Boys Love (68)

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.

Loveless

Loveless

Loveless

Apr 7, 2005 to Jun 30, 2005 | 12 eps | Publishing

Gravitation

Gravitation

Gravitation

Oct 4, 2000 to Jan 10, 2001 | 13 eps | Publishing

Fake

Fake

Fake

New York Police Department partners Dee Laytner and Randy "Ryo" Maclean are on a vacation in the English countryside—which Dee has sneakily set up as an opportunity to seduce Ryo. As romantic tensions steadily build, Ryo spots a dead body floating in an otherwise tranquil lake. With their intimate holiday suddenly interrupted, the pair must decide what they think is more important: solving a case or each other.

Apr 21, 1998 | 1 eps | Publishing

Shiritsu Araiso Koutougakkou Seitokai Shikkoubu

Shiritsu Araiso Koutougakkou Seitokai Shikkoubu

Shiritsu Araiso Koutougakkou Seitokai Shikkoubu

Kubota Makoto and Tokitoh Minoru (characters from Kazuya Minekura's manga Wild Adaptor—though no reference is made to the darker storyline of WA in this light-hearted anime)—are the muscle of their high school's all-powerful student council. They defend the student body from disorder—generated by both humans and demons—while avoiding their classes.

(Source: ANN)
Mar 29, 2002 to Jul 26, 2002 | 2 eps | Publishing

Gravitation: Lyrics of Love

Gravitation: Lyrics of Love

Gravitation: Lyrics of Love

Bad Luck's lead singer and lyricist, Shindou Shuichi, is a total wreck. With deadlines for the band's next album looming, the pressure is on, but the normally energetic Shuichi has become listless and fallen into a writing slump. It's all because Yuki - the great love of his life - has suddenly become cold and distant. Depressed and anxious, Shuichi doesn't want to think about lyrics - he just wants to know how to get Yuki to talk to him!

Now, thanks to Shuichi's big mouth bragging to the press about how talented he is, the band can't even hire someone else to write the lyrics for them. If they don't manage to break Shuichi out of his slump soon, it could mean the end of Bad Luck for good!

(Source: RightStuf)
Jul 23, 1999 to Sep 22, 1999 | 2 eps | Publishing

Yami no Matsuei

Yami no Matsuei

Yami no Matsuei

Even after death, life is full of paperwork and criminals. Tsuzuki Asato is a 26 year old, happy-go-lucky, and dorky shinigami (god of death) whose job is to makes sure that those who are dead remain dead and stay in their proper realms. Even though he's had this job for over 70 years, he is in the worst division with horrible pay. He also has a knack for not keeping partners (since shinigami work in pairs), but now he seems to have one that will stick around; stubborn, smart-mouthed, serious and defensive 16 year old, Kurosaki Hisoka. With each case they investigate, they come closer to the conspiracies of the serial killer Dr. Muraki Kazutaka. Tsuzuki's relationship with Hisoka is growing stronger and closer...but there is a dark past to how Tsuzuki died that will not give him peace.

(Source: ANN)
Oct 2, 2000 to Dec 18, 2000 | 13 eps | Publishing

Ai no Kusabi

Ai no Kusabi

Ai no Kusabi

On the planet Amoi, a person's status is primarily dictated by the color of their hair. This society is run by the AI supercomputer known as Jupiter and its governing board of perfect blondes, referred to as Blondies, living in the capital city of Tanagura. However, the darker-haired humans live out their lives in the golden "pleasure city" of Midas and its outlying slum Ceres. They are known as "mongrels," and most cannot progress out of the slums.

Three years ago, a boy named Riki disappeared from the slums of Ceres. Once the revered leader of the gang Bison, a sudden encounter with an elite Blondie, Iason Mink, forced Riki to abandon everything he had cultivated. The boy was snatched from his home and forced to become Iason's pet. Riki has spent the past three years enduring numerous blows to his pride, his time in Tanagura nothing but a form of torture.

Now that Riki has returned, Bison once again rallies behind him. The risk he finds himself in, however, is much greater than ever before—there is always someone ready to sell him out.

Aug 1, 1992 to May 1, 1994 | 2 eps | Publishing

Enzai

Enzai

Enzai

The protagonist is Guys, a young boy from a poor family, who gets caught for stealing candy from a Paris store.

However, after being railroaded by a city detective named Guildias, Guys finds himself accused, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man he never met.

From that point on, most Enzai takes place inside a dark, claustrophobic, dirty prison, in there, Guys experiences humiliation and torture of various kinds, much of it involving sexual acts such as rape and forcible sodomy.
Apr 23, 2004 to Oct 22, 2004 | 2 eps | Publishing

Houkago no Shokuinshitsu

Houkago no Shokuinshitsu

Houkago no Shokuinshitsu

Fresh out of college, Kawase Mitsuro is eager to start his new job as a middle school art teacher. Upon his arrival, he quickly blends in with the masses of girls ogling the toned body of senior teacher Kazama Toshiaki. Kazama ignores the schoolgirls. However, Kazama realizes something is different about Kawase and decides to ask the latter out to dinner. Unconvinced his advances are serious, Kawase goes along with Kazama halfheartedly. When Kazama's true feelings are revealed, will Kawase embrace his potential lover or give in to the expectations of society?

Apr 1994 to Jan 27, 1995 | 2 eps | Publishing

Keiraku no Houteishiki Level-C

Keiraku no Houteishiki Level-C

Keiraku no Houteishiki Level-C

Mizuki is a male fashion model with a nice apartment. Kazuomi just had his girlfriend kick him out. Kazuomi sets out to find someone new to live with and sees Mizuki on the street. Kazuomi thinks Mizuki is cute and asks to stay with him in exchange for great sex. Mizuki thinks he is joking until they are at his apartment later that night and Kazuomi makes good on his promise.

(Source: ANN)
Jul 14, 1995 | 1 eps | Publishing

Sensitive Pornograph

Sensitive Pornograph

Sensitive Pornograph

Dec 20, 2004 | 1 eps | Publishing

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Munakata Mira is in love with his father, the famous Hollywood actor Munakata Kyousuke. Unknown to the public, both of them are father and son as well as lovers. When Mira turns 15 and enters high school, he faces trouble with his childhood friend falling in love with him. Also, finding out he is adopted only distresses him further. Then there's the problem of Kyousuke probably marrying a famous actress, whose son seems to have an interest in Mira.

(Source: ANN)
Nov 23, 2005 to Dec 21, 2005 | 2 eps | Publishing

Kizuna

Kizuna

Kizuna

Young kendo prodigy Ranmaru Samejima captures the attention of Kei Enjoji, the illegitimate son of a yakuza boss. Kei, determined to form a bond with Ranmaru, cultivates a friendship built on trust and sacrifice, which soon turns into love. After saving Kei from a yakuza hit-and-run attack, Ranmaru is forced to give up kendo forever, and the two are left with only their faith in one another. Vowing to support each other far from the world of the yakuza, the two begin living together as a couple.

However, when a mysterious figure from the pair's past returns in pursuit of Ranmaru, they are thrust back into the world they fought so hard to leave—and their love may not be strong enough to survive it.

Aug 12, 1994 to Sep 29, 1995 | 2 eps | Publishing

Kizuna: Koi no kara Sawagi

Kizuna: Koi no kara Sawagi

Kizuna: Koi no kara Sawagi

On his first day of junior high, Kei Enjoji fell in love at first sight. His heart was immediately captured by the gorgeous Ranmaru Samejima, a young kendo prodigy, and the two slowly formed a deep romantic bond. Now adults and living happily together as a couple, things seem to be going well for Ranmaru and Kei.

One morning, host Kei arrives home after a night out drinking with a client. A frequent occurrence, Ranmaru is initially unfazed by Kei's drunken state—until he notices three extremely suspicious things: Kei's clothing smells of makeup, his chest is stained with lipstick, and he is carrying matches branded with the name of a love hotel. To top it all off, a woman calls the apartment asking for "Kei-chan," and at that, Ranmaru loses it.

Hurt by Kei's unfaithful actions, Ranmaru storms off. He spends the day reminiscing about years of precious memories, deciding to put them behind him for good—and when he is "picked up" by a woman on the streets, he comes to terms with reality. If this is what society wants, and if Kei has truly fallen for a woman, then who is he to stand in their way?

Mar 3, 2001 | 1 eps | Publishing

Haru wo Daite Ita

Haru wo Daite Ita

Haru wo Daite Ita

The adorable and attractive main characters of Haru wo Daiteita are Kyousuke Iwaki and Youji Katou who are both in the film industry, having starred in various adult video films and are trying to climb the ladder of success and become greater actors. Iwaki is accepted to star in a popular movie, having beaten Katou in the auditions. During their time together, Katou believes he is in love with Iwaki-San, who on the contrary refuses to believe that he is in love. It is later on that another gay actor comes back to Japan and co-stars with Katou that problems starting arising. And it is from then on that the two realise where their hearts are set.

(Source: ANN)
Mar 31, 2005 to May 27, 2005 | 2 eps | Publishing

Osakana wa Ami no Naka

Osakana wa Ami no Naka

Osakana wa Ami no Naka

Osakana wa Ami no Naka is a story based on manga by Nekokichi Ranma about Tsukamoto Yuuji, a young businessman and great swimmer, and Matsui Takahiro, who is still attending school and is also a beginner in swimming.

(Source: AniDB)
Jul 21, 1994 | 1 eps | Publishing

Boku no Sexual Harassment

Boku no Sexual Harassment

Boku no Sexual Harassment

Mochizuki is a young business man who works in an office. While doing his job, his boss, Honma, comes in and starts to fondle him. Honma says that Mochizuki should be expected to do stuff so he can climb the ladder to become a successful business man. Mochizuki then starts to sleep with other men so he can become successful. Some men think Mochizuki is sexy, so they then force themselves onto Mochizuki.

(Source: ANN)
Dec 15, 1994 to Oct 6, 1995 | 3 eps | Publishing

Gakuen Heaven

Gakuen Heaven

Gakuen Heaven

Itou Keita, an average guy, is shocked when he's invited to attend the elite institution, "Bell Liberty Academy." Unnerved by the mystery, he's further distracted by the school's social dynamics. In a sea of amazing young men, Keita struggles to find out what makes him unique, and how he can possibly deserve to be treated as an equal by the boys of BL. Lacking any particular ability, just why has Itou been welcomed into the privileged world of the talented and the beautiful?

Along the way, he develops intense relationships with the almost everyone at school but he is terribly drawn to the friendly, over-caring but very mysterious classmate, Kazuki Endou.
Apr 1, 2006 to Jun 24, 2006 | 13 eps | Publishing

Honoo no Mirage: Minagiwa no Hangyakusha

Honoo no Mirage: Minagiwa no Hangyakusha

Honoo no Mirage: Minagiwa no Hangyakusha

Takaya was sent to Kyoto to investigate the re-awakening of Ikko sect and Araki Murashige, a member of the Ikko sect who deserted the clan.With the help of his vassal Haruie, Takaya is finally successful in tracing Araki who hunts down a 400-years-old mandala (Buddhist artifact for meditating) that was made of the hair of the deceased Araki clansmen. Unfortunately, by the time they meet, Haruie recognizes Araki as Shintarou, her lover in her past-life. Takaya orders her to eliminate Araki, who is a threat, but will she be able to do it. Furthermore Takaya finally meets Naoe...

(Source: ANN)
Jul 28, 2004 to Nov 26, 2004 | 3 eps | Publishing

Patalliro Saiyuuki!

Patalliro Saiyuuki!

Patalliro Saiyuuki!

Genjou Sanzou is a Buddhist monk who has been sent by the Emperor on a journey to find the sacred Buddhist scriptures. One day, Sanzou meets an Earth Deity who tells him that Buddha has sent him a disciple: the mischievous Monkey Deity Son Goku, who was sealed inside of a mountain for five hundred years after wreaking havoc in Heaven! Together with the alcohol-loving playboy Cho Hakkai; the heavenly army General Sagojyou; and their horse, the Dragon Crown Prince Ryuuba; there are plenty of adventures to be had from fighting off monsters to bishounen contests.
(Source: ANN and AniDB)
Jun 6, 2005 to Nov 29, 2005 | 26 eps | Publishing

Zetsuai 1989

Zetsuai 1989

Zetsuai 1989

Koji Nanjo, a young rock star, falls in love with soccer player Takuto Izumi. Koji eventually learns that Izumi's mother killed his father out of severe and intense love. Izumi took all the guilt for his father's murder and refuses to go pro because of fear that his past will be discovered by the media. Izumi detests Koji's company and encouragement and severely dislikes the attention from the press, but Koji cannot stay away for he soon realizes that his love for Izumi is very similar to the love that Izumi's mother felt for his father.

(Source: ANN)
Jul 29, 1992 | 1 eps | Publishing

Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

Famous rockstar Kouji Nanjou has fallen in love with Izumi Takuto, a soccer player with dreams of seeing "real" soccer in Italy. In angsty boy-love fashion, the story consists of Kouji stopping at nothing to have Izumi stay with him, Izumi dealing with his feelings until the time comes where he has no choice but to decide, and all the other things the two must face and the problems from Kouji's family.

(Source: ANN)
Dec 4, 1996 | 1 eps | Publishing

Honoo no Mirage

Honoo no Mirage

Honoo no Mirage

Takaya Ougi is just a typical high school guy who wants nothing more than to protect his best friend and live a normal life. Enter Nobutsuna Naoe, an older man who informs Takaya that he is in fact the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora. Naoe, himself a possessor, awakens Takaya's abilities to exorcise evil spirits and fight the Fuedal Underworld. While most possessors remember their former lives before being reincarnated, Takaya does not. Naoe is thankful for this, considering his passionate and abusive past with his Lord Kagetora. As Takaya improves his abilities, he also begins to remember what Naoe did because of his love for him. Meanwhile the dark forces of the Hojo and Fuma clans begin their attack as the Fuedal Underworld descends upon the living world.

(Source: ANN)
Jan 7, 2002 to Apr 8, 2002 | 13 eps | Publishing

Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai

Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai

Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai

It is about Amafuji Ken, who longs to tell his best friend Youshinari Ritsurou how he really feels. In the way of that admission is Ritsurou's girlfriend, Moeko. After dropping out of high school, Ken gets Ritsurou to live with him. The angst begins when Ken sleeps with Moeko to get to Ritsurou.
Jun 21, 1994 | 1 eps | Publishing