Article: Top 10 Japanese Movies Based On LGBTQ+ In 2022

It's 2022. This year we have many movies and drama series on LGBTQ+ related to looking forward. We've put together a list of our favorite ten Japanese LGBTQ-themed films and series that have gained the attention of Japanese and abroad audiences. These movies have helped shape the new idea and acceptance of Japan's acceptance of LGBTQ people. Here are the top 10 Japanese movies on LGBTQ theme:

10. Kamisama No Ekohiiki

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Yashiro visits a secluded shrine every day for 100 days straight to gain the confidence to confess to her crush. That earns him the attention of the shrine deity, Ukon, who decides to follow him on his 100th day to see how the confession turns out. However, Ukon is surprised that Yashiro confesses to a guy, his long-time friend Kenta, who turns him down. Although heartbroken, Yashiro jokes around with Kenta. Later Yashiro gets killed in an accident with a truck. Yashiro wakes within the presence of the shrine God and Ukon, who offers to send him back to life and give him another chance with Kenta. In doing so, the god sends him back to be reborn as a high-school girl. However, she soon discovers that God and Ukon plan to watch over her relationship.

9. Takara-Kun To Amagi-Kun

Genre: Comedy

Takara Shun, a popular high school student in the class, and Taichi Amagi, a pure boy who does not stand out but is liked by many, realize their love for one another. Their secret relationship makes it hard for them to be honest even though they start dating.

8. Minato Shouji Coin Laundry

Genre: Romance

Middle-aged corporate guy Minato Akira quits his job to inherit his grandfather's coin laundry. One day, he meets a high-school student, Katsuki Shintaro, who visits the coin laundry. They quickly become friends, despite the age differences. However, Shintaro finds out Akira is gay.

7. Old Fashion Cupcake

Genre: Drama, Romance

Sleep, wake up, and work- summing up the daily life of 39-year-old Nozue, who is facing a mid-life existential crisis, with a routine that eases him and also weights him down. That worries his hard-eyed and reliable subordinate, Togawa, a 29-year-old. In a turn of events, they visit a pancake shop bustling with girls. This story got adapted from a manga by Sagan Sagan, "Old Fashioned-Cupcake.

6. Kimi No Koto Dake Mite Itai

Genre: Drama

Nagase Yuma and Asakura Sakura are childhood best friends who have been together since elementary school. In the final summer of high school, they must start thinking about college and their future until Sakura confesses her feelings to Yuma with a kiss.

5. Fudanshi Bartender No Tashinami!

Genre: Slice-of-life, Comedy

Fudanshi Bartender is a Japanese BL comedy drama. The main character, a bartender, hides his secret obsession with BL, constantly dreaming about his male customers and coworkers. He is cursed with an overactive imagination, turning even the most innocent moments into a romantic connection. The drama parodies BL tropes with wacky characters, outrageous scenes, and over-the-top fantasies.

4. Senpai, Danjite Koidewa!

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A famous 3D CG designer, Yanase, now back in Japan, is training a newbie Kaneda Yuki. Unfortunately, Kaneda is super unfriendly towards his senpai Yanase, which leaves Yanase disappointed and frustrated. With a new project in hand, they have to work together side by side. Can these two overcome their different personalities?

3. Fudou-Kun Wa Kiss Suru Shikanai!

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Fukuhara Kouta is a college student who has bad luck, which leads him to cause problems everywhere. That is until he runs into Shinomiya Naoya, another fellow student with the opposite issue- super good luck. Naoya decides to help Kouta by dividing the luck between them, for which they need to be with each other the whole time.

2. Sing In Love

Genre: Drama, Music, Psychological, Romance

A temporary elementary school teacher, Jin, is on his way to a permanent position when a traumatic event takes him into a terrifying darkness. A few months later, a mysterious man, Kai, provokes his dark memories regarding the past through rapping.

1. Boku Mo Aitsu Mo Shinrodesu

Genre: Comedy, Romance

The plot begins on the wedding day of Aikawa Mizuki, a lemon farmer, and Seto Ryosuke, an elementary school teacher. Right before the beginning of the ceremony, Mizuki finds out that his partner, Ryosuke, didn't tell his parents and friends that he is marrying a man. This surprising discovery leads to chaos and outburst of parents.