History Fridge / OuranHighSchoolHostClub

8th Dec '16 3:11:59 AM victorhugofan2
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* Despite the fact that Haruhi's father is loving and protective of her, flashbacks to her childhood have a definite Fridge Horror element to them. Not only did her mother die when she was young, but her dad was so busy and irresponsible that she basically raised herself and took care of him at the same time. The flashback of her father returning home from a night of heavy drinking may be played for laughs, but think a little harder about it: A young girl is home alone for hours on end and isn't surprised when her father is dropped off too drunk to walk properly. How many times had this happened before? Answer: Enough so that Haruhi is ''used to it''.

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* Despite the fact that Haruhi's father is loving and protective of her, flashbacks to her childhood have a definite Fridge Horror element to them. Not only did her mother die when she was young, but her dad was so busy and irresponsible that she basically raised herself and took care of him at the same time. The flashback of her father returning home from a night of heavy drinking may be played for laughs, but think a little harder about it: A young girl is home alone for hours on end and isn't surprised when her father is dropped off too drunk to walk properly. How many times had this happened before? Answer: Enough so that Haruhi is ''used to it''. Someone with a more sensitive personality might have been mentally scarred by that sort of childhood.
8th Dec '16 3:09:55 AM victorhugofan2
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* Despite the fact that Haruhi's father is loving and protective of her, flashbacks to her childhood have a definite Fridge Horror element to them. Not only did her mother die when she was young, but her dad was so busy and irresponsible that the child basically raised herself and took care of him at the same time. The flashback of her father returning home from a night of heavy drinking may be played for laughs, but think a little harder about it: A young girl is home alone for hours on end and isn't surprised when her father is dropped off too drunk to walk properly. How many times had this happened before? Answer: Enough so that Haruhi is ''used to it''.

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* Despite the fact that Haruhi's father is loving and protective of her, flashbacks to her childhood have a definite Fridge Horror element to them. Not only did her mother die when she was young, but her dad was so busy and irresponsible that the child she basically raised herself and took care of him at the same time. The flashback of her father returning home from a night of heavy drinking may be played for laughs, but think a little harder about it: A young girl is home alone for hours on end and isn't surprised when her father is dropped off too drunk to walk properly. How many times had this happened before? Answer: Enough so that Haruhi is ''used to it''.
8th Dec '16 3:08:47 AM victorhugofan2
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** Don't forget that [[spoiler: Tamaki really is a lonely prince, having a deep attachment to his Mother and suddenly being torn away from her. The twins were spot on too. They freak out when their twin is hurt because they feel completed together and lost when separated.]] Jeez... In retrospect, it's strangely accurate. Foreshadowing much?
*** With the one exception of the basketball, that was just random.
*** Probably a ShoutOut by the author who's a fan of basketball/mangas about basketball.



* Even though it's perfectly clear rather quickly it's just a set up, Kyouya faking an AttemptedRape on Haruhi is very unsettling and at least one fanfic writer chose [[NightmareFuel to delve into what might have happened if he HADN'T been faking]]...

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* Even though it's perfectly clear rather quickly it's just a set up, Kyouya faking an AttemptedRape on Haruhi is very unsettling and at least one fanfic writer chose [[NightmareFuel to delve into what might have happened if he HADN'T been faking]]...faking]]...
* Despite the fact that Haruhi's father is loving and protective of her, flashbacks to her childhood have a definite Fridge Horror element to them. Not only did her mother die when she was young, but her dad was so busy and irresponsible that the child basically raised herself and took care of him at the same time. The flashback of her father returning home from a night of heavy drinking may be played for laughs, but think a little harder about it: A young girl is home alone for hours on end and isn't surprised when her father is dropped off too drunk to walk properly. How many times had this happened before? Answer: Enough so that Haruhi is ''used to it''.
22nd Nov '16 4:00:25 PM Lancelot07
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* In ''{{Ouran High School Host Club}}'', I never realized the symbolism present in the last episode until my second viewing. Kaoru had been calling their relationship to a make-believe family that would one day have to be broken, comparing it to Cinderella's coach, that was only a pumpkin temporarily turned into one and would have to return to being a pumpkin once the clock struck midnight. In the last episode, Hikaru falls off the carriage and into a pumpkin field (not very discreet, but I am slow), showing how the 'clock has finally struck midnight.' But then later, when Haruhi has taken off her wig (she was pretending to be a guy pretending to be a girl, possibly how she actually felt) and is just herself, and [[spoiler:she too falls off the carriage (their make-believe relationship) but Tamaki hugs her anyway.]]

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* In ''{{Ouran High School Host Club}}'', I never realized the symbolism present in the last episode until my second viewing. Kaoru had been calling their the hosts' relationship to a make-believe family that would one day have to be broken, comparing it to Cinderella's coach, that was only a pumpkin temporarily turned into one and would have to return to being a pumpkin once the clock struck midnight. In the last episode, Hikaru falls off the carriage and into a pumpkin field (not very discreet, but I am slow), showing how the 'clock has finally struck midnight.' But then later, when Haruhi has taken off her wig (she was pretending to be a guy pretending to be a girl, possibly how she actually felt) and is just herself, and [[spoiler:she too falls off the carriage (their make-believe relationship) but Tamaki hugs her anyway.]]
10th Sep '16 7:41:28 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* JapaneseHonorifics explain why her teachers never gave away her true gender either: in a formal school environment all of the students would be addressed with the -kun honorific, which is most often used for boys and young men but is actually genderless (see the trope page for a fuller explanation). Note that we never once see the students in class or interacting with a teacher.

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* JapaneseHonorifics explain why her teachers never gave away her true gender either: in a formal school environment all of the students would be addressed with the -kun honorific, which is most often used for boys and young men but is actually genderless (see the trope page for a fuller explanation). Note that we never once see the students in class or interacting with a teacher.teacher.
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* Even though it's perfectly clear rather quickly it's just a set up, Kyouya faking an AttemptedRape on Haruhi is very unsettling and at least one fanfic writer chose [[NightmareFuel to delve into what might have happened if he HADN'T been faking]]...
24th Aug '16 6:47:06 AM LorienTheYounger
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* Tamaki is evidently a Christian: he references God several times throughout the show (as well as in his character song "Guilty Beauty Love"), as well as Adam and Eve in the first episode with the Zuka Club. This would be rare in Japan but, of course, it's later revealed that Tamaki is actually from France.
1st Jul '16 12:53:12 PM JustKnown
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* Why is Hikaru more volatile and Kaoru more understanding? It goes all the way back to the first game of "Which one is Hikaru?" From Kaoru's perspective, being chosen as Hikaru is disappointing, but not much more than that (at least on its own). For Hikaru, it's him being rejected in favor of someone else--someone he cares for, yes, but is still not him--and that kicks him right where it hurts most. Kaoru, as the only person who comes close to understanding his twin, therefore takes a more grounding role to ensure Hikaru's happiness, lest he fall into despair. When around other people, Kaoru goes to a lot of effort to be just like the increasingly mean Hikaru in order to reinforce that he will always be there for him, but this also serves to poison any new relationships. Once Tamaki and Haruhi come into their lives, however, Kaoru steers the twins' act to something more friendly and Hikaru starts to heal from his years of isolative resentment. Kaoru, who was never as scarred as deeply and had the whole time been exercising his empathy more than Hikaru had, is able to focus on making both of their lives independent and worthwhile in their own right.

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* Why is Hikaru more volatile and Kaoru more understanding? It goes all the way back to the first game of "Which one is Hikaru?" From Kaoru's perspective, being chosen as Hikaru is disappointing, but not much more than that (at least on its own). For Hikaru, it's him being rejected in favor of someone else--someone he cares for, yes, but is still not him--and that kicks him right where it hurts most. Kaoru, as the only person who comes close to understanding his twin, therefore takes a more grounding role to ensure Hikaru's happiness, lest he fall into despair. When around other people, Kaoru goes to a lot of effort to be just like the increasingly mean Hikaru in order to reinforce that he will always be there for him, but this also serves to poison any new relationships. Once Tamaki and Haruhi come into their lives, however, Kaoru steers the twins' act to something more friendly and Hikaru starts to heal from his years of isolative resentment. Kaoru, who was never as scarred as deeply and had the whole time been exercising his empathy more than Hikaru had, is able to focus on making both of their lives independent and worthwhile in their own right.right.

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* The anime implies (and the manga confirms) the school administration has always known Haruhi's true gender, which only makes sense given she was admitted through a very rigorous selection process, and she never actually lies about her gender to anyone, relying instead on YouDidntAsk. Therefore ThereAintNoRule at Ouran against a girl wearing the boy's uniform because the faculty never call her on it.
* JapaneseHonorifics explain why her teachers never gave away her true gender either: in a formal school environment all of the students would be addressed with the -kun honorific, which is most often used for boys and young men but is actually genderless (see the trope page for a fuller explanation). Note that we never once see the students in class or interacting with a teacher.
12th Jun '16 1:35:11 AM pisoprano
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* Why is Hikaru more volatile and Kaoru more understanding? It goes all the way back to the first game of "Which one is Hikaru?" From Kaoru's perspective, being chosen as Hikaru is disappointing, but not much more than that (at least on its own). For Hikaru, it's him being rejected in favor of someone else--someone he cares for, yes, but is still not him--and that kicks him right where it hurts most. Kaoru, as the only person who comes close to understanding his twin, therefore takes a more grounding role to ensure Hikaru's happiness, lest he fall into despair. When around other people, Kaoru goes to a lot of effort to be just like the increasingly mean Hikaru in order to reinforce that he will always be there for him, but this also serves to poison any new relationships. Once Tamaki and Haruhi come into their lives, however, Kaoru steers the twins' act to something more friendly and Hikaru starts to heal from his years of isolative resentment. Kaoru, who was never as scarred as deeply and had the whole time been exercising his empathy more than Hikaru had, is able to focus on making both of their lives independent and worthwhile in their own right.
17th Sep '14 10:57:48 AM Warriorette12
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* When watching the episode ''{{And So Kyoya Met Him}}'', I was really confused by the scenes with Kyoya in his room and the disarray of his clothes. I only realized, watching the episode again, that the increasing messiness [[spoiler: correlates with Kyoya's mental state. When he's thinking clinically and following his father's orders in the beginning, his clothes are neatly in the drawers, but his sister is trying to move things around (trying to make him relax and be happier). Once he meets Tamaki, the room gradually gets messier until, when Kyoya is furious with Tamaki, his clothes are everywhere.]]
17th Apr '14 2:35:00 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* At the dance [[spoiler:at the last episode of the anime, the manner in which Haruhi dances with all the members seems to symbolize her relationship with them, either currently or as foreshadowing. With Honey, it's a purely playful and silly dance, no romantic subtext of any kind. Same with Mori, who also keeps his stoic face throughout the dance. With Kaoru she dances a bit more fondly, but he then "gives" her to Hikaru. With Hikaru she accidentally grabs his wounded arm which causes him pain, like his unrequited love for her eventually does. Her frantic apology to him is similar to her apology after turning him down in the manga too. Her dance with Kyouya is more of a tease as Kyouya at no point tries to "steal" her from Tamaki, although in the anime it could be symbolizing of how his father wants Haruhi to become his fiancee. And/or in the manga, Kyouya in the end states he had no romantic feelings for Haruhi, but even if he did, the Host Club is far more precious to him; he gives her to Tamaki. With Tamaki she has more obvious romantic dance, to which two large hearts by the fangirling customers is even placed not so subtly behind them, making it rather obvious they're bound to happen.]]

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* At the dance [[spoiler:at the last episode of the anime, the manner in which Haruhi dances with all the members seems to symbolize her relationship with them, either currently or as foreshadowing. With Honey, it's a purely playful and silly dance, no romantic subtext of any kind. Same with Mori, who also keeps his stoic face throughout the dance. With Kaoru she dances a bit more fondly, but he then "gives" her to Hikaru. With Hikaru she accidentally grabs his wounded arm which causes him pain, like his unrequited love for her eventually does. Her does (her frantic apology to him is even similar to her apology after turning him down in the manga too.manga). Her dance with Kyouya is more of a tease as Kyouya at no point tries to "steal" her from Tamaki, although in the anime it could be symbolizing of how his father wants Haruhi to become his fiancee. And/or in the manga, Kyouya in the end states he had no romantic feelings for Haruhi, but even if he did, the Host Club is far more precious to him; he gives her to Tamaki. With Tamaki she has more obvious romantic dance, to which two large hearts by the fangirling customers is even placed not so subtly behind them, making it rather obvious they're bound to happen.]]
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