Kids and animals. I’m not really fond of cute plot devices, but there are a few stories where a kitty comes into play–and not just for the aww factor–that I like.
Akira Norikazu: Honey Darling – It’s hard to get away from the cute factor in this story, but it has very little to do with the cat and a whole lot to do with Chi’s inner monologues.
Fuwa Shinri: Intense Rain – If it’s got to be set in a high school, teacher x teacher is the way to go.
Kano Shiuko: Punch Up V01-V04
More often than not I end up siding with one character and everyone else’s happy ending is just a bonus, but with this, I was rooting for both Maki and Kouta and at some point, Maki, who I cared less for, became the guy I cared for the most. This has the distinction of being the only story on this list that doesn’t include a stray cat.
Fuwa Shinri: Gravity Eyes V01-V02
This is one of my favorite seme x seme stories. Though there’s no battle for supremacy.
Miyamoto Kano: Nightwalk
The supernatural and cats–two of Miyamoto Kano’s favorite things.
Shimaji: Neko no Koi
I read this a lot.
Eda Yuuri & Machiya Hatoko: Koi to wa Yobenai V01-V03
I prefer stories about adults and this is a good one. I was happy to have my heart back at the end of the story.