Special A 02 (Special A #2)
So this review is for the overall series. I give the overall series 5 stars because it was raelly good.
Funny at times, romantic at times, cute at times, sad at times. Also, I really loved the art (It's true! I have some saved pictures from things in the book.)
I would like to say that Hikari is SOOOOOOOO dense. I mean like crazy. I'm not even joking. I'm not going to tell you why but I want to say that when she said that and Takishi ...more
Okay, where do I begin? The first volume is not that bad. A bit like warming up. As the story goes on, it gets more interesting and funnier. I love the ending. It's totally cute!(view spoiler)[I don't know why but I really ship Megumi and Yahiro. And I'm a bit annoyed with Akira's character. Seriously. And OMG NOT TO FORGET THE PROPOSAL. I so did not see that coming. Hahaha Kei is just, man I don't know... perfe ...more
SYNOPSIS: *Please note that this is a review for the entire series, comprised of 17 books*
Hikari Hanazono is not your typical high school girl. While she comes from a modest background, she strives to do her best at anything and everything to top her rival. After losing an impromptu wrestling match as a child, Hikari made it her life's goal to beat Kei Takishima, a wealthy child who is destined to work for the family business, any way possible. She ...more
Still cute, though I was a little bored. I was put off by the Student Council President. I know he's supposed to be funny in that quirky manga way, but I just found him annoying. Sometimes Japanese humor is beyond me. Still, I like the way things are going with Hikari and Kei. It's so painfully obvious that Kei is in love with her Of course, Hikari doesn't notice, which is typical of shoujo manga. I'm sure it will be that way for while. It always ...more
I wish the author will keep working on this manga, Special is so amazing that i always enjoy it when i watch it. Before i know it i finish reading the whole thing. The way the author create the personality is really a mazing funny and ...more
This book reminds me of twil ...more
Kei is constantly putting Hikari down in the hopes she'll give up on dangerous ventures, because he cares for her deeply. Yet, early on, it's plain to see they make an unstoppable team when they work together.
The first half of the book was, again, just o ...more
The story is going pretty good till now. It's really interesting and I noticed that in this volume it's moving towards serious 'drama' from 'cute'.
It's obvious that Kei likes Hikari but Hikari is too clueless to realize it. Hikari also starts developing feelings towards Kei but isn't sure what they mean.
As I said in the previous review, I love the ...more
When I picked up this series I expected some school hijinxs with some rivalry. Which is exactly what the series is. The problem comes from the fact that every single chapter we has through why the rivalry began (an no new info is ever given) and who make up the SA, and even the plots of each chapter are darn near the same. All you have to do is swap out the settings and maybe a few specifics of the competition, and it is all exactly the same.
Very bored ...more
One of my favorite mangas. An excellent shoujo (meaning it is a comic aimed at teenage girls) story about Hikari whose life mission is to beat Kei. She goes to a very expensive school (one that her family can barely afford) for the sole purpose of trying to beat Kei. Poor Hikari is a clueless and loving girl who is always #2 in everything while Kei is #1. A good mix of drama, hilarity, and sweetness.
If you liked Ouran High School Host Club I would recommend this series.
7. Yahiro Saiga - Kei and Akira's friend, cares for Akira (but she hates him for now), wealthier than Kei
8. Kakei - SC President, has a crush on Hikari, sickly and he is always confined to the hospital, buys his way to getting good grades
In 2001, her short story Day Dream Believer (デイ・ドリーム・ビリーバー) received an Honourable Mention for Hakusensha's 25th Athena awards. She debuted in Hana to Yume's October 2001 issue with a short story titled Faraway Blue (彼方の青 Kanata no Ao).
Maki Minami's longest running series, Special A, began publication in 200 ...more