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For humor, School Rumble (Harima, man, Harima)
For the feels, Shuffle
For the Awesome, Tenchi Muyo
and for the
, school days
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For an actual good story line, High School DxD
Harem with cool characters, To Love Ru
Unique Harem, Oreshura

Also don't know if The World God Only Knows counts as a harem, but it is one of my favorites.
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School Rumble, as it was my first( ) . thanks netflix for taking it away
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Any Harem where a choice of which girl is made get's a pass in my book.

So that's what, like 1% of Harems?
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The World God Only Knows, mostly the first season for some of it's wacky humor, and likee with Papakiki, all my favorite characters are the 4 targeted girls from season 1.
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I can't think of a better example of an awesome harem than the Monogatari series. Exellent dialogue, great character depth, classy fanservice, interesting characters, and a competent protagonist make this show one of my favorites.

Seitokai no Ichizon deserves a mention as well.
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Ichigo 100% King of all Harems
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I'll second (or umpteenth) Monogatari, a series full of best girls and a protagonist who isn't afraid to enjoy what has been made available to him.

High School DxD is right up there as well!

Then, there will always be School Days...
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Highschool DxD is the best my god.

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One of my favorites is Tenchi GXP.

Decent amounts of action and comedy, nice cast but best of all

The Main Character actually ends the series by getting Married

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The World God Only Knows

At least Keima worked for his harem to be there unlike other harems where the girls fall in-love with the guy for no apparent reason at all.
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j226109 wrote:

School Rumble, as it was my first( ) . thanks netflix for taking it away :(


Lot's of good choices that I agree on but several non-harems are being included,

School Rumble? A Harem? Must be a different one than I watched. School Rumble is actually one of the funniest, best Love Polygons ever made, but only two of the girls are after the same guy and he's one of several male characters. Does not fit the Harem definition.

Seitokai no Ichizon - Looks like a Harem but really isn't despite the Protagonist insisting that it is. GJ bu is another like this, they are almost parodies of a harem where the male protagonist chases multiple girls who don't really fully respond. The term "reverse harem" has already been used so maybe call them anti-harems. Both great shows and worth mention in this thread because they are related to the harem genre,

School Days - Actually a triangle when you boil it down.

TWGOK - Now, thats an interesting question, Is TWGOK a harem? For the first 2 seasons I'd say not for two reasons. One, Keima is courting the girls, a true harem is the other way around, Two, each girl forgets, A harem requires multiple girls to be in love with the protagonist at the same time. That being said, and I don't read the manga so I can't say for sure, but with the OVA's and the Goddess Arc it may be becoming a harem.

Along that train of thought two more shows should get mention. Amagami SS and Photo Kano. Both are again not harems but related because they could have been. The reason it is so hard to produce a good harem show goes back to the source material. Most are adaptations of dating sims or eroge. The player plays the game, gets the girl, and then starts over to go after another girl. So anime producers, when adapting a dating sim or eroge, try to wedge 4-6 originally separate stories into one. In order to do this they have to turn the protagonist into either a clueless idiot or an indecisive jerk. The endings are purposefully non-committal so the viewers are encouraged to buy the game to see the real endings. The producers of Amagami SS and Photo Kano choose to go a different route and emulate game play by "resetting" after each girls story instead of making an obvious marketing tool for the game.

One that I don't think is the "best" but deserves honorable mention - Nakano - for the most part it's not exceptional except for one factor that I like. The Protagonist has a valid logical reason to resist the advances and the girls have a believable reason to court him.

Oreishura works so well for the same reason on the protagonist side, but has created more interesting female characters.

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Uta No Prince Sama
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Infinite stratos
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hyakka ryouran samurai girl- bride
high school DxD
Kiss x sis
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Forgot to throw out Asobi Ni Ikiyo! - points for having a true harem end.
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I would have to go with either The Ambition of Ode Nobuna for not having a indecisive male MC AND a good plot that isn't overwhelmed by needless fanservice.
My close second would probably be Toaru Majutsu no Index, for the same reasons.
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