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From Go! Comi:
In the play of life, all Hikaru Takabayashi wanted was to be part of the scenery. Tormented by jealous schoolmates ever since she appeared in a famous commercial in grade-school, Hikaru transfers to a prestigious all-girls' academy where she hopes to settle down to a quiet life of anonymity. But when her new roommate turns out to be the super-popular TV idol Izumi Kido, Hikaru finds herself thrown smack in the spotlight's glare once more!

And as if living with a celebrity wasn’t bad enough, Hikaru discovers that there’s more to Izumi than her “good girl” image—she’s a he! And this is only the first of Izumi's many dangerous secrets! Now Hikaru’s the unwilling star player in a madcap tale of deception, abduction, humiliation and blackmail…you know—the usual romantic stuff.


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Associated Names
I'm No Angel!!
Not an angel
Tout sauf un ange! (French)

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8 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (845 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 15th 2014, 8:54pm PST



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Princess (Akita Shoten)

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English Publisher
Go! Comi (8 Volumes - Complete)

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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by doodleophile
April 8th, 2009, 4:50pm
This manga was one of the best I have read. While the story line was fantastical, the characters were wonderful which made it all seem totally realistic. The plot had an ease to the momentum while not being too slow. The character development was wonderful. All in all excellent art, storyline, and characters (not to mention cute). Loved it!

... Last updated on April 8th, 2009, 8:56pm
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good, good stuff   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
December 27th, 2008, 9:14pm
lovely read. the hero was imperfect- i loved that. he was charming, in his own way. the heroine grew. that's a surprise in shoujo. really. the story was fun to read as well. i really enjoyed this one.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Leatrix
November 30th, 2008, 6:19am
This series was so sweet! ^_^

Yes, the plot has been done before, there may not be much background on the characters and there are some plot holes to be found. However, it just has this charm...and I found that I like it a lot!

I agree with the others that the characters' dreams were kind of sudden, there weren't much foreshadowing or indications about them, but when I read it I wasn't bothered at all, as I was too immersed in happiness and fluffy feelings xD

And about the teacher...I think that they both had moved on. Perhaps the author could have elaborated more on that but I was ok with it. The main pairing didn't become too boring once they're together (which IMHO often happens in other series), although for some reason I personally liked it more when they weren't together. heh.

I actually read some reviews that said the ending to the series is going to be disappointing, so I didn't have such a high expectation for the ending. That said there were things that could be improved...but mainly because I didn't want the series to end as I finished it in one day!

... Last updated on November 30th, 2008, 6:22am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lily_kitty15
November 11th, 2008, 4:58pm
will it was a nice though i prefer to see more coupling in mangas then only a few. i don't like how many that like the main characters dont a partner will this happens in many manga but the ending i think was a bit too fast i wanted 2-3 more chapters like what was Izumi doing the the time hew was missing. anyway it was a great manga until the ending.
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Mushroom Girl -heh heh. ^_^   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
September 21st, 2008, 4:08pm
I love Shigematsu-sensei's work on this manga.
Aghhh, anyways, I'm no good at explaining how much I adore this series.
Read or die. =D
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very good!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 3:29pm
it was actually really good and i enjoyed it
the characters were awesome. i really liked how the relationship between the two characters progressed.
but what really dissapointed was the ending...i felt it was so rushed and it was just another crappy ending to a good story.
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Rating: N/A
by musicalmaria25
June 16th, 2008, 6:50pm
This series was very good and entertaining. It was like everything that you, the reader, was rooting for actually happened and didn't take a painfully long time to do so. Yeah, there are some bad things, but it is still a must read, because the good overrides the bad.
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So so...   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by ffleur
May 17th, 2008, 12:34pm
The series ended and I have that feeling that there's so much missing... unsettled to tell the truth... as if this series had to end abruptly... The ending wasn't convincing at all, which makes me fell mad about it. Although the main plot isn't quite original, I started to like the main couple... but "DUH!" Their relationship wasn't well developed at all! ...and what about the story with the sensei? No comments... and since when Takabayashi wanted so much to become an actress? At least if the secrets about her childhood could've been better explored... it would make the plot better and gives us that feeling that it was fate, they were meant to be.
I'm not trying to be harsh here but... this was a series that had everything to become............... but never became!
Nah! It was quite entertaining since I sprained my foot and I have to stay home for a week... at least I forgot the pain for a while.

At least, thanks to Molenir comparing the awesome Skip Beat! to Never Give Up! made me feel curious about it and now I think I'll give it a try... ^__^'

... Last updated on May 17th, 2008, 12:36pm
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Not Very Good   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
May 13th, 2008, 6:38pm
I always have a problem with blackmail, and the way this series starts, and goes for so long, with the main character being blackmailed by the guy, really bothers me. It takes what otherwise would be a great story, on par with Never Give Up, and Skip Beat, and turns it into a story that has to work to even come close.
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Great start...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
May 6th, 2008, 6:09pm
The start was fairly interesting and the characters weren't too shoddy. Even though the premise was rather cliched, I still didn't mind reading the manga for the plot development, character interactions and even the tension between the main and supporting cast. The jokes were kinda all right(a mixture of funny and duh) and it sure was funny seeing the way Hikaru behaved at the beginning of the story.

However, I was a little disappointed.
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Not only was the Hikaru's and the teacher's romance cut short abruptly without any warning whatsoever, there was little tension when they were briefly reunited. Too much "staring at one another's face" and not enough words/narration(whichever does the job).

Also, the ending was a let down. Well, I hadn't expected anything innovative but it was too abrupt and not very satisfactory. Not once had Izumi ever mentioned wanting to study architecture and it was a huge letdown given how much the kid had invested in hospital fees, only to let his father die on him. Plus, the endings for the side cast(the Kazu something guy and his companion) and the others weren't satisfying either.

... Last updated on May 6th, 2008, 6:09pm
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