Top 15 Asian GL Dramas Ranked, According to MyDramaList (2023)

BL Drama is an extremely popular and rather sought-after genre, unlike GL Drama. With limited shows out to the public, it might be difficult to take your first step into the genre. That’s why we have brought a list of the Top 15 Asian GL Dramas based on MDL Ratings for you to choose from.   

Top 15 Asian GL Dramas (Ranked)

15) Lily Fever

When Kyung Ju cannot find her passport; she decides to go to her friend’s house to try and find it. Despite her friend leaving at the time, she tells Kyung Ju to make herself at home but to be mindful of her housemate Se Rang.

Lily Fever is a Korean GL Drama that revolves around the blooming relationship between these two girls. It is wholesome and will make you ask for more.

  • MDL Ratings: 6.8/10
  • Episodes: 9
  • Starring: Kim Hye-joon, Jung Yeon-joo
  • Availability: YouTube

14) My Dear Friend

Yoo-hyun and Heeju are best friends, except one of them are in love with the other. When they realize that their feelings might be mutual, they get into a romantic relationship. But where there is love, there is bound to be a pain.

This Korean GL Drama takes us through the lives of these best friends turned lovers and shows us the ups and downs of being young and in love.

  • MDL Ratings: 6.9/10
  • Episodes: 4
  • Starring: Jung Yoo-hyeon
  • Availability: Youtube

13) Dear Uranus

Oh, to be seventeen and in love! Yi Qing is a shy cute girl very, while Jing Chen is someone not afraid to make bold advances toward the person she likes, but there is just one issue – both of them like the same girl. Now it is up to Ruo Ning to make a choice between these drastically different girls.

Dear Uranus is a Taiwanese GL Drama produced and scripted by a real-life lesbian couple, and hence has a very realistic plot with relatable characters. It is easily one of the best Asian GLs out there.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.3/10
  • Episodes: 3
  • Starring: Erol, Vivian Chen, Juuko Zhu
  • Availability: Youtube

12) Transit Girls

Sayuri and Yui – this duo is what you call polar opposites. Considerably, it is not surprising when they cannot tolerate each other when they start living under one roof as step-sisters.

But as time passes by, they find each other attracted to each other, and a romance blooms between them.

Despite being considered problematic, their relationship is not incestuous in any way. It is the first-ever Japanese l*sbian-themed series created and is one of the most recommended Asian GLs of all time.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.4/10
  • Episodes: 8
  • Starring: Ito Sairi, Sakuma Yui
  • Availability: Fuji TV Website

11) Legend of Yun Qian

The Lingchuan Sect has guarded the Fans of Heaven & Earth for a century, and the only disciples of the sect left are Mu Yun and Hua Yue. When the notorious Hua Yue discovers that the Fan of Heaven is used for time traveling, she travels to the future to escape studying.

It is all going fine until she meets Xiao Qian hundreds of years in the future, only to realize that she looks exactly like her. Nothing is simple as it seems and time traveling sure comes with a price.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.4/10
  • Episodes: 15
  • Starring: Wang Lao Ji, Wang Xiao Yu
  • Availability: YouTube

10) Am I The Only One With Butterflies?

Jung-ah is starting work at a new place, and it is her first day. One look at her manager, and she can feel her stomach fluttering with butterflies and her heart racing. There is no way she is the one feeling this way, right?

This Korean GL is extremely sweet yet simple, just how we like it! Full of fluff, it will leave you swooning over the characters. But not to worry because there is a Season 2 you can watch immediately after this!

  • MDL Ratings: 7.4/10
  • Episodes: 3
  • Starring: Kim Jung-ah, Lee Yoo-ha
  • Availability: YouTube

9) Led Astray by Love

When Pei Shuang Yi gets transmigrated into the manhua, she was reading, and she somehow ends up befriending the ruler of Baimin City, Xiao Yi. At the same time, the Grand Preceptor is trying to overthrow the ruler.

With Pei Shuang stuck in this war for power, it is now up to her to pick a side she coincides with.

Based on a historical setting, Led Astray By Love is a short yet straightforward Chinese GL that is most recommended by viewers.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.6/10
  • Episodes: 24
  • Starring: Yang Yi Mo, Yang Fu Yu
  • Availability: Youtube

8) Legend of Yunze

When A-Ze mysteriously appears in front of Cultivator Jiang Zhao Yun and asks for help, they decide to investigate Changshui village together. 

While looking for the perpetrator behind the odd happenings, Zhao Yun is about to realize that humans might be a lot eviler than demons.

It has a rare and extremely interesting plot aside from romance that is unlike most Asian GL Dramas available. It is a must-watch for viewers interested in the fantasy or wuxia genre.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.6/10
  • Episodes: 12
  • Starring: Peng Jing Xian, Wang Lao Ji
  • Availability: Youtube

7) The Rich Man’s Daughter

Jade Tanchingco has everything a girl can wish for. Part of an important family, dedicated to her traditional Chinese values, loved and adored by all – especially her rich and good-looking boyfriend, David. Unbelieving in soulmates, Jade thinks marriage is just another form of business.

That is until she meets Althea – her brother’s wedding planner. The exact moment their eyes meet, Jade knows her life is about to change forever.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.7/10
  • Episodes: 65
  • Starring: Rhian Ramos, Glazia de Castro, Adrian Alandy
  • Availability: Youtube

6) Out of Breath

Scared of being outed as a lesbian publically, Ha-eun’s girlfriend ends up breaking with her. Later, being convinced by her best friend, Ha-eun meets Min-seo, an out-and-proud lesbian from Australia, on a dating app.

After meeting her, the two of them decide to go on all the dates she could not go on with her ex. While spending time together, Ha-eun starts questioning why she is concealing herself and living so timidly after all.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.8/10
  • Episodes: 3
  • Starring: Son Soo-hyun, Lim Ji-ahn
  • Availability: YouTube

5) Love of Secret

Panpan is a medical student, and her dad hopes she can become a surgeon just like him one day. However, she has different dreams and aspirations. She wants to become an idol and has to keep it a secret from her dad.

There is another secret that she has to conceal, however. After all, it is not easy when your best friend and your biggest fan also happen to be your girlfriend. This Thai GL Drama is extremely wholesome and will make you squeal after every scene.

  • MDL Ratings: 7.9/10
  • Episodes: 2
  • Starring: Houng Nattawadee Pipobpornchai, Neen Sukontharath
  • Availability: YouTube

4) Sleep With Me

Living in a wheelchair, Harry knows how hard life is, yet she uses whatever positivity she has to help others find love. “Because all broken hearts deserve to be heard,” she says at the radio station. But when she meets Luna, can she find love for herself too?

Sleep With Me is a Filipino GL Drama that shows us the hardships our female leads go through due to their disabilities and how having someone supportive by your side will make it easier to get past difficulties.

  • MDL Ratings: 8.1/10
  • Episodes: 6
  • Starring: Janine Gutierrez, Lovi Poe
  • Availability: iWant TFC Website

3) Lulu

Sophie is heartbroken after her last breakup and decides that she needs a break from everything. Abi, on the other hand, has everything planned out for life but needs one journey to act spontaneously. That is when she comes across Sophie’s AirBnB.

When everything is going wrong in Sophie’s life, and Abi needs a break from her all too perfect life, will love to find its way when they are least expecting it?

This Filipino GL Drama shows us love seeping into our lives when we need it the least and just how beautiful and magical it can be.

  • MDL Ratings: 8.2/10
  • Episodes: 8
  • Starring: Rhen Escaño, Rita Martinez
  • Availability: Vivamax

2) Mine

Hee-soo is a former top actress, married to the second son of the family. She is a strong, ambitious woman and does her best to fit into the family. Seo-hyun is married to their first son and is also extremely intelligent & rational.

In a man-dominated world, Mine takes us right into the house of Hyo Won Group’s chaebol family. A wealthy families where money and luxury are above all, we see the women of these families just trying to free themselves from prejudices and stay afloat.

  • MDL Ratings: 8.3/10
  • Episodes: 16
  • Starring: Lee Bo-young, Kim Seo-Hyung, Ok Ja-yeon
  • Availability: Netflix, TVING

1) GAP the Series

Ever since Sam came to rescue Mon as kid, she has been her idol. She tries to get closer to her as much as possible and ends up getting a job under her. After finally meeting again for the first time in several years, Mon is surprised by how much Sam has changed.

Polar opposite personalities, 8 years of age difference, and classes apart – can love pass through it all? GAP is an ongoing Thai GL Drama Series that is a must-watch for anyone interested in the GL genre.

  • MDL Ratings: 8.5/10
  • Episodes: 12
  • Starring: Becky Armstrong, Freen Sarocha Chankimha
  • Availability: Youtube

With that, we conclude our list and hope that you can successfully choose something to watch from. Remember to watch the dramas and support the actors, and we will be back with more for you guys!

Until next time then!

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