Shoujo Special A by Minami Maki

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Special A by Minami Maki!!! it is a really comedic, romantic manga with a slice of life !! If you never read it it is a really good manga to check out!!!



When Hikari was little, she and her father liked to watch pro wrestling, and she became very good at it. She was the pride of her family until one day she was introduced to Kei, the son of her father's friend. He instantly defeated her in wrestling, and started what would become Hikari's major ambition to one day beat him. To do this she enrolled in Kei's school, an ultra elite school that costs her father a lot of money. This unusual school created classes according to grades, and the top seven students become members of the "SA". They have their own building, and can optionally attend class. Hikari is usually the only one who does so, since she desperately wants to beat Kei with test scores

Hikari is determined to beat Kei in any kind of competition, whether it be in organizing a school event or a wrestling match. She's a kind girl who always worries whether others are having fun. She is second place in 10th grade for best grades, but is sometimes lacking in common sense. Stubborn, proud, and hot-headed, Hikari never backs down from a challenge, especially one from Kei, as she is constantly looking for an opportunity to surpass him. She's good at everything except for cooking and teaching. Although she can handle her own in a fight (often against boys), Kei, nevetheless, gets irritated whenever she puts herself in danger, thus treating her more like a female than she does herself. Stupid when it comes to love, as Kei is in love with her and everyone knows except her...she is very dense. When Kei shows any affection to her, she usually regards it as a joke, or just plain scary. When Yahiro first tells her that Kei is in love with her, she freaks out for a bit, then later laughed it off as an impossibility (since they "are rivals," it would be "too weird").

 
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Re: Special A

I'm reading that. It's scanlated until 25 but I only find until 23. 24 and 25 are scanlated by the group shoujo light that I can't find anywhere. :( It's really a funny shoujo.
 

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i know ive been looking but i ant find it anywhere!!
 

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hmm.. I can't find light shoujo either. :s but the competitiveness kinda remind me of Kare Kano when both the guy and girl are like super smart, nice, good in everything type of person. :XD Except maybe Kei is evil! but totally in love with Hikari. :)
 

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mangatraders has it at least.

Great series, one of the few shoujo I've enjoyed quite a bit.
Main reason is probably the fact that it's drawn well. There are no 'pretty boys' with sparkling eyes and whose feet are around 4 times taller than his torso. I don't mind one or two of them, but if its everyone? don't even mention it (thats why I dont enjoy ouran). Besides, in most of the series even the women aren't drawn so well. Uncute face etc..

Anyway, good series. Truly deserves a spot in my list.
 

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where can i find Special A chapter 25 and up? i don't mind Raws either. i'm fluent. actually, if anyone knows where to get the raws, thatd be cool too :]
 

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Mangatraders has it as distributors,

but the Editing group is VK scans. google them up. They released until chapter 33!!! :fangirl

Special A is one of my favorite series. Totally kick-ass funny. I wrote all about that in the shoujo recommendation thread and didn't feel like typing again so meh. But I really like it!
 

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You can also read it on OneManga if you want to ^_^

Well... let's see. We know that Hikari is the world's most dense person. Or next to most. The most recent chapter was a bit of a disappointment...

Mah...
 

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There are actually spoilers in Wikipedia. I went to read them months ago, when there was a standstill in the Editing.

I didn't regret though. hee. I still enjoyed reading the chapters like I didn't know what was happening. :XD
 

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Well, you're one of the lucky ones. Once I read a spoiler, I lose complete interest in it. Spoilers will destroy my happy carefree manga life.

Hurrah, the anime is coming out in spring. Hopefully, it'll be good.
 

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That's good to hear! It's really entertaining so I think they won't have a hard time animating it. It's in the hands of the artist I suppose, and director. -_-
 

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True...

It better not veer off the manga too much...

Btw, noticed how Hikari is sort of like Haruhi of Ouran?

I mean, Hikari's the poor person, who's extremely smart, and in this super whacked out green house, in the company of rich people. Smart rich people.

Their personalities are different, sure.
 

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Yeah. As I stated in other threads, Special A is like Hana Yori Dango/ Ouran High/ Kare Kano all rolled into one. And almost all pages are loaded with LOL kinda humor.
 

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And there's the deformed face look XD

And a catch phrase for Hikari, "DON'T CALL ME NUMBER 2!"

I'd like to be number two. Better than number... 999.
 

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Time to revive this thread!!! Chapters 35 & 36 were released some time ago, I'll post some links to them if anyone wants them, but a lot of sweet moments in the two chapters, especially in 36. And it also looks like Akira is trying to get on Tadashi's good side by not hitting him at all now.
 

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anybody has any idea about the Edited Manga status? and if there's a website of the Manga Editors for this one? other than the VK group, the one that picked up from chap. 35. I'm away from my pc right now and won't be accessing it in a week's time so I can't check.
 

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The manga is actually up to chapter 84 now. But the english Edited Mangas are only up to chapter 37 (see onemanga).

Sorasan has been posting summaries of the latest chapters and uploading the raws on to youtube. Here's a link to his blog for the chapter summaries of SA chapters. The summaries actually started from c34 so if you want any spoilers, go there ^^
 

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The last chapter that i've read was 53 without read chapter 49-51. I guess i missed the part when Ryuu start to get his girl :scry
Chapter 53 may be is the best part for Kei and Hikari, finally Hikari has a courage to tell her feeling to Kei, even she's used force to tell kei :rofl

The manga is actually up to chapter 84 now. But the english Edited Mangas are only up to chapter 37 (see onemanga).

Sorasan has been posting summaries of the latest chapters and uploading the raws on to youtube. Here's a link to his blog for the chapter summaries of SA chapters. The summaries actually started from c34 so if you want any spoilers, go there ^^
So it's just summaries? i wish there's gonna be Manga Editor group that gonna take this series for their project *pray*
 
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Yeah, there are Manga Editors doing Edited Mangas, VN Manga are doing it as a shared project with another group. And there's VK Scans doing it as well, but very slowly.
 

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I wanna ask sumthing, who's finn? i mean where she's come from? i know her(she's a girl right?) when i read chap 52, Ryuu kissed a girl.. and there a new name, that was Finn (that i never hear befoer) so i assume that the girl that Kissed by Ryuu is finn..
 
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