Readers’ Favourite YAOI Books

A few weeks ago Tam did a post about YAOI here. There was a lot of interest by readers and so many titles of favourite books listed on the post that Ingrid volunteered, by raising her hand in the air, 🙂 when I asked for someone to put a list together of your favourite YAOI reads. So here is Ingrid’s first attempt, with Tam’s help,  at a list of Readers’ Favourite YAOI Books. This list will be updated with your input every 3 – 6 months to keep it current.

Because there were so many titles Ingrid did some editing. You will also note that there is a separate section for anime.

Thanks to all the readers who sent in their favourite books – we couldn’t have done this without you. 🙂

From here on, all the narrative as well as the titles were put together by Ingrid

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The list is in alphabetical order by mangaka ( artist and writer of manga) with some of the recommended reads. Listing all of the available books simply would be too much as some of these writers have produced a lot of work.

MANGA

Ayano Yamane:           
Crimson Spell 1-3,       (fantasy)
You`re my Love Prize in Viewfinder (contemp)
A foreign love affair (contemp)

Fujiyama Hyouta:         
Love Spell (contemp)
Lover’s Apartment (contemp)

Haruka Minami:           
Love a la carte (contemp)

Hiroko Ishimaru:          
Love Knot (contemp)

Kai Tsuragi:                 
Black Night 1-4 (fantasy)

Kamo Nabako:           
Selfish Mr Mermaid (fantasy)
Love Café (contemp)

Kano Shiuko:              
Yakuza in Love (contemp)

Košen:                        
The Guardian (fantasy)

Lily Hoshino:               
Choclate surprise (contemp)
Mr. Flower bride (contemp)

Masara Minase:           
Empty Heart (contemp)

Gokujou no Koibito
The best lover 1-4  (contemp)

Mishima Kazuhiko:       Love Neco (contemp)
Reverse  (contemp)

Mizukami Shin:
Rikara (historical) note: all the work is historical

Myamoto Kano:          
Lovers and Soul (contemp) Not/Love  (contemp)

Rakun:                         
U Don’t Know Me (contemp)

Sanami Matoh :           
Fake volume 1- 7 (contemp)

Shimizu Yuki:               
Love Mode 1- 11 (contemp)

Shungiku Nakamura:    
Junjou Romantica 1-10 ( contemp)

Takanaga Hinako:        
You Will Drown In Love,
You will Fall in Love (contemp)
Silent (Bukiyou na) (contemp)

Tohru   Kousaka:         
No money (Okane ga Nai) ( contemp)

Tori Maia:                   
Hoshi no Yakata  1-5 o.a. Palace of Stars (contemp BDSM)

Youka Nitta:              
Embracing Love Haru wo daiteita (contemp)

ANIME

Junjou Romantica: Link to episode 1.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hhDufTFzRc

There are currently 24 episodes available on youtube. Enjoy! Don’t forget to watch the 1 minute clip that is coming after the exit song. They are hilarious!

Okane ga Nai: http://www.animeseason.com/okane-ga-nai-episode-1/

Ai no Kusabi ( The Space Between) here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHR-akmJtNo&feature=related.

They remade this series last year but it is not available online yet. Here the link to the new series: http://ainokusabi.jp/  When clicking on special you get to see the new trailer. (note site is in Japanese only)

Sensitive Pornograph: http://video2.xtube.com/watch.php?v_user_id=mop125&idx=8&v=PGNJJ_G532_&cl=jRHYg_G532_&from=&ver=3&ccaa=1&qid=&qidx=&qnum=&preview_flag=

Zetsuai and Bronze (Everlasting Love): As with all others these are in bookform too. But I did not like the artwork so I never read them but in anime it works much better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4AKAHHNKZo

NB: I have provided the youtube links because everyone will be able to see them. There are of course other places where you can see the video’s.

Some links to useful sites:        

http://www.mangaupdates.com/index.html

They have an extensive index with titles and managaka’s.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/

Anime news

http://www.akadot.com/yaoi-c-37.html

Online store with books and t-shirts and the lot

http://www.junemanga.com/

A well known publisher, also with news on the YAOI/con

For further reading:

http://www.mangatoshokan.com/

Scanlations

http://www.thespectrum.net/manga_scans/yaoi/

More scanlations

http://www.liquideros.com/index.html

Ingrid
6 years 2 months ago

Of course it did Val. It is THE best work out there if you are into the explicit stuff. And we pervy lot do like our yaoi explicit 😀

Val Kovalin
6 years 2 months ago

Oh, that is good to know! (We pervy lot, ha, ha!)

Val Kovalin
6 years 2 months ago

Ingrid and Tam, this is so helpful! I know absolutely nothing about yaoi and I should know at least a little if I’m going to broaden my knowledge of the m/m genre in general. Of course, I never know where to start, but this is a list that I can refer to in the future when I start putting my toe into the water. 😉 I’m pleased to see that the only yaoi I’ve ever read (The Crimson Spell) made the list!

subaru
subaru
6 years 2 months ago
Love Mode by Shimizu Yuki is my favourite yaoi of all times. Thanks for including it in the list 😀 Though I don’t get what’s so cool in Junjou Romantica. It reminds me of the popularity that accompanied Maki Murakami’s Gravitation. Everyone seemed to know it at the time though not many remember it now. I wonder if a similiar thing will happen to JR… I had read the recommendation for Mika Sadahiro’s Under Grand Hotel 1-3 (contemp) in the previous thread and wondered why it didn’t make to this list… Add it in the next update please 🙂 Also… Read more »
Ingrid
6 years 2 months ago

Thanks Iris. In a few months we will see if we need to update this list. It is an ungoing project. So we will keep your recommendations in mind.

Iris
Iris
6 years 2 months ago

Very nice list, brought me even out of lurkdom. However, you might like to add Kazuma Kodaka’s “Kizuna” (one of my favourites: romantic, funny, some action, drama) and perhaps her “Kiss me, teacher”, too.
Furthermore; Satosumi Takagushi’s “Shout out loud” (thoughful that one, was a recommendation by Jules Jones) and Shinri Fuwa – her guys are just beautiful and the stories aren’t bad either.

Tracey D
Tracey D
6 years 2 months ago

Thanks for compiling the list. I see some titles which are new to me…

When I saw that cover of Misaki and Akihiko, I just had to smile. 🙂

Ingrid
6 years 2 months ago

Thanks Larissa. There is way more yaoi out there and some is just hysterical. So outrageous, we tried to put some quality in this list.
Maybe we can do a list with the most outrageous works as well sometime.

Larissa
Larissa
6 years 2 months ago

LOL not a little list at all! But very nice. I’m all interested now!

Good job Ingrid & Tam!

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