Now my review here probably is not the most objective as Ouran was one of the first animes I ever watched and the first drama I watched. It holds a special place in my heart and I absolutely love it! I just rewatched the drama since the movie should (hopefully) be uploaded soon. Story wise it is nearly the same as the anime with a few differences that I thought were excellent. They led to the relationships and certain characters to be developed. Don't expect everything to be like the anime because this is a live-action. Some things simply cannot be done. However they do add some quirky animations and include the crazy mind theatre of Tamaki.
- Overall 9
- Story 10
- Acting/Cast 9
- Music 5
- Rewatch Value 10
The cast did a great job with their roles
and really brought life to their characters. Kyoya's character was extremely well developed and was just wonderful. The twins and Tamaki were all perfect. The gal playing Haruhi for the most part did a great job, sure she didn't always show a lot of emotion, but Haruhi in the anime was pretty reserved as well (I haven't read the manga, please don't shoot me if this is wrong haha). Mori and Hunny acted their parts out well, they just were not given a lot of plot.
Music was pretty meh. Some of the instrumentals were lovely but would start at strange times.
I think this drama is definitely rewatchable as it is so short. 11 episodes at 20ish minutes is easy to do, and with the movie loose ends should be tied up nicely. Lovely, crazy, maddening standard manga/anime-Jdrama standard which I love. There are crazy antics and some lovely sweet scenes as well. If you need a laugh or a light hearted drama, watch Ouran.
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