What You Need to Know:
- Boys Love, aka BL, has gained a huge international following in recent years. Today, we bring you the top ten hottest BL manga selected by Japanese book store employees from across the country!
- The survey was taken from October 7 to November 27 2015, and the results have finally been announced! Over 500 employees from 465 stores nationwide participated, most of them being women.
- So which BL books are the hot picks in Japan? Let's get to the results and find out!
Top 10 - Top 6
10. Sorekara, Kimi wo Kangaeru (Komatsu)
9. Ameiro Paradox (Isaku Natsume)
8. Ohayou to Oyasumi to Sono Ato ni (Kamome Hamada)
7. Harukaze no Étranger (Kanna Kii)
6. Yoru to Asa no Uta (Harada)
Top 5 - Top 1
5. Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki (Scarlet Beriko)
Tatsuyuki is the reluctant young master of a Yakuza group. He would rather spend his days playing around than learning the ropes of his family's dubious business. When his caretaker sends him off to a branch office in Fukuoka, the recently heartbroken Tatsuyuki finds himself in a weirder situation than he would have ever expected.
4. Koketsu Dining
This is a story about self-proclaimed masked pro-wrestler Hyuuga and his roommate Akaru. Hyuuga doesn't remove his mask even at home—could it be that it's his actual face?! Koketsu Dining, a story of a tiger (who even has a tail!) and the air-headed Akaru, who has unknowingly started to admire the gentle Hyuuga.
It was like this that they started living together. But happy and heart-throbbing situations just keep happening…!?
3. Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu (Hashigo Sakurabi)
"I'll make it so your body's unable to forget mine."
Saijou Takato's 5 year reign as the 'Most Huggable No. 1' has been snatched. Stealing his thunder is the newbie actor with a 3-year debut, Azumaya! Towards the stuffy hostile Takato, Azumaya's sincere sparkling smile starts to become effective. Even as Takato sets his alert level on MAX, Azumaya catches Takato in his shameful drunken state and uses it to blackmail him! In exchange for Azumaya's silence, Azumaya states, "Please let me hold you…?! Embrace me, who was the Most Huggable No.1?" What the heck is he saying! Includes a large quantity of other high suspense erotic stories.
(Source: Starry Sky)
2. Escape Journey (Tanaka Ogeretsu)
In college, Naoto has an unexpected reunion with ex-boyfriend Taichi who he broke up with for denouncing him as "sexual gratification." Naoto had been firmly influenced by his hatred of this past incident but, little by little his heart is starting to forgive Taichi who has really grown when compared to their time in high school... While that's happening, their friend Fumi-chan seems to be in love with Taichi...? When they are friends, they have extraordinary compatibility, but turning it into love isn't going too well. A love story filled with emotional scars.
1. Ten Count (Rihito Takarai)
When the President got into an accident, Shirotani Tadaomi met Kurose. On their very first meeting, Kurose could tell right away that Shirotani is Mysophobic and said that it's pretty bad while suggesting it would be better to consult a doctor about it. Shirotani was left perturbed by the encounter. Who is Kurose? And how was he able to tell Shirotani's condition?
(Source: Canis Major)
Source: Da Vinci News