Tenshi na Konamaiki
Cheeky Angel
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen
Authors: Nishimori, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.401 (scored by 12081,208 users)
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Ranked: #32582
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Popularity: #3996
Members: 3,363
Favorites: 46
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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
Bluesnow (All reviews)
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
Jul 10, 2014
zombiexhead (All reviews)
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
Jun 5, 2019
DesolatePsyche (All reviews)
Tenshi na Konamaiki (Manga) 8/8/8/8/8

First things first. My "reviews" system is explained on a blog entry. Which can be found through my profile.

Another of "gender bender" stories that isn't gender bender. But approach on this aspect of the story was done rather superb. Other than that it was rather funny and very adorable storytelling. Plenty of twists, character developments, changes and so on. Adorable relationships and shipping moments and rather solid flow of the story. Also having a satisfying finale was also a great touch.

Probably biggest weakness to the story was repetitive on certain things and as well eventually obnoxious acting on few characters.

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Nov 24, 2019
herbmaster (All reviews)
I always bring this manga up when people ask me for recommendations. It's the anime's first episode that got me to read the series, and I always mention how the anime's ending is so much worse than the mangas ending, which was suspenseful and satisfying. Haven't read Ranma, people tell me it's good, but after experiencing Tenshi na Konomaiki i'm more inclined to try it out.
bushi is a trope but a fun one, exceedingly normal guy is a funny character, and Megumi easily qualifies as BAE (before anyone else)
side note, the all womans competition was done well enough in the anime, but i recall read more

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