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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
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:50 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #2782
Popularity: #343
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Morita, Shinobu
Morita, Shinobu
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji
Takemoto, Yuuta
Takemoto, Yuuta
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Yamada, Ayumi
Yamada, Ayumi
Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako
Hanamoto, Hagumi
Hanamoto, Hagumi
Kudou, Haruka
Kudou, Haruka


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

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Day It All Began
Hajimari no Hi (はじまりの日)
Apr 15, 2005
2 The two affections start to turn
Futatsu no Koi ga Mawari-dasu (2つの恋が回り出す)
Apr 22, 2005
3 These were two unrequited loves
Sore wa Futatsu no Kataomoi (それは2つの片思い)
Apr 29, 2005
4 The boy and girl are swayed
Kare to Kanojo ga Yure-ugoku (彼と彼女が揺れ動く)
May 6, 2005
5 I think of my mother in my hometown
Kokyou no Haha wo Omou (故郷の母を想う)
May 13, 2005

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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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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Jun 10, 2015
Note: This is a review of both Honey and Clover I and II.

When you step aside and take a glance, life is oftentimes little more than a concoction of chaotic brushstrokes, a mosaic of encounters and occurrences of which the pieces, however small, inevitably define who we are. Our memories and wavering relationships, much like a painting's amalgam of colours, might not be quite so beautiful when looked at as separate pieces, but can come together to contrive the bigger picture, periods of our lives which, in retrospect, can seem meaningful, and ever so beautiful nonetheless.

Honey and Clover, based off of the manga with 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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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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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 
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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.
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Anime: Kimi to Boku.
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 
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Similarities between the characters' personalities, the art style, and the sense of humor found in both animes. 
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Both of these animes have a large prospect in the slice of life point of view and the drama in these animes are overwhelming. >_> While Nana concentrates on Music, Honey and Clover concentrates on Art, and they both display the characters of these anime trying to pursue a career toward these things.  
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so what are the canon couples in this anime?
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