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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

Groups Scanlating
A Rose
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.extra by Village Idiot over 6 years ago
v.4 c.20 (end) by Village Idiot over 6 years ago
v.4 c.19 by Village Idiot over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

2 topics, 23 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (487 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.82 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 30th 2017, 11:14am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #591 increased(+133)
Monthly Pos #1114 increased(+279)
3 Month Pos #1778 increased(+314)
6 Month Pos #2383 increased(+62)
Year Pos #2441 increased(+83)

List Stats
On 986 reading lists
On 626 wish lists
On 1202 completed lists
On 65 unfinished lists
On 275 custom lists

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Forum Posts
who will she end up with? over 8 years ago
chapter 11 [no spoiler] over 9 years ago

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I think it won in my books   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Roaku
December 18th, 2014, 2:55am
It won because the girl from the beginning to the very end was actually strong.

She was super whiny and very selfish. But made great progress. Her main love interest...well I really didn't understand their infatuation with him (especially when the rival girl so adamantly pointed out his flaws only to at the end hint at her interest in him? After all that? Huh?)

I liked the rival girl. She was pretty awesome. She deserves a story. And damn, Arata was good guy awesome oozing out coolness really. He didn't mince words, was honest, never underhanded and very caring. Such a nice break from the typical "bad boys". And I'm super glad at the ending.

Thus. This story won in my books. Its not overly amazing, neither has it got a complicated or intricate plot or characters. It does have a preatty badass fighting girl who is able to physically do anything but has a personality flaw. It has an awesome side-kick and fan all in one.

I think for a simple and cute read. This has all it really needs to bring a smile to your face.
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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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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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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by samanthaknd
December 9th, 2008, 7:05pm
totally love this, and you dont need to be a wrestling fan either, it isny mushy either (which i hate). But so far I LOVE THIS!!. well it is still ongoing but so far.... give it a trry the synopsis is enough to make u try this and the characters are good too!.
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Rushed ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Divina=^.^=
November 5th, 2017, 11:15am
I am surprised there is no category listing for rushed ending/axed because this story felt like it was building background, history and depth, giving off a feeling that a lot more would be explored as it unfolded. The ending kind of takes you by surprise.... However the main storyline is resolved well and there are no cliffhangers so it should not be off-putting to anyone. I loved the genuinely strong heroine.
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satisfactory ending...   
Rating: N/A
by BimboSilly
April 22nd, 2011, 1:12am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
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: 10.0 / 10.0
by NLAngel
November 26th, 2008, 3:39am
I find the characters very interesting! I like the heart wrenching feeling this story gives (especially through Wataru's actions) 0,o It may be because I haven't read much shoujo sports manga but this was unique. Amazing story, can't wait to read more!
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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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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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