What are the best gender-bender mangas and manhwas?

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    #1Ouran High School Host Club (Vol. 1)

    Ouran High School Host Club (Vol. 1)

    A scholar-student in an exclusive school for the rich and famous named Haruhi broke an $80,000 worth of vase. To pay back for the damages that she has done, she has to work for the Ouran High School Host Club.

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    Heather Marshall
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Top of the list on reading when it comes to this topic. The roles are carefully played and create a hilarious situation. The student who broke the vase is in for a treat throughout this book. I like it very much."
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    #2Tokyo Crazy Paradise (Vol. 1)

    Tokyo Crazy Paradise (Vol. 1)

    Tokyo Crazy Paradise is a comic book by Yoshiki Nakamura that tells the story of a woman who disguised herself as a man. She worked as a bodyguard of the third generation boss of the Yakuza group. 

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    Bobby Anderson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love it, there's something about 90's manga that modern day volumes just can't reproduce, I swear! The artwork was fantastic, and the story was right up my alley, it reminds me of the manga I used to save up for when I was in high school."
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    #3Hana-Kimi (Vol. 1)

    Hana-Kimi (Vol. 1)

    Ashiya Mizuki started to idolize a high-jump athlete, Izumi Sano, after watching him play in a competition. Mizuki decided to follow Sano by entering where he studies - an all-boys school. Now, she must disguise herself to stay by his side.

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    Paul Harrison
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a fun read and I like the artistic detail that was put into Hani Kim. I am new to this series and thought it was playful, adventurous, and definitely blends genders together without being too sexist. I would look more into other works by this author. "

Did you know?

Did you know that manga and anime characters are not only limited to traveling to another dimension, transforming into being animals or any other non-living things? Thanks to the very creative illustrator and writers, they also have the capability to gender bend. Gender bend or gender bender is a term used in manga to describe a genre, they are also paired to other genres that fit. Gender bender manga combats traditional gender roles, like cross-dressing, transgender, or transsexuals.

And with the world rapidly evolving and barriers are being broken as days are passing, gender bender mangas and yaoi mangas are expected to take over in the scene. They are also expected to grow more and get new audiences that can enjoy and continue to support this theme. Some of the best gender bender manga like Ouran High School Host Club, Boku Girl, and Ranma 1/2 have started this trend. They gained positive reviews from the anime and manga community. Korean gender bender manhwas are also starting to take a stand and is now starting to produce more of its kind. The theme can be confusing for others at first. But after reading a few mangas, you'll gonna be hooked in this interesting genre.

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    #4Shugo Chara! (Vol. 1)

    Shugo Chara! (Vol. 1)
    Despite her school image of being stylish and cool, Amu Hinamori is a shy girl who has trouble expressing herself. One night she wishes she had the courage to be herself and end up with three eggs, each containing a guardian that will help fulfill her dreams.
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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Shugo Chara is a reading for fans of gender bender manga. Whimsical, funny, entertaining, give this manga a try"
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    #5The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross (Vol. 1)

    The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross (Vol. 1)
    In return for a debt of her family, Haine is now a member of the Otomiya family, so she has to attend the fancy school where she is at the bottom of the ladder. Haine will fall in love with Togu, the student council president, but as they are from very different status, she will have to work hard to get his attention. 



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    Harold Thompson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I liked the art style used in this manga, but found the story to be a bit lacking and on the weaker side. Overall, though, the visual aspects made up for it."
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    #6Tenshi Ja Nai!! (Vol. 1)

    Tenshi Ja Nai!! (Vol. 1)
    Tenshi Ja Nai!! (Vol. 1) is a young adult romance fiction manga created by Takako Shigematsu. This sequential art manga is first published in 2005 by Go!Comi. 
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    Henry Jordan
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "One of the better examples of something that is definitely not what it seems. I was amazed at the depravity that this sunk to. As always, never believe what your eyes tell you (including this...?)."
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    #7Angel Diary (Vol. 1)

    Angel Diary (Vol. 1)

    Angel Diary (Vol. 1) is a fantasy romance manhwa illustrated by Kara and authored by Lee Yoon-hee. This sequential art manga is first published in 2005 by Yen Press.

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    Alan Reynolds
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Demon diary was a great series, so I was excited for this. It didn't disappoint. It's an engrossing story and the artwork is phenomenal. "
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    #8Ranma 1/2 (Vol. 1)

    Ranma 1/2 (Vol. 1)

    Ranma 1/2 (Vol. 1) is a fantasy romance manga created by Rumiko Takahashi. This humorous romance sequential art manga is first published in 1988 and about Ranma who turns into a girl.  

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    #9Voice Over! (Vol. 1)

    Voice Over! (Vol. 1)

    Voice Over! (Vol. 1) is young adult romance manga created by Maki Minami. This young adult sequential art manga is the first book in Seiyu Academy series and first published in 2009.

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    Aaron Graham
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I'm not a big fan of manga so when I received this copy of Voice Over!, I wasn't very optimistic. I just couldn't get in to the subject matter, the art style was unique in the genre. I'd be interested in seeing other works done in this style."
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    #10W Juliet (Vol. 1)

    W Juliet (Vol. 1)

    W Juliet (Vol. 1) is a romance manga created by Emura. This shojo sequential art manga is first published in 1999 and about Ito Miura who played Romeo in a play. 

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    Craig Stone
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I'm not really sure what a manga or manhwas is, so it might be better to explain a bit about that. The story line seems pretty interesting though, but without context about what those two words mean, I'm not sure this is the best solution. "
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    #11Girl Got Game (Vol. 1)

    Girl Got Game (Vol. 1)

    Girl Got Game (Vol. 1) is a young adult sports manga created by Shizuru Seino. This romantic sequential art manga is first published in 2004 by Tokyopop. 

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    Laura Montgomery
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is an okay manga that fits the topic. I see nothing wrong with it and it seems like a good one to start out with."

Summary

Best What are the best gender-bender mangas and manhwas
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ouran High School Host Club (Vol. 1)Books 23 Paid
2Tokyo Crazy Paradise (Vol. 1)Books 18 Paid
3Hana-Kimi (Vol. 1)Books 16 Paid
4Shugo Chara! (Vol. 1)Books 16 Paid
5The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross (Vol. 1)Books 15 Paid
6Tenshi Ja Nai!! (Vol. 1)Books 14 Paid
7Angel Diary (Vol. 1)Books 12 Paid
8Ranma 1/2 (Vol. 1)Books 11 Paid
9Voice Over! (Vol. 1)Books 11 Paid
10W Juliet (Vol. 1)Books 8 Paid
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