Animes Similar To Diabolik Lovers

Reverse harems are gaining a lot of traction in the anime community. They’re a sort of guilty pleasure anime for many otakus. Diabolik Lovers is one of the most talked-about reverse harems, with its deep plot and realistic characters. If you’re a fan of anime and want to watch more animes like it, this is the list for you. Here, we’ll be taking a look at the best animes similar to Diabolik Lovers.

Diabolik Lovers is, without a doubt, quite outlandish and really dramatic. The intense drama in the show tends to also become comedic sometimes. With many reverse harems trying to show a similar dynamic like that of Yui and the six vampires she is forced to live with, only a few actually manage to make it entertaining. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at these animes.

1. Amnesia

mysterious anime like diabolik lovers, Amnesia
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Genres: Harem, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy
  • Aired: Jan 7, 2013, to Mar 25, 2013

Amnesia is similar to Diabolik Lovers because of the cute flustered female characters that are entirely in the dark regarding their situation, unaware of what is going on. They are flustered and confused about their respective conditions, trying to make sense of the mess that their lives have become.

Amnesia follows the story of a young girl who faints in a cafe, her place of work. When she awakens in the cafe’s back room, she seems to have no memory of the past. When Shin and Toma, who she later learns are her friends, are called over to pick her up, she is taken to home safely. Once she is alone, she discovers a spectral being that only she can see and hear- a boy named Orion.

Orion tells her that she lost her memories because he entered this world, and he wants to help her regain her memories. With a mysterious man also creeping into her life, the girl begins to try and regain her lost memories, all while trying to behave normally around the boys. As her memories slowly begin to return, they paint a picture of the suspenseful life she lives. What will this adventure lead to?

2. Dance with Devils

Supernatural animes like Diabolik Lovers, Dance With Devils
Dance with Devils
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Genres: Harem, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Vampire, Shoujo
  • Aired: Oct 7, 2015, to Dec 23, 2015

Dance With Devils is a dark and suspenseful musical fantasy that shares lots of similarities with Diabolik Lovers. Here as well, the male characters are bishounen and treat the female as prey for their lustful advances or simply to achieve their selfish goals. Moreover, both of these animes have been adapted from a game.

Ritsuka Tachibana, an ideal student, is surprised when she is summoned by the student council, a group of four male members. Nevertheless, she heads over and learns that they suspect her of being a troublesome student and begin an inquiry. However, things aren’t as innocent as they seem, as these guys seem to have ulterior motives behind calling her.

Her life becomes even more complicated when her mother is kidnapped. Soon, Ritsuka learns of a dark and mysterious world surrounded by vampires and devils. These malicious creatures are searching for an object called the “Grimoire,” capable of granting its wielder the power t rule the world. Ritsuka begins to see hope and calm in the return of her brother from overseas. However, he seems to be hiding a secret as well. What lies in store for Ritsuka?

3. Brothers Conflict

Romance anime like Diabolik Lovers, Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Genres: Harem, Romance, Shoujo
  • Aired: Jul 2, 2013, to Sep 17, 2013

Ema is initially happy for her father with his decision to remarry. However, she is overwhelmed when she realizes that her new family will be massive, with 13 stepbrothers coming into her previously lonely life. She moves into Sunrise Residence with her brothers to give her newly marred parents some space, and this is where the romantic hilarity ensues.

Once she settles into her new house, Ema finds out that each of the brothers has feelings for her. Feelings that are more than just familial. And every brother wants to make her his own. While she had once longed for such love, she is showered by heaps of it in different forms. As each of the brothers tries to impress her in his own way. Who will she choose? And whose heart will she have to break? 

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4. Vampire Knight

show like diabolik lovers. Vampire Knight
Vampire Knight
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire
  • Aired: Apr 8, 2008, to Jul 1, 2008

Meet Yuuki Cross and her close friend, Zero Kiryuu, both members of the disciplinary committee at their school, having two distinct houses- The Day Class and The Night Class. Their committee is responsible for upholding order among the classes. However, The Night Class has a dark secret. Its members are all vampires.

While Yuuki was once saved by the pure-blooded vampire, Kaname Kuran, from a deadly vampire attack, her relationship with her friend, Zero, gets complicated as he holds a deep hatred for all vampires. The situation gets more troubled as Kaname becomes the leader of the Night Class, and Zero’s past brings a secret that threatens to destroy the peace within the Academy. This is also a reverse-harem anime with supernatural creatures, similar to Diabolik Lovers.

5. Kamigami no Asobi

Zeus anime, Kamigami no Asobi, similar to Diabolik Lovers
Kamigami no Asobi
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Genres: Harem, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
  • Aired: Apr 6, 2014, to Jun 22, 2014

Yui Kusanagi, a third-year high school student. She discovers a mysterious sword in the storehouse of her home. And upon touching it, she finds herself transported to another world where she meets five handsome strangers, as well as the king of gods, Zeus. She discovers that Zeus has chosen her to be the only teacher for these five deities in the Academy of the gods.

Zeus created the Academy of the gods to help strengthen the deteriorating relationship between humans and Gods. With only one year to teach the restless Gods, Yui will have to pick up her pace, as if she fails, they will all be trapped in this realm forever.

6. Ouran High School Host Club

High school romance anime like Diabolik Lovers, Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Bones
  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Apr 5, 2006, to Sep 27, 2006

Ouran Academy is a prestigious school, with all of its students coming from high-ranking families. However, Haruhi is a student who doesn’t have any title or rank to flaunt. She received admission into the academy through a scholarship. While wandering around searching for a quiet room to study in, Haruhi enters Music Room #3. The room is inhabited by members of the Host Club, who spend their time entertaining the academy’s girls.

Haruhi tries to slip out of the room and breaks a vase worth 8 million in the process. With the expensive vase shattered, she is forced to work with the boys of the Host Club, dressed as a guy. She will have to be their errand boy and help them with their tasks. How will Haruhi deal with these guys having lots of time and money at hand?

7. Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~

Samurai anime Hakuoki like Diabolik Lovers
Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Genres: Action, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Samurai, Josei
  • Aired: Apr 4, 2010, to Jun 20, 2010

Chizuru Yukimura is the daughter of a doctor who keeps traveling for his work. When she doesn’t hear from her father for many months, she decides to search for him. Dressed up as a man, she heads to Kyoto. However, she attracts the attention of some mysterious people and ends up getting into severe danger. Eventually, she is saved by the Shinsengumi (A special police force in Japan during 1864).

However, her safety doesn’t last for long as she is taken in by these men. When she tells them about her father, they reveal that they are looking for him as well. As a result, they decide to keep her safe and use her for the search. The anime unfolds as Chizuru’s life gets entangled in the political imbalance of Kyoto and the fight between Shinsengumi and their rivals. Chizuru soon realizes that her father and the Shinsengumi are more connected than they let on.

8. Obey Me!

Anime about devils like Diabolik Lovers, Obey Me!
Obey Me!
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Studios: Colored Pencil Animation
  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Fantasy
  • Aired: Jul 16, 2021, to present

This anime takes place in the demonic hallways of the Royal Academy of Diavolo. We follow the adventures of Lucifer, Satan, and many other potential rulers of the Demon World. They are students at the academy preparing to be the only ruler. However, each of them possesses a unique personality. As a result, they keep getting into a lot of trouble. Watch as the five princes of Hell follow humans, or fall in love with them. Which of them will make it to the top

The episodes in this anime are shorter, about 5 mins in length. The story is once again adapted from an Otome dating sim game. The male characters are supernatural beings like that in Diabolik Lovers.

9. Uta no Prince Sama

Anime based on otome games, like Diabolik Lovers, Uta No Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Genres: Harem, Music, Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Jul 3, 2011, to Sep 24, 2011

Haruka Nanami wants to become a composer when she grows up. She wishes to write a song for her favorite idol, Hayato Ichinose. To fulfill this goal, she decides to join the renowned Saotome Academy, well-known for its classes on performing arts. 

Upon entering the school, she finds out that the school staff members are well-established idols, singers, and her classmates are very talented future idols and composers. With the competition being very high, she also learns that the students graduating from this academy get recruited by the Shining Agency, a famous company. What challenges will Nanami face on this exciting journey?

10. Danganronpa: The Animation

Suspense-murder anime, Danganronpa similar to Diabolik lovers
Danganronpa The Animation
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Lerche
  • Genres: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, School
  • Aired: Jul 5, 2013, to Sep 27, 2013

Makoto Naegi is accepted into an elite school, accepting only the most talented students. Every student has a unique title corresponding to their talents. While Makoto seems quite ordinary, he is admitted in and receives the title of “Super High School-Level Luck.”

While he and his classmates are very pleased to get into such a prestigious school, their joy is short-lived. The school principal locks all the students within the school. The only way the students will be allowed to leave is if one of them commits a murder without being discovered. However, if the killer is caught, they will be executed, and the game will continue. Trapped in such a bizarre situation, how will Naegi escape?

Honorable Mentions-

  • Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart
  • Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni…
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund (2010)
  • Makura no Danshi
  • Kuroshitsuji 
  • Fruits Basket