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Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
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Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
Original name: 桜蘭高校ホスト部
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The series follows Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at Ouran High School, and the other members of the popular host club. The romantic comedy focuses on the relationships within and outside the Club and satirizes the clichés and stereotypes that endure in shōjo. There are also occasional moments where the characters break the fourth wall. The manga has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, an animated television series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, and a visual novel by Idea Factory.
Style: romantic, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, not serious, offbeat, sweet
Audience: teens
Plot: cross dressing, rich and poor, teenage life, society, debt, high school, gender bending, high school hunk, youth, flirting, female protagonist, identical twins, romance, high school life, twins, mistaken identity, mishap, seductive behavior, teacher, secret hideout, disorder, poverty, dishonesty, parody, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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Duration: 24 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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