Gender bender Manga
The gender bender genre is exactly what the name describes. It consists of cross dressing, transgender, switching souls, transsexuals and basically anything that combats the traditional binary gender roles.
These top 4 gender bender manga’s are from my perspective and taste. It does not mean that it is same for everyone else. As some might not like them to the same degree as myself. The 4 manga’s are not in any specific order.
I have linked the manga’s at the end of each section.
1. 1/2 Prince
Genre : Action, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Gender bender.
SUMMARY : Feng Lan is A – 19-year old woman who’s challenged by her twin brother to perform with a virtual-reality game called Second Life. Being the primary player to log on the sport, she’s permitted to recognize her actual existence seems from her avatar; so she creates a good-looking male elf named Prince. In sport, she types a-team known as the Odd Squads which consists of: Lolidragon, women concealed game moderator; Ugly Wolf, a creature race Priest character; Doll, a necromancer; Guilastes, a bard with the appeal to Prince; and Yu Lian, a lady mage. The Odd Squads contend in a championship emerging successful as the narrative advances and therefore are given a big city that they identify as Infinity City which Prince is voted to direct. Ahead of the town is open to people, Prince drifts onto another continent and leaves in search of companions to serve under her. There, she befriends Yun Fei, Lu Jing and her actual life buddies and becomes concerned in a concealed quest which gives her with two NPCs with self-awareness Sunshine, Kenshin and.
As the storyline advances, Prince learns that the self-conscious NPC named Lord of Life is commanding an army of NPCs to delete the people that may keep them from returning to the match. Through the sport, players are gathered by Prince in reaction so that you can fight the menace. It’s disclosed Long Dian is the reason behind the AI rebellion and wants to obtain eternal existence through Second Life. Long Dian’s NPCs powers the planet greatest researchers to give him a new body and consider charge of the planet ‘s superweapons. Her fellow travelers and Prince get the better of Long Dian’s new super-anatomy, stopping his reign of terror. During the conflict, Feng Lan’s lifestyle is saved by Guilastes and Guilastes is finally chosen and weds by Feng Lan.
2. Love in the Mask
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Shoujo, Drama, Slice of life, Gender bender, Tragedy
SUMMARY : Hyun-Bin has been surviving on the streets by hiding the fact that she’s a girl. In a tragic turn of events, her beloved little brother dies and Hyun-Bin runs away from the begging, from the gangs – straight into the clutches of a rich family. Her life might have become better but it’s far from rosy: she has to undergo strict training every day and guard the family’s youngest member, innocent and princess-like Yae-Ha. There are only two rules, Hyun-Bin has to protect Yae-Ha with her life and no one must ever find out that she’s a girl. It’s a lonely and cold way of life but a fateful encounter with the delinquent Yun-Ha becomes a catalyst of changes to come, where loyalty and a sense of duty clash with feelings of love.
Love in the mask is published in only manga form. (If it has a novel too then I am not unaware)
3. Hana no Kishi
Genre: Romance, School life, Shoujo, Gender bender
SUMMARY : For generations, 12 knights have served as the protectors for the esteemed Ohtori family, with the Kurono family serving as the loyal First Knight. When Ran Kurono’s older brother dies in the line of duty, she vows to inherit the First Knight title and protect the Ohtori family head — even at the price of hiding the fact that she’s a woman.
But the path to knighthood isn’t easy. The 11 other families are all vying for the title of First Knight for their own evil reasons in controlling the Ohtori family. On top of that, Sei Ohtori, who Ran’s brother died for, is preparing to be the next head of the family. Now both Ran and Sei must endure these trials and more within Saint Locks Academy.
Hana no kishi is published in only manga form. (If it has a novel too then I am not unaware)
4. Hana Kimi: For You in Full Blossom
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Harem, School life, Shoujo, Drama, Gender bender
SUMMARY: Japanese-American track-and-field star Mizuki has gotten herself to transfer to a high school in Japan…but not just any school! To be close to her idol, high jumper Izumi Sano, she’s going to an all-guys’ high school…and disguising herself as a boy! But as fate would have it, they’re more than classmates…they’re roommates! Now, Mizuki must keep her secret in the classroom, the locker room, and her own bedroom. And her classmates—and the school nurse—must cope with a new transfer student who may make them question their own orientation.
Hana Kimi does not have an anime but it has been adapted to 4 different television dramas.
- Hanazakarino Kimitachihe 2006 ( Taiwanese Drama )
- Hanazakari no Kimitachi e 2007 series ( Japanese Drama )
- Hanazakari no Kimitachi e 2011 series ( Japanese Drama )
- To The Beautiful You 2012 series ( Korean Drama )
‘Hana Kimi is only released in manga and drama form’