Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in June 2022, based on pageviews.
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!
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.
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…
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…
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. (Warning: Incest)
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?
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?
Behind on his bills and barely surviving, dirt-poor college student Satou just wants a break. He wants a job, any job that would pay up, super fast! When Kaname and Hata offered a part-time job doing research with them, Satou thought he’s finally struck gold. But he probably should’ve asked for the fine print, because the research is on BL, specifically male sexual pleasure – and he’s the test subject!
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?
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