As reported by Kudasai, there is an article published by the Japanese portal Myjitsu where it was pointed out that Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Wo anime (Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World) managed to add erotic scenes (almost hentai). Several voice actresses even gave erotic performances.
Below, American Post News shares with you an excerpt from the original article translated by Kudasai:
“The Summer-2022 ‘Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Wo,’ anime which drew attention in many respects, went all the way to its conclusion by evading cancellation. Looking back on the anime, many have praised the efforts of the voice actresses who appeared in the series.”
The Japanese animation article added, “The ‘slave harem’ genre has gained some support in the web novel community, and ‘Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Wo’ can be considered a pioneer in this field.”
“Although it was thought to be impossible to animate for all ages due to the subject matter, the series began airing with impunity on terrestrial TV, causing a stir among animation fans,” wrote the Myjitsu portal.
“The animation showed direct scenes in bed, similar to those in adult animation (hentai).”
As you can read above, those “erotic scenes” were reportedly performed by a well-known voice actress who did not participate under a pseudonym. This is seiyuu Shiori Mikami, known for her roles as Akari Akaza in YuruYuri and Historia Reiss in Shingeki no Kyojin.
The original article said, “In the fourth episode, protagonist Michio buys Roxanne, his first slave, and wastes no time taking her to bed on her first night.”
Shiori Mikami plays Roxanne. The article added that the performance was “quite risky,” inspiring fan opinions such as, “I never thought Mikami-san would play a role like that,” and “Did they take her family hostage to make her do that performance?”
Myjitsu also reported on another Japanese voice actress who surprised with her almost “hentai” scenes in the anime Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World. She is Shiori Izawa, a Japanese seiyuu known for playing Nanachi from the anime Made In Abyss.
Shiori’s character appears in the latest episode of ‘Isekai Meikyuu de Harem Wo.’ Fans of the voice acting commented on it, “I didn’t expect to hear Shiori Izawa’s sultry tone voice,” “Izawa-san really did her best,” “Was Shiori Izawa, the voice of Seri, okay with this performance?”.
Others commented, “It was a superb program where I could hear the sensual voices of Shiori Mikami and Shiori Izawa!” and “So it was a fan-service scene of Nanachi?”
The Japanese portal article went on to say, “The last part also features a steamy scene with characters that had not yet appeared in the anime, played by Honoka Kuroki, Rina Honizumi, and Mikako Izawa, who will appear in future story arcs.”
They added that “it was only shown as a summary with the ending, but if there is a second season, we can expect more intense scenes with these women.” You can learn more about the hentai genre and more details about Japanese animation here.
While there is a mysterious tradition in the voice acting industry of separating main names and “pseudonyms,” there is also a tendency for voice actresses in the main medium not to act with overly sexualized lines and tones.
Finally, Isekai Meikyuu Harem Wo anime may have started a new trend within the industry. Now it only remains to wait for which new anime projects are willing to “blur the line between erotic and hentai.”