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...
For the young women at the Lillian private school for girls, nothing is more prestigious than Rosa Sinensis, Rosa Gigantea, and Rosa Foetida, the beautiful and talented women who head the student council. When a young girl named Yumi's path is intertwined with Sachiko, a successor to the council, things will never be the same for the both of them. Maria-sama ga Miteru is a quiet tale of forbidden romance, friendship, and the everyday life of a school girl.
Both series take place at schools of all one gender (boys for one, girls for the other), and have similar themes of forbidden love. This love does manage to remain relatively low key,when it comes to the main characters. Both also have a rather similar pacing and feel to them, so if you enjoyed one, you are likely to enjoy the other.
One dark and stormy night, Hiroki Imanishi lept in front of a car, saving one young girl's life -- and ending his own. Upon leaving his body, Hiroki discovered that he was not alone, being joined by Fhalhei the evil spirit, a being that loves Hiroki and wants him for her own. What's worse is that Hiroki's body seems to be inhabited by a new spirit! Can the real Hiroki and his companion Kanata Tokino get to the bottom of this mystery before Hiroki loses his life for good?
Older yaoi anime are few and far between; Kaze to Ki and Ryokunohara are two. Neither of them is the best anime you will ever see, but both have been important in the history of yaoi.
Ryokunohara Labyrinth and Kaze to Ki no Uta are very akin. Not only do they share the same old school look as they both approach a shounen-ai thematic with great delicacy. Even the main characters share a certain affinity, if only in visual terms. With this said, it should be taken into account that Ryokunohara Labyrinth features a very sweet love story that is more hinted at than overt while Kaze to Ki no Uta is filled with angst, sorrow and twisted affections that make for a very rocky relationship.
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...
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.
During a much needed vacation in England, American cops Dee Laytner and Randy McClane find out that danger has found them yet again. Their hotel, it seems, is under investigation for a series of murders which cannot be solved, perplexing local authorities and visitors alike. Now, Dee's clever plans to take Randy's virginity must be stalled in lieu of the investigation, since hesitation might cost both of them their lives!
The main reason why I recommend Fake for Kaze to Ki no Uta is that they are yaoi anime based on successful yaoi manga. That is where the similarities end. Kaze to Ki is a somewhat confusing anime that is incomprehensable if you have not read the manga, while Fake is a straightforward story. Thus I would want you to check out Fake if you wanted to watch some yaoi or shounen ai and were disapointed in Kaze to Ki no Uta.
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?
Shounen-ai romance with rather old fashion character designs ensures a firm kinship between these two titles. Both deal with coming to terms with same gender affection. Song is considerably darker and extremely heavy on melodrama to the point of being painful to watch while Lesson XX is more focused on the romantic aspect but they are both prime examples of old yaoi and probably share the same fanbase.