Episode 69: Harems in Anime/Manga... Are They A Boon or Bust? (feat. Bakemonogatari, High School DxD, Love Hina, And More!)

Good Anime Palette

15-10-2023 • 2時間 15分

Episode Timestamps

(00:01:31) What We've Been Watching/Reading Start

  • (00:01:35) Fall 2023 Seasonal and EP70 Teaser
  • (00:04:02) Dandadan (Manga)
  • (00:06:18) My Girlfriend Gives Me Goosebumps (Manga)
  • (00:12:36) Wild Strawberry (Manga)


(00:19:56) News Section Start

  • (00:20:12) Manga Plus Launches New Subscription Service [Link]
  • (00:24:31) Yoshihiro Togashi Teases Return of Hunter x Hunter Manga [Link]
  • (00:33:36) Adult Swim's Jason DeMarco: 'We Won't Be Making Any More' FLCL [Link]
  • (00:44:00) The Yuzuki Family's Four Sons Episode 1 Briefly Inaccessible on Crunchyroll After Subtitle Quality Complaints (Update 3) [Link]
  • (00:50:48) Yu Chiba Apologizes to Kindergarten WARS Manga's Translator for Character's Very Long Dialogue [Link]


(00:59:46) Main Discussion Topic Start

  • (1:00:39) Our Disclaimers for our Anime/Manga Harem Genre Analysis
  • (1:03:30) The Historical Definition of Harem vs. The Weeb Definition of Harem
  • (1:09:29) What is The Appeal of Anime/Manga Harems?
  • (1:13:24) What are the Characteristics That Make an Anime/Manga Harem?
  • (1:26:25) What Was Our First Exposure to Harems in Anime/Manga?
  • (1:28:18) The Character Archetypes in Anime/Manga Harems
  • (1:36:00) There Are Some Good Things About Anime/Manga Harems
  • (1:39:03) But There Are More Negatives Regarding Anime/Manga Harems
  • (1:50:14) Recommendation: Bakemonogatari (Manga)
  • (1:55:14) What Would Be The GOATs of Anime/Manga Harems?
  • (2:02:11) Is Comparing Harems in Shows in Anime to Reality TV for TV Series a Valid One?
  • (2:03:52) Will Gives His Take on Jason's Comparison
  • (2:04:57) Will Introduces Jason to The Reality TV Rabbit Hole...
  • (2:05:59) Jason Somehow Correctly Guessed The Premise of "Too Hot To Handle"
  • (2:08:29) Our Parting Thoughts About Harem Anime/Manga... and Anime Thanksgiving?

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Music Credits
Intro: Never or Right Now by ELFL

Break: Not Gonna Wake Up (Instrumental Version) by Mindme

Outro: Like the Ocean by The Big Let Down

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