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Top Ten Boys’ Love (BL) Titles (December 2022)

Now that it’s 2023, let’s look back on 2022! Here’s our list of the ten most read Boys’ Love (BL) titles on the futekiya Library in December 2022, based on page views.

 

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…

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9. The Nature of Master/Slave Relationships by Makuno

In a world where humans are either Doms who live to follow or Subs who live to serve, Sub Akito is kept under careful lock and key by his master and uncle Naohisa. 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. (CONTENT WARNING: Dubious Consent, Incest)

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8. 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?! (CONTENT WARNING: Dubious Consent)

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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.

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6. 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!

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5. Simplified Pervert Romance by Nanako Semori and Neg Sekihara

A lone wolf with a delinquent streak, Kashima enters high school with a reputation that scares off his classmates. Little do his classmates know, Kashima is not a typical delinquent: he is a masochist that enjoys being hit by guys.

Ryouji Sanada, despite Kashima’s reputation, goes out of his way to talk to Kashima on the first day of high school. Confused by Ryouji, Kashima rebuffs his handsome classmate. But, when Ryouji intervenes in one of Kashima’s fight (and attempt to get off), Kashima realizes that Ryouji might just have a secret “perversion” too…

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4. 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…

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3. Just love, the monster by Tsukizuki Yoshi

Reiji Kuze is the son of doctors and the new transfer student in his last year of high school. As someone whose socioeconomic background and academic grades are in the top 98th percentile, Reiji immediately stands out like a sore thumb in his new school. And in high school, standing out means you will be targeted.

Presumed to be a delicate prince swimming in cash, Reiji gets picked on by the third strongest person in the school… and beats him and his entire gang to a pulp without breaking a sweat. As if Reiji didn’t stand out enough already, he seems to have caught the interest of the king of the hill, Akira Ohara, the cat-like lone-wolf that nobody can seem to tame…

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2. First Love Encounter by Wataru Nanatsuno

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.

 

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1. 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? (CONTENT WARNING: Dubious Consent)

 

 

 

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