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In Japan, a "host" (ホスト hosuto) is a male worker at a club whose job is to entertain a female clientele. The clubs at which hosts work are called "host clubs". Host clubs (and their cross-gender counterparts, hostess clubs) are not really found outside Japan or places with a large Japanese diaspora as far as I know, so it isn't surprising that you wouldn't ...


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Both shows were animated by the studio called BONES. It is not uncommon for series animated by the same studio to contain jokes or references to other series. It can provide a great joke for those who have seen the referenced series (causing them to call out "I know what that's from!" just like you have), but for heavier references it might be a bit of an ...


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With her clothes don't forget that Ouran High is a school for rich kids which one can assume their uniforms cost a bit aswell, probably tailor made for each individual from the finest material, something Haruhi just can't afford. Having gotten gum in her hair just before school begins, she cuts it short and being unable to afford the expensive Ouran ...


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From the wikia: When first introduced in the anime, she sports a nerdy, boyish look that differs greatly from her middle-school appearance. Having gotten gum in her hair just before school begins, she cuts it short and being unable to afford the expensive Ouran uniform, she wears shapeless, baggy clothing. With her messily-styled hairdo, large glasses (...


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My guess is that it's supposed to be some sort of Kachāshī, a form of traditional Okinawan dance. They were on the beach in Okinawa but the dancing is wrong, which may be why Haruhi is going "???" at them. For reference, here's the screenshot of the scene in question: And some screenshots of the Okinawan dance:


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In the designs created by Akihiro Yamada, that were adapted by Hiroki Kanno for the anime, Quon is depicted wearing clothes with a very French motif (e.g. parasol, beret). On the Vol.2 DVD release (used in France and Japan, but not in the initial U.S. and UK release), Yamada illustrated Quon wearing a frilly lace-trimmed dress and stockings, carrying a ...


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The way I see it, Tamaki doesn't care about money at all. He started the host club merely as a form of entertainment for himself. When he noticed how good Haruhi looked (even in "male" form) he decided that adding "him" to the club would only make things even more interesting. While I have found nothing to actually support any of this, it's something that I ...


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