1. Umibe no Onnanoko
Published: January 2009 - January 2013
In a seaside town where very little happens, middle school students Keisuke Isobe and Koume Satou live a rather dull life. But when Koume's crush breaks her heart, their situation becomes quite unordinary. She starts a "no-strings-attached" relationship with Keisuke, whom she had previously rejected, both finding solace in the other in order to fill the emotional voids in their lives. However, being "friends with benefits" becomes complicated when real feelings begin to develop, as the consequences of their relationship start to take their toll on those around them and themselves.
(Source: MAL Rewrite)
2. Himegoto: Juukyuusai no Seifuku
Published: July 2010- November 2014
This is a story of a group of college-age people who struggle with gender and sexual identity.Yuki (nicknamed Yoshiki) is a girl, but she is terrible at 'being feminine.' She mostly dresses like a boy and is often mistaken as one. However, she has to wear a skirt and imagine being dominated by a guy in order to masturbate.Nagao Mikako seems young and innocent, and she uses that apparent innocence to sell her body as a fake 15-year-old. She knows her youthfulness can't last forever, but she enjoys tricking the men. Her friends have no idea of her sexual habits and believe her to be sweet and sheltered.Aiba Kaito is a pretty good-looking guy, but he wants to be Nagao Mikako. He often dresses as a girl, picking out clothes that mimic Mikako's style. Though he's into cross-dressing, he is still attracted to women.
Will these young adults and their friends be able to handle their 'guilty secrets' and muddle their way through this confusing period of their lives?
3. Watashi ni xx Shinasai!
Published: May 2009 - September 2015
Himuro Yukina, a girl feared by most students for her piercing glare, is secretly a famous cellphone novelist, Yupina. While searching for material on 'love,' something she has never experienced, she stumbles onto Shigure's, the most popular boy in school's, secret. He is actually a serious womanizer who writes down all his accomplishments in his Student ID book. Cleverly using this evidence, Yukina blackmails Shigure into love-acting and teaching her about 'love.' But Akira, Yukina's childhood friend and cousin, is not happy at all with this turn of events. Used to being the only person who's not afraid of Yukina's glare, how will Shigure react to Yukina's sudden shift in attention? How will he respond when the love-acting becomes more than just acting for him?
4. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba sugiru
Published: June 2011 - March 2014
Eita enters high school aiming for the National University School of Medicine. Because of his parents' divorce—and his goal—he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day Masuzu, the school beauty with the silver hair, who's just returned to the country, enters his life in a most unexpected way. Chiwa, his childhood friend since elementary school, will not let this go without a fight.
5. Tokyo DTED
Published: October 2013 - October 2014
"When we enter high school, be sure to make me your own."
Tetsuo's childhood friend Kaede Shiraishi made that promise to him as a young girl before she moved away. Kaede never left Tetsuo's mind, and his dreams finally came true when they both reunited in high school. However, Tetsuo's older brother ended up making Kaede his own.
Tetsuo couldn't stand hearing his brother interacting with his former crush in the next room day in and day out, so he decided to go to Tokyo, taking a "certain secret" along with him. But...
Set in the Shimokitazawa district in Tokyo, this youth drama will tug at your heartstrings as it depicts a young man who continues to mature through his many encounters.
(Source: Young Animal)