Ouran Highschool Host Club

Romance Manga

Never had I expected to actually feel for that girl – or finish this hilarious manga.

Haruhi Fujioka has it both: good luck that she is an honor student at Ouran Academy, and bad luck for stumbling upon music room 3 when she’s looking for a quiet place to learn. It’s very individual – to put it nicely – occupants are the self-pronounced Ouran Highschool Host Club – 6 handsome guys with issues. As Haruhi realizes what she’s gotten herself into, she tries to make an escape. Unfortunately she breaks an expensive vase and is now doomed to work of her “debt” as a member of the Host Club – disguised as a guy.

The anime based on the series is once again cut short, since creators can never wait until a series is either over or far enough ahead to actually have a chance to finish before the anime. Aside from that, it follows the original plot for quite a while. The ending is pretty rushed and the story over too soon for such a melodramatic climax – but this is shojo, so I guess we have to suck it up and live with it.

I am not really one for romantics, but the humor, mostly slapstick or overreactions from Tamaki (seriously, once you start reading, you’ll have a love-hate-relationship with that guy! Word!) is hilarious. I often turn on the anime when I am in sulking-mode to boost my mood. If you’ve ever looked for the definition of cheesy, this will make a good start for your research. The plot is too lovey-dovey for me, but geez, it gives me fits of laughter.

You like any kind of romantic comedy, then this is the thing for you. Is it something for the guys? Probably, it’s still funny as f*ck. And please don’t consider this a dating guide! Honestly, don’t! Because I’d pretend not to know you afterwards. Oh and if you’re in any stretch of the word homophobic, switch to the next series. This isn’t explicitly yaoi, but oh well, just believe me, okay? Only recommended for teenage girls, helpless romantics and guys who are already in too deep when it comes to manga.

Ouran Highschool Host Club – FACTS

by: Bisco Hatori

Published in 2002- 2010 by Hakusensha & Bones

Age: 12+

Recommended for: Hopeless romantics and those who can’t leave a festival without cotton candy. Or people who don’t let romance get in the way of laughter.

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