Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 (Ouran High School Host Club, #1)
One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the 'Host Club', a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it's there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.

Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 (Ouran High School Host Club, #1) Details

TitleOuran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 (Ouran High School Host Club, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 5th, 2005
PublisherVIZ Media
ISBN-139781591169154
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GenreSequential Art, Manga, Romance, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult

Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 (Ouran High School Host Club, #1) Review

  • Vicki
    January 1, 1970
    After reading volume 1: (1 star)I couldn't stand the art (having seen the anime first), and ended up selling my only volume off at a con bring and buy without even finishing it! Glad I went back to it though...After reading up to volume 3:(4 stars)I can imagine that most manga/anime fans will have probably seen or heard of the anime adaptation of Ouran before picking up the manga. Those wanting more of the same should be pretty happy with the manga, as it follows the anime almost to-the-letter s After reading volume 1: (1 star)I couldn't stand the art (having seen the anime first), and ended up selling my only volume off at a con bring and buy without even finishing it! Glad I went back to it though...After reading up to volume 3:(4 stars)I can imagine that most manga/anime fans will have probably seen or heard of the anime adaptation of Ouran before picking up the manga. Those wanting more of the same should be pretty happy with the manga, as it follows the anime almost to-the-letter so far, plus there is the certainty of new material that goes beyond where the anime series finished.Ouran High School Host Club is basically reverse-harem shoujo crack at its finest: a normal teenage girl is mistaken for a boy, knocks over an expensive vase by accident and somehow winds up paying off her debt by masquerading as a boy and becoming part of the school's Host Club - where filthy rich pretty boys with too much time on their hands entertain filthy rich pretty girls with too much time on their hands.So the series is about a normal (albiet quite sharp and cynical) girl, who spends her time surrounded by a doting group of various beautiful boys: what's not for a teenage female reader to like? And yes, it sounds pretty rubbish when you explain it like that, but there are 2 great things that make Ouran deserving of its 4-star score:1. Character depth and relationships: outwardly the Ouran characters are pretty shallowly designed - there's your glasses-wearing guy, stoic guy, babyface guy, twins etc. etc. but once you get into reading the series their personalities, backstories and interactions with each other make them much more unique people (albiet still comedically over-the-top people).2. Sense of humour: the way the author plays with the boundary between normal ('poor') people and the filthy rich Ouran students is hilarious, plus some funny moments come simply from the range of character traits of the Host Club members, and subversion of them.The only thing that lets the manga version Ouran down for me is the artwork - originally I was really turned off by the art style in issue 1 as the characters seemed way uglier than their anime counterparts. However, the giant eyes do get steadily downplayed as the series goes on, and after flicking through a random copy of vol. 10 in the shops one day I could see that the art did eventually converge more with the look of the anime.After reading up to vol. 9:(5 stars)Absolutely loving this manga series! The art has got a lot prettier and more consistent now that I'm on volume 9, making it easier to read and more enjoyable all round. So far there has only been one chapter with events that I don't recall from the anime - everything else is very similar, and with the improvements to the artwork I'm enjoying the manga now at least as much as I enjoyed the anime, which is just what I wanted from it.What I love about reading manga over watching anime though is that you do it at your own pace, so I can read quickly past some of the silly school side stories but savour the moments of character development and chuckle-able funny bits :)After reading the entire series (18 vols):(4 stars)As the series progresses it loses a lot of the comedy antics and becomes more of a drama. There are also parts where I felt it was being stretched out with little arcs that were not needed. Overall though there was enough quality in the content that it kept me coming back right up to the end, and I'm glad I saw it through. Its always quite a big event to finish a long series that you've been collecting for several years, and this was no exception.
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  • Delaney
    January 1, 1970
    Read the manga, watch the anime, watch the drama, and die laughing hysterically.LOVE THE HITACHIIN BROTHERS!!!!!! XD
  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    I love Ouran, I really do. All the characters are just wonderful.I laughed a lot too. The Commoner's Coffee scene? I'm just going to quote it here for my own sake:Tamaki: Eh, what's this?Haruhi: Coffee. It was on your list.Tamaki: But ... Ground coffee? And a strange brand...Haruhi: Not ground - instant.Tamaki: Instant ... WHOA! The one you just POUR HOT WATER IN? How PROLETARIAN!Kyouya: Hmm... I've heard of it, but never SEEN it.Hitatchiin: So it's TRUE! Poor people have NO TIME to GRIND THEIR I love Ouran, I really do. All the characters are just wonderful.I laughed a lot too. The Commoner's Coffee scene? I'm just going to quote it here for my own sake:Tamaki: Eh, what's this?Haruhi: Coffee. It was on your list.Tamaki: But ... Ground coffee? And a strange brand...Haruhi: Not ground - instant.Tamaki: Instant ... WHOA! The one you just POUR HOT WATER IN? How PROLETARIAN!Kyouya: Hmm... I've heard of it, but never SEEN it.Hitatchiin: So it's TRUE! Poor people have NO TIME to GRIND THEIR BEANS!Hunny: I've always wanted to try it! Let's brew some up!(Girls in background) Commoners folk coffee! <3 It's how common folk cope!Haruhi: OKAY, I GET THE POINT! I'll go get the expensive stuff!---Haruhi: Did you like it?Tamaki: Quite! Lacks taste, but leaves an amazing afterburn!And then when they go on to try instant ramen? I couldn't stop laughing. They're all so spoiled.
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  • Nick
    January 1, 1970
    Overall Rating: ASynopsis: Created by Bisco Hatori, the series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran High School. Haruhi is a girl, but she got gum put in her hair so she cut it short, and wears boys clothes. This wouldn't be terribly important, but one day she stumbles across the school's Host Club. The Host Club is basically a place for six idly rich pretty boys to be idly rich pretty boys, and idly rich pretty girls to come and fawn over them and pretend the b Overall Rating: ASynopsis: Created by Bisco Hatori, the series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran High School. Haruhi is a girl, but she got gum put in her hair so she cut it short, and wears boys clothes. This wouldn't be terribly important, but one day she stumbles across the school's Host Club. The Host Club is basically a place for six idly rich pretty boys to be idly rich pretty boys, and idly rich pretty girls to come and fawn over them and pretend the boys are their fiancées and boyfriends. After breaking an extremely valuable vase, it is determined that Haruhi will work off her debt by becoming a member of the club. Despite the fact that she is neither idly rich, nor a boy. Oh ho dear readers, what will happen next? After reading the description for the series, I knew I would love Ouran High School Host Club. Or, more accurately, I hoped it wouldn't be one of those manga that sounds really good, and then sucks. I read the first volume last night, and kept bothering my girlfriend by giggling while she was trying to work. I particularly loved the Host Club members, and especially loved Tamaki, the Host Club King. He insists that everyone call him the king of the host club (even though no one does), and sulks in the corner if anyone is mean to him (which happens a lot). In short, he reminded me of me. Therefore, I spent most of the night posing, pouting, and acting like the characters in the book. I couldn't tell if this delighted or annoyed my girlfriend, or both. I am betting on the latter.I also enjoyed how fascinated the club members were by "proletarian" food, like instant coffee and ramen. They had never eaten it before, and make a huge fuss about trying some "prole coffee". It's hilarious. I highly recommend this one to fans of Shojo manga.For more manga and anime reviews, please check out Hobotaku.
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  • Yesy (The Book Vagrant)
    January 1, 1970
    so fun!
  • H.P. Holo
    January 1, 1970
    'Ouran High School Host Club' is one of those manga that I had previously avoided on the basis of its being too flamboyantly shojo--that is, intensely fascinated with lovely bishuonen and the charming sparkles that seem to swirl about them when they're at their most heart-meltingly beautiful. I lost interest in all that when I was, like, 14 after realizing that many shojo comics focused on bishounen seemed to take themselves too seriously. Then one day I happened to flip through the first volume 'Ouran High School Host Club' is one of those manga that I had previously avoided on the basis of its being too flamboyantly shojo--that is, intensely fascinated with lovely bishuonen and the charming sparkles that seem to swirl about them when they're at their most heart-meltingly beautiful. I lost interest in all that when I was, like, 14 after realizing that many shojo comics focused on bishounen seemed to take themselves too seriously. Then one day I happened to flip through the first volume of this series and discovered this: Here was finally a shojo manga that realized the absurdities of all other bishie-centric manga! And how does it address the problem? By throwing more sparkly bishies at us.'Ouran Host Club' is a first-rate example of genre parody, impressive because it lampoons everything that is associated with flamboyant bishieness while still showing the origin subgenre some respect AND containing a storyline that is stable enough to stand on its own when the mangaka doesn't feel like writing straight parody. The Host Club of the title refers to an organization that exists solely to bring the pleasure of bishounen interaction to the girls of a high school for the obscenely rich. Every kind of bishie is present in this host club, from the traditional charming princely type, to the stoic, protective type, to the adorable little brother type who is always protected by aforementioned stoic type. Also present in this group, though, is an accidental member--Haruhi, the main character, who takes a bit of transforming to become a bishie...before the other characters realize that she's actually a girl. (For the uninitiated, it is not hard in manga for a character to effortlessly appear to be a member of the opposite sex, even when it's not intended.) Haruhi is the voice of reason amidst all the outrageous absurdity that goes on within the host club, the person that all the anti-bishies like me can relate to when the host club's hijinks reach epic levels of stupid. It can be reasonably argued that this series' success hinges on Haruhi's presence, as even lovers of the absurd in manga still need something familiar to hang onto. Haruhi and this series will not make pro-bishie converts of all anti-bishies, but it is a commendable work, which I intend to continue reading until I can take the absurdity no longer.
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  • Angel
    January 1, 1970
    I did not particularly like this. I am sure part of it may be that I am not the right demographic for this; the book is part of the Shojo Beat series, which is meant for teen girls. But for me, the main issue is that this light school comedy is a bit difficult to read and follow. The panels are extremely cluttered with text for one. Two, the plot is light, and to be honest, not handled the best way. The premise is a girl on scholarship in a very high fancy high school. She has to work a debt for I did not particularly like this. I am sure part of it may be that I am not the right demographic for this; the book is part of the Shojo Beat series, which is meant for teen girls. But for me, the main issue is that this light school comedy is a bit difficult to read and follow. The panels are extremely cluttered with text for one. Two, the plot is light, and to be honest, not handled the best way. The premise is a girl on scholarship in a very high fancy high school. She has to work a debt for a school club made up of the richest kids in the school. The club members basically amuse themselves at her expense, by the way, mistaking her initially for a boy. Now, the mistaken identity thing is fairly common plot element in this type of manga. But I think this particular series tries to jam a bit too much in. Add to it that, to be honest, the pace is not really that great either. While I can see the appeal factors, this is not a series I would continue reading. I found it a bit boring after a while.
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  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    January 1, 1970
    Cute, quirky, funny, that's the Ouran High School Host Club for you! Personally, I thought the anime was better; the manga was kinda boring and the artwork wasn't the BEST. But still a good manga, and an awesome anime! Now that I've read through the whole manga, I can definitely tell you that it gets better. The artwork improves significantly, the story builds and the characters develop very well. It's a fantastic manga and remains to be one of my favorites.
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  • Flor
    January 1, 1970
    How I love these guys
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Guess what guys???!!!! Guess what???? I was FINALLY persuaded into giving manga a go! I used to not even bother when my friends recommended me manga, I don't know why. Maybe because I looked at these types of books as abnormal, compared to regular books these days. Well, it turns out I've been missing out on a lot these last few years! (: At first I was really slow in understanding what was going on, especially since this was my first manga chapter I've ever read(and I've been told the formattin Guess what guys???!!!! Guess what???? I was FINALLY persuaded into giving manga a go! I used to not even bother when my friends recommended me manga, I don't know why. Maybe because I looked at these types of books as abnormal, compared to regular books these days. Well, it turns out I've been missing out on a lot these last few years! (: At first I was really slow in understanding what was going on, especially since this was my first manga chapter I've ever read(and I've been told the formatting is not suited for beginners in this chapter); however, after ten pages, I got the hang of it! It's so cool how manga books go from right to left. I even have a suspicion that manga books are both fun and educational. And by educational I mean that, since you have to put two and two together in order to find out what is even going on, our minds will become more complex over time. Anyways, I decided not to write a full-on review like I do with non-manga books. I'll just list down what I like:- The drawings. Of course I have to bring this up first. I've always had a thing for guys drawn out in manga, they're just TOO perfect! And the girls are always so pretty. I've always been an appreciator of manga artists, it takes a lot of skills to even draw out one person!-The comedy and characters. Now I put these two together because one can't be without the other. I loved every single character, and especially loved what they brought to the chapter. They're allso adorable, and, given their personalities, you can't resist!-The author's insertions. It's so cool how a manga author can just cut in whenever throughout the manga with side notes that addresses us directly. It's like talking to the author herself!
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    I saw the anime series which was very well done so decided to check out the manga. Volume 1 was pretty good so can't wait to check out the next volume in the future. It's about a girl named Haruhi Fujioaka who is mistaken for a guy at a host club and must repay her debt to them after breaking an expensive vase. I read this at http://www.mangareader.net/ouran-high... so def check it out if you'd like to read it.
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  • Erin Dunn
    January 1, 1970
    I watched the show and loved it ( one season?! :'( not cool) so I had to buy the first in the manga series. I just laughed all throughout the book like I did with the show. Amazing satire. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to get the next in the series. I also can't wait to see if Tamaki and Haruhi ever get together. <3
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  • Bec
    January 1, 1970
    I loved revisiting this - it was so fun and energetic, just as I remembered! I can't wait to get familiar with the characters and relationships again and finally see how this ends! Haruhi is the best. :)
  • isabelle
    January 1, 1970
    I find it amazing that I read the last quarter of this when I was brushing my teeth.
  • ✶Rachelle✶
    January 1, 1970
    Tamaki you are so adorable ❤❤❤❤Also move over Fred and George Weasley...Karou and Hikaru are here 😍😍 Tamaki you are so adorable ❤️❤️❤️❤️Also move over Fred and George Weasley...Karou and Hikaru are here 😍😍
  • Aimeekay
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! This book is a laugh riot! The artwork is first rate, and I love the background detailing! I wasn't sure at first that I would like this one. I probably would have gotten a bigger laugh out of it if I hadn't known ahead of time that Haruhi was a girl. For the first part of the story I kept waiting for the other guys in the club to find out and it kinda made the story seem to drag out at that point for me. But after that point I really enjoyed it. It was funny. There were tons of tongue-in-c OMG! This book is a laugh riot! The artwork is first rate, and I love the background detailing! I wasn't sure at first that I would like this one. I probably would have gotten a bigger laugh out of it if I hadn't known ahead of time that Haruhi was a girl. For the first part of the story I kept waiting for the other guys in the club to find out and it kinda made the story seem to drag out at that point for me. But after that point I really enjoyed it. It was funny. There were tons of tongue-in-cheek jokes. I loved how all the girls loved Haruhi and thought she was a guy. The fact that then Tamaki becomes obsessed with seeing Haruhi as a girl, but at the same time he needs to keep her looking like a guy, so that she can work off the money she owes for the vase. Tamaki himself is hysterical! He is sooo overly dramatic and self-absorbed. But since he is kind of oblivious to his own faults he just ends up being really funny. I laughed so much while reading this. All the boys were funny not just Tamaki. Hikaru and Kaoru, the twins, and how they are so close to each other and use it as their gimmick to win over their girl clients. The relationship between Hunny and Mori is adorable. Kyoya is kind of stand offish and very strict with his outlook on how the club should be run and keeping everything in order. I loved how even though the boys are completely living in their own little rich world they still care enough that they want to help out other students find their loves. For example the way they set up Kanako and Toru. I also found it amusing how they reacted to Haruhi's commoner coffee and Raman. It was really funny.They authors side notes were really fun to read to, and I loved some of the extras at the end. Although I have to ask, what is up with knowing everyone's blood types? What does that have to do with anything? This isn't the first time it's been made a big deal of. I've noticed it in other Manga's I've read recently. Any info on that one would be great!.If your looking for an amazingly well drawn, as well as funny new series to pick up, may I definitely recommend this one!I'm eagerly waiting to get my hands on volume two!
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    This comic is one that I learned about after watching the show and I decided to read the series as well. Haruhi is an average teenage girl who, after studying very hard, gets into a prestigious private school full of rich people. She is shocked by their laziness in class and free lifestyles and in her search for a quiet room, she stumbles into a music room that seems to be unused but is in fact the room for a host club, which she ends up being forced into after she breaks an overly expensive v This comic is one that I learned about after watching the show and I decided to read the series as well. Haruhi is an average teenage girl who, after studying very hard, gets into a prestigious private school full of rich people. She is shocked by their laziness in class and free lifestyles and in her search for a quiet room, she stumbles into a music room that seems to be unused but is in fact the room for a host club, which she ends up being forced into after she breaks an overly expensive vase that she has no way to pay for. I find this series absolutely hilarious. I generally don't stop laughing when I read it, but this also has some definite deep moments in it. The main character is having to deal with quite a lot and yet she remains a strong character, though her mother died and she's taken the responsibility of all the chores and shopping. She's also bogged down with studying and trying to repay her debt which seems to keep growing. This energetic club goes through all kinds of situations from the sad to the awkward to the hilarious. I love how, no matter what the characters' pasts are or who they have to deal with or whatever problem they have, that they all remain close. It's really inspiring in a way and it honestly makes me want to work harder to be more understanding of people, rich or poor, snobby or humble.
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  • Georgia
    January 1, 1970
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!'Omg I'm FANGIRLING!' say most of the comments on the popular anime of THE OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB.I really enjoyed the anime on YouTube (those of you reading this that have not seen the anime should go check it out. Go!.....you're still here, aren't you?) I mean I REALLY enjoyed it!(and so began my little obsession) I couldn't resist giving it a go when I saw it on my local library's shelf. At first when I started it, it was slightly hard accumulating to the back-to- YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!'Omg I'm FANGIRLING!' say most of the comments on the popular anime of THE OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB.I really enjoyed the anime on YouTube (those of you reading this that have not seen the anime should go check it out. Go!.....you're still here, aren't you?) I mean I REALLY enjoyed it!(and so began my little obsession) I couldn't resist giving it a go when I saw it on my local library's shelf. At first when I started it, it was slightly hard accumulating to the back-to-front Japanese comic book style, and it was my first manga (making it even harder) but you get the hang of it super fast. And the hilarity of it all. I was laughing a lot (but I think I have chronic laughter syndrome so a lot of stuff is funny to me but no one else) and I encourage everyone (that's right even YOU random stranger on the bus) to give this a go. Wether it's the manga or the anime series on YouTube, the series will pull you in (even if you won't admit it)
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  • ⇢Eryn
    January 1, 1970
    Just like the anime - so cute!!
  • Negar
    January 1, 1970
    به طرز غیرقابل باوری بد بود. همین :|
  • Bridget
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsWow, everyone is so over dramatic (in a good way, though). 😂
  • Julie Hayes
    January 1, 1970
    Some Like It Hot meets Twelfth Night meets high school? Haruhi has no intention of disguising her sex, she is simply looking for a quiet place to study, and the libraries are full as she stumbles into what she assumes to be an unused music room - and directly into the arms of the Ouran High School Host Club! This host club is comprised of six wealthy young men with too much time on their hands who cater to the female elements of the school in order to amuse themselves. They are outside of Haruhi Some Like It Hot meets Twelfth Night meets high school? Haruhi has no intention of disguising her sex, she is simply looking for a quiet place to study, and the libraries are full as she stumbles into what she assumes to be an unused music room - and directly into the arms of the Ouran High School Host Club! This host club is comprised of six wealthy young men with too much time on their hands who cater to the female elements of the school in order to amuse themselves. They are outside of Haruhi's usual purview - being a scholarship student, she is not of their social class. Thus their unawareness of her actual gender, as they welcome her to the club, led by club president Tamaki. Haruhi is flustered at finding herself among these six lovelies and, in the course of flailing about, accidentally smashes a valuable vase into smithereens! Replacement cost - $80,000! Opportunity gained for Haruhi - priceless! Now the question is, will she appreciate it, and will they?As payment for this costly trinket, Haruhi finds herself impressed into service at the Host Club as their dogsbody, and she becomes acquainted with each of the members: Tamaki is the president/king - arrogant, self-centered, incredibly vain and incredibly good looking; Kyoyo, the vice-president, is bespectacled and studious; Kaoru and Hikaru are twins and very devoted to one another; and Hunny and Mori complete the group - Hunny, although 18 looks like a young child, and is often treated as such, with his naps and his bun-bun, and Mori is his long time friend/companion of the heart. The spoiled rich boys seem fascinated by Haruhi's poverty, and in an act of kindness, Tamaki declares that Haruhi's debt to the club will be wave if "he" comes up with 100 customer requests (not yet realizing that Haruhi is indeed a she). To that end, Tamaki gives Haruhi instructions on such important techniques as looking up from below, and the elegant way to place a glass upon the table. They send Haruhi shopping, and are amazed that he brings back instant coffee! They have no experience with it, so everyone has to try it, naturally - to appreciate how poor people live. Which leads, naturally, to experimentation with ramen, which they refer to as prole noodles (and Tamaki becomes addicted to).They shine and polish Haruhi and set her into position as a host - and the girls that frequent the club are drawn to her, unaware of her true gender, especially when she reveals her tragic story of her mother's death, and the way she knows her way around a kitchen. This includes one of Tamaki's regulars, Miss Miss Ayanokoji. But when mean things begin to happen to Haruhi, she has to wonder how benevolent that interest is. But perhaps it is a fortuitous thing, for it draws Haruhi closer to the members of the club, and the truth is finally revealed. Not that she lied about being a girl - they never asked, simply assumed otherwise. Once it is known, though, they agree to keep her secret, for the sake of the host club.This is a delightful gender-bender romp which will satisfy both the shojo lover as well as the yaoi lover. Even before he realizes she is female, Tamaki is drawn to Haruhi, and it's obvious to me that they must become a couple at some point - if she can get past his massive ego. Hikaru and Kaoru are closer than mere brothers (shades of Fred and George Weasley!) and their remarks to one another are filled with a great deal of innuendo and insinuation. The child-like Hunny can be considered a filip of shota, at least he gives the semblance of such, because the actuality is that he is 18, despite his waif-like appearance and behavior, and he and Mori are obviously a couple. There is a lot of humor, as well as romantic potential in this manga. The mangaka jabs at the idle rich as they learn what life is like for the less privileged - there is a lot to be learned on both sides. I like the art a great deal (Tamaki is certainly easy on the eyes), and the writing is good. One of my favorite lines is this: December...when hints of holy night tinge the northern winds.I know I am slow in getting to this manga, but I don't tend to read what is popular when it first becomes popular. That being said, I really liked this one, and can't wait to read more, then watch the anime. I highly recommend Ouran Host Club, it's a fun read, and well worth the while to get into the series.
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  • Penny
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start out by saying that i will be writing one review for this manga. At first i had watched the anime that was adapted from this manga and i fell in love with the characters. It is a funny, cheesy kinda gender-bender romantic plot.Compared to the anime, the manga had far more details and other stories involved.Ok enough with the anime.As i mentioned before the plot is a comedy, cheesy romantic, gender-bender...Haruhi is a scholarship student at an exclusive rich high school called Ouran Let me start out by saying that i will be writing one review for this manga. At first i had watched the anime that was adapted from this manga and i fell in love with the characters. It is a funny, cheesy kinda gender-bender romantic plot.Compared to the anime, the manga had far more details and other stories involved.Ok enough with the anime.As i mentioned before the plot is a comedy, cheesy romantic, gender-bender...Haruhi is a scholarship student at an exclusive rich high school called Ouran High School. While trying to find a quiet classroom to study in she happens to open the doors to the music room, where she was presented with the appearance of 6 handsome male students that used the room for their club Ouran High School Host Club. Because of her appearance at the time(her father's baggy shirt, big nerdy glasses and a short messy hair style) they thought she was a boy. So as they started teasing her of being gay, during her escape she smashed a very pricey vase. Due to this accident to pay off her debt she had to become the club's dog(to do the chores). The president soon sees her without glasses and with a few changes to her hair and wardrobe she is quickly added to the host club members.In the first volume they find out that she really is a girl but they decided not to tell anyone because she wanted to work off her debt.Her being a girl changes the way the club members act around her. They go through a lot of adventures trying to conceal the truth about her sex, protecting her.. Some of the members fall in love with her, but that's for you readers to find out...I have to say that through this manga you can see the difference in social status of a rich person and a poor person. What difficulties and hardships they have to overcome.
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  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    Haruhi Fujioka is a fictional school located in Bunkyō, Tokyo. Because of the superlative cost of the school uniform, Haruhi resorts to wearing long slacks, polo shirts and vests. Combined with her large glasses and tousled short hair, Haruhi's look causes her to be confused for a boy.Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room, the working place of the Ouran Host Club, a group of six extremely attractive male students (Takashi Morinozuka, called "Mori"; Mitsuk Haruhi Fujioka is a fictional school located in Bunkyō, Tokyo. Because of the superlative cost of the school uniform, Haruhi resorts to wearing long slacks, polo shirts and vests. Combined with her large glasses and tousled short hair, Haruhi's look causes her to be confused for a boy.Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room, the working place of the Ouran Host Club, a group of six extremely attractive male students (Takashi Morinozuka, called "Mori"; Mitsukuni Haninozuka, called "Hunny"; twins Kaoru and Hikaru Hitachiin; Tamaki Suoh, and Kyoya Ootori) who spend their time charming and entertaining the school's girls for profit. During their first meeting, Haruhi accidentally knocks over and breaks a vase valued at ¥8,000,000, estimated to be US$80,000.In order to pay off the large debt, Haruhi is employed as the club's "dog" and is constantly ordered to do menial tasks like serving food or cleaning up. The club president, Tamaki Suoh, without knowing she is really a girl, promotes Haruhi to "host" as soon as he discovers her potential. Even after the truth comes out in the Club, Haruhi continues the charade and is allowed to pay off the rest of her debt working as a host; in order to accomplish this, Haruhi conceals her true identity/gender from the customers and the school.
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  • Sassa Mifrass
    January 1, 1970
    Ahahahahah!I was recommended this series due to my love of the bizarre, and a love of satire. Good call, unnamed friend. Good call.I laughed so hard reading this first book that tears _actually_ streamed down my face. This first book has done a great job at setting the tone for the series - a massive satire of glamour and glitz that plays the associated tropes straight most of the time - but to extremes.One defining moment for me is when the protagonist is retrieving their lost items from a pond Ahahahahah!I was recommended this series due to my love of the bizarre, and a love of satire. Good call, unnamed friend. Good call.I laughed so hard reading this first book that tears _actually_ streamed down my face. This first book has done a great job at setting the tone for the series - a massive satire of glamour and glitz that plays the associated tropes straight most of the time - but to extremes.One defining moment for me is when the protagonist is retrieving their lost items from a pond, looking rather bedraggled and put-upon. One of the glamorous members of the Host Club informs them "You're doing it wrong!" proceeding to rip off his shirt to dive into the water. Cue roses and sparkles (the manga-ka even lampshades this with notations around the elaborate background flowers with comments like "Excessive unnecessary sparkles!")The opening chapter was a little disorienting - we're dropped straight into the opening conflict with no build-up - but the story quickly establishes characters and plot after the first slightly shaky chapter.If you're even remotely familiar with the standard conventions of "bishounen" characters in manga, and want a giggle (or more often, a guffaw) this seems to be the perfect series for to achieve that aim.
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  • ALEXA
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, I just love all the members of the Ouran High School Host Club so darn much! It probably helps that I've already watched the anime and formed attachments to them all. Even if I know exactly how the plot plays out, I don't even care because I love being around this gang.
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  • mikayla
    January 1, 1970
    *4.5 starsI've already binge watched this entire anime on Netflix oops
  • Emily Alvelais
    January 1, 1970
    The first manga I read and also the first anime I watched.I absolutely enjoy it,I fall in love with all the characters, I was laughing so hard that make me cry.
  • Aleksandra
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsAs a big fan of Ouran High School Host Club, I was excited to read the manga and for the most part I liked it too.This manga isn’t as bright, colorful and vibrant as the anime, which is only natural because animation is dynamic and in color. I didn’t quite like the art style though. I’m used volume 1 having not so stellar artwork so it’s fine.The story is very familiar to me but it was great to read it in this media format.My big complain is that we didn’t get the full panel of Haruhi’s 3.5 starsAs a big fan of Ouran High School Host Club, I was excited to read the manga and for the most part I liked it too.This manga isn’t as bright, colorful and vibrant as the anime, which is only natural because animation is dynamic and in color. I didn’t quite like the art style though. I’m used volume 1 having not so stellar artwork so it’s fine.The story is very familiar to me but it was great to read it in this media format.My big complain is that we didn’t get the full panel of Haruhi’s first kiss. Was a kiss between two girls too much for the genre in 2005? I’m sad anyways.I’m going to continue with the manga because my library has the rest of the volumes and I’m curious to see the similarities and differences between OHSHC anime and OHSHC manga.
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  • Michelle. D.
    January 1, 1970
    So this is a review for the overall series. Let me just sy that it was soooo amazing! It was funny, violent and romantic at times. It had everything a good manga needs!!So I knew from the beginning that Tamaki love Haruhi. His depression whenever someone touched her was so hilarious and cute! He would sit in a corner some where and just mourn in his sorrows. LOLI have to say that the twins were my favourite characters. They are so michievious and sneaky it made me laugh so hard at times. Like wh So this is a review for the overall series. Let me just sy that it was soooo amazing! It was funny, violent and romantic at times. It had everything a good manga needs!!So I knew from the beginning that Tamaki love Haruhi. His depression whenever someone touched her was so hilarious and cute! He would sit in a corner some where and just mourn in his sorrows. LOLI have to say that the twins were my favourite characters. They are so michievious and sneaky it made me laugh so hard at times. Like when they pretended to hate each other and when they would snoop in other people's conversation. Not to mention they are so cute! LOL, they are not even real. They are really clever and great actors. Their bestest friend besides each other is Haruhi. They start liking her because she can tell both of them aprat while no one else can. Throughout the series, they both grow loving feelings toward Haruhi. Although, Kaoru backs off so that Hikaru can learn what it is to love (Kaoru still loves Haruhi though). ;DHaruhi is a great character! I love her personality and I wouldn't mind if I had her personality myself. She's pretty and smart and a very calm person. I know that in the end she ends up with Tamaki but I kinda wish she ended up with Hikaru. I think it would be interesting to see Tamaki and how he acts toward Haruhi and Hikaru's relationship(if they had one). :D I wanna go back to the fact that she is calm. Liek whenever something like "Crazy" or "embarrassing" happens to her she keeps her cool. For example,-Haruhi is undressing and is in her bra and underwear. Ritsu walks in on her and sees her and then slams the door shut.Her reaction? "Sorry the rooms in use." And she continues her business. To show how calm she is, let us compare her reaction to Tamaki's. I think he said something along the lines of, "How dare you? You got to see Haruhi's undressed body while none of us have seen it yet!" or something like that.LOL Good times, good times.Haruhi isn't really scared of anything except for thunder which is really adorable in my opinion. :) She gets really embarrassed when Tamaki tries to kiss her sometimes. LOLTamaki is such an hilarious idiot that he makes me love him. His cluelessness and rash thinking made the manga so live and fun. He is in love with haruhi and I'm not talking about fatherly love. He tends to mourn by himself when somethng he doesn't like happens to Haruhi. he's a ladies' man and he knows it. I guess that's why they call him king. :)Honey is so adorable!!! he runs on 10 cakes a day LOL. His bun-bun is so adorable. He can kick your ass though. I find it funny how he is the oldest but that's just how it is. His little brother annoys me. :lI have this subtle dislike for Kyoya. I dunno. He is supposed to be(well is) a secretive and very intelligent(is that how you spell it) guy but I really don't care for him....Takashi is just awesome. Even though he doesn't have to take care of Honey, he does. Other than that, he is a quiet guy. I think his character is supposed to be intimidating from her is actually an all-around awesome guy. He is also protective of Haruhi as well. ANd he's amazing with animals! '"Is he a dove-tamer or what?!?!?"' that made me laugh. He is a great fighter too. He's just awesomeeee!So some things that happened in the manga made me happy/smile/chuckle/die of laughter- The games the club plays. For example, 1. Hide-and seek 2. Red Light Green Light 3. Guess Which one is Hikaru 4. Their Bets 5. Japanese Card Games 6. Who Can Find This Before the Other Person 7. Who can Figure out this Before the Other Person 8. Sports 9. ETC,ETC,ETCI want to point out that Red Light Green light was the most hilarious game that they play. This is because whenever they play, Tamaki, Kaoru and Hikaru always make weird poses when they are supposed to pause. It is actually quite entertaining.-Every time something bad happens to Haruhi Tamaki mourns. Or freaks out.-Whenever someone(a guy) gets close to Haruhi Tamaki, Hikaru or Kaoru get jealous-When the entire host club picks someone up and just runs off. It's funny :D-When Honey beats someone up-That time when Hikaru and Haruhi were in that net together :3-That time when Hikaru and Haruhi went on a dateAnd then he came back for her beacuse there was thunder-When someone comforts Haruhi beacuse she is scared of thunder-When Tamaki reffered to that door as "the love door" LAWLS XD-When Hikaru dyed his hair like blackish?-When people yell at the host club for lying about Haruhi's gender-That at the end of the manga, it turns out the entire host club moved to Boston!!!! :DDDDDDD :3So yeah, that's my review. The manga was good while it lasted. Now I'm just trying to find that oneshot that was relaesed in January.Hope you liked my review. ANd if you are reading this review in spite that it has spoilers in it and you haven't read the manga, GO READ THE MANGA!!!!!!!!! It's called Ouran High Host Club :D
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