If you are a female otaku, like moi, then you've most likely encountered the dreaded
Just kidding! They aren't dread. They are like heaven in a female otakus anime watching. Every once in awhile it's like BOOM! hot anime guy... Look at me. Love me. And the fangirls go wild!!
Any whom, the origin of anime crushes for most female otakus reside in a certain genre. I mean really, have you SEEN some of them?! They're like, the hotter, better, awesomer version of 1D, some other famous blonde guy, and I don't know...a vampire or something, mixed together into one or more beautiful bishounens. Anyway, so the origin of most bishounen characters is reverse harems. A genre that I am not ashamed to admit that I am very (very) familiar with! I mean... why wouldn't I be? They're just so.....
Otome Game Cover
As you could probably tell they're amazing. But this genre has its flaws just like any other genre out there. This one genre, is actually a little easier to mess up too, if I do say so myself. For starters, the most annoying, irritating thing about the reverse harem genre is the main character not getting into a relationship with your favorite bishounen. Since the first episode there was always a designated character to whom the heroine was to fall in love with. For Uta no Prince Sama it was Ichinose Tokiya!!! Ahhh!!! He's just so amazing so I can understand his!! Ahem, anyway. For Diabolik Lovers it was Ayato, and for La Corda D'oro it was Len. Of course they are other examples but those are a few.
That problem isn't really a problem in the games though. That's also another thing about this genre. Most of the animes were originally otome games. And the games, I bet, were usually really good because you can follow routes. Routes as in choosing who you want to try and win over and/or befriend and find out their story over a period of time. Unlike in the anime where the main character is solving each and everyone of everybody's problems on accident with her super wise words despite the fact she was a complete average joe until JUST. THEN.
Which brings me to another flaw of the reverse harem genre. And that is those animes where the heroine can suddenly fix every single hot guy's problems. Nothing is really pulling them together, it's just that the heroine for some reason is this crazy philosopher that is just so gosh darn interesting that they suddenly change for her, or the problems that they dealt with were suddenly solved! I hate that. I mean, no girl, no matter who she is, can do that in long, serious relationships let alone what is a period of less than a few months ESPECIALLY if she already is friends with so many people. That irritates me the most. A good example of that is Starry Sky. A reverse harem based off the zodiac signs.
|Starry Sky male cast|
Based off of Astrology Signs
But the one thing in reverse harems that I absolutely despise is when the heroine is an unlikeable person. And I don't mean is rude, more on the lines of too perfect. Or too innocent? It's usually a highschool girl so the innocent thing should just dissipate into thin air unless they have a good reason as of why it shouldn't. Example, Haruka from Uta no Prince Sama. Poor health. In the country for pretty much all of childhood to adolescent. And never really been around people other than grandmother. Makes sense. Yui from Diabolik Lovers was ridiculous. I mean. No. If a vampire is telling you to make him food while you're worried about skipping classes, clearly your priorities are not right. Also Brothers Conflict. The main character was a little irritating in my opinion. And I already said Starry Sky.
|A Cover for Otome Game|
(and Anime) Amnesia
Anyway, now that THIS rant is over, I shall tell you why I made this. It's because I am currently watching a new reverse harem that recently began this year. The anime is called Kamigami no Asobi. It consists of 12 episodes and has it's first season finished. So far it is not that bad I think? But I'm only on the 4th episode. Not much can be said yet. I hope to be making a review on it when I finish.