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15 'Freaky Friday' Anime Moments Where Characters Switched Bodies

Updated 29 Aug 2019 504 votes 136 voters 5.1k views15 items

Body swapping is a surprisingly common trope in anime. Just like in the movie Freaky Friday, characters find themselves piloting a body that doesn't belong to them through magical means. In some cases, it's a one-off storyline - Fairy Tail has a filler episode centered around this trope. In other cases, as with Your Name and Kokoro Connect, it's the main point of the series. 

Anime characters who switched bodies sometimes learn about each other's insecurities, vulnerabilities, and life struggles, and come to understand each other better as a result. That's what happens to Mai Sakurajima and her half-sister in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. But it isn't always that deep. Sometimes, it's just an excuse for some fan service and some fun - that's how it goes down when the Ope-Ope Fruit switches the Straw Hat crew's bodies in One Piece. 

Which of these body swap situations do you find most appealing?

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