Kawaiikneko wrote:hey dragonnova! nice to have another host club fan around CAA! First off I would HIGHLY suggest you pick up the manga as I think it has far less yaoi suggestiveness than the anime does. Yes, the twins still have their whole act, but it's not as focused on as the anime. Plus Honey/Mori isn't hinted at (a part of the anime that made me SO MAD!!).
LOL, my sister and I were so **** when they had that anime episode that hinted at Mori+Honey. It's not even in the manga at all, something completely different happens. I'm glad to know that someone else got annoyed by it. I would also highly suggest you pick up the manga since there is lots of extra stuff the anime misses, plus the art style is beautiful!
Now that the anime is over... I think they cooled down on the boy love stuff as we saw the twins react with more people then each other. There is also a manga chapter that just came out that reinforces the idea that everything the twins do is calculated. XD So it's safe to say the put up the whole boy love thing to give the customers a thrill and inflate their egos even more with the girls squealing. Although I do hope they do more episodes, I was starting to get really sick of some of the gags (bananna peels, Renge popping up). Actually Renge in the anime is waaay yaoi crazy whereas Renge in the manga is just ... crazy. That's part of the reason why I don't like anime Renge as much, and that's another reason whey the manga doesn't have nearly as many yaoi references.
The story is nothing like Utena at least not that I can think of. I've watched quite a few episodes of that series and... I don't see the comparisions. They are similar in ways that most animes have similarities but I would say it's more like Hana Kimi or some of the other "girl disguised as a boy" series then Utena.
Since Host club is still going strong it's a little hard to say if anything objectionable will come out as it continues to go (Fruits Basket has dropped in my estimation because of what happens as the manga goes on). But I think it's safe to say that it will continue in this similar path. If you've read other stories by this manga artist you will see she's more into comedy and interesting characters then controversial subjects/cutting edge stuff.
I did a very cool wall of a anime pic. I'll have to post it once I can get the font figured out. ]
Was anyone else shocked by what Kyoua's Dad said at the end of the anime? "I might want Haruhi to marry Kyoua." ?!?!?! WHAT!! I actually screamed I was so shocked. And I love how Tamaki's Dad responds: "then we can't be friends, that is the one think I am DEFINATELY against."