25 Best Gender Bender Manga of All Times Page 2
20. Usotsuki Lily
This gender bender manga is about Hinata Saotome who is suddenly asked out by En Shinohara, a gorgeous boy in her grade.
What she doesn’t know though, is that his hobby is cross-dressing! En has always hated men, and whenever he sees his own reflection.
He punches out whatever is doing the reflecting (windows, mirrors…). To combat this hatred, he dresses up as a girl. Hinata decides to go out with him anyway, despite his weird hobby.
19. Kanojo Ni Naru Hi
This gender bender manga is about childhood best friends Nao Mamiya and Kyousuke Miyoshi have always competed against each other, whether in academics and sports or trivial day-to-day things. Despite Nao winning every time, Kyousuke refuses to give up, hoping to defeat him in the future.
One day, however, at the age of 17, Nao is struck by a sudden illness and is hospitalized for several weeks, only to return as an “emerged” female. Much to the dismay of Kyousuke who is afraid of women, Nao easily accepts the situation and is ready to continue living life as a girl.
In a world where a gender shifting mechanism maintains a fixed male-to-female ratio, Kanojo ni Naru Hi is the tale of Nao as a boy who has switched genders, adapting to the change in his circumstances.
18. My Boyfriend is a Vampire
“When his sharp fangs touched the nape of my neck, I felt shocking senses arouse inside of me.”
The destined meeting between Yoo Da-in, a guy often mistaken as a girl because of his beauty and Seo Kang-hoo, a handsome hunk that even guys would fall for. Yoo Da-in is b.i.t.t.e.n. by Seo Kang-hoo, causing his heart to stop.
“I definitely died… but how did I become a girl?!”
17. Reversible School Life
This gender bender manga is about Shuu Kaidou who is sent away to an all boys boarding school with a very strange rule: half the students must take turns to dress as girls!
16. Shounen Oujo
This gender bender manga starts in the former kingdom of Morrigan, countless lives were lost due to war and rebellion alike. When women usurped all positions of power, new laws dictated that only they could earn income and receive inheritances, while men lost the majority of their rights and were reduced to mere objects of scorn.
Morrigan became a queendom wrapped in an illusory peace. Outside of the royal court, especially, the people continued to suffer; however, now the men were subjected to the worst of the pain and humiliation.
Albert is a young orphan living near Morrigan’s harbor. One day, despite warnings from his guardian Martha, he and his friend Theodore head toward the town’s center to observe preparations for the Queen’s birthday festival.
Unsurprisingly, as they are boys unaccompanied by an adult, they are captured by slave traders and immediately readied to be sold. An elegantly dressed man offers an exorbitant price in order to purchase them both—though he clearly displays a preference for Albert.
Introducing himself as Guy Schwarzwald, the man transports Albert and Theodore to a palace where they are to meet their new master. Albert is unsure what surprises him more—that he is now the property of Princess Alexia Lumiere, heir apparent to the throne, or that somehow she looks exactly like him!
15. AKB49 – Renai Kinshi Jourei
This gender bender manga is about people everywhere admire the popular idol group AKB48, and Hiroko Yoshinaga is no different. She dreams of becoming a member of AKB48, but stage fright gets in the way of every audition. Having failed so many times, Yoshinaga decides to tryout one last time before giving up for good.
Though uninterested in idols, Minoru Urayama wants to help Yoshinaga realize her dream. Disguising himself as a girl named “Urakawa Minori,” he participates in the audition for AKB48 as well, hoping to assist Yoshinaga through the tryouts.
However, things go better than expected when both Yoshinaga and “Minori” are recruited! As he enters the world of pop music, Minoru must continue to hide his secret all while supporting Yoshinaga’s dreams and finding one of his own.
14. Boy of the Female Wolf
This gender bender manga is about Eun-soo Cha has hated her mother ever since she was abandoned by her. Raised by her grandma, she became a wild child that likes to fight.
She has even disguised herself so well as a guy that people won’t believe her even if she says she’s a girl. She can fight well, and is even referred to as hot by girls. One day, however, her grandma’s already bad health worsens, and she promises not to fight anymore.
When Eun-soo’s grandma dies soon after, she decides to leave Dae-Jeon (where she lives) and goes to Seoul to live with her mother, despite still hating her, because she has nowhere else to go.
There, she runs into one of the best fighters, at her new school, and immediately gets on his bad side. What will happen? Will she break her promise to her grandma? Will love bloom?
13. Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou
This gender bender manga is about Izumo Kunisaki, a descendant of Izumo no Okuni, is often mistaken as a girl. It is the bane of his existence. His father and best-friend (i.e. the girl he likes) often laugh about it.
To top it off, he plays the girl roles in his family’s Kabuki troupe. In this short, he discovers that that curse is also his greatest source strength and will prove just how much of a man he is.
12. Hana No Kishi
This gender bender manga starts since the day Ran Kurono’s older brother was killed while protecting Sei Ohtori, she has dedicated her skills and life to one day becoming the First Knight of the next head of the Ohtori family, even concealing the fact that she’s a woman forever.
For generations the Kurono family has served the Ohtori family as their First Knight, but 11 other lower knights with ill intentions of using the Ohtori family’s authority vie for that title.
Not only that, but Sei is being tested for being suitable for the title of head of the family. Upon entering Saint Locks Academy, the days of both Ran and Sei’s trials begin, all the while being helped by Sei’s untidy and unrefined fiance, Ibara Tennou.
11. Boku wa Mari no Naka
This gender bender manga starts when Isao Komori moved from the Gunma countryside to the bustling city of Tokyo for college, he believed this to be an opportunity to start his life anew.
Yet as months pass, Isao comes to realize that he hasn’t made a single friend. Despite the time spent as a serious student, Isao drops out during his sophomore year to become a shut-in, killing time playing video games.
Isao’s only saving grace is going to his local convenience store every day to see “The Angel of the Convenience Store,” a high school girl named Mari Yoshizaki. Though Isao is content watching her from afar without confronting her, one day she turns to meet his eyes.
Without being able to remember a thing, Isao awakens in the body of Mari. Unsure of how he found himself inside Mari, or where the young lady he now possesses really is, Isao chooses to continue Mari’s life in her place.
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