Chil-Chil a boys-love website recently announced the winners of its 11th Annual Boys-Love Awards. The awards honor manga, novels, drama CDs, voice actors, characters, and cover design in the boys-lovegenre. The winning works are decided through votes on the website.

Here are the results:

Best Series

1. Twittering Birds Never Fly by Kou Yoneda
2. Given by Natsuki Kizu
3. Blue Sky Complex by Kei Ichikawa
4. Hadakeru Kaibutsu by Ogeretsu Tanaka
5. Cupid ni Rakurai by Minta Suzumaru
6. DAKAICHI -I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year- by Hashigo Sakurabi
7. Koisuru Intelligence by Michi Tange


1. Kiraide Isasete by Hijiki
2. Ookami e no Yomeiri: Ishu Kon’intanby Hana Inui
3. There’s Fanfiction About Us?by Tsubame Koshiora
4. Afurete Koborete Gaman Dekinai by Yamachi
5. Living with Him (Kare no Iru Seikatsu) by Toworu Miyata
6. Sonokoi Jihanki de Kaemasuka? by Haruaki Yoshii
7. Ichika, Bachika by Shikke

Best Comic

1. One Room Angel by Harada
2. I Didn’t Mean to Fall in Loveby Minta Suzumaru
3. Birds of Shangri-La by Ranmaru Zariya
4. Love Nest (second volume) by Yuu Minazuki
5. Happy Kuso Life by Harada
6. Someday I’ll Fall for You by Tomo Kurahashi
7. By My Side by Kazuki Natsume

Voice Actors

1. Sōma Saitō
2. Kazuyuki Okitsu
3. Makoto Furukawa
4. Yuuki Ono
5. Takuya Satō
6. Yūsuke Kobayashi
7. Tarusuke Shingaki

Kou Yoneda’s Twittering Birds never fly won the best series awards followed by Natsuki Kizu’s Given. Twittering Birds never fly follows follows the sexually masochistic yakuza boss, Yashiro. Yashiro is typically a cold man but when Chikara Doumeki, his newly hired bodyguard, catches his interest, he reconsiders his “hands-off” policy with subordinates. As Yashiro’s invitations fail, the yakuza boss finds out his bodyguard has a very personal reason for staying at arm’s length.

Twittering Birds Never Fly was adapted into the first of three planned 60-minute anime films. Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather opened in theaters in Japan on February 15.

About Given

Given Movie key visual
Given Movie key visual

Given is a Japanese BL manga written by Natsuki Kizu runs in Shinshokan’s Cheri+ magazine. Five complied volumes are circulation. Viz Media’s SuBLime is publishing the manga in English.

Studio Lerche produced a 11 episode Tv anime in adaption in 2019. A sequel movie is in production which opens in May 2020. The sequel movie focuses on the adult band members Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu.

The story follows Ritsuka who played guitar but has lost interest in the instrument. One day, he meets Mafuyu, who is holding a broken guitar. Ritsuka unwillingly starts teaching Mafuyu the guitar, but when he hears Mafuyu’s voice, things suddenly begin to change for Ritsuka.