If the harem lead doesn’t pick her, she’ll just shrivel up and die. Or fade away if you want to be less dramatic. Honestly, that’s what she was born to do. If she doesn’t get the guy, she has no life.
No, you’re wrong.
If a girl loses, she moves on, have to get over her crush, and find a new purpose in life. I don’t think they will be nothing if they were to lose.
You’re wrong too. Anime works in mysterious ways, people. Anime works… in mysterious ways. Most animals breed through sexual reproduction. A male fertilizes the female’s eggs, and both parents’ genes mix to produce young. But in anime, a few creatures stray from this method to breed in a different way. On January 31, 1984, a haremette was unchosen. Yes, unchosen. The harem lead took one look at her, and chose a different one. Several weeks later, four new, younger haremettes appeared in her place. What happened? That may not seem remarkable, but it was. Because as you very well know, anime characters almost never have sex. In fact, all female anime characters are virgins. Even if they’re adults. So how did reproduction occur?
At first, careful anime scientists thought the haremette had stolen and stored sperm on her so that she can reproduce. But genetics revealed that the haremette had in fact fertilized her own egg. This was an amazing discovery about anime characters, especially female ones. It turns out that they can breed through something called anime parthenogenesis. It’s Greek, so you know it’s legit. We all know what genesis means. Parthen, however, means virgin, and as we have already established, haremettes are always virgin. Incredibly, the haremette’s remarkable reproductive abilities went unnoticed until just recently. We know in lizards, the sex of a newborn is determined by temperature. In warmer climates, males will be born… or something (go watch a nature show if you care). It turns out that haremettes have a similar mechanic.
How does it work? Well, a harem lead has the chromosomes Z-Z. A haremette, on the other hand, has the chromosomes W-Z. When she is unchosen by a harem lead, she instead splits her chromosomes into two, a W and a Z. Then she clones them. We thus get Z-Z, and W-W. Now, W-W is not an operative pairing. As a result, the egg doesn’t hatch. But Z-Z pairings are simply harem leads, and as a result, new harem leads are born. This has great evolutionary advantages, as it allows the unchosen haremette to migrate to other anime series and create new breeding populations of her own. This allowed anime characters to flourish into all sorts of new and different genres. But as you can probably already guess, there are obvious problems with this method.
For one, the anime haremette will surround herself with a bevy of harem leads. As a result, she becomes the harem lead herself, and the anime thus turns into the dreaded… reverse harem. Not only that, sexual reproduction has great advantages over that of parthenogenesis. A mix of male and female genes can enable the repair of DNA. As you very well know, not all haremettes are born equal. Some are sadly uglier than others.
These are errors that sexual reproduction could’ve ironed out. Likewise, sexual reproduction is preferable since it combats unwanted mutations.
Overtime, inbreeding can really morph the characteristics of the anime haremette. Genetic variations also allow for adaptation to the changing environment. Logically, parthenogenesis should be rare and only a last resort. Strangely, that is not always so.
Clearly, creating reverse harems is not ideal. It’s just not. Accept it. So the next generation of anime haremettes asexually reproduced in another fascinating way. These haremettes went unnoticed by the harem leads, so rather than not breed, they cloned themselves.
Of course, this is a genetic dead end. If individuals all have the same genes, the species can’t react to a changing world. Luckily, anime and anime stories are inert. This allows the ever-cloning shoujo to thrive by reliving the same tropes over and over. You get extra brownie points if you get all meta and reference previous anime series that you’ve shamelessly copied. Strangely, the female still goes through the motions of mating. Nevertheless, in the long run, these haremettes are taking a gamble. If anime should ever change (it won’t), they’ll be unable to adapt and they risk extinction.
But what about haremettes in anime series where there are no males in sight. Not a single one. Not only are the characters all female, they even have romantic relations with one another. Are these girls thus doomed to extinction? Strangely enough, anime nature finds a way to adapt even further. It turns out that each of these shoujos can produce multiple offsprings in a day, and each offspring is a genetic copy of herself. So vast numbers can suddenly appear seemingly overnight. They don’t waste time and energy producing males, which by themselves can’t produce offsprings. In turns out this class of shoujos don’t need males at all. Much like the first generation of haremettes, this allows a single female shoujo to arrive in a new series and reproduce even if a single male never appears. Now, all-female populations thrive throughout many seasons.
What’s even more remarkable, however, is that an embryo is growing inside these anime shoujos as we speak. It’s parthenogenesis combined with this telescoping of generations, giving anime shoujos a rapid turnover so that they can populate more and more anime series. More than you could ever want. Like living Russian dolls, they just keep popping out clones of themselves until the viewers can take no more. A newly born anime shoujo contains many daughters within her, and they in turn have daughters of their own inside them.
So what have we hopefully learned today? Special ways of breeding can allow these anime characters to survive in new genres or even poorly written ones. So, parthenogenesis is a breeding strategy that is a real series-saver. How else can we have five harem shows in just one season? So before you guys run your mouths about the lives of these anime characters, try to teach yourself a thing or two about anime biology.