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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.

Note: Was adapted into a live action film in 2006 and a live action tv series.
Won the the 27th Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo in 2003 (shared with Kimi wa Pet).


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Associated Names
Мёд и клевер
허니와 클로버
Honey & Clover
Honey and Clover

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Freelance-Manga (3284d ago)
c.2 by AOM (3326d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Freelance-Manga (3328d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (363 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 5th 2017, 7:34am PST



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

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English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #1103 increased(+160)
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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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Very unique.   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
August 3rd, 2009, 5:56pm
It's strange. This was one of the few manga that I didn't like from the beginning, but loved when I reread. I don't know what it is about this manga, but I find just about everything quirky and charming. I remember reading the first volume and thinking "what the heck is this about? I don't get it". But now that I reread it, it's funny to me. Everything in it is amusing, and deep at the same time. It's an amazing manga. Please check it out if you have the time!~
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Checkers
May 3rd, 2008, 4:06pm
Hachikuro is one of the most bittersweet, believable, heart-warming manga/animes I've ever seen. And that's saying a lot. It's not your typical shoujo fare - where all is light and happiness, but instead, it chooses to explore depth of character and the reality of relationships. Not to mention Morita Shinobu is just full of WIN.

Don't judge it by the artwork. In fact, a recommendation: WATCH THE ANIME FIRST, if you're spoilt by all those shoujo artists who draw in beautiful, clean detail. Also the anime is actually finished and _available_. -cough- >.>

If you want something good but more on the humourous side, go for Nodame Cantabile!

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2008, 4:08pm
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Not So Bad.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lizardcake
August 20th, 2008, 7:54pm
The manga is all right, but it's starting to get really confusing. I like the live action a lot better. Maybe the anime would be good too...
I don't really recommend this manga if you aren't really into slice of life shoujo. But it is very cute, and for some reason, (maybe it's because they're art students) it always inspires me to draw.
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Meh only saw the anime sorry...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kazesages
December 1st, 2007, 2:29pm
Beside the short female characters, Honey and Clover is truly an amazing anime/manga...Totally worth spenting time on reading or watching =3
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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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I like it enough   
Rating: N/A
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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kuroneko2728
December 16th, 2006, 7:00am
I'm cirrently watching the cartoons is animax and i can say that it is pretty cool! Morita or Takemoto? Who'll win Hagu's heart!?
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The only theme existed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Raide
November 17th, 2006, 5:19am
Honey and Clover is mostly, about friendships.

I found no other manga compares to what Hachikuro achieved. The series is perfect on the exploration of the characters depth, their relationships to each others, all their past and problems, their painful love life, their study and career, and the future. I stack it along with my top/best three manga, along with Fruits Basket and Gakuen Alice.

If you want deep great story and drama. Read it! Also the two seasons of the completed anime, since both of them are awesome.

But I wish the scanlators also care about the quantity though. But still thanks for all the great works!

... Last updated on November 17th, 2006, 5:21am
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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.

@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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