Harem, a genre where a male protagonist is surrounded by a plethora of female love interests. Harem manga has become immensely popular since the days of Tenchi Muyou, amassing a huge fan base. So we decided to make a list of best harem manga which you all can pick and enjoy.
Best Harem Manga
29. High School DxD
Issei Hyoudou is a perverted high school teenager who is quite passionate about his quest for women. The normal world he knows about, one day takes a complete turn toward something unexpected. His girlfriend Yuuma stabs him while he was out on a date with her. Revealing her identity as a fallen angel she was sent here to kill Issei because he possesses the “Sacred Gear” given to humans by the Gods.
Fortunately, Issei ends up summoning Rias Gremory, a very beautiful high-level devil who reincarnate him as her devil servant. Subsequently, Issei comes to know about the on-going war between the Angels and Devils and he is fallen in the middle of it. He then joins the Occult Research Club in his school, a headquarters for the family of Gremory and starts his life as “Devil Pawn”. Follow as Issei strives hard to create his own harem of beautiful girls while also facing through all the grave dangers that lie ahead of him.
A manga with a great combination of Shounen battle and harem element. It has extreme ecchi moments which will give any man a nosebleed. So, if you looking for action plus harem genre then you should try ‘High school DXD’.
28. Seto no Hanayome
Nagasumi is a young boy who almost drowned to death but fortunately, he is saved by a mermaid called San. However, an unexpected situation arises because of it. The mermaid law doesn’t allow any human to touch the mermaid. Therefore, now they have to marry or else they will be killed. Nagasumi and San decide to live as a couple while trying to hide San’s secret in the human world.
This harem manga has a good plot and art coupled with the unique expression of its characters. With the combination of comedy, romance, and supernatural you will have a good time reading this manga.
Hiyo Osora is quite depressed after failing the entrance exam to enroll in her desired school. Somehow, she ends up getting an acceptance letter from the SM Academy, but she didn’t even apply there! Strangely, what greeted her is an academy full of monsters. Subsequently, she encounters the head of the student council, “the Tengu demon” Kurou who says that he is her Fiance. What is the mystery behind Osora getting the Academy’s letter? Now how will she deal with all the supernatural things happening around her?
It might be a little cliche but if you are a fan of rom-com mixed with supernatural then this manga will not bore you. The plotline though having some similarity with other works is an interesting read with its own element. So get ready to enroll in the Monster Academy.
26. Ai Kora
The story of Ai Kora revolves around Hachibei who has a fetish of ‘parts love’ and his motto is “if you love the parts then you should also love the owner of those parts”. After he moves to Tokyo for his schooling, he finds a dormitory to live in. Moreover, much to his delight, the five females are living in that same residential area as him. With the females possessing what he as a parts lover worships, will Hachibei be able to keep his wits or will he end up acting upon on his urges?
This harem manga offers you an original series which is really enjoyable. The art style is also complimentary with the expressions and scenes of the manga which really enhance the beauty of the characters and the humorous aspects of this series.
25. Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai
Yuiga Nariyuki has a history of poor grades in his starting high school year. However, despite that, he decided to work hard in his third year and obtain a full college scholarship to support his destitute family. But he has an unexpected obstacle standing in his way. The headmaster of his school gives him a condition. Although these two genius female student of his grade, Furuhashi Fumino (Literature-genius) and her friend Ogata Rizu (Science-genius) are excellent in almost every subject, they both are rather mediocre in Science and literature respectively. Therefore, now he has been asked to tutor them. Will he be able to teach them properly with the girls being really poor in their desired course?
The manga is really relatable to the student’s life and had a nice mix with rom-com. This series had good potential. If it would have kept at it rather then making a mess with all the cliche romance and unnecessary harem characters, then it would have been more interesting. But in spite all of that, it still is really enjoyable too.
24. Toaru Majutsu no Index
A world where supernatural powers are a reality and exist in the form of science and magic. Espers who believe in science and the magicians who worship religion. The beliefs of both these groups create contrasting ideologies which leads to the power struggle between them for the world.
The story is set in Gakuen Toshi, a scientifically advanced city in Tokyo known for its educational institutes. Toma Kamijo is a young esper student with terrible academic records. Even though, his immeasurable power- Imagine Breaker can nullify any other powers however, it is also negating his own luck. One day, he finds a girl in white named Index hanging on his balcony. Subsequently, he learns that her mind has been implanted with a map of numerous forbidden magical books hidden secretly by the church.
With its synopsis, I am sure the series might have roused your interest. With the supernatural elements, a peculiar ability of the protagonist, and catchy art you are sure to find this harem manga enjoyable.
23. Nyan Koi!
The story is about a high school student named Junpei Kousaka who hates cats and is also extremely allergic to them. Unfortunately, the girl he has a crush on, really adore the cats. While he was returning home from his school, he kicked a can that accidentally hits the Guardian deity of cats. The angered deity then bestow upon him a curse in the form of a gift. Now, he has to grant 100 wishes of the cats or else he will be turned into a cat himself.
If you like romance, comedy, harem, and cats then this manga is definitely a worthwhile read. With fluffiness of romance and cat, what more could one ask for! The storyline is also very good and not boring at all with its intriguing artwork.
22. Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama shiteiru
The story centers around a high school boy called Kanade Amakusa who is cursed with a weird power. A type of mental power “absolute multiple-choice”- where he will see multiple quiz question in his mind and he has to choose his desired option. Moreover, the options which he decides upon will become his reality. Like one time, a quiz appeared in his mind with two option, going nude from the waist up or nude from the waist down. Due to all these absurd actions of his, he got really infamously known among the neighbors. One day, another either-or quiz pops up, a Bishoujo will fall on him or he will fall in drag. And he ends up choosing the first option.
The supernatural ability with a weird twist really made up for the hilarious part of this harem series. Check out the silliness of the characters and craziness of the plot as you read through this manga.
Raku is a high school student and a sole heir to an intimidating Yakuza family. Due to the promise from 10 years ago, he has been looking for a fated person who holds the key to his heart. Now though, he is living like a typical teenager while also crushing on a girl named Onodera.
However, his ordinary school days soon come to an end as he is forced into a relationship with the rival gang leader’s daughter, Chitoge Kirisaki to bring peace between the families.
Will love ever blossom between this unwilling couple who hated each other from the first time they met?
And what will happen when the search for the key gets complicated with more girls coming into the plot.
If you read the starting chapters of the manga, you will be really hooked in its plotline. However, as it starts progressing into more chapters after like 100+, you will find that the story has become repetitive with little to no character development and strayed away from its original decent plot. But still, the starting chapters and even the ending are good enough to read if you do pick up this manga.
20. Denpa Kyoushi
When Kagami Junichirou was in school, he was the top genius in science and even had his thesis published in a renowned science magazine “NATURE”. But eventually, he lost all of his interest when he came to college which resulted in him becoming a NEET who just watched anime and read manga while updating his blog every day.
One day, his sister, Suzune decided to make her brother scratch his NEET life and finds him a job in the same high school where he used to go. At first, he was rather reluctant to do it but later after getting experience as a teacher, he started liking this profession. Will Kagami continue as a weird teacher or will he go back to his previous lifestyle again? Find out in Denpa Kyoushi.
Although, the manga has borrowed many themes from the other existing series it has managed to turn it into something unique and interesting in the process. Each arc is illustrating different stories which make this harem manga really enjoyable to read. The only weak point the manga has is its art style, which is quite inconsistent throughout the series. But with its plot and amazing characters, it was able to surpass that lacking aspect.
19. Grisaia no Rakuen
The story unfolds after the events of Grisaia no Meikyuu. It involves Kazami Yuuji who has been detained. And suspected to be connected to the international terrorist organization that has managed to enter Japan with a very dangerous weapon.
Meanwhile, due to financial issues, the Mihama Academy might close within a month. The girls whom Yuuji has helped past year to gain their own stand now are not willing to let the man who changed their lives go without repaying him back. But what will this group of students be able to do anything against the countries and big organizations with their puny strength? And the Yuuji’s case is a lot more complicated than they originally thought. Fortunately, after getting help from a mysterious individual known as Thanatos, they might just be able to achieve their goal.
The plot sounds a lot more complicated as it has various franchise interlinked with each other. But the series will make you interested by reading it through. A unique story and mystery theme coupled with the psychological genre will make you engrossed in its universe.
18. Kyou kara Ma no Tsuku Jiyuugyou!
What will you do when your friend is getting bullied? of course, go to save him. But what if he runs away and leaving you alone to get beaten up in his place? That’s exactly what happened with Yuuri Shibuya as the bullies even dunked his head in the toilet. But somehow he ends up in another world after that. At first, he thought he was in some amusement park where people were cosplaying in the medieval getup. But the people suddenly started throwing stones at him and shouting in an alien language.
Fortunately, he is rescued by Conrad Weller and Günter von Chris. And later they take him to Blood Pledge Castle, where he learns that he is the new Maou or demon lord who will rule over ‘Shin Makoku’.
Follow the journey of Yuuri as he tries to get used to his new status as a demon lord and also deliver justice in the world of Shin Makoku.
Are you a passionate Fujoshi (BXB) and looking for great fanservice in a manga? then look no further because you have found it! This harem manga is really heavy on the Shounen Ai moments to the point of extremely cliche. The first arc of this manga is really enjoyable. But the mangaka completely focused on the Fujoshi pandering in the later arcs which really dropped its rating from better to average.
17. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
Humans thought that monsters are just mythical creatures. But they soon discovered that harpies, centaurs, catgirls, and other creatures are not merely a myth or a fantasy and now both these species have to learn to coexist with each other. Thanks to the “Cultural Exchange Between Species Act”, the coexisting might become a lot easier.
In the Government program to aid these species in assimilating with the society, they choose ‘volunteer’ humans for them to live with. One of those humans is Kurusu Kimihito and sexy snake-like lamia named Miia is chosen to live with him. Now Kimihito has to take care of her and be careful to not pursue any unwanted thoughts toward this beautiful lamia. But it might become harder to endure when a ravishing centaur and a flirtatious harpy also moves in.
You might be bored with all the girls being normal in the most harem manga but this series presents to you the harem of monster girls. The art style is really well done and a fantastic job showing itself as a comedy ecchi harem that will make you laugh and enjoy it fully.
Sawa is a young girl who enrolled in Heaven’s wing Academy just because she thought that the uniform would look cute on her. However, little she did know that this academy was previously an all-boys school. Moreover, even the head boss of the academy started disliking her on the spot, making her school life from here on out miserable. One day, the bullies threw her shoes in the water, and when she went to retrieve them she almost drowned. Surprisingly, she is saved by Ran, her biggest bully in school. And she slowly finds herself falling for him.
If you are looking for a shoujo with a happy ending and cliche plot, then Rockin’ Heaven is for you. Some matters in manga might have been left open by the mangaka. But overall, the story is quite enjoyable.
15. Trinity Seven: 7-nin no Mashotsukai
The plot revolves around Kasuga Arata who lives in a small town with his cousin and childhood friend, Kasuga Hijiri. He was living a mundane life in the town but it all changed one day with the appearance of a black sun. And he seems to be the only one who could see this phenomenon. Following the destructive event of the black sun, a magician arrives who tells him about the virtual world that he himself had created with the Grimoire, a magical item given to Arata by his cousin for the keepsake. Now, what new adventure awaits our protagonist as learns about the secret existence of the magic?
A high rated harem manga which has managed to balance the different genre of the series fantastically. Even the art of this manga is really great with beautiful girls and a detailed background. The plot might not be that unique but what it has done is enough to capture its readers.
14. Ichigo 100%
As Junpei Manaka sneaks to the roof to enjoy the sunset, he unexpectedly found a beautiful girl. Startled, she immediately escapes but Junpei was still able to catch a sight of her strawberry panties in an extremely close up shot. Follow Junpei Manaka in his quest to find that enticing girl with the only clue being those panties.
Ichigo 100% is one of the great classical harems and ecchi manga. A loser boy with beautiful girls surrounding him is a typical plot but its rather enjoyable with its likable characters and romance development. You will always be speculating about the ending and with whom the protagonist will end up with.
13. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
A humiliating traffic accident brought the life of Kazuma Sato, a video game loving freak to an untimely end. But this is not the finale for our protagonist. After his death, he is greeted with a beautiful Goddess, Agua and is given a chance to be transmigrated in another world. Moreover, he can also wish for power or anything he wants before going there. But granting him this might have been the biggest mistake this celestial has ever done. Follow Kazuma and his crazy party in their adventure in the world of magic.
The manga has your typical “another world” plot like other similar series. However, satire nature and abundant comedy in the manga makes up for what lacks in the plot. So if you would like an ‘Isekai’ genre with a comedic view then I highly recommend this series.
12. Love Hina
A hapless student, Keitarou failed to get into his desired university and has no luck when it comes to women. But he decided to not give up and strives to do his best in studying. He also volunteers to manage his Grandmother’s hotel. However, his plans might fail again when he discovers that it is an all-girl dormitory. Will Keitarou be able to accomplice his dream while also facing some serious distractions from the girls?
A great story with humorous moments that will make you laugh until you cry. You will also meet with a crazy cast of characters which are really likable and you will have an amazing time understanding their stories. And with such fine art style, Love Hina is really a masterpiece of a harem genre.
11. Hayate no Gotoku!
Hayate Ayasaki is a high school student who works hard at his part-time jobs to support his thriftless parents. And just because they ran away at the time of urgency, the heavy 150 million debt now falls on his head. One day, seeing a rich heiress at the park, Hayate approaches her with the thought of abduction. However, he ends up saving her from the other kidnappers, leading to the emerging feeling of Nagi Sanzenin for him. Nagi then offers to pay off his debt in exchange for Hayate becoming her butler. And this is how the story of a combat butler begins.
A lighthearted harem manga coupled with romance, comedy, and action. It has its shortcoming in the form of fillers. Aside from that, a good manga to pick up.
10. To LOVE-Ru
The story revolves around an unfortunate high school boy called Rito Yuuki. He had wanted to confess to his crush for long but has failed to do so many times. One day, while he agonizing over his failure in the bath, a nude mysterious girl suddenly appeared in front of him. He soon learns that her name is Lala, an alien from the planet Deviluke and he is to be her fiance.
To Love-Ru is one of the most entertaining harem manga. It consists of episodic chapters, random comedic moments, and different arcs for character development. Its art is quite decent which makes the scenes even more playful. A highly recommended manga if you are looking for an ecchi and harem genre.
09. Ranma ½
‘Spring of drowned girl’ is a place highly recommended for the martial artists to visit to hone their skills. Unfortunately, the spring is also a cursed one. And a teenage martial artist Ranma also became a victim of this curse amongst the many others. From then on, he will unexpectedly turn into a girl whenever cold water is splashed on him. However, this does not deter his father from engaging him to the daughter of his old friend. With both parties unwilling to agree to this, will engagement still take place or will they develop feelings for each other? And what will happen when more rival lovers keep on appearing?
This manga consists of a combination of related short stories which are quite humorous to read. And if you are looking for a martial arts plus comedy genre then this harem manga is really quite enjoyable and good for a pick.
08. Mahou Sensei Negima!
Recently, Negi Springfield, a 10 years old genius wizard just graduated from Merdiana Magic Academy in Wales. He has two goals in life. First of all, he wants to become the Magister Magic so that he can utilize his powers to help ordinary individuals. Second, he wants to find his father aka. Thousand Master’.
To reach his former goal, he assigned to teach English at a high school in Japan. However, what he didn’t expect was that his classroom consists of 31 girls who initially didn’t take him seriously at all. But as he started teaching there and assist them all in their troubles, slowly earning the respect from his students. One day though, Asuna Kagurazaka, a student in his class discovers his identity as a wizard. And thus began the journey of a young wizard who tries to hide his secret while confronting the magic threats from inside and outside the school. At the same time, also keeping a watchful eye for his father.
Initially, the series seemed to be another romance-comedy with harem genre but it has also managed to advance into the shounen, horror, fantasy, and action. To read this manga, the reader needs to have patience because of all its subplots and slow pacing. Aside from being a little ecchi ( a little weird considering the age of the protagonist), this harem series is a good pick.
07. Seitokai Yakuindomo
Due to the declining birth rate, Ousai Academy, an all-girl school is now being converted to co-ed. With the boys enrolling, the girls would persistently surround them. One of those boys is Tsuda Takatoshi, who applied here. However, on his first day to school, he got scolded by the student council president and the other members which made him late for class. Therefore, as an apology, the president lets him join as a vice-president of the student council. Though unwilling, he is still forced to accept. So what is the reason that the president offered him this position? Will Tsuda Takatoshi be able to handle those ‘reasons’?
If you are looking for a series with heavy dirty jokes which are really humorous then you have found it. This 4koma manga is filled with quite a lot of dirty jokes that will leave you speechless. Even though it is moderate with the ecchi genre but still, this manga is truly enjoyable with all its comedy moments.
06. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
After attending school for the whole year, Ryuu Yamada is quite bored. One day, he accidentally falls from the school stairs along with the topper student Urara Shiraishi. Surprisingly, when he wakes up, he realizes that they have switched bodies. And learns that he can swap body with anyone after kissing them. So they decide to fully take advantage of this power to improve their lives. But will they be able to hide this secret for long? And what will happen when more individuals with strange power start to appear?
A harem manga with the supernatural element in the mix and magic power that involves kiss. You can surely imagine all the harem mess it is surely gonna have from the ‘kiss power’. This manga has a decent plot, good supporting cast, and with humorous parts. But if you are not a fan of dragged up series then I would recommend reading it until the first arc only.
05. Rosario + Vampire
Aono Tsukane is an unlucky lass who has not been able to get into a high school. Finally, they are able to find a school with no entrance test. However, as soon as Aono reaches there he discovers that the school is a monster academy. Frightened he wanted to leave as soon as possible but a meeting with a beautiful girl changes his decision. Turns out this beautiful girl, Akashiya Moka is a vampire and she seemed to be drawn to his blood. As they become friends and return to the academy, he learns a no-human rule that exists here. So now Aono has to conceal his identity and also graduate from this school. But when other weird monster girls become attracted to him, will he still be able to keep his secret?
This manga is one of best supernatural harem manga amongst the various others. The story is based on acceptance, friendship, and bravery and you can also relate with the characters of this series. Still, the artwork of this manga is its biggest selling point.
04. 5-toubun no Hanayome
Fuutarou Uesugi is a poor high school student who got a temporary private tutoring job with good pay. But unexpectedly he finds that his pupils are his classmates and they are quintuplets sisters. They are all beautiful but are quite troublesome and simply hate studying which resulted in their poor grades.
Now on the verge of being getting dismissed from the school, the responsibility falls on Uesugi to make them study and score passing grades. And his first task is simply gaining the trust of the sisters. Will he be able to handle all the quirkiness of the sisters?
The mangaka has already drawn the conclusion of the series within the first chapter and now the readers are left with the guessing game. With a good cast of characters and an amazing art style, this manga can really engage you into its story. The craziness of sisters will simply leave you laughing until you cry. There might be many cliches moments but you can still expect to enjoy it fully.
03. Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Mizuki is a Japanese- American track and field star who transferred to a Japanese high school. But this is not your typical co-ed school. Just to follow her idol, the high jumper Izumi Sano she disguised herself as a boy in this all-guys high academy. And as fate would have it, she became his classmate as well as his roommate. Now, Mizuki will have to keep her secret in front of everyone with no time or place for relaxation. And she will even cause the boys around her to start feeling doubt about their own sexual orientation. Will she be able to succeed in her attempt to get close to her idol?
This shoujo harem manga has a decent plot and handles its gender bender genre quite well. The series also has few ecchi moments but they are not that extreme. Though, the slow pacing and dragged plot might just bore you too. But if you are a patient reader and would like a good story with a good ending then this manga is for you.
02. Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Known as the ‘God of conquest’, Katsuragi Keima, a high school student is able to easily capture the hearts of any dating sim girl. However, in real life, he is known as otamegane and hates all real-life girls. He thinks that three-dimensional girls are annoying and that’s not how a real girl should be like. One day, after accepting a weird message that wants him to conquer the girls, a devil girl named Elsie appears in front of him. She tells him that he now is tasked with capturing all the runaway souls that particularly like to hide in the hearts of girls. And if he refuses then he will lose his head. will Keima equipped with his dating games expertise be able to obtain the hearts of real girls?
A manga with depth in plot and great arcs which makes it really enjoyable. But the mangaka seemed to have rushed it quite a bit at the end which has really disappointed many readers. Overall though, it is a really great series with a unique story and decent character development.
01. Ouran Koukou Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student studying in the Ouran Academy, an elite academy for the students of high pedigree. One day as she was looking for a quiet place to study she stumbles upon the abandoned Third music room, where a group of six male students hosts’ gather to entertain female “clients” with sweets and tea. While she was trying to escape from the room, she accidentally breaks an 8 million yen vase. Now, she has to do menial work for the host club to pay off for the broken vase.
However, thanks to her convincingly handsome appearance and her popularity with the girls earn her the spot of becoming a member of the host club. But the boys are still in ignorance that she is actually a girl, not a boy. When they do discover what new situations will arise, find out in the Ouran High School Host club.
One of the most popular harem manga. The fillers which are quite interesting to read and do not drag the series. Also, the dedication to the details in its artwork is really appreciable. With interesting plotline, perfect character intro, and progress with plenty of comedy it is must-read manga.
So which manga is your favorite? which harem manga would you like to read? please do comment down below.
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