Harem is a genre of anime where there is a possibility of a polygamous romantic relationship. This is a fairly popular anime genre as it is quite entertaining to watch and acts a sort of sexy diversion when one needs to take a break from serious stuff. When it is a yuri or male-hetero oriented harem series, the polygynous relationship is informally referred to as a female harem or seraglios. When it is a yaoi or female-hetero oriented harem series, the polyandrous relationship is informally referred to as a male harem, reverse harem. If you love a little bit of sexual fun there are a lot many good harem anime to choose from. This list has the top harem anime movies and shows ever. You can stream some of these best harem anime on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. The list also includes reverse harem anime and harem echhi anime.
20. Ouran Koukou Host Club (2006)
‘Ouran Koukou Host Club’ is a really popular anime. It is an adaptation of a popular manga of the same name. ‘Ouran Koukou Host Club’ is not only popular in the harem genre but also in various other genres like romance and shoujo. The anime has been created in a decent way with nice art and music. The characters are quite interesting and bring the plot together. There are 26 episodes in the show with each episode being around 23 minutes in length. Haruhi Furiojika, the protagonist of the anime, is a nice and intelligent girl. She is quite good at academics. Ouran High School is a place for the elite. Only boys and girls belonging to the upper class go there. Commoners like Haruhi Furiojika are a rare breed in the school campus. Haruhi got into Ouran High School after getting a scholarship. One day while in her school she starts searching for a quiet place to study. During her search, she opens the door to the music room hoping it to be empty but ends up stumbling into a host club where rich boys with a lot of time, entertain the pretty girls of the college. When she tries to leave Haruhi accidentally breaks a very costly vase. To repay her debt she starts working as a sort of errand boy for the club. But due to her masculine looks and positive attitude towards female earns her a promotion. She will now be a host entertaining the girls by dressing up as a boy.
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19. Nisekoi (2014)
‘Nisekoi’ is sort of a parody of the harem genre. The way every episode of the series pans out proves the aforementioned point. But if I am wrong about it being a parody then I am pretty sure this anime is not good enough. The plot of the anime is kind of okay and is filled with all kinds of stereotypes. The characters are cliched too but you might end up having fun watching them. As far as the animation, art, and music go the anime has performed nicely in those departments. Riku Ichijou is the protagonist of ‘Nisekoi’. When he was young he had made a promise to a girl. A locked pendant marks that promise and the girl has the key to it. Riku belongs to a family with close links with the Yakuza. Being the only heir to the family he is expected to join the family business. But Riku does not have any interest in the criminal organization and enjoys spending his day with a girl by the name of Kosaki Odonera. But another crime family by the name of American Bee Hive gang starts having a problem with Riku’s family about their turf. To reduce the conflict and uphold peace he has to pretend to be in a relationship with the daughter of the gang’s chief, Chitoge Kirisaki. But from the moment they set their eyes on each other, they begin a hate relationship. Chitoge thinks Riku is a pushover and doesn’t like him while Riku thinks is not attractive enough.
13. Hayate no Gotoku! (2007)
12. Gakuen Mokushiroku Haisukūru obu za Deddo (2010)
‘Gakuen Mokushiroku Haisukūru obu za Deddo’ or ‘High School of the Dead’ was created by Daisuke Sato and Shoji Sato. The anime is based on zombie apocalypse theme. The story is set in present era Japan where a deadly outbreak of a pandemic has turned people into zombies. The zombies are referred to as ‘Them’ by the characters. But that’s not the only problem that Takashi Kimuro and his comrades have to face. The society has already fallen into the depths of darkness and has stripped all their moral codes. Being an anime of the harem genre the show also features lots of pretty and hot girls making this a sexy zombie anime.
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11. Sekirei (2008)
‘Sekirei’ is a fantasy/harem genre anime created by Sakurako Gokurakuin. This show is filled with sexy and buxom beauties in form of ‘Sekirei’ humanoid creatures with special abilities. To awaken the remaining of their hidden powers they need to enter into a contract or rather form a bond with people who have the special gene known as ‘Ashikabi’ gene. Guess what they do to form the bond. Nope! It’s not as dirty as you think. They need to kiss the said humans. Minato is one such person with the ashikabi gene. He stumbles upon a beautiful Serikei known as Musubi who forms a contract with him. But this puts him in danger as he now has to fight in a competition against other Serikei.
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10. Rozario to Banpaia (2008)
‘Rozario to Banpaia’ is created by Akihisa Ikeda. It translates to ‘Rosario and Vampire’ and is an anime of the comedy/ harem genre. A high school filled with beautiful girls who are actually dangerous? Yup, sign me in. This is the plot of ‘Rozario to Banpaia’ where Tsukune Aono enrolls in Youkai Academy, a school for monsters learning to exist alongside humans, having failed to get into other schools. But it is dangerous for a human to stay in the academy since it is a rule that all humans found there should be killed (ironic, I know). But meeting with a beautiful girl Moka Akashiya makes him stay there despite the danger. What he doesn’t know is that Moka is a Vampire.
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9. To LOVEru -Toraburu- (2008)
‘To LOVEru -Toraburu-’ is created by Saki Hasemi and Kentaro Yabuki. This anime is of the romcom/harem genre. It is one of the anime that is used to wish to be the protagonist of (I still do). Here we have Rito Yuki who cannot confess his love the beautiful Haruna Sairenji. Still normal boring stuff right but what happens later makes me wish to be in Rito’s place. An alien princess, Lala, running away from her planet to escape marrying her suitors stumbles upon Rito and decides to marry him to stay on earth. That’s just the start as lots of girls start getting attracted to Rito, courtesy of Lala’s sister Momo who also loves Rito. Slowly a harem of girls starts building around Rito both human and alien.
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8. Zero no Tsukaima (2006)
‘Zero no Tsukaima’ or ‘The Familiar of Zero’ is fantasy/comedy genre anime created by Noboru Yamaguchi and Eiji Usatsuka. The story follows the life of a mage Louise who isn’t much good at magic. During a ceremony to summon a familiar she ends up summoning an ordinary boy Saito Hiraga who at first seems to have no capabilities. He is humiliated and treated as a slave by Louise. Later Saito’s powers are revealed as he protects and works alongside Louise. They eventually fall in love. This anime to have a lot of sexy mage in it.
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7. Kore Wa Zonbi Desu Ka? (2012)
‘Kore Wa Zonbi Desu Ka?’ translating to ‘Is This a Zombie?’ is an action/romcom anime created by Shinichi Kimura. This is a really weird anime that I came across. The plot starts normally; a boy named Ayumu Aikawa being killed by a serial killer and brought back to life by Eucliwood Hellscythe who is a necromancer. But there is a con to this second chance at life; he is now a zombie. The plot still feels normal, but then Ayumu accidentally stills the uniform of a magical girl and gets her power and is now forced to crossdress by wearing her uniform and fight demons (poof explodes the brain).
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6. Infinitto Sutoratosu (2011)
‘Infinitto Sutoratosu’ or ‘Infinite Stratos’ is created by Izuru Yumizuru. This anime falls under the category of romcom/sci-fi genre. I just can’t seem to understand how anime just spins a seemingly normal plot into a harem in just a snap. This anime is set in the future which sees the creation of a powerful exoskeleton known as ‘Infinite Stratos’. Since its capabilities are far too advanced and powerful it was decided that the technology must be divided among countries equally. The armor could only be operated by women and thus they dominated the society. Now we all can guess what happened next. Enter Ichika Orimura who is the only male to be able to operate the armor and is now forced to study in an all-female academy to learn to operate ‘Infinite Stratos’ properly.
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5. Omamori Himari (2010)
Did you say a harem of beautiful demon girls and humans? Where do I sign? ‘Omamori Himari’ follows the life of Yuto Amakawa who was orphaned several years ago. He was taken care of by his childhood friend Rinko’s family. The only item that was left for him by his family was an amulet. He later discovers that the amulet hid him from supernatural beings who want to harm him and now it has lost his powers. But worry not, beautiful cat demon Himari is there to protect him. As the series progresses Yuto’s harem of supernatural beauties grows.
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4. Seiken Tsukai no Wārudo Bureiku (2015)
‘Seiken Tsukai no Wārudo Bureiku’ or ‘World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman’ is a fantasy anime created by Akamitsu Awamura and Refeia. The anime is set in a world where monsters, known as metaphysical attack humans. To defend themselves humans with special powers train to become saviors to defeat the monsters. Akane Academy is a place which trains these saviors. Moroha Haimura is a unique savior as he has memories of his past two lives and thus has powers of both kinds of saviors. He ends up meeting two girls from his past life; one who was his sister and one who was his wife. The matters get complicated as both girls start seeking his attention.
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3. Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (2009)
The plot of ‘Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari’ follows the adventures of Kenshi Masaki who has been transported to an alternate world known as Geminar. This world is unstable as the countries are at war and the main weapons are Sacred Mechanoids. Long story short, Kenshi is sent to assassinate Lashara who rules Shtrayu Empire. But at the last moment, Kenshi decides against it and is captured. Lashara later takes an interest in him and lets him travel with her as an attendant. He also joins a school full of beautiful girls who are training to use the mechanoids. He quickly becomes popular and the center of attraction.
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2. Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no Wa Machigatteiru Darō ka (2015)
‘Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no Wa Machigatteiru Darō ka’ which roughly translates to the age-old innocent question ‘Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?’. This anime is set in a world where humans and Gods live together and try to get along. Bell Cranel wants to be a great adventurer like Ais Wallenstein who once saved his life. He meets goddess Hestia who supports him on his adventure in the ‘Dungeon’, underground catacombs filled with monsters. As his adventure progresses many goddesses and girls start getting attracted to him (what am I doing in this world?).
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1. High School DxD (2012)
Well, no surprises here. It was bound to be on the list. Come on, the plot literally follows the life of a man turned devil to become a harem king. Hyoudou Issei is the said man who after an unfortunate encounter with a fallen angel is killed. He is then saved or rather reincarnated by Rias Gremory, a devil whom he finds naked in his room. Rias tells Issei that she has reincarnated him as a devil and she is his master.
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