Obsession is a common sight in anime, especially among the Isekai and Harem genres. There are lots of anime that explore this kind of relationship between a majority of the female cast and their male lead character.
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21. Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs
Kogarashi Fuyuzora, a high school student who is homeless and luckless, finds accommodation at a cheap boarding house and former hot spring inn.
The reason for the house being so cheap is because it’s haunted; nope, not by Anabelle, but by Yuuna ― whose corpse happened to be discovered at the inn. Kogarashi helps Yuuna finish her business while discovering the supernatural secrets of the other female tenants in the inn.
20. Haganai I Don’t Have Many Friends
This Slice of Life, Harem anime follows the story of socially awkward Kodaka Hasegawa, who finds it difficult to make friends.
While in school he comes across others with socially awkward personalities just like him; perverts, arrogant, and shy, who also have difficulty making friends and decides to form a club with them dubbed the ‘Neighbours Club’.
The members of the club carry out various school and social activities with the sole purpose of making friends.
19. Absolute Duo
While it may be exciting to share a room with a girl in high school, it definitely isn’t intriguing to be labelled as an irregular. Koryo Academy is a high school where students battle each other with a ‘Blaze’ weapon for the sole purpose of becoming a future peacekeeper. Toru Kokone enrols in this school and manifests his weapon in the form of a shield, which makes him an irregular. He must share rooms with Julia Sigtuna, a silver-haired Scandinavian girl with whom he is paired with.
This anime combines Mecha and Harem into one. Hayato Kisaragi enrolls in the marine academy city ship Little Garden intending to become a slayer. In this anime, the earth is being attacked by life forms called ‘savage’ and only the slayers capable of wielding a certain blade called the ‘hundreds’ are capable of defeating it. Not too long after entering the school, he is challenged to a duel by the ‘Queen’ and the most powerful slayer in the school, Claire Harvey.
17. Love, Election and Chocolate
Who wouldn’t like to leisurely spend time in a club without engaging in many activities just like Yuki Ojima?
This romance anime entails the story of Yuki attending Takafuji Private Academy; a large school with over 6,000 students.
Faced with the probable closure of his idle club, as suggested by Chisato Sumiyoshi ― a runner for the upcoming student council president ―, all 8 members of the Food Research Club seek the counsel of the current president of the student council who advises Yuki to run for the presidency position. Yuki herein learns of all the issues plaguing the school and then makes up his mind in running for the presidency position.
16. The Familiar of Zero
Louise Francoise le Blanc de La Valliere, a no-good at magic, summons an ordinary teenage boy, Saito, as her companion. Humiliated, she treats Saito like trash ― having him wash her clothes, sleep on the hay, and whipping him whenever she gets upset by him. They embark on a series of adventures helping their friends and classmates. Saito gains a mysterious power and they uncover the truth behind Louise’s magic. Their friendship grows as they work together and they ultimately fall in love with each other.
15. The Devil is a Part-Timer!
Imagine Satan working at a restaurant… Well, that’s basically what you’ll get to see in this story. Sadao Mao, once the Demon Lord Satan in the world of Ente Isla, is forced to escape to modern-day Tokyo alongside his demon general, Alciel. This comes after being confronted by Emilia, the hero who killed a number of his demon generals, and cornered him till he had no choice but to escape. In the Isekai world of Tokyo, he encounters Emilia in the form of Emi Yusa, and the drama unfolds in this new land where they are both void of their powers.
14. Rising of the Shield Hero
This story revolves around clueless Naofumi Iwatami being summoned into a parallel world as a Cardinal Hero to fight interdimensional monsters called Waves. Having been betrayed and falsely accused of sexual assault by the kingdom’s princess, he must now fend for himself and carry out heroic acts in order to regain the trust and gratitude of the people. The story sees him on a journey to unravel the mystery behind the waves alongside his companions to put an end to the inter-dimensional threat.
Talk about monster transformations and stuff happening in Werewolf movies, all those events are packed into this anime. Shuichi Kagaya is a high-schooler with a mysterious ability to transform into a dog-like monster resembling a mascot costume.
After rescuing Claire Aoki from an attempted suicide, they both embark on a journey to find Claire’s older sister. Claire Aoki is the perfect example of a ‘ girl-initially-hates-boy’, and then develops immense love for him later on. Her care for Shuichi grew to the point that she swore to kill herself should he die before her.
This story takes the reality of being rejected by girls to a whole new level. As evidenced by Licht Bach, a legendary ace and protagonist who has been rejected by girls over 1,000 times. This anime follows the Story of Hina Farrow in a quest to search for Licht Bach, as directed by her mum before being dragged into the abyss for all eternity. Despite him being a perv and over 300 years old, young Hina falls for him and vows to mother his baby someday while the two embark on an adventure to correct the age-old actions made by the higher-ups of their current post-apocalyptic world.
11. Misfit of Demon King Academy
When it comes to bragging, no one does it better than Anos Voldigoad! Anos Voldigoad is reincarnated 2,000 years after he sacrificed his life to put an end to the 2,000-year-old era of continuous wars and strife and to ensure peace. In his new life, he decided to reclaim his title of the Demon King, but first, he must pass the Demon King Academy where he is labelled as a misfit. Being a super-strong good-looking OP protagonist, a lot of academy females begin simping over him, but he has little time for them as he is met with a series of challenging obstacles and fights which see him defying death, time and space, and ultimately anything you can think of.
10. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Imagine being an ordinary 37-year-old and then waking up in a whole new unfamiliar world as a slime. Yep, that’s exactly what happened to Satoru Mikami when an assailant got the drop on him and stabbed him to death. In the Isekai world, he had newfound abilities most notably ‘Predator’, wherein he could mimic the appearance and skill of anything he devoured. After having the name Rimuru Tempest bestowed upon him by a Storm Dragon, he is loved by almost everyone and goes on to build a strong and influential nation ― which gains the attention of a diverse array of foreigners ― alongside his friends and followers.
9. The Quintessential Quintuplets
Imagine receiving romantic interests from five identical sisters ― a situation I definitely want to be in. This anime follows the story of an academically intelligent high schooler Futaro Uesugi, who finds himself in a difficult life situation following the death of his mother, and poor financial choices made by his father.
Fortunately for him, he is hired by the affluent Nakano family into a high-paying tutoring job. His charges ― five identical quintuplet sisters ― possessed varying personalities and have no interest in studying, but he helps them turn around and improve their grades. The story sees him bonding with each sister on a personal level, and at the end of the series, it is revealed he marries one of the sisters but her identity is yet to be unravelled.
8. Black Bullet
In this post-apocalyptic action anime, Kisara Tendo shares a bit of affection towards Rentaro Satomi ― her subordinate and the protagonist.
This anime follows the story of mankind being ravaged by the Gastrea virus in the year 2021, not literally! Here they are left with no choice but to live within monolith walls containing Varanium ― a metallic substance that happens to repel the Gastrea virus. Rentaro, working in the Tendo Civil Security Agency as a Promoter, alongside his initiator, Enju Aihara carries out missions to prevent the destruction of the world as they know it, including the Tokyo Area.
7. Re: Zero
Subaru finds himself in a foreign world after visiting a store. In this newfound fantasy world, he receives the ability to rewind time and revive himself each time he dies.
He uses this power to help his romantic interest, Emilia, achieve the position of Queen. As the story unfolds he discovers Rem, develops extreme feelings for him and vows to always help him achieve his goals. This Isekai anime has a lot of adventure packed into the story and is definitely a must-watch.
Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She’s a Cutie?
Finding an anonymous love letter addressed to you attached to a pair of panties might seem a bit weird, but that’s what you should be ready to see in the life of Keiku Kiryu in this Harem anime.
Surprised, Keiku investigates different girls to discover the true identity of his secret admirer. Along his journey, he discovers that almost every girl is perverted and they all want him to participate in their perversion.
This anime might be old-school as it was aired in 1994, but its romance story is nothing short of amazing. Karin is sent from the future to stop Junta Momonari, a Mega-Playboy who would go on to impregnate so many women and father 100 children due to his immense sexual charisma.
This doesn’t just stop with him, all his descendants inherit his genes and each of them goes on to father 100 children each, thus leading to an overpopulated world where having more than 1 child is punishable by death. The anime follows the story of Karin trying to improvise after accidentally awakening his Mega-Playboy gene.
4. Death Note
I know you hadn’t anticipated seeing Death Note on this list, but let’s not forget Misa was big simping over the infamous Kira to the point where she willfully shortened her lifespan twice just to help him achieve his goals. We know the story of Death Note all too well and it hardly needs any introduction. The psychological thriller anime sees Light Yagami exercising his self-proclaimed justice on the criminal society through the death wielding powers of the Death Note. He is however met with a big obstacle, L, the world’s greatest detective dedicated to uncovering Light’s true identity.
3. Date a Live
Shido Itsuka is tasked with sealing certain spirits responsible for spatial earthquakes which have been occurring for over 30 years, the first of which caused 150 million casualties.
The catch, however, is that to seal the spirits, he has to make them fall in love with him and kiss him. Throughout the series, he seals more and more spirits and also makes allies who help with his task.
2. My Sister, My Writer
Harbouring certain feelings for your own brother might be strange ― in most cases forbidden, but that’s precisely the story of Suzuka Nagami.
While in her third year, her novel wins a Light novel award for a story centred around a sister who dotes on her brother. Due to a number of factors, she decides to give all the credit to her brother under a different pen name. She, alongside her brother, Yu Nagami, join a fanservice in order to make progress for her novel, and then she begins to develop real feelings for her brother.
1. Nakaimo - My Sister Is Among Them
Shogo must graduate from the academy and find a life partner before he can inherit his father’s empire. Due to his name and position as heir to his father’s empire, Shogo gains immense popularity and is eyed by many girls in his school.
Unknown to him, his half-sister who was raised separately and attends the same school is intent on getting close to him without revealing her identity. Now, the question begs as to how he will act and choose a life partner knowing that any girl he chooses may be his sister.
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