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Anime Review : Honey & Clover

I just finished watching this anime a couple of weeks ago. The title is Honey & Clover. It started as a manga before it was made into an anime. This anime has a first season,a second season & two special episodes. It has become quite popular that they decided to make a live action movie from it.

This anime is about university life,love, friendship & life itself. There is not much action in the anime but for those who love comedy mix with a little romance, then this is the anime for you. The characters in this anime are really lovable. It kind of reminds me of Ouran High School. (I'll review that later) The story is basically about a group of friends, Takemoto, Mayama & Morita who live in an apartment complex and are students at an art university in Tokyo.

*Yuta Takemoto*

*Takumi Mayama*

*Shinobu Morita*

They were living their normal lives until one of the art professors, Shūji Hanamoto, introduces his cousin's daughter, Hagumi Hanamoto, who has come to live with him and is a first year at the art school. Because Hagu was so adorable, Takemoto & Morita instantly feel in love with her & try their best to express their love to her. Morita shows his love in the strangest ways like taking pictures of her or asking her to dress up to look like a mouse for his website. (which he named Korobukkuru which can mean "a girl who is cute in any way") Takemoto shows his love by being her best friend & help her in anyway possible. Hagumi on the other hand is too shy to mix with others but soon she begin to accept them & become friends.

*Shuji Hanamoto*

*Hagumi Hanamoto*

In the group, there is another girl named Ayumi Yamada, who is popular among the guys & always seem to get the girls jealous because of her beauty. She is a sweet & cute girl (although she is very strong & has a strong appetite) but she only loves Mayama & no one else.....

*Ayumi Yamada*

Mayama on the other hand loves an older women by the name of Rika Harada, who runs an art business which she used to run with her husband, Harada before he died in a car accident which also left her disabled. She blames herself for the accident & never dared to get involve in a relationship with anyone. Rika, Harada and Shuji were close friends and roommates in the same college as the rest during their time. Mayama was sent by Shuji to help Rika, who had a hard time taking care of herself and running her business without her husband.

*Rika Harada*

The story follows these characters in their love life, graduating from college, finding jobs, and learning more about themselves. I love this anime for actually showing the struggles in life & how we should appreciate every single moment in our life. I definitely recommend this anime. It is a must see for anime lovers. Till my next review, I wish everyone a good night & Happy Valentine Day! (^__^)

*The Sweet Moments in Our life's,

We Will Cherish Forever*

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  1. Comrade Cripple said...

    They are currently still airing this show on Animax. Basically the cheesy ads for this anime made me refuse to watch it.  

  2. gungrave1988 said...

    That's because it's the dubbed version. The dubbed version of the anime kind of sucks. I prefer subbed anime. You should give it a try. I watched it & I never regretted it. It's really a well made anime. The anime is like you're watching the scenes being painted right in from of you.Try getting the subbed version rather than the dubbed version...  

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  4. Comrade Cripple said...

    Astro used to air subbed and dubbed anime but have pulled off a SNAFU recently. You can have the language of the anime in Japanese but there will be no subtitles. Why the hell have Japanese dialogue without subtitles? Who speaks Japanese here? Ironically, in the ads of Animax subbed clips appear.  

  5. gungrave1988 said...

    Yeah that's true. I thought having Animax would be the coolest thing but in the end,it was a let down. I wanted subbed anime, not DUBBED!! WTH!!?!  

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  7. Kristalyamaki said...

    Hi! I'm from Yamaki's Anime Blog.

    First of all, I have to comment that your introduction of the characters are rather detailed and precise. That's a really good point, and somehow I felt that you're a better blogger than I am.

    Again, I am wondering, are you watching the fansubs or the English dubbed version on Astro's Animax? As far as I am concerned, the dubbing have killed the quality and hillariousity(s.p?) of the anime. But by judging that you have seen Ouran Koukou Host Club, I suppose you're a fansub watcher.  

  8. gungrave1988 said...

    I watched the fansub version on Honey & clover. I hated the dubbed version!!! It was terrible. I agree with you that the dubbing version killed the hilariousness of the anime. I was kind of sad when I heard from some of my friends that this anime is lame...(T__T) *they watched the dubbed version*  

  9. Shirukii said...

    Hey, Shirukii here, from Anime Blog ga Arimasu.

    Thanks for the comment, just returning the favor, nice review. I didn't even know there was a dubbed version *stays far away*. As for your question, yes, utorrent will be able to download the movie. It uses softsubs, if you have problems playing it, don't hesitate to email me and ask for help.  

  10. gungrave1988 said...

    Thanks for the quick reply shirukii.I didn't know you would reply so fast. I can't wait to watch the live action honey & clover movie!!! Once again, arigato Shirukii-san!!! (^__^)  


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