Hachimitsu to Clover

Honey and Clover

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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
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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 8279482,794 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #881
Members: 264,919
Favorites: 4,161

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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.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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"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 ...
Aug 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Monologues.. a lot of them.
Sad piano music... a lot of that too.
They are very sad... and they like to show it.
Hagu is sad... the main character (don't recall his name) is sad cause she sad.
the idiot (also don't remember his names, i think he won an oscar?) is just an obnoxious idiot (pls go away).
the other chick is also sad (she makes a lot of plates) cause she likes guy that likes other sad woman with crutches (she wears heels...),
but he also sad cause other chick is sad.
professor says stuff... sometimes (i don't know what he teaches)
he also smokes (not the bicycles).
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 ...

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