It’s not fair that all the fun and options in harem-themed anime are reserved for men. And that’s where the reverse harem genre comes in, it is typically created solely for the female audience. To be honest, sometimes these are more fun to watch than the typical harem anime these days, with less pandering to the ecchi-oriented audience. So, here are some of The Best Reverse Harem Anime!
10. Kiss Him, Not Me
Kae Serinuma is a sweet second-year high school student who loves anime. Her obsession with BL, or Boy’s Love, is a little-known fact about her. Serinuma can’t help but fantasize about her male classmates falling in love and fantasizing about them together. Serinuma, on the other hand, is well-known for being noticeably overweight.
Serinuma witnesses the death of her most beloved character while watching her favorite show one day. She is so depressed that she can’t even eat her meals, let alone go to school. She eventually recovers after a week. But now she has an unusual quality about her—during the time she refused to leave her room, she lost a significant amount of weight and has become strikingly beautiful!
She is now the center of attention for four boys she has always known at her school, catching the attention of everyone who sees her. Though they all want to spend time with her, Serinuma would prefer they spend it falling in love with each other. How will Serinuma deal with the four boys who are interested in her BL-obsessed self?
9. Uta no Prince Sama
Haruka Nanami, a young composer from the countryside, aspires to compose music for her idol, Hayato Ichinose. She enrols in Saotome Academy, a prestigious vocational school for the performing arts, determined to achieve her goal.
Haruka quickly discovers that everyone on staff, including the headmaster, is either an idol, a composer, or a poet. To top it all off, she is surrounded by incredibly talented future idols and composers, and competition among students is fierce; with the possibility of being recruited by the Shining Agency upon graduation, the stakes are extremely high. As she strives to achieve her goal at the academy, a series of events leads Haruka to a mysterious man standing in the moonlight, and he appears to be familiar…
8. Dance with Devils
Ritsuka Tachibana has always been a good student, so she is taken aback when the student council summons her for breaking school rules. The student council, led by Rem Kaginuki and including Urie Sogami, Shiki Natsumezaka, and Mage Nanashiro, attempts to question her, but it soon becomes clear that they have ulterior motives. However, Ritsuka’s misfortune is just getting started. Ritsuka’s life is turned upside down when her mother is kidnapped, and she is drawn into a battle for supremacy between vampires and devils. Both groups are looking for the “Grimoire,” a forbidden item that grants its owner the ability to rule the world, and Ritsuka is somehow linked to this strange artifact.
Ritsuka’s protective brother Lindo’s return from overseas gives her hope that life will return to normal. But even her sibling has dark secrets of his own. Ritsuka begins to wonder who she can trust and whether she can ignore her growing attraction to the devilishly attractive student council members.
“The World” is a peace-making entity in the future. Though no one knows where it is, it has been watching over Earth for so long that war has become a myth. The task of the airship Norn is to deliver nine ability users to The World.
Norn departs after collecting the last person. Eight men and three women are onboard, including Koharu, who has finally escaped her loneliness and despises her destructive power; Mikoto Kuga, born into a noble family, who uses her barrier skill to protect the Norn and those it carries; and Nanami Shiranui, whose ability only causes pain and who wishes to die for a past sin she has committed. When passengers realize there are too many people onboard, suspicions arise among them.
While they try to figure out who has snuck aboard, the ship is attacked by an unknown assailant who is determined to halt the Norn’s progress at any cost. Questions arise as a result of this chaos: why were they given powers, and what must they do once they reach The World?
6. Fruits Basket
Tooru Honda has always been fascinated by the Chinese Zodiac story that her beloved mother told her when she was a child. However, a sudden family tragedy alters her life, and subsequent events leave her completely alone. Tooru is now forced to live in a tent, but she has no idea that her temporary residence is on the private property of the prestigious Souma family. She meets Shigure, an older Souma cousin, and Yuki, the “prince” of her school one day after stumbling upon their home. Tooru explains that she lives nearby, but when the Soumas see her walking back to her tent one night, they discover her well-kept secret of being homeless.
Things are looking up for Tooru after they offer to take her in after hearing about her situation. Soon after, however, she becomes embroiled in a fight between Yuki and his fiery cousin, Kyou. While attempting to stop them, she discovers that the Souma family has their own well-kept secret: whenever they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex, they transform into the Chinese Zodiac animals.
Tooru will discover that living with the Soumas is an unexpected adventure filled with laughter and romance as a result of this new revelation.
5. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a bright young lady who has just started at the prestigious Ouran Academy. She comes across an apparently unused music room one day while looking for a quiet and peaceful place to study. Haruhi is greeted by members of the well-known Host Club, a club in which attractive boys entertain girls from all over the school. However, when Tamaki Suou, the club’s founder and president, startles the bright scholarship student, she inadvertently breaks an expensive vase.
With repayment looking difficult for Haruhi, the Host Club members devise the ideal solution: work for the club and eventually become a Host herself! Haruhi, who is mistaken for a boy by her peers, is forced to entertain various female students while dealing with the extravagant personalities of her fellow Hosts.
4. Kamisama Kiss
Nanami Momozono, a high schooler, has been having a lot of problems lately, starting with her absentee father being in so much debt that they have lost everything. She comes across a man being harassed by a dog while downtrodden and homeless. She explains her situation after assisting him, and to her surprise, he offers her his home in gratitude. When she discovers that said home is a rundown shrine, she attempts to flee but is apprehended by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They mistake her for the man Nanami rescued, Mikage, the shrine’s land god. Tomoe leaves abruptly, refusing to serve a human after realizing Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god.
Rather than returning to the streets, Nanami devotes herself to her divine responsibilities. But if she is to keep things running smoothly, she will need the assistance of a certain fiery fox. In her bumbling attempt to track down Tomoe, she gets herself into trouble and ends up signing a contract with him. Now, as god and familiar, the two must travel the path of godhood together; however, it will not be easy, as new threats emerge in the form of a youkai who wants to devour the girl, a snake who wants to marry her, and Nanami’s own unexpected feelings for her new familiar.
3. Yona of the Dawn
The kingdom of Kouka is blessed with a lovely princess whose childlike innocence enchants everyone who meets her. Yona, as she is known, has grown up in the royal palace, safe from any danger that may come her way. All good things, however, must come to an end.
Yona’s perfect world is shattered when a heinous act of treason threatens to erase everything she cherishes, including her birthright as Princess of Kouka. She is forced to flee the palace because she has no one to trust but her childhood friend and loyal bodyguard Son Hak.
Yona realizes that her kingdom is no longer the safe haven it once was when she is faced with the perils of surviving in the wild with a target on her back.
Yona vows to do everything in her power to overcome her naivety and become strong enough to crush her enemies. With Hak by her side, she must piece together the shattered remains of an ancient legend that may hold the key to reclaiming her kingdom from those who plotted to steal it from her.
2. Romantic Killer
When gamer Anzu is transported to a world full of hot guys (not literally), she feels as if she is in a dream…someone else’s dream!
Anzu Hoshino, a high school student, has a wonderful life. Every day, she plays video games, eats junk food, and pets her adored cat. But her blissful existence is shattered when a magical creature transports her to an alternate reality devoid of her favorite things. She’s now stuck with hot guys instead! How is she going to survive in such a horrible world?!
Anzu must participate in this alternate reality in order to return to her normal life, so she begrudgingly befriends Tsukasa Kazuki. And He just happens to be one of the hottest and most popular guys at school, and to make matters worse, she realizes that he might not even be a bad person!
This is one of the best anime airing this season, the main character has a very interesting personality and the anime itself is funny as hell. Highly recommended.
1. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
Most people would prefer to be the protagonist of an adventure-filled world, whether in a game or in another world. Unfortunately, one particular girl is not so fortunate. As she recalls her previous life, she realizes she was reborn in the world of Fortune Lover, one of the games she used to play.
Unfortunately, the character she was reincarnated into—Catarina Claes—is the game’s main antagonist, facing miserable death in every ending. She uses her extensive knowledge of the game to free herself from the bonds of this cursed destiny.
This will not be an easy task, especially since she must be cautious not to set off death alarms that will hasten the impending doom she is attempting to avoid. Nonetheless, she strives as the villainess rather than the heroine to effect change in the lives of those around her.
I’m gonna be real with y’all, I only started watching this anime ’cause it was an isekai, and I didn’t expect it to be any good either. Boy was I wrong, nobody likes dense protagonists and that’s a fact except in this anime, it’s actually my favorite part. The protagonist is stupidly lovable, the side characters have really interesting personalities, and the way the characters interact with each other is really fun to watch.
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! is a funny harem that polishes the reputation of the isekai genre and it’s really relaxing to watch.
That was it for the list, let us know what’s your favorite anime from this list in the comments below.
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