Nowadays, it is no wonder to come across some Isekai anime while surfing the internet. However, most of the time, we end up with the same bizarre Isekai anime without any twists or new plot types. Lately, we have seen some Isekai anime with a new type of storyline where the boy is reincarnated as a girl.
Surprisingly, the concept is old, but little anime adopted it in the past, but now it is rising again. I know it may sound boring at first, but it is indeed better than worn-out Isekai anime. Since these kinds of anime are fewer and hard to find, I have handpicked some of the best ones on this list. With that being said, let’s talk about the top 8 anime where a boy is reborn as a girl.
8. Saga of Tanya the Evil
The first anime where a boy reincarnated as a girl is Saga of Tanya the Evil is an action isekai anime that features the reincarnation of an ordinary man into a cute little girl.
Our protagonist is Tanya Degurechaff, a little girl with a ruthless personality working in the military. In reality, she is the reincarnation of an average salaryman who defied the existence of God by calling it Being X. In a rage, God lets him die and reincarnates him as an orphan girl named Tanya.
Right after the MC is reborn, she is forced to survive in a chaotic environment because she picked a fight with God. She uses evil tactics and manipulation to increase her rank in the military, all while continuously challenging God along the way. Tanya doesn’t realize it yet, but her actions benefit the empire in terms of power and territory.
Saga of Tanya the Evil combines isekai and action genres to create exhilarating moments that captivate fans very much. I also find some thriller elements in the sequences, although this anime doesn’t focus on it.
Tanya, being a realist, doesn’t depend much on supernatural factors like magic, which differentiates her character from the usual protagonists in isekai anime.
Rumors have it this anime will have an audiobook in the very near future. So keep your eyes on this franchise!
7. Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout
Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout is a fantasy isekai anime with a rather disturbing storyline.
Our main character is Tsukasa Jinguuji, a handsome guy famous among women since high school days. Despite having such good looks, he is not interested in girls a bit. On the other hand, his childhood friend, Hinata Tachibana, is dying to get a girlfriend.
On their way back from a party, Hinata, in a drunken state, wishes to become a cute girl, and miraculously he is reincarnated into another world as a beautiful girl along with Tsukasa.
Moreover, for the first time in his life, Tsukasa falls for her at first sight. With this situation in place, they must work together to defeat the demon lord of this world. However, their growing affection for each other might not let them do so.
This anime has some unique aspects, but I can’t help but think it is a BL anime disguised as isekai. Aside from this, it is a pretty decent anime where a boy is reborn into a girl.
6. She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man
Set in a world that is progressing towards virtual reality games at an incredible pace. People of all ages play many popular virtual reality games like Arch Earth Online.
Sakimori Kagami is a middle-aged man obsessed with the Arch Earth Online Game. He spends most of his time in this game as a powerful wizard set in a dark medieval fantasy land.
He was known as Dunbalf, one of the most potent wizards in Arch Earth Online. However, a particular incident changed his life completely, as the game virtual world became his reality.
Moreover, Sakimori used his excessive digital coins of the game to craft a cute girl avatar for himself, so you can state he is reborn as girl. Upon waking the next day, He finds himself in the body of his avatar girl Mira, and he can’t change his avatar anymore. With this strange situation in hand, Sakimori must discover the root cause of it all while exploring the horizons of this world as Mira.
The plot of this anime doesn’t feel generic to me, unlike the other bizarre isekai anime. It’s pretty interesting. The characters are portrayed very well, especially the main cast of characters. And it features an anime adventure guild.
Kampfer is an action romance anime that follows the story of a boy who is reincarnated as a girl.
Natsuru Seno is a young guy studying at Seitetsu Gakuin High School. He comes off as a kind and calm individual who wishes to live a peaceful life with his crush named, Kaede Sakura. One day, Natsuru receives a stuffed toy as a gift for Kaede that pleases him much, unbeknown that this toy will change his life forever.
He finds himself turned into a girl the next day, much to his surprise. The stuffed toy Harakiri Tora comes to life and explains that Natsuru is chosen as a Kampfer, female warriors tasked with fighting other Kampfer. He must come to terms with this new life, or else he will suffer in the most unpredictable ways.
This series’ plot is almost non-existent. The Kämpfer’s entire plot appears to have been developed only to turn Natsuru into an attractive girl.
The storyline doesn’t have much room to grow with only twelve episodes but putting that aside, the story in this series isn’t all that essential. Kämpfer is primarily about having fun. Similar to most anime with a level up system, the point is getting the viewer hooked to the progress of the character, not the story.
4. Ranma ½
Ranma½ is an action-comedy anime-themed around martial arts. This anime follows the story of a young martial artist who receives a curse that turns him into a girl, and his struggle to overcome the complexities of this new life.
Ranma Saotome is a young guy aspiring to become a top-class martial artist. He comes off as a prideful person who likes to conduct in a manner befitting of a warrior in any situation.
Through a series of events, he fell into a cursed spring that left him with an everlasting curse. Moreover, the curse turns him into a girl whenever he comes in contact with cold water.
At first, Ranma finds it easy to avoid this kind of situation, but eventually, he learns that it is no easy feat to avoid cold water. With this troublesome situation in place, Ranma must find a way to get rid of this curse, or else he will be doomed for his entire life.
Ranma½ is filled with comedy moments and lovable characters that keep the viewers entertained throughout the series and the anime movies. In terms of the “boy who is reincarnated as a girl” anime, Ranma½ is quite unique, and we are being loose with the term ‘reborn’ here.
3. Back Street Girls: Gokudolls
Backstreet Girls: Gokudolls is an ecchi comedy anime-themed around Japanese gangsters called Yakuza. This anime follows the story of three guys who are forced to become women as they fail to carry out the missions of their Yakuza Leader.
Our main characters are Kentarou, Ryou, and Kazuhiko, who pledge their loyalty to Kimajirou Inugane, a man feared by countless people.
Despite their dedication, they always fail to realize their boss’s goals. Kimajirou subjects them to a grave punishment involving sex rearrangement surgery.
After the surgery, the once known yakuza subordinates are now changed into charismatic ladies. Moreover, Kimajirou forces them to undergo intense training to make them women physically and mentally, perfect enough to be called idols.
They must make their boss proud this time, or else they will die in the most tragic way.
Back Street Girls: Gokudolls presents us with twisted humor and an insane storyline that is surprisingly enjoyable. It has the odd stuff that can save us from boredom and despair.
2. Girl Meets Girl
Girl Meets Girl is a comedy romance manga where a boy is reincarnated as a girl. This anime follows the story of a teenager who finds himself turned into a girl and his take on this new life.
Hazumu Osaragi is a high school student with a shy personality who likes to conduct himself in an elegant manner. Since childhood, he liked to dress in girls’ clothes. After getting into high school, Hazumu fell in love with Yasuna Kamiizumi, a kind, and caring girl.
He gathers his courage to finally confess his feelings, only to be rejected in the end. In a heartbroken state, he wishes for a change in life. Later, Hazumu finds himself turned into a cute girl. Moreover, his surroundings and social circle have also changed, much to his shock. With this strange situation in place, Hazumu must proceed with caution as a single mistake could lead to eternal regret.
Girl Meet Girl might be a weird anime for many people, but it does have some promising romance and comedy moments that only get better with every episode.
1. Inside Mari
Closing off our list of anime where a boy reincarnated as a girl is Inside Mari is a drama mystery anime that features the transition of a man’s soul into the body of a female.
This anime follows the story of a young man whose life drastically changes when he finds himself in the body of a cute high school girl.
Isao Komori is an average guy with an introverted personality, living on the outskirts of Tokyo. After gaining his long-awaited desire to live in a city, he strives to change his personality and social life. However, Isao tragically fails to bring any change in his life even after settling in a big city.
He ends up becoming a shut-in gamer whose life is full of despair. Isao’s only salvation was watching a cute girl named Mari Yoshizaki in a nearby store.
Through turns of fate, Isao’s consciousness gets transferred into Mari’s body. With no back, Isao decides to continue living as Mari.
Overall, Inside Mari is the anime for you if you’re seeking an unusual storyline that will keep you engrossed in the thrill of uncovering a mystery while merging different genres.
Ranking summary table
|Anime Title||Genre||Synopsis||MAL Score|
|Saga of Tanya the Evil||Action, Isekai||Reincarnated salaryman, now a little girl, fights in the military, challenging God.||8.23|
|Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout||Fantasy, Isekai, Romance||Boy and his friend reincarnated into another world as a girl and must work together to defeat the demon lord.||N/A|
|She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man||Adventure, Fantasy, Isekai||Middle-aged man stuck in a virtual reality game as a cute girl avatar, must find the cause of the situation.||N/A|
|Kämpfer||Action, Romance, School||Boy turns into a girl, chosen as a female warrior and must fight others.||6.34|
|Ranma ½||Comedy, Martial Arts, Romance||Martial artist cursed to turn into a girl with cold water, tries to find a way to get rid of the curse.||7.83|
|Back Street Girls: Gokudolls||Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen||Yakuza members forced to become women and train to be idols.||6.61|
|Girl Meets Girl||Comedy, Romance||Boy turns into a girl and navigates through life and romance.||7.18|
|Inside Mari||Drama, Mystery, Psychological||Man’s consciousness transfers into the body of a high school girl named Mari, uncovering a mystery.||7.35|