Honey and Clover
Drama information
Directors Masaki Tanamura
Hiroaki Matsuyama
Writers Shigeki Kaneko
Producers Madoka Takiyama
Tsugi Shikanai
Based on Honey and Clover by Chica Umino
Starring Toma Ikuta
Riko Narumi
Hiroki Narimiya
Osamu Mukai
Natsuki Harada
Channel Fuji TV
Opening theme "Canvas" by Ken Hirai
Ending theme
Episodes 11 (List of episodes)
Aired from January 8, 2008-March 18, 2008
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Honey and Clover (ハチミツとクローバー Hachimitsu to Kurōbā) is a Japanese television drama based on the manga of the same name by Chica Umino. The drama aired from January 8, 2008 to March 18, 2008 on Fuji TV.

The drama stars Riko Narumi as Hagumi Hanamoto, Toma Ikuta as Yuta Takemoto, Hiroki Narimiya as Shinobu Morita, Osamu Mukai as Takumi Mayama, and Natsuki Harada as Ayumi Yamada.


Hagumi Hanamoto has just moved to Tokyo to attend an art college. She is a genius painter but an extremely shy girl. One day in April, Yuta Takemoto, a junior majoring in architecture, spots Hagumi near a pond within the campus and instantly falls in love with her. She turns out to be the assistant of Professor Hanamoto as well as his second cousin. A few days later, Yuta's college hosts an art exhibition contest. The winning painting was a dynamic piece of work by Hagumi. Yuta's friend Shinobu Morita, a sculpture major, had been winning the contest every year. He takes one look at the painting and runs off. Yuta runs after him and arrives at Professor Hanamoto's office. Shinobu finds Hagumi there and hugs her out of the blue. "It's been a while since I saw a painting that grasped my heart like that" he says. "I like your work too" she replies. Yuta is shocked to see the bond between the two.

Also, Yuta's friend, Ayumi Yamada has a crush on classmate Takumi Mayama. But Takumi has fallen in love with Rika Harada, a designer who he works for part time. The dynamics between the group of five friends is explored throughout their years in college.

Cast and charactersEdit


Correlation chart


Ep # Title[1][2] Director Airdate
1 "Spring, the moment I fell in love"
"Haru, koi ni ochita shunkan" (春、恋におちた瞬間)
Masaki Tanimura January 8, 2008
2 "Ocean, tears, and a kiss won by lottery"
"Fukubiki de ateta umi to namida to kisu" (福引であてた海と涙とキス)
Masaki Tanimura January 15, 2008
3 "Summer, a crush scattering like firework"
"Natsu, hanabi to chitta kataomoi" (夏、花火と散った片思い)
Hiroaki Matsuyama January 22, 2008
4 "A tearful confession of love sent on Christmas Eve"
"Seiya ni todoku, namida no kokuhaku" (聖夜に届く、涙の告白)
Hiroaki Matsuyama January 29, 2008
5 "I don't have to be your number one"
"Ichiban no sonzaidenakute mo ī" (一番の存在でなくてもいい)
Masaki Tanimura February 5, 2008
6 "How can you become an adult"
"Ichininmae ni wa naze naremasu ka" (一人前にはなぜなれますか)
Shota Sasaki February 12, 2008
7 "Forward on an unmapped road"
"Ima, chizu no nai michi o mae e" (今、地図のない道を前へ)
Masaki Tanimura February 19, 2008
8 "Missing person! Losing sight of life and love in winter"
"Shissō! Jinsei to koi o miushinau fuyu" (失踪! 人生と恋を見失う冬)
Hiroaki Matsuyama February 26, 2008
9 "A miraculous confession of love, a shocking accident"
"Kiseki no kokuhaku, shōgeki no dai jiko" (奇跡の告白、衝撃の大事故)
Masaki Tanimura March 4, 2008
10 "Abyss of despair, the path that binds the two together"
"Zetsubō no fuchi, futari o musubu michi" (絶望の淵、ふたりを結ぶ道)
Hiroaki Matsuyama March 11, 2008
11 "A love to be proud of"
"Mune o hareru ī koidatta" (胸を張れるいい恋だった)
Masaki Tanimura March 18, 2008


Masaki Tanimura, Hiroaki Matsuyama, and Shota Sasaki each directed episodes, and Shigeki Kaneko wrote the screenplay of the series. Honey and Clover was produced by Madoka Takiyama (Fuji TV)[3] and Tsugi Shikanai (First Kiss, Tokyo Dogs). Shin Kono, Shogo Kaida, and Keiichi Miyako (SOPHIA) worked on the music.

Honey and Clover aired on Fuji TV's 9:00 PM time slot from January 8, 2008 to March 18, 2008. After eleven episodes, the drama was replaced with another manga adaptation, Absolute Boyfriend.



Honey and Clover soundtrack

Main article: Drama Honey and Clover soundtrack

The soundtrack for Honey and Clover was published on March 12, 2008 under the label, Def Star Records. The strings version of the theme song, "Canvas" as well as nineteen other track are included on the album.

DVD releaseEdit


Honey and Clover box set

All eleven episodes of Honey and Clover was released on a box set on July 11, 2008 by Pony Canyon. The first box sets were sold with an omamori sticker, a booklet, and a postcard. Bonus features on the seven DVDs include, original discussion footage, making-of, creditless outro theme, the short episode "Mayama no Megane", original final episode and a fashion and art guide.[4]


See alsoEdit

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