桜蘭高校ホスト部

28 Mar

Finally finished “Ouran High School Host Club”. I started watching without any expectations … slightly resisting it even? Haaa, but somehow the characters managed weasel their way into my heart and made me care for them by the end of 26 episodes. I enjoyed this anime a lot, with its hilarious parodies, fun characters and great art. It’s a crack anime with no real progress in the plot. The anime revolves around the antics of the host club members and it delves a little into their respective backgrounds in the later half of the anime. Go watch it!

Thoughts about the characters

Papa Tamaki:
I’m not sure why it took me almost half the series to start liking Tamaki. It wasn’t that I disliked him at the start, but he was just this baka character that was the source of comic relief. But by now, he definitely has a spot in my heart.
As the Baka Lord, Tamaki’s “Inner Mind Theatre” is hilarious and it’s fun seeing Kyouya or the twins teasing him about Haruhi. Like what Kyouya said, Tamaki is a “pure idiot”. But it’s this “pure idiocy” that enabled Tamaki to reach out to members of the host club and make friends with them when others could not. He didn’t back down when faced with the invisible barriers errected by Kyouya or the twins. Or maybe he was just too dense to notice those barriers. XD

Mama Kyouya:
I loved him by the 2nd episode. He’s just my kind of character, manipulative intelligent, cool and he wears glasses! In my opinion, he has the best lines in the anime, probably because he always says it with a deadpan expression. I love the episode “そして鏡夜は出会った” … especially the last scene with the flower “breaking out” of the frame …

Hatachiin Twins:
After Kyouya, they are my most loved characters in Ouran. Haaa, guess I have a thing about bad boys because the twins are merciless with their pranks. Initially I liked them because they were such fun with a bit of an edge. And … ok, I admit, like those heartshaped-eye fangirls of Ouran, I fell hook line and sinker for their “brotherly love” act. As the anime progressed, the twins were unexpectedly a source of angst. I’m more of a Kaoru fan because waddaya know, I love angst! Kaoru tries his best to pave the way for Hikaru to venture into the world out there because he knows how emotional awkward Hikaru is. It’s sad to see Kaoru look at Hikaru leaving with Haruhi, because now Hikaru’s world is no longer about Kaoru alone.

Honey and Mori:
The “Wild” type with his “lovely item”. Haaa, while my emotional attachment to them may not be as great, it’s hard not to like this pair. I love Honey’s seiyuu! The oh-so-cute voice matched with the sparkly flowers that appear around Honey … *pinches*

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