Anime Underground The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made  

Anna Lindwasser
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List Rules Vote up your favorite anime featuring body switching.

You probably know about body-swapping from American movies like Freaky Friday. What you may not have known about is the trope's common usage in anime. In a body-swap story, Character A's consciousness transfers to Character B's body, and vice versa. This leads to character development, where they learn to understand themselves and each other; it can also result in one character running into the bedroom to have "fun" with their new body. Depends on the anime, guys. 

Some anime, like Kokoro Connect, Your Name, and Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches use body swapping as their central theme, utilizing its nuances to drive the plot and characterization. In other anime, including classics like One Piece, Card Captor Sakura, and Dragon Ball Z, body swapping acts as one plot device amidst a larger story. The list below features the greatest body-swapping anime for you to peruse and vote on. These are the tales going out of their way to switch it up for your entertainment, literally. 

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Your Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Yamada and the Seven Witches is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches

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Kokoro Connect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Murder Princess is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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To Love-Ru is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Punch Line is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Punch Line

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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

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Birdy the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Card Captor Sakura is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Card Captor Sakura

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Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Kimagure Orange Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Inari Kon Kon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Inari Kon Kon

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Miracle Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Miracle Girls

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Excel Saga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman

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Jewelpet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Jewelpet

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Haré+Guu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made