With pride month here (and my queerness feeling a bit more upfront recently), I figured I would do a post about female oriented “otaku” media with GRSM (gender, romantic, and sexual minorities) characters. I will link to where you can find them all, but this will be US-centered. If any readers from other countries want to drop links to where they can be bought in their own, that would be much appreciated and I will add them and give you credit for the link.
The Rose of Versailles
Along with the protagonist, Oscar, having a rather confusing gender identity that can pretty much be interpreted in any way (I personally view her as bigender), Rose of Versailles also features Rosalie who is canonically bisexual.
The anime is sadly no longer licensed in the US, but the manga is licensed by Udon Entertainment, though they haven’t released it yet
(even though they’ve had the license for nearly five years…)
I have yet to read this manga, but as it has the same creator as The Rose of Versailles, Riyoko Ikeda, I have very high hopes for it. The titular character is a trans man and it seems to mostly be about his exploration of gender and sexuality.
I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up
This yuri manga seems to follow your typical fake marriage romance. It doesn’t come out until June 11th, but I’m so hyped!
Kiss Him, Not Me!
Kiss Him, Not Me is a reverse harem, but one of the characters after our heroine’s heart happens to be a girl. I haven’t read the manga in quite a while, but despite some problematic elements, it’s a fun watch.
The manga is licensed by Kodansha
Love Tangle is an otome game that has 2 female love interests (and I think it’s safe to say just about every character is bi+). It’s not for everyone, but I’ve certainly had lots of fun playing the game.
That’s all the ones I have the energy to list right now, but maybe I’ll do a part 2 someday. Leave your faves in the comments, if you’d like.