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Impressions: Honey and Clover and a story about love

Nearly 20 years ago, I had a crush on a punk rock girl. She was the coolest person I had ever met. She had a near-encyclopedic knowledge of…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Otakusphere: Crime dramas, travelogues and what you should be watching

Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are, or whenever you are. It’s Sunday here in my section of the hinterlands, so it’s time again for another trip…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Disaster Report: MIRACLE TRAIN - WELCOME TO THE OEDO LINE

 Japan is famous worldwide for its ability to anthropomorphize anything for the sake of promotion.  People have written literal books on the...

Renaissance Josei

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In My View: The false distinction between live-action and animation

Way back when, in the year two-thoooousand (and seven), I watched a little 36 episode series called Honey and Clover. For those people who don’t know what that…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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20 Romance Anime Series Featuring Complicated Love Triangles

Love triangles are a staple in anime. You will find them in many shows even if the romance is but a drop in the bucket of the overall…

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Anime Series Like Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!

Sakurai Shinichi just wants a little peace and quiet, but his senpai Uzaki Hana wants to hang out. This peppy, loud, and well endowed woman just wants to…

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(My) Anime Golden Age

A chilled, nostalgic meandering through memory lane as I look into my own anime "golden age" and lament the way that time can distance us from the anime…

Ghost of Animes

Anime Series Like Wave Listen to Me

Minare Koda, a restaurant worker, frequently goes out drinking at night to blow off steam. One night after a bad break up, she rants about her misery to…

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Honey and Clover – What Yuta’s Journey Meant to Me

I recently decided to rewatch an old favourite of mine: Honey and Clover. I first watched the show back in 2011, a whopping nine years ago, and, mainly…

Watashi Wa Bucho!!

15 Romance Anime Series NOT Set in High School

It is the elusive beast for the discerning romance anime fan of a certain age. As you grow out of your tender youthful years, you yearn for the…

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Anime Series Like Sing Yesterday For Me

After college, unsure of what to do with his life, Rikou gets a job at a convenience store. There he becomes visited by a high school drop out…

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First Impressions: Honey and Clover

“It is not only well-written, but well executed on the part of Studio Shaft, whose odd style of animation lended even more personality to the show as a…

Animated Observations

S2E24 - Shortcake Cake, Nana

In this final episode of the second season of Screentone Club, Elliot and Andy perform a running dive into a pair of Shoujo Beat series: the sweet and…

ScreenTone Club

S3E01 - Honey & Clover, Somari and the Guardian of the Forest

In this first episode of season three of Screentone Club Elliot and Andy dive right in to a recent title getting the anime treatment and also look back…

ScreenTone Club

Chica Umino Talks About How Western Children’s Literature Influenced Her Stories

In Japan, it is common for classics to be republished with modern manga-style cover art to appeal to  a younger audience. Shueisha did that for Anne of Green…

Takarabako

Journeying to find one’s self in Honey & Clover – 10th Day

(Spoiler warning for the title show.) I sleepwalked my way through most of Honey and Clover. Before the currently airing March comes in like a lion, I gave…

Cast into the heart

OtakuGeneration (Show #422) Honey and Clover

  Shownotes :: (show 422) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Honey and Clover, recorded live July 7th, 2013. This week we finally…

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“Birds And The Bees” – Honey and Clover, Season 2 (anime) – 10/10 Peeps

Genre: School/Slice of Life/Romance/Drama/Josei Review Status: Complete (12 Episodes/12 Episodes) Licensed: Yes, this is licensed in the US by VIZ. Art/Animation: This goes for more sketch-like art…

Paper Chimes

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“Making Life Sweeter” – Honey And Clover, Season 1 (anime) – 10/10 Peeps

Genre: School/Slice of Life/Romance/Drama/Josei Review Status: Complete (24 Episodes/24 Episodes) Licensed: Yes, this is licensed in the US by VIZ. Art/Animation: This goes for more sketch-like art…

Paper Chimes

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Honey and Clover: I get it now

So I’m back after watching about more than half of Honey & Clover. I get it now why people love it. My reasons are simple: Gorgeous watercolour-like art.…

Anime Bento

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Honey and Clover: Why not?

Okay, I give up. I’ll follow Honey & Clover. Because everyone ♥ it, so there must be a damn good reason to watch it.  I watched episode 1…

Anime Bento

OtakuGeneration (Show #42) with Machall

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 042) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With MacHall!!!! ...recorded…

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