Here’s a fun little list I wanted to post this weekend. See, one of the undeniably powerful impact making moments in all of yuri, next to the “confession”, is the “first kiss”. At least I think so. then I thought about all the great girlXgirl kisses that actually mean something and weren’t added just for fanservice. Believe it or not, there are kiss scenes out there that are consensual and romantic rather than kinky. Having said that, let’s take a look at 12 yurirific kisses that made my heart “squee!” real loud.
As always, this list isn’t from least good to best, only my favorite kissing scenes. Also, spoilers ahead for both old school and modern shows.
Before we begin, I apologize for not finding better Youtube vids of these scenes, so some of them won’t show enough so viewers can see why some of these kisses rock.
#1: Hazuki and Hatsumi from Yamibou episode 13.
DAMN THE ENDING TO HELL! However, if the show were to have ended with this beautiful kiss instead, the controversy wouldn’t be as great as it is for this amusing train wreck of a show.
#2: Nagisa and Shizuma from Strawberry Panic 12. While there are several kisses on the show, there’s no denying this one is the most iconic and logic defying. Yup, a kiss that’s iconic for both its sweetness and ridiculousness. Go figure. Lastly, TAMAO WAS SCREWED!
#3: Utena and Anthy from Adolescence of Utena (Utena: The Movie): Yes, I have seen and enjoyed the movie immensely. No, I have no intention of reviewing it. How can I review something like this? Utena is to old school animeniacs as Paprika (and Inception) are to modern day animeniacs. Couldn’t find a good clip for this one and frankly, it’s for the best because this movie HAS to be seen to be believed. Wow. A legendary member of Shoujoai.com wrote an unbelievable research report on Utena: The Movie and even I can’t believe how much symbolism there is in this movie. No wonder almost nobody talks about Mawaru Penguindrum after it ended.
#4: Hazumu and Tomari from Kashimashi episode 13. I was looking for their first kiss scene because it’s superior to this one, but this will do just fine. Besides, Tomari’s way better than Yasuna anyway.
#5: Chikane and Himeko from Kannazuki no Miko episode 1. Heh. How could I leave these two out of this list. ChiMeko is to anime what Hulk Hogan is to professional wrestling: Immortal legends. There is a silent version of the kiss without the music or Souma screaming but DAMN IT, Souma is a REAL MAN’S MAN! The music and his manliness are what beat out the kiss during the greatest romantic confession in anime history (the finale) by just an itsy bitsy teenie tiny little bit…BARELY! Happy Birthday indeed.
#6: Ascoeur and Q-Feuille from Kiddy-Girl And. I haven’t seen Kiddy Grade yet, so all you fans who label this sequel as blasphemous should sit down. It’s not that bad as some of you make it out to be. It’s inferior to the prequel, but by no means crap. Besides, Dia trumps all your complaints in my book. Anyway, here’s the kiss between our protagonists.
#6: Malga and Margot from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon episode 10. How else would two seraphic lesbian witches celebrate after a victory against a high class god of war?
#7: Sei and Yumi from Maria-sama ga Miteru. I honestly forgot which season and episode this one is from. It’s been a while since I finished this series. I’ll probably marathon it someday and review all 4 seasons in their entirety. Anyway, this one isn’t on the lips per se, but the message was clear.
#8: Natsuko and Honey from RE: Cutie Honey OVA 3. this may not look like much at first glance but believe me when I say that if you watched the OVA series from the beginning, you’ll agree that this kiss is consensual and not forced.
#9: Any Yume and Yuuki scene in Kanamemo. They’re practically the best characters on the show. As much as fans who have watched this one despise Haruka, you can’t deny the other girls, especially these two, kept you from looking away.
#10: Akane and Mikoto from Kampfer OVA 1. Yes, I know I said I would only show consensual kisses but…just watch the 8-9:30 mark. I rest my case. As much as I dislike Akane, I can;t deny her kiss scenes with Shizuku and Mikoto are her best moments.
#11: The main antagonists of Majikoi. While Majikoi is a mediocre harem show on its own, as soon as these two showed up, it became below average. They’re not exactly evil and are willing to die together for their beliefs.
“Spoiler Alert”, they survive.
#12: Jenny and Lynn from Mouretsu Pirates 17. Of course I’m concluding with a kiss scene from my #1 anime of 2012.
Hmm…should I add a scene from Kuttsukiboshi? Ummmm….nah.
Well, there you have it. Did any of your fav kiss scenes not make my list? Share away. If any of these scenes are on your list, tell everyone how much they made you squee. That’s all I’ve got for now. Hope you liked it.