Best Gay Anime of All Time

22 Best Gay Anime of All Time – For a long time, homosexuality has been a feature in anime. In most shows, we may discover one or two homosexual characters. Their portrayal is sometimes fairly accurate or engaging, while other times they are mostly employed for humorous purposes. Since I’ve already compiled a list of anime with lesbian characters, it’s about time I do the same for those with gay characters. Here is a list of the best anime with LGBT characters. Many of these best LGBT anime may be found on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

22. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (2011)

‘Sekaiichi Hatsukoi’ is based on a light novel that was first published in 2006. The manga has been adapted into four anime films. Two are anime series, one is a film, and one is a work of original video animation. Ritsu Onodera and Masamune Takano are the anime’s protagonists. Ritsu works as an editor for his father’s publishing firm. He is quite skilled at his profession, but people believe he has it because his father is the owner. When he can no longer endure his coworkers’ jealousy, he chooses to quit his job and join another publishing company to prove his worth.

He applies for a job at the Marukawa publishing business, hoping to work in the literary area. He gets a position in the literary area, but it turns out he was assigned to the shoujo manga section. Ritsu want to retire, but when his boss Masamune Takano dismisses him, he stays to maintain his honor. Masamune afterwards discovers that Ritsu is his old schoolmate who confessed to him. Masamune pledges to make Ritsu fall in love with him again now that they have been reunited, as the latter has become wary of love as a result of the heartache he had at school. The series is available on Funimation.

21. Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu (2016)

One of the key reasons ‘Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.’ is on our list is that it has potential. For shounen-ai fans, the characters are as vital as, if not more important than, the plot. Because of the story and characters, the manga version has a devoted following, but the anime adaptation might have done much better. Because each episode is rather short and there are only four episodes, everything seems to move too rapidly, making it difficult to connect with the characters. However, if you’re seeking to watch some shounen-ai on the fly, this is a nice program to watch. The fantasy theme of ‘Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.’

Chiharu Kashima, the protagonist, is a wizard. He’s pretty good at magic. Chiharu goes to a bar that he enjoys. One day, a man named Toyohi Utsumi approaches him and expresses his interest in magic. Later, he admits to Chiharu that he is in love with him. They become closer as time passes and begin to spend more time together. Chiharu, on the other hand, is frightened that Toyohi is just in love with him because he is a wizard. Crunchyroll is where you can watch the anime.

20. Ling Qi (2016 – 2018)

One of the key reasons ‘Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.’ is on our list is that it has potential. For shounen-ai fans, the characters are as vital as, if not more important than, the plot. Because of the story and characters, the manga version has a devoted following, but the anime adaptation might have done much better. Because each episode is rather short and there are only four episodes, everything seems to move too rapidly, making it difficult to connect with the characters. However, if you’re seeking to watch some shounen-ai on the fly, this is a nice program to watch. The fantasy theme of ‘Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.’

Chiharu Kashima, the protagonist, is a wizard. He’s pretty good at magic. Chiharu goes to a bar that he enjoys. One day, a man named Toyohi Utsumi approaches him and expresses his interest in magic. Later, he admits to Chiharu that he is in love with him. They become closer as time passes and begin to spend more time together. Chiharu, on the other hand, is frightened that Toyohi is just in love with him because he is a wizard. Crunchyroll has the series available.

19. Hybrid Child (2014 – 2015)

‘Hybrid Child’ is an Original Video Animation based on the same-named manga. It’s a cute short animation that gives you a taste of the shounen-ai genre. The OVA is divided into four episodes, each of which is 25 minutes long. The nicest aspect of this series is that it has a good premise and well-developed characters. When one first starts viewing this genre, they often end up seeing a lot of anime that use cheap strategies to catch the viewer’s attention, such as making the contents visually vulgar and inserting cheap jokes, however ‘Hybrid Child’ avoids doing so.

Three romantic stories in the anime deal with artificial beings and their creators. Kuroda is an accomplished craftsman. He developed a line of dolls known as Hybrid Childs, which are neither robots nor humans. These dolls are not only capable of experiencing human emotions, but they also require them in order to grow. One story follows Kotarou Izumi, a nobleman who adopts an abandoned Hybrid Child. None of his family members backed him in his decision, and they attempted everything they could to get rid of the manufactured person. Kotarou does his best to conquer every hurdle, and the human-doll duo’s love remains strong. But everything changes when it becomes clear that hybrid dolls do not have an infinite lifespan.

18. Patalliro! (1982 – 1983)

If you want to watch an anime full of weird and zany comedy, ‘Patalliro!’ is a great pick, and your love of shounen-ai anime just adds to the overall entertainment value. ‘Patalliro!’ is based on Mineo Maya’s manga of the same name, which he wrote and illustrated. Depending on who you ask, ‘Patalliro!’ may seem a little long for a shounen-ai due to its 49 episodes, each of which is 24 minutes long.

Patalliro du Malyner VIII, the anime’s protagonist, is a ten-year-old king of Malyner, a country noted for its diamond resources. Patalliro suffers from diabetes. Maraich Juschenfe, a former assassin, is another outlandish character. He is 18 years old, and his former girlfriend has urged him to assassinate an MI6 agent named Jack Barbarosa Bancoran. But he ends himself falling in love with Jack, who adores and knows how to charm attractive males. The series is mostly concerned with the titular protagonist’s and the kingdom of Malynera’s amusing exploits.

17. Xiao Lu He Xiao Lan (2018 – 2019)

‘Xiao Lu He Xiao Lan,’ like other Chinese anime, is an Original Net Animation, which means it is a ‘direct to stream’ web series. Though the plot and characters are compelling enough to warrant a viewing, many shounen-ai fans may be put off by the fact that this series has more than 70 episodes. But don’t worry, ‘Xiao Lu He Xiao Lan,’ like other Chinese anime, has brief episodes that last no more than 8 minutes. The anime series covers a wide range of topics such as computer games, science fiction, drama, magic, and so on.

I don’t watch a lot of Chinese anime, but the premise of this one piqued my interest. It’s a unique type of anime in which each episode takes place in a new setting. The episode is sometimes serious, and other times it is infused with a magical tone. But one thing remains constant: the two deuteragonists, Beryl and Sapphire, constantly running into each other. They act like pals at times, while they are sworn foes at others. The slice-of-life anime is amusing to say the least, with loads of hilarious stories, but what truly distinguishes it is how the story closes.

16. Super Lovers (2016 – 2017)

‘Super Lovers,’ produced by Studio Deen, tells the story of two brothers who had an incestuous relationship. Haru Kaidou is the eldest son in his family and lives in Japan. When he learns that his mother is on the point of death, he rushes to Canada, where she is residing. His mother lied to him about her condition in order to send him to Canada. She wants Haru to meet his anti-social adopted brother Ren. Haru’s mother wants him to take care of Ren and socialize him. Haru has a difficult time getting to know Ren because he often closes himself up in front of other people. But, as time passes, their bond improves. Haru then promises Ren that they would stay in Japan together once he graduates from high school. However, Haru is engaged in an accident and loses all recollection. Years later, when Ren returns to Japan to fulfill Haru’s pledge, Haru does not recognize him. As the novel progresses, the couple develops a taboo connection that frequently violates society standards. VRV has all of the episodes available for viewing.

15. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (2010)

‘Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru,’ a shounen-ai anime that portrays a wonderful story of betrayal and friendship, is primarily focused on the concept of self-discovery. Yuki Sakurai, the protagonist, has the regrettable ability to witness a person’s most traumatic memory simply by touching them. He is very worried and perplexed as to why he possesses this talent. Some individuals want to hurt him because of his skills, while others want to protect him. Luka, a stunning black-haired man, saves him one day. Despite the fact that they are meeting for the first time, Yuki feels a deeper connection with the man, which finally leads to him discovering the true meaning of his existence. Funimation is where you can view the anime.

14. Love Stage!! (2014)

‘Love stage!!’ is a rom-com anime based on a popular shounen-ai manga of the same name. The series consists of ten episodes, each lasting approximately 23 minutes. Izumi Sena’s entire family is involved in the entertainment industry. His mother is a famous actress, his father is a producer, and his brother is a famous rock star. But the only time Izumi was ever in the spotlight was when he was a toddler, in a commercial for a wedding magazine. Despite the fact that everyone expects him to pursue a career in show business due to his family heritage, Izumi has no such ambitions. Instead, he aspires to be a manga artist.

Izumi had to go since the magazine for whom he did the commercial requires the original kid actors to be present. There he meets Ryouma Ichijou, who co-starred in the commercial with Izumi. Ryouma is now a well-known actor, but he informs Izumi that he has had affections for him since their first meeting. Because of his feminine features and unisex name, Ryouma believes Izumi is a girl. Even after discovering the truth, Ryouma can’t seem to quit liking Izumi.

13. Junjou Romantica (2008 – 2015)

The narrative of three couples is told in ‘Junjou Romantica.’ Misaki Takahashi, the protagonist, is a typical high school student. He is working hard to prepare for the upcoming university entrance examinations. Misaki’s brother’s best buddy is famed author Akihiko Usami. So, when he invites Misaki to assist him, the latter believes that it will allow him to take some time off from studying, but things do not go as planned. Misaki cringes at first because Akihiko’s stories feature naughty themes, but he eventually discovers his naughty side.

Professor Hiroki Kamijou and pediatrician Nowaki Kusama, as well as Shinobu Takatsuki and professor You Miyagi, are the other two couples. Nowaki has fallen in love with professor Hiroki and resolves to make him happy at all costs. The latter relationship borders on obsessive, as Shinobu falls for You Miyagi but realizes he cannot have him. Crunchyroll is where you can view the show.

12. No. 6 (2011)

No. 6 was one of the first movies I saw a few years ago. It has a good plot, but I thought it could have been better at moments. The plot takes place in the aftermath of a conflict. Mankind has now begun to live in the calm six city-states, which look to be a utopia on the surface. Shion is a No. 6 elite inhabitant. His life changes when he meets Nezumi, a boy from the wilderness beyond the city. Shion resolves to defend the youngster while knowing he is a fugitive. Shion and his mother lose their privileged status after being discovered and are transferred. Shion and Nezumi are reunited after a lengthy separation, and they start on an expedition that will reveal many truths about No. 6.

11. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998 – 2000)

This anime falls under the fantasy/magic category. The story revolves around the life of a little girl named Sakura. One day, she discovers a book packed with playing cards, and before she can comprehend anything, the cards are blown away and spread all over the earth. Later, a beast from the books informs her that the cards are magical and constitute a significant threat to the planet. She must retrieve them and record them in the book. Toya, Sakura’s older brother, and Yukito, his best friend, are two gay characters introduced in the book. VRV allows you to stream all of the episodes.

10. Hetalia Axis Powers (2010)

This is a one-of-a-kind anime. It’s like a caricature of the entire planet. The plot revolves around World Wars I and II. The countries are personified and given unique characteristics. Italy, for example, like eating pasta, whereas Germany is short-tempered, and so on. The series exists solely for humorous purposes and attempts to make fun of numerous political and historical events. In the episode, the character of France is proven to be gay, and the storyline briefly concentrates on his flirty behavior.

9. Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure (2012-)

 

Dario Brando saves Geroge Joestar, an English aristocrat, in 1868. To recompense Dario for his efforts, George chooses to provide sanctuary for Dario’s son, Dio, once his father dies. Dio, dissatisfied with his current condition, plots to ruin the Joestar household and take control of everything. He also holds a formidable stone mask. These events sparked a rivalry that has lasted decades. The story continues nearly five decades later, with George’s great-grandson at the center. Dio, the main character, is bisexual, and the series as a whole has a homoerotic undertone. Netflix has the show available for viewing.

8. Hitorijime My Hero (2017)

When Masahiro Setagawa, a despondent adolescent, reaches high school, his life transforms in unforeseen ways. He learns there that his friend Kousuke Ooshiba will be his Math teacher. Surprisingly, his old classmate Kensuke Ooshiba will be attending the same school. The protagonist regards his math teacher as a hero, while Kousuke feels an odd need to defend him. When Kensuke’s childhood friend, Asaya Hasekura, expresses romantic interest in him, the dynamics of these three are thrown into disarray. The drama that emerges as these high students strive to cope to unexpected turns in their life is the focus of ‘Hitorijime My Hero.’ The series is available on Amazon Prime.

7.  Hana-Kimi: For You in Full Blossom (1996)

Mizuki is a track and field athlete from Japan. She decides to attend the high school where her idol Izumi, a talented jumper, also attends in order to improve her athletic abilities. Mizuki resolves to cross-dress in order to conceal her true identity from everyone at her all-boys school. But as she forces her new school’s kids to examine their sexual orientation, her troubles spiral out of control. Hokuto Umeda and Akiha Hara are two of the show’s LGBT characters, and there are numerous examples of homosexual affairs.

6. Steins; Gate (2011)

Fans of ‘Steins; Gate’ will understand why this all-time great sci-fi anime is on this list. Ruka Urushibar, the slim and slender-looking youngster, misled the entire anime fanbase for a few episodes due to his appearance. Ruka, although being physically a male, prefers to dress like a girl and has more feminine traits than masculine ones. He takes an active interest in Okabe and frequently asks him if he has love feelings for him as well. Crunchyroll is where you can view the show.

5. Devilman: Crybaby (2018)

 

Devils require a human host to take shape, but a strong-willed human can govern them using supernatural skills. Akira Fudou is hesitant, but he chooses to assist his friend, who begs him to accompany him to a Sabbath in order to discover the truth about devils. As devils begin decimating everyone, the party turns violent. To save his friend, Akira joins forces with the devil Amon and beats everyone, transforming himself into a devilman in the process. While same-sex relationships are not the main focus of ‘Devilman: Crybaby,’ Ryou Asuka is queer and falls in love with Akira.

4. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 – 1996)

Humanity is on the verge of collapse in ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ as it is in countless other mecha science-fiction anime. People’s final hope is huge humanoid robots known as “Evangelions,” which can only be piloted by particular persons and are the only ones capable of battling the angels. Shinji Ikari is thrust into this world of death and destruction, where he is forced to bear the burden of saving humanity. While Shinji has romantic affections for Asuka and Rei, he also has feelings for Kaworu Nagisa. The couple is clearly interested in each other and has a unique relationship. The anime can be rented on YouTube.

3. Tiger and Bunny (2011)

Fans of the anime ‘Tiger and Bunny’ will understand why this show is on our list. Nathan Seymour, the effeminate warrior known as the Hot Fire Emblem. On several occasions, he is observed hitting on males and attempting to initiate an intimate liaison. So, not only is the show entertaining, with some outrageous action sequences, but it also focuses on a passionate gay man. ‘Tiger and Bunny’ is available to watch on Hulu.

2. Yuri!!! On ICE (2016)

‘Yuri!!! On ICE’ is a sports anime that is widely considered to be among the best in the genre. The story depicts the life of Japanese figure skater Yuuri Katsuki, who returns to his family home after a humiliating defeat and nearly abandons the sport. His window for rebounding back begins to close, and to make matters worse, he has gained some weight. Everything changes, however, when a video of him flawlessly executing a hard maneuver previously performed by an experienced skater named Victor goes viral. Victor is inspired to reach out to him and become his mentor as a result of this. The couple finally begins a romantic relationship and falls in love. Crunchyroll is where you can watch the anime.

1. Doukyuusei (2016)

Unlike most of the other anime on this list, ‘Doukyuusei’ is a romantic animation film centred on the passionate affair of its male duetragonists. Rhito is an A-level student, while Hikaru is a band guitarist. Though their paths diverge, fate brings them together when Hikaru assists Rhito in preparing for a chorus. From that point on, the two spend a lot of time together and eventually form a romantic relationship. The show is available for rent through Amazon Prime.