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Harem/romance/school anime with a good male lead?

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09-11-12, 12:43 PM

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Ok, I'm looking for two types of anime.

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A harem/romance/school life anime with a decent main (guy) character. I know it is hard to find harem anime with cool main characters, so I'll draw the line at decent. What I mean is that I don't want a young/perverted/nose-bleeding character, I want a guy who kinda knows what he's doing. I hate to mention this but a character almost like Makoto from School Days, he was a dic k but he knew what he was doing. I don't wan't a character who cheats though... plus I don't really like dramas, unless they're especially good.
Oh, and no reverse harem like Ouran Host Club. (tbh, that's an exception since it's hilarious)

Second:
A plain romance/school life anime with a COOL main character. Like Keima from The World God Only Knows or Usui from Maid-sama. Again, the guy has got to kinda know what he's doing.

Some of the obvious ones I've seen:

-The World God Only Knows
-Maid-sama
-Infinite Stratos
-Shuffle
-School Days
-Special A
-Ouran Host Club
-Vampire Knight
-Campione (check this out if you haven't seen it!!)
-Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
-Buso Renkiin (i guess it kinda falls under school romance :/ )
-Mayo Chiki
-Nodame Cantibelle
-Da Capo

Thanks!

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Please don't be one of those tards that trys to fit every genre into the Big Three (or Full Metal Alchemist)
 
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09-11-12, 1:13 PM

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Noodsnoodle said:

P.s.
Please don't be one of those tards that trys to fit every genre into the Big Three (or Full Metal Alchemist)


.... Very unnecessary...

.... Seriously? You think the lead in Mayo Chiki... nvm

Anyways..
Cool Harem lead...

Sugisaki Ken from Seitokai no Ichizon
Ikuto from Nagasarete Irantou
Michishio Nagasumi from Seto no Hanayome


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09-11-12, 1:22 PM

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AirStyles said:
Noodsnoodle said:

P.s.
Please don't be one of those tards that trys to fit every genre into the Big Three (or Full Metal Alchemist)


.... Very unnecessary...

.... Seriously? You think the lead in Mayo Chiki... nvm



No, seriously. I went on to a forum looking for romance anime and someone put Naruto. It's like, ok if you've only watched those, but come on!

Anyway, thanks for the anime, I haven't seen Nagasarete Irantou :)
 
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09-11-12, 1:24 PM

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you don't need to worry about being rec anything other than One Piece out of the big 3's here on this site ^_^
 
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09-11-12, 1:26 PM

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AirStyles said:
you don't need to worry about being rec anything other than One Piece out of the big 3's here on this site ^_^


Fair enough. Btw, The lead in Mayo Chiki is decent apart from his allergy, so thats why I put him there.
 
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09-11-12, 2:24 PM

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Good male lead... And you say school days? Derp... I am dissapoint.

Away from the bad jokes:
I guess Clannad goes in this? But there's no "big" harem in it.
Sekirei i would go too, but there's no school life.
Hm... Rosario+Vampire? It have everything you ask for + one hell of a nice stalker main :3

Edit: Both rosario and Sekire contains the famous anime nosebleed. Also the main guys are weak in the start, but it will change through the story.
Also: Sekirei is an ecchi/action anime, but worth a watch anyways :P
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O'Hai :D
 
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09-11-12, 3:23 PM

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Jeller said:
Good male lead... And you say school days? Derp... I am dissapoint.


I didn't say Makoto was a good lead, he's a dick... lol, but I gave him as an example of an anime character that CAN actually get girls, unlike some male harem leads that seem so allergic to girls, sometimes I think I might accidentally be watching a yaoi (boys love)
 
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Next time if you want recommendations we have a recommendation section all to itself if you scroll down in the forum page.
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?board=16

I suggest Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari. Hailed as one of the best harem in the industry. Main character is no wuss.
 
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09-11-12, 4:03 PM

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Thanks Tachii!

I'm watching Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari now :D

+ Thanks for the link.
 
09-11-12, 4:06 PM

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I'll repost this at the link
 
09-11-12, 4:14 PM

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I don't have any for the first rec but I got some for the second:

Sakamichi no Apollon
Kimi ni Todoke
True Tears
Itazura na Kiss
 
09-11-12, 4:27 PM

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كنت تهدر وقتك عن طريق ترجمة هذه.


mattbenz99 said:
Christians and Satanists are technically the same thing
 
09-11-12, 5:20 PM

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Chrome Shelled Regios if u want an alpha MC.
 
09-11-12, 6:01 PM

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>calls people "tards"
>posts thread in the wrong section
 
09-11-12, 6:07 PM

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I kinda hate harem animes except for the world god only knows. otherwise, harem animes kinda piss me off.
 
09-11-12, 6:55 PM

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2nd that rec for harem aspect, as well as Ai Yori Aoshi as both's MC are pretty decent.


As for plain romance with decent male characters, try any of the following:

Cross Game
Higashi no Eden(doesn't have a school setting, but does provide cast of students)
Lovely Complex
Midori no Hibi
Shakugan no Shana
Seto no Hanayome
Touch(if you don't mind old school)
 
09-11-12, 7:00 PM

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Sora no Otoshimono is the funniest Harem I've ever watched. Flying panties FTW! It has some School Life in it as well. WATCH IT!!!


Sora no Otoshimono
 
09-11-12, 9:26 PM

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For the first rec:

Baka to Test
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (not exactly a harem but there are two girls going for the main dude, you don't need to watch the main series to understand this)
 
09-11-12, 10:02 PM

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I also recommend Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari.
Also, Amagami SS and SS+
 
09-11-12, 10:35 PM

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Noodsnoodle said:

-Campione (check this out if you haven't seen it!!)


Kind of off topic, but I just wanted to say that I agree. Campione! is definitely one of the better harems out there.

As far as the recommendation... I would say Sekirei. The main character definitely isn't a pussy and he's not really perverted either. There is a lot of action too.
 
09-11-12, 11:42 PM

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Thanks everyone for the recs, keep them coming!

CLYDESDALE, I know right :D
 
09-11-12, 11:43 PM

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Deziah said:
>calls people "tards"
>posts thread in the wrong section


:S I'm new here, but not utterly stupid
 
09-12-12, 7:51 AM

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Nisemonogatari.
 
09-14-12, 8:47 AM

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Bump?
 
09-14-12, 10:37 AM

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Bump'd
 
09-14-12, 12:12 PM

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@AirStyles Where Is You Avatar From >_>

I Think I Know But >_> Don't Wanna Embarrass Myself If I Am Wrong

As For The Recommendation
The Best Harem= Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari OP Male Lead As Well As Some OP Female Lead Harem Or 100++++Female Students-Got Some Mecha-School Life-Action-Adventure ETC
 
09-14-12, 12:19 PM

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Thanks everyone :D

I've watched Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari now! Damn fine protag, though he could be a bit older and better looking >.>
 
04-02-13, 10:37 AM

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heeyy noodsnoodle,

i would recommend the following animes to u:

Chrome shelled regios
Sword art online

Hagure Yuusha no Estetica ( u will LOVE this one, strong male with harem and a little bit school )
Freezing
Rosario vampire
Hidan No aria
Sekirei ( although it doesnt fit your request completely i still recommend it to you )
Highschool DXD ( its quite echii though )


i think you will enjoy all of them!!!
 
04-03-13, 12:53 PM

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Thanks Kirrito, but i've seen all of those.

But you are right, I did enjoy all of them :D

Minus Rosarion Vamp and Freezing ;)
 
04-03-13, 1:24 PM

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Campione
im not me anymore
 
04-03-13, 1:33 PM

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Campione
im not me anymore
 
04-03-13, 4:32 PM

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Ok I'll Try...I Think I've seen a lot of harem anime but anyway, maybe I miss something (I'm going to put a lot of harem anime with "Decent" Male lead (dont expect everything like Isekai No Sekishi Monogatari which its, in fact, my favourite harem anime) I've seen and If you've already seen it just ignore it.)

Ai Yori Aoshi
Amagami SS (Omnibus, not harem, but decent watch)
Ano Natsu de Matteru (Same as Onegai Teacher, love polygon more than harem, but its ok)
Asu No Yoichi! (Cool Male lead, and Nice harem, no doubt)
Baka To Test (Not cool male lead, but funny; it has no romance, but a lot of comedy)
Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai (A really nice one, and the MC is awesome, but I guess you probably have seen it)
Chrome Shelled Reggios (Awesome, one of the best action harems ever)
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai. (If you're in distress, go watch this, but its 'kinda" bad, the MC is the most perverted ever, but he isnt a wimp)
El Hazard: The Magnificent World (I love this anime, even if its Old School)
Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku (not "the best" not bad, normal harem anime)
Hagure Yuusha No Estetica (Typical OP harem anime, I dont like it because it has no romance at all, only ecchi and action, but it's good)
Highschool DxD (Fantasy/Ecchi/Demons/harem)
Highschool of the Dead
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi ("Normal typical harem")
IS: Infinite Stratos (A good one, I like the MC)
Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (My favourite)
Kage kara Mamoru! (At first I thought he was a wimp, but see it a little, and make your mind)
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (One of the best MC's ever, but its Omnibus)
Kiss x Sis (TV) The best Ecchi Harem
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate It's really cool, but I dont like the "winner" girl.
Kurogane no Linebarrels Bad Art, but its "Op" Male, and yes its a harem.
Mashiroiro Symphony: The Color of Lovers My 2nd Favourite Harem, and the Best Romance Harem.
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse A good harem also, but Its not finished.
Oda Nobuna no Yabou Also a good harem, but more focused on a couple.
Princess Lover! Its a good harem, but if you wanna know the girl chosen you'll have to see hentai (The last ova is hentai) And I kinda hate it.
Seitokai no Ichizon More comedy and parody than anything but its really good.
Shuffle! My third favourite harem, nice male lead, and nice girls. And it has an awesome ending.
Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto Normal Harem
Sword Art Online (I dont wanna be from those trees, but yes, it has some "harem traits")
Tenchi Muyo! GXP If you liked Isekai No sekishi Monogatari, this is one of the parent stories.
True Tears is more a love polygon, than a harem, but yes it has 3 girls in love with the MC. And I love the drama part (finally some jelousy in a harem)
To Heart 2, but the MC is a wimp, so discarded.
Vandread, not bad.
Yosuga No sora (Only the three last episodes are about incest, so watch it)
Zegapain (Not bad either)
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04-03-13, 4:34 PM

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kentick said:

Kiss x Sis (TV) The best Ecchi Harem


Wut
 
04-03-13, 7:17 PM

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Aha school days, good male lead.....
Not much of a romance, but you can try Hayate no Gotoku.
 
04-09-13, 4:55 AM

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Thanks peeps :D
 
04-09-13, 5:47 AM

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Well upon inspection of MAL i managed to find a few that will suit your liking

Angel Beats!
Baka to Test
Freezing
Ikkitousen ?
Maburaho
Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
Rosario + Vampire
Sekirei
 
04-09-13, 9:57 PM

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School day's leading male was horrible, he literally F his way out of his problems.
He'll literally make love to anything that moves who's female with any short of chance he gets -.-

and i suggest watching Sora No Otoshinmono and Oreshura :D
 
08-05-13, 6:31 AM

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No one mention Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao..It's a nice harem anime
 
04-01-14, 9:01 PM

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Akatsuki Ousawa from Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero is the best main male character in my opinion. He may be perverted but his pervertedness is not way over the top. My main reason why I love this character is that whenever a girl cries he runs right in like a fucking boss and beats the crap out of the bad guy. Also whenever there is a serious situation he puts away all his pervertedness and focus on saving his friends and the people who are close to him. Akatsuki is truly a likable character who is laid back, kind, brave, strong, and loves to fun around. And he knows how to handle a situation when it comes to girls. He doesn't act like a bitch when it comes to girls and he's not a dimwit school guy. He's actually a smart cool guy.
 
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hmm. new ones
: akame ga kill- about a boy who becomes a professional killer. Manga better but anime ok until end
: mahouka koukou no rettousei- main lead is op and girls like him
: unbreakable machine doll- main is not a pussy and knows girls want him
: madan no ou to vanadis- main is good as archer that gets girls like pokemon
 
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sakurasou
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You guys know that this thread started 3 years ago?
 
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Reviving an age old thread just to discuss on of the most generic genres too.

Woo
 
01-09-15, 7:40 PM

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Live on.
 
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Needless..... okay, be warned that you said the MC, in this case, Yamada (lolz inside joke ;) .) had to know what he's doing. although, I guess from another perspective Mr. Priest could be considered the MC, in that case, don't watch it as Mr. Priest is creepy perv.

No Game, No Life....DEFINITELY watch. Sora and Shiro are geniuses! although I can't help but laugh at all of the crap they put Steph through! lolz

Magician's Academy .... kind of fits in to all three genres: It takes place in a school for wizards, plenty of girls all want the MC, and there is romance involved too. The MC is of average intelligence i would say though.
 
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