Build a Harem tag!

There are certain times in my life when I feel like a total noob (erm what am I saying, there are a lot of times when I feel like this). In the world of anime people are probably surprised to learn how many different genres there are within that fantastic medium. And this inspires a lot of anime bloggers out there to create some awesome tags. Take the wonderful Cactus Matt from Anime Q and A for instance. He created the “Build a Harem” tag. Now what the heck is that I can hear you ask. Erm…yes…erm…that was my question as well. And it got worse when I also got nominated for it by LinaMerlin and Arthifis. Really? I smell a conspiracy here. And just after I published this, I found out that I had been nominated 40 minutes earlier by The Otaku Judge  as well so yeah conspiracy 🙂 But I truly thank you guys and girl, for nominating me (erm…I think). I have to my knowledge never seen an Harem anime, so I really had to do some research to find out what this all meant.

Just let the man explain already!!!

It turns out to be rather straightforward actually. A central character is surrounded by three or more male or female characters that are usually romantically attracted to that  character (really why doesn’t something like that happen in real life? Ahem…moving on). With that out of the way, now I had to do some research on the type of characters that are featured in these (wow, this almost feels like homework now lol). But I guess, I figured it out…well…at least I think I have (Naw…You are just seeing things, I’m totally not sweating here). So….as always: here are the:


Why are there always rules?? So boring!!
  1. Link back to the original post on Anime Q and A so they can check out everyone’s picks!
  2. Use the ‘Build A Harem’ logo somewhere in the post.
  3. Make sure to mention the person who nominated you too!
  4. Pick 5 Anime Characters (any show & any gender) that would be in your ideal harem if you were the main character of a harem anime, explain a little bit as to why they are your picks (if you want).
  5. Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, trap, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
  6. Nominate 5 people to participate in this tag!

1. The childhood friend-Naho Takamiya from Orange

Me??? Really???

So many people hated this character. Mainly because of the fact that she seemed to really make stupid choices or what seemed very odd reactions to the guy she was in love with. I didn’t hate her at all though. In fact I could totally relate to her, because she was the female version of me. When I am in love I tend to do stupid things, and totally freeze up when I get to talk to the girl I love (or in other words I am always afraid to let my true feelings out). So yeah…childhood friend for sure, as I think we would get along very well.

2. The Tomboy Girl-Motoki Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell

How dare you call me a tomboy!!

Hmm, this was a tough one. And the Major (still my alltime favorite anime character, and she probably will be right up until I die) might even seem an odd choice for this category. When you look up the definition of a tomboy on Google (and Lina did this research as well, she is always very determined), there are so many definitions for that exact word. Still I think Motoko Kusanagi could definitely fill this slot. The way she acts, and the things she does more than qualify as masculine, even though she is still a hot as hell woman. So…yeah…I’m sticking with the Major for this one.

3. The Tsundure-Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online

Is it hot in here? Or is that just me?

This one I really had to look up, as I had never heard of this word. Tsundure is apparently a character who is initially very cold, or hostile towards someone, until eventually warming up. For this I had only one choice: Asuna. When she first met Kirito, I think she redefined the word cold. And we all know of course how that eventually ended. I would truly dread meeting her when she was first like this, and would probably either run away, or try to grovel before her. (Probably the last, because really…just look at her). So for that last reason alone…she just had to be in my harem.

4. The Kuudure-Touka Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul

Yes…I’m giving you ” the stare”…….

So…ofcourse I totally knew what this one meant. You believe me right? Erm….not that convincing am I? Okay I guess you all knew it but apparently this is a character that seems very cold and indifferent, but actually is very caring. Having watched the first two seasons of Tokyo Ghoul (wait…what? You did that? Why on Earth did you not review it Raistlin??!!!), I can only think of Touka for this one. I instantly fell in love with her when she first shows up. I loved her cool demeanor, total badassery, but also the depth she had. She just had to be added….obviously.

5. The Yandere-Lum from Urusei Yatsura

Aww….she is so cute….just wait till you get to know her though.

Aww….last one already?? Yup…and I decided to go with the Yandere type. I got you covered: it’s a character that is totally romantically obsessed by someone to the point of using violent means to get them in their arms. And that is Lum all over. This tigerstriped bikini clad beauty is probably not known by many of you as she is featured in an anime series that ran in the 80’s. She looks gorgeous doesn’t she? Don’t let this alien princess fool you though…she will use any means necessary to get her darling (that is what she calls the poor boy that is the object of her affection), even using electrocution. Oh well…I would not mind being chased by her…not at all….

I choose…!!!


Honestly this tag has gotten so big, that I have kind of lost track who has already been tagged, so if you already got nominated for this one, feel free to ignore it. And if you haven’t and don’t want to do this one, I totally understand as well. My nominees are….

1. Shokamoka (Well I know that you have already been nominated, but I just want to let you know in this way that I miss seeing you here)

2. Flowangelic (Yup, this just had to be done)

3.Lynlynsays (Seeing as you recently featured a post on a reverse harem and I simply love your blog)

4. Cain.S.Latrani (Well…do I really need to explain? I just think you are awesome, and I know for a fact that you would probably make a seriously funny post for this one)

5. Pete Davison (Because I think this tag has you written all over it, and your blog is incredible and more people need to discover it)

Have fun with it! And as I said no pressure at all to this. Now I leave you all with the Major….because, really…why not?

Sigh….he really is obsessed with me……






51 thoughts on “Build a Harem tag!”

  1. Yay! So glad you had the time to take part in this tag! Sorry it ended up resulting in you have to research so many terms, though only a few years ago I didn’t have any idea what most of the “-dere” terms were either so it’s never too late to learn! Great picks btw!

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    1. Haha…No need to say sorry at all. The research part was a lot of fun to do, and I always like learning more about anime, so no I had a blast doing this 😊😊 And thank you for designing this tag in the first place 😀😀

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    1. You don’t like SAO😱😱😱😱 Haha…just kidding of course, there are more people that absolutely hate it 😊😊
      But yeah totally agree, Asuna is hot, that’s for sure. How are you doing by the way? Everything okay I hope? 😊


  2. Oops! I named you forty minutes ago, in my latest post, without knowing that you had already been nominated. Your picks make me want to revise my choices. Asuna and the Major would have been welcome additions to my harem.

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    1. Haha…no problem at all. I already edited the post to include your nomination 😊😊 So really thank you😀😀
      Haha..well you had some very nice choices yourself, and because I did not know any of them…it’s cool to find out more about your choices by hopefullly checking out the series they came from at some point 😊. But yes…Asuna and the Major are certainly two of my favorites that’s for sure 😊😊

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  3. Thanks I appreaciate it 😂 Time to google the different types and put something together!
    At least I recognized some of the ladies in your harem 😂 (there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say).
    Again…thanks… 😂😂

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    1. Lol…Google became my best friend for this tag as well 😂😂
      Haha…and really had to laugh at that sentence: I don’t think I ever thought someone would say that to me lol😂😂
      And of course: you are very welcome: you deserve it😊😊

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  4. Ooh, this sounds like fun, I’m in. Thanks for the nomination and the kind words!

    Good picks! I’d never really associated Asuna with being tsundere, but thinking about it she does have some of those tendencies for sure. The quintessential tsundere tends to continue with her tsuntsun (aggressive) side towards the object of her affection even once she’s into a relationship with someone, whereas Asuna kind of softens completely towards Kirito once they’re together.

    I’m trying to think of a good example you might be familiar with anime, but I’m mostly coming up with game characters. Ooh, ooh, Makise Kurisu from Steins;Gate is totally tsundere. (And played by Asami Imai, who does a mean tsundere generally — she also plays Noire in the Neptunia series of games, who is like the most tsundere tsundere that ever tsuntsuned over your deredere)

    It’s been interesting to see your interpretation of all the -deres here; as someone less familiar with the terms you’ve been less inclined to go for the most obviously tropey examples, leading to some really interesting picks. Nice job!

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    1. You are most welcome😊 I’m looking forward to seeing what you will come up with😀
      Haha, this really has been a very educational tag. Without it I would probably never have even looked all these things up so in that regard really had a lot of fun with it.

      Yeah, I also had trouble with thinking up characters to come up with. Even though I am a not a total noob when it comes to anime, I definitely feel like one most of the time, and still don’t know that many characters/series (even though I try to catch up as best I can lol😂).
      Oooh..yes she really is a great example of that one. I have made a promise to a lot of people now (Irina is one of them) that I am totally going to rewatch the Stein’s Gate anime.I did not really like it the first time, but it also stayed in my head…so I just want to give it another go 😊
      Glad you liked the post, and thank you for the great comment 😀😀


  5. Man… Even YOU got to this tag already?!?! (I didn’t intend for that to sounds mean!! Ha ha!! You’ve just been gone a while and you STILL got to it before me!!) Irina nominated me SO LONG AGO And I want to get to it so bad!! I think that I’m over thinking it and it’s just taking too long! But, my harem needs to be perfect!! 😂😂
    Also, I think that the major totally counts as a Tom boy. I’m pretty sure in any society if you can kick that kind of ass you would definitely be viewed as such.

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    1. Haha…it didn’t sound mean at all, so no worries 😂😂 But yeah I got tagged 3 times (erm 4, but that was after I already posted it this morning lol😂😂), but yes this was such a fun tag I had to do it. And honestly…I really had to do a lot of (fun) research for it, as I totally had no knowledge of all the different Harem types. Hihi…well if you are overthinking it: I’m pretty sure that when the post finally gets published, it will be awesome: looking forward to it.
      As for the Major…yup…it’s why I chose her for this category. But I still think she is also a 100% kick ass female…no question about that 😊😊

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  6. Really like your choices 🙂 , especially Touka. She’s a really cool character 🙂
    Didn’t like Kaneki (the main character) in Tokyo Ghoul, though. His half-arsed hate-the-world-ism, annoyed the fudge out of me and was rather depressing. 🙂

    I must confess, I didn’t know what half those terms meant either, when this tag first started, and had to look them up. So you’re not alone 🙂

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    1. Thank you 😊 I really like Touka as well. She is a character that I pretty much instantly fell in love with, and I almost like her as much as the Major (with almost being the operative word here lol😂😂)
      Kaneki certainly had his issues: I liked him in the first arch of the series, in the second when he changed and got his white hair, he became totally different (but to be fair, I guess torture and having your feet cut off every hour can do that to you lol😂😂).
      Phew…I’m glad that I wasn’t the only one that had toruble with deciphering the terms: but honestly I did have fun doing research for this tag 😀

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  7. Oh. Yeah. You know how I love the harem genre. Yup. Just love it to pieces. Being totally serious right now. My favorite thing ever.


    You are so lucky I like you. Now I gotta go put together a list of women, or men and women, or men, or animal creatures, that’s I want chasing after me as the world burns. Cause that’s pretty much want it’d take to make anyone chase my sarcastic ass these days.

    Or lots of booze. that might work, too.

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    1. Haha…see that’s what I mean, I rest my case. Your humor is always off the charts. Well…lol…I didn’t even (completely) know what the harem genre was when I got nominated for this award 😂😂 (hence the noob feeling part). I guess it’s easier taking over the world than writing a post for a harem tag lol. I have already seen the post lurking somewhere in the reader…I’m going to check it out after replying to comments from today (because erm…well I have this order in which I have to do things) Guess I have a routine…or am totally neurotic. yeah..probably the latter 😂😂


  8. Good choices! What you wrote about Lum was so funny, especially the last part. Major is really cool and I would be a little worried about Touka being in the harem, since she is a ghoul. xD She does have a good friendship with her friend though so I think you’ll be fine haha. 😀

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    1. Haha, thank you: I have to admit I had a lot of fun writing this post. I have absolutely zero knowledge about the Harem genre, so I had to a lot of research, but that was also one of the fun parts.
      Lol…and trust me I would be worries having Touka in the harem in real life as well lol (hope she doesn’t hear this 😂😂).

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    1. Haha..that was exactly what I was thinking too 😂😂 She is so awesome 😊 I had a lot of fun making this post, and the research for it was very educational. Always interested in learning new stuff 😊

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    1. Hi…just letting you know that I commented on your awards post (and my nomination for it) but it disappeared which means it’s now in your spamfilter. I’m now letting people know by commenting on my own blog, but this is seriously getting a very annoying issue. That said: thanks very much for the nomination 😊


    1. Haha…yes it really was crazy: Never expected to have this tag turned on me four times lol 😂😂 But I really had enormous fun writing the post: so thank you, and am glad you enjoyed the harem (hmm…somehow that just sounds weird 😂😂).

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  9. Love your answers man. It definitely helps me discover new characters/animes/mangas hahah I personally can’t wait to check out Tokyo Ghoul and Ghost in the Shell. I’ve heard so much praise regarding them, it would be a shame if I didn’t explore them myself now. 😀

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    1. Haha…well, I really, really had to do a lot of research for this as I never watched (nor am I planning to lol 😂😂) a Harem anime. Ghost in the Shell is another one of my favorite animes, but that’s mainly because of the amazing character of the Major who really carries this. She is my favorite animecharacter, and I don’t think that will ever change. As for Tokyo Ghoul: a bit of a warning, that one is brutal…really brutal as in blood and violence all over the place 😂😂

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