Ep 1 – “Starting Today, You Are a Host!” / “Kyō kara Kimi wa Hosuto da” (今日から君はホストだ)
Scholarship student Haruhi Fujioka arrives at the elite private school Ouran Academy where she is mistaken as male due to her short hair and boyish appearance. Haruhi stumbles upon the Host Club (in Music Room 3) while looking for a quiet place to study and, while trying to escape the 6 eccentric members, accidentally breaks a vase worth 8 million yen ($72,600). To pay off the debt, Haruhi is forced to work for the club as an errand boy. After a while, the hosts realize Haruhi has natural talent and change her means of repayment from errand boy to Host-in-Training and will forgive her debt if she obtains 100 paying customers. One by one, the other club members realize that Haruhi is a girl, except for club leader Tamaki Suoh. On her first day as a host, Haruhi gets into a situation with Princess Ayanokoji, one of Tamaki’s jealous customers. Ayanokoji is banned from the club for starting the fight but as punishment Haruhi must now obtain 1000 customers to forgive the debt. Tamaki walks in on her while she is changing her wet clothes and discovers her true gender. Upon seeing Tamaki’s embarrassment second in command Kyoya remarks it may be the beginning of love.