Shounen Ai

Shōnen ai (少年愛, lit. 'boy's love') is a shōjo manga subgenre that focused on love stories between boys. This term was used in the '70 for the works of manga artists like Keiko Takemiya and Moto Hagio. The term was later included in the broad meaning of the most recent term used in Japan, Boys'Love.

In the present, the term shōnen ai is used by many Western readers to refer to manga works that focus on the more platonic and romantic aspects of homosexual relationships between male characters, opposed to the ones focusing on the physical side, called yaoi.
Both terms, shōnen ai and yaoi, have a di

I Hear the Sunspot: Theory of Happiness
こいものがたり 1 [Koimonogatari 1] (Koimonogatari, #1)
君は夏のなか [Kimi wa Natsu no Naka]
こいにもならない。 [Koi ni mo Naranai.]
佐々木と宮野 1 [Sasaki to Miyano 1]
ひとりじめマイヒーロー: 4 [Hitorijime My Hero 4] (Hitorijime My Hero, #4)
星だけが知ってる [Hoshi Dake ga Shitteru]
佐々木と宮野 3 [Sasaki to Miyano 3]
君と夏のなか [Kimi to Natsu no Naka]
世界一初恋 ~小野寺律の場合11~
佐々木と宮野 2 [Sasaki to Miyano 2]
からめるハニー [Caramel Honey]
To Take an Enemy's Heart Volume 3
Blue Lust 1 (Blue Lust, #1)
ラブラド・レッセンス [Labradorescence]
Seven Days: Monday → Thursday (Seven Days, #1)
Loveless, Volume 01
セブンデイズ Friday → Sunday
Gravitation, Volume 01
Legal Drug, Volume 01
I Hear the Sunspot
Legal Drug, Volume 02
Let Dai, Volume 01
Junjo Romantica, Volume 01
Only the Ring Finger Knows
Silver Diamond, Volume 01: Silver Seed
Totally Captivated, Volume 1 (Totally Captivated #1)
Demon Diary, Volume 01
Eerie Queerie!, Volume 1 (Eerie Queerie!, #1)
No. 6: The Manga, Volume 01 (No. 6: The Manga, #1)
魔道祖师 [Mo Dao Zu Shi] by 墨香铜臭天官赐福 [Tiān Guān Cì Fú] by Mò Xiāng TóngxiùQuickly Wear the Face of the Devil by 风流书呆镇魂 [Guardian] by priest人渣反派自救系统 by 墨香铜臭
Chinese BL or Danmei Novels
254 books — 117 voters
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Yaoi / Shounen Ai / BL Manga
646 books — 691 voters

Twittering Birds Never Fly, Vol.1 by Kou YonedaIn These Words, Volume 1 by Kichiku NekoUNDER GRAND HOTEL アンダーグランドホテル by Mika SadahiroStarfighter Chapter 1 by Hamlet MachineACID TOWN by Kyuugou
Dark Themed Yaoi or M/M Graphic Novels
120 books — 149 voters
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 by Bisco HatoriHana-Kimi by Hisaya NakajoPrincess Jellyfish, Tome 1 by Akiko HigashimuraTenshi Ja Nai!! (I'm No Angel), Vol. 1 by Takako ShigematsuAngel Diary, Vol. 01 by Kara
Gender-Bender Manga/Manhwa
50 books — 30 voters

I love him as well. It's the same kind of love. But I can't say it. I won't be able to say it.
Tohru Tagura

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