Ranked #3486

Tenshi na Konamaiki (Manga)

Tenshi na Konamaiki

Alternative Titles

English: Cheeky Angel
Japanese: 天使な小生意気


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 199
Status: Finished
Published: May 19, 1999 to Aug 6, 2003
Authors: Nishimori, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.491 (scored by 860 users)
Ranked: #34862
Popularity: #2792
Members: 2,039
Favorites: 30
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Megumi Amatsuka, a rough and tumble nine-year-old boy, always dreamt of becoming the "manliest man on earth." Upon receiving a book of magic from a sorcerer whom he saved from a group of local thugs, Megumi summons a genie in order to make a wish. But due to a sick twist of fate, the genie turns out to be an evil one, and Megumi winds up being the "womanliest woman on earth"! Six years later... Megumi is the most desirable girl in school, but deep within her hot-mama facade is the same trash-talkin,' punk-stompin' boy.

(Source: VIZ)


Tenshi na Konamaiki was published in English as Cheeky Angel by VIZ Media from July 7, 2004 to January 8, 2008. The series has been republished digitally under the VIZ Select imprint since May 12, 2015.

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Jun 2, 2009
The story of a boy's mind stuck in the body of a girl and a spell transformed him from an energetic little boy to the most wonderful woman in the world. He has but one dream, to become the most manly man that ever lived, even if he has to live out this dream as a woman. In his/her search for the book that might return her manhood she goes to a normal high school and makes an entourage of male friends of all shapes sizes and... colorful personalities. In the countless battles and other experiences she has with her new friends she begins to read more
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Jul 10, 2014
When I read the description, I was thinking that this is some kind of "gender bender" type manga, but then I read into it, i was happily surprised that it is not like that. Most "Gender Bender" manga focusing on the idea that main character transforming from boy to girl or from girl to boy, in most awkward moments for comedy sake. And later on, those moments become very repetitive and boring. But this manga is different.

This manga is about girl named Megumi who wants to be boy because she was a boy long ago but evil spirit turn her into girl, so years read more
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Manga: Angel Densetsu
First of all these manga bear the same idea of esse quam videri. To put it in a nutshell, until the very end of both manga almost all characters are trying to find out an identity of main heroes. All jokes are solely based on this concept of contrast between appearance and a true nature of our heroes. In Angel Densetsu we have a fearsome main hero with a heart of an angel, in Cheeky Angel we have a sweet main heroine which can beat you up to a pulp. Aside from this similarity, both manga are packed with fights and scrambles. 
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Manga: Pretty Face
Well, it's about a boy who gets turned into a girl (all the way down to his/her genes) but still for 6 years has been trying to get turned back into a boy (it was an evil genie that did it). The genie reversed his wish to be the manliest of all men. So it isn't surprising that now she's beautiful, but can fight really well. She starts attracting a group of guys ranging from the pervert geek to the tough guy gang leader. There's a LOT of physical fighting going on as well. She is beginning to realize that her  read more 
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Manga: ½ Prince
These are both about Gender bending, guy into girl, girl into guy. Cheeky Angel gets a little more deep than 1/2 Prince, while 1/2 Prince has more comedy, but im not saying Cheeky Angel didnt have it! Both are really funny mangas. 
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Manga: Boku to Kanojo no XXX
-The main characters turn into a girl and tries to turn back.
-There are other characters that do not wish they turn back
-There are elements of comedy
-Very romantic 
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Manga: He's dedicated to Roses
-Both involve delinquents
-Tenshi, the main character is a girl, but originally a guy -- as for Roses, main character disguise as a guy, but actually a girl
-Both main characters are badass and strong
-Both main character knows a cocky women who tries to ruin their life
-Both involve a dangerous delinquent but changing after he met the main character
-Both clique but cute good clique  
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Manga: Click
Both protagonists switch genders. They both start out as male and then turn into females. They both have to deal with the gender differences... and love. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. Quick note though, Cheeky Angel is more comedy and delinquent based while Click is more serious. Art styles are different from each other, but neither is great.  
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