History Fridge / OuranHighSchoolHostClub

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.]]
28th Mar '14 2:50:26 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* Pay close attention, and one might notice how most of Tamaki's sappy inner fantasies with him and Haruhi to some degree eventually comes true; [[spoiler:his first fantasy has him hugging Haruhi and telling her he'll protect her, to which we get a shot of her hand clenching him. Then in episode 8, he hugs Haruhi during a thunderstorm and says almost the exact same line, and we get a similar shirt-clenching shot of her hand. Another fantasy is of the two walking along the beach during sunset, and later that episode we get a scene of him carrying Haruhi out of the ocean while it's sunset. He also has several brief fantasies of her serving him home-made food, and in the beginning of chapter 75 we have Haruhi making everything she knows it's his favorite food, and blushing when he thanks her. His final fantasy is of her finding him in the music room alone, playing the piano for her, and a subtle romantic moment follows with her leaning against his back in a fond manner. One chapter later Haruhi finds him alone in the music room, where he's fallen asleep on a window shelf, and a BeautifulDreamer moment ensues. Not that Tamaki notices any of these though.]]

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* Pay close attention, and one might notice how most of Tamaki's sappy inner fantasies with him and Haruhi to some degree eventually comes true; [[spoiler:his first fantasy has him hugging Haruhi and telling her he'll protect her, to which we get a shot of her hand clenching him. Then in episode 8, he hugs Haruhi during a thunderstorm and says almost the exact same line, and we get a similar shirt-clenching shot of her hand. Another fantasy is of the two walking along the beach during sunset, and later that episode we get a scene of him carrying Haruhi out of the ocean while it's sunset. He also has several brief fantasies of her serving him home-made food, and in the beginning of chapter 75 we have Haruhi making everything she knows it's his favorite food, and blushing when he thanks her. His final fantasy is of her finding him in the music room alone, playing the piano for her, and a subtle romantic moment follows with her leaning against his back in a fond manner. One chapter later Haruhi finds him alone in the music room, where he's fallen asleep on a window shelf, and a BeautifulDreamer moment ensues. Not that Tamaki notices any of these though.]]
5th Oct '13 4:32:40 PM scrooge20mcduck
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* Pay close attention, and one might notice how most of Tamaki's sappy inner fantasies with him and Haruhi to some degree eventually comes true; [[spoiler:his first fantasy has him hugging Haruhi and telling her he'll protect her, to which we get a shot of her hand clenching him. Then in episode 8, he hugs Haruhi during a thunderstorm and says almost the exact same line, and we get a similar shirt-clenching shot of her hand. Another fantasy is of the two walking along the beach during sunset, and later that episode we get a scene of him carrying Haruhi out of the ocean while it's sunset. He also has several brief fantasies of her serving him home-made food, and in the beginning of chapter 75 we have Haruhi making everything she knows it's his favorite food, and blushing when he thanks her. His final fantasy is of her finding him in the music room alone, playing the piano for her, and a subtle romantic moment follows with her leaning against his back in a fond manner. One chapter later Haruhi finds him alone in the music room, where he's fallen asleep on a window shelf, and a BeautifulDreamer moment ensues. Not that Tamaki notices any of these.]]

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* Pay close attention, and one might notice how most of Tamaki's sappy inner fantasies with him and Haruhi to some degree eventually comes true; [[spoiler:his first fantasy has him hugging Haruhi and telling her he'll protect her, to which we get a shot of her hand clenching him. Then in episode 8, he hugs Haruhi during a thunderstorm and says almost the exact same line, and we get a similar shirt-clenching shot of her hand. Another fantasy is of the two walking along the beach during sunset, and later that episode we get a scene of him carrying Haruhi out of the ocean while it's sunset. He also has several brief fantasies of her serving him home-made food, and in the beginning of chapter 75 we have Haruhi making everything she knows it's his favorite food, and blushing when he thanks her. His final fantasy is of her finding him in the music room alone, playing the piano for her, and a subtle romantic moment follows with her leaning against his back in a fond manner. One chapter later Haruhi finds him alone in the music room, where he's fallen asleep on a window shelf, and a BeautifulDreamer moment ensues. Not that Tamaki notices any of these.these though.]]
17th Sep '13 4:52:40 AM scrooge20mcduck
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* Another in-universe example; when Haruhi's [[spoiler:realized her feelings for Tamaki, she thinks how it doesn't make sense as it happened so suddenly. When going to Mei for advice, Mei confronts her by asking if it was really "sudden", causing Haruhi to ponder if all that time, when she thought it was "respect" for Tamaki she'd felt growing inside her, that feeling had actually been ''love''. Awww...]]

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* Another in-universe example; when Haruhi's [[spoiler:realized her feelings for Tamaki, she thinks how it doesn't make sense as it happened so all suddenly. When going to Mei for advice, Mei confronts her by asking if it was really "sudden", causing Haruhi to ponder if all that time, when she thought it was "respect" for Tamaki she'd felt growing inside her, that feeling had actually been ''love''. Awww...]]
17th Sep '13 4:51:44 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 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 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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