What Is A Harem Hentai? [Definition; Meaning]

Hentai anime have been getting more popular lately, with more people looking to explore what it is all about. Just like people getting into anime, once you start watching hentai, there's a load of stuff to choose from and undoubtedly, one of the best hentai kinks to entertain yourself with is harem. Although harem hentai can be enjoyed by anyone, it usually is made to the taste of those who are well accustomed to watching hentai. Just like in anime, harem may not be the most-watched thing, but it certainly is a gem and quite enjoyable at that. We're certain that if you're reading this right now, you probably want to know more about harem hentai, or maybe you just don't know what it means and want to educate yourself before getting into it. Either way, we're here to help you out as we'll be thoroughly explaining what harem hentai is and what's so elusive about it. So, keep reading to find out if this hentai category will suit your tastes or not.

What is a Harem Hentai?

We're certain some of you are, at the very least, familiar with the term 'harem', but others may not know exactly what it means. So what exactly is harem? Simply put, harem is a sub-genre of hentai where we get to see a polygynous relationship among the characters. The male character usually finds himself in heaven (not literally) and he's surrounded by three, or more women who are all interested in him. Like many other hentai genres, harem isn't specific to just hentai. In fact, harem is one of the most-watched anime genres and everyone, including us, adores it. There is an incredible variety of harem light novels as well which have gained popularity over time.

However, there is a massive difference between harem in anime/light novels and hentai, and as some of you might have guessed already, that difference comes from the sexual interaction among the characters. With harem hentai, you're guaranteed to witness the girls have sex with the male character, while in a harem anime that isn't necessarily true. The male character is usually at the freedom of choosing girls and just when it seems like he's done with one of them, he gets to have sex with another girl who is just as hot, and just as sexy as the other girls. What's more, the sex featured in a harem hentai is explicit, which is just what some of us are looking for, honestly.

The Structure of Harem Hentai

Although not necessary, a good harem hentai is usually spanned over a couple of episodes, since there are lots of characters to deal with. Each episode builds up the relationship between the guy and one or maybe two girls. This is done to ensure that progression in the hentai anime is easy to grasp. One of the biggest advantages that a harem hentai anime has over the others is that it features a variety of sexual scenarios with different characters. Usually, we get to see girls who are straight-forward with the guy. They're the ones who engage in sexual contact first, followed by the reserved ones, and finally, the tsundere who pretend to not be attracted to the guy but end up riding their cock anyway. Often, we get to see multiple girls having sex with the guy at once towards the end of these hentai anime, which is yet another reason why they're simply too good to ignore. A great example of this would be Ane Yome Quartet.

Ane Yome Quartet

  • Episodes: 2
  • Aired: October 2015 - March 2016

Kouki is the next-door neighbor of the Habanashi family, who have four incredibly hot daughters. He gets himself in quite a predicament when he announces that he'll watch over the girls during the time their parents are out of the country on a business-related trip. Seeing his kind nature, the family allows him to marry any one of their daughters according to his liking. Kouki must decide who he marries by the time they return so they can get married. Expectedly, this turns into a dilemma for Kouki as all four of the girls are more than beautiful and they are all willing to offer everything to him, including their bodies.

Ane Yome Quartet's biggest selling point is its harem aspect which sees to it that the watchers are glued to the anime. Although it has only 2 episodes, they're split in a way that gives attention to each of the four girls. Right from the beginning of the anime, Kouki doesn't seem to be able to decide which girl to choose, which leads to him having sex with all of them instead. The sex doesn't feel like it is out of the blue either as there is intimacy and emotional attachment between each of the characters involved in the hentai anime. Thanks to the anime featuring four different girls, the sex we see is very diverse as we get to see Kouki taking liberties with the sultry body of Mokome, and getting dominated by Yurina in sex who prefers to take control herself. Meanwhile, Saori is seen as a mixture between the two and since she mostly takes care of the household stuff. She is usually fucked in maid costumes, which is extremely gratifying to watch, especially for those who have a maid fetish. Finally, we see Anzu as the Tsundere who pretends to not care about Kouki but spreads her legs to accommodate Kouki's cock just as well when the chance arises. All four of the girls are sluts for Kouki's dick and all they want from him is to fill their pussies with his semen to the brim. Kouki certainly delivers on this end as well, and he sees to it that the girls are completely satisfied.

Competition Between Characters

A common trope in harem hentai is that it spurs competition among the girls for the spot of the number one slut for the male protagonist. More often than not, the girls seen in harem hentai anime do all they can do appease the male character so as to become the chosen ones. This is what usually leads them to offer their bodies to the male character. With different personalities in the hentai anime, the anime becomes something of a win-win situation for everyone watching it. There's something in it for everyone, which is why everyone loves a nice harem hentai anime. Despite the competition being one of the main factors in a harem hentai anime, there are times when the girls involved in harem hentai simply don't care about who they have to share their man with. As long as they get their fill of cock, they're satisfied. However, mostly, there is a sense of competitiveness in most of these hentai anime. The best harem with these qualities would certainly be Resort Boin.

Resort Boin

  • Episodes: 3
  • Aired: December 2007 - April 2009

Daisuke plans to relax on a tropical island to blow off some steam and spend his vacations peacefully. To his surprise, he's joined by a bunch of hot girls who are just as excited for the vacation, and equally horny. With every girl on the island thirsty for his cum, Daisuke is treated with a variety of pussies to bury his cock in, which includes some of his gorgeous friends and even his cousin. As expected, Daisuke doesn't pass up on the opportunities, otherwise, this hentai would've been incredibly boring.

Resort Boin is undeniably one of the best harem hentai anime there is. Arguably, the best thing about this hentai anime is the incredible diversity that it offers when it comes to the girls that are involved with Daisuke. Right from the very beginning of this hentai anime, we see girls eying Daisuke to pleasure themselves. Nai and Mitsugu are the first ones to fight for Daisuke's cock, and what's great about it is that both of them get to ride it in the same episode. For Daisuke, the entire event at the island is nothing short of incredible as he gets to fill the mouths and pussies of various girls throughout the entirety of the anime. Over the course of the next few episodes, we get to see more girls having sex with Daisuke, which include the sassy Mika, who loves to dominate guys, and the extremely cute cousin of Daisuke, Maya, who is just as desperate to be fucked as every other girl present on the island. With an incredible variety of sex scenes spanning over three episodes, we feel that Resort Boin truly is one of the most beautifully made harem hentai that there is. If you haven't given it a shot yet, please go ahead and do so. You will definitely not be disappointed!


Final Thoughts

So, there you have it, folks! While most people won't be able to enjoy harem in real life, hentai anime certainly provide an effective solution to that by giving us a variety of shows to choose from. It may not be everyone's favorite, but it certainly is yet another thing that makes hentai a truly incredible experience as it gives life to the fantasies of most people that other mediums just can't possibly hope to pull off. As always, we hope that with this, you understood the concept of harem hentai better than you used to, or if you were someone looking to get into harem hentai, we hope that you made that decision after reading this, because more likely than not, you'll feel satisfied. Let us know your thoughts on the article in the comments section. We'll appreciate the feedback! If there are other genres that you'd like us to explain, please, drop your ideas down below and we'll consider them. Until next time.

by Shousei Katakuri