Clover is one of Clamp’s shorter mangas. Like most of Clamps mangas, it was too short. Everything about Clover was really good though. Clamp never skips out on the story or artwork when it comes to anime or manga.
The Plot of Clover
Clover is about a man named Kazuhiko taking a girl, Sue, to a safe place. Little does he know she is a four leaf clover. She was part of a government project dealing with children which have incredible powers. Sue is the only four leaf while two three leafs exist as well. Ran, another clover, helps the two out by transporting them close to their destination. Along the way they run into people trying to capture her and use her powers.
There are five wizards whom have watched over the four leaf clover. The one, General Ko , allows her to make her journey to Fairy Park (an amusement park) to be set free. When Kazuhiko finally arrives with her, he learns she never intended to return to the cage. She goes there to die.
The Characters of Clover
Kazuhiko looks alot like Fuma from Clamp’s X/1999. Ran resembles Kamui from the same manga. Other than that, though, the characters actually look alot different in Clover. You really never get too know the characters either. This is due to the short plot line. Kazuhiko is the main character of Clover. He is quiet and calm and has the ability to create weapons with his genetically engineered hand from the army.
Sue slightly resembles Chi from Chobits. She was sold by her mom to the Clover project. She is constantly singing a song created by her and Ora, Kazuhiko’s dead lover. She has the ability to fly and an incredible power.
There are supporting characters and also some enemies. The main enemy though is Bols , the man that took Kazuhiko’s hand. He calls Kazuhiko ‘prince’. He works for the Azaiean army and has intentions of getting holds of the Clover powers.
The Song of Clover
Throughout Clover, Sue is singing a song. Making a manga in which the characters constantly sing is somewhat annoying. You can never get the tune right and therefore I feel it takes away from the song. Besides repeating it over and over got annoying as well in Clover. Though the song is important to the plot, songs just do not belong in comics.
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Overall Grade 7/10.