Top 10 Most Envied Anime Harem Masters

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The unfortunate fact that every harem anime requires a gormless male protagonist to act as harem master (some might say harem victim) yields the inevitable ranking of just which viewers find the most enviably ensconced amongst his female suitors, however ineffective he may prove in actually exploiting this position.

The ranking:

1. Orimura Ichika (Infinite Stratos)

2. Sakurai Tomoki (Sora no Otoshimono)

3. Yuuki Rito (To Love-Ru)

4. Araragi Koyomi (Bakemonogatari)

5. Okazaki Tomoya (Clannad)

6. Katsuragi Keima (Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai)

7. Maebara Keiichi (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)

8. Sugisaki Ken (Seitokai no Ichizon)

9. Kousaka Kyosuke (Ore no Imouto)

10. Kamijou Touma (To Aru)

Despite its not infrequently criticised total lack of originality (itself not normally a quality associated with harem anime and manga), Infinite Stratos now appears to be the harem anime par excellence.


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    Avatar of Jeff Z
    Comment by Jeff Z
    11:36 07/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Surprised Negi isn't on this list.

    Quantity dude.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 07/09/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ah My Goddess, Love Hina, Tenchi.... whats wrong with these retards? Have the otaku of the 90's already seppuku'd?

    Comment by คภєк๏
    19:56 07/09/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I don't consider it a harem if there's never any doubt about which girl the main character wants.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 11/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like all types of harem Anime, they all must have inconclusive endings.
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    Uresei Yatsura was the protype harem that lead into Ranma 1/2 that fleshed it out further. But I do believe Tenchi Muyo was the first in Anime to make a actual harem. By the end of the original series[1~6], he had four Women in love with him to various degrees. Ryoko being the most smitten with him since she watched him pretty much from birth! With a kid who had a heavy crush too.
    +
    1993 began the flood~

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 29/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    After 20 years Tenchi still did not decide. This poll is lame. What about Dual or Photon or Tenchi GXP?

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    Comment by chad001
    05:20 08/09/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Not really. This is the protags you most ENVY. Yuuki, Sakurai, Orimura, they have it EASY.

    Keitaro's an abuse victim who learned martial arts.

    Tenchi DIED, and constantly had his house destroyed.

    ...I got nothing for Ah My Goddess, except that he's monogamous. and his harem is about 3, and not, you know, a trillion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 29/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So why would we envy Keiichi from Higurashi?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There was no harem in AMG.... Only Belldandy was in love with him, other girls would be too scared to mess with Belldandy because even she doesn't know she uses her powers subconsciously when shes jealous..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    if quantity is the game then, touma win's hands down with over how many sisters? =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:15 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bell was forced into being his girlfriend through a wish... not love at the start that's for sure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:45 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually regarding Belldandy from Ah! My Goddess, there are 2 different ways he 'wishes' for Belldandy to be his "girlfriend".

    1) Asks for her to be his girlfriend forever.
    ( the original OVA's from the 90's)

    2) Asks for a "Goddess like you to stay by my side forever"

    So depending on which version you have seen, she did grant his wish so she could stay by his side or to be his girlfriend, forever.

    But they started to fall in love with each other after a given period of time.
    Keiichi did confess his love to her near the end of season 1 of the anime series, though.

    And regarding her jealousy; yeah, I agree, when she gets jealous of other women having the slightest bit of interest in Keiichi, she does lose control of her powers to an extent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    belldandy, peorth, sayoko (if one wants), adult skuld

    Comment by Anonymous

    .... not love....

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    Comment by kazaza2
    23:02 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Anon 13:16

    Nah, they just have the retention span of gnats.
    Kind of like a hard drive from the 90's.

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    22:17 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Keitaro Urashima from Love Hina?

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    Comment by oniichan
    06:30 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta Agree! Love Hina was one of the best Harem Animes which many of today's themes are taken from.

    Oniichan Complex, Tsundere, Loli, Goth-kawaii, yandere, probably more I can think of! All themes which were quite new back then and are staples now!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Graduated already from being otaku..

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Flawed list is stupid...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:02 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about Futakoi? That's 6 sets of twins. 12 girls. Even in the game you seduce 2 of them at a time.

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    Comment by dantesmaster

    i guess sankaku doesn't care much about 90s anime, except for evangelion or anything they can use on their favor

    Comment by คภєк๏
    02:16 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This site does not create the rankings, it only reports them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Pfft, Negi nothing.

    Touma has a harem of LITERALLY OVER NINE THOUSAND sweet, adorable, sexy and non-agressive girls!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But they are lack of expression.
    It's like having a lot of the same thing.
    He would be like "not this shit again" everytime he saw one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't Touma prefer Kaori anyway?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 09/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    He loves mature(older) women~

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    Comment by Bob
    12:00 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Quality beats quantity

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:12 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like Higurashi quality?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Rosario+Vampire has a high quality harem, but it didn't even make the list.

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    Comment by Yamato
    04:28 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would refrain from even referring to Higurashi as a "harem" on the basis that only a couple of girls actually harbor any sort of romantic feelings toward the guy (in fact, one member from a set of twins harbors feelings for a completely different guy who may or may not be alive in most timelines)... plus, K1 is arguably not the main character anyway (that would be Rika). Still, in terms of a female cast, it's certainly one I'd like to have around (especially the aforementioned twins ^^).

    At the risk of stating a recent anime, I honestly find Shukufuku no Campanella to be sadly underrated. I mean, sure, they weren't even trying to build up the harem, as the series pretty much started with the entire female cast intimately attached to the male lead almost instantly (dunno if the original eroge started the same way), but it seemed kinda funny, maybe even self-parodying, in a way. Plus, it's not like the girls weren't pretty damn cute, with a nice art-style to boot.

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    Comment by Rainney
    13:03 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's the quality of the girls you have in your harem, not the quantity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is Haru from Yosuga no Sora......

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    or seikon no qwaser...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 09/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh true, his feelings towards Kuu-chan are definitely brotherly scope.

    Doesn't mean that her feelings are fully the same way though. She gets just as jealous of the others as the active 3 (Tsukiumi, Kazehana and Musubi). Has already stated that when she grows up also wants to become his wife. While this could be attributed to the little kid syndrome of marrying mommy/daddy/big sister/big brother due to close ties is indeed open for discussion, but the possibility is there nonetheless.

    He feels intimidated by Tsukiumi and Kazehana for different reasons, the former for the possibility of violence, the latter for her more adult wiles and living in a house where such things aren't allowed. (Meaning she'd fuck his brains out if given half a chance, but teasing him is oh so much fun as well. She doesn't just see him as his Father 2.0, but recognizes his strength, his abilities, even when he himself cannot see them.)

    And Tsukiumi is just a classic Tsundere. Ashamed of her feelings, big ego and thus likely to resort to physicality to express her displeasure. A busty version of the Palmtop Tiger if you will. ;)

    (I think we'd both agree that she'd go to pieces if something were to happen to Minato and it were somehow her fault/responsibility. The next character's suicide run for the MBI Tower would have nothing on what she'd do in her grief/anger and thirst for revenge for taking her Minato away from her.)

    Homura, well the whole gender and free will thing aspect makes things confusing, so let's just go with friendship/being bro's.

    Matsu considering her personality, she'd be perfectly happy if Miya rescinded the no Premarital Hankypanky ban, just so she could unleash her own plans which would end up with Misato getting more attention than his body can handle, with Matsu filming everything for latter perusal as well.

    And yeah, he does have romantic feelings towards Musubi.

    But at the end of the day the true bond between Sekirei and Ashkabi, and what a lot of the latter fail to understand, and it's also what boosts Minato's team so much more, than even their low numbers, is the aspect of Love.

    Minato would die for his girls and Homura, and they'd die for him. And once you take the fear of death out of the equation.. That's when things get..... interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is a harem-themed anime, but all the girls he 'winged' and formed a contract with all live in the same ... oh, wait a minute.

    I see your point. All 5 girls vie for his attention on a daily basis.

    But I believe he only harbors romantic feelings towards Musubi, the first Sekirei he met and formed a binding contract with as her Ashikabi.

    (From Sekirei Wiki):
    Musubi is loyal to Minato and often tries to become closer with him, what usually results in a competition with Minato's other sekirei, in particulair Tsukiumi, with whom she as result, developed a rivalry with after hearing her proclaiming to be Minato's legal wife. This rivalry consists mostly out of holding shopping contests to decide who is allowed to sit next to Minato during meals, although Musubi hasn't lost once.

    Besides from my point of view, she is the prettiest and sweetest of Minato's "harem" of Sekirei. And she honestly cares deeply about him more so than the rest of the female Sekirei. Yes, even more than Kusano or Tsukiumi, his so-called "legal wife" which sheannounced herself after being winged by him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hear that, he's got nearly 40 girls into him (outside the class there are girls into him too)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Isn't he supposed to go into the girls...?
    Or maybe he just likes it that way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact that Shiki Tohno is not #1 is only cause he doesn't have an anime...Carnival Phantasm...Negi has like 40 girls,but their affection varies(I'd say only 6-8 of them truly love him).
    Well I agree with the list for the most part,but I would put Touma(several of the 20000 clones sort of like him,after reading NT volume 2,the man clearly just has them showing up randomly)at the top(I'd change a lot of the order).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would be nice if Konoka & Setsuna had a 3some with Negi.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shiki Tohno...

    FUCKING ALPHA LIKE A BOSS...

    I guess we'll have to wait for the anticipated harem date skit in Carnival Phantasm for him to qualify...

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    Comment by Renzo
    16:42 09/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to point out in Sakura's Route

    I think it's not that way, especially Sakura, which is 'a bit insane', she got jealous easily especially with Saber or even her servant (Rider).
    In her route, if you made wrong choice, you'll get instant killed. ( either from her directly, her servants ( Rider or dark Saber ).

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shiki? his "harem" is always trying to kill each other, If someone has the perfect Harem that is Shiro, all them get along and don't have much problem sharing him

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:17 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    40... What o_o

    Comment by Anonymous

    Tsukihime was made into an anime, ya know?
    And it's quite old... It was made in 2003.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    There is only one anime that Shiki Tohno appeared and its Carnival Phantasm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is the proof that Tsukihime anime is exist.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHXBHs7ay9Q

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:57 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is no spoon.

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    Comment by Yamato
    15:45 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 16:04
    By this point, I honestly wonder whether most of it is really just a bunch of whiny n00bs in denial, or people just playing along with a meme.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    and im sick of tired of noobs who keeps saying there is no tsukihime anime because they just can't accept it..

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is no Tsukihime anime

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'm sick and tired of all these n00bs who say there is a Tsukihime anime.

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    Comment by Luigi
    14:36 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lolz, ya. Negi has it goooooooood XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    its asking who you would most like to be i think, so the whole robot piloting thing makes up for the lack of numbers

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    15:59 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Negi not only has 'quantity', but there's all walks of anime tropes of life in that class. That kind of harem can probably fill up 10 different anime comfortably.

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    20:06 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    TVtropes will ruin your life

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 07/09/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you're talking about quantity then it's Kaede Rukawa of SLAM DUNK. Interestingly, Hanamichi Sakuragi is the anti-thesis of a Harem Master.








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