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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, 178 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by VIZ Media (first published August 5th 2003)
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I usually read manga here first (not the best translation, but decent) and if I love it I buy the books. If you have a local comic…more
I usually read manga here first (not the best translation, but decent) and if I love it I buy the books. If you have a local comic book shop they should be willing to order it for you. Also try although this particular title didn't work for me there. Enjoy!!!!!!(less)
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Sep 15, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-and-comics
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
Aug 25, 2011 Sophie rated it really liked it
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
May 26, 2016 Delaney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
Read the manga, watch the anime, watch the drama, and die laughing hysterically.
May 13, 2008 Nick rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 22, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
'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
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Jun 06, 2013 Kat (Lost in Neverland) rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
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.
Angel Erin
Aug 18, 2015 Angel Erin rated it it was amazing
I watched the show and loved it ( one season?! :'( not cool) so I had to buy the first in the manga series. I just laughed all throughout the book like I did with the show. Amazing satire. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait to get the next in the series. I also can't wait to see if Tamaki and Haruhi ever get together. <3
Oct 12, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
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
Jul 19, 2011 Angel rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga-manhwa-etc
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
Nov 09, 2015 Amber rated it it was amazing
I saw the anime series which was very well done so decided to check out the manga. Volume 1 was pretty good so can't wait to check out the next volume in the future. It's about a girl named Haruhi Fujioaka who is mistaken for a guy at a host club and must repay her debt to them after breaking an expensive vase. I read this at so def check it out if you'd like to read it.
Jan 22, 2013 Georgia rated it it was amazing
'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!'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-
Apr 23, 2015 Negar rated it did not like it
به طرز غیرقابل باوری بد بود.
همین :|
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
Julie Hayes
Jul 19, 2010 Julie Hayes rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 24, 2012 Aimeekay rated it it was amazing
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
Wendy White
Aug 30, 2010 Wendy White rated it really liked it

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
Feb 28, 2015 Mikayla rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, 2015
*4.5 stars

I've already binge watched this entire anime on Netflix oops
Kahleia Corpuz
Jun 12, 2016 Kahleia Corpuz rated it it was amazing
This anime was so consistent with the manga, I love it. The only change was something I favored anime for portraying. In the manga, the little plot twist at the end of "Episode 1" (as it is called in the manga AND the anime) was very bland and not as jaw dropping as in the anime.

I really enjoyed the snarky quips the author put in throughout everything. 4th wall breaking is always a favorite of mine.

This really set itself up for an anime. There was so much content and I think my near sightednes
Feb 17, 2015 isabelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: extremely-cute, manga
I find it amazing that I read the last quarter of this when I was brushing my teeth.
Negar Bolboli
Dec 20, 2015 Negar Bolboli rated it really liked it
I watched the anime first and I was rotf the whole time, so I decided to check out the manga as well. it's all absurdly hilarious, it might seem just shojo stuff at first but the satire is obvious enough to make you laugh out loud at the ridiculous level of charm and sparkles and handsomeness. I must say though I preferred the anime, I think it featured better artwork, the characters expressions most of the time is just priceless and the original voice acting is superb (specially the silly king, ...more
I know, I know... years ago I told myself I would never give into the "cheap trend" that is manga. Yet here I am, and actually... I don't regret it.

I let myself indulge in Ouran as the only anime I've ever watched all the way through, so I figured I may as well let myself indulge in the manga. Also, Amy read it and said it's good (and she says the ending is amazing, but do I really want to wade through all 18 books to get there?). Also, I basically am Kyoya in real life, so I have to read this j
Dec 14, 2008 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
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
Michelle. D.
Mar 13, 2011 Michelle. D. rated it it was amazing
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Feb 26, 2013 Molly rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 30, 2016 Icy rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, series-review
Actually, I've heard of this manga many times as it is really popular. But I haven't been interested in it until recently I read a Skip Beat Fan Fic which Mori appears in it (Yes I read a manga series because of a Skip Beat Fan Fic again xd --- Another manga I read for similar reason is 警視庁特犯課007XD)

Though the plot is simple and predictable, this manga is really funny. I can't stop laughing all the time.

Out of the host club members I like Morinozuka 'Mori' the best. Part of the reason may due t
Genesis Samaniego
May 21, 2016 Genesis Samaniego rated it really liked it
I love how the Manga and the anime aren't too different but not to alike. The author left author notes in-between the story so I appreciated that. It was very enjoyable to see how each of the characters developed over time.
Mar 19, 2015 Nashalee rated it really liked it
3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

The story was cute and easy to follow but I couldn't stand the art and the ending left me with so many questions plus I didn't really enjoy how it ended...kinda empty if you asked me.

I recommend people should just watch the anime because the art is messy and offense
I love reading Manga but not as messy as this.

The plot is very original and all the characters are lovable! It's funny but it has it's serious moments which is good!
Jul 01, 2015 Cath rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
So I just recently rewatched the anime and it was just as good as I remember! So I've decided to read the manga series! (as I've heard it's really good)
This covered maybe the first 3 episodes of the anime I think? (maybe..) I really enjoyed this, it was just as funny as the anime (if not better).
May 19, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing
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.
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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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