Anime Limited announced this summer that they picked up a bit of a classic with the announcement of Ouran High School Host Club. The UK distributor will be bringing out the 2006 show on Blu-ray in November 2016 with a Collector’s Edition design for it, though the date itself is still being finalized. The packaging side of it is now being firmed up and shown off as you can see from the visual below as the £59.99 release will have some neat things about it. It’ll include the full run of the series plus the episode commentaries, manga pages, outtakes and the clean opening and closings as the on-disc extras. The CE exclusives includes the new box, a 32-page booklet, and two stickers for it.
The series previously saw release through Manga UK on DVD only. Anime Limited’s release will be a bilingual one.
Based on the manga from Bisco Hatori, the twenty-six episode anime series was directed by Takuya Igarashi based on the series composition and scripts from Yoji Enokido. Kumiko Takahashi served as the character designer as well as the chief animator. The series was animated at BONES. The opening theme was”Sakura kiss” as performed by Chieko Kawabe while the ending theme is “Shissou” as performed by LAST ALLIANCE.
The Japanese cast Maaya Sakamoto as Haruhi Fujioka, Ayaka Saito as Mitsukuni Haninozuka, Daisuke Kirii as Takashi Morinozuka, Kenichi Suzumura as Hikaru Hitachiin, Mamoru Miyano as Tamaki Suou, Masaya Matsukaze as Kyoya Ootori, Yoshinori Fujita as Kaoru Hitachiin and
The English cast Caitlin Glass as Haruhi Fujioka, Vic Mignogna as Tamaki Suou, Greg Ayres as Kaoru Hitachiin, J. Michael Tatum as Kyoya Ohtori, Luci Christian as Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka, Mike McFarland as Ryuuji “Ranka” Fujioka, Monica Rial as Renge Houshakuji, Patrick Seitz as Umehito Nekozawa, Todd Haberkorn as Hikaru Hitachiin and Travis Willingham as Takashi Morinozuka.
Plot concept: Ouran High School. An institution of extravagance and prestige where learning is secondary to luxury. Bookish Haruhi can’t afford to slack, being on a scholarship and out of place among the moneyed. No matter – the Host Club is now open! A group of handsome boys dedicated to selling their charms to their bored female classmates, Haruhi is suddenly in debt to the club after breaking an expensive vase in their lair. The only way to pay for the damage? Haruhi will work as a Host! The only problem? Haruhi is a she!
Between the wildly inflated ego of the expert escorts and the potential calamities of constant cross dressing, Haruhi’s freshman year looks like it will be one to remember.
[Source: Ouran High School Host Club]