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[[DistaffCounterpart Just as]] {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s exist out there, there are Yuri Fans. For those of you not familiar with {{Anime}} terminology, "[[YuriGenre yuri]]" refers to a genre of Japanese media focusing on [[QueerRomance relationships between women or girls]].

In regards to yuri fanboys, the difference between them and a guy who just thinks GirlOnGirlIsHot is that a yuri fanboy is interested in actual {{Yuri}}, including the {{shipping}} aspects of the fandom, while the latter involves individuals who may never have seen a GirlsLove work in their lives, so long as they get turned on by girl on girl. Fictional yuri fanboys don't show up often as a significantly greater emphasis is placed on non-shipping GirlOnGirlIsHot types.

Yuri Fangirls also exist, and are in fact the primary market for much of the genre, since unlike {{Yaoi|Genre}} and {{Bara|Genre}}, there's not two separate genres for straight men and lesbian women. Media depicting love between women and girls is popular among some heterosexual girls as well, in part because of the "forbidden romance" angle, and for their tendency to be [[CostumePorn lush]], [[BishieSparkle pretty]], and [[SoapOpera chock full of melodrama]]. (Not to mention, as a certain feminist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Beauvoir author]] pointed out, women enjoy soft, silky, uh... ''feminine'' things just as much as men). A yuri fangirl is rarely questioned about her sexuality (interest in homosexuality is generally seen as "just a phase" in Japan), but she ''is'' often questioned about her...[[{{Otaku}} exuberance]] for the genre. In fiction, Yuri Fangirls are a popular character type within GirlsLove series.

Yuri Fan is for shipper examples. For non-shipping examples who still love seeing girl/girl action, see GirlOnGirlIsHot (although the two tropes can overlap). Not to be confused with fans of [[Creator/YuriLowenthal Lowenthal]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Lowell]], [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Sakazaki]], [[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Volte Hyuuga]], [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Petrov]], [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 that creepy fellow who failed to take over the Soviet Union by mind control back in the '70s]], [[TheSpaceRace the first man in space]], [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare an ex-Spetsnaz soldier]], a [[HistoryOfTheUSSR former Soviet General Secretary]], or [[LightNovel/DirtyPair a 3WA Trouble Consultant]]... well, there can be some overlap with that last one.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Satoshi Furutorisui from ''Secret of the Tripower''. Constantly taking pictures of girls when they're together.
* Tsumugi Kotobuki from ''Manga/KOn'', is this. She frequently has daydreams whenever two girls are holding hands, standing close to each other, and at one point is openly jealous of the skinship between the other girls, to the point that she's seen as having [[ShippingGoggles Yuri Goggles]]... But much less so on the anime.
* Pictured above: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA39k5w0B9w Hiyori Tamura]] in ''Anime/LuckyStar''. She is also implied to be a YaoiFangirl but it is [[ImprobablyFemaleCast never elaborated further in the series]].
* The all-girl high school in ''Manga/OtomeKikanGretel'' seems to be populated by yuri fangirls, who {{squee}} when they watch Mariya and Yuu kiss. But then again, they are all implied to be SchoolgirlLesbians, as well.
* The girls from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' often seem to be rather interested in the amorous entanglements between other girls at their school, although this is rather downplayed in the anime. In the LightNovels, [[{{subtext}} however]]...
* Yurina from ''Hana no Yurina Gumi'' in one ''[[Magazine/YuriHime Yuri Hime S]]'' anthology is a very obsessed Yuri Fangirl. She goes to an all girls school and as president of the school's literature club, she writes fiction pairing up some of the students. She's also been known to {{Squee}} and gush quite loudly when two female students touch their hands together.
* Ushio's brother, Norio from ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'', who writes GirlsLove [[LightNovels novels]]. And Azusa, one of Ushio's classmates, is a huge fan of his novels - though is very uncomfortable when first confronted with actual lesbians Tomoe and Miyako, because she's really only interested in dramatic stories full of subtext.
* In ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', [[spoiler:Yuki Nagato]] is a yuri fangirl. Yes, really. In [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya the original]], she seems strangely interested in shipping Haruhi and Mikuru together.
* Onsokumaru and the ninjas of ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' are pretty perverted but they've also been seen to cry over the relationships found in a parody of ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''.
* The ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' audio drama reveals that Himeko's favorite manga is a {{yuri}} doujinshi.
* Itta from ''Manga/GirlXGirlXBoy'' doesn't start out this way, but he becomes a yuri fan later in the manga. He then can't help but smile and go "Aww" when he sees two females acting friendly towards each other.
* ''Manga/YuruYuri'' has the yuri fangirl Chitose who [[ShipperOnDeck frequently imagines Kyouko and Ayano together]] and her twin sister Chizuru, who [[ShipperOnDeck images her sister together with Ayano]] in both relatively tame and explicit situations often resulting in her getting a {{nosebleed}} (Chitose) or starting to drool (Chizuru). A running gag is that she has to remove her glasses to see the subtext, implying she wants to cloud her vision of reality for her fantasies to work.
* The students at the all-girl high schools in ''Manga/AoiHana'' show several levels of fascination for girl-girl relationships. The news club of Akira's school, Fujigaya, even publishes rumors about them on the front page of their school magazine. [[spoiler:Akira is not amused, even if they don't mention her or Fumi by name]].
* Hayate from ''Manga/HayateCrossBlade'' has her yuri goggles permanently on. She sees yuri ''everywhere''.
* Sunohara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBgPXOlTtn8 overloading with hormones]] when he and Tomoya tricked Ryou into thinking that Nagisa is going to confess her love to her, and the entire thing started playing out like something straight out of a GirlsLove anime.
* Saito of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. He got amused at the sight of Louise and Tiffania groping each other in the women's bath. Also, he got turned on when he saw Montmorency and Beatrice kiss while under the influence of the LovePotion.
* Fukuyama of ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' set up an all girl wrestling tournament and was especially excited about seeing Kosame and Kirie mud wrestle each other.
* [[GenderBending Nyo!Hungary]] in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is often portrayed in fanon as this, mirroring his female counterpart's YaoiFangirl tendencies.
* In ''Manga/SakuraTrick'', not only is Haruka a {{Schoolgirl Lesbian|s}} with her best friend Yuu-chan, but she also gets excited when she sees two girls kissing or otherwise doing lesbian things.
* Kirika Kure, of ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'', is shown reading what is clearly a yuri manga at one point. [[SchoolgirlLesbians This is pretty much par for the course for Kirika.]]
* Anime creator Creator/KunihikoIkuhara is on record as Yuri Fan and the genre had profound influence on his own work.
* Kaede of ''Manga/DontBecomeAnOtakuShinozakiSan'' is both this and YaoiFangirl. Akina is warming up to the idea, partly due to her own growing infatuation and feelings for Kaede. At one point she comes across a yuri doujinshi by chance and [[DistractedByTheSexy drops what she's doing to flip through it]].
* In the behind the scenes episode of ''Manga/BlackButler'' Elizabeth is shown fangirling over Maylene getting groped by Ran Mao and taking pictures.
* Hanadera Keisuke of ''Yuri Danshi'' is a rare male example and the MostTriumphantExample. Just see the page quote for {{Yuri}} on how much a fanboy he is.
--> '''Keisuke''': I think, therefore yuri is.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Notable above all other examples is the shipping community surrounding ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. The game series has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters well over a hundred characters]] and a grand total of [[ImprobablyFemaleCast three male characters]] (a turtle, a cloud, and a NonActionGuy) with screen/page time, so there's ''a lot'' of yuri shipping possibilities. It's gotten to the point where ''Touhou'' has begun to relocate from Comiket to a separate, Touhou-only convention, Reitaisai, which is currently the largest single genre doujin convention in the world.
** All of this despite, or maybe even ''because of'', the fact that NoHuggingNoKissing is in effect in canon. This, combined with some easily read-into HoYay subtext, gives the imagination of the yuri fans plenty of material to play around with and no contradictions with canon, making ShippingWars surprisingly uncommon within the community.
** When fan artists turn chracters into this trope as well, you know the fandom has reached critical recursion, [[http://safebooru.donmai.us/posts/668614 like with this example]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', when Soleil is not daydreaming about a cute girl she could be talking to, she likes to lovingly sigh and let her fantasizes run wild with two women hanging out with each other.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The {{yuri}} [[HGame erotic game]] series ''Sono Hanabira Ni Kuchizuke Wo'' is predictably full of these. Whenever a group of girls witnesses a {{yuri}} act, just like clockwork, many {{squee}}s will be heard.
* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', a girl named Mayuri watches Rie and Licia on the bus during their school trip, becoming more and more excited as Licia gushes over her.
-->'''Mayuri:''' Ah~ I need to make notes quickly! I'm going to turn this into a epic, original story detailing the true love between two shy, sensitive school girls, and make loads of money at Comiket!

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku and Luka]] in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlKOtlf9bXg this song.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Tedd, the MadScientist from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has an interest in gender-bending pretty much everybody in every way, but with a notable love for girl-and-girl.
* Marie-Neige from ''Webcomic/{{Frivolesque}}'' enbodies this trope. She has various posters of yuri heroines on her wall, reads yuri fanfiction, ships anime characters as a hobby and has a dakimakura of her best friend Chloé in her underwear on her bed. She doesn't seem to be ashamed of it in any way, and openly hits on every pretty girl she meets.
* Caliborn from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', who heavily fetishizes normal human romantic actions such as hugging or holding hands as porn, and is especially interested in seeing "the bitches" -- i.e. Jane and Roxy - together. Note that Caliborn is from an alien race that reproduces through FoeYay. In other words, Caliborn considers normal human romance to be ''deviant alien porn''.
* Meredith from ''Webcomic/{{Blitzcrafter}}'' mentions writing lesbian incest fanfiction shortly after her introduction.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* With some CharacterDevelopment, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic went from [[GirlOnGirlIsHot salivating over catfights]] to still being into girl/girl, ''but'' also ripping movies like ''Film/TheHaunting1999'' to shreds for just treating homosexuality as {{fanservice}}.
* Twilight Sparkle in ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' has an abnormal obsession with shipping her friends [[ShipperOnDeck Rarity and Applejack]], to the point where she wrote a several dozen chapter long fanfic featuring unsubtle self-inserts of them together and forced them to reenact it.