It’s the eve of the 43rd Ouran Festival, and preparations are underway for the opening ceremony. Haruhi thought that a festival would have been something the students worked on themselves, but at Ouran, the students have workers doing the jobs for them. After Kyoya explains that all of this is actually about foresight and leadership, the rest of the club rides up in a horse-drawn wagon. As they ride along being admired by the girls, Tamaki says that for the real parade tomorrow, they’ll be dressing up in medieval French garb. In fact, they’ve got a flashy costume prepared for Haruhi. The chime of the clock tower signals the start of the opening ceremony, and it includes a dance filled with many familiar faces.
With all of the visiting parents, the Host Club is open for business to the general public in the salon of the Central Building. Everyone is acting as they normally do, except now they are impressing the girls along with their mothers and fathers. Haruhi comments on how this is still a luxurious event, causing Tamaki to rush over and talk about appealing to a wide group of people. However, Kyoya reports that this time that they’ve gone over budget. He points out that Tamaki had the wagon specially airlifted from France and thinks that Tamaki’s selfish planning is causing them much difficulty as usual. Haruhi agrees and walks off, despite Tamaki’s loud protests. From across the room, a girl is watching Tamaki through a pair of opera glasses when Haruhi approaches her tries to serve her. The girl simply confirms that Haruhi is a Host Club member before everyone’s attention is turned to Tamaki welcoming his father.
Tamaki’s father instructs Tamaki not to call him “father” at school, but rather “chairman.” Then, as Tamaki secretly watches on from atop a chandelier, his father has a talk with Kyoya that includes some whispering. Tamaki is so surprised when Kyoya calls Haruhi over that he falls down from the ceiling. At first, Haruhi feels that Tamaki’s father isn’t really like Tamaki, but then the chairman starts trying to work his charm on her, including asking her to call him oji-sama. Haruhi quickly realizes just how similar father and son are. The chairman even grasps her hand and tells her to come talk to him if she’s ever troubled. A jealous Tamaki lurks up and starts causing a ruckus, but a slapping noise interrupts him. It seems that Kyoya’s father has also arrived and is none to happy with what he calls this joke of a club activity. As he wonders if Kyoya is intending to embarrass him, Kyoya picks up his glasses and stays silent. Kyoya’s father and Tamaki’s father then have a brief chat about how it’ll only be a matter of time before a mass communication stirs things up, with Tamaki’s father wondering if the random outburst of anger won’t happen.
The other club members are concerned about Kyoya, and Haruhi thinks that Kyoya was hit because he participated in Host Club. Kyoya, however, says that he expected it and walks off by himself. Tamaki can’t help but wonder if this all wasn’t the Host Club’s fault. The chairman then walks over and lectures him about the price of his selfishness. He asks Tamaki what he plans to do from now on, asking if Tamaki wants to succeed the Suou family. Tamaki’s father thinks that it’ll be a difficult choice, saying that he hasn’t yet found an answer. He questions if Tamaki truly knows what he wants the most, and then turns Tamaki’s attention to the person who just entered the room: Tamaki’s grandmother.
Tamaki is so happy to see his grandmother that he rushes over to her. Standing with the other Host Club members, Honey tells Haruhi that he hates the old lady. It soon becomes apparent why when Tamaki’s grandmother moves past Tamaki, telling him not to touch her and labeling him filthy. When the matron calls out a girl named Éclair, the girl with the opera glasses from before walks forward. Tamaki’s grandmother announces that for today and tomorrow, Tamaki is to escort Éclair. Not going against his grandmother’s word, Tamaki accepts the duty with a smile. When Tamaki doesn’t return later that day, the other guys start wondering what happened. As the twins are thinking about who the Éclair girl is, Renge comes over and admits that she knows her.
Éclair’s full name is Éclair Tonnerre, the third daughter of the French Tonnerre family. Doing his research with his computer, Kyoya backs that up by explaining that not only does the Tonnerre family have a good pedigree, they have also recently been buying Japanese enterprises, one after another. However, he doesn’t know why that girl came here to see Tamaki. At that time, Tamaki and Éclair are riding on a gondola through an Ouran replica of Venice put on by the art club. This bores Éclair, and it seems that the only thing she wants is to hear Tamaki play the piano. When the two of them return to the Third Music Room, Haruhi – who was changing clothes in the adjoining room – hears them. She realizes that Tamaki is playing the piano for Éclair, and presses her back against the door, a noise which Éclair hears.
As Tamaki continues playing, Éclair asks if this room is where the Host Club usually does things and comments on how well all the Host Club members get along. When Tamaki tells her that the Host Club is like his family, Éclair points out that Tamaki’s real family isn’t in Japan and says that Tamaki is playing house. She even goes as far as to remind Tamaki of Kyoya’s dad hitting Kyoya, suggesting that it was because of Tamaki’s selfishness. Remembering what Kyoya had also said earlier about his selfishness, Tamaki starts doubting himself, thinking about everyone sacrificing something. Most prevalent in his mind is Haruhi’s goal to be a lawyer and how it’s possible that she sacrificed her important studying time to come to the club activities.
It is at this point that the door opens and Haruhi walks in. She explains that she came back to change clothes since a certain person had suggested three changes of clothes in one day. Haruhi thinks that if the person who said that neglected the salon, everyone would be angry. Staring at Haruhi through the opera glasses, Éclair apologizes because Tamaki is now hers. She surprises Haruhi by saying that Haruhi seems jealous. Tamaki is thrilled that Haruhi would be jealous, and his attitude towards Haruhi turns on the light bulb in Éclair’s head. Haruhi denies it and leaves, apologizing for intruding on them. Tamaki tries to chase after her, but Éclair grabs his arm and stops him. After the door closes, Éclair asks if Tamaki likes that mamedanuki. In response, Tamaki asks Éclair not to call his daughter a mamedanuki. Éclair catches on to the word daughter and relates it back to the playing house point she raised earlier. She then pushes Tamaki onto the sofa and gets up close to him, saying that she can give him what he wants the most.
All eyes turn to Haruhi when she re-enters the salon in her new outfit. When the twins ask where Tamaki is, Haruhi immediately replies that he’s in the Third Music Room with Éclair. From her tone, the Host Club members immediately sense jealousy. Haruhi denies it, but she does say that he’s being a little irresponsible. Kyoya attributes it to Tamaki’s grandmother’s order, causing Haruhi to remember how cold Tamaki’s grandmother was to him for no apparent reason. Everyone else, however, knows that the reason is because Tamaki’s the son of a mistress. As the story goes, 20 or so years ago, the previous head of the Suou family died young. Tamaki’s father was consequently put into a political marriage and made into the successor. Several years later, the chairman truly fell in love with a woman he met in France.
It was from that that Tamaki was born. Tamaki’s father had wanted to separate from his wife and marry the woman he loved, but Tamaki’s grandmother had refused. Tamaki’s mother was sickly and could not live in Japan, so Tamaki was raised in France until he was 14 years old. However, his mother’s family’s business failed, so they accumulated a large debt. Meanwhile, the Suou family had no heir, so Tamaki’s grandmother made a deal: she would raise enough money for Tamaki’s mother to live comfortably, but in return, Tamaki had to come to Japan alone. And there was one more condition: Tamaki’s mother and Tamaki were never allowed to see each other again. Kyoya explains that although the chairman is the head of the Suou family, the person with the real power is the grandmother. And since Tamaki’s mother had a weak body, she would have been lost without the aid of the Suou family. That’s why Tamaki left alone and came to Japan, leaving his crying mother.
After that, his mother moved away and is now missing, meaning that Tamaki hasn’t seen his mother since. This story triggers memories inside Haruhi of when she had just lost her own mother and had asked her father if she’d never see her mother again. She hadn’t known about this and wonders if she could have held no grudge against the grandmother if she had been in Tamaki’s shoes. Kyoya admits that it’s easy to sympathize, but he’s glad that Tamaki is who he is right now. He feels that Tamaki is ok – after accepting everything, Tamaki is here now, in this Host Club. As the others smile in agreement, so does Haruhi. It is at this moment that the door to the salon then opens and Tamaki and Éclair appear. Tamaki announces that he’s got something important to tell them: he’s engaged to Éclair, and so this Host Club will dissolve when this Ouran Festival ends.


So they did indeed decide to include the manga’s volume six Ouran School Festival and Tamaki material, though in a modified form. Things like Tamaki’s past and Tamaki’s father meeting Haruhi were very close the manga, but Éclair and the engagement bomb were completely new. The Tamaki focus isn’t a bad thing since he hasn’t gotten as much development as the twins and since it was inevitable that they’d talk about his past. But I doubt that they’ll go for a TamakiXHaruhi ending, despite Haruhi’s supposed jealousy. Rather, I’d bet that Haruhi will play a key role in getting Tamaki to reverse his decision to marry Éclair and to dissolve the Host Club, so that the entire group can end up happy together.
On the subject of Éclair (voiced by the talented Tamura Yukari), I would guess that she offered Tamaki a way to see his mother, which is why he consented to the engagement. Regardless if that’s the case or not, I hope that they write Tamaki a good conclusion, whether it is him being able to see his mother or staying with all his friends or whatever. But with the way this series has gone, I’m sure that it won’t end on a bad note, so there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. What I should instead be hoping for is a good mix of drama and comedy for next week’s finale, instead of the recent comedy or character episode divide. Still, however this series ends, Ouran High School Host Club will undoubtedly go down as one of my favorites of the year.


  1. Haven’t watched the ep yet but, what did tamaki told haruhi?, (looking at screencaps)
    damn now i’m curious!, i knew it! i should have followed the manga =/
    lots and lots of drama it seems, besides kyuoya getting slapped by his father, and now the closure of the host club?! what the hell is this coming into! someone save tamaki! T_T

  2. Pensaba postear en inglés, pero la rabia es mucha
    Mi pobre Tamaki comprometido con semejante p*** arrogante, la veo y me da asco ;_;
    Y más encima está esa vieja del demonio, maldita abuela T_T
    OMG T_T… *run away*

  3. oh man…i can’t wait to see the final episode– haruhi will probably reflect over her feelings for tamaki during the final episode. Though I doubt they’ll have a tamakixharuhi ending. Since it’s original a comedy.

  4. …….UGLY GRANDMOTHER(Tamaki’s)!! UGLY FATHER(Kyouya’s)!!! A DOTING FATHER(Tamaki’s)!!! UGLY WOMEN WHO’S ENGAGED TO TAMAKI!!! poor mother(Tamaki’s) kawaii Tamaki(baby form). poor Kyouya(father slapped him) *sob* *sob*(not really)

  5. awww. Tamaki’s engaged? Kinda saw THAT one coming. If Tamaki’s out of the question, who’S Haruhi going to end up with?? *fingers crossed for Hikaru* Anyways, the second last screen shot [the one w/ the éclair and tamaki] gives me the feeling that tamaki might snuggle his way out of the engagment or something. maybe it’s the “depressed” expression on his face…

  6. Oh this look so interesting.

    I am a manga reader but I am glad they changed the plot line a little so that we can have an ending that feels like an ending. Following the manga means us manga readers don’t get to feel the agony of waiting impatiently for the next episode to find out what will happen. Though it’s wonderful to see what’s in the manga animated, manga readers usually don’t get to feel the suspense non-manga readers feel. So for that I am glad.

  7. Don’t worry. The last episode will end in a comedic fashion since Tamaki proclaimed that the series is a romantic comedy. There has to be a conclusion anyway since it will be the last episode. Poor Tamaki, these last few episodes really portrayed him as a dense idiot but he really does care about his time with the host club he and Kyouya created.

  8. Hmmm –

    So Tamaki can assure his inheritance by agreeing to marry a busty rich chick who has the hots for him…

    Or Tamaki can be written out of his inheritance by throwing himself at a flat-chested poor girl who has no interest in guys in general, let alone in Tamaki…

    And the problem is? … (L)

    Dave B

    Dave Baranyi

    Most probably all of this has to do with his mother … if you’ve read Ouran Host Club 6, you’ll realise that Tamaki’s mum’s survival depends on the tyrannical grandma. Most probably he HAD to marry that ….. girl … in order to make sure that his mum’s ok.

    Beneath the idiotic exterior is an angsty bishie! XD

  10. I just have to say it: It’s the first time that I’m looking forward to some Tamaki&Haruhi scenes. Before this episode I never imagines those two together. In my opinion Tamaki is a baka.. and he is really nya~… anyway. I think in this episodes and the last of this series he will show some serious character depth. I’m really… REALLY looking forward to this and the following episode. For the first time I’m looking forward to Tamaki scenes… in the past he was just some funny goof… but now… mhmm… I think I will change my opinion about him. *gg*

    Well… I’m more a Hikaru&Haruhi, Kyouya&Haruhi… and even Mori&Haruhi shipper than a Tamaki&Haruhi shipper…

  11. this must have something to do with tamaki’s mother…

    though i can’t for the life of me work out how that would fit in with what i think the last episode should go like…
    if there’s no fork feeding scene i shall cry. but i don’t know if it will fit wit the story offered so far…
    engaged???? this really annoys me, but at the same time… it’s far too exciting…
    Haruhi *must* be the deciding factor here, i’m sure kyouya and the others would smell foul play here, and they’ll help him. definately. Tamaki! don’t worry!!!

    they’re a love love family! (and the neighbours) XDDD

    on a side note, he looked *too cute* when eclair (sorry, chocolate cream cake name.. rofl) leans on him and he’s a tad scared XDDD *predatory inner fan girl instinct*

  12. I don’t think she had any jealously, despite the fact she it so well. I think she is actually sad to see him go with another woman, probably… Looking forward to see what happens in the next episodes. Haruhi never shown any interest in Tamaki to begin with, the she’s not a boy crazy girl. I guessing it’s up to her to save the day. But who’s he gonna end up with Hikaru or Haruhi???

  13. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, a jealous Haruhi? Sounds a little out of character for her. Of course, the story might’ve been rushed to me, since it seems a little too early to show emotions like jealousy for Haruhi right now.

  14. yume esa vieja es una estupida ojala JçHikaru venga y le de una bazoka a Harui pa’ que esta la mnde a la luna no soy muy fan de Tamaki*Harui ( creo q Hikaru*Harui es mejor)pero defi esta vieja TIENE QUE IRSE PERO YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    heh for those people who realy didn’t understand a dam o what I just said I just want that b*tch of éclair to DISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!
    (with Kyoya’s dad of course, that meanie creature canot slap someone lkike Kyoya. no matter if he’s his father NO ONE Has the rigth to slap him! *writes message to light: could you please write down Kyoya’s father name in your book? here’s a pic ^^*

  15. Eclair Tonnerre what a lame name Lighting Thunder if it’s to be translated into English but even so the French meaning is lame too they really didn’t bother with naming this new character

  16. darn it!! tamaki’s engaged with that extremely ugly girl?? what’s with tamaki’s dad flirting with haruhi? and what’s the matter with kyouya’s dad slapping him in the face? why the hell did tamaki say that the host club will be dissolve? what the fucking hell is with this episode????!!!!

    ps. is there a website where i can read it’s manga online? (for free that is)

  17. Now that’s the only episode I laugh little…well I didn’t laugh when it ended.
    I know alot of you guys would doubt that Tamaki and Haruhi will have their moment, yet deep down I wish they did. They really look cute together.

    Yet, whatever happens in the end, I hope it’s a wonderful ending where it’ll make me laugh, cry,and smile. ^_^ We’ll just have to wait and see.

  18. NOOO!!! They can’t end it! I love this show. I only had to watch the first episode for this to be in my all time favorite top 10. I really hope for a second season too. Watching Tamaki and his stupidity is hilarious.

  19. with her constant blushes towards him everytime he does something unexpectedly kind and heart warming….along with the last few episodes magnifying his infectious personality it is really difficult for me to see this series end any other way except for a tamaki and haruhi ending…..probably with him asking her out ^^

  20. doesn’t anyone else notice that screencap#23 is Eclair standing behind Tamaki’s mom? Somehow I feel like she’ll end up not being a real bad guy afterall. Yeah, being Tamaki’s fiance is evil, but…

    and she’s SORTA pretty. Annoying, yes, but pretty =3

  21. I was just mentioning it in a different blog, but here it is again: Eclair reminds me of Quistis Trepe. Somehow, everything about her keeps causing my mind to scream “QUISTIS QUISTIS!!”

    And regarding Tamaki’s grandma… I’m thinking that she might actually help out Tamaki’s mom/family financially, even if his mom didn’t give him up. In fact, I think the reason she’s being so cold to him wasn’t because of him being a son of a mistress, but because of the choice they made: money (even though he did do it for a good cause).

    So perhaps here the old hag is again, to tempt Tamaki to give up his feelings for Haruhi. Which leads me to another thought: it could very well be that whoever sent Eclair is REALLY concerned of Tamaki falling for a boy, instead for a girl. That would explain why Eclair was staring so hard at Haruhi (dammit, I’d sooo wanted her to be staring at Haruhi’s butt… that would’ve been so hilarious. but oh well)

  22. Oh…my…god! Awesome episode once again. Ouran just keeps getting better and better. Question though, when Honey-sempai was indicating that either Kaoru or Kyouya was unaware of his feelings, what feelings? Romantic feelings towards Haruhi or feelings about something else towards someone else? Ah, I’m confused. Is the next episode the last episode, pls say no.

  23. T_T this show was so great. I’ll probably be so depressed when I watch the last episode, I got so attached to all the characters. I hope Tamaki figures a way out of his engagement(most likely will)and I hope Haruhi ends up with Hikaru(probably won’t but I can hope…). LET THERE BE ANOTHER SEASON! PLEASEEEEEE!

  24. Tamaki REALLY needs to grow a backbone.He needs to stop kissing his grandma’s ass and tell her to go f*** herself.Not to mention his Father needs to have the balls to tell his mother to stop being a bitch.

    Either that or kill her and become the new head of the Sou empire………….I mean…….how hard could it be to knock-off the old hag.

  25. its quite an unusual episode ,but i loved it ,,ouran is one of my favourite shows …
    i feel sasd cos it has only 26 episodes should have been some more
    and ya i would love if they made a second season…

  26. yeah, I’d like to see another season, but that would’ve been hard concidering that the seniors will go except Haruhi, Hikaru, and Koaru. But I’m looking foward to the end because it better be good. does anyone know where I can read the manga online? but I think this is one of my all time favorites this year next to Naruto. I like it because at every ending it’s always a smile on my face. it’s wierd but it’s a good wierd.

    Naruto Luver
  27. i really feel sad about the dissolution of the host club.. *tears*.. but i knoe dis will turn out great and ol of them woulb be happy in the end.. and i hate the tamaki-eclaire love team.. such a waste!! hmf!! i preffered the father and daughter loveteam.. hehe.. *smiles* and i also think haruhi has a feeling for tamaki,, coz she’s being jealous wid eclair.. don’t worry haruhi,, tamaki loves u more.. i LOVE OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB!!

  28. Ffft.. I seen the entire series. Sorry kids, no HaruxTamaki smooches like we all hoped for. Sad isn’t it? D: I was so rooting it on, but the pre-ending before the actual ending was so beautiful and made it obvious with out words, haru’s feeling for Tamaki… ^-^ Beautiful thing Love..


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