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Hachimitsu to Clover

Hachimitsu to Clover

Alternative Titles

English: Honey and Clover
Synonyms: HachiKuro, Honey & Clover
Japanese: ハチミツとクローバー


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.231 (scored by 39415 users)
Ranked: #2872
Popularity: #304
Members: 97,926
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comedy drama romance slice of life


Takemoto Yuuta, Mayama Takumi, and Morita Shinobu are college students who share the small apartment. Even though they live in poverty, the three of them are able to obtain pleasure through small things in life. The story follows these characters' life stories as poor college students, as well as their love lives when a short but talented 18 year old girl called Hanamoto Hagumi appears.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hachimitsu to Clover
Side story: Hachimitsu to Clover Specials
Sequel: Hachimitsu to Clover II

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanamoto, Hagumi
Hanamoto, Hagumi
Kudou, Haruka
Kudou, Haruka
Mayama, Takumi
Mayama, Takumi
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Morita, Shinobu
Morita, Shinobu
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Takemoto, Yuuta
Takemoto, Yuuta
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi


Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Masunari, Koji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director

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Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Apr 15, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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May 24, 2008
For many of us who watch anime, the medium can become something more than simply animated entertainment. Sometimes, we will find ourselves connecting on a deep emotional level with a character or characters in a show. Sometimes, the story will seem less like a fanciful escape and more like a reflection upon society or our individual lives. These are the kind of shows stick with us. They'll make us laugh, they'll make us cry, and sometimes they'll make us realize something new about ourselves. Honey and Clover is one of those kind of anime.

Based on the manga by Chika Umino, Honey and Clover follows the read more
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Feb 1, 2015
In life, there’s always moments of happiness. Happiness, in general, can be achieved quite easily; receiving an unexpected gift, having great success in your career, and most especially, falling in love. But have we once thought that every time happiness comes our way, there will always be someone around us that will be on the opposite side of the coin? Failure comes with success, bitterness come with love. These are bundled facts in life that no human being is immune to. In my first review, I’ll be talking about Hachimitsu to Clover or Honey and Clover. A series that tells the story about a group read more
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Jun 28, 2007
Ever get that nice feeling after you finished watching a really good series? That’s how I felt when I finished watching Honey and Clover.

What a wonderful story. It’s a good mix of bittersweet growing pains, salty teardrops, and huge doses of soul searching, all brought about by Love. Ah yes, Love. That is what defines the plot of Honey and Clover. Through this anime, we see how love can go both ways – it can send you flying in the sky, or it can leave you with a knife in the back.

I can relate to mostly everyone in the story, and this is also why read more
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Aug 30, 2013
Honey and Clover is one of the few slice of life series that deals with matters such as love and friendship very maturely, the everyday life quite realistically and the resolution with a better perspective.

It is hard for me to decide to give this show a number. With little bias in mind, with the satisfaction I received, with the delightful sound tracks, it is easy for me to give this show a 10. And my advice is, don't look at the numbers, but actually understand the wonderful story the show has to offer, the beautiful story where the little things in life are highlighted read more
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Both are really well done slice of life series that focus on students attending college focusing on artistic subjects (fine arts for Honey and Clover and classical music for Nodame Cantabile). The artistic style in both series is similar as well with well rounded humor to balance things out. I also can't help but see similarities between Morita and Nodame. I keep thinking that Nodame is the female version of Morita. :D 
reportRecommended by the_pillows
Both shows features talented people and the "normal" ones around them.
While HnC is more into slice of life, Sakuraso is more of a RomCom.
reportRecommended by kiosy
Similarities between the characters' personalities, the art style, and the sense of humor found in both animes. 
reportRecommended by lovescream
While H.C is on a university setting, KTB is on High School but it has similar pace, similar friendships and even characters with similar personalities (the serious hardworking guy that wears glasses and is in love with a much older woman (Mayama/Kaname), the funny guy that always makes parodies (Morita/Chizuru), a girl from their age that is very small and used to be closed to others until she met them (Hagu/ Mary), a sensitive kind guy (Takemoto/ Shun), a girl that has an unrequited love for the serious guy (Yamada/Hisako). The difference is, instead of an older guy that is part of the group (Shuuji),  read more 
reportRecommended by Orulyon
Both concentrates on each characters development and self seeking. 
reportRecommended by Nia9001
Both awesome and serious life stories. Animation is great, kinda similar with bright colors. I also find openings very similar, the songs, actually.  
reportRecommended by AkageNoFujoshi

Opening Theme

"Dramatic" by Yuki

Ending Theme

#1: "Waltz" by Suneohair (eps 1-12, 24)
#2: "Mistake" by THE BAND HAS NO NAME (eps 13-23)

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