- 1 Season
The story centers on Hikari Hanazono and Kei Takishima. Hikari is constantly competing with Kei to see who is number one in anything, from wrestling to school work. Kei secretly loves Hikari but she sees him more as a valuable rival and friend. The competition has gone as far as to make Hikari go to the same school as Kei costing her father a lot more than he can afford. This television series features a lot of hidden emotions and romance with a touch of drama as Hikari slowly falls in love with her childhood rival and learns to value things no matter what. This is sure to touch the hearts of the viewers to the point where even they will fall in love for either Hikari or Kei accordingly and will laugh at the comic competition this two have going against each other. The viewer also sees how other students get involved in the middle of this two and affect their stories. This television series is bases in a manga of the same title written by Maki Minami; the series was animated and produced by Gonzo and AIC. The television series is currently licensed by Sentai Films and consist of 24 episodes that aired from April 6, 2008 to September 14, 2008 in Japan. The setting of the anime is Hakusenkan which is divided in 7 classes, A-F. Only the best students go to A and the seven best of this are called the Special A therefore the title of the anime. The other students mentioned above that the anime spins around are the other 5 members of the special A Hikaru and Kei being the best two with Kei being the firm number one. This is a show that would be great for the whole family that will inspire the young and old to try to do their best no matter how hard and impossible looking things might be.