Ouran High School Host Club Paperback
by Bisco Hatori
Illustrated by Bisco Hatori
Part of the Ouran High School series
Curious about Haruhi's standard of living, the Host Club members barge into her personal life by paying her a visit at home.
While the guys do their utmost to be polite, everything they do seems to backfire, especially for poor Tamaki!
On top of it all, he trips and lands on top of Haruhi--just in time for her cross-dressing father to catch them in a compromising position...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 184 pages, chiefly Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 03/02/2007
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421501925
- Paperback from £5.45
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Review by rayechu
The first third of volume four is split between continuing the visit to Haruhi's house, group grocery shopping, and what happens when the sweets-loving Hunny gets a cavity. The tension between Tamaki and Ryoji is well done and takes a different look on the typical boy-falls-for-girl situation. The manga-ka here really has fun playing with the characters and reading about them shopping for the first time in a normal grocery store made me smile. The silliness of the shopping leads perfectly into the best part of the volume, which is the much visited "Alice in Wonderland" theme.Normally I don't like the Alice theme. I was never a big fan of the annoying little girl, but it comes up a lot in manga. This is by far the best version I have had the chance to read. It has all the "classic" elements of Alice, such as shrinking and the white rabbit. (It even has the duchess with her baby, so it must be based off the book and not the Disney movie.) The spin put on the main story and all of the characters fits perfectly into the world of Alice. Alices A,B,C, and D all fight to overthrow the Black Queen, who has cursed the forest and its inhabitants; including the Cheshire cat(s), the March Hare, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, and the flowers. To add to the insanity the author adds more commentary to the story then normal. The rest of the volume deals with a rival club who wants to make the Host Club look bad, and a side story not set in the Host Club world.
Review by BrynDahlquis
Ouran seriously just keeps getting better. Volume 4 had me laughing continuously, especially with the Alice In Wonderland episode! It was much better than the anime version!This volume holds the conclusion to Visit-Haruhi's-House, Hunny's-Cavity, Alice In Wonderland, and Newspaper Club.
Review by EricPatterson
I simply adored this collection. In some of the volumes Hatori has added extra episodes and also an extra story that isn't related to the Host Club itself. The first one was called Romantic Egoist and the one in this collection was called Love Egoist. I really enjoyed it and is something to look forward to seeing from time to time in the volumes since it follows heavily the anime. It makes a nice change of pace at times in the reading. <br/><br/>I am thrilled to say that I will keep reading this particular series because it is so entertaining! The artwork is superb in my opinion and it is starting to feel like Hatori has a good grasp on what each of the characters should look like in appearance, in previous volumes it felt that the twins in particularly kept changing their appearance. I will hopefully pick up the new few volumes soon and devour them just as I have these.