Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club is a manga and anime series that pokes fun at many of the shojo conventions that we’ve come to know and love. Haruhi, our protagonist, is a poor but brilliant scholarship student at Ouran Academy, a high school for the ultra-wealthy. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a costly vase belonging to the popular--but peculiar--host club, the club’s members decide that Haruhi will have to work off the debt by serving as their gopher.

Funimation has licensed the anime adapted from this popular manga series; the dvds won’t be out until 2008, but they’re on the way. Until then, keep up with the story via the manga. Fans of Kare Kano will probably like the series, and fans of Revolutionary Girl Utena will probably find some interesting echoes of that story in this one. If you've enjoyed this series, who else would you recommend it to?


I love this anime, as awkward as that may seem for a male of my age...just started watching it a few weeks ago...it's great for a laugh or two.


Joy already knows how much I love this anime and it's also one of the few that ever made any sense to me.