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Ouran High School Host ClubReviewed by Amehsk
Submitted December 5, 2012 • 301 views
Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran Academy, a fictitious high school located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room, a place where the Ouran Academy Host Club, a group of six male students, gathers to entertain female "clients". During their first meeting, Haruhi accidentally knocks over and breaks an antique vase valued at ¥8,000,000 (US$80,000 in the U.S. English manga) and is told to repay the cost in service to the club. Haruhi's short hair, slouching attire and gender-ambiguous face cause her to be mistaken by the hosts for a male student. The hosts all agree that Haruhi would be a good host, thus making her join the host club. Ultimately she agrees to join the Club as a host herself (dressed as a male) in order to pay off her debt. She agrees to join since she does not mind hosting as long as she can pay the debt off faster. The hosts do later find out that she is, in fact, a girl. They keep this a secret, so no one will be able to tell. The Ouran Private Academy encompasses kindergarten to twelfth grade (along with a university). Most students come from wealthy families, but in special cases, merit scholarships are granted to exceptional students from a lower income bracket. The school's unofficial motto is "Lineage counts first, wealth a close second," meaning students with stellar family backgrounds but low socioeconomic status may be given top priority over those from rich families with lesser pedigrees.
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The story is very unique and special. I actually started watching this Anime only because it was so different from any other Harem Anime.
I love the story line and how each character evolves as the story progresses.
It suits the anime. It's simple no overly extreme. It has a touch of humor to it and so it's nice to watch.
Really good sound effects. Suits the mood and contributes to the overall charm of the Anime.
Haruhi is supposed to be the 'natural charmer'in the host club. Which is really funny she she is actually a girl and other girls are charmed by her.
The other members of the club consist of the president Tamaki Suou, a student who treats Haruhi like she is his own daughter and is hugely jealous of anyone else who approaches her; Kyoya Otori, the bespectacled calculating vice-president who serves as the brains of the club; Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin, a pair of mischievous identical twins who like playing tricks on the other club members and playing up a homoerotic angle on their relationship; Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka ("Hunny" in the manga), a small, cute boy who has a great passion for stuffed animals and eating cakes; and Takashi "Mori" Morinozuka, a tall, quiet boy who is protective of Honey. All the characters are parodies of shojo manga characters, with Haruhi serving as the "natural" type, Tamaki as the "princely" type, Kyoya as the "cool" type, the Hitachiin twins as the "little devils", Honey as the "cute shotacon" type, and Mori as the "strong, silent type".
The characters are really very good. They were able to take different genres of manga and make characters out of them which I liked.
Each character had some hidden past that shaped the way they turned out to be.
I liked how they were able to help each other overcome their problems and finally become something that resembled a family.
I thought this Anime is pretty good if you just want to relax and have some fun.I especially like that the motto of the Host Club is aimed at making the customers who come there happy.
It's a touching anime and will make you a kinder person after watching it.
Loved the ending, it had a sense of completeness and you feel a great deal of satisfaction after finishing it.
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