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Clover 01 (Clover #1)

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n a world where the government seeks to control Clovers, special children with amazing powers, Sue finds herself being hunted. Unaware of who she really is our heroine is accompanied by Kazuhiko, a retired soldier called back to "transport a top secret item"(Sue). Sue comes to discover that she is unique even among Clovers and, with Kazuhiko's help, strives to uncover the...more
Published February 2002 by Carlsen (first published June 6th 1997)
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Kelley Ross
(I read a combined version of all four Clover books, so I'm going to just put the same review on all of them.)

Before I say anything else, I do have to state for the record that the incessant inclusion of song in EVERY panel was very annoying. There was never a rest from it. Sometimes I felt like I couldn't possibly get a good grasp on the characters because there was always that blasted song waggling distractingly in the background, reminding me that despite what might be happening right now in...more
Chriss
Ug, Clover is a great idea poorly executed. I couldn't follow the dialog at ALL (and I'm a manga fan); There are frames of nothing but dialog balloons and no indicator to tell the reader who the dickens is saying what.

Also, it may have been the translation, but what was happening itself didn't really make any logical sense. It was like seeing ten seconds of each scene of a movie all edited together. Nothing seemed to have any in-story reason for happening.

The art wasn't that great, either; the g...more
Sara
I'm a longtime CLAMP fan, but I haven't read manga lately as much as I used to. Clover #1 suffers, in my opinion, from some pretty glaring flaws in terms of its storytelling.The story is disjointed and simplistic. The dialogue boxes float around randomly, with no tails, and it’s often hard to figure out who is saying what. This could be a mark of bad translation, bad characterization, or both. The song lyrics that run throughout the narrative are somewhat insipid, and they’re repeated so much th...more
Sarah
I'm not going to do this book justice, so if you're a manga fan, just laugh at me for being ignorant. First of all, I had to figure out how to read the dang thing from right to left. I mean, really, I knew that, but in comic strip format, what about top to bottom? Things weren't making sense! I mean, yes, the pictures were pretty, and lots were in color. And there was a fairy thing who was a four leaf clover which meant that she had tons of magical powers. And a Black Ops agent was was supposed...more
Kathy
Kazuhiko has been courtmartialed 6 times and he is forced to participate in a new black ops project by General Ko who only trusts him to deliver the goods--a Clover- a peaceful winged creature who wants only love but is very powerful in a mind over matter way and can control weapons. He is aided now and then by Lieutenant Colonel Gingetsu and his young partner Ran. His hand is artificial since he lost it in his last mission. He defends them against enemies trying to kidnap the Clover, especially...more
Eme San
Uno de los mejores mangas de CLAMP y quizá el más original en cuanto a diseño y narrativa.

Cada página es una obra de arte, los detalles, los vacíos, la historia... todo se armoniza perfectamente para crear uno de los mejores mangas que he tenido en mis manos.

El volumen uno es el final cronológico de la historia de los Clover, por eso a medida que se leen los otros volúmenes nos podemos admirar de los detalles que hacen referencia a la historia global y que se nos pasan desapercibidos cuando le...more
Roberta
This is my favourite manga series. It is a bit different from other mangas because dialogues are rare, phrases are often interrupted and interspersed with lyrics.
Sue is a magician that lives alone because the governors are afraid she use her powers, this all change when Sue express the desire of going out.
The first two volumes tell the Sue story, the other two are prequels in which the protagonists are two other magicians, even if they are weaker than Sue, that helps her.
Yuki
I can't remember why I picked this up on bookswap. I must have been exploring graphic novels..
In a nutshell: the repetition of not-very-interesting lyrics which may or may not be a clue to what Clover is drove me bat-shit.

Reviewers who like this already know the backstory. Obviously, I don't know the backstory. And I don't care to know it.

I can read Japanese characters, and though I am not fluent I think this would have made a little bit more sense for me in Japanese.
Sophie
A beautiful and melancholy story about love and happiness with absolutely gorgeous art. Seriously, I wish there were more manga like this published in Germany. The panel layout alone was stunning and very, very fitting. At times it felt like a visual poem - the plot actually isn't that very interesting, or at least it wasn't to be. But visually it was utterly fascinating. Big thank you to Kate who gifted this to me. <3
Federiken Masters
No sé si al releerlo me causará la misma fascinación que hace diez años. Pero el recuerdo de lo mucho que me gustó es tal que no puedo sino darle un puntaje perfecto, al menos provisoriamente. Además, recuerdo que me salió 6$, y con seis pesos no me hacía ningún alto guiso.
Stacey
Another note about this series from Clamp it reads completely backwards. 4 should be read first fallowed by three, two and then one. Because my school library only has 4-2 I haven't read one yet... T_T
Bill Mano
Tiene un buen planteamiento, la historia te va llevando muy de la mano soltándote info a cuentagotas y te deja con ganas de más...

Aunque los personajes son medio bidimensionales.
Molly
I just couldn't get into this. Neither the story, the artwork, or the narrative really did anything for me. There was a glimmer of a good idea, but... it just didn't bear fruit for me.
Luula
While I may not have read a lot of CLAMP, I know this wasn't their best work... The storyline was confusing, the dialogue didn't make that much sense and I didn't like it.
Emily
I put this one down fairly quickly. The premise was intriguing, but it was so disjointed and difficult to follow at the beginning that I just decided not to bother. Too bad.
Mei
great artwork though its an old work of CLAMP. The story breaks my heart in a good way because it will touch you. One of my top list favorite of their work
Tracy
Oct 08, 2008 Tracy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of CLAMP
Recommended to Tracy by: Animerica Extra, the magazine it was in at the time
As usual, the Clamp team have the most beautiful artwork and realistic fantasy storylines. Loved this short series.
Bianka
I don't know how many volumes this is. I collected it in Animerica Extra. It's interesting enough to read.
Ysabet
It's been a while since I read this, but I seem to remember it being one of CLAMP's stronger titles.
Holly Interlandi
A four-volume piece whose beauty cannot be justified in one review. Any CLAMP skeptic must read this.
Caroline
This was more fantastic art than storyline, which is fine because CLAMP has some great art to look at.
Denise
I somehow barely remember anything about this manga other than the fact that I enjoyed it...
Bookkitten
This mini series of four volumes is definitely one of my favourites.
Gerardo
novela grafica con excelentes dibujos e historia dee calidad
Jessi
Clover has a very slow and confusing storyline with minimal artwork.
Tyas
A largely forgotten unfinished masterpiece of Clamp.
Fai's Girl
wished they could have finnished it, it was so good!
Traci
Interesting. I can't wait for volume 2
Windry
art-nya excellent!
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