Girls' Love

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Synonyms: GL
See also: Yuri, Femslash, Shoujo ai, Boys' Love
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Girls' Love (ガールズラブ gāruzu rabu) occasionally spelled "Girl's Love" or "Girls' Love," or abbreviated as "GL," is term used in Japan to mean the depiction of attraction between women within anime and manga. It can be used interchangeably with the yuri; however, it is primarily used by the publishers rather than fans.[1]

Notable Works

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena (少女革命ウテナ Shoujo Kakumei Utena) - Surrealistic Anime, Manga, and movie.[2]
  • Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers 青い花), Lesbian High School Drama [3]
  • Citris - A 2018 GL manga illustrated by Saburouta.
  • Bloom into you (Yagate kimi ni naru) a manga romance by Nio Nakatani.
  • The Rows Of Cherry Trees (さくら並木,Sakura namiki) - A one volume novel from 1957 thought to be a progenetor of modern Yuri Manga.
  • Maria-sama ga Miteru - (Maria watches over us) Novel and Manga and Anime series about a Catholic girls school. illustrations by Reine Hibiki. [4]


  1. ^ Interview: Erica Friedman, Archived version "While fans and artists sometimes use yuri, publishers use "Girls' Love," in English."
  2. ^ Wikipedia page [1]
  3. ^ Wikipedia page [2]
  4. ^ Wikipedia page [3]