Special A

Special A

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Hikari Hanazono has always been able to do things that normal people cannot. As a child, she assumed no one could beat her—until she met Kei Takishima. Thinking she would win, Hikari challenged him to a match. But things didn’t go as planned; she lost not once but each time she rechallenged him. From that point on, she has sworn to best Kei at everything, ranging from academics to athletics. To achieve her goal, Hikari enrolls in the same school as Kei—Hakusenkan, a prestigious institute for the wealthy. As a pair, they hold the top two rankings in school and are among seven of the academy's best students in a class known as Special A. While Hikari treats Kei as a rival, she is completely oblivious that he harbors hidden feelings for her. Together, the members of Special A deal with competition, friendship, and just a bit of love.

User Rating: 4.6 ( 1 votes)


English: Special A (S.A)
Japanese: スペシャル・エー
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2008 to Sep 15, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: Showgate
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Dub


Yoshikazu Miyao – Director, Episode Director
Satoki Iida – Sound Director
Hirotaka Endou – Episode Director
Yoshito Nishouji – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Special Days” by Hitomi Nabatame, Yuuko Gotou, Ayahi Takagaki (eps 1-12)
OP2: “Gorgeous 4U” by Jun Fukuyama, Hiro Shimono, Tsubasa Yonaga, Kazuma Horie (eps 13-24)
ED1: “Hidamari no Gate (陽だまりのゲート)” by Jun Fukuyama, Hiro Shimono, Tsubasa Yonaga, Kazuma Horie (eps 1-12, 24)
ED2: “Special☆Gyutto Good Luck! (スペシャル☆ギュッとGood luck!)” by Yuuko Gotou, Hitomi Nabatame, Ayahi Takagaki (eps 13-23)

Episode List

01: Hikari & Kei
02: Pride & Pro-Wrestling
03: Rice Ball & Sincerity
04: Brothers & Teacher
05: Festival & Challenge
06: Invitation & Saiga Estate
07: Sensitive & Thickheaded
08: Trip & Dog
09: Villa & Letter
10: Anchor & Ryu
11: Girlfriend & Boyfriend
12: High Fever & Passion
13: Magic & Friends
14: Protecting You & Sorry
15: Justice & Right On
16: I Love You & Kiss
17: Restraint & Smile
18: Toudou & Karino
19: Voice & Scoundrel
20: Switch & Edge
21: Evenly Matched & Wish Granted
22: Love & Strange
23: SA & FA
24: Hanazono Hikari & Takishima Kei


Typical Shoujo rom-com but, certainly a fun one.


Underated romance. Bonus points for featuring my home country of England.

rorolovesducks 🌻

You expect this anime to be a typical school romance anime, but it’s funny and entertaining as hell.


Funny heart warming anime


It was soo funny!!


It´s fun to watch and I really liked it a lot but sometimes it was a little too much





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