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* EarWorm: The title theme, "Sakura Kiss". Just try getting "Kiss, kiss, fall in love!" Out of your head.

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**[[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, [[https://www.facebook.com/jessie.pridemore/posts/10156852278447159 as well as learning about Todd Haberkorn]] [[https://twitter.com/neumaverick/status/1091106085006524416 allegedly raping a woman as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light]], seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.
*** Another controversy about Vic Mignogna are allegations of him being homophobic, which makes the scene where he makes a gay joke at the twins' expense a little uncomfortable.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The twins' signature favourite game of having people guess which one of them is which becomes this when a flashback of their childhood reveals that they're actually ''hurt'' by people not being able to distinguish them, meaning the cheery "Which one is Hikaru-game" is really their way of covering their grief by turning it into something fun instead.



* HarsherInHindsight:
** An in-universe example: in Episode 14 of the anime, Akira Komatsuzawa, the newspaper president, becomes obsessed with the thought that Tamaki can't be such a perfect NiceGuy as he appears to be, and there must be something evil or scandal-like to him, or even if there isn't, he'll ''make'' something up. In the end he's thwarted by the rest of the Host Club, and Haruhi's left with her doubts that there would be anything bad to find about Tamaki. Come the last two episodes of the anime (or Chapters 25-26 of the manga) she (and the audience) learns how Tamaki ''does'' have a sad and scandal-worthy past. The short version is that he's a mistress' child, and he's forbidden from seeing his mother ever again by his EvilMatriarch grandmother. [[spoiler:Towards the end of the manga however, it turns out that their customers knew about this, due to always wanting to check out the background of their favorite hosts, and because of Tamaki's kind and cheerful self they were fine with it.]]
** The twins' signature favourite game of having people guess which one of them is which becomes this when a flashback of their childhood reveals that they're actually ''hurt'' by people not being able to distinguish them, meaning the cheery "Which one is Hikaru-game" is really their way of covering their grief by turning it into something fun instead.
** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, [[https://www.facebook.com/jessie.pridemore/posts/10156852278447159 as well as learning about Todd Haberkorn]] [[https://twitter.com/neumaverick/status/1091106085006524416 allegedly raping a woman as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light]], seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.
*** Another controversy about Vic Mignogna are allegations of him being homophobic, which makes the scene where he makes a gay joke at the twins' expense a little uncomfortable.

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* HarsherInHindsight:
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HarsherInHindsight: An in-universe example: in Episode 14 of the anime, Akira Komatsuzawa, the newspaper president, becomes obsessed with the thought that Tamaki can't be such a perfect NiceGuy as he appears to be, and there must be something evil or scandal-like to him, or even if there isn't, he'll ''make'' something up. In the end he's thwarted by the rest of the Host Club, and Haruhi's left with her doubts that there would be anything bad to find about Tamaki. Come the last two episodes of the anime (or Chapters 25-26 of the manga) she (and the audience) learns how Tamaki ''does'' have a sad and scandal-worthy past. The short version is that he's a mistress' child, and he's forbidden from seeing his mother ever again by his EvilMatriarch grandmother. [[spoiler:Towards the end of the manga however, it turns out that their customers knew about this, due to always wanting to check out the background of their favorite hosts, and because of Tamaki's kind and cheerful self they were fine with it.]]
** The twins' signature favourite game of having people guess which one of them is which becomes this when a flashback of their childhood reveals that they're actually ''hurt'' by people not being able to distinguish them, meaning the cheery "Which one is Hikaru-game" is really their way of covering their grief by turning it into something fun instead.
** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, [[https://www.facebook.com/jessie.pridemore/posts/10156852278447159 as well as learning about Todd Haberkorn]] [[https://twitter.com/neumaverick/status/1091106085006524416 allegedly raping a woman as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light]], seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.
*** Another controversy about Vic Mignogna are allegations of him being homophobic, which makes the scene where he makes a gay joke at the twins' expense a little uncomfortable.
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* {{Woolseyism}}: Shortly after being outed as a girl, Haruhi once ponders whether she should use [[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns "ore"]] to refer to herself, much to Tamaki's dismay. In the localization of the manga, she uses SymbolSwearing to approximate a rougher and more masculine style of speech, and in the dub, she speaks somewhat more casually, using "dude."


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Renge, who is either really funny or really annoying depending on who you talk to.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Renge, who BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Renge
is either really funny or really annoying depending on who you talk to.



* BizarroEpisode: There ''was'' the random episode that was a parody of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' featuring random single-episode characters from throughout the first season showing up again... [[spoiler: In the anime, the end is a TearJerker: the whole thing is a dream of Haruhi's, and the one playing the Queen of Hearts is actually her MissingMom Kotoko.]]

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* BizarroEpisode: There ''was'' the random episode that was a parody of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' featuring random single-episode characters from throughout the first season showing up again... [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the anime, the end is a TearJerker: the whole thing is a dream of Haruhi's, and the one playing the Queen of Hearts is actually her MissingMom Kotoko.]]



* ItWasHisSled: The fandom doesn't keep secret that Haruhi ends up with [[spoiler: Tamaki]].

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* ItWasHisSled: The fandom doesn't keep secret that Haruhi ends up with [[spoiler: Tamaki]].[[spoiler:Tamaki]].



** Any variation of the statement "Ouran High School Host Club deserved a second season."

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** Any variation of the statement "Ouran "''Ouran High School Host Club Club'' deserved a second season."



** Haruhi paired up with the Twins is a fairly popular OT3 among fans of this series.

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** Haruhi paired up with the Twins twins is a fairly popular OT3 among fans of this series.



** [[FanNickname The Merit Scene]].

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** [[FanNickname The Merit Scene]].Scene.]]


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*** Another controversy about Vic Mignogna are allegations of him being homophobic, which makes the scene where he makes a gay joke at the twins' expense a little uncomfortable.


* HypeBacklash: Pairing-wise, there are some fans who didn't care for Haruhi ending up with [[spoiler:Tamaki]]. Either because they preferred her with someone else, usually [[spoiler:Hikaru]], or for having liked Haruhi for the ObliviousToLove heroine she started out as and wishing she didn't end up with [[the most predictable candidate]] or that she simply wouldn't date anyone at all.

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* HypeBacklash: Pairing-wise, there are some fans who didn't care for Haruhi ending up with [[spoiler:Tamaki]]. Either because they preferred her with someone else, usually [[spoiler:Hikaru]], or for having liked Haruhi for the ObliviousToLove heroine she started out as and wishing she didn't end up with [[the [[spoiler:the most predictable candidate]] or that she simply wouldn't date anyone at all.


* HypeBacklash: Pairing-wise, there are some fans who didn't care for Haruhi ending up with [[spoiler:Tamaki]]. Either because they preferred her with someone else- usually Hikaru or even Kyouya, find Haruhi ending up with someone near-identical to her ManChild of a father (and her father treating it as inevitable) to be lame, or for having liked Haruhi for the ObliviousToLove heroine she started out as and wishing the story didn't have her end up with the most predictable candidate or that she didn't date anyone at all.

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* HypeBacklash: Pairing-wise, there are some fans who didn't care for Haruhi ending up with [[spoiler:Tamaki]]. Either because they preferred her with someone else- else, usually Hikaru or even Kyouya, find Haruhi ending up with someone near-identical to her ManChild of a father (and her father treating it as inevitable) to be lame, [[spoiler:Hikaru]], or for having liked Haruhi for the ObliviousToLove heroine she started out as and wishing the story she didn't have her end up with the [[the most predictable candidate candidate]] or that she didn't simply wouldn't date anyone at all. all.


** The English dub's use of the word "tranny" (commonly used as a slur for {{transgender}} people) to refer to Haruhi's dad is less acceptable than it was in the late 2000s due to transgender rights getting more attention, even though the character in question seems to be a crossdresser or DragQueen rather than transgender, with "tranny" coming from "transvestite" in this context. The word is a translation of the Japanese word "okama," which is only mildly offensive.

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** The English dub's use dub and official sub's translation of the word "okama" as "tranny" (commonly used as a slur for {{transgender}} people) people, and considerably more offensive than the Japanese term) to refer to Haruhi's dad is less acceptable than it was in the late 2000s due to transgender rights getting more attention, even though the character in question seems to be a crossdresser or DragQueen rather than transgender, with "tranny" coming from "transvestite" in this context. The word is a translation of the Japanese word "okama," which is only mildly offensive.context.


** Who ''doesn't'' love Nekozawa?

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** Who ''doesn't'' love Nekozawa?Nekozawa? For someone who is a background character save for a single focus episode, he is incredibly popular.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Many people, especially in the West (and especially nonbinary and trans people), ignore the episode where the boys keep insisting Haruhi is a fragile girl who should realize that. While the message of being cautious isn't something to laugh about, the way it's executed oozes with UnfortunateImplications, and to top it all off, it's the episode where Kyouya pins Haruhi down to make sure she "realizes" that she shouldn't trust so easily, and there's still enough ambiguity left after Haruhi's theory that leaves people questioning AlternativeCharacterInterpretation above. All in all, for a good deal of people, the episode didn't happen.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Many people, especially in the West (and especially nonbinary and trans people), ignore the episode where the boys keep insisting Haruhi is a fragile girl who should realize that. While the message of being cautious isn't something to laugh about, the way it's executed oozes with UnfortunateImplications, misogyny, and to top it all off, it's the episode where Kyouya pins Haruhi down to make sure she "realizes" that she shouldn't trust so easily, and there's still enough ambiguity left after Haruhi's theory that leaves people questioning AlternativeCharacterInterpretation above. All in all, for a good deal of people, the episode didn't happen.


* AmbiguouslyGay: Kyoya's response to being called part of the 'homosexual supporting cast' by Tamaki was simply to allow Tamaki to act like a fool and respond with cold anger at being considered part of the supporting cast, "homosexual or otherwise".


** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, [[https://www.facebook.com/jessie.pridemore/posts/10156852278447159 as well as learning about Todd Haberkorn]] [[https://twitter.com/neumaverick/status/1091106085006524416 raping a woman as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light]], seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.

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** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, [[https://www.facebook.com/jessie.pridemore/posts/10156852278447159 as well as learning about Todd Haberkorn]] [[https://twitter.com/neumaverick/status/1091106085006524416 allegedly raping a woman as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light]], seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.


** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, as well as the accusation levied against Todd Haberkorn as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light, seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.

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** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual harassment allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, [[https://www.facebook.com/jessie.pridemore/posts/10156852278447159 as well as the accusation levied against learning about Todd Haberkorn Haberkorn]] [[https://twitter.com/neumaverick/status/1091106085006524416 raping a woman as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light, light]], seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.


** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] numerous sexual assault harassment allegation against Vic Mignogna, as well as the accusation levied against Todd Haberkorn as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light, seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.

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** [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-02-09/rosario-vampire-dub-va-jamie-marchi-alleges-mignogna-grabbed-pulled-her-hair/.143203 Due to the]] [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2019-01-30/far-from-perfect-fans-recount-unwanted-affection-from-voice-actor-vic-mignogna/.142212 numerous sexual assault harassment allegation allegations]] against Vic Mignogna, as well as the accusation levied against Todd Haberkorn as a result of the Mignogna accusations coming to light, seeing Tamaki and Hikaru interacting with Haruhi and the other teen girls can leave some feeling uncomfortable.

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