Asian LGBT Drama/Movie List

(updated 9/20/2017)

On these pages, we have a fairly comprehensive list of LGBT Asian movies and dramas. Well, all the ones that we could find as, let me tell you, it’s not an easy task! But we’ve had the question many a time, so I’ve striven to find all the ones I can. Below are links to pages of LGBT content lists separated into countries, where you’ll find the name of the movie/drama, the release date, synopsis, and when possible, a little key as to what you can expect. For example, it will list whether it is a drama or movie (or movie short), whether it can be listed as gay, lesbian, or trans, whether the plotline in question is the main point of the movie (be it romantic or just issues based) or if it’s just a side character, and finally, for those of you out there looking of these types of titles, there are soooo many of them which end horribly (we’re not just talking heartbreak here), so when possible we’ve put in a little hint.

Disclaimer: A title showing up in this list is, in no way, an endorsement. Most of these I’ve found by research and have not actually seen myself. (Many of them being not available online, or translated online.) So if a title ends up being of poor quality, don’t blame the messenger, this page is just a resource. When possible, if I have seen the title, I will put in a little line or two review to give you a further heads up.

Anyway, I hope you like it! And when you come across ones I’ve missed (because we know there will be), please give me the information in a comment, and we’ll add it in!

 

***Look a little different? We’d gathered so many titles, the page got a little unwieldy, so we put each country on its own page. Just click the link and it will take you to all the stories we can find! 

Chinese

Hong Kong

Japanese

Korean

Taiwanese

Thai

 

111 Comments

  • Reply Greta Fye March 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

    You missed a few (all of these are from Thailand):
    1) Thai series “Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You” (2009) with Oh Anuchyd and Fluke Pachara as the two boys in love. Here’s a fan-made teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq1TWrcksS0. You can download the entire here: https://app.box.com/s/qf97pcp5m4pfbfibk9ju
    and the subtitles are here: https://app.box.com/s/1xm4hmuiotpkx86vqxpy
    2) Thai mini-series Club Friday2: Hack & Choke, you can download it here: http://www.kudalakorn.com/reupload-eng-sub-club-friday-2/
    3) Thai mini series Club Friday3: Your Love, His Love and Our Love. I couldn’t find it anywhere, but here’s a music video which shows some scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09WacueH9o4&index
    4) A very old one from 2005,Varieties of Love (Love 8009). You can download it here: https://app.box.com/s/zcxciyngqbuflqnde3dm
    5) Club Friday5: Secret of a Heart that Doesn’t Exist. I couldn’t find the mini-series, but here are a few teasers from Kudalakorn’s blog: http://www.kudalakorn.com/eng-sub-club-friday-5-teaser/

    • Reply Stephanie March 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks for the additions! I completely forgot about those Club Fridays. Do any of them end happily? I heard no. Is the first one any good?

      • Reply Ari November 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

        Uncontrolled love 2 has a happy ending and you can find it with English subs if you look it up on YouTube. The ending is so cute and I like it way better than the horrible other ending (sorry I couldn’t figure out how to comment otherwise so I just replied to another’s comment)

    • Reply Anonymous December 3, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      For Sotus you can watch it on Dailymotion with English subtitles

      • Reply Mike December 18, 2016 at 11:48 am

        Yeah, the drama is so silly that I loved it hard!

    • Reply songreasy December 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      You should add handmaiden. it’s an epic korean movie

      • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm

        Thanks for the heads up! I thought I had!

      • Reply antego2010 March 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm

        so true…….i thoroughly enjoyed Handmaiden

  • Reply Greta Fye March 10, 2016 at 2:35 am

    The first one “Tomorrow I’ll Still Love You” was a big hit in Asia, and the two actors (Oh and Fluke) were shipped together for several years. There’s a lot of tragedy in the drama, but It ends happily. “Varieties of Love” is also very good, also with a lot of tragedy, but it too ends happily. Club Friday 2 doesn’t end happily, but you might want to watch it for Oh and Bom; their scenes together are very sweet and romantic. Club Friday 3 was beautiful; it didn’t end happily, but it’s worth watching if you can find it. I didn’t get a chance to see Club Friday 5 before it was taken down, so I don’t know how it ends. If I find Club Friday 3 and 5, I’ll post it here.

    • Reply Anonymous July 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Hey if your looking for Club Friday season 5 you can find it on Dramanice, with subs

      • Reply Stephanie July 31, 2017 at 11:21 pm

        Don’t all the Club Friday storylines end badly?

  • Reply Harleyqwen March 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi guys…love your podcasts they give me life…Im a new listener and noticed how often you mentioned Love Sick the series so of course I watched it and omg the feels in that show….love Phun and Noh so damn much its my new favorite and I miss it now that Im done…I wanted to make a movie rec for you guys if you hadnt seen it…its called Love of Siam https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_of_Siam its also Thai…it had similar feels and it used to be my favorite BL till Love Sick snatched my soul and left me in a puddle…. thanks for all the wonderful content again later!

  • Reply shane March 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    your feedbacks are really good, well i’m judging it based on those movies i’ve watched. Thank you so much for these list of movies/series.

    • Reply Stephanie March 31, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks for reading, I’m glad you liked it. If you know of any I missed, please let me know.

      • Reply Marisa February 15, 2017 at 2:55 am

        Bite Fight is NOT a Thai movie and you used the wrong photo for for Fujimi Orchestra. Waterboyy is an amazing movie and one of the best boys love movies out there. Sotus is a good drama as well. I watched Sotus with English subs on kissasian

  • Reply DBChen March 29, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Thai web series about 3 gay men and a lesbian: Diary of Tootsie

    http://youtu.be/zHILuTgoIlo

    • Reply Stephanie March 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks for the info I will add it and check it out!

  • Reply Whatsthescenario March 31, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I stumbled upon your site after watching Love Sick. I’m so in love with Puhn/Noh! I need more! I’ve been on a hunt for a series like this since I started watching kdramas in 2009. Thank you for your suggestions. In my search over the years, I have already watched quite a bit of the suggestions made here and totally agree with your opinions. Keep up the good work!!!!

    • Reply Stephanie March 31, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      GAH! Aren’t Phun/Noh wonderful? That show (minus the girl parts shoehorned in) just makes me so happy. Unfortunately, I think LoveSick is the best of the best, so it’s hard to go from there. Did you try Heroin? It has flaws but is not nearly as bad as CounterAttack. Ooh and the Seven Days, except that’s a movie. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Jessica April 16, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Hello!! I’ve been steadily working my way through this list for the last month or so (thank you so so sooooo much for the happy/bittersweet/sad ending tips) and thought I’d let you know, if anyone else hasn’t already, that Jinroh Shokei Game has actually been subbed by Aarinfantasy. They don’t consider it an official project per se and say there may be some errors but it’s better than nothing, yeah?
    http://aarinfantasy.com/forum/f353/t187769-jinroh-shokei-game.html

    • Reply Stephanie April 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      I came across so many that ended terribly, I figured, why make others sit through that? Thanks for the link! Have you seen it? Any good?

  • Reply mi April 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Have you heard about the upcoming Thai drama “Make It Right”? It’s based on a popular BL web novel & it’s made by the same creators of season 1 of Lovesick the Series! The story’s so cute, you’ll love it XD

    Here’s the official trailer that’s just been released: https://youtu.be/WrgSXJk_8qE

    Just so you know, it comes out on May 14th every Saturday on MCOT and then an uncut version on Line TV that comes out a few hours later ^^

    • Reply Stephanie April 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks, I’ll check it out!

  • Reply missienelly April 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    You missed Transit Girls – Japanese Lesbian drama http://mydramalist.com/15847-transit-girls

    • Reply Stephanie April 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks! I’ve added it. Do you know if it ends happily? Or bittersweet?

      • Reply missienelly April 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        Bittersweet for their parents, sweet ending for the couple 🙂

  • Reply mi May 19, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I have another recommendation for you, to what is in my opinion that best and most beautiful BL drama I’ve ever watched (and a lot of fans agree!)

    It’s a 4-episode drama called Gray Rainbow that aired recently, it’s getting English subbed here:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqtzWCFXznjCYU0LSzZbsNQ/videos

    • Reply Whatsthescenario May 30, 2016 at 2:15 am

      I loved Grey Rainbow until the very end. Won’t spoil it for everyone else, but…WTH?

      • Reply Stephanie August 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

        Oh noes, oh noes, oh noes. I didn’t see your comment and started the show. GAH! It’s so good. Now I’m scared.

        • Reply Shawn G September 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm

          If you haven’t finished it yet, just stop like 15 minutes from the end and assume that they lived happily ever after on the elephant camp lol.

          • Stephanie September 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm

            Oh, noes! You know what? I just might do that. Thanks for the tip. Hate those last 15 minutes change ups.

          • Nandhu October 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

            yeah. me too. I wish i hadn’t seen the last part. When i showed it my sister i didn’t let her watch that part.

  • Reply NS June 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Great list!

    I’d like to recommend a Thai drama called ‘Part time the series’. I’m really enjoying it.
    It has BL, straight and GL elements.
    It’s currently airing atm so I can’t say anything about the ending but I’m enjoying the Journey (I’m rooting for my fav ship to make it, but I usually don’t have much luck haha #teamHallTi)

    There are 22 episodes available on Youtube, only 6 episodes have been subbed so far.

    • Reply Stephanie August 10, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Sorry I just found your comment! Thanks for the rec! I added it to the list. Funny how that guy seems to be in all the gay dramas now…

  • Reply Pororor August 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    You forgot hormones the series season 3 (thai) , The condo and the barista (thai) , girls blood (japanese) , blue ( japanese ) , uncontrollable love ( china)

    • Reply Stephanie August 3, 2016 at 12:35 am

      Not so much forgot as didn’t know. 🙂 Thanks for the info, always on the hunt for more, I’ll get them added. Have you seen them? Is Hormones 3 better than 2? That thing was CRAZY!!!

      • Reply Stephanie August 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm

        Turns out I did have Uncontrollable Love, listed under one of it’s many other names. I even watched that thing. Ugh. The sequel comes out soon though–which seems like a rehash of the first.

  • Reply yamadayugifan August 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I wish I had seen your page before compiling my own list – it would have made things a lot easier 🙂
    https://yamadayugifan.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/yaoi-live-action-films-and-series-from-east-asia-with-happy-endings-and-english-subtitles-2/

  • Reply yamadayugifan August 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    new blog post: My Yaoi/BL Live Action Translation Wish List 🙂
    https://yamadayugifan.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/my-yaoibl-live-action-translation-wish-list/

  • Reply Kristina August 18, 2016 at 4:37 am

    New Thai BL drama coming out this Saturday, August 20, called Sotus The Series! It’s based on one of the most popular Thai BL novels from what I understand

    https://youtu.be/Ke3RRiXo7rg

  • Reply Kristina August 18, 2016 at 4:45 am

    This list I found might help if you want to find more completed/upcoming dramas!

    https://yamadayugifan.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/yaoi-live-action-films-and-series-from-east-asia-with-happy-endings-and-english-subtitles-2

  • Reply Talie Walker August 20, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I’m assuming you haven’t seen Two Weddings and a Funeral because there is no review? If not you have to! It has some sad parts to get through but also some reeeeally adorable/funny ones. Also a super cute ending (I hate a sad ending so no probs there) and pretty good quality in my opinion. The closeted main character is a touch annoying, but it all works out in the end!

    • Reply Talie Walker August 20, 2016 at 2:51 am

      PS: Love of Siam is also pretty cute, but has a bittersweet ending and is more about one of the boy’s families issues than anything. Some precious kissing scenes and soppy romantic singing moments though so, if you don’t mind the occasional bittersweet, it’s a good young love story.

      • Reply Stephanie August 27, 2016 at 10:46 am

        I want to say I saw that one, but it may have just been one I saw the end on. For research I know I should watch it, but it’s hard knowing where it ends up.

        • Reply ngracew April 17, 2017 at 2:54 am

          Fair enough with Love of Siam. You really HAVE to watch Two Weddings and a Funeral though. Seriously. I’ve seen it probably 20 times now and it makes me cry my eyes out (both laughing and sobbing) every time!

  • Reply Jelly September 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Uncontrolled Love is so sad but so nice though. I was shocked when I saw you saying it’s bad. The master is harsh but you can’t blame him. He really loves xiao nian but can’t seems to accept it. If you can’t bear with it, it’s better to not watch Season 2 with the sad ending (you can probably try the happy ending once they release it). I’d say the male leads did a very good job in acting and portraying the characters’ emotions. It’s a highly recommended BL movie! You sure get disappointed with the master’s attitude but you will feel touched seeing how much he cared for xiao nian.

    P/S : Watch the video/interviews of the two and you will definitely not regret it! If you hate how much a douche the master is in the movie, you will surely fall in love with how gentle and funny he really is 🙂

  • Reply UJ September 11, 2016 at 6:49 am

    SOTUSSSS!!! Best BL drama ever!!!

    https://youtu.be/QWVyRU8n_fA

    • Reply Stephanie September 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      Oooh, I haven’t heard about that one, I’ll do some research! Thanks for the info.

    • Reply Stephanie September 17, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Question, where did you watch it, I’m not seeing it subbed anywhere.

      • Reply Anonymous September 20, 2016 at 9:08 am

        Hey its currently being subbed by the W2S subteam up to episode 4. You can find it on dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/tron-ld

        • Reply Stephanie September 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

          WOOT! Thanks!

          • Anonymous September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

            Np!!! Here to help out people of the same interests.

            Btw love your blog. This is where i found out about love sick and heroin. Plz keep on updating this blog i need my bl fix for the rest of my life

          • UJ September 23, 2016 at 5:59 am

            GMM’s channel, they have official subs every Monday!!

          • Nandhu October 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

            Waterboy is in youtube

    • Reply byanni October 15, 2016 at 11:24 am

      sotus is more BL than called gay i think (i’ve watch 8 ep of it) but P’arthit and Kong are so sweet!! hope they make to boyfriend relationship soon!

    • Reply byanni October 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

      ah yes, i enjoy Love Sick (TH), SOTUS (TH), Addicted (CN) as the best BL drama i’ve watch till now.
      For movie, Seven Days – Monday Tuesday (JP), Seven Days – Friday Sunday (JP) (the sequel), My Bromance (TH), i enjoy the most 😀
      any other brilliant recommendation??

      • Reply Audrey November 28, 2016 at 10:56 am

        Try to watch “make it right the series” (Thailand drama) its similar w/ sotus

        • Reply Anonymous December 2, 2016 at 1:39 am

          I’ve watch it as well! Fuse and Tee

  • Reply J100 September 20, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I sow most of the movies and your review for most it’s accurate
    the best of them with happy ending but still open it’s “Heroine”. super amazing drama. very cute, tuching story
    you can get SOTUS 2016 eng sub at youtube.
    i also love the Yandai byway no.10 drama but it’s stop for now because of what happening in china.
    also from Japan i recommand
    Doushitemo furetakunai (2014) the J Movie.
    Kdrama is the most touching and real full of humor films but their ending is so sad that i don’t want to watch it any more, anyways i watched already the “beautiful life couple years a go and it was good also Ya-gan-bi-haeng (2014) was amazing film but very sad also most of your list.
    swap also is good until the last 6 episode that their body switch and for me it’s just lame. but i’m gonna give it a chance.
    the best so far it the web chinese series. and of course love sick just because i fell in love with Kongyingyong Chonlathorn and skip all the parts without him
    Counter Attack Falling In Love With A Rival seasone one was very funny and season 2 was less good, also like love the 1 seasone was better then the others.
    Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 2013 was very boring and depressing i think ..and also Seven Days Friday – Sunday 2015 was slow and boring .. they didn’t talk as normal people and it’s frustrating

    • Reply Stephanie September 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks for the comment! LAUGH. I swear the ones I like usually are the boring and depressing ones.

      GAH!! I was watching Skip and first I was weirded out by the love for the guy who looks like your dead brother thing, and then the swap?? Dude. What was going on in that writing room?

  • Reply SenGared October 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Recently i trying to find one for a movie or drama… about chinese army of somesort…

    Watch “Boys Love MV – All in one” on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/XD-ZyAW6IGc

    the first part of the mv…

  • Reply SenGared October 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    By d way have you watch “Addicted web series”?

  • Reply JADA October 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I admire all the ways you found to say sex. It’s inspirational really.

  • Reply pendragonlord December 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you guys that Grey Rainbow is really-really good. It’s a slowburn romance between the main characters but it’s realistic and sweet (altough the beginning is a little bit awkward). The first 3 episodes are great but the 4th one is a little bit rushed and the ending is very shocking and sudden… that’s why i wouldn’t give a 5/5 to this series only a 4/5. I honestly did not want to watch any more BL series after i finished Grey Rainbow it totally consumed me. If you can see past the strange ending, you could say it’s a happy ending. But I would say it’s bittersweet.

    Oh yeah, and the actors are SUPER HOT. I know that’s nothing special because almost everyone is really hot in these BL series but Nuer and Porsche are outstandingly hot IMO. I have a heart attack every time they smile (especially Nuer)!!!!

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      I’m still worried about continuing with the watch as I have heard about that ending. I feel like, since the rest is so good, it would tear apart my poor little heart.

  • Reply vigilante December 16, 2016 at 10:36 am

    the ending of “Heroin” is a little bit of a “hanger” but i dont hate them its just that i hope that they will release its season 2 soon.. I am also updated in “Sotus” and watch all of its episodes available. Also “Make it Right” its a good tv series. “Love Sick” is a good one also. but I like “Sotus” and “Heroin” the most because of the good combination of the characters (“sotus”= hazer and the junior, “Heroin”= the aggressive/romantic/funny Gu Hai and the sweet/charming Bai Luoyin), so yeah they’re good.

    PS. can anyone suggest another BL tv series, because i prefer tv series than movies and also only “BL” not “gay” because the thought of it is so cute. I would really appreciate your help. thank you!!!

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      You watched Love sick, right? Riiiiight? If not, go outside and watch it right now. Also, though the story is mixed in with other storylines, I completely recommend the Korean drama Life Is Beautiful. So touching.

  • Reply Kyree December 17, 2016 at 3:31 am

    From what I understand China banned Heroin so it won’t be another season.

    • Reply Vigilante December 20, 2016 at 3:45 am

      Why did they banned it? Just asking.

      • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm

        They are banning LGBT content.

        And Ghosts.

        And Aliens.

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      I was hoping they would try and do it under the radar like the other LGBT content coming out, but it looks like there is no such luck. 🙁

  • Reply Mike December 18, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Stephanie, thank you for making this list. I especially appreciate your comments on some of the shows you listed here, I watched too many LGBT-themed shows of poor production values, terrible acting and writing. I wanted hours spent on those horrible shows back! Haha

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you! This is exactly why I started the list–there is soooo much crap out there. Not to mention its hard to know what to look for. If you see anything I’m missing, please let me know.

  • Reply Anonymous December 20, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Candy and Kiss was terrible!!! It’s on YouTube with tolerable subs, though there are a few mistakes.

    • Reply Stephanie December 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Oh noes! It looked so promising! Thanks for the heads up.

  • Reply Justin Wong January 1, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Can you just make a list of the good ones? It is quite a long list to scroll through to see if you made a comment/review

  • Reply Clementine Aurel January 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Gay ok bangkok is also a nice one, well, its more like a advetiser or sth like that but i think its a nice webseries.
    And sotus is a greatt drama!

  • Reply Aketi Gibson Gibson January 7, 2017 at 2:54 am

    So, you can watch the eng sub for Sotus the Series on Dailymotion.com. Just FYI.

  • Reply confessionslipsticklesbian January 12, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Japanese Drama, Last Friends. It is borderline lesbian/trans. Very good.

  • Reply Ally January 15, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Hi guys, can someone help me understand which series or movies are in this video? I know 2, Happy together and Uncontrolled Love, but would really like to know the others. ( the cutest couple is at 1:42)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrTSnSZgZgI&list=PLIQtFz2D5RksIPRhoekhM-U6oES9MLzw2&index=2

    Thanks for the help

  • Reply Hung January 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for the list. I just rewatched Thailand’s “Iron Ladies” from 2000(?) based on a true story of a group gay/transgender volleyball players that won Thailand’s national tournament. The end credits showed clips of the real players during the match and on the talk show circuit.

    • Reply Stephanie January 31, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Really? Thanks! I’ll add it to the next update!

  • Reply Anonymous February 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    There is a Thai gay drama which I loved, it’s called Bad Romance: The Series.

  • Reply Jazz February 13, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hello! Just thought I’d let you know that I watched The Handmaiden a few days ago, and despite it looking pretty touch and go for a while, there IS a happy ending! There’s quite a few WTF? moments in there, mostly related to the thriller aspect of the plot and Hideko’s awful uncle, but overall I really enjoyed it both as a film and an LGBT film. Hideko and Sookhee aren’t defined by their sexualities and no effort was made to hide them either. It was really refreshing to see a lesbian couple face difficulty over something that wasn’t fear of catching the gay, and to then see them triumph over that difficulty, I’d definitely recommend you give it a watch 🙂
    (There’s quite a bit of the ol’ boom boom jiggity too.)

  • Reply Eli February 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Hi! This list is amazing! I know you are including only those dramas/movies that are lgbt and not subtext, but I really wanted to recommend Please, Come Back Mister. It’s the “man in a woman’s body” type of drama, but the chemistry between Oh Yeon Seo and Honey Lee it’s amazing and the whole story is worth watching. So go watch it!

  • Reply Surreal February 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I’m not have luck finding out some information on a K-Drama Night Light. Is it lesbian or not? Will they, have they, or are they a couple?

    • Reply fann February 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      No, it doesn’t have any lesbian relationship. It more like admiration..? The younger girl is poor and feels atracted to the power that the older has, and wants to be like her. The older sees herself in the younger so they bond pretty fast. A lot of people ship it tho, I’ve seen a couple of videos on youtube and they are strong woman and powerful.

      I watched a couple of episodes and droped it, it was kinda slow and boring for me, at least.

  • Reply Etern February 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Hi, thanks for the list.. I was looking everywhere for some of sort of list about lgbt movies in Asia. This was insightful although I haven’t watched 95% of them. However, I did watch The Dreamer (mini-series) and though I think it was more of a promotional stunt for products of a certain company, it was okay for me. The series only has 4 episodes so it was really short. They didn’t discuss the issues of being gay or whatever (the main character was workaholic so yeah, it was all about her work, the relationship was just sort of a sideline to the story) but they were some sweet and really funny moments. The girls were both pretty, and the boy was cute.

  • Reply Whatsthescenario February 18, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    So, I was sick in bed today and none of my usual dramas were cutting it. So I decided to catch up on some BL movies/series…

    Candy and Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMIhl46CUGU
    – I found the main character (Maeda-kun) to be quite exhausting in his constant need for affirmation and ridiculous anxiety. He was a constant ball of angst that would eventually almost cost him his ‘ship’. I also think the actor was miscast for the wallflower, shy type. IDK, this person interpretation of the character was to play him on odd and sometimes childish side. HIs love interest (Yagii-san) was a hottie tho’. I didn’t believe these actors would fall for each other, although, with a different actor- I can believe the storyline a lot more. Anyway , happy ending

    WaterBoyy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nloRqlFXQk
    -Interesting watch. I still have Earn stuck in my head…so Nam did not translate as a different character to me. In fact, he acted just like Earn in certain parts, which was not good. But he did have a lot of chemistry with OTP and there was one very steamy kiss scene that was worth the watch (not just lips pressed together or the “oh so close, but yet so far” pretend kiss some of these dramas try to fake us out with. Happy ending. Some plot holes . All in all. OK

    History: My Hero https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5bwg0o_episode-1-history-my-hero-boy-love-movie_shortfilms
    -Story of a woman who dies. In order for her not to be forgotten by her love (bf). So her soul jumps into the body of a boy, with a goal that she has 7 days to make her bf fall in love with her (or him). Many were not happy with the body swap idea, bc they classify it as not true BL. But it turns out to be a really cute series. Worth the watch until the end. I can’t find any ENG subs, so I watched it without subs.

    Also, Diary of Tootsie is back with a Season 2!!!!! I really enjoyed Season 1 for it’s slice of life portrayal of 4 gay besties. Can’t wait to see more of this series.

    I rarely make posts here, but I always check back into this site to see if any new series are out. Keep it up. Love it.

  • Reply Anonymous February 19, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Where can i find the Queer Movie Butterfly: The Adult World with eng subs?

  • Reply Zoe February 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Where can i find the Queer Movie Butterfly: The Adult World with eng subs?

    • Reply Stephanie June 15, 2017 at 12:40 am

      I watched it on Youtube I think, you can also try Dailymotion, they are a good spot.

  • Reply fann February 28, 2017 at 12:18 am

    It really hard to find K-dramas that are willing to deal with LGBT stories, and I’m recommending this dramas since I saw that seonam high school club (?) was on the list and only had 1 episode about a lesbian couple, so I hope it’s ok to recommend this dramas.

    The K2 – okay, i think everyone knows this drama, or at least has heard of it, I started watching it because of Yoona, and surprisingly found out that the Secretary of the Step mother of the character of Yoona, had a huge crush on her boss (and she knew that -her boss, i mean). The sad part is that she used that against her many times, and at the end, even tho a lot of people died, she didn’t and had a somewhat not so sad ending.
    Sidestory.

    Voice – Even tho the story is good so far the acting could be better. The plot is about two cops trying to catch the psychopath that killed the father of the main f protagonist and the wife of the main m protanist. On one of the episodes (it was between episode 9 and 11, can’t remember, sorry), a cop coligue gets himself involved into a mess thanks to a lunatic guy that was obsessed with him. The way they treat queer people it’s kinda cringey, but I’m not sure if I’m exagerating (i’m really sensitive about this stuff) or if it was really that bad, or maybe it was because lgbt themes in a kdrama is still new and they still don’t know how to deal with it..? But I think you should watch it yourself and decide for yourself.

    Another thing, Hormones 3 has an open ending to the lesbian couple, but It was happy. They deal with their parents acepting them and everything works out in the end (I saw it a long time ago and my memory could be wrong, but at least I remember it with a happy -open- ending.

  • Reply Anonymous April 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Great list! Very gay male dominated though. I hope you can add japanese drama: Last Friends. It’s a show where the main character is transgender.

  • Reply Marija April 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    You can practically watch a lot of these on kissasian.com with subs 🙂

  • Reply dum May 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Stephanie, thanks for the list but I really hate how you commented on the films/series. You’re so insensitive and I think it’s annoying how much of a spoiler you became. I think it would be better if you just said you liked them or not. You played favoritism. Your comments would make people not watch some of them and I really hate that because I really love sole of your recommendations and people will be stopped to watch them just because of your comments? That’s an injustice to the beauty represented by these work of arts.

  • Reply Samantha May 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Advance Bravery has been a fun one, but so far I can only find good video of part 1-2, part 3 is hard to come by (maybe because it jst released), and 4 doesn’t look like it is out yet. However, there really isn’t a “triangle” between the sister and the brother because the Xia Yao has literally NO interest in her. In fact, he spends most of the first two parts trying to get her to leave him alone. That’s really all I’m going to say, but the story is pretty funny so far and had me giggling allt he way through.

    • Reply Samantha May 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      i meant Advance Bravely… by the way…. don’t know why I keep dropping an R instead of an L when I make commetns or dos earches on it… **scratches back of head**

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Turns out? Technically it’s not out yet. It isn’t scheduled for release until the end of the year, what’s out there are, depending on the theory, promotional episodes, or episodes that were stolen.

  • Reply Anonymous June 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Taiwan’s Gloomy salad days. High school/ supernatural/ urban legend. Deals with teen issues and three of the stories involve gay/lesbian/trans relationships. I do recommend to watch the entire thing or at least the first 3 episodes for the story to make more sense.

    The only one of the three with a happy end is the gay relationship, I believe it was episodes 13 and 14. Unfortunately, I can’t recall which episodes the other two were but I remember they were before the gay couple and the two were connected. Before you assume that the sad endings only involve LGBT, the series is about teen issues and quite a few have sad endings when the characters were unable to overcome their obstacles in life.

    The gay couple story line: Xiao Lun is an openly effeminate boy who loves designing nails and practices it on his female classmates. He is often bullied and extorted by Da Dong and other boys who seems to make it his hobby to torment the other boy. One day Xiao Lun gets away from Da Dong after a nasty encounter and finds a mysterious rock that has a spirit attached to it. Du, the spirit appears and makes an offer to him that comes with a heavy price; Xiao Lun only wants the bullying to stop. One day Da Dong is rescued by Xiao Lun and their relationship changes.

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks for the add! I added it to the list on the last round and hunted it up on Youtube for myself. Can’t wait to watch!

  • Reply Anonymous June 13, 2017 at 5:47 am

    My girlfriend’s boyfriend is an interesting watch. Not entirely BL but not entirely straight either. Hopefully it ends in BL, but that’s very doubtful.

  • Reply Elle June 18, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you were able to add trigger warnings to descriptions? I just finished the movie Night Flight 2014. While it was really good, the rape scene was very triggering. The ending was also a bit sad. Thank you.

  • Reply Temi June 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Episodes of Slam Dance have already been released and are being released every Thursday. It is being released on YouTube by GMMTV and has already been translated to English (using cc)

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      WOOT! THanks for the heads up.

  • Reply Tou Lee July 11, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Thank you so much for compiling this list. I have never watched LGBT Asian Dramas/Movies before and this was a nice surprise. American ones don’t seem to hit me in the feels as well as Asian ones. (Could be because I’m Asian American) Anyway, I watched Red Balloon from your list. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend it.

  • Reply MatthewHalls July 17, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Hello, you missed Swinging Blossom.

    • Reply Stephanie July 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks! I’ll get it added in the next round.

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