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In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids' school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working for the school's swankiest, all-male club--as a boy! There, she discovers just how wealthy the six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else...
Includes 4 chapters of the story "Romantic Egoist" in various volumes, starring a pair of twins who play matchmaker with their fellow students, teachers and the like.
Гостевой клуб лицея Оран Хост-клуб школы Оран نادي الضيافة لثانوية أوران 桜蘭高校ホスト部 櫻蘭高校男公關部 오란고교 호스트부 6 chàng trai và 1 cô gái Colégio Ouran Host Club (Brazilian Portuguese) Host Club Host club - Le Lycée de la séduction (French) Ouran High School Host Club Ouran Host Club Ouran Koko Host Club Ouran Koukou Host Bu (Club) Ouran Koukou Host Club
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I like how, despite the manga being a comedy and had many gag chapters, the character didn't lack depth. The characters all had their imperfections AND strengths. The manga turned out to be dramatic in the end, and the characters weren't as shallow as we though, but I liked how the ending, no matter how touching it was,still managed to stay lighthearted at some points and funny. It had everything I wanted.
It's hard to pin down my feelings about Ouran. It's not terribly deep emotionally, although it does have some relatable moments and teaches some good lessons - and it's not very tightly plotted, although it DOES have an overarching plot that gets resolved. I'd say the fun's more in the journey than the destination, but I think it also does a good job of concluding the main story in a satisfying way.
How much you like it will probably depend on how much you like the characters and if the humor clicks with you. Honestly, my favorite characters were Hunny and the Twins. I've "read through" the series twice now, but both times I found myself skimming over episodes that didn't involve the three of them much, and only paying attention when I saw Hunny's flowery word bubbles show up. In a way, I guess that makes me like a real live customer of the host club: I only care about the ones that are my "type"!
My advice: watch the anime first. If you don't like it, walk away. If you do like it, read the manga from volume 10 on.
"Magnum Opus" Sound So Fancy!
Given the success of this work, it's easy to see how Bisco Hatori came to fame. Or, at least, fame as far as you could call a comic artist.
As the longest-running series by Hatori-sensei, it bears a very large change between the beginning and end of the story. As she took time off of Millennium Snow to work on this series, it become immediately apparent why that might have been: this story just has so much potential!
Although played as comedy, there are still many heartwarming moments throughout the early chapters. Having an extremely 90s art style while playing up the eccentricity of the characters certainly helps drive home the humor, and it's no secret that this is Hatori-sensei's strong suit.
By the end of the story, however, things have changed dramatically--drama, in fact, is the largest of these. The story begins to include many plots wherein the characters may fight or cause on another trouble in some way. Although not tragic characters by and large, they still manage to come through as genuine because of the effort they put into everything they do. Although never played up for depression points, each characters has a history.
The art evolves into a modern style by the end, showing off a much rounder look; specifically, more realistic in appearance. It looks very clean and suits the more dramatic elements of the latter half. As drama and romance are played up, the art moves away from the "glitter and glitz" screentones and overly-dramatic pictures to more subdued and soft effects.
Overall, the story is definitely worth reading no matter what types of story you like to read; don't be fooled by the romance and comedy labels, as these are certainly not the extent of everything Ouran High-School Host Club has to offer.
a nice comedic read
The characters are cliche and based on character tropes...And I actually don't mind it for once. The only reason it works is because it was an intentional move on the author's part that actually adds to the comedic value.
I loved this manga. The chapters and the situations were so random and hilarious, at least the first 50 chapters. It then starts focussing on the romantic aspect, which I personally found very taxing. The mangaka spoonfeeds every bit of the characters' emotions to us. There was no subtlety in how it was played out(Like the reviewer before me said). I was completely bored when Tamaki went into his serious mode. But, his recovery marked the beginning of another series of laugh-out-loud sessions.
My favourite character is definitely Tamaki. He provides much of the comic relief, along with the twins,of course. His method of sulking by crouching suits his character perfectly.
The gorgeous art is an added bonus. I swooned every time the host club did a new cosplay. Give it a shot. You won't regret it.
I really loved this manga when it was first beginning, and focusing on the funny, dumb things that happened with the host club. Then it became ridiculously romancey and srs bzns, and now I feel a little jilted because that's not why I picked up this manga to read in the first place, and it's not doing a very good job leading me into it. I think things like that should be subtle.
I still had a very good time rereading the beginning though. I enjoyed that.
For the Comedy
I remember beginning this manga in middle school, it being one of my first series.
I recommend it for the comedic aspects, but I personally feel like Hatori is really lacking in the romance department.
It was a great pleasure to read this series. I was skeptical at first, thinking it weird for a girl to be in host club with a bunch of guys, but I grew to love this series after reading the first couple volumes. My favorite thing about the series is the development of the characters as they change their way of thinking or express their feelings more. And even though this is a kind of romantic series, it didn't feel that way too much because feelings weren't recognized until later in the story. Tamaki and the twins have got to be my favorite characters because of all the funny (and occasionally unnecessary) schemes they pull on the members of the host club and outsiders. But, I do love the other members of the Host Club, almost the same as I love Tamaki and the twins. I've also seen the anime and the voice acting is great and makes the characters even more likable. I wish I could read and watch more from this series!
twins are the best
this is the first longest manga series I read, I enjoy it other than it had lots of flitters. I'm a big fan of the twins, wish they were the main. They changed the biggest out of the whole series and wished that the after story showed more about them. I wish that Haruhi had some emotions, or being clumsy or at least strong or at least funny. She boring and her backstory is plain, she just there. Tama is a idoit and his story sad but he still annoying. Honey and Morri are the second greatest pair, who cute together.
Those who read this should read these: BxB Brothers, Full House Kiss, Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Club, Hana Yori Dango, Perfect Girl Evolution, Skip Beat
The best protagonist
This is a good series, but not because it is particularly clever or creative. What makes it good is the characterization, All of the characters are unique enough that it makes it interesting to read, however the real show stealer is Haruhi herself. It's like a peculiar case of contrast that the main protagonist is the least animated character whereas the secondary characters are all over the top, but it just seems to work. Honestly i could see the characters working in almost any setting, as all you need is to have one very uninspired and snarky, but loveable lead being forced to activity by her slightly insane cohabitants. And it would probably be just as enjoyable. The only thing that keeps it from really being a perfectly enjoyable read is the ending felt like it could have continued, but doesn't. Its a perfectly acceptable ending, but i guess leaving them wanting more is better than letting them feel tired and worn out with a story.