Here’s our monthly list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in April 2021, based on pageviews.
Country boy Haiga has many questions he wants to learn the answers to when he moves to the bustling capital for his university life – and one of them happens to be, “do I like guys, too?” When his upperclassmen dare him to check out a box spa behind Shinjuku’s Nichoume District, Haiga uses this opportunity to find out the answer to his question – and runs into his senior Kanae, who has one simple solution for him – clothes, off!
When he’s attending his favorite idol Alto’s concerts, Azusa Kageshima looks like any other idol fanboy, with his glasses and plainclothes – but when he slicks his hair back and dons a three-piece suit, he looks every bit the young yakuza leader he actually is! What happens when he ends up sitting next to a guy in the bar who really looks like the spitting image of his beloved Alto?
Manager Douzaki is not the only one who wants to be screwed.
“Unlucky Man”: Manager Douzaki is down on his luck with his private life, and it’s affecting his work. To cheer him up, his coworker Ishimi offers to hear him out over some drinks, but one thing leads to another and… We find out what happens after the walk of shame the morning after.
“Calf at the Circus”: Mr. Minada is a “manly” PE teacher. He knows he needs to be “manly,” and he performs “manly” acts. So why can’t he do the most “manly” thing with a woman?
“Some Things Change”: Akihiro and Haruka are childhood friends. When they enter college, Akihiro decides to work on his appearance by going to a tanning salon. After seeing his tan lines, something sparks inside Haruka that even Akihiro can’t swat away. *Warning: Dubious consent*
“Declining World”: Mikasa can’t beat the class’s top student, laid back and popular, Nogisaka. The pressure on Mikasa is unbearable; how can he unwind and take a breather.
Welcome to “moon,” an underground dreamworld (read: host club) for rich men to enjoy alcohol, sex, and anonymity.
Workers of moon, aka bunnies, aren’t allowed to ask about their customers’ private life, but there are no rules against knowing each others’. Bunnies all have their reasons and motivations for staying and working, and just like that, moon is home to an interesting mix of characters, stories, and… relationships?
Upon his return from battle and a strange encounter with a monster-like man, The Captain is notified by his twin brother, The King, that their Guardian Deity no longer wants to protect the kingdom. To convince the Guardian Deity to change its mind, The Captain ventures out to its mountain lair and returns with the Guardian Deity’s only condition to continue protecting the kingdom: The Captain must become his mate.
Ayumu Satou, a bartender at Bar Crisis, hates how full-fledged adults suddenly lose all decency. A stickler for structure and following rules, Ayumu is not the typical 20-year-old college student.
During his usual shift one day, a new face walks through the door, Yoshitaka Bandou. Immediately enticed, Ayumu tends to the new customer. Meeting a mischievous and devilish Yoshitaka, Ayumu becomes further intrigued.
Upon the manager’s return to the bar, the mood changes, and suddenly, Ayumu is left alone in the dark. What are they exactly? What is going on under the table? And why does Ayumu want to know more?
Itaro, Gen, and Tsugu are childhood friends who always did everything together. But when Tsugu realizes Itaro and Gen have been sneaking around without him, he decides to get back at them – but what happens when Tsugu gets a front-row seat to what exactly his best friends have been hiding from him?
Kusakawa had always teased his coworker Yasukawa about his sex life, but when another one of his flippant questions becomes the straw that breaks the camel’s back, he definitely wasn’t expecting Yasukawa to be the one bending his back over! Will this one sexy detour cause any delays as they settle into this change in their relationship?
Mine thought his high school life would be just like a movie. He would fall in love, confess, and have a girlfriend.
But, that’s not how Mine’s high school love story goes.
Instead, Mine meets Hachikaku, a fellow student suffering from erectile dysfunction. Through a series of movie-esque jumps, Mine rouses Hachikaku’s slumbering junior.
Who knew the Midnight Association for the Broken Hearted had so many members? Let’s start with some introductions:
First, we have two members who are delighted to have found each other and bond over their similarities. But, when the time comes, can they?…
Our next two association members are head over heels for each other but have a peculiar way of showing it.
Then, we have a blackmailing member taking advantage of the infamous school delinquent. (Warning: Dubious consent)
Next are some actions heroes getting some action of their own.
And lastly, we have two lovebirds who go on a date in the wild, only to get stuck in a hut alone… with each other…
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