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Hachimitsu to Clover   
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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: Won the 27th Kodansha Manga Award for Shoujo in 2003, shared with Kimi wa Pet.


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

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by Freelance-Manga over 15 years ago
c.2 by AOM over 15 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Freelance-Manga over 15 years ago
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in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete) + 2 Spinoff Chapters

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Spin off chapters adapted in OVAs)
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 64 (S2) Skips ; Chap 23

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (412 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0

Last Updated
December 8th 2023, 7:00pm



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Original Publisher
Hakusensha (2016 - Digital)
Shueisha (2002)

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (10 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

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Originally was gonna give this a 7  
by Shellshock
April 8th, 2020, 6:36am
Rating: 5.0  / 10.0
I actually enjoyed most of the series. It was fun. But the ending.... was dogshit.

its sad the author pulls the open ending garbage like there actually good author's making good decisions but sadly that is not the case.

Many of characters barely grow in this time span as well as the fact that the romance is kept open ended while keeping the pacing a snail.

Overall it could've been good fun show. But the ending ruined it. the journey saves it from going into the negative but the ending ruins any chance for it being actually worth watching.
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Very... real. An extremely good read  
by lizchl
July 18th, 2015, 8:57am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
It has a very real take to it. And yet has certain aspects of craziness that's needed to balance out the issues that the characters face.

Deep and real. Is all I have to say bout this.

The art isn't all that. Not very fancy and a bit rough around the edges... But read this for the story and what it makes you feel after every chapter.

I started out by watching the anime, which runs pretty true to the manga. But seriously, read the manga. I know I'd heard tons bout this manga/anime and it took me... haha not til this year to watch/read it (cos the art is meh and I was superficial that way). But definitely no regrets. One of the better series out there.

Disclaimer: Not for all you people who read manga for the fluff and happy happy, smutty bits.
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No. Just no.  
by Kinky-Chan
December 12th, 2014, 10:05pm
Rating: N/A
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.  
by Green Mylle
November 29th, 2014, 10:19pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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, 4:37am
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Just so amazing  
by cloud le
December 9th, 2013, 12:19pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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  
by ListeningDaisy
July 18th, 2012, 9:15pm
Rating: N/A
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...  
by ForteAtrox
May 11th, 2012, 6:55pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
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  
by KaoriNite
December 7th, 2011, 3:30pm
Rating: 3.0  / 10.0
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  
by Sagiri_chan
November 10th, 2011, 8:10am
Rating: N/A
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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I like it enough  
by Name-Undecided
May 14th, 2010, 9:58am
Rating: N/A
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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