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Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 01 (Ouran High School Host Club #1)

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One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the 'Host Club', a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it's there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by VIZ Media (first published August 5th 2003)
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Vicki
After reading volume 1:

(1 star)

I couldn't stand the art (having seen the anime first), and ended up selling my only volume off at a con bring and buy without even finishing it! Glad I went back to it though...

After reading up to volume 3:

(4 stars)

I can imagine that most manga/anime fans will have probably seen or heard of the anime adaptation of Ouran before picking up the manga. Those wanting more of the same should be pretty happy with the manga, as it follows the anime almost to-the-letter s...more
Nick
May 13, 2008 Nick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: A
Synopsis: Created by Bisco Hatori, the series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran High School. Haruhi is a girl, but she got gum put in her hair so she cut it short, and wears boys clothes. This wouldn't be terribly important, but one day she stumbles across the school's Host Club. The Host Club is basically a place for six idly rich pretty boys to be idly rich pretty boys, and idly rich pretty girls to come and fawn over them and pretend the b...more
Sophie
I love Ouran, I really do. All the characters are just wonderful.
I laughed a lot too. The Commoner's Coffee scene? I'm just going to quote it here for my own sake:
Tamaki: Eh, what's this?
Haruhi: Coffee. It was on your list.
Tamaki: But ... Ground coffee? And a strange brand...
Haruhi: Not ground - instant.
Tamaki: Instant ... WHOA! The one you just POUR HOT WATER IN? How PROLETARIAN!
Kyouya: Hmm... I've heard of it, but never SEEN it.
Hitatchiin: So it's TRUE! Poor people have NO TIME to GRIND THEIR...more
Heather
'Ouran High School Host Club' is one of those manga that I had previously avoided on the basis of its being too flamboyantly shojo--that is, intensely fascinated with lovely bishuonen and the charming sparkles that seem to swirl about them when they're at their most heart-meltingly beautiful. I lost interest in all that when I was, like, 14 after realizing that many shojo comics focused on bishounen seemed to take themselves too seriously.

Then one day I happened to flip through the first volume...more
Amy
Guess what guys???!!!! Guess what???? I was FINALLY persuaded into giving manga a go! I used to not even bother when my friends recommended me manga, I don't know why. Maybe because I looked at these types of books as abnormal, compared to regular books these days. Well, it turns out I've been missing out on a lot these last few years! (: At first I was really slow in understanding what was going on, especially since this was my first manga chapter I've ever read(and I've been told the formattin...more
Aimeekay
OMG! This book is a laugh riot! The artwork is first rate, and I love the background detailing!
I wasn't sure at first that I would like this one. I probably would have gotten a bigger laugh out of it if I hadn't known ahead of time that Haruhi was a girl. For the first part of the story I kept waiting for the other guys in the club to find out and it kinda made the story seem to drag out at that point for me. But after that point I really enjoyed it. It was funny. There were tons of tongue-in-c...more
Angel
I did not particularly like this. I am sure part of it may be that I am not the right demographic for this; the book is part of the Shojo Beat series, which is meant for teen girls. But for me, the main issue is that this light school comedy is a bit difficult to read and follow. The panels are extremely cluttered with text for one. Two, the plot is light, and to be honest, not handled the best way. The premise is a girl on scholarship in a very high fancy high school. She has to work a debt for...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
Cute, quirky, funny, that's the Ouran High School Host Club for you!
Personally, I thought the anime was better; the manga was kinda boring and the artwork wasn't the BEST. But still a good manga, and an awesome anime!

Now that I've read through the whole manga, I can definitely tell you that it gets better. The artwork improves significantly, the story builds and the characters develop very well. It's a fantastic manga and remains to be one of my favorites.
Delaney
Read the manga, watch the anime, watch the drama, and die laughing hysterically.
LUV THE HITACHIIN BROTHERS!!!!!! XD
Sabrina
Haruhi Fujioka is a fictional school located in Bunkyō, Tokyo. Because of the superlative cost of the school uniform, Haruhi resorts to wearing long slacks, polo shirts and vests. Combined with her large glasses and tousled short hair, Haruhi's look causes her to be confused for a boy.

Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room, the working place of the Ouran Host Club, a group of six extremely attractive male students (Takashi Morinozuka, called "Mori"; Mitsuk...more
Angela
Apr 26, 2009 Angela added it
Shelves: q4-2009
This comic is one that I learned about after watching the show and I decided to read the series as well.
Haruhi is an average teenage girl who, after studying very hard, gets into a prestigious private school full of rich people. She is shocked by their laziness in class and free lifestyles and in her search for a quiet room, she stumbles into a music room that seems to be unused but is in fact the room for a host club, which she ends up being forced into after she breaks an overly expensive v...more
Julie Hayes
Some Like It Hot meets Twelfth Night meets high school? Haruhi has no intention of disguising her sex, she is simply looking for a quiet place to study, and the libraries are full as she stumbles into what she assumes to be an unused music room - and directly into the arms of the Ouran High School Host Club! This host club is comprised of six wealthy young men with too much time on their hands who cater to the female elements of the school in order to amuse themselves. They are outside of Haruhi...more
Wendy White
Ahahahahah!

I was recommended this series due to my love of the bizarre, and a love of satire. Good call, unnamed friend. Good call.

I laughed so hard reading this first book that tears _actually_ streamed down my face. This first book has done a great job at setting the tone for the series - a massive satire of glamour and glitz that plays the associated tropes straight most of the time - but to extremes.

One defining moment for me is when the protagonist is retrieving their lost items from a pond...more
Molly
Feb 26, 2013 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Manga fans, teens, adults
Recommended to Molly by: Anime fans
Shelves: manga
"Welcome to the Host Club!" Ouran High School Club is a hilarious high school gender bender set at one of the oddest places I have seen in anime/manga in a long time. A Host Club is basically where (usually rich) girls go to have men fuss over and romance them. So needless to say, Haruhi, a poor girl who has just entered this school on a scholarship, has never even heard of such a thing. While looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi opened the doors to what looked like an unused music room an...more
Michelle. D.
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Wednesday
I know that this is a fairly popular series. At first, I wasn't too impressed with Ouran High School Host Club. I didn't like how all of the characters portrayed just about every stereotypical manga character out there. There was the overly-confident, egotistical character, the perverted characters, the super cute character, the silent, somewhat scary looking character, and the in charge, somewhat cold character. All manga seems to always feature at least one of these characters. However, this s...more
Niccole Paytosh
The premise of the story is that Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at a very elite private school. One day Haruhi is looking for a quiet place to sit and read and accidentally stumbles upon the "Host Club". While trying to make a hasty retreat, Haruhi accidentally knocks over a 8 million yen vase. To pay back the debt Haru-chan agrees to a variety of punishments- from being the host club's dog to becoming a host and getting 1,000 customers. The first volume follows the adventures of the ho...more
Holly Saunders
Having never read a Manga book, when I started Ouran High School Host Club Volume 1 by Bisco Hatori I fully expecting not to enjoy it. It took me more than a few minutes to get used to reading a story from the back of the book to the front, but once I got the hang of it I really liked this story. I normally would not choose to read any type of graphic novel so this was way out of my comfort zone. The Host Club is a group of extremely rich and good looking students at an exclusive private school....more
Silver
Very good series. First off, this is a parody of all the cliches in the realm of shoujo, so there of course, will be a lot of cliches (and cliches getting made fun of). Despite the overuse of dialogue, I think Ouran is without a doubt one of the best, funnest, and interesting shoujo series out there. Haruhi is a breath of fresh air (I would rate her as the best shoujo heroine I've come across and there have been a lot) with her sharp wit and honest, down-to-earth nature. Tamaki is also one of my...more
Penny
Let me start out by saying that i will be writing one review for this manga. At first i had watched the anime that was adapted from this manga and i fell in love with the characters. It is a funny, cheesy kinda gender-bender romantic plot.

Compared to the anime, the manga had far more details and other stories involved.
Ok enough with the anime.

As i mentioned before the plot is a comedy, cheesy romantic, gender-bender...
Haruhi is a scholarship student at an exclusive rich high school called Ouran...more
Shazza Maddog
This is my second time reading Vol. One of Ouran High School Host Club, and it doesn't disappoint. Still. :D

Haruhi Fujioka is just looking for a quiet place to study when she stumbles, quite literally, upon the Ouran High School's not-so-very-well-kept secret - it's Host Club, with it's very, very pretty young men who cater to the high school girls' fantasies. The young men number six, Tamaki Suoh, the prettiest, who is also known as 'the King', a young man who thinks all women are beautiful; Ky...more
Georgia
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!
'Omg I'm FANGIRLING!' say most of the comments on the popular anime of THE OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB.

I really enjoyed the anime on YouTube (those of you reading this that have not seen the anime should go check it out. Go!.....you're still here, aren't you?) I mean I REALLY enjoyed it!(and so began my little obsession) I couldn't resist giving it a go when I saw it on my local library's shelf. At first when I started it, it was slightly hard accumulating to the back-to-...more
Ben
I really enjoyed this first volume of Ouran High School Host Club. The story is about Haruhi, a scholarship student at an elite private school. Besides being on scholarship at this very rich school, Haruhi is a girl who dresses in boy's clothing and has a boy's haircut. One day upon stumbling into a music room, Haruhi accidentally breaks a very expensive vase. It turns out that the room and the vase belonged to the host club, a private gathering of six handsome and wealthy male students. The hos...more
Cera
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this; it is a comedic shoujo manga about a high school that's so super-rich it has its very own Host Club... at which the protagonist, of course, ends up working. Unlike many shoujo protagonists, Haruhi is a delight, seeing the humour inherent in the situation and making the best of it rather than whining.
Joyzi
Feb 27, 2011 Joyzi marked it as to-read Recommends it for: Fans of Shoujo
Recommended to Joyzi by: Recyl
I really love the anime so I might read the manga too. My favorite characters are Haruhi, Hikaru, Kyouya and Honey. This is basically shojo so the storyline is more likely deals with school, romance, comedy, drama and slice of life. It's also a harem type of story and it's similar to Hana Kimi.
Megan
Ouran High students are ranked by two things: Money and Influence. An outrageously funny story of a poor girl disguised as a boy who works in a Host Club, entertaining young ladies along with six rich young men who are anything but normal.
Angel
Sep 28, 2013 Angel rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Wasn't sure what to think of this at first, but I'm definitely going to keep reading.
Leigh
OMG!! Loved it!!
Thank you Vikki!!
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
As that summary probably tells you, Ouran High School Host Club is completely over the top ridiculous. It's a reverse harem with an uninterested heroin, which is definitely the best kind. Haruhi finds being surrounded by the most attractive guys at school boring, often frustrating.

This absurdness and crazy comedy is what Ouran does best. Hatori embraces that this story has nothing to do with the real world. After a while, she writes in, for example, that for narrative purposes, years will pass w...more
Brigid Keely
"Ouran High School Host Club," by Bisco Hatori, is a manga that appeared in LaLa from 2002-2010. It's been reworked as a series of audio dramas, an anime, a live action series, and a "visual novel" (kind of like a slightly interactive but not much computer game). The story follows Haruhi Fujioka, a "commoner" who has won a scholarship to the incredibly prestigious "Ouran High School," a fictional high school catering to the super wealthy, super well-bred. While looking for a quiet place to study...more
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Japanese: 葉鳥ビスコ

Bisco Hatori born August 30 is a Japanese manga artist. Bisco Hatori is a pseudonym; she states that the name has special meaning to her. She has worked for such magazines as LaLa. Her manga debut was A Moment of Romance in LaLa DX. Her first series was Millennium Snow. However, the comedy Ouran High School Host Club is her breakout hit.

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