Fushigi Yuugi (TV)
This massive series is one of my favorites. I enjoy it for it’s innocent story plot (it is mostly PG at several points PG-13), the reverse harem, and the lengthiness (65 episodes and it even has OVAs).
The story is the coming of age adventure of main character Miaka who is not a very studious high school girl. She daydreams of food when she should be studying. When she tries to buckle down at the library she finds a rare book “The Universe of Four Gods”. She is sucked into the book and soon discovers that she is destined to be a of priestess of one of the four gods. As priestess she must collect her Seven Seishi, her guardians, which become her “revers harem”. With their combined power she is to call on Suzaku to end the war and famine that plagues the lands. One of her warriors becomes the love of her life but making their relationship work isn’t going to be easy.
Her friend Yui also falls into the story. She thinks herself superior to Miaka in every way and becomes her rival. After all she should be a better priestess as well. They are sent into a race for the finish to summon their god and bring power to the rule of their respective land. Will her jealousy destroy everything, including Miaka’s love?
This 90’s anime has all the old school animation, style and plot line that makes it a classic must see romance.