Official Anime/ Manga Harems Voting Tournament Thread

Topic started by Dream on Jan. 29, 2014. Last post by Bigheart711 3 months, 3 weeks ago.
Post by Dream (7,265 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Now time to get the ball rolling on this. Whether it involves the traditional "guy with group of gals" or a reverse harem, harems have been a regular genre of anime since the 1980s starting with Urusei Yatsura. Sometimes comedic and other times dramatic, harems all involve the hapless lead of a title having to choose which among their harem they wish to commit to, which this tournament is devoted to. Taking 32 harems that this forum has voted for, everyone on Anime Vice gets to decide on what harem is the best in a series of single-elimination matches.

The rules for voting are simple enough. I will post a set of two matches every 3-4 days, where you get to vote for whichever harem you think is the best in each matchup. Whichever harem has the most votes by the deadline will advance to the next round. In the event of a tie, I will determine who will advance.

For those not aware of who the entrants for the tournament are, here is a recap of the tournament roster:

  1. Tsukune Aono's Harem (Moka [both personalities], Kurumu, Yukari, Mizore, Ruby)- Rosario + Vampire
  2. Ayumu's Harem (Haruna, Eucliwood, Seraphim, Yuki and Sarasvati)- Is This a Zombie
  3. Koyomi Araragi's Harem (Hitagi Senjogohara, Mayoi Hachikuji, Suruga Kanbaru, Nadeko Sengoku, Tsubasa Hanekawa, Shonobu Oshino, Karen and Tsukihi Araragi, Yotsugi Ononoki)- Monogatari franchise
  4. Kyosuke Kasuga's Harem (Kirino, Manami, Ayase, Kuroneko, Kanako)- Oreimo
  5. Kojo Akatsuki's Harem (Yukina, Asagi, Motoki, Nagisa, Sayaka)- Strike the Blood
  6. Makoto Itou's Harem (Kotonoha, Sekai, Setsuna, Hikari, Otome, Kokoro)- School Days
  7. 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
  8. Shiage Hamizura's Harem (Mugino, Kinuhata, Takitsubo, Fremea Seivelun)- A Certain Magical Index franchise
  9. Rin Tsuchimi's Harem (Lisianthus, Nerine Primula, Kaede Fuyou, Asa Shigure)- Shuffle
  10. Keiichi Morisato's harem (Belldandy, Urd, Skuld, Peorth, Lind, and Hild) - Ah! My Goddess
  11. Yu Narakami's harem (Chie Satonaka, Yukiko Amagi, Rise Kujikawa, Naoto Shirogane) - Persona 4 the Animation
  12. Ichika Orimura's harem (Houki Shinonono, Cecilia Alcott, Langyin Huang, Charlotte Dunois, Laura Bodewig) - Infinite Stratos
  13. Issei Hyoudou's harem (Rias Gremory, Akeno Himejima, Asia Argento, Xenovia, Irina Shido, Ravel Phoenix, Koneko Toujou, Rossweise, Kunou, Kuroka, LeFay Penndragon) - High School DxD
  14. Takashi Komuro's Harem (Rei Miyamoto, Saeko Busujima, Saya Takagi, Alice Maresato) - High School of the Dead
  15. Rito Yuuki's Harem (Lala, Haruna, Yui, Momo, Mikan, Yami, Nana, Mea, Celine, Nemesis, Tearju, Kyouko, Rin)- To-Love-ru
  16. Haruka Nanami's Reverse Harem (Otoya, Masato, Natsuki, Tokiya, Ren, Syo, Cecil)- Uta no Prince-sama
  17. Godou Kusanagi's Harem (Erica, Yuri, Liliana, Hikari, Ena)- Campione!
  18. 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.
  19. Dark Schneider's Harem (Yoko, Nei, Michael, Gabriel, Porno Diane)- Bastard
  20. Okabe Rintaro's Harem (Mayuri, Kurisu, Ruka, Faris, Suzuha)- Steins;Gate
  21. Keitaro Urashima's Harem: Mutsumi Otohime, Naru Narusegawa, Shinobu Maehara, Kaolla Su, Motoko Aoyama, Mitsune Konno, Kanako Urashima (Love Hina)
  22. Haruhi Fujioka's Harem: Tamaki Suou, Hikaru Hitachiin, Kaoru Hitachiin, Kyouya Ootori, MItsukuni Haninozuka, Takashi Morinozuka (Ouran High School Host Club)
  23. Minato Sahashi's Harem: Mutsubi, Kusano, Matsu, Tsukiumi, Kazehana (Sekirei)
  24. Kazuki Shikimori's Harem: Yuna Miyama, Kuriko Kazetsubaki, Rin Kamishiro (Maburaho)
  25. Kimihito Kurusu's harem (Miia, Papi, Cerea, Suu, Meroune Lorelei and Rachnee) - Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou.
  26. Kyon's Harem (Haruhi Suzumiya, Mikuru Asahina, Yuki Nagato) - Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya franchise
  27. Kaoru Hanabishi's Harem (Aoi, Tina, Taeko, Mayu, Chika)- Ai Yori Aoshi
  28. Yuichi Aizawa's Harem (Ayu, Makoto, Nayuki, Shiori, Mai)- Kanon
  29. Tomoyo Okazaki's Harem (Nagisa, Kyou, Ryou, Tomoyo, Fuko, Kotomi)- Clannad
  30. Tenchi Masaki's Harem (Ryoko, Ayeka, Sasami, Mihoshi, Washu, Kiyone, Sakuya, Noike, Ryo-ohki)- Tenchi Muyo franchise
  31. Shiki Tohno's Harem (Arcueid, Ciel, Akiha, Hisui, Kohaku, Len, Sion, Satsuki)- Tsukihime franchise
  32. Suguru Misato's Harem (Mahoro, Rin, Miyuki, Chizuru, Ms. Shikijou)- Mahoromatic

With the details out of the way, let us start off the tournament with the first pair of matches...

Match #1

This young man has been acquainted with several of the girls in his harem since childhood and would become acquainted with more both during the conflict with the vampire Roa and during the events of the Melty Blood video game series. All the girls he attracted are involved with the supernatural and have bordering degrees of psychosis due to their personal tragic pasts. Because of his ability to attract such girls, this guy has created an Internet meme called the Tohno Gland. This is the harem of Tsukihime's Shiki Tohno.

Shiki's Harem: Arcueid Brunestud, Ciel, Akiha Tohno, Hisui, Kohaku, Len, Sion Eltnam Altasia, Satsuki Yumizuka

And their opponents...

This 19-year old college ronin finds himself dragged into elimination battles involving superpowered beings called Sekirei when one of them, an attractive girl named Musubi, falls down from the sky one day and considers our lead her master. Throughout the course of his series, our male lead encounters several more of the Sekirei to add to his group who not only aid him in any fights he has with rival Sekirei, but also get at odds over one another to see who will be their master's wife. This is the harem of Sekirei's Minato Sahashi.

Minato's Harem: Mutsubi, Kusano, Matsu, Tsukiumi, Kazehana

Match #2

This young woman enrolls into a performing arts school called Saotome Academy in the hopes of becoming a successful composer and being enrolled at the Shining Academy after graduation. As part of her school's graduation, two students will be chosen to take on the role of an idol and a composer. Throughout the school year, our female lead encounters seven male students who aspire to become idols and develop a romantic interest in her. This is the reverse harem of Uta no Prince-sama's Haruka Nanami.

Haruka's Reverse Harem: Otoya Ittoki, Masato Hijirikawa, Natsuki Shinomiya, Tokiya Ichinose, Ren Jinguji, Syo Kurusu, Cecil Aijima

And their opponents...

This high school boy is dragged into becoming a part of the female lead's SOS Brigade, a school club supposedly devoted to discovering the existence of aliens, espers and time travelers. In reality, the club exists to keep our female lead entertained and not have her be bored enough where her subconscious thoughts lead to the universe being destroyed by her power. Our male lead is the only normal person in the club which consists of the superpowerful female lead, a time traveler, an alien and an esper; the first three implied to be romantically attracted to him. Here is the harem of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's Kyon.

Kyon's Harem: Haruhi Suzumiya, Mikuru Asahina, Yuki Nagato

The deadline for voting will be either this Saturday or Sunday, depending on the amount of time I need to finish up on this week's upcoming Ani-Crap Review. In the meantime, have fun voting!

Post by takashichea (11,149 posts) See mini bio Level 25

I'll vote soon. Hope to see everyone.

Post by Dekken (347 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@Dream: Is it obligatory to vote for both matches?, I don't know very well the contestants for Match #2.

Post by Dream (7,265 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@Dekken: You can vote for only one match if you choose to.

Post by Dekken (347 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@Dream: Ok, then I vote for:

  • Match #1 - Minato's Harem
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,734 posts) See mini bio Level 20

I vote for kyon

Post by Gojira1234 (59 posts) See mini bio Level 6
* Match 1: Minato's Harem * Match 2: Haruka's Harem
Post by Yuno_Shiki (91 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Shiki's Harem will get my vote for this round seeing as I can never forget the moon smash, that undoubtably arises from the girl's fierce competition to win his heart <3

Post by SpeedForceSpider (4,842 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Minato's of course.
Post by Dream (7,265 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Figured I'd bump this up following nearly a day of voting. Match #1 has Minato's Harem with lead 3-1 and Match #2 is presently tied with one vote a piece.

Post by taichokage (12,693 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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How did I miss this? 1- Minato's Harem. 2- Well i can't really say I like Haruka's reverse harem better given that I'm not exactly attracted to them, but I do think they are better looking for guys. I'll obstain for round 2 if that's ok.
Post by SpeedForceSpider (4,842 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Dream: My apologies. Kyon gets my vote round 2.

Post by Dream (7,265 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Minato's harem has lead 4-1 for Match #1 and Kyon's harem has lead 2-1 for Match #2.

Post by Bigheart711 (3,710 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Match 1: Minato

Match 2: Haruka

Post by Vapovile (1,812 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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Match 1 I give it to Minato.

Match 2 Kyon.

Post by takashichea (11,149 posts) See mini bio Level 25
  • Match 1: Shiki
  • Match 2: Haruka
Post by Dream (7,265 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Since I just got done with this week's Ani-Crap Review, I guess I'll take the time to prepare the next set of matchups.

After three days of voting, Minato wins his match with Shiki 6-2 and the second match is tied with 3 votes a piece, meaning I get to decide the tie-breaking vote. Since I'm more familiar with Kyon's harem, they will get my vote for this round. So, Minato and Kyon's harems will advance to the next round and face off against one another. In the meantime, here are the next set of matchups...

Match #1

This male lead finds himself returning to a small town that he had visited during a winter several years ago, living with his cousin Nayuki at her house with aunt Akiko. While in the town, our lead has trouble recollecting memories from his prior visit that involve several of the girls he encounters within it. Our lead reunites with these girls, many of whom having some sort of tragic dilemma involving the supernatural and having romantic interest in our lead. This is the harem of Kanon's Yuichi Aizawa.

Yuichi's Harem: Ayu Tsukimiya, Nayuki Minase, Makoto Sawatari, Shiori Misaka, Mai Kawasumi

And their opponents...

This young man was living on his own since the deaths of his parents until the day he gained an android maid named Mahoro who offered her services to him. Alongside Mahoro, this boy is also usually accompanied by three female friends who are childhood friends and love interests of his, as well as the boy's oversexed homeroom teacher, Saori Shikijou, who is normally at odds with Mahoro and lusts for our young male lead. This is the harem of Mahoromatic's Suguru Misato.

Suguru's Harem: Mahoro Andou, Saori Shikijou, Miyuki Sakura, Rin Todoriki, Chizuko Oe

Match #2

A resident of Academy City, this young man was at odds with Touma and Accelerator with his involvement in the groups of Skill-Out and ITEM over his status as a Level 0 human. In his involvement with both factions, he bonds with several girls who develop varying degrees of affection for him as he struggles against the corruption of Academy City's upper echelons. This is the harem of A Certain Magical Index's Shiage Hamazura.

Shiage's Harem: Rikou Takitsubo, Fremea Seivelun, Mugino Shizuri, Kinuhata Saiai

And their opponents...

This androgynous-appearing girl is forced into joining a host club involving several of her school's attractive guys due to accidentally breaking a valuable vase. While the club at first mistake her as a boy due to her cross dressing in the school's male uniform, the girl quickly becomes one of the club's popular attractions to the school's female student body. As our female lead gets used to the bizarre and eccentric personalities she is forced to deal with, she becomes friends with the members as she learns more about them and they even start to fall in love with her. This is the reverse harem of Ouran High School Host Club's Haruhi Fujioka.

Haruhi's Reverse Harem: Tamaki Suou, Hikaru Hitachiin, Kaoru Hitachiin, Kyouya Ootori, MItsukuni Haninozuka, Takashi Morinozuka

Voting will go on for this set of matches until either Tuesday or Wednesday night. Have fun!

Post by Gojira1234 (59 posts) See mini bio Level 6
I'm not familiar with ANY of the first match (I never watched Kanon OTL), but for match 2 I vote Haruhi.
Post by taichokage (12,693 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Match 1- Suguru's harem (mostly due to Saori). Match 2 - I'll have to go with Shiagi's.
Post by Yuno_Shiki (91 posts) See mini bio Level 8

I'll nominate Shiage's harem for this round

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