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Ouran Koukou Host Bu  
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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.


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Associated Names
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
Гостевой клуб лицея Оран
Хост-клуб школы Оран
نادي الضيافة لثانوية أوران
오란고교 호스트부

Groups Scanlating
Aku Tenshi
Eternal Blue
Eternal Sorrow

Latest Release(s)
c.Aug. 2011 Special by Omari's Sister over 7 years ago
c.July 2011 Special by Omari's Sister over 7 years ago
v.18 c.Extras by Omari's Sister over 7 years 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

15 topics, 341 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (2633 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.77 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 20th 2017, 4:27am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (18 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #331 increased(+59)
Monthly Pos #423 decreased(-41)
3 Month Pos #418 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #388 decreased(-77)
Year Pos #334 decreased(-12)

List Stats
On 3953 reading lists
On 1215 wish lists
On 4648 completed lists
On 413 unfinished lists
On 776 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Who should Haruhi end up with? over 4 years ago
Host club! over 5 years ago
How was the ending? over 7 years ago
Ouran High School Host Club Gets Live-Action Film over 7 years ago
Ouran High School Host Club Gets Drama over 7 years ago

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a story that stays with you forever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by strangledwords
October 6th, 2016, 11:37pm
honestly, i've read so many different series and books, but ouran has always been the one story that stays with me. all the characters are so relatable; from your family's expectations, the struggles of single parents, and making unexpected friends that essentially become the ones that pull you out of the darkest times in your life.

the setting is very exaggerated, of course, but i think that's the beauty of it. every "visit" to the host club is unique, brings it's own theme and experience. there isn't one dull moment in this. and although characters such as tamaki, honey, and even renge seem very superficial and predictable, the thought put into each of them and the growth that they all go through really is fleshed out.

i've lost count of the amount of times i've read the series, sometimes just going to certain parts because i miss certain moments, and every single time i leave with a warm feeling of familiarity. it's strange, but the characters grow so quickly on you that they inevitably become a part of you in some way. from tamaki's gentleness, honey's desire to stay true to himself, kaoru and hikaru's struggles to let people in, they all carry pieces of readers within them and that's what truly made ouran one of the best series ever released under the shoujo genre.

even as an adult, i often think back on this manga and really feel like it did what every mangaka should strive to do: make an impact. there's no need for rushed stories, what we truly need are series that have a lot of thought, emotion, and planning put into them. characterization goes a long way and i think that ouran is a perfect example of characterization done right.

even after the series was over and extras were released in later years, it was like a feeling of meeting your old friends at a reunion and seeing them doing so well in life. really, i'm only ever 100% full of praise for this series. now and always.
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Lightherted with touching moments!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kurarara
August 26th, 2016, 3:59am
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.
Besides, the fact that this manga, deapite being very effing hilarious, still managed to become serious and dramatic at times, without losing its lighthearted touch! It was both a touching feels fest as well as a tear-jerker, but the latter was because of laughter of course!
It had everything I wanted.
It's just soooo damn good, man!

... Last updated on October 13th, 2017, 12:37pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
January 8th, 2016, 1:09pm
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.
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"Magnum Opus" Sound So Fancy!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Someone_Small
May 17th, 2015, 10:28pm
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.
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a nice comedic read   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by butako chan
March 9th, 2015, 9:58pm
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.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
December 31st, 2013, 10:55am
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.
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Rating: N/A
by NightAir
October 18th, 2013, 11:42am
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.
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For the Comedy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Yoshipower321
September 3rd, 2013, 9:54am
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.
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Rating: N/A
by FMACodeBleachMan
July 5th, 2013, 12:29am
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!
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twins are the best   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
February 28th, 2013, 2:54pm
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
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