Ah……So much MOE…So, Seitokai no Ichizon ended a month ago, and because of various things I only finished it just now. The ending didn’t do much for me (DON’T JUST GIVE US HINTS OF PLOT AND END THE SERIES, DAMN IT!), but Nakameguro-kun showed up, so it was all good.
But you know what? This series has made me seriously think about the concept of harems. The first harem I ever saw was probably Da capo through an AMV (man, that was a LONG time ago). Seeing the girls pop up left and right in a romantic atmosphere like that made me wonder just how many series the AMV had, since a romantic story can’t possibly involve so many girls and just that one guy (yes, yes, I was ignorant of the ways of the world back then).
What’s a harem anyway? Would THIS count as a harem? Usually, a male character can have a harem even without having romantic relationships with all the girls, right? Wouldn’t that mean that any guy with some female friends would have a harem (that’d be a LOT of harems)? I’m sure that reverse traps count in harems (like in Da capo), but what about normal traps? Scratch that, does bromance count? Can you say that there’s a sizable harem in Full Metal Alchemist? Would eroge leads have harems, even though the vast majority of them are forced to go down the path of a single girl? What about Clannad? In the game he barely interacts with the girls before settling down with one of them, so does he still have a harem? Would you say that Naruto has a harem?
Hmm…Deep questions to ponder on as you gaze into Nakameguro-kun’s sparkly eyes…