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Her whole life, Hikari Hanazono has been consumed with the desire to win against her school rival, Kei Takishima--at anything. He always comes out on top no matter what he does, and Hikari is determined to do whatever it takes to beat this guy!

At age 6 Hikari lost to Kei in an impromptu wrestling match. Now, at 15, Hikari joins "Special A," a group of the top seven students at a private academy, for the opportunity to trounce the guy who made her suffer her first defeat. However, Kei's feelings towards Hikari are different.


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Associated Names
Спецкласс «А»
S・A スペシャル・エー
S・A Lớp học ưu tú
Special A

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Divine Sanctuary
Irhene Gakuen Community
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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.99 (end) by Potato-Otaku (2063d ago)
v.17 c.98 by Potato-Otaku (2065d ago)
v.17 c.98 by Irhene Gakuen Community (2073d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 33

User Reviews
Special A by PrincessVera

19 topics, 239 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1853 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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 5% (99 votes)
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 3% (56 votes)

Last Updated
November 30th 2014, 12:26am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Chuang Yi
Viz (17 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #649 increased(+108)
Monthly Pos #1000 increased(+75)
3 Month Pos #1074 increased(+43)
6 Month Pos #1037 decreased(-140)

List Stats
On 2432 reading lists
On 971 wish lists
On 3646 completed lists
On 369 unfinished lists
On 448 custom lists

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Forum Posts
SA finale !!! =o 797 days, 12 hours, 42 minutes ago
Your favourite moment??(SPOILERS) 1123 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes ago
Who's your favourite character(s) in Special A? 1123 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes ago
special a question 1154 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes ago
did anyone notice? 1600 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes ago

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A firm favourite of mine   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by maggipie
October 28th, 2009, 7:35am
This manga seamlessly blends comedy and romance together. It's sweet, pure fun. You can tell through his actions that Kei really cherishes Hikari. He loves teasing her just the right way. Hehe. However, my favourite character after Kei is Ryuu. He's such a sweetie with the animals, Jun and Megumi. He's the perfect guy. *__*
This manga is really long but I really wouldn't mind a sequel just to see how the characters are doing. In short, I really recommend this manga! It really left me wanting more.

... Last updated on October 28th, 2009, 7:39am
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this manga   
Rating: N/A
by sita23
August 22nd, 2009, 10:28pm
i have only got to read up to number 11 but i like this manga yeah its kinda stupid but funny to me it gives me a good laugh when i have nothing else (has a very boring life) in a way this kinda reminds me of absolute boyfriend but different, eveyone has there own opinion but thats the way this world is supposed to be. this is one of my faves the other is vampire knight and yes its short and has a bittersweet ending i would recommend absolute boyfriend for alot of laughs

... Last updated on August 27th, 2009, 2:46am
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Below average   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Peppermint
July 28th, 2009, 10:10am
Special A starts off great (seemingly fiery heroine) then goes downhill. Although Hikari is portrayed as a tough student, beyond the first chapters she is sweet, dense, and makes hypocritical decisions (even though she's supposed to be smart). There's little character and relationship development. If there's one step forward, the characters refute it later. The plot drags and repeats itself, and it's a shame that these cute characters hardly get anywhere.

I was really relieved when I got to chapter 99. The only thing I wanted by the end was actual character/relationship development, which didn't happen. It's not a manga that I would recommend.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2009, 10:16am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by vietangelix
July 28th, 2009, 9:25am
It wasn't a waste of time to me because I enjoyed it.
I laughed at the silly things they did,
enjoyed reading about each of the characters,
and felt sad that it ended.
Well, people do have different preferences.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2009, 9:26am
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not so much   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by cutehanky2
July 25th, 2009, 2:40am
for those guys out there who are into this manga..sorry but not really my's absolutely pointless and i hate how the guy can be so perfect and how the girl can be so i said it's pointless..don't understand why a lot of people like this though..
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Kind of boring!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by crans4me
July 12th, 2009, 8:38pm
Don't know why this manga's so famous. There're just challenges and challenges between the two main characters. Their love seems to play a minor part in the plot and it keeps draging. <yawn> What's so special about it?

... Last updated on July 12th, 2009, 8:41pm
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Totally Special   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Shygirlz
June 7th, 2009, 2:42pm
Ok reading some of your guys' comments I figured a lot of you didn't like it. I, however thought that it was a really good manga and had a unique plot smile I do think that the manga could be shorter (even though I'd be sad when it ended so early) and that the anime should be longer (IDK what they would add to make it longer but I felt it was too short) smile

... Last updated on January 31st, 2010, 9:34am
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onething bugged me...   
Rating: N/A
by mangafan321
June 1st, 2009, 5:29pm
that one chapter where Hikari starts sneaking around helping another guy seriously pissed me off. how can she be so unbelievable stupid? she was even considering keeping her promise to "grant his wish" even if he asked her to break up with her boyfriend. how touching that she loves her boy friend so much that shes willing to dump him just to keep a promise she made with a guy she just met. i hate women like her, her boyfriend should be more important to her than the friend....
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by aether
May 22nd, 2009, 4:11am
I just lost interest half way through...The characters just remained static. I mean there was hardly any development for the main couple for about 50 chapters. And I didn't really care for the side characters. It was cute and funny. 'Was' being the key word. I'm just glad it finally ended.
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I should pick it up again.   
Rating: N/A
by deblazes
May 9th, 2009, 4:48pm
Dropped it because it started dragging way too much. I'll just pick up from where I left off and finish. It was funny.
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