There aren’t many sub-genres in the reverse harem genre, but there is one one commonality. An ordinary girl suddenly discovers that she has some particular quality that sets her apart from the rest of the characters in the story. Attracts a large group of men who end up shielding her from harm. In the grand scheme of things, it’s nothing to be concerned about. Let us know in the comments below if you’d like to see more anime about girls who get their own private army of handsome men.
1. Hiiro no Kakera
In the rural village of Kifumura, Tamaki Kasuga, a high school student, is being relocated to live with her grandmother. An unidentified entity attacks her upon arrival and tells her that the female members of her family are all related to the Tamayori Princess. Because of this, it is their duty to keep the spirits of the dead and gods at bay. Five guardians have been assigned to her because her duties are so dangerous.
If you are familiar with reverse harems, you have a good idea of how they work. Despite being “powerful,” the main heroine does not know how to efficiently use her powers until the right moment in the story arrives. Her harem has a lot of chances to show off their cool and sassy side.
2. Yona of the Dawn
Princess Yona is forced to flee with her childhood friend Son Hak after the betrayal of her cousin. However, she is forced to see the poverty and turmoil that make up her beloved kingdom when she leaves her palace. For now, she must travel back in time to bring her kingdom back to its former splendour.
We refer to it as a harem, but it’s nothing like Hak’s. Regardless, the Red Dragon is protected by four dragon fighters who have been granted divine powers by the dragon gods to do so. Because the Red Dragon is said to have founded Yona’s kingdom, she has authority over the reincarnating dragon warriors.
3. Kamisama Kiss
Nanami Momozono, a high school student who is homeless and in debt, thinks things are looking up when she rescues a man and he offers to let her stay at his house. Soon after her arrival, she realizes that his house is a decaying shrine. She is mistaken for the man she saved, the land god of the shrine, Mikage, as she tries to exit the shrine. A hot-tempered fox familiar has to be dealt with in order to keep Nanami’s new divine duties running smoothly after she discovers she was tricked into becoming one.
A defunct god’s snake familiar and a fox demon form this small harem, but they are still powerful allies. Everyone in this series has fallen in love with the heroine at some point, which is typical of this type of series. Kurama the Tengu could also be considered a member of her harem, but he isn’t always present.
Chizuru is looking for her father in 1864 Japan. A ronin is killed by a group of white-haired men as she travels. When the Shinsengumi show up, she sees them dispatch the attackers, but they then hold her hostage and deliberate whether to kill her. Because they know her father’s identity, they resolve to assist her find him.
In other anime, you’ve seen Shinsengumi, but you’ve never seen them as attractive as they are here. Besides the fact that it has the largest and longest-running guardian harem, there isn’t much else I can say about it.
5. Arcana Famiglia
The Arcana Famiglia, a supernaturally powerful mafia-like group, protects the island of Regalo. However, the oldest member of the group announced his retirement during his birthday party. A competition is held to select his successor. In addition, the winner’s daughter will be the bridegroom for the winner. His daughter, on the other hand, is so outraged that she chooses to join the fray as well.
Although it may not be as appropriate as some of the others, I enjoyed the way this one was twisted. A few people still support and guard her, but she’s not content to be a bride for some dude’s sake, so she also competes. It’s still a reverse harem, but it’s a great change of pace.
6. Fruits Basket
When Tooru Honda is evicted from her apartment, she decides to live in the woods with her dog in a tent she built herself. However, Yuki Souma, a classmate of hers, discovers her and invites her to move in with him. On her way to meet more family, she discovers that everyone in the Souma clan is cursed to turn into an animal from one of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs when hugged.
When Tooru helps a member of the Sohma family with their severe mental or social difficulties, and they are willing to die for her as a result, there are several Fruits Baskets to be found. You may not be able to see it, but the people she has helped often come to her defense. They aren’t exactly protectors in the classic sense because this isn’t an action anime.
7. Brave 10
While fleeing Isanami, a priestess of Izumo, the temple is destroyed and the people within are slaughtered. At Ueda Castle, she approaches Lord Yukimura Sanada, asking for his assistance after finding a masterless Iga ninja. Nonetheless, when she gets close to him, a mysterious power appears and possesses her. Yukimura conjures 10 samurai to protect her from those who would try to steal it.
On this list, there are some gorgeous historical figures in the Brave 10 series, but the majority of the characters are creative creations. Each of them has a unique ability that they can employ to shield the heroine from danger.
The step-family of Himeno Awayuki has just welcomed her into their home. As bad as things are with her stepmother and stepsisters, there are far worse things going on with the Leafe Knights. There are seven magical males who want her to join them as the Pretear, someone who can harness their talents to defend the world and its life source, Leafe, by borrowing and using them.
Anime does Snow White justice in a unique way with this remix. However, if you’re not averse to old-school animation, you’ll enjoy this series.
9. Neo Angelique Abyss
While Angelique enjoys a quiet existence at her school, Thanatos attacks are on the rise around the planet. Angelique is approached by two purifiers, people who eliminate these monsters, one day. As the first female purifier, she has the capacity to change the world. When a Thanatos shows up and begins torturing her classmates, she accepts her fate. Initially, she is apprehensive.
A frequent cliché is being the only gender of anything, therefore I’m happy that reverse harem has one as well. However, compared to one guy surrounded by a large number of females, the males in this situation are far more protective.
10. Fushigi Yuugi
Young readers Maika and Yui find themselves sucked into the pages of an old Chinese tome called The Universe of the Four Gods while on a field trip to the National Library of Japan. As Suzaku’s priestess, Maika is tasked with gathering all of his celestial warriors and calling upon him in order to grant her three wishes. However, an enemy nation manipulates her into becoming the priestess of Seiryuu, putting her at conflict with Yui.
This is a classic, but what’s noteworthy about it is that Miaka’s defenders aren’t all men in this setting. There are a few women in the group, but the most of them are men. It made me realize how little there is to see. A troop of male or female protectors typically surrounds a female heroine.
11. Sengoku Night Blood
During the reign of the Himemiko, the realm of Shinga was a calm and prosperous place. When she vanished, the warriors, now endowed with superhuman abilities, went to struggle for supremacy. Because her blood has the power to heal and enhance these men, Yuzuki is now a target for everyone in this strange new nation.
All of the legendary samurai warlords are vampires or werewolves, making it a universe that is neither like nor unlike feudal Japan. Not the creepy sort, either; I’m talking about the kind that’s extremely attractive. Everything you need to know about it comes from the fact that it’s based on an otome game. Everyone is smitten with the main character because she possesses a rare bloodline.
12. Snow White With The Red Hair
Shirayuki is a Tanbarun herbalist who leads a normal life. Although she is admired by the Prince Raji for her gorgeous red hair, he wants to make her his concubine. As a last resort, she cuts off her hair and runs away into the woods. He rescues her in Zen Wistalia, a neighboring kingdom. She sets her sights on becoming a court herbalist in Clarines in order to repay him for the rest of her life.
On this list, Shirayuki isn’t anything out of the ordinary. She’s adored by everyone. Instead of running away from a prince, she ends up charming another, who ends up being her guardian. Having the attention of a prince attracts the attention of a mercenary who was initially supposed to harass her but later becomes her protector.
13. The Twelve Kingdoms
When a mysterious man named Keiki appears before Nakajima Youko and swears his fealty, it turns out to be anything but a routine day for the high school student. A new universe opens up for Youko and her comrades as they are besieged by demons. Youko and her pals must do whatever it takes to survive in this unfamiliar and terrible land, without Keiki at their side.
Twelve Kingdoms, despite its age, has always been underappreciated. When she finds out she’s a princess, the story follows the usual pattern of people protecting the girl, but she actually develops as a character and takes on more responsibility as a result of the experience. Every female heroine on this list isn’t like that.
14. Vampire Knight
Two distinct classes exist at Cross Academy: day and night. The students in the daytime session are average, whereas those in the nighttime class are awe-inspiring. While the day students are aware that the night pupils are vampires, they don’t know that they are. This is the story of Yuuki and Zero, the night students’ guardians who keep their identity a secret. Even though Yuuki is the chairman’s adopted daughter, she enjoys spending time with her night classmate Kaname. The vampires, on the other hand, are deeply despised by Zero.
As long as they’re all in a love triangle together, Zero and Kaname will unite to protect their woman if anything ever threatens her safety. It’s mostly a lot of vampire angst and wishy-washy emotions, though.
15. Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time
devil forces Akane Motomiya and her two companions to to another realm, where they meet Tenma and Shimon. At the Dragon God’s temple, Akane is raised to the rank of Priestess and is given the ability to drive back the demons. The Dragon Priestess is protected by the Hachiyou, a group of eight men with their own special skills who swear to keep her safe.
You have every right to wonder aloud, “Is this Fushigi Yuugi?” after reading that synopsis. Even as I was viewing, I had the same reaction to what was being shown. Haruka’s newer animation, despite its lesser story, gives it an advantage over its rival.
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