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1[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_111.jpg]]²²''Tuxedo Gin'' centers around a teenage boxer named Ginji Kusanagi. At the very start of the series he is killed by a gang of thugs before meeting a girl, named Minako, he planned to go on a date with. Fortunately, (or possibly unfortunately) he manages to get the option of being reincarnated. The only problem is he ends up reincarnated as a penguin, rather than a person. ²²The only problem being that he must live the life of a penguin until he dies, without committing suicide. Determined to still spend time with Minako, Ginji decides to continue his life as a penguin.²²The live action film is currently in DevelopmentHell, since Disney has yet to release it. ²²----²!!''Tuxedo Gin'' provides examples of:²²* AnimalMotifs / AnimalMetaphor ²* BackFromTheDead: Ginji in the first chapter, to the point that it's not a spoiler. ²* CallingYourAttacks: Ginji loves doing this. ²** '''High Voltage Uppercut Of Love!!'''²* CannotTalkToWomen: Ginji has a good amount of trouble speaking to Minako when they first meet, Musashi lampshades it in the first chapter. ²-->'''Musashi:''' [[LampshadeHanging You're so aggresive when it comes to riding your bike and when you're fighting. Why are you so passive with girls]]?!²* CatsAreMean: To the point that ''all'' that cats have made attempts on Ginji's life. ²* CoolOldGuy: Minako's father is a genuine NiceGuy... as long as he doesn't get drunk.²* CovertPervert: As a penguin, Ginji still has the mind of a seventeen year old.²* EarnYourHappyEnding: After much heartbreak, [[spoiler:Ginji is brought back to life as a human and is reunited with Minako. The other reincarnated woman he meets is also revealed to have come back to life as a human and rekindled her relationship with her own boyfriend.]]²* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins²* FaceOfAThug: Ginji and his friend. ²* {{Fanservice}}: Minako's baths with Ginji while he's a penguin. ²* InformedAttractiveness: Just about everyone who sees Minako talks about how beautiful she is. While she's plenty cute, it's really not notable as far as anime girl standards go.²* LampshadeHanging: Gini lampshades the fact that he can't visibly sweat while underwater. ²* LightningBruiser: Ginji, even as a penguin. ²* LoveAtFirstSight: Ginji to Minako. And viceversa, with Minako falling in love with Ginji from the start.²* LovingAShadow: The idea that Minako would wait over half a year for a guy that's already dead is a bit farfetched.²** It's partially justified by her not knowing he's dead, though it's still a bit silly. It is implied that her routine of waiting at their appointed meeting spot every Sunday was a sort of coping method to stave off the idea that Ginji died.²* {{Mooks}}: The gang that sets up Ginji to be killed. ²* {{Nosebleed}}: Ginji gets this even as a penguin when he takes baths with Minako.²* PinkMeansFeminine: The female penguin, Linda, is pink and wears a bow to show her gender. ²* {{Reincarnation}} ²* SadistTeacher:²** Mike becomes this to Ginji when he teaches him how to write as a penguin.²** Another one shows up in a side story, going so far as to slap a student for being late and accusing him of dragging the rest of the school down. [[spoiler:The student teacher stands up for the student and gets the principal's approval for her actions.]]²* SingleTargetSexuality: Early on, it's mentioned that Ginji is the only guy who Minako ever showed an interest in dating.²* StockShoujoBullyingTactics: Attempted by Linda, who puts tacks inside Minako's shoes out of jealousy over Ginji.²* TalkingAnimal: Ginji can speak despite being a penguin. Subverted in that humans can't actually understand what he's saying, with it referred to as "penguinese" by others.²** FunnyAnimal ²* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Most of the manga is a lighthearted romantic comedy, but two antagonists are notably dark. The first is a killer who disguises himself as a member of law enforcement [[spoiler:and ends up alone with Minako in a cabin, planning to murder her to hide his trail. He gets as far as strangling her unconscious before Ginji makes it to her rescue]]. The other is the gang member who arranges for Ginji's death. Not only does he show no concern over killing multiple people (besides Ginji, he attempted to murder Musashi and Minako), puts Minako in an IHaveYouNowMyPretty situation [[spoiler:after getting out of prison]], and [[spoiler:tries to kill Minako and Gin with a truck after they escape from him]]. He's so creepy that the gang who hired him to get payback on Ginji and Musashi are terrified of him and think his methods are too extreme.²* YoungerThanHeLooks: Ginji. ²²----

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