5 Most Anticipated New Yuri Manga of 2022 [Updated Recommendations]

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Earlier in the year, we covered our most anticipated yuri manga for 2022. Now it’s June and we’re basically halfway through the year – so while we might mourn the days flying past us, the changing calendar means there are even more debuts Yuris to add to your wish list! Today on Honey’s Anime, we’re refreshing our list with 5 New Yuri Manga in 2022 – the July-to-December edition. If you missed our first article, don’t worry – scroll down and you’ll find our original January-to-June releases. It’s time to find your new reads for 2022 – let’s get started!

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5. SHWD

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Kicking off our updated list is SHWD, a sizzling yuri action series starring badass women eradicating biological weapons of war. Talk about an opening pitch, right?! Set in the Tokyo branch of the titular “Special Hazardous Waste Disposal” unit, the tough and idealistic Koga has just joined the titular SHWD team. Assigned to a powerful and charismatic mentor, Sawada, the two women work together to clean up the supernatural horrors that remained after the “great war.” Between the rigors of their mission and the danger lurking behind every encounter, a fiery passion is bringing the two women closer and closer together… You can find this action-packed yuri at your local bookstore in August 2022.


4. Watashi no Kawaii Koneko-chan (My Cute Little Kitten)

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Acclaimed yuri author Morinaga Milk pens another cute girl’s love story about two close friends navigating the ropes of same-sex love in Watashi no Kawaii Koneko-chan (My Cute Little Kitten). And yes – there is definitely a real kitten involved! Roommates Rena and Yuna have lived together throughout their school days, and decide to continue living together after they graduate high school. When Yuna impulsively adopts a kitten – despite their apartment forbidding animals – the inseparable pair might have to finally live apart… until Rena admits her true and tells Yuna she wants to be more than just friends! My Cute Little Kitten will be one of the first titles to launch under Seven Seas’ new “Girl’s Love” banner in December 2022.


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3. Kimi to Tsuzuru Utakata (The Summer You Were There)

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Earlier in the year, we read and reviewed Ikemen Sugidesu Shiki-senpai (The Girl I Want Is So Handsome), a double-volume bind-up of sugary-sweet yuri goodness! From the very same mangaka comes another beautiful girl’s love story, Kimi to Tsuzuru Utakata (The Summer You Were There). Shy bookworm Shizuku hides away from the world, losing herself in crafting a novel that she never shows to anyone. But when her social-butterfly classmate Kaori gets ahold of her manuscript, everything changes. Kaori falls in love with Shizuku’s story – and suggests that Shizuku could get more inspiration if the two of them started dating! Two girls from opposite worlds come together to write their very own love story when The Summer You Were There arrives in September 2022.


2. Namekawa-san (Namekawa-san Won’t Take a Licking!)

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Sneaking into our list early with a June release date comes Name Raretakunai Namekawa-san (Namekawa-san Won’t Take a Licking!), a story about complete opposite girls! After being bullied throughout middle school, Namekawa-san refuses to take any more abuse when she starts high school, turning herself into a tough delinquent who nobody will mess with! Her plan seems to be working…but her rough exterior isn’t affecting the school’s disciplinary commission head, and she’s not going to back down on transforming this troubled student! Can these two girls figure out their differences, or is Namekawa-san’s high school debut about to explode? Find out in this June 2022 release!


1. Futari Escape

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Our top pick of the new yuri manga releasing in 2022 is the romantic slice-of-life, Futari Escape. In the fast-paced manga industry, a professional mangaka and her slacker girlfriend relieve the pressures of adulthood by finding the joy in life, and in their relationship! While they might be total opposites personality-wise, these two complement each other’s flaws, and help ease the burdens of the modern world. In a world that’s become overwhelming, stressful, and, sometimes it pays find fiction that will simply make you feel at-ease. For a blissful escape from the rigors of IRL, we recommend Futari Escape when it releases in November 2022.

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Final Thoughts

These are just five of the many yuri manga that will be released in the back half of 2022. If you haven’t already seen our original recommendations, you can check out our January-to-June list below! Are you interested in any of these titles? Let us know down in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading!

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A new year dawns, and with it comes a flurry of debut manga series to start reading! In 2022, there’s never been a better time for yuri readers, as LGBT+ content is quickly becoming more commonplace in manga. Falling in love is always an exhilarating – but sometimes terrifying – experience, and navigating the difficulties of being queer at the same time adds (oftentimes dramatic) complications! If you’re looking out for new titles to pick up this year (we know we are!), then join us today as we look at our Top 5 new yuri manga in 2022!

5. Ichido dake demo, Koukai Shitemasu. (I Can’t Believe I Slept With You!)

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Starting our list of new yuri manga is I Can’t Believe I Slept With You!, known in Japanese by the more somber title Ichido dake demo, Koukai Shitemasu (Even If It Was Just Once, I Regret It). It stars a twenty-four-year-old who has recently lost her job and fallen well behind in rent (and life in general). To help remedy her debt situation, she receives an unusual proposition from her landlady – a one-night stand?! The premise of a one-night stand to get on top of rental debt is both hilarious and all-too-real for every millennial…not that we recommend that strategy, of course! The Japanese release of I Can’t Believe I Slept With You! is complete with three volumes, so we can expect a relatively quick – but no less painful – resolution to the romantic tension.


4. (Succubus ja nai mon!) I Am Not a Succubus!

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How does a yuri harem of sexy monster girls sound?! For Sakura – a first-year student at a monster girl academy – it’s a dangerous situation, especially since she’s pretending to be a succubus! Her classmates are all sorts of hot and heavy monsters, including harpies, lamias, and cyclops, who all believe her bold lie…how will she survive the school year without her secret coming out? Honestly, the premise alone is hilarious enough to get us interested in Succubus ja nai mon! (I Am Not a Succubus!). Having to pretend to be a succubus will definitely invite all sorts of misunderstandings, and our poor main character Sakura sounds like she’s in for a complicated (and smutty) first year! If you’re looking for a yuri fanservice manga, keep an eye out for I Am Not a Succubus! early this year.


3. Shiro to Kuro: Black & White (Black and White: Tough Love at the Office)

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We here at Honey’s Anime do not condone workplace violence, but we must admit that Black and White sounds brilliant all around. Two professional women working in a high-level bank have a love-hate relationship that ends in either violent scuffles in the office or something a bit more steamy. They’ll have to put aside their differences and work together to uncover a sinister conspiracy unfolding in their company… From the hot and cold dynamics to the conspiracy-unraveling, Black and White has a whole lot of unique circumstances that make it stand out! Office romance is a blossoming genre in recent years, and Black and White is taking the genre to a whole new level with a hate-to-love relationship mixed with fraudulent crimes. We’re expecting a hilarious mixture of slap-stick comedy and violent passion when Black and White hits the shelves!


2. Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete! (Catch These Hands!)

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Here comes a love story about two former delinquents, now adults, each trying to escape their high school years – and finding that the past can have a more powerful grip than you expect. Takebe, a former high school no-gooder, runs into her old rival, Soramori…and the two decide to throw down! After losing, Takebe takes her punishment – ​​she has to start dating Soramori?! Adults struggle with relationships just as much as high schoolers, and Watashi no Kobushi wo Uketomete! (Catch These Hands!) has the right makings for a poignant and enjoyable read. The reluctant-relationship trope is always a great starting point for two characters to eventually realize their true feelings, so we hope these two brawlers will eventually choose love over war!


1. Futari wa Daitai Konna Kanji (The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This)

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Age-gap relationships are always entertaining and can often provide a source of dramatic tension, but Futari wa Daitai Konna Kanji (The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This) isn’t trying to wreck your heart. It stars thirty-year-old Eri, and twenty-year-old Wako – a professional writer and voice actor, respectively – who are happily in love and comfortably living together. This series is entirely a yuri slice-of-life, stripping away the drama the genre is usually known for and instead offering a soothing life story. This is almost like an extended epilogue: where most series end after the “big kiss moment”, The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This takes place after the relationship has formed and settled. With such a gentle and romantic premise, we’re really looking forward to seeing Eri and Wako’s life together later this year.

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Final Thoughts

These are just five of the many titles releasing in 2022, and we don’t have much information on releases in the back half of the year – but there are plenty of new series to start reading in just these first six months! Whether you’re reading yuri stories to engage with the LGBT+ representation, or whether you just like seeing beautiful girls fall in love, yuri stories have a little something for everyone! Are you interested in any of these titles? Let us know down in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading!

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