Top 18 Shounen Ai Manga to read

Shounen Ai means boys love, and thus explores what happens when two boys fall in love. This is not to be mistaken for Yaoi which is used in adult works. This is not; that means there is no graphical sex.

The female version is Shoujo Ai.

1. Heartstopper

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more...?

Heartstopper is currently publishing .

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2. Cherry Blossoms After Winter

From living under the same roof to then being classmates?!

Ever since his parents passed away, Haebom has been living in Taesung’s house. And now, being a 12th grader, he enters the same class as Taesung, which makes the whole situation way more awkward. Living together 24/7, Taesung and Haebom's relationship is bound to change.

Cherry Blossoms After Winter is currently publishing .

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3. Mo Dao Zu Shi

As the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, Wei Wuxian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was backstabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—Lan Wangji, his archenemy. This marks the start of a thrilling yet hilarious journey of attacking monsters, solving mysteries, and raising children. From the mutual flirtation along the way, Wei Wuxian slowly realizes that Lan Wangji, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, holds more feelings for Wei Wuxian than he is letting on.

Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Modao Zushi, The Founder of Diabolism, The Founder of Evil Magic

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4. Here U Are

Receiving the newcomers is a task for Yu Yang, and he ends up helping the unsociable and towering Li Huan, the kind of person that does everything to be disliked. But after better knowing each other, he discovers that the giant isn't that bad of a person at all...

Note: Includes 20 extra chapters.

Here U Are is finished and has null Volumes and 157 Chapters. It is also Known as: You are here, You're here

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5. Sasaki to Miyano

Due to a fight that broke out on school grounds, Miyano, a fudanshi with a complex about his feminine face, catches the eye of a delinquent upperclassman named Sasaki. To Miyano's surprise, Sasaki shows an interest in Miyano's BL manga, and the two start a friendship.

Sasaki and Miyano is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 佐々木と宮野, Sasaki to Miyano

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6. Semantic Error

Computer science major Chu Sangwoo is the epitome of an inflexible and strict rule-abiding person. While working on a liberal arts group project with freeloaders who don’t put in any effort, Sangwoo reasonably decides to remove their names from the final presentation.

But he didn’t imagine how involved he would become with the person whose study-abroad plans were messed up because of that project. The involved person: the campus star who everyone knows, Department of Design’s Jang Jaeyoung. He has everything from skills, looks, family background and good relationships except for 1 big problem: Chu Sangwoo.

What happens when an engineer and an artist whose personalities are like oil and water have to work together? Jang Jaeyoung is like a semantic error in the perfect world of Chu Sangwoo. Will Sangwoo be able to debug this?

Semantic Error is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 错误指令, 시맨틱 에러

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7. Otoko no Ko Tsuma

The manga follows the daily lives of Kou, a slightly quirky man, and his wife, Yukio , who is a cross dressing man. Read as this married couple handles the trouble that comes with cross dressing in modern Japanese society.

My Wife is a Man is finished and has 3 Volumes and 44 Chapters. It is also Known as: おとこのこ妻, Otoko no Ko Zuma, Otokonoko Zuma

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8. Amachin wa Jishou ♂

Tatsumi enters highschool with his childhood friend Amasawa Kokoro, nickname Ama-chin, who is a extremely feminine looking trouser-wearing boy that likes to mess with peoples expectations of his gender.

Amachin wa Jishou ♂ is currently publishing . It is also Known as: あまちんは自称♂, Amachin wa Jishou ♂

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9. Keullaudeu

Skylar has a secret hobby - taking photos of his crush, Chan-il. But when Cirrus stumbles upon Skylar's cloud storage with its impressive collection of Chan-il's photos, things escalate pretty quickly. At first confident his secret is safe with Cirrus, Skylar continuously finds himself in compromising situations, making him question Cirrus' true motives.

Source: Lezhin

Lost in the Cloud is currently publishing .

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10. Jing Jiu

This is the story between a young innocent ballet boy and a passionate, determined boxing boy. The two met at the children's palace, and since then, they have grown up together supporting each other. May there be hardships, may there be obstacles, yet they never stopped pursuing their dreams. The beauty of the salad days is the sweat from the hard work and the bonding of friendship. Although they have completely different paths set up for them, what never changes is their beautiful friendship...

Salad Days is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Dias De Juventude, Días de Juventud, Youth Days, Salad Days (Tang LiuZang)

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11. Men's Wear Store and "Her Royal Highness"

Zihao Zhang, a brilliant cross dresser who always knows how to pick the killer skirt to wear, just got dumped ruthlessly. What would happen when he accidentally catches the eyes of Yuze Shao, a super straight guy who always assumes himself to be "unbendable". Suit? Lolita dresses? Hanfu - Traditional Chinese clothing from Han Dynasty? All pieces of cake for Zihao Zhang!

Men's Wear Store and "Her Royal Highness" is currently publishing .

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12. The Third Ending

Seo Yoon Seul, who's lived a perfect life so far, becomes a wreck when he starts having nightmares of a boy whom he coldly rejected when he was a student. The nightmares get even worse when he reunites with Kang Joon. Following his advice on becoming a good person to avoid nightmares, Yoon Seul approaches him to win his favor.

The Third Ending is currently publishing .

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13. Tian Guan Ci Fu

Eight hundred years ago, Xie Lian was the Crown Prince of the Xian Le kingdom; one who was beloved by his citizens and the darling of the world. Unsurprisingly, he ascended to the Heavens at a very young age.

Now, eight hundred years later, Xie Lian ascends to the Heavens for the third time as the laughing stock of all three realms. On his first task as a god, he meets a mysterious demon who rules the ghosts and terrifies the Heavens… Yet unbeknownst to Xie Lian, this demon king has been paying attention to him for a very, very long time.

Heaven Official's Blessing is currently publishing . It is also Known as: Tiān Guān Cì Fú

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14. Starting With a Lie

To avoid accepting two simultaneous confessions from Xia Yiyi and Qiu Mang, Tang Tang told them he wasn't into girls. Due to the two girls' unwillingness to back down, they told Tang Tang that he must show them evidence that this was true. To cover up his own lies, Tang Tang decided to seek help from his friend Chen Qingye so they could put on an act to help Tang Tang get away from the unwanted confessions. Though constantly showing restraint, Chen Qingye always ended up accepting Tang Tang's propositions.

Note: Counting includes the prologue and one special chapter.

Starting With a Lie is finished and has 0 Volumes and 65 Chapters. It is also Known as: Starting From a Lie

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15. Guardian With Benefits

Heartbroken guardian starts a symbiotic relationship with a guy to restore his faith in humanity.

Source: Pocket Comics

Guardian With Benefits is finished and has null Volumes and 57 Chapters.

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16. Boyfriends.

A comic about getting yourself a boyfriend... or multiple boyfriends! Four college students begin a polyamorous relationship and navigate the adventure that is their dating life!

Boyfriends. is currently publishing .

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17. Boy Meets Maria

An idealistic boy joins the school drama club. He instantly falls in love with a fascinating person on stage nicknamed "Maria." He confesses to who he thinks is an attractive girl, but he's wrong. "You judge only based on what you see," he gets told.

Boy Meets Maria is finished and has 1 Volumes and 7 Chapters. It is also Known as: ボーイミーツマリア, Boy Meets Maria

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18. Mistaken Lover

A love triangle is never straightforward! As long-time best friends, Jingeon has always been there to listen to Heeseo ramble about his latest crushes -- and cry about his most recent heartbreaks. So when Heeseo asks Jingeon to fill in for him at work and make sure no one steals away the adorable coworker he’s been eyeing, Jingeon readily agrees. There’s just one problem: that coworker, Dongyeon, is totally Jingeon’s type! And he doesn’t exactly seem to mind Jingeon’s not-so-platonic advances, either... When it comes to friendship versus love, which one will Jingeon choose?

Mistaken Lover is finished and has null Volumes and 40 Chapters. It is also Known as: ミステイク・ラバーズ, Mistake Lover

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