Honestly, I don’t even know if I should call Kannazuki no Miko a “modern classic”, “cult classic”, or just plain “classic”, and difficulties in describing it briefly go well past that. Two things I can say for certain are that there are still people who consider it greatest yuri anime, and that both its defenders and detractors often have very strong feelings about it.
Note: I have a lot to say and intend to spread it out over multiple posts. This one won’t have anything about the most controversial aspects of the series, or the biggest spoilers.
Someone could say that, based on the early episodes, calling it yuri as I did above is itself a spoiler, but to this I say the opening makes it pretty clear who the official couple is.
(uploaded by Kaichi44)