Kodoani.com – Boys Love (BL), also known as “Yaoi,” is a unique genre in the anime industry, focusing on the romantic relationship between two male characters. Even though BL is a small part of the anime world, it always attracts special interest from certain fan groups.
This genre often depicts gay relationships, often of a peculiar or controversial nature. However, in the last few years, BL has evolved and focused on presenting healthier and more realistic relationships. Films like “Given” and “Sasaki and Miyano” marked this transition.
Amid the growing acceptance of the representation of LGBTQ+ characters and relationships in anime, the BL genre has become more popular than ever and has even become a mainstream trend in some case.
The Development of the BL Genre
Category BL has undergone a significant development in recent times. In the past, it often focused on sexual and unrealistic motifs, especially in dojinshi (homemade comics). However, modern BL movies and manga have changed the direction of the genre.
BL works today focus on building deep characters and developing relationships naturally. They create emotional stories and show gay love honestly, defeating social barriers and prejudices. This has attracted a large number of new fans and has helped the genre become more diverse.
Below are 25 extremely attractive BL series for fans who want to follow this path (final part)
5 Gakuen Heaven
“Gakuen Heaven” takes place at Bell Liberty Academy (BL Academy), an all-boys school, and begins as a game story. The story focuses on Keita Itō, a student who considers himself less than average but is accepted into Bell Liberty. In school, he befriends Kazuki Endo, a student and president of BL Academy.
Gakuen Heaven does not hold back in expressing emotional and sentimental elements. The story revolves around the relationship between Keita and Kazuki, creating a yaoi story designed to please fans of the genre.
4 Yuri!!! On ICE
To this day, “Yuri!!! On ICE” remains one of the favorite sports and BL romance anime, and it has deserved the success it has achieved. Not only is it a commercial success, but the anime also succeeds in not being afraid to explore strange elements and allowing the characters to develop in many depths.
Even though the film was directed by Sayo Yamamoto, a female director, “Yuri!!! On ICE” still puts the romance between the two male leads at the center and is still a work that celebrates the art of figure skating. professional.
“Yuri!!! On ICE” is pure joy to watch, combining tense and suspenseful moments, hilarious moments, and touching passages. Every moment with these characters is greeted with excitement and consensus by the global community. Whether it continues with a sequel or not, “Yuri!!! On ICE” still holds a special position in the hearts of fans.
“Given” is a unique BL anime, broadcast in 2019 and became the first BL anime to air during prime time on Japanese television. This places it at the forefront of the BL anime genre, while also proving that the genre can deliver realistic stories that pose challenges and depict emotions realistically.
The story revolves around Mafuyu Sato, a high school student with a painful past, and Ritsuka Uenoyama, a senpai who helps him discover and develop his passion for music through playing the guitar. Mafuyu’s guitar is not only a musical instrument but also a symbol of his first love, who left life by committing suicide. Through music and friendship, this band, along with unexpected romantic relationships, support each other in overcoming suffering and finding meaning in life.
“Given” not only created a meaningful pairing with Ritsuka and Mafuyu but also built a special relationship between other characters like Haruki and Akihiko. Real emotions, great music and small pieces of everyday life make “Given” a notable BL work in the anime world.
2 Junjo Romantica
“Junjo Romantica” is one of the classic works that cannot be ignored when talking about the BL anime genre. With four main storylines: Junjo Romantica, Junjo Egoist, Junjo Terrorist and Junjo Mistake, this series brings to the audience diverse and attractive love stories.
Each couple in “Junjo Romantica” has unique characteristics and personalities, creating unique combinations. The focus on emotions and the relationship between uke and seme makes the stories lively and engaging. The diverse aspects of the characters also make “Junjo Romantica” rich and interesting.
The couples in this anime all have clear roles but still maintain balance and humor, creating a unique experience for viewers. Not only a work for BL fans, “Junjo Romantica” is also a great starting point for those who want to explore the world of gay romance anime.
1 Banana Fish
“Banana Fish” is a work filled with action and drama, not just a love story. Based on the manga by Akimi Yoshida, the story takes audiences into the dark underworld of gangs and crime in New York. The story revolves around Ash Lynx, a young gang leader, and Eiji Nakamura, a Japanese student working as a journalist’s assistant, as they face dark secrets and dangerous plots.
Although “Banana Fish” was written before the Boys’ Love (BL) genre was clearly defined, it has elements and relationships between the main characters that are considered symbols of support and love. deeply felt. Ash’s complex and contradictory personality, along with the developing relationship between him and Eiji, create an emotional and affecting story.
“Banana Fish” is not only a traditional BL anime, but also a unique work of art, giving audiences a unique and humane experience.
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