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Anime and Manga
- Ouran High School Host Club - A PG version.
- Welcome to the N.H.K. - In the manga Yamazaki ends up working at one.
- In the manga series B.O.D.Y, the boy the protagonist has a crush on works at one because he enjoys being paid to flirt.
- Keith Goodman from Tiger & Bunny regularly visits one, because he thinks it's a normal cafe.
- Several of the supporting characters from Gintama work at host/hostess clubs. A few of the mini-arcs take place in the host clubs as well.
- Sweet Guilty Love Bites has at least one partner of three pairs working in same one.
- Kagari from Sekirei works as a Host, and is mentioned to hold the #1 ranking. Certain issues result in him taking long periods of time off from his job, with the excuse of a "serious illness". He's shown going on a compensated date and taking calls from his many female clients.
- In Bokurano, Miko Nakarai is an ex-prostitute who works now in a hostess club. Her daughter Mako alias Nakama is bullied because of this.
- In Super Lovers, Haru used to work as a host, and Natsuo still does.
- Masamune Matsuoka of Aoharu × Machinegun works at one.
- The Great Happiness Space - A documentary about host clubs.
- Seoul After Dark (aka Beastie Boys) - A movie about the host/hostess club lifestyle in Korea.
- Ryuuji's mother in Toradora! works at a hostess club.
Live Action TV
- One episode of CSI centered around a host club, located above a strip club.
Video Games / Visual Novels
- Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light have these as a character class. They give party members the "Psych Up" that increases their strength and allows for combo attacks.
- Ryusei Mitarashi in Sweet Fuse At Your Side introduces himself as the number one host at the Ulysses host club in the Ginza district. It's a source of constant humor on his route, particularly since he initially just comes across as a dumb meathead.