Her whole life, Hikari Hanazono has been consumed with the desire to win against her school rival, Kei Takishima--at anything. He always comes out on top no matter what he does, and Hikari is determined to do whatever it takes to beat this guy...somehow!At age 6 Hikari lost to Kei in an impromptu wrestling match. Now, at 15, Hikari joins ""Special A,"" a group of the top seven students at a private academy, for the opportunity to trounce the guy who made her suffer her first defeat.
Hikari's friendship with Iori Tokiwa is causing Kei much anxiety. He hates himself for being jealous yet is still mad at Iori for taking up Hikari's time. But Hikari is dedicated to helping Iori fulfill his dream of becoming a hairdresser. The tension builds when she agrees to be Iori's model in a hairstyling contest!