49+ BEST BL and YAOI Manga (Recommendations)

The BL and Yaoi Genre have increased in popularity in the past years. Gems such as Sasaki and Miyano and Given have attracted a lot of attention. So this time, at QuoteTheAnime we serve every anime fan. No matter what niche you’re into, we gotchu! 

To all BL fans out there, especially if you’re into some spicy manga, we gathered 50+ Manga that features Boy’s Love, Yaoi, and that romance that you’ve been searching for. Without further ado, here are our recommendations for the BEST BL AND YAOI MANGA of all time! Let’s get it1

Table of Content

50) Ano Ko to Juliet/ That Boy and Juliet

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
14/20
6/10
4/10
7/10
31/50

Manga Storyline:

Just because Ano Ko to Juliet is last on this list, it by no means suggests that it’s a bad Boy’s Love manga. It’s basically a compilation of different high school loves. It’s sweet, and the art style is pretty.

If I had to describe this manga in one word, it would have to be dainty. High school love is delicate and nostalgic, so I highly recommend this series.

I also like how they had their own twist on the title name. Juliet, in this instance, is a boy. And most of these BL relationships are considered forbidden in society. The reason for this title makes sense once you read the manga completely, Give it a try.

 

49) Caste Heaven

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
14/20
6/10
7/10
7/10
34/50

Manga Storyline:

I already know I’m going to get so much hate for this but hear me out! This manga is fantastic.

If you are sensitive to fights, manipulation, and other topics pertaining to that, then please don’t read this manga.

It’s so messed up, but that’s why a lot of people love this manga. It’s controversial, and it’s a medium or driving force for discussion. It’s about a class that plays a game. This game will indicate your class rank or status.

If you’re the King, everyone must respect you and do whatever you want. If you’re at the bottom of the caste, you’re a goner.

 

48) Honto Yajuu/ Like the Beast

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
9/10
4/10
7/10
36/50

Manga Storyline:

This is so cute! This manga is about a cop, a yakuza, and a relationship blossoming between them! I wish there were more chapters. It’s not fair.

If there were at least ten chapters, this would be ranked a lot higher. But alas, I’m still waiting. Oh, the pain.

 

47) Ichinose Kun wa Itsumo Iinari

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
6/10
7/10
36/50

Manga Storyline:

Literally, anything but this author is a good read. It’s about two high school boys named Kimihito and Takeru.

Takeru is the bodyguard of Kimihito- who belongs to one rich family. Newsflash, they have been crushing on each other for the longest time, but they are too scared to confess! Come one. This isn’t your standard frustrating love story.

It’s funny and cute. I’m going to be using the word cute a lot during this blog. But that’s because most of these mangas are too much to handle.

 

46) Junjou Romantica/ Pure Hearted Romance

Pure Hearted Romance
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
9/10
6/10
5/10
36/50

Manga Storyline:

Everyone and their mother know about this manga. It’s also an anime. Isn’t that cool? If you’re not into the art style of the manga, like I am, then head over to the anime. The character designs are similar, but the anime has a lore cleaner, and sharper take on the art style.

It’s a hilarious and awkward read, which is what I’m about.

 

45) Kuroneko Kareshi no Afurekata

Kuroneko Kareshi no Afurekata
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

So, this manga has a series. It’s not the first book in its line, but it’s my favorite one out of them all. It is about Kagami and Shingo exploring their relationship.

However, will these two lovebirds last with Kagami’s demanding workload?

 

44) Love Stage!!

Love Stage!!
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

I liked Love Stage. It was fine. The plot wasn’t anything too special. It’s about two guys named Izumi and Ryouma.

Izumi is a die-hard otaku and Ryouma is a famous actor. When they were kids, they took part in a commercial. Izumi dressed as a girl in the commercial because the initial little girl had complications and couldn’t arrive at the set.

Also, Izumi really looked feminine as a boy, so it worked out. After many years, Ryouma couldn’t forget about his darling costar Izumi. Who’s going to break it to him that Izumi is a boy and not a girl?

Do you think he’ll still love Izumi unconditionally?

 

43) Aka To Kuro/ Red and Black

Red and Black
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
6/10
7/10
8/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

Plot? Fantastic. Character designs? Stunning. Pace? Perfect.

Red and Black is about two boys born into different yakuza families. The main characters of this manga are Yukio and Yamato.

The dynamic between Yamato and Yukio can be a bit off-putting though. They can be possessive of one another, to the point where they manipulate each other. But not as much as the characters in Caste Heaven.

 

42) Komochi Host no Kiken na Rinjin

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

Seiya is a host and a father. Raising a kid is tough. Especially if you’re doing it by yourself and need to pay the bills.

However, Seiya doesn’t mind being single. In fact, it’s much better that way. He’s never once thought about dating and stuff like that.

That is until a certain drunk neighbor stumbles onto him. I like that the neighbor, who, spoiler alert I guess, is respectful. That’s a topic that needs to be discussed. Respect is the fundamental baseline of any and all relationships.

 

41) Last Omegaverse

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
6/10
8/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

The Alpha and Omega genders have been extinct for over 100 years—so there shouldn’t be any of those genders left, right?

Wrong! Ayase is a male who has an omega mutation, so he needs to buy suppressants. And let me tell you right now, they are not cheap.

He can only make that much money if he does some shady stuff—and that’s exactly what happens. Because of that, Ayase believes that he will never find love.

That is until he meets a man named Inukai.

 

40) Ore To Joushi No Kashikoto

Ore To Joushi No Kashikoto
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
7/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

This manga is a riot. It’s about a salaryman named Mikado and his boss is the devil on Earth. He gives Mikado all the hard jobs and has no shame in doing it. The devil’s name is Misaki FYI.

Anyway, one day, Misaki is wasted. Like he can’t even walk properly. And who’s in charge of the rough work? Mikado. Mikado tries to take Misaki home, but Misaki is too drunk to give him any proper instructions.

Mikado is left with no other choice than to drop him off at a hotel. And you all know what happens next. Don’t make me spell it out for you.

 

39) Monetary Love

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
6/10
7/10
7/10
37/50

Manga Storyline:

Poor Yanai. He’s got it tough too. About six months ago, he was the guarantor for his friend’s huge loan. Don’t do that everyone. It’s never a good idea to get financially dependant on your friends.

In the end, Yanai’s friend left him with a loan debt of 30 million yen. Yup, you hear me right. Like Last Omegaverse, Yanai does some shady stuff to try to pay off the huge debt.

However, everything changes when a wealthy yakuza steps into the picture and declares he will pay Yanai five times his regular price to be his—and his alone.

Doesn’t that also seem a bit shady?

 

38) Thoroughbred Wa Nabikanai/ Thoroughbred doesn’t Flutter

Thoroughbred Doesn’t Flutter
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
8/10
38/50

Manga Storyline:

This manga also has an entire series. The author, Sakura Riko, has other books that are connected to the same world as Thoroughbred doesn’t Flutter.

However, I liked this couple more than the others. You can think of it as a spin-off of the Rabbit and the Wolf—another one of Sakura Riko’s works.

 

37) Hime Muko/ Hidden Groom

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
7/10
7/10
8/10
38/50

Manga Storyline:

Hidden Groom is about two childhood friends named Shiki and Yamato. When they were kids, they couldn’t stop blushing and giggling at each other—which is just adorable.

Shiki was always getting bullied, but his Prince Charming was constantly protecting him. We see Yamato slowly falling in love with Shiki and his gorgeous crimson eyes. And we also catch a confused Shiki wondering about his loud heartbeats when he’s around Yamato.

However, this isn’t a fairy tale story. Shiki and Yamato are forced to separate. The village chooses Shiki to be the sacrifice for a traditional ritual that ensures protection over the people.

Do you think will get a happy ending?

 

36) Raion Gotoki no Kun

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
7/10
7/10
8/10
39/50

Manga Storyline:

This is such a cute story. It’s short and sweet. It is about a young Maassain boy who is in an exchange program. His name is Luca, and he gets situated with Makoto’s family in Japan.

Makoto loves animals and wants to become a vet one day. The two immediately click with each other. Makoto and Luca explore their attraction to one another but remember— Luca is an exchange student. They will have to separate.

Do you think they’ll last? Will their bond break after being forced to distance?

 

35) Itsuka Koi Ni Naru Made/ Someday I’ll Fall for You

Someday I'll Fall for You
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
7/10
7/10
8/10
39/50

Manga Storyline:

Someday I’ll Fall for You introduces us to three childhood best friends named Kazuma, Tomoe, and Chiaki.

Kazuma is known as the more bold and stronger guy of the trio. Chiaki, on the other hand, is seen to be plain and fragile.

However, puberty hits everyone. And it hits Chaiki hard. I couldn’t even recognize him. I’m not mad at it though.

Chiaki has had a thing for Kazuma, but he’s always been reserved about it. But what happens when Kazuma starts to notice his best friend’s feelings? Will they still be friends? Lovers? Or strangers?

 

34) Rakuda Tsukai to Ouji No Your/ Drowning Fish/ Night of the Cameleer and the Prince/Rotten Spiral

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
16/20
8/10
7/10
8/10
39/50

Manga Storyline:

Hear me out. Please listen carefully. The first few stories of this manga are great The first story was my favorite. It was nice and fluffy. 

DO NOT READ THE LAST TWO STORIES. THEY’RE SO WEIRD. The first story is about Kamel who is a foreigner. He is traveling with a group. One day, in the hot desert, he finds a man who’s in grave condition.

Kamel is a sweetheart. Everyone else refers to the man as ‘that’ and ignores him. However, Kamel is doing everything he can to nurse the exhausted man back to good health.

 

33) Junketsu Drop

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
7/10
8/10
40/50

Manga Storyline:

I think by now you already know I’m a sucker for high school BL. Kasukabe is handsome, smart, and a member of the student council. He’s part of the mathematics and science club too, so wouldn’t you say he has a great high school life?

Perfect even. Well, not quite. Kasukabe’s life would have been perfect if it wasn’t for Misato Yuuji! Misato is the head of the sports department. He is also good-looking and popular.

Kasukabe feels threatened by his presence. His ‘Prince’ status is in jeopardy! He thinks Misato is aiming to be the top intellectual beauty of Aosaka High School!

Will these two just stop bumping heads?! Or is it just in their nature to get at each other’s throats?

 

32) Ashita wa Docchi Da! /
Tomorrow It’s Which Way

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
7/10
8/10
40/50

Manga Storyline:

Our main character, Kirara, has always been more feminine in appearance than male. It’s not a stretch to say people assume he’s a girl. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, but Kirara does. 

He’s had it, okay? He’s sick of people thinking he’s cute. He wants to be manly. A manly man if you will. When two new tallboys moved next door to him, Kirara knew this was his one chance to finally become a man. 

The three boys become friends, and after a while of spending time with each other, Kirara still gets mistaken for a girl.

But what happens when Kirara suddenly gets nervous around Ken, who’s the younger brother. Will Kirara run away from these overwhelming emotions?

 

31) The Man in the Mirror

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
7/10
8/10
40/50

Manga Storyline:

I’ve always been interested in flowers and flower arrangements. It’s a beautiful art and one that I can’t master no matter how hard I try.

The Man in the Mirror is about Sal Senba who will be the next head of his clan. The Senba clan is known for the art of ikebana.

Ikebana is Japanese for arranging flowers. Another definition is making flowers alive. Isn’t that a serene and romantic practice?

Well, it’s not for Sal. He’s stressed about his upcoming flower exhibition. He has a vision for his next arrangement, but he just can’t get it right. Aw. It’s okay Sal, I never get anything right.

What do call that kind of block? It’s definitely not writer’s block. How about flower’s block? Sure, let’s go with flower’s block.

Sal’s flower block is not backing down. He is at his wit’s end. That is until a certain Arabian Prince walks through his mirror.

Yeah, mirror. Mr. Sal, send me the location of where you got that mirror. I, too, want an Arabian Prince to stroll into my room.

 

30) Yoidore Koi o Sezu

BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
9/10
6/10
8/10
40/50

Manga Storyline:

The main character of this series is Suwa Misumi, or otherwise known as the Master of Sake. He’s a 32-year-old man who has just been fired.

It’s not his fault that he doesn’t like to refuse any requests! Why was Misumi fired? Well, let’s just say he was a bit too friendly. That’s all I’m going to say.

Anyway, he somehow manages to snag a job at a restaurant. Everything should be fine, right? WRONG. 

 

29) Blood Bank

Blood Bank
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
18/20
7/10
7/10
8/10
40/50

Manga Storyline:

Blood Bank is a Yaoi that I fell hard for. It’s set in a world where vampires rule over humans. Humans are considered livestock nowadays. They are worked to the bone, and at the end of the day, they must give up some of their blood. I’m not going to say donate, because they aren’t doing it out of free will.

Also, humans are incredibly sensitive to vampire pheromones. All of them, except one hardworking human named One.

Shell is the son of a powerful overlord. He, one day, comes to inspect the bank that One is working at. When he first sees One, he knows that he’s different from all the other humans.

 

28) Kasa No Shita, Futari /
Under the Umbrella With You by Junko

Under The Umbrella with You
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
18/20
8/10
7/10
8/10
41/50

Manga Storyline:

Anything written by Junko is top tier. I love her storylines, and the character designs are beautiful.

Under the Umbrella With You is about a high school boy named Mio Keisuke. He can’t keep a girlfriend for the rest of his life.

There just isn’t anyone fit for him. He hasn’t fallen in love with anyone, so there was no driving force for him to put the effort into a relationship.

Mio is living a pretty dull life. But his life starts to take color when he meets Yuji. The only problem I had with this manga is Yuji’s stubbornness. Other than that, this is a good read.

 

27) Koi ga Ochitara

Koi Ga Ochitara
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20
8/10
8/10
8/10
41/50

Manga Storyline:

Ise is not having a great night. He was dumped by his boyfriend, and not only that, but some random stranger’s underwear also falls on top of his head.

We soon meet this underpants stranger. His name is Hishimoto. Mysteriously, Ise couldn’t bring it in himself to leave Hishimoto alone.

Together, they retrieve his fallen laundry from a tree next door to his apartment. Hishimoto invites Ise into his house to thank him.

But not only that, Hishimoto confesses that he used his fallen laundry as an excuse to talk to Ise! How will Ise respond to Hishimoto’s flirtatious declaration?  

 

26) Kanawanu Koi no Musubikata

Kanawanu koi no Musubikata
BL Elements Character Writing Plot Art Total
17/20