This post series really doesn’t need to be as long as it currently is, and in fact you may be able to argue that this is the genre which needs the least parts since it has very little to talk about, but the fact that the genre feels like such an anomaly compared to all … Continue reading Anime Harems – How They Hook YOU! (Part 11)
I’ve detailed my criticisms of the harem genre to a large extent over the previous parts, however I’ve not ever really said what I’d so about it or how I’d fix it if I was a part of the anime industry and actually had a say in the production of shows. So let’s talk about … Continue reading Anime Harems – The Genre is stagnant, what do? (Part 10)
Saying “you have bad taste if…” will always be an opinion and never a fact since taste is subjective and there is no objective view of what taste and enjoyment is better. There is no such thing as objective bad taste, just consensus bad taste, consensus meaning that theirs a prominent opinion of what makes … Continue reading Anime Harems: What Is Bad Taste? – Part 9
If you ask any “anime harems fan” why they enjoy them they often find it difficult to explain. This doesn’t mean that anyone has bad taste or isn’t smart, it’s just fairly telling for the genre. I’m going to argue that most harems (nearly all) are made far worse by including the harem aspects. This … Continue reading Anime Harems: Why Are People Even watching? – Part 8
9 months ago I started a series where I looked in depth at the harem genre. It was the first ever posts that I made and I always felt that the series was incomplete despite the fact that I felt more things needed to be said. These things will be updated as soon as I … Continue reading Anime Harems Can’t Fell Earned (mostly) – part 7
School days is great if you want a deconstruction of the harem genre however I fell like there's better. For example, in early 2016 I started writing a book in the harem genre, it aimed to explain why the harem happened whilst not delivering the typical story that most harem fans are used too. I … Continue reading A Better Deconstruction Of The Harem Genre?
If you’ve been keeping up with the harem saga that I’ve been writing then you may feel like I dislike harems. This was never my intention, as there are many harems that I enjoy (for the longest time two of my favourite shows we’re “Nisekoi” and “Seto No Hanayome” – both harems). As well as … Continue reading The Appeal Of Harem Anime (part 6)
I’ve said before in previous posts that even if the characters aren’t great, fleshed out, developed or made to interact well then the situation, plot or ideas of the anime can save the show. Though for harem shows I believe that statement to be completely theoretical because I don’t know any anime that have won … Continue reading The Importance Of Good Story in Harem Anime (part 5)
I started writing about harems ever since re-watching school days (which I didn’t like) and it got me thinking about how harems can work. Reflecting on that I realised that most harems shouldn’t work as you see them in anime, after all how many harems have you seen work in real life? I’d guess none. … Continue reading Why Anime Harem’s Work (part 4)
Saying that a character is good is all subjective depending on what you want from an anime or what your standard of good characters is. Therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if some people say that they enjoy tropes, after all, tropes only exist because the audience lets them exist, if nobody liked the trope then … Continue reading Good Waifus In Harems (part 3)
Part of the reason why I stopped watching harems was that I found that they took what the viewer already knew for granted. It trusted that the watcher was genre savvy enough to realize that the harem happened “because harem” and not question it because they knew what type of show you’re watching. To me, … Continue reading How Harems Feel Earned (part 2)
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