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The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans  

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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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DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed b... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
narutobxb added DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year

 Takato Saijō has reigned as the idol industry's "Most Huggable" for five years, that is, until freshman actor Azumaya. Takato was always considered brusque while Azumaya's smile is winning over admirers by comparison. The whole fiasco drives Takuto to over indulge in alcohol and his actions catch the attention of the last person he wants to see. To his surprise, Azumaya uses this new info to blackmail Takuto for physical affection.

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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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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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Junjou Romantica: Pure Romance, stylized as Junjou Romantica ~Pure Romance~, is a yaoi series by Shungiku Nakamura. It focuses on three storylines; the main couple, which comprises the bulk of ...more
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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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Dōkyūsei ("Classmates") is an eroge dating visual novel series and 1999 anime series. A boy seeks after a redheaded girl named Mai and runs into difficulties (and trysts) with several ...more
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Soul Contract/Spirit Pact is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Yoai kisses are confrimed  No. 6 is a nine-volume novel series written by Atsuko Asano, manga adaptation, and 2011 anime series. On a stormy night in dystopian No. 6 city, smart and privileged Shion gives shelter to a ...more
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Hey, Class President! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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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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Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Free! Iwatobi swim club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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DRAMAtical Murder re:connect is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosare... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Black Butler is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. Since its debut on September 16, 2006, it has been serialized in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy. The series ...more
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