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Boku no Pico is one of those titles that nearly all fans of anime have heard of, even if they have never seen it or are not interested in it – it’s just that famous. Which is quite an achievement, considering the anime is only three episodes long! But it was so bold, fresh, and unique, and pushed so many limits, that it really stood out and people talked about it. Thus, people still remember it today, where it regularly comes up in conversation and is a comparison for other newer anime. Arguably, Boku no Pico paved the way for other anime of its type becoming as popular as they have become now, which really changed the yaoi and boys love world forever.
Boku no Pico was released in 2006 and became quite famous around that time. But did you know that there are other similar anime to it that pre-date it? In our list of 6 Anime like Boku no Pico, we will highlight other anime and hentai that both have come out since Boku no Pico, and also are a bit older that you might have missed! If you’ve been looking for a new shotacon story to satiate you after Boku no Pico’s short story, look no further – you have found the right article.
Similar Anime to Boku no Pico
1. Okane ga Nai (No Money!) (2007)
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: Feb. 2007 – Dec. 2007
When Yukiya Anase was in high school, he helped out a stranger. Now four years later, while in university, Yukiya finds himself bought by that same stranger at an auction his cousins sells him at…. for 120 million yen. The stranger turns out to be Somuku Kanou, and Okane ga Nai tells the story of their unlikely relationship. Because Yukiya cannot pay Somuku back the 120 million yen he was purchased with, he is forced to have sex with Somuku in return for 500,000 yen each time to try to buy back his eventual freedom.
The first and most obvious similarity between Okane ga Nai and Boku no Pico is the age difference between the two main characters. While it is not as wide of a gap as in Boku no Pico, Yukiya is clearly still much younger than Somuku. He thus still finds himself at the mercy of an older and much more experienced lover, just like Pico is. The sex is also less than consensual in both anime, with Yukiya clearly doing it for the money to try to pay Somuku back for buying him. Finally, in both anime the uke, or submissive partner, is drawn in a very feminine and soft style, whereas the seme, or dominant partner, is much more masculine.
2. Shounen Maid Kuuro-kun: Tenshi no Uta (2010)
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: Sep. 2010
Shounen Maid Kuuro-kun: Tenshi no Uta is about Kuuro, a boy sold into slavery by his own father to pay back his family’s debts. Kuuro finds himself as not just any ordinary slave, but a slave forced into the role of being a boy maid. Of course, Kuuro ends up doing much more than cleaning – his role of being a “maid” is mostly just him wearing a female uniform. The rest of his duties revolve around the sexual gratifications of his new master, and doing whatever he wishes.
Like Okane ga Nai, and of course like Boku no Pico, Shounen Maid Kuuro-Kun is a shotacon yaoi. Kuuro is just a boy, and much younger than his master in the story. He is also placed into the submissive position of uke, much like Pico is, though Kuuro finds himself in even more compromising, borderline-BDSM situations. Pico is depicted as a more feminine and soft character, and Kuuro is drawn in the same way. His effeminate role is highlighted even more by his character always being in the cross-dressing situation of wearing a maid uniform. Shounen Maid Kuuro-kun may only be one episode, but if you like a very clear and defined seme/uke kind of hentai, this is definitely one you’ll want to check out!
3. Loveless (2005)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr. 2005 – Jun. 2005
Loveless starts off with Ritsuka Aoyagi losing his older brother, and being left alone with only his insane mother – and now, Soubi Agatsuma, a man who claims to have been his brother’s best friend. As the plot unfolds, Ritsuka discovers that Soubi and his brother had a relationship as “Fighter” and “Sacrifice” for an organization called Septimal Moon, which is responsible for his brother’s death. But now, Ritsuka has to be the Sacrifice in his brother’s place, as he and Soubi try to solve the mystery of his brother’s murder.
If there is another boys love story that most anime fans have heard of (besides Boku no Pico of course!), it’s Loveless. With 12 episodes and a fully formed, intriguing plot, Loveless has a devoted following despite its age. The eight year age difference between Ritsuka and Soubi is similar to the one between Pico and Tamotsu, and their relationship with Soubi being in a caretaker position to Ritsuka is also very close to Pico and Tamotsu’s. While Loveless is not a hentai, but rather a softer shounen ai, it may not have the sex you’re be looking like in Boku no Pico – but if it’s the relationship between the characters, and the story of an unlikely romance developing, that you like, then Loveless is exactly what you need.
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4. Enzai (2004)
- Episodes: 2
- Aired: Apr. 2004 – Oct. 2004
In Enzai, the main character is a young boy named Guys, who finds himself in quite a bad situation in 19th century France. Originally arrested for the small crime of stealing candy, he finds himself accused and imprisoned for the murder of a man he doesn’t even know! Thus, Guys finds himself in a dirty, dark prison where he is forced to endure many punishments – most of which are forced sexual acts and rape by the men there.
Enzai is certainly much darker than the fluffy story of Boku no Pico, and the setting is very different. Many of the themes, however, remain the same – the characters in the sexual situations are males with a large age gap between them, and the younger one is forced into the submissive role. The detective who arrests and convicts Guys is a man named Guildias, and he regularly fills the role that Tamotsu filled of being the dominant person in the relationship. If you liked the idea behind Boku no Pico, but found the story too light-hearted for your interests, then check out Enzai instead! While the background of the characters is the same, the delivery is much more intense and dark if you’re looking for something more extreme.
5. Papa to Kiss in the Dark (2005)
- Episodes: 2
- Aired: Nov. 2005 – Dec. 2005
Papa to Kiss in the Dark is the most “taboo” of all the anime on our list of 6 Anime like Boku no Pico. The main character, Mira Munakata, is a first year high school student who is in love with his own father, Kyousuke. The two have not only a romantic, but also a sexual relationship with one another. On top of their relationship, Mira’s best friend, as well as the son of the woman Kyousuke is rumoured to marry, have fallen in love and are pursuing Mira! Thus, Mira finds himself surrounded on all sides by various love interests and sexual situations, and the drama of dealing with his father’s potential marriage and the discovery that Mira himself might actually be adopted.
Like all the anime on our list so far, Papa to Kiss in the Dark is a shotacon yaoi, so you can continue to expect a young boy with an older and more experienced male in sexual and romantic situations – just like Boku no Pico. Unlike several of our other entries, though, Papa to Kiss in the Dark features a more romantic, happier, and consensual relationship between the main characters, which is closer to the relationship that Pico and Tamotsu have. Despite their age difference – and in the case of Mira and Kyousuke’s bloodline – they learn to love one another, similar to the relationship that develops in Boku no Pico. It’s also a comedy, too, so you can expect some laughs along the way! If that lighter romance is what really captured you watching Boku no Pico, and you’re looking for something else a bit happier and funny, try Papa to Kiss in the Dark!
6. Sensitive Pornography (2004)
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: Dec. 2004
Finally, we bring you Sensitive Pornography. In this OVA, there are actually two stories, but we are going to focus on the first one because it is the closest to Boku no Pico. It tells the story of two mangaka, Seiji Yamada and Sono Hanasaki, and their romance together. But what makes it different from the average romance is that there is a ten year age difference between Seiji and Sono! Sono, a hentai writer, was Seiji’s favourite manga artist, and Seiji mistakenly confused Sono for being female. However, even after he learns that Sono is another boy, he can’t help falling in love with him all the same.
Sensitive Pornography is the final shotacon yaoi on our list of 6 Anime like Boku no Pico, and again, one of the main similarities is the extreme age difference between the main characters. Also like Boku no Pico, and like Papa to Kiss in the Dark as well, Sensitive Pornography treats the relationship in a more romantic and light-hearted way. This hentai is another comedy, so you can expect to at least smile, if not laugh, as Sono and Seiji’s relationship develops. If you liked the tone of Boku no Pico, then you will enjoy what Sensitive Pornography has to offer you as well.
Ask any fan of Boku no Pico and they will all tell you the same thing – it’s far too short! Why did we only get three episodes and a manga chapter about Pico and Tamotsu’s taboo relationship? Well, here at Honey’s Anime, we hope that checking out some other yaoi and boys love anime from our list will help to ease the wound and satisfy your desire for more shotacon and other similar sexy stories! Though most of these anime are short as well, we hope that you can enjoy them nearly as much as you enjoyed Boku no Pico, and you can have some more fun with the forbidden.
Did we miss your favourite shotacon or other similar yaoi anime on our list? Do you agree with what we have? If so, please let us know with a comment below, of how you feel about our choices, share the same love for Boku no Pico, or both!