One common theme in anime is the dramatic and/or humorous tension that arises when girls are attracted to other girls. It’s a theme seen in Love Lab, a fun new yuri series about the colorful characters who attend Fujisaki Girls Academy, like the boyish and charismatic Riko and student council president Natsuo, who’s obsessed with wanting to do “love research” in preparation for the day when she gets a boyfriend…though her research ends up being done with Riko. Yuri (which means lily, as in the flower) is a Japanese term that describes lesbian romantic themes in anime, manga and games, was coined as yuri-zoku (“lily tribe”) in 1976. While yuri anime has been around since the hallowed days of the classic Cream Lemon “Escalation” anime, it wasn’t until Sailor Moon and the very special “cousins with benefits” relationship of Sailor Uranus and Neptune that the genre could go mainstream with fans. I’m personally a fan of yuri because it’s the one thing all fans — guys or girls — can get excited about on completely equal terms, and nothing’s more fun the cheering for your favorite non-canon yuri couple. Incidentally, we have many products on the site, so if you’re a fan why not browse our yuri products now?
A funny yuri anime called Love Lab.