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BL-Adjacent Cute Anime

Nov 10 2022, 11:41 AM | Updated Nov 10, 2022 2:57 PM
Work in progress, there are many more I want to watch first before adding :)

Absolutely love cutesy BL-esque anime, none of these are tagged as Boy's Love (but maybe they should be ;p).

In some of these, the relationship between the boys is one of the main foci of the show. In others, it's merely there for the fe/male gaze or to fill time. Either way, it's real cute and I live for it.

Lanky men [❌]
Buff bros [❌]
Haughty pointed chins [❌]
TV, 2019, 11 eps Me:- Author:9
This is a GEM. Holy fuck. Enta and Kazuki are unbelievably cute. I love how sweet and caring Kazuki is and Enta's determination to connect to him kero.

I only wish we saw more of them.

Bonus points for MAPPA + Ikuhara
Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu.
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Oh boy. Hanadori and Seri-kun spend half of this show worrying about each other, and the twists and turns in their "relationship" is very special. This mangaka knew EXACTLY what he was doing and it was executed wonderfully.
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
TV, 2011, 148 eps Me:- Author:10
Good god, where do I even start here? From the second they're introduced to the day they say goodbye, Gon and Killua's interactions and concern for each other, along with their determination to see the other through to their goals, is genuinely amazing.
It wasn't until my third watch of HxH, that I really began to appreciate just how much in love with Gon Killua is.

Hunter x Hunter Movie 1: Phantom Rouge

Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge

Hunter x Hunter Movie 1: Phantom Rouge
Movie, 2013, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
A little dark tbh but a lot of connection between Gon and Killua is developed. Also the backstory written by Togashi for Kurapika and Pyro is excellent and adorable.

CW: Suicide

Hunter x Hunter Movie 2: The Last Mission

Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission

Hunter x Hunter Movie 2: The Last Mission
Movie, 2013, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Shounen Maid
TV, 2016, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Kyou kara Maou!
TV, 2004, 78 eps Me:- Author:-
This is a classic. Honestly frustrating at times how Yuri and Wolfram are so cute and then Conrad comes in and swoops Yuri off his feet like the oompa loompa body ass old man ass bitch he is. I hate him.


SK8 the Infinity

TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Mob Psycho 100
TV, 2016, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Why are you looking at me like that? Mob and Teru, Sho and Ritsu. ONE is a dirty fudanshi and he's not even trying to hide it.

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
TV, 2019, 23 eps Me:- Author:10
Iruma and Kiriwo <3 Absolutely love this one and the "thread of fate" that allowed them to meet. Can't wait to watch season 3!

Owari no Seraph

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

Owari no Seraph
TV, 2015, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Yuu and Mika are great, story could have been executed waaayyy better but you know what? It's pretty good even with the meager characters. I was shitting my pants when they met for the first time after being separated.

Tales of Zestiria the Cross

Tales of Zestiria the X

Tales of Zestiria the Cross
TV, 2016, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
This one's okay tbh. The focus is really more on the other character's relationships than Sorey and Mikleo, but it's still cute. Bonus points since its Ufotable
Tokyo Revengers
TV, 2021, 24 eps Me:- Author:8

Bishounen Tanteidan

Pretty Boy Detective Club

Bishounen Tanteidan
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
Manabu and Hyouta are both too cute.
Hoshiai no Sora
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
TV, 2011, 11 eps Me:- Author:9
The beginning of the first episode is the cutest part of the show, but the story itself is excellent and very intriguing.
Kemono Jihen
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:10
Shiki covered his view of Kabane with his hand and turned away in embarrassment when Kabane "reformed" without his clothes on. A looot of other not very subtleties, this mangaka a real one. Also an otokonoko who wears a two-piece bikini.

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