I got this idea after my bantering with Crusader about Haruhi’s position in a harem. So here’s the idea… take all the characters one knows of in anime and build one’s ideal harem from it. Who does one choose? In what order does one choose it in? What would it say about one’s personality beyond, “I need a more constructive use of my free time?”
To actually limit the scope, I propose two restrictions. The first is that the harem has a limit of six characters, since most harem series have an average of six characters, and a “household meido,” invoking the standard AoMM meido clause. The second is that unless the characters are twins/triplets (count as one… can’t have twincest without a twin!), no more than one character from a series. Of course, one can just pick nothing but twins to maximize harem members, but that’s just one way of going about it. Another way, for example, if you have a death wish, maybe a harem of:
1. Higurashi’s Rena
2. Dokuro’s Dokuro
3. Shuffle’s Kaede
4. Elfen Lied’s Nyuu
5. Hare + Guu’s Guu
6. F/SN’s Sakura
And Tsukihime’s Hisui and Kohaku as the household meido. That would be Harem Won’t See Next Week.
Or maybe a different challenge example…
1. Mai Hime’s Shizuru
2. Mai Otome’s Tomoe
3. Girls Bravo’s Kozame
4. Pani Poni Dash’s Rokugo
5. Ichigo Mashimaro’s Nobue
6. Strawberry Panic’s Shizuma
And He Is My Master’s Anna as the household meido for Harem No Chance.
But, for me, it would go something like this… there’s only one choice to lead off. As Crusader pointed out, If I don’t pick this character, she’s just going to haunt me… kinda like how some idiot in one of my fantasy NBA leagues picked Tim Duncan over LBJ with the first pick, and he wondered how I mopped the floor with him.