Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love with him. However, as time passes Misaki realizes that he has uncomfortable and budding feelings for Usami. Meanwhile, Hiroki is a man who can't get over an unrequited love with Usami in the past - and with the help of Nowaki, he may finally learn to love again. These couples and more experience the joys and sadness of love between men under the most unlikely conditions.
As Ito Keita looks at the envelope in his hand, he is both excited and worried. Inside is the renowned "Platinum Letter", an invitation to the most esteemed boys-only high school in the country: Bell Liberty. Only the very best students are considered for this special academy, and each must display an outstanding skill or talent to be admitted. So with average grades and no special skills to speak of, why is Keita now finding himself on the bus to Bell Liberty? Will he be able to find his place among the elite, or find out why the school chairman himself issued the invitation?
Gakuen Heaven and Junjou Romantica are yaoi romances set in a school environment. Plenty of humour and fluff dominate both titles. Gakuen Heaven, for all its innuendo, is considerably tame compared to more adult content in Junjou Romantica and both titles offer enough eye candy and comedy to share a common fanbase.
Shuichi and the rest of Bad Luck are back, and better than ever. Having reached the heights of fame in the music world, a new opportunity is on the horizon: the Tokyo Bay Music Festival! Bad Luck is set to perform, but so is Nittle Grasper, their supreme rival. What's worse is that Yuki, Shuichi's lover, has written the lyrics for Nittle Grasper's performing song! With low spirits and heavy hearts, can the gang pull together for one last song to prove to Japan they're the best band in the world?
Both series deal with the relationship between men, yet goes about it in different ways. Very similiar in their setup with money not an issue, it's surprising just how much they are the same.
Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?
If you prefer series which explore the relationship between people while they're going out then both Kare Kano and Junjou Romantica cover this. What makes this combination good is that there isn't the drawn out getting together part resulting in a series that can focus on the going out part. As such liking one will mean you enjoying the other
Atsushi Arisawa is a boy in love. As a child he had a crush on Masami – so after discovering that his lost love works as a teacher at Jougaoka High School, Atsushi quickly finds a way to attend. However, once there Atsushi discovers that Masami is nowhere to be found! In his place is Masayoshi, a brash and attractive man who is nothing like the boy of Atsushi’s dreams. What Atsushi doesn’t know is that Masayoshi is actually Masami’s brother, and that his beloved Masami happens to have a crush of his own...
Though Junjou Romantica is a bit more focused on forced advances, both it and Kusatta have a similar comedic and lighthearted feel. Love triangles abound in both, and since you clearly are into shounen-ai, you'd surely like one if you liked the other.
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?