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Top 10 Best Harem Manga

Updated on March 28, 2017
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Top 10 Best Harem Manga
Top 10 Best Harem Manga

True to its name, the “Harem” genre is about girls flocking around a male character. Most of the time, this genre is combined with the ecchi and comedy genres. But as flexible as it is, it can meld with several other genres.

Why it has become a mainstay as a manga genre is a total mystery! But, as mysterious as it is, it truly is very popular and well-received.

So, with all the girls going crazy for a guy or some situation of the same kind, here are the best reads for you! Here are the top 10 best harem manga so don’t miss any of them now.

10 – Omamori Himari

Omamori Himari
Omamori Himari | Source

A jack of all trades, a master of none—this is the property that made Omamori Himari number 10 on this list. It’s a harem manga, yes, but it’s also a manga that encompasses many other genres. It’s entertaining, it’s fun, and it’s clichéd (like many others). Plus, there’s a lot of girls! Omamori Himari is a must-read if you want to complete your journey with the genre in question.

Since birth, Yuuto Amakawa has lived a life in the company of his extreme allergic reaction to cats. He thought he had seen the worst of it. He thought wrong! On his sixteenth birthday, his life suddenly took a plunge for the worst! Malicious spirits are after him. And his only hope for survival? Yes, a cat spirit named Himari who has taken a human form.

9 – Heaven’s Lost Property

Heaven’s Lost Property
Heaven’s Lost Property | Source

On top 9 is a manga series that’s so difficult to dislike that you’ll just let yourself drown in pleasure. Well, that’s the kind of manga Heaven’s Lost Property is, and surely—it’s to your liking! It’s unique that it actually has a story, and well, the story contained essentially has the power to make you tear-up with both laughter and sadness. That being said, this is a must-read manga for you to read in this genre.

Sakurai Tomoki has always had this one strange dream ever since he was a child. Who would have thought that now in high school, his dream shall be unveiled? One night, a mysterious angel named Ikaros comes crashing on him from above. What more, Ikaros is tethered onto him. Tomoki has become Ikaros’ master, and every wish he has can now be fulfilled.

8 – Ranma ½

Ranma ½
Ranma ½ | Source

Meet the gigantic classic—Ranma ½! I repeat, it’s a classic, and that’s the reason why it’s here on top 8. This manga series has made an enormous contribution and influence to all the manga we are enjoying right now. Besides, it’s very unique and stylish for a manga of the genre. Hence, it being on this list shouldn’t come as surprise anymore.

There’s only one place to go if any martial artist wants to power up. That place is—the training springs in China! There’s a drawback in training in the springs though as Ranma discovers too late. The springs are cursed and Ranma has fallen into the spring of the drowned girl! Now, Ranma transforms into a girl whenever he is splashed with cold water. Then, there are also the engagements he has to attend. Curse? Training? Engagements? Ranma is in for a crazy and hilarious martial arts experience!

7 – Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire
Rosario + Vampire | Source

For anyone into the genre in question, Rosario + Vampire is something that you shouldn’t miss! Story, characters, development, enjoyment—this one is pretty decent with all! And I just said it, Rosario + Vampire actually has a story! That’s why you have to read this ASAP!

Aono Tsukune can’t find a high school he can actually attend. He’s unlucky and totally not suited for any high school. But then, his parents suddenly stumble upon a school that will accept him. Unbeknownst to all, the school is a youkai school! Everyone’s a monster in the said school and Tsukune is the only human! Tsukune tries to escape, but it’s far too late for him now. He’s now in the clutches of a vampire girl named Moka, and his life is now in her hands.

6 – Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai | Source

Again, it’s a guy in the center of a circle of girls. Well, what did you expect? But this time, everything’s funnier and more hilarious. That’s what you get when you read Boku wa Tomodacchi ga Sukunai! Funny, humorous, and very raunchy—this one will surely give you endless reasons to smile and inestimable pleasure.

Fate lead Kodaka Hasegawa to Yozora Mikazuki. Both of them are friendless, and Kodaka just happened to witness Yozora talking to the wind. Oh, what friendlessness can do! And so, with both of them together, they create the neighbor club. Yup, it’s a club with one purpose and one goal—to make friends! Hence, Kodaka and Yozora begins recruiting “friends” to their club in hopes that they’ll actuall gain friends and finally be able to do stuff that only friends do.

5 – Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead | Source

A gaggle of girls with bouncy stuff slaughtering zombies? This isn’t your usual harem manga! Highschool of the Dead has action, a compelling story, and lots of fan service. All of these are what makes it perfect for this list.

A zombie apocalypse has surfaced in Japan, and everyone’s at the mercy of it. In one school, a group of students and a nurse are left with no choice but to fight for survival. It’s live or die. There is no in-between. If one wants to survive, then getting through the hazardous undead is the task left to do.

4 – Mahou Sensei Negima!

Mahou Sensei Negima!
Mahou Sensei Negima! | Source

If story is what you want, then Mahou Sensei Negima! offers an epic story with similarly epic proportions. Yes, it’s not your usual harem manga. This is one that transcends all clichés and genericity to provide entertainment and appeal to the highest level. Don’t believe what I’m saying? Just read it then and see for yourself.

Negi Springfield is a 10-year-old magician who has been tasked to become an English teacher in a certain middle school. He’s dismayed but the task has to be done. After all, it’s an obstacle that must be passed in order for him to reach his goals. Find his father, become a great magus, and take care not to expose his true identity—Negi’s magical teaching life begins!

3 – The World God Only Knows

The World God Only Knows
The World God Only Knows | Source

If the sheer number of girls in The World God Only Knows couldn’t overwhelm you, then I don’t know what else will. I mean, the goal in this series is to conquer all the girls, much to the main character’s reluctance. But well, there’s that and each girl here has an own compelling story and set of circumstances, which makes this series even more great.

Keima Katsuragi is the best when it comes to conquering girls in video games. But will the same hold true if the circumstances are applied in real life? Unfortunately for Keima, conquering girls in real life is now his new reality. After encountering the Shinigami, Elsie, Keima now has to live making girls fall in love with him. Failure to do so means off with his head!

2 – High School DxD

High School DxD
High School DxD | Source

All hail the ultimate harem + ecchi combination! Yes, I’m talking about High School DxD. It’s so true to its genre that it oozes of pleasure and raunchiness. I’m not gonna say more now. And seriously, I urge you to watch this if you’re a true-blue fan of this genre.

Issei Hyodo just entered the realm of impossible—a conflict with demons and angels. All he ever wanted was his personal harem. But then, he was killed by his first-ever date who turned out to be a fallen angel. Good thing a certain demon revived him and made him her servant. So, what’s happening? What lead to Issei’s out-of-this-world experience? He shall soon find out as he discovers new powers and comes closer to his desires.

1 – To LOVE-Ru

To LOVE-Ru
To LOVE-Ru | Source

And so, the most awaited moment has come. It’s time to reveal the most deserving manga series to be called the best harem manga. Hold your horses now because the title in question is none other than—To LOVE-Ru! It’s has all the essential elements of the harem genre plus more! Trust me, you’re going to enjoy reading this one to the highest limits. Be prepared to be overcome by pleasure and excitement!

It’s Rito Yuuki against all odds in love and strange alien creatures! Wait, what?! Well, Rito has a crush in school. It’s his friend, Haruna Sairenji. But then, this female alien-creature named Lala had to appear out of nowhere during Rito’s bath time. Hence, the predicament begins! Rito must now marry Lala or else his life ends and the world cease to exist. Woah! Such escalation! Will Rito be able to escape his weird predicament or will he push through until the end?

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