Recently fellow yuri council member Lena K (Euroninja-chan) updated her list of yuri manga that should get anime adaptations. I figured since I made my own years ago why not make a new one as well? Here we are. Some shows will be changed while others will remain the same. Other than my #1 this list will be in no particular order.
Kicking it off with an obvious one is the adorable love story of a bubbly klutz Yamada and her heartwarming love story with the well-endowed track team ace Kase-san who also secretly happens to be bubbly despite her fame. The show’s 1st half could follow how the two get together and the second half has some episodes of their relationship concluding with either a special ending or manga lure. This is one of those shows that doesn’t need a televised conclusion to succeed but if it did have one it would be very interesting.
Poor Poor Lips
Still think this would make a cool yuri show. The tale of a comedic love story between a rich lesbian who has a hard time finding true love for specific reasons and a poor “shortie” she hires who has a positive outlook on life and is content with any kind of benefit. Best of both worlds for fans of well endowed women and lolis.
That or Majyo to Houki to Kurobuchi Megane for the mega otaku I suppose.
Wife and Wife
Straightforward story about the love life of two women living together and their equally yuri relatives and friends.
A good choice for “foeyay” shippers out there because the manga’s premise is that of two beautiful, short tempered assassins who love each other to death. Problem is that because of its simple premise it would be difficult to adapt into more than an anime similar to the likes of “Inugami-san and Nekoyama-san” and “Morita-san wa Mukuchi“. The girls get together, a silly misunderstanding occurs, the two engage in an epic death battle letting out their frustrations and feelings concluding with one or the other ending the fight by explaining what they actually meant, make up. Rinse and repeat.
An unusual tale of a shy girl with the power to temporarily slow down time and the mysterious beauty she falls for. The mystery in question, besides her actions, is what exactly does the beauty see in the shy girl and whether her feelings for the shy one are romantic or something else.
Sono Hanabira ni Kichizuke wo
Technically the series has had manga adaptations such as Xenocross and short novel continuations for all couples so it counts. We got an excellent OVA so at the very least another one featuring a different couple (Eris and Shizuku, “wink wink”). For an anime adaptation I talked about this in a post before regarding how a PG-13 Sono Hanabira could work. For now Here’s hoping Yurin Yurin one day reaches its 50000 goal.
This one should be a no-brainer because of how mainstream its premise is. This pick is more about how easily it could succeed rather than how satisfying it would be. Think Ore no Imouto’s segments that focus on anime and manga otaku along with a sexy tsundere lesbian protagonist in denial of both her growing otaku nature and crush on another girl. Done.
Fragments of Love and The Feelings We All Must Endure
Two dramatic yuri stories whose purpose are to make viewers think. Not for the sensitive. Guaranteed to spurn controversy. Speaking of controversy…
Before anyone calls me out on this, know that my feelings on Citrus have not changed. I still think it is overrated and I still think it being treated as one of the best yuri ever written is ludicrous. HOWEVER, it is selling very well for a yuri manga so an anime adaptation, IF WRITTEN WELL, could be financially successful…even though I would not like the flame war inducing reception it will get…mainly because I would be asking “Why?”. Oh well, controversy creates cash. It worked for Cross Trash…as much as saying that makes me want to vomit.
Very unlikely considering how old the manga is (Anime studios usually pick recently completed or ongoing popular works after all) but if it were to get one it would be glorious.
I’ve sung this manga’s praises and included it in all my manga related lists so many times that explaining why I still dream (in vain) of this series getting animated would be superfluous. It is still my favorite yuri manga of all time.
Unless a third list is necessary this will be my current yuri manga turned anime wishlist. Everyone stopping by wishing to share their thoughts know what to do.