~ ~ ~ Story ~ ~ ~
Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the prestigious Ouran Academy, a fictitious high school located in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon the Third Music Room, a place where the Ouran Academy Host Club, a group of six male students, gathers to entertain female "clients." During their initial encounter, Haruhi accidentally knocks over and breaks an antique vase valued at¥8,000,000 (US$80,000 in Viz Media's translation) and is told to repay the cost in service to the club as an errand boy. Haruhi's short hair, slouching attire and gender-ambiguous face cause her to be mistaken by the hosts for a male student. After a brief run as such, the Hosts soon realize that she's a "natural" in entertaining girls and promote her to full-Host status. She agrees since Hosting will help her pay off her debt more quickly. The members of the club discover her true gender one by one, but they keep this fact a secret.
~ ~ ~ Review ~ ~ ~
Ouran High School Host Club anime is a unique experience to watch. Even if it's a romance genre it has all kind of feels, a yuri (lesbian theme) and yaoi (gay theme) but on the same time a hilarious romantic hetero romance. I don't really know how to explain why I like it so much without spoiling it to those who hadn't watched the anime yet.
I don't usually like a shojo demographic these days and especially reverse harem because I hate seeing bishies get hurt, but this anime pull it off just fine.
The Ouran High School Host Club live drama is also fantastic. It's one of the best Japanese drama I've seen. I love how they copied the anime. Keeping all the exaggerated reactions like how the hero literally turn to stone and crackle. Either it’s the anime or the live drama; I totally recommend to watch it if you’re looking for light-hearted romance.
I don’t know about the manga because I haven’t read it yet, but since it all start from there, I’m sure it’s equally good or sometimes even better.