Fridays, 12.20 – 12.50 a.m. from 22 July 2011
As a student of high scholastic standing, Fujioka Haruhi is admitted to Ouran High School on a scholarship. The private school is attended by the sons and daughters of wealthy, privileged families. One day after school hours, Haruhi, who has been searching for a place where she can study quietly, arrives at ‘Music Room 3’. It is a lavishly decorated room with marble stone flooring and chandeliers, and is the ‘Host Club’ where Suou Tamaki, the club’s president, and other handsome members entertain girls as hosts. Pressured by Tamaki, Haruhi gets intimidated and breaks an expensive vase. She offers to compensate them in spite of herself, but the price of the vase is 8 million yen! Tamaki tells a shocked Haruhi, “If you’ve no money, you’ve to pay with your body. You’ll be the host club’s dog from today!” Furthermore, Tamaki, who has learnt of Haruhi’s poor background, announces that she will make her debut as a host.
Kawaguchi Haruna as Fujioka Haruhi
A first year student who enters the very exclusive Ouran High School on a scholarship and is its only commoner. She is the type who does not care about details, but helps and soothes others with casually said words. One day, she strays into the host club and ends up being in debt. She disguises herself as a male to make her host debut in order to pay her debt.
Yamamoto Yusuke as Suou Tamaki
A second year student who is the son of chairman of the board of Ouran High School and the heir to the Suou Group. He was separated from his mother when he was a child, but lives life positively. He is the president of the host club and self-styled ‘King’. He is quite a narcissist, but prides himself for being the most popular host because of his good looks and witty talk.
Ryusei Ryo as Nekozawa Umehito
A third year student and president of the black magic club. He has a great love for the shady world of the occult including spells and fortune telling, and his creepy behaviour spooks all the members of the host club. He is always dressed in a black costume because he dislikes bright places, but that costume hides the features of a fair-haired prince beneath it.
Nakamura Masaya as Morinozuka Takashi
A third year student who goes by the name ‘Mori-senpai’. On the surface, he appears to have a wild streak but actually has a gentle, shy personality. Because his family was in the service of the Haninozuka family for generations, he feels that his mission is to protect Hani (Haninozuka Mitsukuni), who is his good buddy.
Chiba Yudai as Haninozuka Mitsukuni
A third year student who goes by the name ‘Hani-senpai’. He always walks around with a rabbit soft toy and has a great love for sweet things, but is in fact a karate expert who won the national title during his junior high school days.
Takagi Shinpei as Hitachiin Hikaru
A first year student and member of the host club. The older twin brother of Hitachiin Kaoru. He has a child-like personality, loves pranks and cannot keep his emotions in check. ‘A Forbidden Brotherly Love” which he plays with his brother at the host club, is extremely popular with the girls.
Takagi Manpei as Hitachiin Kaoru
A first year student and member of the host club. The younger twin brother of Hitachiin Hikaru. Like Hikaru, he loves pranks, but is more mature and rational compared to his brother.
Daito Shunsuke as Otori Kyoya
A second year student who is the vice president and treasurer of the host club. At a glance, he appears to be a good young man and is always smiling, but beneath that lies a scheming personality because he is always devising stratagems. However, he is a twisted character who actually cares about the club and his friends more than anyone else.
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