News Ouran High School Host Club Manga to Enter Final Arc
posted on 2010-06-24 17:00 EDT
The August issue of Hakusensha's shōjo manga anthology LaLa has announced on Thursday that Bisco Hatori's romantic comedy manga Ouran High School Host Club will enter its final story arc in the next issue in July. The magazine is also launching a "Host Club: The Last Party" fan campaign to celebrate the story's pending conclusion and give away presents.
The campaign includes an illustration contest for fan art, as well as voting for the fans' favorite "Title Page Illustration Selection" and favorite quotes from the manga ("The Best Collection"). The cast of Ouran's anime adaptation will then record the top-ranking quotes for a CD. The CD will be offered to readers via a mail-away offer starting in the October issue of LaLa in August.
The Ouran High School Host Club manga launched in LaLa in August of 2003. In the story, high school freshman Haruhi pretends to be a boy so that she can take part in the wealthy school's Host Club, to which she owes a large debt. Viz Media licensed the manga and launched its North American release in July of 2005. The manga been among the top-ranked titles both in Japan and on the New York Times manga best seller list. In April 2006, a 26-episode anime began in Japan with Maaya Sakamoto as Haruhi and Mamoru Miyano as Host Club president Tamaki. Funimation licensed and released the anime in North America in 2008.
Source: Comic Natalie