What are the best yaoi manga?

Looking for the best yaoi manga to read next? We've come up with a list of must-read yaoi manga that features homoerotic themes and boys love. Check out these titles and see if these suit your interest! Familiar with some? Feel free to upvote your favorites for this genre!

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    #1JUNJO ROMANTICA (Vol. 1)

    JUNJO ROMANTICA (Vol. 1)
    The first volume of the JUNJO Romantica series features two different pairings, Misaki/Usami and Hiroki/Nowaki. Even though they have some connections between them, they only have eyes for each other.


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    Víctor Escobedo
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This is a great book, usually difficult to find in English. What's great about it is how it traverses a great many emotional states. It is romantic, but also very funny. That said, there are some sad bits as well. It all works, and the reader is drawn into the carefully molded characters. "
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    #2CUT

    CUT
    Chiaki Sakaguchi is a very popular high school student with a secret hidden in his heart, which doesn't give him much freedom to be who he really is. The only person able to unveil his true identity is his classmate.
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    Jessica Qiu
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Very nice book on manga. I decided to give it a try as I don't often read this genre. I found the characters well written and with depth. They were very believable in their situations and relationships to others. Both characters must try to overcome their issues and deal with them. A very emotional book. Not for young readers though. "
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    #3The Crimson Spell (Vol. 1)

    The Crimson Spell (Vol. 1)
    After wielding the sword of his family, Prince Bald has turned into a demonic monster. Looking for help, he goes to see the Havi, a handsome magician that will follow him on his journey to save himself.




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    Andrew Crawford
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is probably my favorite yaoi manga because it's both sexy and it actually has a really interesting plot. I like seeing how Bald and Havi interact both as human and how things change(in a good way) when Bald is the beast. Their relationship develops smoothly and to top it off the intimate parts are intense. I admit, sometimes it even makes me blush. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Boku no Pico is one of the most controversial anime series of all time? It falls under the Yaoi genre, also known as boys' love (BL), which features a relationship of two males. It is also categorized as Shotacon, which is about a relationship between an adult man and a young boy. This is where the controversy comes in. It sparked outrage from people who view this as a child pornography and pedophilia. Due to the fact, it has very little plot, no character development and a typical example of a hentai anime. This anime centers on a 10-year-old boy named Pico and his sexual encounters. Yes, a lot of you might cringe about that but there is so much more to it. Although Boku no Pico falls under the Yaoi genre, it is not one of the best Yaoi manga. Why? Because it is a Shotacon OVA series, it is not a manga. But it has a one-shot manga chapter released.

If you are interested to read Yaoi manga, there are many stories to check out from Loveless and Crimson Spell. These stories are usually focused on the high school years. It usually has happy endings and gives a feeling of romance and sexual tension. Although, the best BL manga out there might not leave your heart aching it will be emotionally satisfying for you. 

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    #4Boy Princess (Vol. 1)

    Boy Princess (Vol. 1)
    After a bride escapes home before getting married, her family decides to dress up their young son as a female and get him married in her place. Everything turns around when the groom doesn't seem to care about his bride being a man.
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    #5Only the Ring Finger Knows

    Only the Ring Finger Knows
    The Fuiji's school has a cute tradition that has been there for a long time: every couple has to wear matching rings. Despite being single, Wataru decides to wear one, and he eventually finds out that it matches with the one that Kazuki.


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    Joshua Anderson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Yaoi manga is manga that deals with romantic relationships between gay male characters. Looking at the Amazon listing for this title, it seems as though this is a well-received title that fits in this particular genre of manga."
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    #6Love Pistols (Vol. 1)

    Love Pistols (Vol. 1)

    After an accident riding his bike, Norio is able to see zoomans, humans who are able to adopt animal forms. The crash also messed up his pheromones, which will get the attention of every beast from the school. 

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    Harry Moore
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "It was given to me as a gag gift, but content aside, it's really well drawn, and the story, while WAY out there, is really imaginative, and I'd imagine that someone that has this interest would enjoy this a lot. So, not bad, but not for me."
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    #7No Touching At All

    No Touching At All
    The first time that Shima saw his boss Togawa was in the elevator. Sharing a painful past, they both start getting along together very well, and soon their relationship will be beyond professional limits.
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    Kai Long
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "While I'm not a fan of Yaoi manga, No Touching At All has an interesting premise. If you want a love story between a man and his boss, which is also male, you might be interested in No Touching At All."
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    #8Love Mode (Vol. 1)

    Love Mode (Vol. 1)

    The first book of the Love Series focuses on the lives of everyone who visits the Blue Boy club, an exclusive and sophisticated male dating club where lots of characters will find love. The author of this manga is Yuki Shimizu.

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    Diana Rogers
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Maaan, this was so cute for me! Idk, I didn't expect to like it this much but I would now like to read the rest of the series 😍"
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    #9Private Teacher (Vol. 1)

    Private Teacher (Vol. 1)

    After having some problems with school, Rintarou decided to take private classes with Kaede. But Rintarou's bad grades didn't stop, so Kaede decided to punish him, in a naughty way that opened Rintarou's eyes about his private teacher.

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    Brenda Morales
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This is an excellent yaoi manga read. The story keeps you involved and does not get boring."
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    #10Kami-sama no Iutoori

    Kami-sama no Iutoori

    Kami-sama no Iutoori is a yaoi manga written and illustrated by Yuu MoegiKami-sama no Iutoori
    was published on December 19, 2015 by Core Magazine. It was originally serialized in Drap.

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    Tang Zhou
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you're into yaoi manga, then Kami-sama no lutoori might pique your interest. Each chapter isn't very long, but I enjoyed the illustrations and the relationship between the two main characters."
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    #11Totally Captivated

    Totally Captivated
    Totally Captivated is a Boys Love series of Hajin Yoo. It was first released in 2005. It features characters Ewon Jung, Mookyul Eun, and Jiho Shin. The story is about Ewon cheating on Jiho and Jiho asking Moonkyul to be a servant on his office.
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    Frank Chavez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The fan translation of this book doesn't compare at all. This rendition is so much better! I've read the entire series and love it more and more everytime I read it. The most appealing thing about the book is the art. If you are into manga, you will love Totally Captivated. It's a wonderful book with a great story."
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    #12Yellow: Omnibus Edition (Vol. 1)

    Yellow: Omnibus Edition (Vol. 1)

    Taki and Goh is the ultimate duo, as they share everything: they live in the same apartment, work together as drug dealers and more day-to-day activities. But this is not enough for Goh, who wants another kind of relationship with Taki. 

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    Jason Cooper
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I have been a fan of manga for the longest time. Lately, I have been getting into Yaoi mangas so I decided to look for the best ones to read. The best one I have read so far was Yellow: Omnibus Edition (Vol. 1). "
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    #13Only Serious About You

    Only Serious About You

    Only Serious About You is a yaoi manga written by Asou Kai. Only Serious About You was published by Digital Manga Publishing on November 15, 2011. It is the love story between an single father and a businessman.

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    Kyle Harris
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "My wife is in to yaoi manga, so i thought it would be a good idea to surprise her with a book. I bought Only Serious About You by Kai Asou. She loved the book and recommended it to all of her friends."
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    #14Mayonaka no Oyatsu

    Mayonaka no Oyatsu

    Mayonaka no Oyatsu by Neko Kanda is a sequential art manga on an incestuous relationship between an uncle and his nephew. This story can be likened to a love knows no boundaries.

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    Amy Wong
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Ok so this is just an odd series even for Manga fans, I was not impressed with the strangeness at all and what is with the covers, they are just creepy!!"
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    #15Koi Nanka Shitakunai

    Koi Nanka Shitakunai

    Koi Nanka Shitakunai - Kyou kara Kyoudai ni Nari by Kei Tsukimura is a sequential art manga on the incestuous relationship between a man and his stepbrother. This yaoi manga is another unrequited love story.

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    Judith Woods
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "I love the slow build of this manga, I especially loved the beginning of the story and it's definitely a great read 😍"
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    #16Loveless (Vol. 1)

    Loveless (Vol. 1)

    Loveless is a fantasy yaoi manga written and illustrated by Yun Kouga and translated by Ray Yoshimoto. It is the first volume of Loveless. Loveless was published on February 7, 2006 by TokyoPop.

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    Mildred Greene
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Loveless is an extremely confusing story and definitely not something you should read if you are new to manga. It took an effort for me to follow the story because it's all over the place. "
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    #17Nekoka Danshi No Shitsukekata

    Nekoka Danshi No Shitsukekata

    Nekoka Danshi No Shitsukekata 1 by Ayane Ukyou is a sequential manga art on humor and fantasy. The story revolves the contrasting childlike behavior and serious character of the two protagonists.

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    Sara Salazar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "There is not much to go on here if someone wants to choose a worthwhile product. Where did the blurb in the solution come from? From the link, all we can see is that it is volume 1 of a Japanese comic book series. There is no other description at all. If someone is a fan of manga, then maybe they just know about this book from other sources?"
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    #18Love Prism

    Love Prism

    Love Prism by Asami Tohjoh is an erotica sequential manga art about two brothers and another third party. This book involves a lot of incestuous illustrations such as piercings and toys.

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    Lisa Nichols
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Love Prism, with it's racy, kinky, and incestuous illustrations has a rather limited story line. This Manga Comic is sub par, leaving morr depth to be desired."
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    #19Recipe

    Recipe

    Recipe by Yuki Shimizu is a sequential art manga on the incestuous relationship between a model and his brother not by blood. The story similarly illustrates a love out of torture and manipulation.

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    Phillip Parker
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I think that, if you are a fan of yaoi manga, you probably know more or less what to expect going into "Recipe (Reshipi)." Yaoi manga is, more or less, a rather esoteric genre--one that is often stigmatized. With that being said, I read it with an open mind, and boy was I surprised! A classic tale of young romance with a beautiful plot that will surely play deeply into the emotions of any who might brave its pages."
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    #20Candy Color Paradox

    Candy Color Paradox

    Candy Color Paradox is a yaoi manga which is written and illustrated by Isaku Natsume. This was initially released in 2011. This narrates the story between a weekly magazine reporter and a photographer as their relationship evolves into something new.

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    Ralph Munoz
    Written on September 18, 2019
    "I've only got to finish Volume 1 and the romance between Onoe and Kaburagi is sooooo adorable!!!! this yaoi is the second I;ve read so far and didnt regret it!!!!"
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    #21Love Stage!!

    Love Stage!!

    Love Stage!! is a romantic comedy yaoi manga written by Eiki Eiki and illustrated by Taishi Zaō. This Japanese manga series was initially published in 2010. It was also adapted into an anime TV series in 2014.

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    Chao Yang
    Written on September 18, 2019
    "It does have a lot of volumes, up to 7 volumes, if I'm not mistaken. And having been able to read 5 volumes is a proof that this yaoi manga is indeed well written! the characters boys love is kinda cliche but there's' something unique with its plot that made me want to read more"
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    #22Beast & Feast

    Beast & Feast

    Beast & Feast is a dark shounen yaoi novel written by Norikazu Akira. This book is about Detective Kazuha and a yakuza member Hyoudou. It is first published in 2010 by Digital Manga Publishing. 

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    Fernando Cázares
    Written on September 18, 2019
    "I'm really into boys love ever since I finished reading Junjo Romantica. I browsed the web for other manga of this genre and beast and feast appeared in a lot of list including this one. Anyway, I started reading it there's not much anything exciting yet but i'm hoping that I would love it after finishing reading it!!!!"
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    #23Bouzu to Kumo

    Bouzu to Kumo

    Bouzu to Kumo is a fantasy yaoi manga written and illustrated by Haji. Bouzu to Kumo was published in 2015 by Printemps Shuppan. It was originally serialized in Canna Magazine.

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    Brian Bailey
    Written on September 18, 2019
    "not as good as other yaoi mangas I read but the faact that there are two couples in these manga is cool! I mean, most of the manga of this genre i've read only focus on one boys love... Just read and see for yourself but this fantasy romance boys love is recommendable!!"
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    #24Houkago no Love Call

    Houkago no Love Call

    Houkago no Love Call is a yaoi manga written by Kyo Kitazawa. Published on August 24, 2009, Houkago no Love Call is a collection of love stories between same-sex couples.

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    Helen Jia
    Written on September 18, 2019
    "The plot twist is unexpected.... hmm a teacher and a student's father? not really bad. Had fun reading this manga though."
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    #25Black Sun (Vol. 1)

    Black Sun (Vol. 1)
    Black Sun is a yaoi manga written and illustrated by Uki Ogasawara. Black Sun was published on November 25, 2008 by Digital Manga Publishing. It is the first volume in the Black Sun Series.
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    Bobby Andrews
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Black Sun (Vol. 1) is the best yaoi mangas for everyone"
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    #26Not Equal (Vol. 1)

    Not Equal (Vol. 1)

    Not Equal by Reibun Ike is a romance manga that relates to an incestuous relationship between family members. The story tells about a forbidden love between a father and his son.

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    Pamela Henry
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I don’t think that, Not Equal by Reibun Ike, which is about an incestuous relationship between family members and tells the story about a forbidden love between a father and his son, has the best yaoi mangas for everyone, because not everyone is interested in this subject. "
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    #27Pathos (Yaoi)

    Pathos (Yaoi)

    Pathos is a book by Mika Sadahiro that tells the story of A, K and J. A was raised by K and J who are immortal vampires. As A grows older, J becomes cold towards him and the reason is a mystery to A. 

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    Johnny Brooks
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a deep story with lots of details to follow. The visuals are very appealing and add to the immersion of the story. If manga comics are your thing, this is a must read."
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    #28Secret Moon (Yaoi)

    Secret Moon (Yaoi)

    Secret Moon is a book by Sira Gou that tells a story about Tomoe and Taichi. They will meet and Tomoe will be curious about Taichi's unique strength and fiery eyes.

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    Helen Lynch
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a great introduction to yaoi. The vampire and werewolf themes will be familiar to anyone who has watch shows like true blood. The writing is iffy, but the story is cute and a little sexy."
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    #29Familiar

    Familiar

    Familiar by Miu Ootsuki is a sequential art manga on incest relationship. The story revolves around an incestuous relationship and friends with benefits cycle among the acquaintances of Rhoyei and Nanao.

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    Jaime Camacho
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I thought that the main storyline in the manga was ridiculous and cliche. It was unbelievable even though you could predict what the characters would say in the situation. Overall it was a very annoying manga to read. The art is decent though. "
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    #30Ten Count

    Ten Count

    Ten Count is a Japanese manga which is written and illustrated by Rihito Takarai. This yaoi manga is scheduled to be adapted into an anime TV series in 2020. This narrates the story of how a corporate secretary gets attracted to his counselor.

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    Justin Hopkins
    Written on September 18, 2019
    "Rihito Takarai's Ten count is good if you're into mysophobia kind of story but this is not just about that, for me, it has an amazing plot and could be considered a page turner! Can't wait for how this is gonna be made an anime tv show!"
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    #31Vampire’s Portrait Volume 1 (Yaoi)

    Vampire’s Portrait Volume 1 (Yaoi)

    Vampire’s Portrait Volume 1 is a book by Hiroki Kusumoto that tells the story of Ru and Zain, a starving artist and a wealthy vampire. They will meet and something unusual will spark between them. 

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    Vivaan Jhadav
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Unfortunately I am unfamiliar with the concept of yaoi and cannot gain much in context from the link. My comment cannot be much value ."
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    #32Dekichatta Danshi

    Dekichatta Danshi

    Dekichatta Danshi is a yaoi manga written by Tsubaki Mikage. It was published by Libre Publishing. Dekichatta Danshi is about a gay couple who finds a baby left on their doorstep.

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    Christopher Davidson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Interesting story line with a gay couple finding a baby on their doorstep. A few twists and turns along the way make this a pleasant engaging read. "

Summary

Best What are the best yaoi manga
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JUNJO ROMANTICA (Vol. 1)Books 15 Paid
2CUT Books 15 Paid
3The Crimson Spell (Vol. 1)Books 13 Paid
4Boy Princess (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
5Only the Ring Finger Knows Books 12 Paid
6Love Pistols (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
7No Touching At All Books 12 Paid
8Love Mode (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
9Private Teacher (Vol. 1)Books 11 Paid
10Kami-sama no IutooriBooks 11 Paid
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