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Matsuri Special  
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Matsuri is a girl like all the other high school girls. She likes boys, especially one called Wataru, but he hardly notices her even though she watches him like a crazy gal. "Tough girls aren't my type," he once said, and now even three street guys call her a tough chick?! Nothing too good to say to the wrestling Princess. Being this kind of princess is nothing to be proud of for Matsuri so it's a secret that she keeps from her school mates, because it's her father who wants to make her a wrestler...but what will happen when she's discovered fighting those three guys by Arata, the bad boy who can even "fight cows"? Discover it and keep track of Matsuri Special!


Related Series
Matsuri Special SP (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Cố lên Matsuri

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A Rose
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.extra by Village Idiot (1302d ago)
v.4 c.20 (end) by Village Idiot (1317d ago)
v.4 c.19 by Village Idiot (1333d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (451 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2014, 6:54pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #866 increased(+232)
Monthly Pos #1915 decreased(-24)
3 Month Pos #2218 increased(+372)
6 Month Pos #2738 decreased(-10)

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On 978 reading lists
On 617 wish lists
On 1064 completed lists
On 61 unfinished lists
On 245 custom lists

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who will she end up with? 1892 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes ago
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Not funny, not enought wresling, just one whiny girl   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Glad-kun
December 29th, 2013, 7:30pm
I expected so much more. Instead I got mediocre cliche shoujo without any charm.
It's not shounen. The art-style, characters and tropes are all from shoujo. It doesn't really matter if it was published in Jump. And all other manga from the author is shoujo.
And this is not a good shoujo. Almost all(if not all) characters are one-dimetional.
If you want better manga with same themes, read Yawara, which, sadly, is being translated very slowly.
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Dislike the love triangles   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
November 19th, 2013, 10:00pm
I liked the main two characters; but the extra characters (other romance interests) did make me roll my eyes. They are humorous, and there's drama. I did like the overall story and the father.

I even had to go back and check if that was the end. I was suspecting more.
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I liked it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jackalan
August 6th, 2012, 6:24am
It's not a long manga. It's okay. It convinces me of the plot and the character development. There aren't too much drama. Somehow it's not that memorable but I guess it is the way it is.

I'm very contented reading it.
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Okay manga   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
April 30th, 2012, 6:32pm
The plot is like any other manga. There was some good comedy and that was it. I hated that the girl protagonist was a idiot. She didn't know that the male protagonist likes her and was quite dense. Though there isn't anything special with this manga it was good in a way.
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The refreshing plot that almost could....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
January 25th, 2012, 4:51pm
Honestly with such an interesting and an un-overly used plot theme, it could have been great. The heroine is a total IDIOT though, and i'm not just talking about her being embarrassed about being a wrestler.....but WHY she's attracted to her schoolmate. It's not like has done anything anything nice for her, or even shown some deep sensitive side or makes absolutely no sense at all, and the fact that it dragged on with it, just ruined what could have been a perfectly good story. Would have done better without any romance at all.
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satisfactory ending...   
Rating: N/A
by BimboSilly
April 22nd, 2011, 1:12am
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its sort of a no-brainer in who gets the Yoshihara Yuki- all dark haired dudes get the girl- except for one or two preliminary mangas of these mangakas...what I like is that the nice dude gets the girl- domyouji was no saint-maybe a rough kinda good guy but with lots of trouble- he did good. this arata was actually nice through and through and making a really good guy getting the girl is a nice change for a kamio youko manga
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
June 6th, 2010, 1:24pm
This looks like it should be a shounen sports manga, but it's really just a shoujo manga with wrestling.

This series is so-so. In the first 2-3 chapters we have the love triangle set up with the handsome womanizing jerk, the simple-minded honest guy, and the plain and clueless girl. The girl has a secret identity: she's the wrestling ring's "Honey Princess." The guy she likes (yes, the womanizing jerk) doesn't like muscled girls, so she hides her identity from him. And then the simple-minded honest guy finds out her secret identity, and it turns out he loves pro-wrestling and he's her fan!

Very very minor spoiler:
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It's refreshing that the love rival isn't really a love rival, she doesn't do anything underhanded... well, not for the reasons you expect.
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Not shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by Goobersnotch
September 22nd, 2009, 2:00pm
I see a lot of comments, both positive and negative, claiming that this manga is a "shoujo". Actually, it's not, it's a shounen work running in Jump Square, a shounen publication. Of course, it's going to have a lot of female fans, but it is aimed at boys.
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matsuri special vs hana yori dango?   
Rating: N/A
by xcyanide
August 31st, 2009, 10:48pm
Is it just me or does Matsuri, the pretty-boy, and the spiky hair guy look UNCANNILY like Makino, Rui, and Domyoji? Not just resemblance, but EXACTLY? Besides Domyoji's hair of course. But other than that... I can't see any difference.

Not that this is a bad thing. It's actually a plus for me, since I love Hana Yori Dango ^^

I only started reading, but it looks very promising! I love all of Kamio Youko's works!
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Yoko Kamio is awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by margiepeace08
August 20th, 2009, 1:13pm
If you're looking for something fun, amusing, and heartwarming, you'll love this series--even if you don't usually like shojo. The characters feel very real, and may sometimes irritate you, but learn and grow as the story progresses.

I wouldn't let the reviews complaining about the jerk love interest dissuade you, all signs (at least to me) point to Matsuri ultimately ending up with the other guy. You also may be put-off that Matsuri has a crush on this jerky character. Well, she doesn't know herself very well yet, and is a bit lost as to what she really wants (with both boys and wrestling), like most girls her age. So, you might even say that this is a story about Matsuri "finding herself"!

... Last updated on December 13th, 2009, 9:43am
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