An introduction, first of all~ Impz initially wanted me to introduce myself as “a green haired loli that impz recruited.” Well, I am neither a loli nor do I have green hair, but yes, I was recruited by him. I am a hyper and food-loving girl who Impz loves to torment, but that’s a whole other topic. This is my first time blogging anime and I’m still learning the ropes, but I hope I satisfy the readers somehow. For more about me, I guess go to the “About the Members” page. Now on to Ouran!
I think the first time I heard of “Ouran” was sometime in October, when an online friend showed me an image from the series. I was looking for an anime image that depicted a school group with boys and girls alike.
Me: Any suggestions?
Friend: How about Ouran? Here’s an image.
Me: They’re all guys, mang. -.-
Friend: LOL one’s a girl
I concluded it must be that cute character on the right (who turns out to be Honey) and just forgot about the whole thing. During those times, I was too preoccupied with work to even try watching anything, but salvation came in the form of the December holidays. I asked the almighty Impz for recommendations and Ouran was part of the list. So chop-chop, I got Ouran High School Host Club, not knowing that my fangirl mode will be awakened after long hibernation. I finished the series in 3 days and here I am to unleash the fangirlism I acquired… professionally, of course, as Impz puts it. ;D
If put in simple terms, the plot is basically about tomboyish Haruhi Fujioka’s experience as part of Ouran Academy’s Host Club. The anime generally stayed faithful to Bisco Hatori’s shoujo manga except for a few instances, but it all worked out, in my opinion.
Looking very boyish, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room while looking for a place to study and is quite shocked to see 6 handsome (or cute, in Honey’s case) boys welcoming her: The Host Club. The members (except one, who keeps it to himself) mistake her for a guy and because of the outrageousness she encountered, she accidentally breaks a vase worth 8,000,000 yen. Forced by debt, Haruhi finds herself doing trivial chores for the club and eventually, being a host herself. The club members all eventually find out the truth about her gender, but they require her to keep up being a host to pay off her debt.
Reluctant and unenthusiastic at first, Haruhi soon finds herself forming bonds with the members and discovering that there is actually more to these wealthy and charming men.
I have never found myself liking a barrage of characters that all come from one anime series, but Ouran is an exception. How can anyone not like the wonderfully hilarious characters that also have their own drama?
Haruhi Fujioka – “The Natural