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Representation in the media has become a big and significant issue in today's time. Having people included from all walks of life included, a voice actor being of the same sex, race, etc.
aspects of the character that they voice and many such issues have taken a more important turn for the good. Inclusivity of gays, lesbians, trans, queers, etc. is an issue that can no longer be brushed away or skipped.
Today we are celebrating these changes in the present and hope to keep them going for the future. Lesbians have always been a very interesting topic when it comes to their representation in movies and shows.
More often than not lesbians have been included in shows just to add sex appeal or eye-grabbing scenes to the show, however, we are now moving on from these times.
Thus, today we take time and revisit a few cool lesbian anime shows that were not just concerned with gaining your attention just by nudity but also had solid content to back them.
Top 15 Best Lesbian Anime of all time (2022) - MUST WATCH
1. Rei Rei
This 2 episode series was released way back in 1993 and since it is so short one might watch it just as a way to pass some time.
However, be warned that when planning to watch this series you are in for a huge surprise for it is a hentai series and there might be a bit more nudity than few can handle.
There is love, revenge, action, heartbreak, and much more to this series and there are also supernatural elements in the show so you might want to proceed with caution.
The premise of the show is set in a hospital and that might be something unusual for many, however, miss this one at your own risk.
This erotic series ran for 7 episodes when it came out in December 1999 as original video animation.
The series is set in an office setup and the girls in the series go through some very brutal scenes which is the highlight of the show. The boldness factor of the show got it poor ratings but also got it a lot of money.
The review for this series includes a lot of positive reactions to the sex scenes that the series has.
Be it the characters, the story, the animation, or all the other concerned aspects of the show all of it has been executed well enough to make it a more than decent series which needs to be watched not just for its lesbian scenes but also because it is one of the better animes from pre-2000.
This three-episode series is as good as it can get. A busty nurse for whom sex is the cure to all ailments is surely the best part of the show.
This series is as good as a Hentai show and no one is complaining. The show came out in 1991 so it is very bold for the time of its release.
Set in a clinic this show took a very bold storyline with a lot of graphic scenes in it and showed it to the people.
The sex clinic where the premise is set is in Tokyo, Japan and a lot of patients come to get their problems treated and they all end up getting the same treatment which you can guess but won't get any points for.
This one is for all the music lovers out there. A rising pop star with the world to conquer is going about her career smoothly but little does the audience know what is to hit them.
In this 2 episode series, the pop sensation who is the lead character of the show has a secret that can shape her dreams and when the secret is out in the open she is pitted to face her worst dreams.
Yes, there is sex and nudity and all of that but other than that there is a lot of good music as well in the series making it a must-watch for everyone.
This one is as they say, 'come for the sex, stay for the story'.
This fantasy realism series was a two-episode affair that came out in 1995. The anime is a supernatural yuri anime which means that there is female lovemaking in this one.
People on the internet have a lot of positive comments for this series which just makes one more good reason to watch this series.
The series follows the story of a girl who wakes up from a long period of resting and is unaware of her magical powers.
She does manage to find her powers eventually but not without giving the people one of the nicest sex scenes that are out there. It is a story of finding oneself and going on a journey that is filled with mistakes and learning from them.
A series that needs incognito mode and that is almost as good as porn is this lovely episodic series.
There is nudity, there is sex, heterogeneous and homogenous stuff, and much more in this 28-minute long episode.
The series is about a couple heading for their trip on a bus that is halted by the blizzard.
Post blizzard one hotel becomes the temporary stay place for a lot of erotic couples who were also on the bus.
A lot of sex takes place from here on and it is safe to say that this quick episode might be very difficult to end quickly as there might be quite a few pauses to deal with.
This one is for all animal lovers. Dog lovers and cat lovers, that's your cue.
Based on the love story of a cat lover and a dog lover this yuri series is something that you should not miss.
The show ran for a duration of 12 episodes and has 1 unaired episode as well.
If you love relationships and their ups and downs then this is the series for you.
Packed with a cute lesbian scene here and there the show is very watchable and enjoyable even today.
The show has fans' and critics' good reviews to make the case for watching it even stronger.
Awwwilicious and wholesome! A plot with an anti-plot in this series is just wow! The series is about 13 girls in a private girl's school where the 12 girls are tasked with killing the one remaining girl to win a competition.
Things start to take a turn for good or worse as you might like to view it and the situation takes an interesting twist.
Though the show didn't enjoy a good fan following when it was released, today it has become one of the most appreciated anime around.
If you love a sweet and sob movie story then missing this one is as good as a criminal offense.
It is not often that you find the right balance between sex and comedy and so that is one strong point that this show has which makes it one of the shows that should be high up on your watch list.
The show's premise itself revolves around sex so there is no reason not to watch this one.
The female lead of the show is struggling to climax in a way that makes her satisfied and in order to solve the issue at hand she goes from one hilarious method to another in a bid to achieve her goal and this lust-filled journey is equal parts funny and equal parts sexy.
10. Cream Lemon
This is so far the longest series on this list with 38 episodes in the bag.
The series had science, comedy, drama, and fantasy in equal parts.
The viewers were also treated with a lot of x-rated scenes that were too old for their time.
The series tackled different stories in each episode and that is why it has lesbian scenes, assault of a male, torture, and many other such events throughout the show's run period.
It is safe to say that this show may make some feel uncomfortable but is sure to be a paradise for people who enjoy dark content.
This series follows the life of an orphan girl who also happens to be homeless.
We are treated to her journey as she makes new friends and finds a home.
The show has a feel of realism and has heartwarming and comedy scenes in addition to a lot of playful sex.
If you are a fan of workplace comedy and have watched 'The Office' numerous times then this anime might be your go-to option.
Yes there are a lot of emotions running and you feel sad for the girl losing all of her family but this sadness is soon compensated for by the comedic and sexual relief that follows.
A love story where two lovers can't be together without causing problems is indeed heartbreaking and that is exactly what this series gives you.
Being associated with the sun and moon the two were always opposite ends of a string.
Tasked with tackling a demon, the two lovers studying at Ototachibana Academy go all out to stop the world from getting destroyed and that is a story you wouldn't want to miss.
The show also got great ratings and reviews and so that should be enough to make a case for this show.
The show came out in 2004 and has only 12 episodes in total.
13. Body Transfer
For some reason, lesbian relationship showing series also come under the Hentai category as well but for some reason, this does not bother the viewers one bit.
This show had only two episodes and the premise revolves around sex and so the show might be worth a watch.
When two people find themselves stuck in the mirror world which is an alternative dimension there is not much they can do apart from planning their escape.
For this escape, the only way is to get aroused sexually and the twist is that the minds and bodies have been swapped so with the lead characters being in such a pickle the show becomes even more interesting.
14. Whispered Words
Love stories cannot be replaced. Be it a movie, show, anime or anything that has a love angle it already has managed to do 50 percent of its job in pulling the audiences.
Make it a same-sex love story and you have 100 percent of the attention of the viewers.
A love story of 2 girls who happen to be best friends separated by unspoken feelings, this show is a real sob story with a lot of joy in the end.
In 13 episodes there is a lot of hoping and waiting to see if our protagonist gets her girlfriend or not and that is exactly why we want you to get hooked on this series.
15. Girls with Guns
Canaan is a war-based series that follows the life of 2 journalists stuck in a war.
The show has 3 episodes and that was more than enough to get it more than favorable ratings and reviews. The story is set in Shanghai, China, and also has a virus angle to make it even more relevant to current times.
The show was 13 episodes long with each episode being 24 minutes long.
The show went on only for 2 months, July to September, but managed to gather a good fan following and thus, rightfully makes its place on this list.
You are never too far away from a dark crime show and that is where My-HiME comes in. The concept of this show is unique to praise it in simple words.
The series follows the life of a high school student who along with other people like her is destined to say good from evil.
The show got 26 episodes and 26 short episodes to put forth a compelling storyline that made it end up as a more than average show in terms of rating.
The show ran only for 6 months from 2004 to 2005 but is even popular in 2022 due to its storyline and uniqueness.
Everyone loves a good mystery and that is why they would love this mysterious show.
Two girls with awkwardness or unanswered feelings between them are the common theme of this list, however, this show takes the situation a level above when the life of two girls becomes the focal point of a whole academy.
A new student at the academy gets an offer to be mentored and taken care of throughout her years in the academy by another student, however, this exact offer leaves the girl in a dilemma and the whole school interested.
What happens next is a question the answer to which can only be obtained by watching this show.
18. Dear Brother
The story is about a girl who joins a promising academy that is bound to make the future great for any student that goes there and is a rich people's academy.
The girl goes through a drama-filled journey in the academy, the incidents of which she narrates to her brother via the letters and hence the name of the show.
The show belongs to the yuri drama genre and has a way of telling the story that is very captivating and helped it rake in the positive ratings and reviews in the first place.
The 39 episodes of the show ran for a year.
Mystery, more mystery. This supernatural element, including the series, brings one more mysterious story to the forefront.
'A bounty hunter going after a murder accused criminal' storyline might feel like an old story that has been repeated thousand times but you are wrong.
The plot and the making of this show are what separates it from any other content piece that is made on a similar premise.
The yuri series is packed with action and takes the viewers on a 26-episode-long scenic beauty with wonderfully crafted scenes that elevate the level of the show.
Not to forget that the show has critics' and the audience's approval as well.
The list ends with a high on action series with the lesbian connection present more than ever.
A series based on the life of two contract killers who take on assignments to finish people get cheated as they go down this blood-shedding path.
2 girls with opposite personalities trapped together and looking to save themselves, this promises to be a fun watch.
The show has a more than average score on review and rating platforms and ran for 26 episodes.
Each 25-minute episode of the show is an end-to-end thriller that leaves you wanting more and thus rightfully takes its place on this list.
These 20 yuri genre-based movies and shows make up the list of the top lesbian animes.
Some are cliched, some are over the top, some sexualize women and lesbians, however, they all have a fun element and give the viewer a guilty pleasure and so they make it to this list and hopefully to your watch list as well in the near future.