in the demon world, Astarotte was the princess of the kingdom. she was a succubus that had just reached the age of 10. it was necessary for all succubus to have a male harem to maintain their body and beauty. Astarotte however, greatly dislike men and would only agree if it was a human male, thinking that human males would be impossible to find. however, her followers managed to come across one that named Naoya. together with his daughter Asuha, they were brought into the demon world and became part of Astarotte's harem.
one way to put it, Astarotte no Omocha! (2011) was different from the usual harem (ハーレム) anime due to both its storyline and background. there were actually unexpected character developments to follow up, building up in depth feelings and preferences towards different characters. while some may expect the anime to go a different direction, it was actually about Astarotte's interaction with Naoya, building up their relationship while getting to know each other better. although at some point, it was rather annoying watching a spoilt princess seeking attention while not admitting the obvious.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Fumitoshi Oizaki (追崎史敏)
- released: 2011
- language: Japanese
- genre: Romance/Supernatural