6.5/10
648
5 user 12 critic

Hachimitsu to Clover (2006)

Hachimitsu to kurôbâ (original title)
The lives of four art students change forever when gifted young artist Hagumi arrives at their school and befriends their group as each student experiences turbulence in love.

Director:

Writers:

(comic), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
5 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nana II (2005)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani
Stars: Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroki Narimiya
Hula Girls (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction.

Director: Sang-il Lee
Stars: Yasuko Matsuyuki, Etsushi Toyokawa, Yû Aoi
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them.

Director: Shunji Iwai
Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yû Aoi, Tomohiro Kaku
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A girl that resemble "Sadako" of the movie Ring is being feared by her classmates. She is avoided by everyone.While everyone is avoiding her, the popular boy Shota Kazehaya befriends her, and their love begins to grow.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa
Stars: Mikako Tabe, Haruma Miura, Misako Renbutsu
Paradise Kiss (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A chance encounter leads Yukari, a burnt out high school student, to a group of dedicated fashion design students. She becomes their model for their graduating exhibition and discovers her talent for modeling.

Director: Takehiko Shinjo
Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Osamu Mukai, Shunji Igarashi
Honey and Clover (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.

Stars: Heather Halley, Devon Bowman, Haruka Kudô
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Heavenly Forest is About a Photographer name Makoto who travels to New York during Christmas to look for his best friend, Shizuru. The two first met when Makoto attended his University ... See full summary »

Director: Takehiko Shinjo
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Hiroshi Tamaki, Munetaka Aoki
Swing Girls (2004)
Drama | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Juri Ueno, Yûta Hiraoka, Shihori Kanjiya
Nana 2 (2006)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Follows the struggles through life and relationships of Komatsu Nana and Osaki Nana.

Director: Kentarô Ohtani
Stars: Mika Nakashima, Yui Ichikawa, Tetsuji Tamayama
Rainbow Song (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two film students meet and fall in love while working on a school project.

Director: Naoto Kumazawa
Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Juri Ueno, Yû Aoi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.

Director: Isao Yukisada
Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Ko Shibasaki, Masami Nagasawa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Makino and Domyoji have decided to marry, but are they really ready to take that step? F4 (Flower Four), 4 close friends, are crucial to helping them determine if they are ready to make a lifetime commitment to each other.

Director: Yasuharu Ishii
Stars: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shô Sakurai ...
Takemoto
...
Hagu
...
Morita
...
Mayama
...
Ayumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guin Poon Chaw ...
Koda sensei (as Ginpuncho)
L.C. Curci ...
Rika Harada (voice)
Kenta Hamano ...
Student
Jun'ichi Haruta ...
Policeman
Keisuke Horibe ...
Ruiji Fujiwara
Tetsuhiro Ikeda ...
Designer
Kei Majima
Tomu Miyazaki ...
Mario Fujiwara
Naomi Nishida ...
Rika Harada
Edit

Storyline

Shy architect Takemoto, pensive ceramics student Ayumi, hardworking senior Mayama, and super-senior artistic madman Morita are four students at an art college in Japan, each taught by Professor Hanamoto. When artistic prodigy Hagumi, the daughter of Hanamoto's cousin, arrives at the school, Takemoto falls for her immediately. However, Professor Hanamoto suspects that Hagumi may open her heart to Morita faster, leaving the dejected Takemoto to decide whether he should yield to Morita, or continue to fight for his affections. Meanwhile, Ayumi pursues Mayama, who looks right through her due to being obsessively in love with his boss...a much older, widowed woman. Written by Morticon

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on comic | See All (1) »

Genres:

Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 January 2007 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Hachimitsu to Clover  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Honey and Clover (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
'Charming'
6 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I bought this on DVD a few months ago purely on a whim - I liked the cover, I'd heard the story was quite sweet and CDJapan had a few copies of the limited edition left. I'm /so/ glad I did.

I've seen a lot of reviews claiming that without some sort of prior knowledge of the anime/manga, this movie isn't worth your time. I'm going to have to disagree, however, as I've seen neither, and found 'Honey and Clover' to be just so charming.

It's not a dramatic, flashy story - it's a gentle look at love and growing up with five of the most likable characters I've encountered in any film in recent times. I can see why some people would find it slow-paced, but I thought it was a lovely little glimpse into the lives of these characters (and given the nature of the film, I think it makes sense that the storyline meanders slowly through their lives, revealing little bits of them).

Visually, it's very attractive. Being set in an art school means there's plenty of wonderful scenes of paint splashing around on canvas, and everything about it is bright and fun to look at. The soundtrack is great - Yoko Kanno is so talented, I don't even have the words to gush annoyingly - and fits well.

I really enjoyed this film. I wouldn't say it's for everyone (I hesitate to use the words 'chick-flick' as 'Honey and Clover' is a lot more thoughtful than that, but I have trouble envisioning most guys watching and enjoying it) but watching it left me with a warm, nostalgic feeling inside. :)


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
beautiful film!! superic8k
What did the fuzzy cat mean? The_Secret_Skull
love this movie!!!! byapana
Discuss Hachimitsu to Clover (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?