Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World

Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World

Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World anime series cover art
Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World

The Future of Isekai Anime

Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (Isekai Meikyuu de Harem wo /異世界迷宮でハーレムを) is almost exactly as it sounds. Technically, yes, it’s a harem isekai anime that features labyrinths. But, this title is a little misleading for 2 reasons.

The first reason is that the vast majority of the anime doesn’t feature a harem. There’s only 1 girl until the final episode of the series. And the full harem doesn’t show up until the last minute or two of the final episode. So, for the most part, it’s actually not a harem anime.

The second reason is that the series’ current title is the sanitized version. When the series was serialized as a web novel, it went by the name Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World (異世界迷宮で奴隷ハーレムを). This is a much more accurate title since the girls are all sex slaves. But, you can see why that’s less marketable.

Roxanne wearing a maid outfit from the anime series Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World
Roxanne wearing a maid outfit

Most isekai anime are pretty bland. Mushoku Tensei is the recent standout series of the genre. But, other than that, isekai are very standard. Okay, each one has its gimmick to make it different. However, these gimmicks tend to be superficial and don’t affect anything.

At first glance, the same is true of Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World. But, it’s actually quite different than other isekai because it’s pretty much hentai. And, yes, that’s a good thing. If you’re not watching the uncensored version, this series has absolutely no value.

So, am I saying that the future of isekai is hentai? Not exactly. But, they need to have something else going on beyond being an isekai. Mushoku Tensei is a great adventure. Overlord is from the villain’s perspective. And Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World is a sexual power fantasy.

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Not Actually as Bad as You’d Expect

At the start of the season, I wasn’t watching Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World. I had no intentions of watching it, either. But, then I saw a clip of the first major sex scene of the series, which I think happens in Episode 3 or 4.

After seeing that, I decided it was worth giving the series a chance. And guess what? It’s actually not as bad as you’d expect. Of course, the uncensored sex scenes are the highlights of the anime. I’m not going to pretend that’s not the case.

But, I was expecting this series to be absolute garbage. And much to my surprise, it’s not. Okay, it’s not great. However, of all the anime I watched during the summer season, this is the one I looked forward to the most each week. It’s a fun watch.

Roxanne doing what she does best from the anime series Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World
Roxanne doing what she does best

Not every anime has to have some deep story and characters to be enjoyable. Sometimes, all you need is good ecchi content. Look at other harem series like To LOVE-Ru and Monster Musume. They don’t have great writing or characters. But, they’re fun and that’s why people like them.

If you go into Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World with this in mind, I think you’ll enjoy it. I’d say it also has the same appeal as Interspecies Reviewers. Though, there’s less sex in this one. Not every episode has a sex scene — and I didn’t mind that.

Oh, and the fact that the girls in this series are sex slaves doesn’t really matter. I know some people are going to be weird about that. But, it’s not like Redo of Healer. It’s much closer to something like The Rising of the Shield Hero.

I Wish I Could Rank the Girls

At this point in the review, I’d like to be able to rank the girls in Michio’s harem. But, that’s kind of hard to do considering that it’s not really a harem anime even if it’s a harem series.

Still, I’m going to do my best to further objectify these slave girls by ranking them based on appearance.

Coming in at #1 we have Sherry, easily the best of the girls. She’s a dwarf introduced toward the end of Episode 11. Despite being large for a dwarf, she’s small compared to humans, which makes her the optimal size.

The next best girl is Miria, a catgirl who appears right at the end of the season. Look, she’s a catgirl. Do I need to say anything else?

In third place is Rutina, who I think is an elf princess or something. I don’t know, she’s the final girl introduced at the end of the season. All that matters is that her chest seems pretty small, so she’s good to me.

Sherry from the anime series Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World
Sherry

Despite being the main girl and first slave, Roxanne is down in fourth. Although she’s a wolfgirl, she’s kind of generic. She also doesn’t have the ideal body measurements like Sherry and Rutina do.

And in last place, there’s Vesta I don’t know what race she’s supposed to be. But, I do know that her chest is bigger than Sherry’s entire body. So, she’s the worst girl by default.

Now, before you make any accusations, I didn’t rank the girls based on bust size alone. If I had, then Miria and Rutina would swap positions. But, considering we don’t know anything about 3 of the 5 girls, their bust size was a major factor.

If we get another season of this series, I’ll have to revisit my rankings.

Conclusion

I kind of feel like this is a high rating. But, I gave Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World a 7/10. The OP and ED aren’t good. The characters and plot aren’t good. And most of its value comes from the sex scenes. But, have you seen Sherry?

Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to get another season of this series. Why? Because of how Miria, Vesta, and Rutina were thrown in at the very end. If we were getting another season, wouldn’t it make more sense to introduce them then? It felt like the anime added them at the end to showcase what you can expect from the source material.

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