there was a time she showed an interest in the company of another crystal gem.
For readers wondering why I didn’t induct Amethyst is because she isn’t as yurirific.
Korra and Asami Sato. Cartoon: The Legend of Korra. Voice Actors: Janet Varney and Seychelle Gabriel. Debut: 2012
The appeal of this couple is more in the journey than the destination. Starting from Book 3 and onward many hints were thrown yuri shippers’ way to support this pairing until the very end where history was made (Though the writers had to confirm it). Also it is a romantic interrracial relationship between two butt kickers. Nuff said.
Western animated lesbians who are both canon and not comic relief are a rarity. Parker and Naia’s love story is nothing that has not been seen before, but it is still noteworthy for. TECHNICALLY they are also the first animated, for the lack of a better term, “afro” yuri couple.
I know most outside of the Elsanna fanbase would label a romantic union between these two as a “Crack” pairing or “eww, incest” pairing but they’re fictional characters and as I’ve learned over time, crack pairings are all in good fun and feels, at least I hope so. HOWEVER, I do understand why this pairing exists and support it. These two look really good together. They are sisters who deeply care for one another and their bond is eternal. Good enough for me.
Bonnibel Bubblegum and Marceline Abadeer. Cartoon: Adventure Time. Voice Actors: Hynden Walch and Olivia Olson. Debut: 2010
The American version of NanoFate. They’re bickering friends who secretly want to sleep together. It was also confirmed they were a couple at one point in the comics. At different points of the animated series their bond had slowly rekindled.
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This was an episode where an anthropomorphic cat was trying to rescue her best friend (Much later discovered lover. Very few noticed the yuri here back when the episode first aired.) bunny from the clutches of a pimpin’ doberman. Lesbian subtext and sexual abuse in a kids show about a dog that protected his elderly owners from scary monsters and psychopaths. Wrap your head around that.
Moe and Yuuka. Manga: The Real Her. Debut: 2012
A blossoming romance between a masochist and her “unsure of herself” love interest who hides her true self behind a wall of “positive role model”.
Akina’s tale is a simple one. She’s a gifted beauty whose life is forever changed by an otaku, including a “seen the light” moment. Basically a supermodel like girl who encourages herself to understand what it’s like being a ” geek”. Despite her odds of victory not happening in this century the fact she refuses to give up and works very hard to understand and accept the world of otaku along with her undeniable love (Which she tried very hard to deny and fails) for the bespectacled cutie with a not-so hidden beauty.
Basically a psychotic bounty hunting criminal who is gay.
A girl who had to endure obstacle after obstacle from her love interest/stepsister Mei. she may be annoying sometimes but her heart is in the right place. Her willpower to control her lust is also admirable. Lastly, unlike her soon to be lover, SHE ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE!
A cute and fluffy couple whose developing relationship can be taken seriously. Plus, what kind of man or woman would not want one of these two as their soulmates?
The protagonists of the “Unfinished Symphony of Yuridom”. These two shared a realistic romantic relationship that was both fluffy and believable. There are obviously other inductees with realistic relationships but these two had mainstream popularity while their manga lasted. One can only hope they will return to finish what they started.
I wish my future relationship with my future girlfriend were as beautiful and passionate as Sumi and Kinana’s. Wishful thinking, I know.
Ymir and Christa (or Historia Reiss). Manga: Shingeki no Kyojin. Debut: 2009.
This induction is based more on the massive fanbase than what they’ve accomplished on the show. In fact, they had a grand total of 10 minutes of screen time getting cosy together and during that time, little was accomplished. HOWEVER, in the manga…well, the millions of fanart and doujins speak for themselves as to how popular this pairing is. So much so that eventually the mangaka himself confirmed the duo as canon. They are one of the two confirmed canon pairings alongside Eren and Mikasa.
Mariko Kumakura and Akiko Oohashi. Manga: Girlfriends. Debut: 2006.
The manga and couple that turned Morinaga Milk into a big time yuri celebrity.
The queen, the myth, the immortal icon of yuri harem, the original gainsta, the personification of yuri madams in all animated Japanese media. I even named an award after her.
One of the VERY few May-December couples that legitimately works, because they took their relationship VERY seriously.
Long story short, my #1 manga lesbian in both looks and character. Yup. She’s the creme de la creme as far as I’m concerned.
One of the very first lesbians in manga history.
Baek Seol-A. Manhwa: Fluttering Feelings/Exciting Feelings.
One of the more interesting stories of how a woman discovered that she had “seen the light” was Baek Seol-A’s. Her journey (so far) has been of equel interest.
Sung Sumin. Manhwa: What Does The Fox Say?
An adult woman whose love life alone is worth getting inducted but also her hunger and difficulty in finding “the one” for various reasons.
Sun Jing. Manhwa: Their Story.
The thrill of Sun Jing’s hunt for Qui Tong’s sweet flesh is most certainly an enticing one. Obviously Qui tong won’t make it easy but Sun Jing knows how to play the game.
Magan and Danai. Manhwa: Magan and Danai.
The Manhwa equivalent of Wife and Wife.
Donut (Donaht) and Mew. Manhwa: Lily Love.
Combination of amazing artwork and a scintilating yuri love as these two face all obstacles that get in their way to enter the gates of yuritopia…if you know what I mean. Donut is a cutie who recently (as of the story’s timeline) “saw the light” when she was smitten by Mew and Mew is a veteran who wants to do her very best, using her impeccable beauty and wiles to show Donut that accepting her affections was the best decision she had made in her life by far…provided the two manage to overcome life’s obstacles.
Miyuki and Rei. Webcomic: Orange Cream.
Miyuki the capable beauty whose capable of many things and main weakness is her love life.
Rei, Mei’s more seductive and calculating Italian cousin who also has the shockingly capable of smiling, smirking and laughing.
Lisa and Ally. Webcomic: Sunstone. Debut: 2012
An adult couple whose adventures explore the world of BDSM among the experienced and inexperienced. Basically the lifestyles of BDSM otaku and the people around them. As for Lisa and Ally, the end of the road is assured but the road itself is a fulfilling one where their hearts know the truth but their minds need time to process said truth.
Video game section.
Maxine Caulfield and Chloe Price. Game: Life is Strange.
Please be patient with me as I had not yet finished playing Life Is Strange but I am fully aware of the phenomenon that is PriceField. They deserve a spot based on fan feedback. I will do my best to update this induction when able.
A tsundere who was intrigued by one of the cutest alchemists in existence. The tsundere was smitten by the cutie’s clumsiness, kindness and most important of all, her courage and willpower. Many years after their first journey, the tsundere returns from training in the mountains with one important mission, to find the cute girl who stole her heart and spend the rest of her life with this new master alchemist. The tsundere joins a princess whom she heard was the apprentice of the girl she loves. Her mission is clear: Help the princess save the kingdom, get close to her love. Of course her being the tsundere she is, that is easier said than done.
Plutia is an airhead. Plutia is a very kind soul who spent much of her time alone. Then Neptune showed up and everything changed. Plutia was very happy to have someone to play with. She is ambiguously gay. However, should Plutia ever be provoked enough to unleash her fury, a dark force is unleashed upon the universe molesting all naughty girls in a painfully erotic manner all the while being turned on. Villains usually suffer a near death experience when facing this dark force. That is the power of Iris Heart. She is gay.
If the player played the right cards, all the girls on the team would want to sleep with this admirable CPU Candidate who lead her team to ultimate victory. Another cute and sexy badass is the one called Nepgear.
She has only one goal in life: To find a “wifey”. The number of “wifeys” does not matter. Why she wants a wifey over a husbando does not matter. Why is she so cute and busty does not matter. All that matters is that she’s awesome enough to return several more times after everyone thought she had been forgotten. She finally made her triumphant return as a non-DLC character in Re;Birth 2 and did not hold back. In Re;Birth 3 she would once again be relegated to a DLC role but her wifey hunt was far from over.
While this couple is not my personal favorite, they are the ones the most popular due to their relationship being the best rom-com of them all, besides their character development and other quirks.
Readrs can easily guess why these two made it in. Shizuki is a yamato nadesico who excels at elegance and grace and Eris is a foreign beauty whose vampire-esque powers and charm quickly won over the tsundere princess.
Risa Azumi and Miya Ayase. Game: Sono Hanabira ni Kichizuke wo/A Kiss For The Petals 11, 12, 14, Remembering How We Met and Lilycycle.
What makes this couple special is that they were the first couple of the Petals franchise to introduce it to a Western audience. It is thanks to them that the franchise now has a larger fanbase than before. As characters Risa is a by the books responsible student and Miya is a prodigy who feels no reason to attend classes or socialize with fellow students. The dynamics speak for themselves.
When you hear the name Vanillaware, the games that instantly come to your mind will probably be Odin Sphere, Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown. However, there was one little hidden gem that slipped many gamers’ minds for understandable, yet still unfair reasons. That game is the Harry Potter inspired “RTS for beginners” game, Grimgrimoire. Our inductees are the lovable super sleuth main character, Lillet Blan and her eventual love interest, Amoretta Virgine, the homunculus. To put it simply, it is a relationship based around one needing the other girl’s love and affection because she is not receiving any from her creator. It is a relationship that may remind animeniacs of today of a certain cold-hearted, black haired girl who defied the space-time continuum for the sake of the girl she loves. Okay, in Grimgrimoire it was done to save everyone but the girl was the most important person to save.
While the first Fear Effect game was released in 2000, Rain didn’t appear until the 2nd game, which is a prequel, that was released a year later in North America. The reason for their induction is a controversy that took place during that time: Their relationship. To spare you a long winded explanation, gamers and fans of the series did not take this revelation very well. This lead the lead designer to come up with excuses to soften the meaning of their relationship and pander to the senile youth that year. In the end, there never came a Fear Effect 3…making their complaints utterly pointless. Too bad. If you get a chance to play Retro Helix, go for it. You may like what you see.
Cinderella Girls, aka 346 Productions’ main 14 (15 if one counts Mika Jougasaki). Anime: The Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls
- Mio honda
- Uzuki Shimamura
- Rin Shibuya
- Miku Maekawa
- Rina Tada
- Minami Nitta
- Anzu Futaba
- Kanako Mimura
- Chieri Ogata
- Rika Jougasaki
- Kirari Moroboshi
- Miria Akagi
- Ranko Kanzaki
- Mika Jougasaki
Similar to μ’s 346 P’s main 14 were inducted primarily for the girls’ shipping potentials with one another, such as Kirari X Anzu, Minami X anastasia and Uzuki X Rin to name a few.
- Tokaku Azuma
- Haru Ichinose
- Isuke Inukai
- Kouko Kaminaga
- Hitsugi Kirigaya
- Shiena Kenmochi
- Haruki Sagae
- Suzu Shuto
- Otoya Takechi
- Chitaru Nametane
- Nio Hashiri
- Sumireko Hanabusa
- Mahiru/Shinya Banba (Voted the Yuri Nation’s favorite enemy assassin)
Class Black’s members are not exactly allies but rather competing assassins who want to claim a bounty placed on Haru’s head though Tokaku opposes them for romantic reasons. What makes this group induction worthy is most (if not all of them) are split in pairs and hook up with one another. The anime version gives hints on some of the pairings which is further explored and elaborated in the manga version. Besides, cute and sexy lesbian assassins. What’s not to like?
- Miou Ootori: President
- Momoka Sonokawa: Prodigy, hellspawn.
- Maya Kyodo: Fanservice.
- Urara Kasugano: Lesbian, masochist.
- Kayo Gotokuji: Cosplayer.
- Platy: Mascot.
The classic group of misfits who usually banter but occasionally work in sync. The girls also happen to be either chick magnets or the attracted to other girls themselves.
- Kousaka Honoka: Captain
- Minami Kotori: Third in command and costume designer
- Sonoda Umi: Second in command
- Koizumi Hanayo: Idol expert and secretary
- Hoshizora Rin: Mascot
- Nishikino Maki: Tsundere
- Yazawa Nico: Idol Club president
- Ayase Eli: Group adviser
- Toujou Nozomi: Goddess (Voted the Yuri Nation’s favorite μ’s member)
The legend of μ’s is one that will surely be shared from generation to generation. The legend of nine schoolgirls banning together to save their yuri gold mine of a school from going bankrupt and then broadened their horizons in the Love Live tournament. The legend of an idol group whose fanbase was so indecisive on which girls hooked up with other that it became a sport of sorts in which anyone could hook up with anyone. This is also why none of the individual members or (I assume) established pairings (despite fan inconsistency) aren’t inducted separately.
- Naru Sekiya: Co-captain
- Hana N. Fountainstand: Captain
- Yaya Sasame
- Machi Tokiwa
- Tami Nishimikado
A group of adorable dancers whose epic tales of SoL-drama have warmed the hearts of many who enjoy the genre and few who are not used to it. It is a tale of future dancing queens with yuri vibes.
- Akane Isshiki (Leader)
- Aoi Futaba (Second in Command)
- Wakaba Saegusa (Assault)
- Himawari Shinomiya (Enforcer)
They remind me of the Power Rangers but instead of summoning a giant robot, the other three girls fuse with Akane to create stronger Vivid forms. Akane and Aoi have great chemistry together while Wakaba and Himawari spend a lot of time together.
- Commander Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke
- Major Mio Sakamoto
- Gertrud Barkhorn
Perrine H. Clostermann
Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen
- Charlotte E. Yeager
- Sanya V. Litvyak
- Lynette Bishop
- Yoshika Miyafuji
Girls who refused to wear pants for reasons (The obvious notwithstanding) that are never explained, yet they are all based on legendary war pilots. They have fought numerous aerial battles against the Neuroi Invasion Force. The amount of yuri moments in this team is plentiful.
- Koume Suzukawa (Catcher)
- Akiko Ogasawara (Pitcher)
- Yuki Souya
- Noe Kawashima (Strategist/Tactician)
- Tomoe Tsukabae (Ace Batter)
- Shizuka Tsukabae
- Kyouko Sakurami (#1 Tomoe-onee-sama fan)
- Tamaki Ishigami
- Kouchou Kikusha (Ace Runner)
- Noriko (Former Player, Reporter/Spy)
- Anna Curtland (Coach)
Taishou Yakyuu Musume may not be the greatest sports anime of all time but it is my favourite sports anime of all time. This is the tale of a female baseball team on a mission to prove that Japanese girls of the Taishou era are not just housewives. Girls can kick ass too. Oh, and some of them wanted to snuggle together. Highlights are: Tomoe and Akiko’s feud over Koume, Koume and Akiko being paired up as “husband and wife”, Kyouko’s undying love for Tomoe, Shizuka secretly wanting her “nee-san” all to herself, Yuki and Tama-chan scenes.
Team Kiyosumi. Anime: Saki
- Yuuki Kataoka (vanguard)
Mako Someya (sergeant)
Hisa Takei (lieutenant)
Nodoka Haramura (vice captain)
Saki Miyanaga (captain)
Praising “Team Angle” and its future newlywed captains (Saki Angle and Nodoka Hart), the semi-love triangle involving Magnificent Mako, Hardcore Hisa and the “Heartbreak Chick” Mihoko Michaels, and the ever lovable Taco Guerrero would bore my readers so take my word for it that they are the most deserving of all the teams in the main series to be here.
- Toki Onjouji (vanguard)
Izumi Nijou (sergeant)
Sera Eguchi (lieutenant)
Hiroko Funakubo (vice captain)
Ryuuka Shimizudani (captain)
Being a midquel/spin-off, Achiga-hen once again delivered in quality “superpowered lesbian mahjong wrestling” goodness and the team that came out on top in terms of popularity was The Noble Core. The Psychonaut’s sweet romantic relationship with Rampaging Ryuuka was the main highlight of this team, but Dr Megane and her semi “foeyay” vendetta against Iron Girl Arata, The Rated R Playah’s feud with Troll Killer Ako and La Generica…being there contributed more great moments from this great team.
- Miho Nishizumi (Team Captain)
- Saori Takebe (Radio Operator)
- Hana Isuzu (Gunner)
- Yukari Akiyama (Ammo Loader)
- Mako Reizei (Driver)
There’s something undeniably exhilarating about watching cute girls kicking ass in tank battles of epic proportions. I truly believe they, along with the rest of the “Tankwondo” warriors made tank battles cooler than they already were.
Hakuoh Academy Yacht Club, aka The Cosplay Pirates. Anime: Mouretsu Pirates.
- Jenny Dolittle (Former president, graduated)
Lynn Lambretta (Former president)
Marika Kato (Current president)
Sasha Staple (Vice-President)
Talvikki Launo (graduated)
Flora Chapie (graduated)
Mylene Certon (graduated)
What’s most awesome of this group that no matter how small some of the girls’ roles are, each and every one of them felt important. The Yacht Club would not be the same if even one of the girls were omitted from the anime. All of them have a forte, be it navigator, pilot, computer whiz or hacker. The girls who did get a lot of screen time made huge impacts, especially a certain blonde haired beauty who stole my heart.
As mentioned up above, agree with the inductees, disagree, is there someone you deem worthy of joining this “prestigious” rank, you know what to do.