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High School DxD is my fave for sure.

A close runner up would be Monster Musume.
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chinesedoodle wrote:
That sounds interesting. Tell me if you remember. I can not handle a vanilla harem due to the absurd concept. I also can't stand the magic battle high school harem anime either. You can imagine how I felt last season with three of these things; Asterisk, Cavalry, and Platoon.

Cavalry is most certainly not a harem, and Ikki finishes season 1 with a marriage proposal, which Stella accepts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh3gx83Rt64
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chinesedoodle wrote:
That sounds interesting. Tell me if you remember. I can not handle a vanilla harem due to the absurd concept. I also can't stand the magic battle high school harem anime either. You can imagine how I felt last season with three of these things; Asterisk, Cavalry, and Platoon.

Cavalry is most certainly not a harem, and Ikki finishes season 1 with a marriage proposal, which Stella accepts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh3gx83Rt64


Huh... I'll give you that they do marry each other. Does it pull it Monogatari style? (Araragi still hanging out and having harem shenanigans despite being with Senjougahara)

Did this show have some harem elements at the beginning? I dropped all three, but I might be mixing them up in my head though I'm sure this is the one with the incestuous sister. I did not watch far into Cavalry, but I assumed it ended up with a few more girls even if he does choose one. Thanks for the clarification.

I still find these shows not to my taste, but that is opinion.
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The definition of Harem is 3 or more females all in love with one male. It doesn't matter if there are encounters or not, that just means parasyte isn't ecchi or romance.


Our definitions of Harem anime are different, hence my confusion. I define Harem anime as more than two girls and one guy getting into harem shenanigans such as, but not limited to: boob-grabs, walking in one person undressing/naked, upskirts, accidental kissing, and blushing subtext. Obviously according to my definition the main character, must be benefiting from the women since a harem is something that is used. Shinichi does not benefit so I would not consider it a harem besides he doesn't do any of that nonsense listed so he doesn't benefit like other protagonists in light novels.
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What's so funny? Yōko Shiragami, Nagisa Aizawa and Mikan Akemi are all in love with Asashi Kuromine. And Shiho Shishido lies to mess with his head. Sounds like a harem to me. Granted the sexual aspect is not there.
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Harem animes are a guilty pleasure. Some of my favorites are:

The Familiar of Zero
Haganai
Nisekoi
Oreimo (though I never actually finished the second season)
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Gafennec wrote:
What's so funny? Yōko Shiragami, Nagisa Aizawa and Mikan Akemi are all in love with Asashi Kuromine. And Shiho Shishido lies to mess with his head. Sounds like a harem to me. Granted the sexual aspect is not there.


He's never even looked at a girl other than Youko, and turned down confessions from both Mikan and Nagasi.



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chinesedoodle wrote:
I did not watch far into Cavalry, but I assumed it ended up with a few more girls even if he does choose one. Thanks for the clarification.


The only girl other Stella that even tries to go after Ikki is his sister, mostly in the first few episodes, before his relationship with Stella becomes apparent. He has a few female friends, but neither side views it as anything more than friendship. No flirting, no accidental perviness, nothing. Even with Stella, there are only a couple (2) ecchi scenes. Their initial meeting and the cabin in the woods.

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How has nobody mentioned Campione? Campione, Monogatari or TWGOK.
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Dariamus wrote:


Gafennec wrote:
What's so funny? Yōko Shiragami, Nagisa Aizawa and Mikan Akemi are all in love with Asashi Kuromine. And Shiho Shishido lies to mess with his head. Sounds like a harem to me. Granted the sexual aspect is not there.


He's never even looked at a girl other than Youko, and turned down confessions from both Mikan and Nagasi.





Not in the anme which is all I have to go on.
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Rosario Vampire... one of the best ever anime
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I'm actually up to date with Jitsu wa Watashi wa and I believe it still is a harem rom/com manga. Just think I have a different definition of the "anime harem" genre than Dariamus. Even though it goes against the actual definition of the term, I always thought of it as multiple girls get involved with one guy and tries to win out over the others. Like Tenchi, Oh My Goddess, and recently Nisekoi (until this past week's release), the main character doesn't really do much to make any decisions. Then the gags/comedy/slice of life ensues. When he finally picks one, the story generally ends. Of course, there have been many exceptions to the rule, but many that I've seen back in the day fit that mold. TWGOK (which I did mention in my past post) and Jitsu wa Watashi wa break it.

In the latter, To me, the other girls haven't given up after Kuromine Asahi chooses Shiragami Yōko, and there is even the time traveler (remaining vague not to spoil anything) says he ends up with someone else in the "harem" which is why the story continues...

Just food for thought.
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Dariamus wrote:


chinesedoodle wrote:
I did not watch far into Cavalry, but I assumed it ended up with a few more girls even if he does choose one. Thanks for the clarification.


The only girl other Stella that even tries to go after Ikki is his sister, mostly in the first few episodes, before his relationship with Stella becomes apparent. He has a few female friends, but neither side views it as anything more than friendship. No flirting, no accidental perviness, nothing. Even with Stella, there are only a couple (2) ecchi scenes. Their initial meeting and the cabin in the woods.





Oh okay, I watched the first episode of all three of the light novel adaptations so Cavalry made a poor impression. I'll take your word on Cavalry, but I think I will still pass on Cavalry however. Magic battle high school anime tend to be too similar to each other. The bunch of girls, but no harem is similar to Mahouka and while I will definitely give that Ikki has more emotion than Tatsuya, the protagonist seems to be just as powerful if not as ridiculous. I don't like these light novels due to predictable format: a school, a love interest, a bunch of girls (relationships or no), a competition of sorts, and some kind of background story. Cavalry may be the best of the three, but I still don't like this genre and its marginal differences.
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Rosario x Vampire was an amazing harem!
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vessel wrote:

Rosario x Vampire was an amazing harem!


To bad the anime did not stick to the manga. The manga had an amazing story.

And we all know who the OTP is


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