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Special A (Manga)

Special A

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.161 (scored by 10743 users)
Ranked: #6162
Popularity: #105
Members: 20,262
Favorites: 1,010
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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

Related Manga

Adaptation: Special A
Sequel: Special A: Jougai Rantou


Hanazono, Hikari
Karino, Tadashi
Takishima, Kei
Toudou, Akira
Tsuji, Ryuu
Yamamoto, Jun
Yamamoto, Megumi

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Feb 22, 2008
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.

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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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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User Recommendations

Well, the two main characters of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! are the top two students at school. The same is very much true for Special A (the plot sort of revolves around it). Also like in Special A, Misaki from Maid-sama considers Takumi her enemy while Takumi oh so obviously has an interest in Misaki. The main pairings are similar is my main point. Bascially, if you like Kei and Hikari's relationship, but want some faster development, Kaichou wa Maid-sama is a good manga to read.
The rivalry between the couple is verys imilar except in Last Game the guy is the one who is always second place. Other than that, in both the guys are both trying to get their love noticed by the dense girl. The difference in social position is the same, both childhood friends.
Special is longer and completed
Last game is ongoing, not many chapters so far and more romance oriented.

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