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.
Of course, every BL anime is distinct and there’s a wide range of genres to choose from so that everybody (especially those of us who are fujoshi) will be able to enjoy a wonderful friendship between guys with lots of cuteness and drama.
Take a breath and let’s find out which are the most enjoyable BL you can enjoy!
Take a look at these BL mangas first! Are you looking for more juicy scenes?
Have a bite of these yaoi anime series!
Make sure to check out our most up-to-date listing of the Best Gay Anime below!
24. 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
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.
The party becomes violent as devils begin to annihilate all.
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
Mizuki is a Japanese athletic track champion.
She would like to get better at it.
She is tempted to enrol 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
The manga is based on the light novel that published in the year 2006.
There are four different animation adaptations of this manga.
Two are anime-based and one movie and the fourth can be described as an Original Animation.
The main characters of the show are Ritsu Onodera and Masamune Takano.
Ritsu is an editor at the publishing firm of his father.
He’s quite proficient at what he does.
However, many people believe that he is in the position because his father owns the business.
Once he can no longer endure the jealousy of his colleagues, he chooses to leave the job and work for a different publishing firm to prove his worth.
20. Hitorijime My Hero
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 realises 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
One of the major reasons is that “Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.
This list is that the show has potential.
For fans of Shounen-ai, the characters are quite significant, often more so than the narrative.
The manga version has an avid fan base due to the quality of the story as well as the characters, but the anime version could have been much better.
Because each episode is small and only four episodes, the show appears to be moving too fast and it’s difficult to be able to relate to the characters.
It’s still a good show for those wanting to watch some Shounen-ai while on the move.
“Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.
It has a fantastical theme.
18. Ling Qi
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.
It’s a Chinese animated series that is also the first Original Net Animation.
The plot is well-written and the art and music were acceptable.
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
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 by Keiichi and wishes to have him as his dad!
16. No. 6
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 about Nezumi’s past. 6.
15. Hybrid Child
“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.
When one begins watching this type of show, they will watch a lot of anime that use cheap methods to attract the attention of the viewers by creating content that is visually uninspiring and inserting cheap jokes into it.
However, ‘Hybrid Child’ isn’t born from doing this.
14. Hetalia Axis Powers
This is a truly unique animation. It’s sort of an homage to the whole world.
The story is set in the time period between World War I and World War II.
The characters are fictionalised 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
Next up is a Chinese series that aired the prior season in August.
As with much Chinese anime, ‘Xiao Lu Xiao Lan’ is an Original Net Animation, meaning that it is a kind of a direct to stream’ web-series.
Although the plot and characters are enjoyable enough to be watched, the majority of shounen-ai viewers might be dissuaded by the fact that this show contains more than 70 episodes.
But don’t fret, as with the majority of Chinese anime, ‘Xiao Lu Xiao Lan’ is a series of brief episodes of around 8 minutes long.
12. Super Lovers
Before you begin watching Super Lovers, you have to be aware that this show isn’t for those who are just beginning to watching 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 towards 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 hard time getting 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 recognise him.
What will happen between the two?
11. Dramatical Murder
In the past, the powerful and influential Toue Inc. bought the island of Midorijima, Japan, to build Platinum Jail, a luxury utopian institution.
People who are fortunate enough to live there are among the richest people in the world.
The first residents of the island, on the other hand, were forced to relocate to the Old Residential District, and after the closure of Platinum Jail, they were removed from the island.
“Rib” and “Rhyme” are the most played games that are played on the islands.
Rib is a traditional game where gangs compete in turf wars with one another, while Rhyme is an advanced game in which players fight in virtual real-time battles.
To play the game, you must be an “All-Mate” (an AI that usually appears like the appearance of a pet) and the game must be managed with the game’s “Usui.”
Aoba Seragaki doesn’t have a keen interest in playing either of the games.
He prefers to lead in peace with his mother and All-Mate Ren.
After being forced to participate in a risky Rhyme match, and hearing stories of missing Rib players, every one of Aoba’s desires to lead a regular existence has been shattered.
10. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
Self-realization is a popular theme in a 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.
All Shuichi ever imagined was to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Ryuichi Sakuma, and the band Nittle Grasper.
Together with his friend Hiro, Shuichi has formed the band “Bad Luck” and they’ve even been signed by an important record label!
However, deadlines for the studio are approaching and Shuichi isn’t yet finished writing the lyrics to one song.
He needs an injection of inspiration… However, Shuichi has been running a bit low in this department recently.
Although Hiro advises that he find a girlfriend, however, the universe has other plans to bring him to.
While walking through the park at night, Shuichi’s most recent lyrics fly by and land in the hands of a gorgeous stranger that will take his breath away.
The mysterious person is well-known novelist Eiri Yuki.
Yuki completely discredits the young musician by telling him that he has “zero talent”.
Shuichi is now so irritated that he’s even managed to end his song so that it can confront Yuki yet again.
But, is his behaviour truly motivated by anger or is he really in love?
8. Antique Bakery
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
Following the Third World War, also known as”the Third Division, Japan has been divided in two.
In the following years, the city of Toshima is ruled by the criminal group Vishio, who organize an annual game of fighting called Igra.
Akira has been arrested after being falsely charged with murder.
Then, mysterious individuals suggest letting him participate as a player in Igra to gain his release.
To take down Vishio, Akira will have to join the battle in Toshima.
It’s a dark atmosphere and occasionally frightening, but that’s what makes the show interesting.
The BL part might not be as prevalent as in similar shows, but since the story is quite dark, it is logical that there aren’t any romantic characters.
If you like the genre of drama and fantasy, you will enjoy this show!
6. Love Stage!!
The show is based on the popular manga called shounen-ai with the same title.
The show has about 10 episodes, and each episode runs around 23 minutes in length.
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 the 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!
After being named the best man at his best friend, Saitou Toshihisa,’s wedding, Nagai Atsushi begins to realise 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
“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 paediatrician 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
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
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 colourful and even sexy, seniors.
Kaijima is another freshman who joined the club, isn’t frightened and even admits it to Toono that Yaguchi also enjoys!
The anime is fun and full of humour, and plenty of BL!
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 Rhito prepare for a choir.
The two begin to meet regularly and eventually develop romantic relationships.