Yuri (genre)

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Yuri, also known by the wasei-eigo construction Girls' Love, is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving lesbian relationships in manga, anime, and related Japanese media.wikipedia
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Yuri Shimai

In 2003, the first manga magazine specifically dedicated to yuri, Yuri Shimai, was launched, and this was followed by its revival Comic Yuri Hime, which was launched after the former was discontinued in 2004.
Yuri Shimai was a yuri manga anthology magazine published quarterly by Japanese publisher Sun Magazine.The magazine existed between June 2003 and November 2004.

Kannazuki no Miko

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Yuri manga from male-targeted magazines include titles such as Kannazuki no Miko and Strawberry Panic!, as well as those from Comic Yuri Hime's male-targeted sister magazine, Comic Yuri Hime S, which was launched in 2007. Examples include series such as Kannazuki no Miko, Blue Drop, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl.
Kannazuki no Miko is a yuri manga series created by Kaishaku.

Comic Yuri Hime S

Yuri manga from male-targeted magazines include titles such as Kannazuki no Miko and Strawberry Panic!, as well as those from Comic Yuri Hime's male-targeted sister magazine, Comic Yuri Hime S, which was launched in 2007.
Comic Yuri Hime S (コミック百合姫S) was a quarterly yuri manga magazine published by Ichijinsha.

Comic Yuri Hime

Yuri Hime
In 2003, the first manga magazine specifically dedicated to yuri, Yuri Shimai, was launched, and this was followed by its revival Comic Yuri Hime, which was launched after the former was discontinued in 2004.
It is the successor to Yuri Shimai and features manga with the same yuri (lesbian) themes.

Anime

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Yuri, also known by the wasei-eigo construction Girls' Love, is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving lesbian relationships in manga, anime, and related Japanese media.
Some genres explore homosexual romances, such as yaoi (male homosexuality) and yuri (female homosexuality).

Dōjinshi

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The 1990s brought new trends in manga and anime, as well as in dōjinshi productions, along with more acceptance for this kind of content. Along the way, many dōjinshi circles incorporated the name "Yuri" or "Yuriko" into lesbian-themed hentai (pornographic) dōjinshi, and the "zoku" or "tribe" portion of this word was subsequently dropped.
Many such publications contain yaoi or yuri (hentai involving two or more males resp.

Hentai

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Along the way, many dōjinshi circles incorporated the name "Yuri" or "Yuriko" into lesbian-themed hentai (pornographic) dōjinshi, and the "zoku" or "tribe" portion of this word was subsequently dropped.
For example, outside of Japan a work depicting lesbian sex might be described as "yuri hentai", but in Japan it would just be described as "yuri".

Strawberry Panic!

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Yuri manga from male-targeted magazines include titles such as Kannazuki no Miko and Strawberry Panic!, as well as those from Comic Yuri Hime's male-targeted sister magazine, Comic Yuri Hime S, which was launched in 2007.
Strawberry Panic! was one of the debut titles on the company's light novel and yuri manga production lines.

Yuricon

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American publishing companies such as ALC Publishing and Seven Seas Entertainment have also adopted the Japanese usage of the term to classify their yuri manga publications.
Yuricon was an anime convention geared toward fans of yuri anime and manga.

Ryoko Yamagishi

Nevertheless, it is not until the 1970s that lesbian-themed works began to appear in manga, by the hand of artists such as Ryoko Yamagishi and Riyoko Ikeda. Ryoko Yamagishi's Shiroi Heya no Futari, the first manga involving a lesbian relationship, is a prime example, as it was "prototypical" for many yuri stories of the 1970s and 1980s.
It was first published by Shueisha in Ribon, and was regarded as one of the earliest shōjo yuri manga.

Yaoi

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For example, the tanbi magazine Allan began running a "Lily Communication" personal ad column in July 1983 for "lesbiennes" to communicate.
The two participants in a yaoi relationship (and to a lesser extent in yuri) are often referred to as seme ("top") and uke ("bottom").

Shiroi Heya no Futari

Ryoko Yamagishi's Shiroi Heya no Futari, the first manga involving a lesbian relationship, is a prime example, as it was "prototypical" for many yuri stories of the 1970s and 1980s.
Shiroi Heya no Futari, is a yuri manga by Ryoko Yamagishi, one of the Year 24 Group.

Class S (genre)

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Yoshiya was a pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the early twentieth century Class S genre.
This is especially noticeable in the history of Class S as a literary genre, which simultaneously had a significant impact on the Japanese literary tradition of depicting friendship between girls, and led to the development of Japanese lesbian fiction, especially the popular anime and manga genre, yuri.

The Rose of Versailles

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These traits are most prominent in Riyoko Ikeda's works, including The Rose of Versailles, Oniisama e..., and Claudine...! Some shōnen works of this period feature lesbian characters too, but these are mostly depicted as fanservice and comic relief.
It features elements of the yuri genre embodied in the relationship between Oscar and her protégée Rosalie Lamorlière, the secret daughter of the scheming Madame de Polignac.

Lesbian

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Yuri, also known by the wasei-eigo construction Girls' Love, is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving lesbian relationships in manga, anime, and related Japanese media.
Yuri (genre)

Voiceful

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Around the early 2000s, the first magazines specifically dedicated to yuri manga were launched, containing stories dealing with a wide range of themes: from intense emotional connections such as that depicted in Voiceful, to more explicit school-girl romances like those portrayed in First Love Sisters, and realistic tales about love between adult women such as those seen in Rakuen no Jōken.
Voiceful is a Japanese yuri manga by Nawoko.

Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl

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Examples include series such as Kannazuki no Miko, Blue Drop, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl.
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl is a Japanese yuri manga series written by Satoru Akahori and illustrated by Yukimaru Katsura.

Blue Drop

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Examples include series such as Kannazuki no Miko, Blue Drop, and Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl.
Blue Drop is a Japanese science fiction yuri manga created by Akihito Yoshitomi.

Maria-sama ga Miteru

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The later 1990s brought Oyuki Konno's Maria-sama ga Miteru, which by 2004 was a bestseller among yuri novels.
It has been described as representative of yuri novels, and has been credited with starting "the modern yuri trend," in addition to reviving the Class S genre.

Shōjo manga

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Although yuri originated in female-targeted (shōjo, josei) works, today it is featured in male-targeted (shōnen, seinen) ones as well.
Yuri (genre) – homoerotic stories about women in love, initially for a female audience

First Love Sisters

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Around the early 2000s, the first magazines specifically dedicated to yuri manga were launched, containing stories dealing with a wide range of themes: from intense emotional connections such as that depicted in Voiceful, to more explicit school-girl romances like those portrayed in First Love Sisters, and realistic tales about love between adult women such as those seen in Rakuen no Jōken.
First Love Sisters is a Japanese manga written by Mako Komao and illustrated by Mizuo Shinonome (characters) and Reine Hibiki (scenario) which was first serialized in the now-defunct yuri josei manga magazine Yuri Shimai on June 28, 2003 under the title Koi Shimai .

Rica 'tte Kanji!?

Their works include Rica Takashima's Rica 'tte Kanji!?—which in 2006 was course material for Professor Kerridwen Luis' Anthropology 166B course at Brandeis University —and their annual yuri manga anthology Yuri Monogatari; both were first released in 2003.
is a Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Rica Takashima.

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

In the 2010s, yuri stories by lesbian creators became more prominent, such as My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness.
It was well received by critics, one of whom called it a counterpoint to the "yuri fantasies" common to the genre, and was included on several lists of the best comics of the year, including the annual Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list.

Zoku

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Along the way, many dōjinshi circles incorporated the name "Yuri" or "Yuriko" into lesbian-themed hentai (pornographic) dōjinshi, and the "zoku" or "tribe" portion of this word was subsequently dropped.
Yuri zoku: Lily tribe (the lesbian equivalent of bara zoku)

Lesbian literature

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Yoshiya was a pioneer in Japanese lesbian literature, including the early twentieth century Class S genre. The themes yuri deals with have their roots in the Japanese lesbian fiction of the early twentieth century, with pieces such as Yaneura no Nishojo by Nobuko Yoshiya.
Yuri (genre)