Ouran High School Host Club Complete Boxed Set
Japanese Titles: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 Ōran Kōkō Hosuto Kurabu
Produced by Funimation
Released: March, 2010
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: 625 minutes
Episodes: 26

GENRE: Anime Comedy

TEASER: “The Ouran host Club is where the school’s handsomest boys with too much time on their hands entertain young ladies who also have way too much time on their hands.” (quote from first episode)

SUMMARY: Haruhi Fujioka has just gotten a scholarship to the prestigious Ouran Academy. On her first day, she is trying to find a quiet place to study and ends up in the music room. Instead of a solitude, she finds the Ouran Academy Host Club, an odd group of six male students. She accidentally breaks a very expensive vase and is indebted to them. Tomaki, mistaking Haruhi for a boy insists that she become a host like them. After they realize that Haruhi is a girl, they decide to let her stay on as a host to pay off her debt.

CRITIQUE: This anime is filled with crazy characters that you are sure to fall in love with. Haruhi is a calm and thoughtful contrast to the wacky gang of host club members. She is often the one to talk reason into them. They quickly grow to lover her simplicity and sweet nature. The American voice actors are well matched to the characters. The style if very closely tied to the manga. It is a very light-hearted anime with tons of hilarious dialogue. The characters are all unique and are looked at throughout the series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This anime is based off of a manga series by Bisco Hatori, or Hatori Bisuko. Hatori is a female mangaka (manga artist). She was born in Saitama, Japan. She has also worked for LaLa magazine, a monthly shōjo magazine.

Her other works are A Romance of One Moment and Millennium Snow. Millennium Snow was on hiatus since 2002 while she was working on Ouran High School Host Club. Ouran High School Host Club was finished in 2010.

AUTHOR’S WEBSITE: http://www.funimation.com/ouran-high-school-host-club




BOOKTALKING IDEAS: Most people would care if they were mistaken for the opposite sex. Why do you think it doesn’t bother Haruhi?

WHY INCLUDED: This is one of my favorite anime series. It is filled with fun stories and crazy characters that are addictive to watch.