This week’s discussion is… you guessed it… Ouran High School Host Club. Long title. Amazing show.
I’ve been watching this show on Netflix. As an anime, it is in Japanese, but the version I’m watching is English subbed. I don’t know Japanese. Sorry folks.
Episode 6: The Grade School Host is the Naughty Type!
In this episode, Tamaki takes the forefront as a fifth grader comes prancing in claiming to want to learn how to make women happy and become the apprentice of the host club’s “king”. Watching him try to teach this reluctant kid how to be a host is hilarious, especially as he learns the various character types of the host club members and Renge gives him his own character archtype. (Poor kid looks like he’s drifting into madness by this point.)
That said, when it becomes apparent Shiro (the fifth grader) isn’t trying to make women happy, but one particular woman happy, we get a chance to see Tamaki step up to the plate, change his training structure and take on the young boy and tell him exactly what he needs to hear in order to please his love.
I don’t want to like Tamaki, but you can’t help but do so in this episode as he has the forefront most of the time. There’s more jokes at the expense of the rest of the host club members this time rather than at Tamaki, which is a change of pace, but it also shoves a point to home. Shiro… is a brat… A spoiled brat… Hmmm… Sounds familiar, doesn’t it Tamaki?
Tamaki has a chance to shine and show his true colors in this episode, and he does so brilliantly. It’s nice to see that he’s not always so full of himself. Most of the time, yes, but not all the time.
“Listen, Shiro, I know that I told you it’s the job of a host to make women happy, but when you care for someone, you must find the courage to express what is in your heart. You have to tell her how you feel about her! Now, you didn’t come to me looking to become a full-fledged host. You want to be a full-fledged man.” ~ Tamaki Suou
Have you watched this show? What did you think of it? Talk to me about it!