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Although he’s trying to apologize to Haruhi, Ritsu instead walks in and sees her changing, and hence realizes that she is a girl. As he runs out, the twins – with eyes the size of truck headlights – ask him whether he’s seen anything. While he stammers through trying to explain what he saw, all the other members of the club show up, with Tamaki pale and out of it. When Ritsu admits that he saw Haruhi changing, Tamaki’s inner dinosaur and volcano explode. The twins want to beat him up but Kyoya instead talks about conditions with a threatening consequences. Haruhi comes out at this point and says it’s ok. Ritsu blushes at her, and Tamaki is fading into another world again as the twins comment that Ritsu is in love with Haruhi.
Back home at the Kasanoda residence, Ritsu is not eating his food. The gang members are worried – they wonder if the young master already knows that they admire him very much and they have already collected so many cans so they can play “kick the can” with him. Tetsuya says that he saw Ritsu pulling petals from flowers and playing the “I like her, I don’t like her” game except with “I like her, I love her.” In other words, Ritsu is in love with Haruhi, and Haruhi is very cute…as a guy. All the gang members are of course quite shocked to hear this. All the while, Ritsu has been hallucinating scenes with Haruhi and falling deeply in love. He vows to himself that he’ll keep her secret.
The next day, Ritsu shows up at the Host Club. The girls are thinking that maybe he wants to be a host too, but he surprises everyone by asking for Haruhi. Renge rises out of the ground and everyone suspects that Ritsu has special interests. He, on the other hand, is wondering why no one is freezing up to his icy glares like before. Instead, everyone’s eyes are burning. When Haruhi appears with tea and cakes, Ritsu’s legs start shaking and his heart starts pounding, all because of Haruhi’s gentle and humorous conversation. The twins are mad and ask Kyoya to kick Ritsu out, but of course Kyoya says it’s only business, especially since Ritsu is actually attracting more guests. It seems that Renge and the other girls are asking all their friends to come and see this sight, thereby getting a record number of guests to come to the Host Club.
When Honey becomes curious as to why the twins haven’t gone over and distracted the couple, Kaoru says that Haruhi will be mad if they try to disrupt her conversations with her friend. Tamaki is meanwhile still in another world, and the twins decide to throw him toward Haruhi and Ritsu. However, Tamaki acts like a robot and is not really distracting the two. The twins called him and warn that if Tamaki doesn’t do anything soon, Haruhi will join with Ritsu and will be the “Big Sister” in his gang. Tamaki envisions what that will be like and ends up going a little crazy, saying that if Ritsu wants to get close to Haruhi, he’ll have to defeat Haruhi’s dad (aka. Tamaki). But Tamaki’s demanding tone blows away and his soul flows out into space when Ritsu challenges Tamaki’s status as Haruhi’s dad, since he’s not really her father nor does he have anything to do with Haruhi’s mom. When Tamaki wakes up, he wonders why he is so worried about Haruhi (especially when she is with someone else) if he is not her dad. Everyone realizes that Tamaki is a bit slow in understanding his feelings for Haruhi. Across the room, Haruhi and Ritsu are wondering what’s going on with Tamaki and the others. When Haruhi mentions that Tamaki is like her dad in some ways, Tamaki hears it and immediately becomes confident again. He is overjoyed about the fact that although he is not her dad, he is like her dad.
Ritsu then asks if he can come to visit Haruhi again, and whether it would be a relief to her if someone who knows her secret comes once in a while. Of course, Haruhi says it would be her pleasure. Ritsu gets so excited that he starts trying to confess, but he can’t seem to finish his sentence and tell her that he likes her. All eyes in the room are on them as Haruhi finally says that it’s good to have a friend who shares the same values and who she can have a conversation with about such things. Ritsu is crushing by the surrounding girls’ words that Haruhi rejected him, but he feels that Haruhi must have a lot of troubles since she have to pretend she is a boy. He vows to always be her friend, causing everyone in the room to start crying. They are all so touched by his words that run up to him, saying they will be his friends too. Sitting on the side, Tamaki admits to Kyoya that when he considered Ritsu’s feelings, his own heart was pained for a moment. Kyoya finds that strange since Tamaki is supposed to be the father – there shouldn’t be any reason for Tamaki to feel that way.
Sometime later, everyone goes out into the fields to play kankeri, with Ritsu being “it”. Tamaki and Haruhi end up hiding under a marble table in the garden, but the twins and Kyoya find them there. Tamaki tells them that this is a hiding place only for him and Haruhi, since it’s only natural for a father and his daughter to hide together. Hiding at the top of a nearby tree, Honey comments to Mori that Hikaru gradually developed a conscious liking for Haruhi whereas Tamaki obviously likes Haruhi but doesn’t know it himself because he’s super-slow. He thinks that the problems are Kaoru and Kyoya, who may like Haruhi too but they are hiding their feelings. Honey wonders if they will all make a bit of progress before they graduate. Back down below, Tamaki, the twins, Kyoya and Haruhi are all squeezed in under the table. Tamaki tells the other guys not to touch his Haruhi, causing the twins to point out that Haruhi doesn’t belong to him. A very annoyed Haruhi says that she is no one’s thing.


Hi Everyone,

I am Stacy, I will be doing the summaries for the rest of Ouran High School. I apologize now for the late post this week, I have been moving. In general, Ouran comes out on Tuesday night and I will usually have the summaries done by Wednesday night or Thursday morning. I have to say in advance that I don’t know Japanese so I don’t do the summaries from watching the raws. Instead, I download the Chinese fansubbed episodes and I write the summaries from watching the Chinese subtitled episodes. Ouran 22 has been posted and here is Ouran 23. Enjoy!

Omni’s note: Chinese subs isn’t a problem because I’m personally reading over these summaries for accuracy anyway (and making any appropriate changes). Fortunately, editing doesn’t take anywhere near as long as writing a summary does, so I’m quite grateful for Stacy’s work.
As for this episode, I thought it was the funniest one since the Zuka Club episode. This episode raises questions of whether Haruhi will end up with anyone of the other Host Club members by the end of this series (only three more episodes!) or not. It’s highly unlikely that she does, but in the off chance, I’d bet it would be Tamaki. At the very least, as goes with the theme of this episode, the Host Club members will realize how much they all like Haruhi.

September 9, 2006 at 9:50 pm
  • September 5, 2006 at 8:01 pmCyprus

    Ah, it looks interesting.

  • September 5, 2006 at 8:08 pmLalita

    LOL!!! What is Tamaki doing hanging from a tree (in next week’s preview)?! This ep looks so funny! I really can’t wait to watch it! Its sad to think the series will end soon!

  • September 5, 2006 at 8:31 pmKyouya-senpai_fan

    WOW! this episode looks interesting *nod* *nod* but I think that the next episode is going to be even more interesting *nod* *nod*

  • September 5, 2006 at 9:20 pmpanda

    The epi looks funny..poor Tamaki.. his mind went blank XD.
    Nex epi looks like Tamaki and Kyouya’s meeting, how they became friends…. should be interesting, hehe

  • September 5, 2006 at 9:42 pmLadyLobelia

    He JUST figured out how to untangle that thing?
    lols he was like so happy!
    SOBS…i wish this has a 2nd season.

  • September 5, 2006 at 9:44 pmshezaei_neko

    Looks really funny!!
    And with Renge-chan there, I bet it is!! XD
    Can’t wait to see it!!

  • September 5, 2006 at 10:58 pmYamiKakyuu

    omg this epi was awesome!!! Poor Tamaki!!

  • September 5, 2006 at 11:01 pmAmbient Escape

    Awesome!! Thanks alot

  • September 6, 2006 at 12:47 ammokokits

    are they gonna let him into the Club? xD

  • September 6, 2006 at 1:35 amGerid TRV

    Poor Kasanoda kun… now he is in the same sack as Arai (XD)… but at least now he got some friends… (all due to the rabid yaoi fangirls powa)
    The problem now is about the club, as things are evolving (Tamaki’s reaction, his “not so paternal” feelings, the strange dialogue of Honey kun) and by the name of the last ep, it looks like there will be a “fight” among the members

  • September 6, 2006 at 3:04 amJazzo

    I can’t wait to watch this episode u_U

  • September 6, 2006 at 5:41 amfaei

    is it true that this series only hev 26 episodes?..tsk..tsk..

  • September 6, 2006 at 8:26 amLuna

    I hope there will be a second session or something :D

  • September 6, 2006 at 10:30 amshojo

    This is such an awesome episode! Looking forward to the next one because it shows how Kyouya and Tamaki met, ^_^ Can’t believe that the series is ending soon…

  • September 6, 2006 at 11:31 amRandom DUDE

    hahaha, pic 17, thats is such a copy from Gundam SEED Astray

  • September 6, 2006 at 1:06 pmNano

    heyyy..it sounds like a vey nice ep..i cant wait to watch it and read this part of the manga, but i dont know wat’s happening betqween the members,, and DAH now tamaki realizes he has feelings for haruhi?they say in the manga the twins give up haruhi for tamaki, but here in the anime it seems they will fight over her?frankly i never saw someone as dense as haruhi..wat u think?

  • September 6, 2006 at 3:51 pmKnoTdoLL

    ROFL, this episode is hilarious…

    actually only took 2 seconds to untangle the thing haha..

    so many funny chibi tamaki moments in the episode

    the fact that he doesnt even realise his feelings..

    he really is a baka ROFL

  • September 6, 2006 at 8:46 pmBanana hanging in a tree

    omg, i can’t wait to see this episode.

  • September 6, 2006 at 8:47 pmRickaZ

    really I think It’s kinda bettern than the manga chapter ^^

  • September 8, 2006 at 4:18 ambagsybabe

    i don’t think the twins would give up her for him…
    the last manga chapter showed one very hacked off hikaru when kyouya told him haruhi was spending time with tamaki.

    the anime just lined them up in a more succinct way. i dunno what will happen next though, if hikaru is realising he likes haruhi, tamaki needs to get his head sorted out quickly.

    this episode is hillarious. robot tamaki ftw!
    though he really must be a bit daft if he drags haruhi to the same place he did last time they played kankeri. The rest of the club found them in seconds!!! i love how he popped like a balloon too XD

  • September 9, 2006 at 6:17 pmvia

    its so sad.. cause this soon is ending.., it’s bored– hope will come 2nd session or something.-.. oh you really think Hikaru gonna realize that he likes Haruhi.. hmmm maybe but i think his brother is really important to him not Haruhi,,,:P

  • September 9, 2006 at 6:24 pmvia

    this is ridiculos.. why this Ouran High School Host Club… will finish,..:(.. soon…and
    Tamaki did’t say it to Haruhi,, that he like her… oh gud help him…or rather Hikaru should say it that, he also likes Haruhi..

  • September 9, 2006 at 10:22 pmS

    yeah.. this series is a bit vague without specifying who haruhi will be with in the end..
    Anyway i tink stacey did a great job with the summary!

  • September 10, 2006 at 1:34 amAmbient Escape

    Thanks for the awesome summary :)

  • September 10, 2006 at 1:56 amtunemeister

    i just hope it’s not a reverse ichigo 100% where she doesn’t choose anyone nor does she reject anyone. i like a story that wraps up, no loose ends, but with just enough of a hint that more could come. that would satisfy me.

  • September 10, 2006 at 7:47 amDana

    Are Tamaki and Harurhi going to by lovers in the end?????y hope so:))

  • September 10, 2006 at 9:43 amgolthin

    I don’t belive Haruhi thinks of any of the guys in the club in a romantic way. They are just friends for her, which work fine in my opinion. I am not hoping for anyone to end with Haruhi. Like omni said, it doesn’t go with the spirit of the show.

  • September 10, 2006 at 9:50 pmLuna

    D: i hope there is a second season!!! 26 episodes seems too short for this… especially since they are adding all this “late” character developement.. as well as new characters toward the end of the series…

  • September 11, 2006 at 12:07 amRavenTori Black

    I agree with luna! THERE SHOULD BE A SECOND SEASON….I mean hell why not it’s popular enough

  • September 11, 2006 at 12:17 amichigo girl

    onegai make another ouran …ouran 2 plzzzzzzz
    it will end soon i dont want thatttttt make a new ourannn

  • September 11, 2006 at 3:14 amJem

    Thank you Stacy and of course Omni for making the effort to keep up with this series!

  • September 11, 2006 at 3:23 amsharonearth

    omg…I can’t stand it! Will something happen already! I want more development but there isn’t much more time in two more eps >

  • September 11, 2006 at 4:52 pmMelina

    Wait… 3 more episodes… FOREVER? or just for the season?

  • September 11, 2006 at 5:01 pmKyouya-senpai_fan

    KNEW IT! KYOUYA DOES LIKE HARUHI!!~ and so does the others…… the whole ouran host club likes Haruhi…… -_-;;

  • September 11, 2006 at 10:20 pmcarol-chan

    i’m agreeing with golthin, as much as i love to see haruhi end up with someone, i don’t believe they’re going to change the show’s genre. it’s meant to be a comedy. however people who will be upset with the ending of the show. no worries! the manga is still being produced and coming out strong! so eventually we will see who haruhi ends up with–

    thanks omni and stacy–

  • September 12, 2006 at 12:49 amMuse

    Love Ouran! Thanks heaps for the super fast summary!

  • September 12, 2006 at 1:59 amkotoro

    hahaha…Tamaki’s a monkey ^0^

  • September 12, 2006 at 1:03 pmLir-Girl

    God, I love this Anime…
    ._. I’ll be very sad when the end will come…

    and this anime has just 26 EP ;~;
    Thanks for the pictur, the episode of LUNAR dusn’t came out yet…
    I LOOOOOOOVE THIS ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^0^
    And thanks, again!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^

  • September 13, 2006 at 8:47 pmunknown2

    I dont think honey meant that kaoru and kyouya liked haruhi but the problem is what will they do when their important ones (hikaru for kaoru n tamaki for kyoya)start to leave them for haruhi

  • September 14, 2006 at 10:10 pmDragoonKain3

    Loved the episode. Especially loved the hint about Kyouya might be in love with Haruhi as well, since IMO they suit each other being pragmatists in their own way.

    Just a point of criticism though for Stacy. One of the main reasons why people look at blogs is for the summary. Another big one though, would be the thoughts of blogger on the episode. If you could expand on this subject, like Omni does with practically every episode, it would really be a boon to the blog.

  • September 16, 2006 at 8:07 pmmizuki

    wow great episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 16, 2006 at 8:23 pmAnimeRocks

    Tamaki must b with Harachi

  • September 18, 2006 at 8:24 pmmegan

    hi hi hi,,, im watching ouran highschool host club and cant seem to find the last two episodes. i need to know where i can watch them online or where i can buy them. please email me back at keikosan1993@yahoo.com! if you dont have any suggestions please tell me what happens at the end! thanks for the help


  • September 19, 2006 at 2:47 pmTJ

    Oh man, Haruhi as the big sister of a Yakuza group. Although I don’t think the Irazumi masters would bother doing a tattoo of a wounded teddy bear, I was laughing so hard at her pulling the knife and cutting the crysanthemum.

  • November 23, 2006 at 9:44 pmKarollSKILUX

    kyouya *¬*

  • November 30, 2006 at 5:45 amCalintz

    I find the members of the host club really cute, funny and….. forget it. I find Tamaki kinda stupid but he’s OK. I’ve almost seen the whole series of Ouran already and I’m curious about the last episode.

  • January 3, 2007 at 3:28 ampatriciaselina

    “Honey comments to Mori that Hikaru gradually developed a conscious liking for Haruhi whereas Tamaki obviously likes Haruhi but doesn’t know it himself because he’s super-slow. He thinks that the problems are Kaoru and Kyoya, who may like Haruhi too but they are hiding their feelings. Honey wonders if they will all make a bit of progress before they graduate.”

    KYAA!!!! *acts fangirl-ish-ly* Can I use that quote in my fanstory? Can I? Can I? Because as usual, Honey-senpai makes a good thing over there, pointing out the obvious. Now if only Bones showed chapter 45 in the anime…. Hanyaaao…

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  • January 3, 2007 at 3:35 ampatriciaselina

    “unknown2 at 8:47 pm on September 13th, 2006
    I dont think honey meant that kaoru and kyouya liked haruhi but the problem is what will they do when their important ones (hikaru for kaoru n tamaki for kyoya)start to leave them for haruhi”

    Sorry for double-posting but I think you are dead wrong. *sings fangirl-ish-ly*

  • January 25, 2007 at 10:03 pmalcionie

    the story is reslly beautiful and interesting.

  • July 23, 2007 at 1:07 pmMackenzie

    OMG! I LOVE this epi! The “MA!” Thing is SOOOO funny! i fell over laughing at it when i first watched it!!

  • January 22, 2008 at 4:52 amliamony

    I really loved the ending of this episode…For once instead of playing the lolli-type role hes so accustomed to Honey makes a really insightful comment that sort of prepares us for a wrapping up of the end of the season and sorta clarifies the things we’ve all probably been wondering about over the progression of the series… plus the ED was a great little insert as usual…:D