Series Overview: Ouran High School Host Club

“Only those with an excellent social standing and those from filthy rich families are lucky enough to spend their time here at the elite private school Ouran Academy. The Ouran host club is where the school’s handsomest boys with too much time on their hands entertain young ladies who also have way too much time on their hands. Just think of it as Ouran Academy’s elegant playground for the super-rich and beautiful.”

Those are the opening lines of one of the funniest and well-written shoujo anime released in North America, Ouran High School Host Club.

Haruhi Fujioka is a transfer scholarship student to the elite academy, a work-a-holic whose mom died when she was young and dad is constantly away. As a result, she’s very responsible, but has no sense of fun or recreation.

While looking for a quiet place to study shortly after enrolling in Ouran, Haruhi stumbles into a classroom inhabited by six extremely handsome high school guys. They mistake her for a boy because of her short hair and colorless clothes. As she rushes to leave, however, she accidentally knocks over a very expensive vase and it shatters. Now she owes the Host Club (for said extremely attractive guys run a resturant, of sorts, for entertaining young women) over $100,000. Being a scholarship student without that kind of money, she’s forced to work for the club as as host until she makes enough to pay off the debt.

Hilarity, awkwardness, romance, and craziness ensue. The club’s president, Tamaki Suoh (see his HFG profile), is an insanely hot and somewhat idiotic dreamer that everybody loves. His right-hand man Kyouya has the brains of the group, a cunning pessimist. Hikaru and Kaoru are “devil child” twins whose middle names are Devious. Honey is the adorable cake-loving cutie, and his cousin Mori the tall, dark, and handsome silent type.

Then there’s Renge, an obsessive fangirl, terrible cook, and the Host Club’s manager. She enters every location (be it indoors or out) using a giant motorized platform that rips through the floor and announces her arrival with a rumble.

Basically, you can’t take the show seriously, and it’s not meant to be. But if you don’t mind just enjoying yourself in a good series, OHSHC is for you.

A warning about the video: I tried to find a clean version, but there are some bad words in this one. Just FYI.

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And now to cram for the first Algebra II test of the year. Off to a good start, my friends. LOL.

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A teen writer and future world ruler. Llamas make me happy.
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6 Responses to Series Overview: Ouran High School Host Club

  1. Kirsten says:

    *explodes from the hotness* So… many… HFGs. I might have to start watching anime.

    • Aloha says:

      I know, right? Welcome to the wonderful world of reverse-harem anime XDXD (Basically that means it’s a bunch of really, really attractive guys and one girl who has to choose between them all– a love triangle on steroids. This isn’t a main element in Ouran, though.)

      Tamaki’s mine, and so is Hikaru, and kind of Kyouya, but you’re welcome to the others 😀

    • Aloha says:

      And BTW, Ouran was the first anime I started watching obsessively. So if you’re trying to get into it, I’d suggest either this or Fullmetal Alchemist. 😀

  2. annanm says:

    Lol, that opening line sounds vaguely as if it could have been taken out of “This Side of Paradise” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
    My brain is full of gooey rainbows now. 🙂
    (Also, Blogroll: I see what you did there…)

    • Aloha says:

      Hm, I’ll have to read that, then!

      From wikipedia: “The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking”. Yep, that sounds like Ouran xDXD

      HAHA you fell for it. I’ve been meaning to fix that with an actual blogroll…. Lol.

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