Haruhi Fujioka, the main heroine of the story, is an intelligent freshman attending the prestigious and expensive Ouran High School. She is a tomboy who likes to dress in guys clothes. However, unlike the other students, she is from a commoner family and got into Ouran through a scholarship. On her first day at school, she accidentally breaks a vase worth 8 million yen belonging to the Host Club. As a result, she is forced to work as a host to pay off her debt, and does so by disguising herself as a boy. Soon enough, she naturally takes to acting as a host to other girls, and even finds it enjoyable. However, she does not like to take time away from studying and often finds the antics of the other hosts to be annoying. Haruhi lives with her okama (cross dressing) father. As a result of her mother passing away when she was young, Haruhi has become very independent and never lets anyone worry about her. Although seemingly unflappable, she has a fear of thunderstorms.
Birthday: February 4 Age: 16 Zodiac Sign: Aquarius Height: 155cm (5'1") Favorite Subjects: Classic Japanese, English, World History Favourite Foods: Ootoro (fatty tuna), seafood, strawberries, candy apples, high class food Host Type: “Natural” Mid-term Exam Ranking: 1st year, 1st place Sentai color: White Ranking in Dai Hin Min: 6th Rose color: Red
Haruhi is an intelligent first-year student from a poor family who attends the Ouran Academy, an exclusive private school, on a special scholarship that requires her to rank first in her class. One day, while looking for a quiet place to study, she stumbles upon the Ouran Host Club and accidentally breaks an expensive vase belonging that was to be featured in a school auction. As a result, she must work off her debt to the club by disguising herself as a boy and working as a host for them. She finds this easy because she does not feel that gender dominates her personality. She soon realizes she enjoys acting as host to other girls, which she takes to naturally, though she does not like taking time away from studying and finds the antics of the other hosts extremely irritating, but also increasingly endearing.
Although habitually quiet and unflappable, she has a deep fear of thunderstorms. Haruhi lives with her eccentric father and has become skilled in household chores due to her mother's death when she was 5. Although her independent, straight-forward personality clashes with those of the other, more outgoing hosts, Haruhi becomes friends with them, especially the Hitachiin twins, who are in her class, a fact that is exceedingly troublesome to the Host Club "King", Tamaki. Her home was formatted after a former Hatori residence. In chapter 57 of the manga, Haruhi realizes that she's in love with Tamaki. Her new discovery leaves her flustered and panicking, blushing and/or running away at his presence. She eventually learns to calm her feelings down, and decides she will have to learn a lot more and grow more as a person before she can tell him. In later chapters she has overall gone back to her old self, but still blushes on occasions if he touches her in a fond way or gets too intimate.In the chapters from 65-69 a transfer student by the name Kanoya Megumi appears in Ouran, at first as a girl whom Tamaki saves from getting badly wounded by a horse.From this act Haruhi for the first time shows jealousy, specially as the other Host Club members recognize her as "The Ideal Haruhi". This is revealed in chap 69 as Haruhi`s stating she felt so jealous seeing Kanoya with Tamaki she felt like crying. In chapter 72, they share an accidental kiss leaving them both panicking. Haruhi reacts with blushing and teary eyes. A few chapters before this, the lawyer Kousaka has been telling Ryuoji, Haruhi's dad, that she is not suited for Ouran and she would do best in leaving the school. How this will be dealt with is yet to find out.