Every guy's daydream is to have a harem, and having one is like living the dream. Fortunately, all of the male protagonists in these 20 best harem anime on Crunchyroll are surrounded by beautiful women oozing with so much estrogen in their bodies.
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Have you ever heard the term "polyamorous relationship"? If so, Girlfriend, Girlfriend is the ideal harem anime for those looking for a helpful guide to entering one.
Imagine being in a relationship with a boy who dates other girls; you'd be furious, right? But what if everyone in the relationship has consented?
That's what you call polyamory, and Girlfriend, Girlfriend shows how a man like Naoya Mukai manages to date multiple girls without any problems, from dating his childhood friend, Saki Saki, to dating his schoolmate, Nagisa Minase.Advertisement
Arifureta is a fusion of isekai and harem anime that follows Nagumo Hajime's revenge story after he was betrayed by an unknown character during dungeon training.
His story is essentially that of Naofumi without the shield, who rose through the ranks after becoming embroiled in so much trouble.
Nagumo meets a lifelong companion along the way in the 300-year-old vampire, who has also been betrayed.
Nagumo went on to become the overpowered main character, surprising his classmates and his betrayer while also gaining a harem.
If that sounds cliché, well, that’s just the trend on anime shows that are a combination of isekai and harem. You get what I mean.
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Ichika may be the luckiest man in the world of Infinite Stratos. He is not only the sole man in the world who can pilot a high-tech robot called Infinite Stratos (IS), but he also gets to attend an all-girls training school in Japan.
Can you guess what's about to happen? Ichika has a plethora of potential love interests.
It's unavoidable; Ichika is the only guy in the training school who gets to enjoy the company and attention of all the different girls.
Infinite Stratos is a must-see if you enjoy harem anime with mecha elements.
However, in only 12 episodes, Ichika must get to know six women with diverse personalities, leaving little room for character development.
World Break is your typical magic academy harem that bombards the audience with fanservice. From the first episode, you'll be swamped with fanservice to the point where you'll either like or dislike this anime.
But what distinguishes World Break from the rest? There isn't much, but World Break features characters who try to outwit the others.
They not only remember their previous lives, but they also have intriguing magical abilities thanks to Diomedea's animation.
This harem anime follows Moroha Haimura, a young man who enrolls in a magic academy with the goal of harnessing the power of light and suppressing whatever dark arts exist in the world.Advertisement
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Demon lords also get harems, and Diablo is no exception. With Rem and Sherra, Diablo’s everyday life gets more interesting, albeit chaotic, in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.
Diablo is a very likable character who isn't just some stupid protagonist who gets transported into an MMORPG world. He is similar to Overlord's Ainz Ooal Gown in that he rarely takes himself seriously.
He's also an intriguing character because he's self-aware and has an introverted side to him.
Aside from Diablo, the same can be said for the two main characters in his harem, who drive the plot of the anime forward.
If you want to see a demon lord whose anxiety gets the best of him, watch Diablo in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord!
The Testament of Sister New Devil
If you've been a harem fan for a while, you'll enjoy The Testament of Sister New Devil and its ecchi moments, which drive the show's entire plot. However, if you're a harem fan who derides ecchi, this show will be a waste of your time.
The Testament of Sister New Devil follows Basaro, an exiled hero who wishes for little sisters.
His father granted his wish after he took in two innocent-looking girls, except they were really not all innocent.
Basaro's new sisters were demons, and what better way to keep them at bay than to make them fall in love with him?
Will the sisters be able to fall in love with Basaro, or will they kill him first?
Eita, a studious young man traumatized by his parent's separation, has no desire to fall in love.
That is, until the lovely and popular Masuzu Natsukawa confides in Eita, having grown tired of all the male students at school vying for her attention.
That's when Oreshura employs the romance anime trope of "fake relationships," as Masuzu blackmails Eita into getting into a relationship with her in order to keep the male students from bothering her.
However, more love interests interfere, as does Eita's past trauma.
While Oreshura employs an old trope, the plot of this harem anime is far from predictable.
It has a lot of enjoyable moments, and anime fans note how funny it is.Advertisement
Campione! stands out from the rest of the harem anime on this list due to its use of Greek mythology in its premise.
It's unusual for an anime show, particularly a harem, to use mythology as a foundation for its narrative, but Campione! did it exceptionally well.
This harem anime depicts Kusanagi Godou's mission to prevent rogue gods from causing global disasters.
He is a human who, thanks to Campione's power, can kill gods. But what distinguishes Campione! as a harem anime?
Kusanagi's ability becomes more powerful the moment he kisses one of the girls in his harem.
But it's more than just a kiss; the deeper the kiss, the more powerful he becomes -- if that makes sense.
Seirei Gensouki's plot may be all over the place, given how the protagonist travels from one location to the next, but the show provides a very relaxing experience thanks to its bright palette and beautiful animation.
It's also an isekai anime in which the main character dies in the real world in a bus accident (perhaps there were no trucks in the area).
He assumes the identity of a young man in the fantasy world, except that this young man retains memories of his original identity.
It's a novel approach to the isekai genre, with the main protagonist having a dual identity.
From one place to the next, Rio/Haruto saves girls with his overpowered abilities.
Trinity Seven is another magical academy harem with a perverted main character named Arata Kasuga.
Despite his perverted nature, Kasuga is a refreshing harem anime hero in the sense that he does not exploit his harem and instead focuses on growing with them.
Trinity Seven is a fantastic show, minus the excessive fan service. It follows Arata Kasuga's adventures at the magic academy, where he meets the Trinity Seven, a group of strong and powerful all-female ace magicians.
Kasuga aims to take his cousin back from another world after an apocalyptic event called the "Breakdown Phenomenon" separated them.Advertisement
Lord Marksman and Vanadis
This fantasy and harem anime is either a hit or a miss, depending on whether you prefer a fast-paced transition of events or a slow burn.
Lord Marksman and Vanadis has a European medieval setting, but its premise incorporates magic, dragons, and other such elements, as well as the prospect of war.
The problem is that, no matter how interesting the lore in this anime seems to be, the fast-paced transitions ruin the build-ups and confuse the audience.
However, in terms of the overall effort, Lord Marksman and Vanadis remains an intriguing show with a lot of promise.
The plot revolves around Tigrevormud Vorn, a marksman, and Ellenora Vitaria, a warrior maiden.
They were once enemies in battle but became allies after so many events occurred during the war.
Date A Live
What happens when dating turns into a means of saving the world? If this doesn't pique your interest, I'm not sure what will.
In Date A Live, Itsuka Shido attempts to make female spirits fall in love with him in order to save the world from dangerous space quakes.
Date A Live is a dating sim in which Itsuka attempts to bond with various girls with varying personalities and character tropes.
He tries to avoid being killed in the process thanks to Itsuka's sister and a group of dating-sim experts!
We Never Learn: Bokuben
At first glance, Bokuben appears to be a rip-off of The Quintessential Quintuplets due to its "boy tutors girl" premise, but what distinguishes Bokuben is its use of timeless teenage love comedy tropes.
Bokuben is a fun and entertaining harem-ish and slice-of-life anime that features likable characters with diverse personalities who don't muddle the plot.
It follows Nariyuki, a studious young man who wishes to attend university and is fortunate that the school wishes to offer him a scholarship in exchange for tutoring various geniuses such as Fumino, Rizu, and Uruka.Advertisement
High School DxD
High School DxD is the holy grail of ecchi anime fans, but this show is also classified as a harem anime due to the number of girls in the series on whom the main protagonist tries to lay both his eyes and his hands.
Most notably, High School DxD is the type of show you want to watch in a locked room, away from the parents, due to its NSFW ecchi moments.
However, High School DxD is a very enjoyable anime that makes you eagerly await the next episode.
It has a perverted protagonist, Issei Hyodo, who is killed one day after dating a fallen angel named Yuma Amano.
Issei is given a second chance at life thanks to the beautiful Rias Gremory, but he must serve the Gremory family, who are actually a clan of demons.
The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero was one of the first harem animes I ever watched. It's a fantasy and harem anime about the great divide between the nobility and the lower class, which we all know was a recurring theme in the old times and continues to be so today.
Because it's a harem anime, expect a lot of girls to try to get the male protagonist's attention, either intentionally or unintentionally.
It follows Louise de Valliere, aka Zero, as she summons a human familiar, Saito, a young Japanese boy.
You know the drill: Saito gets involved with a lot of girls, from Louise to lower-class girls, and even the headmaster!
It's a chaotic anime, but it's surprisingly entertaining to see Zero fall in love with Saito just like any other tsundere anime girl.
The Fruit of Grisaia
The Fruit of Grisaia is not your typical harem show that pushes fan service on the audience at every turn.
Instead, it features an intriguing protagonist who dismisses the affections of the girls around him, as well as an unexpected backstory.
The anime takes place at Mihama Academy, where five different girls with various intentions live in isolation from the rest of the world.
When a young man named Kazami Yuuji enrolls in the academy, the girls' balance shifts, and it is up to Yuuji to help everyone figure out their problems.Advertisement
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
An incredibly hilarious anime, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches features the body-swap trope not seen in most anime.
If you like to laugh a lot and get engrossed in an anime’s storyline, then Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches is a must-watch!
What happens when a juvenile delinquent swaps bodies with the school's most beautiful top student? There will undoubtedly be chaos!
Thanks to the guidance of Miyabi Itou and the vice president of the student council, there’s hope for Ryu Yamada and Urara Shiraishi to get back to their bodies by gathering the legendary seven witches together!
It's just that as more witches arrive, Yamada's life becomes more chaotic as each of them falls in love with him!
Are you on Team Chitoge or Team Onodera? Regardless, Nisekoi is a fan favorite among harem anime fans.
It is so popular that it is a sin not to know the lucky Raku Ichigo, the son of a powerful yakuza boss who gets engaged with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang.
While Nisekoi contains many romance anime tropes, it is very entertaining to watch how the anime unfolds, especially the part where Raku decides who to give his heart to after so many love interests come along the way.
Even though the series has ended, the debate over who is the best girl in Nisekoi continues, with fans lining up before Chitoge and Onodera.
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Are you looking for another harem anime that has divided fans over who the best girl is? Look no further, because The Quintessential Quintuplets features not one, but five girls, all of whom are sisters to each other!
Fuutarou is, indeed, a very lucky man, despite coming from a poor family. He is hired as a tutor for the five daughters of a wealthy family because of his intelligence.
The issue is that they are all uninterested in studying, not to mention stubborn and difficult to understand!
If you're looking for a harem anime that doesn't rely on fanservice, this is the show for you.Advertisement
The World God Only Knows
If you watch The World God Only Knows, you'll learn how to get girls the Keima way! I honestly thought Keima looked androgynous, but that's just my opinion.
Regardless of how dramatic the title of this harem anime is, The World God Only Knows is full of funny moments that will make you laugh despite how repetitive the storyline is.
It is episodic in nature because Keima tries to woo different girls in each episode just to live.
For a brief overview, Keima is a self-proclaimed Fuhrer of dating games.
One day, Keima receives a challenge from none other than Death, who wants him to date real girls rather than the 2D girls in video games.
It's cool, and Keima accepts the challenge, except that he later realizes that failing to seduce the girls will result in his death.
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