Haruhi Fujioka, a poor honors student at the elite Ouran Academy, breaks an expensive vase that belongs to a Host Club made up of all boys. In order to pay them back, she must become a host too. Is this comedy worth your time and money? Brief summary and recommendations inside.
Ouran High School Host Club is about a high school student named Haruhi Fujioka. Trying to find a place to study, she stumbles upon the Host Club of the elite Ouran Academy, the rich school she has a scholarship to go to. She accidentally breaks an $80,000 vase and has to pay it off by becoming a Host Club member, the only problem is, the Host Club is made up of all boys and she’s a girl.
This manga is fun. I do enjoy it, although it does tend to venture off into weirdness, it’s the entertaining kind that is a lot of fun. I enjoyed this manga, but it’s not my favorite manga.
Bisco Hatori is an entertaining manga author and illustrator. The artwork is a lot of fun because it’s all comedic and while this isn’t an action manga, the character designs are all unique and unlike Vampire Knight where I get confused on who is who, Ouran has each character look different, except the Hitachiin Twins.
As far as comedy manga go, Ouran is a lot of fun, and if you watch a lot of anime and read manga, you’ll be able to pick up on all the parodies and jokes. I do think it’s a very entertaining read.
As a note to parents this manga does have some profanity and suggestive content and is recommended for ages 13 and up because of those things.
However, if you are ne to either, you might be confused by all the references and even the honorifics, but it’s a manga that should be enjoyed if you enjoy shojo or harem manga and anime. This one is targeted at girls, but there are guys who enjoy it as well. I enjoy this manga, but it’s not going to be on my bookshelf, mainly because it’s not one of my favorites, but I enjoy getting it from my library. If you’re a girl, you should definitely pick this one up, but try to see if your local library has it first to try before you buy. If you enjoyed the Ouran High School Host Club anime, you should buy this. Guys should only try first before buying, because this isn’t for everyone.