This anime is so nostalgic to me. I can remember watching this anime back in middle school/high school (which was many moons ago). It’s one of my all time favorites and I can watch it again and again without it ever getting old. This anime centers Haruhi Fujioka, a first year student who enters the elite Ouran Academy on an academic scholarship, and who dons a sloppy, boyish appearance despite being a girl. When Haruhi enters the Host Club club room looking for a quiet place to study and accidentally breaks a priceless vase, she is forcefully recruited into the Host Club to work off her debt. Can Haruhi survive the crazy antics of the super rich members of the Host Club? And can she keep the fact that she is a girl hidden from the entire school?
First off, this anime is hilarious! All the main characters have very different yet equally eccentric personalities. Their personalities range from an overly-confident, extremely dramatic, princely character (Tamaki),
a mysterious and pensive character (Mori-sempai),
a calculating, business-driven club manager character (Kyoya),
an incestuously suggestive and mischievous pair of twins (Hikaru and Kaoru),
to a cute lolita character (Honey-sempai).
Even the supporting characters are equally zany!
It’s hard to narrow down my favorite characters because I just love them all so much! Secondly, the plot of the anime and the antics these club members get into are insane! They come up with the most over the top club concepts and get into all sorts of mischief. Despite being fairly comedic, the anime is also heartwarming, as it deals with topics such as high school friendships, overcoming personal obstacles and first loves.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this anime to anyone who hasn’t watched it, and would even encourage those who’ve already seen it to re-watch it! I give this anime a solid 5/5!!
P.S. This is one of my favorite scenes!