Ranked #130
Ouran Koukou Host Club

Ouran Koukou Host Club

Alternative Titles

English: Ouran High School Host Club
Synonyms: Ohran Koko Host Club, Ouran Koukou Hosutobu, Ouran Koukou Host Bu, OHSHC
Japanese: 桜蘭高校ホスト部


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.461 (scored by 203757 users)
Ranked: #1302
Popularity: #33
Members: 305,703
Favorites: 17,398
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy romance school shoujo


Fujioka Haruhi wins a scholarship to attend Ouran Academy, a school reserved for only the most rich and prestigious. Despite what other students may think of her, she cares little for physical appearances or the fact that she is a commoner.

Unfortunately for Haruhi, her high school days take a sudden turn when she stumbles upon the Host Club, an elite club filled with super rich and beautiful boys who use their specific traits and charms to entertain young ladies. Even worse, Haruhi accidentally breaks an 8-million yen vase in the club. Since she is unable to repay her debt with money, Haruhi finds herself with no choice but to work for the Host Club, becoming a male host herself.

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Adaptation: Ouran Koukou Host Club

Characters & Voice Actors

Suou, Tamaki
Suou, Tamaki
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Fujioka, Haruhi
Fujioka, Haruhi
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Hitachiin, Hikaru
Hitachiin, Hikaru
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Hitachiin, Kaoru
Hitachiin, Kaoru
Fujita, Yoshinori
Fujita, Yoshinori


Tamura, Manabu
Tamura, Manabu
Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Igarashi, Takuya
Igarashi, Takuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Mar 13, 6:59 AM
I would recommend this show even if you aren't a fan of the romantic comedy genre. It is an incredibly fun show. Even if you aren't super keen on reverse harem this show doesn't take itself seriously enough for that to be a major issue. There is of course a fair bit of romance for those of you who are looking for that but for me this was a show that was more comedy than romance. It has a really nice mix of silliness with a touch of sweet.

This isn't a show that will blow your mind with art. I found the style a little read more
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Jan 15, 2007 6:02 PM
Character(s) & Their Development
Every character is based with a sterotype near the beginning of the series. The real question though is if the characters actually grow out of their set roles. After watching the whole series that's both a yes and a no. It all comes down to the fact that the manga is still going and the characters are still maturing in that format; thus, they can only grow so far in the anime without making it a new story entirely. Sure, they stay towards their first impressions but, there are a handful of episodes that explain each Host Club member and their reasoning read more
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May 25, 2008 6:07 PM
Ouran High School is one of the best reverse harem anime series I have watched. The first episode really made an impact. It did not start as to be draggy but rather it easily showed the main idea of the story which started when they have discovered that Haruhi is a girl. The story was quite shallow at first which was just showing the different themes of the club and how they entertained the guests but when you continue with the later part of the series, you'll realize that behind all the smiles of the characters, there is a bitter past. The flow of the read more
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Aug 17, 2007 1:05 PM
Edit: March 28, 2008
Added: coding; better thoughts and explaining

Edited after I saw that 49 out 53 people found it helpful. That means 4 people didn't.

Please send me a PM saying "Ouran High Review" with your thoughts about this if you consider this as 'Not Helpful'. Thank'ee!

- Review at this point is based on 3 complete rewatches.

Alrighty, here we go.


Bisco Hatori has made a comic world of the rich, in which our heroine, Haruhi, is suddenly tossed into a group of five devilishly handsome, but bored, men.

This will be short, but simple: Completely original. I don't consider this a knock-off (or rip-off, if you want) or read more
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Anime: Special A
Special A and Ouran High School Host Club are both shoujo comedies that center around a somewhat special group of high school students. In Special A this group is an elite class of the best students in school while in Ouran its a "host club". Still, the characters in both groups are eerily similar; in both groups you have a perfect male (lead), a cool reserved character, a cute character and a guy who appears to be a dummy.

Also both animes (being shoujo) center around a very clueless (but strong) heroine. Both shows have a lot of silly comedy. The character designs are  read more 
reportRecommended by slayra
Anime: Fruits Basket
Both anime center around a lovable girl who is surrounded by a bunch of bishies (hot guys). Both also has a lot of sweet and comedic moments that will tug at your heartstring and make you laugh out loud. All in all, both are great anime with a list of characters that you can't possibly hate. 
reportRecommended by sorairo
Anime: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge♥
Like Noelle said, both shows have a reverse harem thing going on (where boys are after the girl). Not all the guys in Yamato Nadeshiko are after the girl, but it's close enough to be considered a reverse harem. Comedy, weird situations. You'll enjoy both shows. 
reportRecommended by Xinil
Anime: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
it has an interesting love story and the characters are really funny. i think that if you found kaichou wa maid-sama interesting, then you'll probably enjoy this anime as well 
reportRecommended by tsubasagirl101
Anime: Skip Beat!
It has funny moments as well as serious moments. The characters aren't just crazy and hilarious. They all have backgrounds that aren't really that happy. The main character is also sort of thrown into a world that she isn't used to. There are also many cute guys.  
reportRecommended by keymoriah
Anime: Lovely★Complex
Pretty much the same, its just that Ouran is more focused on humor and LoveCom on romance. Love them both SOO much :D 
reportRecommended by Hagu

Opening Theme

"Sakura Kiss" by Chieko Kawabe

Ending Theme

"Shissou" by Last Alliance

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