History YMMV / SpecialA

16th May '15 8:34:58 AM MagBas
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* DudeNotFunny: Hikari's continual failures are meant to CrossTheLineTwice but fail miserably at it.
9th Nov '14 5:54:13 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Most reviewers criticize this show for being full of misogynistic overtones. It basically says that women should not try to compete with men because she can not ever compare to them and that their role should basically be subservient to them.
** As well as possible misogyny, there's a pretty [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop suspect message]] about education and effort too: if you're talented, you don't have to work! In fact, you should be rewarded with free time, your own personal clubhouse and the adoration of all the students and staff just for turning up at school! Hikari's the only one seen putting in any actual effort, and her perpetual ''[[CantCatchUp failure]]'' to beat BrilliantButLazy Kei is the series' main RunningGag. (Admittedly, this is probably part of the wish-fulfilment fantasy, given Japan's rigorous educational system. Still, it's hard to believe that there wasn't a ''single'' teacher there who knew more about their subject than the Special A kids did -- and if there wasn't, alternative arrangements would have been made, probably involving tutoring rather than "let them sit in the greenhouse and do what they want.")

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* UnfortunateImplications: Most reviewers criticize this show for being full of misogynistic overtones. It basically says that women should not try to compete with men because she can not ever compare to them and that their role should basically be subservient to them.
** As well as possible misogyny, there's a pretty [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop suspect message]] about education and effort too: if you're talented, you don't have to work! In fact, you should be rewarded with free time, your own personal clubhouse and the adoration of all the students and staff just for turning up at school! Hikari's the only one seen putting in any actual effort, and her perpetual ''[[CantCatchUp failure]]'' to beat BrilliantButLazy Kei is the series' main RunningGag. (Admittedly, this is probably part of the wish-fulfilment fantasy, given Japan's rigorous educational system. Still, it's hard to believe that there wasn't a ''single'' teacher there who knew more about their subject than the Special A kids did -- and if there wasn't, alternative arrangements would have been made, probably involving tutoring rather than "let them sit in the greenhouse and do what they want.")
2nd Sep '14 9:07:32 PM creader
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* FridgeLogic: Despite being the principle plot of most of the series, Hikari actually technically beats Kei ''several'' times through the run of things without it being brought up.
** She wants to beat him in an OFFICIAL contest. Those technicalities wouldn't count.
** One bit of FridgeBrilliance on this - Hikari ''does'' win one competition that she sees herself in with Kei - the first to fall in love loses. But because [[ObliviousToLove she never realizes that he fell for her first]], [[spoiler: even after they do get together]], she misses that she wins the biggest competition between the two.
19th May '14 10:12:47 PM Discontent
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* NeedsMoreLove



** As well as possible misogyny, there's a pretty [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop suspect message]] about education and effort too: if you're talented, you don't have to work! In fact, you should be rewarded with free time, your own personal clubhouse and the adoration of all the students and staff just for turning up at school! Hikari's the only one seen putting in any actual effort, and her perpetual ''[[CantCatchUp failure]]'' to beat BrilliantButLazy Kei is the series' main RunningGag. (Admittedly, this is probably part of the wish-fulfilment fantasy, given Japan's rigorous educational system. Still, it's hard to believe that there wasn't a ''single'' teacher there who knew more about their subject than the Special A kids did -- and if there wasn't, alternative arrangements would have been made, probably involving tutoring rather than "let them sit in the greenhouse and do what they want.")

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** As well as possible misogyny, there's a pretty [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop suspect message]] about education and effort too: if you're talented, you don't have to work! In fact, you should be rewarded with free time, your own personal clubhouse and the adoration of all the students and staff just for turning up at school! Hikari's the only one seen putting in any actual effort, and her perpetual ''[[CantCatchUp failure]]'' to beat BrilliantButLazy Kei is the series' main RunningGag. (Admittedly, this is probably part of the wish-fulfilment fantasy, given Japan's rigorous educational system. Still, it's hard to believe that there wasn't a ''single'' teacher there who knew more about their subject than the Special A kids did -- and if there wasn't, alternative arrangements would have been made, probably involving tutoring rather than "let them sit in the greenhouse and do what they want.")")
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16th Feb '14 11:38:27 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* NeedsMoreLove
6th Feb '14 7:35:05 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* HoYay[=/=]YaoiGuys: Ryuu with Finn (later). [[spoiler: Of course, Finn really is a girl.]]
30th Sep '12 9:25:44 AM FantiSci
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* UnfortunateImplications: Most reviewers criticize this show for being full of misogynistic overtones. It basically says that women should not try to compete with men because she can not ever compare to them and that their role should basically be subservient to them.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Most reviewers criticize this show for being full of misogynistic overtones. It basically says that women should not try to compete with men because she can not ever compare to them and that their role should basically be subservient to them.them.
** As well as possible misogyny, there's a pretty [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop suspect message]] about education and effort too: if you're talented, you don't have to work! In fact, you should be rewarded with free time, your own personal clubhouse and the adoration of all the students and staff just for turning up at school! Hikari's the only one seen putting in any actual effort, and her perpetual ''[[CantCatchUp failure]]'' to beat BrilliantButLazy Kei is the series' main RunningGag. (Admittedly, this is probably part of the wish-fulfilment fantasy, given Japan's rigorous educational system. Still, it's hard to believe that there wasn't a ''single'' teacher there who knew more about their subject than the Special A kids did -- and if there wasn't, alternative arrangements would have been made, probably involving tutoring rather than "let them sit in the greenhouse and do what they want.")
2nd Jul '12 9:12:30 PM jushls
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* [[Tearjerker]]: Definitely when [[spoiler:Hikari runs after Takishima's plane in tears.]]

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* [[Tearjerker]]: {{Tearjerker}}: Definitely when [[spoiler:Hikari runs after Takishima's plane in tears.]]
2nd Jul '12 9:12:17 PM jushls
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* Tearjerker: Definitely when [[spoiler:Hikari runs after Takishima's plane in tears. Made worse by the fact that you know she cannot stop that plane no matter what.]]

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* Tearjerker: [[Tearjerker]]: Definitely when [[spoiler:Hikari runs after Takishima's plane in tears. Made worse by the fact that you know she cannot stop that plane no matter what.tears.]]
2nd Jul '12 6:54:10 PM jushls
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* FridgeLogic: Despite being the principle plot of most of the series, Hikari actually technically beats Kei ''several'' times through the run of things without it being brought up.
** She wants to beat him in an OFFICIAL contest. Those technicalities wouldn't count.
** One bit of FridgeBrilliance on this - Hikari ''does'' win one competition that she sees herself in with Kei - the first to fall in love loses. But because [[ObliviousToLove she never realizes that he fell for her first]], [[spoiler: even after they do get together]], she misses that she wins the biggest competition between the two.


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* Tearjerker: Definitely when [[spoiler:Hikari runs after Takishima's plane in tears. Made worse by the fact that you know she cannot stop that plane no matter what.]]
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