"Hatori: Thank you all so much for loving my creations that were, to me, just created at a desk. The biggest thing that everyone helped me realize is that my creations have gone beyond language and culture. I've been really touched by how people have loved my works. I hope to continue connecting and communicating with people that way."
I must thank you. Although I'm a guy, Ouran was one of the first shoujo anime that drew my attention to female anime and manga. I already liked Sailor Moon and CCS, but it was after Ouran that I began to think about the nature of the shoujo archetypes and first fell in love with the tomboy-ish heroine.