Top 20 BL Titles

Found this video earlier on, and thought it’d be worth archiving the results here. Just in case anyone happened to be interested. It features (as of last year, so slightly out of date) the highest rated BL games taking ErogameScape (most reputable VN rating site on the net), chil chil (BL specific ratings), and Amazon ratings into account.

Full list and ratings are after the cut, if you (understandably) can’t be bothered to listen to over ten minutes of cheesy mid-noughties J-pop. Entries marked with a ‘*’ have a translation either completed or in process.

#20. Hadaka Shitsuji*
Company: Mada Koubou
Release date: September 16th, 2011
Average rating: 71.3%
Personal rating: 73%

#19. Omerta ~ Chinmoku no Okite ~
Company: Karin Chatnoir Ω
Release date: April 22nd, 2011
Average rating: 77.2%
Personal rating: 65%

#18. Masquerade ~Jigoku Gakuen SO/DO/MU~
Company: PIL/SLASH
Release date:  May 26th, 2006
Average rating: 77.5%

#17. Zettai Fukujuu Meirei (Absolute Obedience)*
Company: Langmaor
Release date: April 22nd, 2005
Average rating: 78.3%
Personal rating: 31%

#16. Koibito Yuugi
Company: PIL/SLASH
Release date: August 24th, 2007
Average rating: 78.4%

#15. STEAL!
Company: Spray
Release date: November 27th, 2009
Average rating: 79.1%

#14. MESSIAH
Company: Core
Release date: August 25th, 2006
Average rating: 80.5%

#13. Kannagi no Tori
Company: Studio Miris
Release date: November 29th, 2002
Average rating: 81.4%

#12. Sweet Pool*
Company: Nitro+ Chiral
Release date: December 19th, 2008
Average rating: 81.5%
Personal rating: 87%

#11. Teikoku Sensenki
Company: Langmaor
Release date: April 23rd, 2004
Average rating: 81.7%

#10. Gakuen Heaven
Company: SPRAY
Release date: August 2nd, 2002
Average rating: 81.9%

#09. Togainu no Chi*
Company: Nitro+ Chiral
Release date: February 25th, 2005
Average rating: 81.9%
Personal rating: 61%

#08. Ore no Shita de Agake
Company: Alice Blue
Release date: November 29th, 2002
Average rating: 83.3%

#07. Lamento -Beyond the Void-*
Company: Nitro+ Chiral
Release date: October 27th, 2006
Average rating: 84.1%

#06. Oujisama Lv2
Company: Alice Blue
Release date: April 16th, 2004
Average rating: 85%

#05. Enzai*
Company: Langmaor
Release date: October 11th, 2002
Average rating: 85.3%
Personal rating: 51%

#04. Bara no Ki ni Bara no Hanasaku
Company: Cyc Rose
Release date: February 21st, 2003
Average rating: 87.5%

#03. Kichiku Megane
Company: Spray
Release date: July 20th, 2007
Average rating: 88.5%

#02. Luckydog1*
Company: Tennenouji
Release date: June 10th, 2009
Average rating: 91.8%
Personal rating: 72%

#01. Shingakkou -Noli me tangere-
Company: PIL/SLASH
Release date: March 11th, 2011
Average rating: 92.5%
Personal rating: 86%

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14 thoughts on “Top 20 BL Titles

    • goldensneer says:

      The list was compiled before its release.

      On the mentioned sites DM’s scores are good, but not great. I imagine if such a list were to be compiled now it’d probably get in at the bottom.

  1. zuzu-tenshi says:

    Any idea if anyone has an English patch in the works for Shingakkou – Noli me tangre – ? I’d really like to play it, but sadly my Japanese is not at the necessary level. I mean, who wants to go through a visual novel with their nose buried in a kanji dictionary? Not me, anyhow.

    • animeloveremily G (3mily) says:

      You could use a translating software specifically designed to translate Visual Novels like Translation aggregator/Visual Novel Reader/ATLAS. You’ll need to look at some walkthroughs though but the best place to start is imo Visual Novel Reader because it was the easiest to me :p however I had to download other softwares like ATLAS and translation aggregator because once in a while I’d come across a game that wouldnt work with VNR for whatever reason.. it might seem complicated at first but after a bit you’ll get a hang of all these programs and itll be easy-peasy.

      PS the translations arent super accurate like it isnt proper english but its still understandable most of the time.

  2. Soniasonia says:

    This makes me heavily disappointed in Japanese visual novel fandom. Sure, “Shingakkou” is great and deserved the first place, but most of the other games are just violent porn and the ones that really have artistic values are extremally underappreciatted. Seriously, if somebody thought “Kichiku Megane” and “Enzai” are better than “Lamento beyond the void”, they should facepalm with boxing gloves.

    • goldensneer says:

      I hear you.

      I believe in cases like Kichiku Megane and Enzai it’s more the nostalgia filter than anything else at play. For the voters, titles like that may have been among the first BL titles they read so it’s no surprise that they would still hold them in high regard. But who’s to say, really.

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