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Highlights

  • Harem anime features multiple love interests for the main character, with a focus on romance and humor in the storytelling.
  • Some harem anime, like “Saekano,” center around creating a dating sim video game, adding a unique twist to the genre.
  • Series like “To Love Ru” and “High School DxD” push the boundaries of fanservice and comedic elements within the harem genre.

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Romance is a popular genre in the anime sphere, and one of its most well-known subgenres is harem, where a singular protagonist is bombarded by the affections of multiple love interests. While most harem protagonists are male, there are some occasions where the protagonist of a harem anime is actually female.

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Harem anime are almost always romance anime since the core of the series is the relationship between the main character and his various love interests. However, some harem anime are renowned for more than just their heroines and love dramas. Here are some great harem anime that are known for being positively hilarious.

Updated March 6, 2024 by Danny Guan: Rom-coms and harems have gone hand-in-hand for quite a while now, as both genres have become incredibly popular within the anime and manga community. There are always quite a few harem comedy series that come out every year, and fans of both genres never have to worry about going without something to watch for the season. Here are some more hilarious harem comedies to check out.

13 Saekano: How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend

Making A Video Game With Beautiful Girls

Saekano How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend season 1 anime

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Studio
A-1 Pictures

Japanese Title
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

Number of Episodes
24

Tomoya Aki is an otaku who has always wanted to make a video game. A chance encounter with Megumi Kato, a quiet and unassuming girl, inspires him to create a video game with her as the model for the main heroine. Together with some of the most talented girls in his class, Tomoya sets out to turn Megumi into a perfect heroine.

Saekano is a romantic comedy revolving around the creation of a dating sim video game. While romance isn’t necessarily a big presence in the story, it should still be lots of fun for fans of harem comedy anime.

12 Heaven’s Lost Property

A Romantic Encounter With A Celestial Angel

Tomoki Sakurai- Heaven’s Lost Property, Harem

Heaven’s Lost Property

Studio
AIC ASTA

Japanese Title
Sora no Otoshimono

Number of Episodes
25

Tomoki Sakurai is a perverted high school boy who just wants to live a normal, peaceful life. He dreams of meeting an angel, a dream that is suddenly achieved when he encounters Ikaros, an Angeloid from the world of Synapse. As more Angeloids arrive on Earth, Tomoki finds his peaceful, everyday life exchanged for one that is full of excitement and danger.

Heaven’s Lost Property is a harem rom-com with plenty of fanservice elements. While Tomoki as a character can be problematic at times, this series can be a fun romp for anyone who enjoys the raunchier harem anime series.

11 Nisekoi

Stopping Gang Warfare With A Fake Relationship

Nisekoi False Love

Nisekoi: False Love

Studio
Shaft

Number of Episodes
32

Raku Ichijo is a normal high school boy – and also the son of a Yakuza leader in the Shuei-gumi. He has a crush on his classmate Kosaki Onodera, but when tensions between the Shuei-gumi and a local gang known as the Beehive start to rise, Raku is forced to pretend to be a couple with Chitoge Kirisaki, daughter of the Beehive’s boss, to maintain peace between the gangs.

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As the series goes on, even more female characters throw their lot into the ring with Raku, turning his love triangle into a web of rivals and misunderstandings. Of course, the show doesn’t delve into drama and instead has the characters go on a bunch of silly misadventures as they attempt to make their affections clear.

10 To Love Ru

A Classic Fanservice-Heavy Harem Rom-Com

Motto To LOVE Ru beach scene

To Love Ru

Studio
Xebec

Number of Episodes
64

Streaming Service(s)
HIDIVE

Rito Yuuki is a shy and somewhat clumsy young man who can’t confess his feelings for his crush, Haruna Sairenji. One day, however, his normal life is disrupted by the alien princess Lala Satalin Deviluke, who crashes into his house after running away from home. Shenanigans ensue, and Rito soon finds himself not only the fiancée of Lala but also her defender against any suitors who might try to take her by force!

To Love Ruis a classic ecchi harem anime and one that takes the conventions of such genres to their absolute extremes. The series quickly fills up with all kinds of cute and lovely heroines all after Rito’s heart, especially in its continuation To Love Ru Darkness.

9 High School DxD

A Demonic Hero Hunting For The Perfect Harem

High School DxD

High School DxD

Studio
TNK, Passione

Number of Episodes
48

Issei Hyodo is an average high school boy with a penchant for perverted thoughts. He is elated to go out on a date with the beautiful Yuma Amano, but to his surprise, the date ends with his murder. Issei is saved, however, by the beautiful Rias Gremory, who tells him that she has turned him into a devil just like her.

High School DxD chronicles Issei’s adventures as he joins Rias in her struggle for influence in the demon realm. As he does, he not only manages to get her affections but also the affections of the many other women he meets during his battles and encounters with angels and devils.

8 Haganai

An Unconventional Club Full Of Unconventional Characters

The main cast of Haganai

Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends

Studio
AIC Build

Japanese Title
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Number of Episodes
12

Kodaka Hasegawa gives off a terrible first impression with his mixed-color hair and unfriendly eyes, leaving him friendless for the majority of his life. A chance encounter leads him to meet the bizarre and temperamental Yozora Mikazuki, and the two decide to start a club with the principal purpose of obtaining friends.

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The club soon fills up with an array of beautiful girls, many of whom soon fall in love with Kodaka over the course of the series. Despite this, the series never strays away from the various hijinks the club members get up to as they attempt to make friends or further their bonds.

7 Hayate The Combat Butler

A Hilarious Romp Full Of Cute Girls

Hayate the Combat Butler!! image

Hayate the Combat Butler

Studio
SynergySP, Manglobe

Japanese Title
Hayate no Gotoku!

Number of Episodes
101

Hayate Ayasaki, stuck with a massive debt that he has no chance of ever repaying, decides to kidnap a young girl and attempt to hold her for ransom. A series of misunderstandings lead him to work as a butler for the girl instead, who happens to be Nagi Sanzen’in, heiress to the Sanzen’in family estate.

Soon, Hayate is thrust into a life he knows very little about and meets people he never would have met before. While Nagi and several girls fall in love with Hayate throughout the series, it is rarely the focus, and more attention is paid to the various nonsensical adventures the characters get up to over the years.

6 Tenchi Muyo!

The Archetypal Harem Comedy Anime

Old Anime Trends- Harem Boom Tenchi Muyo

Tenchi Muyo

Studio
AIC

Japanese Title
Tenchi Muyou!

Number of Episodes
26

Tenchi Muyo!is a classic anime in the harem subgenre, following the adventures of Tenchi Masaki as he discovers his hidden alien heritage. The arrival of space pirate Ryoko and the Juraian princesses Ayeka and Sasami bring chaos to his normal life, and it only gets worse from there.

There are many different continuities in the Tenchi Muyo! franchise, all taking place in different settings. Nevertheless, the one constant in each series is that Tenchi is constantly beset by a crowd of women garnering his affection by any means necessary.

5 We Never Learn

We Never Learn Bokuben

We Never Learn: Bokuben

Studio
Studio Silver, Arvo Animation

Japanese Title
Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai

Number of Episodes
26

Nariyuki Yuiga is an incredibly hard-working student who is doing his best to earn a university scholarship from his school so that he can go to college without burdening his poor family. However, to get that scholarship, he’ll have to help tutor two girls known for being incredibly skilled in one subject in the other’s specialization.

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If that struggle isn’t enough, he soon has to deal with not only the girls he’s tutoring but also others in his life vying for his affection. Whether it be studying for the next exam or vying for Nariyuki’s affection, We Never Learn never has a dull moment.

4 The Quintessential Quintuplets

Quintessential-Quintuplets

The Quintessential Quintuplets

Studio
Tezuka Productions, Bibury Animation Studios

Japanese Title
5-toubun no Hanayome

Number of Episodes
24

Futaro Uesugi accepts a tutoring job from a rich family to help pay off his father’s debt. To his surprise, his students are a group of quintuplets, all of whom have no desire to learn from him. For these girls to improve their grades, he’ll not only have to teach them but also convince them to listen to him in the first place.

Though all the quintuplets are largely unwilling to listen to him in the beginning, as time passes they slowly warm up to him and even fall in love with him. Their quirky personalities along with Futaro’s own rather twisted temperament lead to some silly romantic situations.

3 The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You

The Ultimate Harem Comedy Anime

100 Girlfriends Rentaro Hakari Karane

The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You

Studio
Bibury Animation Studios

Japanese Title
Kimi no Koto ga Daidaidaidaidaisuki na 100-nin no Kanojo

Number of Episodes
12

Rentaro Aijo has always wanted a girlfriend but has never succeeded with 100 total rejections under his belt. He goes to a shrine to wish for a girlfriend in his high school years, but is told by the God of Love that he will, in fact, encounter 100 soulmates during his high school life due to a clerical error.

The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You is the ultimate harem anime, with a stated goal of making it to 100 heroines throughout the series. The girlfriends revealed so far have been incredibly varied and full of character, proving how much effort the creators are putting into this series.

2 Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches

A Comedy Full Of Body-Swapping Shenanigans

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches anime

Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches

Studio
LIDENFILMS

Japanese Title
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

Number of Episodes
12

Ryu Yamada is a high school delinquent who doesn’t have any friends. One day, he ends up falling down the stairs onto Urara Shiraishi, the smartest student in the school. They are uninjured, but Yamada and Shiraishi quickly realize that they have suddenly switched bodies when they kiss.

Soon, more girls with odd powers show up, and chaos begins to reign as they take advantage of their newfound abilities. During the series, some of these girls end up falling in love with Yamada, but the core of the series remains focused on supernatural hijinks and silliness.

1 The World God Only Knows

The Master Of Conquering Hearts

The World God Only Knows

The World God Only Knows

Japanese Title
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Number of Episodes
36

Keima Katsuragi is a master of dating sim games, having conquered hundreds of heroines in his life. This mastery leads him to be contacted by Elsie, a demon from Hell. Elsie wants Keima to use his powers to help her hunt ghosts in real life who have possessed the bodies of young girls and can only be exorcised by having them fall in love.

Keima immediately begins romancing each target, using the knowledge gained from playing hundreds of dating sims to varied effectiveness. Though Keima has many girls fall in love with him throughout the series, the core of the series is the goofy shenanigans Keima gets up to as he attempts to steal their hearts.

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