Tenshi Nanka ja Nai
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Tenshi Nanka ja Nai

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Synonyms: TenNai, I'm Not an Angel
Japanese: 天使なんかじゃない


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 1991 to Nov 1994
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Magazine
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)


Score: 7.981 (scored by 20342,034 users)
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Ranked: #7222
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Popularity: #2845
Members: 5,163
Favorites: 111

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In a rainy spring day, first year high schooler Midori Saezima saw a tall, handsome fellow student took care of a stray kitten. Without knowing the boy's name, she fell in love with him at the first sight. Due to sickness, Midori returned to school three days after summer vacation -- only to find out that she was "volunteered" as a candidate for student council. After a series of embarrassing accidents, both she and the mysterious boy she had a crush on, Akira Sudo, were elected as members of the student council. Being the first student council of this newly established high school, they are about to create "new traditions" for their school and a bittersweet love story for themselves...

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Jul 11, 2010
AyameBlackbird (All reviews)
Yet another masterpiece by Yazawa Ai! Even though it's one of her older works, it's still absolutely great. The art seemed to me a bit off at first, but once you get used to it, it doesn't bother you anymore. It's such a sweet and real story. Some people criticized the main character for "crying too much". I didn't mind that, personally, I guess it's a thing of personal taste. If you are a fellow artist, you will enjoy this story even more so. I could relate to it on such a level it was like reading about myself and my best friends. It's read more
Oct 1, 2017
finwatchin07 (All reviews)
It's cute and fun. I love his hair. (Youll know who i'm talking about when you read it)

Story: 7 Typical Shoujo but it's nothing bad. Our female lead falls in love at first sight. Our male lead who has a history. They end up on the school committee and through tasks fall for each other. Our female lead cries at everything, but its okay that's just her personality. It doesn't get annoying like other mangas. Our male lead has an invisible wall in his heart. These go through romance rollercoasters like normal high school students do. Themes such as "You don't know what you had read more
Oct 1, 2019
Sony-Sama (All reviews)
All the characters make you fall in love with them and their act!

Story: 8/10
It is nothing new as a plot but the execution is very entertaining. Our heroin is a social butterfly, while our hero has a regent hairstyle but doesn't act as a delinquent, he is very mature(They kinda resemble my favorite duo in 'Dame na'). The story has some interesting twists that works out without stressing you along the read.

Art: 10/10
Yazawa's style is unique and the characters are always dressed elegantly, she changes their hairstyles and looks often! It's very enjoyable with Midori and Mamirin, especially because it's very 90s here.

Enjoyment: 9/10
A manga read more
Aug 14, 2018
my_wander_woman (All reviews)
Before Nana

The heroin is not an angel suggests the title and yet it looks like she is.

Ai Yazawa's codes
We won't lie to each other, we can recognize the work of the incredible Ai Yazawa: an authentic drawing even if it is less worked than Nana's (1991/1994 VS 2000/2009), a retro style, charismatic characters, very funny moments, permanent doubts and an atmosphere that vacillates between lightness and questioning.

Privilege your own happiness?
Like all of Ai Yazawa's works, I can read this shojo over and over again with the same excitement. Unlike "Nana" "I am not an angel" or "Tenshi Nanka ja Nai" shows the story of high read more

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