Special A

TV (24 eps)
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Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?

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  • Hikari; Kei image

    Episode 1

    Hikari; Kei

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    Episode 2

    Pride; Pro Wrestling

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    Episode 3

    Rice Ball~Sincerity

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    Episode 4


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    Episode 5


  • Invitation~Saiga Estate image

    Episode 6

    Invitation~Saiga Estate

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    Episode 7


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    Episode 8


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    Episode 9


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    Episode 10


  • Girlfriend~Boyfriend image

    Episode 11


  • High Fever~Passion image

    Episode 12

    High Fever~Passion

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    Episode 13


  • Protecting You~Sorry image

    Episode 14

    Protecting You~Sorry

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    Episode 15

    Morality~Right On

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    Episode 16

    I Love You~Kiss

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    Episode 17


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    Episode 18


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    Episode 19


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    Episode 20


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    Episode 21

    Evenly Matched~Wish Granted

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    Episode 22


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    Episode 23


  • Hanazono Hikari~Takishama Kei image

    Episode 24

    Hanazono Hikari~Takishama Kei

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mahius's avatar by mahius on Aug 18, 2015
Score 7/10

Special A is a 24 episode high-school (slice-of-life style) comedy romance anime. Considering the story, this is something that I’ve seen before in Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!, which I found funny and enjoyed. It’s a sensible romance, suitable for most, but leans more towards shoujo. However, ‘high-school’ and ‘romance’ are two thing that don’t do well together, that’s... read more

raniok's avatar by raniok on Apr 20, 2016
Score 9.5/10

i loved this series. it was full of laughs and about 4 different romances that you had to enjoy! the characters were all different which made the story very fun. and there was a romance that you wouldn't expect, but that one was my fav. the only thing I don't like is that we didn't get to see what happened after they got togethr. plus the kiss scene was not exactly the best... (in front of a dark clock... read more

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