Yaoi Anime: Top 50+ Yaoi Anime | Gay Anime

This list covers the best 50 yaoi anime shows for you to watch and enjoy. If you are new to the genre of yaoi anime, it can be defined as the male equivalent of yuri anime, that is to say it focuses on guy-on-guy stories and scenes. Yaoi anime by it’s name means the target audience for these shows are girls, but that doesn’t made you won’t also enjoy them if you’re male. Many shows on this list intersect with different sub-genres depending on the characteristics of their storyline and what kind content is shown on the scenes. Some of the famous shows in the yaoi category are Junjou Romantica and Doukyuusei. To find out what anime fans think are the greatest yaoi anime of all time, you can scroll down the list and start watching to find out which ones you personally like the best.

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    Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi Season 2

    Ritsu Onodera, a literary editor, resigns from his father’s publishing company, due to his coworkers’ jealousy toward his success, claiming that he is simply riding his father’s coattails. He applies for a position at Marukawa…

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    Hitorijime My Hero

    Masahiro Setagawa has stopped believing in heroes as he believes that heroes do not truly exist, especially since he has been getting into a lot of trouble. He’s been coerced into joining a gang and is often bullied and used as a gopher boy.…

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    Super Lovers

    Haru Kaido goes to visit Canada and spend his summer vacation in the woodland house of his strict, strong-willed mother Haruko who purposely fools her son into believing that she’s on “the verge of death” only to burden him with…

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    Doukyuusei

    v There was an OVA series made from Dōkyūsei, which was originally a 45-minute one-shot, but the original release was expanded into two half-hour episodes, with two more episodes added, for a total four. The first two episodes were released as End…

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    Tyrant Falls in Love

    The story picks up on Morinaga and Souichi’s story where Challengers left off. Tetsuhiro Morinaga is a university student with a four-year-old crush on his senpai, Souichi Tatsumi, whom he assists with his research projects. In Challengers,…

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    Hybrid Child

    The Hybrid Child is an amazing android that can grow if it is lavished with enough love and care from its owner. Neither fully machine nor fully human, the various Hybrid Child models develop strong emotional bonds with their owners. This volume…

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    Hey, Class President!

    This story centers on two high school students, Kokusai and Chiga. It comes in a manga form, where it extends a few chapters and also exists in a shorter anime form where it extends for only two episodes. The story is a romance between both of the…

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    Kirepapa

    Chisato is a beautiful 35-year-old writer, who looks like 18, and the father of Riju, a cute 15-year-old boy. Chisato’s hobby is to drive away all of Riju’s friends because he thinks they want to corrupt his precious child, so he shows…

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    Ikoku Irokoi Romantan

    A Foreign Love Affair is about Ranmaru, the son of a yakuza mob. He marries yakuza daughter Kaoru on an Italian cruise ship. Because they are Japanese, they are the center of attention on the boat. On their wedding night, the couple fight, and Kaoru…

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    Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

    Sakurai Yuki is a teenager with a mysterious power. He was abandoned at birth near the Asahi orphanage. Because of that event, Yuki strives for independence. He hates being a burden to anyone near him, but at the same time, he is afraid of being…

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    Finder

    Twenty-three-year-old Akihito Takaba (Takaba Akihito) is a young freelance photographer who takes pride in his work and seeks to get a major “scoop“. After he takes photographs of the business dealings of crime lord Ryuichi Asami (Asami…

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    Love Pistols

    Love Pistols is a Japanese yaoimanga series written and illustrated by Tarako Kotobuki. The English release was renamed from the original Japanese title “Sex Pistols” to “avoid any legal trouble” with the English punk rock…

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    DRAMAtical Murder

    Dramatical Murder (Doramatikaru Mādā, stylized as DRAMAtical Murder) is a Japanese BL visual novel developed and published by Nitro+chiral. It was originally released on March 23, 2012 for Windows PCs as a first press edition, with a regular…

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    Sensitive Pornograph

    The story begins with Seiji Yamada (Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura), a young shōnen manga artist, who develops an affair with a fellow manga artist, who writes hentai, named Sono Hanasaki (Voiced by: Kishou Taniyama), who is also his favorite artist.…

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    Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita

    They say look before you leap and make sure you can swim before you go in the deep water, but when a picture of his late grandfather falls into the ocean, Shima jumps in after it without thinking. Nearly drowning as a result, he is instead saved by…

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    Ai no Kusabi

    Ai no Kusabi is a Japanese novel written by Rieko Yoshihara. Originally serialized in the yaoi magazine Shousetsu June between December 1986 and October 1987, the story was collected into a hardbound novel that was released in Japan in 1990. This…

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    Maiden Rose

    Klaus von Wolfstadt met Taki Reizen in 1918. Klaus and his family (parents, brother and sister) visited the Far Eastern country to attend the coronation ceremony. After having gotten lost in the gardens surrounding the area, he stumbled upon a young…

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    Loveless

    In his first day at his new school, a then twelve-year-old Ritsuka Aoyagi meets a mysterious twenty-year-old male named Soubi Agatsuma. Soubi claims to be a good friend of Ritsuka’s brother, Seimei, who was murdered 2 years earlier. Upon the…

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    Togainu no Chi

    After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo,…

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    Papa to Kiss in the Dark

    Mira is a freshman who, in the first scene of the OVA, is going to his first day at High School. He is in love with his father, Kyōsuke Munakata, and the two of them are involved both in a romantic and sexual relationship. He is confused by this…

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    Okane ga Nai!

    Eighteen year old, Yukiya Ayase is a college student. His cousin Tetsuo Ishii betrays and sells him in an auction to the highest bidder to settle his heavy debts. Ayase is bought by Somuku Kanou for 120 million yen. The reason Kanou does this is…

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    Gravitation: Lyrics of Love

    The story surrounds an aspiring singer, Shuichi Shindou, and his band, Bad Luck (formed with his best friend Hiroshi Nakano, who is on guitar). Shuichi wants to become Japan’s next big star, and follow in the footsteps of the famous idol…

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    Close the Last Door

    After being best man at his best friend’s (Saitou Toshihisa) wedding, Nagai Atsushi realizes that he might never be with the man he loves, Saitou. Nagai, drowning in his sorrows and hatred for the new bride then meets Honda Kenzou, another…

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    Suk na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shou ga Na !!!!

    High-school student Sora Hashiba was hospitalized after falling from the fourth floor of the school building. On his first night back in the dormitory, he wakes to find a strange boy addressing him by the name “Yoru”. The stranger…

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    Fake

    Randy “Ryo” Maclean, a half-Japanese cop, is new to the 27th Precinct in New York, and he is partnered with Dee Laytner, an American with an overconfident attitude. Dee has a great amount of romantic interest in Ryo, but Ryo isn’t…

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    Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter

    Life reflects art for Iwaki and Katou, two adult film stars who are considering retirement from their sordid careers. However, when they’re invited to audition for a new erotic film, they realize that this may be their last chance to achieve…

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    This Boy Can Fight Aliens!

    When aliens suddenly invade the world, Earth seems to be fighting a losing battle until Arikawa, one of the defense command staff, accidentally discovers a young man lying on a hill. Tests soon prove the impossible: this one teenager, Kakashi, has…

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    Monochrome Factor

    The story revolves around the high school student Akira Nikaido, a typical slacker living a normal life. That is, until he meets the mysterious Shirogane, a man who suddenly appears and tells him that they have a destiny together. When Akira hears…

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    Mirage of Blaze

    Takaya Ougi, a high school student, wants nothing more than to protect his best friend Yuzuru Narita and live a normal life. That is, until Nobutsuna Naoe, an intense and charismatic man, informs Takaya that he is in fact the reincarnation of Lord…

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    Bronze: Zetsuai Since 1989

    Kōji Nanjō is one of the most successful rock stars in Japan, with his hauntingly beautiful voice and very attractive features. But beneath all the fame and glamour, he is a damaged and hurt young man who has absolutely no happiness or interest in…

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    Merman in My Tub

    The four-panel manga begins with Tatsumi, a high-school boy who lives by himself. Then, a devastatingly handsome merman named Wakasa moves into the bathtub in Tatsumi’s home. Wakasa is a bit self-centered but cute, while Tatsumi is cool but a…

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    Kyo Kara Maoh!

    While on his way home from school, Yuri Shibuya sees his classmate, Ken Murata, being harassed by bullies. When Yuri intervenes, Murata runs away, and Yuri becomes their new target. They force him into the girls’ bathroom and shove his face…

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    Lesson XX

    The story of Lesson XX has a sweet feel to it. It revolves around two boys, Shizuka and Sakura who are friends at a coed boarding school. One day, Shizuka happens to notice Sakura’s sheer beauty when he dives in to take a hit from a baseball.…

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    Enzai: Falsely Accused

    The story is set in post-revolutionary France in early 19th-century. Although the specific date is never given, Napoleon Bonaparte is still in power. One character remarks that it is several years before the 20th anniversary of the French…

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    Fujimi Orchestra

    Fujimi Orchestra is primarily about Tonoin and Morimura’s romance, but also follows their musical careers. After being berated by Tonoin time and again, Morimura says he wants to quit the orchestra. To prevent this, Tonoin steals his violin…

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    Level C

    Mizuki Shinohara is a male teenage fashion model who lives on his own in a very nice apartment and is still in high school. An adult business man named Kazuomi Honjou had just broke up with his girlfriend and had been kicked out of her house leaving…

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    Seikimatsu Darling

    Ogata, a nice and hardworking man, has only one problem… His love for Takasugi, another man. But by telling Takasugi about his feelings, the problem should be gone. Yet another problem arises: Takasugi believes their feelings are too alike and…

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    Angels’ Feather

    It begins when Hamura Shou comes to Yuusei Academy, from there it branches out into the truth behind his past, and his twin brother, Kai’s as well (though they both have the same name, they are referenced differently). It also portrays…

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    Earthian

    For thousands of years angels have observed the behavior of humans from their homeland Eden. They are disgusted with humans for how they treat their planet and how they treat each other. It is decided that the humans should be wiped out. However, to…

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    I Shall Never Return

    I Shall Never Return is a yaoi manga series by Kazuna Uchida. The first volume was published in Japan in October 1992 by Shufu-to-Seikatsu Sha. It spanned six volumes until its conclusion in September 1996. Ohzora Publishing reprinted the volumes…

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    Kaze to Ki no Uta

    Dealing both with lighter subjects of adolescence and coming of age and with darker themes such as racism, homophobia, pedophilia, rape, and drug abuse, Kaze recounts the personal histories of and relationship between two students, Serge Battour and…

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    Saint Beast

    The seal which was used to imprison the 2 fallen angels, Kirin no Judas and Houou no Luca, is broken and the two decide to get their revenge on God by getting rid of Heaven that had once been their home and create the true paradise which is Hell.…

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    Legend of Duo

    Legend of DUO (Legends of the duo) is a Television Saitama, which had been broadcast in AT-X and anime heaven. The airtime of the show was 5 min. per episode, lasting for 12 episodes in total. The series is about an hour long.

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    Gakuen Heaven

    Keita Itō, an average high school boy, is surprised to find out that he’s been accepted into the elite and prestigious boarding school, Bell Liberty Academy (Beru Jiyū Gakuen) Unnerved by the mystery, he’s further distracted by the…

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    Tiger & Bunny

    The series takes place in “NC 1978” in a fictional, re-imagined version of New York City called Stern Bild City, where 45 years before, superpowered individuals known as “NEXT” (an acronym standing for Noted Entities with…

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    Vassalord

    Vampires Charles J. Chrishunds (Charley) and Johnny Rayflo have a strange relationship. Charley is a cyborg vampire mix, and a vampire hunter for the Vatican, while his master Johnny enjoys a playboy lifestyle. While fighting crimes involving…

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    Free! Iwatobi Swim Club

    Free! Iwatobi Swim Club is set in the town of Iwatobi, Japan, which is based on Iwami, Tottori.[2][3] The story is centered on high school student Haruka Nanase, a former competitive swimmer. After encountering his childhood rival,…

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    Yuri!!! On ICE

    After a crushing defeat in the Grand Prix Final and other competition losses, 23-year-old Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about skating and puts his career on hold; returning to his hometown of Hasetsu…

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    Banana Fish

    Banana Fish is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akimi Yoshida. Serialized in Shōjo Comic from 1985 to 1994 and adapted into an anime television series in 2018, the series follows Ash Lynx, a…

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    Kizuna Encounter

    One year ago, King Leo had made and held the Battle of the Beast God tournament in order to see who was worthy enough to challenge and fight against him from within their own given time and opportunity. Nine fighters had entered the tournament upon…

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    No. 6

    The story takes place in a dystopian city known as “No.6”. Shion, a boy raised in the elite and privileged environment of his home, gives shelter to another boy, who only gives his name as “Nezumi” (or…

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    Infinite Stratos

    In the near future, a Japanese scientist creates a powerful high-tech exoskeleton called “Infinite Stratos” (IS). Possessing technology and combat capabilities far surpassing that of any other arms system, the IS threatens to destabilize…

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    Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance

    Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance Hepburn: Junjō Romanchika, lit. “Pure-Hearted Romantica”), stylized as Junjo Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on four storylines: the main couple, which…

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    Lovestage

    Love Stage!! is a Japanese yaoimanga series written by Eiki Eiki and illustrated by Taishi Zaō. It began serialization in the July 2010 issue of Kadokawa Shoten‘s Asuka Ciel magazine. The manga is licensed in North America by…

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    Junjō Romantica

    Junjo Romantica: Pure RomanceHepburn: Junjō Romanchika, lit. “Pure-Hearted Romantica”), stylized as Junjo Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on four storylines: the main couple, which…

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    Seraph of the End

    In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a “human-made” virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children under the age of thirteen untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of…

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    Ouran High School Host Club

    Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran Academy, a fictitious high school for rich kids located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the abandoned Third Music Room, a…

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    Black Butler

    Black ButlerCiel Phantomhive, a thirteen-year-old boy (as of chapter 14) head of the Phantomhive household, an aristocratic family known as the Queen’s Guarddog. He is tasked with solving crimes in London’s underworld. Ciel has formed a…

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