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

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  86,103 ratings  ·  705 reviews
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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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
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 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
Read the manga, watch the anime, watch the drama, and die laughing hysterically.
'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
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
Angel Erin
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
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
I find it amazing that I read the last quarter of this when I was brushing my teeth.
به طرز غیرقابل باوری بد بود.
همین :|
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
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

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
'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-
*4.5 stars

I've already binge watched this entire anime on Netflix oops
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
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.
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
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
Michelle. D.
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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
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!
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
Jul 01, 2015 Cath rated it 5 of 5 stars
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).
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.
"Ouran High School Host Club: Vol. 1" is a romance manga. The story follows a poor high school girl named Haruhi who decides to attend the prestigious Ouran Academy. At the Ouran, she meets the school's 'host club', where boys make woman happy. With her short hair, the boys of the host club think Haruhi is a boy when they first meet her! One of the members of the host club, Tamaki, doesn't find out Haruhi is a girl until he finds her ID. After Haruhi accidentally breaks one of the host club's ex ...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
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
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
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
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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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