My review of vol. 1 of Honey and Clover is up at Manga Life. An excerpt:
Chica Umino’s Honey and Clover follows the lives of five students at a Tokyo art college. Though it is published in the U.S. by Viz under the Shojo Beat imprint and serialized in Shojo Beat magazine, Honey and Clover is actually very much a josei series; though there are hints of shojo-ish romantic drama, the characters’ concerns are definitely those of adults rather than teens, such as paying the rent and finding a post-graduation job. This first entry in the ten-volume series displays a lot of promise, but there’s also some significant room for improvement.