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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.


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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 (2350d ago)
c.2 by AOM (2392d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Freelance-Manga (2395d 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 (330 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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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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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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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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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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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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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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