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Catgirls 2006-09-25 13:55

Ouran Host Club Overall Series Impressions & Total Series Rating
This thread is to be used for discussing the entire 26 episodes of Ouran Host Club ... your thoughts about the show, overall impressions, speculation on a second season, etc., etc…

A few subjects you might want to ramble on about:
  • General impression of the series.
  • Opinions on the overall story, writing & plot devices.
  • Thoughts about the animation quality.

  • Characters/Character Design
  • What the show meant to you.
  • What could the creators/animators/writers could have done better.
And so on.

The poll represents your total series rating. In other words, how you would rate all the episodes combined (1-10)? If you'd rather rate the whole series by technical/artistic merits, you can do so. An example:

Animation Quality: 1-10
Voice Actors: 1-10
Script: 1-10
Adaptation from Novels: 1-10
Editing: 1-10

Average = Total Series Rating

Or a combination of the two. Or your general gut feeling.

White Manju Bun 2006-09-26 19:21

Ok Im gonna rate the series as a whole. I gave it a 9/10, I wanted to do a 9.5 but that wasnt in the poll. Honestly I love this series, I was alittle taken back when a friend of mine suggested a watch it since Im not really into shojo romance comedy. But I was hooked after epi 1. This is the first series I actually d/led the raw first when it came out and I dont understand japanese, but I just couldnt wait. Id stare at my screen like a love-struck teenager watching Tamaki XD Ouran jumped into my top 5 anime list faster then any other anime. Its number 2.

I think this series played the perfect combination of comedy and drama. All the characters had their own little quirks (even Mori XD). I think BONES did a great job from the manga. I have no real complaints about adaptation except for epi 13 which was Haruhi in Wonderland. I get that they wanted to make it a drama epi but I think the manga did it better. That was the only epi out of 26 that I really didnt like.

The aspect of the show I didnt like....Renge. She and epi 13 were the main reasons I didnt vote a perfect 10. I thought she was overused, the high-powered was funny for like 2 epis and then it got boring. I did like her a bit better in 22 with the glasses watching Bossanova-kun.

Character design was nearly perfect, Tamaki over-acting over small things, Kyou the shadow king, Hikaru and Kaoru who I believe that the best character development over the entire series, they started as twins but grew to alot more, thanks to Haruhi. Even Mori and Honey had decent development, kinda hard when the series revolves mostly around Haruhi x Tamaki XD

I feel like Ive rambled...honestly Ill miss d/ling this series every week and Ill just hope and pray for a season 2 ^^

Avacado Burger 2006-09-28 02:26


Oh, how I have been waiting so long for an anime like this to come along and punch me in the jaw, awestruck and awaiting more. Every minute of watching this series was worth my time.

Watching the first episode, I was hooked. The art style was bold with a vibrant palette that was blended in with classical music that fit the atmosphere perfectly. Visually, Ouran was gorgeous. BONES did yet another great job.

Normally I shy away from shojo and their throngs of effeminate looking men like the plague, but in Ouran, the whole shojo element is downplayed in favor of humor, which I found rather comforting. The humor wasn't lame puns that seem to be afflicting most anime today; the humor in Ouran is laugh out loud funny, accented with facial expressions, caption boxes pointing out the seemingly obvious, and wonderful voice acting.

I'm seriously going to miss downloading Ouran every week. This anime is leaving a huge void that may take years to fill.

kamikazex 2006-09-28 20:53

10/10 im so baised

hakasan 2006-09-29 08:38

Gave 10. I love it to bits and I'm not afraid to show it!!!!
Animation quality was really good and Bones paid a lot of attention to details.
Story was good. I know a lot of people out there think they have changed the manga so much, but you have to admit, in cases for anime, in order fit like 26 episodes and with the manga still ongoing. What can u expect? That's why I think they have done an absolutely fabulous job with the storyline and tied it off beautifully. Haruhi was the heroine of this series thru and thru, she was the one that went to get back the 'prince' in the end and not vice versa.
Music was of a great selection, it was timed and placed at the right parts thru out the series.

I will miss this series so much... I just have to watch the 26 episodes over and over and over again and again and again! Hahahah

Sinestra 2006-09-29 20:00

Gave it a 10 of course one of the best comedies i have watched in a long time. I was surprised to see that it kept me laughing through 26 episodes that is very rare indeed. I think Host clubs best strenght came from the writing. Humore and good dialog like that dont come along everyday. Haruhi was outstanding as a charcter her straight forwardness and cynical humore were a riot. I am going to miss the series i dont really see a season 2 or OVA in the future besides why ruin a good thing(hint hint school rumbe)

katakami 2006-09-30 08:25

For me, Ouran doesn't hit anywhere close to top 5 on my list like Haruhi Suzumiya did this year. My top 5 list had not changed for 2 years until Suzumiya.

Animation Quality/Art 9/10
Very very good timing. The art is a lot simpler and not as detailed but I think timing had a lot to do with the comedy. As a uni student studying animation, I'm happy to see it used very well.

Voice Actors 8/10
Good acting for most of the time. The voices suit, especially Tamaki.

Script/Story 6/10
I suppose it's a simple story, but right down to the basics, there's just not much to it. Script wise, some bits were good, other bits I thought the lines were all over the place - then again, this sort of reflects how the manga is written, let alone shoujo style. Unfortunately script can determine the strength of a series and this is where Ouran falls.

I rated it 8 although I'd probably give it 7.5.

It's kind of like the new generation's Rich-School shoujo story - like Hana Yori Dango - a lot more light-hearted though. =) And the ending wasn't too bad. It wasn't spectacular for me but it wasn't terrible either.

Busaiku Chama 2006-09-30 11:02

Best anime this year (well, so far).
I loved the characters, the comedy, the art, the music, and the various plots.
Became one of my favorites after seeing the 2nd episode.
I've been watching it since it debuted, thinking it was a shounen-ai, and absolutely fell in love with it.
My favorite anime since Azumanga Daioh.
I've read some of the manga, and I just don't prefer that as much. The art style is kind of crazy in it, but the style in the anime works really well.
Overall, awesome, awesome series.

moniiku 2006-09-30 15:29

Loved it soooo much. I was pretty much obsessed with it. I can't believe they only have 26 episodes though. I want it to continue. I'm hoping more will come out or a movie or something cause I really love this anime to bits!

Deathkillz 2006-10-01 16:31

Animation ~ really good...the drawing style is different but beautiful and the exaggarated face expressions really hit my funny spot :D 10/10

Voice/music ~ again great every thing went well and no complaints 10/10

Script/Story ~ the story on the whole was good (especially the end) but flaws were that there are too many pointless flashbacks and fillers that do not fit in wht each ep so 8/10

total: high 9 and close 10
loved this series and had a really fun time watching everything unfold ^_^

rpgman1 2006-10-01 17:07

Really great series overall. Gave it a 9 out of 10. Wish it would've continued but I have to read the manga.

mit7059 2006-10-01 17:36

Hmm, I went with 8/10, it was fun, but not groundbreaking and a lot of the middle episodes were sub par, especially all of the twins episodes. I'd put money on a Season 2 simply because of all of the unanswered questions, such as the HaruhixHikaru relationship, or the allusion to the proposed KyouyaxHaruhi wedding, with the format that this show is in they could easily come up with a second season, and depending on what the ratings are like in Japan I wouldn't be surprised if they did make a second season.

defe007 2006-10-02 11:16

10/10!! I really loved this series, one of my favorites all time. It was a perfect blend of comedy, romance, and some drama. Highly recommend it to everyone :)

PsychItsMike 2006-10-02 17:58

9.8/10 not a 10 because some parts got annoying. It was like all the funny parts of Honey & Clover but for the full episode. Loved it like none other!

xiaoxue 2006-10-05 22:13

i like this alot. esp the last part 26 kind of sweet at the ending xD

I give this perfect xD

misakichii 2006-10-05 22:53

i haven't exactly finish the whole series but i heard about the rest of it. though i definitely will finish it. it's just too awsome to not finish it off. hrmms...kinda disappointed that haruhi and tamaki didn't fall in love. they were my HOPES & DREAMS & LIGHT. it's too bad that didn't happen. but hey, i still love anime. but because my two favorite character didn't fall in love i rated it a 9/10. i really don't care if anyone thinks that this is unreasonable but it just really disappointed me. but overall i love this serie. i'm really looking forward to the 2nd season.

ryaken 2006-10-06 13:37

Leaned towards 10/10 but went with 9. Though its probably a 10 if some of the eps were excluded. This was light and feel good, but it was done exceptionally well. There wasn't a continuous plotline, so each episode varied and the series was based mainly around character interaction.
The last two episodes were the strongest. 25-26 accomplished a clear, touching end, but didn't bring the fictional story to a close, which is a nice way to break from a season when there is still more material to have worked with.
Another season? It's possible but they will need more manga to make it happen. I wouldn't see this being another 26 episodes, but it is possible since Haruhi still had a couple hears left at the school. Who know? oh well it was fun

Kyomi 2006-10-07 00:34

Quite good, I'm not too good with that "on/10 ranking" so I won't give it any.

While going against the post above, I didn't find a continuous plot, but more something about learning as much as posible from each character, and so done in a interesting way, I never found a show with "character focused" episodes that entertaining.

As for the characters, I found them just amazing, quite a concept to put such an unwilling main like Haruhi, altho no matter how I see it, I would find the characters just a bit too weird to start getting involved in a relationship {That "lord" is just way too dumb -_-; I hope he dosen't get with Haruhi}

Mah, I'm a Hikaru fan anyways, for some reason one would probably eliminate the twins since they would be showing more like background charaters, but they made it realy nice by focussing on them as far as I am concerned (Not to mention it would work quite well in a sequel as to see the twins starting to grow their on paths.)

Pakxenon 2006-10-07 03:58


Comedy worked. Character backgrounds very fleshed out. Cynical but honest lead heroine. One of the two Haruhis.

katsumi 2006-10-07 05:27

I've been deciding between 9 and ten, but finally gave it a 10 because of the rather open ending (hey, I was a Kyouya-fan from the beginning, so... ;) )

The animation, the characters, voice acting and the slight sarcastic side notes concerning the genre just were the perfect mix for me. There sure were episodes which didn't work that well all the series long, but my overall impression was really excellent.

This was among my top five favourite anime this year - so far - and I was a little sad after the last episode aired, but anyway I still have to catch up with the manga :)

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