Ah, harems. You can't help but be jealous of the lead of an anime/ manga series for being able to attract several to many folks of the same or opposite sex who have varying degrees of affection for them, whether they want it or not. XD
In an early tribute to Valentine's Day, I will be hosting a voting tournament here on Vice where folks will get to decide on which anime and/ or manga harem is the best of them all. I plan to make this a 32 or 64 entrant tournament involving the harems of major characters from a number of anime and manga titles. Here are the rules of the nomination phase for this tournament:
- Vice members are allowed to nominate as many applicable harems as they want.
- Once a vote is made, a second vote in support of any nominated harem from any member is required for a nominee to become an entrant. Vice members aren't allowed to make second votes on their nominees.
- Nominees and entrants will be regularly counted and updated by yours truly throughout the span of nominations. Regularly check the opening post of this thread for updated voting totals.
- Nominations will run for two weeks (January 28 will be the deadline for simplicity's sake). After that, the first 32 or 64 harems that gained two votes to become an entrant will be involved in the tournament.
- A harem must have at least three boys and/or girls that are attracted to the focused male or female, at least three of which having a major or supporting role within their title.
- Only two harems per anime/ manga title or franchise are allowed in this tournament. I'll allow more than two nominees per title/ franchise for the voting phase. But after two entrants from said title/ franchise officially become entrants, then any more will not be accepted.
- Harems from dating sims, visual novels, novels, eroge and video games are allowed to be nominated, so long as the title(s) in question have had at least one anime or manga adaptation.
- Reverse and same-sex harems are allowed.
With the rules laid out, feel free to let loose with nominating your favorite harems. :D
- Hayate Ayasaki's Harem (Nagi, Ayumu, Hinagiku, Athena, Maria, Isumi, Sakuya, Izumi, Ruka, Yomi)- Hayate the Combat Butler
- Kio Kakazu's Harem (Aoi Futaba, Eris, Manami Kinjou)- Asobi ni Ikuyo
- Takeru Ohyama's Harem (Haruko Amaya, Inaho Kushiya, Kodama Himegami)- Maken-ki!
- Ryu Yamada's Harem (Urara Shirashai, Nene Ogagiri, and Noa Takigawa)- Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
- Junpei Manaka's Harem (Aya, Tsukasa, Satsuki)- Ichigo 100%
- Tsukune Aono's Harem (Moka [both personalities], Kurumu, Yukari, Mizore, Ruby)- Rosario + Vampire
- Ayumu's Harem (Haruna, Eucliwood, Seraphim, Yuki and Sarasvati)- Is This a Zombie
- Koyomi Araragi's Harem (Hitagi Senjogohara, Mayoi Hachikuji, Suruga Kanbaru, Nadeko Sengoku, Tsubasa Hanekawa, Shonobu Oshino, Karen and Tsukihi Araragi, Yotsugi Ononoki)- Monogatari franchise
- Kyosuke Kasuga's Harem (Kirino, Manami, Ayase, Kuroneko, Kanako)- Oreimo
- Kojo Akatsuki's Harem (Yukina, Asagi, Motoki, Nagisa, Sayaka)- Strike the Blood
- Makoto Itou's Harem (Kotonoha, Sekai, Setsuna, Hikari, Otome, Kokoro)- School Days
- Negi Springfield's Harem (Asuna, Evangeline, Nodoka, Chachamaru, Sayo, Yuna, Kazumi, Yue, Ako, Akira, Misa, Misora, Madoka, Ku Fei, Konoka, Haruna, Setsuna, Makie, Sakurako, Mana, Chao, Kaede, Chizuru, Fuka, Fumika, Satomi, Chisame, Natsumi, Ayaka, Satsuki, Zazie)- Negima
- Shiage Hamizura's Harem (Mugino, Kinuhata, Takitsubo, Fremea Seivelun)- A Certain Magical Index franchise
- Rin Tsuchimi's Harem (Lisianthus, Nerine, & Primula)- Shuffle
- Keiichi Morisato's harem (Belldandy, Urd, Skuld, Peorth, Lind, and Hild) - Ah! My Goddess
- Yu Narakami's harem (Chie Satonaka, Yukiko Amagi, Rise Kujikawa, Naoto Shirogane) - Persona 4 the Animation
- Ichika Orimura's harem (Houki Shinonono, Cecilia Alcott, Langyin Huang, Charlotte Dunois, Laura Bodewig) - Infinite Stratos
- Issei Hyoudou's harem (Rias Gremory, Akeno Himejima, Asia Argento, Xenovia) - High School DxD
- Takashi Komuro's Harem (Rei Miyamoto, Saeko Busujima, Saya Takagi, Alice Maresato) - High School of the Dead
- Rito Yuuki's Harem (Lala, Haruna, Yui, Momo, Mikan, Yami, Nana, Mea, Celine, Nemesis, Tearju, Kyouko, Rin)- To-Love-ru
- Haruka Nanami's Reverse Harem (Otoya, Masato, Natsuki, Tokiya, Ren, Syo, Cecil)- Uta no Prince-sama
- Godou Kusanagi's Harem (Erica, Yuri, Liliana, Hikari, Ena)- Campione!
- Touma Kamijou's Harem (Index, Mikoto Misaka, Komoe Tsukuyomi, Aisa Himegami, Kaori Kanzaki, Orsola Aquinas, Agnese Sanctis, Seiri Fukiyose, at least some (if not most, or even all) of the 9,968 Misaka Clones, and Itsuwa)- To Aru franchise.
- Dark Schneider's Harem (Yoko, Nei, Michael, Gabriel, Porno Diane)- Bastard
- Okabe Rintaro's Harem (Mayuri, Kurisu, Ruka, Faris, Suzuha)- Steins;Gate
- Keitaro Urashima's Harem: Mutsumi Otohime, Naru Narusegawa, Shinobu Maehara, Kaolla Su, Motoko Aoyama, Mitsune Konno, Kanako Urashima (Love Hina)
- Haruhi Fujioka's Harem: Tamaki Suou, Hikaru Hitachiin, Kaoru Hitachiin, Kyouya Ootori, MItsukuni Haninozuka, Takashi Morinozuka (Ouran High School Host Club)
- Minato Sahashi's Harem: Mutsubi, Kusano, Matsu, Tsukiumi, Kazehana (Sekirei)
- Kazuki Shikimori's Harem: Yuna Miyama, Kuriko Kazetsubaki, Rin Kamishiro (Maburaho)
- Kimihito Kurusu's harem (Miia, Papi, Cerea, Suu, Meroune Lorelei and Rachnee) - Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou.
- Kyon's Harem (Haruhi Suzumiya, Mikuru Asahina, Yuki Nagato) - Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise
- Kaoru Hanabishi's Harem (Aoi, Tina, Taeko, Mayu, Chika)- Ai Yori Aoshi
- Yuichi Aizawa's Harem (Ayu, Makoto, Nayuki, Shiori, Mai)- Kanon
- Tomoyo Okazaki's Harem (Nagisa, Kyou, Ryou, Tomoyo, Fuko, Kotomi)- Clannad
- Tenchi Masaki's Harem (Ryoko, Ayeka, Sasami, Mihoshi, Washu, Kiyone, Sakuya, Noike, Ryo-ohki)- Tenchi Muyo franchise
- Shiki Tohno's Harem (Arcueid, Ciel, Akiha, Hisui, Kohaku, Len, Sion, Satsuki)- Tsukihime franchise
- Suguru Misato's Harem (Mahoro, Rin, Miyuki, Chizuru, Ms. Shikijou)- Mahoromatic