Free!, DRAMAtical Murder Recommendations
You wanna see a bunch of boys being gay, but not in a sexual way? You wanna see a bunch of intense boy-on-boy scenes that gets EXTREMELY homosexual but nothing good comes out of it? Do you want to watch something that's actually good after watching this god-awful adaptation of a BL visual novel? Then watch Free!, because it's a hell of a lot better than this garbage that was SUPPOSED to be a bunch of dudes being gay but didn't deliver. Also, the animation/plot/music/characters, well, everything is so much better in Free!.
They both have a cast of attractive guys, with action although in Free! it's swimming and in DRAMAtical it's fighting a game called "Rhyme". They both have a good deal of focus on male friendship. Both have casts that are almost completely made up of guys with one main character, ( Haru for Free! and Aoba in DRAMAtical). Both Haru and Aoba have something that sets them apart somewhat from their friends, but the bonds are still very strong .They may have different topics and themes, but many aspects of the two are the same.