Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka
Pisces, the Fishes
Reading: Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka
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4’10” (148 cm)
96 lbs (41kg)
Yasuchika “ Chika ” Haninozuka ( younger buddy )
Yorihisa Haninozuka ( founder )
Takashi “ Mori ” Morinozuka ( cousin )
Satoshi Morinozuka ( cousin )
Akira Morinozuka ( uncle )
Reiko Kanazuki ( friend→wife )
Cake, Strawberries, Candy
High School student (anime)
High School→University→Beyond (manga)
Ouran Host Club
Ep 01 – Starting today, You Are a host !
Yuudai Chiba Mitsukuni Haninozuka ( aka Honey, Hunny or Hani, japanese : 埴之塚 光邦, Haninozuka Mitsukuni ) is an older boy who is attractive to girls because he is child-like and cute. Honey, himself, loves cute things and indulges in sweets of coat and candy on a near-constant basis ; this, despite being smaller than median for his old age and a soldierly arts supporter. He is a perennial optimist with an innocent access to liveliness that makes him appear to be more like an elementary school scholar alternatively of a 3rd-year high school scholar, american samoa well as the eldest of all the Hosts. He is often seen riding on the shoulders of his best friend and cousin, Takashi “ Mori ” Morinozuka, and is about always carrying his pink stuffed rabbit, Usa-chan. When he speaks about positive things, flowers float about his lead .
Although Honey frequently appears dimwitted, he is actually highly intelligent and apt who is able to see that Tamaki Suoh, Hikaru Hitachiin and Kaoru Hitachiin all have feelings for Haruhi Fujioka. Despite his generally positive nature, he angers easily when awakened from sleep and since his bloodtype is AB, most of the hosts believe that he has a rent personality ( i.e. Dark/Nice Honey ). As the oldest person in the clubhouse, Honey refers to his companion hosts using the “ -chan ” honorific. He besides serves as a mentor-figure for the hosts, particularly Kaoru, and is eager to help others find their identity, merely as Tamaki helped him find the courage to be his own true self. however, he does not believe in babying people, even Mori, and typically does not offer his advice unless he is approached first. He is adoring of his gorge bunny, Usa-chan, as it was made barely for him by his late grandma, and he harbors an insatiate appetite for sweets and cake, admitting that he eats three whole cakes for dessert every flush after dinner. Despite his childish hobbies, Honey is more senesce than he seems. He has insight into the feelings of others, often able to predict when one person has feelings for another. He besides has good advice for people. Examples of this are found in the manga as seen when he is confronted by Reiko Kanazuki, who has difficulty socializing and uses curses to express herself. Honey tells her that if she wants people to like her, she should approach them. He is besides shown giving advice to Kaoru when Kaoru and Hikaru argue and when both express feelings for Haruhi. Honey is born under the star sign of Pisces, the Fishes. The plus traits of this sign are imagination, kindness, compassion, intuition, sensitivity and selflessness ; the negative traits being escape, high-mindedness, a fallible will, over-sensitivity, pessimism and indolence. Since he is born on the 29th of February, leap-day, Honey is considered a “ leapling ” and only celebrates his actual birthday once every four years, giving these qualities a lesser influence on his personality .
Honey possesses a babyish front and is extremely short in acme ; his actual altitude being 148 curium ( 4’10 ” ) but growing to be 180 centimeter ( 5’11 ” ) in a 2011 omake in a dream of Haruhi ‘s. His hair is short and honey-blond in color ( as opposed to Tamaki, whose hair is pale blond ). When not in Ouran ‘s school uniform, he tends to dress plainly in the zanzibar copal but outrageously in the manga. He is typically seen with his cousin Mori or his stuff bunny Usa-Chan ( a.k.a. Bun-Bun ) by his side, and whenever he speaks, flowers float around his head ; the lone exceptions being when he is angry, broken or confused .
Honey ‘s rose coloring material in the Host Club is pink. In japanese acculturation, this signifies gladden and trustworthiness ; Honey possesses both of these traits. In westerly polish, the pinko rose is a symbol of nurturing and affection ; besides traits which Honey demonstrates throughout the series .
The Haninozuka Family
The Haninozuka family have excelled in warlike arts for generations, to the steer that all kin members are martial arts champions. Upon greeting, it is custom for family members to fight as a admonisher to keep their guard up. It should be noted that altitude is not significant in the Haninozuka Martial Arts, as it is mentioned that, “ There are more small people in the [ Haninozuka ] family than not. ” Honey is said to be the best martial arts ace in Japan, his art such that he has been instructed to never go all-out in a public battle. The argue given by Tamaki in Ep 18 – Chika ‘s “ Down with Honey ” declaration ! is that if he always fought all-out, he would be viewed as a secret weapon and upset the United Nations, and they would take it out on all of Japan .
Yasuchika Haninozuka, dearly nicknamed “ Chika ” in the anime, is Honey ‘s younger brother and appears to be his pivotal opposite. In contrast to his elder brother, he is tall and has great loathing for sweets, cunning things, and his sibling ‘s love for them. When Chika openly accuses his buddy of being an stranger who uses Usa-chan to communicate with a “ mother ship, ” he explains that this accusation stems from the fact that Honey eats three cakes for dessert every night and holds a weekly eat-all-you-want midnight cakefest, which confounds his brother as Mitsukuni never seems to gain system of weights. Over time, Chika is revealed to actually care profoundly for his elder buddy and holds great obedience for his martial arts skills, though he still remains frustrated by his brother ‘s loli-shota tendencies .
Mori and Honey are not entirely cousins, but best friends, whose near relationship is rivaled alone by the Hitachiin twins. Honey is the alone one who calls Mori by his first name rather of his nickname and vice versa. many generations before marriage united their families, the Morinozuka family served the Haninozuka family ; and so despite the marriage, the two continue to be a team. Mori is identical protective of and firm to Honey, and Honey authentically likes and appreciates Mori ; he can be seen riding on his shoulders frequently, interacting with him constantly, and even ruffling his hair once in a while. They depend on each early as brothers do, Mori serving as confidant and companion in place of Honey ‘s natural buddy who wants no character of him .
Throughout the series, it is apparent that Honey ‘s feelings towards Haruhi are tender, but merely platonic. He finds her to be another cunning thing, like his stuff rabbit, Usa-chan ; and he is the first person to be friendly towards her when she inaugural encounters the Host Club, calling her “ Haru-Chan ” and inviting her to eat cake with him. He is besides the second person ( after Kyoya ) to realize Haruhi ‘s on-key gender. His relationship with her is best described as a brother/sister-like one, as he can frequently be found helping Haruhi out in versatile scenarios, particularly when it comes to understanding her own or early ‘s feelings .
Honey likes and cares about Tamaki identical a lot, seeing as how when Tamaki inaugural invited him to join the Host Club, he was the one to say that it was all right to like cute things and to eat cake if that is what he likes. The loli-boy, who had been wanting to embrace that character of himself for quite a while, is grateful and touched by Tamaki ‘s toleration of his true self, much like Takashi “ Mori ” Morinozuka does. Honey is besides the beginning to defend Tamaki against the Newspaper Club when they attempt to discredit Tamaki, believing that he is wielding his kin ‘s office over the rest of the Hosts. Honey says ( paraphrasing ), “ Tama-chan would never do that. We all like Tamaki. That ‘s why we ‘re in the Host Club in the beginning space. ”
Honey has a reciprocal relationship with the Hitachiin twins. When on the subject of Honey, they often comment about his loli-shota ways. The three have known each other since childhood ( after all, since they are all on the like condition level, classmates do not change very often ) and the twins are the ones who tell Haruhi about Honey ‘s by ( eg. his skills, how he gave up his loli-shota ways for a time being, etc. ) Often, they view Honey as a kid, but are still fearful and respectful of him, as demonstrated when the twins and Tamaki both fawn in fear at Honey ‘s bad temper upon waking up and finding his bunny dirty. They besides address Honey respectfully, using “ senpai ”, as he is their upperclassman. overall, the relationship between the three of them is quite friendly, and they acknowledge each other with deference .
Reiko is a manga-only character who develops quixotic intentions towards Honey. They meet when she trips over Usa-chan and Honey offers his hand to help her up, thus displaying the beginning nice action any homo being has done for her in a long time. As a member of the Black Magic Club, she becomes obsessed with casting spells to “ capture his soul ” since she believes that he captured hers, and despite the loli-shota ‘s initial misgivings, he realizes that her actions are attempts at communication. Honey explains that an easier means to “ capture another ‘s person ” is simply to talk to them and learn about them. When Kanazuki begins to attend the Host Club, their relationship deepens and they discover one another ‘s obsessions – Kanazuki ‘s being black magic while Honey ‘s is cake and small things. In an omake, they marry, making Honey the first Host to do so .
The loli-shota type.
Honey senpai with Usa chan . Honey clinging onto Mori .
- I’ll eat it!
- The name Mitsukuni means “light” (光) (mitsu) and “country” (邦) (kuni).
- Mitsukuni’s surname Haninozuka means “clay” (埴) (hanin), “this” (之) (no) and “mound, hill/hillock, heap, pile, drift, stack, bank” (塚) (tsuka/zuka).
- Honey is the first one out of the host club members to get married to Reiko Kanazuki from the Black Magic Club.
- In the manga, flowers float around Honey’s speech-bubbles when he speaks, except when he’s being serious. In the anime, they float around his character, except when he is being serious.
- Like the other Hosts, Honey’s phone matches his rose color, which is pink.
- Honey shares the same seiyuu as Fruits Basket‘s seiyuu, Momiji Sohma, both characters being childish, cute, blond and somehow associated with rabbits.
- chapter 3