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Top Ten Boys’ Love (BL) Titles (December 2021)

Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in December 2021, based on pageviews.


10. Thank You For The Meal, Virgin Cherry by GOmouriki

Kyoichi and Taisei are the radiant eldest and youngest sons of the Miaki family. Kyoichi is the top salesman in his real-estate company, and Taisei is the valedictorian of his high school and excels in almost everything he does. Although Towa Miaki, the middle son, may seem dull in comparison, he is the glue that holds the entire Miaki family together. Towa’s worst nightmare is to lose his family and brothers, especially after having to go through the loss of his biological mother at a young age.
When Towa was six years old, his father married Kyoichi and Taisei’s mother, and Towa experienced the joys of having a big family and gaining two stepbrothers. Since then 15 years have passed, and the three brothers are as close as ever, not without its obstacles along the way. But now, Towa is content and absolutely overjoyed that his two brothers have straightened out and put their rebellious selves behind them… Or so Towa thought until he bumps into them with strangers around their arms, coming out of a love hotel!
Has Towa’s perfect family been an illusion this whole time!? Or is there a deeper meaning to their rebellion…?


9. How to Play With Your Naive Friend by Kogamo

Takeru Koizumi has avoided everything related to sex since he was a kid. On the contrary, his older sister works in the industry and often gifts her little brother with goods like condoms, fleshlights, etc. much to his embarrassment. Koizumi has absolutely no interest, until he meets Shinjo, a beautiful new transfer student who looks like a bad boy but is actually really nice.
Koizumi is ecstatic that he seems to have made a… friend? So why is his heart thumping and why is he feeling a throb where he’s never felt it before…?
Trying to navigate his hormones, Koizumi finds out that Shinjo is more innocent than he looks. This may be Koizumi’s chance to explore that side of adulthood with a close friend!


8. Please Meet Me in the Restroom Every Wednesday by Arakata

The school’s bathroom has become a source of relief for Ikuto Masukawa, and not just in the regular way. Ever since his first year in high school, Ikuto has been using the school’s bathroom every Wednesday, after school hours, to do some after dark activities. He always makes sure he is alone before he enters his stall… So HOW did he not notice his classmate Hijiri Kakurai in the same bathroom until AFTER he had finished?
Ikuto, always surrounded by friends, worries that Kakurai will spill his little secret. But not only is Ikuto reassured that Kakurai has no one to spill his beans to, he finds out why they ran into each other on that particular Wednesday afternoon…


7. My Grumpy Cousin Is Too Cute by Rito Takahira

Haruki Togami adores his little cousin Naoki Koga. And Naoki, five years younger than Haruki, had been attached to Haruki since he was a baby.
Over the years, Naoki grew from a cute crybaby into an angsty 18 year old high schooler, and Haruki doesn’t know how to act around him. Even though his beloved cousin is thorny and grumpy all the time, Haruki sees Naoki’s cute and soft side, but saying so just makes Naoki angrier.
One night, after walking in on a suspicious bedroom scene between Haruki and his boss, Jin Fujioka, Naoki suddenly decides to move in with Haruki. Is Naoki really just looking out for his dear cousin?…
Meanwhile, Jin Fujioka, the infamous playboy and hardcore top, runs into a young Nachi Konno. Literally. To make up for it, and with the hopes that he might get lucky, Jin lets Nachi stay at his place for the night. Oh did he miscalculate big time.


6. I’ll Make You Cry by NOZOMU HIIRAGI

Kou and Maki have been best friends since preschool. Fifteen years later, they are both delinquents that somehow end up in fights.
Kou is cool, stoic, and always hangs around Maki. A running skit among their friends is that Kou and Maki are an item and that Kou is head over heels for his pink-haired partner. But… does that joke hold any truth in reality?



5. Perfect Propose by MAYO TSURUKAME

Hiro’s so stressed out at work that he can barely have proper meals or get some well-earned sleep. When he passes out on the sidewalk after yet another stressful day, an unfamiliar face calls out to him – apparently, they once promised to marry each other? What’s Kai Fukaya’s deal, and why is he so insistent on assuming the role of Hiro’s fiancé?



4. How To Train An Impatient Dog by Noda Matsumoto

Stories of carnal lust and love.

“How to Train an Impatient Dog”: Taisuke and Ikumi met each other by chance in the communal smoking area of their office. First, they played online games together. Then they started going out for drinks together. Then naturally, they were together. Wanting to be with Taisuke for a long time, Ikumi communicates honestly about how he feels about being together, all while strapping Taisuke down to the bed!

“Trembling in Your Softness”: Mr. Sakaeda is a high school gym teacher, after being inspired by his own parents who were also teachers. His philosophy is that, if he keeps an open heart, his students will face him head-on. When a certain third-year student starts being the center of troublesome fights, will Mr. Sakaeda be able to keep his heart open and his desires hidden?

“The End of the World’s Not So Bad”: What would be your last meal if you knew that the zombie apocalypse was beginning tomorrow? Without knowing that this would soon become their reality, Eita answered, “I would eat you, Shun.” And as luck would have it, the two end up fighting for their lives together.

“How to Start Your First Love at 50”: Mita is a 50 year old virgin who believed he just didn’t have the desire for anything romantic or physical. But that all changed when he saw Tom, a dancer at a club. Now he can’t help but have a pep in his step, just by the mere memory of that feeling. He never imagined he could have anything more…


3. Beast’s Storm by MORRY KUROI

In this world, there are humans without beast ears and humans with beast ears, called Bestia.
Dr. Akira Miyaji specializes in treating Bestian patients and is a Bestia himself. Born to non-eared parents, he has been raised thinking he must suppress his instincts. So when he sees Sougo Kijima, a Bestia who lets his instincts run him wild, there’s something that makes the doctor snarl.
Sougo Kijima is one of the directors of the hospital where Dr. Miyaji works. And to make matters worse, Kijima has designated Dr. Miyaji specifically to be his practitioner! What is it about him that Miyaji reacts to so much?!



2. DAKAICHI – I’m Being Harassed by the Sexiest Man of the Year – by Hashigo Sakurabi

For the past five years, veteran actor Takato Saijou was always hailed as the sexiest man of the year – reigning the polls as the man everyone wants to sleep with – and no one has ever come close to taking his top spot…until now, when it falls into the hands of rookie actor Junta Azumaya. Takato’s always been proud of his ability to keep his true, dark emotions under wraps, but when a drink gone wrong unearths his actual thoughts – to Junta, of all people – is there something he can do to let Junta keep his slip-up under wraps?


1. Pink Heart Jam by Shikke

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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