The Only BL Anime List That You'll Ever Need!

A tired Ash letting Eiji sleep on his lap
Eiji sleeping on Ash

So you're new to BL and looking for a list of BL anime to watch. Well, you've come to the right place!

Being a new fujoshi can be daunting, especially when your fellow fujoshis are passionate about their interests. Not having anything to share or talk about can make you feel like a fake fan, too.

But don't worry! We have the perfect list for you to start becoming a full-fledged fujoshi. From slice-of-life to sexy romance, our list has anime adaptations that you'll absolutely love!

Whether you're a seasoned BL aficionado or a curious newcomer, this is the only BL anime list you'll ever need!

1. Tadaima, Okaeri

Masaki, Hiromu, and Hikari at a playground
Tadaima Okaeri Promotional Photo

Masaki and Hiromu are a loving couple with a new baby boy named Hikari. They moved to a new neighborhood to escape judgment.

You see, Masaki is an omega, and Hiromu is an alpha. In the omegaverse, omegas are often discriminated against.

Things are looking good, though! Their neighbor Yuuki loves baby Hikari, and Hiromu's old friend Matsu is always there for them. Life is sweet for the Fujiyoshi family.

But, uh oh! Someone from their past shows up. Could this mean trouble for their happy life?

2. Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

Adachi and Kurosawa walking past Cherry Blossom Trees
Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! Promotional Photo

An ordinary office worker, Kiyoshi Adachi, turns 30 and suddenly gets a wild birthday surprise: he can read minds! But there's a catch - he can only do it when he touches someone.

At first, Adachi thinks this power is useless. That is until he accidentally hears the thoughts of his super popular coworker, Yuuichi Kurosawa.

Guess what? Kurosawa, the office heartthrob whom Adachi admires, has a huge crush on him!

Adachi tries to pretend everything's normal, but Kurosawa's sweet actions and touchy-feely moments start to feel a bit more than friendly. Ignoring those feelings is getting harder and harder.

Will Adachi fall in love and give in to this unexpected spark? Or will he try to keep things strictly professional?

3. Sasaki and Miyano

Sasaki and Miyano touching each other's faces and making eye contact
Sasaki and Miyano looking at each other

One hot summer day, Miyano's life takes a wild turn when the cool and popular Sasaki saves his classmate from bullies. Suddenly, Sasaki is everywhere, and Miyano can't seem to get away!

Miyano is shy and gets embarrassed easily. But he has a secret: he loves BL manga! He accidentally tells Sasaki, who surprises him by being super curious. Miyano lets Sasaki borrow a manga, and Sasaki loves it!

As they become friends, Sasaki starts to like Miyano more and more. Now that they share a secret, their friendship is about to change into something much bigger.

4. DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-

Dakaicha Junta holding Takatos right hand and leaning on him
Junta and Takato cuddling

Takato Saijou, the super-hot actor who's been voted "Sexiest Man of the Year" for five years straight, suddenly loses his title to a newbie, Junta Azumaya.

Takato is jealous, especially when Junta starts getting all the acting roles he used to have, even the lead in their new show!

To top it off, Junta is always super nice, which makes Takato even madder.

One night, Junta catches Takato drunk and loses his cool. He yells at Junta, not knowing it's all being recorded. Uh oh! Now, Junta has the perfect way to blackmail him.

Junta's demands are not about ruining Takato's career, though. No, what Junta wants can only be settled in the bedroom!

5. Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica Couples in the streets of Tokyo out on a date
Junjo Romantica Promotional Photo

Junjou Romantica features three love stories.

High school student Misaki catches his older brother in a steamy moment with a stranger! It turns out the stranger is Akihiko Usami, a famous novelist, and his brother's bestie. Akihiko becomes Misaki's tutor, but things get awkward when Misaki finds out about Akihiko's super spicy books.

Meanwhile, college professor Hiroki Kamijou is nursing a broken heart. He meets Nowaki Kusama, a student who needs help with a test. At first, Hiroki isn't interested, but he eventually gives in and helps Nowaki. The more time they spend together, the closer they become.

In a different part of town, Shinobu Takatsuki, a rich kid, finds out his sister divorced You Miyagi, who happens to work with Hiroki. Shinobu has been crushing on You ever since he saved him from a robbery, but You isn't feeling it. Even though You tries to push him away, Shinobu is determined to make their "meant-to-be" love story come true!

6. Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love

Shy Ritsu looking at Takano
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - World's Greatest First Love Promotional Photo

Ritsu Onodera, a proud young editor, is tired of being in his dad's shadow at work. He wants to prove himself, so he quits his job and starts at a new company.

But instead of editing books, he ends up in the crazy world of manga editing, where deadlines are always looming! His new boss, Masamune Takano, is a tough guy who demands results.

But here's the twist: Takano is Ritsu's old high school crush, the one who broke his heart and made him afraid to love again. Now they're reunited, and Takano is determined to make Ritsu fall for him all over again!

7. Given

Uenoyama kissing MAufuyu to help him with his stage fright
Uenoyama helps Mafuyu put off his stage fright

Mafuyu Satou, a quiet high schooler with a guitar always in tow, leaves his dark apartment to face another day. While napping on the school stairs, he bumps into Ritsuka Uenoyama, who notices Mafuyu's guitar is a mess!

Uenoyama, being a music whiz, offers to fix it and even teach Mafuyu how to play. Soon, Mafuyu finds himself jamming with Uenoyama and his bandmates.

But there's something special about Mafuyu's voice that has Uenoyama hooked on him!

Uenoyama is determined to make Mafuyu the band's lead singer. At first, Mafuyu hesitates, but after an emotional encounter with an old friend, he decides to give it a shot.

With the support of his new bandmates, Mafuyu learns to rock the guitar once again! What exactly was holding him back in the first place?

8. Yuri on Ice

Victor brushing Yuri's lips with his thumbs while looking at him
Victor intimidating Yuri

Yuuri Katsuki, once Japan's skating superstar, is absolutely crushed after losing the Grand Prix Finale. He is worried about his future. His skating career is on thin ice, and his love for food isn't helping his figure.

But suddenly, a video of Yuuri skating goes viral!

It's a routine by his idol, the legendary Victor Nikiforov. And guess what? Victor himself shows up at Yuuri's doorstep, offering to be his coach! Yuuri, a huge fanboy, jumps at the chance to be taught by his one and only idol!

9. Banana Fish

Ash kisses Eiji to transfer a message
Incarcerated Ash transfers a hidden message to Eiji

Ash Lynx, a tough kid who runs his own gang in New York City, has a dark past. He was picked up off the streets by a mafia boss, Dino Golzine, and raised in that world. Now Ash is trying to figure out the mystery behind "Banana Fish," the same words his brother kept saying after returning from war.

Ash meets two Japanese guys, a photographer named Shunichi and his assistant Eiji, who are there to report on gangs. But before they can chat for long, Dino's thugs show up and kidnap Skip, Ash's friend, and Eiji.

Now Ash has to save them and get to the bottom of the Banana Fish mystery. But can he escape the mafia's clutches and find the answers he's looking for?

That's all for our recommendations! Think we missed anything? Let us know at the Otaku Community!

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