When I first heard about the Yuri manga genre, I laughed it off thinking of a mere Japanese character.
Then someone in the Crunchyroll manga community-recommended me to read Yuri Genre Manga Shoujo Holic.
It was a rather sweet and simple manga that touched my heart.
And after that, I was curious to read more of such yuri manga. So, I started reading them on Mangadoom.
Finally, I’ve decided to share my favorite and some of the best Yuri manga with you. Let’s get started:
The Devil Romance Sweetheart
The first one on our list is a manga about young women who work for an escort service in Japan. It features some exciting themes like the women’s attitudes regarding their work and how they want to define themselves in contrast to other people they know who do not work at that sort of job. Their relationships with each other also determine their sense of self, how they deal with their coworkers, and what kind of relationship they want with their clients.
Next up manga in the list revolves around a group of assassins based on their gender.
Akuma no Riddle
Akuma no Riddle is a manga series created by Ishiki and was published in 2011 under the Kadokawa Shoten, who also published works like Kara no Kyōkai, and Mahō Shōjo Lyrical Nanoha, and Steins Gate. This manga was also adapted into an anime series by Diomedea Studios in 2014.
The story revolves around a group of assassins based on their gender. In the manga, all are females except for Haruki Sagae, a male variant. The story revolves around a group of assassins targeting the main character Tokaku Azuma. However, Tokaku was not convinced to join them and instead chose to protect Haru Ichinose from the other assassins after becoming friends with her during their school days at Myoujin Academy in Tokyo.
However, this short read is full of psychological plots that will keep you glued to your seats while reading it. In addition, the visuals are just as great as they should be, with bright colors and vibrant artworks throughout the series!
Several of the best yuri manga you should read is based on a musical drama, Sasameki Koto, a story of two girls stuck together in a love triangle. The plot is about two high school girls who want to be close friends and exchange letters but compete for the same guy. While it does include some light moments (like getting kisses from the boy or playing together in a band), it quickly turns into a bitter rivalry between two girls who only want to take one man away from another. The artwork and storyline are lovely and well-written. For example, consider this sentence: “I’ve always wondered what it would feel like if I suddenly became tiny,” [the main character] said with bright eyes.”
This is one of many great things about manga, especially yuri manga, because there’s so much depth involved with feelings and emotions. It’s essential to relate to stories like these because they can help us learn more about ourselves while entertaining us at the same time.
Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son)
Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son) explores the coming-of-age stories of two young students who want to change their gender. It follows their journey as they deal with the hardships of transitioning at such a young age.
The two main characters, Shūichi and Yoshino, were born of opposite genders but didn’t feel comfortable with their identities. So they both want to change—Shūichi intends to be a girl, while Yoshino intends to be a boy. The manga details how they navigate this challenging period of their lives as they try to figure out who they are.
The manga has been praised for its realism and accurate depictions of what it’s like to grow up feeling outside societal norms regarding gender identity. It tackles many mature topics such as puberty, bullying, and sexuality honestly that will appeal to anyone familiar with what it’s like growing up feeling different from everyone else.
You’ll fall in love with these characters’ heartwarming stories from start to finish!
The manga’s story revolves around two girls who have been friends since they were in middle school, but a small distance grew between them with the entrance to high school. When Mafuyu meets new transfer student Yuzuko, she realizes that her feelings for her best friend are more robust than she thought.
The manga deals with the slow-building romance between two girls and how their friendship is affected by it. It is a romantic drama about two girls growing up and learning about their feelings for each other.
No.6 is a dystopian thriller in the futuristic city of No.6. Protagonist Shion, an elite student, meets a mysterious boy named Nezumi, who helps him escape from the police after he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit. As they set out to unravel the mysteries surrounding No.6, they come into conflict with the city’s authorities and discover more about its dark past and hidden agenda. The story revolves around themes such as class and homophobia while exploring ideas like what it means to be human, community vs. individualism, environmental protection, and youth empowerment.
Once you dive into this Yuri manga genre, it’s really hard to get out of it.
I’m saying this from experience. So, be careful what you wish for when reading these bestselling mangas.
That’s all for now.
If you’re already a Yuri manga reader, share some of your favorite ones in the comments section below.