The many harem protagonists who somehow constantly have attractive women buzzing around them have been ranked according to voter envy, resulting in one particularly cowardly male from the “king” of beta harem franchises snagging the top spot.

The ranking:

1. Rito Yuki (To Love-Ru)


2. Kirito (Sword Art Online)


3. Tenchi Masaki (Tenchi Muyo)


4. Kodaka Hasegawa (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)


4. Raku Ichijo (Nisekoi)


6. Keima Katsuragi (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai)


7. Keitaro Urashima (Love Hina)


8. Yuji Kazami (Grisaia no Kajitsu)


9. Yoshiharu Sagara (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)


10. Godou Kusanagi (Campione!)


11. Eita Kidou (Oreshura)

12. Moroha Haimura (Seiken Tsukai no World Break)

12. Tomoki Sakurai (Sora no Otoshimono)

12. Yamato Naoe (Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!)

15. Kojou Akatsuki (Strike The Blood)

15. Shido Itsuka (Date-A-Live!)

17. Kimito Kagurazaka (Shomin Sample)

18. Touma Kamijou (A Certain Magical Index)

19. Kamito Kazehaya (Seirei Tsukai no Bureidodansu)

20. Ikuto Touhouin (Nagasarete Airantou)

20. Tatsuya Shiba (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

20. Saito (Zero no Tsukaima)

20. Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos)

20. Kimihito Kurusu (Monster Musume no iru Nichijou)

20. Tomoya Aki (Saekano)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 25/10/2016 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kirito should not be that high up on this list. Maybe not even top 15 and I like SAO but thats just way too high. Rito is about there, and most would agree. I agree that Araragi Koyomi should be in this even if he picked his own girl, he still gets plenty of pussy if he wanted it. How DxD guy isnt on this is a travesty. Touma should be a bit higher, at least higher than Kirito. Im glad Tenchi is in this, hes cool. I would add hiraga saito and kousaka kyousuke

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering how much envy there are for Kirito by people like you every day in these comments he should be #1 by far.

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    Comment by Manuel
    21:04 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try and base it on the number of girls the guy has befriended and their cuteness level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The amount of envy desevered for a guy with a harem depends on how hot the ladies of his harem are... and so I dont see Kirito as so enviable. Plus, didn't he get NTRd at least once??

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 26/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whether he's potentially NTR'd or not is basically irrelevant to the poll. He wasn't though.

    My issue with Kirito is actually being peppered by playing Hollow Fragment right now, they have to force him to be so dense in it because of the side character scenarios, and that's not his character. Thankfully his inner thoughts at least are showing he's turned on in the right times so at least he's not a god damn monk. They have to juggle the harem and him having already made a decision which is just walking an every more flimsy tightrope that just ends up being annoying in some ways, entertaining in others.

    Oddly enough the Hollow storyline belongs in the canon, because it's unexpectedly good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 26/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    How would getting NTRd be irrelevant? I would never envy a guy who got NTRd...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, all of the girls in the SA:O books are more or less empty-headed nothings whose only thoughts are about how hot Kirito is. Thus you have competent young ladies who are completely obsessed with him, literally at first sight every time and then with absolute fervor and maximum forgiveness for his popularity.

    Kirito is a male wish fulfillment. He's a garbage character himself, but his setting is what it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 27/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you really trying to analyze SAO as if it was an anime that should be taken in anyway seriously?


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    Comment by Manuel
    22:48 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obsessed girls fighting over one guy are likely not "competent people". Sigh...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 26/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a fine line, being in love and in competition does cause people to do odd things. I get the feeling they had to give Kirito a harem because an editor told him to do so. One thing that helped me gain perspective is these were all teenage girls who were thrown into a very surreal life and death struggle.

    Having lived through seeing something similar where a friend was kind of fearing for herself, she had moments where she was talking about clothing and such and liking someone, then another she would be completely lucid on her other situation like when Asuna is an expert fighter.

    I may be inserting that experience into the story, but that's why I loved it. They all are still teenagers who were in the midst of puberty. The fights are the fights, the training and teamwork are the training and team work, and down time was whatever they could make it. Kirito was a badass for a reason, they established that well. Could it have been written a bit more believably, yes. But many women liking a single guy is not an abnormality. I give the story serious credit for the nontraditional harem pathway, doesn't change that the others liked him too and we just see how they cope with the choice. Doesn't mean they can't be friends still.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 28/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with every point here

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:43 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if you hate Kirito himself the list isn't about who your favorite harem master is it is who you envy most. The list is about the girls not the guy.

    Comment by Anonymous

    his girls are crap-tier too though

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Saito is tied with some more at 20. Add Akatsuki Ousawa instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    IS and majikoi should have made top 10

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    Comment by loplop
    04:34 25/10/2016 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I'm surprised that Hida Kizuna from Masou Gakuen HxH didn't get listed since fairly current shows always seem to be listed in these.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the ppl who made this list arent such lovers of oppai nor variety, unfortunately...

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    Comment by daldaren
    04:40 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How is Araragi not on here? He's the king of harem kings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:05 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    He decided early on the best girl and rejected everyone else. How is that a harem?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    That basically happen in love hina too...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except he still flirts and gets physical with pretty much every girl in the show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't fault him when Kanbaru is so sexy.

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    Comment by CK
    08:05 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    >best girl

    How is that psycho best girl again?

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    Comment by CK
    07:44 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the same thing! He should at least be in the top 3, this list is bullshit as usual

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's canonized with Hitagi and Koyomi. Araragi doesn't really entertain the idea of a harem (other than to be a troll at times, as is typical Monogatari) and his relationships with the other females is far lower in tone compare to the others. Araragi is part of a harem set-up in a more loose definition of the scenario (he's simply surrounded by hot chicks.)

    Only Hanekawa and Nadeko (along with Hitagi; I'm discounting the sisters as they aren't concrete since Nisemono was just the author fucking around) were romance material. Nadeko is off the table after the Medusa plotline. Tsubasa is essentially off as well since Hitagi/Koyomi is canon and Koyomi isn't as indecisive as some like Rito.

    The Harem aspect of Monogatari is downplayed and practically non-existent at this point (if it really ever existed to begin with).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot Shinobu. You know, the girl that destroyed the worldin a rage when someone "freed" her from Koyomi...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:59 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Turns out, people don't like pain as much as you think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then why is Keitaro on the list?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:03 26/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most people remember the anime, where Keitaro is beaten up much more than in the manga. Which is unfair because the anime is crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because faggotism and mainstream.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keitaro doesn't get beat up nearly as much as people think he does. It's just what people tend to remember about Love Hina because all the girls are walking stereotypes. He does get toyed with and emotionally taken advantage of, but that's a product of his own gullibility and stupidity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    that's a pretty shitty list, i agreed that many should/could be there, but not in their positions.

    even more the fact that Issei isn't there is 100% weird, the harem master everyone thinks of along with Rito. so they should be the top two easy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 28/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's there, but way way down on the list. Only seven people voted for him.

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    Comment by Pinger
    04:57 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Mmmm ?
    What about Araragi Koyomi ?
    Though Yosuga no Sora's MC is quite timid, he's surprisingly quite a dauntless bastard when it's time for action, so I'm quite surprised not to find him on that list too... Well he's the MC of an eroge OK, but still.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Araragi is only enviable if you're a masochist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "dauntless bastard when it's time for action"

    Aren't all harem protags like that? When an alien comes to earth and grabs one of the girls Rito man's up and saves the day.

    It's a staple, what really matters is whether they reset back to spineless guy.

    I've never seen it, so i wouldn't know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well he's probably the only one who gets 12 episode worth of soft hentai, when most would only get two, or four episode at best. He makes use of that screen time to the fullest. And siscon all the way too.

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    Comment by Matoi
    09:39 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hida Kizuna may be new but he definitely earned a spot by a landslide!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tenchi knocks up his entire harem. That includes the cat girl!

    He's the GOAT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    adding a guy from an ecchi harem game turn to anime would fill this list quickly. like that one guy from princess lover.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:53 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the dudes that get harem girls are weak looking nerds. Guts should be at the top since his sausage must be hung like a horse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 28/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guts made it quite clear there was only one girl for him though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:44 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about Yu Narukami?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:43 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He is too swagalicious for this list.

    Also, Rance. Seriously, just Rance...

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kodaka. You don't see blond harem guy everyday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah! (Oh) My Goddess...
    Hayate No Gotoku!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? Tenchi isn't #1? Someone who is literally Omniversal-tier when it comes to Overpowered-ness? Thats the type that could easily breach other anime dimensions if he wanted to..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:38 28/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed. Plus, at least as far as I'm aware, he's the only one on the list whose official ending is, "He gets them all." The series creator has even done a handful of canon doujins following the childhoods of his first *seven* daughters; the first pair being with Ryoko and Ayeka, the second pair being with Mihoshi and Noike, and then a very humanoid Ryo-ohki having triplets in between.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:07 25/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Arata from Trinity 7? I am surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:52 26/10/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly the show just wasn't popular enough. Color Wars for example got a lot of exposure and fandom, but not enough jealousy of the main dude.

    People clearly can't handle the badasses like Akatsuki, Sai, and Arata. They envy the wimps, further cementing the genre as just for losers.

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