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Yuri by Tanaka-Yuki Yuri by Tanaka-Yuki
Much like the term otaku, yuri (although originally a Japanese loanword) has undergone significant semantic drift. In Japanese, the term is typically used to mean any lesbian content, whether sexual or romantic, explicit or implied; the term shoujo ai is not found in this context. American usage has historically differed: 'yuri' has typically been used to denote only the most explicit end of the spectrum, being effectively a variety of hentai, while 'shoujo ai' (independently coined, following the most common use of shounen-ai) described anything without explicit sex. However, American use of 'yuri' has broadened in recent years, picking up connotations from the Japanese use: the precise difference between 'yuri' and 'shoujo ai' -- or even whether or not there is a precise difference -- will vary depending on the speaker, and is rarely objective in any case. Common definitions include:


Yuri contains explicit sex; shoujo ai does not.
In yuri, the lesbian relationship (whatever its nature) is explicitly shown; in shoujo ai it is only implied.
Yuri is passionate; shoujo ai is romantic.
Yuri is ecchi; shoujo ai is innocent.
Yuri is a general term; shoujo ai is "fluffy" yuri.
Yuri and shoujo ai are equivalent.
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Midori6 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
beautiful :3
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Lovely-Yuri Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Very cute drawing! Pretty pretty! *.*
I looove yuri!!!


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Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^!
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SleepXx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
great picture ^^
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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emopanda95 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
it's so beautiful and the colors are really awesome. :aww:
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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FlurryofFlames Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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:icondeath-xmon:
Death-Xmon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
I love yuri in amine ^^
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:iconk-nashi:
K-Nashi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
Very-very nice, One of the decent Yuri Pics while I'm surfing DA,Nice Work!!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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dreamhavre Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Student General Artist
It's really beautifull, I love the coloration and their pose!!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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sakur4-blossom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
so cute!!!I love the way you colured it. ** Go yuri**
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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Gift91 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
beautiful effetcs!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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Gift91 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
you're welcome dear!cool^^
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:iconderek99:
Derek99 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
This is really pretty. I like the blue theme and the sketchiness. ^^
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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toon16 Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
I like your work! very nice, and your info has taught me much! thanks ^^ *bowes*
I hope to see more great works like this, hopefully even better ^^
great job!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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Morgan-Darkheart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Student
:heart: I copied your thing on yuri, that'll help me, you're very smart! :hug: I love the pic! Cute, cute, cute!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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LordDante715 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005
thanksfor that niffy info ^^

great pic
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! ^^!
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soulgoodguy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005
I really like how you lecture about yuri in what that the difference is its true that the yuri term is really miss use a lot. Also the yaoi is a affected, oh by the way nice coloring but why is the left arm of the girl dark??
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I readjust the brightness....^^!
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Sirilius Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
oh my!! this is really hot!!! WOOT WOOT!! very nice! i love they're faces!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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Phiiran Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Will you make more shoujo-ai? er, yuri? Onegai? There's not enough of it and you do a nice job
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I took a couple of days to do one of such drawing, but I'll try. ^^!
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harridan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
NIce coloring :]
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
very adorable! I like the poses! :)
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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otaku2dx Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
Nice job! Very professional! ^__^!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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maburaho Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey your pretty good!
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:icontanaka-yuki:
Tanaka-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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