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Special A

Special A

Alternative Titles

English: Special A (S.A)
Synonyms: S.A., Special A Class
Japanese: スペシャル・エー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Sep 15, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 56999 users)
Ranked: #5372
Popularity: #153
Members: 99,670
Favorites: 2,129
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2 based on the top anime page.

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comedy romance school life shoujo

Synopsis

Hikari Hanazono has always been second to Kei Takishima. When they were six years old, their pro-wrestling loving fathers introduced them to each other. Assuming that she was the best in wrestling, young Hikari challenged Kei to a wrestling match only to be thoroughly defeated by him.

Ever since that fateful incident, Hikari swore to beat Kei in school grades, sporting events - anything. To do this, she has enrolled in the same school as Kei since elementary. Now she attends Hakusenkan, an ultra elite school, that costs her carpenter father a lot of money.

Hikari and Kei are the top two students in the school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position. While Hikari considers Kei to be a rival and important friend, she is completely unaware that Kei loves her. The story primarily focuses on Hikari and her constant attempts to defeat her one and only rival, Kei, and how she finds love in their rivalry.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Special A

Characters & Voice Actors

Hanazono, Hikari
Hanazono, Hikari
Main
Gotou, Yuuko
Japanese
Gotou, Yuuko
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...
Karino, Tadashi
Karino, Tadashi
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Love, Andrew
English
Love, Andrew
...
Takishima, Kei
Takishima, Kei
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Shepard, Blake
English
Shepard, Blake
...
Toudou, Akira
Toudou, Akira
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
...

Staff

Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director
Nishouji, Yoshito
Episode Director
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director
Kakihara, Yuuko
Script



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Sep 27, 2008
shadowraze
Special A is primarily a Shoujo Rom/Com that starts off slow but gets better as you go. Based on the inability of Hikari to understand Kei's true feelings for most of the plot. Normal laws of physics are generally ignored by the seeming superhuman duo of Kei and Hikari, who also are both at the top of their school academically.

The story isn't the most original story ever, relying on the interaction of the seven members of the Special A (SA from now on) class and not involving many other characters. While somewhat predictable, it still manages to be entertaining most of the time if not read more
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Sep 18, 2008
Master10K
Special A is a Shoujo, Romantic, Comedy, Drama about the extravagant lives of some prestigious individuals and the romantic endeavours some of them pursue. It contains some side-splitting comedy but tends to fail when circumstances get too serious.

The story… well it sort of has one and sort of doesn’t. For the most part, the series follows the random antics of an elite group of students known as the S.A (Special A). This usually involves any random theme you can imagine, be it competitions or festivals, whilst exaggerating the wealth of these students. This brings about some truly hilarious slapstick comedy moments, which varies depending on read more
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Recommendations

I totally remember Special A when I watched this Anime series. Both a hilarious, competition of a guy and girl on top 1, both characters are good in martial arts. If you enjoyed watching Special A, you will definitely love Kaicho wa Maid-sama.
Special A and Ouran High School Host Club are both shoujo comedies that center around a somewhat special group of high school students. In Special A this group is an elite class of the best students in school while in Ouran its a "host club". Still, the characters in both groups are eerily similar; in both groups you have a perfect male (lead), a cool reserved character, a cute character and a guy who appears to be a dummy.

Also both animes (being shoujo) center around a very clueless (but strong) heroine. Both shows have a lot of silly comedy. The character designs are alike. Overall both animes have the same feel, so I think that fans of one of them will like the other.

Opening Theme

#01: "Special Days" by Yuko Goto (eps 1-12)
#02: "Gorgeous 4U" by Jun Fukuyama, Hiro Shimono, Tsubasa Yonaga and Kazuma Horie) (eps 13-24)

Ending Theme

#01: "Hidamari no Gate" by Jun Fukuyama, Hiro Shimono, Tsubasa Yonaga, Kazuma Horie (eps 1-12, 24)
#02: "Special Gyutto Good Luck!" by Yuko Goto, Hitomi Nabatame, and Ayahi Takagaki (eps 13-23)

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