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Manga Recos: Romantic Yaoi Manga that Will Make Your Heart Race!

Do you know that feeling when you finish a good romance yaoi manga and your heart is practically doing jumping jacks? Yeah, me too!

If you're looking for new Yaoi reads, you're at the right place... We have many romantic Yaoi mangas that will make any fujoshi or fudanshi squeal!

From sweet and fluffy first loves to passionate enemies-to-lovers situations, we have a recommendation list to cover all your cravings!

Love Nest

Hoizumi and Asahi from the Love Nest Cover
Hoizumi and Asahi sitting together

Author: Minaduki Yuu
Manga Updates Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
Tags: Drama, Slice of Life, Unrequited Love, Roommates
Status: Complete

Hoizumi's still reeling from his recent heartbreak and is ready for a change. That's when he discovers a cool gay bar and strikes up a friendship with the owner.

Living with noisy kids above him is driving him crazy! So when the bar owner offers a room in his second home, Hoizumi jumps at the chance.

This will give him a break from the chaos, right? After all, the man is just looking forward to some peace and quiet.

But the owner forgot to mention one thing: he'll have a roommate, and this guy’s name is Asahi.

Can these two guys with different backgrounds learn to live together peacefully?

Shiba and Shepherd

Yuuto and Ooki from the Shiba and Shepherd Volume 1 cover
Shiba and Sheperd manga cover

Author: Ayu Ikemori
Manga Updates Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
Tags: Dog Lover, Height Difference, Muscular Seme, Student x Student
Status: Complete

Yuuto is obsessed with dogs. Fortunately, the convenience store he works at has a patron who has one.

This giant German Shepherd comes in every morning with its owner, a stoic dude named Ouki. Now, Ouki usually seems super serious, but Yuuto keeps noticing him. There's just something about him, you know?

One day, Ouki actually smiles, which makes Yuuto feel like he has unlocked their friendship level. The two eventually start to bond over their love for dogs.

It's kind of a funny situation—Yuuto is this short, cheerful dog lover, and Ouki is this tall, quiet guy. Will something develop between them?

Ookami-Kun is Not Scary

Shirou and Usami from the Ookami Kun wa Kowakunai cover
Ookami Kun wa Kowakunai Cover

Author: Sakura Rico
Manga Updates Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
Tags: Student x Student, Omegaverse, Animal Characteristics, High School
Status: Complete

In this unique world, humans can transform into beastmen!

Our story follows Shirou, a young, sincere wolf who, despite his appearance, has a good heart. People often misjudge him for being a show-off! This misunderstood wolf has fallen for Usami, a handsome, tanned rabbit.

While Usami is naturally cautious of carnivores, he lets his guard down around Shirou. It turns out that this "pervert" (Usami's words, not mine!) saved Usami's life! But with Usami's first heat approaching, things are about to get interesting. Will their bond deepen, or will Usami's instincts take over?

Love Me Baby

Miyaji and Kijimi on the Kedamono Arashi Cover
Miyaji and Kijima with their children

Author: Kuroi Morry
Manga Updates Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
Tags: Omegaverse, Animal Characteristics, Mpreg, Doctor x Patient
Status: Complete

In this world, humans come in two forms: "normals" and "beasts" with animal ears and unique biology. For beasts, things get interesting with "heats" – a period of heightened desire that can happen to any gender. Here's the twist: beasts can get pregnant, too!

Our story follows Akira Miyaji, a beast doctor who's a bit of an anomaly. Despite being a beast, he manages to keep his instincts in check.

Then there's Kijima, the hospital director. This guy loves to push Miyaji's buttons and has a rare dominant gene that makes his pheromones super strong. Let's just say Kijima's love life is... active.

Despite their clashing personalities (think uptight doctor vs. party animal director), Miyaji finds himself oddly drawn to Kijima. Things escalate when Miyaji gets hit by a blast of Kijima's pheromones, triggering a strange heat in him. Now what? Can a doctor who defies nature handle the wild side of love with the hospital's most chaotic beast?

Nomi x Shiba

Nomi x Shiba Cover
Mikoshiba pinning Nomiya down

Author: Tagura Tohru
Manga Updates Rating: 8 / 10.0
Tags: Roommates, Student x Student, Pining, Misunderstandings
Status: Ongoing

Two years at an all-boys boarding school, and Nomiya's love life is still a blank page. But wait... why does his heart flip whenever he sees his roommate, Mikoshiba? He's practically as cute as a girl!

The problem? Nomiya's always thought he liked… well, let's just say Mikoshiba doesn't fit that description.

Just when Nomiya figures out his feelings and plans to confess, disaster strikes! A new dorm rule gets posted: roommates who fall in love get separated!

Can Nomiya and Mikoshiba stay together? Don't worry about the angst level here. This is just a hilarious story about teenage boys and their hormones meeting confusion!

Dear Signal

Haname and Arashi on the Dear Signal cover
Haname holding Arashi's shirt and showing his Love Allergies

Author: Suehiro Machi
Manga Updates Rating: 8 / 10.0
Tags: Childhood Friends to Lovers, Unrequited Love, Student x Student
Status: Complete

Meet Arashi, a guy whose body breaks out in itchy, heart-shaped rashes whenever he starts to catch feelings. Yep, you heard that right – love allergy. One look at his childhood friend Haname's smile, and boom – Arashi wakes up in the hospital covered in a rash.

The cure? Heart-shaped pills that suppress his affections. Now, Arashi can kiss and fool around, but true love? It seems that's off the menu. Not when he discovers his new crush on his best friend. Can a guy allergic to love figure out how to navigate his feelings for his best friend?

Therapy Game

Minato and Shizuma from the Therapy game cover
Minato pinning Shizuma Down

Author: Hinohara Meguru
Manga Updates Rating:
Tags: One Night Stand, Misunderstandings, Bisexual Seme, Childhood Trauma
Status: Ongoing

Fresh off a brutal break-up, Shizuma drowns his sorrows at a bar. The next thing he knew, he woke up next to a complete stranger! Naked!

Shizuma, a straight-as-an-arrow kind of guy, freaks out. It turns out the mystery man is Minato, his drunken hookup from the night before. Shizuma remembers nothing, and this makes Minato secretly upset. So he plots revenge—he'll seduce Shizuma again, then dump him just like Shizuma's ex did.

However, Shizuma discovers Minato's secret plan. Furious, Shizuma confronts Minato at his apartment, only to find another guy at the door!

Can these two overcome misunderstandings, trust issues, and a potential love triangle?

Asatte ni Kiss

Akihisa and Yuu from the Asatte ni Kiss Cover
Yuu kissing Akihisa's cheek

Author: Fumikawa Jimi
Manga Updates Rating:
Tags: Student x Student, Delinquent Seme, Otaku Uke, Seme Falls First
Status: Complete

Hase Akihisa, an otaku who is constantly bullied for his love of anime and manga, wants to start a new life as a transfer student. So he vowed to ditch the glasses and embrace a cool, new persona.

He spots his favorite manga on a bench – boom! Lost in the story, oblivious to everything, he hears a voice! He looks up, heart racing, and it's a super handsome dude with the manga, Onoozuka Yuu. Is his school life over?

To his surprise, Yuu simply smiled and began talking about the manga. Akihisa, relieved and grateful, enjoyed hanging out with Yuu. But every time they hung out, Yuu would plant a kiss on Akihisa's cheek, leaving him confused and a little flustered. What did these sudden kisses mean?

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