Here is a list of the top 25+ best reverse harem anime that you should check out. This carefully curated list has all of the worthy reverse harem anime included for you to choose from.
If you are new to reverse harem let me just spell it out for you. It is a genre where the female protagonist is typically surrounded by two or more men. Often you can find romance budding between them.
Love charming men who can sweep you off your feet? Get ready to treat yourself!
Best Reverse Harem Anime
28. Diabolik Lovers
Yui Komori is a normal girl who, at the behest of her father is forced to live at a secluded mansion. Unknown to her, the mansion is holding a dark secret. Here she meets six sadistic and blood-thirsty vampire brothers each more sadistic than the other. Is Komori all set to become the sweet food for the attractive hot vampires? How is she going to survive in this horrific place and find out the truth about why was she even sent to live here?
If you are looking to delve into the world of sadistic and dark twisted reverse harem anime then you might like to watch this anime. With the anime targeting girls, of course, you are sure to find appealing male characters. I really do like the art in this series with the exquisite mansion and aristocratic characters perfectly portraying the vampire roles. Albeit, that is almost the only plus point for this anime. The plot progression is almost non-existent, well not until you reach the last few episodes where the main lead really ends up in a very hopeless situation with no way of escaping.
27. Bonjour♪Koiaji Pâtisserie
Harboring a strong desire to become a pastry chef, Sayuri Haruna enrolls at Fleurir Confectionary Academy. Here she will find herself surrounded by delicious sweets and charming love interests. Will she be able to make her dream become a reality or will she get swept away by the chocolatey feelings of love?
Sweets and handsome chefs – Isn’t this going to be a perfect combination for a delicious romance? This reverse harem series with sugary romance and charming male leads will give you lovely-dovely feelings throughout the entire run of this fast-paced series. I only have a few complaints about this anime. Firstly, it left me a little unsatisfied in the romance area. There was really a lot that could have been done in this aspect. Secondly, I think the episodes should have been way longer format-wise, but that’s not so and that is fine I guess. Overall this is series good for binge-watching as well as for people looking for a light-hearted anime.
One day, a young lady faints at her workplace. When she finally wakes up, she realizes that she had lost all her memories as much as to not having a clue of her name as well! Soon she meets Orion, a spirit who tells her that it is because of him that she is now suffering from this plight. But, he vows to protect her until she regains her memories. Follow the journey of our female lead as her band of bishounen, do their best in helping her recover her memories all the while dealing with the mysteries and strange things that keep happening to them!
Are you a lonely young lady who is in need of attention from an attractive guy? Wish to experience a romantic love life with many bishounen? Well, you have found the best reverse harem series which can fulfill your desires. With appealing characters, awesome music and contradicting but interesting plot, the series is good for a try if you can ignore the no-name MC with a game like personality. (the weirdest part for me was the whole set up with a no-name MC for the series)
25. Arcana Famiglia
The story is set in the Regalo island. Here resides the Arcana Famiglia, the protectors of the island against any danger that might fall on them. The contracts with the mysterious tarot cards grant the members of this family the ability to manifest amazing supernatural powers. The papa or the head of this group, wishing to retire, decides to hold duello, a grand challenge for the Arcana users. The winner of this battle-challenge will get to be the next head of Arcana Famiglia and also be marrying Falicita, the daughter of the current head. Enraged by this, the strong-willed Felicità decides to enter the competition herself. Will she be able to carve out her own destiny as the competitors battle for her heart?
The series which had the potential of becoming one of best reverse harem anime out there. As it starts off with a bang of action, superpowers, and an amazing plot but due to the excessive character intro and fillers the series lost its charm which I am sure disappointed many. Even though if one can ignore the slow pacing and some extra fillers then the show can become good enough to watch and maybe enjoy too.
24. Meiji Tokyo Renka
Otherwise an ordinary high school girl, Mei Ayazuki suddenly finds herself transported to the Meiji period by the self-proclaimed magician, Charlie. Strangely it is a period where the existence of the ghost is not just a myth. Ayazuki is then led by Charlie to Rokumeikan where she meets some of the popular historical figures of that era. They discover that she possesses the power to see the ghosts, which is a rare skill. Because she has this power, her fate intervenes along with the lives of these handsome man. Moreover, she begins to develop romantic feelings towards them. Will she be able to return? Or will her heart hold her back? And so begins the story of a girl that transcends through time and space.
If you like time-traveling anime, and handsome boys then you surely gotta give this anime a try. The series has a fine rhythm with good humor and romance. The ambient music and different EDs of the anime are pretty wonderful too.
23. Brothers Conflict
The series follows the story of Ema Hinata who has always been alone since she was the only child. But it all changes one day. Her father, a famous adventurer falls in love and remarries. As a result, Ema now has to move into the Sunrise residence. Here she will be living along with her 13 step-siblings, all males. She is extremely delighted to be a part of a big family and continues to immerse herself in the lively large family and finally feels safe and content. Ema finds that each of her brothers has their own unique personality and that it is not just family love that grows between them. Which brother will end up stealing her heart?
It does live up to its reverse harem theme where the protagonist gets to have a romantic moment with the various love interest of the series. Bring its inclination toward familial romance, which if you can ignore, you are good to pick this anime.
22. Dance with Devils
The life Ritsuka Tachibana has always know turns upside down when her mother gets kidnapped. Even before this, she was greatly confused as to why the all-male student council is treating her as a troublemaker. Soon she finds herself drawn into the world of vampires and devils. She is chased by both of these groups as she is key to finding the ‘grimoire’- an item that grants its owner the power to rule the world. When even her brother who returns from overseas seems to be hiding secrets, she starts to feel lost. With many mysteries and secrets surrounding her, she now questions if can she ever trust anyone in this dark musical tale, all while the handsome and dangerous members of the student council compete for her attention.
The plot of this series has more depth than the usual and coupled with the attractive art and great music, this reverse harem anime is quite an interesting watch. The series progresses through the main story with fine pacing. You are sure to enjoy this series but just don’t expect too much romance right from the beginning.
21. Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys
Hinako Nakayama has always lived in the orphanages, never knowing about her family. One day, she meets Hikaru who claims to be her twin brother. He tells her that they are the children of the powerful yakuza family.
He requests her to switch places with him at the Shishiku Academy- an all-boys school overrun with the nation’s toughest delinquents. Now it is up to Hinako to save her brother. Is this her destined path to becoming the top boss of the academy where she is also going to find romance?
Looking for a fun and bright reverse harem series, where the female protagonist is not your typical clumsy and blushing type girl? Hinako is a good-natured girl who has the strength to beat up delinquents. The art style and music have worked out great and the short and fast-paced scenes of the anime are exciting.
20. Hiiro no Kakera
Gods and ghosts are only a myth, right? Well, that has been Tamaki Kasuga belief all her life so far. This belief changes when she goes to live with her grandmother in the remote village of kifumura. Immediately upon her arrival, Kasuga is attacked by strange creatures. She is soon informed that she is to become the next tamayori princess, a role passed down from generations. As a tamayori princess, with the power in her blood, she has the responsibility to keep the ghosts and demons sealed away so that they can not wreak havoc on the world. Now with the help of her five handsome guardians, Kasuga will have to try her best to survive through many perils that will befall upon them.
The anime brings out many fangirling moments with each of the beautifully drawn bishounen. The story has a potential and can show good character development but it does not and that is disappointing. As the background of these male characters is not given much depth, the anime feels lacking. This series could have otherwise easily been one of the best reverse harem anime.
19. Koisuru Tenshi Angelique: Kokoro no Mezameru Toki
The series is set in the Divine bird galaxy. A young girl named Ange is summoned to the sacred lands and is chosen to be the Legendary Etoile. Her mission is to save the newly-born Cosmos of the holy beast as it has fallen into crisis. With the support of her nine perfect guardians, Ange will undertake this journey to save the Cosmos as she faces her past and as her relationship with each of her guardians grows.
This is the perfect angelique spin-off with an amazing plotline, good character intro, and progression. This reverse harem anime is glossed with light-hearted romance and embarrassing moments which makes it really enjoying to watch.
18. Neo Angelique Abyss
The attacks from the monstrous Thanatos has been rapidly increasing everywhere whereas our young protagonist is still living out her life peacefully at her school. One day, two male purifiers show up in front of her. Their reason, because they want to convince Angelique to use her power as a purifier who has the power to exterminate the Thanatos. While Angelique is still undecided about this, Thanatos appears in her school endangering everyone there. As the two purifiers, Nyx and Rayne try to kill it, they, unfortunately, end up falling to take down Thanatos. With this, the desire to save everyone and the power hidden in Angelique awakens. She is now the only female purifier in the land of Arcadia, and will be known as ‘Queen’s egg’.
Want to watch an overly-cute series with many bishounen mixed in? You might want to give this series reverse harem anime a try. The unique characters and decent voice actors will make you get hooked to the series. However, you are likely to be disappointed if you are expecting a lot of romance.
17. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Hachiyou Shou
Harukanaru Toki series takes place in the land of kyou. On the way to school one day, a demon pulls Akane and her two friends into another world, where Akane becomes the priestess of the Dragon God. Now it is up to Akane and her 8 male guardians, each endowed with the dragon jewel to save their land from the evil clutches of the wicked demon.
If you liked the anime Fushigi Yuugi and Inuyasha then I am sure you will also be quite favorable towards this series. With deep a plotline, unique characters, and incredibly catchy melodies, Harukanaru Toki is sure to make you want to watch it till the end. Though the only thing to keep in mind is that don’t have expectations comparable to the series similar to this plot, because that would just ruin your enjoyment.
16. Koisuru Tenshi Angelique: Kagayaki no Ashita
Ange finds herself stranded in the Seijuu universe with no way back to her home in the Shinchou universe. She beings to feel disappointment for not knowing why she is trapped here. However, after she was able to talk with the guardians of the Shinchou universe, she decides on her new mission. And that is to rescue the Queen of the Seijjuu universe who is being held imprisoned by the spirit of Sacrea. But for that, she needs to find the nine guardians and get them to help her. Will she be able to convince these men to leave their own life to become the guardians of Seijuu universe?
This is the second season of the Angelique spin-off series. The events of this anime continue after the conclusion of the first season. With a lot more action and bright animation, the series become quite enjoyable.
15. Magic-Kyun! Renaissance
Welcome to a world where art is magic. In this world, people who can bring-out such magic from their art are called Artistas. The series follows the life of Kohana Aigasaki as she enrolls in the Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School. She aims to emulate her mother by doing the flower arrangement magic art. Kohana is chosen among the planning committee for the upcoming Hoshinomori Summer Cultural Festa. Here she will be spending her school life romancing six other Artistas boys and will also do her best to convince them that life is worth enjoying.
The shiny and entertaining story, albeit a bit of cliche, hides a secret spike of excitement which makes for an enjoyable watch. If you are going to watch this series then be sure to watch it till the end as there is an interesting plot twist awaits.
14. Kamigami no Asobi
Yui Kusanagi, a young high school girl, is suddenly transported to a floating land in the realm of Gods which was created by Zeus, the commanding king of all Gods. Zeus gives her the mission which is to teach the Gods trapped along with her about the human heart. Over the years, the distance between humans and these Gods has been growing apart. These young handsome Gods have lost their ability to empathize with the humans. Now it is up to Yui, whether she will be able to teach these unwilling Gods about humanity and graduate from this forbidden place or end up getting trapped here forever.
That feeling when you wish for your favorite anime character to be real, you will definitely get it from this anime. Each love interest is so mesmerizing that you can’t stop from fangirling. Honestly, I got quite attached to the heavenly appearance of Apollon in his God form. The series has a unique story. And the attractive characters are a huge plus for this anime but the series is not so full in the romance area. All in all, if you want to watch a fluffy reverse harem anime then this is for you.
13. Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%
The series follows Haruka Nanami as she enrolls into the Saotome Academy, a very popular vocational school for performing arts. It is her strong aspiration to compose songs for her beloved ideal, Ichinose. Little did she know that one has to strive very hard at this academy. The intense competition acts as a barrier to her dream. On one fateful night, she finds a man standing under the moonlight and surprisingly finds him familiar.
This is a typical reverse harem series with a decent plot. Here, you will come across plenty of handsome male characters. And this series is all about music so if you love to listen to music, this anime has some really amazing songs for you, which also aptly portray the passionate feelings of the character’s heart.
12. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda
Kae Serinuma is a chubby high school girl and an avid fujoshi. The death of her favorite anime character makes her very depressed. Consequently, this results in her weight loss and turning her into a perfect Bishoujo. Now that Serinuma has become an attractive girl, how is she going to deal with constant attention and love-opportunities, even while being a passionate fujoshi fanatic?
The female protagonist has very beautiful looks coupled with a unique personality, especially if you compare her to characters from the other reverse harem series. This is kind of rare. I found Serinuma to be able to outshine the other character in this series. This is an anime where you experience a mix of reverse harem and yuri moments and a bit of yaoi as well. This series is sure for you to enjoy if you love those genres.
11. Tenshi Na Konamaiki
Tenshi Na Konamaiki is a show about a beautiful 15 years old girl Megumi Amatsuki. Her admirers’ fondly call her with her nickname, Angel. However, she claims that she was once a boy and a genie from a magic book tricked her. The genie granted Megumi’s wish of becoming the manliest man backward and turned him into a girl. Follow Megumi and her love interest, as they go around in search for the trickster genie.
What is it to be a man? What is it to be a woman? How do we decide on the gender of our heart?
I love the issues this series brings up on gender. Megumi struggles with her identity. We are intrigued by this question on gender, which is overall the main theme is this story. Every episode is interesting and you will find a mix of action, comedy, and undertones of romance. This makes the series a really interesting and fun watch.
10. Fushigi Yuugi
Miaka Yuuki and her friend Yui Hongo decide to visit the national library. In the library, while roaming around, they stumble across a mysterious book. This book magically transports them into its world set in ancient China ” the universe of four Gods”. Miaka now finds herself with the responsibility of becoming the priestess of Suzaku. Moreover, she has to find all her celestial warriors as part of summoning Suzaku in order to make three wishes. However, the enemy nation of the God Seiryuu and her best friend Yui standing against her. Will she be able to accomplish her mission?
As the popular saying goes ‘do not judge the book from its cover’ Fushigi Yuugi is a perfect example for this. Being a pioneer of the reverse harem genre, this old classic reverse harem anime is definitely a much watch. This series is a complete entertainment package as you will find action, comedy, romance, fantasy, and adventure all in one go. As you continue to watch the series, I am sure that the plot and the characters will certainly grow on you.
09. Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Set after the conclusion of Hakuouki, Chizuru and the Shinsengumi are forced to flee toward Edo. With the absence of their commander, Vice-commander Toshizou Hijikata steps up as the acting commander. However, Hijikata is not only struggling with his new leadership duties but also to deal with a newfound bloodlust which is severely affecting his subordinates. Their commander returns with the orders from that Emperor that they have to defend the castle. And now Shinsengumi and Chizuru even while being in the heart of the war, will have to do their best to find Chizuru’s missing father and they also stay alive until the war comes to end.
This reverse harem anime is full of war drama with a pinch of romance. So if you are looking for a lighthearted and comedy filled series then I don’t recommend watching this series. With deep ancient plot and war overtones, this anime is a really unique one among the reverse harem anime.
08. Fruits Basket
Upon losing her mother, 16 years old girl Tooru now has to move in with her Grandfather. However, due to the renovation work taking place at her grandfather’s house she finds it difficult to live with him. Therefore, intending to not worry her family and friends she decides to live in a tent. One day, after coming back from school, she finds her tent buried under a landslide. While consumed in desperation, she meets the Souma family who has come to check out her situation. When they understand her situation, they offer her to stay at their home until her grandfather’s house renovation is complete.
Upon arriving at their home, she soon learns about the secret the Souma family was hiding. The family was cursed long ago and according to it, if the members of the Souma family are hugged by someone of the opposite gender then they will transform in the certain zodiac animal. With such a dark secret will Tooru’s kindhearted yet resilient nature be able to handle the secret and keep it within Souma household? Will she be able to win their trust and prove to them that not everyone is bad in the world?
The series focuses on character development and the nature of humans. It deals with how one should be satisfied with their own beauty and not be jealous of others. Moreover, with all comedy, angst, bishounen, and romance that you will experience through this reverse harem anime, you will be entertained.
07. Hana Yori Dango
Tsukushi Makino enrolls in Eiktoku High School, a school for the high society where she really didn’t want to go if not for her parent’s insistence. Now she only wants to spend her time there remaining unnoticed. But it all changes one day when her only real friend in the school accidentally incurs the rath of the F4- a gang of four super rich students. When Makino tries to save her she is served with a red card. This is the F4’s way of ‘ declaration of war’.
But Makino, with her not-backing-down attitude, goes on to fight back and subsequently even befriends the F4. She learns that they are all not quite so bad as she initially thought them to be.
Hana Yori Dango or ‘Boys Over Flower’ is has been a very popular manga since its release. It has been adapted into an anime and Kdrama which I am sure the fans of Kdrama know very well about. You will get to experience a wide range of emotions throughout the series. With a strong protagonist and four handsome bishounen, you are in for quite a sweet treat if you are to check this reverse harem series out.
06. Hanasakeru Seishounen
Due to her being the daughter of Harry Burnsworth, a very influential and respected industrial Kajika Burnsworth, she finds herself in grave danger. In the past when there was a threat to Kajika’s life, it led to the death of her mother who was trying to protect her. As a result of this incident, Harry sends her away to an isolated island. Here she lives along with the island’s native and is accompanied by her caretaker, a white Leopard and a boy named Li Ren Fang.
When Kajika turns 14, she returns to her father’s side. But what now awaits for her here is the game of finding her ideal husband. Most puzzling of all, she has to find them without any other information except that they all possess irresistible brilliance and charm.
This anime is a standing example that reverse harem anime isn’t just all about romance. Don’t be fooled by the ‘game of match-making’ as what you will find much more than that. The sub-genres’ such as political, action, and drama are all glossed in this series perfectly well. The story has a nice pace and has intriguing plot twists that await you if you decide to give this anime a try.
05. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Sunako suffers trauma from middle school when she was called ugly by her crush. Since then she turned into an introvert girl. Now a horror fanatic who locks her self in a room and nosebleeds every time she sees any beautiful being, she surely has changed. Her aunt, worried about her niece’s life comes up with an idea. She rents out her house for rent free to four handsome guys on the condition that they have to transform the crazy niece of the landlady into a proper lady.
If you are looking for a reverse harem anime which will make you chuckle every so often, then check out Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge aka The Wallflower. Even though you might a little disappointed with the art and character development but with the plot filled to the brim with comedy and it is worth a try.
04. Saiunkoku Monogatari
Kou Shuurei is the only child of an old influential family but they have fallen on hard times. Shuurei does many odd jobs such as teaching young kids or playing live music at the restaurant so that she can provide a suitable life for her family. One day, she is visited by the emperor’s grand advisor and he proposes an offer to her that will make her family live in safety and comfort. The new emperor of Saiunkoku is lazy and uninterested in running his country. To make the emperor a better ruler, Shuurei is to become the concubine of the emperor. Believing that the emperor is uninterested in the females she thought that her mission would go smoothly. But soon she is in for a surprise.
Follow Shuurei as she strives to do her best in transforming the emperor into the ruler whom everyone will admire along with her dream of being a court official.
Saiunkoku Monogatari is one rare anime that portrays how women can make a huge difference in society. Moreover, you will also get to see amazing character development and intrigue depth in the story which will make you want to watch it until the end.
03. Kamisama Hajimemashita
The series follows the story of Nanami Momozono who becomes homeless and alone when she loses her house failing to pay for her absentee father’s enormous debt. While she was wallowing in her helplessness, she comes across a dog chasing a man and saves him. After listening to her sorry story the man offers her to live at his home in gratitude. However, soon she comes to know that this man is a God of a run-down shrine. Soon, she is greeted with supernatural things that will change her life forever.
Follow Nanami and her familiar Tomoe as the two transverse the path of Godhood together. Together they will be dealing with new threats and also develop feelings for each other.
Kamisama kiss, the English title is what most of us know this series by. The anime’s relaxing way of presenting romance mixed with comedy makes this series a good watch. The strange duo of Nanami and Tomoe are sure to entertain you. The presence of other bishounen characters in the mix makes this anime a very cute supernatural series. The opening song for this anime is absolutely cute, give it a try.
02. Akatsuki no Yona
This coming-of-age series follows the story of Princess Yona. She is your typical princess whose only worries are if the color of hair suits her or if she can marry her crush. But all this comes to change with the betrayal from her cousin, Su-won and with the murder of her father, the emperor. She escapes the palace with Son Hak, her bodyguard and childhood friend as the only company, and she begins her adventurous journey. Follow Yona as she strives to save the kingdom from its adverse conditions and reclaim her right to the throne.
Yona is one such protagonist whom you will absolutely adore as she transforms from a spoiled princess to a strong woman. Her unique character and spirit will motivate you to watch this reverse harem series to the end. And with the presence of other attractive male characters and with the overall amazing plot, you are in for a treat.
01. Ouran High School 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.
The anime is the best among all of the other reverse harem series. The anime does not make use of any unnecessary fillers. Also, the dedication to the details is really appreciable. With interesting plotline, excellent voice actors, perfect character intro, and progress with plenty of comedy its a must watch anime.
With this, I conclude the list. What do you think about these reverse harem anime? So, which one would pick up? Do comment on your preference below.
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