5 Harem Anime You Need To Watch

Harem anime has been around since at least the 80’s but it’s possible that the genre was invented even earlier than that. Since then the genre has been done time and time again, sometimes the results were spectacular works of comedy genius… and sometimes the results were train wrecks, better left unmentioned so that those responsible for their creation can hide in peace.

So what is a harem anime?

In a harem anime, you have a main character (either male or female) being chased, wooed or otherwise romantically pursued by a variety of potential suitors. Generally these anime tease out the various potential romantic match ups for as long as possible, over multiple seasons even.

Sounds interesting? If so, great news: I picked out a few harem series for you to watch on Viewster while staying warm and comfortable this winter – hit the images or titles below to start watching.

Love Hina

Love Hina

(Available in UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia)

A classic series from the turn of the century (the spring of 2000 to be exact) this series follows Keitaro as he does his very best to make it into Tokyo University in order to fulfill a promise to a girl he knew as a child. Only he keeps failing time and time again. After he is kicked out by his parents, he goes to live with his grandmother at her boarding house and after a strange turn of events is made into the manager of the building.

 

Girls Bravo

Girls Bravo

(Available in the United States)

Yukinari has always been picked on by the other kids, both boys and girls, because of how small he is. The bullying has gotten so bad that he has developed a condition where if any girl touches him he develops hives all over his skin! Imagine his shock when one day he is transported to a foreign world which is mostly populated by women and he meets a girl named Miharu whose touch doesn’t make him break out.

 

Oreimo

Oreimo

(Available in UK and Ireland)

Kirino is a beautiful, talented, athletic high school girl. She works as a model, has tons of friends and is pretty all around amazing. She also has a deep dark secret which she is hiding from the world: She’s actually a hardcore otaku. When her brother learns Kirino’s secret, he is drawn into her geeky world and makes some new friends in the process.

 

Is This A Zombie?

Is This A Zombie?

(Available in the United States)

Ayumu was an entirely normal teenage boy until he was killed in cold blood by a murderer in his own home. Luckily for him he is saved and resurrected as a zombie by a necromancer named Eu. That’s just the start of his troubles though as one night he meets a magical girl named Haruna and after he accidentally steals her powers, he must take her place in battle.

 

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

(Available in the United States)

This is one especially for the ladies in the audience. Another classic, this series takes place at Ouran High School which is specifically for the wealthy… with one exception; Haruhi Fujioka who earned her way into the school but is so poor that she can’t even afford one of their uniforms.

After school one day, Haruhi stumbles across the Ouran High School Host Club which is a group of boys whose sole purpose in life is to charm and entertain young ladies who have way too much time on their hands. After she breaks an expensive vase, Haruhi is forced to join the host club as their servant to pay off the debt.

 

These are just a few of the many harem series available, but there are still many other series and genres out there for you to discover. Get started by checking out our free anime catalogue.

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