Today's post is on Ouran High School Host Club volume 9 by Bisco Hatori. It is 184 pages long and is published by Shojo Beat. As it is the ninth in the long running series you need to have read the first eight to understand the story. The cover has Haurhi and Hunny on it dressed for a Hula party. There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this volume. The intended reader is someone who likes shojo manga, over-the-top humor, and interesting characters. The story is told from Haruhi's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- In middle school, Tamaki Souh must entice the cold-hearted twins, Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin, to join his newly created Host Club. But in order to get them to accept his propesal, he must first best them at their own game.
Review- We see how the twins meet Tamaki in first part of this volume. They were really horrible before the Host Club. They would trick girls and just be mean because they could. But Tamaki with his way of seeing through people is determined to get them to be part of his club. Tamaki is so over-the-top, I love him. Then he gets sick. He is a drama queen and poor Haruhi is as clueless has he is. Everyone else knows about Tamaki feels but Tamaki and Haruhi. But it is not annoying, as that trope can sometimes be, instead it is just funny. Tamaki's father is in this volume too. I like him and he really loves Tamaki. But I think the best story in this volume is the middle one. A new girl comes to school and looks like Tamaki's mother. He makes everyone crazy, catering to her every want. When Tamaki and Haruhi talk about, they have a bonding moment. She understands what it is like, chasing memories of mother. It was very touching.
I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.