One of my all-time favourite shoujo animes! How could I possibly leave Ouran High School Host Club out when it comes to anime guys. Catering to your each and every need and preference, Ouran High School Host Club is something I’d definitely recommend if you’re into glitter, sparkles, and more glitter and sparkles.
There’s even a live action drama airing right now, and a movie coming up. The live action is just hilarious, but I would advise you to watch the anime first before watching the live action, or you’d just probably think the live action is weird (not getting much of the jokes inside there).
The actors are for both the live action and the movie. I can’t wait for the movie!
So the main character, Haruhi, is actually a commoner from a not-so-well-off family. She’s on a scholarship at Ouran High School, a school for the rich. Unfortunately for her, she breaks an eight-million-yen vase, and is unable to pay off the debt. As a result, she works at a “slave” for the host club, doing the necessary chores, and eventually debuts as a host for the host club after the guys realised how good-looking she was without her old-fashion glasses.
Fyi, all this while, the characters thought that she was a boy. Haruhi didn’t really care about appearances, and chopped off her hair cuz some kid stuck chewing gum on her previously long hair. Well the characters one by one realise that she’s a girl, leaving Tamaki, the “king” of the host club (and apparently the blur-est), being the last to realise that Haruhi’s a girl. So much for being the “king” when you’re the slowest! So now they have to keep Haruhi being a girl under wraps, or she won’t be able to stay in the host club.
This anime is lots of fun and nothing really dark or emo, so it’s a relaxing watch all-in-all. Because all of them are from rich families, their reactions to Haruhi’s plainly simple commoner’s life is pretty hilarious. They make a mountain out of a molehill at the littlest things, and that’s what makes the anime so funny and light-hearted. The characters are very well developed, and I could rant about each and everyone of them but I would be pretty much biased in writing Kyouya and Honey’s parts, with them being my favourite characters in the anime. Be prepared to fangirl when you start watching. Because the host club caters to every preference, no matter what kind of guy you like, I’m sure the host club has at least one guy that suits your needs.
After watching the anime, I’d highly recommend you to watch the drama because the drama is really a good laugh. The drama tries to stick close to the anime and it’s amusing seeing real life actors acting out these characters, especially Tamaki’s. You’d really need to be a drama-mama, no? And Honey-sempai… Now that’s really amusing. After the movie comes out, let’s watch it all together!
On the whole, this anime is pretty innocent so you don’t need to be worried about getting polluted. However, don’t expect too much of intense romance, as I guess this anime is more of a comedy rather than one focused on romance. Nevertheless, there are many doki-doki moments, so there’s nothing to fear, Ouran High School Host Club is here!