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My Top Fiveish Favorite Yuri Picks

I felt the need to do this, seeings as it’s primarily a yuri blog, with my occasional interests weaved in.

Number 1. Shizuma and Nagisa from Strawberry Panic.

This was the very first yuri I ever watched, and I hold it close to me. I’m not sure what it was about this series that lured me in, but it was very beautiful and captivated me.

Number 2. Homura and Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

I watched this at first expecting what mostly everyone else expected: A cutesie magical girl series. I never expected it to be such a mind-fuck. And the “yuri-undertones” just make it that much more rich and better for me. ON TOP OF THE AMAZING artwork in both the anime and manga! If you seriously love a combination of artist styles, and don’t mind being mind-fucked, I highly recommend this. It’s beautiful.

Number 3. Uranus and Neptune, aka Haruka and Michiru from the Sailor Moon series.

I grew up watching Sailor Moon, and these two were so badass. Fairly certain a lot of people who grew up watching it knew that they weren’t “cousins”, if you watched it in the US. I can’t express just how much I love these two. Even though Makoto is my waifu, these two will always be on my top favorite couples. They were just so iconic at the time they were introduced.

Number 4. Inukai Isuke and Sagae Haruki, as well as Namatame Chitaru and Hitsugi Kirigaya, from Akuma no Riddle.

It was suuuuper hard for me to pick a couple from AnR. I really love both Isuke and Haruki’s character designs. And I love that their characters get some sort of story in the anime. I haven’t read the manga yet, but after seeing all the yuri fanart of those two, it made it really hard to pick just one couple from this series. Chitaru and Kirigaya were pretty much the most outgoing yuri couple I noticed in the anime and the first to fully captivate me, next to Tokaku and Haru. And the only reason I say that is because if the hand-holding didn’t strike something, then their own episode where they were Romeo and Juliet did. That was also the one episode that had me bawling my eyes out.

Number 5. Chikane and Himeko from Kannazuki no Miko.

This was the fourth yuri I watched. Even though it was kind of rough for me, I still loved the idea behind it. And I still love the concept behind these two characters. No matter how many times they rebirth, they’ll always find each other. <3

Honorable mentions:
Shinobu and Kaede from Ninja Nonsense/ Shinobuden/ 2x2=Shinobuden

Lucia and Sumire from Venus Versus Virus.

Nishimikado Tami and Tokiwa Machi, from HaNaYaMaTa.

A Million years ago I wrote a comic called STRAWBERRY SAGA and as a side project I did a few pages of a comic called PARALLEL SAGA which told the story of a Second Universe Parallel to the 7th, only in this universe, Goku and Bulma ended up having a child together. (Blue eyed Gohan) 

It wasn’t any sort of romantic relationship at first, bot where still very much just friends (Sorta platonic like canon Goku and Chichi without all the false anime filler. ((NOTE: All the ‘cute’ Goku Chichi moments are actually ALL anime filler and never happened. Read your manga, children:)) accept Bulma liked to make it clear that they were not a couple and Gohan was a result of a just, essentially, a one night stand.
But, for the sake of their son, they do spend a lot of time together, dragon ball hunting  and different adventures. I imagine them having more kids eventually, maybe not full on marriage because Goku isn’t the pursuing type, but just because 'eh’ might as well have all his kids by the same chick, right? But their friendship just strengthens over time, and maybe they end up married, but if not they’re still at least good friends.

Here’s Bulma attempting to take her son and his father to a friend’s wedding. In all honesty she should have seen this coming.