Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at Ouran Academy. Looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi discovers the Host Club, a group of six male students who like to entertain the female students who apparently have "too much time on their hands." During the discovery of the Host Club, Haruhi accidentally knocks over and breaks an antique vase that was valued at 8,000,000 yen ($80,000 in the u.s. version of the manga.) The club's king, Tamaki, decides that Haruhi has to pay it off by being the host club's errand boy. She agrees since Hosting will help her pay off her debt more quickly. Even though she is a girl, Haruhi is mistaken for a boy because of her short hair and the way she dresses. The members of the club discover her true gender one by one, but they keep this fact a secret.
I have read the manga, watched the anime and I really enjoyed both. The anime doesn't cover all of the manga because there is only 1 season, but it's still worth the watch. There are many funny moments and touching parts as well. I definitely recommend that everyone watch the anime at least once.