Ouran High School Host Club

The Ouran High School Host Club visual novel for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS were developed and published by Idea Factory. The PlayStation 2 game was released in 2007 and the Nintendo DS game in 2009. Both games borrow strong elements from the dating sim genre, though classified as a “romantic adventure” game.

The game progresses through five individual storylines or “episodes” that span Haruhi’s first two months at Ouran Academy.

The game is heavily based on the anime. The game’s opening theme is the same as the anime’s while the ending theme is a violin rendition. Several scenes from the anime are treated as flashbacks in the game. The dialogue is voiced by the anime’s seiyuu.

Gameplay

Haruhi is the only playable character. There are two goals in the game. The first goal is to entertain guests to repay Haruhi’s debt. Twice per day in host mode, “Haruhi” has to choose one of six options to best entertain a particular guest: the appropriate time to serve refreshments, talk about “himself,” ask about the guest, find a conversation topic, or say nothing. A request quota must be met by the end of the game. If the guest is impressed, they are more likely to request Haruhi again.

The second goal is to charm the other hosts. There are many possible game endings, depending on which boy the player pursues and how much each host grows to like Haruhi. Each host’s attraction to Haruhi is directly related to in-game choices. At the end of the day, two charts illustrate how much profit Haruhi has made and how much each host likes her.


Translations

Screencaps

Prologue

Episode 1:  Love’s Produce Campaign

Prologue | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Episode 2: Study of the commoners’ culture

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Episode 3: Blue eyed customer appears

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Episode 4: Stop the host club activity

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

Endings

Tamaki | Kyoya | Hikaru | Kaoru | Mitsukuni | Takashi

Specials

I believe these are only on the Nintendo DS version.

Tamaki | Kyoya | Hikaru | Kaoru | Mitsukuni | Takashi

 

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