My blog has been up and running since March 2008 and since then, I have made many friends who have passed to me countless recommendations! I’ve created this page so that both you and me can keep track of things! How’s that? I honestly take every recommendation quite seriously.
Note: Seriously does not mean I will necessary watch/read your recommendation straight away! LOL If some fancy yuri comes along, I’ll probably drop what I’m doing and run to it like mad! hahaha
Ok – so here’s my list so far – the ones watched/read in italics:
- Vampire Knight – really enjoyed this series though I’m now a bit ‘vampired out’! LOL (Just read book 1 of the Twilight series…). Anyway, I was drawn by the tension between Zero and Yuuki – it’s not quite love but I just couldn’t stop watching!! Yui Horie is great! Oh and I prefer Zero over Kaname-senpai!!
- True Tears – the story sounds very touching…need to see this…
- Ichigo Mashimaro & OVA – LOVE IT!
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Welcome to the NHK
- H2O Footprints in the Sand
- Spice & Wolf – the art here looks very good and a fresh storyline
- Special A – this has Hitomi!! Woohoo!
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (fiction)
- Cotton (manga) ~ this one doesn’t really have any significant WOW moments but it was overall a pleasant read. I liked the art and the story was simple. Wouldn’t have mind the yuri to have gone a tad further… =P
- ROD the anime ~ only a sprinkle of yuri…
- Gakuen Alice! ~ voices of Yumi and Touko! YAY!
- Bamboo Blade ~ there’s Megumi!!
- Pieta (manga) ~ loved it loved it loved it!!! I can’t rave about it more!!! My post!
- Aoi no Hana ~ the art is good and has a very gentle atmosphere to it. A must read!! Waiting for next volume!!
- Hanjuku Joshi ~ this one is ecchi…
- Gokujou Drops ~ strange but it kind of reminds me vaguely of Yumi and Sachiko! That’s SO wrong!! Another ecchi one.
- Azumanga Daioh
- Buzzer Beat – Jdrama – supposedly it’s Long Vacation + basketball?? Hmm…
- Kuchibiru Tameiki Sakurairo (manga) by Milk Morinaga – LOVED the Nana & Hitomi one-shots!
- Hourou Musuko (manga) from the author of Sweet Blue Flowers
- Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight = Ichigo Mashimaro + Lucky Star = MUST SEE!
- Lucky Star – must watch episode 7 – pun on Marimite!
- Strawberry Shake Sweet (manga) – have read volume 1! It’s not bad but the girl is a bit whacky!! haha Still enjoyable!
- Maka Maka – I tried a chapter or two and it wasn’t my thing…
- Mnemosyne – this was a really creative/fresh anime but I couldn’t really take the gore/torture parts. I would have loved it otherwise! There’s Mamiko Noto and Rie Kugimiya as lead seiyuu!
- Penguine Musume Heart – high school girls, one crazy otaku girl, yuri, a bit of fan service…
- Koihime Musou
- Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl (anime) – some nice moments but overall only so so for me… =(
- Celeb to Binbo Taro (jdrama) – romantic comedy!
- Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
- Claymore (manga) – but has no yuri
- Revolutionary Girl Utena
- Skip Beat
- Bride of the Water God
- Chatting at the Amber Teahouse (manga) – currently reading…it’s not addictive but very pleasant to read. Warning: It’s VERY cute!!!
- Mouryou no Hako
- Hourou Musuko ~ from the author of Aoi Hana
- Dounika Naru Hibi (Happy-Go-Lucky Days) ~ also from the same author
- Seirei no Moribito ~ great story/anime and there’s a strong female character!? What more do we need!? haha
- Ghost Hound
- Death Note
- Samurai Champloo
- Fullmetal Alchemist (manga)
- Berserk ~ warning!! 18+!! There’s gore, sex, violence!!
- Soul Eater
- A WHOLE heap of yuri recommendations!!
- Mendol-Ikemen Idol
- Shangri-la – no yuri but apparently an enjoyable action flick!!
- Love My Life (jmovie) ~ we had a movie night over this one and LOVED it!! Not all that original but it was sufficiently entertaining for me to recommend. Btw, DEFINITELY watch it ALL the way to the end…hehehe otherwise you’re missing out BIG time. ::wasn’t me look::
- Kamikaze Girls (jmovie) ~ this one had Kyoko Fukada in it who I think is pretty. The movie itself is a bit whacky and she dresses up in lolita style!? I watched this a few years a go so my memory is a bit vague. It’s only so so. I remember leaving the cinema feeling not very satisfied. :(
- Black Rock Shooter (OVA) ~ very funky looking anime!! It’s looks very cool but I didn’t really get it… -_-“
Onyx Crescent / Akira / Azu~nyan Panda
- K-ON! ~ absolutely insane!!! Ridiculously funny!! MUST WATCH!!! School comedy with sprinkles of yuri!!! PERFECT!!
- Ga Rei Zero
- Code Geass
- Manga no Tsukurikata ~ two mangakas still in high school – both girls and one falls for other??! Sounds like it’s worth checking out!! =)
- Konohana Link ~ from the same mangaka as Shoujo Sect.
- Weise Frau – I’ve only read the three chapters available at Tranquil Spring. Too early to really make a comment. Story seems to be about a girl who is a novice witch and along with the other senior witches, have the task of destroying church knights. Brief shadows of yuri but not much. Will keep reading…
- Octave ~ currently following but disappointed. Despite being a manga on two adult girls, one is really becoming a pain!!! Grow up!!! On the otherhand, Setsuko is pretty cool!!!! I like her! The manga is still going, currently scanlated by Tranquil Spring.
- Amanchu ~ by Amano Kozue who wrote Aria.
Nerei / k1y0
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter (mature) ~ scanlated by Lililicious ~ I’m not the biggest fan on the art but there’s a pretty damn good mix of stories on the two couples from how they first met to… ^_^ There’s also some interesting interaction between the two couples and side stories. I like how the softer two have moments of “wearing the pants” in the relationship!! hehe Some a bit silly/funny but others a little touching. It’s a good assortment!
- Hotaru no Mori E (non-yuri manga)
- Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de ~ we get to see Shizuka chasing after a girl!!! hahaha How can I not watch it?? hehe
- Hayate no Gotoku ~ no yuri but it’s got Rie Kugimiya, Hitomi, Kana Ueda and Shizuka Ito!?! How can I NOT watch??? (again) haha
- Mouryou no Hako
- Husky x Medley (manga) ~ a yuri manga based on a true story!! How cool is that!?! It’s a MUST read!!!! More fangirling here…
- Oniyuri-san and Himeyuri-san oneshot ~ so worth my time!! I even posted about it!!
- Baba Yaga
- Mizuro Cinema ~ by Hiyori Otsu
- Bakuretsu Tenshi (aka Burst Angels) ~ apparently very similar to Canaan. Guess that means I’ll just have to watch it. ^_^
- Yokohama Kadaishi Kikou (manga)
- Yuru Yuri (manga)
- Chirality (manga) – was also highly recommended by Alu!! Will need to read this one but it looks quite dated…
- Butterfly Kiss Blade
- Hakodate Youjin Outlaws – Himegami
- Hotei-san x Ebisu-san ~ loved it!!! My review!!! Thanks Viridian for the recommendation!!
- Storm in Heaven (manga) ~ along the same lines as Usagi Drop
Ghost in the Shell
- Kara no Kyoukai
- Indigo Blue ~ a quality josei yuri manga!! I wrote a post on it!!
- The Music of Marie ~ beautiful art and interesting story
- Perfect Blue ~ psychotic kind of anime I think… O_O
- Shitsurakuen (manga) ~ I’ve heard heaps about this one…should really read it!!
- Arisa (manga)
- Tipping the Velvet (book)
- Fingersmith (book)
- Arbor Vitae (book) ~ Susan X Meagher
- LJ Maas ~ les fic author ~ check out in particular the short fiction “None So Blind”
- Anne Azel ~ les fic author
- Dar & Kerry series by Melissa “Missy” Good
- Tides Series by A.K. Naten
If I’ve left your recommendations off the list I am so sorry! Please just let me know and I’ll add you straight back onto the list. Thanks!