Category: Boys Love

[Pride Month 2021] Loads More LGBTQ Positive Visual Novels

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, it’s LGBT Pride Month, the annual celebration dedicated to the richly diverse LGBT+ community!! Now more than ever, representation matters, especially in the wake of the recent string of injustices carried out here in the United States and abroad.

These past few years I celebrated Pride Month with lists of 10 LGBTQ positive visual novels—2018’s List , 2019’s List, and 2020’s List—and  I highly recommend giving those a read, there are some seriously great titles there that definitely warrant a look. Because it’s June once again, I have compiled another list with loads more LGBTQ+ positive Visual Novels!

I tried my best to choose games that presented members of the LGBTQ+ community in a positive light, focusing less on sexual orientation or gender identity and more on telling meaningful stories that focus on the human experience. As in previous years, I have include links to each of the games, a synopsis of the story, and a short summary of the types of representation you’ll find in the game. So, without further ado, here are Loads More LGBTQ Positive Visual Novels that you should totally check out this Pride Month (and beyond)!

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Dick Fight Island Vol 1 BL Manga Review

Dick Fight Island (8人の戦士) is a fantasy boys love manga by Reibun Ike and published in English by SuBLime Manga. I’m gonna be honest with you all, I bought this manga purely for a good laugh, I mean, come on, Dick Fight Island ?! I thought a private detective falling in love with a crow was pretty out there—but a manga about an island of dick fighting warriors really takes the cake. Have you seen the cover? It’s an image of a buff scantily clad man wearing the most elaborate (and dangerous looking) codpiece I have ever seen and that was all it took for me to THROW my money at SuBLime’s latest release. And, it seems I was not alone, because in its first week, Dick Fight Island was both the #1 Romance manga and the #1 Yaoi & LGBTQ+ manga on Amazon’s Bestseller lists… y’all we made it!

So like any self-respecting fujoshi, I cracked this bad boy open for a bit of light reading and I was not prepared for this manga! This manga is something else—so let’s take a trip to the archipelago of Pu’lau Yong’unda where it’s manly as hell to bare one’s ass and fierce warriors battle with their mighty swords for the chance to be king! 

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Indie Boys Love Games You Should Be Playing

Hey Blerdy Tribe, if you’ve been following me for awhile you are well aware that I am a lover of boys love media for everyone else… surprise, I’m a proud fujoshi! I won’t bore you here with the details of my hilarious introduction to the boys love genre, but if you’re curious definitely check out one of my earliest posts, Wait, Are those Guys Kissing for all the deets!  

But, long story short, I enjoy most things BL from manga to anime, fanfics and yes, even games—and because this is a game review site I figured why not take a look at some of my fave indie BL games! Yes, indie. If I did a list of my fave Japanese BL games, it would just be a list full of Nitro+Chiral games and while I love them, that just seems a bit one-sided and variety is the spice of life, don’t ya think? And trust me there are tons of great titles out there to delight even the most seasoned fujoshi and fudanshi! It can be a bit daunting, so today I’m narrowing down the list to include a handful of my absolute favorite indie boys love games!  

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The Monster of Memory: Destiny BL Game Review

The Monster of Memory is a Taiwanese visual novel developed by Tong Li Publishing Co. and adaptation from an as of yet unlicensed manga series of the same name. After a tragic accident claims the life of his older brother, Sumi applies for an experimental project that promises to bring him back through the use of AI technology. While initially hesitant, Sumi eventually agrees to take the AI named RE614 into his home, but while it looks and acts like his deceased older brother at it’s core it is still just a machine. What kind of impact will RE614 have on Sumi and his family? Will it help Sumi finally learn to live with his grief? 

Game Details

Trigger warning—While it is not sexually explicit, The Monster of Memory Destiny does deal with the romantic relationship between brothers.

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Sentimental Trickster BL Game Review

Sentimental Trickster is drama heavy slice-of-life boys love visual novel developed by Lovenuts and published by Y Press Games. This game was a long time coming, five years in development hell and it’s finally here and I was so surprised when the release date was announced, because I honestly forgot this was still in the works. In the game you play a Haru, a college student who has left his small town life for the big city in hopes of getting a new start. 

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