Podcast: Ouran High School Host Club Watchalong – Episodes 21-26 (Final)

One last visit to Music Room 3.

A group shot of the cast of Ouran High with rose petals blowing past them

The grand finale of our 4-part watchalong of Ouran High School Host Club with Amelia, Alexis,  Isaac, and your humble blogger! As the series gallops to a thrilling anime-original conclusion, can stunning flashbacks and emotional climaxes overcome a few cringe-worthy moments? (Spoiler alert: Yes.)

Like with the Fushigi Yugi podcast, I had an absolute blast with this one and am so happy folks took this little stroll down memory lane with me. I hope you enjoyed it, too! (Also, since this is my last opportunity to say it: let the record show that, even several years later, Haruhi is Best Protagonist and Kyoya is Best Boy.  Look, that’s just science folks, I don’t make the rules.)

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Podcast: Ouran High School Host Club Watchalong – Episodes 14-20

Refreshing Points for everyone! (Except you, Lobelia Episode. You go sit in the corner.)

An Ouran high School Host Club screenshot. Haruhi, Tamaki, and Honey look shocked while Mori and Kyoya stand slightly behind them, expressionless.

Part 3 of the 4-part watchalong of Ouran High School Host Club with Amelia, Alexis, Isaac, and me!

The show is all over the map in this stretch, both in terms of locale and quality, as we travel through cute B&Bs, surprise department stores, touching flashbacks, and…siiiiigh. Lobelia Academy again. But hey, at least I got to spend some time gushing about the good good relationship developing between Haruhi and Kyoya!

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Podcast: Ouran High School Host Club Watchalong – Episodes 7-13

When Ouran is good, it is very, very good. But when it is bad…Ranka hugs Haruhi gleefully with hearts popping out around them. Haruhi looks annoyed.

Part 2 of the Ouran watchalong with my lovely colleagues Amelia, Alexis, and Isaac! Join us for some the show’s highest peaks and and most of its lowest valleys as we journey through bad beaches, literal feminazis, an A-Plus Dad, painful subs, charming sibs, and…Wonderland? Yeah, you might wanna buckle in for this roller coaster.

Content Warning: The Ouran High anime English translation uses transphobic slurs in both the sub and the dub.

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Podcast: Ouran High School Host Club Watchalong – Episodes 1-6

Time to KISS KISS FALL IN LOVE all over again!

A teen boy dips a teen girl while girls around her squee, hearts popping around their heads. Behind them, an androgynous figure in glasses is unphased. They are all wearing school uniforms.

I found three whole people over the age of 25 who hadn’t seen Ouran, and they were kind enough to sit down with me and chat about it! Like Fushigi Yugi, this is an imperfect but treasured series very near and dear to my heart, so please enjoy the gushing and critiquing in (hopefully) equal measures.

For this first episode, the team discusses their history with the series, chats about the highs and lows of the Host Club’s parody playground, and lavishes lotsa love on First-Class Protagonist Haruhi.

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