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The best yaoi anime may at first seem strange to audiences not familiar with the genre, but can be very intriguing and evocative for those that give it a shot. So naturally, fans of yaoi in the Ranker anime community have voted on their favorite series below. Yaoi may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, all of these shows are worth checking out. So you’re probably wondering what is yaoi anime. Simply put, it's the male equivalent of yuri anime and can be slightly more explicit than the best shounen-ai anime. One way to think of it is as guy-on-guy anime or gay anime.

The word yaoi pretty much means these animes were made for girls, but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy them...so watch them! Some people consider this to be gay anime, and they're not wrong. If you're interested in bi anime or gay anime TV shows, then you'll love the anime on this list. Many of the anime below may intersect with different sub-genres, but they're all in the yaoi genre in one way or another.

On this list, you'll find anime like Junjou Romantica and Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru. If you want to know what fans think are the greatest yaoi anime of all time, scroll down to find out! Already viewed some of the yaoi anime on this list? Then vote for your favorites below and add any gay anime that are missing.

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Hitorijime My Hero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
TomaCosmina added Hitorijime My Hero

Nice art and animation and some nice kisses

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14,004 2,153
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KaileyRoss added Yuri!!! on Ice is a 2016 sports anime series about figure skating, directed by Sayo Yamamoto and written by Mitsurō Kubo. The series revolves around the relationships between Japanese figure ...more

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16,430 2,802
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15,172 2,805
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11,451 1,918
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hana-starlight added Junjou Romantica 3

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3,951 542
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tonypotter added Super Lovers (Sūpāravāzu) is a Japanese shōnen-ai manga series and 2016 anime adaptation. Five years after a magical summer and a terrible accident, Haru has forgotten about his relationship ...more

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6,033 1,168
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angelolagusa added Doukyuusei

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7,459 1,659
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6,991 1,458
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NyaNya chan added No.6 Yoai kisses are confrimed 

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4,995 1,024
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5,958 1,373
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elham-farahani added Hybrid Child

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1,802 291
Soul Contract/Spirit Pact is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
dxrkBlues added Soul Contract/Spirit Pact

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1,789 325
Hey, Class President! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
luxartisan added Hey, Class President! is a Japanese yaoi manga written and illustrated by Kaori Monchi. The manga was serialized in Shinshokan's Dear+ magazine and the serial chapters collected into four ...more

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2,099 435
Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Seraph of the End (Owari no Serafu, AKA Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series and 2015 anime series. After a manmade virus kills everyone over age 13, ...more

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5,018 1,390
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ayana fletcher added Seraph of the End

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Dramatical Murder is a Japanese BL visual novel developed and published by Nitro+chiral. Dramatical Murder is set in the near future on the fictional island of Midorijima, Japan. At some point ...more

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Finder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Finder

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3,041 1,028
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Gravitation is a yaoi manga series written and illustrated by Maki Murakami. The story follows the attempts of Shuichi Shindo and his band, Bad Luck, to become Japan's next musical sensation and ...more

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Hyuuga Sai added Sensitive Pornograph is a Japanese yaoi anime OVA based after a Boys' Love manga anthology of short stories by Ashika Sakura who also authored the seinen series Sekirei under her other pen-name, ...more

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smeteorx314 added Shima has always strove to be an excellent obedient child to his parents and to others, but in the process he could never be himself. Because of this he has always felt lonely, even with all the ...more

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Ai no Kusabi is a Japanese novel written by Rieko Yoshihara. Originally serialized in the yaoi magazine Shousetsu June between December 1986 and October 1987, the story was collected into a ...more

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DRAMAtical Murder re:connect is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
dxrkBlues added DRAMAtical Murder re:connect

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Loveless is an ongoing fantasy manga by Yun Kōga. It is serialized in the Japanese magazine Monthly Comic Zero Sum by Ichijinsha and collected in twelve tankōbon as of December 2013. Kōga plans ...more

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Maiden Rose is 2009 original video animation directed by Hidefumi Takagi and produced by Yuuki Morishita.

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Sierra Savidge added Gakuen Heaven

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1,591 580
Togainu No Chi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
jessi0806 added Togainu No Chi

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646 134
Free! Iwatobi swim club is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
JoeyWeng added Free! Iwatobi swim club

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pandalove added Papa to Kiss in the Dark

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Bailey Lauren added Vassalord

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641 192
Okane ga Nai! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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1524061816801 added Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more

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Suk na Mono wa Suki Dakara Sho... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Tetsu Kuro added Suk na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shou ga Na !!!!

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Banana Fish is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
alecafu33 added Banana Fish

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Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter

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This Boy Can Fight Aliens!

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Zetsuai 1989

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AlexaCH added Monochrome Factor is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kaili Sorano. It was first serialized in Mag Garden's bi-monthly manga magazine Comic Blade Masamune in May 2004. However, ...more

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Mirage of Blaze is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
AlexaCH added Mirage of Blaze Mirage of Blaze is a shōnen-ai light novel series by Mizuna Kuwabara, which are published under Shueisha's Cobalt label. It was adapted into an anime TV series directed by Susumu Kudo in 2002 ...more

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