History Headscratchers / OuranHighSchoolHostClub

28th Jul '16 1:30:32 PM Willbyr
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** [[GenderBlenderName Gender blender names]] are not uncommon in Japan because many Japanese names can be aurally neutral but visually gendered thanks to the language's relatively limited number of syllables and AlternateCharacterReading. Since nany common sounds can be represented by at least a dozen Kanji, some gendered, others not, so two names that sound the same when spoken can look quite different in writing.

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** [[GenderBlenderName Gender blender names]] {{Gender Blender Name}}s are not uncommon in Japan because many Japanese names can be aurally neutral but visually gendered thanks to the language's relatively limited number of syllables and AlternateCharacterReading. Since nany common sounds can be represented by at least a dozen Kanji, some gendered, others not, so two names that sound the same when spoken can look quite different in writing.



* There are two reasons for a {{Shoujo}} manga to be turned into an anime. The first is to advertise the manga. And the second is to give fans of the manga [[{{Bishounen}} attractive male characters]] (And attractive female characters depending on which [[FruitsBasket manga]] it is) that are in color and move which is much better than black and white still pictures.

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* There are two reasons for a {{Shoujo}} manga to be turned into an anime. The first is to advertise the manga. And the second is to give fans of the manga [[{{Bishounen}} attractive male characters]] (And attractive female characters depending on which [[FruitsBasket [[Manga/FruitsBasket manga]] it is) that are in color and move which is much better than black and white still pictures.
1st Jul '16 12:09:53 PM JustKnown
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* FridgeLogic implies that the uniform is not mandatory, otherwise Haruhi would have already been in trouble on her first day.
1st Jul '16 11:48:09 AM JustKnown
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* Of course he knows she's a girl. Haruhi did not enter Ouran under false pretenses. It's explicitly stated in the Manga that he knows exactly who she is and who her mother was. He's just open minded. Apparently she's covered under AintNoRule




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***she may be doing that deliberately to jerk his chain. She's certainly trying to gethim to lighten up a little.




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** [[GenderBlenderName Gender blender names]] are not uncommon in Japan because many Japanese names can be aurally neutral but visually gendered thanks to the language's relatively limited number of syllables and AlternateCharacterReading. Since nany common sounds can be represented by at least a dozen Kanji, some gendered, others not, so two names that sound the same when spoken can look quite different in writing.
30th Jun '16 7:10:20 PM JustKnown
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* Before anyone careers any further down this alley of conspiracy and paranoia and crashes into the [[EpilecticTrees]]

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* Before anyone careers any further down this alley of conspiracy and paranoia and crashes into the [[EpilecticTrees]]Epilectic Trees



** Creators are at the mercy of whomever is on the ratings board at that point in time, for good or ill.

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** Creators are at the mercy of whomever is on the ratings board at that point in time, when they submit their shows for rating, for good or ill.ill.
**AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles, Don'cha know?
30th Jun '16 7:03:24 PM JustKnown
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** Media companies don't set their own ratings.




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*Before anyone careers any further down this alley of conspiracy and paranoia and crashes into the [[EpilecticTrees]]
** Media companies don't set their own ratings.
** Ratings are always set for the series as whole, not individual episodes.
** Creators are at the mercy of whomever is on the ratings board at that point in time, for good or ill.
**YouShouldKnowThisAlready
30th Jun '16 7:03:24 PM JustKnown
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* Before anyone careers any further down this alley of conspiracy and paranoia and crashes into the [[EpilecticTrees]]

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* Before *Before anyone careers any further down this alley of conspiracy and paranoia and crashes into the [[EpilecticTrees]]



** YouShouldKnowThisAlready

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** YouShouldKnowThisAlready
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*** Having just watched the episode, I can confirm it was cosplay for the new installment of the video game she's obsessed with (UkiDoki something or other).

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*** **** Having just watched the episode, I can confirm it was cosplay for the new installment of the video game she's obsessed with (UkiDoki something or other).
6th Oct '15 5:25:15 PM Technicolourtardis
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* I always figured it was to make them look like little old fashioned dolls, as well as their mother using them as mannequins.

[[WMG: If the Zuka Club hates men so much, why did they put on a play where the woman is as effectual as Princess Aurora?]]
Repeatedly you hear from the three primary Zuka Club members that men are just slime, inferior, scum, wastes of space, stupid, pigs, etc etc, but they put on a play where the woman's job is to sing a song and call out to her lover. Mihara and Benio both say the character doesn't speak much and is "more symbollic than anything", and it's clear Lord Frederick is the main character. The girl is no more than a LivingProp from the sound of it. If they really, really think men are that bad, why are there even male characters in their plays? In fact, the entire school seems remarkably full of misandry, so why were the Host Club and Haruhi's dad even allowed on campus?
17th Mar '15 1:39:08 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG:Why in world does the {{FUNimation}} site give every episode a TV-14 rating? It may have moments of slightly mature content, but the show's almost always tamer than the average episode of ''TheSimpsons'' and those are almost always TV-PG.]]

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[[WMG:Why in world does the {{FUNimation}} Creator/FUNimation site give every episode a TV-14 rating? It may have moments of slightly mature content, but the show's almost always tamer than the average episode of ''TheSimpsons'' and those are almost always TV-PG.]]
12th Oct '14 5:57:59 AM Technicolourtardis
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[[WMG: Am I the only one who was bothered by that scene where [[spoiler: Kyoya pretended he was going to rape Haruhi just to prove a point?]] I mean, really, there are other ways...

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[[WMG: Am I the only one who was bothered by that scene where [[spoiler: Kyoya pretended he was going to rape Haruhi just to prove a point?]] I mean, really, there are other ways...]]
12th Oct '14 5:56:02 AM Technicolourtardis
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[[WMG: Am I the only one who was bothered by that scene where [[spoiler: Kyoya pretended he was going to rape Haruhi just to prove a point?]] I mean, really, there are other ways...]]

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[[WMG: Am I the only one who was bothered by that scene where [[spoiler: Kyoya pretended he was going to rape Haruhi just to prove a point?]] I mean, really, there are other ways...]]




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* He did specifically that because that was exactly what the men who came onto the beach were pretty clearly planning to do. He didn't see the men saying what they were saying, but he likely heard enough from the three girls to guess what the men's intentions were. Kyouya was trying to show Haruhi where she'd have ended up in that situation had she been clearly female to the two men, and possibly trying to put her in the other girls' shoes. Not the best method, but he also knows that words just don't get through to Haruhi, and he discovered that actions didn't really make the point come across well, either, since it was him doing it. So no, it doesn't bother me. It may have been tactless, but I also think the scene was there to prove that Kyouya really doesn't understand people on a level outside statistics and numbers and words. He doesn't really grasp people as ''individuals''. He just understands the broad category of people and how he expects them to act.




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* "To avoid it happening again" was always my assumption.




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* This is actually explained pretty early on. The numbers are mixed, so the boys and the girls are just listed alphabetically in one list. Likely the genders aren't listed, because Hikaru and Kaoru cite this as one of the ways they can keep Haruhi's gender a secret.


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