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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 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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This manga/anime has everything to be perfect. Laughs, sadness, yaoi (xD), lolita-ness, tears, chuckles, etc. Very nice ending. Character development is excellent. Drawing gets better thoughout the series much like Hana Yori Dango. This manga is simply amazing
A great manga...but a teeny bit disappointed
I don't know if it was because of the slow updates that made me forget the joy i had when i formerly read this but the ending didn't send shivers up my spine like the rest of the series did and i'm also not sure about why people haven't been commenting on the style change that hitori-sensei went through. Truthfully i didn't like it. But after all that this manga was a really good one, unrealistic yes, but a true gem. The characters were true, the comedy was great and to be fair it had to get serious at some point so the ending was were the fun slowed. I highly recommend this manga.
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I was a bit disappointed that Haruhi didn't end up with either Kyouya or Hikaru. But I still love Haru and Tamaki. XD
It's full of unpredictable romance and humor. This story is unparalleled.
... Last updated on July 1st, 2011, 10:38am
This manga is everything a shoujo manga should be. I cant really put my opinion into words with this one. It was just....so good. The beginning, the middle, and the end. There was nothing that disappointed me. There was always routes for cliches in ouran, and yet, that route never was taken. This IS an original manga. One of the absolute best. Nuff said.
Legit stuff right here
Sometimes I wonder why my taste in manga is so limited and difficult to pinpoint. Iíve never been able to get into popular ones like Skip Beat, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Fruits Basket, Hana Kimi, or Hana Yori Dango ect and I wonder why but I honestly couldnít tell you precisely. (Or maybe I could but it would most definitely take longer than anyone has the patience for.) At first when I skimmed Ouran, I thought it wasnít going to be my type at all either, but upon revisiting it, it surprised me. Though I was never ridiculously obsessed with it at any point, ever since I understood the real story, Iíve always firmly believed one thing:
Ouran High School Host Club is ingenious.
Why, you ask? I think the answer lies in the fact that itís exactly what the manga universe needed at that time - a parody. Ouran pokes fun at all the overused and cliché plot devices/character types used in shoujo manga and manages to build on it in a refreshing way. And because itís a parody, it automatically eliminates any criticisms of the areas it pokes fun at. The humor is light-hearted and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments for the readers. Though I admit I personally prefer dry wit more, most anyone will tell you Ouran is one of the funniest mangas ever. Which it probably is, but more than anything, Ouran is a character-driven story.
Haruhi is probably one of two heroines I actually officially like in all of manga (second only to Rukia of Bleach). It was incredible. After all those mangas I had been recommended and read in hopes of finding a strong female lead, here she was! Haruhi doesnít physically ďkick buttĒ (Iím slightly censoring my language here), but she is intelligent, sarcastic, candid, down-to-earth, strong, calm, relatable and realistic (werenít expecting that one, were you). Amidst all the mayhem, Haruhi has to survive and rely on herself, yet she also manages to build real bonds with the eccentric members of the very host club that ďenslavedĒ her. The whole set up of the host club makes it rather dramatic and exaggerated, but once again, its purpose is to show just how ridiculous some stories are when they mean it seriously. Haruhi might come off as a bit plain or boring to some, but I think the whole point of her personality is to show that everyone around her is somewhat crazy, but that she doesnít lose herself to the insanity. Which, to be honest, is sometimes how we all feel about life. Thatís not to say the host club is crazy in a bad way. Far from it. They are very well-placed in this type of story and each type of character exists for a reason. Together, they form one of the most memorable casts in all of shoujo.
Like I said, I have never been absolutely obsessed with this manga since it is outside my usual comfort zone. I simply really appreciate it and the characters. Up until the time I read Ouran, I had only really seen the typical cold bishounen who is most likely a jerk but who also most likely is simply misunderstood and has a secret soft side, ect. I think that after my third manga, I had memorized the formula (which typically doesnít exclude an airheaded, shallow heroine whose face becomes unbearably annoying past the fifth panel). Now, enter Tamaki Ė an outgoing, eccentric, narcissist whose greatest goal in life is to bring joy to ladiesí lives as a host. Tamaki is anything than what I would have expected in a shoujo male lead. He cries easily, is a bit naive (though academically impressive), dramatic, attention-seeking, clingy, loud, obnoxious but most definitely difficult to forget. In spite of his sad family backstory, he remains spirited and caring, with absolutely no ill-will towards anyone (yet thankfully doesnít come across as saintly at all). Everything he did seemed passionate and random. However, his randomness was so well coordinated with Haruhiís and the rest of the clubís reactions it just flowed perfectly. We have great character chemistry to thank for that.
The story is looser towards the beginning but it does get more focused as it delves into Tamakiís family story. The romance aspect of the story strengthens too (but is by no means explicit as both leads are quite dense in that department). Itís nice to have a story that actually focuses on building trust and friendship before forming romantic relationships. But who knows, that might just be my pet peeve. The only thing you have to be prepared for is a lot of dialogue that is a slight drag to read through if youíre someone who really likes to get to the meat of things (then again I was in the middle of reading Vampire Knight where every line was supposed to foreshadow something in the future so my brain struggled to switch modes.) Furthermore, the art isnít exactly the best but Hatori has potential to improve greatly. And though I usually care greatly about art, this is one series where the rest makes up for it.
Iím sure Iím not the only one who has suffered from acute disappointment after a previously amazing story falls flat on its face at the end - itís the most draining emotion ever. But one of the best things about Ouran is the fantastic, fulfilling ending. Iím all for happy endings. But Iíll still take a realistic ending over a happy one. Ouran manages to give us an ending that is both happy and realistic (well, realistic enough anyways). I held my breath until the end but inside I knew that I trusted the author to deliver, and she did. I had nothing to complain about when Ouran finished. Looking back through the series, everything was executed so well in terms of what the story was supposed to represent that I can honestly say this is one of the best Iíve ever come across. I havenít given a rating higher than 7 up until now, but that is because I rate from a critical standpoint, so even though Ouran is not my favorite series, it has earned my highest rating so far.
... Last updated on June 11th, 2011, 12:20am
Recipe for excellence
Hilarious, lovable, with deep moral lessons- this is my heart of hearts. The characters were excellent, they have non-perfect pasts yet didn't weigh the manga down at all but drew sympathy and smile from readers from seeing how they have changed. Haruhi is independent and doesn't go gaga over the number of cute boys that surround her. This I like very much. Shojo has suffered too much from blushing, clumsy, irrational maidens who can't do anything without the main guy. Haruhi is an independent, sarcastic, down to earth girl that pairs well with the other Host Club boys. This deserves to be raved.
I have read the ending. This manga is really good, but it leave a bittersweet taste in my mind.
When friendship turn into love, their world turn from "seven people world" to "a couple world", as if Haruhi sacrifice the relationship with her friends to get real with her love.
Personally, I feel sad because I feel something is lost forever, but I wonder if Haruhi didn't realize her feeling, how long this series would go?
So, this is the best solution, I think.
... Last updated on May 3rd, 2011, 7:02am
I just finished reading the last chapter and I feel so good! I can't even form coherent thoughts right now because I am so happy and giddy because of how amazing everything is! I'm definitely going to read this again. AMAZING! One of the best mangas for me. Ever.
I've been around since the early days of Ouran and I even discontinued reading and waiting for the chapters but I am so glad I took it up again. I had so much fun. Such a beautiful manga.
Ouran, you say..?
this was an incredible manga--i adored it, start to finish. somehow, instead of annoying, tamaki made himself endearing and sweet (instead of prissy and whiny), and the combination of his maddening antics and haruhi's unswayed stoicism is a winning one. and it's not as if the other characters (and there are many) are a cardboard background--they are, in their own right, well thought-out and -developed. we can also see, as the manga progresses, the mangaka's own art maturing--and the final product is lovely. coupled with gorgeous artwork and gut-busting laughter, as well as an underlying sweetness, ouran high school host club is (in my opinion) one of the best shoujo manga out there to date.
... Last updated on October 22nd, 2011, 9:51am
Hilarious comedy romance manga: MUST READ
I stopped reading this last year and I decided to pick this up again, reading all the way from the beginning. I laughed plenty on hilarious situations and I looked forward to each of the cosplays. However, they kinda died out toward the end, but couldn't blame that 'cause it was getting serious. <('A')>
Anyway, the art is beautiful and see an improvement between the first and the last volume. The character development is totally there and you'll end up loving each and every one of them. There's also character development for Haruhi, althought it's a bit akward 'cause I had never encounter the prodigy going from lazy to active before. *laughs*
Lastly, the last chapter made me laugh 'cause of the misunderstanding the fangirls had about Haruhi. This manga made ma laugh a lot (Tamaki is crazy as usually) and the entire Host Club had made me really ford of them. Recommended to all shoujo fangirls (and any guys who are into shoujo) who needs tons of laughter in their life. d(^_^)b