Yaoi

Yaoi (やおい, yaoi) is a genre of Japanese fictional works that focus on homosexual relationships (both romantic and erotic) between male characters.
Yaoi is usually created by female authors and aimed at a female audience.
The term is mainly used for derivative and parody works made and published by dōjin circles.

In the last decade, the word was used less and less, and substituted with Boys' Love.
It is to be noted that Boys' Love is more specifically used for original works published by commercial publishing companies.


In the Western perception, the use of the term is different from the Japanese
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I Think Our Son Is Gay 01
佐々木と宮野 2 [Sasaki to Miyano 2] (Sasaki and Miyano, #2)
佐々木と宮野 1 [Sasaki to Miyano 1] (Sasaki and Miyano, #1)
佐々木と宮野 3 [Sasaki to Miyano 3] (Sasaki and Miyano, #3)
同棲ヤンキー 赤松セブン 1 [Dousei Yankee Akamatsu Seven 1] (Bad Boys, Happy Home, #1)
Boy meets Maria
うちの息子はたぶんゲイ 2 (Uchi no musuko wa tabun gay, #2)
BL Metamorphosis, Vol. 1
MADK 2
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君には届かない。 2 [Kimi ni wa Todokanai. 2] (I Cannot Reach You, #2)
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The Vampire and His Pleasant Companions, Vol. 2
Junjo Romantica, Volume 01
Finder, Vol. 1: Target in the Finder
The Crimson Spell, Volume 1 (Crimson Spell, #1)
Totally Captivated, Volume 1 (Totally Captivated #1)
テンカウント 1 [Ten Count 1]
The Tyrant Falls in Love, Volume 1
No Touching At All
Finder, Volume 2: Cage in the Finder
Junjo Romantica, Volume 02
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Die Story von Ritsu Onodera 1
Finder, Volume 3: One Wing in the Finder
The Crimson Spell, Volume 2 (Crimson Spell, #2)
テンカウント 2 [Ten Count 2]
Seven Days: Monday → Thursday (Seven Days, #1)
Junjo Romantica, Volume 03
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Favorite Yaoi with Doctors
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The Crimson Spell, Volume 1 by Ayano Yamane神さまの言うとおり [Kami-sama no Iutoori] by Yuu Moegiコヨーテ Ⅰ by Ranmaru ZariaDevil X Devil by Sachiyo SawauchiMADK, Vol. 1 by Ryo Suzuri
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