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  • Art Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B
  • Age Rating: 16 & Up
  • Released By: Go! Comi
  • MSRP: 10.99
  • Pages: 194
  • ISBN: 1-933617-27-5
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Tenshi Ja Nai!!

Tenshi Ja Nai!! Vol. #07

By Eduardo M. Chavez     October 31, 2007
Release Date: June 30, 2007

Tenshi Ja Nai!! Vol.#07
© Go! Comi

Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Shigematsu Takako
Translated by:Christine Schilling
Adapted by:Bryne Chandler

What They Say
Changes about at Seika Academy this year... including new dorm arrangements! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but will this hold true for Izumi and Hikaru - especially when Ayase and Ukyo drop in for a surprise visit? Izumi's worried that Hikaru's feelings for her beloved sensei will rekindle, but poor Hikaru has other things on her mind: she's just been forced into competing in a pop star contest!

The Review
Since the start of this series, Hikaru always had a secret to keep. Izumi's secret is in many ways her reason for staying at the Seika Academy. It has kept her focused and motivated. Now she has another secret to keep... She and Izumi are a couple!

Hikaru didn't really see this coming but now that she is with Izumi, she has to look back to her times with her sensei. To make this work she must be sensitive towards Izumi's work and his image at school. She should know how to do that after sneaking around with teacher for two volumes, but teacher never had the paparazzi on his tail. Teacher also did not have Hikaru working for him. If Hikaru's emotions get a hold of her she might not be capable of completing her work properly. And right now work means winning an audition so Izumi does�ft have to act (and therefore share a dressing room) with another B-lister. Luckily, acting and lying are similar in nature, because Hikaru is good at both.

Through the first six volumes of TJN the relationship between lead characters Izumi and Hikaru always seemed to play second fiddle to Hikaru's coming of age story. Hikaru, who wanted so much to be a wallflower, blossomed into a beauty and a mini-star at her elite high school. Now that the two have become "lovers", I almost cannot see these two as anything but partners in crime. Fortunately, Shigematsu figured out a great way to use Hikaru's on-stage personality to bring her closer to Izumi without making their budding romance awkward. So as Hikaru's star rises her love life also gets steamy. And if the dramedy wasn't enough reason to read the romance should be!


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