Honey and Clover - Recommendations

Alt title: Hachimitsu to Clover

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Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.

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goddessofwings goddessofwings says...

You would like Nodame Cantabile because, like Honey and Clover, it's about the lives of college age people.   The two also have a similar style of animation.

eppie eppie says...

Nodame Cantabile is made by the same people that brought you Honey & Clover. The premise of the show is like Honey & Clover with music instead of art, but the direction it takes from there is different. The drawing style will definitely remind you of H&C, as well as the amazing choices made in the OST (the OP & 1st ED are amazing). The characters are just as loveable and memorable as those from H&C, as is the anime itself. Nodame Cantabile, just like H&C, deals with a story of unrequited love as well as the stories of several characters struggling through college with their majors (H&C = sculptures, painting, etc. Nodame = piano, conductors, etc.) and with the pasts that restrain them from being able to move forward. Somewhat similar, but also worlds apart... in a good way.

Ariadna Ariadna says...

Honey and Clover and Nodame Cantabile are realistic and emotional; they are made to reflect a part of our lives: college. While watching, you may fall in love with art and also with the characters that are so well-developed. Both series are about dreams, about people, and their thoughts and doings. Surely, they will change your vision of the future. Indeed, they are two masterpieces of the genre.

Dragoon24 Dragoon24 says...

Both series have a collegian atmosphere and involve one-sided love. While the characters are vastly different, both series concentrate heavily with the development of the main characters and how they "grow-up". If you've enjoyed one, you'll probably like the other.

argona argona says...

both have the same atmosphere and feeling:cute,lovely,relaxing and of course funny with slices of life.though nodame cantabile is less episodic and centers on less characters.in both we see different characters becoming friends and filling the empty places of each other's life.

Stellar Stellar says...

Honey and clover is an anime that takes you through a broad spectrum of feelings over the 26 episodes it lasts. This is thanks to a well written story and interesting characters acting it out. Nodame Cantebile does the same thing, but with more comedy and more music. You will also recognize a familiar animation style if you've seen either because they are very similar.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Well, starting with animation, both anime are very similiar. I'm not sure about the studio's they were produced in but watching NC I can't get rid of the image of H&C, it kept distracting me in the begining. Both series are so hilarious that you won't be able sit still for more than 5 minutes and I mean it! If you have at least a tiny sense of humour you will fall in love with both of these anime. I'm almost absolutely sure that if you enjoyed one of them , the other will definitelly not dissapoint you!!

Tomte Tomte says...

With both series focus on characters entering their adult life while dealing with the day to day struggles of school life.

Merryberry Merryberry says...

With a slice of life look at the world of students, aiming for some goal in their life that they still have no idea of where they are heading is just one of the striking similiarities between these series. Indeed, they do not end there, with the same likeable characters, outstanding music and animation, Nodame Cantabile and Honey and Clover are one of the best combinations going.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

Honey and Clover is more dramatic and sad, but subject of Art in both of them and very well done romance is something I enjoyed very much.

So if you liked Honey and Clover for it's peaceful yet refine story, and for it connection to art world you'll like Nodame Cantabile as well.

Malus Malus says...

Nodame Cantabile and Honey and Clover are two of those series which grab you emotionally and make you want more. Guarantee two of the best in this genre.

cygaretka cygaretka says...

If you liked one, I'm sure you will like the other ! They have very similiar charm, a warm atmosphere. Both are talking about art college students and their aspirations. H&C an NC are realistic, touching and has very good fabula.

kenikki kenikki says...

Both are josei anime involving college students and they both include heavy doses of comedy with some romance and drama. Although H&C feature more romance and drama than NC, it's still a large chance that you'll like one if you liked the other.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series focus around college level artists/musicians trying to fulfill their dreams. Throughout the stories, they both manage to create a lot of humor, some romance, and some drama, although H&C is more romance/drama driven and slightly more mature. If you enjoyed one series you'll likely enjoy the other.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Artists and Musicians have long been known for their peculiar ways. Though highlighted moreso in Nodame, these two shows are an easy recommendation. They share themes of self improvement, romance, and just the right amount of drama.

discospider discospider says...

Both shows have very similar art styles and are centered on the lives of college students. With this comes the similar humour of an eccentric character who pesters the more collected characters and also a similar romantic tension that comes with their encounters. Much of the struggles are also centered about life and growing up in an art world. 

We Were There

We Were There

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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yukichii yukichii says...

If you liked Honey and Clover you would also like Bokura ga Ita too because both series have similar animation and smooth characters. The colors in these series resemble each other. The story is not same but not different either.

einlancer einlancer says...

Both Honey and Clover and Bokura ga Ita feature sweet, slow-paced, relationship-centered stories that are surely to melt one's heart. Both series also feature top-notch soundtracks and are sure to absorb the viewer into the characters that are hard not to love.

avidkid10 avidkid10 says...

Bokura ga Ita is a gentle adventure through the lives of teens; Honey and Clover is a great show that has the same poetic feel and character development that Bokura ga Ita has, only now we look at a group of university students. At times these anime will have amazing humor and absolute sadness, and are both a must see.

ZenithAstrali ZenithAstrali says...

Bittersweet. That's the word that describes both Bokura ga Ita and Honey and Clover. They are slow paced, sentimental stories that basically say the same thing: "we were there". They surely will touch one's heart or wake up an almost forgotten memory.

imaDragonXD imaDragonXD says...

Both have very deep storylines. They give the same feel. Bokura ga ita is about the ups and downs of being in a relationship & HNC is about failed love.. kinda...

AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

Both series have romance, and drama. They both have love triangles and a lot of funny moments. If you like animes that have a lot of drama and fighting over one girl you'd like these two animes.

pelagicgirl pelagicgirl says...

Both intend to portray more "realistic" romances and both have characters growing through difficult challenges in life. Both have their melancholy aspects, although Honey and Clover takes a slighlty more mature approach to these situations.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Though one is a shoujo show and the other one a josei show, both of them feature protagonists that are faced with difficulties in their love lives. While one puts a lot of emphasy on vocation the other focuses solely on romance. The audiences for these shows might differ but the feeling and the way the characters develops and the story unravels  are quite similar. Give them a shot, you won't regret it!

CluelessGamer CluelessGamer says...

Both animes have a watercolored look and a more femenine style. They deal with relationships and the romance isn't  predictable.

Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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avidkid10 avidkid10 says...

Honey and Clover is a fun (and at times sad) anime about a group of young people attempting to discover themselves, exactly like Nana but with better music. Both series have deep characters and are fun to watch though at times you do wonder what is going on in Hachi's head. The punk rock opening and endings are sure to have you tapping your foot and singing along. If you liked one, try the other.

noteDHero noteDHero says...

Honey and Clover and Nana skillfully deal with the transition from life inside of to out of school. They efficiently mix warm and hilarious comedy with heart-wrenching drama to create pathos that further draws the view into the lives and relationships of the characters. The art style also rounds up the similarities between the three; the only major differences arising from the color palette.

cygaretka cygaretka says...

Both Nana and H&C are about beautiful frendship, not easy choises, groving up, and finding personal way of life.Characters in both animes are showing diffrent ways off thinking, diffrent problems and very similiar needs - they want to find themselves, love and be loved. They are similiar because of ambiency, masterly animation and great story. For me Nana and H&C are full of intelligence and great humor. I think, that if you liked one, you will enjoy the other.

eaper eaper says...

While having forms of struggling artists in the background, each series focuses on trying to get used to the "real" world, while dealing with drama and love. While Nana's love would probably be considered much more mature, each series fits well together, blending drama, love, comedy, and portraying a sense of despair many feel when getting into the real world.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

These two shows feature touching relationships of the romantic variety and otherwise, along with young people trying to make their way in this world while still trying to discover who they really are. I think if you found one of these thoughtful shows to be enjoyable you would also be interested in the other.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both shows are about a group of college age friends who are trying their best to make it in a harsh world and who fall just a bit short of their goals.  The shows are both very hopeful and sad at the same time and emphasize the fact that you can't always get everything you want, but that doesn't mean that you can't get anything out of life along the way.  The shows have a similar feel and are both very serious and sad with many funny, light hearted moments.  If you liked one, I definetly think you'll like the other.

technochocolate technochocolate says...

Both Nana and Honey & Clover revolve around a group of college-age students who get very close as the series' progress.  They are both definitely josei, which makes them more realistic than most shojo romances.  The problems they face could happen to anybody (well, almost), and that is what makes them so beautiful.

The art is very different, but both are very well-done, especially Nana's.  I will say that H&C had better closure than Nana, simply because the mangaka behind Nana cut the story short for health reasons.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Both Nana and H&C are josei anime that focus on the main protagonist/s goals and especially puts a lot of emphasy on romance. Both feature comedy as much as drama so fear not, you won't receive more from one than the other. Both shows also feature characters that strieve to find their own place in the society. If you like one, you will definitely like the other one as well.

CluelessGamer CluelessGamer says...

Both animes are very slice of life through a growing up age. Although romance is important, it doesn't completely rule the show. In real life romnce is an important factor, but we still have other things going on. Both deal with relationships of all sorts and growing up in general.

Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…

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SirNiXXon SirNiXXon says...

Both series have an artsy and cool feel: in Paradise Kiss that's due the fashion background and avant-guard attitude; in Honey & Clover it's the arts college, the design offices environment. Leaving the parents home to live alone, trying to discover your own talent and what you want from life, learning what personal independence means and how do deal with your own feelings, how to deal with love. It's no wonder both shows are from Fuji Television's late-night anime time slot "Noitamina", with Paradise Kiss airing right after Honey & Clover's ending, trying to please the same public.

vivafruit vivafruit says...

Many people (including myself) cringe at the term "coming-of-age," but that's really what Honey and Clover and Parakiss are all about. In the beginning, our protagonists drift without purpose, lost in a world that they care little about. The payoff, then, is watching them gradually strengthen and grow as they search for inner meaning. Parakiss plays like a cooler, smoother Honey and Clover; although ParaKiss's story isnt nearly as fulfilling or heart-wrenching as H+C. Fans of one should almost certainly like the other.

yukichii yukichii says...

Being young and art-savvy; these young art students have it all. Both Paradise Kiss and Honey and Clover are centered around an art school and the students' lives; they are evolving as we are watching. Both series have good animations and deep, realistic characters. If you liked one, I'm sure you'll like the other.

ZenithAstrali ZenithAstrali says...

In terms of situations and characters, along with the choices they must make, Honey and Clover and Paradise Kiss are similar. The characters find themselves facing adulthood, so it might be said they are about "coming of age", and all the while they are surrounded by a world of art. In any case, if you liked the story of one, you will surely like the other.

Ran Ran says...

Both Paradise Kiss and Honey and Clover focus on the teenagers and young adults questionnings about their future, the choices they should make and what they can do with the independence they get when aging. A part of romance adds another perspective to those thoughts and creates an intricate and complex situation that the main characters have to handle, making the viewer curious what decisions will be taken and if their choices will lead to a a happy life.

Cici Cici says...

Both series revolve around the relationships between student in collage/art school. The imagery is perticularly beautiful in these two anime's. I think both give a good insight into Japanese customs and the traditional values in modern Japan.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

H&C and ParaKiss are two coming-of-age stories told in a mature and realistic way. They feature romance, comedy, and themes of moving on and growing up. I think if you liked one of these shows it would be unlikely you would be uninterested in the other.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Though different artwise, both H&C and ParaKiss are very similar in terms of characters and story. While one focuses on the fashion world, the other focuses on arts such as painting or sculpting. The main protagonists in both shows are at the beginning confused about the path they want to follow and strieve hard to find a goal and then follow it so that they can fit in the society. Dramatic at times but also filled with humor, both shows are a feast for any josei fan. I recommend them!

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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megalith megalith says...

Both focus greatly on the theme of unrequited love and bitterness, between the closest of friends.

Both shows also have a focus on growing up and transcending personal barriers.

Haru from Honey and Clover and Menma are similar in the aspect that both of them have a loli-esque feel to them (lovable, innocent/naive and physically small), although both of them are tecnically adults at the time of the show.

Jinta is also very similar to Takemoto, in their role in the story, personality and role as narrator.

heykay15 heykay15 says...

Well since Anohana came afterwards, I can say no other anime has reminded me more of Honey and Clover than Anohana.  I have discovered there's a special place in my heart for anime that emphasize the sort of bitersweet, natsukashii, and just longing for an earlier time.  I suppose I like the heavyhanded foreboding because it adds an extra layer to all the actions characters take in the present.  I think drawing styles are similar, but just watch you'll get the same kind of bittersweet longing in both series.  Also, both series are charactere and relationsihp driven, yes both have drama, but what pulls it off is the strength of characters and how they are developed.  Other series I consider to the same longing feeling them to are, Nana, and FMA.

THanks for reading.

eaper eaper says...

These series both focus around a group of friends with hidden love interests plaguing them as they attempt to mature. Mixing together a lot of drama, romance, and comedy, these series are both a good watch that will leave you on the verge of tears but extremely satisfied.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

If you like story lines revloving around a close group of friends and love triangles within these are for you. They are really great slice of life animes and will make you bawl your eyes out, maybe.

lungcancer lungcancer says...

The tones of these two animes are very similar. Both have alot of soul searching, unrequited love and they both are very moving.

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

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hutson hutson says...

The character design is very similar. This is because the same person designed both ;) The humor is close too. 

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series have a very similar character design along with similar characters in general. Further, there is a similar comedy in the series.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Though the plot of both these shows couldn't be further apart- the characters' personalities, relationships, and interactions are very reminiscent of each other. The mangaka for Honey and Clover even did the character designs for Eden of the East. So if you enjoyed the characters and comedy from one of these shows- be sure to check out the other!

discospider discospider says...

If you're somebody who enjoys seeing similar characters, then this is a good watch as both series have characters designed by the same person. While the plots are very different, there is similar humour and romantic tensions present in both.

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

While they seem different both in setting (  art college vs high school )  and in the designated age of viewers (josei vs shoujo) they still should appeal to the same kind of audience

Both are stories featuring somehow anti-social girl ( because she looks gloomy in KimiTodo or because she is a talented artist in HachiKuro ) that slowly opens up and finds friendship and love. KimiTodo is from the perspective of previously mentioned girl, while Hachikuro is from the perspective of her friends.

Both shows have some romance, but it's light and the main focus is "opening up" and "coming of age".  Both use beatiful animation and soothing OST to create really warm mood (though in Honey and Clover this mood often shifts into melancholy ). If you like one of those shows, you should find the other similarly appealing.

arashileonhart arashileonhart says...

Both shows are a fairly even match in terms of romantic yearning, everyday life issues, and laugh-out-loud comedy, and both turn between the three on a dime. Animation that seems like it was done in watercolor is present in both, making them easy on the eyes while very much creating a statement of theme in each--Kimi ni Todoke's themes of the dream-like events for the main character and Hachikuro's dream-like art school setting for all the characters. They both also deal with romance in a non-ugly fashion, as everything is about emotional attachment as opposed to physical or sexual issues.

CeruleanCielo CeruleanCielo says...

Kimi ni todoke as Honey and clover are slow paced animes. They both focus on the feelings of character. They both deal with love issues and broken hearts in a very similar way, all the while showing the bitter sweet feelings and inner thoughts of the characters. Both animes are as much about personal growth and life experience as they are about love.

They both have some good comedy now and again but they're, for sure, not entirely focused on the comedy side of it. They're bitter sweet and they'll make you shed a tear every now and again, but also make you smile at points.

luckyvmeryl luckyvmeryl says...

They both have the same slowpaced smiley feel to them with the laughs and warm feelings mixed in. I watched Honey & Clover first much later on Kimi Ni Todoke, and I thought about H&C the whole time. If you liked Honey and Clover this is definitely your show. And you like Kimi Ni Todoke, then definitely go now to see Honey and Clover. The two are perfect for each other.

Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope

Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!

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snivets snivets says...

Although the characters in Sakamichi no Apollon are younger than Honey and Clover's, both shows tell coming-of-age stories about friendship and complex love triangles (or maybe pentangles?) with a serious-dramatic tone and a side of light humor.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Another josei series about a love dodecahedron that's as complex as it is unrequited. While Kids on the Slope features jazz music, and Honey and Clover focuses on art, both are full of characters with passion and drive. If you liked one, and are looking for another mature series with bucket loads of drama, definitely check out the other.

Funari Funari says...

Sakamichi and H&C both center on relationships between people first and art second. While H&C has the main cast doing some rather crazy antics at times, when it comes to drama between people, they're both pretty normal. People have believable issues instead of gigantic problems that would require psychiatric aid. Their relationships are riddled with the same uncertainty most people can recognize. A lot of introspection, stupid decisions and one-sided love with the hope of it turning into something else. Sentaro and Morita also reminded me of each other with their random appearances out of nowhere and complete indifference to what other people thought of them.

NeverThatBored NeverThatBored says...

These are both sort of sweet coming of age stories that are both surprisingly moving and have similar senses of humor mixed in throughout. 

His and Her Circumstances

His and Her Circumstances

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

While thre is more humour in Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou, both series have a similar feel to it. Both the series have two genres to their extremes: Drama and Comedy. One of the main differences between the two series is the difference in art (Honey and Clover is more shoujo) and the ages of the main person. In Honey and Clover it's not only romance, while Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is merely romance and comedy.

richief611 richief611 says...

Yes, you'd like Honey and Clover if you liked Kare Kano, and you'd like Kare Kano if you liked Honey and Clover. You get the feeling that romance and everyday life will intertwine, but in the end, you understand that they will reach each other once the things in life pass.

Honey and Clover and Kare Kano both give you this idea, and I think that if you liked just one of these two, then you'd liked the other no matter what.

StudioGirlKoi StudioGirlKoi says...

While Honey and Clover is set in college, both Kare Kano and Honey and Clover deal with love relationships with not only the protagonists but others such as their friends. As Takemoto begins to fall for Hagu, in Kare Kano the main male lead Arima starts to fall for Yukino.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

Honey and Clover and Hataraki Man are very disparate in relation to their stories and artistic styles. However they both take a very straightforward way of looking at the internal struggles of some intrinsically realistic characters. Especially similar is the way in which the catharsis of supporting characters is expressed as an important part of the growth of the central character. To put it into a nutshell, if you liked the well developed character growth in one series, the other should please as well.

Ran Ran says...

Both Hataraki Man and HnC question the meaning of life and work (whether it is studying or a job) and the priorities and purpose that the main character gives him/herself in life, sweetened with a background romance.

jellyphis56 jellyphis56 says...

It's a pretty funny show. I even believe there is a live action series for this  particular anime