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->''"Yuri is a blessed thing. The refined and subtle actions, the warmth, of a world where only girls reside...yet also the pain of interpersonal politics and selfish intrigue. And finally, those strong emotional bonds before which no hardship is an insurmountable obstacle. Verily, a finely-honed mental and spiritual realm for transcending the crude conceptions of the male mind!"''
-->-- '''Hanadera Keisuke''', ''Yuri Danshi''

Yuri (百合 / ユリ)[[labelnote:Translation]](Yuri means Lily, as in the flower.)[[/labelnote]]refers to a JapaneseMedia {{genre}} about [[UsefulNotes/{{Sapphism}} sapphic]] [[QueerRomance romance and sexuality]]. Yuri works traditionally focus either on romantic or sexual feelings, but increasingly have both. Western fans will sometimes use the term ''"shoujo-ai"'' to refer to romance-specific, less-explicit works, while using ''"yuri"'' to refer to more sexually explicit work. However, in Japan, ''"shoujo-ai"'' often refers to [[LoliconAndShotacon girl-focused pedophilia]], and yuri is also known as "Girls' Love" ([[GratuitousEnglish in English]]), or GL, a term created in common with the more popular [[DistaffCounterpart male version]], "[[YaoiGenre Boys' Love]]" or BL.

Yuri is a genre distinguished by many tropes, stereotypes, and specific plotlines or interactions. The term "yuri" is so strongly associated with those tropes and stereotypes that some Japanese [[YuriFan yuri fans]] use a different term, like "bian" (short for lesbian)[[note]]"lesbian" and it's abbreviated version "les" are often used and seen as perjorative in Japanese culture[[/note]], "Onna x Onna" ("women x women"), or "Onna-doushi" ("women together") for works which are actually by/for lesbian women. Yuri is commonly an idealized and unrealistic portrayal of sapphic relationships, like most romance, and is not representative of actual sapphic people, culture, community, and experiences. This is, in part, due to the genre's high {{Fluff}} content.

In {{UsefulNotes/Japan}}, yuri stories and portrayal depend a lot on the target audience demographic:

* Yuri aimed at girls ("{{shoujo}} yuri") is commonly hyperfeminine and "pure" but may feature some degree of gender-bending or cross-dressing, with the {{bifauxnen}} in a more traditionally male role. In either case, it's usually focused on fantasies of female solidarity, idealized femininity and gender transgression, not with lesbian identity, culture or actual life in Japan.
* Yuri aimed at adult women ("{{josei}} yuri") is usually less stereotyped and fairly realistic, like most fiction aimed at adults. Many works in the demographic are targetted at actual sapphic women, which is why this type is often called "yuri for lesbians". Generally, this type is the most realistic regarding sapphic identity, culture, experience, and politics, but is a small portion of all yuri produced.[[note]]As previously noted, some readers use a separate term for "yuri by/for lesbians" to distinguish it from the more common types.[[/note]]
* Yuri aimed at men ("{{seinen}} yuri") tends to emphasize (or [[UpToEleven overemphasize]]) sweetness, femininity, girlishness, [[TropesOfInnocence innocence]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness purity]], and {{moe}} generally. This type often shows a very romanticized or idyllic view of female adolescence or childhood. This is in contrast to [[GirlOnGirlIsHot fetishized]] and {{fanservice}} portrays of sapphic romance or sexuality. This type of yuri rarely mentioned or includes long-term relationships, LGBTQ culture, or any other realistic aspects of being a sapphic woman.
* Yuri aimed at boys ("{{shonen}} yuri") tends to only exist as a secondary or tertiary genre under the main focus/es (see "background/subtext" yuri below). Often portrayals of sapphic romance is subsumed under sapphic sexuality in these works, often working the fetishized GirlOnGirlIsHot trope hard. For this reason, most sapphic interactions in ''shonen''-aimed works tends to not be "yuri". Not to say that it does not exist, but that one should take care before labeling anything sapphic that occurs in a ''shonen'' work as "yuri".
* "Background" or "{{Subtext}}" yuri is a cross-demographic type of yuri that has been gaining a foothold in Japan. These works portray female protagonists (often {{Action Girl}}s) in lasting lesbian relationships, without actually being specifically ''about'' these relationships. Though this element has the same status that a RomanceArc in non-romantic fiction does, such works are classified as yuri in addition to whatever their primary genre is.

Due to Japanese [[{{UsefulNotes/Homophobia}} cultural predisposition against homosexuality]], a large, disproportionate amount of yuri works, especially older ones, tend to end in [[DownerEnding sadness]], [[BuryYourGays tragedy]], [[HideYourLesbians obscurity]], or [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians audience-attracting sham]]. This is slowly changing and more fictional couples are allowed to have happy, committed, and {{canon}} endings as time goes on.

When a yuri work was made has a large impact of exactly what tropes it uses. Older yuri of the [[TheEighties 80s]], [[TheNineties 90s]], and early [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] tend to be more rigid in their adherence to standard tropes. Recent yuri works tend to break the traditional mold much more often as the genre expands and gains more mainstream acceptance.

The most common tropes you find in yuri, especially older yuri, are SempaiKouhai, TomboyAndGirlyGirl, and TeacherStudentRomance. All three of these tropes can be cast in a particular light to make them appear to mirror or emulate heterosexual couples (see the [[Analysis/YuriGenre Analysis page]]).

This entry is for the genre specifically. Works should be listed only if they are released as, [[WordOfGod described]] as, and/or feature yuri. Couple-specific examples should only be listed below if they're the focus of the series. For sapphic couples and crushes in other genres, see TokenYuriGirls. See also: SlashFic, EveryoneIsGay, and SchoolgirlLesbians. Compare and contrast RomanticTwoGirlFriendship. The {{Distaff Counterpart}}s of ''Yuri'' are ''{{Yaoi}}'', ''Shounen-Ai'', and {{Bara|Genre}}, which feature male-male romance and sexuality.

Those looking to get into writing this stuff should head [[SoYouWantTo/WriteAYuriManga here]] for some good pointers.

!!Links and Resources

* Our guide on how to SoYouWantTo/WriteAYuriManga.
* [[http://okazu.yuricon.com/2008/03/02/okazu-glossary-of-terms/ A short glossary of yuri terms]].
* Matt Thorn's [[http://www.matt-thorn.com/shoujo_manga/jaws/index.php "What Japanese Girls Do With Manga, and Why" essay]].
* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_(genre) "Yuri Genre" page]].
* An academic essay that discusses the history and looks at some modern stories can be found [[http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/articles/2010/Nagaike.html here]].
[[folder:Subtopes associated with the Yuri genre]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BaitAndSwitchLesbians
* {{Bifauxnen}}
* {{Bishoujo}}
* BuryYourGays
* ButchLesbian
* CastFullOfGay
* DiscountLesbians
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale
* DownerEnding
* ElaborateUniversityHigh
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* EveryoneIsBi
* FeministFantasy
* FlowerMotifs (generally white lilies, alternatively roses)
* FlowersOfRomance (ditto)
* {{Gayngst}}
* HairContrastDuo
* HasTwoMommies
* HideYourLesbians
* HomoeroticDream
* IfItsYouItsOkay
* ImprobablyFemaleCast
* IntertwinedFingers
* JustFriends
* [[HoYay Les Yay]]
* LipstickLesbian
* LovelyAngels
* MasculineFeminineGayCouple
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage
* {{Moe}}
* OneHeadTaller
* OneeSama
* OneGenderRace
* OneGenderSchool
* PsychoLesbian
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship
* SchoolgirlLesbians
* SecretRelationship
* SempaiKohai
* SingleTargetSexuality
* SituationalSexuality
* StockShoujoHeroine
* {{Subtext}}
* TeacherStudentRomance
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl
* WholesomeCrossdresser
!!Creators and Examples
!!!This genre is specific to Eastern Asia. East Asian and {{Animesque}} media '''ONLY'''.


[[folder:Prolific Creators]]
* Creator/ShunintaAmano:
** ''Manga/{{Ayame 14}}''
** ''Manga/TheFeelingsWeAllMustEndure''
** ''Manga/NotForSale''
** ''Manga/{{Philosophia}}''
** ''Manga/TheStructuralFormulaOfFirstLove''
** ''Manga/SweetGuiltyLoveBites''
** ''Manga/YukemuriSanctuary''
* Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou are best known for their BoysLove mangas, so their rare yuri projects show strong influence by yaoi conventions:[[index]]
** ''Manga/HaruNatsuAkiFuyu''
** ''Manga/LoveGeneXX''
* Creator/MiyabiFujieda:
** ''Manga/AliceQuartet''
** ''Manga/AmeIroKouchakanKandan''
** ''Manga/IonoTheFanatics''
** ''Manga/TheMikosWordsAndTheWitchesIncantations''
** ''Manga/OtomeiroStayTune''[[/index]]
* Shizuru Hayashiya: [[index]]
** ''Manga/HayateCrossBlade'' plays the girls love up for comedy.
** ''Manga/StrawberryShakeSweet'', a Girls' Love comedy manga about teen idols.[[/index]]
* Shoko Iwami: [[index]]
** ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'' is an {{anime}} and a {{Yonkoma}} {{manga}} where the majority of the [[ImprobablyFemaleCast all-female main cast]] are [[CastFullOfGay romantically inclined towards females]].
** ''Manga/FlowerFlower''. A [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses princess]] arrives in a foreign land to marry into their royal family, but rejects her betrothed as soon as he enters the room [[CrossDresser because he's dressed like a woman]]. She instead goes for the other [[{{Bifauxnen}} alleged]] [[SweetPollyOliver prince]]. [[{{Tsundere}} Issues]] [[CultureClash come up]] and HilarityEnsues.
* Creator/MilkMorinaga:
** ''Manga/GirlFriends'' is a modern classic of the genre with loads of {{Gayngst}} and WillTheyOrWontThey for its central pairing.
** ''Manga/KissesSighsAndCherryBlossomPink'' is a collection of stories about the romantic entanglements of the students at a OneGenderSchool.
** ''Manga/TheSecretRecipe'' is of a more comedic bent.
* Creator/AkikoMorishima:
** ''Manga/TheConditionsForParadise'', about a LongDistanceRelationship.
** ''Manga/HanjukuJoshi'', an erotic {{manga}} about a TomboyAndGirlyGirl who explore their first real relationship together.
** ''Manga/TwentyYearOldGirlXThirtyYearOldMaiden'', about an adult StudentTeacherRomance.
* Creator/GoNagai. While not known mainly for it, has proven himself partial to yuri.
** ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' is often very heavy on LesYay. The ''Re: Cutey Honey'' [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] having the highest amount of LesYay, [[JustFriends almost]] crossing over into the GL zone.
** ''Manga/DevilmanLady'' has a lot of implied and overt yuri dynamics.
* Creator/{{Natsuneko}}. Has only written one-shots so far (see full list on her page).
* Hiyori Otsu:
** ''Aqua Blue Cinema''
** ''Clover''
** ''Orange and Yellow''
* Kaoru Sudoo. Disappeared from the industry for five years due to health problems (leaving ''OKG'' unfinished), before finally returning in 2016 with a new (very NSWF) series.
** ''08.04 AM Daydream''[[index]]
** ''Manga/OtomeKikanGretel'' is an {{ecchi}} series set in an all-girls WizardingSchool.[[/index]]
* Creator/JinTakemiya started working on original yuri doujin in 2007 and eventually debuted in Yuri-Hime, winning their Division Prize for her one-shot "All My Love and Lies" (later included in the ''Love Flicker'' collection) in 2009. Writing primarily in the SliceOfLife genre, Takemiya is incredibly prolific, and her works have been featured in every issue of Yuri-Hime since her debut.
** ''Manga/ChouchouNannan'' (lit. "Call and Reply", which is a Japanese idiom for light-hearted flirting) follows a FourGirlEnsemble with way too many hidden {{Love Triangle}}s between them.[[index]]
** ''Manga/FragmentsOfLove'', Takemiya's biggest work to date, follows Mika, a confident and serious high school girl with a [[LikesOlderWomen preference for older women]], on her daily life and relationships. The tie-in ''Love & Piece'' (sic!) serves as an OriginStory for the main plot's not-quite-BetaCouple.[[/index]]
** ''Game'' concerns Chiriko, who finds herself the target of the ForeignExchangeStudent Rebecca's affections, because she happens to look exactly like her favorite DatingSim character.
** ''Manga/GirlishSweet'' is somewhat of a ConceptAlbum: it follows several mostly unrelated couples, but with a few pervasive motifs (the author refers to it as her "Red Seifuku Series", after the school uniforms most characters wear) and themes (various allusions to sweetness and sweet things).
** ''Manga/IrrationalUs'' stars two {{Office Lad|y}}ies sharing a very emotionally unhealthy relationship.
** ''[=KiLa KiLa=]'' follows Saya, a {{Fangirl}} of the IdolSinger Ria, who finds herself falling in love with the latter's [[ShrinkingViolet insecure]] twin sister Mari. This story has thematic overlaps with ''My Beloved''--another LoveTriangle involving two sisters vying for affections of the same girl.
** ''Love Flicker'' was Takemiya's first collection of previously published one-shots.
** ''Perfume of Love'' is another ConceptAlbum, united by the theme of scents and aromas.
* Akihito Yoshitomi. Is well-known for his contributions to the genre, though he tends to take weird approaches:[[index]]
** ''Manga/BlueDrop'', although the anime is much less explicit with its Girls' Love than the first and third manga of the series. The second manga ''Tenshi no Bokura'' moves away from Girls' Love, as the focus is on a heterosexual pair.
** ''Sisterism'' is a GL manga about two childhood friends falling in love with each other's little sisters. [[/index]][[NoYay Who are both 12]]. Although it's hinted that they're actually attracted to each other and misinterpreted their feelings.
** ''Two and Two'' is a slightly different take on a similar setup, with two schoolgirl roommates discovering their attraction to each other only after they independently start dating older women. Both of whom are childhood friends, so [[LoveDodecahedron it's complicated]]. Also, at least one pairing is into [[PropertyOfLove domination/submission play]].
* Creator/MochiAuLait started as a Pixiv artist whose popularity skyrocketed when her works had been translated to English. Since then, she's gotten a few manga volumes printed. Her stories are known for featuring a [[{{WAFF}} cute and funny]] OddCouple, one that is often [[SiblingIncest sisters]]. Mochi's series and one-shots overlap often, indicating they're all in the [[TheVerse the same universe]], which fans refer to as the [[FanNickname "Mochiverse"]].
** ''Webcomic/KasumiAndAcchan'', her first longer-running series, features Kasumi and Akari "Acchan" and two schoolgirls who start in an ambiguous relationship. Are they [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship romantic friends]] or are they [[SchoolgirlLesbians something more]]? They sure are flirty!
** ''Manga/MetMySisterOnADatingSite'' is her second long-running series. Adult sisters Ayumu and Sayo end up connecting on a dating website and begin their incestuous relationship in earnest. [[spoiler:The second volume, published late 2017, indicates they're going to end up HappilyMarried.]]
** ''Manga/YuriSummerKagayaInn'' is a springboard series originating from an earlier one-shot ''Yuri Family'' about a family of five sisters that runs a {{ryokan|inn}}. The series chronicles not only the relationships of guests (so far two Office Ladies and a Actress/Manga couple) but the seemingly incestuous interactions between the sisters.
** ''Webcomic/TwinSisters'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. A {{twincest}} shorter series about schoolgirls Otoya and Asane.
** ''Fell in Love With a Girl 8 Years Younger'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what the title says]], a story about two co-workers with an age gap. Currently on hiatus.
** ''Video Rental Shop'' shows a female customer enamored with a female employee of a video rental shop. Currently on hiatus.
** Note: Mochi has many many more works in the forms of one and two-shot type stories. For those, see her [[Creator/MochiAuLait creator page]].

[[folder:Original Manga]]
* ''[[LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A]]'' is an action girl take on the genre.
* ''[[Manga/AnoKoNiKisuToShirayuriWo Ano Ko ni Kiss to Shirayuri wo]]'', a light-hearted series following several couples in an all-girl high school, with a {{Tsundere}} model student and a BrilliantButLazy loner as the main one.
* ''Manga/AoiHana'' is a Girls' Love series that combines SliceOfLife and a LoveDodecahedron.
* ''Manga/BananaNoNana'' is another "background yuri" action manga, starring two [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend totally-not-lovers]] on a wacky fantasy adventure.
* ''Manga/BloomIntoYou'' tells the eventual love story of high school freshman Yuu and her sempai Nanami.
* ''Manga/BloomerBlueManiacs'', a oneshot comedy yuri work.
* ''Manga/BountifulBoobs'', a story of one girl who wants to have a friend, but that friend will be with her only if she's able to grope her.
* ''Manga/{{Chirality}}'' is a {{seinen}} Girls' Love manga with a {{postapocalyptic}} soft-ScienceFiction setting.
* ''Manga/{{Citrus}}'' is a drama yuri manga of a lover/sister relationship between two [[NotBloodSiblings step sisters]], one's a gyaru adapting to her new conservative all-girls school looking for a het partner at first, the other an ice queen YamatoNadeshiko with daddy issues.
* ''Manga/CreoTheCrimsonCrises'', a supernatural {{shoujo}}esque Girls' Love manga with a slight cynical edge.
* ''Manga/EbisuSanAndHoteiSan'', a WillTheyOrWontThey story about two [[OfficeLady office ladies]], one of whom is a {{workaholic}} perfectionist and the other a jealous {{tsundere}}.
* ''Manga/FirstLoveSisters'', a {{shojo}} GL manga fairly typical to the genre but still a quality work in its own right.
* ''The Flower and The Star'' is about the LoveHateRelationship between two table tennis players.
* ''Manga/{{Gamma}}'', an action-adventure manga that takes inspiration from all things SuperHero, from be it Western superhero comics, through {{Sentai}}, to {{Magical Girl}}s. The latter ones in particular are the focus of the manga's yuri subplots.
* ''Manga/GirlXGirlXBoy'', a {{manga}} dealing with a [[TriangRelations type 2]] {{love triangle}} between two girls and a boy.
* ''Manga/GokujouDrops'' is for people who don't think Girls' Love uses {{Seme}}/{{Uke}} enough. Mixed with UnwantedHarem.
* ''Manga/{{Gokujo}}'', that adds comedy and ecchi to the mix.
* ''Manga/{{Gunjo}}'' is a dark and twisted take on the genre.
* ''Manga/HoneyCrush'' is a comedic take on the genre mixed with the supernatural.
* ''Hoshikawa Ginza District 4'', is a TeacherStudentRomance yuri work.
* ''Manga/HuskyAndMedley'' chronicles the budding romance between the eponymous pair of high school students who attend an all girls school, and is supposedly BasedOnATrueStory.
* ''Manga/InugamisanToNekoyamasan'', a comedy manga with a lot of AnimalThemeNaming.
* ''Is My Hobby Weird?'' is a SliceOfLife mini-series about Maiko Fujiyama, who spends her morning commute [[CovertPervert staring up other girls' skirts]] to admire their buttocks. Which is how she meets Risa Tsuzuki, her ideal match[[note]]Maiko has a fetish for girls with firm, plump buttocks and she notes that the shape and muscle tone of Risa's is exactly the kind that turns her on[[/note]]. The story follows their sexual escapades and their blossoming relationship, using a mixture of comedy and light drama.
* ''Manga/JunsuiAdolescence'', a {{manga}} that deals mainly with a relationship between a student and [[HotForStudent her school nurse]].
* ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' intertwines a Girls' Love romance with a HumongousMecha + MagicalGirl plot. After [[DemotedToExtra demoting]] Chikane and Himeko to [[SchoolgirlLesbians extras]] in ''Anime/ShatteredAngels'', Kaishaku once again have given them the main role in ''Manga/ZettaiShoujoSeiikiAmnesian'', throwing an AncientConspiracy into the pot.
* ''Manga/KaseSan'' is a fluffy SchoolgirlLesbians manga with a slightly more realistic edge about a TomboyAndGirlyGirl becoming friends and then, slowly, awkwardly, lovers.
* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' has a LoveTriangle involving three SchoolgirlLesbians with the added complication that the main character [[GenderBender used to be a boy]].
* ''Manga/KimochiNoKatachi'', a {{manga}} that mixes self-discovery, young love, and {{gayngst}} with much attention paid to realism.
* ''Manga/KonohanaKitan'': About fox girls working at a supernatural inn. It began life in the magazine ''Yuri Hime S'', and even after being relaunched in a different magazine, the romantic attraction between female characters is still clear. The most prominent pairings are Satsuki/Yuzu and Natsume/Ren.
* ''Manga/KuroganePukapukaTai'' is a love comedy set on a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/{{Imperial Japan}}ese warship.
* ''Manga/TheLastUniform''
* ''Manga/{{Lemonade}}''
* ''Manga/LonelyWolfLonelySheep'' is a short story about two girls who happen to have the same name and some serious self-esteem issues.
* ''Manga/LoveMyLife'' is a gentle SliceOfLife story that delves into the gay culture of Japan as it follows the life of a young lesbian who had just come out of the closet.
* ''Maka Maka'' is a yuri {{hentai}} {{manga}} about two college aged girls.
* ''Manga/MangaNoTsukurikata''.
* ''Manga/MayasFuneralProcession'' is another one from the same era as ''Manga/ShiroiHeyaNoFutari''.
* ''Manga/MiyukiChanInWonderland'', basically a LesYay {{Fanservice}} fest.
* ''Manga/{{Murcielago}}'''s protagonist tries to romance just about every girl she meets. Despite having a girlfriend.
* ''Manga/MyLesbianExperienceWithLoneliness'''s autobiographical protagonist gains insight into her mental illness, resolving much of her issues through discovering her sexual identity.
* ''Manga/NanashiNoAsterism'' is about three girls who are the best of friends, but one harbors a crush on another.
* ''Manga/NetsuzouTrap'' is about two girls who have trouble keeping their hands off one another.
* ''Notes from the Garden of Lilies'' is about a shy, lone wolf otaku who finds herself being the object of interest by her classmate, the SchoolIdol, when said classmate finds a notebook containing story ideas for her next manga.
* ''Manga/{{Octave}}'', a fairly realistic and mature Girls' Love manga.
* ''Manga/OhanaHoloholo'', another more realistic manga about two adult bisexual women.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'' is one of the oldest and most influential yuri mangas.
* ''Oniyuri-san and Himeyuri-san'' is about a StudentCouncilPresident [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl and her treasurer]] (who both happen to be school idols) in a secret romantic relationship. [[RedOniBlueOni The title]] [[FlowerMotifs says]] [[HimeCut it]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses all]].
* ''Manga/OtomeNoTeikoku'': Also known as ''Virgin's Empire'', a SliceOfLife series about school girls and their relationships, with more than a little nudity. Created by the author of the CultClassic ''Maka-Maka''.
* ''Manga/{{Pieta}}'': A {{josei}} {{manga}} that contains a dark psychologic yuri story.
* ''Manga/PoorPoorLips'': A GagSeries YonKoma with surprising depth about the lives of a rich, lesbian employer and her poor employee.
* ''Manga/{{Plica}}'' is a slice-of-life four-panel comic about adult lesbians (so it's not really ''girls''' love, but...)
* ''Manga/{{Prism}}'' is a manga about a girl who fell in love with a [[{{bifauxnen}} 'boy']] in elementary only for them to be reunited years later with the revelation 'he' is really a very pretty girl. Written by the same mangaka as ''Manga/{{Stretch}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' is a yuri {{subtext}} TabletopGame/{{Mahjong}} anime that holds the record as the series with the most yuri themed [[LuminescentBlush blushing]]. One interesting note is that the anime plays its Girls' Love up more than the manga.
** ''Manga/SakiAchigaHen''
** ''Manga/SakiShinohayuDawnOfAge''
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' Two girls try to keep their friendship unique and special. By kissing each other. [[OnceAnEpisode A lot.]]
* ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'' happily marries relationship angst with school life comedy.
* ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'', a [[{{shojo}} shojo manga]] that follows the relationship between a schoolgirl who wishes to rely on no one but herself, and a self-proclaimed mermaid who must find true friendship in one month's time or she will fade away forever.
* ''Manga/ShinozakisanKiWoOtaShikaNi'' About a girl who is in the closet... about being an otaku. And sure, she may have some weird fantasies about her friend Kaede, but that's just because she's so cute it's a crime that she should be an otaku. So Akina must save Kaede from that terrible lifestyle... and maybe get a special thank you when they're alone.
* ''Shiro''
* ''Manga/ShiroiHeyaNoFutari'' is possibly ''the'' first girls' love manga.
* ''Manga/StrayLittleDevil''
* ''Manga/{{Stretch}}'' is a SliceOfLife series about two women living together. After the first few chapters, it becomes clear that their feelings for each other run deep. It's never explicitly stated if they're lovers, but that may only be a matter of time.
* ''Manga/SwapSwap'' is about two schoolgirls with opposite personalities that can switch bodies by kissing.
* ''Manga/SweetMagicSyndrome''
* ''Manga/TetragrammatonLabyrinth'' where the main couple are [[DemonSlaying demon slayers]] in 20th century UsefulNotes/{{London}}.
* ''Manga/TokimekiMononokeJogakkou'': A highly {{ecchi}} series.
* ''Manga/UnderOneRoof''
* ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' is an action manga that's heavy on the subtext about a teenage girl who begins to work with an ElegantGothicLolita sporting girl who fights monsters named Viruses.
* ''Manga/WifeAndWife'' is the {{slice of life}} story of a young lesbian couple who have recently moved in together, serialized in ''[[Magazine/YuriHime Yuri Hime S]]''.
* ''Manga/{{Yamanko}}'' is about a {{Tsundere}} cat girl and a androgynous girl with self-esteem issues, don't worry it's a comedy.
* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'': A main plot element falls into this.
* ''ComicBook/YuriMonogatari'' is not a single manga but an annual anthology of indie yuri works. Also notable for containing yuri manga-style comics produced all over the world (so it's not "manga" in the strictest sense of the word).

[[folder:Original Anime]]
* ''Anime/BattleAthletes'', with the manga being more upfront with its Girls Love than the two anime series.
* ''Anime/CandyBoy'' is a SliceOfLife series revolving around the relationship between [[{{Twincest}} fraternal twin sisters]].
* ''Anime/{{ICE}}'' depicts a {{dystopia}} in which all men have become extinct.
* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou''. Although it started off as a VN with few yuri elements, the anime adaptation turned them UpToEleven and [[AdaptationDisplacement became famous for it]].
* ''Anime/{{Kuttsukiboshi}}'': A drama {{ecchi}} [[OriginalVideoAnimation two-episode-OVA]] about a schoolgirl with [[MindOverMatter telekinetic powers]], who has a [[SchoolgirlLesbians crush]] on her new SecretKeeper friend.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is possibly the most famous Girls' Love series, even though the series itself [[HideYourLesbians never goes beyond hints]]; TheMovie is less ambiguous...[[MindScrew well, at least about its Girls' Love]].
* ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' is set InAWorld where everyone younger than 17 is female.
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi2'', a HaremAnime with a female harem lead and a small entirely female harem.
* ''Anime/ValkyrieDriveMermaid'' is a "beautiful girl sexy battle action" anime from the mind of [[VideoGame/SenranKagura Kenichiro Takaki]] and directed by Hiraku Kaneko.
* ''VisualNovel/YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito''. Originally a VisualNovel, but it was the anime that brought the yuri subplot to the forefront. The VN has since suffered AdaptationDisplacement.
* ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', an anime by Creator/KunihikoIkuhara about bears who have risen up to eat humans and two bears who infiltrate as schoolgirls and are very keen to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything eat girls]]. Has ''very'' strong yuri elements - the first minutes of the show involve the protagonist declaring her love for her girlfriend, and the OP is filled with images of happy girls hugging while naked.

[[folder:Original Light Novels]]
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' is one of the most popular yuri series, however it is about {{Romantic Two Girl Friendship}}s between students in an all-girls high school. Though none of the relationships go past {{subtext}} (with one exception in the backstory), it is nevertheless iconic of the yuri genre.
* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' is set at a cluster of three girls' schools populated [[strike:largely]] entirely by SchoolgirlLesbians.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BlackCloset'', another Catholic school full of girls sighing over each other.
* ''VideoGame/EmbricOfWulfhammersCastle'', a rare EasternRPG example.
* ''VideoGame/LuxarenAllure'', {{Freeware}} VideoGame/RPGMaker EasternRPG.
* ''VideoGame/NightsOfAzure'', an ActionRPG from Creator/GustCorporation revolving around the relationship between a Half-Demon Knight and the Saint she loves and protects.
** Its sequel, ''VideoGame/NightsOfAzure2BrideOfTheNewMoon'', continues the trend with another Half-Demon Knight protecting her ChildhoodFriend from being sacrificed. This time, the game veers close to being a part of the HaremGenre with the Knight in question garnering the attention of other females.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieDriveBhikkhuni'', is a Hack & Slash game part of the Valkyrie Drive Project from Producers Kenichiro Takaki and Hiraku Kaneko.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto'' is a Girls' Love VisualNovel with a heavy fetish for [[LesbianVampire vampirism]] and also goes very deep into Japanese mythology.
* ''VisualNovel/ALittleLilyPrincess'' is a retelling of ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'' with a yuri twist.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Amaranto}}'' is also all about vampires (and schoolgirl lesbians).
* ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro'': The semi-sequel to ''Akai Ito'' which takes place in the same universe.
* ''VisualNovel/AtlachNacha''
* ''VisualNovel/{{Flowers}}'' is a modern visual novel series with a classic, ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''-style aesthetic, albeit with more overtly lesbian characters, and some light {{Mystery}} elements.
* ''VisualNovel/HerTearsWereMyLight'' involves romance between female anthropomorphisms of time and space [[spoiler: plus nothingness]].
* ''VisualNovel/HighwayBlossoms''
* ''VisualNovel/KindredSpiritsOnTheRoof'' is a light-hearted, SliceOfLife yuri visual novel based around a ghost lesbian couple recruiting a girl who can see them into helping bring together a number of other potential lesbian couples at their school. Unlike most yuri visual novels, this one feels much more aimed towards women. The art and character design style is more realistic and resembles fashion art more than {{Moe}}, and the game doesn't shy away from labeling the relationships as homosexual and dealing with issues like subtle homophobia.
* ''VisualNovel/LimitPanic''
* ''VisualNovel/MaidenPanic''
* ''VisualNovel/NeNoKamiTheTwoPrincessKnightsOfKyoto'' is a mix of Yuri with UrbanFantasy, SliceOfLife and ConspiracyThriller that mostly focuses on the story of two lesbian couples.
* ''VisualNovel/NurseLoveAddiction'' is about a 19-year-old girl entering nursing school, who, depending on the player's choices developes a relationships with one of her fellow students [[TeacherStudentRomance or her teacher]].
* ''Solfege: Sweet Harmony''
* ''Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo'' (''A Kiss for the Petals'', pictured above) is presently considered the definitive Girls' Love {{Eroge}} series. It has had a {{hentai}} {{OVA}} based on it released.
* ''VisualNovel/StarlightVega''
* ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'' is about a slowly evolving crush between two 9 year girls, one of which is a demon.
** A lot of Ebi-hime's works have elements of yuri. Asphyxia and Once On A Windswept Night are female-only cast VN's that have yuri elements, and Asphyxia even shares visual designers with Strawberry Vinegar.

* The manga ''Manga/{{Claudine}}'', written by Manga/OniisamaE's author Creator/RiyokoIkeda, is often wrongly classified as Yuri. However, this is a mistake. The main character, Claudine de Montesse, is a {{Transsexual}} man who searches for female love interests. He is referred as a man such by other characters. His UnluckyChildhoodFriend Rosemarie, for example, describes him as "a true man, given a woman's body". Therefore, it'd be incorrect to classify ''this'' particular manga as yuri. Although homosexuality and transsexuality are both LGBTQ issues, they are different and, whilst they ''can'' overlap, it's not always the case.
* ''Manga/StellarRangerDarkStar'' has the main romance and love triangle in the story fall between three {{Magical Girl}}s.
* ''Webcomic/TheirStory'', an original online yuri manhua by Tan Jiu about a {{tomboy}} who falls head-over-heels for a girl at a neighboring high school
* ''Webcomic/CrossHeart'', an [[OELManga original Spanish/English-language online manga]] by Ana-Christina Sanchez, about teenage girl named Haru who falls for the popular but aloof Kotomi. She soon learns Kotomi has [[DarkAndTroubledPast quite a troubled past]].
* ''Webcomic/FlutteringFeelings'', an original Korean manhwa by Ssamba, is a SliceOfLife story about two Business University students, the average slightly immature Kim No-Rae and the beautifully captivating Baek Seol-A.
* ''Webcomic/LilyLove'', from Thailand by Ratana Satis, follows the life of Donut, a college girl who doesn't believe in soulmates. A chance meeting with her new neighbor, Mew, led to friendship and grows into something much more.
* ''World Canvas'', by Godley Malabanan, is about Sera, who was born with the [[MagicalEye power to see the little pieces of soul people leave in their art]]. She takes an interest on an artist, [[BrokenBird Rhiannon]], upon finding out her power [[NoSell doesn't work on her art]]. Notable for being the first commercially published GL comic in [[UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} Tagalog]].
* ''Magan&Danai'', an original Chinese webcomic by ermuzibu, is a comedic SliceOfLife series about a {{tsundere}} woman and her girlfriend.
* ''Literature/SantiagoNights'', an original English language light novel, about Lily Oda, a young werewolf mob enforcer and her human mate, Chelsea Heartfield.
* ''Literature/{{These days}}'', by goodboy64, is an original English web serial, focusing on Akiyama Lilly, who obtains super powers after her best friend, Haruko Rea, confesses to her. Things violently escalate from there.
* ''VisualNovel/LoveIsStrange'' a FanRemake of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' which jettisons [[SugarBowl all of the angst]] and makes it a full-on DatingSim between Max and the girl of her choice.
* The Webcomic ''Webcomic/TheSecretsOfTheAfterlife'' defines itself as "yuri". Taking place in an all-girls environment, this story follows Anya and June, two teenage girls living together.
* ''Webcomic/ItWouldBeGreatIfYouDidntExist'' A Korean Manhwa about two women who meet in a less then ideal situation when Guk-hwa confronts her boyfriend and his mistress Jang-Mi, but instead of hating each other Guk-hwa and Jang-Mi are instantly attracted to one another.