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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1,050 145
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

2
799 103
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
569 118
Kokoro Connect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

4
338 161
Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

5
271 126
To Love-Ru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

6
287 147
Punch Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Punch Line

7
204 96
Birdy the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

8
164 99
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

9
192 131
Murder Princess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

10
177 171
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

Punk Hazard Arc

11
116 160
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

12
99 148
Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

13
73 108
Card Captor Sakura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Card Captor Sakura

14
49 76
Inari Kon Kon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

15
67 110
Kimagure Orange Road is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

16
51 93
Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

17
43 95
Miracle Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Miracle Girls

18
37 84
Excel Saga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

19
26 72
Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

20
23 75
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman

21
25 83
Jewelpet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Jewelpet

22
22 79
Haré+Guu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made