A Guide to Yaoi Manga: Heartwarming & Pure BL [4]

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I’m keeping up with this guide to yaoi manga. BL has sub-genres. Perhaps one of the most famous stories within yaoi are heartwarming stories that feature a pure character. Topics might vary quite a lot: from first loves in high-school to salarymen. These stories feature kindness and warmth. Usually, one of the characters is pure, or someone who is straight but falls in love with another man for the first time. The ship always has one pure character who doesn’t know much about anything.

Heartwarming and pure stories range from dramatic to comedy. So, expect to find sub-genres mixed easily. Here you have a short list of stories to start your adventure with Yaoi manga, aka BL.

We start with Ten Count [The Book Depository] [Waterstones]. This is a sweet and harsh story about love and discovery. Shirotani has mysophobia. He’s afraid of touching people and things because he can get dirty and even die. When he meets the therapist Kurose, he starts going beyond his boundaries. Shirotani is a pure soul, but Kurose is “curing” him with love. You can find my reviews here.

Extras: SMUT, mysophia, control, drama, pure, heartwarming, salarymen.

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Hana to Usagi [eBook Japan] is a bizarre story. Aizawa-san is a hikikomori otaku who never leaves his room. He needs to wear a rabbit head. When he meets the delivery guy, things change for him. He decides to grab the delivery guy and tries to communicate with him. Hikikomori people don’t go out from home. They get everything from the internet. They need to stay indoors, and they shy away from society. However, in this story, our hikikomori wears a rabbit head too!

Extras: SMUT, heartwarming, love comedy, handsome uke, crybaby.

In Kisu mo Shiranai Kuse ni [eBook Japan] we meet Fujisawa san. He’s a school freshman who is molested one morning when he’s in a train. However, that was a mistake on his part: it was just a racket. The one who tells him is Ayase, a transfer student. What starts being weird, soon starts developing to a loving relationship.

Extras: BL, high-school, a slice of life, youth, misunderstanding, heartwarming, pure.

Blue Sky Complex [eBook Japan] is about feelings. Motochika Narasaki has a boisterous family. He has two younger brothers, and it’s almost impossible for him to have alone time. His teacher asks him to stay in the library in the evening. He accepts reluctantly. There he meets the delinquent Natsuki Terashima, who is taking care of the library as well. First Harasaki thinks that he will never be friends with Terashima. However, they get closer. They both know that this will end when summer comes. What will happen then?

Extras: BL, high-school, youth, a slice of life, until they kiss, masturbation, heartwarming, pure.

In Ohayou to Oyasumi to sono ato ni [eBook Japan] Tachibana, an aspiring chef, hires Kataoka in a whim. Kataoka moved to Tokyo to keep studying arts. A part-time job will help him. At first, Kataoka and Tachibana’s relationship is that of co-workers. But soon it develops into a loving one.

Extras: SMUT, kenkappuru, amaama, moody x my pace, heartwarming, pure.

Kurayami ni Strobe [eBook Japan] follows Arata and Miyamoto. Arata is in love with his childhood friend Miyamoto. Miyamoto has many girls around him, and many confess their love to him. However, he rejects them saying that he already has someone who he loves. One day, Miyamoto catches Arata eavesdropping. Then he asks him: “Want to know who it is?”

Extra: BL, high-school, youth, childhood friends, doggy seme, sparkling, heartwarming, pure.

In 10 Dance [eBook Japan] we enter into the world of professional dancing. Sugiki is a ballroom dancer, and Suzuki is a Latin American dancer. So, they teach each other their styles. Their names are similar, but they have totally different personalities. They are so different, and yet they’re attracted to each other.

Extra: BL, social life, rivals, partners, heartwarming, pure.

Gosan no Heart [eBook Japan] is a collection of different stories. The first one is the story of Miki and Udou. Both started to date each other after Miki fights with his ex-girlfriend. What started being a joke, turns out to be passion. When Udo makes love to Miki, he feels far too good. Is it just a game, or is he feeling for Udou? Are they in love?

Extra: SMUT, high-school, playmates, obstinate person, heartwarming, pure.

In Hana wa Sakuka? [eBook Japan] we find Sakurai working for an ad agency. One day, he bumps into a young man on his way home. He drops some of his business materials and a magazine. They’re ruined. However, the guy has the same magazine at home. So, Sakurai follows him to his house. Minagawa, the young guy, is a college student that owns a huge old house. He first thought that Minagawa was cranky, but soon Sakurai starts visiting him often.

Extra: SMUT, age difference, boarding house, heartwarming, pure.

Yamada to Shounen [eBook Japan] tells the story of Yamada, a 26-year-old who discovers a drunk high-school boy in his way home. He takes him home, and he fells in love with him. He’s a straight adult with a gay young man. Yamada is startled at the beginning, but he opens his heart to love. He’s older than the teen, and he has been dating women until then. In his discovery of love, he opens his heart.

Extra: SMUT, age difference, adult and teen, hetero and gay, heartwarming, pure.

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