Ritsurou Yoshibari is having a hard time dealing with his best friend Ken Amafuji. Not only does Ritsurou take care of the household, but he also protects Ken - who often gets into trouble trying to sell his body. What's worse is that recently, Ken has taken up the habit of sleeping with any girl who dates Ritsurou; it's the only way that Ken can seem to get his attention! The elegant Moeko is not an exception to this rule; and although she and Ritsurou work well together, something doesn't feel quite right. But when Ritsurou discovers that Ken is leaving soon for Singapore, he finally understands who he truly wants to be with...
Koji Nanjo has everything a person could possibly want – good looks, wealth, a successful pop career – and yet he is unhappy with his life. After getting utterly drunk one night and collapsing on top of a garbage heap, Koji is rescued by a young man who takes him home with him. This young man is Takuto Izumi, a boy with a tragic past and a dream to become a professional soccer player. Overwhelmed by Izumi’s show of kindness and his passion to better his situation, Koji finds himself falling in love with the youth; however, Izumi is intimidated by Koji’s self-destructive nature and is reluctant to return any romantic feelings. Can Koji convince Izumi that they are meant to be or will his insecurities only end up driving them apart?
You want another shounen-ai that has that 'short and anguished' feel to it. Two men completely confused by their circumstances whilst love blossoms through the cracks of their rocky relationship. If you liked Boku wa Kono Mama, you'll almost certainly like Zetsuai.
Angsty yaoi with plenty of conflict: Zetsuai and Boku wa Kono Mama Kaeranai offer romance stories between two male leads whose relationships are very stormy. Drama fueled through and through, these titles are very likely to be appreciated by the same audience.
Kazuya is an idol whose life is filled with rehearsals and signing autographs for his loyal fangirls – but he also enjoys playing video games with his friend Akihiko. The duo argues frequently, but when a rich old man named Kudo arranges Kazuya’s kidnapping (in an attempt to force him to sign a contract with a management office), Akihiko puts up a fight to protect him. It turns out that the management office is nothing but a cover for its president’s taste for pretty boys; can Akihiko manage to save his beloved from this evil scheme?
Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol and Boku wa Kono Mama Kaeranai are yaoi anime that deal with the budding romantic relationship between two boys who have been best friends for a long time. In both awkward moments follow from this transition, however Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol tackles the issue with plenty of comedy while Kono Mama Kaeranai is an angst fest in a pure yaoi tradition.
High school life is good for Morifuji Shizuka. With good grades, popularity and a fair share of friends, he is not to be left wanting -- except for one thing. Although the all-important finals are around the corner, the one thing on Shizuka’s mind is his classmate, Ichitaro Sakura. But is this attraction real love, or simply something physical? And what will the innocent-minded Sakura think of another boy having feelings for him?
Lesson XX and Boku wa Kono Mama Kaeranai focus on the awkward first steps into romance taken by two boys who must find how they stand regarding sexual orientation. The subject is handled in much more believable manner by the sober Lesson XX while Kono Mama Kaeranai dives straight ahead into the angst that yaoi is so known for.
When nobleman and gypsy-born Serge Batouille arrived at Laconblade Academy, he had no idea his life would change forever. Upon arriving, he is roomed with the sexually-voracious and flirtatious Gilbert Cocteau, which ensures that life at the prestigious school will dole out more complications and confrontations than either boy has dealt with in the past. Together, these two young men brave love, growth, and the pain of youth, all while growing closer together than anyone would have thought...
Both Boku wa Boku wa Kono Mama Kaeranai and Kaze to Ki no Uta are yaoi anime that cover the beginning of a very stormy relationship between two young males whose personalities are quite opposite. Psychological manipulation and couples that feature a boy with severe issues and one that is better adjusted assure that the dynamics of both series remain quite similar.
After losing their parents, twins Haruka and Sora travel to the countryside to start a new life. The two soon meet new friends in the shrine maiden Akira, wealthy Kazuha and well-endowed Nao, amongst others. As the days go by, Haruka learns more and more about the new ladies in his life, all the while being a patient confidante and good friend, leading him into their hearts, as well as their loins. Meanwhile, Sora can't help but have a recurring memory of her brother kissing her as a child…