Other name: 桜蘭高校ホスト部; Ohran Koko Host Club; Ouran Koukou Hosutobu; Ouran Koukou Host Bu; OHSHC
Written and Illustrated by: Bisco Hatori
Directed by: Takuya Igarashi
Year: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Ouran Academy is an elite upper school catering to the ultra-rich. Haruhi Fujioka is a middle-class scholarship student, a rarity at the school. While searching for a quiet place to study, she stumbles upon an unused music room which turns out to be the club room for the school’s Host Club — a group of idle rich boys, possessing exceptional good-looks, who entertain female clients.
After accidentally knocking over a priceless Rennaissance vase that’s worth far more than Haruhi can possibly repay (¥8 million), she is forced to join the Host Club as an “errand boy” to work off her debt. Soon after, however, Haruhi proves to be a natural host (no training needed) and is promoted to full status as a Host of the Ouran Host Club. It then becomes clear that something isn’t quite as it seems…