Staff Yaoi Manga Reviews

Here's a showcase of our staff's thoughts on various yaoi manga recommendations.

Love Doll on My Doorstep

Love Doll on My Doorstep
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Taiyoh is just a regular guy. One day, a young, beautiful man turns up at his doorstep to congratulate him on winning a raffle. The prize? A state-of-the-art love doll, none other than the young man himself, or so he claims! Convinced that he's being tricked or pranked, Taiyoh shoos him away, but begins running into hi...
Taiyoh is just a regular guy. One day, a young, beautiful man turns up at his doorstep to congratulate him on winning a raffle. The prize? A state-of-the-art love doll, none other than the young man himself, or so he claims! Convinced that he's being tricked or pranked, Taiyoh shoos him away, but begins running into him everywhere! At work, out for drinks... To make things worse, it turns out that the young man, Michiru, is the son of the CEO of his company! Just what does this "love doll" want from Taiyoh, and why does he look at him with such forlorn eyes...? This heartwarming manga is, of course, a story of romance... but it doesn't stop there. It's also about platonic love, family, abandonment and belonging.
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Those Eyes Should Be Illegal!!!

Those Eyes Should Be Illegal!!!
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Reiji is a gifted student who turned down Momoka, Akira's friend. Akira and his delinquent friends decide to put Reiji in his place, but is instead hypnotized and brought to ecstasy with a single touch of Reiji's finger... what's worse, in front of all his friends! Once you've been hypnotized once, you can never escape...
Reiji is a gifted student who turned down Momoka, Akira's friend. Akira and his delinquent friends decide to put Reiji in his place, but is instead hypnotized and brought to ecstasy with a single touch of Reiji's finger... what's worse, in front of all his friends! Once you've been hypnotized once, you can never escape... so Reiji says, as their "relationship" continues to escalate. Akira knows he should hate Reiji, but for some reason, but between the passionate moments, he sees another side to Reiji that makes him reconsider... Careful when you click on this, because this title is a wild ride from page one!
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Be My Baby

Be My Baby
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Part one of the "Be My Baby" series, the story kicks off with happy couple Asahi and Kota. Asahi, the older of the two, always takes the lead and is heads-over-heels in love with Kota. To help Kota get into the same college as him, he's been tutoring him, even creating extensive notes to help him study. However, his af...
Part one of the "Be My Baby" series, the story kicks off with happy couple Asahi and Kota. Asahi, the older of the two, always takes the lead and is heads-over-heels in love with Kota. To help Kota get into the same college as him, he's been tutoring him, even creating extensive notes to help him study. However, his affection towards Kota and indifference towards the girls of his classes cause friction for him at college, and Kota seems to have something on his mind...
This happy, fluffy yaoi manga will tickle your fancy if you love role-reversal developments paired with a (small) age gap and a couple who are completely crazy for each other! If you end up liking "Be My Baby", don't forget to give the spin-off series "Be My Darling" a read as well!
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First Come, First Served [Plus Digital-Only Bonus]

First Come, First Served [Plus Digital-Only Bonus]
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Inexperienced, ray-of-sunshine top meets virgin-loving tsundere bottom! Masumi is a virgin-eating man-hunter who loses interest as soon as he's had his fill. One night, he devours Koki, a poor virgin college student who was weeping at a bar over being dumped by a girl, and was set on never seeing him again, but Koki ke...
Inexperienced, ray-of-sunshine top meets virgin-loving tsundere bottom! Masumi is a virgin-eating man-hunter who loses interest as soon as he's had his fill. One night, he devours Koki, a poor virgin college student who was weeping at a bar over being dumped by a girl, and was set on never seeing him again, but Koki keeps worming his way back into his life, and into his bed! Koki realizes that even though Masumi has slept with countless men, he's never been on a date... And Masumi challenges him to actually show him what's so fun about one! Both of these men, inexperienced in their own ways, are locked in battle to gain the upper hand in this mess of a relationship!
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Good Guys, Bad Guys [Plus Renta!-Only Bonus]

Good Guys, Bad Guys [Plus Renta!-Only Bonus]
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How about a manga about people with resolutions of their own?
Naoto comes from a family of criminals, and resolves to get out. He gets busted on his last con act by detective Kaoru, but instead of getting arrested, he's... locked up in Kaoru's home!? Kaoru claims that he resolved to become a cop just for Naoto...
How about a manga about people with resolutions of their own?
Naoto comes from a family of criminals, and resolves to get out. He gets busted on his last con act by detective Kaoru, but instead of getting arrested, he's... locked up in Kaoru's home!? Kaoru claims that he resolved to become a cop just for Naoto, and he's been a stalker for years... What the hell!? Where could a shameless detective-turned-kidnapper's dysfunctional love for a criminal go? Another slightly-yandere, yet strangely wholesome yaoi manga by Papiko Yamada!
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Will a Guy Who Likes Cats Fall in Love with a Guy with Cat Eyes? [Plus Bonus Page]

Will a Guy Who Likes Cats Fall in Love with a Guy with Cat Eyes? [Plus Bonus Page]
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"Is your tail your weak spot?" Zenya Kitataka has been feeling pretty lonely since he started college, but not because he has no friends... it's because he misses his fluffy cats back home! So, when he suddenly sees fuzzy cat ears popping out of his classmate Takeru Nekoya's head, he's more than just interested. After...
"Is your tail your weak spot?" Zenya Kitataka has been feeling pretty lonely since he started college, but not because he has no friends... it's because he misses his fluffy cats back home! So, when he suddenly sees fuzzy cat ears popping out of his classmate Takeru Nekoya's head, he's more than just interested. After saving Takeru from a creep on the street, he even gets the chance to touch them...
This story is a mix of fluffy cat moments, and super hot animalistic sex that'll keep you wanting more! This manga also features two other stories: one about a radio show host and the radio show's sound manager, and one about a promoter for a rock band and the band's bassist.
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Too Bad... It's Your Fate!

Too Bad... It's Your Fate!
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Calling lovers of all things cute! This manga is an adorable and sometimes hilarious look at the unexpected life of Yuto Izumi. Yuto is a nightclub host and a player. One day, he is abducted by men in suits and interrogated about his relationship with a certain woman. It turns out that he accidentally broke up his high...
Calling lovers of all things cute! This manga is an adorable and sometimes hilarious look at the unexpected life of Yuto Izumi. Yuto is a nightclub host and a player. One day, he is abducted by men in suits and interrogated about his relationship with a certain woman. It turns out that he accidentally broke up his high school friend's engagement! As payment he's forced to live in his friend's mansion. It doesn't seem so bad until his friend confesses his undying love for Yuto and proceeds to pull down his pants...!! Wow, this manga moves fast and that's not a bad thing! There is never a dull moment. As we see the relationship between these two different men evolve and take shape, we also get lots of laughs and cute moments in between. Is there really anything else you could ask for in a good Yaoi? This reviewer says no! Check out this adorable manga!
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Falling Slowly [Plus Bonus Page and Digital-Only Bonus]

Falling Slowly [Plus Bonus Page and Digital-Only Bonus]
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It's another busy day at the convenience store for Yuki, but his daily grind is thrown off a bit by the strange question his co-worker Masumi asked him earlier that day. Well, it was less a question and more Masumi telling Yuki he liked him! But, it was still definitely strange, because as soon as Yuki declines, Masumi...
It's another busy day at the convenience store for Yuki, but his daily grind is thrown off a bit by the strange question his co-worker Masumi asked him earlier that day. Well, it was less a question and more Masumi telling Yuki he liked him! But, it was still definitely strange, because as soon as Yuki declines, Masumi instantly goes on as if nothing happened! Masumi is known around the store as being really hard to read, but there are rumors that he has a girlfriend, too! So, why did Masumi just ask Yuki out!? There's no way Yuki could be with another guy, right? He's never even thought about doing that stuff before! But, Masumi is pretty well-built... If you like cute, fluffy romances that naturally build up over time, I definitely recommend you take some time and slowly fall into this manga.
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He's a Doll

He's a Doll
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If you're in the mood to read something silly and cute, this is the perfect story! Tomo, a total geek, is madly in love with his 'best girl' Sakura, so imagine his surprise when he sees her in person after a night of drinking with friends. She accepts when he comes on to her, and Tomo has an amazing time doing lots of...
If you're in the mood to read something silly and cute, this is the perfect story! Tomo, a total geek, is madly in love with his 'best girl' Sakura, so imagine his surprise when he sees her in person after a night of drinking with friends. She accepts when he comes on to her, and Tomo has an amazing time doing lots of naughty things with the (fictional) girl of his dreams. Yet, when he wakes up in the morning, none of it was a dream--and his partner was a man! Chihiro is Tomo's laid-back neighbor, and he's more than happy to give in to Tomo's geeky fantasies if it means having a good time. Any fellow nerds can relate to Tomo's plight of meshing his fringe interests with pursuing his real-world love. A cute love story between two ridiculous men!
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A Sweet Beast

A Sweet Beast
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For a title with "Beast" in it, this was a lot "Sweeter" than I expected going in! It's a full-volume rollercoaster ride, and I really enjoyed it. We're first introduced to Saeki, who seems to be some kind of malicious man-eater in a suit. He becomes a teacher at his prey's.. I mean, his target of investigation's school...
For a title with "Beast" in it, this was a lot "Sweeter" than I expected going in! It's a full-volume rollercoaster ride, and I really enjoyed it. We're first introduced to Saeki, who seems to be some kind of malicious man-eater in a suit. He becomes a teacher at his prey's.. I mean, his target of investigation's school, but ends up being the one to get eaten up. (And by someone he never thought would be his type!!) I hope you enjoy this fun, sexy, and ultimately very sweet story by the talented artist, Suji.
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My Dream Lover

My Dream Lover
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Stuck in a monotonous cycle of work and sleep with no private life on the horizon, Arata suddenly has a very strange dream one night where a fairy visits him and promises to grant one wish. The only problem is that the fairy is completely tone deaf and mischievous, promising to bring true love to Arata's life despite...
Stuck in a monotonous cycle of work and sleep with no private life on the horizon, Arata suddenly has a very strange dream one night where a fairy visits him and promises to grant one wish. The only problem is that the fairy is completely tone deaf and mischievous, promising to bring true love to Arata's life despite his angry protests. When a cute guy approaches Arata and asks him out, he blames the fairy from his dreams, but could this be true love? Enjoy this cute and sexy love comedy, brought to you by the artist Conro!
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Angula Blue

Angula Blue
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What to do if your secret predilection for silky lingerie is revealed to a former classmate from high school? Well, you have several options. You could try to pass it off as a gift for your girlfriend, or you could let that guy create a whole series of luxury, handmade lingerie made perfectly to fit and accentuate your...
What to do if your secret predilection for silky lingerie is revealed to a former classmate from high school? Well, you have several options. You could try to pass it off as a gift for your girlfriend, or you could let that guy create a whole series of luxury, handmade lingerie made perfectly to fit and accentuate your body. I vote the second option. Considering the eye-opening cover of this one-volume Yaoi gem, it will surprise you how sweet the story gets inside! What won't surprise you is how intimate it gets, too! This is high up on my list of recommendations, which is no surprise coming from this beautiful manga which made the Top 5 list of all Yaoi sold in the original language in 2017 on Renta!'s Japanese manga site. This hot official English translation is definitely worth a peek!
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