Manga Review: Honey and Clover by Chica Umino

Honey and Clover, Vol. 1Honey and Clover, Vol. 1

by Chica Umino

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this volume Umino is only barely scratching the surface of what these characters can be. It will be difficult to pull the chaotic ‘gags’ together into a neatly drawn ‘romantic’comedy which I believe she is headed toward. I get the feeling that she’s just testing her material before she makes a gigantic decision about her plot (which could really go anywhere at this point).

It is my experience that leads me to believe that many of the problems I have with this title will disappear by the third volume. I have high hopes for this manga—and I’m really looking forward to see how Umino is going to pull it all off.