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Monday, December 26, 2011

Ouran High School Host Club



Ouran High School Host Club 11 episodes

It's about a poor student who has to work in the highschool host club for breaking an expensive vase. I had apprehension when they first released teasers with Neko chan on the cover. I was expecting a totally different Ouran. Episode 1 was very awkward but after episode 2 I was back in Ouran wonderland again.

They are perfect for their roles well except for Yusuke (Tamaki). Acting wise he's great but he's just too popular and so much associated with his past roles. Shunsuke (Kyoya) reminds me of a young Shun Oguri. I was disappointed that Haruna doesn't look like Haruhi at all but she grew on me. Kudos to the twins for not cringing when they stare-fest at each other!!!

The storyline and number of episodes are timed and executed well. The comic scenes are a classic. They've retained the silliness and added more heart and reason. The backstories are not rushed. The silliness and randomness in the anime seems to never end and people remember it for it and forget how the anime ended which I think by the way is epic. Will we ever get this in the upcoming movie? I'm also not convinced with Tamaki and Haruhi blushing in the end. Please make it harder for Tamaki ok? This is how you make an adaptation. It's a challenge to live up to the expectations of the fans and they nailed it.

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