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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:54 pm Reply with quote
So Madoka x Homura is officially canon.
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Super_M



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:12 pm Reply with quote
Well people can interpret relationship Madoka and Homura as romantic as in the case Naruto and Sasuke but in reality Madoka isn't yuri. In twelve episodes of anime none of the girls were canon gay. I suspect that if Madoka and Homura (or Naruto and Sasuke) were typical boy x girl, they would be canon couple.

Only what this list shows is that not many yuri shows are produced.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:18 pm Reply with quote
So, no Kannazuki no Miko, no Simoun, no Kashimashi, no Aoi Hana, no Sasameki Koto, no Strawberry Panic and no Kase-san...

Sure, seems legit.
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 pm Reply with quote
An actual quote from the series:

“Girls can’t love girls! Girls can’t love girls! GIRLS CAN’T LOVE GIRLS!!!”
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:00 pm Reply with quote
Like others here, I have never considered Madoka Magica a yuri anime.
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kotomikun



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Goodness, the salt in this thread is something to behold. And disbelief in subtext. Did you all think the main characters in Liz And The Blue Bird were "just friends," too, like it says on the box?

Seriously, though, I don't know what you folks expected. It's a popular show, commonly interpreted as yuri even though, technically, there is no kissing. Same is true of several other shows on this list. Madoka has been at the top of similar rankings before, for the same reasons. Getting offended because people interpreted something as gay when you felt it was platonic is a bit... y'know... phobic.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:46 pm Reply with quote
It's been a long time since I've seen Madoka so can't really offer specifics but no one would go through all Homura went through for just a friend. While I don't remember the yuri being as blatant as something like Nanoha or Symphogear I do think it was more then just friendship. However I don't think I would consider it a yuri anime but rather an anime with yuri elements.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 3:33 pm Reply with quote
Where is Simoun? It's like the best Yuri show ever and it is explicitly Yuri unlike Madoka.

kotomikun wrote:
Seriously, though, I don't know what you folks expected. It's a popular show, commonly interpreted as yuri even though, technically, there is no kissing. Same is true of several other shows on this list. Madoka has been at the top of similar rankings before, for the same reasons. Getting offended because people interpreted something as gay when you felt it was platonic is a bit... y'know... phobic.


But, Girls und Panzers is Yuri now? Never had that impression.

At least Madoka has a lot of Yuri subtext but Girls und Panzers was just straight sports anime/tankery porn with cute girls

Also, Is the Order a Rabbit felt like a typical CGDCT show with some limited sexual subtext, I do not remember anything explicit. Lots of shows listed there are not proper Yuri.
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Reinol



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 4:32 pm Reply with quote
I wonder what is higher, the denial or the salt
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:29 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if the intent of the poll is more about what are the most popular yuri ships in anime.
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Chrono1000



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:41 pm Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
So Madoka x Homura is officially canon.

It was heavily implied in the TV show and was confirmed in Rebellion. I am a little surprised that people still wonder that their relationship after the release of the movie and the Puella Magi Homura Tamura manga even regularly joked about how Homura was the most obsessed girlfriend in the universe. I wouldn't put it at the top of a yuri anime list but since it was an internet poll it was mostly about popularity.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:47 pm Reply with quote
Also word of god confirmed homura as being in love with madoka; people are better off arguing that nanoha is not yuri.
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Heishi



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:05 pm Reply with quote
#894901 wrote:
So, no Kannazuki no Miko, no Simoun, no Kashimashi, no Aoi Hana, no Sasameki Koto, no Strawberry Panic and no Kase-san...

Sure, seems legit.


My sentiments exactly.
When stuff like Is this Order a Rabbit, Railgun, Ms. Koizumi loves Ramen Noodles, Aikatsu Friends!, Love Lab, Yuru Yuri, and Kakegurui of all things is on a list like this over actual yuri like Kannazuki(my favorite one), SP, Simoun, or even Aoi Hana, we've entered the Twilight Zone. One of the reasons why I absolutely detest the idea of "subtext" in certain anime. (Looking at you Nanoha and especially Madoka)

Japan is a strange country, indeed.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:12 pm Reply with quote
I deleted a bunch of one liners, pointless trolling, and some comments that were straight up homophobic.

You're free to think there are better yuri series than Madoka. You're also free to disagree with people's interpretations of Homura's feelings for Madoka as romantic.

But knock it off with the sarcastic "OMG why can't girls just be friends, do you have to make everything gay?!"/etc trolling. Also knock it off with any suggestions or hints that having gay content is somehow wrong or damaging to children.
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FukuchiChiisaia



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:41 pm Reply with quote
Mad_Scientist wrote:

But knock it off with the sarcastic "OMG why can't girls just be friends, do you have to make everything gay?!"/etc trolling.


Ah, a classic example of international fans who don't fully understand otaku culture and yuri-ota.
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