Special A, Vol. 17 (Special A #17)
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
It all started when Hikari was six years old. Her dad taught her how to fight, and she thought that she was undefeatable. But when she challenged Kei to a fight, he beat her and practically humiliated her. Since then, she swore that she would beat him no matter what.
She enrolled in the Private Hakusen Academy with him. It's an elite, rich school that separates classes by gra ...more
IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.IT IS NOT.
(what i told myself when the manga ended 4 years ago in 2010)
Now.... it is time... for the official SCREAMING AND YELLING AND AND THROWING THE BOOK IN THE AIR A COUPLE OF TIMES AND RE-READING TO MAKE SURE I AIN'T BLIND YET. (
Anyways, so we reached the conclusion of a series that should ha ...more
Kenapa? Karena sangat-sangat mengingatkan saya pada kelas SMA saya :') Hampir mirip dengan Special A, kelas kita namanya Acceleration Class Gen 4. Kayaknya gak perlu dijelaskan lagi apa itu acceleration -_-"
Yang pasti di dalam acceleration kelas kita cuma bertujuh! Na ...more
Stupid Hikari. She's one of the worst shojo ingenue protagonists I've ever read. You're in love with him, get over it, get on with it, you don't need to beat him at everything you do together. But as shojo protagonists go, outside of that she's confident, quirky, talented, independent and determined. Thank God. Akira is the same, even if she's a totally-not-lesbian tsundere. I wish we'd seen the ...more
This is not to say that I didn't enjoy S.A. I absolutely did. Wh ...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
Loved Kei, cool, cute & the affection he shows towards Hikari was adorable & on the other hand Hikari, she is one amazing dense girl i have been introduced to.She is sooooo dense to the point its annoying though i enjoyed her innocence i felt bad for Kei :(((poor guy! Coming to the other characters in SA they too are equally lovable. All of the members in Special A (SA) are SPECIAL & lovable in their own ways.
Shows a very good friendship right from the start and until the end.
Ive read all 17 volumes for 3 days, and well, it's just that something that you'll always look forward to.
I like how these people get along with each other despite their different attitudes and statuses.
and it is clearly showed through the illustrations that somehow move as i look at them (okay! that's only my imagination!)
I'm glad that I'm able to read all 99 chapters/ 7 volumes of this mang ...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.
Maki Minami has definitely put me in a good mood after reading this series.
I wasn't really expecting how Maki Minami ended it.
There is to much to give away for me to review the story.
So, if you finished 16 or haven't read the series yet, You better read the series and the last book!
I recommend it to anyone who likes shoujo manga or manga romance!
Bye S.A! ):
If you liked Ouran High School Host Club I would recommend this series.
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