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Nearly all Harem Genres Sucks
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Posted 12/1/12 , edited 12/2/12
There is too much to rant about these sort of genres. If you're an experienced anime fan like me, you would probably hate this sort of genre too. I used to like harem, but probably because I was new to anime before and the whole "guy being surrounded by hot babes" just engaged me. Maybe I just wanted that to happen to me as well! OK! Besides from that, harem anime is stupid. Why? I'll tell you why.

For most harem anime, the main character (who obviously has to be a person with a penis) is a sissy boy. Most of us would hate the main character because he is not interesting at all and he doesn't act cool. He's just this typical generic nice guy who gets all nervous and crap when he see's a girl naked or anything ecchi. I'm not saying all main characters of harem anime are like this. But most of them are. Like 95% of it! Probably some of you know the anime "Hidan No Aria" and hated it. But I liked it because the main character is pretty darn cool. And it's about harem as well. Yay. It's rare to see a cool main character in an anime. Because to engage a person in an anime is to actually make the main character likable. But no...harem genres usually throw one of the crappiest and pathetic protagonist at us!

Generic ecchi bullshit. To be honest, anime has to realize that if I wanted to see an animated girl naked, I would be watching hentai by now. So why throw this crap it? Big breast, cleavage, upskirt, nude scenes...they have it. Except for they don't show the nipples or vagina because it would be considered hentai instead and won't be shown on television. The anime provides so much of this that it's not even that fun watching anymore. I just wanna see the plot progressing. Oh wait I forgot, there is no plot. It's all about a bunch of girls who wants to sit on the main character's dick. Yeah. Such a generic plot.

The scenes are way too cliche. It was so typical on what's going to happen. I'm gonna tell you what usually happens in a harem anime.

Girl and boy about to kiss? Gets interrupted.
Girl is nude or "private parts" are exposed for some stupid reason and the protagonist is just there to see it.
Girl falls on top of the guy. Happens way too much in all harem...
Girl gets angry at protagonist for doing something sexual with another girl.
All girls fall for the main character.

I can list hundreds of these. But I'm way too lazy. Moving on.

Plot is pretty damn stupid and doesn't even try hard enough because their main focus is to show us anything ecchi. Maid scenes. Shower scenes. Loli scenes. All this bullshit. They do their best to set up anything that would lead to something sexual. For freak sake, if I wanted to see something sexual I would be watching hentai by now. You kiddin me!?

And last...the characters. Harem genres do their best to provide some of the characters that meet up to a pervert's fetishes. For example, the character with gigantic breast that weighs heavier than truck. These sort of characters are usually thes one rubbing their breast on the protagonist's face. Next we have the tsunderes. I hate these characters because they appear in so much in anime. It's pretty much the girl who gets easily angry over something so stupid and can't express their feelings for the main character properly. Screw tsundere's, they're not even interesting. Then we have the emotionless girl. Usually these sort of girls don't even care if the protagonist does anything sexual with them and provides us with sarcastic jokes.
These are just some examples. There is more to it.

So yeah...harem anime is too damn generic and repetitive. I might as well watch a normal romance anime between ONE boy and ONE girl. At least some scenes are non-generic and actually interesting.
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I agree. harem is boring and so incredibly generic.
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I find love polygons are generally more interesting and entertaining than harems. I don't mind harem shows every now and then, though. I should clarify that I own several of both types, and have enjoyed each for different reasons. Meh, it's all a matter of personal taste anyway, and no anime can ever please everyone. Enjoy what you love, and don't try too hard to shit on everyone else's fun.
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I'd agree, harem shows are less than what it's actually worth, but hey:

Nothin' wrong with a little fantasy.

It sure doesn't fit our tastes, but it fits others'.
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It seems we have a difference of opinions. I like most harem animes and find them very interesting. While I do love them, I'm well aware of its flaws. The main characters are usually weak and act as if they're afraid of girls, but, as you said, not all of them are like that. It's also true that most, but again not all, are ecchi (which is a bonus point for me, but not for others, as you have shown). Harem, like all genres, has it's flaws and can be generic. Honestly, most anime series could be considered generic and cliche. It's depends on the writers and staff to make generic stuff interesting. That's how I see it at least.
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33 / M / District of Colombia
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Posted 12/1/12
I respectfully disagree.
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Posted 12/1/12
it's still nice to watch sometimes
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33 / M / USA
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i understand your point of view but i like the happy endings where everyone is happy. i hate drama where the main characters end up dead or not together so each person has their likes and dislikes but i would like to see at least 2 romcoms with harems each season there are plenty of despressing ass animes out there so watch those and stop bitching about my harems. ty
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If you go into a harem expecting an Evangelion or Madoka you're gonna be disappointed.
But if you see it for what it is, a playful romp with slapstick jokes and egregious fanservice they are somewhat enjoyable.
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JRGomez wrote:

I respectfully disagree.

^^ above post pretty much sums it up
not even gonna bother reading ur rant
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^^^^^^ What Dark Flame Master said. I don't love the genre, but I can enjoy some of those series.
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A few things:

I loved this,


DomoKevin wrote:
If you're an experienced anime fan like me


Using ethos right off the bat *smirking as I type this* anyways moving on...

More of a rant like my predecessors have mentioned, I did however read the post.

I must say that if Rito2Ru sees this thread he would make an effort in commenting this thread(don't make me look bad Harem King).

Let me try this tactic, If you're as experienced in anime as I am, you would know there are various factors to the Harem THEME like with all anime; if a person can see through the boobs, shower scenes etc... you would actually get to know what the anime is trying to convey.

Effective??? >.>

EDIT: adding fan service to a story doesn't mean the whole thing sucks, it gives you something to look at, guess some people just don't like boobs, sad day...
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Uuugh so many typos(you are using words that mean other things lol xD one word would be "brag" stupid)
I mean it just seems like you think the words have a different meaning>.> nvm that.

But that said, I agree it's all the same, a Harem series is always based around those things, there are exceptions, but no company tries to avoid being just a harem, because the logic that those company's have is "harem, popular, fast money without putting too much effort into it" and that's basically it. The genre is the same, in almost every series, but this isn't because it's a harem, then it needs to be like that, the only thing to do is change the personality of the main character, but this is a huge risk for the company's, so no one does it.

Though its repetitive and almost always the same, I do not really care, I'm more of a "if the plot is decent, then I don't give two shits about anything else, unless its something huge"
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Posted 12/1/12

AnimeKami wrote:
if a person can see through the boobs, shower scenes etc... you would actually get to know what the anime is trying to convey.

Exactly. I've learned to just kinda ignore those parts and just try to focus on the story.
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Near-ly ev-ery per-son has their own opin-ions! ♫
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