Yaoi / Shounen Ai / BL Manga

BL - Boys' love. This list is for those who enjoy seeing beautiful boys...with other beautiful boys. :) Manga (and maybe manhwa) only. Please don't add webcomics.

Volume ONEs only, please. This is meant to serve as a directory for discovery of new works/series, not for remembering which volume you really loved.
1

by
4.36 avg rating — 9,700 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
4.34 avg rating — 4,325 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
4.29 avg rating — 3,611 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
4.29 avg rating — 4,455 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
3.90 avg rating — 11,137 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
4.38 avg rating — 2,833 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
4.23 avg rating — 4,021 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
4.12 avg rating — 2,031 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
3.77 avg rating — 3,699 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
4.03 avg rating — 3,672 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
4.21 avg rating — 3,876 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
4.20 avg rating — 3,234 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
4.13 avg rating — 2,042 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
3.86 avg rating — 1,078 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
4.13 avg rating — 2,573 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
4.23 avg rating — 2,541 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
4.10 avg rating — 1,657 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
4.10 avg rating — 3,325 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.92 avg rating — 1,438 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
4.06 avg rating — 1,580 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
4.02 avg rating — 234 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
4.25 avg rating — 1,338 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
3.79 avg rating — 949 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24

by
4.10 avg rating — 1,009 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
3.93 avg rating — 3,994 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
4.03 avg rating — 953 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
3.96 avg rating — 4,726 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
3.85 avg rating — 2,969 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
3.87 avg rating — 527 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30

by
4.08 avg rating — 886 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31

by
4.05 avg rating — 733 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32

by
3.78 avg rating — 1,961 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33

by
4.12 avg rating — 738 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34

by
4.30 avg rating — 1,295 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
4.10 avg rating — 1,125 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
4.16 avg rating — 2,478 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37

by
4.06 avg rating — 2,644 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38

by
3.80 avg rating — 845 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39

by
4.03 avg rating — 980 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40

by
4.36 avg rating — 1,222 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41

by
4.21 avg rating — 1,063 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
3.94 avg rating — 3,527 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43

by
4.01 avg rating — 1,943 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44

by
4.01 avg rating — 544 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45

by
4.22 avg rating — 3,441 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46

by
3.87 avg rating — 861 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47

by
4.23 avg rating — 784 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
3.91 avg rating — 1,906 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
49

by
4.20 avg rating — 5,883 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50

by
3.95 avg rating — 950 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.83 avg rating — 1,206 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.99 avg rating — 719 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53

by
4.08 avg rating — 8,985 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54

by
3.94 avg rating — 591 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
3.85 avg rating — 869 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56

by
3.88 avg rating — 548 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57

by
3.88 avg rating — 305 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58

by
3.96 avg rating — 620 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59

by
4.17 avg rating — 407 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60

by
4.29 avg rating — 924 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61

by
3.77 avg rating — 1,014 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62

by
3.96 avg rating — 1,128 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
4.36 avg rating — 631 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64

by
3.93 avg rating — 224 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65

by
3.98 avg rating — 1,159 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66

by
3.61 avg rating — 367 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67

by
3.92 avg rating — 992 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68

by
3.70 avg rating — 616 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
4.06 avg rating — 591 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70

by
3.69 avg rating — 327 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71

by
3.63 avg rating — 504 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72

by
4.15 avg rating — 1,820 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73

by
3.51 avg rating — 311 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
4.06 avg rating — 730 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75

by
4.15 avg rating — 465 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
3.63 avg rating — 533 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77

by
4.56 avg rating — 1,678 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78

by
3.61 avg rating — 176 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.96 avg rating — 720 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80

by
3.95 avg rating — 427 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
81

by
4.03 avg rating — 544 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82

by
3.96 avg rating — 418 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
83

by
4.05 avg rating — 105 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84

by
3.95 avg rating — 1,167 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85

by
3.63 avg rating — 298 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86

by
3.72 avg rating — 1,177 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87

by
3.57 avg rating — 659 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
3.62 avg rating — 333 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89

by
3.63 avg rating — 338 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
90

by
3.72 avg rating — 289 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
91

by
4.09 avg rating — 265 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.93 avg rating — 240 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
93

by
3.82 avg rating — 918 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94

by
3.93 avg rating — 316 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
95

by
3.50 avg rating — 221 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
3.63 avg rating — 309 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
97

by
4.01 avg rating — 145 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98

by
3.82 avg rating — 382 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99

by
3.91 avg rating — 319 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100

by
3.73 avg rating — 169 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
543 books · 676 voters · list created May 24th, 2009 by Jenn (votes) .
213 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Jenn 2086 books
68 friends
Ricki 4073 books
1474 friends
Noriko 0 books
0 friends
Katie 60 books
0 friends
Setsanata 260 books
11 friends
Jessica 27 books
0 friends
Astri 1339 books
114 friends
Thea 403 books
3 friends

More voters…


Comments Showing 1-50 of 53 (53 new)


message 1: by Hellen (new)

Hellen Vampire Knight? Seriously? I wish it were yaoi...


message 2: by Diana (new)

Diana Jaimes


message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori If you like YA M/M Romance, be sure and check out the YA M/M Romance group.


message 4: by Hellen (new)

Hellen Kara wrote: "ok, not to affend no one, but half theese mangas hav gayness/sexual content. O.o"
Yaoi: also known as Boys' Love, is a popular term for female-oriented fictional media that focus on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships.


message 5: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Thanks, Hellen. I stated something similar in the description of this list too..:P


message 6: by Hellen (new)

Hellen yeah, if you stumble upon this list you have to expect at least gayness =)


message 7: by Michi (new)

Michi Kara wrote: "ok, not to affend no one, but half theese mangas hav gayness/sexual content. O.o"

That's the point. This list is for people who love cute gay guys. :)


message 8: by Byron (new)

Byron Hellen wrote: "yeah, if you stumble upon this list you have to expect at least gayness =)"

*LMAO*..


message 9: by Hellen (new)

Hellen nice. now this list needs a new name. :D"

Out of sheer curiosity, what'd you suggest?


message 10: by Kinsey (new)

Kinsey If this turns into a list of manga with cute guys we need a new list for yaoi/shounenai/bl... Vampire Knight doesn't belong on this list (unless something happens later in the series that I don't know about).


message 11: by Hellen (new)

Hellen Kinsey wrote: "If this turns into a list of manga with cute guys we need a new list for yaoi/shounenai/bl... Vampire Knight doesn't belong on this list (unless something happens later in the series that I don't k..."

I think people voted Shiki/Takuma interaction, but it shouldn't qualify as yaoi.


message 12: by Kinsey (new)

Kinsey I do think it counts, but only if there is a specific doushinji (spelling?). We could create a list for manga with very slashable character :D


message 13: by Hellen (new)

Hellen Yeah, there are some mangas that totally scream yaoi :D


message 14: by KOKO (new)

KOKO >w< <3


message 15: by Tori (new)

Tori Hiragana i don't really want yaoi manga, I'm just looking for a a depiction of love like i saw in tokyo babylon, love without poetry or pleasure, selfless love

can anyone suggest anything to me???? rated teen or lower???


message 16: by Kara (new)

Kara Tori wrote: "i don't really want yaoi manga, I'm just looking for a a depiction of love like i saw in tokyo babylon, love without poetry or pleasure, selfless love

can anyone suggest anything to me???? rated t..."


well thiers Love So Life, Beast Lover, Inuyasha, 1/2 Prince....those are the ones i can think of off the top of my head :) hope that helps u in ur quest of awsome manga!


message 17: by Syri (new)

Syri nixon i really loveed love monster its a really great romance with lots of twists


message 18: by Mikki (new)

Mikki I love how hetalia is on here lol xD


message 19: by Bloodywhiteroses (new)

Bloodywhiteroses its pretty funny how hetalias one there its pretty border line yaoi


message 20: by Maythukhin (new)

Maythukhin I'm crazy about boy's love


message 21: by Maythukhin (new)

Maythukhin I really like seikaiichihasukoi.i'm really looking forward for it


message 22: by Homakp (new)

Homakp what a Lovely list! i even found many new series to read!
and i LOVE how my #1 favorite (Loveless) is so high there^^


message 23: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Lin "Yuuutsu na asa"by Shoko Hidaka deserves to be on here, sniff :(


message 24: by Nicole (new)

Nicole ummm... number 237 is NOT a manga and it is no where near boy love. Unless Jacob and Edward Cullen had sex and I missed that part in Twilight. Also Bella does not have a penis last I knew.


message 25: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Lol. No point saying there here, it's unlikely the single person who voted for it will check back. (Who probably doesn't really know what this list means..but well.)


message 26: by Nicole (new)

Nicole if they don't know what something means don't post for it. anyway i just thought it was funny.


message 27: by Serith (last edited Nov 06, 2013 03:52PM) (new)

Serith Yeah... there are a few books that should not be on this list; they aren't yaoi/BL or manga. I combed through and removed a bundle. Here is the full list for reference:

Renegade Paladins by Y.S. Pascal
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I'm not sure if Vampire Night or a few yuri manga should be on this list... but I left them because I have not read any of them and can't confirm.


message 28: by Cillian (new)

Cillian Alright, ladies.
Vampire Knight and Death Note are NOT Yaoi; given the extreme hotness of Zero, Kaname, L and Kira, many of us wish they were. Alas, they're not.
If the creator of this list is still active, I'd like to ask her to please remove the titles this remarkably stupid girl added to the list.
She added Rick Riordan, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (great novel, but yaoi? Not so much) among other non-manga/yaoi titles.
I honestly think it'll be hard-pressed to find someone as exceptionally idiotic as our dear Ruby Jane who can't read worth shit but grants herself the license to vote anyway.
What is it about YAOI MANGA that's so fucking confusing?


message 29: by Lia (new)

Lia Horn i'm not find hana no mizo shiru and hana no migoro ni ?
anyone can help? thanks


message 30: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Lia wrote: "i'm not finding hana no mizo shiru and hana no migoro ni ?
anyone can help? thanks"


Both titles are on Goodreads. Just search for their titles, and if you want to add them to this list, vote for them by choosing them under the My Votes column on the right. -->


message 31: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Tsunami 津波 wrote: "Alright, ladies.
Vampire Knight and Death Note are NOT Yaoi; given the extreme hotness of Zero, Kaname, L and Kira, many of us wish they were. Alas, they're not.
If the creator of this list is stil..."


Thanks for the heads up, didn't see this message for some reason. :O Have done some housekeeping on the list. :)


message 32: by Jenn (last edited Aug 21, 2014 08:10PM) (new)

Jenn Ok, guys. Because it is a massive pain in the ass to delete entries from this list, please be reminded that you only have two criteria:

- MUST be yaoi/shounen-ai/bl manga. To make this absolutely clear, there must at least be a romantic and/or sexual relationship between two males, or characters identifying as male. (Rare though I think the latter would be..)
- Volume ONE only. This is meant to serve as a directory for discovery of new works/series, not for remembering which volume you really loved..

I've removed the obvious offenders but if you have found something to dispute (please have read the entire series, in case it was nominated because of a kiss in a single scene or something), please put the ranking of the book in. Would make it easier for me. ^^"


message 33: by Kat666 (new)

Kat666 Why isn't loveless here?


message 34: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Kat666 wrote: "Why isn't loveless here?"

It is, it's ranked fourth..>.>


message 35: by Avaminn (new)

Avaminn F'nett Fangirls, I'm sorry to break the news to you, but Hetalia isn't yaoi.


message 36: by Shadowjac (new)

Shadowjac Hot Gimmick doesn't belong here neither does blue exorcist, or Fairy tail.


message 37: by Mak (new)

Mak Hey. My apologies, I added the wrong volume of Hidoku Shinaide. The offending entry was at #419 last time I checked and needs to be deleted. Sorry. :(


message 38: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Mak wrote: "Hey. My apologies, I added the wrong volume of Hidoku Shinaide. The offending entry was at #419 last time I checked and needs to be deleted. Sorry. :("

Hi Mak, I think you unvoted it on your side? That should be good enough if only one person's voted for it; It's not showing on the remove book panel, so it could be it has been removed and just isn't fully-refreshed yet on the list. :) Should be fine. Don't forget to add volume one if you haven't already! :)


message 39: by Mak (new)

Mak Jenn wrote: "Mak wrote: "Hey. My apologies, I added the wrong volume of Hidoku Shinaide. The offending entry was at #419 last time I checked and needs to be deleted. Sorry. :("

Hi Mak, I think you unvoted it o..."


Hi, yup, I unvoted it and added vol.1 instead. I don't see vol.4 anymore, so we are good to go. :)


message 40: by Shadowjac (new)

Shadowjac Some more books that don't belong here:
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal/ it's not a manga
Happy Cafe/ a straight shojo romance
Attack on Titan/ action shonen


message 41: by Shadowjac (new)

Shadowjac I removed some non-yaoi manga.


message 42: by Grace (new)

Grace Huang Hellen wrote: "Vampire Knight? Seriously? I wish it were yaoi..."
some people like the other cp(imaginary


message 43: by Neolavender123 (new)

Neolavender123 Why are La Corda d'Oro and Kimi ni Todoke in here? They don't have any sho-ai, do they?


message 44: by Neolavender123 (new)

Neolavender123 Shadowjac wrote: "Some more books that don't belong here:
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal/ it's not a manga
Happy Cafe/ a straight shojo romance
Attack on Titan/ action shonen"


For some reason it's still there at #326. But Teahouse, which is also not a manga, has 2 entries in here. If we can actually put webcomic, can I add Starfighter?


message 45: by Shadowjac (new)

Shadowjac Hytnnfs wrote: "Why are La Corda d'Oro and Kimi ni Todoke in here? They don't have any sho-ai, do they?"

Hytnnfs wrote: "Shadowjac wrote: "Some more books that don't belong here:
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal/ it's not a manga
Happy Cafe/ a straight shojo romance
Attack on Titan/ action shonen"

For so..."


Removed those along with Black Butler (not a shonen ai it's just a shonen) and some shojos. Please don't add web comics there's another list for lbgt web comics.
Also does anyone know if Angel Sanctuary is shonen ai, or does it just have some bl fanservice for fujoshi?


message 46: by Luna (new)

Luna the God of Food Why is ten count last? :(


message 47: by Peter (new)

Peter Is "His Favorite" on here. I keep looking but can't find it....pooh


message 48: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Pete wrote: "Is "His Favorite" on here. I keep looking but can't find it....pooh"

Yes, it's at 141...Ctrl-F (Find) is your friend. ^^"


message 49: by Peter (new)

Peter Jenn wrote: "Pete wrote: "Is "His Favorite" on here. I keep looking but can't find it....pooh"

Yes, it's at 141...Ctrl-F (Find) is your friend. ^^""


Thanks for the tip :0)


message 50: by Maggie (last edited Mar 05, 2018 02:46AM) (new)

Maggie removed a bunch of volumes that weren't the first in a series, a few webcomics and books and Eagle (seinen), Kashimashi (yuri), strobe edge and desire climax(shoujo), the Cain Saga (has 0 BL elements, Godchild, it's sequal series does)


« previous 1
back to top