Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in May and June 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!
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…?
Thanks to a devastating incident in middle school, Rika has to spend the rest of his life hiding the mark of an alpha whose name he doesn’t even know. Just when he thinks he can survive hiding his truth through college, another incident leads to him reuniting with his so-called fated alpha – but is a bite in the heat of the moment really enough to map out the rest of their lives?
In a world where rare “Homo animalis,” humans with inhuman powers and appearances, live amongst ordinary people, high school student Tarou Furuya always gets summoned by Professor Akatsuki to help him with his Homo animalis research. How? By transforming into a werewolf in front of him, of course! But the more Tarou spends time in close quarters with his oblivious crush, the more he finds it hard to hold back on how he really feels! Is there a way he could get the Professor to lay a hand on him finally?
When salaryman Yuji’s straight crush invites him to his marriage, he decides that now is the time to get super drunk. He knows he falls asleep all alone in his apartment, but why does he vaguely remember someone’s hands and mouth on him…and wake up to a very special taste on his tongue? If this is really a ghost, why is this haunting very R18?
Three months after Naoya blurted out a confession to his childhood friend, they’ve started holding hands, kissing, you know, the usual boyfriend starter pack. But recently, his boyfriend Shuichi has been afflicted by a severe thirst that only Naoya can quench – can he get over his fear long enough to put them out of their suffering?
Some things are inexplicable, even if it’s not fate.
“Even If It’s Not Fate”: Koharu is a regular beta in college. His recent goal is to get a car, which is why he’s been helping out his family in delivering packages. One of the households Koharu regularly delivers to is Mr. Ubukata’s, even though he never seems home. Will Koharu ever find out what Mr. Ubukata is hiding?
“Profanity Encounter”: Shimoga and Naiya are loan sharks for Asato Finance. They hit up borrower’s houses and “ask” for their money. One such borrower is Mr. Hisayama, but as luck would have it, Shimoga and Naiya find him murdered in his home. The two loan sharks now have to track down Mr. Hisayama’s guarantor to collect their money… but that’s not all they got. (Warning: Dubious consent)
When he’s attending his favorite idol Alto’s concerts, Azusa Kageshima looks like any other idol fanboy, with his glasses and plainclothes – but when he slicks his hair back and dons a three-piece suit, he looks every bit the young yakuza leader he actually is! What happens when he ends up sitting next to a guy in the bar who really looks like the spitting image of his beloved Alto?
Young, attractive single dad Seiichi Hasuki looks like the type of guy who’d get a girl at one of these dating parties, but as soon as he opens his mouth and fawns over his son, everyone immediately scurries away. But one night, a surprisingly fun dinner with fellow failed attendee Inukai just might blossom into something more…?
Suit fetishes are a blessing and a curse…
“The Agony of the Suit-Fetish Salaryman”: Yoji Abe is a 35-year-old salaryman with a fetish for men in suits. But, being surrounded by temptation may not be all that, especially if he has a job and reputation to keep!
“Creampie in a Suit”: Yoji Abe is back, but this time, he’s off-work hours.
“It Hurts, It Hurts…!”: Kuroiwa is the renowned delinquent of his school, prompting his teacher, Mr. Shinjo, to discipline him. But what nobody else besides the two of them knows is that he gets off when Mr. Shinjo tries to “teach him a lesson” with his fists.
“Goodbye, My Darling”: Mr. Hayami is the strict but kind boss that everybody admires. He is so nice that he lets his subordinate have his way with him at the office… or is there some other reason?
“A Tale of the Sea on a Midsummer’s Night”: He fell asleep on the train and found himself at a station near the ocean. What else will he get himself into as he wanders around on the beach? *Warning: Dubious consent*
“The Engagement”: During the summer of their 17th year, Shintaro and Nishio changed. Eight years later, what do they think about that moment during that summer behind their school building?
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