Ouran Koukou Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

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Synonyms: Ohran Koko Host Club, Ouran Koukou Hosutobu, Ouran Koukou Host Bu, OHSHC
Japanese: 桜蘭高校ホスト部
English: Ouran High School Host Club
German: Ouran High School Host Club
French: Le Lycée de la Seduction Host Club Ouran High School
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:50 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: CrossdressingCrossdressing, Reverse HaremReverse Harem, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.161 (scored by 668032668,032 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4082
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #128
Members: 1,103,096
Favorites: 33,904

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Haruhi Fujioka is a studious girl who has recently enrolled at the prestigious Ouran Academy. One day, while looking for a quiet and peaceful place to study, she stumbles across a seemingly unused music room. Upon entering, Haruhi is welcomed by the members of the well-known Host Club: a club in which attractive boys amuse girls from across the entire school. However, when Tamaki Suou—the founder and president of the club—startles the bright scholarship student, she accidentally breaks an expensive vase.

With repayment looking difficult for Haruhi, the Host Club members come up with the perfect solution to the girl's problem: work for the club and ultimately become a Host herself! Mistaken for a boy by her peers, Haruhi has to entertain various female students while coping with her fellow Hosts' extravagant personalities.

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In addition to this anime and the source manga, Ouran Koukou Host Club also received a visual novel adaptation for PlayStation 2 in 2007 and Nintendo DS in 2009. Furthermore, it spawned a live-action TV series and film that were released in Japan in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

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Opening Theme

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"Sakura Kiss" by Chieko Kawabe

Ending Theme

"Shissou" by Last Alliance


Jan 15, 2007
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 ...
Apr 12, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I had liked this anime but I really can not over look how fucking problematic and offensive it really is.
I have seen a couple of people on tiktok talking about this as well.

There are so many "jokes" in this that are really intensive and just wrong. I'm not going to even talk about the "incest trope" with the twins cause that's self explanatory.

1. The transphobia, they literally use the use the T-slur at haruhi's dad (its in the dub not sure about the sub)

2. The blatant lesbophobia and misogyny

3. The literal n3zi "jokes"
Jul 8, 2011
Probably one of the worst anime's I watched. Everything about the anime in my opinion is honestly horrible. Have you wanted to find out the real truth about this anime? Then look no further! Just read on!! :D

Story 3/10: The story is honestly the worst plot I have ever heard, a girl goes to a rich school. Of course she has extremely short hair and looks like a man due to some 'gum incident'! Its overly predictable. There is too many of these stupid drama high school animes to begin with, though Ouran High School Host Club is by far the worst.

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