A fork in the road awaits Masahiro Setagawa. Before starting high school, he’s unsure of who he is and what he wants to do with his life. Setagawa is uninspired and lonely as a result of his difficult upbringing. Setagawa joins his neighborhood gang out of desperation to feel like he belongs somewhere; it beats being alone at home. He’s a target for his peers because of his severe lack of self-confidence, and he mostly serves as their errand boy.
Setagawa abhors heroes, or rather, he abhors the concept of a hero altogether. That someone will appear out of nowhere to save the day when you are in need. That person does not exist, according to his knowledge and experience. Before he met Kousuke Oshiba, his high school teacher, he believed that. Oshiba, the older brother of a person he knew, had a bad reputation for being a thug. To keep his community safe, the charismatic school principal spends his spare time taking on local gangs and bullies. As their paths cross, Setagawa gains a fresh perspective on the world. Perhaps there are heroes out there.
Hitorijime My Hero is a shounen ai based on the manga of the same name about a teacher’s forbidden love for his student. There’s plenty of steamy male on male romantic action in this new BL anime for fans looking for something new to watch.
1. Kuzu no Honkai (Scum’s Wish)
There are a total of 12 episodes.
from January 13 to March 31 of this year
Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka have been in a relationship since the beginning of high school. Their relationship appears perfect on the surface; they’re both well-liked and attractive teenagers who can’t stop touching each other. In reality, their relationship is merely a diversion to keep them from focusing on the person they truly lust after. In contrast to Hanabi, who has a crush on her homeroom teacher, Mugi is smitten with his music teacher. To Hanabi and Mugi’s horror, the two teachers begin dating after a shocking turn of events. As a result of their feelings of loneliness, the young people decide to make a pact and engage in a sexual relationship to help them cope. If one of their respective love interests becomes available, their romance will be rendered null and void, they both agreed.
Dark and twisted, Kuzu no Honkai explores the idea of unrequited love. A happy ending is not the point of this show. The relationships depicted are unhealthy. Although Scum’s Wish presents a much harsher reality, these themes are also present in Hitorijime My Hero due to ethical questions raised by a teacher dating a student. There are similarities between Setagawa and Hanabi. Both have good intentions but are tormented by their own desires. There is a lot of action in both of these shows, and it moves along quickly.
2. Great Teacher Onizuka
There are a total of 43 episodes.
Originally broadcast from June 30 to September 17 of the following year.
Before making a complete 180-degree turn, Onizuka was a thug and the leader of a bike gang. Now, he’s determined to put his violent past behind him and become the best high school teacher ever, if not the best ever in history. The primary reason he changed his lifestyle was to meet as many hot high school girls as possible. On the surface, it appeared to be a noble cause. Yes, the Great Teacher Onizuka tells the story of a teacher who tries to have sex with his students far too frequently, with hilarious results.
The first ten minutes of Great Teacher Onizuka are among the worst in anime history. Because it’s so blatantly sleazy, it’s likely to turn off some potential viewers. One of the funniest and most heartfelt shows ever begins with this opening segment and continues through the entire series. Onizuka is a fascinating character who uses his tumultuous past to help his students through difficult times in their lives. Great Teacher Onizuka doesn’t have much in the way of romance or BL, but it’s easy to see the parallels between him and Kousuke Oshiba. The two teachers try to show their students a new way of seeing the world by using unconventional methods to mentor them.
3. Yuri!!! on Ice
There are a total of 12 episodes.
From October 6 to December 22 of 2016 it was on the air.
Yuri Katsuki, a figure skater, just lost in the Grand Prix finals to an embarrassing defeat. Mentally spent, he returns home to Hasetsu to consider giving up his beloved sport. Yuri is caught on camera imitating his skating idol Victor Nikiforov while visiting a friend at the local ice rink. The video goes viral on the internet without Victor’s knowledge, and he is immediately drawn to it, where he meets Yuri and offers to be his coach. Yuri Plisetsky, Victor’s 15-year-old protege whom he promised to coach if he won the Junior World Championship, confronts him.
Last year’s Yuri!!! on Ice was such a huge success that it feels like it must be mentioned in any article about sports or shounen ai anime. In particular during their ice skating routines, Yuri and Victor’s romance drips with sexual overtones, but the focus remains on the sport itself. The romance develops naturally over the course of the series with no attempt made to hurry it along. As their relationship progresses, this pacing is similar to that of Setagawa and Oshiba, with the older half serving as a mentor to the younger half.
4. Junjou Romantica (Junjo Romantica)
There are a total of 36 episodes.
Broadcast from April 11th, 2008 until September 24th, 2015.
When Misaki Takahashi is having trouble studying for his university entrance exams, he reluctantly seeks the advice of his brother’s old friend, the celebrated author Akihiko Usami. Instead, he discovers Usami became famous for writing yaoi novels and is madly in love with Misaki’s brother, who is already in a committed relationship with another woman. More time spent with Misaki awakens an urge in Usami that the author is more than willing to explore as their friendship grows. Misaki and Usami spend more time together as the story progresses.
There are several other BL relationships in Junjo Romantica in addition to the one between the professor and the 18-year-old student. Studio Deen’s popular shounen ai series, compared to Hitorijime My Hero, is more outspoken, with characters frequently stating their feelings in the open. After rushing home to see Usami in the first episode, Misaki yells out, “Do I like men?” for example. Junjou Romantica is a great choice for those looking for some intense BL scenes. Do you require any additional evidence? Watch the first five minutes of the episode to get a feel for the tone.
5. Gakuen Handsome
There are a total of 12 episodes.
From October 4 to December 20 of 2016
Yoshiki Maeda must relocate his life when he starts a new school because of his parents’ new jobs. In his first few days at Baramon High School in Tokyo, the boy quickly makes friends with a diverse group of individuals, including the school’s overly direct male teacher, the school’s polite delinquent and soccer captain, and the school’s Principal, who is completely enamored with Bleach. Baramon High School is a private, all-boys school with a reputation for having attractive students, so there’s always the possibility of romance blossoming there. After all, spending eight hours a day in the company of attractive men makes it natural to develop feelings for a select few of them. Gender has no bearing on love, as Principal Jirou so eloquently put it.
Gakuen Handsome is a shounen ai parody series, and it’s a pretty funny one. Gakuen Handsome The episodes last only three minutes, or two minutes if you exclude the excellent opening and closing themes, so it’s easy to get into. Despite being in a different genre, it has similarities to Hitorijime My Hero in that Yoshiki is trying to figure out his sexuality. Yoshiki’s homeroom teacher, Teruhiko Saionji, is tough and outgoing, frequently offering to introduce the hero to new experiences. Though more over-the-top than Hitorijime My Hero due to its comedic nature, it deals with themes like sexual awakening and self-discovery.
6. Super Lovers
There are a total of twenty episodes.
shown from 2016-04-06 until 2017/03/16
It’s amazing what we do for our loved ones. When Haru’s stepmother fakes an illness to force him to care for their adopted stepbrother Ren, Haru is forced to put his own life on hold. Ren, a stray Haru’s mother happened to pick up, is no better than an untrained puppy and prefers to be around dogs. Haru and Ren end up becoming close friends, and when Haru graduates from high school, he plans to bring Ren to Japan with him. A tragic accident, which leaves Haru as the only surviving member of his family and with amnesia regarding the summer he spent with Ren, throws his plan off course. After some time has passed, Ren returns to Japan, thinking Haru is his brother. As you can imagine, things get a little dicey in their relationship.
Just a warning: if you’re turned off by a man and a teenager having an overly sexualized relationship, stay away from Super Lovers. The romantic tension is multiplied by a hundred by taking the taboo elements from Hitorijime My hero. The yaoi scenes can be made even more awkward by the fact that they are practically stepbrothers.
For those who don’t mind the aforementioned, Super Lovers is a heartfelt examination of two flawed individuals and how they grow as people through their unconventional relationship. As with Ochida and Setagawa’s relationship, Haru is less idealized than his Hitorijime My hero counterpart in this story.
Some people view shounen ai manga and anime as nothing more than a collection of fan service scenes, which gives them a bad reputation. Hitorijime My Hero, on the other hand, provides a more in-depth elucidation of this generalization.