Top 10 Yaoi Manhwa

As probably all of you know, the word “yaoi” is the acronym for “no climax, no meaning and no fall” in Japanese. In fact, originally yaoi described homosexual relationships, focusing on sex: basically, it was nothing more than a hentai branch, oriented toward a female audience. As time flew by, and the yaoi fandom grew, showing a genuine affection to this genre, this term lost its true meaning. While it's true that yaoi still depicts homosexuality, it's even true that now it does it with a solid plot, deeply analyzing the characters, and actually creating wonderful love stories, not focusing merely on the boy-on-boy action under the sheets.

Exactly like Japan, Korea is proving to be very good with yaoi stories, as well. Yaoi manhwa are gaining a huge popularity around the world, thanks to webtoons, good plots and a wonderful fandom supporting the artists. In this list, we'll talk about ten among all the beautiful yaoi manhwa out there! We chose the fandom's favorites, so stick with us until the end to discover ten stories revolving around hotties in love with other hotties!

10. You Jin

  • Mangaka: Fujoking
  • Genre: Adult, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 16 chapters + side stories
  • Published Date: 2016 – 2017

Let's start this ranking out with You Jin, born from the talented Fujoking! You Jin is a college student a bit antisocial, with barely any frienda. One day, You Jin's life is turned upside down by a handsome stranger knocking to his door. The black-haired hottie – Sae Jin – who searches for a home, claims to be You Jin's childhood friend; what's more, he says that he may have contracted a fatal illness. You Jin doesn't recognize his childhood friend, and is at a loss of what to do. In the meanwhile, Sae Jin pushes to have his dying wish fulfilled. But what is that about?

You Jin is a yaoi manhwa sticking to the purer meaning of yaoi. There's a plot, but for those who love graphic sex scenes, it will be very satisfactory. You Jin is your typical uke going with the flow, just because he is unable to say that he finds the stranger very hot. Sae Jin is bossy and possessive, and likes to drive You Jin crazy – in many ways. You Jin is a lighthearted yaoi manhwa; if you like a soft atmosphere, you should give it a chance!


9. Dark Heaven

  • Mangaka: JUNS
  • Genre: Adult, Drama, Mature, Psychological, Smut, Yaoi
  • Volumes:
  • Published Date: 2016 – 2017

Let's go on with a darker story than You Jin. Dark Heaven revolves around Conor – a Korean-American – and Simon. These two hotties live in a city where same sex-marriage is legal, yet there are still some homophobic crimes going on. Conor joins the band with the blondie Simon, and the two of them manage to create their own heaven in a church, away from other people and harm. Love blooms, but can their relationship really go on?

Dark Heaven is a yaoi manhwa with dark themes and more realistic ones, such as homophobia. Conor and Simon love each other, but they still have to hide in a society which allows same-sex marriage, but is still full of racism. The art style is very peculiar, but if you begin reading this yaoi manhwa, you'll stick to each page, craving for more and more. This is a captivating and emotional love story, full of drama; brace yourself, we warn you!


8. Love Me More

  • Mangaka: EZ
  • Genre: Adult, Drama, Romance, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 24 chapters
  • Published Date: 2016 – ongoing

Love Me More is a cute romance revolving around Tom and Jaemin. These two boys are polar opposites, yet opposites attract, right? Well, they're living their love story, full of happiness. Their co-habitation works very well, and they hardly argue. But what if in this happy picture a handsome neighbor pops up? Is their relationship steady enough?

Love Me More is a yaoi manhwa that presents a cute love story. Tom and Jaemin are very relatable characters who live their daily routines together, overcoming the hardships, from the smallest to the biggest. At least until a hot neighbor enters the picture, and they seem to waver. This yaoi manhwa give you all what you're looking for: hot scenes, cliffhangers, comedy parts, and tons of love, that's why it deserved a mention!


7. Unfather

  • Mangaka: Nellikang
  • Genre: Adult, Drama, Smut, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 31 chapters
  • Published Date: 2017 – ongoing

The tone changes once again with another dark story called Unfather. Kyunghee was paid very well by Sihyun, and all he needed to do was to keep him “company”. Their relationship, though, didn't last: Sihyun was too clingy, and Kyunghee didn't want a serious relationship with the old man. With tuition fees to be paid, Kyunghee doesn't really know what to do; if things could go worse, he meets his mother's boyfriend, and he can't just believe his eyes. It's Sihyun, and he seeks revenge!

Unfather is a yaoi manhwa depicting a distorted romance between a young man, and a middle-aged man. Sihyun is obsessed with Kyunghee, who had ended things with him because he didn't want a relationship. But Sihyun wants Kyunghee back, so he begins to blackmail him with the pictures he took while they were having sex. If you like yaoi manhwa wielding dark themes, we suggest you give Unfather a try... it won't fail you!


6. Saha

  • Mangaka: Lee, Uin
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 15 chapters
  • Published Date: 2017 – ongoing

If we didn't give you enough dark themes for these yaoi manhwa, don't worry! Now, it's time for us to talk about Saha, a wonderful yaoi romance, revolving around abuses and gangsters. Giju is a pretty boy, maybe too pretty. He had his childhood destroyed by a stepfather who couldn't keep his hands off him, and now he only craves a quiet life. Young-do is a gangster covered with tattoos, the last person Giju would need. Yet, they meet, and something deep blooms between the two...

This touching yaoi manhwa is set in Saha, a conservative town in southern Korea, which gives this amazing story the name. Giju is a lost soul, searching for a place where to belong; Young-do, even though he is a gangster and has a foul mouth, he is very sweet and romantic; in fact, he joined a gang in order to follow his first love. When these two broken souls meet, the miracle happens. Brace yourself as Saha, with its dark themes and wonderful characters, is a roller-coaster of feels!


5. Lover Boy

  • Mangaka: Zec
  • Genre: Adult, Drama, Romance, Slice of life, Smut, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 49 chapters
  • Published Date: 2016 – ongoing

Our 5th position is Lover Boy, a cute yaoi manhwa revolving around Eunho and Jaeha. When Eunho was a child, he kept asking Jaeha to marry him. It goes without saying, Jaeha never even thought about something like that toward his little neighbor. Years after, now adult Eunho reappears in Jaeha's life... will this finally be the right time?

This yaoi manhwa depicts a boy who begins his adult life, and a man with a broken marriage and his life on the verge of falling down. Eunho still holds feelings for Jaeha, but Jaeha is conflicted: can he lay his hands on his young former neighbor? And if he does, what will the consequences be? Can he sincerely accept Eunho's feelings? Embark Eunho and Jaeha's journey through their ups and downs, trouble and hardships. Boy-on-boy action, jealousy, and cliff-hangers is what you should expect from Lover Boy!


4. An Easy Target

  • Mangaka: Aeju
  • Genre: Adult, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Smut, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 53 chapters
  • Published Date: 2016 – ongoing

Our 4th position is a mind-blowing yaoi manhwa revolving around Kyung-soo. Three years before, he had mustered his courage up and had confessed to Yule, his handsome crush. Against all the expectations, Yule had accepted Kyung-soo's feelings, but the dream suddenly had turned into a nightmare: Kyung-soo was raped by Yule's comrades, before Yule's eyes. Three years went by, and Kyung-soo still couldn't manage to sleep well at night... until he met Dong-hyuk. But what if Yule reappears once again in the picture?

This twisted yaoi manhwa is very captivating, and is about strong themes such as rape and violence. Our protagonist, Kyung-soo, has learned from the past and now is ready to face Yule head on. Dong-hyuk will become Kyung-soo's lover and his strength, and their relationship will get stronger and stronger. If you're willing to face a yaoi manhwa with dark themes, colorful hotties and an intriguing plot, An Easy Target is a must-read.


3. BJ Alex

  • Mangaka: Mingwa
  • Genre: Adult, Smut, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 12 chapters
  • Published Date: 2017 – ongoing

Let's head toward the end of this ranking with a promising new yaoi manhwa! BJ Alex revolves around Dong-gyun, a timid boy who enjoys locking himself up in his room every night, watching Alex, a boy who broadcasts his sexual experiences on his network, covering his face with a mask. Dong-gyun has the hots for Alex, and when he ends up drunk and having sex with a stranger, the next day he realizes that the guy he slept with may be Alex. But is Alex the nice guy he looks like on the web?

With BJ Alex, we are in front of a yaoi manhwa with an amazing art style, and a funny plot that hides a knife. In fact, if the premises may make it seem a lighthearted yaoi manhwa, chapter by chapter the readers discover Alex's true colors, and begin to cheer for the poor Dong-gyun. As for the reason as to why we gave BJ Alex our 3rd position, well, it's because once you start reading, you simply can't stop. Art style and plot mix so amazingly that it becomes addictive! Just give it a try!


2. Window to Window

  • Mangaka: Lee, Aru
  • Genre: Adult, Romance, Smut, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 41 chapters
  • Published Date: 2016 – 2017

We decided to end our ranking with two lighthearted yaoi manhwa! Our 2nd position is Window to Window, and it revolves around two childhood friends: Ginu and Yubin. These two cutie pies live in separate buildings, but their apartments are so close that they can talk through the windows. But windows can do harm, when the curtains are not closed... in fact, Ginu witnesses Yubin doing something naughty, and that's the moment when their lives drastically change!

Window to Window is a yaoi manhwa with a lot of gags, and characters who are overly cute. Yubin is madly in love with Ginu, who doesn't even imagine that his childhood friend is gay and has the hots for him. But seeing Yubin touching himself, something springs within Ginu, who immediately adjusts and asks Yubin to let him keep watching while he masturbates. Window to Window's strong point is the hilarious situation that gives birth to a romance, and the fact that Yubin and Ginu are two awkward fellows. This colorful yaoi manhwa is really something else; pick it up if you just want to relax and enjoy a good story!


1. Make Me Bark

  • Mangaka: Sagold
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Yaoi
  • Volumes: 23 chapters
  • Published Date: 2017 – ongoing

Let's end this chart with a yaoi manhwa that is gaining a lot of popularity! Make Me Bark is a promising story revolving around Sungjoon, whose life takes a turn for the worse when the cheap place he lives in gets on fire, and he finds himself homeless. Not only that, Sungjoon suddenly realizes that he doesn't know anyone in the city who could help him. Except for Lee Hyo-in, who is a rich boy attending Sungjoon's university. Coincidentally, Lee Hyo-in is looking for a roommate, or more correctly, a dog. That's how Sungjoon jumps into the fire in order to survive!

Make Me Bark is a colorful, absurd and funny yaoi manhwa, with an amazing art style – neat and full of details. It's full of gags, as we see the seemingly unfazed and warmhearted Lee Hyo-in turning Sungjoon into his pet dog. Sungjoon, on the other side, just wants to run away, but he can't as he is strapped for money. Their play will keep going through ups and downs, until some feelings will finally develop. If you wish to read a cute yaoi romance, with a wonderful art style and a soft atmosphere, you should totally give Make Me Bark a try! It totally deserved our first position.


Final Thoughts

We ended this ranking hoping you'll find it useful. We tried to put in it yaoi manhwa concerning different plots and themes, so that it could suit everyone's tastes. From the darkest ones, to the most lighthearted, these ten yaoi manhwa share handsome characters and a catching story. As we only could choose ten among all those wonderful yaoi manhwa deserving a mention out there, if you want to discuss with us other titles, don't hesitate to leave a comment below! See you next time!

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