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Post Reply Romance/Harem anime where a definitive choice is made
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I don't know about you, but there is nothing I hate more than an open ended, ambiguous ending to romance/harem anime where no clear romantic choice is made. It really irks me and can completely ruin a series for me.

Anyway, finding information on whether a choice is made or not is incredibly difficult without encountering major spoilers, so I thought I would make a thread where we list shows we've watched and say whether a choice is made or not without giving away what that choice is.

Also add shows that aren't necessarily Romance/Harem but have a pretty substantial romantic sub plot, like Inu Yasha.

Feel free to list manga too, but mark the series with (manga) after the title.

Put your no choice made in spoiler tags please. That could technically be called a spoiler I suppose.

I'll get it started;

Choice Made;

ToraDora
Onegai Teacher
Onegai Twins
Ano Natsu De Matteru
Astorotte's Toy
Inu Yasha
Ai Yori Aoishi
Zero no Tsukaima
So, I can't play H
Sword Art Online
Usagi Drop (manga)
Nedesico
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

No Choice Made;


I've seen a lot more, but those are what pop into my mind atm. Will update when I think of more.
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I don't know, I think even the choice made set is rather spoilerish - maybe even more than the no choice, since that's how most of the show will feel!

That said, I'd add to both:

Choice Made:


No Choice:

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Oh My Goddess - the choice is pretty much made from the get go. Everyone else in the series is either to help them get together or trying to break them up but none of them are really romantic rivals
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Usagi Drop and FMA: Brotherhood's animation adaptations didn't really have decisions made what I can remember. Rather, romance wasn't too much of a big part (unless you're referring to the manga for Usagi Drop).

As for choices not being made....I'll go with:

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Mashiroiro Symphony
A Bridge to the Starry Skies

Both made a choice near the end, both pissed me off because main lead, imo, chose the wrong girl
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Choice is made in shuffle!
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Rito2Ru wrote:

Mashiroiro Symphony
A Bridge to the Starry Skies

Both made a choice near the end, both pissed me off because main lead, imo, chose the wrong girl


Well to defend Mashiroiro Symphony, it is based off of a visual novel/game. As such, there were multiple choices. In the different manga based on the game, they have explored those choices a little more.
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Shakugan no Shana had a very definitive ending and romantic resolution. The choice was made clear at the beginning of Final but they had serious issues and disagreements to deal with before becoming official.

I like the way Zero no Tsukaima ended.

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UFO Princess Valkyrie - choice made.
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shuffle! was my favorite
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Demon King Daimao is one that comes to mind

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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! - choice made

Angel Beats! - not focused on romance but choice(s) were made

Gosick - choice made

Valvrave - no choice made...yet

Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! - one EFFING choice made LOL

Photo Kano - many choice were made *wink wink*



dracphelan wrote:


Rito2Ru wrote:

Mashiroiro Symphony
A Bridge to the Starry Skies

Both made a choice near the end, both pissed me off because main lead, imo, chose the wrong girl


Well to defend Mashiroiro Symphony, it is based off of a visual novel/game. As such, there were multiple choices. In the different manga based on the game, they have explored those choices a little more.


no excuses, the anime made a 180 part way down a route and took a different turn
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Rito2Ru wrote:

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! - choice made

Angel Beats! - not focused on romance but choice(s) were made

Gosick - choice made

Valvrave - no choice made...yet

Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! - one EFFING choice made LOL

Photo Kano - many choice were made *wink wink*



dracphelan wrote:


Rito2Ru wrote:

Mashiroiro Symphony
A Bridge to the Starry Skies

Both made a choice near the end, both pissed me off because main lead, imo, chose the wrong girl


Well to defend Mashiroiro Symphony, it is based off of a visual novel/game. As such, there were multiple choices. In the different manga based on the game, they have explored those choices a little more.


no excuses, the anime made a 180 part way down a route and took a different turn



Meh, Chuunibyou wasnt a harem though, But as far as romance goes yes it was made. One of my favorite anime and i cant wait for season 2!
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Dragon Crisis! i suppose...
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Well, I guess you could say a choice was made in Oreimo. Too bad they still managed to make the ending suck anyway.
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