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The term “gender-bender” refers to “a person who actively rebels against, or ‘bends,’ expected gender roles. Gender bending in actions or in fictions, is sometimes a form of social activism undertaken in response to assumptions or over-generalizations about genders. In fiction, the term gender bender may refer not only to characters modeled after real-life gender benders, but also to characters who undergo changes in their physical sex – magically or otherwise – throughout the story. A work of art which challenges gender roles or features gender bending may itself be referred to as a ‘gender bender’.” This paragraph was taken from Wikiquote’s definition of the term “gender bender” and from it you can see what it’s all about.
Gender bending is present in modern arts and media, and we at Fiction Horizon have decided to dwell into that world in order to give you an insight into the world of gender bender anime. The term “hideyoshi”, derived from the character Hideyoshi Kinoshita, is often informally used to describe a gender bending anime series and in today’s article, we are going to bring you a list of the 20 best gender bender anime series you can watch, as most of them are quite amusing and very fun to watch. Enjoy!
20 Best Gender Bender Anime
Ouran High School Host Club
Original Run: April 5, 2006 – September 26, 2006
Genre: Reverse Harem, Romantic Comedy
Ouran High School is a privileged educational institution where children of the richest and noblest families in Japan (children of politicians and big business tycoons) go to school. At the school, some of the best teachers in the country design the curriculum in such a way as not to overload the pampered wealthy students. Thanks to such care, they have a huge amount of free time that they spend on their hobbies.
One of the adornments of the Ouran School is the so-called “Host Club”, where rich and handsome young men use their natural abilities to entertain equally rich and beautiful girls with a certain benefit for themselves.
By chance, Haruhi Fujioka, who had enrolled in this school thanks to his academic achievements, enters the abandoned music classroom in which this club is based,. After accidentally knocking a luxurious 8-million yen vase off a stand, Haruhi Fujioka found himself in virtual slavery by the wealthy members of the Host Club. From now on, he must go to the store, work as a servant, carry out small errands and do other dirty work in the club until graduation, thereby fulfilling his duties to the club.
However, later on, the “King” running the club, Tamaki Suo, and his friends decide to make Haruhi a new member of the club. Tamaki stated that he would forgive Fujioka’s entire debt if he was chosen by a hundred clients. Although the idea did not generate much enthusiasm for Haruhi, he had no choice but to agree to the proposal. Almost no training was required, as Haruhi had a natural ability to attract the attention of the students. But the clients of the club do not even realize that Haruhi Fujioka is a girl.
Original Run: April 15, 1989 – September 25, 1992
Episodes: 161 (plus additional films and OVA episodes)
Genre: Adventure, Martial Arts, Romantic Comedy
Ranma Saotome (16) is a young martial arts expert plagued by a singular curse: during a training in China, he and his father fell into the Cursed Springs of Jusenkyo. Anyone who falls into one of these springs, as soon as he comes into contact with cold water, is destined to transform himself into the animal or person who drowned in it hundreds or thousands of years ago; to get back to your appearance you have to get wet with hot water.
Genma Saotome, Ranma’s father, falls into the spring where a giant panda drowned, while Ranma falls into the spring where a girl was drowned. Ranma also suffers from a debilitating cat phobia that makes him able to become, even if only mentally, a cat himself in behavior and movements (but not in appearance).
In Nerima, Japan, Soun Tendo (Genma’s longtime friend) informs his three daughters Kasumi (19), Nabiki (17) and Akane (16), that one of them is to marry Ranma (whom they have never met) to secure the future of the Tendo dojo. When a panda and a girl arrive in the Tendo house with a great crash, Soun believes Ranma is actually a woman and passes out. Ranma’s secret is later discovered by Akane; Ranma, regaining the appearance of a boy thanks to a hot bath, comes out of the tub just as Akane enters.
After Genma’s explanations of the curses, the two older sisters nominate Akane for the engagement. But Akane is furious about what happened and she and Ranma start arguing, until, at the boy’s insults, she throws the table over his head. Ranma is now officially engaged to Akane, but the troubles for the two have only just begun.
At school, Kuno Tatewaki, madly in love with Akane, wants to defeat him in order to break the engagement. The unfortunate Kuno will also fall in love with the female version of Ranma; Kodachi Kuno, Tatewaki’s sister, also falls in love with Ranma (albeit as a boy). In addition to her, several other alleged girlfriends will come forward in the story.
Ryoga Hibiki is a historical rival of Ranma and has no sense of direction. He has only one goal in mind – to take revenge on Ranma for dropping him into the cursed springs, which forces him to transform into a black pig. After seeing Akane, he falls madly in love with her, and as a pig he will also become her pet, P-Chan. The story therefore revolves all around Ranma, who is admired by both girls and boys, on his transformations and on the difficult relationship with Akane, and the continuous attempts of the protagonist to go back to being a normal boy one day.
Original Run: July 7, 2014 – September 29, 2014
Himegoto follows Hime Arikawa, a second-year student from Shimoshina High School. Forced to take on a large amount of debts from his now-absent parents, Hime is saved by the three girls from his school’s student council after being hunted by debt collectors. In exchange for paying off his debt, Hime agrees to his terms of becoming the “dog” of the student council and spending the rest of his life in high school dressed as a girl.
Aoharu × Machinegun
Original Run: July 3, 2015 – September 18, 2015
Episodes: 12 + OVA
Genre: Action, Comedy, Airsoft
Hotaru Tachibana, a very tenacious student council president, is a person who struggles to fight strong people and always uses the word “justice”. What few people don’t realize is that he is actually a she! On the way home, Hotaru meets a strange and mysterious man who is on the phone near the door of his apartment. After a not so pleasant first encounter, the man introduces himself as Masamune Matsuoka, with Hotaru vowing never to work with him again.
The next day, when Hotaru learns that her best friend has been cheated on by a host, she goes to a hosting club to deal with the person in question, who turns out to be the same man she met yesterday! She furiously accuses him of cheating on her boyfriend and immediately challenges him, but Matsuoka has a few tricks up his sleeve as well. Fascinated by her offensive approach, he invites her to play a gun game called “The Survival Game”, in which people compete against each other with toy guns filled with BB balls.
With Matsuoka declaring that if he loses he will apologize and if she loses she will become his slave, the game begins. Although Hotaru believes that it will be pretty easy for her to defeat him because she is quick and nimble and she has a fully loaded pistol when he has just one pellet in his gun, she realizes too late that he in fact is a prodigy at the game .
After a quick victory, Matsuoka invites Hotaru to join his “Team Toy Gun Gun” team. Hotaru cannot refuse because of her loss and the enormous debts she now has to pay for property damage. She joins the team. However, there is a “No girls allowed on the team!” rule in the team. How can Hotaru, a woman, join the team when everyone thinks she is a boy?!
Original Run: January 5, 2009 – June 24, 2011
Genre: Romantic Comedy
The story is set in a Catholic school for women called Ame no Kisaki, where the protagonist, Kanako Miyamae, is transferred. She has an allergy towards men. Kanako has the objective of finding a girlfriend at school, motivated by the love story between her parents; her mother was a student of said institution while her father was a teacher.
At school she meets Mariya, a young woman who at first seems beautiful, with a kind and fresh character; someone perfect. Kanako quickly falls in love with her partner, but soon discovers her terrible secret: Mariya is actually a transvestite boy, who thanks to her androgynous face and special wardrobe, manages to infiltrate the boarding school and convince everyone that she is a woman. Mariya acts in this way motivated by a clause of the will of her grandmother, the former director of the institute, and incidentally, to form her harem.
With her secret discovered, Mariya forces Kanako to keep it hidden at all costs. As the story progresses, comic and embarrassing situations develop in which Mariya tests Kanako so that she keeps the secret of her cross-dressing. On the other hand, Kanako meets the other girls at the institute, each with her own story, and as the series progresses, the development of the relationship between Kanako and Maria will be observed.
Maria†Holic is a series with a shōjo-ai character which involves topics such as lesbianism, androphobia and transvestism. In addition, it has many characteristics of the yuri genre, taking into account the sexual inclination and the character of its protagonist. But on the other hand, it breaks with many stereotypes of these, since in the story itself a relationship is never established between two women (at least between the protagonists).
The series, like others of its kind, has taken on many elements related to Catholicism. The Ame no Kisaki and Mihoshi no Mori academies are an example, as both are schools for nuns where Christian habits are taught to students, such as obeying the ten commandments, praying before eating, learning to live with others, etc.
But it is not mandatory to be a Christian in order to enter the school, in fact the president of the student club Shiki Ayari explains to Kanako that many girls in the school do not even profess Christianity. Kanako herself, in a deliberate act confesses to being agnostic, to which the president replies that she too, in a certain way, is. The vice president even opined that the way the Church operates and faith itself are very different things.
Original Run: October 7, 2007 – March 30, 2013
Episodes: 52 (+3 OVA episodes)
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
The story deals with the lives of three sisters from the Minami family – Haruka, Kana and Chiaki – each with their own striking personalities and means of spending the day at home and at school, gym or college. The anime has episodes with varied themes, and does not have a final goal to be achieved, having the same style as anime such as Lucky Star, Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble, but with a more serious and adult theme than all mentioned.
Each of them studies in a Japanese educational internship; Chiaki studies in elementary school, Kana in secondary elementary school and Haruka in high school. Due to this several additional characters are presented during the episodes in which the main characters are in study hours. As for the gender bending present in this anime, the character of Makoto is a crossdresser who plays a large role in the story.
Original Run: October 2, 2009 – December 17, 2009
Episodes: 12 (+2 OVA episodes)
Genre: Action, Harem, Romantic Comedy
The average high school student Natsuru Senō wakes up one morning to the remarkable discovery that he has turned into a girl. It seems even more absurd to him that his stuffed tiger called Harakiri Tora speaks to him and can move. So he learns that from now on he is a “Kämpfer” and that he is under a contract, which is symbolized by his blue bracelet.
Waking up the next day, he believes that what had happened last night was just a dream and meets Kaede Sakura on the way to school. While attending school, they are unexpectedly attacked by Akane Mishima, who has been transformed into a “Kämpfer,” which makes Natsuru’s bracelet glow. Remembering Harakiri’s words that he would transform shortly after lighting up, he disappears from Kaede’s field of vision.
In the following argument, both Kaede and Akane are saved from death by Natsuru’s female self, which triggers a strong affection for the female Natsuru in Kaede. After the dispute is settled, Natsuru is approached by the normal Akane at school, who turns out to be a very reserved girl. From her he finally learns that because of the bracelet in the same color, they should both belong to the same team, whose opponents should be visible on a red bracelet.
In the further course of the story it quickly happens that Akane and Natsuru meet the first member of the “Red faction”, which represent the opponents. However, this person turns out to be the head girl of the school of the two. The head girl Shizuku, however, wants it to remain a secret in the school that these fighters exist and thus she ensures that Natsuru also goes to this school in his female form.
Furthermore, problems arise again and again because Natsuru cannot yet control his transformation. After a while, however, the blue and red fighters become friends because they see no point in fighting each other as no one can tell them the reason why they should fight. However, after a certain period of time, the “white fighters” turn on, so that fighting starts again.
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Original Run: April 12, 2015 – June 28, 2015
Episodes: 12 (+ OVA)
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Harem, Supernatural
The student Ryū Yamada is bored with class, unsuccessful in school and a notorious thug. He actually wanted to get rid of his bad reputation when he switched to high school, but he does not want to succeed. But when one day he falls down the stairs and falls on his classmate Urara Shiraishi and they kiss by chance, they both swap bodies.
Both are surprised and finally they can undo the exchange with another kiss. Yamada learns from Shiraishi that she is not only a successful student, but is also bullied by others. From then on, they swap bodies more often in order to benefit each other. Together with the student council president Toranosuke Miyamura, who wants to support the two, they revive the club for the investigation of supernatural phenomena and thus have an undisturbed space for their body swap.
Miyabi Itō, who is obsessed with the supernatural, immediately joins them. After she caused them some trouble, the three of them can’t avoid taking them in and betraying Yamada’s ability to them. To keep their club and get money from the student council, the group has to convince Shiraishi to go to university after school. Yamada can finally encourage her by making himself want to go to university. With this success Miyamura can become the next student council president. The exchange student Kentarō Tsubaki will soon join them. Together, the group discovers that there are six other girls at the school with magical abilities that are activated by kisses.
Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl
Original Run: January 11, 2006 – March 29, 2006
Episodes: 12 (+OVA)
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Yuri
The story centers on a group of students and the dramatic change suffered by one of them, Hazumu Osaragi, the protagonist. The events of the series are set in the fictional city of Kashima-shi in Tokyo.
Hazumu is a shy boy who doesn’t have a lot of self-confidence and hasn’t had many friends either. One day after his class, he declares his love for Yasuna Kamiizumi – one of his classmates and friends – but was quickly rejected to his misery. In a slightly depressed state, he decides to climb “Mount Kashima”, a mountain where you can appreciate the panorama of the entire city, and thus find some moments of tranquility and solitude.
Upon reaching the top, Hazumu observes a shooting star, which surprisingly got bigger and bigger as the minutes passed. Having no chance to escape, due to rapidly approaching him, it is revealed to be an alien spaceship and Hazumu is killed by the crash. To correct the serious accident made, the aliens decide to rebuild Hazumu’s body, but in the process they change his gender, turning him into a woman.
The story then revolves around whether or not Hazumu will return to his original body, in turn changing the relationship he had with his companions. Through this, a love triangle emerges between the three protagonists – Hazumu, Yasuna and Tomari. This consists mainly in the insecurity that they present between them about whether to act on their love instincts despite being of the same sex. Another conflict occurs between Yasuna and Tomari, who fight to stay with Hazumu, while the latter cannot choose one of the two. The drama that ensues between the three of them is often quite melodramatic.
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
Original Run: October 8, 2006 – December 24, 2006
Episodes: 12 (+4 OVA episodes)
Genre: Harem, Romance
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru tells the story of the main character Mizuho Miyanokouji, an androgynous high school student. After the death of his grandfather, the reading of his will indicates that he wants his grandson transferred to the Seio Girls’ Academy, the school founded by his ancestors and where his own mother studied.
Respecting this will, Mizuho disguises himself in order to inflitrate it. Initially, only the headmistress, head teacher Hisako Kajiura and Mariya Mikado know his secret; Shion Jujo and Ichiko Takashima also eventually find out. Mizuho is very popular with other high school girls, who often discuss her beauty, cuteness and athleticism. This unbridled popularity increases to the point that he is nominated, against his will, to become the student council president.
Because of this, the current student council president, Takako Itsukushima, opposes Mizuho. The election of the president is an old tradition in the school: in June, one of the high school girls is elected by her peers to be the eldest, seen as the school’s number one “big sister”. Until graduation, she was referred to by her peers as Onee-sama.
To become a senior, the candidate must obtain at least 75% of the votes. If none of the candidates obtains at least 75% in the first ballot, one of the candidates gives her votes to another candidate, then the one who finally obtains at least 75% of the votes becomes the oldest. If no one reaches this threshold, the president of the student council for the current year becomes the eldest. In Otoboku, Mizuho gets 82% of the vote in the first round, becoming the 72nd oldest in school history. In the following months, Mizuho is confronted with the responsibility entailed by this status and tries to help the other characters as best as possible while keeping his true identity a secret.
Birdy the Mighty: Decode
Original Run: July 4, 2008 – March 27, 2009
Episodes: 25 (+ OVA)
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Tsutomu Senkawa is a high school student preparing for college entrance exams. Tsutomu goes outside for a breath after a hard day at work studying for the big test, when he meets a strange man who asks for his help. The man was being hunted and ends up being an interplanetary criminal on the run from a Federal Agent of the Universe, named Birdy Cephon Altera.
In the middle of the chase, Tsutomu is mistaken for the criminal and is electrocuted. Fortunately for Tsutomu there is a way in which he will be able to preserve his life, which is by sharing his body with Birdy, who is the interplanetary police who accidentally took his life. So Tsutomu ends up sharing his body with a space police agent, attractive, strong and somewhat impulsive. While he tries to hide the problem from him from his listless family and get into college, he too must do Birdy’s work.
Together they must fight a group of alien enemies who plan to conduct experiments on the people of Tokyo.
I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
Original Run: July 4, 2001 – September 26, 2001
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Hibiki Amawa, a young enterprising teacher, has just moved and is looking for money to pay the rent for the room taken by the irascible Ruru Sanjo (who threatens to cook her dog if her rent is not paid). He formally applies to the Seitow Sannomiya private school.
Treated badly by the headmistress, he discovers that the men in that school are not welcome and the now established policy is that the teaching staff should be made up exclusively of women as men simply would not be able to perform such a delicate task. The horrified boy returns to his apartment where he meets old Ruru who advises him not to give up.
The old woman elaborates a plan with the young man to be able to teach in the school anyway: she makes him disguise himself as a woman and provides him with a device to modify her voice. Hibiki, completely unrecognizable, then returns to the school and, although with some perplexity, is accepted by the director. He thus becomes a physical education teacher and finally begins to do his job.
However, he is immediately targeted by the vice principal for his manners not being in keeping with school standards. For example, he asks the girls to wear different clothes than the canonical skirt to do the exercises, going against morality.
Or he asks that the girls help the boys with cleaning and such. Meanwhile, Hibiki is particularly fond of one of his students, Fūko Kuzuha, who has had a particularly difficult past. An unexpected event, however, will change everything and man will find himself having to deal with his choices and the duties of a teacher towards his students.
Original Run: April 6, 2002 – March 29, 2003
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Megumi Amatsuka grew up to be quite a fighting boy and loved to fight. Once walking along the shore, he saw some guys mocking the old man. Having chased them away, he received from the old man an unusual old book as a reward, from which a demon later appeared, promising to fulfill any desire of the young man.
He wished to become the strongest and most courageous guy. However, the demon, being not entirely of sound mind and firm memory, fulfilled his desire in the opposite sense and turned the young man into the most feminine girl. An angry Megumi threw the book into a pond, and when he realized this, she had already drowned and disappeared. After that, he had no choice but to live as the most attractive girl in school and beat off enamoured guys every day.
Original Run: April 5, 2006 – June 21, 2006
Genre: Comedy, Drama
The story follows the life of Tōru Kōno, a high school student who transfers to Fujimori Academy, an elite male-only high school. The school is reputed to be one of the most prestigious in the country, however, Tōru will soon discover that it is no ordinary school. In a kind of tradition to liven up the crowded atmosphere of male presences, each year certain students are chosen for their bishōnen appeal and given the position of “Princess”.
The job of the “princesses” is to cheer up the students and cheer them up with a feminine presence. As soon as Tōru arrives at school, he is offered the position of princess because of his feminine characteristics and all the royalties that the work entails.
Along with him are two other young people in the same situation; Mikoto Yutaka, a renegade who does not want the job of a princess and only accepted it for the benefits, and Yūjirō Shihōdani, a determined boy who is very clear about his job as a princess.
A candidate for princess should always be a first-year student, because they have more free time in school, their bodies are not fully developed yet, and they can easily wear a girl’s suit “without looking like a transvestite”. According to Arisada, out of all the first-year students, only those with the most suitable appearance and personality will be chosen to play this role, however if someone looks good but is not popular then they will not be chosen.
The princesses’ duties mainly consist of wearing girl’s clothes at all school sessions and/or events and cheering on other students and sports clubs. Once someone has been chosen as a princess, they will not be able to reject the position they have been given despite not being to their liking, as Mikoto explained at the beginning of the story.
When there are conflicts between the duties of a princess and her homework, she is allowed to miss various classes or leave early; these absences will not appear on her attendance record. Every month, the princesses receive thirty food vouchers from the school, therefore the food is free and they do not have to pay for it.
All necessary school supplies (notebooks, school clothes, etc.) are also covered by the princess budget, which is the largest in the entire institute. In addition, the princesses receive monetary benefits from the photography club, which take pictures of them and sell them to other students. School rules require the photography club to share the profits with which it serves as a model for the photos they sell, and the princesses’ photos are the most in-demand.
Original Run: July 8, 2012 – December 30, 2012
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Supernatural
The story of Kokoro Connect revolves around five students of the Yamaboshi Academy, all members of that institution’s culture club: Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yoshifumi Aoki and Yui Kiriyama. After a series of mysterious circumstances, they end up exchanging bodies and this will lead to the discovery of hidden feelings and the strengthening of the bond between the members of the club.
The five discover that the person responsible for this exchange is a mysterious entity, Fūsenkazura, and together they try to return to normal. Following the conclusion of the story of the exchange of bodies, the entity Fūzenkazura will subject the protagonists to new tests, which will put their bonds to the test.
In the series of light novels, over the course of the story, the five protagonists are joined by two new students, Chihiro Uwa and Shino Enjōji.
Maze the Megaburst Space
Original Run: April 2, 1997 – September 24, 1997
Episodes: 25 (+ 2 OVA episodes and a film)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
Maze wakes up in her house and sees that everything is a wreck and that she has amnesia. Before she can find out what happened, a girl named Mill breaks into her house and thanks her for saving her life. She tells Maze that her house suddenly fell from the sky, knocking down Mill’s pursuers below.
Soon, however, the two are on the run from other pursuers who want to get their hands on Princess Mill. When reinforcements arrive, they will only be saved if Maze finds out that she possesses magical powers with a phantom light and can summon the Mills family’s mecha legacy, Dulgar.
However, her performance with the mech is poor. That’s until the sun goes down and she is turned in to a lecherous man who can even handle one of the most powerful spells ever known. Other travelers soon join them as Maze tries to protect Mill and finds out what she is doing in this fantasy world.
The Demi-Armor hunters Aster and Solude, both interested in Female-Maze; handy guide and Exposition Fairy (literally, as she’s a little winged humanoid who usually hides in Maze’s shirt when the going gets tough); and Rapier, Knight, and Demi-Armor Pilot from the neighboring kingdom led by Mill’s uncle, who joins the group when their kingdom is also subjugated to Jaina.
Maze and Mill meet other companions on their journey and embark on a war to defeat Jaina and restore Mill to the throne of Bartonia.
Original Run: April 3, 2006 – September 25, 2006
Genre: Science Fiction, Yuri
Simoun’s story begins on the planet Daikūriku, orbiting a binary star, whose technology would be similar to that of our industrial revolution (nineteenth century); however, some more advanced technologies are lost, as is the story of the creation of this world.
Three countries, the Holy Land of Simulacrum, the Argentum Archipelago, and the High Lands of Plumbum, are at war for various reasons (political, climatic, economic and religious), some of which are vital for the health of some of them.
What is more, on this planet, all human beings are born female, but each country addresses the problem of reproduction in its own way by changing the sex of certain citizens, or by a religious ritual at the Source during the transition to adulthood (at 17) to definitively decide on a sex (this is the case of the Holy Land), or by medical means from birth (this is the case of the Archipelago).
At the beginning of history, the Holy Land has the advantage over all other nations thanks to an unknown technology (even they don’t know its true nature), but which it nevertheless possesses. It is the Simoun, an airship powered by a helical engine that is able to fly with unparalleled ease, and also well above the clouds, unlike the machines of other countries which risk being struck by lightning at any time.
But the Simoun is also a deadly weapon, capable of eliminating an entire enemy fleet by drawing patterns in the sky called Emerald Ri Mājon, whose destructive capacity is impressive. However, flying on a Simoun is not for everyone. Only girls who have not yet decided on their final sex have the honor: they are the priestesses of the Simulacrum called “Simoun Sibyllae”.
Their role, before the start of hostilities, was confined to drawing Emerald Ri Mājon in order to pray and honor Tempus Spatium, or to search for the former Emerald Ri Mājon lost within a group of twelve Simoun Sibyllae composing a “Chor”, the “Chor Tempest” being the most famous. But the conflict between the three countries has made priestesses warriors forced to fight on the battlefield for the salvation of the Holy Land.
The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
Original Run: July 9, 2012 – September 24, 2012
Genre: Action, Drama, Harem, Historical, Romantical Comedy
The student Yoshiharu Sagara suddenly finds himself in Japan in the 16th century, in the Sengoku period. He gets into a life-threatening situation and is saved by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who dies in the process. Since the course of history would change with the death of one of the three unification of Japan, Yoshiharu decides to take on Hideyoshi’s role, where he knows his knowledge of future events of the Sengoku period from the video game Nobunaga no Yabō.
A little later he saves a girl who introduces herself to him as Nobuna Oda, the daimyo of Owari, a position held in the real world by Nobunaga Oda. Since in this world the first-born becomes the next head of the family regardless of gender, many warlords and samurai in this world are female despite the same name. Nevertheless, he decides to help her to take on Oda’s role as kingdom unifier and to judge history and becomes her vassal.
Original Run: June 21, 2003 – September 13, 2003
Once, in order to solve another case, Ranma and Rella sneak into a casino to find out why a man owes a debt, but end up discovering, rummaging through computer files, that that casino was a cover for thousands of arms transactions of fire.
They end up being discovered and try to escape, but end up having a very serious accident. A week later, Ranma miraculously wakes up at the scene of the accident, and thinks that Rella died. But, mysteriously, at midnight sharp, he turns into Rella.
The anime is in this impasse of the two always waking up in totally different places and not knowing what was happening at the time, until one day the maid Dorothy catches Ranma transforming into Rella. Soon, they discover that a scientist named Doctor Grim merged the two bodies, and that due to a certain internal event, automatically, always at midnight, one becomes the other.
Magical Girl Ore
Original Run: April 2, 2018 – June 18, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, Magical Girl
The student Saki Uno and her sandpit friend Sakuyo Mikage form the idol duo “Magical Twin”. Although they have their own manager in Konami Yamo, they have no success. This is also due to the fact that especially Saki can neither sing nor dance well.
In contrast to them, Sakuyo’s big brother Mohiro Mikage is very successful with his partner Hyōe, and Saki has long been in love with the quiet Mohiro, who can sing incredibly well. One day, when Mohiro is attacked by huge, cute demons, the fairy Kokoro-chan appears. He offers Saki magical powers to save her lover, and despite Kokoro’s gangster behavior, she finally gives in and becomes a magical girl.
Contrary to her expectations, however, she takes the form of a muscular young man, dressed in a pink, frilly dress. She succeeds in defeating the demons and when Mohiro asks for her or his name, Saki replies: “Mahō Shōjo Ore”. It doesn’t stop with an attack by the demons and so Saki has to save Mohiro again. She gets into trouble herself and Sakuyo wants to help her.
So, through Kokoro’s help, Sakuyo becomes a magical girl in male form, like Saki out of love – but in Sakuyo’s case out of love for her friend, which she has never been able to confess to her before. In addition to their idol existence, both girls are now beginning to fight demons who keep attacking Mohiro. Your manager is an avid fan of Magical Girls and markets them in their transformation as a new idol group, which is now actually having great success and is coming on TV.
The two girls can catch up with their role models and now meet Mohiro and his partner Hyōe more often, even by chance in their free time. In addition, Hyōe has an aversion to Saki and lets her feel it again and again. In addition, “Magical Twin” meets the idol duo of Michiru Ogawa and Ruka Kiryu, who have been successful for a long time. The success of the two Magical “Girls” puts them in trouble, but Michiru is also secretly in love with Ore.
Eventually, they too go from being a fairy to being magical girls – with the same transformation as the other two – but because Michiru lacks the experience of real love, she quickly runs out of magic. After constant attacks by demons, which repeatedly turn against Mohiro, the Saki and Sakuyo search for the cause. They suspect Hyoe, who is always around and disapproving of them. But when they finally confront him, it turns out that Hyōe himself is the prince of the fairies.
He’s near Mahiro to protect him, even if he doesn’t always succeed. Konami then turns out Yamo to be the real culprit. He has now successfully kidnapped Mohiro, threatens humanity with his army of demons and challenges the Magical Girls to fight. They assume us to follow him into his hiding place, which ultimately only Saki can penetrate.
There the manager reveals to her that he had himself sent to earth because he is actually a fan of Magical Girls. But he only met Magical Girls who had grown old and disappointed him so that he became a manager. With Sakis and Sakuyo’s transformation, his dream finally came true. And in order to give them eternal fame, he staged more and more attacks up to this one, in order to be defeated by her in front of the public.
Saki refuses because she doesn’t want to become a heroine through staging. Finally, Konami Yamo is captured by the fairies and Saki and Sakuyo live their lives again as a simple and unsuccessful idol duo who only sporadically slip into the role of a magical girl.
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