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|Ouran High School Host Club Season One Part Two|
Actors: Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Mamoru Miyano, Yoshinori Fujita, Ayaka Saito
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Ouran Academy: An institution of extravagance and prestige where learning is secondary to luxury. Haruhi began the year as an out of place scholarship student, but she's found new popularity as a member of the Host Club. P... more »
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Tina F. (ginsusamurai)
Reviewed on 3/17/2009...
This second half of the popular series finds Hikaru still in debt, and the members of the Host Club possibly in love! As the boys try to figure out how they really feel about her, its a constant trial to keep Hikaru's secret from the rest of the school, and keep her to themselves. As the series continues you learn more about the characters, that it's not all just fun and games in the world of the rich. Friendships are tested, Tamaki tries to sort out his feelings, and Hikaru still has no clue. Will their choices drive the Host Club apart, or unite them in friendship forever?
Kellyannl | Bronx, NY USA | 01/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The second half of the animated version of Ouran is equally funny, but also adds a good dose of drama as we learn more about who the guys were before they met Haruhi and eachother.
Renge and Ranka return as supporting characters, as do the Zuka Club and Nekozawa as guest stars (the latter in the Halloween episode, of course); and the gang gets a new buddy in scary looking but gentle Yakuza (Japanese mafia) heir apparent Ritsu Kasanoda - for whom Christopher Sabat's dub job was absolutely hilarious and might turn out being my favorite performance of his - although I'm reserving judgement on that until I see what he gets to do with Kurogane if the Tsubasa OVA is licensed. The main dub cast also continues to do a bang-up job, with J. Michael Tatum's Kyoya deserving special mention for an episode in which he tells Haruhi the story of how he met Tamaki, and Todd Haberkorn and Greg Ayres getting to do some complex and delicate work as the twins.
As for the story, the gang continues to create benevolent chaos trying to help various people out, but another tone enters as we learn about Tamaki's not-so-great home life; and the twins begin to struggle as volatile Hikaru tries to get a grip on the emotions that the twins' deepening friendship with Haruhi have stirred in him, while calmer, more perceptive Kaoru starts to realize that it's going to be he who has to start slowly nudging the twins apart slightly if Hikaru is going to start having healthy relationships with other people.
Finally, we have the issue faced by many manga-based anime. Many have stumbled towards the finish line, as they end before the manga has completed and an ending which may not necessarily be in synch with what will eventually happen in the manga is crafted - often none so well. To the question of whether Ouran suffers this fate, the answer is a resounding No. The ending is exciting and emotionally fulfilling to the point that Bisco Hatori will have some work finishing the manga on as good a note. This is one time when the ending was done just right.
Anyone who liked the first set of Ouran will like this just as well - and love it's characters even more."
Welcome to Ouran Academy!
SakuraCookie | 01/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yay! The long awaited series has finally been fully released by Funimation!
Great episodes, as always. In terms of the extras they're pretty cool- such as the manga pages by Viz and the free mini calender!
My only complaint would probably be about the dub itself. In my opinion, it just sort of loses something translated into english. But that's just my opinion.
This box set is a great follow up to the previous one and would make a great addition to any shojo anime collection!"
Love at First Sight!!
Noezel7 | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ouran High School Host Club has to be one of my favorite animes ever. Now, I know that it doesn't have the deepest plot ever, but the interaction between the hosts and their guests is always fun to watch. Plus, there's a character for everyone to love. There's Tamaki, the idiot king of the host club with the purest and kindest heart. Haruhi is the only girl of the club, but she can see the good in everyone and keep the other hosts on their toes. There's Kyouya, the club's vice president, who is cold on the outside, but will to what's right behind the scenes. The Hitachiin twins are mischevious, but they are finally opening up to others. Mori-senpai may look intimidating, but Honey-senpai softens his appearence with his cuteness.
The shows dub by Funimation dub was done very well, though Kyouya had to grow on me a little. They stayed true to the original script as much as they could and the hosts personalities were kept intact. The animation is beautiful and the music matches the scenes so perfectly, I just find it kinda funny that the person who composed the music for Ouran composed the music for Death Note as well. I will warn you. If you don't like overly pretty boys or corny dialoge at times, this show isn't for you. Of course, if you just want a show that you can relax and enjoy the ride, I think you should definately check out Ouran High School Host Club!!"