'''''Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai''''' ("''I am not an angel''") is one of [[Creator/AiYazawa Ai Yazawa's]] earlier works. It ran in Shueisha's ''Ribon'' shojo magazine from 1991 to 1994, and spans eight volumes. An OVA was made in 1994.

It tells the story of Midori ''"Angel"'' Saejima, a girl with a talent for drawing and a [[GenkiGirl bubbly personality]]. She attends Hijiri High School, a newly created school in which her and her classmates are the first pupils ever. Her classmates persuade her to run for student council, and while she agrees to please them, she becomes truly invested in winning after finding out that her crush Akira Sudoh is also a candidate. Since he is elected president and her vice president, they spend a lot of time together, and while they become close very fast their relationship will have to overcome several obstacles, most of them stemming from Akira's [[{{Delinquent}} troubled]] [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys past]] and Midori's tendency to [[TheMatchmaker meddle in other people's affairs]], even if she always means well.

In keeping with Yazawa's love for cameos and self-reference, a couple of the characters show up in ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''.

Do not confuse with ''TenshiJaNai''.

!!''Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys
* BigFancyHouse: Mamiya's.
* BishieSparkle: Takigawa.
* {{Bishounen}}: Akira and Takigawa.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mamiya.
* {{Delinquent}}: Love interest Akira.
* FirstKiss
* GenkiGirl
* HotForStudent: hinted at with [[spoiler: Akira and ''the other Hiroko'', they were only friends according to Akira.]]
* LastNameBasis
* LoveTriangle
* TheMatchmaker: Midori.
* TheOjou: Mamiya.
* PetTheDog: Akira and the kitten.
* PortmanteauSeriesNickname: tenNai
* SchoolFestival