A 26-episode anime television series aired between April 5 and September 26, 2006 on Japan's Nippon Television network. The series was directed by Takuya Igarashi and written by Yōji Enokido, while the character designer and chief animation director for the series was Kumiko Takahashi. It also features a different cast from the audio dramas, with Maaya Sakamoto starring as Haruhi Fujioka andMamoru Miyano portraying Tamaki Suoh.
The series is licensed for distribution in North America by Funimation Entertainment. Caitlin Glass is the ADR director of the series. The first anime DVD set containing the first thirteen episodes was released on October 28, 2008 in North America. The second volume containing the last thirteen episodes was released on January 6, 2009. On April 27, 2009, the series made its North American television debut on the FUNimation Channel.
LIVE ACTIONA live-action TV series of Ouran began airing in Japan on TBS on July 22, 2011. The live-action adaption features Yūsuke Yamamoto as Tamaki Suou and Haruna Kawaguchi as Haruhi Fujioka.[9