Harem Romantic Comedies (or Reverse-Harem)
This is just a question that popped up that I'm curious about. How many harem romance/comedies are out there? Can anyone list out the common ones and not-so-common ones?
Definition of harem: Manga/anime series in which there is a male character surrounded by 3 or more love interests, whose relationships with the male character are the primary focus of the series. Different from series that have only 2 strong love interests (which are love-triangle series, eg. Kimagure Orange Road, Maison Ikkoku, Absolute Boyfriend), or series that feature many relationships between the ensemble cast (eg. School Rumble, Ranma 1/2).
(Reverse-harem series basically reverse the genders.)
The ones I can think of are:
- Ichigo 100%
- Love Hina
- Ai Yori Aoshi
- Suzuka (mainly in manga, rather than anime)
- Mahoraba (if you count all the different personalities as different characters)
- Open Sesame
- Gacha Gacha (both series)
- Mahou Sensei Negima
- Ai Ga Tomaranai (a.k.a. A.I. Love You)
- Love & Collage
- Pretty Face
- Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
- Da Capo
- Nagasarete Airantou
- True Tears
- Ouran High School Host Club
- Hot Gimmick
- Fruits Basket?
- Perfect Girl Evolution?
(It seems that most shoujo series stick to the love-triangle formula rather than going to 3 or more...)
Can anyone think of any more? And does anyone want to make speculations on why there seems to be such a wide disparity between the numbers catering to male versus female audiences?