First BL Manga you ever read?


I remembered the first BL read was in my teens. I would regularly go to my local Waterstones bookshop after school to read books. Waterstone was introducing manga books in their stores.

TOKYOPOP was the main manga publisher at the time. The first manga I brought was DearS. (I still read that manga)

There were other manga books too. I picked up Junjo Romantica.

When I first read Junjo Romantica for the very first time, I was shocked with the graphics detail of the bedroom scene. I was taking a back by the rawness.

The drawings was different, unique to other manga styles.

Junjo Romantica by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica by Shungiku Nakamura

I never knew this kind of manga existed in a book to buy. It was very entertaining to read. I blushed and squealed reading this manga.

Since then I been obsessed with reading BL mangas.

I brought only two volumes 2 and 3. I could not afford buying mangas with little pocket money back when I was young. But I was lucky to read Yaoi/ bL from local library.

Then the publisher close down and I could not continue to buy Junjo Romantica. I hope someday SublimeManga could get Junjo Romantica license again.

Junjo Romantica has been a inspiration for my stories.

Junjo Romantica it is one of the classics BL stories. The storyline is great. The characters Usagi and Musaki look goo together and very sweet. I love the chemistry between the couple.

It extremely comical too. Shungiku Nakamura humor in her manga are hilarious.

They even made an anime series from the manga which is also great to watch. (Available to watch on CrunchyRoll)

Junjo Romantica Anime