Top 20 Best Yaoi Anime Series Worth Checking Out!

A genre of fan fiction, Yaoi anime, originated in Japan, in the late 1970s. Yaoi is known as a boy’s love, and the anime features a homosexual relationship amongst the male characters. So, in literal terms, Yaoi anime is known as boy’s love anime. As opposed to romance, these stories, primarily revolve around the sexuality as well as strong emotions felt by the characters.

The sub-genre of Yaoi anime initially started as fan fiction. When it appeared in the manga industry, which was then male-dominated, it created a lot of controversies because it was written by women and form women. A lot of people weren’t comfortable with gay anime

There are two major character roles in Yaoi anime, and they are Seme as well as uke. Seme denotes top or attacker, and uke indicates the bottom of the receiver. One thing which is different in Yaoi anime is that the storylines are taken up from the martial art forms, and there is a smaller number of sexual connotations in the storyline. 

Two interesting facts about Yaoi is that the characters in these anime’s don’t identify themselves as homosexuals. They are in love with the characters, and the sexual orientation isn’t focused upon. Moreover, the male characters in Yaoi anime don’t indulge in any misogyny, sexually abusing the female characters, and they avoid the female stereotypes entirely.

So, if you are planning to venture into yaoi anime or have already ventured and are looking for recommendations. Then you are at the right place; here is a list of 20 best yaoi anime.

 

1. Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica is amongst the most popular, and the most loved boys love anime. The writer of the show is Shungiku Nakamura. The first show of the series was aired on 10th of April 2008. The show spanned out in three seasons. And all of these seasons tell the stories of many couples. 

Along with their love stories, you are going to come across dominant and submissive relations, and sexual tensions, both of these are a ubiquitous trait of yaoi anime. The best part of Junjo Romantica is that the story revolves around a lot of couples, so you are not going to get bored with the series. 

 

2.Yuri On Ice

Yuri on ice is amongst the best Yaoi anime.  Since sports anime is a lot famous in japan, Yuri on ice was written keeping this aspect in mind. It is a sports anime which revolves around figure skating. The writer of Yuri on ice is Sayo Yamamoto. The series was first premiered on the 6th of October 2016. 

The series revolves around a Japanese figure skater names yuri Katsuki, Victor Nikiforov and an upcoming Russian skater named Yuri plistsky. The series revolves around the relationship amongst these three characters. There is only one season of this series which has 12 episodes. 

 3.Vassalord – Love between a vampire and a vampire hunter

 

 

The two characters of this yaoi anime are Charley and Johnny rayflom., Charley is a cyborg and a vampire (who doesn’t drink blood) and is working for the Vatican. He basically completes all of their dirty work. But he (Charley) is a salve of Johnny Rayflom; johnny is a vampire playboy. They both have push and pull kind of a relationship. 

Both of them are fighting crimes as well as the attraction towards each other. But once they start to battle against a vampire princess, a group of villains named unitarian church everything gets confused, Charley is trying to resist his urge of blood simultaneously everything between them gets complicated.

4. Hitorijime My Hero

 

Hiorijime, my hero, is amongst the lasts Yaomi anime. It is a story of a young thug, who is a huge disaster when it comes to dealing with the thug life. So much so that his companions and others use him for completing their errands. But his life takes a bit of turn when he comes across his new teacher named Kousuke Ooshiba, who has a fierce reputation and is one of the famous people in his neighbourhood. Kousuke Ooshiba starts to protect Masahiro Setagawa, and suddenly Masahiro is pulled into a relationship.

The storyline of this series has a dub- dom relationship, but the way it has been put makes it look a lot shinier.

5.Hybrid Child

This is four episodes of gay anime. The story revolves around an artificial human is known as Hybrid child. A hybrid child is created by a craftsman whose name is Kuroda. Keep in mind that these hybrids are not machines or dolls. They are built to have emotions as well as personalities, they also have a consciousness of their own, and like every other human being, they need love to grow. 

One day the protagonist, an heir of the Nobel family, brings home a hybrid child names Hazuki from the garbage. Together they start to fight every obstacle which falls in their way, and as a result, their bond gets stronger. 

 6.Love Stage!!

Love stage revolves around Izumi Sena and Ryoma Ichijo. Izumi belongs to a family of superstars. His brother is a Rockstar, mother, an actress and father is a  producer. Izumi always wanted to be a manga artist and was never interested in the world stars and acting. 

But when Izumi, as a child worked in a commercial and when the magazine calls all the artist together after a decade, he comes across Ryouma Ichijou, who has been in love with Izumi since they first met together. Eiki Eiki has writen this yaoi anime series.

 7.Haru wo Daiteita

Haru wo Daiteita also is known as Embracing love a very famous; this  Yaoi anime revolves around two male pornographic actors Kyousuke and Youji Katou who are in love with each other, and simultaneously both of them are trying to get into mainstream acting. Yaouka Nitta  has written this series. 

But things take a turn when both of them get an invitation by a director for a new erotic film, and that’s when they realised that this is probably their last chance for getting into the mainstream acting. But instantly thing goes bad as the director asks them to make love to each other on the scene so that one of them could get the role. There are only two episodes of this show. 

8.Gravitation

The story revolves around Suichi Shindo and Eiri Yuki. Shuichi is a singer in a band named bad luck. He has a dream of becoming the japans next big star. But one day while he is reading the lyrics of the song, his page is blown away by the wind and it land on to the feet of Eiri.

 Eiri is portrayed as a rough and mean man, who disses Shuichi’s work and calls it garbage. Even though his comment has hurt Suhichi, suhichi gets intrigues to buy this man and later finds out that he is a romance novelist. What happens next is an adorable ride. 

 9.Loveless

Loveless is one of the best gay anime shows which has a fantasy angle to it.  In the fantasy land of loveless, everyone has cattails and ears when they are born, and these quirks will only disappear once they have sexual intercourse. The fighting in loveless is done either by pair or a couple, and one of them is known as a fighter and the other one as the sacrifice.

 So basically the sacrifice will receive the damage and the fighter will attack. But the protagonist Ritsuka Aoyoagi is a 12-year-old boy who is suffering from amnesia, and the sad part is that his brother has been killed recently. But one day a strange man appears in Ritsukas life and claims that his brother was his fighting partner. He takes up Ritsuga has his partner, and then both of them proceed onto fight an organisation names Seven moons.

  10.Sukisho

Sukisho was released initially as Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shōganai!! In japan. It is the most entertaining gay anime shows. The storey revolves around two roommates Sora hashiba, and Sunao Fujimori, both of them, have split personalities. When both of them are consciousness, they are ordinary guys. But their split personality has fallen in love with each other. One after another comical situation starts to arise.  It is a unique anime, as there aren’t any extra characters.

 11.Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru

Also known as the Betrayal knows my name; this Yaoi Anime revolves around Sakurai Yuki, a teenager who has a mysterious power of feeling the emotions of others when he touches them. Sakurai was abandoned when he was a baby near an orphanage, and because of this incident, he always tries to be independent.

 But because of his powers, he lands up in troubles and one day he ends up meeting a stranger who saves his life.  Sakurai, gets a feeling that he has achieved this stranger before and on tops, he claims that he is his elder brother, on the other hand, his abilities are becoming stronger day by day, and his life to gets into trouble. The storyline of this anime is exciting, and all the puzzles reveal slowly.

 12.Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

Also known as a Foreign Love Affair, Ayano Yamane has written this yaoi anime. The story revolves around Ranmaru, who is the son of a mob and Alberto a ship captain. Ranmaru gets married to Yakuza (a girl on the ship) but the newlywed couple fight on their wedding night and Ranmaru, ends up being at a bar and then wakes up next day on the bed of Alberto.  After a few days, Ranmaru and Alberto meet each other again in Italy, and after this meeting, their love story begins. It is amongst the most creatively written yaoi anime which has beautiful art in it. 

 13.Super Lovers

Though it is one of the recent yaoi anime, the super lovers series has stuck the old kinds of anime series. The story revolves around Haru Kaiso and Ren. Hairu’s mother decides to visit his mother in Canada and spend his summer vacation. She pretends that she is one the verge of dying and asks him to take care of her puppy, who is a boy named Ren. Ren is a small little rug -rat who refers to play with dogs instead of interacting with humans. Haru tries his level best to civilise Ren, and their relationship starts to improve. But after an accident, Haru losses his memory, but when Ren comes to Tokyo to meet him, Haru isn’t able to recognise him. The story revolves around Ren trying to fit into Harus life. 

14. Okane ga Nai

If you are a hardcore Yaoi anime fan, then this series is for you. It revolves around Yukiya Ayase, who is a university student. 

Yukiya has only one relative, and that is his cousin Tetsuo. But tesuo ends up selling him to the highest bidder as he was under a lot of debt. But Ayase gets rescued by Somuku who is a loan shark. Somuku suggests Ayase, to sell his body to him as Ayase as to repay his debts, which is just a ploy to keep him closer as he is attracted to him and Ayase had Saved kanaou in the past. 

15. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi

This story revolves around Ritsu Onodera and Takano. Ritsu is one person who has a lot of dreams and doesn’t want to fulfil them based on his father’s renowned name. So, what he does is he quits his dad’s company and proceeds into joining a company and joins the literary division and works under a rookie manga editor.

 But one day he gets introduced to Masamune, who is the editor in chief of this company. But things take a major twist when we get to know that both of these guys were high school lovers. If you are a fan of twist and turns, then this gay anime is the one for you.

 16.Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten Antique

We all know that food in anime can make anybody go crazy, but what happens when a pastry chef and a boxing champion ono, who is the pastry chef. Ono was in love with Tachibana but got rejected. But now, he is a renowned pastry chef and is pretty irresistible. But now, he has started to work Tachibana, and their love story started to begin. If you are into the forgotten gay love stories, then this one is for you. 

17.Dou Kyu Sei: Classmates

This is amongst the most cutesy Yaoi Anime. It revolves around two high school guys who are in second-year students Rihito and Hikaru. Rihito is s honour students, and Hikaru is a rock band member. But they cross each other and Hiraku decides to help to Rihito for his chorus festivals. They start to talk, and their feelings grow strong, and while creating a symphony, their loves start to harmonize. 

18. Koisuru Boukun

The story revolves around Moringa and Souichi. Moringa is a university student who falls in love with Tatsumi, who is an upperclassman. Tasumi has a flaw he hates gay people and is not ready to accept his feelings and surrender on to Moringa. This is amongst the most twisty plot-driven Yaoi anime, and if you are someone who likes anime’s character which has deep feelings, then this is for you. 

 19.Fuyu no Semi

The story revolves around  Touma And Keiichirou. Both of these guys are on the opposite side of a political scale, and their fates start to intertwine for every right reason. Despite the fact that the events try to separate them, they stay together despite knowing that they will face a cruel fate. If you are someone who loves forbidden romance based yaoi anime, then this is for you. 

20.No.6

This is a dystopian yaoi anime. The story revolves around Shion and Nezumo. Shion is a privileged and an elite guy is living the best of life. One day he brings a home a guy to provide him with shelter and starts calling him Nezumi. But what he doesn’t realise is that his life is going to change drastically as the mysterious Nezumi is the guy with him he had shared an unforgettable stormy night.

Conclusion :

Hope this list of Yaoi anime is going to help you and subdue your hunger of best yaoi anime. We really hope you loved the list and found your next series. Whether you are someone who loves plot-driven storylines or someone who is into explicit content, The list has it all for you. Happy viewing.

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