Ouran High School Host Club – episode 5

May 10, 2006 on 11:47 pm | In Ouran High School Host Club | 6 Comments

“The Twins Fight”

Poi, poi poi poi poi poi poi poi, poi Katamari Hosuto Bu …

Aww, check that out. On top of the hilarity we get Tamaki saying something genuine. Who would have thought? This show is in trouble of becoming a little Fruits Basket like (“… she touches the hearts of all she meets. She is … Pika Pika Onigiri-chan!”), but that’s not really a genuine problem.

Haruhi is among the innocently tactless. When she makes one little remark, it sparks the twins on a war against each other. Two people who have forever inherited their own little world are torn asunder and must begin their existence anew!

This was a nice episode that makes obvious the fact that the only Host Club members we’ve really even begun to know are the twins, Tamaki and Haruhi. The twins aren’t as annoying as you might think, because their introverted nature is quite realistic and their “awakening” is entirely possible. The “metaphor” this time wasn’t really a metaphor at all, but a glimpse at the past analogous yet distant from the present situation.

Yet I’m confused. Are the twins actually “homo”, or is it all a facade for them to love Haruhi? They seem so wrapped up in their myth that at least part of it has become true through sheer theatrics.
But is it right to judge these characters for their insularity? It doesn’t look like the other members of the host club have friends, or lives, outside of the host club. That might simply be due to sensible character budgeting, or everyone could be deeply lonely, eager to stand proud ‘neath the flag of Fujioka Haruhi.

Ouran High School Host Club has fast become the sort of comedy that has nice issues lying beneath the surface, waiting to pounce on us and be semi-profound. It’s not like Honey & Clover at all on that front, but the characterisation is certainly sufficient for my tastes.


  1. Yet I’m confused. Are the twins actually “homo”, or is it all a facade for them to love Haruhi?
    Well it seems so to me. And actually, Hikaru is in love with Haruhi (as told by Kaoru and the fact Kaoru is looking at Hikaru staring Haruhi at the end lol).
    How will drama-queen-Tamaki react?

    Comment by eurys — May 11, 2006 #

  2. Actually, I think their “homo” tendencies are just for teasing their fangirls and annoying other people. 😀

    Btw, the members do have a life, it’s just that it’s not very important at this stage of the story. :D; But the manga has background on most members, and their “real life” gets actually quite important as it influences their actions (especially in Kyouya’s case who’s pretty much obsessed with pleasing his father so that he can take over the family business). I don’t know if these background infos will make it into the anime or not, but I hope so.

    Comment by kuromitsu — May 11, 2006 #

  3. I’ve been thinking about this issue too. But as you said, It may just be a facade. As for Hikaru in love with Haruhi, it’s just a possibility. We dont really know for sure for it hasn’t ‘come out of the horses mouth’ or something to that nature. The brother has accused, but that’s just it. It’s only an accusation. We can only assume at this point.

    Comment by Os — May 11, 2006 #

  4. I hope there will be more development on the twincest, perhaps toying with the idea that the twins actually ARE in love (or maybe Haruhi getting Kaoru jealous for stealing his man!) This, of course, is probably just a tease, since they probably aren’t in love with each other and it is just a “facade.” However, there is lots of potential for more interesting developments surrounding the twins, such as both falling for Haruhi and fighting over her!

    Comment by Saria — May 11, 2006 #

  5. They’re in love with each other as twins are. They admit at every opportunity that they’re pandering to the taboo, and for some reason I accept this cynical audience manipulation far easier here than in, say, Suzumiya Haruhi.

    It’s maybe not even something like “love”, but the sort of attraction you get to someone who has changed your world for total. As for outside lives: yeah, I can see that happening with Kyouya because the seeds have been planted.

    But Mori and Honey? I don’t know.

    Comment by Alex — May 11, 2006 #

  6. there not homo its just an act, you can tell because in the begining if episode three when the tea party is going on kaoru burns his finger and then hikaru sucks on it and then Kyouya comes over and the twins just look really annoyed in the backround that also happens when they are hugging eachother in the physical examinations

    Comment by Little miss love muffin — January 9, 2007 #

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