The very first anime I had watched (when I knew what anime was) : SPECIAL A!

I have fond memories of this anime… Binge watching on my best friend’s tab during summer while munching on chips and sipping coke…Good times…
Of course now we talk about Skip Beat, Horimiya , Noblesse , Area no Kishi( This one I talk, she listens) and Fairy Tail( this she rambles and I listen!)

AUTHOR: Minami Maki
GENRE: Slice of Life, Romance, Comedy, Shoujo, School Life
RATING: 8/10(manga) and 9/10(anime- only for memories)

The story revolves around Hikari Hanazono and Kei Takishima, as well as their friends and fellow members of S·A. Hikari Hanazono has always been second to Kei Takishima. When they were six years old, their pro-wrestling loving fathers introduced them to each other. Assuming that she was the best in wrestling, young Hikari challenged Kei to a wrestling match only to be thoroughly defeated by him.
Ever since that fateful incident, Hikari swore to beat Kei in school grades, sporting events or any competition. To do this, she has enrolled in the same school as Kei since elementary. Now she attends Hakusenkan, an ultra elite school, that costs her carpenter father a lot of money. Hikari and Kei are the top two students in the school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position.
While Hikari considers Kei to be a rival and important friend, she is completely unaware that Kei is in love with her. The story primarily focuses on Hikari and her constant attempts to defeat her one and only rival, Kei, and how she finds love in their rivalry.


Chapter1 cover
I see you Kei- grinning slyly at the back!


I liked the anime more since it wasn’t as long winded and repetitive to be honest.
The art is beautiful, the storyline (though bland after a while) is humorous. Another thing I like about this manga is that the other characters were also touched on and their storylines were followed.
What I didn’t like is that the story is slow, it’s a bit annoying and boring after a while and doesn’t reach the end!!

My personal experience with the anime was, like I mentioned, is good memories of friendship and fun.
I remember that we were the only two girls in the midst of a lot of guys AND we were the same age. ( Are the same age) Her other close friend was growing distant due to several classes and activities.
She invited me over to watch S.A and we grew closer. At first it was only anime and manga but now there are hardly things I don’t share with her. It’s because of friends like her that I think I did something really, really good in life before!
I have a wonderful friend at home, and another one at school- the two spheres of my life each with someone to look forward to!

Anyway getting back to S.A- some pics—

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Iori and Kei
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God knows what they are saying~
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Confession- You have no idea how long we waited for this Hikari! Be considerate!
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Kaichou Wa Maid sama here?!


Anyway, I suggest giving the anime a try. It’s short – only 24 episodes. Perhaps, try the manga when  bored and have free time on your hands or something.
See you guys!

I’m so glad!!! I got 24 followers!!!! How exciting! Thank you all so much!

29 thoughts on “The very first anime I had watched (when I knew what anime was) : SPECIAL A!

  1. And now you are at 26 followers 😀 Keep writing posts like these, and you will get to a 100 in no time 😉 Wonderful read, always nice to think back on anime that got you interested in this wonderful medium in the first place 😀 Keep up the great work !

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  2. Congratulations on reaching 26 followers!

    I liked Special A, too. Well, I mean the manga. Haven’t gotten around to watching it. Who was your favorite character?

    I’m happy that you’re so close with your friend! She sounds like a great person.

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          1. Hmm I like Ryuu because he’s so kind. I also felt bad for Yahiro since he only wanted Akira to be happy yet she hated him for meddling with her business without properly explaining himself. I’m a sucker for characters who do these kind of sacrifices.

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              1. Communication would have been good!
                Akira is a great gal, mmm.
                I can’t remember Hikari’s brother unfortunately. The siblings of the main pairing tend to get overshadowed or have less screen time than I’d like ;_;

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    1. Fav character huh? Akira or Kei maybe? I actually like Maki-sensei’s other work a lot more- Seiyuu ka! That’s going to be my next review…lot to write there ! Have you read it?

      My friend is great! Thanks!

      ‘Friends are Treasures’ – Sayonara Football

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  3. Oh, I’ve never heard of this show. I’ll see if I can find it–hopefully I can–and watch it! Thanks for making this, because now all of your followers know that this show exists, so more people can watch an awesome show! I know a show that was pretty good that’s not so well-known, if you want I can give you the title?

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