I covered this more on my old blog but since the manga finally ended with 99 chapters I figured I’d add some concluding thoughts. Honestly, Special A felt like it should have ended 30 chapters ago. I had gotten tired of the repetition and I actually dropped it at chapter 94, then I heard it was ending so I picked it up and read the last 5. The thing with special A is a lot of the relationships/pairings are resolved midway through the manga. Once we had the Fin x Ryu thing, that was pretty much it. The final chapter sort of goes over what everyone is doing and it’s as expected: Megumi x Yahiro, Kei x Hikari, Tadaashi x Akira, Jun x Sakura and Ryu x Fin. There was nothing surprising and there was some bullshit about Hikari marrying Kei. Honestly the last little arc about “hikari moving away” was obviously some B/s to tie into the fact that she will “never leave Kei until she beats him”. I mean come on, 99 chapters and you wouldn’t let her win at least ONCE? How could you hate the main character so much Minami sensei …..(´・ω・`).
Do I think SA was worth reading? Yes. Do I think it was worth reading all the way to 99? No. So if you’ve pretty much read up to somewhere in the 80s and given up, you don’t have much to look forward to and you can probably “complete” the manga mentally in your mind as nothing important happens anyway and we only get an anti-climatic ending. Pardon my ignorance but was it because the manga was cut short? Or was this REALLY the ending that the mangaka was aiming for?