8 Best Gay Anime Movies of All Time!

Best Gay Anime Movies
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Yaoi anime series are pretty rare, but when it comes to movies, they’re rare among rare. So, you might find it hard to discover a beautifully crafted steamy gay romance anime.

Well, to make your efforts easier, we have compiled a fantastic list of the best gay anime movies you’ll enjoy watching alone or with your lover. So, let’s get you onboard to yaoi world.

Best Gay Anime Movies List!

8. Be-Boy Kidnapp’n Idol

Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol - Best Gay Anime Movies
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Kazuya is a popular idol who spends his days with rehearsals and by signing autographs for his fans. In his spare time, he plays video games with Akihiko which often leads to arguments.

When a rich old geezer tries to kidnap Kazuya to satisfy his sadistic taste for pretty boys, Akihiko puts up a fight to protect him. Can Akihiko save his beloved Kazuya from the situation?

Another yaoi OVA anime movie with a very short duration of time. Although the ending was slightly unclear, it was incredibly sweet to watch. We’ve seen better yaoi anime movies, but if you’re looking for something short and sweet, go for it.

7. Lesson XX

Lesson XX- best Gay anime movies

Shizuka’s high school life is going pretty well with good friends, great grades, and popularity. However, one thing that’s lacking to him is intimacy with his classmate Ichitaro Sakura. Could his attraction to his friend really be love? or is he craving for something physical?

Lesson XX is a short and sweet anime movie with 49 minutes of duration. The only flaw this anime has is its length because if it was like an hour or hour and a half, it would’ve been the perfect anime. However, it still packs the punch with right emotions and romance.

6. Natsu e no Tobira

Natsu e no Tobira- best Gay anime movies
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Although Marion is only a fifteen-year-old boy studying in a French Boarding school, he has matured principles. He believes that most emotions such as love and anger are unnecessary, and even sex is nothing more of a survival need.

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However, this is only how he acts on the outside to cover up his naivety and frailness. When he meets a seductive woman, he begins to explore all those feelings.

Well yeah. The premise doesn’t give you any boys love feeling, but you have plenty of boy-on-boy action in this anime movie. It is one of the first movies made by legendary studio Madhouse and also a heartbreaking tale you want to embark on.

5. Zetsuai 1989

Zetsuai 1989 - best Gay anime movies
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Koji is a pop idol who has everything, but he is still unhappy. After getting drunk on a night, he gets rescued by a young man named Izumi, who aspires to become a soccer player.

Koji falls for Izumi’s kindness and decides to confess his feelings. However, Izumi is insecure, and he is intimidated by Koji’s nature. Will Koji able to find his spot inside Izumi’s heart?

Zetsuai 1989 is an emotional and steamy yaoi anime with only 50 minutes in duration. However, all we can say is it connects the viewer passionately, despite putting us off initially. If you’re looking for classic gay/bl anime movies, watch it.

4. This Boy Caught a Merman

This Boy Caught a Merman - best Gay anime movies
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Shima gets taken in by his grandfather after the divorce of their parents and one day, his grandfather passes away. Filled with grief, he cries by the ocean side and somehow, he falls into the ocean and nearly drowns.

Then a handsome merman boy named Isaki saves his life and insists that he’d stay at his home until he gets better. As time passes by, they bond together but since they both belong to diverse species, could they stay together forever?

Firstly, this OVA movie was gorgeous in animation wise and also the chemistry between the main leads feels delightful. It makes you giggle, cry, and more than anything, it makes you beg for more of their romance. If you’re looking for some yaoi anime movies with unique setting, watch it.

3. Yes, No, or Maybe?

Yes, No or Maybe? - best Gay anime movies
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Kunieda Kei is a newscaster who is known for his flawless and cool personality. However, he’s quite the opposite inside, with a hot-tempered nature. Still, he manages both his private and professional life successfully.

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But it all changes when he meets Tsuzuki Ushio, who witness his true personality. Finding himself in the midst of a relationship with Ushio, he is reluctant to accept that someone might just love both sides of him.

Yes, No, or Maybe? is a great anime series if you enjoy occasional yaoi and are into Shounen-ai. If you all ever wanted a beautiful romance in gay anime movies, this could become your new favorite.

2. The Stranger by the Shore

The Stranger by the Shore - best Gay anime movies
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Shun Hashimoto is an aspiring gay novelist who finds Mio Chibana, an orphaned high school student, attractive. As they meet each other at the coast of Okinawa, they get closer, but Mio announces he has to leave to the mainland.

After three years, Mio realizes his feelings towards Shun and arriving to the coast, he confesses to Shun. However, during these three years, Shun has changed a lot. Will he take the step of commitment?

The Stranger by the Shore is an adorable queer anime which also deals with dark topics such as homophobia and death. But the main perk of the anime is how lighthearted it stays and how it sparks the romance between the main leads. If you’re looking for cute gay anime movies, try it.

1. Doukyuusei

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Carefree Hikaru Kusakabe loves music and has become a band member who performs at live events. For the upcoming chorus festival, they are forced to participate in it, and he comes across his classmate Rihito Sajou.

Seemingly focussed on studies, Rihito never crossed his paths with Kusakabe. However, this single encounter changes their lives as they become close to each other. As they get to know each other more and more, they find out they both have feelings for each other.

Doukyuusei can seem rather peculiar and animation gets unusual initially, but as you pass through the minutes, you’ll enjoy every bit of it. The interaction between the characters is just perfect, and this kind of execution never fails. If you’re looking for a gay anime movies, this one is a must-watch.

Final Thoughts!

So, these are the 8 best yaoi anime movies we think are a must-watch if you’re into guys. Although most of them are short and some of them are from the 90s, they contain a solid plot.

If you think we’ve missed any other gay anime movies on this list, feel free to mention them in the comment section below for our fellow yaoi lovers.

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