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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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:iconmidori6:
beautiful :3
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:iconlovely-yuri:
Very cute drawing! Pretty pretty! *.*
I looove yuri!!!


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Tanaka-Yuki Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks ^^!
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:iconsleepxx:
great picture ^^
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Tanaka-Yuki Mar 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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:iconemopanda95:
it's so beautiful and the colors are really awesome. :aww:
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Tanaka-Yuki Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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FlurryofFlames Dec 5, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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Tanaka-Yuki Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^!
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:icondeath-xmon:
I love yuri in amine ^^
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