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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.

Included are the following unrelated short stories:
V.1 - Mikansei Chorus
V. 11 - Shoku no Miyako


Related Series

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

Groups Scanlating
Café Scanlation
Divine Sanctuary
Irhene Gakuen Community

Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Café Scanlation over 2 years ago
v.17 c.99 (end) by Potato-Otaku over 8 years ago
v.17 c.98 by Potato-Otaku over 8 years 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 (1950 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
 34% (668 votes)
 18% (351 votes)
 19% (376 votes)
 12% (229 votes)
 6% (115 votes)
 4% (83 votes)
 2% (35 votes)
 1% (21 votes)
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 3% (58 votes)

Last Updated
July 15th 2017, 1:40pm PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (17 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #389 increased(+187)
Monthly Pos #759 increased(+177)
3 Month Pos #1045 increased(+160)
6 Month Pos #1249 increased(+4)
Year Pos #1240 decreased(-33)

List Stats
On 2448 reading lists
On 1056 wish lists
On 4026 completed lists
On 385 unfinished lists
On 533 custom lists

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Forum Posts
SA finale !!! =o over 5 years ago
Your favourite moment??(SPOILERS) over 6 years ago
Who's your favourite character(s) in Special A? over 6 years ago
special a question over 6 years ago
did anyone notice? over 7 years ago

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by g0d b3rry
February 18th, 2010, 12:58am
They probably could have cut out a few chapters and let the story progress faster... There were a few things about some of the main characters that bugged me a little, but I definitely enjoyed the manga overall!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lessaandflar
December 8th, 2009, 7:15pm
I love reading books, and getting engrossed in stories. I've read enough mangas that I can pretty easily predict what will happen, and yet, every chapter, there was some little twist that I didn't completely expect. Although the general plot is much like that of other manga's like it, this story gave me so much joy.
This is the first manga to make be laugh so much, and the first manga to make me cry at all. In the final few chapters, I couldn't help crying and smiling at the same time, and this is the first manga where the last chapter truly felt like the end of the story.
The heroine is sorta the typical idiotic shojo idiot girl, and yet, she's not. There's depth to the story, and all the characters have a full embodiment and have three dimensionals to their personalities, instead of just one dimensional background characters.
I'm crying and smiling just thinking about it. I just want to continue living in this happiness produced from this beautiful story.
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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   
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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...   
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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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