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Review: Ouran High School Host Club


Plot Summary: Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Haruhi, being average almost to a fault, doesn’t know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along. Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school.

I have to say that I wasn’t sure about this anime when I first read about it. It’s about a social club setup by the elite of the Ouran Highschool which is made up by the richest and most powerful children. This anime revolves around the Host Club at Ouran Highschool, and Haruhi who is a regular person who got accept into this prestigious school by a grant and she turns them all upside down. For the longest time they think she is a guy and I have to say that this is one of the funniest and heartfelt anime that I have seen in a long time. In the beginning it pulls you in at the beginning with its amazing comedy and satire, you just can’t get enough of it. And as the story goes a long you see the connection between Tamaki – The Idiot Leader, Kyouya – the Shadow King, Honey – Tiny Fighter, Miro – The Quite One, and the Twins. And Haruhi thrown in between all these characters you just won’t get enough of it, I have to say that I haven’t seen an anime that has gotten my blood going like this one to the point where I wanted to watch it all in one go.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork