Updated: Aug 16
If you are new to reverse harems, it is when the protagonist is surrounded by two or more men with romantic intentions. While some may refer to reverse harems as ecchi (smut), it is a dynamic and broad category in anime. The characters are enjoyable and charismatic. The art is compelling, and the story is alluring. There is more to reverse harems than meets the eye. Reverse harems are a girl’s best friend for plot and romance. I’ll let you know right now that this list isn’t your typical romance reverse harems. However, there’s nothing wrong with a little eye candy 😉
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2 Seasons, 12 Episodes, + 1 OVA
Genres: Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Vampires
At the behest of her father, Yui Komori goes to live in a secluded mansion, home to the six Sakamaki brothers—Shuu, Reiji, Ayato, Kanato, Laito, and Subaru. Little does she know that they are vampires and she is their new sacrificial bride. How will Yui survive?
Daibolik Lovers is my guilty pleasure!! Who doesn’t want a harem of handsome vampire men!? Daibolik Lovers is a Japanese visual novel created by Rejet turned into an anime adaptation. It is difficult to capture the essence of a visual novel and turn it into an anime. although, this anime had a lot of negativity surrounding it, I love the characters. They are all super hot except, Laito and Kanato. Laito isn’t my cup of tea and as for Kanato I’m into shouta characters in a romantic kind of way. I also love the opening songs for this anime is amazing!! This is an anime that you will love or hate. Don’t let people sway your opinions of this anime. Go check it out with the 3-episode rule in mind!
Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Josei
1 Season, 12 Episodes
In a futuristic era, "The World" is a peace-bringing entity. Though no one knows its location, it has watched over Earth for so long that war has become merely a fable. The airship Norn's task is to deliver nine ability users to The World. How will they come together to keep the peace?
This is another hate it or love it animes... If you are expecting a great Sci-Fi story with romantic interest and development, then think again. This anime is half and half of that. Half of the anime focuses on the romantic development of characters and the other half is Sci-Fi plot development. This is anime that is based on a visual otome game. Like Daibolik Lovers capturing the story of the game doesn’t always translate great into anime. This anime definitely has its charm to draw the view in. Such as the amazing soundtrack the anime has. It fits with every twist and turn that comes in the plot. The characters are charismatic, and the animation is fantastic. The usage of vibrant colors throughout the entirety of the show makes the anime an enjoyable to watch even if the plot isn’t great. Like I said before, this an anime you might hate or like. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Dance with Devils
Genres: Supernatural, Romance, Shoujo
1 Season, 12 Episodes, 1 Movie (Dance with Devils: Fortuna)
Ritsuka Tachibana has always been a good student, so she is completely shocked when she is suddenly summoned by the student council. Even more, they seem to think of Ritsuka as a troublemaker. The student council tries to question her, but it soon becomes clear that they have ulterior motives. Will Ritsuka be able to return to her normal life?
Dance with the Devils is a mix of Daibolik Lovers and Uta No Prince Sama mixed together. It is a dark musical romance anime. The music fits nicely with the dark, supernatural setting. The male characters are charming and wonderful eye candy. Great show, if you ever feel like you should watch a reverse harem anime, but do not expect this anime to have great depth and development. If you go in with those expectations, you will be disappointed. Check out this dark musical romance anime to see which side you belong to.
Kamigami No Asobi
Genres: Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
1 Season, 12 Episodes
After discovering a mysterious sword in the storehouse of her home, third-year high school student Yui Kusanagi finds herself suddenly transported to a different world. Yui’s life is changed when she encounters Zeus: the king of the gods.
This anime is one of my favorite reverse animes. It is just so cute and sweet. I love anime with gods and mythology, expectantly Greek mythology. I have re-watched this series about 3 times. The characters are beautifully drawn and the all so hot! The concept of the anime is unique in comparison to other reverse harems. I also like the female lead because she isn’t your typical damsel in distress or your weak, shy schoolgirl. There is more to her personality and the interactions with the male characters balance each other wonderfully. They did a fantastic job in 12 episodes to set up this reverse harem with alluring characters, a solid plot and beautiful artwork/ music.
Genres: Comedy, Shoujo, Romance
1 Season, 25 Episodes
Sunako Nakahara who has become a shut in because her crush called her ugly. No longer wanting anything to do with beauty Sunako has decided to live for the darkness. Sunako’s aunt concerned for her well-being has hired a group of young attractive men to help Sunako. Will she be able to overcome her trauma? How will Sunako’s peaceful life in the darkness be disrupted?
If you like Ouran High School: Host Club (OHSHC) or Kimi ni Todoke you will love The Wallflower. The Wallflower is a goth version of OHSHC with a goth version of Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke. The characters are handsome, and the female lead is unique. This is a great romance comedy. This anime pulled all the emotion cards for me. This is an anime you will not be disappointed in starting. It is a fun watch from the get-go. This a reverse harem I show my beginner anime friends that want to watch romance. The antics and charisma of this anime are 10 out of 10 in my book. Start this anime as soon as you can and let me know what you think in the comments!
Yona of the Dawn
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo
1 Season, 24 Episodes
Princess Yona lives a life of luxury and ease, completely sheltered from the problems of the seemingly peaceful Kingdom of Kouka. However, Yona is betrayed changing her life forever. The sheltered princess must now fight for survival if she if she wants to regain her kingdom.
You want a badass female lead with a group of handsome men the watch Yona of the Dawn. You watch the trials and tribulations Yona must go through to become a strong leader in order to regain her kingdom. The anguish and betray she faces at the hands of her loved ones transform her into a warrior princess. You watch Yona obtain her group in different yet compassionate manners. This is a fantastic anime that will leaving you wanting more! Sadly, this anime only has one season. You will not be disappointed in starting this anime!
Uta No Prince Sama
Genres: Comedy, Harem, Music, Romance, School Life, Shoujo
4 Seasons, 13 Episodes, 1 Movie, 1 Special, Several Stage Plays
Haruka Nanami, an aspiring composer from the countryside, longs to write music for her beloved idol, Hayato Ichinose. Determined to accomplish this goal, she enrolls into Saotome Academy, a highly regarded vocational school for the performing arts.
This is one of my favorite reverse harems. I have re-watched this series multiple times! The male leads are great, the singing and songs are awesome. I have a few songs from this anime on my playlist. It is so hard to choose one husband from the series. My only complaint is the female lead…she isn’t outstanding or spectacular in a way. However, she is cute and has cute interactions with the characters. If you want a great reverse harem with a good plot, handsome characters and fantastic music then check out Uta No Prince Sama!