What the fuck even is the point of harem series? Aren't most of them just romance but with an even greater chance of blueballing you?44 posts and 13 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Yeah, it SEEMS like pure wish fulfillment, but it isn't even good at that because in most shows there's only relentless teasing instead of any actual romance and the MC only ends up with one of the candidates anyway.
The only explanation I can come up with is that it's just a way to increase the appeal (and thus commercial potential) of a standard romance series by cramming it with different archetypes. Either that or anime fans just love getting teased with no real guarantee of a reward, which would explain a lot, actually.
(Also) This thread is for all the harem anime, manga, light novels/virtual novels etc. Post your Favorite Anime, Favorite Scenes, What you like about them, memes, discussion, lewds and anything in between.
Hot Take: the name of Dokyuu HxEros and Masō Gakuen HxH are trying to play on the fame of HS DxD using the LetterxLetter nameplay.
Frankly I'd like more villainess romcoms in anime, they're cute and funny and there's not enough of it to be tiresome.
>>13097>everyone calling you a pol convert
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>>5295>What the fuck even is the point of harem series? Aren't most of them just romance but with an even greater chance of blueballing you?
A plain SoL Harem is usually boring unless you spice it up with something; devils, monsters, aliens, alien-devil monsters, world-ending disasters, magic settings, sci-fi settings etc.
From a clinical and cynical point of view it's a Power Fantasy pure an simple - the guy gets the girls and becomes the hero.
However if written well it becomes an opporutnity for worldbuilding and action along with fan-service and romcom plots, which is a fun bit of escapism as long as you're not being a retard about it.