Best danmei / BL reversible couple or non-traditional top / bottom dynamic

Best danmei / BL reversible couple or non-traditional top / bottom dynamic
Stories with reversible couples, couples with non-traditional top/bottom dynamics, and couples where the position is not relevant to the story (and hard to identify).

For "manly gay couple" some characters may have traditionally feminine traits, but I consider them a "manly" couple because they do not play an ersatz "wife" role in the story. On the other hand, stories with bottoms who are outwardly masculine but play a wife role in the relationship would not be considered a "manly gay couple" in this list.

A "traditional" top-bottom dynamic is primarily defined here as one where the bottom is an ersatz traditional woman. Certain danmei-specific tropes that make a character easily identifiable as the bottom or top could also qualify.

Older brother - young brother dynamics are only considered non-traditional if the shou is also on the more masculine side / clearly does not play a wife role.
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Created: Jul 16th, 2023, Updated: Aug 10th, 2023
Created Jul 16th, 2023
Updated Aug 10th, 2023
CN (4.1)
159 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 4748 Readers 104 Reviews 09-08-2019
Warning: This isn't what I would think of as fully "non-conventional", it's more that MC is a strong character and a body double / stunt... more>>
CN (4.6)
72 Chapters Every 53.3 Day(s) 11628 Readers 103 Reviews 06-30-2022
Bottom is older / in the military, power couple with yandere younger gong dynamic.
CN (4.3)
34 Chapters Every 7.1 Day(s) 3772 Readers 61 Reviews 12-04-2023
Bottom is more traditionally masculine, top is the "older brother" in their dynamic. Rare gong chasing crematorium. 
CN (4.5)
0 Chapters Every 1651 Day(s) 8105 Readers 92 Reviews 05-29-2019
It wasn't obvious who was the gong / shou until the gong's final form came out. Does kind of follow traditional gong/shou tropes at the... more>>
CN (4.5)
35 Chapters Every 65.6 Day(s) 3376 Readers 41 Reviews 04-16-2021
Reversible couple. The MC is a gentle giant and the ML is experienced and flirtatious.
CN (4.4)
164 Chapters Every 100.4 Day(s) 8697 Readers 91 Reviews 12-31-2019
Power bottom who chases the top.
CN (4.6)
122 Chapters Every 52.9 Day(s) 2416 Readers 10 Reviews 11-22-2021
Epitome of manly gay couple, both MC and ML are super cute but neither of them read as trad "shou", although MC (shou) is very... more>>
CN (4.7)
83 Chapters Every 62.1 Day(s) 3108 Readers 42 Reviews 05-26-2021
Prequel to Madness of the Heart.
CN (4.4)
112 Chapters Every 32.2 Day(s) 1844 Readers 18 Reviews 10-18-2022
Labelled as "straight uke" so I assume MC (more masculine-appearing character) is bottom, but I can't remember. Either way both MC and ML aren't an... more>>
CN (4)
13 Chapters Every 5.8 Day(s) 996 Readers 5 Reviews 12-31-2021
Manly gay couple, also their positions aren't really a factor in this story.
CN (4.3)
197 Chapters Every 2 Day(s) 2670 Readers 21 Reviews 12-05-2023
Top is kind of conventional (on the overbearing side), bottom is not conventional (masculine, athletic character, story is primarily about his career as a survival... more>>
CN (4.4)
128 Chapters Every 4.3 Day(s) 3556 Readers 25 Reviews 11-27-2023
Bottom is an immature debt collector who is prone to becoming physically abusive due to issues (which he seriously works on throughout the story), top... more>>
CN (4.5)
25 Chapters Every 16.5 Day(s) 1020 Readers 6 Reviews 11-24-2023
Typical powerful top (ML), but he appears in front of MC initially in a super-cute form. Also, though MC is weaker initially, he is really... more>>
CN (4.2)
1 Chapters Every 432 Day(s) 312 Readers 1 Reviews 09-29-2022
The gong is a makeup artist who dresses flamboyantly and pretends to be gay for his career (I know, sounds bad, but it's partially due... more>>
CN (4.4)
146 Chapters Every 7.9 Day(s) 3077 Readers 22 Reviews 10-06-2023
Shou is an extremely powerful, cunning ghost emperor who has the upper hand in the relationship dynamic. Also famously promiscuous and bis**ual. He is reversible... more>>
CN (4.4)
27 Chapters Every 49.4 Day(s) 959 Readers 6 Reviews 06-09-2023
Switch couple. In my recollection there was a more obsessive character who was written basically like an obsessive gong, but they are officially a switch... more>>
CN (4.6)
151 Chapters Every 13.7 Day(s) 3142 Readers 28 Reviews 09-02-2023
Switch couple, ML should be primarily the gong.
CN (4.6)
102 Chapters Every 6.2 Day(s) 3276 Readers 12 Reviews 09-08-2023
Switch couple. MC is the incompetent eldest young master of a rich family who basically gets forced out of the house by his younger brother.... more>>
CN (4.4)
32 Chapters Every 62.8 Day(s) 3100 Readers 35 Reviews 05-12-2021
Switch couple, ABO with beta and omega.
CN (4.5)
25 Chapters Every 3.5 Day(s) 692 Readers 13 Reviews 10-14-2023
MC is the Emperor shou, ML is the Empress gong. Cross-dressing shenanigans, MC has lots of fun putting ML into a maid costume too. Although... more>>
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