Welcome to the Ouran High School Host Club Wiki
What's it About?
Ouran Academy is an elite upper school catering to the ultra-rich. Haruhi Fujioka is a middle-class scholarship student, a rarity at the school. While searching for a quiet place to study, she stumbles upon an unused music room which turns out to be the club room for the school's Host Club — a group of idle rich boys, possessing exceptional good-looks, who entertain female clients. After accidentally knocking over a priceless Rennaissance vase that's worth far more than Haruhi can possibly repay (¥8 million), she is forced to join the Host Club as an "errand boy" to work off her debt. Soon after, however, Haruhi proves to be a "natural" host (no training needed) and is promoted to full status as a Host of the Ouran Host Club. It then becomes clear that something isn't quite as it seems...
Who's Your Favorite Host?
About the CreatorBisco Hatori (葉鳥ビスコ Hatori Bisuko) is a Japanese manga artist. She is best known for her breakout hit series, Ouran High School Host Club, which appeared in serial form in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between September 2002 and November 2010. The initial chapters of the manga were re-envisioned in 2006 as a 26-episode anime series and further adapted in 2007 and 2009 into dating sim games. In 2011, the series re-emerged as a dorama with an accompanying eiga. The anime, manga and dorama formats have all been translated into multiple world languages.
We'll be waiting!
Arai first appears in Ep 15 - The Refreshing Battle in Karuizawa! as a middle-school friend of Haruhi's. He's a pleasant-looking young man who is working a summer job in the resort town of Karuizawa as a delivery boy for his uncle's produce store. Through flashbacks and interactions with the hosts, it is seen that Arai is an intelligent, industrious, thoughtful and tolerant individual. Not much is known about Arai, not even his first name. Haruhi and he meet again when Arai delivers fresh groceries to Pension Misuzu. Seeing one another after over a year has passed, the former classmates enjoy chatting about their middle school days. The hosts gather around to hear about Haruhi's pre-Ouran life and Arai admits that he used to crush on her, leading Hikaru to develop a dislike towards him.