Do you know what harem anime are? They’re not perverted anime with ecchi where the main character gets several girls. Harem anime are any kinds of animewhere the main character is surrounded by other characters of the opposite sex and ends up creating a romance among some of these characters.
anime of the harem genre is a Russian roulette wheel. That’s because most Japanese anime have some kind of harem, and often this idea ends up going wrong and ruining the anime. Only there are some anime of the harem genre that have worked very well, and in this article we will see the best harem anime of all time.
The requirement for the anime on this list is to have at least 3 characters as a romantic option for the main character. Let’s separate the anime into categories so you can better understand which anime you want to watch.
We won’t number the anime in rankings, this list will have only the best. As always, I’ll try to make a simple and quick synopsis for you to decide if you want to search and watch the anime.
anime where the character chooses someone
Unfortunately most harem anime the character is an injured who does not end up dating anyone and being alone. This category is dedicated to the best harem anime where the main character dates or picks them all up.
Zero in Tsukaima – In this anime Saito is invoked by Louise from another world who is a student of a school of magic, he ends up becoming his pet. Although the story seems cliché this is one of the best romantic comedy animeof all time.
Nisekoi – The anime tells the story of two children who made a promise to meet again, the main character is in love with a girl and at the same time looking for the childhood girl. Things happen and he’s forced to date the daughter of the mafia he can’t stand. A great romantic comedy full of suspense and scenes they hold. The manga has already finished and the character chose his girl.
Love Hina – A classic of the anime, one of the first successful harem that even received voice acting for the Portuguese. Anime tells the story of Keitaro who wants to enter Tokyo college but has failed three times in the entrance exam, ends up being forced to work as a janitor in a pension where only women live. (One of the first anime I’ve seen in my life.)
Harem anime with ecchi
The list below features the harem animes with ecchi where the character picks up the girls or the opposite.
To Love Ru – This is one of the most popular anime of harem of all time, boasts more than 3 different seasons and with a great appeal to romance, ecchi and harem. Anime tells the story of an alien who ends up falling into the land where he meets a boy and forces him to marry her, even though he likes another girl. This ends up generating numerous accidents and the appearance of several other characters to assemble the harem.
High School DxD – Finally an anime of harem and ecchi where the main character is not an injured. Anime mixes demons, comedy, fights, boobs and much fanservice becoming one of the most popular of the genre.
Kiss x Sis – One of the most perverted harem animeof all time, where the character is surrounded and attacked by 2 perverted half-sisters who are in love with them, as well as other characters who appear in the anime. That’s one of the best options for those looking for this genre.
School Days – The anime tells the story of a boy who is in love with a girl, and a friend helps him conquer her, until then many things happen. (Super Recommend) xD
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou – A comedy and fantasy anime about a student who wants to become a magician. But he discovers that he is destined to become a Demon King, knowing this he tries to fight against that fate.
Grisaia – This anime has a very complex story and the main character finally dates with the girls. Anime contains psychological thriller, past stories that will arrest you and thrill you.
Light Harem Anime
The anime below do not have ecchi or fanservice as the main focus. They are anime focused on comedy, history, romance and action without exaggeration with sensuality.
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko – A small harem full of comedies that tells the story of a character who says perverted things, a girl who never smiles or expresses feelings and statues of cats. Anime is very good and has an original story that holds you up and makes you laugh.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – An anime where it shows a character struggling to make friends who ends up joining a club full of troubled girls.
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai – The anime tells the story of a boy who prefers the 2D world and lives playing games to win girls. He gets a challenge that forces him to win over girls in real life, otherwise he’ll have his head cut off.
Mayo Chiki! – The comedy anime tells the story of a boy who has a phobia of girls, he meets a girl who disguises himself as a butler who promises to help him cure that phobia.
Kore wa zombie Desuk ka? – A comedy that tells the story of a protagonist who dies and turns into a zombie and lives surrounded by a magical girl, a necromancer and a ninja vampire.
Sora in the Otoshimono – Tomoki is a normal boy who likes to live in peace, until one day a mysterious android girl appears saying she will fulfill all her desires and turning her life into chaos. The anime focuses on comedy with little ecchi.
Reverse Harem Anime List
A reverse harem includes three or more characters who potentially show romantic interest in a female protagonist. The sex, gender, or orientation of the harem members is irrelevant as long as they exclusively, or at least primarily, are vying for the affections of the same individual – who may or may not reciprocate towards one, several, or none of these romantic rivals.
|Reverse Harem Anime||Year|
|Ouran High School Host Club||2006|
|Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd Series||2007|
|My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!||2020|
|Hakuouki: Record of the Jade Blood||2010|
|Kiss Him, Not Me||2016|
|Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000%||2013|
|Hakuouki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom||2010|
|Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play||1995|
|Boys Over Flowers||1996|
|Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Legend Star||2016|
|Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%||2011|
|Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga 2||2012|
|Meiji Tokyo Renka||2019|
|Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Revolutions||2015|
|Kamigami no Asobi||2014|
|Neo Angelique Abyss: Second Age||2008|
|Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique: Kagayaki no Ashita||2007|
|Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys||2017|
|Mr. Love: Queen’s Choice||2020|
|Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians||2004|
|Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~||2017|
|Koi Suru Tenshi Angelique: Kokoro no Mezameru Toki||2006|
|Dance with Devils||2015|
|Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga||2012|
|Phantom in the Twilight||2018|
|Libra of Nil Admirari||2018|
|Sengoku Night Blood||2017|
|Diabolik Lovers More, Blood||2015|
|Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth||2019|
|Scared Rider Xechs||2016|
List with all Harem anime
See now a complete list of Harem anime organized by popularity:
|Anime Harem Name||Year|
|Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?||2015|
|High School DxD NEW||2013|
|Kyo Kara Maoh! 3rd Series||2008|
|Heaven’s Lost Property||2009|
|We Never Learn||2019|
|Date a Live III||2019|
|Date a Live II||2014|
|Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend||2015|
|The Asterisk War (2016)||2016|
|Martian Successor Nadesico||1996|
|Student Council’s Discretion Lv. 2||2012|
|Student Council’s Discretion||2009|
|Kyo Kara Maoh!||2004|
|Lord Marksman and Vanadis||2014|
|Demon King Daimao||2010|
|Strike the Blood||2013|
|HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat||2013|
|Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W||2013|
|Date a Live||2013|
|My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy||2013|
|Rosario + Vampire Capu2||2008|
|Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de||2008|
|Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest||2019|
|Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi||2003|
|Tenchi Muyo! GXP||2002|
|Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou||2015|
|Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody||2018|
|Invaders of the Rokujyouma!?||2014|
|The Asterisk War||2015|
|When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace||2014|
|Da Capo II Second Season||2008|
|World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman||2015|
|The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST||2015|
|Saber Marionette J to X||1998|
|To Love Ru||2008|
|Rosario + Vampire||2008|
|Armed Girl’s Machiavellism||2017|
|Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love||2006|
|Ai Yori Aoshi||2002|
|Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers||2011|
|Saber Marionette J||1996|
|Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi||2009|
|Tears to Tiara||2009|
|Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon||2015|
|Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs||2018|
|The Testament of Sister New Devil||2015|
|Hayate the Combat Butler! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You||2012|
|Blade Dance of the Elementalers||2014|
|In Another World With My Smartphone||2017|
|Da Capo II||2007|
|A Bridge to the Starry Skies||2011|
|Cat Planet Cuties||2010|
|Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun||2007|
|UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 2: December Nocturne||2003|
|Infinite Stratos 2||2013|
|A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd||2014|
|Hanaukyo Maid Team: La Verite||2004|
|Girls Bravo: Second Season||2005|
|Ladies Versus Butlers!||2010|
|Tenchi in Tokyo||1997|
|Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle||2016|
|Ah My Buddha!! Katsu!!||2006|
|Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie?||2019|
|So, I Can’t Play H!||2012|
|Mayoi Neko Overrun!||2010|
|Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!!||2011|
|Happy Lesson Advance||2003|
|Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-||2009|
|Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka||2008|
|Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!||2012|
|Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!||2012|
|Hanaukyo Maid Team||2001|
|Gift: Eternal Rainbow||2006|
|UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie||2002|
|He is My Master||2005|
|If Her Flag Breaks||2014|
|We, Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky||2011|
|Da Capo III||2013|
|Yosuga no Sora||2010|
|Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!||2011|
|The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar||2018|
|Blessing of the Campanella||2010|
|Sister Princess Re Pure||2002|
|Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time||2020|
|Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia||2016|
|Tsuki wa Higashi ni Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary||2004|
|Val x Love||2019|
|Lime-iro Ryuukitan X||2005|
|Koi Koi Seven||2005|
|Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight||2018|
|My Sister, My Writer||2018|
|Nobunaga teacher’s young bride||2019|
|Ah My Buddha!!||2005|
|I’m Standing on a Million Lives||2020|