BTSS: School Themed Yaoi Manga

Here’s a list a wrote for UnimeTV about Yaoi Manga! It was supposed to be posted before September ended but I didn’t make the deadline so…yeah, haha. Since I had to have something posted by Sunday I figured I’d finish this list and just post it, still keeping with the school theme of course 😛

In the end though, I posted it Monday but I’m sure it was still Sunday in California…or maybe it had just turned into Monday…haha

Hey guys! 😀

So it’s already mid-October and for those people like me who are in a trimester system at school it means midterms and soon-to-be finals. It pretty much feels like we’re finally coming to an end to school but it just doesn’t want to let you go peacefully.

I know that this can get stressful sometimes (all the time) so I made a list of yaoi manga to help those lovely fujoshi/fudanshi de-stress (procrastinate). And even if you still have class until December, please, join in the BL reading, I’m sure it can help keep you warm, what with the recent drop in temperatures

To not make this list infinite, I’ve decided to ‘limit’ the recommendations to only 10. I know, I know, it’s terrible but I don’t want to be the cause of people failing their classes! Or do I…? And because our topic is boy’s love, please be aware that if someone accidentally looks over your shoulder while you’re on the train or whatever you use for transportation purposes, they might give you the stink eye!

Unless they’re also fans. Then you’ll have a weirdo trying to look at all the yaoi-y goodness radiating off your electronic device (or physical copy).

Like I’m accustomed to doing, there will be links in the titles which will direct you to MAL for a summary of the series. And if you have any questions or want to fangirl/boy over these titles, please leave a comment at the end. I will reply in earnest!

Oh and we’re starting soft and ending with some pretty uncensored reads 😉 


1. Lucky Number 13 by Kotetsuko Yamamoto

© Gentosha

Word around campus is that Satou Hiroshi never lasts more than a week with a partner. Why? Because whenever he starts dating someone his extreme clumsiness (‘curse’) is transferred to his partner and people can’t handle the constant abuse they receive from unknown and strange sources. And of course, Tsumabuki, a 6 foot tall baseball otaku is definitely not the exception, so why has he lasted more than a week?

Really enjoyed this manga. It’s only two volumes long, the art is beautiful, and the situations that our two protagonists face are extremely hilarious! I highly recommend checking out more of her stories! I also ranted about this on my blog which you can read here but beware, there are major spoilers, haha!


2. Passionate Theory by Ayumi Kano

© Juné

When Komasawa decided to study abroad he didn’t consult with anyone about his decision. When Kanou decided to quit math he did the same, however, it’s this one decision that starts to make the relationship these two have tense. Add in a common acquaintance and the tension skyrockets. Especially when that one person is Komasawa’s life line and the reason Kanou is in the math department.

While not the best written or best shown, it is one of the first boy’s love manga I read so I have a soft spot for it. Also, the interaction between the characters was entertaining, especially considering this is a love triangle, which I hadn’t realized until I saw the tag, haha. Also by this author is Sea View, about two students connected by a common acquaintance


3. Warning! Whispers of Love by Puku Okuyama

© Juné

Hajime has just started high school at an all boys school and immediately finds himself the target of a very peculiar upperclassman named Nagura that has it out for his ears! Chasing him down hallways and jumping through windows, Nagura will do anything to get Hajime to agree to let him clean his ears! But of course, when the opportunity presents itself and both parties have willingly agreed, doing the deed is much harder to do than originally thought 😉

One of the most adorable and nonsense-like stories I have read (and own), this story will just make you laugh and squeal at how cute the characters are (not to mention the drops of innuendos are hilarious). If you like this one then I also recommend Caramel, which isn’t strictly about school but it does feature a college student moving out to Tokyo and his new roommate who has trouble managing his life by himself!


4. Only the Ring Finger Knows by Satoru Kannagi

© Juné

At Ryokuyo High School it’s popular to wear a ring to show your relationship status. Paired rings on the right ring finger signify friendship, a ring on the first middle finger means you’re single and a paired ring on your left ring finger signifies a couple. Wataru wears his on his middle finger but after a chance encounter with Yuichi Kazuki, the school celebrity and perfect student, Wataru finds out they have matching rings. In fact, when they accidentally switch rings, they find out that the rings only fit their left ring finger perfectly.

A very adorable story about high school crushes and possible stalking if you think about it. This is a one volume manga, however, our lovely couples’ lives continue in five light novels where we see them go from high school to university students!


5. Rin! by Satoru Kannagi (Story), Yukine Honami (Art)

© Juné

Katsura has had anxiety issues since he was a child and as a high school student that hasn’t changed. His ‘secret weapon’ is his brother’s friend Sou Shibata, an upperclassman and childhood friend. One hug from Sou and all the anxiety Katsura feels is instantly gone. But all of this changes when Katsura’s best friend tries to replace Sou and kisses him. Lurking in the shadows, Sou is witness to this and his attitude changes towards Katsura and vice versa.

A very adorable read with beautiful and soft art (I’m a big fan of Yukine Honami’s art style)! The rivalry between Sou and Kouichi (Katsura’s friend) slightly puts me off, but that’s only because triangles are not my thing. Also, there’s a very doting brother in here!


6. Hana nomi zo shiru by Rihito Takarai

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© Digital Manga Guild, volume 1 (ebook)

Youichi lives a rather normal university life as a law major: he’s doing well in class, has friends, and he has a cute girlfriend that he neglects (hint hint). Then one day he meets a stranger that changes everything. Finding out they go to the same school, Youichi eagerly seeks him out and unknowingly ends up helping out at the lab where Misaki works. Misaki, on the other hand, is terrified of the feelings he’s developed for his energetic helper.

This is one of the most adorable things you will ever read! It’s killing me! I also recommend checking out the prequel called Hana no Miyako de,  which gives some insight into the agricultural teacher and his school days. I also recommend anything and everything by Rihito Takarai! As for another school related manga, she worked on Seven Days by Venio Tachibana, about two guys who date for seven days and how their feelings go from indifference to like in just one week.


7. Rutta to Kodama by Youko Fujitani

© Kadokawa Shoten

Kodama transferred schools in the summer and finds himself rooming with a pretty well-known student, Ruizaki, the school delinquent that can apparently shut children up with just his name. Of course, that infamy is tainted when Kodama introduces himself to Ruizaki and accidentally calls him ‘Rutta’ in front of some classmates. And even more so when they start going out. A cute story about two students, their ups and downs in high school, and their decisions leading up to their graduation.

If you haven’t already guessed, I really enjoy manga with pretty art and this manga is no exception. The art is really nice and bishounen-like and the character interaction make me go awww. If you’re a fan of the good-guy delinquents then this three volume series is a good and fun read! Included in here is also a cute two chapter story about childhood friends who are known as ‘The Western Tiger’ and ‘The Western Dragon.’


8. Caste Heaven by Ogawa Chise

Caste Heaven

© Libre Shuppan

Grade 2 group 1 has started the Caste Game. It’s simple really. A stack of cards has been scattered around the school and students are to find one and report back to the Executive Committee of the game. And true to its name, this game decides the ranking of the students in the class with the King and Queen at the top and the Joker at the bottom. Anyone who refuses to play the game ends up as a Target. Azusa, the King in the previous game believes he’s got the next game won when he sends one of his followers, Karino, to find him the King card. All Karino does is leave, promising to bring back the card that best suits Azusa.

I have actually not completely caught up with this manga but I will say that this is a very fascinating read about the negative emotions that humans posses and how extreme our actions can be when natural laws are discarded.

**Trigger Warning: Please do not read if you can’t stomach things like rape, humiliation, bullying, and the likes.**


9. Hey Class President! by Kaori Monchi

© 801 Media

One day Chiga finds the class president on the train and realizes he’s being ‘massaged’ by some stranger. Confronting the smaller man, Kokusai only replies with a friendly ‘I couldn’t say no.’ Unable to accept such an answer Chiga proclaims that he’ll accompanying Kokusai to school from now on, with the intentions of protecting him from wandering hands. What he didn’t expect, however, was to become one of those wandering hands himself, and why is that the president isn’t even safe at school?

If you’re looking for something steamy to read, this is where to go. While not my favorite I will say that this was a fun read, especially the situations that the characters find themselves in which have little to do with school, that becomes more serious as the chapters pile on


10.  Private Teacher by Yuu Moegi

© Juné

Rintarou has noticed that whenever he’s with his tutor Kaede, his heart throbs, but the reason escapes him. One day, while taking a test he comes up with a plan to get Kaede fired and away from him, which involves failing said test. Unfortunately, his plan backfires and he ends up with even more mixed feeling when Kaede jokingly punishes him after misunderstanding his reasons for failing the test.

Another explicit and (gasp) uncensored read for those that like all the details! What more incentive than this do you need? Haha. It’s only four volumes long and if you like the naive and clumsy main character RIntarou sure fits the bill.


And that concludes this list, which now that I look through has more than ten recommendations

Happy reading~! 🙂

Hopefully you all have at least checked out one of the mentioned series and if not, well, you should most likely add these to your infinite to-read list! I know there’re tons of others I didn’t mention and any and all recommendations are totally welcome! 😀

6 thoughts on “BTSS: School Themed Yaoi Manga

  1. Hana nomi zo Shiru was great, I’m happy to see it featured on this list! As for, the rest, I think I will check out pretty much all of them, thanks for the recommendation!

    – Aya

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