Amnesia is a perfect example of mindless reverse HRM — purely so! The art and visuals are top-notch, which in turn makes the guys seem more realistic and attractive.
Amnesia as the title goes follows the story of a young woman who awakes one day only to discover that all her memories are gone. The only clues she has to her memories and her past life is a cellphone with unknown numbers and a mysterious young boy named Orion who only she could see. Uta no Prince-sama Source 9. Its main purpose is to make people smile and maybe…make them sing along to tunes in the show as well.
In a performance arts school where everyone is a potential idol, Haruka is working her way in order to reach her dreams and be able to become a composer good enough to write a masterpiece song and dedicate it to her own idol.
Having no formal training background at all and not even being able to read music sheets, Haruka has to strive real hard with an unwavering will in order to pursue what her heart truly wants.
Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan Source 8. Hakuouki Amongst the many reverse HRM anime series out there, Hakuouki is one of the rare ones with an actual reasonable depth when it comes to the story.
On the way, Chizuru discovers an oni and was attacked. Fortunately, she was saved by the Shinsengumi and takes her along with them. As fate has it, both Chizuru and the Shinsengumi are looking for the same person — the doctor who has answers for the the oni drug. Fushigi Yuugi Source 7. Not only is its story very well-done and engaging, the totality of this show is great in a sense that it really establishes a long-lasting connection with the viewers. As a matter of fact, even today, Fushigi Yuugi still oozes with nostalgia that it easily pops into the mind of many people whenever they hear about the genre of reverse HRM in general.
It was a usual visit to the national library for Miaka and Yui until a very unworldly phenomenon happened! From a strange story book that depicts ancient China, a portal appeared to suck both Miaka and Yui into the very world that is depicted in the book. In that world which is in the age of ancient China , Miaka and Yui takes the roles of priestesses able to summon their respective gods and ask for wishes once they gather their eight celestial warriors.
Luckily for Miaka, she got into the hands of good people. As for Yui, misfortunes fell upon her one-by-one causing her to inevitably loathe her best friend, Miaka. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge Source 6. Despite the odd-looking characters which might seem like an anomaly to some , the high-degree of entertainment is strong with this one. And also, this anime actually has a well-laid story which is perfect for casual viewing and laugh-trip runs.
Now, since Ranmaru, Kyouhei, Yukinojo, and Takenaga are desperate for a free cozy place to live in, they assume the daunting task of averting Sunako from her dark lifestyle and turn her into a proper sophisticated lady.
Kamigami no Asobi Source 5. The plot of this series thickens as the viewer goes through the intensifying tracks episode-by-episode. Her task is simple: Kamisama Hajimemashita Source 4. And yeah, being in the genre in question, it does have its share of characters that are appropriate for it, but, what makes this good is really the lovely romance. The bond between Nanami and Tomoe is pretty amusing and refreshing to watch. But most of all, Kamisama Hajimemashita is as charming perhaps way more than charming than any reverse HRM could get.
Luckily, she meets and saves a mysterious man from a dog and the man in turn offers her his home. Unknown to Nanami, the home of the man is actually a shrine and the man is actually a god! So then, the god gives her his position and status as local deity where she now has to work out as both a human school girl and the spiritual god of the shrine.
Akatsuki no Yona Source 3. Everything is well-developed for this one — the story, the characters, the animation, the sound, the plot progression, name it! Princess Yona has lived all her life in luxury and goodwill in her kingdom so far. She has everything she ever wanted and needed, and a childhood friend who she always had a crush on. One fateful day, on her sixteenth birthday, everything has changed drastically for the worst. Having had narrowly escaped the traitorous siege, Princess Yona vows to muster all the power she can, grow up to be strong, and reclaim the kingdom that is rightfully hers.
Fruits Basket Source 2. Actually, this show is quite great and very unique on its own. All the characters of Fruits Basket are very lovable. The drama too is real! One day, as fate had it, Tohru meets the Sohma family and was asked to live with them in exchange for doing common house chores. But unbeknownst to Tohru, the Sohma family has a big secret — the whole family is cursed by the Zodiac so whenever a person of the opposite sex hugs them, they transform into their respective zodiac signs!
And so, upon discovering the secret, Tohru has to keep mum about the curse if she wants to continue living in the Sohma household and keep her precious memories with them.
More or less, I know you were expecting this one to come first on this list. The characters are all very loveable - especially Haruhi despite her being a girl Well, she actually does make a very good host with wonderful qualities.
Fans everywhere are actually ardently wishing a second season for this series. This show is too good and one of the best reverse HRM anime to just be left out! While Haruhi Fujioka is in all aspects just a commoner and simple girl, she and her wits has granted her to study in the grand and prestigious school of Ouran High School. There, only she seems to be different from the others who are rich and lavish. Accidentally shattering a very expensive vase of the club, she now has to work for the club in order to pay her debt.
Fortunately, the club discovers that her looks are actually on par with them as boys, so she now has to work for the club as a new host and as a boy of course keeping her real gender a secret from everyone else.
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