12 BL Anime Movies to Watch of All Time

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Anime fans nowadays binge-watch anime shows like there's no tomorrow. Some people enjoy traditional anime genres, while others enjoy different anime. In case you missed our list of the best BL anime series to watch, here are 12 BL anime movies to watch of all time.

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  1. Happy-Go-Lucky Days

    Based on the adult slice-of-life manga of the same name by Shimura Takako, Happy-Go-Lucky Days is a BL anime movie that is a mix of yuri, romance, and drama.

    The movie features a collection of three different stories that tackle out-of-the-ordinary relationship circumstances, mundane everyday life, personal issues, and psychological conceptions.

    Aside from its BL elements, the audience will be able to relate to other characters as they deal with their problems.

    It will be a good and decent watch for anyone who is just getting into the yuri and BL genres.

  2. Doukyuusei

    Doukyuusei, also known as Classmates, is a BL anime movie based on Nakamura Asumiko's manga of the same name.

    The film adaptation, which has spawned numerous sequels and spin-offs, is a must-see among its cult following.

    The plot revolves around the relationship of two high school boys, Rihito Sajo and Hikaru Kusakabe, who fall in love after meeting at an all-boys high school.

    Doukyuusei takes a direct approach to the beautiful narrative of first love and self-discovery, with a unique character design and animation.

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  3. Given Movie

    Perhaps one of the most popular BL anime movies on this list, Given, lives up to the expectations of fans after the success of the television series.

    The movie focuses on the complicated relationship between band members Haruki Nakayama and Akihiko Kaji.

    What makes it complicated is the entry of Akihiko’s roommate and ex-boyfriend, Ugetsu Murata.

    With a 7.8 rating from IMDB and a solid 8.16 from MAL, the movie is a glorious experience that will drive the viewers into tears due to its heart-warming tone and realistic agonizing scenes.

    Despite the critics pointing out its unbelievable pacing, Given manages to pull through with its overall appeal to the audience.

    We recommend reading the manga to fully immerse yourself in the series!

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  4. Umibe no Stranger

    Umibe no Stranger, also known as The Stranger by the Beach, is a nostalgic BL anime movie that tells the story of Shun Hashimoto, an author, and Mio Chibana, an orphaned high school student.

    After meeting in the waters of Okinawa, the two created a passionate tension in their relationship.

    However, things become problematic when Mio needs to leave for the mainland. Mio came to Okinawa after a twenty-year absence in the hopes of reuniting with Shun.

    Umibe No Stranger, like Doukyuusei, uses a peaceful and heart-warming tone to depict realistic same-sex relationships and likable characters.

    The narrative actually flows at a pace that suits its setting, thanks to superbly drawn backdrop scenes.

  5. Robotica Robotics

    Robotica Robotics, despite its brief length, takes a unique and innovative approach to the storytelling of same-sex relationships.

    The film follows Haru and Natsu, two androids who are both looking for the meaning of love.

    Both of them had been through a horrific experience. Masa, a scientist, was the one who took them in.

    Natsu is a pessimistic loner, whereas Haru is a curious android full of enthusiasm.

    With a runtime of about 10 minutes, Robotica Robotics is one of the most gorgeous BL animes.

    Despite its brief length, the anime succeeds in capturing the hearts of viewers thanks to its unique and engaging premise, which is free of needless plot threads.

  6. Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather

    Twittering Birds Never Fly: The Clouds Gather is a BL anime movie that combines BL, drama, and the josei genre. It is based on the manga series created by Kou Yoneda.

    Yahiro, the deviant, masochistic boss of the yakuza clan Shinseikai and president of Shinseikai Enterprises, and his subservient yet obstinate bodyguard, Doumei Chikara, are the central characters of the film.

    Because the terms "masochistic" and "submissive" are used, viewers should expect some NSFW sequences, so be prepared.

    The film relies on its balanced pacing, well-written characters, high-quality art style, and catchy concluding song to deliver an accurate representation of its original material. This BL anime film will never let you down!

  7. Yes, No, or Maybe?

    Yes, No, or Maybe? is based on Michi Ichio's Yaoi light book series. is a drama with aspects of boy's love.

    The anime chronicles the story of Kei Kunieda, an affable and gentle newscaster with a hidden personality beneath his caring demeanor.

    Things were going well for Kei until he met Ushio Tsuzuki, an independent stop-motion animator.

    As they interacted more frequently, the two of them grew closer. However, Kei feels compelled to reveal his inner side to Ushio, fearing that the latter may reject him.

    While the movie's plot is well-handled, the anime suffers from substandard and stereotyped features that don't stray from traditional BL and yaoi tropes.

    Fortunately, if you appreciate this genre of animation, you will enjoy this flick.

  8. Marudase Kintarou

    Marudase Kitarou is a short BL anime film that follows high school student Makoto, who is on the lookout to keep his virginity safe from the teachers who want to be a principal after his grandfather passes away.

    It is possibly one of the strangest and most illogical films on this list.

    To preserve his virginity, Makoto decided to move into the mountains and recruit his childhood friend Kintaro to be his savior. What an unusual plot!

    While the movie has been subject to a lot of criticism, Marudase Kintarou is a hilarious anime that is so stupid that anyone can laugh it off.

    True enough, the short film is just for promotion purposes for the manga.

  9. Zetsuai 1989

    Zetsuai 1989's art style, which features long hands and limbs and divides general fans of BL anime, resembles the iconic CLAMP style. If you like CLAMP, you'll be able to get through this BL anime film.

    It tells the complicated story of Koji Nanjo, a young rockstar who falls in love with the up-and-coming soccer player Takuto Izumi.

    What complicates matters is that Izumi's mother murdered Nanjo's father out of obsessive love.

    Zetsuai 1989 is one of those anime shows that you will both love and despise.

  10. Naked Youth

    Naked Youth allows viewers to experience the excitement and uncertainty of young and homo-erotic love through a unique and impressive visual that elevates the BL anime movies to a new level.

    The film follows the story of two boxing team members who discover a new side to themselves. Naked Youth is a short film with no vocals for your cognizance.

    Naked Youth is a stunning work of art that has won numerous awards, including Recommended Work in the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival and Visual Prize in the 19th DoGA CG Anime Contest.

  11. Hirano and Kagiura

    While this BL movie has yet to be released, given its premise, Hirano and Kagiura is expected to be one of the most captivating. This BL anime movie follows roommates Hirano and Kagiura, as the title suggests.

    The plot begins when Kagiura moves into the school dorm and meets Hirano, a bad-boy upperclassman.

    But, beneath Hirano's bad boy persona, Kagiura discovers that he's a devoted mother hen!

    Will Kagiura be smitten by Hirano's tender, loving care for him?

  12. Ten Count

    Ten Count, another upcoming BL anime movie, deals with mental illness, LGBT themes, mature romance, and work-life balance.

    Ten Count follows Shirotani, a helpless corporate secretary who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

    Shirotani is fortunate to meet the ideal therapist in Kurose, who offers to treat his condition with a 10-step program.

    However, as the two of them began treatment, Shirotani appears to be getting lovesick as a result of Kurose's attention toward him!


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