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I remember it well Very poetic. Clover is definitely a strange manga When I first read the reviews for this, I didn t think it could be as bad as most people said it was Coming from CLAMP, I believed it would be of the same calibre as Tokyo Babylon, Vol 1 which is a manga I highly recommend, by the way.Unfortunately, I was wrong The plot I want to say it s unique but to be quite honest, I didn t understand what the plot was It seems to jump around a lot, not quite finishing one line before it slips into the next one Clover is definitely a strange manga When I first read the reviews for this, I didn t think it could be as bad as most people said it was Coming from CLAMP, I believed it would be of the same calibre as Tokyo Babylon, Vol 1 which is a manga I highly recommend, by the way.Unfortunately, I was wrong The plot I want to say it s unique but to be quite honest, I didn t understand what the plot was It seems to jump around a lot, not quite finishing one line before it slips into the next one Questions are left unanswered, and it has been done to leave them open, yet it just leaves the reader confused The song that is repeated continuously in every chapter is repetitive, it becomes a bore quickly, and the panels were skipped over for me.The characters seem strong the male lead is definitely clever in his job and position, and the female lead is smart, again, especially for her young age However, this is countered by the extremely simple dialogue that made me flick away and flick through the manga to see how much was left of it This volume hasn t made me want to read the second of the four volumes, even being left off with a cliffhanger My head hurts trying to make sense of what s going on A definite miss from CLAMP, although, I might finish the manga to try and see what s going on with the plot.3 5 would have been one or two, but I have to give the line work and graphics the praise they deserve, as this is beautifully drawn Really enjoyed this in a WTF did I just read kinda way. Weird I like the layout a lot But the story is lacking. 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 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 that they get annoying.That said, this is still CLAMP, and the art is reason enough to read It s predictably gorgeous, with lots of fine detail, elaborate costumes, beautiful hair, and of course, wings I have hopes that the narrative might pick upin subsequent volumes This story unfolds, panel by panel, in time with a poem, a song which weaves in and out of the plot, presenting the characters at a new place and time with each beat A snippet of poetry and song reveals Kazuhiko Fay Ryu, a former soldier forced to accept a secret mission With each panel, readers learnabout that mission They re introduced to Sue, a mysterious a girl Kazuhiko is ordered to transport They meet Kazuhiko s allies his former commander Gingetsu, and Ran, the beautiful, andro This story unfolds, panel by panel, in time with a poem, a song which weaves in and out of the plot, presenting the characters at a new place and time with each beat A snippet of poetry and song reveals Kazuhiko Fay Ryu, a former soldier forced to accept a secret mission With each panel, readers learnabout that mission They re introduced to Sue, a mysterious a girl Kazuhiko is ordered to transport They meet Kazuhiko s allies his former commander Gingetsu, and Ran, the beautiful, androygnous, and talented boy Gingetsu lives with, so like and unlike Sue Enemies emerge from the shadows to menace Kazuhiko and Sue, including soldiers from a foreign land lead by Bols, a man whose shadow and obsession with Kazuhiko continue to menace him on his journey Readers meet faceless soliders who are what Kazuhiko was, determined to seize Sue Just who is she Why are so many powers warring over her Why is her journey so important And what is the song she s fixated on and who was the woman who sang it All the while, the tentative bond between Kazuhiko and Sue grows I ve never read anything quite like Clover, a fusion of manga, poetry, steampunk science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romantic tragedy All of these elements are blended together in an exquisite, unforgettable mix, played out by a cast of compelling character For all of these things, I give this five stars This is CLAMP when they are completely unrestricted, just allowed to tell their story through as little space as possible and through as much heavy handed symbolism as they can muster, and it does not work AT ALL If I didn t have a library fine creeping up on me, I never would have finished this book, let alone the rest of the series.Most of my complaints have to do with the story The reader is given very little information and is just expected to connect the very few dots provided This can w This is CLAMP when they are completely unrestricted, just allowed to tell their story through as little space as possible and through as much heavy handed symbolism as they can muster, and it does not work AT ALL If I didn t have a library fine creeping up on me, I never would have finished this book, let alone the rest of the series.Most of my complaints have to do with the story The reader is given very little information and is just expected to connect the very few dots provided This can work as a concept, but this manga just feels so empty that it s impossible to get immersed in the world Pages and pages of empty space taken up with a few panels made it so boring to get through Even when the plot tried to move forward, we kept taking pitstops to listen to the same goddamn song OVER and OVER, ruining the flow and basically dragging the book to halt while I tried to skip to the next scene Towards the end, I didn t even care about this singer finding happiness, I just wanted her to find the end of the song The main character, Kazuhiko, is pretty interesting, but even he is kicked into the backseat so everyone around him can be mysterious and foreshadowy Instead we get a ton of time with Sue, a bland girl who is way too interested in a man nearly twice her age And she s sad All the time The other characters could be interesting if we focused on them and their backstories forthan a few sentences, but we don t, so they re not.And don t even get me started on the Tokyopop translation Most of the time you can t even tell which character is speaking, and even when it s clear their words don t make any sense Add in the fact that the translator thought it was a great idea to have the sound effects in comic sans, and you ll see me tear my hair out in frustration.If you re like me and you re trying to go through CLAMP s entire catalogue, then I suppose I can recommend this, just to say you got through it The art is pretty, and the steampunk style mixed with a 90 s aesthetic creates some really cool visuals But if you re just casually looking for a sci fi manga, skip it You can do so much better &Free Epub ↠ Clover, Vol. 1 ✗ If you find a four leaf clover,It will bring happiness Butdon t tell AnyoneWhere its white flowerbloomsOr how many leaflets from its stem extendThe four leaved cloverI only want your happiness, knowingI can never be yours to share it Honestly, I cannot remember how long this manga has been sitting on my shelf without me ever touching it So, I thought, this should change, and finally made space for it on my TBR for my April readathon, as it fit perfectly into one of the reading prompts due to its length or should I say shortness Anyway, I went kinda blindly into this, not knowing what to expect, and after reading it, I am not completely sure what to think about it The story seems pretty linear so far, although we don t Honestly, I cannot remember how long this manga has been sitting on my shelf without me ever touching it So, I thought, this should change, and finally made space for it on my TBR for my April readathon, as it fit perfectly into one of the reading prompts due to its length or should I say shortness Anyway, I went kinda blindly into this, not knowing what to expect, and after reading it, I am not completely sure what to think about it The story seems pretty linear so far, although we don t know yet, where this will lead us to and why this is happening, to this is intriguing enough for me to want to keep reading this, eventually As expected from CLAMP, one of my favourite Japanese manga artists, the unique artwork is simply beautiful, every line, every face, every strand of hair looks light and elegant Definitely something for the eye I am not sure when I will continue to read this and if I still can get my hands on the other volumes, as I believe they are currently out of print, but I will set this on my TBR for sure and keep an eye out for it I read this mostly for beautiful art and inspiration on laying out panels in comics I thought the extremely widespread panels across the page were an interesting touch, and they could often be used to help convey a palpable sense of isolation and solitude But the friend who recommended it to me only recommended it to me for the art, and warned me that the plot could get a bit wonky The plot is well It s there I m not entirely sure about my thoughts on it yet, since I m not even entir I read this mostly for beautiful art and inspiration on laying out panels in comics I thought the extremely widespread panels across the page were an interesting touch, and they could often be used to help convey a palpable sense of isolation and solitude But the friend who recommended it to me only recommended it to me for the art, and warned me that the plot could get a bit wonky The plot is well It s there I m not entirely sure about my thoughts on it yet, since I m not even entirely sure what s happening Interesting Gay Rival Flirtations scene so I m curious But I m not super attached to the characters, and I m honestly very worried they re going to write a weird romance between Sue and the male lead who s so much older than her so hm The general concept is interesting to me though, but I know I agree with most reviewers who found the execution to be poorMight read another volume sometime for Art reasons