It was not too long ago my readers that we would have to wait years for the next Boys Love or Yaoi series or OVA to come out. In these dark times, fujoshi like myself would have to get our ‘feels’ from other anime. The following nine anime are the kind of anime we would use to give ourselves those Fujoshi feels while we patiently waited for the next Boys Love or Yaoi series to come out; also so there is a bit of variety in this list there will be no Sports anime but perhaps if you, my readers, ask I will make a list of the best sports anime for a Fujoshi audience.
1. Anything by CLAMP
Formed in the Mid-80’s; Nanase Ohkawa, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi and Satsuki Igarashi make up Clamp a powerhouse in the world of manga and anime!! From the sweet background relationship between Toya and Yukito in Cardcaptor Sakura to the emotional Armageddon battle of X / 1999 (If your planning on watching X I highly recommend the 2000 anime series over the movie. The artwork and sound design in the movie are gorgeous but sadly suffers from being a bad adaptation that cannot stand on its own story-wise and you will definitely find yourself lost in the plot very quickly) you will find something you love among there works when it comes to anime.
2 Gundam Wing
When it comes to Gundam it is a literal pick your poison for a Fujoshi but I’m going to have to go with Gundam Wing because it was my introduction to the world of Gundam when I was a teenager and I still love it today. One look at the official artwork for the series and you know the creators knew what kind of audience this series was going to attract. (seriously google search Gundam Wing Official Artwork)
The only way I can describe Gundam Wing is an epic space opera with hot mecha pilots and cool mech battles. From the cold as ice and cool Heero Yuy, the spunky in your face Duo Maxwell (I use to ship these two soo hard), the complicated pressure cooker Chang Wufei, the wild Trowa Barton or the sweet pacifist Quatre Raberba Winner (please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks Quatre from Gundam Wing and Seguchi Tohma from Gravitation look like twins) there is sure to be a boy or pair of boys in this cast that you will just love. A side note from this fan, there is a lot of hate in the yaoi community towards the character of Relena in the series, my suspicion is because a lot of fans hate that she gets in the way of the Heero x Duo ship which is a shame because she is an awesome strong female character.
I seriously had to double check on this one to make sure it really was not a yaoi or BL title, I mean look at this official artwork? Tell me this does not look like the promotional material for a BL series?
Released in 2002 and produced by Studio Deen, GetBackers tells the story of Ban Mido and Ginji Amano who form the GetBackers Recovery Service. If you have something lost these two will recover it for you at a price and these two have ‘an almost 100% success rate’. This is a series that starts off very light-hearted and funny but as the series continues and the past of the main characters comes to their present the series turns into an action-packed melodrama.
4. Shounen Maid
It would have been so easy and definitely obvious for me to put Black Butler on this list but I think every fujoshi has already watched that, so I decided to go with a series from the Spring 2016 anime season. I’ve also noticed that no one seems to talk about it, almost like it was forgotten after airing.
This is a shame because at its heart Shounen Maid is an adorable anime series that for me at least give me that feeling of Moe for the young Chihiro. (To those who are confused for my use of the word moe for this anime, I will explain everything once I finish my review of the anime which should be out in December)
5. Gankutsuou – The Count of Monte Cristo
A classic tale of revenge and deceit within the upper class turned into an epic sci-fi anime? With it’s unique and gorgeous art style this series became an instant favorite of mine after the first ep. This even came as a surprise for me because I am a huge fan of the source material, but being a bibliophile’s wet dream is not enough for to recommend this series to my fellow fujoshi.
It all starts with our main character Albert and the mysterious Count he meets, and there is an instant spark any fujoshi would recognize upon there first meeting. Albert is in awe of this mysterious stranger who has suddenly appeared in his life out of nowhere.
What follows is a story with more backstabbing and deceit than an afternoon episode of Bold and the Beautiful and a story climax that is just perfect fujoshi bait.
6. Project K
Hidden among the gangs of Tokyo lie the clans of the ‘Kings’, people with superhuman powers who can share that power with their clansman. Unbeknownst to the people of Tokyo, a war is brewing between the clans after the murder of one of these clansmen.
This is another series where the creators obviously knew they kind of fan base they were getting for the series, we once again look at the official art to see this fact.
Gang warfare, the mystery of the original king and some of the most fun characters I have seen in anime since Durarara!!! Speaking of Durarara!!!
With its varied characters and multiple storylines you are sure to find something my dear fujoshi that will tickle your fancy and though it is mainstream in the community I cannot go past Izaya X Shizuo.
Durarara is the story of Ikebukuro a city within a city filled with some of the most fascinating characters out there, from a Russian Sushi restaurant to the colored gangs and their leaders. A headless motorcycle rider that is just really a normal woman, a back alley doctor, a barman with an immense temper and strength and a psychotic humanity loving information broker there really is everything here.
8. Blue Exorcist
Confession time my fellow fujoshi, let’s face it we all love a bit of twincest in our yaoi minds. Whether it is the Weasley’s from Harry Potter or the Hitchan boys from Ouran you know you love them.
Rin and his brother Yukio are exorcists or to be exact Rin is an exorcist in training where his twin brother is a prodigy trained by their adopted father. The boys also hide a secret heritage that once others find out could jeopardize them being exorcists.
This is a series with a lot of heart and laughs but you would have to be heartless not to cry in those final episodes.
9. Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (not) Redo
Three things about this entry my readers, one; I am one hundred percent bias on this one Kowaru Nagisa x Shinji Ikari was one of my first ships. Two; please watch the other two movies before you watch this one or you will be lost. Three; this is more me being a fan of that one episode from the original series that I think is why I got so much enjoyment out of this, right now that that is out of the way time for me to gush.
I have been waiting ever since the ending of Evangelion 1.11 to see these two together once again. There is just something so pure about these two, from how broken Shinji is to how kind and gentle Kowaru is to him!!!
Wow that was longer than I thought it would be, hope everyone liked this post. Would you guys like me to do more list posts like this? If so let me know in the comments below.