I’ve got a confession to make – recently, I’ve fallen down the anime rabbit hole, and I don’t feel sorry about it at all. I have completely finished watching Ouran High School Host Club, I binge watched all of Candy Boy, and I’m watching several ongoing shows as well. Whoops.
Anyway, I figured I might as well make use of this anime addiction, and have a little side feature on this blog! It’s going to be every Wednesday (hopefully), and I’m going to do a little spotlight post on an anime that I’ve watched or am watching currently.
This week? Ouran High School Host Club! If you’ve ever seen an anime, you’ve probably seen this one. It’s cute, it’s colourful, and incredibly funny. There’s twenty six episodes altogether, but they’re only about twenty minutes long each, so you can whizz through them.
Plot: Haruhi Fujioka is an honours student who has just started at the elite Ouran Academy.
Only those with excellent social standing, and those from filthy rich families, are lucky enough to spend their time here, at the elite, private school, Ouran Academy. The Ouran Host Club is where the schools handsomest boys with too much time on their hands, entertain young ladies who also have way too much time on their hands. Just think of it as Ouran Academy’s elegant playground for the super rich and beautiful.
Haruhi stumbles across the Host Club and accidentally breaks a VERY expensive urn. To pay for it, the Host Club makes her work for them – and that’s where everything starts.
Characters: The characters in this are so interesting and hilarious most of the time.
Haruhi is very much the sceptic of the group, who brings the boys down to earth when they get too ‘head-in-the-clouds.’
Tamaki Suoh is the ‘king’ of the Host Club, who tends to go into a funk when things don’t happen quite as he wants them to. Don’t worry, it’s funny. Very funny.
Kyoya Ootori is the ‘shadow king’ – in other words, he keeps the club running on the business end of things. He also knows exactly how to push Tamaki’s buttons to get him to do certain things.
Takashi’Mori’ Morinozuka is the tallest in the group, and often looks
intimidating, but he really has a good heart and cares a lot – especially about Honey.
Mitsukuni ‘Honey’ Haninozuka is by far the cutest little cupcake I’ve ever seen in my life. However, looks can be deceptive. Honey looks like a cinnamon roll, but could actually kill you. This little cutie is a martial arts expert.
Then there’s the twins – Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin. They’re so close to each other, they’re practically the same person. They find it hard to let other people into their little world, but they’re incredibly flirtatious – especially with each other.
My thoughts: If you’re not sure whether you’ll like anime or not, this is the perfect starter for you. You can watch all the episodes on Youtube – about half of them are dubbed in English, and the rest are subbed, but I find that subtitled animes have a slightly more authentic feel.
If you’re in between books and want a little binge-watching to refresh you, I wholly recommend this anime.