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List Rules Vote for what you think are the best yaoi anime of all time.

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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hana-starlight added Junjou Romantica 3

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KaileyRoss added Yuri!!! On Ice 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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Hitorijime My Hero is listed (or ranked) 7 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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tonypotter added Super Lovers 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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elham-farahani added Hybrid Child

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angelolagusa added Doukyuusei

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NyaNya chan added No.6 Yoai kisses are confrimed 

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Soul Contract/Spirit Pact is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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ayana fletcher added Seraph of the End

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Hey, Class President! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
luxartisan added Hey, Class President! 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

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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Seraph of the End is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Seraph of the End 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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Gravitation 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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smeteorx314 added This Boy Caught a Merman (Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita) 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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Loveless 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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Hyuuga Sai added Sensitive Pornograph 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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Ai no Kusabi 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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Maiden Rose Maiden Rose is 2009 original video animation directed by Hidefumi Takagi and produced by Yuuki Morishita.

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Togainu No Chi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Finder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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pandalove added Papa to Kiss in the Dark

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Sierra Savidge added Gakuen Heaven

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Bailey Lauren added Vassalord

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Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter

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This Boy Can Fight Aliens!

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DRAMAtical Murder re:connect is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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1524061816801 added Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori.

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Kizuna

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Okane ga Nai! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Suk na Mono wa Suki Dakara Sho... is listed (or ranked) 46 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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NyaNya chan added Tiger & Bunny Sternbild City is home to people called "Next," who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire "hero points." Their activities are documented on the popular program "Hero TV," which picks the "King of Heroes" in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he's been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.

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Lesson XX

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Yebisu Celebrities is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Yaoi Anime of All Time, Ranked by Fans
luxartisan added Yebisu Celebrities

Yebisu Celebrities (Ebisu Cereburis Tees – YEBISUセレブリティーズ) is an original work by Kaoru Iwamoto with illustrations by Shin Fuwa Fuwa. At a design firm called Yebisu Graphics (aka Ebility), only the best – and the best looking – are employed. It’s a place for classy design, classy society,and classy love affairs. When graphic arts student Haruka Fujinami starts his job there, he takes an immediate dislike to his tyrannical boss, Mr. Daijou. Haruka is given the most menial tasks and is subjected to Daijou’s verbal abuse as well, but oddly enough, his attraction to his handsome and wealthy boss grows daily as he slowly realizes that Mr. Daijou is grooming him for future success in the business. But is that all either of them wants?