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Tippy Top-Notch Handpicked BLs!

A list of BL mangas, manhwas, manhuas and novels for you to read, including spice and fluff! Expect only top-notch quality art, story and characters, so don’t be afraid, go ahead and read everything on this list! I do try to keep the amount of unhealthy BLs in this list to a minimum. ||| WARNING some of these works may contain elements not suitable for all audiences and that are sensitive topics. Please read my synopsises (which are all basically either reviews or shortened versions of the ACTUAL synopsises) for detail on which specifically. ||| List is awfully hectic, but I try to subjectively arrange it from favorite to least favorite.
1 Define the Relationship

Define the Relationship

My personal favorite, this one will forever hold a special place in my little heart. It has a really interesting and frankly rare Alpha x Alpha pairing in an omegaverse. Its cute and fluffy, with just the right amount of drama and an EXTREMELYYY healthy relationship! Green flags all around, but it still broke my heart, absolutely TOREE it apart in a positive way, and s.m.u.t. is consensual (and sexy!). Includes ethereal art.

It's based on a novel, I don't know where you can read it or if its been translated, but here's the link to its page! -->     Define the Relationship (Novel) 2019 Vol: 3    

Stats: regrettably COMPLETED, I've been reading since vol. 1 and I am absolutely HEARTBROKEN that its ended T_T, LONG READING TIME (you should savor it!)

2 You Get Me Going

You Get Me Going

I. LOVE. IT. its comparable to Define the Relationship in terms of the absolute HEALTH and FLUFF of the relationship, overall its just a bunch of cutesy and fluffy stuff with humor thrown in… THIS is a PROPER enemies to lovers manhwa, where they go from enemies and then they figure out a way to work thru their differences. The communication in this one is TOP-NOTCH, and both the mc and ml are so cute!! not to mention the mc also being a badass and being able to stand up for himself, completely defying bl uke standards. 

In general, the author Moscareyi always slaps HARD with their works!

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM READING TIME.

3 Dawn of the Dragon

Dawn of the Dragon

AMAZINGGG literally so good.... Really interesting plotline, great character development, plot twists, CUTE AF, and also has a lot of s.m.u.t... Hyo-Un (dragon boy) becomes absolutely SMITTEN in like 20 chapters, and I like the fact that the MC isn't just a pushover and essentially a girl with a flat chest and a handle, he's pretty damn sassy and VERY buff (I bet you can tell I have a preference for the buff guys HAHAH) includes ethereal art.

Stats: ONGOING, CURRENTLY ON HIATUS DUE TO SEASON 2 PLANNING!

4 Netkama Punch!!!

Netkama Punch!!!

I initially thought it was going to be just a lighthearted, fluffy read, but the last ten or so chapters might prove me wrong… either way, read my detailed review on the manhwa page!

SHORT REVIEW: Really reminds me of My Darling Signed In, but it feels more... fleshed-out and not as shallow as MDSI? I feel like there's really a driving plot here beneath all the fluff... 

Stats: ONGOING, UPDATES EVERY WEEK UNLESS SAID OTHERWISE. 

5 Devil Venerable Also Wants to Know (Novel)

Devil Venerable Also Wants to Know (Novel)

I won’t leave a review here… Just read the synopsis, my review on the page and just READ IT!!! ITS SO GOOD!!!!

Stats: COMPLETED, LONG READING TIME

6 Love Interest Zone

Love Interest Zone

surprisingly REALLY good?!! its so so so fluffy and actually pretty dramatic, the main pairing is so cute and its satisfying to see both sides come out of their shells little by little. the artstyle is also lowkey ethereal. as of may 2024 the plot hasn't progressed enough for me to say, but i think we'll see even more amazing character and storyline development. 

Stats: ONGOING, UPDATES EVERY WEEK UNLESS OTHERWISE SAID

7 My Darling Signed In

My Darling Signed In

My first ever BL, another one which holds a special place in my heart. One catfishes, the other is lured in! Whatever shall happen when the two meet in real life?! Obviously, hesitant love!

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

8 Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

While it may start out unhealthily, everything will be explained IN DUE TIME. I know that it seems icky at first, but once you get to a certain point in the story, it really becomes a worth-it read. A lot of development goes into the main (and surprisingly also the side!) couple, sorting out their individual and couple problems as they fall deeper and deeper into each other. It talks about real-life problems with homophobia, the fear of not being accepted and even includes a neurodivergent character (not revealing who, but it might become obvious to you as you read...)

Stats: COMPLETED, medium to long reading time

9 Roses and Champagne (Ttung Gae)

Roses and Champagne (Ttung Gae)

Smutty, dramatic and still somehow cute? This one ranks a little lower in the top 10, but I still kept it up here purely because of the plotline. Its so dramatic, the only thing that stops this from being a solid 10 is just the last two-ish chapters where it gets HELLAAA toxic and then stupid BL cliches happen.... but it does Include ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

10 This Villain Emperor's Gotta Charm the Male Lead to Survive!

This Villain Emperor's Gotta Charm the Male Lead to Survive!

I've followed this one since it's early days, and it did not disappoint. Villain transmigration, very fluffy and cute! Perhaps a bit generic, but oh well... The execution is great, and you can also check out the novel here -- https://www.anime-planet.com/manga/this-villain-emperors-gotta-charm-the-male-lead-to-survive-novel

Stats: COMPLETED, LONG READING TIME

11 I Want to Be a Big Baddie

I Want to Be a Big Baddie

A villain transmigration system. Quite generic to many novels of the same trope, but since there aren't many manhuas covering it, it's worth reading! Be careful of translations though, they can get VERY sloppy.

Stats: ONGOING, UPDATES EVERY WEEK UNLESS SAID OTHERWISE. LONG READING TIME

12 Secret XXX

Secret XXX

A cute story, about cute rabbits! This uke thinks rabbits are cute as well, but maybe.. The store owner is more so?! Includes ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

13 Taming the Tyrant

Taming the Tyrant

This certainly is an odd one out… The relationship is quite toxic as of now, but the reason I added this manhwa still is because it delves into themes such as depression, sewerslide, utter insanity and religious karma. If you’re not looking for something like that, I suggest you steer away, but its overall extremely interesting!

TWs for slight dubious consent and suicidal thoughts

Stats: ONGOING, UPDATES EVERY 2ND OF EACH MONTH. MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

14 Therapy Game

Therapy Game

The spin-off to Secret XXX! Misunderstandings and drama, with lots of lovely moments. Includes ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

15 Therapy Game Restart

Therapy Game Restart

Sequel to 'Therapy Game'.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

16 See you later, Mermaid

See you later, Mermaid

 Two childhood best friends reunite at their starting point after years of not seeing each other... Dramatic and a make-up story, this one will make your soul hurt and fly into the sky! Includes ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

17 The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter

The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter

Accidentally isekai'd with the 'saintess' of another world, this corporate slave ended up working as an accountant even in a strange realm... Luckily, one knight in shining armor is willing to stop him from overworking! Includes ethereal art.

Stats: ONGOING, SHORT TO MEDIUM READING TIME. 

18 Murderous Lewellyn’s Candlelit Dinner

Murderous Lewellyn’s Candlelit Dinner

A serial killer who likes peeling onions and a struggling author who is mildly... disturbed? This one is not as dark as you'd think initially, though I can't say for certain...

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

19 Park Hanhoo's Manager

Park Hanhoo's Manager

Two childhood best friends, turned boss and secretary and separated by a grueling shared history that one of them had forgotten... 

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM READING TIME

20 Reincarnated Into Demon King Evelogia's World

Reincarnated Into Demon King Evelogia's World

Very spicy, steamy and hot, you have a muscular, masochistic uke X a girly yet powerful seme! The main couple is extremely cute and there is so much relationship progression in this one. Includes elements such as magic and monsters, and ethereal art.

Stats: ONGOING, 3 CHAPTERS EVERY UPDATE AT THE END OF EACH MONTH. LONG READING TIME

21 ENNEAD

ENNEAD

Not healthy. Toxic, with a rape warning. The BL should not even be considered romance. Although, the redeeming quality is the extremely interesting storyline. If you are sensitive to these topics, please steer clear.

Stats: ONGOING, UPDATES EVERY 10 DAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE SAID. LONG READING TIME

22 ENNEAD - Part 2

ENNEAD - Part 2

The 2nd part to Ennead.

23 Kiss the Abyss

Kiss the Abyss

Isekai'd into his own game, Wangyi has to befriend the cold and murderous protagonist! Funny, cute and dramatic, with game elements. 

Stats: COMPLETED, LONG READING TIME

24 Romance ni wa Hodo Tooi

Romance ni wa Hodo Tooi

Wholesome and cute! Striking an arrow into your heart, this story, focusing on love at first sight and reunion with your first love, is sure to give you butterflies. Includes ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

25 The Dragon's Betrothed

The Dragon's Betrothed

A dragon searching for his wife ends up finding out his 'wife' is a man! 

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

26 Minato's Laundromat

Minato's Laundromat

A wonderfully wholesome story that takes place in the setting of an inherited coin laundry.

Live Action (External Link to MyDramaList) --> https://mydramalist.com/724215-minato-shouji-coin-laundry

Stats: COMPLETED

27 Who Can Define Popularity?

Who Can Define Popularity?

A tryhard popular X an effortlessly fabulous popular, one is a tsundere and the other approaches!

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM READING TIME

28 Scum Villain's Self-Saving System (Novel)

Scum Villain's Self-Saving System (Novel)

This was the first novel on this list, and it’s the first ever work from our popular crowd-favorite author Mo Xiang Tong Xiu! Underrated, and in my humble opinion also my favorite out of the three MXTX books, although I do wish the system would be a bit more prominent in the storyline. It's just a good laugh, and I actually kind of like the amateur writing that really shows that it's MXTX's first work.

Stats: COMPLETED, LONG READING TIME

29 Mother's Spirit

Mother's Spirit

A transfer student from a native tribe goes to Japan to study, and his caretaker is a frail man, unusual for tribesmen. Very fluffy, with a hint of spiceeee!

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

30 Mother's Spirit 2

Mother's Spirit 2

The 2nd part of Mother's Spirit.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

31 My Pet Bat

My Pet Bat

A half-vampire and a man who has too much blood, doesn't it seem convenient?! Definitely a lot of relationship progression here, still very cute, and the artstyle leans towards a much darker, solid side, but I'd still say its ethereal.

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

32 Lullaby of the Dawn

Lullaby of the Dawn

Heart wrenching and dramatic, this story speaks of a curse, the cursed and romance that stemmed from it. Includes ethereal art.

Stats: ONGOING, SHORT TO MEDIUM READING TIME

33 Robber x Lover

Robber x Lover

Fuzzy and funny, I read this one quite some time ago so my memory is not exactly the sharpest. All I can say, is I enjoyed it so much I actually remember it!

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

34 Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?!

A 30-year-old office worker gains the ability to read minds as a virgin! Although, the person who is interested in him is quite surprisingly...

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM READING TIME

35 Dragon's First Crush

Dragon's First Crush

Do you believe in gravity? Well, this story certainly does! A crown prince and a guardian dragon, it's a destined pair!

Stats: COMPLETED, LONG READING TIME

36 Hanakoi Tsurane

Hanakoi Tsurane

Yet another enemies to lovers story! I hope you can tell I really like this trope, because who doesn't?! These actors become a little too engrossed in their married roles...

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

37 Vampire Library

Vampire Library

A vampire look-a-like in a vampire library (prison?!), he gets dragged on missions! What he doesn't know, is that he reminds the captain of his long-dead love... 

Stats: Actually not sure, likely ongoing with very long updates.

38 Killing Stalking

Killing Stalking

Very dark, psychological and toxic. If that kind of thing is not your style, you’d best stir away from this one. The storyline is superb, the “relationship,” not so much.

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

39 Terano-kun & Kumazaki-kun

Terano-kun & Kumazaki-kun

Cutie delinquent bottom and a mischievous top! If you like manly tsunderes, I think this one is just for you.

Stats: COMPLETED, short reading time

40 Mr. Y & Mr. J

Mr. Y & Mr. J

SWEET, SWEET, SWEET, barely ANY angst and its just fluff all around, I loved it so much 😭😭 so sad its over.

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM READING TIME

41 Traces of the Sun

Traces of the Sun

A story about hunters and dungeons, this story follows world-building similar to that of other titles such as Solo Leveling. So if you like Solo Leveling, and you like BL, I think you'd like Traces of the Sun. it is a slow burn though..

Stats: COMPLETED, MEDIUM TO LONG READING TIME

42 Kimi to wa Gokai Kara Hajimarimashita ga

Kimi to wa Gokai Kara Hajimarimashita ga

Misunderstanding, turned right! Very fluffy and heartwarming.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

43 Hitori de Yoru wa Koerarenai

Hitori de Yoru wa Koerarenai

Just so, so, so sweet. I like how it starts transactional but there's not really any non-con nor any toxicity, its just sweetness and then a hint of drama before they make up! Overall, 10/10, and the art is super good too so thats a plus!!Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME.

44 The Scene of My Rumspringa

The Scene of My Rumspringa

THIS. MOVED. ME. Completely blown away!!! It was so cute, flawless execution, the drama is top-notch and the amount of character development & backstory & even RESEARCH on REAL Amish traditions just jam-packed into here is unreal?!! I LOVE IT!! So, so, SO underrated, and the art is SO good. The CP is so healthy, conflict was so smooth, everything about it was amazing. 10/10! 

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

45 Koi ni mo Naranai.

Koi ni mo Naranai.

Yet another cute love story that makes your heart go “doki-doki”! Includes ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

46 Nirameba Koi

Nirameba Koi

A burly, delinquent uke x a humorous run-of-the-mill seme, love overload! The dom thinks the sub’s glares are cute, despite still being scared at times.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT TO MEDIUM READING TIME

47 It's Not As If I Wanted to Dress Like a Woman

It's Not As If I Wanted to Dress Like a Woman

If you like crossdressing, slow-burn and the CEO x Secretary trope, this one is definitely for you!

Stats: COMPLETED (disappointingly... i followed this one since it was chapter 50...) LONG READING TIME

48 Koi wa Kamen no Uchigawa ni

Koi wa Kamen no Uchigawa ni

A hero-wannabe delinquent and a man acting as his hero on-stage, the delinquent visits his hero every weekend to express his love! But wait, it turns out this admiration is..?!

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

49 Trapping the Foxy Doctor

Trapping the Foxy Doctor

Actually really cute? The psychologist is actually more coldhearted than you’d expect, but surprisingly the uke is the “foxy doctor” 😭

Stats: ONGOING, official translation dropped so im unsure of the scanlation team's update schedule :sobbing:

50 The Beast's Bride

The Beast's Bride

The ever-warring Wolf and Fox clans decide to resolve their battle through a marriage between their worst beast and the village chief’s son… But what if one begins to harbor feelings towards the other? One of my personal 6-chapter chronic rereads, it does start off with some non-con but it quickly evolves into sickeningly sweet fluff. It's also my favorite work from the author as well, whom I've read every work from (hehe)! Includes ethereal art.

Stats: COMPLETED, SHORT READING TIME

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