A while ago I wrote a Top 5 Yuri Webcomics post and I asked if my readers wanted to see a Yaoi equivalent. As I’m writing this, one person said yes and that is all the encouragement I need.

I do read a lot of Yaoi but I would say most of it is doujins, some of which have legal translations, others are still waiting for international distribution. But today, I want to restrict my pics to webcomics that were created to be distributed in digital form.

I read way less of those and I figure putting this limitation on myself is the only way we can avoid being here all week! So for all those of you who want some sweet, consensual boy and boy romance with nothing too explicit, these are my 5 pics. In no particular order.

5. Sunny Side Skies

This one is very chaste and still mostly implied Yaoi. The two leads do get along well and would make a wonderful couple but for the time being, they are really just friends. So it’s more of a shonen-ai, if even that.

But the author has stated their intention of making this a BL story and the characters are just so sweet. It’s a comfortable little tale of learning to make friends and relying on other people. I basically read it in one evening and now I am eagerly awaiting every new chapter. You can find it on webtoons right HERE.

4. Always Raining Here

You know what I really like in a webcomic but rarely find: closure! I’m not saying that unfinished works aren’t worth reading, they are and some abandoned comics are among my favourites, but it’s always great to see a story come to a natural ending. And Always Raining Here is a complete story.

There’s something so relatable and recognizable about Adrian and Carter. I think I have been both of these guys at different points in my life. And I do appreciate that neither is portrayed as perfect or right. This story doesn’t shy away from some of the uglier sides of falling in love and yet remains utterly optimistic.

I found myself rooting for the couple and I think you will as well. Possibly the most realistic webcomic on this list, then again… You can read it in several places but why not go to the official site HERE.

3. Starting With A Lie

I don’t believe Azha LIANG‘s Starting With A Lie has an official translation yet but when it gets one, please buy it. It really deserves it. This is the webcomic with my favourite art style on this list. I just love those transparent colours so much. It’s beautiful!

Starting with a lie is the lighthearted and loving tale of two friends who love each other and lie about it. Sure it’s cliché but it’s also very sweet. It has a fairly large cast and most of the characters get a chance at decent development. All of them are lovely. I had a great time with this webcomic and I will be rereading it soon. The story is complete at 63 chapters!

I actually discovered Starting with a Lie through All of You, Liang’s latest comic. That one is only 20 chapters in so I don’t know how it will turn out but so far, I might like it a little more, which is saying a lot because I love Starting With A Lie! You can read it Here.

2. That Awkward Magic

So I started that awkward magic not really knowing what I was in for and not expecting anything. Ok, I knew it was Yaoi but that’s it. And I read the first chapter and I still didn’t know. The art was decent (the visible improvement in the art is fairly striking as the chapters advance – by the end, I would call it quite good), and the story seemed alright. You know, one of those misunderstandings upon misunderstandings things.

And then I found out that the title is literal. This isn’t your tired old romcom, this is an epic tale of wild magic and secret witch committees and dark spells gone wrong. And it completely enchanted me.

Since the chapters are short, I kept reading, and reading, and reading… Several hours later I forced myself to close my tablet because I had work in a few hours. I finished all that was available the very next day and got that empty nostalgic feeling you get when a piece of fiction you were really enjoying comes to an end. What can I say, I got bewitched! You can too, by starting right HERE.

1. Here U Are

This BL Epic was recently translated in it’s complete and glorious 138+ chapters. Fun fact, I discovered it when the translation was at around chapter 129 or so and read the entire thing over a weekend, sleeping only 4 hours. No Regrets!!!!

This is a Magnus Opus and from what I can tell is beloved in the BL community and for good reason. I actually squealed in delight when I saw one of the characters in Starting With A Lie reading Here U Are! It’s a BL multiverse!

With that many chapters and over 3 years of dedicated work from the author, you bet that this story is detailed and elaborate. You can go through all the ups and downs YuYang’s life as he struggles to be accepted and accept himself. These characters are my friends. I mean I have known them since they were confused kids and now look at them. They have grown so much!

It’s a story that is brimming with love, not only from the story itself but you can tell it was crafted by someone who cares deeply about their characters. And now I do as well.

There is no English version for now but I think there will be one soon. For now you van read it here but do me a favour. Please support the author by getting the original on Amazon. Like right here. It’s in simplified Chinese. Simplified…we can learn that! Right! Trust me, it looks great on a bookshelf.

There you have it, mostly happy fuzzy Yaoi. Like any story about life, all of them do have some sadder moments but for the most part, these are happy celebrations of love in all forms. By the way all of these are pg13.

If Either manhua is officially out in English by the time this post publishes, please let me know, I will replace it with the official link! Have you read any of these? Do you have a favourite BL or Yaoi webcomics to recommend? They don’t have to be suitable for work…

6 thoughts

  1. I’m not at all into yaoi. But I did recently interview mangaka Chie Kutsuwada, whose works are yaoi. Her first published work, King of a MIniature Garden, is now available for free viewing on the futekiya.com library–as are numerous other yaoi manga, should anyone be interested.

  2. *raises hand*

    Me. I was the person who asked for this.

    Not surprising- because Yaoi, but also… I was the only person who asked? What?

    Thanks for the recs? I’ve got tomorrow off, so I know how I’ll be spending my day!

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