Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in August 2021, based on pageviews.
In a world where humans are either Doms who live to be followed or Subs who live to serve, young Sub Akito is kept under careful lock and key by his master and uncle Naohito. Bound with the promise that he could be unchained and see the outside world when he comes of age, Akito thinks that he’s perfectly fine with the status quo…until one night, a man breaks into their house and Akito’s life. (Warning: Incest)
When his sister gets scammed, Tora takes it upon himself to save up enough to make the money she’d lost back. Responding to an ad looking for a “hotel pick-up driver” leads him into gay escort service “Rain,” where he gets assigned to Shiro, their biggest moneymaker. Tora says he isn’t gay and definitely isn’t interested in Shiro’s services, but can he really knock it when he hasn’t even tried it?
Kaname has always loved his uncle Takashi ever since he was a child. The two have a shared secret: Kaname admitting to liking boys at a young age and Takashi being gay. Though, Kaname has a bigger secret: he likes his uncle Takashi romantically. Kaname knows his uncle would ever only see him as his nephew, and when Takashi moves out from the family one day, Kaname is forced to bury his feelings.
Now a high school student, Kaname is living an average life though he still misses Takashi. However, when his uncle suddenly shows up out of the blue, Kaname’s buried feelings rise again. He finds himself confessing to Takashi, even offering his first time, and thus starts the complicated relationship between them.
Soichiro Kominami cannot get a break from men taking advantage of his naturally giving personality. He exhausts himself in both work and “love” only to be betrayed by his lovers time and time again.
One day, his nature is put to the extreme test when a random college student appears, sitting outside of the door next to Soichiro’s apartment. The result? Well… he invited the mystery man into his home… but only out of the kindness of his heart nothing more than that, he swears! After learning the kind of meals the mystery man, Yuta Mori, has been eating or rather not eating, as a nutritionist, Soichiro. Can’t. Leave. Him. Alone! He begins caring for Yuta’s meals but is Yuta truly the pure college student he appears to be!?
Izumi is your average, run-of-the-mill beta. But for some peculiar reason, he has a lucky streak of dating alphas. After breaking up with his most recent alpha girlfriend, Izumi starts questioning his circumstances. Although dating an alpha as a beta was a mark of success, Izumi didn’t get what the whole fuss was about and felt suffocated by his dominant partner.
While talking with his beta friend about his dating life at a bar for betas and alphas, Izumi suddenly feels overwhelmed with the scent of… flowers..?
A collection of stories about drowning in lust.
“He Wants to Drown”: Taji is weak in the summer heat. His nose bleeds and sweats through his uniform, much to Shitara’s delight. Shitara’s wandering mind comes up with vivid scenarios. Will Shitara ever act on those thoughts?
“Close and Open”: Asahina and Sakamaki can’t keep what happens in their bedroom a secret. With bruising on their wrists from being tied by ropes, who could? But who’s kink is it, really?
“Neverland: End”: Masazumi and Meguru are in their last year of university, a high-pressure time for students with job-hunting and senior theses. Although Masazumi seems to have it all figured out, Meguru is also trying to figure out, or rather, CONfigure, something else…
“Secret Promise”: The new transfer student Shizukui is warned of Kogome after his classmates found gay porn in his desk. But what will happen when Kogome finds out Shizukui’s secret?
“Full with You”: Negishi goes to college and is an aspiring musician in a band. To save money for the high costs of instrument maintenance, he cuts back on food. Needless to say, Negishi almost collapses and probably would’ve dwindled with hunger if it weren’t for Sasaki, the chef from the diner next door.
Ever since leaving home, all Akira ever knew was how to be a pretty amazing “male host,” aka a call boy. So when he opens the door to a good-looking, well-off salaryman’s apartment, it doesn’t take long for him to get down to business but why is this cutie suddenly introducing him to his kid?
From childhood experience, Matsukawa believes that appearances are everything. He makes every effort to keep up his good looks in every way possible. His co-workers respect and look up to him. On the other hand, his junior, Chihiro, is naturally blessed with handsome looks. While Matsukawa is jealous of Chihiro’s effortless beauty, he recognizes his junior’s diligence and remains the supportive senior.
On the other hand, Chihiro looks at Matsukawa as more than just his senior, and Matsukawa is not ready when things get heated fast. How can he even say no to a face like that?
It’s gonna take more than a half-hearted dye job for plain-faced Yanagi to make a successful college debut, and that’s something he has to learn the hard way. His senior at work Igarashi, whose effortless looks and intense personality make him popular with everyone, might be the best person to ask for advice. But should he really trust the same guy who randomly bit his finger to hold a piercing gun to his earlobe?
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!
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