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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1.216 164
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

2
918 112
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
662 126
Kokoro Connect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

4
390 180
Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

5
299 139
To Love-Ru is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

6
323 165
Punch Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Punch Line

7
234 107
Birdy the Mighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

8
191 107
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

9
204 142
Murder Princess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

10
194 193
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

Punk Hazard Arc

11
128 182
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

12
110 165
Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

13
80 117
Card Captor Sakura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Card Captor Sakura

14
57 81
Inari Kon Kon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

15
75 116
Kimagure Orange Road is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

16
56 98
Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

17
51 104
Miracle Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Miracle Girls

18
42 91
Excel Saga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

19
31 79
Galaxy Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made

20
28 89
Jewelpet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made
Jewelpet

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

22
25 86
Haré+Guu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Body Swap Anime Ever Made