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20+ Best LGBTQ Anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu & Funimation

Though the idea of LGBTQ has been around for a long time, there is a startlingly small number of them presented in the media. But nowadays, the LGBTQ movement is at its peak, and more and more stories are featuring LGBTQ themes. In anime, the genre is quite popular, and there are several great anime with LGBTQ romance to enjoy. In this article, we’ll be talking about 20+ best LGBTQ anime.

There are quite a number of anime streaming platforms, but the most popular ones include CrunchyrollNetflixHulu, and Funimation. So, we’ll be covering these platforms for today.

Now, let’s get into 20+ best LGBTQ anime on CrunchyrollNetflixHulu, & Funimation.

20+ Best LGBTQ Anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu & Funimation

Best LGBTQ Anime on Crunchyroll

1) Given


Japanese Nameギヴン
MAL Ratings8.34
Number of Episodes11 + 1 movie
GenreDrama, Romance, Boys Love, Music

Given is a heart-wrenching story about a teenager, Mafuyu whose boyfriend and childhood best friend, Yuki committed suicide after having a fight with him. Traumatized and repressed, he carries Yuki’s guitar. 

One day he meets Uenoyama, his schoolmate who resets the broken string of Yuki’s guitar. Amazed and moved by music, he joins Uenoyama’s band, Given, opening himself to a journey of love and healing. 

2) Whispered Words

Whispered Words

Japanese Nameささめきこと
MAL Ratings7.06
Number of Episodes13
GenreComedy, Girls Love, Romance

Whispered Words is about two best friends and is one of the best LGBTQ anime on Crunchyroll. It’s about Sumika Murasame and Ushio Kazama, two best friends of contrasting personalities.

When Sumika falls for Ushio, she’s reluctant to tell her in fear of losing their friendship. But unbeknownst to her, Ushio also likes girls but always faces rejection from other girls. Will the two best friends finally confess their truths to each other is what makes this beautiful story.

3) Sasaki And Miyano

Sasaki And Miyano

Japanese Name佐々木と宮野
MAL Ratings8.24
Number of Episodes12
GenreRomance, Comedy, Boys Love
Studio(s)Studio Deen

Yoshikazu Miyano is a high school freshman with a secret love for Boys Love manga. One day when he is being bullied for his cute appearance, he’s seen by Shuuei Sasaki, an upperclassman. Sasaki is immediately smitten with Miyano, and approaches him the next day. While Miyano is surprised and reluctant at first, love soon blooms between the teenagers.

4) Konohana Kitan

Konohana Kitan

Japanese Nameこのはな綺譚
MAL Ratings7.50
Number of Episodes12
GenreFantasy, Girls Love, Slice of Life

This sweet and wholesome story revolves around Yuzu, a fox spirit girl from a village who starts working for a high-class hot springs inn, Konohanatei. Though she’s a fish out of water at first in her new job, she soon finds her feet with the help of her kindhearted senior, Kiri. A tale of love and friendship with soothing slice of life tones, it’s an entertaining watch.

5) DAKAICHI -I’m Being Harassed By The Sexiest Man Of The Year


Japanese Name抱かれたい男1位に脅されています。
MAL Ratings7.39
Number of Episodes13
GenreBoys Love, Comedy, Romance

In anime, no two characters have more chemistry than rivals. The same goes for this anime too as it focuses on rival actors, Takato Saitou and Junta Azumiya. Takato is an accomplished actor and the running “sexiest man in the world” for five years straight. But changes, however, when Junta comes into the picture.

The newbie Junta is gaining more popularity and has managed to grab the lead role for Takato’s new movie. Soon shimmering anger and animosity causes Takato to publicly lash out on a drunk Junta but the twist is that Junta has the whole interaction on a video.

Now being blackmailed by Junta, Takato finds the actor is not looking to destroy him but has something more amorous in mind.

6) Adachi And Shimamura

Adachi And Shimamura

Japanese Name安達としまむら
MAL Ratings7.10
Number of Episodes12
GenreGirls Love, Romance
Studio(s)Tezuka Production

A random encounter at the school gymnasium starts the friendship between high schoolers, Sakura Adachi and Hougetsu Shimamura. As the friendship grows deep between them, unknown feelings soon find the girls. Inexperienced and confused, will the girls to be stay together in their wake of their opposing personalities and new affections?

Best LGBTQ Anime on Netflix

1) Citrus


Japanese Nameシトラス
MAL Ratings6.46
Number of Episodes12
GenreDrama, Girls Love, Romance

Citrus features a toxic relationship between two girls, Yuzu and Mei. When Yuzu’s mom remarries, she’s forced to move and enroll in a new school. The new school is as daunting to her as any teenager. On top of this, she meets Mei, the formidable student council president with a twisted nature.

At home Yuzu is shocked to realize that Mei is also her step-sister. Mei is as twisted at home as at school and her teasing soon crosses the lines between sibling rivalry. With this begins the toxic tumultuous relationship between the step-sisters.

2) Heaven Official’s Blessing

Heaven Official's Blessing

Japanese Name天官賜福
MAL Ratings8.39
Number of Episodes11
GenreAction, Adventure, Drama, Supernatural, Historical
Studio(s)Haoliners Animation League

Heaven Official’s Blessing is an interesting anime based on a Chinese web novel of the same name. It’s about a forgotten god, Xie Lian, who used to be a big deal in the past and was the Crown Prince of Xianle

As Xie Lian sets out on his first mission after his third ascension to heaven, he meets a beautiful man in red who guides him through the forest at night before disappearing in thin air, leaving behind a swarm of silver butterflies.

Xie Lian later finds out that the man in the red was Hua Cheng, the Crimson Rain Sought Flower, who is a formidable ghost king. Xie Lian realizes Hua Cheng knows more than he lets on and is even more surprised when the man decides to accompany him on his journey.

3) Bloom Into You

Bloom Into You

Japanese Nameやがて君になる
MAL Ratings7.90
Number of Episodes13
GenreDrama, Girls Love, Romance

Though Yuu has always loved romance and spent her time daydreaming about her own imminent love life, she finds herself out of depth when someone actually confesses to her. She can’t answer the confession and realizes she knows nothing about love.

Still keeping the confession on hold, Yuu enters her high school. When she sees the student council president, Touka, gracefully refusing a confession, she is excited to learn how. But it seems love has found its way into Yuu’s heart, after all.

4) Stranger By The Shore

Stranger By The Sea

Japanese Name海辺のエトランゼ
MAL Ratings7.90
Number of Episodes1 (movie)
GenreDrama, Romance, Boys Love
Studio(s)Studio Hibari

Stranger By The Sea revolves around Shun Hashimoto, an aspiring writer whose parents have broken all connection to him after he came out as gay. One day, he meets Mio Chibana, an orphaned high school student, at the seashore in Okinawa and finds himself captivated by the boy. Though the time they spend together is brief, it leaves a lasting impression on both.

Three years after that, Mio returns to Okinawa and confesses his feelings to Shun. Though Shun also loves him, life has gotten more complicated in the three years. Will Shun be able to listen to his heart and commit to Mio and his feelings? This beautiful movie is one of the best LGBTQ anime of all time.

5) Kakegurui


Japanese Name賭ケグルイ
MAL Ratings7.25
Number of Episodes24 (2 seasons)
GenreDrama, Mystery, Psychological

Kakegurui is a show about a prestigious high school that teaches its students high-stake gambling. The show is full of psychological manipulations and over-the-top gambling scenes. It also contains many homoerotic moments between its female cast, the most prominent being the relationship between the student council president, Kirari Momobami and Sayaka Igarashi.

Best LGBTQ Anime on Hulu

1) Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica

Japanese Name純情ロマンチカ
MAL Ratings7.51
Number of Episodes36 (3 seasons)
GenreBoys Love, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Studio(s)Studio Deen

Junjou Romantica is one of the best LGBTQ anime out there and not without reason. It features interconnected three love stories between three couples, all with their own charm. The first story is of Misaki Takahashi, a high schooler, who gradually develops feelings for Akihiko Usami, a novelist and notorious flirt who is also his brother’s best friend.

The second story is about a university professor, Hiroki Kamijou and his student, Nowaki Kusama, who gradually comes closer. The last story follows the wealthy teenager, Shinobu Takatsuki, who falls in love with his sister’s ex-husband, You Miyagi.

2) Aria The Scarlet Ammo

Aria The Scarlet Ammo

Japanese Name緋弾のアリア
MAL Ratings6.80
Number of Episodes12
GenreAction, Comedy, Romance

Dropout from the elite detective academy, Tokyo Butei High, Kinji Tooyama’s leisurely life is disturbed when the infamous Butei Killer targets him. He’s saved by the academy’s brightest student, Aria Holmes Kanzaki, who wants to partner with him after witnessing Kinji’s special power.

3) Antique Bakery

Antique Bakery

Japanese Name西洋骨董洋菓子店 ~アンティーク~
MAL Ratings7.02
Number of Episodes12
GenreBoys Love, Comedy, Gourmet
Studio(s)Nippon Animation, Shirogumi

When Yusuke Ono confesses to his crush, Keiichiro Tachibana in high school, he’s rejected instantly. 14 years have passed since then and Ono has come to become a world-class pastry chef and a playboy with numerous lovers. But then he gets the opportunity to work under a man named Tachibana. Is this the same Tachibana who broke Ono’s heart and what will happen now?

4) Azur Lane

Azur Lane

Japanese Nameアズールレーン THE ANIMATION
MAL Ratings6.28
Number of Episodes12
GenreAction, Sci-Fi, Military
Studio(s)Bibury Animation Studio

In the middle of a war against an extraterrestrial race, four countries, Eagle Union, Royal Navy, Sakura Empire and Iron-Blood, make an alliance to fight the war. This alliance is named Azur Lane. But opposing ideals force two countries to exit the alliance and form another alliance of their own, called Red Axis.

The story features the war against the aliens and though it doesn’t have explicit LGBTQ elements, it has several homoerotic moments among the female characters.

5) Love Stage!!

Love Stage

Japanese NameLOVE STAGE!!
MAL Ratings7.20
Number of Episodes10
GenreBoys Love, Romance, Comedy

Son of a film producer and an actress, Izumi Sena wants to be a manga artist instead of an actor. The only acting gig he did was in a wedding magazine commercial as a child. When he’s invited by the magazine company for the commercial’s tenth anniversary, he meets Ryuma Ichijo who was also in the commercial.

Ryuma is a successful actor now and reveals that he’s been in love with Izumi since the commercial. But the twist is that he thinks Izumi is a girl because of his androgynous appearance and unisex name. Izumi informs him that he’s a boy but it seems Ryuma’s love is too strong to care for gender.

Best LGBTQ Anime of Funimation

1) Revolutionary Girl Utena

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Japanese Name少女革命ウテナ
MAL Ratings8.19
Number of Episodes39
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Mystery, Psychological, Comedy

Revolutionary Girl Utena is one of the irrefutable best LGBTQ anime of all time. It revolves around Utena Tenjou, a girl who has a rose-engraved ring, given to her by a prince whose gift saved her from depression. Since then she has always wanted to be like him.

After enrolling in Ootori Academy which has the same rose crest as her ring, Utena meets Anthy Himemiya who seems to be trapped inside a cruel fate as the Rose Bride. Now is Utena’s chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a prince while saving the beautiful Anthy.

2) Gravitation


Japanese Nameグラビテーション
MAL Ratings6.94
Number of Episodes13
GenreBoys Love, Comedy, Romance, Music
Studio(s)Studio Deen

Gravitation is about Shuichi Shindou who’s in a band called Bad Luck with his best friend, Hiro. After getting their first recording contract, Shuichi is overjoyed but can’t seem to find the inspiration to finish the lyrics of their new song.

While on a stroll to search for inspiration, his lyrics sheet is blown away by the wind and falls within the hands of a handsome man. The man criticizes the lyrics and brutally tells off Shuichi as talentless.

Fuming with indignation, Shuichi finishes the lyrics and wants to show off to the man. But is hatred all he has for the man or are there more amorous feelings in his heart?

3) Sweet Blue Flowers

Sweet Blue Flowers

Japanese Name青い花
MAL Ratings7.11
Number of Episodes11
GenreDrama, Girls Love, Romance

When old friends, Fumi Manjoume and Akira Okudaira, reunite in high school, they discover their personalities and friendship have changed since then. Akira wants to be friends again even if there are new feelings now that can tear them apart. But the bond remains as the girls navigate their feelings to be close to each other again.

4) Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi – World’s Greatest First Love

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi

Japanese Name世界一初恋 TV
MAL Ratings7.66
Number of Episodes12 + 1 movie
GenreBoys Love, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Studio(s)Studio Deen

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi is another best LGBTQ anime on Funimation. It is centered around Ritsu Onodera who leaves his literary editing job in his father’s company to start on his own. He joins a new publishing house as a manga editor and meets the editor-in-chief, Masamune Takano.

Turns out Takano and Ritsu have a past together. Ritsu loved Takano in high school but his love ended in a heartbreak. Now Ritsu is afraid of falling in love again but Takano is persistent to win his heart. Will the old flames rekindle their love? We find that out in this series along with the stories of two other couples.

5) Yuri Kuma Arashi

Yuri Kuma Arashi

Japanese Nameユリ熊嵐
MAL Ratings7.04
Number of Episodes12
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Girls Love, Psychological
Studio(s)SILVER LINK., Lapin Track

The world has two separate civilizations now, one of humans and one of bears. They are separated from one another by the Wall of Severance to cohabit the world in peace.

Lovers Kureha and Sumika’s lives take a strange turn when two bears, Ginko and Lulu, cross the Wall and sneak into the high school. They should’ve eliminated Kureha but the bears take an interest in her instead.

We’ll conclude our list of 20+ best LGBTQ anime on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu and Funimation. Check out these amazing anime to enjoy some great romances. Stay tuned with us as we bring you more exciting content like this.

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