AUTHOR/ARTIST Bisco Hatori
GENRE fiction, manga. comedy, drama, romance, school, shoujo, harem
PUBLISHER VIZ Media
PAGES 192, 192, 232
YEAR 2011, 2012, 2012
DESCRIPTION Volume 16 Mori and Hunny graduate. Tamaki is permitted to move into the main mansion with negative effects on the Host Club. Two special chapters including. One about Haruhi’s parents and the other about Hikaru and Kaoru’s grandmother.
Volume 17 Although Tamaki has been allowed to move into the main mansion, his grandmother has not fully accepted him. She has limited his socialization with not only the help, but also the rest of the Host Club, Haruhi especially, going so far as to try and send her abroad. Now they must find a way to help Tamaki with his families problems.
Volume 18 After getting to see his mother for the first time in three years, Tamaki is confessed to by Haruhi. Afterwards, they begin to date and Haruhi has to decide what would be best for her future.
Volume 16 actually makes me a little sad. Even if you don’t actually like Tamaki, you can’t help but feel bad for him. He’s so cheery and just wants love but his family is just so horrible… the specials chapters were cute though, so I guess it made up for the fact that the rest of the volume was a little depressing.
Volume 17 is interesting enough. It’s serious, you finally get to see what Tamakis father and grandmother are doing and you get to see how much Tamaki means to not only the Host Club, but most of the school as well. I feel like I would like this volume more if I liked Tamaki more. So much of it is about him, his family and Haruhi’s feelings for him. That last page though… I’m not gonna say much since… spoilers? I guess. But is that really the way to end a volume?
Volume 18 is ok. I feel like it probably could have been better, but that’s probably just because I don’t like Tamaki and Haruhi together. He’s too much like her father I think. But in a way it makes sense. She seems to take after her mother so it make sense that she’d have similar taste in men. Then the special chapters have a story set three months and one set eight months after the so called “Final Episode.” It was cute to see Haruhi grow out her hair a bit though and that style in the 8 month chapter made her really cute…