Monday, June 16, 2008

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club looks like one of those "reverse harem" anime shows I've featured on HFG before but it's different. It's actually a sly satire of those types of shows and of shoujo anime.

It revolves around a girl named Haruhi who is a student (on scholarship) at an exclusive private school. She stumbles upon the host club and ends up in their debt. To pay it back, she cross dresses as a guy and joins the club (she's the one with the short brown hair).

Every male character in this show represents the stereotypical guys of these harem shows. There's the charming beautiful one, the cold and calculating one with glasses, the one who looks like a little boy, the stoic and silent one, and the borderline incestuous twins.

This show will be coming to DVD sometime this year (hopefully) and I can't recommend it highly enough. It's a great show that's funny even if you have little experience with this type of anime. And the guys are actually quite attractive.

1 comment:

  1. Ouran is one of the BEST anime series I've seen. It's so cute, meta, funny as hell and generally delightful. And the Bishies are just adoreable!