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What are the best gender bender anime?

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Sabrina Rain Samson - Binge.co Contributor

One of the best reasons to watch anime is that everything out there is possible! And oh, that includes seeing boys suddenly turn into hot and pretty anime girls, or vice versa. Well, for whatever purpose that may serve your anime fan heart, there are a plethora of great titles that deal with gender-bender themes. In fact, these anime shows that dwell on unbelievable gender swaps and identity mishaps are scattered into almost every genre! Want to fill out your gender-bender anime list for your next downtime? Well, here are some of the best gender bender anime shows that will surely make you double check every character who appears on-screen! Enjoy!

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  1. 1Ranma 1/2

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    When talking about gender bender anime, Ranma 1/2 would almost always come up number one in any conversation, hands down! Well, the story surrounding a very manly Ranma Saotome turning into a girl once in a while is just that interesting. Also, the anime uses Ranma's gender swapping effectively as it helps highlight every character while further pushing the series' plot. Plus, the whole series is as hilarious as it gets! That's what makes this gender bender anime a must-watch for every one!



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  1. 2Kokoro Connect

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    Gender bender anime shows usually focus on one character that can change his or her identity. Well, that's not the case with comedy-romance series Kokoro Connect as it has five students from the Cultural Resource club as subjects of inexplicable body-swapping incidents. Well, this anime is fun to watch for sure. But, it also shows the more problematic implications of waking up into someone else's body.

  2. 3Kämpfer

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    If you want to watch a gender bender anime which features great animation, action-packed sequences, and an unbelievably pretty lead character who's actually a boy, then you should see Kämpfer. Well, at first, you surely would like to be Natsuru Senou as he wakes up a blue-haired girl who is supposed to join a strange battle royale. However, throughout the anime's duration, you'll find out that having an unwanted gender change is much more complicated, but still probably a lot of fun!



  1. 4Ouran High School Host Club

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    If gender bender anime shows give you a hard time differentiating the boys from the girls, well, Ouran High School Host Club won't do anything different for you! Nonetheless, you'd love seeing lead character Haruhi Fujioka work her way around an elite school populated by rich flower boys in order to pay some debt. 



  2. 5Aoharu x Machinegun

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    Would you, for instance, be willing to pretend to be from the opposite sex to pursue the things you love? Well, Hotaru Tachibana from Aoharu x Machinegun seems down for that! Watch this great anime series that features a cool gender-bending lead character as she embraces masculinity in order to compete in survival games!



  3. 6Himegoto

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    This time around, you should be aware that having debts can cause you to change your gender! Well, same as Ouran High School Host Club, Himegoto is another fun gender bender anime series that shows what happens when a boy is forced to cross-dress as a girl for his whole high school life. If you're a big fan of gender swaps and unexpectedly pretty boys, you should watch this.

  4. 7Minami-ke

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    Want to learn a thing or two about sneaking a boy into your house? Well, you should watch Minami-ke and you'll surely enjoy the hilarious antics of three crazy sisters and a pretty boy who's forced to cross-dress. If you enjoy anime characters who love playing dress-up, well, this is one hilarious gender bender show that you should include on your to-watch list!

  5. 8To Love-Ru

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    Of course, you'd find a gender bender character in a harem anime! And in To Love-Ru, it's none other than the confusing Ren and Run. Well, they're the same person but actually are two different identities. The former is a male who has a big crush on lead devil girl Lala, while the latter is a female who's totally in love with series protagonist Yuuki Rito. Still can't picture it? Just check out the anime and see for yourself!

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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "Kokoro Connect is not like the other gender-bending animes that are all lighthearted or comedic. This one's a little more on the serious side but it's still very interesting. Really makes you think, what if I was in my friend's body and vice versa? Would that be fun or total chaos?"
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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "Kampfer is one of the most interesting gender bender anime I've seen and seeing Natsuru constantly suffer because of his situation is just the icing on top. If you're only to watch one anime on this list, go for Kampfer."
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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "Haruhi easily makes Ouran High School Host Club the best gender bender anime for me. I think without her I wouldn't be watching this anime. She really drives the whole story and everyone is whipped for her LOL"
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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "Ranma is that classic gender bender anime that you know about even if you don't watch it. And that's for a good reason. it's just hilarious and watching it is hella interesting..."
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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "It's funny as hell when characters go out of their way to deviate from their gender in animes to the point that it's like a sex change! Minami-ke is one of those animes."
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    Minami-ke
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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "Their gender in to love-ru may be different but it's all one person. Sounds confusing right? You have to watch this anime to understand what I mean ;)"
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    To Love-Ru
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    Anonymous
    December 6, 2019
    "This anime shows women in action namely Hotaru who ends up joining an all-boy crew and totally slaying it!!!"
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    Aoharu x Machinegun
This list is about What are the best gender bender anime
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Ranma 1/2TV Shows 24 Paid
2Kokoro ConnectTV Shows 20 Paid
3KämpferTV Shows 14 Paid
4Ouran High School Host ClubTV Shows 11 Free
5Aoharu x MachinegunTV Shows 10 Paid
6HimegotoTV Shows 10 Paid
7Minami-keTV Shows 8 Paid
8To Love-RuTV Shows 7 Paid
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