What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by IloveHolo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:10 am

Sir Maddy wrote:Self-explanatory.
Why is the Harem Genre so appealing towards the Anime fans?

Honestly, a big factor for me is that harems usually have multiple character types. The protagonist is able to choose between these characters, and the viewer(or reader) will usually develop a liking towards one character or another. Even if the protagonist's choice of girl is obvious a lot of times, the viewer will want to root for a relationship between the character of his/her choice and the protagonist.

Also, harem-anime adaptations come from romance visual novels, a lot of times. If the series is thoroughly enjoyable, one can go play the VN to pursue relationships will all of the characters. This allows for satisfaction with the series and further development of characters. This will create a longer lasting, favorable memory of the series. Replays/rewatches are more likely when you love a series.

Also, what Nim said.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by higurashi_conan on Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:57 pm

im ok with harems but they mostly just tick me off like the main character of shuffle and infinite stratos

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Doomguy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:42 pm

So long as the characters interact well with each other then they're all right. Just a few things bug me so much. One is excessive fan service, I have no tolerance for it . Two... first girl wins by default. I mean come on really?
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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by plantkingman on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:12 pm

The humor is what makes harems so appealing. Not to mention the antics of the characters adds to the humor.
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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by DemonEyesJoe on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:34 pm

i think its also appealing becasue most guy, want to be surounded with women and fought over, idk, makes you feel loved i guess? (if you wernt a total ditz and were in that postion

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Blazer on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:45 pm

Harems are appealing cuz you see moar than 1 naked gurl.

On a serious note, it's most likely because each kind of guy has a girl to root for and cheer on. It gives the guys a connection to what kind of girl they would like to have or something like that. I think..

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by DemonEyesJoe on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:05 pm

Blazer wrote:Harems are appealing cuz you see moar than 1 naked gurl.

On a serious note, it's most likely because each kind of guy has a girl to root for and cheer on. It gives the guys a connection to what kind of girl they would like to have or something like that. I think..

not that it matters, they never pick ANY OF THEM

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Natsuru-san on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:09 pm

The comedy and sitchs is what makes it appealing imo.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by DemonEyesJoe on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:19 pm

Natsuru-san wrote:The comedy and sitchs is what makes it appealing imo.

since your a girl (if you really are, who knows with all the gender transforming), i think you would know best. not that im interested at all, but are there any....reverse harems? aside from oruan high school host club? idk if thats really a harem though. but, where instead of girls being all over 1 guy, a bunch of guys all over 1 girl.

i cant recall ever seeing anything like that...i can only imagine...if boobs are always on a guys face....then...oh god silent

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Doomguy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:38 pm

DemonEyesJoe wrote:
Natsuru-san wrote:The comedy and sitchs is what makes it appealing imo.

since your a girl (if you really are, who knows with all the gender transforming), i think you would know best. not that im interested at all, but are there any....reverse harems? aside from oruan high school host club? idk if thats really a harem though. but, where instead of girls being all over 1 guy, a bunch of guys all over 1 girl.

i cant recall ever seeing anything like that...i can only imagine...if boobs are always on a guys face....then...oh god silent

I'm not entirely sure but maybe Pretear? Too lazy to check it up but I have seen a couple reverse harems. Not watched just heard of so they are out there.
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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by higurashi_conan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:20 pm

i got on thing with harems just dont act like Makoto from School Days if you get a harem

btw since we ar talking about harems know any real people that are tsundere or moe

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Blazer on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:00 am

Comedy from them is great too...I won't deny it..but I do agree that it's rare to see a good ending in a Harem anime.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by plantkingman on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:46 pm

DemonEyesJoe wrote:
Blazer wrote:Harems are appealing cuz you see moar than 1 naked gurl.

On a serious note, it's most likely because each kind of guy has a girl to root for and cheer on. It gives the guys a connection to what kind of girl they would like to have or something like that. I think..

not that it matters, they never pick ANY OF THEM

That's true in most harems.
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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by darkstar2k1 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:07 am

hmmmm, I think I have to agree with the main character being the deciding factor to a harem :p for example 'The world god only knows' way to funny to hate xD
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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Metazoxan on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:33 pm

DemonEyesJoe wrote:
Blazer wrote:Harems are appealing cuz you see moar than 1 naked gurl.

On a serious note, it's most likely because each kind of guy has a girl to root for and cheer on. It gives the guys a connection to what kind of girl they would like to have or something like that. I think..

not that it matters, they never pick ANY OF THEM

I know what you mean. Even when they do pick one is is always the first girl that he clearly liked more than the others from the very start. I have made it a sort of quest to find any harem series (either anime or manga) that has a true harem ending. Not an open ended one with him picking no one, not an ending where he chooses one and leaves the others behind, I mean a REAL FREAKING HAREM!!!! So far the closest I have found is the ongoing series to love ru: darkness. Part of the plot revolves around the creation of a harem. There was also Tenchi Muyo GXP which ended in harem. There was also a manga called Yomeiro Choice which kinda had a harem ending. But those are the only ones I know of. And the later two of three I mentioned never actually state it to be a harem they just kinda heavily imply it.

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In GXP during the last episode he was going to marry 4 girls but gets kidnapped by 4 or 5 other girls who declare themselves his wives (for political reasons) and the last scene shows all 8 or 9 girls with him serving as his crew on his ship. Since there was no reason for the marriage to be canceled he probably still married them all. For Yomeiro it is even less directly stated and the ending is actually rushed and stupid but they all seem pretty okay with eventually having his children so that is close enough to a harem is you ask me.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:18 pm

Maddy dislikes Harem but loves Yuri. My brain doesn't know how to process that.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Roy Blue on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:15 pm

It's because Maddy's in denial. One of her favorite anime is a harem.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by LunarLexal on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:40 pm

darkstar2k1 wrote:hmmmm, I think I have to agree with the main character being the deciding factor to a harem :p for example 'The world god only knows' way to funny to hate xD

Yay, someone agrees with me.


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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Sir Maddy on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:22 am

Sporadic wrote:Maddy dislikes Harem but loves Yuri. My brain doesn't know how to process that.
It should be simple.
I don't like it when one guy gets girls all over him.
I like Yuri because it's hotter than het or Yaoi.

Roy Blue wrote:It's because Maddy's in denial. One of her favorite anime is a harem.

It's not a harem okay. ;_;
It has a love triangle.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Roy Blue on Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:46 pm

Haha, I'm just messing with you Maddy. I kinda hate harem too; it's overdone. I'm fine when the story is more overpowering than the prospect of the harem, like Steins;Gate or Clannad.

I just can't stand the ones that are all about "who does he truly love?" or "how many love affairs can he get away with?". Romance anime isn't my favorite genre to begin with, but Harem is the worst.

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Re: What makes Harem Anime so appealing?

Post by Ginger7327 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:41 am

Blazer wrote:Comedy from them is great too...I won't deny it..but I do agree that it's rare to see a good ending in a Harem anime.

With the Harem anime I watch this is completely true. There isn't just a bad ending, but usually no ending at all.
I do watch it though because it is funny a lot of the times and I usually cheer on the tsundere (or the redhead, if there is one).

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