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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588 83
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

2
435 62
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

3
316 69
Kokoro Connect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

4
184 95
Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

5
155 78
To Love-Ru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

6
152 88
Punch Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Punch Line

7
106 52
Birdy the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

8
131 80
Murder Princess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

9
96 64
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

10
105 98
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
One Piece Punk Hazard Arc

11
64 84
Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

12
70 94
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

13
47 65
Kimagure Orange Road is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

14
42 58
Card Captor Sakura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Card Captor Sakura

15
38 55
Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

16
30 43
Inari Kon Kon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Inari Kon Kon

17
27 50
Excel Saga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

18
29 57
Miracle Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Miracle Girls

19
16 41
Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

20
14 47
Haré+Guu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

21
12 47
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman

22
11 51
Jewelpet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Jewelpet