OHSHC is an anime of 26 episodes, where the genres would be comedy, school, shoujo and reverse harem. I always say I don't like harem animes, yet I keep coming back to this type of anime...
Fujioka Haruhi is an honor student, accepted into Ouran High School, a school for the rich, based on a scholarship due to her intelligence. She stumbles across the Host Club, a club consisting of handsome men whose main purpose is to "entertain" girls with too much time on their hands. Haruhi accidentally breaks an expensive vase, and is indebted to the host club. So what do they do? Make her a member of the host club, of course, so she can work off her debt! Oh, and did I forget to mention, they didn't realise she's a girl. When they do, the mission of keeping her true identity begins, and obviously all the characters develop various relationships to Haruhi.
|Tamaki-senpai, aka most gorgeous person ever.|
The characters are extremely stereotypical. Some examples are the loli-type, Honey-senpai, strong-and-silent, Mori-kun, even the overly caressing twins Hikaru and Kaoru. Then there's the apparently narcissistic and yet so profoundly stupid "king" Tamaki Suou, who literally runs the show. All of these have background stories we get to hear about, and these stories often contradict their character nature or support it. I'd say the way the characters develop throughout the show is the serious part of it. Some matures and changes a lot, while others stay the same. All characters have one thing in common though: they grow some sort of
The music is also very funny. It's overdramatic and inspired by the classical genre, which only contributes to the parodic theme of the anime. The opening and ending themes are beautiful; played many a times on my ipod.
Animation-wise, I think it looks pretty good. The characters are handsome and and it looks pretty modern. However everything in this is so damn pointy. Like their shoulders or the shapes of their faces. Even the animation manages to stand out from "ordinary" 2000s anime.
The only thing I live to regret about this anime is that there are only 26 episodes. I feel like the characters didn't get enough time to tell their stories and develop. I wish there was another season, but unfortunately as of now that doesn't exist. There is the manga though, of 18 volumes (which I have not read, but plan to soon enough!).
|(Leaving you with this incredible picture of Tamaki, whom to this day, I aspire to be like. Minus the dumb, of course. Or maybe that's the part we have in common the most...)|