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26th Apr '16 3:13:14 PM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' is a case where, while there is a female lead, she's an alien CatGirl who has no problem with sharing her boyfriend, and it's clear that once the other haremettes [[CannotSpitItOut stop denying their own affections]], they're all going to get him.



* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' has a good amount of ShipTease among all six girls of Kimihito's harem.

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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' has a good amount of screentime, ShipTease and {{Fanservice}} among all six girls of Kimihito's harem.



* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' is this position. Tomoki has massive ShipTease with the core trio: [[EmotionlessGirl Ikaros]], [[TokenMiniMoe Nymph]] and [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Sohara]], but he's also got [[DumbBlonde Astraea]] and [[LoveFreak Chaos]] as candidates, and the anime's GeckoEnding [[spoiler: went with NoRomanticResolution]]. As for the final result of the manga, [[spoiler:there is no resolution either, besides a really vague MaybeEverAfter with Ikaros in a final bonus chapter.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HoshizoraEKakaruHashi'' keeps the screentime, importance and FanService well balanced across the six girls. [[MisaimedFandom Not that it matters since fans only care for]] [[CheerfulChild the main character's younger brother]].
* ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'': Most if not all of the girls (and one guy) usually appear in every chapter and get equal amount of interaction with Souta because they all live under the same roof. They also share equal amounts of fanservice and it's possible for any of them to win Souta over. This deserves special mention, being the most loving and supporting harem ever written. The girls will constantly help each other get closer to Souta, then act confused when outsiders suggest this might be detrimental to their own feelings. [[LoveFreak Akane]] and [[CoolBigSis Okiku]] in particular are absolutely delighted whenever a new girl pops up.

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* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' is this position. Tomoki has massive ShipTease with the core trio: [[EmotionlessGirl Ikaros]], [[TokenMiniMoe Nymph]] and [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Sohara]], but he's also got [[DumbBlonde Astraea]] and [[LoveFreak Chaos]] as candidates, and the anime's GeckoEnding [[spoiler: went with NoRomanticResolution]]. As for the final result of the manga, [[spoiler:there is no resolution either, besides a really vague MaybeEverAfter with Ikaros in a final bonus chapter.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HoshizoraEKakaruHashi'' keeps the screentime, importance and FanService {{Fanservice}} well balanced across the six girls. [[MisaimedFandom Not that it matters since fans only care for]] [[CheerfulChild the main character's younger brother]].
* ''LightNovel/IfHerFlagBreaks'': Most if not all of the girls (and one guy) usually appear in every chapter and get equal amount of interaction with Souta because they all live under the same roof. They also share equal amounts of fanservice {{fanservice}} and it's possible for any of them to win Souta over. This deserves special mention, being the most loving and supporting harem ever written. The girls will constantly help each other get closer to Souta, then act confused when outsiders suggest this might be detrimental to their own feelings. [[LoveFreak Akane]] and [[CoolBigSis Okiku]] in particular are absolutely delighted whenever a new girl pops up.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Negi, being ten years old and all, never had a "main" love interest, with only [[{{Tsundere}} Asuna]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Nodoka]] being his most serious candidates. Later in the story, more and more girls become interested in Negi and the harem is more or less equally divided between the "lesser" girls as well. It is not totally balanced but a good number of the girls have a good spotlight. [[spoiler:Ultimately, most of the harem is unresolved at the end of the manga.]]

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': Negi, being ten years old and all, never had a "main" love interest, with only [[{{Tsundere}} Asuna]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Nodoka]] being remains [[CluelessChickMagnet very dense]] as his most serious candidates. Later in the story, more and more girls become interested in Negi and the harem is more or less equally divided between the "lesser" girls as well. students keep getting crushes on him. It is not totally balanced balanced, but a good number of the girls have a good spotlight. [[spoiler:Ultimately, most of the harem is unresolved at the end of the manga.]]



* ''LightNovel/{{MM}}'' has a two-tier format, with an abusive {{Tsundere}} and an [[DoesNotLikeMen androphobic girl]] as actual love interests, and a trio of tag-along girls for gags and {{Fanservice}}. However, it's clear Mio is more main than Arashiko, but, [[AuthorExistenceFailure well]].

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* ''LightNovel/{{MM}}'' has a two-tier format, with an abusive {{Tsundere}} and an [[DoesNotLikeMen androphobic girl]] as actual love interests, and a trio of tag-along girls for gags and {{Fanservice}}. However, it's clear Mio is more main than Arashiko, but, [[AuthorExistenceFailure well]].
26th Apr '16 1:34:05 PM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has no serious romantic plots with either of the main girls, but all the girls get {{fanservice}}, and have a crush on the protagonist. A compelling fan theory is that the main character is faking being ObliviousToLove, since he knows the rest of the harem will kill him if he picks one.
* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is perhaps an even better example of this trope than even the page image, ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. The male protagonist, Kimihito, is not a total idiot like the latter's Ichika, and the manga has a good amount of ShipTease among all six girls (well, seven technically. The seventh girl, Lala, got DemotedToExtra after her introductory arc and her presence is almost nonexistent).

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has no serious romantic plots with either of the main girls, but all the girls get {{fanservice}}, and have a crush on the protagonist. A compelling fan theory is that the main character is faking being ObliviousToLove, since he knows the rest of the harem will kill him if he picks one.
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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is perhaps an even better example of this trope than even the page image, ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''. The male protagonist, Kimihito, is not a total idiot like the latter's Ichika, and the manga has a good amount of ShipTease among all six girls (well, seven technically. The seventh girl, Lala, got DemotedToExtra after her introductory arc and her presence is almost nonexistent).of Kimihito's harem.



** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] near the end of ''Saber Marionette J to X''. For the whole season, Otaru deliberately ''tries'' to treat the trio of girls equally and not favour any one over the others - even working overtime to afford extra tickets for a vacation, so that he won't have to pick just one of them as a guest. Another guy falls in love with Bloodberry, but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy is content to let her be with Otaru]]. He then learns that Otaru actually has this trope and is ''not happy'', [[WhatTheHellHero accusing Otaru]] of leading all 3 girls on just to spare his own feelings. Otaru eventually agrees that each girl deserves someone who will treat her as his "number one" instead of as one-third of a whole, and resolves to upset the balance, permitting the marionettes he doesn't choose to live their own lives.
*** It doesn't work because all three girls prefer to still be with him [[StatusQuoIsGod anyway]].

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** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] near the end of ''Saber Marionette J to X''. For the whole season, Otaru deliberately ''tries'' to treat the trio of girls equally and not favour any one over the others - even working overtime to afford extra tickets for a vacation, so that he won't have to pick just one of them as a guest. Another guy falls in love with Bloodberry, but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy is content to let her be with Otaru]]. He then learns that Otaru actually has this trope and is ''not happy'', [[WhatTheHellHero accusing Otaru]] of leading all 3 girls on just to spare his own feelings. Otaru eventually agrees that each girl deserves someone who will treat her as his "number one" instead of as one-third of a whole, and resolves to upset the balance, permitting the marionettes he doesn't choose to live their own lives.
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lives. It doesn't work because all three girls prefer to still be with him [[StatusQuoIsGod anyway]].



* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' includes a dozen students with feelings for Nozomu, but as the series progressed only three- [[{{Hikikomori}} Komori,]] [[StalkerWithACrush Matoi,]] and [[{{Yandere}} Chiri]]- remained consistantly amorous toward him. The others got days in the limelight, but it never lasted for long.
** Until the ending, that [[MarryThemAll is]].

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* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' includes a dozen students with feelings for Nozomu, but as the series progressed only three- [[{{Hikikomori}} Komori,]] [[StalkerWithACrush Matoi,]] and [[{{Yandere}} Chiri]]- remained consistantly amorous toward him. The others got days in the limelight, but it never lasted for long. \n** Until the ending, that [[MarryThemAll is]].
26th Apr '16 12:58:42 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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** Until the ending, that [[ MarryThemAll is]].

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** Until the ending, that [[ MarryThemAll [[MarryThemAll is]].
26th Apr '16 12:57:57 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' includes a dozen students with feelings for Nozomu, but as the series progressed only three- [[{{Hikikomori}} Komori,]] [[StalkerWithACrush Matoi,]] and [[{{Yandere}} Chiri]]- remained consistantly amorous toward him. The others got days in the limelight, but it never lasted.

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* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' includes a dozen students with feelings for Nozomu, but as the series progressed only three- [[{{Hikikomori}} Komori,]] [[StalkerWithACrush Matoi,]] and [[{{Yandere}} Chiri]]- remained consistantly amorous toward him. The others got days in the limelight, but it never lasted.lasted for long.
** Until the ending, that [[ MarryThemAll is]].
26th Apr '16 12:56:10 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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*** It doesn't work because all three girls prefer to still be with him [[StatusQuoIsGod anyway]].
15th Apr '16 10:07:21 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'': Many of the girls do eventually become attracted to Rito, making the LoveTriangle between him, Haruna and Lala morph into a LoveDodecahedron and pretty much all of them have balanced screentime. In fact, the sequel ''Manga/To Love-Ru Darkness'', is aiming for the MarryThemAll (or at least, one of the harem members is actively trying to make it happen) and Lala and Haruna have been OutOfFocus, aside from ADayInTheLimelight stories.

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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'': Many of the girls do eventually become attracted to Rito, making the LoveTriangle between him, Haruna and Lala morph into a LoveDodecahedron and pretty much all of them have balanced screentime. In fact, the sequel ''Manga/To ''To Love-Ru Darkness'', is aiming for the MarryThemAll (or at least, one of the harem members is actively trying to make it happen) and Lala and Haruna have been OutOfFocus, aside from ADayInTheLimelight stories.
15th Apr '16 10:06:14 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'': Many of the girls do eventually become attracted to Rito, making the LoveTriangle between him, Haruna and Lala morph into a LoveDodecahedron and pretty much all of them have balanced screentime. In fact, the sequel ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'', is aiming for the MarryThemAll (or at least, one of the harem members is actively trying to make it happen) and Lala and Haruna have been OutOfFocus, aside from ADayInTheLimelight stories.

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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'': Many of the girls do eventually become attracted to Rito, making the LoveTriangle between him, Haruna and Lala morph into a LoveDodecahedron and pretty much all of them have balanced screentime. In fact, the sequel ''Manga/ToLoveRu ''Manga/To Love-Ru Darkness'', is aiming for the MarryThemAll (or at least, one of the harem members is actively trying to make it happen) and Lala and Haruna have been OutOfFocus, aside from ADayInTheLimelight stories.
15th Apr '16 10:05:18 PM sorako
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* HBO's drama ''Series/BigLove'', about a Mormon Fundamentalist and his three wives, is arguably a non-anime example of this.
* ''Sister Wives'', a reality show on TLC that is essentially the non-fiction equivalent of ''Big Love'', is another example.

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* HBO's drama ''Series/BigLove'', about a Mormon Fundamentalist and his three wives, is arguably a non-anime example of this.
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* ''Sister Wives'', a reality show on TLC that is essentially the non-fiction equivalent of ''Big Love'', is another example.Love''.
15th Apr '16 10:04:24 PM sorako
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* {{Subverted}} by the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime. The protagonist [[spoiler:has sex with every single girl from the original game, and even more, but there is no StatusQuoIsGod to fall back to, so they are pissed.]]



* {{Subverted}} by the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime. The protagonist [[spoiler:has sex with every single girl from the original game, and even more, but there is no StatusQuoIsGod to fall back to, so they are pissed.]]




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