Main characters with various romance links and ambiguous romantic labels have been among the most popular TV themes. On the other hand, anime ups the ante by having its harem genre, which has weathered the passing of time. In this article, we will suggest to you the 10 best harem animes.
Top 10 Best Harem Anime
1. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
If you are looking for the best harem anime with a badass male lead, you should watch How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.
Takuma Sakamoto is a regular guy inexplicably taken to the realm of his favorite MMORPG, Cross Reverie. In this realm, he presents himself as Demon Lord Diablo, his gaming character.
A pantherian and an elf, namely Rem and Shera, summoned him and used a spell in order to turn Takuma into their servant. However, it backfires and both young girls have magic collars around their necks, effectively making them his slaves instead.
Even though Takuma suffers from severe social anxiety, he decides to act according to his gaming characters and relies on his high statistics and extensive knowledge of the gaming realm for survival. He travels with Rem and Shera in search of their collar removal while dealing with their personal issues.
2. Rosario + Vampire
Not like other harem animes, Rosario + Vampire has a wacky twist with all the girls being monsters. The main male character of the harem demon anime – Tsukune Aono – joins Youkai Academy but he quickly realizes that it’s supposed to be for supernatural beings like vampires, succubi, and werewolves.
Fortunately, he meets Akashiya Moka and her all-girl clique, who regard him as a valuable friend because he is the only human being enrolling in the unique academy. Besides ecchi scenarios and opportune moments, Tsukune also assists the girls in addressing the academy’s more pressing issues.
3. Is This a Zombie?
In the battle harem anime, Ayumu Aikawa, a high school male student, was assassinated while examining a suspicious house. Nevertheless, he wakes up to find Eucliwood Hellscythe, a weird armored female. It turns out that she’s the one that has resurrected Ayumu. However, the revived student is no longer a human but a zombie.
He is now immortal with the mission to find his killer. When he is searching a graveyard, he meets Haruna, a lively little girl, whose dress is similar to a magical girl. She tries to erase Ayumu’s memory of her after she kills a bear, however, he takes her power for himself. Therefore, she has been stripped of her abilities.
Later, she has assigned Ayumu the task of hunting bizarre creatures called “Megalo”, which are monsters roaming around the human world and harassing the populace.
4. Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari
The title of the best harem anime with overpowered mc belongs to Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari.
At the start of the anime, a strange organization has kidnapped Kenshi Masaki and transported him to Geminar. In order to return home, he offers to assist them in the assassination of Lashara Aasu XXVIII, who is the recently proclaimed Shtrayu Empire’s empress, with the help of a massive robot known as Sacred Mechanoid.
Lashara notices Kenshi’s powers when her army battles the enemy off and orders that the assailant is caught alive. She later discovers that the pilot is a boy, which is highly unusual on Geminar. The empress appoints him as her attendant since she believes it would be wasteful to murder him.
Kenshi is compelled to follow Lashara to an academy called the Holy Land. Here Sacred Mechanoid pilots train their skills to become the empress’ servants. Kenshi’s entrance draws attention, however, he has no idea that something horrible is forming within the academy.
5. To Love-Ru
Rito Yuuki, the main male character of the To Love-Ru series, is a shy boy. He couldn’t make a confession of love for Haruna Sairenji, his classmate, who was always his adoration since they were in junior high school.
Unluckily, his predicament becomes much more difficult since a strange, naked female one night crashes into a swimming Rito. He is further baffled when knowing that the young girl is Lala Satalin Deviluke, the heiress of an alien empire. Now, she is trying to flee her planet.
Lala is more than eager to marry an ordinary person like Rito to avoid an unpleasant political marriage, in spite of her status as the crown princess of the galaxy’s most powerful empire,
To Love-Ru is also a rom-com filled with slapstick humor, attractive chicks, and outlandishly filthy events breaking the laws of physics.
6. The Fruit of Grisaia
The school harem series may appear to be a standard harem anime which have a vibrant ensemble of girls having relationships with a quiet young male. However, The Fruit of Grisaia raises the stakes by addressing some serious psychological issues.
The anime begins when Yuuji Kazami, a transferee, starts at a new school. At first, he was enthusiastic to start a new life, then quickly disheartened on his 1st day. He shortly discovers the new school is bereft of students, except for him, 5 young female students, and the principal.
Yuuji eventually uncovers the mystery and peculiarity of the bizarre scenario by interacting with the girls and learning about their secret tragedy.
7. The World God Only Knows
In this anime, Keima Katsuragi is a spirit hunter, which adds a bizarre aspect to an otherwise normal harem anime. The World God Only Knows started when he was duped into taking the job by a seductively cute demon girl. His most effective method of capturing spirits also happens to be capturing the girls’ hearts.
It would have been a simple job if Keima preferred dating simulations and 2D girls to actual ones. He considers himself the God of Conquest who can win the hearts of any lady but only in dating simulators. As a result, his simulation talents will be tested in reality, and he must seduce in order to reclaim his freedom.
8. Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos (IS) is a special weapon that can only be flown by females. Its power and battle prowess are so great that an international treaty is in place to prohibit its usage.
When it’s revealed that Ichika Ormura, a young boy, is the only male pilot that can fly an IS, he is forced to enroll in the IS Academy, which is an all-girl school. Here he reunites with 2 childhood pals, Houki Shinonono and Lingyin Huang, and makes friends with Cecilia Alcott.
Guided by the famed pilot Chifuyu Orimura, who is both their strict instructor and Ichica’s elder sister, Ichika and the girls will have to utilize everything to defend themselves and their academy against the perils that will inevitably come during their exciting school life.
9. The Quintessential Quintuplets
Almost making it to our list is The Quintessential Quintuplets, a harem comedy anime. Fuutarou Uesugi, similar to other harem anime protagonists, is a secluded and socially incompetent young male. It is nearly a requirement for the harem genre now.
Uesugi is slightly more mature than other harem main characters since he has opted to assist his dad in dealing with financial struggles by taking a tutoring job with a wealthy family.
He was initially perplexed as to why their pay was 5 times as high as the going rate. He had no idea that he was going to tutor quintuplets, a group of 5 girls born at the same time.
They’re all cute young females with various dispositions except for the fact that they all have pink hair. This makes the premise a little strange because they seem to be different versions of one person.
Hakuouki is a rare reverse harem anime. Chizuru Yukimura, who is a young Japanese female in 1864, is looking for her dad, Koudou. He’s a doctor whose job frequently takes him away from home. However, after months of silence from him, Chizuru uses a disguise of a male and travels to Kyoto in quest of seeking him.
She attempts to hide after attracting a ronin’s attention but instead witnesses a horrific scene: the ronin was savagely slain by deranged white-haired guys. Shinsengumi members arrive to dispatch the beasts. However, Chizuru’s safety is short-lived, because this group ties her ups and transports her to their headquarters.
When she tells them her dad’s name, they make a decision to protect her because they are also looking for him. However, Koudou has more ties to the Shinsengumi members than they admit. Soon, Chizuru quickly finds herself caught up in a fight between the Shinsengumi and their foes, and political strife in Kyoto.
Harem is one of the few anime genres that is uniquely niche and Japanese. The polyamorous relationships depicted in our list of the best harem anime are typical works of the genre. They can certainly play to your fantasy because who wouldn’t want a little bit of extra attention and affection, right?