Homosexuality is something which has been a part of anime for a long time. In most shows, we can find one or two characters who are homosexual. Sometimes their portrayal is quite realistic or interesting while other times they are usually used for comic purposes. Since I have already done a list on anime with lesbian characters, it’s about time I compile those who have gay characters. Here’s the list of top anime with gay characters. So, you are looking for hot anime gays, start watching these anime. You can also watch many of these best gay anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
22. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (2011)
‘Sekaiichi Hatsukoi’ is based on a light novel which first came out in the year 2006. There have been four anime adaptations of the manga. Two are anime series, one is a movie, and one is an Original Video Animation. The protagonists of the anime are Ritsu Onodera and Masamune Takano. Ritsu works as an editor in his father’s publishing company. He is quite good at his job but still, people think that he has the job because his father is the owner. When he no longer could bear the jealous attitudes of his co-workers he decides to quit his job and join another publishing company to prove his worth. He applies for a job in Marukawa publishing company and hopes to get a position in the literary section. He does get a job at the literary section but turns out he has been put in the shoujo manga department. Ritsu wants to resign but when his boss Masamune Takano calls him useless he stays to protect his pride. Later Masamune finds that Ritsu is his old schoolmate who had confessed to him. Now, that they are reunited, Masamune vows to make Ritsu fall in love with him again since the latter had become reluctant towards love due to the heartbreak he received at school.
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21. Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu (2016)
One of the main reasons why ‘Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.’ is on this list is because the anime has got potential. For the lovers of shounen-ai, the characters are pretty important, sometimes more than the plot. The manga version has got a loyal fan base because of the story and the characters but the anime adaptation could have done much better. Since each episode is quite short and there are only four episodes everything seems to move too quickly and it’s hard to get close to the characters. But it’s a fun show if you are just looking to watch some shounen-ai on the fly. ‘Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu.’ has a fantasy theme. The protagonist Chiharu Kashima is a wizard. He is pretty skilled at magic. Chiharu frequents a bar he likes. One day a man named Toyohi Utsumi approaches him and tells him his love for magic. Later he confesses to Chiharu that he has fallen in love with him. As time passes they grow closer and start spending more time together. But Chiharu is afraid that Toyohi is only in love with him since he is a wizard.