Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at Ouran High School. Because of the superlative cost of the school uniform, Haruhi resorts to wearing long slacks, polo shirts and vests. Combined with her large glasses and tousled short hair, Haruhi's look causes her to be confused for a boy. Early in the anime Haruhi runs into Takashi, Mitsukuni "Hunny", Kaoru, Hikaru, Tamaki, and Kyouya; who spend their time charming and entertaining the school's girls. Haruhi accidentally breaks a vase value estimated to be US$80,000 in front of the boys and in order to pay off the debt, Haruhi is employed by them.