Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in May 2022, based on pageviews.
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!
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!
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…
Yoshino is gay, thirty, and definitely not flirty – he’s never even dated anyone. He seems to have accepted the fact that he’ll die alone, until one night, in a gay bar for the first time in his life, he meets young, charming silver-haired Rou and grabs some drinks with him. Yoshino is drawn to Rou’s mysterious charm and they spend the night together talking…one thing leads to another and suddenly that’s not the only thing they’re doing tonight…? A sloppy, happy love story between a handsome college student playing the game of love the easy way, and a working adult who has yet to know what love is.
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…
A collection of stories of people who took a bite from the forbidden fruit.
“Watch Out For Those Pillowy Pecs”: Ryuichi Handa is not used to the morning commuter trains. When the day comes where he has to experience being packed into a train carriage like a can of sardines, he inevitably topples over and lands… on a heavenly pile of pillowy pecs!?
“The One I Long For”: Ryusuke Ozaki used to be a world-class rugby player, someone that Ryota Tezuka looked up to. Tezuka admired him so much that he entered the university’s rugby team, where Ozaki coaches after his professional career. Little did he know, Coach Ozaki doesn’t just oversee the team’s rugby skills… (Warning: Sexual assault)
“Twin Genes”: Chiaki and Chiharu are identical twins and are treated as such until one day, Chiaki finally snaps and dyes his hair so that people wouldn’t mistake him for his brother. While Chiaki is adamant about being different, Chiharu convinces him that they are the same. (Warning: Incest, Rape)
“Sweet Daze”: Even if Dr. Mita still treats him like one, Shoma is not a child anymore, and clearly, his body can prove it.
“Sweet Confusion”: The continuation of Sweet Daze.
“The Abandoned Bride”: A secret laboratory on a nameless island goes through a silent eruption, and one human is left behind to take care of the last monster that guns and poisons can’t kill. But when the time comes, what will he do in the face of the monster he helped create?
“The Lost One’s Scars”: Nowadays, you can find anyone on the web, even people to die with. That is exactly the kind of person Tetsuya sought and found. But a sudden change of plans leaves him alive and cared for, all thanks to his uncanny resemblance to someone significant. (Warning: Suicide)
“My Sin, You, and Our Memories”: Ever since someone posted Sanada’s innocent love letter to a girl in his elementary class in front of the whole class to see, he has had a phobia of girls, even through university. Feeling responsible for Sanada’s social life, Nagase, his friend from elementary school, tries to undo the knots of time.
“Beware of Office Romance”: The continuation of Watch Out For Those Pillowy Pecs.
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)
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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