Learn History From Yaoi Manga - 7 Best Historical Manga You Can Read For Free -

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For some of us, learning history is more enjoyable if it was combined with the things we love, such as perhaps, Yaoi manga! In every era and generation, there is always that one story needs to be told about. Every period has a different taste that will make you able to tell them apart from the other. In this article, we will introduce you 7 Historical Yaoi Manga that will not just leave you with satisfying pleasure but also an unforgettable knowledge. And psst, you can read them for FREE!

1. Contract of Cherry Blossom Guilt by Fukiya Furo
Period: Jishou Era (1177 - 1181)

This Manga has three different stories that were based on The Tale of Heike. The first story is about the tragic relationship between Shunkan, an exiled priest and his young disciple, Ariou. The second one revolves around the struggles of Minamoto no Yoshitsune and his loyal retainer, Benkei in the war with the Taira Clan. The third story's main character is a monk who serves for Tsunemasa, the nephew of Taira no Kiyomori, who is also a prominent lute player (which he named; Seizan). If you are a fan of Japanese history and its folktales, then "Contract of Cherry Blossom" is a feast you should not miss.

Erotic: ★★★★
Dramatic: ★★★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★★★★★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB


2. Desert Flower by Azumi Moka
Period: Probably Before 10th Century

"Desert Flower" is set in a fictional empire that probably was inspired from "Romance of Three Kingdom". If you are fond of Chinese Historical aesthetic and a thrilling romance with cool action, then you are in the right place. This manga revolves around the forbidden romantic relationship between two warring generals, Samon and Byakuren. They were secretly meeting to make love from time to time until Byakuren's prince found out.
In this volume, there is also a one-shot, "Moments Away From The Dream", which is about two high school students got slipped into the Edo era and became lovers.

Erotic: ★★★★
Dramatic: ★★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB


3. Saijiki - A Calendar of Poems - by Akio Shiba
Period: Bakumatsu Era (1853 - 1867)

The heroic tales of Shinsengumi have been retold in many media--from manga, anime, stage play to a live-action movie--for decades. Due to the close brotherhood between the group members, there are also several Yaoi manga with Shinsengumi as the characters, and one of them is "Saijiki - A Calendar of Poems." This manga focuses on the long-term relationship between the two commanders: the cool beauty, Toshizo Hijikata, and the strong and gentle, Isami Kondo.

Erotic Level: ★★
Drama Level: ★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★★★★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB


4. Time For A Kiss, Master by Seika Kisaragi
Period: Probably Victorian Era

Io began to work for Lord Kazar, who was betrayed by Io's brother, Ces and Kazar's friend. Although Kazar was cold to him at first, he started to smile again after spending time together with Io. But what will happen when Io found out about Kazar and Ces past relationship? Is he just a stand-in for his brother?
Time For A Kiss, Master might not have significant historical knowledge compare to the others on this list since it focuses more on the triangle (maybe square) love between the characters. It is a light and fast read that will not disappoint you.

Erotic Level: ★★★
Drama Level: ★★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB


5. A Tempest of Cage by Mikan Matsumoto
Period: Taisho Era

Yoshihisa has been searching for the man who "betrayed" his late brother for years and finally found him. In this surprising reunion, Yoshihisa wanted to clear up the mystery that has haunted him for years. Did that man betray his brother for... another man?
A conflict between the noble family, love and betrayal, and unresolved mysteries---A Tempest of Cage has a strong vibe of historical Hirudora (Hiru Dorama or Day-time TV drama. Usually is a long series and watched mainly by housewives) vibe, but this time, it is between the men and brothers.

Erotic Level: ★★★
Drama Level: ★★★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB


6. Mask by Megumu Minami
Period: Before Second World War

The first story, "Mask", is about a comical but erotic relationship between Gene, a very skillful NYPD inspector and his dog-like assistant, Glenn. While the second story was set in Japan, Taisho era, involving two brothers from a noble family and Nobumichi, the older brother's best friend.
If you want to enjoy a fun and exciting light BL, then try "Mask"!

Erotic Level: ★★★★
Drama Level: ★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB


7. Ginza Neon Paradise by Unohana
Period: 1947-48 (Occupation of Japan)

"Ginza Neon Paradise" was set after the second world war, and our protagonist, Aoi is now working as a translator for the Allied. His best friend, Takahiko, who had been missing since the war ended, suddenly appear in front of Aoi. At once, the anger, sadness, and longing Aoi had been bearing, bursts. What has actually happened to Takahiko? And what will become of them now?

Erotic Level: ★★★★★
Drama Level: ★★★★★
Historical Knowledge: ★★★★

You can read it here: MANGA.CLUB

Of course, there are still many more interesting Yaoi manga with historical themes out there. This list will be updated from time to time! Hope you enjoy this.

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