Of the more annoying anime tropes out there, a useless harem main character is near the top. You know the type, a somewhat wholesome, unassuming guy. A gaggle of gorgeous women want a piece of him. Said guy is either clueless or wants nothing to do with them. You may know this person as, Kodaka Hasegawa (Haganai), Raku Ichijo (Nisekoi), Rito Yuki (To LOVE Ru). Allow me to introduce you to the exact opposite of those guys.
A preview just released of the upcoming anime Peter Grill and the Philosopher’s Time (Peter Grill To Kenja No Jikan) today. Peter Grill is THE strongest dude in his world. Just crowned the champion of a tournament that states just as such. He is a skilled warrior, and of course is conventionally a guy who is considered handsome. He has a girlfriend, who he wishes to marry and settle down with. By winning the tournament, Peter has won the favor of her father, the King.
When You Win, You Lose…or do you?
Winning comes with its own complication. As the strongest man on the planet, he makes the ideal choice for mating amongst all the world’s various races. Now Peter Grill is a marked man and will be spending his time fending off advances from a number of women. You might be wondering what’s any different in this scenario. The difference here is that…he actually GIVES IN TO TEMPTATION!
Peter Grill’s fiancee, Princess Luvelia Sanctos is pure of heart. Believing that babies are not made through copulation, but delivered from heaven by a stork. Peter has been stuck in the hand-holding stage for a loooong time. He loves her very much however. Its why he wanted to win and marry her, in hopes of progressing past that stage.
A Harem MC who actually gives into temptation!
Under the immense weight of pressure from an untold number of demihuman women, all desiring his seed, he caves. He cheats on his loving girlfriend! Of course, this makes him scum in many people’s eyes. However, its a refreshing change from the typical harem MC. No exasperating will he or wont he scenarios. No clumsy falling onto the girl and disrobing her. This guy is almost an everyman. A normal guy as we have ever seen. Of course it makes for many hilarious situations that Peter finds himself in. It’s on my guilty pleasure list of shows to watch this summer. You’ll be able to find it locally streaming on HIDIVE from Sentai Filmworks.