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Hachimitsu to Clover  
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Description
From Viz:
Takemoto lives in a run-down student apartment, where his greatest worry is when he'll next be able to afford to eat meat and whether he'll get to class on time. Although he's away from home and living on his own, Takemoto is far from finished growing up. Along with his crazy cast of friends, Morita, Mayama, Yamada, and Hagumi, Takemoto sets out to discover life and his true self.


Was adapted into a live action film in 2006 and a live action tv series.

In 2003, this manga won the 27th Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Мёд и клевер
ハチクロ
ハチミツとクローバー
蜂蜜与四叶草
蜂蜜幸运草
蜂蜜與四葉草
허니와 클로버
Honey & Clover
Honey and Clover

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Freelance-Manga (2252d ago)
c.2 by AOM (2294d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Freelance-Manga (2296d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 64

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (317 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 18th 2014, 5:47am PST

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Year
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Chorus (Shueisha)
Cutie Comic (Takarajimasha)
Shojo Beat (Viz)
Young You (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #632 increased(+247)
Monthly Pos #1173 increased(+41)
3 Month Pos #1352 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #1305 decreased(-23)

List Stats
On 547 reading lists
On 889 wish lists
On 565 completed lists
On 61 unfinished lists
On 334 custom lists

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No. Just no.   
Rating: N/A
by Kinky-Chan
December 12th, 2014, 11:05pm
I don't understand how this is good actually. True, there are lots of meaningful points here and there but come on, what's with all the unrequited love? And honestly saying, even if some of the characters finally realized their feelings for each other, in the end they ended up giving up their love. And dude,

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Mayama could be such a prick that I can't help but want to slap his face. He doesn't love Yamada yet he wants to get in between Yamada and Nomiya. Seriously, ain't he just tormenting the crap out of her? I really like Yamada's character out of all the others and I seriously feel sorry for her. But then again, I understand that feeling of liking someone to the point that you can't move on but she really should move on and focus on Nomiya, not using him as a soft pillow to cry on whenever she sees Mayama with that widow chick of his.


I'm sorry to say that this story is really messed up. Slice of life should be warm and bubbly but I don't get any from this manga nor the anime. No one's exactly moving on and when they did, it's not something that's very pleasant. It's like the story's there to tell us 'this character falls in love with this character, blah blah but hey guess what? In the end they won't get together and move on with their life! (minus mayama and that widow chick)' Yeah, realistic it is, but even in reality, someone's bound to end up with someone. Sorry, no my cup of tea.
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The Ride.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Green Mylle
November 29th, 2014, 11:19pm
Gah, I don't know where to start. This is my ultimate favorite.

You know when characters grows on you and you feel like they are now a part of your life.
This is what this manga gave to me. Well honestly the anime one gave life to the manga and I favor the anime a lot more.

Their adventure, the unrequited love, the friendship, comedy, and especially how it depicted the inferiority complex and the loss of meaning in life.

I watched it when I was 11(almost 8 years ago)and averagely liked it, turns out watching it again as I grew older made me realize a deeper meaning behind it all.
Yes, to the people having a hard time liking it, read it or watch it again, maybe you'll get another message. The Bittersweet memories of life.

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@kinky-chan: That was the point of Mayama's character. He's using Yamada...then again you'd understand why....Even Rika was using Mayama. You get the pattern? While Yamada also used Nomiya in a way.

And because life isn't just about ending up with each other, just reality that's all.
There are a lot of exaggerated stuffs in H&C but that's just for comedy.

Yeah maybe it's just not your type. Haha own preferences.

... Last updated on December 19th, 2014, 5:37am
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Just so amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cloud le
December 9th, 2013, 1:19pm
If you're looking for just romance, the series may not work for you. It is an amazing slice-of-life story. Each character is different and has their own unique life to cope with. Some message are so good.
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Simply Amazing   
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by ListeningDaisy
July 18th, 2012, 9:15pm
As the person below me said, it was an amazing slice of life. The story actually came to life, you could watch the characters grow and change, it was amazing. That manga had so many great lessons in it. I loved every minute of it!
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Loved it...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ForteAtrox
May 11th, 2012, 6:55pm
I loved this series, it was an amazing slice-of-life... The characters were fantastic, especially Shinobu! He will always stand as one of my most favorite characters in manga. xD Nothing too angsty and all the problems in there I was able to relate to as an artist.
Though there were a few minor points I was a little concerned about, after awhile it hardly seem to matter.
I'd recommend this for anyone!
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Not Into It   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by KaoriNite
December 7th, 2011, 4:30pm
So I watched the first season of the anime, and was completely unimpressed and disappointed. It gets such great reviews but I totally didn't like it. First of all, I don't get the appeal of Hagu. She's 18 but looks, and for the most part acts, like a child. And she has two guys who fall for her. Why? Do they have Lolita-complexes? Secondly, the romance in it is totally disappointing. Basically, everyone has an unrequited love. And for those who confess and are rejected, never move on. They just sit around waiting for their situation to magically change. Boring. At least try to seduce your love or something. Granted, I haven't watched the entire series, so something might change later on. But I really couldn't stand to watch another episode.
There were a couple of things that I liked. I like the whole, coming of age, trying to figure out who you are aspect. Also, it is pretty realistic. I usually like these types of slice of life mangas. Unfortunately, this manga will make you realize that sometimes, real life needs to be embellished.
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So confused   
Rating: N/A
by Sagiri_chan
November 10th, 2011, 9:10am
I just don't know what point I should rate this manga. Okay, I admit that some parts of it are really good and touching that make me cry. But after reading whole 10 vol, I just can't understand almost anything...
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Ahh!   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by mogiks
September 9th, 2010, 8:35pm
I can't believe this manga has so many negative reviews. I'll throw in my opinion.

At first I found it somewhat tedious and quite aimless in terms of plot. I was really expecting something different, but please please PLEASE give it a chance. It takes a while to start to care for the characters, but once you do, wow. I devoured the last five or so volumes in one sitting. Personally I really like a coming-of-age story and I think this was just so honest, thoughtful and profound in the way we saw the characters develop. I loved the comedy - I had a few fits of hysterics, mostly at Morita, but sometimes I thought it was a bit on the excessive side. The art is NOT horrible in the least, I really liked it. For once there weren't any panels where I thought, "wow, I hate the way the mangaka drew that character's expression/body." It's clean art and the mangaka knows how to manipulate it to depict carefully nuanced facial expressions and wonderful landscapes, among other things.

What is most amazing about this manga is its ability to juggle comedy and seriousness. At one point I was laughing out loud while still crying from a few pages earlier, and it didn't jar at all. And the characters are so brilliant and the way their relationships flow is so completely natural. And perhaps I'm just being soppy and sentimental but everything about this manga, particulary Takemoto's journey to find himself, really inspired me.

Give this manga a chance. I gather it's not for everyone but stick with it just in case, it gets so much better later on! People whose lives are changing/going to change will particularly appreciate it, I think.

... Last updated on September 9th, 2010, 8:36pm
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I like it enough   
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by Name-Undecided
May 14th, 2010, 9:58am
Well Hagu looks and acts like a particularly dimwitted 6-year old, so the "love triangle" revolving around her is disturbing, to say the least. I just tell myself the two guys see her as a "muse" and not as a romantic object of affection and that helps gets me through the manga, but I've only read 3 volumes so far. Holding off on a rating for now.
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Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jeli
May 4th, 2010, 5:20pm
I have to say, I really didn't like this manga at all when I read the first seven volumes. I thought that all the humor was getting pretty annoying and fksdlf just didn't like it.

A year or so later, I watch the anime series and my opinion changes. Drastically to the point that it's one of my favorite series now. I re-read the volumes up to volume seven and focused mainly on the inner thinking... and it was so much more amazing. I actually think the jokes are funny now, lol.

This story was so beautifully written. I can't believe I put it down the first time I read it.

I cried at the ending. It was so ... sweet.

Takemoto, Yamada, Mayama, Morita, and Hagu. I love these characters. I could especially relate to Takemoto and Yamada. They're sweet, pure, unrequited loves that they chased after. The inner thought of all these characters was amazing. I'll never forget this series. One of my favorites along with Lovely Complex and Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou.

I would re-read this manga any day.

10/10, deep story.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2010, 2:18pm
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