Gender Bender anime / manga
Mar 16, 2008 3:26 PM
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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Mar 16, 2008 4:39 PM
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.
Mar 16, 2008 7:23 PM
There are lots of crossdressing manga.
I have a section devoted to them on my shoujo manga page:
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)
Mar 16, 2008 7:50 PM
Mar 16, 2008 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.
I forgot Nicoichi!!!! That one's great.
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Mar 16, 2008 9:54 PM
@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!
Mar 16, 2008 10:13 PM
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Mar 17, 2008 1:22 AM
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.
Mar 17, 2008 6:37 AM
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Mar 17, 2008 10:12 AM
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;;;
Mar 17, 2008 10:34 AM
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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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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 :)
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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.
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Oct 1, 2008 6:02 PM
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!
Oct 2, 2008 11:46 AM
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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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!
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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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Oct 14, 2008 2:37 PM
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!
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!
Jan 20, 2009 7:46 AM
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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)
Seijou Kouchakan no Jijou
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