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Gina Boyd (ジーナ・ボイド, Jīna Boido; "Gina Boyd") is a foreign transfer student from Russia who goes to Koyo Girl's Academy and one of the main characters of Dumbbell Nan-Kilo Moteru?. She is in class 2-B.[4]

Appearance

Gina is a tall teenage girl with chin-length white hair and blue eyes. When gymming, she wears a short gray tank top and matching gray short shorts.

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Personality

Similarly to Akemi, Gina loves muscles. She is a very competitive person as shown during her debut episode. After losing to Hibiki in an arm-wrestling match, she enrolls in her school and even moves in her house for the sole reason of having a rematch with her one day. However, she is overall a nice person. She is a big fan of Japanese culture, especially cosplay. Her love can enter creepy areas though, like when she met Mei and immediately asked all her contact information and for literally the clothes on her back.

History

Gina is stated to have been trained in martial arts since she was a kid and was a member of Silverman Gym's Moscow branch.

Plot

She first appeared in a Japanese airport. She faced Hibiki in an arm-wrestling tournament and lost. For this reason, she moved to Japan to have a rematch with Hibiki one day and moved into her house. In Koyo Girl's Academy, she is put in the same class as Akemi, and she mistakenly believed that Hibiki was in her class, until Akemi corrected her.

She later discovered Satomi's cosplay hobby but doesn't tell the other students about it. She later decided to form a cosplay group with Satomi and the other girls.

Abilities

Physical Abilities

She is trained in Sambo. An orthodox arm-wrestler who won 5th place in an arm wrestling tournament in Moscow,[1] Gina had never lost in arm-wrestling to a girl her age before meeting Hibiki;[1][4] her arm-wrestling specialty is the hanging arm style.[1]

Relationships

  • Sakura Hibiki: After Hibiki defeated Gina in an arm-wrestling match, the latter decided to move to Japan to have a rematch one day. Gina sees Hibiki as a rival, but Hibiki does not care about that. She supports Hibiki's attempts to hook up with Machio.
  • Soryuin Akemi: She and Akemi are classmates. Akemi and Gina get along due to their love of muscles.
  • Tachibana Satomi: Gina is the first to discover Satomi's hobby as a cosplayer.[5] She keeps it a secret, due to her being a fan of Yuria Riko's.[6]
  • Sakaguchi Mei: Gina is a massive fan of Mei to the point of basically being a stalker.
  • Utsunomiya Koharu: Koharu effortlessly defeated Gina in a sparring match and Gina wants revenge.
  • Ivan Karaev: Ivan is her uncle. They get along ok, but Ivan doesn't like Gina reinforcing Russian stereotypes.[7]

Notes & Trivia

  • Gina is looking for a boyfriend.[1]
  • She is the niece of Ivan Karaev from Kengan Ashura.[8][7]
  • Gina currently uses Sakura Ibuki's old room while she stays with Hibiki.[9]
  • She cannot handle hot temperatures.[10]
  • Gina learned how to speak Japanese by watching Japanese anime.[11]
  • She cannot tell the difference between Chinese culture and Japanese culture. For example, she thinks Jackie Chan and kung fu flicks are Japanese not Chinese.[11]
    • She is also bad at geography, as she thinks Hong Kong is in Japan.[11]
    • She also doesn't know Russia doesn't have an Obon Festival.[12]
    • On a related note, she wants to become a kung fu action star because of this confusion.[13]
  • There is a subtle shout-out involving her and Kristal Gerson: if you switch Gina and Kristal's first names with each other, you get the names of two Russian pornstars.
  • Gina speaks in a stereotypical Russian accent in the English dub of the anime.
  • She has four sisters.

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