Cheeky Angel (Tenshi na Konamaiki)
Story and Art by: Hiroyuki Nishimori
Length: 20 volumes
American Publisher: Viz Media
Have you wanted to wish a problem away? That is what many people want to do to make like a little easier. Cheeky Angel turns the premise upside down with a magic clown screwing up a wish, with interesting results. In the story of Cheeky Angel, Megumi Amatsuka wanted to be a man among men, instead he became a women among women. Silly premise aside, Cheeky Angel is a really good manga about gender in the modern world. It is a fast paced manga about tomboy tsundere Megumi Amatsuka and her circle of friends. It challenges the notions of what defines masculinity and femininity. The story moves fairly fast, the main cast of characters are endearing and charming, and the manga itself is a great experience for people who don't want byzantine conspiracy theories or dark theological discourse.
Cheeky Angel is a great manga if you don't want to think too much. It has an incredible cast of characters that are very likable. The pacing of the story is very fast, it doesn't drag on at all. It really is a gender bender because it does touch on the issue of gender quite a bit without dragging itself down to perversion. I highly recommend this manga if you want a fun, action, packed comedy.