10 Anime with body swap

Body swapping is a comedic and popular trope in the anime. Characters changing bodies and trying to live the life of the other usually end with silly results. The chaos that ensues when no one is in the right body creates a comedic reprieve. The body swap can be a light plot that fans can enjoy between more serious episodes.

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However, the body swap can also be used as more than a comedic episode plot. The body swap can be seen as a way for the characters to understand each other better. By waking up in the body of another individual, each character is forced to walk a mile in their place and in doing so, gain sympathy and empathy for one another.

ten The 5th possession of YÅ« Otosaka (Charlotte)

Charlotte's Body Swap

In the anime Charlotte, a small percentage of children and adolescents learn supernatural abilities. One of these individuals is YÅ« Otosaka, who is able to briefly possess the body of another individual. YÅ« initially uses this ability to possess high-ranking students and cheat on them in school.

Due to her blatant abuse of her abilities, YÅ« is forced to work with a girl named Nao and her student council. Using her body swap ability, YÅ« and the student council are able to help other ability users who are facing the dangers their abilities can cause.

9 A Shrine Maiden and Tokyo Boy change places (your name)

Mitsuha and Taki change places

Makoto Shinkai’s film, Your name, presents two adolescents who have changed bodies when they dream. Mitsuha, a young girl from the boonie shrine, and Taki, a boy from Tokyo, constantly switch places with each other.

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Having no idea what was causing their body swap and no idea how to stop it, the two learn to work together in order to maintain some semblance of normalcy in their lives. As the two work together to maintain their respective daily lives, they begin to learn that there is more to their bodies switching than they initially thought.

8 A boy kisses a witch in a stairwell (Yamada-kun and the seven witches)

yamada and shiraishi

In Yamada-kun and the seven witches, Offender Ryu Yamada suddenly finds himself in the body of top student Urara Shiraishi when the two fall down the stairs. Despite the two men’s initial misconceptions, after walking in their respective shoes, they learn that there is more to each other than meets the eye.

Eventually, Yamada and Shiraishi discover that the kiss is the catalyst for their change. With this reveal, Yamada and Shiraishi embark on a crazy school life filled with witches and crazy body-changing adventures.

seven Personality swap in Kokoro Connect

Body swap in Kokoro Connect

In the world of Kokoro Connect members of the Student Cultural Research Club are confronted with supernatural phenomena in their daily lives. One of those phenomena that students experience is body swapping, where club members randomly change their minds with each other at equally random times.

Although a few members were reluctant to believe the body swap was real, it quickly becomes difficult to deny it. The constant exchange of bodies of the Student Cultural Research Club, along with other challenges that members face, helps the club forge a strong and indestructible bond.

6 Body change at the Fairy Tail Guild

fairy tail function

Back from their work on Galuna Island, Fairy tale’s Team Natsu faces a new challenge in their guild hall. A job listing turns out to be a magic spell, which swapped the bodies of Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza, Happy, and Loki. No surprise, chaotic Fairy tale The antics ensue as the members of Team Natsu are in the wrong bodies.

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The spell will become permanent in 30 minutes if they are unable to break it. With Levy’s help, Team Natsu is able to undo the spell, and in the next episode everything is back to normal.

5 Body Switching Chaos In Punchline

Punchline Yuta Body Swap

The animated Punch is filled with crazy body swap adventures. With YÅ«ta possessing other characters in order to save the world, it’s no wonder some crazy drifts ensue. However, owning YÅ«ta isn’t the only body swap in this anime. YÅ«ta, along with two other characters, all exchanged bodies when they were children.

During a car chase, YÅ«ta, along with Guriko and Chiyoko, is driven off the road. As the car falls into the river below, the vehicle is struck by lightning and the children swap bodies. This revelation only adds more depth and mystery to Punch’s already high stakes ground.

4 Trafalgar Law changes the bodies of the Straw Hat Pirates (One Piece)

One Piece Straw Hats

A piece is filled with crazy adventures by the Straw Hats. During one of these adventures, the crew members swap bodies. When Nanami, Sanji, Chopper, and Frankie attempt to free the children trapped on Punk Hazard, an island surrounded by both ice and fire, the four members of the Straw Hats encounter Trafalgar Law.

As they attempt to escape the facility, Law uses his Ope-Ope Fruit powers to swap the Straw Hats’ bodies with each other. Eventually, during the Punk Hazard arc, Law happily brings the Straw Hats back to their original body.

3 Princess and Bounty Hunter meet Spiritual Transmigration (Murder Princess)

Alita, Falis and their allies in the throne room

In the anime Princess of murder, Princess Alita fled to the border forest after surviving a coup that claimed the life of her father. As she escapes, Alita is pursued by Jitterbug, the Guardian of the Forest, a creature who claimed the lives of the guards protecting her. In her escape, Alita accidentally kicks herself and the bounty hunter, Faris, off a cliff top.

Due to their near-death experience, the two girls change bodies. The bounty hunter is now the princess and vice versa. With their fates now linked, the two girls must work together to survive and protect Alita’s kingdom.

2 Shrine Maiden welcomes The Himegami (Red Data Girl)

Miyuki and Izumiko

The animated Red data girl, is filled with supernatural wonders, like shikigami, spirits, etc. Izumiko Suzuhara is a young girl raised at Tamakura Shrine. As she enters high school, Izumiko learns that she is part of a lineage of yorishiro, the vessels of a mighty spirit.

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Throughout the series, Izumiko navigates this supernatural new world with her childhood friend, Miyuki. As dangers begin to emerge, the spirit, also known as Himegami, begins to take hold of Izumiko’s body. Thus, Izumiko and Miyuki wonder what their future holds for them.

1 Sisters change bodies in Bunny Girl Senpai

Mai and her sister swap bodies

Sakuta Azusagawa, from Rascal does not dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, has already encountered the strange abilities of puberty syndrome when he met Mai Sakurajima. The third year high school student struggled with the fact that she had become invisible. However, Sakuta encounters something alien when his girlfriend appears to have changed bodies with her younger sister.

The two swapped bodies due to their misconceptions and mutual jealousy. Fortunately, the two are able to return to their original bodies once they reconcile their differences and dispel their misunderstandings.

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