Boys Love Manga Reviews

Monster and the Beast Vol 1 Review

This manga is a strange beast, if you’ll pardon the pun. Featuring a middle-aged man and a literal monster as our leads, this Boys Love story certainly stands apart from the typical high school romances that pervade the genre. With a premise this unusual, how could I resist? Synopsis: Cavo is a hulking monster that… Continue Reading →

Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato Review

Fourth Generation Head: Tatsuyuki Oyamato is the latest Boys Love manga by Scarlet Beriko to be released by SuBLime Manga. I had read and enjoyed Jackass!, a singular and poignant BL manga by the same mangaka, so I was eager to pick up this new release. While I wasn’t disappointed by this title, I do… Continue Reading →

Love in Limbo Series Review

Love in Limbo, a series about souls finding love in the afterlife, is one of the more recent BL manga releases from SuBLime Manga. This short and sweet series features a pair of loveable leads and an intriguing world that our love-struck heroes must navigate as they search for happiness and redemption. Synopsis: Having been… Continue Reading →

The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms Review

The Wize Wize Beasts of the Wizarding Wizdoms, by Nagabe, is an anthology of BL stories featuring anthropomorphized animals attending a wizarding school. It’s basically Harry Potter Fanfiction: The Manga, only less smutty then that title entails. If you’re feeling hesitant about this manga because you’re worried it will feature a bunch of animal-people getting… Continue Reading →

Melting Lover Review

Melting Lover, by Bukuro Yamada, is the first release from Fakku’s new Boys Love manga line, KUMA. I’m very excited to see another English manga publisher dipping their toes into the BL market, so I eagerly picked this title up in order to support their debut. Synopsis: Melting Lover is an anthology featuring four unconnected… Continue Reading →

The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese Review

Setona Mizushiro is the mangaka behind some of my favourite shojo manga series, such as X-Day and After School Nightmare. In addition to shojo, Mizushiro has also drawn a number of Boys Love series, but none of them had been released in English… until now. Synopsis: Kyoichi Otomo’s marriage is in trouble. He and his… Continue Reading →

Yarichin Bitch Club Vol 1 Review

Yarichin Bitch Club is a new BL manga by Ogeretsu Tanaka that takes the cake in terms of featuring the craziest high school club I’ve ever seen in a manga. Synopsis: Takashi Tono has just transferred to an all-boys boarding school and is bummed about attending a school in the middle of nowhere with nothing… Continue Reading →

Our Dining Table Review

Food can hold lots of important memories, whether it’s special treats our parents used to make for us, recipes and traditions that have been passed down through the generations or just memories of having fun eating with friends or family. Our Dining Table is both a treatise on the importance that cooking and dining with… Continue Reading →

Don’t Call Me Dirty Review

Don’t Call Me Dirty is a BL manga by Gorou Kanbe with a title that might make it sound sexier than it actually is. Instead of a being a comic about dirty deeds (though there is a bit of that), this is a touching and romantic tale that focuses on the importance of treating everyone… Continue Reading →

Liquor & Cigarettes Review

Ranmaru Zariya never fails to deliver the goods when it comes to sexiness! Liquor & Cigarettes is a light-hearted and sensual BL manga about two long-time friends experimenting with the possibility of becoming lovers, with electric results. Synopsis: Theo’s family owns the liquor store that’s situated across the street from the cigarette shop owned by… Continue Reading →

Given Vol 1 Review

Given was by far my favourite anime to debut last year and I’ve been excitedly awaiting the release of the original manga by Natsuki Kizu, so that I could experience more of this incredible story. So, for once, I’m in a position where I’m reviewing a manga with an anime adaptation that I’ve actually watched!… Continue Reading →

Secret xxx Review

Secret xxx is the debut manga of Meguru Hinohara, both in Japan and in North America, and I think I may have just found myself a new favourite to add to my list of top Boys Love mangaka! Synopsis: Since Shohei’s father is a zoo keeper and his mother is a vet, he grew up… Continue Reading →

Therapy Game Vol 1 Review

In my review of Secret xxx, I mentioned that I was excited at the prospect of reading the spin-off series focused on the relationship between the main characters’ brothers and, now that I have, I’m thrilled to report that it more then lived up to my expectations! Therapy Game is Meguru Hinohara’s second Boy’s Love… Continue Reading →

Don’t Call Me Daddy Review

Much like the manga that this is spun off from, Don’t Call Me Daddy has a title that I think will give people the impression that it’s quite a bit raunchier than it actually is. A sequel, of sorts, to Don’t Call Me Dirty, Don’t Call Me Daddy is a touching BL romance by Gorou… Continue Reading →

Koimonogatari: Love Stories Vol 1 Review

Tohru Tagura’s Koimonogatari: Love Stories is a boys love manga that takes a more true-to-life approach to its characters and storyline then the average title in this genre, something that I’m glad to see attempted… even though I have mixed feelings about the result. Synopsis: When Yuiji accidently overhears a conversation that reveals that his… Continue Reading →

Toritan: Birds of a Feather Vol 1 Review

I think this manga might be taking the term “bird-lover” a little too literally! By Kotetsuko Yamamoto, Toritan: Birds of a Feather is a boys love manga with a supernatural twist and a rather unique love triangle. Synopsis: Inusaki is a detective who mostly winds up doing odd jobs around his sleepy neighbourhood, like: walking… Continue Reading →

There are Things I Can’t Tell You Review

It took me a while to track down a copy of Edako Mofumofu’s Boys Love manga, There Are Things I Can’t Tell You, and, during that time, I saw a lot of posts on my social media about how sad this book was or how much it made people cry. I was starting to get… Continue Reading →

Canis: Dear Mr. Rain Review

Canis: Dear Mr. Rain, by Zakk, is the second title to be released under Fakku’s new BL manga line, Kuma, and I’m delighted to report that this one is a winner! Synopsis: Satoru has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle. He’s a successful hatter and has planned a big event for his store’s… Continue Reading →

Birds of Shangri-La Vol 1 Review

Looks like Christmas has come early for me this year because we have the debut of a sexy, new Boys Love manga series by Ranmaru Zariya, the creator of Coyote and Liquor & Cigarettes! Synopsis: Apollo’s life has recently fallen apart and he might need to raise some major cash quickly. That’s why he takes… Continue Reading →

Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu Vol 1 Review

Well, this is something different! It’s not everyday that you see a manga staring a protagonist who’s on the pudgy side. Since I’m not exactly slender myself, I was excited to see some representation of different body types in a romance story. Way to go, Mito! Synopsis: Otsu can’t help but be a little suspicious… Continue Reading →

The God & the Flightless Messenger Review

It’s a brand new year, and what better way to kick off 2021 then with reviewing some boys love manga! Hagi isn’t a mangaka who’s work I’m very familiar with but, after reading The God & the Flightless Messenger, I hope that we’ll be seeing more of their work published in English, as this manga… Continue Reading →

Sasaki and Miyano Vol 1 Review

Well, this has got to be the most adorable Boys Love manga I’ve read in a good long while! Shou Harusono’s Sasaki and Miyano was originally self-published on Pixiv before being picked up for physical publication. It’s largely told in the format of 4-panel gag strips and chronicles the blossoming love story between an awkward… Continue Reading →

I Cannot Reach You Vol 1 Review

Ready for some will-they-or-won’t-they hijinks between a pair of childhood best friends? How about some misunderstood confessions and willful ignorance of the other parties’ intentions? Then look no further then Mika’s I Cannot Reach You! Joking aside, this is a fairly conventional BL manga, but one that still managed to captivate and draw me in… Continue Reading →

Manga Mini Reviews (The Cat Proposed & MADK Vol 1)

The Cat Proposed Souta Matoi is at the end of his rope. He’s over-worked, exhausted and feels like his life is empty. On the way home from work one day, he briefly contemplates committing suicide. Thankfully, Souta comes to his senses before he can go through with it and, looking for a distraction, he decides… Continue Reading →

Katakoi Lamp Review

Tokyopop continues its streak of releasing cute and fun BL titles that I thoroughly enjoy. Written and illustrated by Kyohei Azumi, Katakoi Lamp is a fluffy little romance full of both humor and heart. Synopsis: Kazuto notices that Jun, a regular customer at his café, is always staring at him and blushing, and he realizes… Continue Reading →

This Wonderful Season With You Review

Opposites attract in This Wonderful Season With You, a fun BL manga by Atsuko Yusen, the mangaka of Deko-Boko Sugar Days. Synopsis: Enoki is both shocked and thrilled when Shirataki, a tall and handsome jock, decides to join the Electronic Engineering Club, which he’s also a member of. Enoki admires how manly and cool Shirataki… Continue Reading →

Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide Vol 1 Review

Now here’s an example of a manga that completely lived up to my expectations! Mone Sorai’s Our Not-So-Lonely Planet Travel Guide is a BL manga that follows a pair of lovers as they embark on a life-changing journey around the world. This book is chock-full of all the fascinating locales and cute couple moments that… Continue Reading →

Dick Fight Island Vol 1 Review

Reibun Ike’s Dick Fight Island has turned out to be the raunchy little BL manga that could, reaching #1 in Amazon’s Romance Manga and Yaoi & LGBTQ+ Manga categories and, much more surprisingly, #2 in Amazon’s Action & Adventure Manga category! I guess that tongue-in-cheek title was just that intriguing. Synopsis: The legendary islands of Pulau Yong’Unda… Continue Reading →

Like Two Peas in a Pod Review

Gorou Kanbe is quickly becoming one of my favourite BL manga creators. Both, Don’t Call Me Dirty and Don’t Call Me Daddy contain touching and powerful stories that I deeply love. So, I was thrilled when I heard that Tokyopop had licensed another title by Gorou Kanbe: Like Two Peas in a Pod. Synopsis: Classmates,… Continue Reading →

Bad Boys, Happy Home Vol 1 Review

Are you ready for a story about some tough boys playing house? Written by Shoowa and with art by Hiromasa Okujima, Bad Boys, Happy Home is a humorous and dramatic tale of fist fights, broken homes and idiots in love. Synopsis: Akamatsu is a troubled teen who needs some kind of an outlet for his… Continue Reading →

Manga Mini Reviews: BL Edition

A little while back, I did a batch of mini reviews of all yuri manga titles, so I had the thought to clear through some of my review backlog with a post of all Boys Love reviews. And it just so happens that I have a stack of Tokyopop titles in need of reviewing! Glass… Continue Reading →

My Love Mix-Up! Vol 1 Review

Written by Wataru Hinekure and with art by Aruko, My Love Mix-Up! is a cute boys love manga about a series of mistakes that might just lead two classmates into an unlikely love story. Synopsis: Aoki has fallen for his shy and sweet classmate, Hashimoto. When she kindly lends him her eraser during class, he’s… Continue Reading →

Sayonara Game Review

Sayonara Game, by Yuu Minaduki, is a BL manga that follows the romance of a pair of former baseball teammates who are reunited several years after graduating high school. One of them failed to express his feelings to the other when they were in school, but will they get another chance at the game of… Continue Reading →

Manga Mini Reviews: BL Edition Take 2

My ‘Manga To Buy’ list has been steadily growing, my ‘To Read’ pile has been ballooning and I’ve once again fallen behind with writing reviews for the new titles that I’ve read. So, I think it’s time for another round of mini reviews! I’ve Become An Omega Today Review Synopsis: Kanade has always loved his… Continue Reading →

I’m Looking For Serious Love! Review

A naïve country boy and playboy city slicker meet, clash and fall in love in Shoko Rakuta’s sexy boys love romp, I’m Looking For Serious Love. Synopsis: Kyouhei has left behind his home town in the boonies to go to university in the big city, something that equal parts excites and terrifies him. When he… Continue Reading →

Yagi the Bookshop Goat Review

Yagi the Bookshop Goat, by Fumi Furukawa, is a boys love manga staring anthropomorphized animals trying to sort out their feelings for each other while running a bookstore. More than a few books are harmed during the process! Synopsis: Yagi loves books and his dream since he was a kid has been to work in… Continue Reading →

New York, New York Vol 1 Review

Hello again, everyone! I wound up taking a bit of an unscheduled break during July, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted a new review. However, I was doing a lot of reading during my blogging vacation, so hopefully August will be a more productive month for the blog. For my grand return, I’m… Continue Reading →

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