“Kiss, kiss, fall in love!” is all it takes to summon an Ouran High School Host Club anime fan from underneath a rock. Released in 2006, this anime adaptation of Bisco Hatori’s manga of the same name is widely popular among shōjo fans.
The anime only ran for one season, which leaves some fans still hoping for a second season until now (it’s been more than a decade!). The manga ended four years after the anime’s release which means that technically speaking, there’s enough content for a second season.
The last episode was more or less an open ending, so anime-only fans are left with tons of questions. One of them is whether Haruhi and Tamaki end up together. Throughout the series, we see the subtle developments in their relationship. In the last episode, it was merely implied that Haruhi has feelings for Tamaki. So what actually happens after? (Warning: manga spoilers ahead!)
Do Tamaki and Haruhi End Up Together?
In the manga, it’s explicitly said that Kaoru, Hikaru, and Tamaki all have feelings for Haruhi. But in Chapter 81, Haruhi confesses her love to Tamaki. It is then revealed in an omake (extra) that they eventually get married.
In case you didn’t know, there are notable differences between the anime adaptation and the manga. Some stuff from the anime didn’t actually happen in the manga. So for the anime-only watchers, I highly recommend you read the manga from the beginning if you want to see the differences from the anime.
Otherwise, the anime covers up until Volume 8 (Chapters 32-36). If you want to read the manga coming from the last episode, then you can start with Chapter 37.
For now, we can only hope for the second season of Ouran High School Host Club—so maybe it’s time for some of us to get into the manga. Aside from seeing what else is going to happen to our beloved Host Club of Music Room #3, Haruhi and Tamaki stans will be able to see the development of their relationship in the manga.
Time to kiss, kiss, fall in love again!