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03-16-08, 3:26 PM

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Yeah, I love gender bender Anime and Manga. oh, and gender bender as in a girl who is pretending to be a guy or a guy who is pretending to be a girl. anyway, i've been trying to find some new ones. So if you could recommend some to me that would be great. I actually haven't seen that many gender bender anime, but i've read a lot of manga.

anyway, examples of manga i've read and liked:
hana-kimi, w-juliet, ichigo channel, cute x guy, ouran host club, boku ni natta watashi
or you could just click here for all the gender benders i've read/plan to read.

oh, and if anyone wants to throw some gender bender asain dramas/movies my way go ahead (besides hanakimi jp/tw and coffee prince). i love asain dramas.

thanks in advance!!
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03-16-08, 3:33 PM

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Hmmm, the only gender bender manga I've read would be Kill Me Kiss Me, where a girl dresses up like a guy. Try that.
 
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03-16-08, 3:55 PM

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Try the Hourou Musuko manga.
 
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03-16-08, 4:04 PM

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I personally thought Princess Princess was very funny. It comes off a bit shounen-ai but it really isn't. It's about 3 boys who go to an all male school. At this school they have decided the prettiest boys should dress up as girls to help restore the souls of the boys who go there. The best part I thought, was the main character didn't really mind all the much. I also like if you take off the slip cover on the manga you get a special comic called Prince Prince on it.
 
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03-16-08, 4:39 PM

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innominate said:
Hmmm, the only gender bender manga I've read would be Kill Me Kiss Me, where a girl dresses up like a guy. Try that.

ah, yeah i think i've actually read that.....

@Kasumi: oo sounds interesting. i'll defenitely have to look into that one

@brand: oh my god YES! that was the show i was thinking of. I saw the first episode and i liked it, but i forgot what it was called and never kept watching it.
 
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03-16-08, 7:23 PM

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There are lots of crossdressing manga.

I have a section devoted to them on my shoujo manga page:
http://niko-niko.net/shoujo/category/theme/crossdressing/
All of those have at least one crossdressing story in them, if not the entire series. Some of them you have read, some you don't have on your list. Out of those, I think you'd like Boku ni Natta Watashi the most.

And some series that I don't have listed on there:
Adesugata Junjou BOY - boy dresses as girl (shounen, by the author of GTO)
Mint na Bokura - boy dresses as girl so he looks exactly like his twin sister (shoujo, by the author of Marmalade Boy)
 
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03-16-08, 7:50 PM

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Pretty Face is a good manga where the guy is stuck with a girls face.

Avoid Gacha Gacha the Next Generation though.

Also try the Hana Zakari no kimi no tachi e e live action, it is hilarious.
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03-16-08, 7:59 PM

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I second kasumisama and MagicalEmi's list.

To recommend titles that haven't already been mentioned, there is Boku wa ne. It's a cute storty with slight shounen-ai undertones, but nevertheless family-oriented. Sounds weird, but it works.

Oh!! Honey 2 Skip is also a pretty good one.

Edit:
I forgot Nicoichi!!!! That one's great.
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03-16-08, 9:54 PM

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@magical emi: oo! mint na bokura. i've been meaning to read that because it is the wataru yoshizumi but i havent been able to find it anywehere. thanks for that link though i'll defenitely have to check it out.

@mitamaking: thanks. :) i've actually seen the taiwan hanakimi drama, and i plan on watching the japanese one at some point. hana kimi is my favorite manga of all time though =)

@lindork: i dont mind shounen ai undertones at all. :3 hahaa. i'll defenitely have to check those out as well ! :) they all sound good!
 
03-16-08, 10:13 PM

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Ai wo utau yori ore ni oborero = Gender Bender X2 ^____^
Akira Shiraishi, a young high schooler with girlish features, joins Blaue Rozen, Mizuki Sakurazaka's band.
Their high school life is anything but typical: Mizuki hides the fact that she is a girl. What will happen when one of Akira's friends discovers that Mizuki is a girl...?
 
03-16-08, 10:16 PM

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03-16-08, 11:43 PM

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I will second Power!! It´s a really great Manga that, i think at least, everyone should read. I would just love to see it be made into a Anime that is true too the Manga :)


 
03-17-08, 1:22 AM

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I keep thinking of more series :)

There is also the shounen series, Futaba-kun change about a boy who transforms into a girl. It is sort of like Ranma in that it is shounen ecchi humor. And Family Compo, which is just all kinds of gender confused. I keep getting confused when reading it, too! lol

Oh! and don't forget Legend of Basara! (manga and anime, though the manga is much better -the anime has one of those non-endings) It is about a girl who crossdresses as her twin brother and leads an army. There is a romeo and juliet type of romance she had going on with the leader of the opposite army. She doesn't know who he is, and he doesn't know she's the male enemy leader :) There are a bunch of other subplots going on, too.


 
03-17-08, 6:37 AM

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Revolutionary Girl Utena, especially the anime.
 
03-17-08, 8:39 AM

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MagicalEmi said:
It is about a girl who crossdresses as her twin brother and leads an army.


On that note, Otogizoushi would fit.
 
03-17-08, 10:12 AM

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Revolutionary Girl Utena, especially the anime.

Yeah, i've seen Utena already and i thought it was amazing :)

ooh legend of basara sounds good~ so does Otogizoushi.... sort of sounds like a similar concept to mulan... (which is like my favorite disney movie) XD;;;
 
03-17-08, 10:34 AM

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And of course Rose of Versailles! An excellent classic shoujo series from '79. The main character is a noblewoman raised as a man/military officer and its set around the times of the French Revolution.
 
03-17-08, 12:46 PM

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One that comes to mind is Tenshi na Konamaiki. It's about a boy who ends up getting transformed into a girl through magic. There's a television series that ran for 50 episodes and a manga whcih has been released in the US under the name Cheeky Angel.

EDIT: Almost forgot Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~. It's another one in which the main character starts as a boy and ends up getting transformed into a girl.
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03-17-08, 1:11 PM

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Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru was pretty amusing, and it definitely fits the bill.
 
03-17-08, 1:15 PM

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I'm watching Le Chevalier D'eon now - it's got a bit of cross-gender stuff driving the plot.

Also, Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ is about a boy who is irreversably transformed into a girl by aliens.
 
03-17-08, 1:39 PM

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There is a live action drama called 'Houkago' (After School) about a high school boy and girl who swap bodies. Hilarity Ensues. (but watch out, there is a more recent drama by the same name that is different)

And there is a more recent live action drama called Papa to Musume no Nanokakan about a father and daughter who switch bodies. More Hilarity Ensues :)
 
03-27-08, 4:53 PM

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Strawberry Eggs, Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru

 
06-21-08, 1:27 AM

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I really liked Seijou Kouchakan no Jijou. Also shoujo shounen, Return, Bara no Kaitou, and Grant my wish aizen. Also if you are looking for something thats good but short I would suggest Full moon ni sasayaite. If you need to know where to go to get these just ask me.
 
09-28-08, 11:38 PM

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I second I My Me Strawberry Eggs! I absolutely loved this anime! It's about a male teacher who has to crossdress as a girl to get a job in a school where only females teachers are hired.
 
09-29-08, 10:43 PM

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katsup said:
pretending


you obviously don't understand this genre very well.
 
09-30-08, 6:36 AM

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Tenshi na Konamaiki is a seriously underrated gender-bending anime imo.

Awesome characters and so much fun :) the main character's voice actor just cracks me up xDi
 
09-30-08, 6:47 AM

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Power! Or Girl Got Game as it also is called is about a girl living as a boy at a school. Romanntic comedy manga. It's really good.
 
09-30-08, 7:32 AM

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Hana Kimi seems like the type. And it's kinda popular these days. It's about this girl that has to dress as a guy to get close to the guy she likes.

Oh I can't forget After School Nightmare
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10-01-08, 6:02 PM

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Jellygoose said:
Tenshi na Konamaiki is a seriously underrated gender-bending anime imo.

Awesome characters and so much fun :) the main character's voice actor just cracks me up xDi


Yep, this anime is a must-to-see. A great gender-bending anime with a hell lot of fun! And the soundtrack is great also... Really underrated as you said!
 
10-02-08, 11:46 AM

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katsup said:
pretending

you obviously don't understand this genre very well.

What else would you call what happens in Hanakimi, W-Juliet, ichigo channel, cinderella boy, Boku ni natta watashi, etc. 90% of the gender benders ive read are just girls dressing up as guys, or vice versa. So maybe i chose the wrong word to use... it was the first one that came to my mind at that time, and you still understand what I meant to say. And please, if you're not going to give me a recomendation why did you bother to post?

Wow, i'm surprised such an old topic got more responses. Thanks guys!

Queenofwind: thanks! i'll defenitely have to check those out. I've read fullmoon, and i dont see any gender-bender in it at all, but it's a great manga! :P

E_chan: yeah, power's been on my plan to read list for a while now, just havent gotten around to it. I'm excited to read it though!

PandaPuff I'm a HUGE hana kimi fan already. I started following it as it was being published in japan XD;; I'll defenitely have to check out After school nightmare though, it looks cute!

Jellygoose & Stackoverflow Oh wow, a genderbender anime. i'll defenitely have to try that one out. you dont see too many genderbender animes.
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10-11-08, 2:58 PM

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Hana Kimi, Uwasa no Midori-kun, Girl got game.
 
10-12-08, 7:14 PM

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hana kimi, uwasa no midori-kun, ouran high school host club, Ai wo Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero! are all gender benders..
 
10-12-08, 7:15 PM

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No one has suggested No Bra?
 
10-12-08, 7:38 PM

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Plate said:
No one has suggested No Bra?

I guess not, though I found that on my own and i've been meaning to read it but havent gotten around to it yet. Is it good? :D

xmimi, emiey: thanks! Some of those recs i've already read, but i'll have to check out the ones that I haven't read yet!
 
10-12-08, 7:39 PM

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katsup said:
Plate said:
No one has suggested No Bra?

I guess not, though I found that on my own and i've been meaning to read it but havent gotten around to it yet. Is it good? :D

xmimi, emiey: thanks! Some of those recs i've already read, but i'll have to check out the ones that I haven't read yet!


It's okay, only so far nothing has happened other than "holy crap he's a guy!" for like 20 chapters.
 
10-12-08, 7:53 PM

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Here's some more: Yubisaki Milk Tea, and Divine Melody (Gosh, I adore that one)
 
10-13-08, 4:55 PM

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I second I My Me Strawberry Eggs! I absolutely loved this anime! It's about a male teacher who has to crossdress as a girl to get a job in a school where only females teachers are hired.


i third it :P although i still haven't watched it yet
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10-13-08, 5:03 PM

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C'mon, no mention of The Day of Revolution? (Which I just realized isn't on my list? xD)
 
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Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Princess Princess

Music is from the soul~ ♥
 
10-14-08, 10:26 AM

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Its already been said but I reallllllly have become obsessed with After School Nightmare recently. Its epic!
 
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C'mon, no mention of The Day of Revolution? (Which I just realized isn't on my list? xD)


Oh, I bought it! It's a great manga, not the best I've read, but I liked it!

lindork said:
Here's some more: Yubisaki Milk Tea, and Divine Melody (Gosh, I adore that one)


Yubisaki Milk Tea is so AWESOME! I bought all the tomes and I'm getting my hands on the 8th which is new! That's my favorite gender-bending manga ever!

As for Divine Melody, I'll take note of it!

Yeah for more gender-bending! I absolutely love that genre and it's what I mostly read as mangas and I'm trying to watch any animes with that genre. ;)

Also thanks to the others since there are a few which I never heard of! Added to my Plan to Read list!
 
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found some cool manga in this thread thanks
two things to add:

Kampfer (i think its supposed to be Kämpfer, german for fighter)
http://myanimelist.net/manga.php?id=11606

and

Seijou Kouchakan no Jijou
http://myanimelist.net/manga/8015/Seijou_Kouchakan_no_Jijou
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01-20-09, 10:44 PM

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Kouchakan was pretty funny but veeeeeeeeeerry high on ecchi content.

Just started a good shoujo one called The Change. It's about a brother and sister who swap each others' identities and it's loosely based on a classic Japanese novel.

 
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Ranma 1/2
romeo x juliet
Kanaete Aizen(kinda short but still good)
 
07-13-09, 11:12 PM

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Try 1/2 Prince manga. It is about a girl who plays as a guy in an mmorpg.
 
07-16-09, 10:15 AM

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kasumisama said:
Try the Hourou Musuko manga.

I love Hourou Musuko but that goes way beyond just gender-bending.
It's about being transgendered/transsexual etc and it's seinen.
It's more serious than say, Ouran.


I don't really read gender bender manga but... *thinks* Global Garden? aha.
 
07-19-09, 8:27 AM

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Ai Wo Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero!
After School Nightmare(Psychological)
Akane-chan overdrive (from the mangaka of Ichigo 100%)
Aki-Sora(Cross dressing stuf, a little mature)
Alice on Deadliness(Body swap)
Alto(Personally recommend this one.. ^_~)
Boku No Futatsu no Tsubasa
Boku x Kano
Nosatsu Junkie aka Charming Junkie
Nicoichi
Boy Alice in Wonderland
Brocken Blood(from the mangaka of Ubel Blatt)
Danshi Kinshitsu
Dou Danjo!?(1st Chapter)
Ensemble - Yubi(Korean Manwha.. Recommend this one too...)
Fudanshism - Fudanshi Shugi
Gacha Gacha Secret (Starts at Vol. 5 changes gender)
Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou
Kampfer
Le Chevalier D'eon
Magical X Miracle
Mai-Otome (The Manga)
Marugoto Anjyu Gakuen
Mint Na Bokura
Mizuho Ambivalent
No Bra
Oto x Maho
Otome no Iroha
Ouran Koukou
Prunus Girl
Pump Up
Pretty Face
Rappi Rangai
Tokage
Tsukiyo no Fromage
Uwasa no Midori-kun
Zippy Ziggy

Also I second Otoboku(Otome Wa Boku Ni Koishiteru both anime and manga)
Hourou Musuko
1/2 Ouji(Prince)
Seijou Kouchakan Jijou
Yubisaki Milk Tea
The Day of Revolution
I, My, Me Strawberry Eggs(Anime)
Happiness(Anime - Watarase Jun OVA)
Tenshi Na Konamaiki(Anime and Manga.. Classic!)
Hana-Kimi
Rose of Versailles(Oscar! Hurray! :D)
Also My Barbaric Girlfriend(Boku to Kanojo no XXX) a case of body swap and check out the live action series... Totally funny... xD
That sums it up...
Hope it would help...
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11-28-09, 4:11 PM

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kampfer
 
11-28-09, 4:30 PM

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Shangri La has a few transvestites
 
11-29-09, 10:42 PM

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Hi,
I also like Gender Bender Anime and Manga. I've notice you don't have one that is my #1 favorite it's Tokyo Crazy Paradise. I think you can only read it online (in english). But it is so worth the read. It is awesome!
 
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