Harem - A genre of relationships in anime and manga. A large number of characters of the other sex surround the protagonist. But no more rigid limits are set. And in the harem varieties, the hero does not necessarily have to be romantically involved with at least one of them. However, this is most often the case. The female characters may compete with each other for the attention of the protagonist. Many shows that are not fully "harem" use the genre to complicate character relationships. The classic harem is usually built with one guy and at least three girls. In practice, the number of female characters can reach dozens. So, these mangas are often criticized. They are blamed for the fact that most of the side characters are nothing new. But it is built on the same stereotypes as a hundred or two of the same series. This is due not only to the difficulty of rendering the figures but also to the economy of the script.