- "I just saw someone fall in love in front of my eyes. That's a first."
- —Takumi Mayama
Chapter 1 of Honey and Clover was first published in June 2000 in the magazine, CUTiEcomic. This chapter introduces four main characters, Yuta Takemoto, Takumi Mayama, Shinobu Morita, and Hagumi Hanamoto.