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Special A 02 (Special A #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  4,895 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Hikari Hanazono besucht die »Special A«-Eliteklasse nur, um gegen ihren Rivalen Kei Takishima zu gewinnen. Ob beium Wrestling gegen die Schülerversammlung um den Platz in der Special-A, bei der Herausforderung zur Empfangsparty, in der Semesterabschlussprüfung, bei der der Teilzeitjob entshieden wird... Hikari gibt einfach alles! Dabei fängt sie langsam an, Kei zu verstehe ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published 2008 by Carlsen Verlag (first published 2004)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Special A, Vol. 02 (Special A #2), Maki Minami

Hikari and Kei are pitted against a pair of professional wresters in a challenge issued by the student council. Hikari may now be on the same team as Kei, but a rival is still a rival!
Michelle. D.
I love Tadashi!!! He is my favourite character!!!!!!!!
Tadashi ♥♥♥ :D

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 Taki
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R
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story!! Loving the characters!
Alexei
Come check out my book blog! Teenage Bookaholic

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
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Laura
Jul 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, young-adult
Review posted 11/2/2011 at Owl Tell You About It.

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
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Alya Atiera
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars, comic
The rating and review are conclusion for all of the volumes. Except for the synopsis.

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)
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Yu Qian
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You don't know if its love or not you just want to beat that guy and prove that you are his rival. Hikari isn't that kind of girl wanting to spent time think of boys yet the reason she is in the school she is in now is only because he want to beat that guy kei...
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
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Suzanne
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lex Marie
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume of Special A is an improvement on the first in several ways. Despite Minami accidentally making Kei 15 in this volume when his 16th birthday was in the previous one, I found this one to be more enjoyable, though just as visually busy.
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
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Daniellesof2014
Hikari is going to go on a summer vacation with her S.A. buddy's but unlike them she isn't rich. She needs money and is going to look for a part time job when Kei says he could supply her for one. So the made a contest and of course she lost so Kei got to pick her job for her and she was going to a party as his date because of Kei's little brother Sui. There Hikari meet's Yahiro, the reason of the party, and he tells her something that she will never forget about Kei.

This book reminds me of twil
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Hira
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
So, in this volume we move further into the lives of SA. We are also introduced to a mysterious new character, Yahiro, from Kei's and Akira's past.

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
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Lady Knight
Sad to say, but this was mediocre at best.

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
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Reader17 Der
Nov 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-read
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
MarsianMan
Dec 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note:This review is a series review, not really a volume specific review.

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.
K.Natsuki
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Special A so funny and the chemistry between Hikari Hanazono: the dense, kick but and have abnormally strong strength (well that is manga for you :)) and the smart, totally hilarious (especially when he is jealous hehe) and annoyly good at everything (especially for Hikari) Kei Takishima is to much to handle. Rate 5/5 and if you like Special A (recommend you Last Game and also watch the anime totally hilarious)
Patricia
This one was an acceptable Shoujo Manga for me. The heroine isn't your typical annoying, naive dimwit but has some ambition. At the same time there are your typical Shoujo traits, like that he's obviously having a crush on her, and that she is unaware of her boobs, that he's mysterious and whatnot. But it's still enjoyable. :)
Ichigo
Nov 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
i haven't read the book yet but i've seen the epsodes and they are awesome!!! i love how kie gets so jealouse of the president its just so funny but im not sure if that really happened in the book so if you see my review can you please tell me kuz i can't find it anywhere and im freaking out i just really want to read it!!!!!!!! XD
Hannah
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man why are rich people always have to be cocky? Especially that Yahiro. I wonder why Akira didn't attend his birthday party? I remember Kei saying he, Yahiro, and Akira are childhood friends. I smell something fishyyyyyyyyyy~
Lauren
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This series was amazing! Hikari and Kai's relationship is so comedic and heartwarming. I got through this series so fast and I just wanted to keep reading. All the characters are fun and this series is very entertaining.

If you liked Ouran High School Host Club I would recommend this series.
Hannah
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Series Review: Special A is a interesting and cute manga that I really enjoyed. It was funny and entertaining plot and character wise. I most enjoyed the dynamic between the characters. I recommend giving this manga a try.
Cecilyn
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Character:
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
Lu
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Well, not too surprising that Kei would like Hikari. After all, he certianly acts like he does. Still, what twists is the author going to throw in now? Hikari is rather oblivious to everything Kei does...
Sara Bennett
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, romance, ya
I don't even remember what I thought about the first manga. I'm pretty sure I liked it a good deal but this volume made me fall in love with the series and I just loved the feel of it and the connection between the characters!!
Victoria
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a great book to read
Jes
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mean, If you can ignore how sexist the boys are, it can be really cute... Good thing I'm reading this just for the light cutsey stuff.
Emily
Jul 30, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens, manga
Figured I'd give it one more book to grab me. It didn't.
Sammie
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was good ,still kept repeating some of the things from the 1st book ,but other then that i am liking with the story line is going.
Christine Bottone
Love the series
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She is a Japanese manga author. She is best known as the author of manga series Special A.

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
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