Boys Love: Often abbreviated as BL, this term refers to manga featuring romantic and/or sexual relationships between men. Its primary audience is women, and most BL mangaka are also women. As an example, VIZ Media’s imprint, SuBLime, is devoted entirely to this category and if you look carefully, you’ll notice something about the stylization of their name.
My Love Mix- Up! by Wataru Hinekure Rating: 7/10 (Completed – 13 Volumes)
Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy—Ida—on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him!
My Love Mix-Up! (Japanese: 消えた初恋, Hepburn: Kieta Hatsukoi) is a Japanese manga series written by Wataru Hinekure and illustrated by Aruko. It was serialized in Bessatsu Margaret from June 2019 to June 2022. A spin-off, titled Kieta Hatsukoi: Shōgekijō, began serialization in July 2021. A live action television drama adaptation premiered in October 2021.
Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! by Yuu Toyota Rating: 9/10 (Completed – 10 Volumes)
It’s complicated: A thirty-year-old virgin gets more than he bargained for when his newfound magical power reveals he’s the object of his male coworker’s affections!
Adachi, a thirty-year-old virgin, discovers he has the magical power to read the minds of people he touches. Unfortunately, the ability just makes him miserable since he doesn’t know how to use it well! And to make matters worse, when he accidentally reads the mind of his very competent, handsome colleague, Adachi discovers the guy has a raging crush on none other than Adachi himself! Things are about to get VERY awkward!
Given by Natsuki Kizu Rating: 8/10 (Ongoing – 7 Volumes)
Love of music unites the four members of the band Given: hotheaded guitarist Uenoyama, playboy drummer Akihiko, gentle bassist Haruki, and Mafuyu, a singer gifted with great talent and burdened by past tragedy. Their struggles and conflicts may drive them apart, but their bond to the music—and to each other—always brings them back together again.
Ritsuka Uenoyama is bored with it all—with school, with his basketball club, and even with his one true passion: playing guitar. That is, until the day he finds his favorite hidden napping spot occupied by a strange boy cradling a broken-stringed guitar. At first, Uenoyama is nonplussed by Mafuyu Sato and his slightly odd behavior, but when, on a whim, he asks Mafuyu to sing, the power of that song pierces him to the core.
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