Everyone knows that reverse harem (as opposed to traditional harem which features a male character having multiple female characters around him, often in love with him) is a nice, refreshing spark in the harem-for-males dominated world.
To ensure that only the high-quality reverse harem anime gets on the list, I personally chose all of the following top 10 and I have watched all of them so the quality is warranted!
10. Sheng Shi Zhuang Niang
Genres: romance, historical, drama, game, shoujo
Description: After suffering a car accident and becoming “a vegetable” in real life, the consciousness of a beauty blogger is trapped in a VR game where she has to complete tasks related to make up.
9. Kamigami no Asobi
Genres: romance, fantasy, harem, shoujo, supernatural
Description: Kamigami no Asobi centers around a story of Yui Kusanagi, the daughter of a Shinto shrine priest who discovers a strange sword, which transports her to an alternate world. Yui is assigned a difficult task – she has to teach the meaning of love to handsome young Gods attending the same school as she does.
8. Brothers Conflict
Genre: reverse harem, romance, shoujo
Description: The main heroine named Ema Hinata used to be an only child until one day her life gets turned upside down due to her single father marrying a new woman – she gains 13 step-brothers in the process.
In order to give the fresh married couple space, she moves in with her stepbrothers who all have unique looks and personalities and whilst they are in the process of becoming family she realizes that it’s not only sibling love that grows between them – they start falling in love with her. Who is going to win Ema’s heart in the end?
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7. Vampire Knight
Genres: drama, mystery, supernatural, vampire, romance, shoujo
Description: The anime takes place in a world in which vampires and humans coexist (unknowingly to humans). The main heroine, a high school girl named Yuuki Cross is attending a school that separates humans and vampires thanks to “the Day Class and the Night Class” system. Yuuki, together with Zero Kiryuu, her stepbrother are prefects for the Day Class and are trying to keep everything running smoothly and keep the secret of the Night Class safe. Yuuki considers the prefect job a good opportunity to meet her savior and crush from the night class, Kaname Kuran, meanwhile Zero finds it a nuisance because he deeply hates vampires.
The question remains the same – can humans and vampires coexist this way?
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6. Fruits Basket (2019)
Genres: slice of life, comedy, supernatural, drama, romance, shoujo
Episodes: 25, currently airing
Description: The main character, Tohru, is a hard-working and sweet girl who had lost both of her parents and was forced to live in a tent until she moved with three seemingly normal guys (who happened to be also very attractive) but in reality, the boys are possessed by zodiac animals.
How will this turn out?
Genres: reverse harem, romance, mystery, fantasy, josei
Description: As the title hints, the main heroine awakens one day after she fainted at work with complete amnesia. In order to get her safely home, the staff calls two of her friends named Shin and Toma to escort her.
Soon after, when left alone at her home, she meets a spectral boy named Orion who is visible only to her and explains that the cause of her amnesia is him entering her world and vows to help her remember who she is.
Finding a way to remember her life and who she really is turns out to be a very difficult task to be done – she gets involved with multiple handsome men with various motives as she starts to unfold the mystery of the strange circumstances, puzzling her lost memories piece by piece as the time progresses.
4. Dance with Devils
Genres: reverse harem, supernatural romance, demons, vampire, shoujo
Description: Ritsuka Tachibana, the main heroine could be considered a perfect student so she is naturally shocked when she gets summoned by the student council which depictures her as a troublemaker.
The events take a quick turn afterward, dragging unsuspecting Ritsuka into a dangerous world of vampires and devils who compete with each other, searching for a forbidden item with tremendous power, granting them to rule the world.
As the title might have already revealed, Ritsuka is the center of attention for the handsome student council members ♥‿♥.
3. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)
Genres: reverse harem, romance, comedy, school, shoujo
Description: The story centers around a high-schooler Kae Serinuma, who is a very nice person with a passion for anime and manga, mainly when it comes to yaoi. This obsession with yaoi makes Kae fantasize about her male classmates engaging in yaoi activities. Kae might be kind and wonderful but she is overweight and thus males don’t really pay much attention to her in a romantic way.
One day, Kae witnesses the death of her favorite anime character which makes her experience utter sadness and she falls into depression. For the next week, Kae does not attend the school and does not consume any meals either. Fast forward one week, Kae ends up being a completely different person when it comes to looks – she is now having the figure of every girl’s dreams and is also beautiful when it comes to face traits.
Naturally, after the transition from an overweight girl into a number one class beauty, she finds herself surrounded by four attractive boys attending her school. It has one catch though – Kae would rather see them engaging in a romance between each other instead of wanting to spend time with her.
2. Diabolik Lovers
Genres: reverse harem, supernatural, vampire, school, shoujo
Description: The story focuses on a little, innocent looking blonde girl named Yui who is under weird circumstances forced to live in a house with 6 boys, who are… a little weird. Soon she will find out a secret – all of them all vampires with lust for her delicious blood.
Related: 7 Anime Like Diabolik Lovers (2019)
1. Kamisama Hajimemashita
Genres: supernatural, comedy, romance, fantasy, demons, shoujo
Description: This is one of my most favored anime ever. This anime is perfect in every aspect for a romantic soul – it’s not oversweet and the relationship between main characters develops slowly, but not too slow so you won’t be bored to death.
The main heroine named Nanami Nonozomo is a “normal” high schooler except the fact that her father ran away because of his gambling debts and Nanami had to leave her house because of eviction (basically homeless).
After saving a man named Mikage who was chased by a dog and ended up hanging on a tree, she receives a kiss on her forehead from Mikage who also offers her to stay in his house instead of him. Nanami is homeless so she accepts the offer, not realizing that Mikage bestowed upon her a mark of Deity.
Nanami soon finds out that she will live with a familiar, an attractive fox yokai Tomoe and also keepers of the shrine. Nanami becomes the Earth God and works hard to fit into her new role whilst trying to live a normal high school life.