35 Best Yaoi Anime

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen at most one yaoi anime series if you are a fan. Yaoi, or boy’s passion, is a genre that focuses on romance and intimacy between male characters. It has been growing in popularity over the years. There are some truly awful yaoi animations out there. These are 35 of our favorite yaoi manga!

Spiritpact (Ling Qi).

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Spiritpact (Ling Qi), a Chinese web manhua published by Tencent, was created by Pingzi. From June 21 through November 1, 2016, a donghua, or Chinese anime adaptation, was made available online in China. The series aired on Tokyo MX from January 7, 2017 to March 11, 2017.

After a series of unfortunate events, Keika starts working part-time to help him get out of poverty. After a strange encounter with a white-haired guy, you wake up in a junkyard to find that he has been killed in an accident and is now a spirit. Tanmoku Ki, who he had met, is the 13th Youmeshi from the Tanmoki family, China’s most powerful exorcist family. He notices the wandering spirit and offers You the opportunity to make a pact with him: he will protect you from all humans in return for You becoming his spirit shadow. This will keep him safe and protected at all costs.

The two of them encounter incredible hardships in the spiritual realm, and they seek to protect others from evil spirits. Their friendship blossoms as they travel together. Behind their roles as servant and lord, a lingering admiration develops.

Fake

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Sanami Matoh’s Fake is a seven volume B.L. manga. The fifth chapter (or act) of the second manga can be accessed as an OVA or anime series.

Dee Laytner is a New York police officer, while Randy “Ryo” Maclane is a British cop. Dee is deeply in love with Ryo and would like to make the most of this opportunity to strengthen their friendship. Ryo may even be able to seduce Dee. Ryo isn’t sure if he should or wants to admit his feelings for Dee. As murders occur, their vacation is disrupted and there are still missing person reports around the hotel. All the victims were either Japanese- or Japanese-born. That was all that was common between them. Dee and Ryo have to solve the mystery before Ryo (who is part Japanese) becomes the next victim.

Haru wo Daite ita: Embracing Love

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Embracing Love by Youka Nitta is a yaoi Manga. A yaoi anime drama CD has been released along with an OVA.

Youji Katou and Kyousuke, the charming and beautiful main characters of Haru Wo Daiteita are both in the film business. They have acted in various adult video films, and they want to rise the ranks and be better performers. After beating Katou at the auditions, Iwaki is cast as Iwaki in a well-known film. Katou falls for Iwaki-San during their time together. Iwaki is not in love with Katou. Problems arise when Katou is co-starred with another gay actor in Japan. The two discover their true hearts only later.

Gravitation

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Gravitation is a series of yaoi manga written and illustrated in Japanese by Maki Murakami. Tokyopop has published the manga in English and a light novel. Gravitation was also adapted into an OVA of two episodes in 1999 by Shinichi Watanabe, and a 13-episode anime television show directed by Bob Shirohata.

Shuichi wanted to follow the footsteps of Ryuichi Sakuma and the band Nittle Grasper. Shuichi formed Bad Luck with Hiro, his best friend. They’ve even been signed to major record companies! Shuichi is still behind on the lyrics of any tracks, as the deadlines for studio recordings are nearing. He needs motivation, but he hasn’t had it lately. Hiro suggests that he find a girlfriend. But fate has other plans.

Shuichi’s latest lyrics are fluttering as he walks through the park late at night. He eventually lands at the feet a beautiful stranger who takes Shuichi’s breath away. The mysterious Eiri Yuki, a well-known novelist, humiliates Shuichi by telling him that he has no talent. Shuichi then finishes his song to confront Yuki. Is his rage real or is he in love with Yuki?

Angel’s Feather

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Angel’s Feather, a Japanese visual novel for boys’ love, is called. It was first released for Windows on April 25, 2003. Later, it was ported to the PlayStation 2 via HuneX as Angel’s Feather Kuro no Zanei. Studio Venet animated an OVA of the story in 2006.

According to the Binfield Kingdom Chronicle there was once a tranquil kingdom called the Kingdom of Winfield. Its monarch and royal family were large white wings.

Hamura Shou, a Yuusei Academy student, is new. Shou believes Kai is his younger brother after hearing from Misonou Kai, a student he had been separated from as a child. Shou and two other students are unexpectedly transported to another planet by a mysterious earthquake. After being attacked by a monster in the new realm, Shou suddenly releases enormous white wings.

The Betrayal Knows My Name (Uragiri Wa Boku no Namae wo Schitteiru).

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The Betrayal Knows my Name (Uragiri Wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru is a Japanese Shojo Manga by Odagiri hotaru. From April 2010 to September 2010, Chiba TV broadcast a 24-episode anime adaptation.

Yuki Sakurai, an orphan growing as a child, wonders about his purpose for living and how he can see the unpleasant memories of others by touching them. After receiving anonymous notes telling Yuki to die, Yuki cannot shake the nagging feeling in his stomach. He is being watched by both those who want to harm him as well as those who wish to defend him.

Yuki’s life is saved by a beautiful man with jet black hair and silver eyes. He has never met him before, but he seems to know him. The entrance of this mysterious stranger has reopened Yuki’s forgotten past and made it clear that he is now the reason for his existence.

Uragiri Wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru is a story about a teenager who struggles to find his identity and origins. He makes friends and deals with treachery before finally putting together the puzzle of his past.

Banana Fish

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Banana Fish is a manga by Akimi Yoshida. It was published in the monthly manga magazine Bessatsu Shojo Comic, 1985-1994. The series was collected into nineteen tankobon volumes from Shogakukan. Critics noted that the series depicts homosexuality and homoeroticism, which was influenced by (and in turn influenced by) the boys’ love genre.

The series was adapted by MAPPA into a 24-episode anime television show that aired on Noitamina in 2018. It is now syndicated worldwide on Amazon Prime Video which simulcasts the original broadcast.

Aslan Jade Calenreese (also known as Ash Lynx) was a runaway who was taken from New York City’s streets and fostered by Dino Golzine, the mafia’s notorious godfather. Ash, now 17, is the leader of his own gang and begins to investigate the mystery of “Banana Fish”, the same two words that his older brother Griffin has used since his return from Iraq War. His investigations are hampered by Dino sending his men after Ash to an underground Tavern where he hides.

Skip, Ash’s friend connects him with Shunichi, Ibe, and Eiji Okumura who are Japanese photographers covering American Gangs. Shorter Wong, Ash’s friend, calls to warn him of Dino. However, their conversation is cut short. Dino’s men quickly attack the pub and kidnap Skip & Eiji in the ensuing mayhem. Ash must now find a way for them to be saved and continue his investigation into Banana fish. But will his past with the mafia hinder him from doing so?

Descendants of Darkness – Yami no Matsuei

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Yoko Matsushita’s Descendants of Darkness manga series is written and illustrated in Japanese by her. J.C.Staff’s adaptation of the anime TV series aired on Wowow between October and December 2000.

Even after death there are still criminals and paperwork to deal with. Tsuzuki, a 26-year old happy-go-lucky and nerdy Shinigami (gods of death), whose mission it is to keep the dead dead in their proper realms. He is the lowest paid employee in the worst division despite being in this job for more than 70 years. He has a tendency to not keep partners, as shinigami work in pairs. However, he appears to now have Kurosaki Hisoka (16 years old), who is a determined, intelligent, serious, and defensive teenager. Each case they investigate brings them closer to Dr. Muraki Kazutaka, the serial killer. Tsuzuki’s relationship with Hisoka is strengthening, but there is a dark backstory about how Tsuzuki died. This will make it difficult for him to find peace.

DRAMAtical Murder

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Dramatical Murder first appeared for Windows P.C.s on March 23, 2012. On April 26, 2013, Dramatical Murder: re:connect, a sequel was released. Studio NAZ released an anime adaptation on July 6, 2014. It was directed by Kazuya Mikura. Kabura Fuchii and Touko Machida handled series composition.

The powerful and influential Toue Inc. bought the Japanese island Midorijima in order to build Platinum Jail, a utopian prison. The world’s richest citizens are those who have the privilege of calling it home. However, the original island residents were forced to move to the Old Residential District and were abandoned when Platinum Jail was completed.

Rhyme and Rib are the most popular games on the island. Rhyme, however, is a more technologically advanced game that allows participants to fight in virtual reality. You will need an A.I. (All-Mate) to play Rhyme. It must look like a pet, and match must be managed by an “Usui.”

Aoba Seragaki doesn’t want to play in either of these games; he prefers to live peacefully with his grandma, Ren, and All-Mate. Aoba’s hopes for a normal, peaceful life are shattered when he is drawn into a deadly Rhyme battle, and hears tales of missing Rib players.

Foreign Love Affair (Ikoku Irokoi Romantan)

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Ayano Yamane, the manga’s illustrator and author, is responsible for the Japanese manga series Foreign Love Affair. Digital Manga Publishing North America released the first volume of the manga in March 2008. Tokyopop in Germany also licensed it. It was made into an OVA of two episodes in 2007.

Ranmaru, a Japanese yakuza clan heir, was recently married aboard a luxury cruise vessel. But all is not what it seems. He ends up drinking and having a great time with the ship captain, rather than his bride. It is the beginning of a beautiful love story when the men reunite in Italy.

Sex Pistols

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Sex Pistols, a Japanese yaoi manga series, was written and illustrated in Japanese by Tarako Kotobuki. Geneon produced a series four Drama C.D.s to Sex Pistols from November 27, 2004 through April 25, 2008. In 2010, Geneon released a two-episode OVA adaptation.

Norio is a normal guy who suddenly finds himself in the middle of a lot more romantic attention. The beginnings of a new explanation are set in motion when Norio falls down the steps and is welcomed into the arms by a beautiful stranger. Norio discovers that there is another universe and that unique individuals are descended from other animals. Norio is a rare breed with a lot of demand for his DNA. He will need to work hard to survive in the modern jungle, where he is now the prey.

Hyperventilation

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Lee Myeongyi suffered from a pneumothorax, a collapsed lung throughout his entire life. He resents the attention he receives at school for his loud hyperventilating and extended coughing spells. Myeongyi feels like an outcast regardless of whether he is treated to their curiosity or anger. Han Seonho, the class president, shows kindness and understanding to Myeongyi all the time. He is Myeongyi’s first crush, thanks to his charming gestures and beautiful appearance.

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Myeongyi goes to his high school reunion nineteen years later in order to see Han Seonho. There is a glimmer of hope in his heart about the man he loves, but it is quickly destroyed by the bright gold ring Seonho has placed on his left hand and the classmates’ probing questions. After Myeongyi excuses himself from smoking, Seonho follows him outside. Surprisingly this is the beginning of their illicit affair.

Heaven Official’s Blessing – Tian Guan Ci Fu

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Thunder rumbles, the clouds tremble and thunder rumbles as Xie Lian appears, this time with an apologetic smile. Eight hundred years ago, he was a beloved martial God known as the Crown Prince Xianle. He ascends to heaven for the third time. However, he is a poor scrap-collecting god without any followers.

Xie Lian alone on his first expedition, in the moonlit night. He is led by a charming man in crimson through the jungle. He was soon surrounded by silver butterflies, but he disappeared as soon as he emerged.

Xie Lian discovers that the mysterious figure is Hua Cheng. He is the Crimson Rain Sought Flowers Ghost King, feared by demons as well as gods. Xie Lian is unable to understand why Hua Cheng would help a Heavenly Official like himself. Instead, he meets San Lang. San Lang, a young man who has a lot of knowledge about not only the Ghost King, but also the long-forgotten Crown Prince, decides to join Xie Lian in his quest to uncover the secrets of the past.

Monochrome Factor

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Monochrome Factor, a Japanese manga series written by Kaili Serranos and illustrated by her, is called “Monochrome Factor”. It first appeared in Mag Garden’s bimonthly manga magazine Comic Blade Masamune. T.V. Japan premiered an anime adaptation. Tokyo, April 7, 2008.

Akira Nikaido is a typical high school slacker living a boring life. He meets the mysterious Shirogane who appears out of nowhere to tell him they have a destiny. Akira is shocked to hear this and refuses it. Akira’s friend Aya forgot something at school and asks Akira if he can help her find it. He agrees but is attacked by a shadow creature while he’s there. Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the shadow and human worlds has been disturbed and that Akira must be a “shin”, a creature from the shadow world, in order to restore it. The anime has shonen-ai themes, which aren’t present in the novel.

DAKAICHI -I’m being Harassed by The Sexiest Men of the Year- (Dakaretai Otoko 1i ni OdosareteImasu.

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Dakaretai Okoko 1-i Ni Odosarete Imasu, a Japanese manga series, is by Hashigo Sakurabi. Since July 2013, it has been serialized in the yaoi magazine Magazine Be x Boy. It has also been collected in eight tankobon volumes. From October 5th to December 28th 2018, an anime TV series adaptation was aired.

Takato Saijou was named “Sexiest man of the Year” five years in a row. He is an actor with over 20 years’ experience and is proud of his stunning looks. Takato is proud of his work and considers the title appropriate.

Takato’s disbelief becomes enmity when Junta Azumaya (an acting newcomer who made his debut only three years ago) ends his reign. Junta appears to have taken Takato’s starring role in the drama he’s been given. Junta’s bright smile and friendly words are most frustrating.

Junta takes Takato hostage in a drunken stupor. All of this bitterness boils over. Junta takes Takato to task with a series of savage words and sarcastic remarks. Junta might now try to blackmail Takato by filming him fighting with a co-star.

Takato is shocked to discover that Junta’s demands are only possible in the bedroom when he asks Junta about the price for his enemy’s silence.

My Very Own Hero (Hitorijime, My Hero)

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Hitorijime My Hero, a yaoi manga series created by Memeco Arii. Since February 2012, it has been serialized at Ichijinsha’s Gateau. From July 8, 2017 to September 23, 2017, an anime television series aired.

Masahiro Setagawa, a depressed adolescent, is often used by bullies as an errand boy. Masahiro, who has no defense, knows that no one can save him. When he meets Kousuke Okashiba, known as the “Bear Killer”, he is thrown off his feet and robs neighborhood gangs.

Masahiro and Kensuke Ooshiba are friends from high school. They start high school one year later to find out that Kousuke is their math instructor. As they become closer, Masahiro starts to view Kousuke his “hero” and Kousuke becomes a strong advocate for Masahiro. Their lives are disrupted when Kensuke’s childhood friend, Asaya Hasekura returns to find that Kensuke is more than a friend. Will they be able to live together in high school? Or will they be enslaved by forbidden love for the rest their lives?

Hybrid Child

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Junjou Romantica creator Shungiku Nakamura wrote and illustrated Hybrid Child, an original Japanese manga. Digital Manga Publishing licensed the manga in North America. The manga was released on August 16, 2006 through June. Marine Entertainment released a drama CD back in 2005. An OVA adaptation of the manga was announced in 2011.

Kuroda, a skilled craftsman, created Hybrid Child, which are not robots or dolls but reflect the love shown to them. Although they can sense emotions and possess their own consciousness, Hybrid Children are not real people who require love to thrive.

Kotarou Izumi, the young heir to the noble Izumi clan, is not allowed to bring a Hybrid Child that he found in the garbage into his household. His family throws away Hazuki, a name Kotarou gave to the Hybrid Child, when he doesn’t pay attention. They overcome all these obstacles and their love grows stronger. It takes them ten years to realize that Hybrid Children may not live an inexhaustible life.

Three short love stories are included in the novel Hybrid Child. They focus on the relationship between artificial children and their owners.

Maiden Rose (Hyakujitsu no Bara)

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Maiden Rose (Hyakujitsu No Bara) is a Japanese manga serie written and illustrated in Japanese by Fusanosuke Inariya. Vol. 1 was published by Digital Manga Publishing Vol. 1 was released by Digital Manga Publishing on May 18, 2010. Two-part original video animation adaptation was released on May 18, 2010.

Two soldiers from opposite countries are bound by a promise. Taki Reizen, a Commander of extraordinary beauty, carries the fate of his people upon his shoulders. Klaus, who is known as “Mad Dog” due to his stern demeanour, has pledged his knighthood. Many around them are judgmental and cold, with many reservations. What happens to love that is made bitter by war’s cruelty, despite their sincere feelings of affection?

The Titan’s Bride (Kyojinzoku No Hanayome).

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Itkz has created and illustrated the Japanese manga series The Titan’s Bride (Kyojinzoku No Hanayome). It depicts the love story between Koichi Mizuki (a human student) and Caius Lastail (a giant prince). In 2020, the anime version of the series was made.

Kouichi’s high school basketball career ends on a high note as he leads his team in victory at the nationals. Now that he has stopped being involved in club activities, he looks forward to more socializing and maybe even romance. A mysterious circle transports Kouichi to Tildant (the country of giants), but fate has other plans.

Kouichi meets Caius Lao Bitail, the titan king who is responsible for his summoning. Caius is delighted and claims Kouichi as his destiny bride. He also requests that he bear his offspring. Caius quickly realizes that Kouichi’s species and gender are not problems. Is it possible for Kouichi to find love in this relationship?

Yuri!!! On Ice

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Yuri!!! On Ice is a Japanese anime TV series about figure skating. The first episode aired on October 6, 2016 and ran through December 22nd, 2016. There were 12 episodes in total. Kenji Miyamoto choreographed the figure skating. He also performed routines that were recorded and used for skating sound effects.

After suffering a devastating defeat at the Grand Prix Finale, Yuuri Katsuki (Japan’s most promising figure skating talent) returns home to think about his future. Yuuri’s window to success in skating is closing rapidly at 23. His love for pork cutlets, and proclivity to gain weight, are also contributing factors.

Yuuri is on the other side of the spectrum after a viral video of him performing a move previously performed by Victor Nikiforov, five-time world champion, goes viral. Victor unexpectedly shows up at Yuuri’s home and offers to tutor him. Yuuri is thrilled to accept the offer and becomes one of his biggest supporters, setting off on his journey to regain his place on world stage. The battle is hard, however, as Russia’s rising star, Yuri Plisetsky is determined to defeat Yuuri and regain Victor’s tutelage.

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Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi – World’s Greatest First Love (Sekaiichi Hatsuloi)

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Sekaiichi Hatuloi is a B.L. Shungiku Nakamura illustrated and wrote the manga series. The manga was made into an anime TV series in 2011. The anime series began airing on April 9, 2011. A DVD of original animation was included with the fifth and sixth manga volumes. It was released in March 2011 and September 2011.

After dealing with hostility from coworkers about working under his father’s name, Ritsu Onodera finds it difficult to make a name for himself in this profession. Marukawa Publishing is where he leaves his father’s publishing firm to take up a job. Ritsu is assigned to the Emerald editing section instead of the literary, which has a tight deadline-oriented staff. Ritsu meets Masamune Takano, an unrepentant editor-in-chief demanding results.

Ritsu was in high school with Takano, and the trauma of that loss has made him hesitant about falling back in love. The reestablishment their relationship is symbolized by Takano’s promise that Ritsu will confess that he still loves him.

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is a story about three couples who are connected in the manga industry. Each of them is experiencing the blossoming and first love.

Ai no Kusabi

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Ai no Kusabi, a Japanese novel, was originally published in Shosetsu’s yaoi magazine Shosetsu between December 1986 & October 1987. In Japan, the story was collected in a hardbound book that was published in 1990. Part of the novel was adapted by Anime International Company into a 2-episode original animated video (OVA). Financial reasons prevented the release of a new 12-episode OVA adaptation. The project was reactivated and released on January 18, 2012.

The color of a person’s hair is a major determinant of their position on Amoi. Jupiter, an A.I., rules this society. The supercomputer and its governing board, a group of blondes known collectively as Blondies, who reside in Tanagura. On the other hand, the darker-haired people live in Midas, the “pleasure city” and surrounding slum Ceres. They are called “mongrels” and are often unable to leave the slums.

Riki, a young boy from Ceres, disappeared three years ago. Riki, the once-famous leader of the Bison gang, was forced to give up everything he had worked for after an encounter with Iason Mink, an elite Blondie. Riki was kidnapped by Iason and made to be his pet. Riki has suffered countless blows over the past three years to his pride. His stay in Tanagura was little more than torture.

Now that Riki has returned, Bison has once again rallied behind him. But the danger to him is much greater than ever. There is always someone who will sell him.

Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather

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Yashiro is the cruel boss of Shinsekai’s yakuza group. He is also a sexual deviant and masochist. After being hurt by the only woman he had ever fallen in love, he now engages in only physical interactions.

Yashiro’s supervisor appoints Chikara Domeki, a recently released prisoner, as Yashiro’s new bodyguard. Yashiro is shocked to learn that Doumeki is not only stoic but also watchful. Yashiro, despite his personal philosophy of not getting involved with his subordinates finds himself curiously drawn to Doumeki who refuses to accept his advances. Doumeki is a fan of Yashiro despite his refusals. However, he knows that he will never be able please his employer. Their pasts become more entangled as they get closer. Are their pasts going to get in the way?

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Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Mo Dao Zu Shi

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Xian is the immortal state all cultivators strive for. But, there was a darker energy beneath: the forbidden Mo Dao or demonic way. Due to a series of terrible catastrophes, this is the path Wei Wuxian, a cultivator, experiments on during his lessons. His rise to power is marred by chaos and destruction. However, his reign of terror is ended when the cultivation clans overthrow his authority and he is murdered by his closest ally.

Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian finds himself in the body a madman and is reunited with Lan Wangji (a former classmate). This is the beginning of a strange mystery, which is threatening to disrupt their daily lives and plagues the clans.

Mo Dao Zu Shi is with these two men as they try to unravel the mysteries of the spiritual realm. The two men end up developing a surprising relationship after they battle ghosts, demons, and other cultivators.

No. 6

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No. No. 6 is a manga by Hinoki Kino. It was published in Kodansha’s Aria magazine between January 2011 and November 2013. From July 2011 to September 2011, Bones produced an 11-episode anime adaptation. It was broadcast on Fuji T.V.’s Noitamina programming bloc. Between October 2003 and June 2011, nine volumes were published of a novel series by Atsuko Andano.

Six city-states were created in the aftermath of a terrible world war. They offered refuge to humanity, which was many years ago. Shion is an elite resident in the city-state No. 6 was an elite resident of the city-state No. Nezumi was one of many who lived in the desolate desert beyond the gates to the utopian city. Shion knew that the other boy was a fugitive but he decided to take him in and protect him. This had major consequences. Shion and his mother lost status as aristocrats, and were taken elsewhere. The city’s dark side started to emerge.

Shion and Nezumi were reunited for their first time in a while. The former elite and the boy on run are about embark on an adventure that will reveal the shocking truths of No. 6.

The Stranger at The Beach

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Kanna Kii illustrated and wrote The Stranger by the Beach, a Japanese boy’s love manga series. L’etranger de la Plage was the first book serialized in On BLUE, a bimonthly manga magazine, from 2013 to 2014. Renta! has published it in English. The Stranger By The Beach. On September 11, 2020, an anime adaptation was released.

Shun Hashimoto, an Okinawa-based openly gay novelist and aspiring author, was abandoned by his parents when he came out to them. Mio Chibana, a shy and orphaned high-school student who loves the ocean, is shy and timid. Shun falls in love with Mio the moment they meet at the beach. They get closer over the days until Mio suddenly tells him he has to go to the mainland.

It is now 20 years later that Mio returns to Okinawa to confess his feelings for Shun. Shun’s life has changed over the past three years. He will he be able accept Mio’s feelings, and commit to a long-term relationship with her?

Yarichin Bitch Club

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Ogeretsu Takaka’s Yarichin Bitch Club manga series is a Japanese web-maven series that he wrote and illustrated. Yarichin Bitch Club is self-published on Pixiv from 2012 and was published in print by Gentosha in 2016.

Grizzly also made two animated videos for the webcomic. These were published on direct to DVD in 2018.

Takashi Toono didn’t know what to expect when he was transferred to Morimori Academy. It is a private, all-boys boarding school located in the mountains. It’s an ordinary school for boys, and Takashi Toono feels like an outsider because he arrives halfway through the year. That is until Kyousuke Yaguchi, bright and cheerful, introduces him.

Toono joins the “Photography Club”, a low-effort club, due to school’s mandatory group policy. But the club isn’t what it seems to be. The members of the “Yarichin Bitch Club,” provide sexual services to boys in prison for sex. He also has to meet a monthly sex limit and will be punished if he fails. Toono is devastated and confused when the time runs out.

Toono is supported by Yuu Kashima and Yaguchi, fellow transfer student and club member, throughout his journey. The club’s first year struggles with their situation. However, the entire group must deal with sex and secrets as well as stalkers.

Sukisho (Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shou ga Nai!!)

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UNiSONSHIFT released Sukisho, a Japanese visual novel, on September 10, 1999. Later, it was made into a series of light books and an anime television series. Both were animated by Zexcs.

After falling from a fourth story window, Hashiba Sora lost all his memories. Fujimori Sunao, Fujimori’s new roommate arrives at Fujimori’s school and introduces himself to Hashiba. Fujimori and Hashiba are two distinct personalities they developed as children. Their dual identities Yoru (and Ran) are madly inloved. They fall in love even though their nightly interactions with one another scare Fujimori and Hashiba. Their friendship leads Hashiba Sora to discover many surprising details about their youth.

Super Lovers

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Miyuki Abe (creator of Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East) created the Japanese yaoi manga Super Lovers. It was serialized by the magazine Emerald. An anime adaptation was aired in April 2016. The second season premiered in January 2017.

Haru Kaidou is the eldest child of the family and travels all the while to Canada after learning that his mom is dying. He discovers that his mom had lied to him and that Ren Kaidou is an antisocial brother. Ren Kaidou is more comfortable with dogs than humans.

Although Haru initially has difficulty reaching out to Ren due to his skeptical nature, their relationship grows over time. Haru will graduate high school and Ren will take Haru to Japan. Haru forgets all about their summer together, including his vow. Five years later, Ren arrives to Tokyo expecting Haru’s promise to keep it. However, Ren is a random child who claims to be Haru’s brother.

Junjou Romantica

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Junjou Romantica, a Boys’ series about love by Shungiku Nagamura is called. It has been expanded to include a variety of CD dramas, a manga series and a light novel series. There is also a 37-episode anime version. Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, a spinoff (lit. “The World’s Greatest First Love” focuses on a shojo manga editor whose first love was animated by Studio Deen in 2011.

Misaki Takahashi is a high school student who returns home to see his older brother being sexy by an unknown man. Misaki, a high school student, is puzzled by the sight. He discovers that the stranger is Akihiko Ushimoto, a popular novelist and his best friend. Misaki is soon to be taught by Akihiko as a private instructor. Misaki isn’t sure if Akihiko’s friendship with his brother, however, after reading the latest boys-love novel by the author.

Hiroki Kamijou is a university professor in ancient literature who was also Akihiko’s friend. He is also grieving the end of a failed relationship. He is on the brink of a nervous breakdown when he meets Nowaki Kusama, a student who needs his help with an approaching exam. Hiroki finally grants Nowaki’s request despite repeatedly rejecting it. As the two of them get closer, more details about the student emerge.

Shinobu Takatsuki, an affluent teenager, learns that Hiroki has divorced You Miyagi’s older sister. He immediately wants to be with the man who saved Shinobu three years ago from a robbery. You refuse to believe him and tries scare him away. The instructor quickly realizes that Shinobu is ready to do whatever it takes to fulfill their destiny passion.

Junjou Romantica is a collection that contains three love stories about each couple.

Kirepapa

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Chisato Takatsukasa is a 35-year old author with a youthful appearance that would fool anyone into believing he’s in his early twenties. His favorite mystery author Saki Shunka is his inspiration. She is as mysterious and fascinating as the stories she writes.

Chisato is also the protective father to Riju (15 years old), believing that his “friends”, who he brings over regularly, are just predators looking for the perfect moment to infect his boy. Chisato will take every step to ensure they don’t return, even if that means taking the harshest measures.

Riju hates Shunsuke Sakaki more than his best friend and constant companion, Riju. He refuses to leave no matter what Chisato does. But the motives of these characters are hidden beneath the surface. What makes Chisato suspicious about Riju’s friends, and what does Shunsuke learn about the mysterious author whose father he idolizes?

Loveless

35 Best Yaoi Anime

Yun Koga illustrated Loveless, a Japanese manga series. It was serialized in the Japanese magazine Monthly Comic Zero Sum, Ichijinsha, and collected in thirteen tankobon in July 2017. J.C. Staff produced a 12-episode adaptation of the anime television series. It was broadcast in a post-midnight time slot on T.V. From April 2005 to June 2005, Asahi and ABC.

Everyone is born in the universe of Loveless with cat ears and tails. This tail disappears only when they engage in sexual activity. They have become symbols of innocence and virginity. Fighting can also be limited to fighting pairs or couples. One serves as the Sacrifice, the other as a Fighter. The first person does the damage, and the second one inflicts.

Ritsuka Aoyagi, a 12-year old child with amnesia due to unknown reasons, is blind. As if his brother’s death wasn’t enough, Ritsuka is contacted by Agatsuma Soubi, a stranger who claims to know his brother. Ritsuka learns that Agatsuma used to be a rival and that Agatsuma has taken over Ritsuga since his brother is dead. They team up to find out the truth about Agatsuma’s death, and what the “Seven Moons” organization may have been doing. Ritsuka, Agatsuma seem to be closer than they thought.

Given

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Given is a Japanese manga series that Natsuki Kiza illustrated and wrote. Since 2013, it has been serialized in Cheri+’s bimonthly manga magazine. It has also been collected into six tankobon books. It has been adapt multiple times, including as an audio drama in 2016, an anime TV series of 11 episodes in 2019, and an anime film in 2020. The series was also made into a live-action television drama for 2021.

Mafuyu Satou gets out of his dark apartment to start another day at high school, tightly gripping his Gibson guitar. He is snoozing on the stairway to the gymnasium when he sees Ritsuka Uenoyama. She chastises him because his guitar strings have rusted and broken. Satou asks Uenoyama for help and teaches him how to play the guitar after realizing his lack of understanding. Uenoyama finally agrees to allow Satou to join his bandmates, drummer Akihiko Kuji and bassist Haruki Nagayama, for a jam session.

Satou’s voice sounds stunningly beautiful, and Uenoyama wants to make Satou the lead singer of the band. After a heartfelt reunion with an old friend, Satou accepts the offer. Satou must learn how to play the guitar, with the help and guidance of his new friends, as well as the mysterious circumstances that led him to become its owner.

Doukyuusei Classmates

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Asumiko Nakamura’s Doukyuusei Classmates manga series is written and illustrated in Japan by her. Classmates debuted in Opera manga magazine in July 2006. It has been the inspiration for a number of sequels and spinoffs. A-1 Pictures released Doukyusei: Classmates in February 2016.

Hikaru Kusakabe, a member of a rock band, is an example of a carefree and happy person who is always present. His entire class participates in a choral festival every summer. He happens upon Rihito Sajou, his classmate and a high-achieving honor student, while he is practicing his singing solo. Sajou is having trouble learning the class song. Kusakabe is happy to help him prepare for the event.

Despite their differences in personalities and lifestyles, they grow closer over time. What will happen to their budding relationship with uncertainty in the future?

These are our top 35 yaoi anime picks. Although we’re certain that some of these were missed, it doesn’t mean you can’t tell us about them in our comments. Don’t forget to let us know if you feel your favorite didn’t make it on the list. We might be able to add it next time. We appreciate your reading, and we wish you a happy viewing!

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