So says Ken Amatsu, creator of Love Hina and Mahou Sensei Negima. He goes on to give his reasons as follows:
1. Male protagonists are absent
Many anime are now nothing but girls, and the role of the “male character being excited by female characters for viewers to empathize with” has disappeared.
2. Male buying power has reduced
Now women buyers of both anime and manga are predominant. Oricon comic rankings show most of the top titles are women-oriented.
3. Male viewers can now empathize with female characters
The number of male fans who simply don’t view female characters as objects of sexual desire at all is increasing, even in titles like “K-ON!”. No more are they just thinking “I want to be part of that circle,” now they are getting into the characters themselves.
From what I can see, I hardly hear of any harem manga nowadays but moe dead? Not by a long shot! For the full original article and lots of reader comments, drop by Siliconera.