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Standard host clubs discourage male customers, and there are separate "host bars" aimed at gay men. Many host clubs also bar foreigners from entering due to language, cultural, and economic issues. They don't welcome customers who only want to enter for the experience and don't intend to become regular paying clients.

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Standard host clubs discourage male customers, and there are separate "host bars" aimed at gay men. Many host clubs also bar foreigners from entering due to language, cultural, and economic issues. They also discourage people who don't welcome customers who only want to enter for the experience and don't actually intend to become on becoming regular paying clients.
clients and just want to take part "for the experience."

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* Ryusei Mitarashi in ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'' 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.







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* In the third ''WebVideo/WhereTheHellIsMatt'' video, Matt dances with the waitresses at a {{Meido}}-themed hostess club when he goes to Tokyo.

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* In ''VisualNovel/SpiritHunterNG'', if Seiji is saved during the third ''WebVideo/WhereTheHellIsMatt'' video, Matt dances with the waitresses at Kubitarou case, then he'll invite Akira to a {{Meido}}-themed hostess club when later to let off some steam. Not by interacting with the hostesses, of course, but by engaging in [[BitchInSheepsClothing Seiji's]] favourite hobby of blackmailing a man out of his company secrets.
* Ryusei Mitarashi in ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'' 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 goes to Tokyo.initially just comes across as a dumb meathead.


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* In the third ''WebVideo/WhereTheHellIsMatt'' video, Matt dances with the waitresses at a {{Meido}}-themed hostess club when he goes to Tokyo.
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' - A PG version.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' - A ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' features a PG version.version run as a student club at a school for the super-wealthy. Thanks to [[WorkOffTheDebt an eight-million yen debt]] and [[{{Bifauxnen}} a case of mistaken (gender) identity]], the protagonist Haruhi Fujioka (a poor scholarship student) ends up working at the club as a host.




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\n* One of the main locations in the ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' series is the host club Stardust, the owner and manager being good friends of Kiryu. Kiryu himself even becomes a host in one of the games.



The SpearCounterpart of a host club is a hostess club. While the main market for hostess clubs are {{White Collar Worker}}s, frequent patrons of host clubs mostly consist of women who work in hostess clubs and other parts of the entertainment industry, looking to relax after a long hard night of being nice to inebriated, sexually-harassing [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]]. Since host clubs are mostly owned by the same people who own hostess clubs, this has the net effect of recouping some of the hostess' income, and thus hostesses are encouraged to partake of this form of entertainment.

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The SpearCounterpart DistaffCounterpart of a host club is a hostess club. While the main market for hostess clubs are {{White Collar Worker}}s, frequent patrons of host clubs mostly consist of women who work in hostess clubs and other parts of the entertainment industry, looking to relax after a long hard night of being nice to inebriated, sexually-harassing [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]]. Since host clubs are mostly owned by the same people who own hostess clubs, this has the net effect of recouping some of the hostess' income, and thus hostesses are encouraged to partake of this form of entertainment.


* One is an important place in ''VideoGame/Yakuza1'', having a lot of plot-related events happening either in it or involving it. There are also a number of hostess clubs across the series that can be visited, though they aren't as important to the plot, provided they're even related to it at all.

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* One is an important place in ''VideoGame/Yakuza1'', having a lot of plot-related events happening either in it or involving it. There are also a number of hostess clubs across the series that can be visited, though they aren't as important to the plot, provided they're even related to it at all.



A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a suit and pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild, improbable ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles that are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you to throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou", who will eventually become their main entertainer.

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A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a suit and pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and [[AnimeHair wild, improbable improbable]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles [[AnimeHair hairstyles]] that are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you to throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl [[PlatonicProstitution Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou", who will eventually become their main entertainer.



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* ''Series/CabasukaGakuen'' is about a group of female [[JapaneseDelinquents yankees]] who open a hostess club to [[SavingTheOrphanage save their school]] from bankruptcy.


The majority of host clubs are located in the RedLightDistrict and are closely affiliated with the {{Yakuza}}. If you ordered that bottle of expensive wine but didn't want to pay? Expect them to come after you. Host clubs also generally have a very sleazy reputation and it is heavily frowned upon to even go to one.

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The majority of host clubs are located in the RedLightDistrict and are closely affiliated with the {{Yakuza}}. If you ordered that bottle of expensive wine but didn't want to pay? Expect them to come after beat you up, force you into prostitution to pay it off, or straight up murder you. Host clubs also generally have a very sleazy reputation and it is heavily frowned upon to even go to one.


SpearCounterpart to the HostessClub.


A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a suit and pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild, improbable ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles that are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you drunk or throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou", who will eventually become their main entertainer.

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A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a suit and pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild, improbable ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles that are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you drunk or to throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou", who will eventually become their main entertainer.


A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a suit and pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild, improbable ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles that are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you drunk or throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou."

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A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a suit and pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild, improbable ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles that are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you drunk or throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou."
"tantou", who will eventually become their main entertainer.


The majority of host clubs are located in the RedLightDistrict and are closely affiliated with the {{Yakuza}}. If you ordered that bottle of expensive wine but didn't want to pay? Expect them to come after you. Host clubs also generally have a very sleazy reputation and it is heavily frowned upon to go or even work in one.

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The majority of host clubs are located in the RedLightDistrict and are closely affiliated with the {{Yakuza}}. If you ordered that bottle of expensive wine but didn't want to pay? Expect them to come after you. Host clubs also generally have a very sleazy reputation and it is heavily frowned upon to go or even work in go to one.


A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a dark suit and will have heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild hair that is usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you drunk or throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou."

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A host club is an establishment with a roster of all types of attractive men who will offer flirting, flattery, pampering, and companionship in a congenial environment and at an exorbitant rate. A typical host will wear a dark suit and will have pointed toe boots, along with heavy eye make-up, circle lenses, and wild hair wild, improbable ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' hairstyles that is are usually dyed. Besides service, most of the commission a host gets comes from expensive alcohol ordered by their customers, so expect hosts to try to get you drunk or throw down thousands of yen for a bottle of champagne. [[HighClassCallGirl Hosts do not offer actual sex]], though it's pretty common for them to sleep with their clients after hours. Customers at host clubs are eventually expected to pick a favorite, known as a "tantou."



Standard host clubs discourage male customers, and there are separate "host bars" aimed at gay men. Many host clubs also bar foreigners from entering and aren't interested in customers who don't intend to become regular paying clients.

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Standard host clubs discourage male customers, and there are separate "host bars" aimed at gay men. Many host clubs also bar foreigners from entering due to language, cultural, and aren't interested in economic issues. They don't welcome customers who only want to enter for the experience and don't intend to become regular paying clients.

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