Kyoya's constant laptop use is not for Host business but for his dad's businessHe's sorting out and arranging his dad's company, as he would have been able to see its financial collapse at least a year before it happened, and so whenever we see him typing on his laptop, and rarely if ever working for ths host club he is in fact arranging loans, sorting out finances and working a way to support the comapny himself and stop it going under
Tamaki won the "Which one is Hikaru" game much sooner than the twins let onbut because of their maid lying about playing until she won, they decided to see how hard Tamaki would try. What they actually wanted was someone who wouldn't give up on them, not someone who could tell them apart.
Haruhi is... KyonTamaki is Haruhi. It's a Gender Flipped wacky alternate universe, where Suzumiya is a boy and, while not aware of his powers, using them more actively. The other club members are the other factions.
Tamaki is Obfuscating StupidityHe is playing the family charade as Kaoru suspected, but he denies it because no-one else would suspect it.
The twins aren't a couple
The twins are a couple
The two above statements are both true.They are a couple of twins, but not necessarily a romantic couple. They are tricksters, after all. Twincest-playing tricksters.
One of the Hitachiin twins is straight, and one is gay.Considering the issues with Haruhi, Kaoru's probably the one being serious about the Twincest; Hikaru just goes along with it because he likes getting attention, messing with people, and placating his brother - who does ship the two of them. Also, it should make the Twincest/Ho Yay fans, the Hitachiin x Haruhi fans, and the Twincest-playing trickster fans happy, or at least not discontent.
Kyoya is in love with TamakiKyoya is highly cynical; before meeting Tamaki, all social mingling was only to gain influence. Tamaki defied his conceptions, and his Wide-Eyed Idealist attitude genuinely shocked him. His love may or may not be the romantic sort, but they certainly do act like a married couple at times.
It's all just a story written by TamakiTamaki was a shy boy who lived with his dad and grandmother. He showed obvious signs of mental illness, but it was ignored because they were busy with work. When he was about to start high school, his dad died and his grandmother booted him off to live with his mom in France. His mother placed him in a academy, Ouran High, famous for lots of foreign students. He was soon put in the 'special' class, with Kyouya, Hunny, Mori, Hikaru, and Kaoru. He gets bored, so (without his friend's permission or knowledge) begins writing about them as a dating service. However, he made them more idealized, himself especially. Then their teacher gets a new TA, Haruhi, and he fell hard for her. But he was too shy to confess, so he put her in the story and had them fall in love there. Eventually, he gets so wrapped up in his story he can't tell the differecne between his friends and the modified versions of them in the story. They grow concerned and stick him in counseling, and he gets a little better. Eventually, when he's grown up, he finds his old story, and makes a manga out of it under a pen name.
Honey has the same illness as Kanata (and possibly Konata) from Lucky StarMuch too small for his age? Check. Strange behaviour? Check. Great intelligence? Check. He's going to die young.
Haruhi doesn't have Haruhi powers, but Hani does.He (or at least Mori) thinks it's funny for Tamaki to be the Butt Monkey of the series, which is why he's always so incredibly Wrong Genre Savvy. Hani fulfills the shota role in the club, but can still out-fight any other person in the club, probably at the same time. He always looked young, but hated having to stay either strong or cheerful-happy-cute, and subconsciously limits his size while allowing himself a ridiculous amount of physical power. The rest of the club (apart from Haruhi and Tamaki) know about his power, and the teachers are probably in it too, the real reason they let him keep Usa-chan with him whenever he wants.
Honey's bunny is evilAll stuffed animals are.
In addition to the above guess, Usa-chan and Beary represent Hani and Mori.Usa-chan and Hani are cute and cuddly, and like to eat cake. However, they both have a much darker side, which rarely manifests when others are watching. For Usa-chan, the exception is when only the audience is watching, for Hani the exception is when he's just woken up. Beary, Tamaki's plush bear, has a similar expression to Mori, but Mori wouldn't have a stuffed animal, so it was necessary to introduce him via another character. (Since Hani only shows Dark Hunny when he's just woken up, and Mori only gets all creepily pleasant and smiley when he's sleepy, this means Beary only has a smile when the audience isn't looking in comparison to Usa-chan. This unfortunately means that the theory is impossible to confirm entirely.)
Honey is psychologically unhingedThe guy's 17, yet he still takes naps and thinks Usa-chan is alive. If his dad hadn't been so hard on him, he would probably have become a fairly well-balanced martial arts master who happened to be fond of cake and teddies. However, his dad forced him to be all tough and manly, which rather went against his sweet nature. Tamaki later offered him a chance to indulge in the things he truly likes, which led to him swinging too far in the opposite direction and mentally regressing to the age of 5 or so.
Honey still practices martial arts in secret, either alone or with MoriNo matter how well-trained or naturally talented he is, he'd need to keep sharp in order to beat up the Ohtori private police on two occasions. The exercise allows him to eat all that cake without gaining any weight.
Hani is Obfuscating Stupidity.His Superpowered Serious Side is what he's really like. He likes Mori but knows he'd feel useless without having shota-kid Honey to protect, and also enjoys being able to fill a niche in the Host club, and still gets plenty of attention while eating cake and having fun. (Note: In the Beach Episode, Tamaki as much as pointed it out to Haruhi.) Usa-chan is just there to reinforce the image.
Haruhi is biologically male.That is to say, she's a gynandromorph or intersex, who identifies as a female, but doesn't care how she dresses. Ranka knows this and respects her identity. It will be revealed at the end of the series.
Haruhi is Lelouch.Her "contact incident" in episode 4 was really her about to unleash her Geass on the unwitting Host Club.
Haruhi and Tamaki died when they fell into the water in Episode 26 of the animeThink about it. They seem to be a good distance up, and while they may be okay swimmers, well... why else would Eclair let go of Tamaki? Methinks she just thought "May as well let him die with her." That's why the car drives away and such. What we see with Eclair afterwards is in the actual aftermath in the real world. The final waltz is a Dying Dream of sorts.
Eclair had feelings for TamakiJust look at this◊ screenshot. You can't deny the puppy dog face. You can't.
Hikaru and Kaoru are a reference to Castor and PolluxHikaru means "shining". Kaoru means "sweet smelling". Castor means "shining". Pollux means "very sweet". Coincidence? I think not.
Honey's Usa-Chan and Iori's Usa-chan are one and the sameNow, how this works can be chalked up to time-travel(See top of list), one being the other's parent, or Honey and Iori are the same person, just one is the result of gender-flipping.
Haruhi is going to punch out Tamaki's grandmotherHis grandmother is going to do or say something especially despicable in front of Tamaki in front of everyone, and Tamaki won't do anything about it for the usual reasons. Haruhi, still confused about her feelings towards Tamaki and needing and outlet for her emotions, will punch the grandmother right in the face. It will have repercussions later, but it will be awesome.
Tamaki Really is Haruhi's Real FatherThrough CLAMP-like time paradoxes, later in the series, it will be revealed that Haruhi really is Tamaki's son... and also her own mother.
Renge is more of a parody than people thinkShe's not just the yaoi fangirl with a loose grip on reality that she seems to be; she's actually a parody on the fanbase itself. Her "film project" that rewrites all the characters is an alternate universe fanfic. Every facet of her is seemingly designed to parrot that of the yaoi fangirl base, which is probably why the fangirls seem to lash out at her so much; she is them, and they don't want to admit it.
The universe in Ouran is the same as that in SOUL EATER.In addition to sharing the same animation studio, same director, and a few of the same voice actors, there are in-universe implication. The characters obviously live in a world equivalent to modern Japan and other parts of the world- and who's to say the characters in SOUL EATER are not sent on missions in the same world?
Taken further, Spirit Albarn (or Death Scythe) is adult Tamaki.Tamaki graduated from school, became successful, married, had Maka, and then divorced. He then went a little bat-shit insane after the break-up, became somewhat of a ladies' man, and changed his hair color. In English, they're both voiced by Vic Mignogna. ...that wouldn't explain the different last names, though.
Beary is just a nickname.Its real name is Ursa-chan.
Haruhi is Suzumiya Haruhi, who wanted to try being male.But not too male, so she settled for being a crossdresser.
Éclair Tonnerre's binoculars stood for her bitchiness.In the last episode, she seemed to accept the fact that Tamaki wouldn't marry her and dropped her bitchnoculars and seemingly, her bitchiness.
Haruhi likes the girls too.She likes being part of the host club cause of the female attention. Girls that would never lust after her if they knew that Haruhi was female are. And Haruhi taking advantage of that fact. Parents can be a huge influence on what is normal behavior, and Haruhi's dad is well...a cross dressing bisexual. Plus, Haruhi didn't seem to mind the fact that her first kiss was from a girl.
One of the Hitachiins has a pigtail fetish
Kyoya's notebook is a Death Note
Tamaki and Haruhi are the reincarnations of Edward and Winry respectively.
Renge-kun convinces the Host Club to produce a full-length television series, which they call Supernatural.Like a real-life Mori and Hani, Jensen and Jared are lighthearted dudes who constantly make with the angst and woe on camera so the ladies will swoon. As themselves, they try to always be charming and dashing, with great success.
Haruhi is richer then Tamaki or Kyoya because her father actually loves her.
Haruhi is richer than Tamaki or Kyoya, but her father actually loves her.It builds character to not know that your mother was the richest person in Japan until the age of eighteen, and left an enormous fortune apiece to you and your father, possibly in agreement that you should be spared the distress later in life of being spoilt. Plus, commoners' coffee is amazing! You can pour it right into the hot water!
Tamaki's Grandmother once had a relationship with a pre-movie Prince Naveen.
Ouran Acadamy is a school for Twilight style vampires. Haruhi was admitted to be eventual prey before Tamaki took a liking to her.
Haruhi is the little girl in the twins' flashbacks.
The clipboard Kyouya always writes on is the Death Note.
Ouran is really the clash of two rival breeding programs
Renge is Aphrodite
Haruhi is the Rose BrideIn the not too distant future Ohtori Academy changed it's name to Ouran. All of the various characters who compete for Haruhi's affections are really trying to gain the "Power to Revolutionize the World". Tamaki wants the power so he can keep the "family" he built within the Host Club together forever. The twins want it so they can create a miracle where someone will finally be able to tell them apart. Honey wants to find "True Strength". Mori wants to help him. The Lobelia girls want to prove their superiority over men. Kasanoda wants control over how the world views him, and Renge wants the world to be perfect and ideal like her Dating Sim games. Kyouya is End of the World.
Mizuho is Haruhi's dadHe really couldn't resist!
Kyouya's father is abusiveAt least in the anime. Yoshio is definitely emotionally abusive/neglectful, and sometimes seems to think of his son as nothing more than another tool to make connections. Sure, he implied he was proud of Kyouya like once, but he's never said a thing to Kyouya himself, which has/will lead to Kyouya having some serious issues. He's probably physically abusive as well, because he clearly cares a lot about his public image, and yet had no problem with smacking Kyouya so hard that his glasses flew off of his face. If Yoshio thought he could get away with doing this in public (though he DID apologize for making a scene), just what's going on back at home? And remember that when Kyouya walked away from his friends, he shrugged off their concerns with a statement something like "I expected that to happen anyway," so it's obvious that this is far from the first time Yoshio has hurt him. ....I made myself sad.
Everyone knows that Haruhi is a girl.Tamaki is the only person established as being THAT stupid. Every member of the host club figured it out almost immediately. All the female customers are probably just playing along because they like her as a person. I can see Bisco making the reveal the no secret.
Renge will end up with one of the hosts.It would be after some MAJOR character development on her part, but come on, Rule of Funny.
Tamaki is the Anti-Lelouch, and by extention, Ouran is a Bizarro-Ashford AcademyNot only does he look like a blond Lelouch (or is it vice-versa?), but...
The Hitachiins are alternate universe Weasley Twins.They're red-haired trouble-making twins who enjoy fucking with everyone.
The whole of Ouran High School is real, these are just their memoires as written by Renge
There is an canonical alternate meta-universe to the main anime series where each character is the main character, instead of supporting cast (homosexual or otherwise).The alternate-universe series include:
Kyouya is actually in love with Haruhi.In chapter 64, when Haruhi is kidnapped, Kyouya says, "I also never thought of getting involved with Haruhi. I thought that chasing her would've been dangerous." So... he didn't pursue her because he thought his position made it dangerous for her?
Honey and/or Mori is omniscientRight after the eye-catch in episode 10, the two of them (in somewhat trance-like voices) what happened leading up to that moment from off-screen, when they hadn't witnessed the events in the first place. There are numerous other moments where one or both of them seem to (quite accurately) understand everything that's going on much better than any of the other characters, whether in-verse (discussing everyone else's feelings while up in a tree during a game of kick the can), or slightly breaking the fourth wall (when Honey seems perfectly fine talking about his and Takashi's graduation when the series has lived in an alternate timeline up until that point).
Honey, Mori, and possibly Kyouya are SaiyansHoney is extremely strong for someone his size. It's not because he's a trained martial artist. He's a saiyan. Notice how he eats so much cake? Think of how much Goku eats. It's regular for a saiyan. Mori is a saiyan as well. We just don't see him eat on camera. Kyouya, however is dificult. He doesn't use his strength often. He DOES however use it in the last episode of the anime. He puts a dent in the hood of the limo. But he only uses a bit of his strength. He actualy hits it with all of the force you would use to slam down a pencil. Therefore, three of the hosts are saiyans.
Kyouya is LightWell, there are already two different theories that either his notebook or clipboard is a Death Note.
The Suoh family is related to the Takamachi familyIn fact, both are descendants of the Fuwa samurai clan. That's why both Tamaki and Nanoha have access to the fabled Starlight attacks (Starlight Kick and Starlight Breaker, respectively)—it's an ancient technique that has been passed down in their families for generations!
Haruhi is genderfluid/genderqueer.
Tamaki is related to Kei AgemakiThey're both clearly intended to be the cutout prince character of every shoujo series (Which, if the way Tamaki's dad acted near the finale is any indication, runs in the family), but they're also these huge dorks who rather quickly develop a crush on the main girl who's shown as more competent at them (Zakuro at fighting Youkai, Haruhi at... being an Only Sane Man among a bunch of wierdos.) and... well, they look similar. Plus OYZ takes place in the Meiji Era and Ouran takes place in the present. Considering Tamaki's half Japanese, theoretically if Kei and Zakuro's kids intermarried with enough humans for the Youkai-ness to wear off over the generations, this could work. (Or, hell, maybe Tamaki has Youkai powers and just doesn't know it yet.)
Haruhi is related to HideyoshiNot only do they look simalar, they have the same attitude about things. Plus, Hideyoshi is a boy constantly mistaken for a girl despite his protests, who might actually be Prettier than his sister. Haruhi is a girl who is assumed to be male by most of the school. Basically, we have a trap and a reverse-trap who look identical. They are probably family. Maybe cousins.
Kyouya and [[Eyeshield21 Hirumaare long-lost brothers]] Both are calculating, athletic, tacticians who have notebooks of disaster.
Kyouya does consider himself and Tamaki to be Platonic Life Partners....But he considers himself to be the fiscally responsible, emotionally stable father and Tamaki to be the emotionally wild heiress mother who provides direct care for the children. If only Tamaki referred to himself as the mommy and Kyouya as the daddy, Kyouya would gladly endorse it.
Ouran takes place in the world of Toy StoryAnd that's why Usa-chan blushes, and Yasuchika saw it move on it's own.
Kyouya really was trying to rape Haruhi in episode 8Then he wasn't trying hard...
The reason why Ayanokojini, Tamaki's customer in episode 1, is so nasty is because she has been abused, neglected, and / or bulliedWhen Tamaki takes an interest in Haruhi, it's quite obvious she is very, very, VERY, jealous. Perhaps she is a Broken Bird whose relationship with Tamaki is the closest she has ever gotten to truly loving someone...
Honey is the most well endowed of the groupAnd Tamaki is the least
Kyouya secretly crossdresses as a hobby.Notice in the scene where the entire Host Club dresses in drag in response to the Zuka C Lub, Kyouya is the only one whose makeup actually looks good, and could actually somewhat pass for a woman. This seems to indicate he has experience applying womens' makeup and gussying up. He just never partakes in this hobby publicly as he is slightly embarrassed of it and it wouldn't exactly make the Ootori family look good if the youngest son is publicly in drag on a regular basis.
The noble families of the Ouran students create their children artificially using scientific lab technology.The only two major characters in the entire show who seem to have ever had mothers are Tamaki and Haruhi (the latter of which is not from a wealthy noble family, and the former of which is illegitimate). None of the mothers of any of the other hosts or their associates are ever seen, even in situations where you'd think they'd be around. Quite possibly they just don't exist. Instead, the kids' fathers had their children specially engineered in labs in the style of Brave New World, and any genetic resemblances are the result of their fathers' contributing DNA to the projects.
Kyouya is gay.Goes with the "in love with Tamaki" one up above, but whether he is or not, he's the only one of these healthy teenage boys who shows absolutely no interest in their fawning fangirls unless there's a potential monetary profit for the host club involved. Haruhi is the only girl in the series he ever shows anything resembling interest toward, even that's vague, and she spends most of the series pretending to be a boy. Naturally, given Kyouya's family situation, being gay would be totally unacceptable, so he either hasn't acknowledged it or will never admit to it publically - it's possible, in that light, that Haruhi would be a 'safe' choice of a partner, being technically female but willing to pretend otherwise.
Shirou, the 5th Grader from Episode 6, is a member of the Host Club and attends once a monthDo you remember this guy? The piano-playing, brutally honest 5th grader that ends episode six acting like Hugh Hefner with a bunch of high school girls? He probably attends the Host Club once a month. So yeah, once in a while he'll be a host to the ladies.
Tamaki is actually a very powerful wizard
Benio is actually a man.I have watched this anime about ten times (five times for each the English and Japanese dubs), and I still think Benio is really a man. I think Benio's mum got herself artificially inseminated when she decided she wanted a child because the Academy, or at least he Zuka Club of which nearly all of them are members, seems to teach pretty hefty misandry, and was disappointed that her baby was male, and so Benio was Raised as the Opposite Gender and always registered as a girl. Benio's voice is pretty husky, even lower than most of the the Host Club (Hikaru, Kaoru, Haruhi, and Honey all have varying degrees of higher voices than she does in the English version), so it's somewhat possible. Benio's also always dressing as a man whenever the chance arises, even though Benio and virtually everyone else at the school are supposed to hate men (which of course begs the question of why male characters are even included in their plays). Even outside the plays, Benio is always portrayed as dressing male (such as when the members of the Academy were introducing themselves and talking about the school; Benio was dressed as a man complete with moustache).