This is a reference list of Japanese Gay/BL dramas (JBL). Excludes dramas where the Gay/BL couple are side characters  and Bromance (bromance is not BL). 

There is another thread on here that also keeps track of films, I will be focusing solely on dramas. I am not trying to duplicate the work of someone else, however - I think it is good to keep an up to date list available since many on here are interested in this topic. 


Ossan's Love Returns
Sukiyanen Kedo Do Yaro ka
Perfect Propose

Koi wo Suru nara Nidome ga Joto
Kare no Iru Seikatsu
25 Ji, Akasaka de
Zettai BL ni Naru Sekai VS Zettai BL ni Naritakunai Otoko 2024


Bokura no Micro na Shuumatsu
Utsukushii Kare Season 2
Jack o' Frost
Bokura no Shokutaku
Zenra Meshi
Blue Sky Complex
Shigatsu no Tokyo wa...
Minato Shouji Coin Laundry Season 2
Taikan Yoho

Kimi ni wa Todokanai.
Kimi to Nara Koi wo Shite Mite mo
Kinou Nani Tabeta? Season 2
One Room Angel
Sahara Sensei to Toki-kun
BL Drama no Shuen ni Narimashita: Crank Up Hen


Fukou-kun wa Kiss Suru Shikanai!Boku mo Aitsu mo ShinrodesuZettai BL ni Naru Sekai VS Zettai BL ni Naritakunai Otoko 2
Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!Old Fashion CupcakeKamisama no Ekohiiki
Kimi no Koto Dake Mite ItaiMinato Shouji Coin LaundryKabe Sa Doujin Sakka no Neko Yashiki-kun wa Shouninyokkyou wo Kojiraseteiru
Takara-kun to Amagi-kun8.2 Byo no HosokuEien no Kino

Ameiro Paradox 


Zettai BL ni Naru Sekai VS Zettai BL ni Naritakunai OtokoKieta HatsukoiUtsukushii Kare
Kare ga Boku ni Koishita Wake Season 2Given


Life: Senjou no Bokura30-sai made Dotei Da to Mahotsukai ni Nareru rashiiKare ga Boku ni Koishita Wake
Be Love

2019 (and prior)

Mood IndigoKinou Nani Tabeta?His - Koisuru Tsumori Nante Nakatta
Ossan's Love (2018)Ossan's Love: In the Sky

Reference list here:

Korean (KBL) thread here:

Support the drama LEGALLY when possible, this is how we can continue to see more BL dramas produced.

Many of these dramas are currently available to watch on:




Old Fashion Cupcake is confirmed to air starting on June 13th on Viki

Senpai, Danjite Koidewa! is confirmed to air starting June 16th on Viki

Minato Shouji Coin Laundry will start airing on July 7th on GagaOOLala

Kimi no Koto Dake Mite Itai, a hulu original, will premiere on June 17th. 

Kabe Sa Doujin Sakka no Neko Yashiki-kun wa Shouninyokkyou wo Kojiraseteiru starring Matsuoka Koudai and Nakao Masaki is set to be released in October. 

"For Mamoru Nekoyashiki, a doujinshi artist, the only thing that satisfies his need for approval is to sell his original BL manga at the popular Kabesa section (a section for popular doujinshi circles on the wall side of the venue) and be recognized by readers at the event. But then one day, something happens to him!

He meets Kazama Issei, a childhood friend he once had a crush on who is now a popular up-and-coming idol. Their lives in distant worlds should never have crossed paths, but you can't take your eyes off this story of two young men growing up in each other's presence!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

~~ Adapted from the manga "Kabe Sa Doujin Sakka no Neko Yashiki-kun wa Shouninyokkyou wo Kojiraseteiru" (壁サー同人作家の猫屋敷くんは承認欲求をこじらせている) by Minamoto Kazuki (ミナモトカズキ)."

Added Takara-kun to Amagi-kun to 2022. Starring Sato Arata (of Johnny's IMPACTors) as Takara Shun and Oriyama Nao (of Johnny's Shounen Ninja) as Amagi Taichi, it is set to be released Aug 19, 2022 and have 8 eps x 30 mins. The drama follows...

"Takara Shun, a high school student who belongs to a popular group in the class, and Taichi Amagi, a pure boy who is not a conspicuous type but is liked by people, realize their love for each other. Even though they start dating in secret, it is difficult to be honest.

(Source: Japanese = || Translation = Google Translate)

~~ Adapted from the manga "Takara-kun to Amagi-kun" (高良くんと天城くん) by Hanage no Mai (はなげのまい)."

Thank you for the updates!

Choa could you link your Japanese and Korean threads with a hyperlink at the bottom? Similarly to how this other list does it with different countries at the bottom:

Thank you as always for the updates!

Added Eien no Kino to 2022. Starring Komiya Rio as Yamada Koichi and Inoue Sora as Oumi Mitsuru, it is set to be released Oct 21, 2022 and have 8 eps x 30 mins. The drama follows...

"Koichi, who is cheerful and popular in the class, and Mitsuru, who is talented and not good at socializing. The two high school students are strongly attracted to each other due to their opposite personalities. However, one morning, Koichi is hit by a truck in front of Mitsuru. Koichi got up on the spot and smiled as usual, and although he was indeed "alive", his classmates gradually began to forget about Koichi's existence. (Source: MBS) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Eien no Kino" (永遠の昨日) by Eda Yuuri (榎田尤利)."

Added Ameiro Paradox to 2022. Starring Kimura Keito as Onoe Satoshi and Yamanaka Jyutaro
 as Kaburagi Motoharu, it is set to be released Friday, Dec 16, 2022 and have 8 eps x 30 mins. The MBS drama tells the story of...

"A change in the stakeout team throws Onoe, reporter for a weekly magazine, together with his contemporary, Kaburagi, a photographer. Onoe secretly considers Kaburagi his rival, and Kaburagi's haphazard way of doing things goes against Onoe's strong sense of ethics. There's nothing but conflict between them. But, in joint pursuit of a scandal, the two of them begin to care about each other...?

  Adapted from the manga "Ameiro Paradox" (飴色パラドックス) by Natsume Isaku (夏目イサク). "

Will be available to stream on VIKI

Added Bokura no Micro na Shuumatsu (Eng title: The End of The World With You) to 2023. Staring Seto Toshiki (of Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!) as Nishina Masumi and Nakata Keisuke as Kusakabe Ritsu, it is set to air starting Jan 30, 2023. The ABC drama airs every Monday and will consist of 8 eps. You can watch it on GagaOOLala. The drama will convey the story of...

"In 10 days, the world will be destroyed by a meteor. To spend his remaining time as comfortably as possible, bad-luck magnet Masumi decides to visit the library of his alma mater and read as much as he wants until the end comes. But in this hellish world, he meets a devil there: the one man from his past that he never wanted to see again, Ritsu. And if things weren't bad enough, Ritsu has a favor to ask, a favor that Masumi could never have expected—Marukido Maki weaves an eccentric tale of human connection in a world on the brink of destruction in this emotional journey that will take its readers on a wild ride."

~~ Adapted from the manga "Bokura no Micro na Shuumatsu" (僕らのミクロな終末) by Marukido Maki (丸木戸マキ). 

Added Utsukushii Kare Season 2 (Eng title: My Beautiful Man Season 2) to 2023. Reprising their roles in Season 2 , Hagiwara Riku as Hira Kazunari  and Yagi Yusei as Kiyoi Sou , which is set to air Feb 8th, 2023. The MBSTBS  drama airs every Wednesday and will consist of 4 eps x 30mins. You can watch it on Viki or  GagaOOLala. The drama will continue the story of...

" Having overcome the obstacles that stood between them in high school, Kazunari Hira and Sou Kiyoi have spent the past few years in relative bliss. Living together, they’ve been able to support each other as they learn to navigate the ups and downs of their adult life. But just because life has gotten better, doesn’t mean everything for the happy couple is perfect. Currently, in his fourth year of college, Kazunari has spent the majority of his free time following Sou around in disguise. While Kazunari enjoys watching his boyfriend from afar, it has recently begun to dawn on him that with graduation looming, he might need to turn his attention elsewhere. With no part-time job experience whatsoever, Kazunari is starting to see that his favorite pastime may be doing him a disservice. A fact that only becomes more apparent as his classmates, with their impressive array of work experience, begin to turn their attention toward post-graduation job hunting. Feeling a bit left behind, Kazunari begins to wonder what it is he wants to do with his life. While Kazunari struggles at school, Sou continues to work hard in his acting career. As both Sou and Kazunari learn to deal with some of life’s more harsh realities, will their relationship stand strong, or will they find their bond beginning to crack under the pressures that come with adulthood? "

 This story is adapted from the novel "He, Who is Beautiful" (美しい彼) by Nagira Yuu (凪良 ゆう).