Special A By Minami Maki [Manga]

Hello there! Welcome back to another weekly manga recommendation. Today’s recommendation is another famous manga titled Special A which was written By Maki Minami. This Hit manga was also adapted into anime with the same title.

AUTHOR: Minami Maki
17 Volumes
STATUS: Completed
GENRE: Shoujo, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life.
SYNOPSIS: Her whole life, Hikari Hanazono has been consumed with the desire to win against her school rival, Kei Takishima–at anything. He always comes out on top no matter what he does, and Hikari is determined to do whatever it takes to beat this guy!

At age 6 Hikari lost to Kei in an impromptu wrestling match. Now, at 15, Hikari joins “Special A,” a group of the top seven students at a private academy, for the opportunity to trounce the guy who made her suffer her first defeat. However, Kei’s feelings towards Hikari are different.

Special-A is a popular hit manga and also one of my all time favorite manga. One of the best aspect of this manga is the outrageous humor in it, it’s uniqueness and also the love/hate relationship between the main protagonists. Hikari is a strong character who’s quite determined to defeat her rival Kei who always comes at top in her school and her always the second. Kei is kinda sweet and fun guy who has feelings for Hikari which she wasn’t aware of and to get her attention he always likes to taunt her being the second best and often challenges her. It’s an amazing manga and I really loved the relationship between Kei and Hikari. As for the art, it was quite good. Overall, it’s a cute, romantic and hilarious manga that must be read by everyone.


MY RATING: 4 Hearts    [4/5 Hearts]

8 thoughts on “Special A By Minami Maki [Manga]

  1. Summer @ Xingsings September 13, 2015 / 4:38 am

    I haven’t tried reading this manga yet, but I have watched all of the episodes in the anime! I saw it a of couple of years ago and really loved it since I’m a big fan of shoujo. Also, Kei and Hikari’s competitiveness is really cute and adds an interesting storyline!

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    • ravenblake99 September 13, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Kei and hikari are adorable couple. I always loved their banters. I think you’ll definitely enjoy reading the manga. 😀

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      • Summer @ Xingsings September 13, 2015 / 9:24 pm

        Have you every seen/read Kaichou wa Maid-sama. That’s another shoujo I really loved. Skip Beat is another favorite of mine!

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      • ravenblake99 September 13, 2015 / 9:32 pm

        I’ve seen Kaichou Wa Maid Sama Anime but haven’t read the manga yet. Skip Beat is my Favorite manga and anime. I liked it’s taiwanese drama adaptation too. The character Ren was played by Si Won from SuJu. 😀

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      • Summer @ Xingsings September 13, 2015 / 9:35 pm

        I’ve watched the anime, read the manga (up the the latest chapter), and watched the Taiwanese drama. I just can’t see to get enough, haha. Skip Beat is just too awesome!


  2. Nerdybirdy @ Daydreaming Books September 13, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the link, I’m sooo gonna read this. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • ravenblake99 September 13, 2015 / 3:09 pm

      Yay! I hope you like it! There’s also anime adaptation to it you might also want to check it out too. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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