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Ouran Koukou Host Bu  
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From Viz:

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.


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Associated Names
Гостевой клуб лицея Оран
Хост-клуб школы Оран
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

Groups Scanlating
Aku Tenshi
Crimson Flower
Eternal Blue

Latest Release(s)
c.Aug. 2011 Special by Crimson Flower (1269d ago)
c.July 2011 Special by Crimson Flower (1316d ago)
v.18 c.Extras by Crimson Flower (1408d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 9

User Reviews
Ouran High School Host Club by littleangel91356
Ouran highschool Host Club by Tropicalkiwi1104

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (2420 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 21st 2015, 3:15pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (18 Volumes - Complete)
JManga (Defunct)
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #309 increased(+26)
Monthly Pos #327 decreased(-32)
3 Month Pos #260 decreased(-28)
6 Month Pos #230 decreased(-9)

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Forum Posts
Who should Haruhi end up with? 405 days, 8 hours, 20 minutes ago
Host club! 747 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes ago
How was the ending? 1164 days, 8 hours, 36 minutes ago
Ouran High School Host Club Gets Live-Action Film 1284 days, 21 hours, 31 minutes ago
Ouran High School Host Club Gets Drama 1307 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
May 18th, 2012, 10:05am
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Ouran High School Host Club is amazing. Okay, so I do admit that I got a bit bored by the time I reached volume 16 and didn't actually "read read" the rest of the manga but rather just skimmed it. However, this manga is amazing for a variety of reasons. First off, the characters have a lot more depth than the typical romantic comedy manga. Second, the manga was great not because of the romance, but rather because of the friendship between the host club members (yes I know it sounds cliche). I liked Tamaki and Haruhi together, but Haruhi kind of irked me towards the end of the manga. I actually found that out of all of the characters, Haruhi probably had the least depth in terms of development. She was the most uninteresting character and had the most bland back story. Rather than seeing her as down-to-earth, frank, and so-called wise, I just found her very bleh. She had no character, and she had no emotion. Well she does have emotion, but there was just something about her that felt so empty. I will commend the mangaka on not making Haruhi a stupid, whiny, weepy, clingy, obsessed with finding love in high school girl. The ending was good, but I'm sorry, I'm a huge HaruhiXHikaru fan, so seeing Hikaru being rejected made me really depressed. There was no doubt that she was going to end up with Tamaki from the beginning, but still, it's hard not to fall in love with Hikaru. Read this manga. It's worth it.
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Rating: N/A
by Verix
April 5th, 2012, 1:51am
After watching the anime and picking up the manga fort the remainder of the chapters, I have to say I had the feeling the anime covered the fun volumes, and the remaining ones were much more dull. Therefore I recommend watching the anime or reading the first 9 volumes, the rest I recommend not so much if not for some closure.
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xbelle4everx
January 24th, 2012, 12:36am
I must admit, it got boring at some point, but you really must finish the whole series in order to love it entirely. smile
I highly recommend it! smile
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Okumatte
January 20th, 2012, 8:46pm
This is one shoujo manga that I actually enjoyed. Most of the time, I don't like drawn out love stories (and I almost NEVER enjoy romantic comedies). Even though I'm more drawn toward shounen, this story was not boring at all.
The gender bending quality of the story also drew me in because I love the gender bend genre. ^_^

Anyways, I recommend this to anyone that is not entirely opposed to shoujo.
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Good at first but then...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by caozhi
January 1st, 2012, 3:42am
It just becomes insanely boring, especially towards the end. Walls of text and a cast I wasn't satisfied with, especially the cliched male lead. It was funny while it lasted and I enjoyed it while it was entertaining, but I'm afraid I still don't recommend it.
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Probably my own issue   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Astur
December 14th, 2011, 9:31pm
But I found this manga incredibly boring :/ I guess I must have warped tastes or something because the ratings on Ouran are very high. I couldn't marathon and I could barely read 3 chapters back-to-back because I literally just wanted to fall asleep. I also preferred the mangaka's art style from 1000 Years of Snow, but that's just a personal preference thing. Wasn't too fond of Tamaki, Honey, or the twins.

I admit this manga has its own merits which is why so many people love it; however, I had trouble reading this. I highly suggest it to anyone who is looking for a long series.
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Amazing, and also set me on the path of additction   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
October 15th, 2011, 8:32pm
My friend forced me to watch 3 episodes of the dubbed anime version, and after 5 minutes of episode 1, I was hooked. I watched the rest of them until 6am the next day (no sleep obviously) and I started reading the manga and did not sleep until I finished the whole series. This manga, really, ruined my life. Now, due to manga, I barely read actual books because I have been hunting down mangas such as this hilarious rom-com. If I had to choose between sleeping and reading this manga, I would choose the manga. If you do not want addictions, do not read it. This is the funniest manga I have ever read, and in my top 2 mangas ever. It only is beaten by fruits basket.

... Last updated on October 15th, 2011, 8:34pm
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The Epitome of Romantic Comedy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shallow
August 11th, 2011, 5:07am
I have never in my life read a manga that captivated me and had me laughing from beginning till the end. It drew out feelings of deep friendship and love that is real; and a comedy that is and unsurpassed. I loved all the characters and how they are all the focus of the story.
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Pretty Awesome   
Rating: N/A
by reina q
August 1st, 2011, 8:35pm
I loved this manga! It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me on edge! I loved reading the entire thing! Granted, there are some SERIOUSLY unrealistic circumstances, but they're all really funny. I can't really say anything else, other than this is something everyone should read at least once. Best comedic romance manga I've read so far.
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Best. Manga. Ever.   
Rating: N/A
by FireboltStone
July 31st, 2011, 9:57am
First of all, I'd like to say that Ouran High School Host Club is bloody briliant. Why? The plot is light-hearted, sometimes I think there's no plot at all. I love how well-written and well-developed the characters are. Even the art wasn't the best at first, but the developments are rocketing, compare the last chapter and the first one, the drawings so different (but I still can find the similarities) that I could just gape around like an idiot. It's brilliant, I say, brilliant, smart and not-so-stereotypical shoujo manga. An ORIGINAL.

Haruhi Fujioka? The name is pretty, the person is too. But she's way far from the typical whiny, teary-eyed shoujo heroine. Haruhi is unique, blunt, sarcastic, down-to-earth, smart and not afraid to speak her mind. Do NOT ever compare her with Amu Hinamori (Shugo Chara!) 'cause she's way better than the pink girl. Haruhi is though but sometimes can be very oblivious with feelings around her without being too-dramatic. I find it funny on how Haruhi is always lost agains the club if she's tempted by fancy tuna. I think she's obsessed somehow, ha ha. Haruhi is a reality role-model for girls (or maybe every genders) on how to survive this life and be confident on yourself naturally. I love her witty atittude. She's my hero. She's got style. I adore her so much.

Next is Tamaki Suoh and Kyouya Ootori. If you take a glimpse, their friendship is shoujo stereotypical charming-guy-and-cool-guy-friendship. But it you look closely, it's far from that. Tamaki is a prince charming, that is right. But his often idiocy that shows through the series make me realize that he's far from charming (okay, I admit that he IS charming) and I quote Renge; he's a 'phony prince'. Kyouya's cool atittude can be refered to evil and mysterious, not cool (I'm going to be killed....). Their clash amuses me to no end, especially when they call each other 'Mommy' and 'Daddy' (note Kyouya's sarcasm when calling Tamaki that). I often think this, "How the hell Kyouya puts up with Tamaki's universe amount of idiocy?" I realize that, Kyouya really does care about him and also the host club behind the cold exterior. I aslo suspect that Kyouya loves Haruhi... but some things are better left unsaid, right?

My favourites; Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin. They're the first identical twins I go crazy and obsess with... and I'm crazier after Hikaru dyed his hair dark ash. They struggle to find their individual identity while keeping thei twin status. I somehow respect their hardwork on that, you can see the result already, anyway. Hikaru is hot-headed, often rude and an ignorant but that's how he expresses himself. Hikaru deeply cares on people, especiallt the ones that dear to him (Kaoru and Haruhi) but he's never good at words and ends up being rude. Kaoru on the other hand is someone that a person can go for advice and talk about their problems for hours. He's cunning and sneaky like his brother, but he can still throw wise advices on people. Kaoru can be a very well psychologist if he wants to. Their newly born sister, Ageha, is super duper cute! The combination of the twins mix inside her!

Lastly, Mitsukuni Haninozuka and Takashi Morinozuka. I find it a little bit dissapointing that they're more like cameos rather than main characters. They realize everything from the start.. before Kyouya too. They should get more love in the series. I appreciate their efforts on keeping quiet and let the juniors figure things themselves. I like the odd love-relationship between Hunny and Reiko Kanazuki, they make such a cute couple. Everyone is also curious about Mori's wife, right? (I have this crazy thought about having Hunny cosplay as Kurt Hummel from Glee. I don't know why but Hunny suits the role. Period.)

I'm a loyal HaruhixHikaru shipper but I need to respect Bisco's decision on ending Haruhi up with Tamaki also with every HaruhixTamaki shipper on this site. So, congratulation on both of you, live happily ever after, have great kids that I hope don't inherit their father's stupidity. biggrin

Overall, Host Club is a recommended manga. It's breathtaking, and also hilarious. A-MUST READ OR YOU DIE (I'm becoming violent bigrazz)

Long live the Host Club; The-Club-That-Will-Never-Die!
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