How do you feel when more and more secondary characters are introduced (or even background characters) and then are thrown into Mc's harem with the main girls?
Lately I have the feeling that the harems are just too big so no girl have enough screentime and instead of focusing on the main cast they just continue introducing new girls (or make background characters relevant).
It depends on how well the main girls that have a chance are getting on. If they are starting to annoy me, I dont mind a new one thrown in for a short bit.
Also depending on the harem artist, its always good to have another cute girl in the story.
4-5 is about the ideal harem size, I think. It can be higher as long as the girls don't get sidelined and they sacrifice quality for quantity. Monogatari is pretty good at this, but it also has the luxury of time that most shows don't have, given that it's like 60 episodes long and still going.
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
Too easy, Anon.
I find it annoying and (relatively) unrealistic. At least Shuffle had one girl that was into someone else.
btw is that from the show proper or the ova? I don't remember it in the show.
That's because right now there is so much girls that wants the T that there is no room for interaction, Touman hasn't finished punching the last girl and the next one already appeared.
I don't even know how Misaki gravitated to his dick too
In all honesty OP I think a lot of harem anime are shit.
1. In a lot of these shows the characters may get their own episode or some shallow depth to their personality but they're not often portrayed as individuals. They're nothing unless they're fanservice or sharing screen time with the MC
2. Cookie Cutter anime archetypes; the main girl, the fanservice-heavy one, a retard, sometimes a trap, a loli on occasion, and all the other girls who don't have a chance in hell
3. Falling in love with the MC for no apprent reason. I'm looking at you, Arpeggio of Blue Steel (It's not a harem but I needed to vent that)
4. The MC is usually a pussy.
I did enjoy High School DxD, Heaven's Lost Property, Oreimo and Haganai. Sorry fellas, just needed to rant a bit....
If the character is interesting, good
If the character is your average "oh I forgot to pander tho these type of people, better insert a character like that", then no, regardless of whether they came first, second, are background, or whatever.
Exactly what I was just saying! Pussy MC and cookie cutter archetype girls.