Here’s our list of the Ten Most Read Boys’ Love (BL) titles read in the futekiya Library in November 2021, based on pageviews.
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…?
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!
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…
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 Yohsuke is orphaned after a tragic accident, he is taken in by Naruichi’s parents. A family of vampires, naturally, they all believed that one day Yohsuke would also awaken to his vampire self, just as Naruichi did. And just as anticipated, Yohsuke goes through a transformation… but what awaited him on the other side weren’t the fangs of a vampire…!
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?!
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…
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.
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!
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