As harem aficionados, we have always wanted a truly mature harem series, and often…we don’t get what we want. Many harem anime have close to feeling like a mature experience such as High School DxD and The Fruit of Grisaia but they just don’t have that truly mature harem feeling we crave. Then…a shocking series was released from studio Passione in the form of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World and wow…we got what we wished for! Here’s the big oppai question though, is Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World actually good, or should we have made our wish a bit more specific? Why don’t we find out in our review of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World!
Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World doesn’t waste too long in making you realize two things. One, this isn’t your usual fantasy isekai of a young man being trapped in a game—in this case, Michio Kaga—but a violent fantasy series with adult themes. Then you also realize there are hot big oppai girls in this series and they are willing to have sex with our main man Michio!? Yes, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World is pretty mature and doesn’t back down when reminding you of the semi-adult themes when Michio has sex with one of his various female companions. While a lot is censored, we were surprised Crunchyroll still showed some mature content despite not completely revealing all the sexual content that could lead the site to have some trouble with the viewers. Still, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World reminds us that we can have an adult harem that also is an isekai!
Michio…The Man With A Plan and Mission!
What grabbed us originally in our first impression of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World was Michio. Despite his cliché entrance into a video game world, Michio goes from kind of shocked he just killed people to embracing the fact that he can kill and have sex in this fantasy landscape. This dude even buys a sex slave—in this case, the well-endowed Roxanne—and immediately knows he wants to do the deed with her. Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World has a lead protagonist that might be a bit of an oddball at times but we have to say his attitude towards his situation is quite refreshing when most anime protagonists tend to shy away from sex or doing obscene things.
This Labyrinth Is Built Different
Besides sex, boobs, and tons of other sexual goodies, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World is again a fantasy series with a bit of action thrown in with the focus being the so-called “Labyrinth”. Akin to the multi-floored theme of Sword Art Online, the labyrinth of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World is filled with dangerous traps, strange enemies, and treasures waiting to be nabbed by explorers/adventurers. Michio and his party always end up in this dangerous area of the labyrinth and there is no denying a huge majority of the series takes place there… That’s perfectly fine because the labyrinth is pretty cool. We loved the format of this seemingly lively location and while it doesn’t reinvent the isekai wheel of labyrinths, it does just enough to keep Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World from having a boring central setting.
The Rinse and Repeat Isekai
Sadly, Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World isn’t without its issues and one that can be noticed is from the moment our Michio buys Roxanne. The sex and the theme of having sex with Roxanne are too repeatitive to be shocking. At first, you will no doubt have your mouth hit the floor when Michio and Roxanne do it, but by episode 12…it becomes almost expected. There’s a point while watching Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World that we almost became desensitized to the sex as it happens almost always near the end of the episode and almost always plays out in a similar fashion. We kind of wish there was a bit more substance to Michio and his girls but again we knew this type of show wouldn’t be 100% without fault somewhere.
Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World is a pretty solid harem isekai that does what we wanted it to…have mature content. These characters aren’t bashful high school boys and girls but people who have desires and aren’t quiet about revealing what they want…which is a good thing for an isekai, every now and again. We do wish the story format had some more substance other than just sex, fighting, and exploring but Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World was still a fun watch that genuinely surprised us.
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