Manga “Ouran Host Club” to get a live action adaptation!
You can never have too many live-action adapations of mangas (I think?), and to answer the prayers of a lot of fans, they are finally making one for Hatori Bisco’s manga, “Ouran High School Host Club“. The plans were revealed in the July issue of Hakusensha’s “LaLa” tokubon.
The romantic comedy will star Yamamoto Yusuke (“Hanazakari no Kimitachi e“) as the Host Club president, “Tamaki Suo“. To play the head-strong, cross-dressing heroine, Kawaguchi Haruna was chosen to play “Fujioka Haruhi“.
The story is about “Haruhi”, a “poor” student who enters the world of the rich, “Ouran Gakuen”. By accidently breaking a vase she can’t pay for, she’s made to join the school’s “Host Club” to pay off her debt.
The series was adapted into a 26-episode anime in 2006, and was later released in North America in 2008.
The series is set to release this summer in July.
Source: Moe Ota-News Sokuho