A review of Ouran High School Host Club, vol. 1 — 4 years ago
When scholarship student Haruhi steps into the supposedly unused music room, hoping to get some studying done, she discovers the Ouran High School Host Club. The club entertains female students with teas, parties, conversation, and lots of drama. They also happen to think that Haruhi is a boy and, when she accidentally break an $80,000 vase, they demand that she repay them by working for the club.
I liked this manga, but it took me awhile to get into it. It’s goofy, manic, and a little confusing, but I think that as the first volume goes on, the characters get nailed down and are a bit more defined. There’s a great moment where a fangirl is “casting” each member of the club in their stereotype. Haruhi isn’t quite what I expected… she’s tough, capable of holding her own, and sees through a lot of the acts in the club. I’m not all that attached as of yet, but we’ll see how I feel about the next volume.