Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in July 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!
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?
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)
Akihito is a diligent local masseur who is loved by his regular elderly customers. He has but a simple dream, to find a person of his type: A black-haired beauty. When his co-workers learn about it, they tease him, telling him to have realistic standards on finding a girlfriend. But the thing is, Akihito’s co-workers don’t have an idea that Akihito isn’t looking for the ideal girl but the ideal man. In short, he’s gay.
Enter Kei Himemiya, the new trainee. The first time Akihito laid his eyes on Kei, Kei totally has everything Akihito is looking for in an ideal partner that it’s almost a miracle. And when the two got closer and slept together, Akihito is over the moon for Kei. Is this the start of a blossoming love life for AKihito, or is Kei no that ideal as he seems?
Stories about cravings and lust taking over rationality.
“Love Me Love XXX”: Maeda returns to his hometown for a reunion party with his high school club alumni. What kind of memories will fill his mind, and what new memories will he make? The bespectacled, seemingly pure and innocent Maeda may not be the full picture. (Warning: child molestation)
“Casual Encounter”: Natsuo has always had a connection to snow. So, when he fell in love at first sight riding the train on the year’s first snow day, it must have been fate. But… why does this Yuki person seem so familiar…?
“Give Me More Love”: The only interaction that Matsuda, an Honor Student, and Takagi, a student punished for having too many tardies, have is at the library after school, sitting opposite each other. That wasn’t enough for Matsuda, though, making the Honor Student do something, well, not so honorable.
Araeda may have gotten himself into his college friend’s adult toy company, but he’d never really thought of putting his hands on the merchandise – not until big, burly Sakuma asks him for some help! Araeda’s skills may be focused on device connectivity, but is that the only thing he wants to connect with Sakuma right now?
In a world where humans have a “second sex” determining whether they’re a dominant or a submissive, you’d be forgiven for thinking rowdy delinquent Kikuma is a dom, through and through. After sending three students to the hospital, the school nurse tells him the truth he hadn’t been expecting – Kikuma was a sub all along! Surely this isn’t something his new roommate would figure out…?
On an SNS-slash-dating site for gay men, Tsumugi posts pictures of his adorable handmade plush dolls as the popular crafter “Bee.” Out of all his online followers, he gets along best with fellow crafter “Chitan☆” – his gushing fanboy on the feed and his sexy dom in the DMs! When Tsumugi gathers his courage and offers they meet offline, “Chitan☆” insists that his appearance might set him off – how bad of a face are we talking here?
Aoba is a jobless person with a knack for gambling. The moment he touches the cards, luck seems to be on his side. Aoba plans to save up all the money he wins to help his adoptive parents, whose business was shut down due to the scam initiated by their son, Tatsuya. When the place he frequents gambling gets raided by the authorities, Aoba escapes only to get hit by a car. When he comes to, Aoba finds himself being kissed by someone who turned out to be the car owner that hit him.
The car owner, Dangami, is a prominent yakuza figure and the owner of the illegal casino Aoba frequents. He takes an interest in Aoba’s gambling skills. As it turns out, Dangami was also a victim of the same scam Aoba’s adoptive parents were in, and he wants the yakuza’s money back. So, Dangami proposes to Aoba and, in return, get the money he needs. Against his better judgment, Aoba agrees. Now partners, Aoba finds himself getting pulled in by Dangami in more ways than one.
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