Hachimitsu to Clover

Honey and Clover

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: HachiKuro, Honey & Clover
Japanese: ハチミツとクローバー
English: Honey and Clover
German: Honey and Clover
Spanish: Honey and Clover
French: Honey and Clover
More titles


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:35 (JST)
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Love PolygonLove Polygon, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.001 (scored by 8236582,365 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #871
Members: 263,170
Favorites: 4,149

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #602Popularity #871Members 263,170
Add to List
Episodes: /24
* Your list is public by default.


Yuuta Takemoto, a sophomore at an arts college, shares a cheap apartment with two seniors—the eccentric Shinobu Morita, who keeps failing to graduate due to his absenteeism, and the sensible Takumi Mayama, who acts as a proper senior to Takemoto, often looking out for him.

Takemoto had not given much thought to his future until one fine spring day, when he meets the endearing Hagumi Hanamoto and falls in love at first sight. Incredibly gifted in the arts, Hagumi enrolls in Takemoto's university and soon befriends the popular pottery student Ayumi Yamada. Ayumi is already well acquainted with the three flatmates and secretly harbors deep feelings for one of them.

Hachimitsu to Clover is a heartwarming tale of youth, love, soul-searching, and self-discovery, intricately woven through the complex relationships between five dear friends.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Hachimitsu to Clover was the first anime to air on Fuji Television's noitaminA block.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Episode Director
Tachibana, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Dramatic" by Yuki (eps 1-12,24)

Ending Theme

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


Apr 26, 2022
Unrequited love. Wishing the person you love felt the same way about you. Falling for someone you know you can't have. Channeling your pain into art. The uncertainty of adult life. The pain and guilt you feel when someone has feelings for you that you just can't return.

At its core, this anime is about cherishing the good times with the people you love in the here and now, because someday they will be mere memories.

Honey and Clover is one of the most realistic portrayals of relationships I have seen in an anime. The main characters are all young adults, trying to figure out ...
May 3, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Honey & Clover, predecessor to March Comes Like a Lion, is told in much the same way, a drab grey exterior where the excitement comes through introspection. This internal focus happens to be the best part of the show, but it also comes at a price. For one, what's initially introduced as an arch plot is really problematic: Two of the main protagonists fall in love with a girl, Hagu, who they mistake as a 7 year old (in one of her recent pictures). She's really 18 when the show starts, but consider that she talks in simplistic sentences, throws tantrums, responds to people emotively, ...
Mar 25, 2023
Watching, force-feeding, succumbing to Honey and Clover has been the most boring experiences I’ve had watching anime. The show is more thoughtful, more sensitive, more real than anything seen in mainstream anime, and at the same time is the least enjoyable, most dull, most tedious anime I have ever watched through all the way. Only after several attempts was I capable of finishing, the end result leaving much to be desired. It has flashes of brilliance, genuine warmth at times, and an insane amount of baggage and neurosis. It's like sitting in on someone’s therapy session.

The start’s very good, the first episode is a treat ...

Interest Stacks

33 Entries · 28 Restacks
37 Entries · 108 Restacks
50 Entries · 2 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for February Week 1: February 4 - 10 Anime Releases A.D. Police (TV) Complete Collection Blu-ray Bai She: Yuan...read more

Q2 2019 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 6/13]

Q2 2019 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 6/13]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (April-June) of 2019. Spring 2019 anime which were licensed be...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Hachimitsu to Clover Episode 24 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Fentastic - Oct 5, 2008
124 repliesby anti0taku »»
Sep 14, 4:50 PM
Poll: Hachimitsu to Clover Episode 16 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Kayro - Mar 21, 2008
61 repliesby anti0taku »»
Aug 3, 2:42 PM
Poll: Hachimitsu to Clover Episode 15 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Kayro - Mar 20, 2008
63 repliesby anti0taku »»
Aug 3, 1:08 PM
Poll: Hachimitsu to Clover Episode 10 Discussion
Kayro - Mar 19, 2008
49 repliesby anti0taku »»
Jul 22, 12:08 PM
Poll: Hachimitsu to Clover Episode 4 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Kayro - Mar 18, 2008
53 repliesby anti0taku »»
Jul 15, 1:46 AM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 14 Best Josei Anime of All Time [Updated]

Top 14 Best Josei Anime of All Time [Updated]

Love shoujo but wish it tackled more mature topics? Introducing the josei genre. Here are our top 14 picks!

by Littoface


Top 25 Best Romance Anime of All Time

Top 25 Best Romance Anime of All Time

Let's just be honest and admit that every story is spiced up if it contains at least a small degree of romance. Love makes everything better, so here are the 25 most romantic anime shows in which love plays a very important role.
It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login