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Gen Shiomi, the 56-year-old boss of the Hitotsubashi mob syndicate, must go into hiding to protect his life from potential assassins. He opts to get plastic surgery, only to end up looking like a teenage girl, but he resolves to stay like this until his life is no longer in danger. However, he finds it hard to not be suspicious, but he is saved from being the target of police by a teenage boy named Tatsuya Umemiya. After helping Tatsuya out of some troubles of his own, Gen is forced to enroll into junior high school as "Shiomi Iwao", only to discover that one of his new classmates is Tatsuya.

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Yet another screwball action-comedy manga from Inoue Kazurou, the same man who made Mahouno Iroha and Midori Days .


Shitei Bouryoku Shoujo Shiomi-chan provides examples of:

  • Artistic License – Biology: no way a plastic surgery would be able to change the look of a big man in a little girl, but this is precisely the point. This can be also seen as a parody of some episodes of Black Jack, where borderline/impossible surgeries are done.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: From Gen Shiomi to Shiomi Iwao.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Akane and Tatsuya. Akane has also a more sweet and feminine childhood friend who supports her. As Asako and Mayuko in Ushio and Tora. However, Tatsuya is no Ushio.
  • Berserk Button: Tatsuya's reason for giving his money.
  • Cliffhanger: with the hitmen.
  • Love at First Sight: Tatsuya to Shiomi.
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  • Luke, I Am Your Father: definitely avoided in Chp.8. Gen, after he found to have a son: "There's no way I can do that". He is mentally trying to represent the scene, where he is still the schoolgirl with her usual angry look, doing the revelation to a very shocked Ichiro.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: the hitmen appear to be this trope.
    • One is a bandaged blind man, with a sadistic streak, able to pursue his victims through scent and using butcher's hooks as weapons; then he is fond of speaking about the fear. Another, Kagachi, resembles a sort of snake woman (she is not). They obey to a Perpetual Smiler oldman.
    • It is possible that Kagachi consider the girl Shiomi Iwao in this way.
  • Older Than They Look: Shiomi is 56-year-old but look like a middle schooler. Also Gender Bender.
  • Slasher Smile: Girl Shiomi does it often, in some cases masking it immediately putting a cute face.
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  • Shout-Out: The surgeon, the so-called "hands of God", is Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka. Not only the guy has his characteristic scarred dark appearance, he is also directly named as Kuro Hazama (at least in a translation). By the other side, some traits of his personality appear slightly different: after his work, he displays merrily some quirks of Takamizawa, the otaku of Midori Days.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Shiomi can still fight after the surgery.
  • We Meet Again: At the end of chapter 1.

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