I'm trying to expand from my usual shounen taste, but I've already seen the following:
@thekokapelli: Wow, I could not disagree more with your take on harem and magical girlfriend shows. I do not believe they objectify women in any unfavorable way. I will concede that they are often shallow and based from a juvenile perspective but that in itself doesn't make them harmful. I accept them as teenage fantasy and frivolous just like video games that cast the player as some massive dude who slices through waves of enemies with a giant axe. I find them fun because they do not take themselves seriously. It's a suspension of reality that I enjoy, but it's still fiction. I am not usually looking for too much depth in what I enjoy although I don't discount it either. Most of what I am looking for is something to make me laugh and harem and magical girlfriend shows do that. I guess I am not terribly evolved, but that's okay since I can accept my failings as a human being while still enjoying Urusei Yatsura.Nicely put. That's just about what I was going to say.
There's no such thing as a good Harem show. Along with its twin sister magical girlfriend anime it objectifies women to a stunning degree, and is probably the lowest form of anime storytelling outside of pornography. Chobits was easily the best harem/magical girlfriend show that I've ever seen, and even that is barely tolerable. But then, if you thought Fushigi Yuugi and Ikki Tousen were good than you'd probably enjoy harem shows.Don't be knocking harem shows if you haven't saw all of them or understand them