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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
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Showgate
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 104,677 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #303
Members: 198,456
Favorites: 2,685
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Episodes: /24
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Synopsis

Hikari Hanazono has always been able to do things that normal people cannot. As a child, she assumed no one could beat her—until she met Kei Takishima. Thinking she would win, Hikari challenged him to a match. But things didn’t go as planned; she lost not once but each time she rechallenged him. From that point on, she has sworn to best Kei at everything, ranging from academics to athletics.

To achieve her goal, Hikari enrolls in the same school as Kei—Hakusenkan, a prestigious institute for the wealthy. As a pair, they hold the top two rankings in school and are among seven of the academy's best students in a class known as Special A.

While Hikari treats Kei as a rival, she is completely oblivious that he harbors hidden feelings for her. Together, the members of Special A deal with competition, friendship, and just a bit of love.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Miyao, Yoshikazu
Director, Episode Director
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Tsuda, Naokatsu
Episode Director
Nishouji, Yoshito
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Special Days" by Hitomi Nabatame, Yuuko Gotou, Ayahi Takagaki (eps 1-12)
#2: "Gorgeous 4U" by Jun Fukuyama, Hiro Shimono, Tsubasa Yonaga, Kazuma Horie (eps 13-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Hidamari no Gate (陽だまりのゲート)" by Jun Fukuyama, Hiro Shimono, Tsubasa Yonaga, Kazuma Horie (eps 1-12, 24)
#2: "Special☆Gyutto Good Luck! (スペシャル☆ギュッとGood luck!)" by Yuuko Gotou, Hitomi Nabatame, Ayahi Takagaki (eps 13-23)




More reviewsReviews

Sep 27, 2008
shadowraze (All reviews)
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
Sep 18, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
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
Dec 21, 2009
inkmouse (All reviews)
Special A was anything but special. It was very cliche, but it's hard to avoid that in shoujo anime. There was nothing mind-blowing about neither the music or the art.

The story is pretty basic. In all honesty, I don't really think there is such a thing as orginality, but it's up to the people writing or directing to make it seem real. We know Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet off a book someone had already written. How many times have we heard the story of 'I must defeat him...oh, wait I just found out he loves me?' but the issue isn't whether it was original read more
May 19, 2008
Dreameress (All reviews)
Delightful anime.

From the very start you are drawn in. Hikari is not the usual clumsy, slightly dumb, female protagonist. She's a warrior basically. Learning the art of wrestling from a young age, she defeated everyone. Then she meets Kei and he is the first to defeat her. Her mission in life becomes defeating Kei in every aspect of life.

Fast forward several years.

They are both in High school apart of "Special A" a class of nine students who are the top 9 in the school. Hikari, of course, is number 2 which she hates because the number one spot is held by none other than read more

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