25 Best Gay Anime of All Time

Let’s explore this world of Boy’s Love anime! 

In the world of anime, there are many kinds of stories that focus on the relationships between males. 

There are anime where you lose all control and dream about the characters who are in yaoi relationships.

Here is a list of 24 Best Gay Anime of All Time:

25. Given

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Mafuyu Satou goes out of his dark apartment carrying his Gibson guitar, ready to start another day of high school.

While napping in a peaceful location on the gymnasium stairway, he meets fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who chastises him for allowing his guitar’s strings to rust and break.

Satou notices Uenoyama’s understanding of the instrument and begs him to fix it and teach him how to play.

Uenoyama ultimately accepts and asks him to join a jam session with his two bandmates, bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji.

24. Tiger and Bunny

Tiger an Bunny

If you’ve watched the superhero series ‘Tiger and Bunny’ then you have an idea of the person responsible for the series’ appearance on this list. 

I’m indeed talking about the name of Nathan Seymour, whose alter-ego is the Hot Fire Emblem. 

Early on in the show, he can be seen hitting men. 

It’s a humorous one and includes some outrageous action scenes.

23. Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman: Crybaby

The anime focuses on demons, devils, and Satan. 

Devils require human hosts to form, but strong-willed humans can manipulate them by using supernatural powers of their own. 

Akira is a shy person, but he decides to assist his friend, who invites him to a location to learn the truth about the devil. 

To save his friend, Akira joins forces with the devil Amon to defeat everyone becoming a devil. 

In this story, Ryo, the persona from Satan, is depicted as homosexual, and the character becomes infatuated with Akira.

22. Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom

Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom

Mizuki is a Japanese athletic track champion. 

She would like to get better at it. 

She is tempted to enroll in the high school that her idol, Izumi, who is a high jumper, attends. 

But wait! This is an all-boys institution. 

Mizuki chooses to dress in a cross-dressing fashion and conceal her identity from the world,

but the arrival of a brand new student that makes others doubt their sexual orientation could be a little tense for Mizuki. 

There are numerous examples of homosexuality within this animated series. 

Hokuto Umeda and Akiha Hara, and Hokuto Umeda are just a few of the characters who are gay.

21. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

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Ritsu Onodera’s coworkers are jealous of him for working under his father’s name, so he’s anxious to prove himself.

He quits his father’s publishing company to join Marukawa Publishing. Ritsu isn’t employed in their literary branch, but as a manga editor for Emerald, a team with strict deadlines.

Ritsu meets the relentless editor-in-chief, Masamune Takano.

Ritsu’s hesitation to fall in love stems from his high school heartbreak with Takano. Takano vows to have Ritsu confess he loves him again after several years of separation.

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi follows three manga couples experiencing first love.

20. Hitorijime My Hero

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Masahiro Setagawa does not believe in heroes.

He gets in trouble regularly as he’s been coerced into joining a group. 

But as soon as Kousuke Ooshiba rescues him from a gang, he reconsiders his belief in heroes! 

Masahiro realizes that the man is not just one of the brothers of his most trusted friend and his present homeroom teacher

Then Kousuke declares Masahiro to be the “underling” and promises to defend him.

However, their feelings for one another are more than typical of the two of them!

19. Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu

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Chiharu Kashima is captain of the Wizard Bureau’s Crisis Countermeasures Division.

Toyota Utsumi approaches him at his favorite bar.

Toyota has always wanted to meet a wizard. Toyota reveals to the young Captain that he loves Kashima.

The two spend more time together after a short time. Kashima fears magic is all he has, and Toyohi only loves Kashima the Wizard.

18. Ling Qi

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While technically, “LingQi” is a shounen-ai, its main focus is on other things, such as the supernatural theme, action, adventure, and so on. 

There are 20 episodes to the series, and each episode is approximately 14 minutes in length. 

Some episodes might be dull. However, you can skip or watch them since each episode is only 14 minutes in length. 

The main character of this show will be Yang Jinghua. 

Yang Jinghua is extremely poor and is struggling to get by.

17. Papa Datte, Shitai

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A student at the University of Tokyo, Asumi, is a housekeeper for the Naruse family. 

The family is comprised of a single father, Keiichi Naruse, as well as his son Ichika. 

But, Keiichi is very attractive and draws the attention of Asumi. 

Although Asumi does not have a sexual relationship, she subconsciously is attracted to Keiichi and wishes to have him as his dad!

16. No. 6

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The show I was watching, No. 6 some years back. 

It’s a decent story. However, I was at times thinking I could’ve made it better. 

The story takes place at the end of the conflict. 

Mankind is now beginning to live in peace within the six city-states that seem to be an ideal world. 

Shion is a prestigious residence in No. 6.

The life of Shion is changed when he encounters a boy known as Nezumi who is from the deserted areas outside the city. 

Even though he knows that Nezumi is wanted as a fugitive, Shion decides to defend his friend. 

When he is discovered, Shion and his mother are stripped of their status as elite and are transferred. 

Shion and Nezumi have a reunion after a long gap and begin an adventure that is set to uncover the secrets of Nezumi’s past. 6.

15. Hybrid Child

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“Hybrid Child” Hybrid Child” is an Original Video Animation based on the manga of the same title. 

It’s a great little animation that can give you a taste of the Shounen-ai genre. 

The whole OVA comprises about four episodes, with each one lasting about 25 minutes. 

The most appealing part about this show is that it has an appealing storyline and decent characters. 

14. Hetalia Axis Powers

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This is a truly unique animation. It’s sort of an homage to the whole world. 

The story is set in the period between World War I and World War II. 

The characters are fictionalized and have certain characteristics. 

For instance, Italy loves eating pasta, Germany is short-tempered and the list goes on. 

The show is created solely for comic purposes and aims to play up the various historical and political situations. 

The persona of France is revealed to be rather sexy.

13. Xiao Lu He Xiao Lan

Xiao Lu He Xiao Lan

“I’ve been holding back: I like you!”
Ocarina’s manhua “Beryl and Sapphire” is popular.

Beryl (Green) and Sapphire (Blue) have the most bizarre names ever (Blue).

How would they meet again in this donghua where each episode is set in a different world?

Worry? Ouch! Empty? Sweet! B&S is a show with an unpredictable ending.


12. Super Lovers

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Before you begin watching Super Lovers, you have to be aware that this show isn’t for those who are just beginning to watch shounen-ai anime

I watched it and was disturbed and disgusted by the majority of the scenes. 

After getting acquainted with the genre, you’ll get an understanding of how this kind of thing works, but there are some aspects of the anime that I do not agree with. 

Haru Kaidou is from Japan and his oldest son is in his family. 

When he hears about his mother being in danger of dying, he rushes toward Canada to where her mother is.

His mother had lied to Haru about her health to bring him to Canada.

She wishes for Haru to get acquainted with his adopted sister, Ren, who is a socially awkward child. 

Haru’s mom wants him to look after Ren and help him become more social. 

Because Ren typically shuts himself out when he is around others, Haru has a difficultyetting to know his brother. 

But with time, everything changes and their bond improves. 

Haru later promises Ren that they’ll stay in Japan together until the latter is done with high school. 

However, Haru is injured in an accident and is unable to remember anything. 

A few years later, the moment Ren is in Japan to meet Haru in his promised land, Haru doesn’t recognize him. 

What will happen between the two?

11. Dramatical Murder

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Toue Inc. bought the Japanese island of Midorijima to establish a magnificent utopian prison.

Its residents are the world’s richest. After Platinum Jail was completed, the island’s original population was abandoned and moved to the Old Residential District.

Rib and Rhyme are popular island games. In Rib, gangs fight turf warfare, whereas, in Rhyme, players fight in virtual reality.

Rhyme needs an “All-Mate” (an AI that appears like a pet) and a “Usui” to mediate.

Aoba Seragaki prefers a quiet life with his grandma and All-Mate, Ren.

Aoba’s hopes of leading a normal life are dashed after being forced into a Rhyme battle and hearing reports about missing Rib players.

10. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru

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Self-realization is a popular theme in shounen-ai manga. 

“Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru explores this subject as well. 

Another thing we encounter in these anime is beautiful, fashionable, young men, referred to as Bishounen (which is a Japanese word that means gorgeous men). 

“Uragiri Wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru is one of the Bishounen anime, too, as there are many attractive male characters. 

The setting is vibrant and beautiful. 

The art is pretty decent, as is the music

That’s the primary reason I picked to place this show on the list.

9. Gravitation


Shuichi wanted to be like Ryuichi Sakuma and Nittle Grasper.

Shuichi formed Bad Luck with his best friend Hiro and got signed to a major label.

Shuichi hasn’t finished any song lyrics despite studio deadlines. Needs inspiration. He’s been lacking lately. Hiro proposes to find a girlfriend, but fate has other plans.

Shuichi’s latest lyrics flutter around the park late one night and rest at the feet of a stunning stranger.

Unfortunately, that mysterious visitor is Eiri Yuki, who tells the young singer he has “zero potential.” Shuichi is so angry that he finished his song to find Yuki again. Is he angry or in love?

8. Antique Bakery

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Antique Bakery is a well-known manga, which was later adapted into an anime as well as two live-action films (a Japanese series and a Korean film). 

It follows the proprietor of the Antique Bakery, Keisuke Tachibana, and his daily life. 

Born into a rich household, the young man was abducted when he was a kid and made to eat cake every day. 

Since the kidnapper was never located, the family became extremely protective and started the bakery to demonstrate that he was able to be independent, even though he doesn’t like sweets. 

While the main character appears to be gay, his best friend and well-known chef, Yusuke Ono, is also gay. 

Because of Yusuke’s “Demonic Charm”, Yusuke can attract any woman or man to feel attracted to him, except for Keisuke! 

In the comic, Yusuke eventually gets into a relationship with Chikage, who is a server at the bakery.

7. Togainu no Chi

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After a third world war destroyed Japan, Vischio was renamed Tokyo Toshima.

In its back alleyways, the Vischio oversees fight games called Ogura, in which players bathe in each other’s blood to face tournament king Il-re.

Bl@ster is similar to Ogura but outlaws murder and firearms.

Only a knockout will win. Akira, a lonely teen, is a Bl@ster champion.

When accused of murder, his life is ruined. All hope seems lost because he can’t prove his innocence. Emma offers him a second opportunity. Akira must win Ogura to reclaim his freedom.

6. Love Stage!!

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Izumi Sena’s family members are in show business. 

The mother of his son is an actor and the father of his is an actor, and his brother is an aspiring rock actor. 

However, the only occasion Izumi was on the radar was in his youth when he was featured in a commercial for an online wedding magazine. 

While everyone anticipates that he will eventually join show business due to the family history, Izumi has no such aspirations. 

He is instead aiming to become a manga creator.

5. Close the Last Door!

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After being named the best man at his best friend, Saitou Toshihisa,’s wedding, Nagai Atsushi begins to realize that he may like Saitou. 

In a state of depression, Nagai starts drinking and encounters a guest, Honda Kenzou, who takes good care of Nagai. 

They get together in bed, and Nagai feels love for both of them! 

The situation gets even worse for Nagai when Saitou’s wife runs away with a man, and Saitou begins to smack Nagai.

4. Junjou Romantica

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“Junjou Romantica” is the account of three lovers. 

The main character, Misaki Takahashi, is a typical teenager in high school. 

He is preparing to pass the entrance exam for his university that will be held shortly. 

Akihiko Usami, who is a renowned writer, happens to be Misaki’s best friend’s brother. 

When he requests Misaki to help him, he misunderstands that it will let him spend some time studying, but it turns out that it is not quite as. 

Akihiko’s stories are naughty and cause Misaki to look a bit embarrassed at first, but he soon discovers his s*xual side.

The two other couples are Professor Hiroki Kamijou and pediatrician Nowaki Kusama, and Shinobu Takatsuki and Professor You Miyagi. 

Nowaki has fallen in love with Professor Hiroki and has vowed to keep him happy, regardless of the cost. 

The relationship between them is more obsessive as Shinobu is in love with You Miyagi and realizes that he can’t be with him.

3. Yuri on Ice

Yuri on Ice

A popular and talked-about show of 2016, Yuri On Ice follows the skating journey. 

In between skating on ice, Yuri mimics an ice skating routine performed by Victor Nikiforov. 

Attracted, Victor flies to Yuri in Japan and is enthused to be his coach. 

The feelings begin to grow as they arrive at the Grand Prix, with Yuri eventually finishing 2nd and then going to Russia to have a relationship with Victor. 

The thing that made this show innovative was how open their relationship was with the viewers. 

There’s a scene in which Yuri kisses Victor at the Grand Prix in Barcelona, in front of the entire audience. 

This is among the first instances where gay couples are allowed to be open publicly in anime.

2. Yarichin Bitch-bu

Yarichin Bitch-bu

The most talked-about manga/anime Webtoon is this popular series.

It got so well-known that the creator produced a manga as well as an anime adaptation! 

The first-year student, Toono, is transferred to a private school for all males located within the hills. 

After meeting a fellow student in the freshman class, Yaguchi, the two decide to join the photography club instead of joining the soccer team. 

The photography club is referred to as the “Yarichin Bitch Club,” which is full of colorful and even sexy, seniors. 

Kaijima is another freshman who joined the club, isn’t frightened, and even admits it to Toono Yaguchi also enjoys it! 

The anime is fun and full of humor, and plenty of BL!

1. Doukyuusei 


Contrary to many other shows on this list, which have a couple of gay characters that don’t impact the plot much,

Doukyuusei is a romantic film of the genre that is based on the sexuality of its two male leads. 

Rhino has an academic degree, while Hikaru is a guitar player in an ensemble. 

While they are on different paths, fate brings them together.

Hikaru assists Rhino prepare for a choir. 

The two begin to meet regularly and eventually develop romantic relationships.

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Moshi Moshi everyone! I'm Garima, an anime enthusiast with a passion for sharing my love of anime with others. I've watched over 1000 anime, and I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting shows to watch.

I love everything about anime, from the stories and characters to the animation and music. I'm also a big fan of anime culture, and I love to learn about Japanese culture and history through anime.

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