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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1,295 172
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
2
973 116
Yamada and the Seven Witches is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
3
694 134
Kokoro Connect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
4
404 190
Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
5
309 148
To Love-Ru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
6
336 173
Punch Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Punch Line
7
240 114
Birdy the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
8
210 110
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
9
211 148
Murder Princess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
10
203 208
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

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11
133 193
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
12
119 175
Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
13
59 86
Inari Kon Kon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
14
81 123
Card Captor Sakura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Card Captor Sakura
15
77 120
Kimagure Orange Road is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
16
57 102
Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
17
53 107
Miracle Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Miracle Girls
18
44 94
Excel Saga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
19
31 83
Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
20
27 89
Haré+Guu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
21
26 88
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman
22
28 95
Jewelpet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made