21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans

It is inevitable that anime series will evolve every day, especially in the yaoi genre. The following post will provide you with the 21 best yaoi anime that we compiled for you!

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This genre of anime is certainly interested in a relationship between two men.
As anime fans grow in number, the yaoi genre, or boy-love, is becoming more popular, and even the fans are mostly female.

21. Vassalord

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Vassalord.
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Vassalord.

Aired: 2013 | Studio: Production I.G

This anime tells of a vampire who does dirty work and is a slave to another vampire.
The plot presented by this show revolves around the love between vampires and their hunters, their name were Johnny and Charles who are attracted to each other.
The conflicts that arise in this series revolved on some of the problems caused by their past.

20. Umibe no Étranger

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Umibe no Étranger
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Umibe no Étranger

Aired: 2020 | Studio: Hibari

Tells the story of Shun Hashimoto who is a gay novelist who lives in Okinawa and abandoned by his parents. Then he meets Mio Chibana who is a high school student who is an orphan. They met at the beach because Mio often spent his time by the seashore. From their first meeting, Shun immediately fell in love and attracted to him.

Their story continued to get closer day by day, until one day Mio told Shun that he had to leave Shun because he was going to mainland.
This anime tells how relationships develop and how the process of accepting something in the past even though time has passed.

When Mio finally returns to Okinawa and meets Shun, will he be in the same place to love Mio as he was 3 years ago?

19. Tight Rope  

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Tight Rope
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Tight Rope

Aired: 2012 | Studio: Prime Time

This series tells the story of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and the childhood friend who had a blossoming love affair with him since they were teenagers and it continues to grow slowly but surely as a couple.

18. Gakuen Heaven

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Gakuen Heaven
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Gakuen Heaven

In this yaoi anime with a mystery setting, Keita Itou receives an unexpected invitation letter to join the elite BL academy school. The school was an elite place and a place that attracts some of the best and brightest minds in the country, but he did not enroll himself at the first place.
In his first days attending school, he suddenly found himself in the middle of two of the most notorious men in the school because of a strange accident on his bus.

Aired: 2006 | Studio: Tokyo Kids

17. Haru wo Daiteita 

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Haru wo Daiteita
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Haru wo Daiteita

Aired: 2005 | Studio: Trinet Entertainment

Tells the romance between porn stars in entertainment.
Katou who believes that he has feelings for Iwaki when they are together must accept that his co-worker, Iwaki is in denial at the feeling that he has fallen in love.
As time went on, several gay actors returned to this country to star with Katou.
This is where the conflict began and because of this conflict, eventually the two knew how their feelings towards each other.

16. Hey, Class President!  

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Hey, Class President!
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Hey, Class President!

Aired: 2009 | Studio: Prime Time

Describing love during high school in student council. It revolves around the character of Chiga who is the vice president and always tries his best to protect the student council president from getting into trouble, but in the end he is attracted to the power and strength of the student council president. He finds this impossible to accept because Chiga is a smart individual, but he has been swayed by the power of the president who in fact is a simple person.

15. Koisuru Boukun

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Koisuru Boukun
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Koisuru Boukun

Aired: 2010 | Studio: Prime Time

The story of this series begins with Tetsuhiro Morinaga who falls in love with his senior, Souichi Tatsumi. Then he mustered up the courage and managed to confess his feelings to the senior, but the results he received turned out to be revealing the fact that Tatsumi is an arrogant, outspoken, and selfish homophobe.

After knowing this, instead of eliminating his one-sided love, Tetsuhiro still fell in love with him.

Until one day there was an unfortunate accident that caused both of them to be involved with aphrodisiac drugs which then made them both united and of course for Tatsumi it was against the will of his preference.
The experience led them to the effect that brought changes to the lives of both.
Either that in the end managed to unite them or even separate them.

14. Gravitation

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Gravitation
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Gravitation

Aired: 2000 | Studio: Deen

The anime tells of the struggle of Shuichi and his bandmates to become Japanese music stars, who then face difficulties when he has not managed to finish the song lyrics even though the time frame is close.

It is because Shuichi who is in charge of writing the lyrics feels a lack of inspiration. Hiro then suggested to Shuichi to find a girlfriend because who knows this will inspire him to write song lyrics.

When Shuichi was crossing the park late at night, accidentally the lyrics he was working on flew and fell on a stranger’s shoe. Then he finds out that the stranger is Eiri Yuki who is a famous novelist in this country.
Shuichi is very annoyed when Yuki loudly says that he has no talent. After Shuichi finishes the song and is frustrated, he tries with determination to confront Yuki and prove that he is talented.

But in the end it will be revealed whether Shuichi’s motivation has been based on anger or has he fallen in love with Yuki?

13. Finder No Hyouteki (Viewfinder)

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Viewfinder
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Viewfinder

Aired: 2012 | Studio: ANiMix Project

Akihito Takaba is a young freelance photographer and is twenty-one years old and is enthusiastic about his work trying to catch the golden fish for his career.
Then he managed to capture the photo of Ryuichi Asami who is known as a crime lord. Because of this, Takaba was kidnapped and raped by Asami.

Since that incident, they started a relationship because they felt attracted to each other.
On the other hand, there is the character of Liu Fei Long who is the China boss and forever rival of Asami. He has a personal grudge for blaming Asami for his father’s death.
Until Liu Fei Long is attracted to Takaba and he looks for a way to successfully take revenge on Asami

12. Okane ga Nai

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Okane ga Nai
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Okane ga Nai

Aired: 2007 | Studio: Lilix

Tells the story of Ayase who w

Tells the story of Ayase who was 18 years old at that time and lived with Tetsuo, a cousin who was the only family he had. It turns out that Tetsuo betrayed him even deliberately and had the nerve to sell Ayase at the auction then give it to the highest bidder so that he could get a lot of money to pay off his debt.

The highest bidder at the auction was Somuku Kanou is a rich moneylender, although he was arrogant but he was willing to buy Ayase for 1.2 billion.
Kanou actually knew Ayase and the relationship between them in the past, but unfortunately Ayase couldn’t remember and even wondered why Kanou was willing to save him at such a great price.

The story continues to develop the relationship between these two characters as well as how their feelings begin to grow which cannot be replaced with any nominal.

11. Maiden Rose

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Maiden Rose
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Maiden Rose

Aired: 2009 | Studio: Prime Time

Tells the story of two soldiers who come from warring countries and are instead bound by promises as master and servant. Taki Reizen is a great commander who is dedicated to the safety of his nation, is a handsome character but has a rough and fierce temperament.
Taki is supported by Klaus van Wolf, a man who is firm but willing to help in any situation.

10. Sensitive Pornograph

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Sensitive Pornograph
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Sensitive Pornograph

Aired: 2004 | Studio: Phoenix Entertainment

In this series there are two different romance stories.
The first part tells the romance between Seiji Yamada and Sono Hanasaki who is a mangaka. They are close because they have the same occupation. After getting to know each other, Seiji is surprised to find out that Sono is a man and ten years older than him. Their relationship continues to grow feelings of love, but conflicts begin to arise when Seiji discovers the story of Sono’s past.

While the second part of the story tells the romance between Koji Ueno who works as a part-time pet sitter who is being hired to take care of a rabbit named Aki.
When he headed to the location where Aki was, he was surprised to find there was only a man tied up in the closet and no rabbits there. Then Aki tells that they are both in danger and the way for them to be free safely is to have sex.

9. Loveless 

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Loveless
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Loveless

Aired: 2005 | Studio: J.C. Staff

This anime presents a loveless world setting where everyone has ears and a tail like a cat. In order for the ears and tail to disappear, the person must make love.
The story then revolves around the life of 12-year-old Ritsuka Aoyagi who suffers with amnesia.

He experienced a bitter life because his brother had just been killed.
Later at school he was approached by Agatsuma Soubi who claimed to be close to his brother and was willing to help him investigate the truth.
In the mission of finding the truth, the relationship between the two children is even closer than they imagined.

8. The Titan’s Bride

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: The Titan's Bride
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: The Titan’s Bride

Aired: 2020 | Studio: Hokiboshi

Kouichi Mizuki is a basketball athlete who is handsome and has a tall body. He is currently preparing to enter his college.

Until one day he suddenly disappeared from his bedroom and in the blink of an eye he found himself transported into a spacious room.
He felt confused and strange because he knew that there was a man and woman with a giant body staring at him. The giant man turned out to be Prince Caius Lao Bistail who suddenly explained that Kouichi was summoned because he was his bride.

Kouichi was very surprised because this did not make sense to him, then he asked that he be returned to the house where his friends and family were. But Caius didn’t accept this easily so Kouichi was given a month to think about it before making a decision to become his bride or return to his normal life.

Which decision will Kouichi choose for his life?

7. Papa datte, shitai

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Papa datte, shitai
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Papa datte, shitai

Aired: 2019 | Studio: Magic Bus

Asumi Kouya who is a college student and wants to have additional income. Then he did a part-time job as a housemaid because he has a talent for cooking and cleaning the house.

Keiichi Naruse, a single father who becomes Asumi’s employer, has a handsome face, often causing problems with his previous workers.
Naruse has a son named Ichika and having a lot of work to do so he doesn’t have much time for himself.

Being a part-time housemaid, Ayumi realizes that a single father is also frustrated when he finds a collection of adult videos in Naruse’s room when he cleans it.
Even though Naruse is also a male, Asumi then realizes that he is attracted to the face and personality of his boss.
Because of an agreement between the two, their relationship began to find a development.

6. Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu

Aired: 2018 | Studio: Clover Works

The title of the sexiest man of the year has been given to Takato Saijou for five consecutive years. He is an actor who has 20 years of experience and has a very appealing face.

However, the record fell when Junta Azumaya, who is a newcomer actor, snatched the spotlight that usually belongs to Takato.

The enmity between them then starts unconsciously and culminates when the Junta catches Takato who is drunk and ruins his own good reputation.

When Takato asked what cost Junta wanted him to keep his mouth shut about the incident, he was even more surprised, because Junta wanted the payment in the form of things that only could be done in bed.

5. Hybrid Child

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Hybrid Child
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Hybrid Child

Aired: 2015 | Studio: Deen

This anime presents a setting when the warrior era was still around, and tells the story of a Kuroda craftsman who creates dolls that can live like humans. These creatures are a reflection of the love shown so that they need love in order to survive.

The story that is told in this anime is divided into three short stories and is quite pitiful, because it describes the relationship between humans and hybrid children. And how the owner struggles to maintain the hybrid child.

4. Doukyuusei

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Doukyuusei
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Doukyuusei

Aired: 2016 | Studio: A-1 Pictures

This is one of the yaoi genre anime that carries a love story during high school, this series is one of the best choice that must be followed. Tells the story of Rihito Sajou who is the smartest student in the class and Kusakabe Hikaru who is a member of a band.

At first Kusakabe thought Rihito was not interested in music, let alone festival songs at school because he had never seen him sing.
But at one point, Kusakabe found Rihito singing alone in class.

From there Kusakabe felt interested and started a conversation between them.
As time goes by, Kusakabe realizes his feelings and confesses his feelings to Rihito

3. Love Stage! 

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Love Stage
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Love Stage

Aired: 2014 | Studio: J.C Staff

Tells the story of Sena Izumi who was born into a famous family because all of his family members are great people in the entertainment world. However, Izumi’s only experience entering the entertainment world was being a magazine model when he was little, it was because he wanted to be a mangaka not a celebrity like his family members.

Ten years have passed and Izumi gets an offer to become a magazine model for the special decade anniversary issue. This opportunity brings Izumi back with Ryouma Ichijou who has become a popular actor and it turns out that he has had a special feeling since the first time they met!
However, misunderstandings continue to occur because Ryouma always thinks that Izumi is a girl because of his feminine appearance.
Until one day Ryouma realized that Izumi was a man but that feeling didn’t go away either.
Will gender be a barrier to love between the famous actor and the child of the showbiz family?

2. Sekai ichi Hatsukoi

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Sekai ichi Hatsukoi
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Sekai ichi Hatsukoi

Aired: 2011 | Studio: Deen

Ritsu, who wants to prove that he can also be a successful person, moves from a job at his father’s company to Marukawa Publishing.
But it turns out that he was placed in the position of a beginner manga editor who had high pressure due to fighting with deadlines. Then he was introduced to the famous editor-in-chief Masamune Takano.

Their introduction surprised him because Takano was Ritsu’s high school love and the person who made him not dare to fall in love again.
Because of their professionalism in their work, they work together and meet again, which then motivates Takano to get Ritsu to say love to him again!

1. Junjou Romantica 

21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Junjou Romantica
21 Best Yaoi Anime Chosen by the Fans: Junjou Romantica

Aired: 2008 | Studio: Deen

There are three romance stories in this anime series.
The first is a relationship between a student who is in a relationship with a famous novelist.
The second story depicts the passionate but complicated relationship between a professor and a pediatrician.
While the last story tells how the obsessive romance between an eighteen-year-old man and a professor.
This anime is ranked number one because it manages to present more than one story and has a well-built conflict in every relationship.

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