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Takemoto, a sophomore art student in Tokyo, thinks his greatest worries in life are finding ways to eat more meat and getting to class on time. But with friends like his, life is never going to be that uninteresting.

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"Takemoto is starting his sophomore year in art school, and he's finally gotten used to the isolated farmland and the insane amount of work. But as it turns out, his troubles are just beginning, as he meets his fellow students: the mysterious, brilliant Morita Senpai and the diminutive prodigy, Hagumi Hanamoto. Senpai disappears for days at a time only to reappear laden down with unexplained wads of cash. Hagumi is small enough to be mistaken for Koropokkur — a Japanese faerie — and is soon the star of a Web site for Koropokkur fetishists. Takemoto, of course, soon finds himself falling for Hagumi and competing with Senpai for her affections. But this manga, winner of several prestigious awards in Japan, is more shaggy-dog stories of college life than tightly plotted romantic comedy. Like her plotting, Umino's artwork is slapdash — at its best it nicely captures some of the shambling chaos of college life, but sometimes the chaos is more confusing than kinetic. In particular, her stilted, wide-eyed renderings of Hagumi create a creepy 'Valley of the Dolls' effect that makes it difficult to imagine Takemoto falling for her. Still, the characters remain likable, and the story may be just the thing for those who daydream of escaping to dormitory life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Chica Umino is the creator of Honey and Clover, which debuted in 2000 and received the Kodansha Manga Award in 2003. Honey and Clover was also nominated for the Tezuka Culture Prize and an award from the Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Holly Jones, May 2, 2010 (view all comments by Holly Jones)
This book is not just another shojo! It touches on several different thoughts of very different complex characters. It has all the awkward silences of friendship and love. I cursed every heart-wrenching scene because I felt like every rejection and every sorry was happening to me personally.
It's just like any other person's life (college students especially), it has its ups and downs.
If you want something that's deep, but still entertaining, and won't make you depressed for all of eternity, read Honey and Clover! It is a unique story about how some people are brilliant artists, and about how some people just aren't...
But that's ok.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781421515045
Author:
Umino, Chica
Publisher:
Viz Media
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Manga - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Honey and Clover
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Takemoto is starting his sophomore year in art school, and he's finally gotten used to the isolated farmland and the insane amount of work. But as it turns out, his troubles are just beginning, as he meets his fellow students: the mysterious, brilliant Morita Senpai and the diminutive prodigy, Hagumi Hanamoto. Senpai disappears for days at a time only to reappear laden down with unexplained wads of cash. Hagumi is small enough to be mistaken for Koropokkur — a Japanese faerie — and is soon the star of a Web site for Koropokkur fetishists. Takemoto, of course, soon finds himself falling for Hagumi and competing with Senpai for her affections. But this manga, winner of several prestigious awards in Japan, is more shaggy-dog stories of college life than tightly plotted romantic comedy. Like her plotting, Umino's artwork is slapdash — at its best it nicely captures some of the shambling chaos of college life, but sometimes the chaos is more confusing than kinetic. In particular, her stilted, wide-eyed renderings of Hagumi create a creepy 'Valley of the Dolls' effect that makes it difficult to imagine Takemoto falling for her. Still, the characters remain likable, and the story may be just the thing for those who daydream of escaping to dormitory life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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