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Gender Bender Short List

Manga about gender that I might actually recommend
1 After School Nightmare

After School Nightmare

An interesting exploration of figuring yourself out, with an interesting twist at the end.

2 Balance Policy

Balance Policy

Slightly explicit. Lots of dealing with negative aspects of gender/sex mismatch.

3 Boku Girl

Boku Girl

More lighthearted. More of a romance than a lot of what's on this list.

4 Bokura no Hentai

Bokura no Hentai

Don't be fooled by the name. This follows people exploring gender in a realistic world. No bodyswap shenanigans.

5 Conveni-N


This ridiculous piece of work is unlike anything else I've ever read.

6 Fukigen Cinderella

Fukigen Cinderella

This has an interesting approach that I don't think I've seen very much.

7 Himegoto: Juukyuusai no Seifuku

Himegoto: Juukyuusai no Seifuku

Follows people exploring a mix of gender and sexuality.

8 I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland

I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland

One of few good fantasy based gender benders

9 Kanojo ni Naru Hi

Kanojo ni Naru Hi

Follows someone adapting to gender related issues.

10 Kanojo ni Naru Hi Another

Kanojo ni Naru Hi Another

This follows from the original. It's also very good.

11 Nyotai-ka


This is a more ... adult exploration of gender, but not quite as serious.

12 Osananajimi wa Onnanoko ni Naare

Osananajimi wa Onnanoko ni Naare

This is a good example of a comedy based gender bender.

13 Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2

Ranma needs no introduction.

14 Return


This was unique and not problematic and ... in gender related manga, that's significant.

15 Sekainohate de Aimashou

Sekainohate de Aimashou

Surprisingly few gender benders with aliens. This is also fairly good, generally.

16 Shishunki Bitter Change

Shishunki Bitter Change

Easily the most relatable manga I've ever found on the topic of gender.

17 The Bride was a Boy

The Bride was a Boy

Written by a transgender person.

18 The Day of Revolution

The Day of Revolution

Actually explores social implications in an otherwise "normal" life.

19 Wandering Son

Wandering Son

Properly about a transgender person. Contains many important elements left out by the anime.


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