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Special A

Special A

Alternative Titles

English: S.A: Special A
Synonyms: Mikansei Chorus, Incomplete Chorus, Shoku no Miyako, Food Paradise
Japanese: S・A スペシャル・エー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 104
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 26, 2003 to Mar 19, 2009
Authors: Minami, Maki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 12589 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
Ranked: #6512
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #142
Members: 24,462
Favorites: 1,100
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Volumes: /17
Chapters: /104

Synopsis

Have you ever known someone who was better than you at everything you did? Hikari does. She's known Kei since they were both six years old and he's surpassed her at everything. Now they are the top two students in an extremely prestigious high school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position, and Hikari is still determined to beat him, no matter what it takes.

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Mikansei Chorus
Volume 11: Shoku no Miyako (Food Paradise)

Background

Special A was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from November 6, 2007 to November 2, 2010. The manga also received two drama CD adaptations on February 23, 2007 and June 18, 2008.

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Yamamoto, Megumi
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Toudou, Akira
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Yamamoto, Jun
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More reviewsReviews

Sorasan
Feb 22, 2008
Story:
I enjoy the fact that this story is not totally focused on a girl who has a crush on a boy (like so many shojo titles out there). I like it when a girl first feels bitter towards the boy and then slowely falls in love. Those, to me, are the cutest twists of all. Every side story involving other characters are also fun to tie into the story.

Art:
Neh...not the best I've come across. The art starts sloppy, but then gets better and better. However, the artwork of one chapter may not be drawn as good as another, more earlier one. Sometimes one chapter will read more
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ishitagupta
Mar 9, 2009
Special A is truly something of a treat for readers of all genres. Since I'm more of a shoujo reader, I'm going to focus on that aspect, but it's kind of impossible to not point out the outrageous humor which laces every single panel of SA.
Most importantly, this story couldn’t possibly have ran for 99 chapters like it did if it were JUST about two people falling love, no matter HOW dense one party was portrayed. So while the various romances which keep popping up are significant in keeping the story light, more pressing adolescent issues and elements are dealt with as well, lending this read more
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LucySky
Jul 29, 2009
Special A is for me, the definition of an average shoujo series.

Characters:

We have Hikari, an initially refreshing female lead with a certain wide-eyed innocence and a strong desire to defeat her eternal rival Takishima Kei. Hikari’s got fighting spirit, something that is so often lacking in shoujo heroines of late. On the other hand she’s incredibly dense, a trait which becomes all the more prevalent as the manga progresses much to my chagrin. An important plot device is that the students in the SA class are the crème de la crème of an already prominent school for the wealthy. We are not so much read more
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vadeka
Feb 16, 2008
Ok, lets explain my points a bit:
Story..
The story is one I hadn't encountered in either manga or anime yet, it keeps on amazing me what happens and it doesn't grow old at all.

Art..
You can't get perfect but this is more than good enough.

Character..
How the characters unfold is quite something but we still have to see something from quite a few people, so far it has been limited to hikari and kei, while they sometimes talk about a person's past, it always ends up getting connected to hikari or kei(often its both)

Enjoyment..
It will make you laugh
It will make you say: aaww so cute, aww so nice,..(you read more
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