All I Want for Christmas – Or the Manga Gift Guide – Boys Love Edition

Continuing with the Manga Gift Guide, today let’s take a look at BOYS LOVE.  Remember, you can find the Great Manga Gift Guide repository at Ozaku simply by clicking here.

Boys Love – Kaim Tachibana – Angsty characters and beautiful art make this one a winner. 

Camera Camera Camera -  Kazura Matsumoto – When a high school student accidentally injures a photographer, his life becomes a living hell.  Having to become his gopher, Akira finds himself attracted to his slovenly new boss.  Great comedy, great characters, this series is a lot of fun.

Living for Tomorrow – Taishi Zaou – Quirky and fun, a high school student tries to hide the fact that he’s in love with his best friend.

Cut – Toko Kawai – Piles on the angst as two people cast adrift in life find a life line with each other.

Hero Heel – Mokoto Tateno – Sexy and intense, this is my favorite Tateno title. 

New Beginnings – Kotetsuko Yamamoto – Sweet and charming, two high school students discover the true meaning of love.

Kiss All the Boys – Shiuko Kano – Funny, funny series with dysfunctional characters and engaging situations. 

Brilliant Blue – Saemi Yorita – Can opposites really attract? This is another sweet, sensitive romance where you really want the protagonists to get together.

Future Lovers – Saika Kunieda – Realistic situations and sympathetic characters make this hard to put down.  Humor hits the mark, too.

Tea for Two – Yaya Sakuragi – Klutzy high school student falls for his elegant and sophisticated friend. 

Just Around the Corner – Toko Kawai – Beautifully rendered book about two sorrowful people in need of love and understanding.  This is a student/teacher romance done right.

9 thoughts on “All I Want for Christmas – Or the Manga Gift Guide – Boys Love Edition

  • November 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Oh there are titles here I’ve wondered about. Now I’ll have to check them out! 😀

  • November 27, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Cut: I’m so not into angst. But this book is so good, I don’t even mind the angst. For once, the angst feels like it belongs.  Tea for Two: A delight through and through.  This one is very flavorful. 

  • November 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    @Melinda – Which ones are you interested in? There are so many good BL titles out there, it was hard to narrow down the list

  • November 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    @LKK – Have you read Boys Love yet? That was so good!

  • November 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    @ Julie – No, I haven’t read it yet. I’ll have to give it a try. I’ve seen it in a couple of stores now.

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  • December 1, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Ahh.. I just posted up my boy’s love version at and it is in complete contrast to yours. With the exception of Future Lovers, and Living for Tomorrow.. ^_^ 

  • December 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I think that is what is so much fun about everybody’s lists. we all like different stuff!

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