The Top 10 LGBTQ+ Anime of All Time

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Just like isekai and harem anime, the LGBTQ+ anime genre has grown immensely over the years. With a wide range of shows to choose from, we decided to help you out by listing the top 10 LGBTQ+ anime of all time.

What is interesting about this genre is that it talks about the hardships that members of the LGBTQ+ community encounter, how society perceives them, and of course, the love stories that fans love.

There might also be a lot of fanservice and cross-dressing that add spark and entertainment to the story.

If you are the type of person who enjoys those elements, then these shows are perfect for you!

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  1. Junjou Romantica

    One of the classic BL series is Junjou Romantica. It follows the story of Misaki and Akihiko and two other couples.

    Junjou Romantica is one of the most recommended LGBTQ+ series for its plot, setting, and characters.

    Each character has a unique personality that is layered perfectly, engaging viewers as they follow their journey.

    Misaki and Akihiko's contrasting vibes add color to the series as well, making for memorable comedic scenes.

  2. Gravitation

    Another classic LGBTQ+ anime is Gravitation, which is about Shuichi Shinzo, who is a singer in a rock band. He became attached to Eiri Yuki, a romance novelist.

    Aside from their love story, the series tackles violence and homophobia, making it one of the most-watched series in this category.

    Fans will also enjoy the funny and inspirational scenes that the series has to offer.

  3. Antique Bakery

    This series follows Tachibana, who started a café. While looking for cute and young waitresses, he ended up working in an all-male elegant café. This setup alone caught the attention of BL fans who enjoy fanservice.

    We cannot blame them, though, as the series does have the best fanservice.

    Themes related to workplace homophobia and other stereotypes can also be seen in the series.

    Another reason to watch it is the characters. Each character has a unique backstory that adds depth to the story.

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  4. Citrus

    One of the most popular yuri anime is Citrus. It follows the story of Yuzu Aihara, who transferred to an all-girls school after her mother remarried.

    At first, she hated the school because she was bullied and beaten. Eventually, she became close to Mei, her step-sister.

    Their relationship blossomed into a romantic relationship. This paved the way for them to learn more about their sexualities.

    The anime is known for its realistic characters. Even though the main characters are both women, their personalities cater to every gender.

    The two characters also hide their desire for each other, so fans cannot help but worry that they will get caught every time they attempt to have physical interactions.

    This element adds thrill to the series, making viewers hooked to their seats.

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  5. Wandering Son

    Shu-chan is a fifth-grade transfer student who is into fashion and dresses. He wanted to make more female friends to discuss his interests, but it was difficult for him since he was born a male.

    Good thing his friend Takatsuki helped him. Suichi’s story shows how he was able to form a small queer community.

    All the characters are pretty young, so they are still learning more about themselves.

    Unlike other anime, Wandering Son is a calm story. It does not have extravagant twists, but the main character's struggle makes viewers reflect on their own lives.

    It is not directly made for the LGBTQ+ community but it aims to help viewers find themselves through Suichi.

  6. No.6

    The premise of No.6 can catch the attention of any anime viewer. It is set in a world where a class system is followed.

    In it, we meet Shion, who comes from a privileged class. He meets Nezumi, who was trying to break into his house.

    The two of them start learning about the issues of their world, to the point that they develop romantic feelings toward each other.

    The pacing of their relationship is not rushed, which makes it beautiful. Viewers get to see how things unfold perfectly without feeling forced.

    The series not only focuses on romance but there is also drama involved.

  7. Bloom Into You

    While Yuu is a fan of love songs and romance anime, she was surprised to know that she felt nothing after a boy confessed to her.

    She eventually learned that her reaction to the confession might have something to do with her classmate, Touko.

    This series is one of the most well-loved coming-of-age lesbian series that caught the hearts of anime fans.

    Viewers anticipate when Yuu will finally realize her feelings for Touko if she has any.

    On the other hand, Touko's personality is relatable to most people as she strives to become the perfect version of herself.

    Each character struggles, but this does not change who they are. As they learn more about who they truly are, Yuu and Touko find comfort in each other.

  8. Flip Flappers

    Cocona is a middle schooler who pleases everyone, as she does not want to get into trouble.

    Her life changed when she met Papika, who encouraged her to have an adventure. The series is like a breath of fresh air to the viewers.

    There are different adventures in store for the two protagonists, from robots to magical girl transformations.

    The series requires attention as the characters' experiences might get confusing to some.

    Overall, Flip Flappers is a good LGBTQ+ anime because of its unique approach to the adventure and yuri genre.

    Its characters have something interesting to offer that other shows do not.

  9. Sasameki Koto

    Sasameki Koto centers on two best friends: Sumika Murasame and Ushio Kazama. Sumika has been in love with her friend since middle school.

    What makes it perfect for viewers is that the depiction of one-sided love is so explicitly explained that it hurts viewers just by looking at Sumika.

    The series also focuses on how lesbians are depicted in society. It allows viewers to understand lesbians in a way that most shows cannot explain thoroughly.

    The plot is relatively simple, but it hits the right spot. Its gentle and light approach makes it a favorite of most yuri anime viewers.

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  10. Yuri on Ice

    One of the most popular LGBTQ+ anime is Yuri on Ice. It follows Yuri, a figure skater who almost quit the sport. An incident convinced Victor, Yuri’s ice skating idol, to become his coach.

    Yuri on Ice is not just a romance and sports anime. It also revolves around reaching one's dreams, the importance of relationships, and believing in oneself.

    The characters help one another in getting over their personal demons. They push each other to become the best versions of themselves.

    Simply watching them makes viewers reflect on their own dreams. Yuri on Ice makes people love themselves, making it one of the best anime series in general.

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