Ouran high school host club is very much a shojo slice of life anime. Haruhi Fujioka is a schlorship student at a very prestigious school. After a uniform mix up she has to wear the boys uniform on her first day. She stumbles upon the Ouran academy’s host club. Where charming young men dazzle young ladies. Haruhi accidentally knocks over an extremely valuable vase that was meant to be auctioned off. As haruhi has no way of repaying the vase the host club “employs” her thinking she is male as a host. She is very good at being a host as she is able to relate to the girls. Each member of the host club gradually discovers she is a girl and they help her keep it a secret (so she can continue to work at the host club and pay off her debt).
This anime has so many cute and funny moments. It is a well loved anime for good reason. Great characters, great humour, average story. Okay so it isn’t that original the whole “girl surrounded by a heap of guys and she has to try to not be discovered”. There are quite a few similar story lines out there. The thing that is great about Ouran high school host club is that it is very approachable. You don’t need really any prior knowledge to anime or anything to understand it. It is one of those anime that introduces a lot of people to anime. I think it is overall a fun anime. There is a very big following and their is so many different “shipping” of the characters. It is definitely romance based without being direct about it. It doesn’t really make a lot of sense but if you watch it you will understand what I mean.
The characters are great and I love Haruhi. She is a great female protagonist and she is very strong and independent. The guys are sometimes over protective and it is super cute. This anime is another one that is over the top exaggerated and generally is random. To sum up Ouran high school host club I would say cute. It is funny and despite not having a very good over arcing plot each episode has a nice pace. I would recommend this anime to you if it sounds like something you would be interested in.