Welcome to 桜蘭高校ホスト部 Book Club! (Ouran High School Host Club)
Let’s start recognizing the appearance of the Japanese title together!
The very popular anime only covers until the end of volume 8 of this 18 volume long manga series. This is your chance to get the full story!
Haruhi is a scholarship student at the expensive Ouran High School. Soon after starting there, Haruhi stumbles on the school’s host club, and life was never quite the same again. (I made up this description, so it’s probably bad. )
Do note that I feel like the art is a bit rough around the edges early on, but I remember it getting better later on when I flipped through a few volumes.
There are also two official light novels with “episodes” written by others.
Where to purchase
Digital: Amazon (vol 1-3 in Kindle Unlimited), Bookwalker, Kobo.
If you are in Japan, Line Manga (the app, a companion app to the Line chat app) have volumes 1-17 (aka all but the last) available to read for free, the Line manga website might have some of it too, but probably not all, also locked to Japan.
Physical: Amazon, CDJapan.
|Week||Start Date||Chapter||Page Numbers||Page Count|
|Week 1||May 20th||Chapter 1 - Part 1||3 - 26||24|
|Week 2||May 27th||Chapter 1 - Part 2||27 - 40||14|
|Week 3||Jun 3rd||Chapter 1 - Part 3||41 - 54||14|
|Week 4||Jun 10th||Chapter 2 - Part 1||55 - 66||12|
|Week 5||Jun 17th||Chapter 2 - Part 2||67 - 82||16|
|Week 6||Jun 24th||Chapter 2 - Part 3||83 - 106||24|
|Week 7||Jul 1st||Chapter 3 - Part 1||107 - 137||31|
|Week 8||Jul 8th||Chapter 3 - Part 2||138 - 158||21|
|Week 9||Jul 15th||番外編〜ハニー先輩[…]〜 + Egoistic Club||159 - 177||19|
Future panels for splits in chapters: there be spoilers here, I'm just saving them here to have easy access to them!
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This is an example of the “Hide Details” option.
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This is an example of the “Blur Spoiler” option.
Obs! Do note that the physical version seems to come with zero page numbers (yes, zero, I saw none while flipping through a good portion of the first volume). So alternative means of identifying page might be needed.
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- Yes, but I might start late