Same-sex romantic/sexual relationships between men are the focus of these stories.
The term Boys Love and its abbreviation BL are commonly used to refer media written by women for female audiences in Japan, while the term Bara is often used for media written by men for male audiences. In the West, the terms Shounen Ai (romantic/non-sexual) and Yaoi (sexual) are more commonly used for BL.
On MAL, Boys Love combines all homosexual relationships between men and explicit genres (Ecchi, Erotica, Hentai) are used to indicate the sexual content level. This means most Shounen Ai stories have no explicit genres, most Yaoi are labelled Ecchi or Erotica, and most Bara are labelled Hentai.
Yoon Bum is a broken, beaten, and scarred human being, whose mental instability and loneliness have led him to unhealthy outlets for his pent up emotions. With his weakened mind, Bum has found solace in watching his handsome classmate Oh Sangwoo; Bum's love runs so deep, in fact, that he has begun stalking him. While creeping in Sangwoo's house one day, Bum makes a horrifying discovery—a torture chamber and a naked young woman tied up, gagged, and pleading for help. The life of this woman is doomed, and Bum cannot escape either, as he is soon discovered. His eyes sickening and crazed, Sangwoo takes Bum as his newest pet and victim. What awaits the mentally tortured Bum is a world of physical mutilation, toxic dependence, and abuse masquerading as so-called love. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Tadaomi Shirotani is the secretary to the company president of Tosawa Corporation—and is a severe mysophobe. His obsessive-compulsive disorder has limited him in every aspect, from being unable to leave the house without a pair of gloves on, to cleaning his hands vigorously enough to make them bleed. When the president gets into an accident, he is saved by a mysterious young man who departs as quickly as he appears. Ordered to go after him, Shirotani meets Riku Kurose, a man who is able to quickly identify his mysophobia. Begrudgingly taking his advice to seek help from a professional, Shirotani visits Shimada Psychosomatics with the hope of seeing a psychiatrist. When he once again runs into Kurose there, the man reveals that he himself is a counselor at the clinic, and offers to treat Shirotani's condition. Kurose asks him to write a list of 10 things he is reluctant to do—thus beginning his course of exposure therapy. Yet, Shirotani wonders why Kurose would show such kindness to a stranger. After all, the two have barely met, and Kurose does not deny the accusations of an ulterior motive. With number 10 on the list left blank by an undecided Shirotani, Kurose issues a challenge. Once Shirotani figures out the last item, the thing he would hate to do the most, only then will his newfound counselor finally tell him the truth. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Seven days is sufficient for first-year high school student Touji Seryou to determine whether he loves a person or not. He is well-known at school for dating the first person to ask him out on Monday and then breaking up with them by Sunday, telling them he cannot love them back. Even so, girls continue to ask him out because for the one week that they date, Seryou cherishes them with utmost sincerity. Yuzuru Shino is Seryou's handsome senior in the archery club, who is always dumped once his partners discover his unlikable personality. After hearing the rumor about Seryou, Yuzuru meets him by chance at the school gates and asks him out as a joke. To his surprise, Seryou takes his offer seriously. How will things go during their week-long relationship? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
There is a tune stuck in Mafuyu Satou's head. As he clutches the guitar in his hands, this melody swirls around and around, screaming words of regret, longing, and loss. But with his careless expression that always seems to be up in the clouds, no one knows his true feelings. However, a chance encounter with classmate Ritsuka Uenoyama may finally give Mafuyu the push to let his voice be heard. Uenoyama is the guitarist of a band, whose fellow members include the kindhearted bassist Haruki Nakayama and rough-looking drummer Akihiko Kaji. Even without a vocalist, their ragtag group has done well as an instrumental-only band. However, their chance to reach even greater heights may have arrived when Uenoyama hears Mafuyu's voice—Uenoyama is enchanted, inviting the reluctant Mafuyu to join. Working in a band is a difficult task; often, emotions threaten to break it apart, but they can also bring its members closer together. With Uenoyama's help, Mafuyu may finally be able to express the feelings that fight to break free from within his heart. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Izumi Sena was born to one of the most well known showbiz families in Japan—but while the world waits for his debut as a new star, Izumi just wants to become a distinguished manga artist and fulfill his otaku dreams! Despite being surrounded by stardom his whole life, a traumatizing experience at a commercial shoot 10 years ago forced him into emotional recluse and eventually into the arms of his favorite fictional character, Magical Girl LalaLulu. However, it turns out that Izumi is not in the clear yet. Considering that he is far from becoming a manga artist of any sort, he joins a shooting for the sequel of that dreaded commercial from his past. What's more, his co-star from the past, who is also invited to reprise his role, is none other than the famous actor Ryouma Ichijou. Izumi does not fancy wearing a dress again—but Ryouma is eager to see the beautiful "girl" who captured his heart 10 years ago. How will this fateful reunion turn out? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hikaru Kusakabe is an ordinary teenager; he has a band, smokes, goes to parties, and enjoys his youth to the fullest. His classmate Rihito Sajou, on the other hand, is his complete antithesis; Rihito is an honor student who is always at the top of the class, and he received a perfect score in his high school entrance exam. During rehearsal for a chorus festival, Kusakabe notices that Sajou is not singing and offers to help him practice. They start meeting every day after class to train. Because of this, even with completely different personalities, the two boys begin growing closer and developing feelings for each other. With the pressure of the last year of high school, students are faced with the looming decision of their future. Along the way, these two boys will need to learn about their own feelings, all while supporting each other and growing together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Junjou Romantica weaves together the stories of three couples who are about to experience their own "pure-hearted" romance. Junjou Romantica Misaki Takahashi, a young man preparing for his university exams, and his tutor, Akihiko Usami—a highly acclaimed novelist—do not get along. If it was not for Takahiro, Misaki's beloved older brother and Usami's best friend, the two would never have crossed paths at all. But when Misaki discovers a sexually explicit boys-love novel featuring characters eerily similar to Usami and Takahiro—definitely penned by Usami himself—his suspicions about the man's ulterior motives toward his brother are confirmed. After a heated confrontation, Misaki and Usami decide to call a truce. That is, until Takahiro visits them with his new fiancée! Misaki should be elated, but as Usami simply accepts the news with congratulations, why does he feel this unfamiliar anger toward his brother? Junjou Egoist Hungover and suffering from an unrequited love, Hiroki Kamijou is crying on a park bench when he almost gets hit by a small rocket. Upon seeing his tears, the owner of the rocket, Nowaki Kusama, cannot seem to leave him alone, even convincing Kamijou to tutor him for his upcoming high school proficiency exam. But when the subject of his tutor's unrequited love appears at his doorstep, Nowaki claims Kamijou all to himself and declares his feelings for him. How will the prideful Kamijou deal with this "storm" that threatens to drown him and his heart with love? Junjou Terrorist Shinobu Takatsuki believes that it was destiny that led him to meet You Miyagi, who had saved him from being extorted for money three years ago. Things got complicated, however, when they became in-laws, with Miyagi having married Shinobu's older sister—and so, the news of the couple's recent divorce presents the perfect opportunity for Shinobu and his hero to finally be together. Miyagi, however, does not appreciate the advances of this much-too-young "terrorist" who thinks nothing of their age gap and complicated relations. He tries to scare him off, but Miyagi underestimates just how serious Shinobu is and that he is willing to break through any obstacle, all for their "fated love." [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Etranger
On a sleepy island, aspiring novelist Shun Hashimoto lives out each passing day in the same dreamlike haze, having broken off ties with his family for being gay. He now soaks in the scorching heat and picturesque ocean view, but one day, a lone figure on the beach catches his interest. Mio Chibana is a recently bereaved orphan who spends his free time gazing into the endless expanse of sea. The unlikely pair begin to forge a bond, but before they know it, Mio must leave to study in the city. As Mio boards the ferry, he promises to call and asks only one thing of Shun: to wait for him. Three years later with no call, Mio returns, declaring his romantic feelings for Shun—but why is Shun so hesitant? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
An all-boys boarding school deep in the mountains where love unfolds. Despite the brimming sexual desire, the overly awkward love story hooks you in! First year Toono transfers from Tokyo to the all-boys boarding school deep in the mountains, "Mori Moori Private School." The friendly Yaguchi who calls out to him becomes his only friend, but his dislike of sports makes him join the most laid-back looking photography club instead of Yaguchi's soccer club. However, the photography club is in name only, and is actually nicknamed the "Yarichin Bitch Club," filled with colourful seniors. In contrast to the troubled Toono, Kajima, who joined the club at the same time, is completely unphased and even slips a confession to Toono into the confusion. Toono himself thinks Yaguchi is cute, but Yaguchi finds himself blushing around Kajima and stuff happens. Furthermore, complications arise between the seniors…
Kouhei Sugihara lives in a world of total isolation due to him being hard-of-hearing. However, when the loud and boisterous Taichi Sagawa comes into his life, Kouhei discovers that Taichi's voice alone shines as bright as the sun. Easily misunderstood by most people, Taichi is taken aback when Kouhei notices his good-natured personality. Taichi's valiant personality urges Kouhei to demand more for himself, pushing him into the lively world that he had always yearned to live in. Through this, Taichi helps Kouhei find a community of people who are willing to listen and understand, though they might have to repeat themselves more than once. Through the ups and downs of living in two very different worlds, Taichi and Kouhei find a connection that transcends all barriers and runs deeper than just a regular friendship. Hidamari ga Kikoeru is a touching story about loneliness, self-respect, and finding a bond through the commonalities that we all share as people. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Aoyagi Ritsuka is one troubled 6th grader. Two years ago, he mysteriously lost his memory and developed an alternate personality. His mother constantly berates (and occasionally beats) him, asking what happened to the "real" Ritsuka, and his only defender and friend, his older brother Seimei, was recently killed. Suddenly, Seimei's apparent "friend," Soubi, appears. Soubi tells him that Ritsuka's true name is "Loveless," and that Soubi was assigned by Seimei to take care of Ritsuka and protect him. Ritsuka soon gets sucked into a bizzare underground society where teams of people, a "Fighter Unit," and a "Sacrifice," battle using elaborate and beautifully-phrased spells. He seeks both acceptance of himself, and the answer to the mystery of who killed his brother and why. (Source: TokyoPop)
Only the Flower Knows
In a series of chance encounters, university students Youichi Arikawa and Shouta Misaki are brought together. When they meet very briefly for the first and second time, Arikawa is not wearing the proper lenses needed to correct his terrible eyesight. All he has to remember Misaki by is a fuzzy impression of his figure and a necklace with a glass flower pendant that he dropped before hurrying away. Even though they never introduced themselves, Arikawa dreams of Misaki repeatedly, somehow knowing what name to call out in his sleep. When he meets Misaki for a third time, now with clear vision, Arikawa finally sees his face and confirms his name. Although Arikawa is unsure why he is so strongly infatuated by this person, he knows for certain that he cherishes the man in his dreams, so he candidly confesses to Misaki! Can love at first sight strike as strangely as this? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Yoshikazu Miyano is a meek high school student who enjoys reading boys-love manga. One day, he finds himself in a predicament of stopping a fierce school fight, unsure of what actions to take. Before everything gets worse, he is interrupted by upperclassman Shuumei Sasaki, who boldly takes his place and saves Miyano from his grief. From that day on, Miyano has quietly looked up to him. However, three months later, Miyano realizes that Sasaki is more bothersome than admirable. At school, Miyano is greeted by him with playful teases, not to mention the frequent friendly skinship he receives. When Sasaki asks for manga recommendations, Miyano lets him borrow a boys-love comic he owns. Surprisingly, Sasaki ended up enjoying its content and got hooked on boys-love as well, marking the start of a shared passion. Could it develop into something more? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The World's Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera
Ritsu Onodera's dream is to edit Japan's bestselling novels, which makes Marukawa Publishing the best place to fulfill his goal. However, things do not go as planned when, instead of the literature department, he is assigned to Emerald—the shoujo manga department! To make things worse, his new boss, Masamune Takano, is an unsubtle slave driver willing to go as far as kissing Onodera to act as a reference for a manga artist. Nevertheless, Onodera is driven to prove himself, hoping that his good performance will allow him to transfer someday. Onodera slowly settles into the flow of the surprisingly all-male Emerald Department, and the romantically-themed work reminds him of his high school ex-boyfriend and first love. Not wanting to think about that jerk, he focuses on learning the ropes from Takano, who behaves strangely the more he learns about Onodera's past. It all comes to a head when they finally recognize each other: Takano is the jerk who broke Onodera's heart, but according to Takano, it was Onodera who suddenly left him without a word. Emerald's passionate editors already know plenty about romance, but they can learn even more about it themselves once they meet their one and only true love. In Onodera's case, it is only a matter of time until he realizes that he is still very much in the middle of the "world's greatest first love." [Written by MAL Rewrite]
On his very first day at a brand-new job, shy Shima is trapped in the elevator with a hungover mess of a guy... who turns out to be his boss! Togawa's prickly exterior definitely puts the rookie recruit on-edge, but it doesn't take long before Shima's every waking thought is invaded by his overbearing yet totally thoughtful superior. Will Shima put aside a history of disappointment in order to take a chance on a complicated relationship? No Touching at All breaks every rule in the office handbook in the name of mixed signals, shared memories, and the sweet surrender of an after-hours liaison! Shima and Togawa butt heads both at work and in the bedroom... but their inexplicable chemistry is far too intense to ignore. Can these two men forget their painful pasts and move forward hand-in-hand? (Source: Juné)
Okuto Nakamura is a timid and gloomy-looking student who cherishes only two things in this world: his pet octopus and his kind-hearted classmate, Aiki Hirose. Ever since the school entrance ceremony, Nakamura has admired his jovial classmate, albeit from a distance due to his poor social skills. After mustering up all the courage within him, he finally decides to talk to Hirose. During this first attempt to make contact, an instinctive mistake turns the idea of friendship into a distant dream, as he creates a hilarious impression on his crush. At school, students are expected to cooperate on numerous activities together, meaning Nakamura gets to spend extra time with Hirose. Given these opportunities, can he successfully redeem himself and accomplish his goal of becoming good friends with Hirose? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Twittering Birds Never Fly
Yakuza Yashiro, who only ever loved Kageyama, meets a new bodyguard, Doumeki Chikara. Unfortunately, the latter is impotent. The masochistic, lewd and beautiful yakuza Yashiro and his silent, clumsy, impotent subordinate, Doumeki. This is the story of a man who has never known happiness and of a man who is reborn by getting to know him. (Source: MU) Included one-shots: Volume 1: Don't Stay Gold, Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo sezu.
Yang Yu is a second-year university student who seems reliable and pleasant. With the commencement of a new term, he is tasked with orienting every freshman he sees on campus. Eventually, his duty leads him to meet Huan Li, a new student with a fairly oppressive height. Besides his intimidating physique, he is taciturn, aloof, and often gives Yang Yu the cold shoulder. Yang Yu, who has done nothing but assist him, immediately grows frustrated by this treatment. However, despite his initial impressions, Yang Yu believes that his chance encounter with Huan Li will transform his future outlook—perhaps even on the prospect of love. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
While spending summer with his mother, Haru meets Ren, a boy newly adopted by his mother. Getting along with Ren isn't easy as Haru's goal is to "civilize" him by the time summer ends. Their relationship slowly improves as Haru spends more time with Ren and in return Ren steadily warms up to him. Can they really become a "family" at the end of summer!? (Source: Bliss)
The Tyrant Falls In Love
Graduate student Souichi Tatsumi is demanding, violent, tyrannical...and a homophobe. So, it's unfortunate that his best assets are a beacon to the homosexual eye: his ass and crotch. Unfortunate, indeed—for both him and his underclassman -slash- lab assistant, Tetsuhiro Morinaga, who is hopelessly in love with those assets despite the threat to his own personal safety. Morinaga longs to tell Tatsumi how he feels, not to mention other longings... but, given Tatsumi's personality, Morinaga has a better chance of winning the lottery. (Source: DramaQueen)
After dropping out of middle school following the spread of rumors that shattered his reputation and confidence, 16-year-old Hiroshi Endou has become a NEET. He spends his days wallowing in his bedroom until his mother pulls some strings to get him a job at his uncle's convenience store. Wanting to reclaim his life, Hiroshi accepts the position as a part-timer, but he soon finds that the job is more difficult than he initially believed. In particular, one of his coworkers—Kouhei Yamai—is unreasonably mean and critical toward him. Despite his brutish demeanor, Yamai unknowingly reveals a soft spot to Hiroshi when he rescues a stray cat from being run over. Though he is hesitant to get closer to his coworker, Hiroshi cannot help but fall for him. Just as Yamai begins to warm up to him, Hiroshi's past resurfaces, threatening their delicate relationship. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shot: Shounen Scrub (Youthful Love)
Ueda Tomoharu is a cop manning a local koban station, and he's quite happy with his job and relatively quiet life until he happens to run into yakuza member Gotouda Aki while chasing down an underwear thief... and is suddenly confessed to! Aki doesn't seem bothered in the least about their "star-crossed lovers" status and eagerly dives into a super lovey-dovey relationship with his policeman, but Ueda's about to find out just how dangerous it can be dating a mobster... in more ways than one. (Source: MU)
College student Rikiya Higuchi knows he likes men, but he has never had a boyfriend. In a moment of courage, he signs up for a gay dating website, hoping to find a man willing to build a relationship together. Rikiya soon takes a liking to a pen pal—the first man to write to him—and agrees to meet up with him. But he is tricked and wakes up in front of a camera, about to have intercourse with his captor. Desperate to escape, Rikiya cries for help, and unexpectedly, a person materializes out of the walls! By accident, Rikiya summoned Endo Guar Adroone—a high-class demon with a bad attitude—alongside his bird butler. As he removes Rikiya's retainers, Endo announces that Rikiya is his contractor and that he shall grant the unfortunate student anything his heart desires. Instead of asking Endo to manipulate someone into falling in love with him, Rikiya only wishes to be sent back home so that the demon and his assistant can return to their own world. However, Endo is escaping an arranged marriage—and Rikiya might have to deal with the arrogant demon for a little longer than expected. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Jung Ewon has always let his curiosity get the best of him, but even he could not have predicted that his latest venture would lead to him working for the mafia. After cheating on his boyfriend, Shin Jiho, and consequently being dumped, Ewon wishes for nothing more than for the two of them to reconcile. However, trouble occurs when Jiho's new boyfriend, the handsome Eun Mookyul, begins to take an interest in him. Finding Ewon attractive and intriguing, Mookyul, a mafia boss, decides that he wants Ewon to become his underling—and it's just as terrible as the latter expected. As the new errand boy in Mookyul's gang, Ewon must now learn to navigate the dangerous world of the mafia all while resisting the advances of his ex-boyfriend's new lover. In order to survive, Ewon will have to prevent his curiosity from winning out once more. Should he give in to his desires, he will risk more than just another heartbreak. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Second year culinary student Sakai has always dreamed of opening his own little restaurant and being able to touch people's hearts with his cooking like his grandfather did. Except he's at his limit, fainting in class from overwork and fatigue from commuting 3 hours every morning just to get to school but there's no way he can afford to live closer...until his classmate tells him about an almost too good to believe room share nearby. And so begins the story of 4 misfit roommates. (Source: MU)
Deep in the heart of 19th century London, a young nobleman named Cain walks the shadowy cobblestone streets of the aristocratic society into which he was born. Forced to become an earl upon the untimely death of his father, Cain assumes the role of head of the Hargreaves, a noble family with a dark past. With Riff, his faithful manservant, and Mary Weather, his 10-year-old half sister, Cain investigates the mysterious crimes that seem to follow him wherever he goes. (Source: VIZ Media) Included one-shot: Volume 5: Nichiyoubi no Solomon Grundy
Classmates: Sotsu gyo sei
A deep love bubbles beneath the surface, and a gentle touch is all Hikaru Kusakabe and Rihito Sajou need to release it. Sajou, studious and reserved, is yet to be accustomed to such strong feelings for Kusakabe, making him overthink and insecure. In contrast, Kusakabe, straightforward and bold, does not restrain himself from showing intimate affection. While Kusakabe reveals his dream to one day become a professional musician, Sajou is tirelessly preparing for college. Their differing goals bring an unspoken, heavy cloud over their relationship: as the boys approach their graduation, it is unclear what awaits their romance. Nevertheless, their love warms them in the coldest winter and brings hope that, eventually, they will find the answer to their uncertain future together. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Clumsy high school student Rintarou Noe has a problem: he has a difficult time dealing with his home tutor, Kaede Sumizome, and the strange feeling he gets whenever he gets too close to him. So, he decides the best way to make him quit is by failing his exams on purpose. Unfortunately for him, Kaede sees through his plan, and thus, Rintarou lies on the pretext that he failed because he was bored since he had not been able to go out much nor have fun at all. However, Kaede does not take this lightly and goes as far as to punish Rintarou. How will this affect their relationship? [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shot: Volume 2: Yuuutsu Trickster (2 chapters)
Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba is famous for his daring work in field journalism, willing to do anything to ensure the perfect shot and the exposure of evil. On the other hand, Ryuuichi Asami is an elite businessman, known for his chain of high-class nightclubs and entertainment facilities. At least, that's what he appears to be. In reality, Asami is a powerful figure in Japan's underworld, playing his hand in everything from drug smuggling to government scandals. When Akihito sets his viewfinder on Asami's illicit dealings, he has dropped himself into a field he cannot escape from. Asami is not about to let his image get tarnished by a stubborn 23-year-old and will ensure that Akihito is taught a lesson. But Asami has severely underestimated the boy's determination to overthrow him, and suddenly, the two of them find themselves playing an obsessive game of cat and mouse. It is never quite obvious who is the predator, and who is prey. However, when Akihito's job puts him into the sights of an old acquaintance of Asami's—the leader of the Chinese drug syndicate Baishe, Liu Feilong—there seems to be more at stake than a couple of incriminating photographs. Instead, Feilong puts everything on the line in an attempt to use Akihito to draw out the wrath of the man he hates most. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Seaside Stranger: Harukaze no Etranger
Having begun a relationship, lovers Shun Hashimoto and Mio Chibana depart for Tokyo. Unlike the tranquil seaside town where they met, the city is a bustling metropolis, where people from all walks of life go about their lives. Even so, openly being in a homosexual relationship is never an easy task in a society that rejects those who go against the norm. Their destination is Shun's family home, a place he left years ago after outing himself. Nearly everything is nostalgic about that place, from the very same dog to the very same roof, but a boisterous younger brother is an unexpected surprise. While Shun's mother wishes for the two to stay, his father remains emotionally disconnected from his son. As they become reacquainted with family friends and grow accustomed to their new environment, Shun and Mio are faced with a seemingly insurmountable challenge—coming to terms with their pasts. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
University student Nam Dong-Gyun never misses out on the nightly livestream of his favorite broadcasting jockey, Alex. To fulfill his viewers' neverending fantasies, BJ Alex—who wears a mask to conceal his face—performs sensually arousing acts. Most of the time, Dong-Gyun ends up indulging in sexual pleasure after watching the steamy show. Being in blissful ignorance, he has fallen in love with the gay cam boy. At school, Dong-Gyun meets Ahn Jiwon, the amiable and radiant president of the student council. When he invites Dong-Gyun to a drinking party, it quickly ends in total failure as Dong-Gyun becomes extremely intoxicated. In the company of Jiwon, he arrives safely in his apartment. While his colleague cleans himself from the bumpy ride, Dong-Gyun fixes his eyes on Jiwon's half-naked body; his physique resembles that of BJ Alex's! Unable to contain his excitement, Dong-Gyun asks if he and BJ Alex are the same person—the response he gets is unexpected. With a different side of Jiwon exposed, Dong-Gyun will never be able to look at him the same way ever again. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
For some reason, Miyasaka finds himself absolutely enamored by the scent of his attractive male classmate Sawatari. But when he tries the cologne Sawatari recommends, the effect just isn't the same–it has to be on Sawatari or the cologne won't have the same effect. A sweet story about the high school love between two boys. (Source: MU) Included one-shots: Replay, Whisper of King, Go Home
Skipping class on the rooftop one day, Shunpei's best friend Fumi tells him he thinks he might be gay. All set to freak out ("Then up 'til now he's been thinking that way about me?!") Shunpei's a bit nonplussed when Fumi's confession turns out...to have nothing to do with him at all! In fact, Fumi's already going out with someone else. Cue adolescent meltdown. (Source: MU)
Ruled by the cruel ranking system, the school is a swirl pool of jealousy, envy and lust. Caste Game, a game that determines every student's ranking in the class by the poker card each one found. Azusa used to be the top of the caste, the "king," but he was deceived by Karino, who Azusa thought was loyal to him. Azusa became a "target," while Karino becomes the new king.
Naoto is Hajime's childhood friend. Naoto may look cute but then again, his attitude gets to everyone's nerves. Even though Naoto's like that, Hajime still has his eyes on him. But... one thing to know about Naoto: he hates homosexuals and wishes they will become extinct and rot in hell! (Source: MU)
High school student Subaru wouldn’t reject a sexual favour, but dating is out of the question when he’s not in love. Stumbling upon a beautiful painting in school, he knows he’s found his first love – the artist behind the work. But winning the heart of his love interest isn’t going to be easy, particularly with his promiscuous lifestyle… (Source: MU)
Keisuke Hara, a blunt high schooler with a heart of gold, and good-looking Masayuki Shinoda are close friends, fondly dubbed "Shinohara" by their classmates. Juggling many responsibilities at school and home, Keisuke works hard to help out the sister who is his only family now. One busy morning when his sister declares that she slept in his jersey, all Keisuke feels is a mild annoyance—until, during PE, he realizes that she removed her pantyhose inside of his pants, and he is accidentally wearing them! Masayuki is quick to take his friend to the infirmary before anyone else notices, though, once they are alone, he is in no hurry to have Keisuke remove the pantyhose: with Keisuke's shapely ankles and perfect form, it would be a sin not to worship his beautiful legs encased in sexy black nylon. Keisuke must find a way to deal with Masayuki's fetish before it escalates into something they are both unprepared for. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Charley, a cyborg vampire who does the Vatican's dirty work, is the thrall of the local vampire playboy Johnny Rayflo. As the two fight crime—and each other—hilarity, violence and sacrilege ensue! But can Charley resist his own desperate cravings for blood? Find out as the devilish duo go up aginst a childlike vampire princess, a mysterious branch of the Unitarian Church...and one another. (Source: Tokyopop) Included one-shot: Volume 2: Zoul Half
Due to family circumstances, Kodama Miyagi transfers to a new school in the middle of the term. For that reason, he must now share a room with Takao Ruizaki, a student rumored to be a dangerous delinquent. Mesmerized by his beauty, Kodama unconsciously calls him "Rutta"—a cute nickname contrasting his ill reputation. Instead of being mad at his new roommate, Rutta does not find an issue with it and heartily embraces his new nickname. This makes Kodama change his mind about Rutta. As Rutta helps Kodama whenever he is bullied, the pair eventually develops a good friendship. However, out of nowhere, Rutta reveals to Kodama that he likes him. Confused about his own feelings, Kodama finds himself unable to accept his confession. But with Rutta getting into more trouble and even ignoring him, Kodama realizes that he misses him and only yearns to stand close at Rutta's side. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
In a bleak city where gangs hold more authority than the law, Yukio "Yuki" Kousei and his close friend Tetsushi "Tetsu" deal fake drugs in the back alleys to earn some cash. However, with a chronically ill little brother in need of hospitalization, Yuki and Tetsu set their sights on a vault located in the office of the Seidoukai—a well-known yakuza group—in hopes of acquiring a large sum of untraceable money. Their plan does not pan out, but Yuki catches the interest of the young boss, Kazutaka Hyodo, who promises to take care of his brother's hospital bills and let them go unpunished. But as all deals come with a price, Hyodo tells him to come to his office alone once a week—without fail. With his brother's health as his first priority, Yuki accepts without hesitation and begins to keep his end of the bargain, all while tension brews between Seidoukai and a rising gang thirsty for power. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The Summer of You
Despite their differing popularity, high school students Chiharu Saeki and Wataru Toda are close friends. Saeki is the most handsome guy in their grade who constantly rejects girls that confess to him, claiming that he already likes someone. Bonding over their common hobby of watching movies, Saeki and Wataru go to the movie theater a couple of times a month, alternating between the movies they want to see. One day, after watching a movie, Saeki confesses to Wataru but tells him that he does not have to accept or return his feelings. In exchange, Saeki requests that they go on a journey over the summer to tour the filming locations of various movies. Though Wataru tries to maintain a nonchalant disposition after the confession, he begins to question how he really feels about Saeki as they start to spend more time together through their small promise. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
He's good-looking, he's suave and he comes from a rich family. Everything is all smooth-sailing in Sudou's life. Not to mention, he doesn’t have a girl tying him down. He's got drama-free friends and a blossoming campus life. At least, that's how it was supposed to be. The highlight of his day is always teasing socially crippled Kishi, who shares the same seminar as him. "What in the world am I doing!?"
Volume 1 1-2. Hidoku/Tsumetaku Shinaide (Don't be Cruel, Please) 3. Houkago no Himitsu (After School Secret) 4. Wagamama mo Aishite (Love the Selfish, Too) 5. Pantsu de Ojama (Hindered by Underwear) 6. Sailor Fuku wo Nuganaide (Don't Take Off the Sailor Uniform, Please) Volume 2-3 Deal with Maya and Nemugasa's developing relationship. Volume 4 Concludes Maya and Nemugasa's relationship and deals with Jutta (Maya's cousin) and his relationship with his teacher.
Motochika Narasaki comes from a large, noisy family, and his two little brothers make it nearly impossible for him to have any alone time. When his need for peace and quiet coincides with his teacher arm-twisting him into minding the school library in the evenings, he hesitantly accepts. What he does not expect, though, is running into the infamous delinquent, Natsuki Terashima, who has been roped into taking care of the library as well. Initially Narasaki is convinced that he could never get along with someone like Terashima; however, as he spends evening after calm evening reading with the other boy, Narasaki is forced to change his opinion, and the odd pair gradually become closer. But this arrangement will only last till the summer vacation, and Narasaki must soon figure out what this time, and the person he spends it with, mean to him. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Shuichi Shindou is determined to take his band Bad Luck to the top of the Japanese pop charts. With his drive, talent, and satiny singing voice, he just might stand a chance. But Fate throws a wrench into his well-oiled machine in the form of a handsome stranger named Yuki, a romance writer with an attitude. Yuki is Shuichi's biggest critic, but as the two young artists gravitate towards each other, friendship, and perhaps something more, is sure to blossom. (Source: Tokyopop)
Taiga Hirasawa has always longed to be a hero like in the movies, but he has never known who would play the heroine's role. On his first day of high school, he sets eyes on "Maria," the star of the drama club. Graceful, with an air of ambivalence, Maria is the apple of everyone's eyes. Taiga is quick to confess, only to find out that Maria's real name is Yuu Arima, a very much male classmate. However, Taiga is drawn to Arima's volatile personality, belying a past that haunts them to this very day. Regardless of gender, Taiga nevertheless wants to learn who the true "Arima" is. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Hana no Miyako de Motoharu Tsujimura and Akira Hazumi belong to different social classes, but despite that, they have been friends since childhood. A rift grows between them when Motoharu confesses his love to Akira and is rejected, yet even this is not enough to completely drive them apart. When Akira, who is greatly interested in botany, chooses a certain university at which to study agriculture, Motoharu follows him to the same school and department. One afternoon, Akira asks to walk home together with Motoharu, like they used to do—only this time, Akira intends to discuss something important that will impact both their futures. Hana no Migoro ni Youichi Arikawa and Shouta Misaki came to know each other when they both served as assistants to Professor Tsujimura in his agricultural laboratory. The two of them fell in love, and now they live together in the old house that Misaki inherited from his late grandfather Akira. Having grown older and graduated from university, Arikawa and Misaki experience new strains on their relationship, different from the ones they are used to. Outside the walls of their home, they are regarded as friends and roommates. Arikawa's mother wants the two to visit during a holiday weekend, but though Arikawa proposes to tell her that he and Misaki are going out, the latter prefers to keep the truth silent. Unexpectedly, Arikawa's older sister returns home on the same weekend. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
High school student Keisuke Mio cannot maintain romantic relationships with girls; none of his ex-girlfriends felt like they were truly together when they were dating him. On a walk home from school, a torrential downpour forces him to seek shelter under the awning of an apartment, where he spots a lone umbrella leaning against the windowsill. As he tries to take it, Mio is promptly scolded by university student Kakeru Yugi—the owner of both the umbrella and the apartment. Mio is taken by surprise when Yugi suddenly orders him to take the umbrella as far away as possible. Despite this odd command, Mio later goes to return the borrowed item, only to be goaded into a game of mahjong by Yugi's friend Tachibana. Soon enough, Mio is visiting Yugi whenever he has the chance, realizing that he is slowly falling in love with him. However, when he secretly catches Yugi and Tachibana together, Mio has to force himself to reconsider his developing feelings. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
A change in the stakeout team throws Onoe, reporter for a weekly magazine, together with his contemporary, Kaburagi, a photographer. Onoe secretly considers Kaburagi his rival, and Kaburagi's haphazard way of doing things goes against Onoe's strong sense of ethics—there's nothing but conflict between them. But, in joint pursuit of a scandal, the two of them begin to care about each other...? (Source: Nakama)
Tightrope tells the tale of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and his childhood friend, and follows their love relationship that started budding in their school days and keeps developing slowly but surely. (Source: Simona's BL Research Lab) Included one-shot: Doushiyoumo Nai Keredo Returns (continuation/side story)
Yumeji has a big problem, and no, it's not that he's gay (for now, anyway). Despite his good looks, excellent grades, and talent for sports, he's not getting any, and it has everything to do with the fact that he's impotent thanks to a traumatizing event back in middle school. Nothing seems to help, and since Viagra is apparently not a viable solution in Japan, he's practically lost all hope—until he meets underclassmen Seiji, who's violent, tactless, and says whatever is on his mind. Conveniently enough, he's also in love with Yumeji. (Source: Vices & Devices)
Koimonogatari: Love Stories
In the spring of their high school days, Yuiji Hasegawa suspects that his kind but quiet classmate, Yamato Yoshinaga, has feelings for his straight best friend, Kyousuke Hongou. Ending up in the same study group, he stumbles upon Yamato holding a sleeping Kyousuke's hand, with embarrassment apparent on his face after being exposed. Despite having qualms about Yamato's homosexuality, Yuiji keeps what he saw a secret, thus marking the beginning of their friendship. The two boys' experiences with love differ vastly, but their bond seems to grow as they try to understand each other. However, the question remains: could their relationship evolve into something more? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The curse of the magical crimson sword has turned Prince Vald into a monster... To break the spell, he sets out on a journey with the sexy and gorgeous magician, Havi. Vald has no idea that when he turns into a beast at night, Havi uses his unique talents to pacify his beastly appetite... The luscious journey of Vald and Havi begins.
A new twist on the "love doll" genre. Tempted by an internet advertisement for a "Necoco" doll series, Eiji orders one on a whim, imagining a moe-tastic hadaka-apron-wearing girl to show up on his doorstep. Instead he gets a scrappy looking boy, and to make matters worse...he's an aggressive, tough-talking little brat. (Source: MU) Included one-shot: Good Awakening to the Master
Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato
After his visits to a rather special chiropractor come to an end, the Ooyamato group's fourth head, Tatsuyuki, experiences the heartbreak of unrequited love. He spends his days neglecting his duties in favor of wallowing in his sorrow. In order to help him recover, his caretaker Asoda sends him to one of the group's branches in Fukuoka. There, he does his best to return to his old self—playing around in the city, visiting host clubs and prostitutes, and drinking profusely. One night, drunk out of his mind, he mistakes a stranger on the street for the object of his affections. Tatsuyuki wakes up the next morning hungover and in the bed of the stranger, a man who claims to know him. Nozomi Koga is a preschool teacher and survivor of childhood abuse. Having fallen in love with Tatsuyuki when they were children, he has spent his life waiting to again meet the young yakuza boy that once comforted him—and now that he's here, Nozomi does not plan to let him go. But with the appearance of an untrustworthy loan shark, Uichi Rogi, and the issue of Tatsuyuki's lingering feelings for his "Minori-sensei," can Nozomi win over Tatsuyuki's heart? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Blockheads Kasukabe and Misato are always quarreling over everything. But one day, Kasukabe finds himself helping Misato to escape from a bunch of fangirls. Alone in the classroom. Kasukabe starts taunting and teasing his arch enemy. But somehow, things start taking a turn towards a completely unexpected direction… (Source: Echochi)
Shingo, who has the ability to change into a black cat, will sleep with anyone as long as he likes their face and body. Pushed down by a male who has a musky scent, the No.1 popular actor Kagami, has fallen for him. On top of Shingo's sticky abdomen, the beastly form Kagami has shown is—?! (Source: Yaoi is Life)
Gosan no Heart (The Heart of Miscalculation) In high school student Miki Toshihisa's eyes, love is troublesome, and men are wholly justified to play with women in order to satiate their libidos. In contrast to this, Ryuuta Udou is a typical gentleman, highly admired for how considerate he is when dealing with women's affections. One day, Miki overhears a girl confessing her feelings to Udou, but he becomes annoyed at her persistence in the face of Udou's courteous rejections. Wanting to lend him a hand, Miki interrupts the two and claims that he and Udou are lovers. Intrigued by Udou, Miki makes a deal with him: until Udou finds someone he likes, the two of them will enter a real relationship to avoid any further unwanted advances. However, as they start dating, Miki realizes that he is enjoying the other boy's company much more than he anticipated. To the Miki who does not believe in love and toys with women's feelings, it may be time to consider what his own heart desires. Last Summer Blues Kuzumi dreams of playing baseball in Koshien, but after a tough defeat at a district final game, he suddenly quits baseball entirely. However, his junior Ichigaya cannot accept this decision so easily. Having idolized Kuzumi for his extraordinary pitching and devotion to the team, Ichigaya attempts to draw the ace back to the field—but Kuzumi remains adamant about his decision. Is this truly the end for Kuzumi's dreams? Muboubi na Gogo Infamous for his harsh behavior and impossibly high expectations of his underlings, Oomura is known as "The Demon Boss of the Planning Department." While being pestered about this by Tamachi from the Sales Department, Oomura accidentally steps on and breaks his own glasses in a moment of blindness. Upon seeing Oomura prepare to go home and get a new pair of glasses, Tamachi proposes to accompany him since the former can barely see now. As they make their way to Oomura's house, Oomura discovers that Tamachi can be surprisingly kind and considerate. Gosan no Date♥ Deciding that they should do more than just have sex, Udou and Miki plan a date to visit a nearby amusement park. However, on the way to Udou's house, his devious brother gives Miki a sex toy, which leads to the couple using it right before they leave. Although he intended this date to be a break from their usual sexual intercourse, Miki might have other ideas in mind after experiencing the sex toy's abilities. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
When Shin hears about a doll known as the "bloody doll" from his friends, he can't help but be curious. Instantly falling in love with the figurine he decides to buy it, but there are rumors about the doll and how it got it's name. It can supposedly move and talk, one owner even claimed that it drank his blood. Unfazed, Shin buys the doll anyway to find out that the rumors might not be as ridiculous as they sound...
From an outsider's perspective, what they are seeing is a normal meetup between three girls. However, these "girls" are meeting for the first time because of one commonality: they were born as males, but crossdress for various reasons. Ryousuke "Yui" Kijima pretends to be his deceased older sister to keep her memory alive, Osamu "Parou" Tamura dresses as a girl to attract his straight senior in school, and Yuuta "Marika" Aoki is a transgender female. Despite their similarities, Yui hates how the other two are satisfied with their habits, and leaves quickly. Then alone, Parou expresses his support for Marika, causing her to fall in love with him. Though their meeting was cut short, the lives of these three people begin to cross. As they grapple with their genders and identities, romantic feelings begin to foster, sharpening the divide between them, yet bring them closer at the same time. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The Betrayal Knows My Name
Having lived in an orphanage for as long as he can remember, high school student Yuki Sakurai has always believed that he existed to burden others. Despite possessing a mysterious power that allows him to see other people's emotions, the ability seems to torment him instead. One day, a beautiful man in black clothes saves Yuki's life, and Yuki faintly feels as if he has met this stranger before. The stranger, later introducing himself as Zess, displays a strong concern about Yuki but quickly disappears after giving him a warning. The following day, Takashiro Giou—the head of the Giou Clan—appears at the orphanage claiming to be Yuki's brother and proposes an idea that Yuki is reluctant to accept. As puzzling problems threaten his safety emerge and familiar faces reappear, Yuki soon learns that his frail existence holds a greater significance than he had initially thought. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
As a child, Masahiro Setagawa hated the idea of heroes, as no one had ever attempted to save him from his own miserable existence. As a teenager, he became an errand boy for delinquents and had no desire to change his ways before meeting the "Bear Killer," Kousuke Ooshiba, a man with no qualms about beating up evildoers. After discovering his identity, Setagawa became Kousuke's underling and also struck up a friendship with his brother Kensuke. A few years later, the relationship between Kousuke and Setagawa has not evolved beyond their initial master and subordinate arrangement. But after Setagawa sees Kensuke with his boyfriend Asaya Hasekura, and a misunderstanding arises on the part of Kousuke, Setagawa realizes that his feelings for his mentor may not be as clear cut as previously thought. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Yuusuke Ogata has never been good at conveying his feelings through his face, leading him to be misunderstood by his previous girlfriends as emotionless. While working as a bodyguard at a nightclub, Yuusuke meets a regular named Masaki Saya, a male gyaru known for picking up women on a daily basis. In the morning, Yuusuke runs into Masaki again—drunk and asleep in front of a love hotel—and begrudgingly helps him. Much to Yuusuke's surprise, Masaki is a lot more likable than he seems and can even read his facial expressions. After Yuusuke lends him money, Masaki returns the favor by cooking him a meal every morning. As the two further interact, Yuusuke begins to take an interest in Masaki and discovers an unexpected side of him. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly
Spin-off of Onoda and Deguchi's from Doushitemo Furetakunai. Romance intensifies in this one-volume follow-up to Doushitemo Furetakunai. Our two young lovers met as supervisor and subordinate—when the boss was hungover in the elevator! What kind of love can spring from such an awkward start? The kind full of patience and gradual understanding or just another heartache? (Source: Digital Manga Publishing)
In college, Naoto has an unexpected reunion with ex-boyfriend Taichi who he broke up with for denouncing him as "sexual gratification." Naoto had been firmly influenced by his hatred of this past incident but, little by little his heart is starting to forgive Taichi who has really grown when compared to their time in high school... While that's happening, their friend Fumi-chan seems to be in love with Taichi...? When they are friends, they have extraordinary compatibility, but turning it into love isn't going too well. A love story filled with emotional scars.
Takato Saijou, a young and attractive actor, has held the title of "Sexiest Man of the Year" for five years running. However, the up-and-coming actor Junta Azumaya has risen to fame expeditiously, and his momentum allows him to take away Takato's title. If that was not humiliating enough, he also surpasses Takato to be the lead actor in the new drama they are filming together. Irate about the change in his circumstances, Takato sees Junta as a foe he must promptly defeat. After accepting an invitation for drinks following the completion of filming one day, the next thing Takato knows is that he wakes up naked in Junta's bed. Junta shows him an unsightly video from the previous night, which Takato understandably assumes to be blackmail. Takato sleeps with Junta in hopes that the video will be deleted. But after receiving a sudden heartfelt confession of love and admiration from the other man, he realizes Junta's motives are not as malicious as he had initially thought. Although he puts up a front, Takato begins to enjoy Junta's endeavor to become the number one man in his heart. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Satoru is an introvert with a longtime crush on Keigo, a popular boy on the baseball team. But much to his surprise, Keigo comes up to him and asks him out! Satoru is so overcome he can't respond. Will Satoru be able to get past his shyness, or will he lose his chance with the boy he loves? (Source: SuBLime)
1-3. Warui Koto Shitai 4. Sonogo no Warui Koto 5. Kamatte Hoshi no (I Want Your Attention) 6. Sono Te ni wa Kanawanai (I'm No Match Against Those Hands) 7. Boku wa Hikari wo Aisu (I Love His Light)
I should not love you.
Fujima Taisei is a high schooler who had grown up spoiled by the people around him ever since he was little because of his pretty face. In his pleasant school life, there was only one time that had become the only stain in his life, when a student named Okachi Machi, whom Taisei had grown close to in order to get others' attention, had told him that actually he had never been his friend at all. Now Taisei wants revenge. What will happen these two?! (Source: MU)
Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love
High school student Ao has been dreaming about his longtime neighbor Ryomei, a priest at the local Shinto shrine. A little freaked out--and a lot excited--at the prospect of having a relationship with Ryomei, Ao gathers up his courage, confesses his feelings...and gets turned down flat. Luckily, Ao's not the kind to give up easily. Thanks to some creative persistence (and Ryomei's weakening resolve), he finally gets a kiss. But one single kiss won't satisfy him for long! (Source: SuBLime)
Qualia Under the Snow
Akio and Umi live in the same student hostel. While Akio rather avoids other people, Umi frequently has one-night stands with men. Still, a kind of friendship develops between the two of them, as they need each other to deal with their pasts.
Ryouta Kajiyama is working hard as a new deliveryman for Kaizuka Delivery Services. His responsibilities include traveling to various apartments and carting packages to particular clients. But having just started his job, Kajiyama least expects to serve a man wearing a bunny head! As it turns out, the bunny—going by the name Mamoru Aizawa—is one of the company's loyal customers. Although he finds the man surreal, Kajiyama brushes his opinions off and resumes his usual day. Due to his frequent deliveries, Kajiyama develops a strong curiosity for the bunny-headed man. Musing about hidden identities, Aizawa may very well be a runaway convict—and the thought of it terrifies Kajiyama. However, he believes that the tall man is not tainted by evil at all. In truth, Aizawa timidly asks for him to return and continue to help with deliveries, bringing a smile to Kajiyama's face. The two seemingly have a smooth relationship blooming ahead of them, but what happens when a barefaced Aizawa appears out of nowhere? [Written by MAL Rewrite] Included one-shots: Ano Egao wo Mou Ichido, Bokura no Saidai Kouyakusuu
Yutaka Hozumi has always been bad at eating in the company of others, with people complaining that his presence makes mealtimes boring and food taste bad. While eating lunch alone one day, he is suddenly approached by a hungry little boy to whom he hands over the onigiri from his meal. When the boy's older brother shows up, Yutaka is introduced to Tane and Minoru Ueda—a pair of siblings with a significant age gap. When Yutaka meets the brothers again, they ask to learn how to make his special rice balls; little Tane insists that they were the best he had ever eaten. Succumbing to Tane's adorable pleas and his own fear of the intimidating Minoru, Yutaka agrees to become their cooking teacher. As lessons morph into meals, Yutaka and the siblings grow closer—but Tane and Minoru's close bond draws out uncomfortable memories for Yutaka, and there are feelings lurking beneath the surface of these group meals that were not initially apparent. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Akira arrives in Tokyo from the countryside to start a new job but instead discovers that not only has his company disappeared but also his housing. Unemployed and homeless before he's even started life in the big city, life's looking pretty grim but maybe someone's looking out for him after all because who should text him at that moment but his childhood friend Chihiro. Providing a home, cooking meals, and even pocket money - just why is Chihiro doing so much for someone he hasn't seen since he was 10? Why does he consider Akira to be his best friend? And just who are those serious looking guys in suits? There just may be more excitement in the big city than Akira's ever dreamed possible. (Source: MU)
Commonly mistaken as a doll, the Hybrid Child is a toy that can adapt human abilities—from reading books to conveying emotions. Their capability relies on the degree of affection their owner provides them. Nurture them with the best affection and the model will flourish. Together for 10 years, the slothful Kotarou Izumi believes that Hazuki—a Hybrid Child whom he owns—will be in his life for eternity. But everything comes crashing down when the artificial human suddenly collapses. Hybrid Child manifests the struggles of the Hybrid Children and their owners through three brief narratives. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Kiyo and Ino are two boys that go to different schools and are both seemingly bored with school life. The only interaction they have with each other in the beginning is a shared train to school. One day, Kiyo is awoken by Ino and informed that he has overslept and missed his stop. This begins a story of love, pain, and inner turmoil...
Momo, with no ambitions, is the ultimate bitch, scum, good-for-nothing guy. Yata-chan, is a chill, caring, and naive youth. During their meeting in a public bathroom when he was in the middle of "cleaning up," Momo takes advantage of the goodness of Yata-chan, and comes rolling into his home. While spending time with him, little by little, the good-for-nothing Momo changes... At that moment, Momo's former patron— Erotic comedy! And yet it touches your heart and brings tears. (Source: Blissful Sin)
Ashitaka's an out and proud gay man, trawling for booty calls at his favorite gay bar—but only bottoms need apply, because Ashitaka only tops! His first attempt at gay sex three years ago ended painfully and embarrassingly, and he vowed to never yield his ass to another man again—but fate has decided to throw the very man responsible for his 'bottom trauma' back into his life, and the guy's looking for a fresh start. (Source: MU)
Only Serious About You
Oosawa had known Yoshioka for a long time... As his customer, Yoshioka came in and out of the shop with different boyfriends all the time. He thought he knew fully well what kind of man Yoshioka was. But when tragedy hit Chizu, his one and only daughter... and his capability as a single father was questioned... Yoshioka came out of nowhere and offered help. Slowly but sure, Oosawa learned that the man he despised was very different than what he appeared to be! (Source: Shinmakoku Scanlations)
Because of changes in seating arrangements, high school student Tsuda ended up behind the quiet and expressionless Endou. Their interaction is born from a trivial incident, and he begins to see Endou who he has never gotten to know before. That mole, slender nape, and soft hair. The subtle faces that he makes and little changes in his attitude. But Tsuda, who used to be indifferent about others and never made any deep connections, now feels impatient about the distance between him and Endou, who he has been gradually getting closer to. What on earth is drawing these feelings?
1-2. Renai Ruby no Tadashii Furikata 3. Renai Ruby no Yarashii Furikata 4-5. Hodokeru Kaibutsu 6. Monster Sugar
Yukimura is the formidable VP of the student body. However, he has a past which he doesn't want to be discovered. The only person who knows about his secret is his childhood friend, Shinonome, the number-one problem student in the school! How far would Yukimura go to silence Shinonome!? (Source: MU)
1-2. Boku no Ano Ko 3. Megane no Kimi ni Koishiteru? 4. Bokura no Timing 5. Yoteigai no Koi (Unexpected Love) 6. Suki Suki Daisuki 7. Ima no Ano Ko
Volume 1: Dear Mr. Rain Kutsuna Satoru, a hat maker, picks up a man collapsed on the side of the road named Kashiba Ryou, who came to Japan to die. Volumes 2-3: Dear Hatter Volumes 4-5: The Speaker
Miza Yuuji is the so-called "beautiful priest" of Uguisuzaka Shopping District, loved and respected by all not only for his skills as a Buddhist priest but for his demure demeanor and kind air. While he professes to have pledged himself to the cloth, vowing to remain unmarried and celibate for life... he's harbored a crush on his best friend Saburou since middle school. Now that Saburou’s back in town, taking over his parents' tofu shop after an eight-year absence, Yuuji must deal with feelings he thought he'd long since moved past—and that’s when he gets drunk one evening in Saburou’s presence. (Source: September Scanlations)
Five years after the mysterious disappearance of the nation's fourth prince, a statement is issued, demanding that any boy found using his name is reported to the authorities. Thus, a manhunt begins for those named Wolfgang. Wolfgang Goldenleonard is well aware of his identity, and he knows that the authorities are still looking for him. He also knows that they mean to end his life. In hiding since the death of his mother, the prince has fostered a bond with the orphans of the streets. However, after threats to them are made, Wolfgang is forced to reveal himself. With his identity publicly revealed, Wolfgang is taken to the home of his tyrannical father. At his father's palace, Wolfgang retains his hatred for the man who gave him life. He refuses to behave as befitting of a Goldenleonard prince and breaks every rule he possibly can. He is often reminded that he is never to covet the king's possessions, but through his rebellious spirit and fiery nature, he has already caught the eyes of the king's favorite catamite, Shin Soohyuk. Shin sees Wolfgang as a force for change, the spark that may just light the fires of rebellion. And with the promise of granting Shin's freedom, Wolfgang agrees to become his pawn. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese
When Kyoichi Otomo's wife starts to suspect that her husband is cheating on her, she hires a private eye, Imagase, to investigate him. However, not only does Imagase know Kyoichi from college, but he’s been nursing a crush on the man for years. Imagase gives Kyoichi an ultimatum: if Kyoichi wants to keep his cheating ways under wraps, then he has to give Imagase something in return. Imagase's demands start with a kiss, but as the two men become entangled in each other's lives, it soon becomes clear they each might want more than the other can give. (Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
University employee Ryouichirou is ordered by the Chairman to take in an exchange student. That exchange student, Qaltaqa, is a native from a developing country who can't understand Japanese!! Though he is a warrior of his tribe and a man of great beauty, seeing him afraid of the phone and the TV, and even the toilet, Ryouichirou gets fed up... But while being called "Ryouichirou" in such a clumsy manner, he has a change of heart!? (Source: Ikemen Scans)
As his father is a zookeeper and his mother a veterinarian, Shouhei Ikushima has spent his whole life surrounded by dangerous animals. Because of this, he is fond of rabbits and finds comfort in their meek nature. Unfortunately, he learns that he is allergic to them. Prioritizing his health, Shouhei decides to never get in close contact with a rabbit again. One day, Shouhei spots a shop named "Trois Lapins" that specializes in rabbit care. There, he meets its owner, Itsuki Mito—a gentle and affectionate man whom Shouhei immediately falls in love with. After noticing how much Shouhei cares for rabbits, Itsuki offers him a part-time job. However, as Shouhei does not want Itsuki to know about his allergy, he declines the proposal. Shouhei is frustrated that he cannot develop his relationship with Itsuki. But when Itsuki calls him about a missing baby rabbit, he rushes to the shop to look for it. Faced with a problematic situation, Shouhei must hurry before the symptoms show up and his secret is revealed. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
All alone, 18-year-old Yoon Taemin has had to fend for himself his whole life and learn how to survive in a cruel world. He tries to shake off an unusually vivid dream of a boy committing suicide and getting hit by a speeding truck. But the dream turns out to be a vision of his fate—as he dies the exact same way. Following the accident, Taemin wakes up in the body of Min Siwoon, a meek and frail teenager who jumped off a building. Although Siwoon is surrounded by wealth and loving parents, it is soon evident that everyone, even his brother, absolutely despises and viciously bullies him since he is unable to stand up for himself. Accepting his new situation, Taemin lives on as Siwoon, protecting himself under the excuse that he lost all his memories. However, his past life quickly catches up with him when he encounters Han Siwon—his childhood friend—who is nothing like the weak boy he used to be. Siwon instantly recognizes that it is Taemin in Siwoon's body, and the circumstances that led to their ultimate falling out slowly start to unravel. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Is this desire for freedom the very thing that entrapped us. Let Dai is a tragic tale of forbidden love and unforgivable betrayal. Set in a soulless neo-Seoul ruled by young punks and pleasure seekers, an amoral teenager named Dai is the living embodiment of the city's beauty and cruelty. As the leader of the vicious Furies gang, Dai seduces everyone who lays eyes on him, only to blind them to his own barbaric nature. When an honest schoolboy named Jaehee rescues a beautiful girl from being mugged by the Furies, he can't possibly realize how this brief encounter will plunge him into a downward spiral of unbridled passion and unfathomable pain. From his brutal gang initiation to an unspeakable act committed against his girlfriend, Jaehee wavers uncomfortably between revulsion and fascination. And in Dai he finds a tender, caring friend one moment and a heartless sociopath the next, awakening strange and unhealthy desires in Jaehee that he could never before have imagined. (Source: Netcomics)
1. NightS 2. Kanjou Spectrum 3-4. Reply 5. Sankagetsu Go no Reply 6. Night one month after
Mayama reunites with his old middle school classmate, Yumi. Mayama is captivated, but Yumi has a boyfriend. Then he learns Yumi's boyfriend hits him... (Source: bl-gyaru, Must Be Endless)
Chiaki Sakaguchi appears to be a sociable, popular high school senior, but he carries a dark secret with him that he can tell no one about – not even his closest friends. When Chiaki meets fellow student Eiji Yukimura – an under-achieving social misfit – for the first time, he believes he’s found someone who can understand his inner pain. As the two become closer, Chiaki learns that Eiji has a secret also – a secret so dark, it threatens to overshadow his own. United by common dysfunction and angst, Chiaki and Eiji begin to search for pleasure together beyond their pain. Will the pair’s growing bond enable them to break free of their troubled pasts and create a brighter future? Or is the damage that’s been done to both of them beyond any healing that love can provide? (Source: Juné Manga)
Part 3 of the Kuroneko Kareshi series. Shingo and Kakami have finally understood their feelings and continued with their relationship, and for some reason, Kakami wants to take it to the next level by living together? (Source: Rising Gods of the East Scanlations)
Toba Yousuke sensei went to Town Alp to start afresh. He got lost and met a queer guy, Suga Kazuhiro, who went to pick him up. The folks in the town were extremely friendly, except for Kazuhiro. Because his room in the clinic collapsed, Toba had to stay in Kazuhiro’s huge house for a while. What were the reasons behind Kazuhiro’s personality? What happened to Toba that made him to come to this town? With hidden pasts, both of them slowly found their ways into each other’s heart. (Source: Attractive Fascinante)
Does the Flower Blossom?
On a train ride home one night, corporate slave Kazuaki Sakurai has an unpleasant encounter with another passenger, ruining Sakurai's outfit and documents from work. When the apathetic passenger—Youichi Minagawa—invites him to his residence to make amends for the incident, Sakurai goes without protest. Aside from being a college student, Youichi turns out to own a huge house, which is something unusual for his age. While it piques Sakurai's interest, their unexpected connection does not last long after the compromise was made, and Sakurai returns to his recurring dull life. However, fate seems to have other plans for Sakurai. Despite not intending to return, he often finds himself back in Youichi's house, and the occurrences that follow draw them closer to each other. In turn, Sakurai starts to take a deeper interest in the young man, while Youichi begins to display a rare side of himself ever since the office worker's appearance. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Fuji Azuma is thrilled to have the chance to spend two whole weeks with his adorable 8-years-younger nephew Taira, head over heels for the kid and the proudest uncle there ever was. But when he learns at the end of their time together that Taira and his mother are moving overseas, he’s shocked to receive a parting kiss and a vow that Taira won’t return—“until I’m taller than you, Azuma-san.” Four years later…and Taira’s back to make good on his promise. (Source: September Scanlations)