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Top 22 Best Yaoi Anime of All Time !! 2021

(Last Updated On: August 6, 2021)

Yaoi, BL, or sexual romance between two or more men, whatever you want to call it. This genre is weird but cool enough to keep the viewers coming back for more. While mainstream anime doesn’t market every BL anime or manga, some Yaoi made their mark in the entertainment industry. With excellent storylines, unforgettable characters, and spicy romance between boys, here are 22 Yaoi Anime of all time.

Boku No Pico

Best Yaoi Anime

At the time of writing this, Boku No Pico is considered sacred. Many newbies fall victim to veteran anime experts who recommend Boku No Pico is a comedy anime. However, the victim’s consciousness leaves their body as they reach the car scene in the series. For the first time, they witness Pico as a boy, and the nasty ice cream scene will haunt you for the rest of your life. But everything aside, Boku No Pico is the Holy Bible of Yaoi anime. Period!

Okane Ga Nai

Okane Ga Nai or No Money is a BL manga created by Hitoyo Shinozaki. After a few years of popularity, the manga was adapted into an anime and the BL lovers went crazy over the strange yet captivating story. Yukiya Ayase is a kind and naive boy who believes everything and trusts everyone. Observing this nature, Ayase’s cousin Tetsuo Ishii sells him in an auction to fix his crippling debts. At the auction, Somuku Kanou, a wealthy businessman, buys Ayase for 120 million yen.

Junjou Romantica

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Junjou Romantica takes a bite on the class love triangle with boys as the love interest. Usually, BL manga follows a straightforward storyline with no love triangles whatsoever. But Junjou Romantica has all the twists and turns you need for the inner romantic in you. In the story, Akihito falls head-over-heels to Misaki’s older brother, and he embarks on a journey that brings all kinds of pleasure, pain, and sadness to his love life.

Boku no Sexual Harassment

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Boku no Sexual Harassment will kill the innocent side of you. It is one show that demonstrates the filthy life of the riches. Mochizuki is a rookie businessman that aims at the top position. In his journey at the top, Mochizuki is willing to do everything, including selling his body to other men of the office in exchange for favors. To climb the business ladder, Mochizuki starts sleeping with other men in the business world, in exchange for creating a path for himself in the riches.

Gakuen Heaven

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Gakuen Heaven revolves around the story of Keita Itō. A high school boy who doesn’t want to stand out and like a normal high school life. While searching for his high school, Keita gets the acceptance letter from the prestigious boarding school, Bell Liberty Academy. What he considered to be his new life as a high school boy turns into a nightmare when he uncovers the social structure of his dream school. Can Keita survive this Yaoi school or will it take the best of him? There is just one to find out!

Finder Series

Best Yaoi Anime

Finder Series takes the dig at the detective world through the eyes of BL. It takes the regular crime series and mixes it up into a lustrous cocktail of sex, love, crime, and drama. The story revolves around a freelance photographer Takaba Akihito, who accidentally gets involved in a secret meeting of the Yakuza boss Asami Ryuichi. After finding out about Akihito, Ryuichi punishes him in a way we all are familiar with and you know the rest. Don’t ya!

Vassalord

Sexualizing vampires never really worked in Hollywood. Sexy vampires with 6-pack-abs and an unnerving charm, nobody likes that except for Twilight fanboys. However, Vassalord is the correct version of Vampire- Yaoi or vampire who knows how to make love. The story revolves around two lovey-dovey vampires Johnny and Charles. If you’re looking for something psychological with a mix of two sexy male vampires, you can check out Vassalord. As it has great visuals, eerie soundtracks, and sexy characters.

Yuri on Ice

Best Yaoi Anime

Yuri on Ice is borderline BL. Meaning, it is not entirely based on two boys making out with each other. It is a show that demonstrates sportsmanship on ice skating. Among all the Yaoi anime ever made, Yuri on Ice is the most acceptable form of the genre and it is an inspiration to people who want to achieve success in their respective fields. Yuri on Ice revolves around the protagonist Yuri Katsuk, a Japanese figure skater, and the people around him.

No. 6

Best Yaoi Anime

No. 6 is a beautiful anime that will create a void in your heart. Right from the animation to voice-acting, No. 6 has everything you’d need to spend your next binge-watching. The story revolves around “No. 6,” a dystopian city in the middle of nowhere. In this city, a boy raised by the higher-ups in the society provides shelter to a lower division boy and also gives him the name “Nezumi.” Slowly and gradually, the boy falls in love with Nezumi’s innocence and you know how it goes in BL manga!

Pandora’s hearts

Best Yaoi Anime

Even if you’re not a Yaoi fan, you have to watch Pandora’s hearts. The fictional world of Jun Mochizuki will keep you captivated throughout the series and the presence of characters will surely indulge you in the storylines. Pandora’s heart revolves around a rich boy who enjoys his rich life and deep down longs for the affection from his absent father. As the story progresses, we meet new characters, new dimensions, and a fictional world of lovers united by a prophecy.

Gravitation

Best Yaoi Anime

Gravitation, as a manga, started in 1996 and ran across 7 years. In 1999, studio Plum adapted the manga into a two-episode OVA and it instantly clicked with people who are either into music or in Yaoi manga. Gravitation follows the story of Shuichi Shindo, a musician who wants to make it big in the Japanese music scene. In an attempt to become the next musical performer, Shuichi Shindo, and his band, Bad Luck, tries to overcome everything in their musical journey.

Hitorijime My Hero

Hitorijime My Hero is the modern take on the BL world with elements of comedy, realization, and romance. The story revolves around Masahiro Setagawa, a naive teenager whose life is running on shackles and there is nothing ongoing for him except acting as an errand boy for the neighborhood bullies. However, when everything seems helpless, a man is known by the name “Bear Killer” comes to his rescue and fights for him to take down his bullies.

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Yarichin☆Bitch-bu

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Yarichin☆Bitch-bu is a cool show about some cool dudes playing soccer. Well, that’s on the surface, because Yarichin☆Bitch-bu is 100% Yaoi and a great one indeed. The story revolves around the freshman, Takashi Tōno, who transfers school from Tokyo to Morimori Academy. Upon arriving at the school, Takashi Tōno meets with Kyōsuke Yaguchi and joins the school’s soccer club.

Monochrome factor

The monochrome factor revolves around Akira Nikaido, a high school student living the life of an average high schooler. However, his everyday life turns upside down when he meets Shirogane, a mysterious man who appears one day and confronts Akira Nikaido. Upon meeting with Akira, Shirogane tells him that they have a destiny together and he should come with him. Now, what will happen to Akira Nikaido? Will he accept Shirogane’s destiny or reject him?

Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny revolves around Kotetsu T and Brooks Jr who fight against crime while helping brands in their marketing efforts and promotion. Both the character works for organizations that provide Hero Points for every criminal they catch. In hopes of becoming the “King of Heroes,” both the characters are forced to fight alongside each other while slowly hinting at a new romance between the two boys.

Banana Fish

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Banana Fish revolves around Dino, a mafia boss who is in search of some peace. After retiring from the world of crime, Dino’s life turns upside-down after meeting with Ash Lynx. As the story progresses, both the characters get mixed up with a mysterious man who dies with his last words “Banana Fish.” Additionally, while solving the mystery of “Banana Fish,” you’ll come across hints of BL while the entire series is not crime, action, and thriller.

Given

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“Given” follows the story of young guitarist Ritsuka Uenoyam and vocalist Mafuyu Satō who get mixed up in a love triangle with other members of the band. The series mainly focuses on four characters who aim at becoming the next rock band but this four-band group falls into love with each other. Now, what awaits them is misery, love, and music in their music careers.

Mo Dao Zu Sh

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Based on the Chinese donghua by the writer Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, Mo Dao Zu Sh revolves around a mystery person who was killed in his prior life but gets transported into the body of Mo Xuanyu. As we move forward in the story, we can see the life of Mo Xuanyu, who has been rejected by his clan and plans to avenge Wei Wuxian. In his journey, he also encounters some sexual circumstances where he has to give in to fulfill his goals.

Hybrid Child

Hybrid Child follows the story of technology in a dystopian society. Hybrid Child is an Android robot that is half-human and half-robot. By providing enough love and care, Hybrid Child can grow into beautiful boys whom you can love and stay close to. While growing up, Hybrid Child develops the ability to create emotional bonds with their owners and they devote themselves to their owners.

Betrayal Knows My Name

Betrayal Knows My Name or Uragiri wa Boku no Namae Wo Shitteiru tells the story of a mysterious boy who doesn’t know his past life and doesn’t know where he is from. While embarking on his journey, he discovers his identity, his relationships while making new friends and experiencing emotions for the first time. The animation is good and you’ll love the animation, voice-acting, and the overall atmosphere created around the series.

Descendants of Darkness

Descendants of Darkness is a classic anime series that revolves around grim reaper or popularly known as shinigami in Japan. The story follows grim reapers who work in pairs and while everyone seems to be enjoying their work, one shinigami doesn’t like his job and often complains about heavy paperwork and horrible pay. In hopes of reaching a better pay scale, he partners 16 years old Kurosaki Hisoka and together they solve mysteries of the dead.

Classmates (Dou Kyu Sei)

Classmates or Dou Kyu Sei follows the story of Rihito Sajou and Hikaru Kusakabe. Both the characters have different personalities and strengths, while Rihito Sajou is a shy and awkward student of the school, Hikaru Kusakabe is considered as a stud by the school. As the story progresses, we see both the characters coming closer to each other and slowly falling into love. It is a cute series about boys, trying to maintain their relationship with their school.

Well, that concludes our list of the top 22 yaoi anime of all time. For more amazing content, follow Anime India today! Collaboration ( Animeindia.in & Otakusmart.in )

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Ashish Khaitan
I am a blogger and content writer from New Delhi. I basically write about technology, Anime, comics, and Pop Culture. In my free time, I likes to simp on Yukino from OreGairu.
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