This episode gained a 2.3% viewership, a couple points lower than the week before, but its not like I care about viewership anymore haha. The episode 4 of the drama coincides with episode 4 of the anime. I may be biased when I say this, but this wasn't particularly my favorite episode, only because I think Renge (in general) is really annoying. I know a lot of people like her character because she comes out of no where and is a hilarious addition, but she's just really annoying since she butts in a lot, but whatever, that's just how I feel.
At the Host Club, guests are greeted to an indoor Japanese garden theme with the hosts dressed in kimono's (they say Kimono, but I wanna call it a Yukata, but it's most likely a Kimono lol). Kyouya had told Haruhi that another guest had picked her as her choice host. Haruhi asked how expenses were made since guests don't pay and it turns out that the host club sells private photos of themselves to guests, but that there's a limit to their sales and need something new. As Tamaki was bothering Haruhi, like always, they notice someone standing at the door peeking in, Renge. As Tamaki tries to bring her in, she freaks out and hits him in the face by insulting him with multiple put-downs until he knocks out. When Renge eyes Kyouya, she happily runs and gives him a hug and declares herself the host club's manager.
I rewatched the anime version just to see how close they followed the story and they did pretty well There were only a couple minor changes, but it didn't detract from the storyline (but didn't enhance it). Some changes were, of course, having Nekozawa there, Haruhi and Renge baking cookies, Renge losing her picture of Miyabi-kun, the location where Haruhi telling Renge to stop thinking one-sided and when Haruhi told Tamaki that she likes him better just the way he is.
I thought the baking scene was a cute addition, and you can tell that the twins are starting to fall for Haruhi as well. I keep saying this, but having Nekozawa really is pointless to have in every episode, but it's great a great comedic addition, and it doesn't hurt to have another ikemen in the cast ;)
One thing that bothered me about this episode was when Kyouya broke the camera lens. The sound effect didn't match the action... REALLY fake, but other than that not a bad episode. I was hoping Renge would only make this one episode, but I think she's going to be in episode 6?
(Left: Poor Honey lol, Right: Kyouya eating Haruhi's cookie instead of Renge's)
(Why is he in the sun anyways?)
Scenes from the Movie