Also referred to as Yaoi, BL (Boys’ Love) is a relatively new type of media that depicts the romance between two male characters. It was first emerged in Japan in the form of manga at the end of the 1970s and later expand to other media, including anime, novels, films, and television dramas.
In recent years, BL series has gained global attention, especially with more and more high-quality Boys’ Love content been produced by Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. If you are interested in BL series but don’t know where to watch BL series online free, this article can help. I have listed all my frequented BL drama websites in the next part and, in case you want to download some worthy BL series, I will also introduce a free video downloader that has helped me download my treasured BL series from YouTube and the like for free. Let’s get started!
YouTube is the go-to place for all viewing needs, and it is hands down the best place to find a variety of BL series to watch legally. For instance, you can watch the highly-praised Thai BL series Dark Blue Kiss and 2gether The Series, and also the amazing Chinese BL dramas Addicted and The Untamed with English subtitles in the official TV channels GMMTV and WeTV, completely for free. The two channels also upload many other BL series worth watching. But if you want to explore BL series from other countries like Philippines and Vietnam, you are most likely to get what you want because YouTube hosts BL drama from all over the world. Just search your desired BL drama by name, and there you go.
Viki has some good BL series from Mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The best thing about watching BL dramas on Viki is that you can have multiple language subtitles to option besides English, thus satisfying fans worldwide. Popular BL dramas on Viki include Addicted, Guardian, The Untamed, Because of You, Dark Blue and Moonlight, HIStory the Series, Love by Chance, Life~Love On the Line, His - I Didn't Think I Would Fall in Love,and Where Your Eyes Linger. Yet, it will require an extra effort to dig out these contents as Viki does not have a ready category for BL content. Another thing worth noting is that most contents on Viki are only available within the US, and some series are licensed to certain regions as well.
As a serious rival to YouTube, Dailymotion is another good site to watch BL drama online free. You can find on Dailymotion a lot of Asian BL series for free streaming, such as Ossan's Love, 2gether: The Series, Dark Blue Kiss, Addicted, and Where Your Eyes Linger. Some of these BL dramas are provided by official channels like GMMTV, but many others are uploaded by unofficial channels like BL Series HD (highly recommend, uploads BL dramas every day) since Dailymotion cares less about copyrighted content than YouTube, and you are hence more likely to explore more BL series easily. The video quality and subtitles are, however, much weaker than YouTube.
KissAsian is a piracy site for all Asian dramas, and that means it also includes the Asian BL series. Many BL dramas on KissAsian are tagged as LGBT, and you can easily target them under the LGBT category. But there’s also a bunch of BL series that do not have such tag, especially those Chinese BL dramas like Addicted (Heroin), Guardian, and The Untamed. You’d better search your wanted BL drama by name if you didn’t find it in the LGBT section. KissAsian has presumably the best collection of BL series, and the strong point of KissAsian is that you can watch many paywalled BL series, such as I Told Sunset About You and Long Time No See, totally for free and with English subtitles.
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If you are looking for BL dramas on novel subjects, then don’t sleep on GagaOOLala. GagaOOLala is a Taiwan-based streaming platform that focuses on LGBTQ+ content. And in addition to licensed BL contents, GagaOOLala also creates original productions itself. Recommended BL dramas on GagaOOLala are Dark Blue and Moonlight, Red Balloon, Papa & Daddy, and Because of You. Apart from BL dramas, GagaOOLala will also feed you with a good selection of Yaoi movies and gay films. But note one thing that not all of the contents on GagaOOLala are free. As a matter of fact, only a small portion of the content is for free streaming, and you’ll also need to register to access the content.
Disclaimer: The tutorial to download BL dramas from YouTube and the like is for personal fair use only. We do not advocate any copyright infringement. Please ensure your action is legal in your country/region.
The above sites are all good BL drama websites to stream your wanted BL series online for free. But the downside of online streaming is that you can’t fully enjoy the show when you have a slow internet connection or your wanted content is taken down due to an expired license. So I would always download shows in advance to watch during my trips, and sometimes I also collect my favorite series in my local drive, so I can re-watch it any time I want. If you feel the same way and want to download BL series for yourself, here’s my download method.
Though these streaming sites do not provide download buttons, I can still download videos with a free desktop program called Free HD Video Converter Factory. It is a powerful downloader that can help download embedded videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Viki, and so forth without any hassle. What I like most about this software is that it can download playlists and subtitles as well. Moreover, it can convert and compress the video library to a much smaller file so it won’t lay much pressure on my device memory.
Go to YouTube and play your wanted BL drama episode. It could be a single video or a video in a playlist. Then on top of the address bar, copy the full-length URL of the video/playlist.
Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the “Downloader.” Click “+ New Download” and “Paste and Analyze” the copied URL in the downloader. Then wait a few seconds till the download options appear. Select your wanted download option. Next, if there’s a subtitle option available, tick off the subtitle and choose the target language. Then, click “OK” to add it to the download list.
Tips: You can repeat the step to add more videos to the download list for later batch downloading.
At the bottom area of the workspace, click the triangle button to set an output path. When everything is ready, click “Download All” to start the downloads.
That’s all for the five best BL drama sites to watch BL drama online free with English subtitles and how to download BL series from these sites for free. Hope this article could be of some help to you. Thanks for reading!