Jan 6, 2017 11:01 PM
Ceki - 334 Posts
Hi, here's the list of BL (Boys' Love) dramas and movies. Unfortunately, there are not many BL Japanese dramas out there, but feel free to mention any BL dramas or films you can think of so I can add them to the list!

= the main plot is about gay romance
side story = only the supporting characters are gay
bromance =
no gay romance, only friendship between males
only hinted at =
no explicit romance/sex, but hints at it


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*Last updated: August 2017

Jan 7, 2017 01:01 AM
kittyflumpin - 93 Posts
Huh, I honestly don't remember RH Plus actually going the BL route (hints of it, teasing at it, yes, but no delivery). Not sure about the manga though.

Anyway were you looking for dramas specifically based on BL manga? Or just anything with a male-male romance? And if you're counting RH Plus, what about other shows heavy on the subtext (but no explicit delivery)?
Jan 7, 2017 01:01 AM
Ceki - 334 Posts
Yeah, RH Plus is mostly teasing, but it is obvious that it's aimed at BL audience. I'll put a note.

Anything with a male-male romance :) It doesn't have to be explicit (even though some of these films are), but the romance between the males should be at least hinted at.
Jan 7, 2017 01:01 AM
Neyjour - 401 Posts
Here's my list for Japan.  Currently 66 titles, plus a few more that aren't listed at MDL.  :)

Gay M/M Japan - (movies & dramas)
Jan 7, 2017 02:01 AM
Ceki - 334 Posts
@Neyjour  thank you so much! :)
Jan 7, 2017 02:01 AM
Neyjour - 401 Posts
Ceki - You're welcome! :)
Jan 7, 2017 11:01 AM
kittyflumpin - 93 Posts
I would suggest Aozora no Tamago-- not explicitly BL but the subtext is pretty heavy (Tori & Sakaki are *very* devoted to one another, though if you want to see them as just very close friends you can). I think this would fit the "obvious that it's aimed at BL audience" criteria.

Also-- and this is kind of a minor spoiler for the first part of the show, but you're looking for this content so I'll say it anyway-- in the 2006 drama Dare Yori mo Mama wo Aisu, the oldest son Akira realizes he's gay and eventually starts a relationship with another man. It's not a perfect representation by any means; Pinko starts out as a gay stereotype, very flamboyant and rather pushy about his interest in Akira. But the show does develop him beyond this caricature and we get to see him as a more fully-rounded character. And his interaction with the rest of Akira's family is so good too (this is seriously one of my favorite family dramas, not just for the Akira/Pinko storyline either).
Jan 8, 2017 01:01 AM
Ceki - 334 Posts
@kittyflumpin  thank you very much, I'll add them :)
Jan 8, 2017 01:01 AM
chibiladychoi - 1790 Posts
Doushitemo Furetakunai

didnt see it in the list :)
Apr 16, 2017 12:04 PM
Ceki - 334 Posts
^ It was already in the list :)

Updated!
Jun 27, 2017 04:06 AM
RoyalMajesty - 644 Posts
Fallen Angel - *bromance
Jun 27, 2017 05:06 AM
divalia - 3 Posts
what are the shows safe to watch ? xDDD
i wanna try this genre.
Jun 27, 2017 04:06 PM
Ceki - 334 Posts
@divalia what do you mean by "safe"?
Jul 11, 2017 08:07 AM
Gemma - 1 Post
Hi! I suggest you watch A touch of fever (Hatachi no binetsu) I really liked that movie :)
Jul 15, 2017 11:07 AM
Ceki - 334 Posts
^ thanks, I added it! :)