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Girls Have More Fun in These Reverse Harem Manga

These reverse harem manga bring all the boys to the yard

Harem series are a familiar sight in manga and anime. One guy, probably fairly normal and relatable, has ladies of all types madly in love with him. And, theoretically, he will end up with one of them.

But there are plenty of equally beloved reverse harem series, in which a lucky lady gets her choice of multiple guys. Lots of prestige titles fall into this category. And, of course, there are always new ones coming out. If you’re looking for some new Best Boys to love, try out these reverse harem manga:


My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Better known in its light novel and anime iterations, My Next Life as a Villainess also got a manga adaptation. If you’re not already into the isekai fantasy rom-com, the manga is another excellent gateway. An otome game loving nerd finds herself reincarnated in the world of her favorite game. But what should be a dream come true is a nightmare as she’s the rival. And the rival can only ever be murdered or exiled. Can she change her fate before it’s too late?

It’s hardly a spoiler to say Catarina goes from romance bad girl to reverse harem manga heroine. Every girl and guy falls for her awkward, adorable ways. Including us!

Read My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!


Kiss Him, Not Me!

Kiss Him, Not Me!

A common element in harem stories is an oblivious protagonist. They may not realize just how many people are in love with them. But Kae, the star of reverse harem manga Kiss Him, Not Me!, isn’t so much unaware as uninterested.

Kae is a fujoshi who’s far more interested in watching boys fall in love with each other. Which is part of why she literally grieves over the death of a favorite anime character. After emerging much slimmer than before, she attracts the attention of four male classmates and a fellow fujoshi. This is all well and good… but she’d be much more interested in seeing them hook up with each other.

Incidentally, this is not how weight loss works at all. Do not try this at home.

Read Kiss Him, Not Me!


Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Even if you’re not familiar with other reverse harem manga, you’ve likely run across Ouran High School Host Club. The adorable school comedy introduced fans to the concept of host clubs, in addition to enthralling a generation of fans.

Haruhi Fujioka is a poor student in an upper-class school, who ends up breaking an extremely valuable vase belonging to the school’s host club. To pay it off, Haruhi becomes the club’s newest, and extremely popular member. As it happens, Haruhi is a girl. And just as she learns about the hosts’ real personalities underneath their personas, some of them must come to terms with their feelings for her.

Read Ouran High School Host Club

There are, of course, lots more reverse harem manga out there to love. What are some of your favorites?

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Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. Beyond the world of anime, she's a writer for Doctor Who expanded universe series including Iris Wildthyme and the City of the Saved, as well as an editor for the critically-acclaimed Black Archive series.