Ouran High School Host Club has my vote for "Most Surprisingly Delightful Anime of All Time." When I first saw the word "high school" so blatantly advertised in its title, I thought Ouran High School Host Club would be a childish anime and honestly, it didn't appeal to me. Then one day when I had absolutely nothing better to do, I decided to give it a chance seeing that there were some cute guys in it. (Hehe.) Much to my surprise, I fell in love with the anime, the characters, and the music as well.
Ouran High School Host Club had only twenty-six episodes with one opening theme and one ending theme throughout. The English versions of the opening and closing themes were completely "reversioned" by FUNimation, the entertainment company that licensed the anime's American release. ("Reversioned" means that the songs were not literally translated from the original Japanese but instead a different interpretation was created.)
"Sakura Kiss" by Kristine Sa
(English Version by FUNimation)
Kiss Kiss Fall In Love
Hey! Hey! Hey!
I see you come, I watch you go,
You never seem to leave me though.
So is this love? Or hate?
We'll see… you're making me crazy!
Inside my dreams, you're all I see.
Well, all I see is you and me.
Lady, maybe, or host
I find I really don't mind.
If I had to choose a rose
In this garden of romance
Maybe we could take this chance...
Maybe you're my love!
And I would like to find
A hand like yours to take mine
And with one kiss
We could stop time and I'd fall in love with you!
Tomorrow's far away
Let's place our hope in today
Just you and me In our beautiful spring
And we'll always fall in love again!
Maybe you're my love!
"Sakura Kiss" by Kawabe Chieco
(Original Japanese version)
Kiss, kiss, fall in love!
Hey, Hey, Hey!
kizukeba itsudemo soba ni iru keredo
HONTO wa KIRAI? SUKI? mousou na no?
jibun no kimochi ga KURIA ni mietara
REDII demo HOSUTO demo kamawanai yo
SUKI ni natteku riyuu wa minna
chigau yo ne KEDO MAYBE YOU'RE MY LOVE
aitai ima yasashii kimi ni sakura KISSU
TOKIMEITARA ranman koi shiyo
mirai yori mo ima ga kanjin uruwashi haru no koi wa
hanasaku otome no bigaku
Hey, hey, hey!
MAYBE YOU'RE MY LOVE
"Shissou" by Justin Houston
(English version by FUNimation)
I run and run a thousand miles
and I am barely breathing
Only the fuel of a passioned heart
Keeps this body strong and moving forward
But could it be I've found a place to rest
How far until I'm okay?
Trees of the town reveal the time has come
Once again to shift our shade and colors
The world always changes around us, but weakness will always remain
Through all the pain,
Believe in who we are, right here and now
Raise one hand to the sky
Raise them both, Lift them high!
And you'll cut through the darkness,
Make it go!
The time to start is now!
And I can show you how!
Start with me and the world will be even bigger than ever before
"Shissou" by Last Alliance
(Original Japanese version)
Go-sen mairu hashitte iki wo kirashite
Adorenarin hyaku rittoru go dai subete furu kadou
Koko made kireba ii darou? doko made ga ok?
Machi wo irodoru kigi wa moyougae kuri kaeshiteru
Kawari hateta shirosa kawarenai yowasa
Ima koko ni iru jibun wo shinjitai
Nigi te hidari te furikazashite yami wo kiri saite go!
Itsuwari wa nai ze kakugo kimeteru ze
Sutaato kitta sono shunkan kara sekai wa hirogaru sa
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Anna Paul on October 08, 2017:
THE SONG AND THE LYRICS AND MUSIC IS THE BEST.I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEE THE ANIME JUST LIKE ANYONE LOVES SOMEONE DEEPLY!!!!!!!!!
Sho yamato on June 06, 2015:
Well this song of ouran high school host club song is so cool it reminds me about my school and my friends sakeru , mokoto , maggie, matie, yuky, miya.
Erica Awesome on November 26, 2013:
I absolutely love Ouran High school Host Club and the songs represent moods and emotions so look deeper into the words and BELEIVE in what's possible...also
WATCH VAMPIRE KNIGHT!!!!
It's the best show EVA!!!
anene ambor on January 20, 2012:
i love watching anime and one of my fav. is the ouran high. the characters are all cute.
DEDE on May 22, 2011:
lov the shows for reals
Susan Ng Yu (author) on June 25, 2010:
You're quite right, cnbenson. I even have my favorite voice actors, and I would watch an anime I've never heard of if I liked the voice actors. :) Thanks, jimmycloud. :)
jimmycloud from India on June 25, 2010:
I liked your work!
cnbenson from Texas on June 24, 2010:
I love watching FUNimation dubs and going "oh that's ___, and ____, wow"
Its pretty neat how they use the same cast for tons of shows, but its always different. Every VA gets their chance to shine, and you can tell which VA it is, but it still sounds refreshing.
Susan Ng Yu (author) on June 22, 2010:
I've heard Vic Mignogna's rendition of Shissou, actually. He sounded like a cowboy. Hehe. But I haven't heard the English version of Guilty Beauty Love yet. The one I have is the Japanese version. :)
You know, I'm really looking forward to Vic's portrayal of Zero Kiryu in the upcoming English dub of Vampire Knight. Can't wait for it to be released. :)
cnbenson from Texas on June 21, 2010:
Hey did you know Vic Mignogna is the guy who did the english Shissou. He didn't perform it, but he did the translation and whatnot. He also did Tamaki's Character Song "Guilty Beauty Love" in english and sang it. Its pretty dang Awesome!