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Ouran High School Host Club – 10

Tamaki and the rest of the Host Club are visiting Haruhi’s home – a run-down shack. She welcomes them in and serves them tea in a variety of different shoddy cups and bowls. She also serves them discount sushi after having starved herself for three days to be able to pay for it. To Tamaki’s relief, it is all a dream. He gets up and dresses to go to school, but the matron in charge of the mansion stops him because he hasn’t had breakfast and because he forgot to change out of his pajama pants. It’s not until after Tamaki corrects his clothing mistake that she tells him that it’s Sunday and he has no school. In order to get out of having to learn etiquette and manners from her, Tamaki calls up Kyoya to discuss something.
Haruhi meanwhile is returning home with groceries when she sees two limousines parked outside her housing complex. From inside them emerges the entire Host Club, here to see her home. Tamaki tells the others that this is supposed to be an accidental meeting and instructs them that they’re not to call the place shabby or small. Haruhi overhears him and gets pissed off, but the guys make their way to her door anyway. Tamaki breathes a sigh of relief when he sees that it’s not nearly as bad as his dream. Inside, he teaches the guys to sit as if they’re in gym class, with their legs scrunched up to conserve space. He also makes it his job to police over the twins and make sure they don’t do or say anything to make Haruhi feel embarrassed.
After an incident with some special tea that the twins brought, Haruhi serves the milk tea and Honey brings out the cake that he brought. Haruhi gets to choose first, so she takes a strawberry cake. Mori ends up getting the same type and gives Haruhi all of his strawberries because she likes them so much. After cake, the guys start thinking about lunch, so Kyoya offers to order sushi (with the money from auctioning off Haruhi’s stuff). Haruhi decides to go to the sushi store herself, but Honey wants to eat her cooking instead. To do that, Haruhi needs more groceries from the supermarket.
Everyone else runs out to go shopping except for Tamaki, who takes the time to pay respects to Haruhi’s mother through the small shrine in the apartment. Looking at the photograph of her mother, Tamaki can see the resemblance to Haruhi. Haruhi says that her mother was a lawyer and worked really hard. Tamaki gets up so that he can join everyone else in going to the supermarket, but slips on a banana peel and falls on top of Haruhi. It’s at this point that Haruhi’s father returns home from his job at a gay bar, and finds a guy he doesn’t know on top of his daughter.
Haruhi’s father smiles, walks over, throws Tamaki into the wall, and starts talking about his arm hurts from knocking away the biggest beast of the century. He then crushes Tamaki under his foot, saying that he’s found a huge pesky bug. Hikaru and Kaoru return to the apartment wondering where Tamaki is, and they find Haruhi’s father standing on him. But they don’t help their president out; they instead greet Haruhi’s father and call Tamaki a Pheromone Machine who likes to play with pure girls. Tamaki denies it, saying instead to Haruhi’s father that he seriously considers Haruhi to be his own true daughter. And so the first impression that Haruhi’s father decided on for Tamaki is: Idiot.
The rest of the guys return to the apartment and get to meet Haruhi’s father, who goes by Ranka-san – his gay bar name. Actually Ranka-san knows who all of the Host Club members are because he’s been in phone contact with Kyoya this entire time. Haruhi gets angry because her father never told her about that, but her father insists that he did it because Haruhi doesn’t tell him anything. During all this time, Tamaki has been brooding in the closet and cultivating mushrooms. Anyway, Haruhi decides to go to the supermarket by herself, leaving all the guys there.
Ranka-san reveals that Haruhi decided on her own to go to Ouran and tells a story of eight years ago. Back then, Haruhi hadn’t told her father about the open house that her school was having for parents. Once he learned on his own, Haruhi had told him that he couldn’t come without giving a reason, which mortified her father. He had told his boss at work (which was a liquor store back then) that Haruhi was in a rebellious age, but his boss thought that it was because Haruhi was embarrassed about having a gay father. Her father had actually explained to his boss that he was bi-sexual and that he’d never love another woman other than Haruhi’s mother Kotoko. That night, his boss had brought him back home drunk. After the boss told Haruhi that not going to the open house was a shock for her father, Haruhi explained that she didn’t want him to go because she wanted him to get some rest instead. Since he’s so tired, she thinks it’s better for him to sleep on his holidays.
Ranka-san owes his thanks to the guys in the Host Club for letting Haruhi have so much fun in school. Of course he still takes a few more swipes at Tamaki, saying that Tamaki is the worst because he didn’t figure out that Haruhi wasn’t a boy until the end. Ranka-san then invites all the guys to go play with him, but that turns out to involve secretly following Haruhi to the supermarket. When Tamaki wonders why they’re acting so secretly, Ranka-san explains that since Haruhi lost her mother so early on, she did all the housework and the shopping. He had found himself inadvertently following her and describes a scene six years ago when she had caught him in the supermarket with her. At the time, Ranka-san had made up an excuse about how he loved carrying the shopping basket and Haruhi had called him strange.
Ranka-san says that he doesn’t know whether Haruhi is not spoiled or not greedy, but she doesn’t allow you to be worried for her. She unconsciously tries to help others. Tamaki says that he understands, which gets Ranka-san all pissed off at him again. He calls Tamaki the enemy and kicks him out behind Haruhi. When she notices him, Tamaki uses the same excuse that Ranka-san used six years ago. Using the same phrase as back then, Haruhi calls Tamaki strange. She asks him what he wants to eat, and he replies nabe. Watching them from a distance, Ranka-san thinks to himself that the day will eventually come when that unselfish girl will want to be with only one person…but thinking about that now makes him feel sick.


This episode covered a whole lot, including chapters 13, 14, and parts of the volume 3 omake. Granted, they made some cuts, but most of the material was kept in, which is still quite a remarkable feat since I didn’t really feel that the episode was rushed anywhere. As usual, there are tons of laughs, but they’re limited to the first 17 minutes or so (if you could call that limited). The rest of the episode takes on a bit more of a serious tone with Haruhi and Ranka-san character development, which isn’t a bad thing.
And so Haruhi’s father isn’t what most people would consider normal, but that’s part of what makes him so much fun. This way Haruhi can have a mother and father in one lol. But Ranka-san’s feelings for his daughter are still protective like any other father. What father would want a Pheromone Machine like Tamaki near their daughter? lol. Actually, the joke that I laughed the hardest on this episode was when Tamaki told Ranka-san that he considered Haruhi to be his own daughter, and Ranka-san decided that Tamaki was an idiot. Anyway, I hope that there’s a lot more Ranka-san in future episodes :)
Next week is Tamaki’s little sister and the return of Nekozawa-senpai!

June 6, 2006 at 4:05 pm
  • June 6, 2006 at 4:15 pmEld

    That’s a dude?
    not cool..

  • June 6, 2006 at 4:25 pmlalita

    I love those chapters from the manga! Especially when Haruhi goes grocery shopping with Tamaki!

  • June 6, 2006 at 4:33 pmtunemeisater

    can you say that Haruhi’s Father has issues? 0_o It’s no wonder Haruhi is so “normal”.

  • June 6, 2006 at 4:34 pmRickaZ

    Oh YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS dady’s here give a hug to daddy^^ and yes that’s a guy never seen a crossdreser?
    however it doesn’t matter anyway the episode is realy good is totally a muts-watch episode there’s so much laugh everywhere I’m still a bit dissapointed I wanted more Daddy….. welll there isn’t much I can hope for a 26 ep series still it’s good how they’re keeping the track of things I wonder how will they develop the rest. HEH anyways I’m happy with ouran since it’s being better than many other Shoujo-26 eps Anime *coughs* gauken Alice*coughs* ^^’

    HEHE and next week is TAMAKI’S SISTER ^^ OH YEAH SU MUCH fun

  • June 6, 2006 at 4:36 pmShalimar

    OMG! He looks so much like a woman that it’s……..beyond creepy.

  • June 6, 2006 at 4:42 pmmangamaxx

    So that’s Tamaki’s sister on the bottom? As expected of Tamaki, a cute sister. Wonder if she has a contrasting personality.

  • June 6, 2006 at 4:57 pmCrusader

    They threw in the omake?! I must see this now…

    Hooray! Nekozawa and Berzenoff next needs to come sooner. Ranka-san knows how to put Tamaki in his place. It will be a treat to see his beating in animated form.

  • June 6, 2006 at 5:05 pmendlessnow

    They’re skipping Haruhi in Wonderland? ;_;

  • June 6, 2006 at 5:51 pmflou

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  • June 6, 2006 at 5:52 pmflou

    btw, the Haruhi in Wonderland episode should be ep. 13 :D

  • June 6, 2006 at 6:02 pmliat@gmail.com

    wow haruhi’s super POOR but her dad is one hot momma :) lol

  • June 6, 2006 at 6:05 pmRasmiel

    Awww, Tamaki’s little sis looks so cute.

  • June 6, 2006 at 6:09 pmZane

    Which chapter in the manga is the next episode the anime will be showing?

  • June 6, 2006 at 6:20 pmSammi

    Next episode corrisponds with manga Chapter 21, so they’re going a little out of order.

  • June 6, 2006 at 6:44 pmCrusader

    Chapter 21 is the next ep.

  • June 6, 2006 at 7:28 pmmangaka-chan

    I didn’t know Haruhi’s dad was bi, I though he was straight but just had a wierd thing for crossdressing. Oh well. And for all the people who think the little girl in the preview looks a lot like Tamaki
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  • June 6, 2006 at 8:30 pmOri

    If I remember correctly the reason why Haruhi’s father cross dress is because he never wants to be in the danger of loving another woman again after his wife died. =/ Twisted logic, but I guess it works.

  • June 6, 2006 at 10:27 pmZelath

    Looks like a good episode, can’t wait for Lunar’s release

  • June 6, 2006 at 10:47 pmN.

    “If I remember correctly the reason why Haruhi’s father cross dress is because he never wants to be in the danger of loving another woman again after his wife died.” -Ori

    Awwww… That’s sad. =\ Wow, I didn’t know Haruhi’s dad was bi. I thought he was a transexual… He’s weird in a Tamaki way but not as idiotic.

  • June 6, 2006 at 11:18 pmWenye

    Another reason Haruhi’s father is a crossdresser is cause he wanted to give Haruhi a motherly figure. (I think…Unless I created one whole chapter in my head…) They switch around the chapters from the manga. Though they do get straight to the point and it works out very well. XD

    …o O Tamaki’s daughter?…….*Flips thru manga* LOL The little girl’s name is Kirimi. =)

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  • June 6, 2006 at 11:25 pmDele Olanubi

    I would never have thought that was her father, wowy!!!

  • June 6, 2006 at 11:26 pmHagiri

    That’s haruhi’s dad?
    I think my brain stopped functioning for a while…
    Totally creeeeeepy…..

  • June 6, 2006 at 11:46 pmeurys

    Oh come on, no “he’s creepy/weird/disturbing” comments on Haruhi’s father…
    This episode looks great, thanks for thecaps/summary!
    (And I don’t understand why so many people love Mori…he’s boring)

  • June 7, 2006 at 1:01 amRICK

    hilarious episode……… no coments at all and wait for the subs…………. wow crossdresser cool that’s why i love anime

  • June 7, 2006 at 1:19 ammangaka-chan

    To eurys, I think people like Mori because he out of all the host club members, actually seems normal, not to mention he has a stoic but sweet side to his personality. Still, I like Tamaki better just ‘cus he’s so weird and clueless :)

  • June 7, 2006 at 9:13 amMriaow

    Nani?!?!! The woman with the long hair is Haruhi’s dad?!?!?!?!?!

  • June 7, 2006 at 2:33 pmRufus2k2

    2006. Year of the traps. Can’t wait to see this ep subbed >:)

  • June 7, 2006 at 6:29 pmOmni

    (And I don’t understand why so many people love Mori…he’s boring)
    I seem to remember someone saying that the author prefers the MoriXHaruhi pairing.

  • June 7, 2006 at 7:34 pmtonbo

    having Koyasu Takehito play Haruhi’s Dad … totally ownz

    afterall, this is the guy who can make the impossible possible … simply awesome

  • June 8, 2006 at 2:35 amSei

    Isn’t Kir Ume-san’s sister, not Tamaki’s?

  • June 8, 2006 at 2:42 amSei

    Isn’t Kir Ume-san’s sister, not Tamaki’s?

    And I totally understand where Ranka is coming from, I always thought I would need to dress in drag to be a mother figure as well as a father fig for when I have (meaning: adopt) kids. Heh, I don’t want to be in love with someone whose not there.

  • June 8, 2006 at 2:44 pmmusouka

    Oh man. No Haruhi leading Tamaki to the store like he’s five years old? No Tamaki going crazy because of his weakness for things on sale? Those were my favorite parts of the manga chapter, and what really made me fall for his character in general.

  • June 8, 2006 at 6:39 pmemi

    Haruhi’s dad is gorgeous x.-
    and Tamaki’s “sister” is absolutely adorable hahas.

  • June 9, 2006 at 8:17 amcole

    i love this episode! haruhi’s dad rock! i esp love his voice, so funny and sweet!

    is that really koyasu takehito? OMG!!! xD

    ei, do you have the manga review? heeheh :D

  • June 9, 2006 at 3:50 pmZelath

    Just watched the episode, wow… that episode was very funny. Haruhi sure has one strange dad…

  • June 9, 2006 at 4:07 pmShiirn

    You just know pedofile jokes are gonna abound in Ep 11…

  • June 9, 2006 at 6:28 pmAhiko

    So what is Nekozawa actually? I mean ethnicity-wise, since Tamaki’s Japanese-French. o_o And Nekozawa’s gorgeous in the manga in his true form. xD

  • June 9, 2006 at 9:56 pmCindy

    actaully i’m a mori x haruhi fan too!

  • June 10, 2006 at 3:14 pmLemon

    This episode seemed greatly “exaggerated” XD.. i guess you can say

  • June 16, 2006 at 3:48 pmLuna

    Haa? why is tamaki growing mushrooms in the closet? loooool

  • January 22, 2007 at 2:40 pmLorna

    Hehe I love this one… I’ve seen the ep. :)
    I wondered about the mushrooms… Thought I’d check back here :3
    I love it when the mushrooms are growing out of Tamaki XD Best!