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First of all, I’d like to welcome all the Men/Women Of Culture who are reading this post right now. As a Man of Culture myself, I am very proud to present to you the list of 15 Animes where the Main Character is a Trap.  

We are assembled here to acknowledge trap animes that have confused the minds of many and made people question their preferences.

Although there are a lot of very famous trap characters, I’ve not included those who had very less screen time and a supporting role in their respective animes. This post is solely focused on animes where the trap character is in the lead role.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

15. Kämpfer | けんぷファー

  • Logline: Natsuru couldn’t believe waking up as a woman.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: School, Comedy
  • Studio: Nomad


Suppose one day you wake up as opposite gender. The world wouldn’t be the same again. This is exactly what the protagonists of Kampfer Natsuru go through. 

One day he wakes up and realized his body has changed to a woman. Adding to the confusion a stuffed tiger comes to life and tells him what happening around him. 

Harakiri Tora, the stuffed tiger told Natsuru that he has been chosen as a female fighter called the “Kampfer”. Kampfer is a destined woman hero who fights with evil Kampfer in the world.

Trap Character Profile

Natsuru Seno
Name Natsuru Senō
Voice ActorMarina Inoue

Natsuru is one of the main protagonists of Kamufr. He is an average high school student who lived a normal otaku life till one day he wakes up as a girl.

His parents live abroad and he lives alone. His appearance was quite average for a boy but upon his transformation, to a girl, he turns into a curvy blonde like the one you see in typical ecchi anime.

14. Princess Jellyfish | 海月姫

  • Logline: Akiko is fed up with her otaku roommates and looks for a new friend in a newly met woman names Kuranosuke. 
  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: Comedy, Parody, Ecchi
  • Studio: Shaft
Princess Jellyfish


Adapted from a manga series of the same name, is short anime summed up in 11 episodes that talks about a jellyfish otaku woman Akiko Higashimura. She lives with her lazy flatmates in a women-only society. 

Akiko Higashimura is obsessed with jellyfish since her childhood. One day her efforts of saving a jellyfish are backed by a beautiful woman named Kuranosuke Koibuchi. 

Akiko is impressed by Kuranosuke’s appearance and her like-minded nature and invites her to her flat. Little did she knew the truth behind the attractive figure.

Trap Character Profile

Kuranosuke Koibuchi
Name Kuranosuke Koibuchi
Profession Student
Voice ActorMitsuki Saiga

Kuranokuke belongs to a rich political family. However, his interests are opposite to his family standards. He likes woman fashion and enjoys going out dressed as a girl.

Behind his obsession with women’s clothing lies a soft-hearted story. All the clothes he wears belong to his mother whom he has never seen. He was a result of his father’s affair. He is constantly in search of his mother’s address hoping to see her once. 

13. Cheeky Angel | 天使な小生意気

  • Logline: It has been six years since Megumi got swapped into a girl.
  • Year: 2002
  • Genre: Magic, Comedy
  • Studio: TMS Entertainment
Cheeky Angel


While most anime where the main character is a trap depicts a similar-looking story Cheeky Angel presents a completely different package.

Megumi Chan believes that she was initially a boy until she is fooled by a magical genie when she was nine. 

One day when she saves an odd man from a gang of ferocious children and as thanks, she receives a magical book that could summon a genie. 

He wishes to become a strong man but his wish is wrongly interpreted by the genie and he becomes a girl instead. 

Trap Character Profile

Megumi Amatsuka
Name Megumi Amatsuka
Profession Student
Voice ActorMegumi Hayashibara

We see most trap characters are intuitive but this one comes out of compulsion. Megumi is a boy until the age of nine. But an accident led her to find herself as a girl. 

Even so, she is a beautiful-looking girl from the outside, she hasn’t been able to accept herself as a woman from the inside. Due to this, she is obnoxious about the idea of dating a boy. 

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Her masculine mannerism and ability to fight and jump higher than most boys of her class is an element of surprise for many. She desperately looking for the magic book to reverse the magic spell done by the Genie.

12. The Minami Family | みなみけ

  • Logline: A guy decides to cross-dress as a girl to get close to his crush.
  • Year: 2007
  • Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, School
  • Studios: Daume
The Minami Family


Makoto is an elementary schoolboy who has a crush on Minami Haruka, who is in high school. Haruka’s sister Kana decides to help Makoto in his pursuit of love.

She forces Makoto to cross-dress as a girl so that he can spend more time with Haruka. Makoto reluctantly agrees and starts acting like a girl in front of his crush and becomes ‘Mako-Chan’.

Trap Character Profile

Name Makoto | マコト
ProfessionElementary School Student
Voice ActorRika Morinaga

Although Makoto is not the main character of this anime, he plays a central role and makes an appearance in the majority of the episodes.

He is a young kid who is considered an idiot by his classmates. He has a crush on a girl way above his age and will do anything to impress her. He starts cross-dressing reluctantly but the more he does it, the more he accepts his feminine side and enjoys doing it.

11. Mayo Chiki | まよチキ!

  • Logline: Subaru reality is discovered by her nerd classmate Kinjiro Sakamachi.
  • Year: 2011
  • Genre: Harem, Comedy
  • Studio: Studio Deen
Mayo Chiki


Adapted from a Japanese Light novel, Mayo Chiki follows the story of Kinjirou Sakamachi, a high school student who suffers from gynophobia.

 He comes from a family of female wrestlers and is trained to bear even the hardest knocks but a touch of a girl can make his nose bleed. 

One day while going to the restroom he accidentally discovered that the school’s most famous boy Subaru Konoe is actually a girl. What follows next is Kinijiros and Subaro’s mutual effort to help each other. 

Trap Character Profile

Subaru Konoe
Name Subaru Konoe
ProfessionSchool Student
Voice ActorYuka Lguchi

Subaru Konoe is the female trap protagonist in Mayo Chiki. She has shiny blue eyes, orange hair, and the physique of a petite woman. 

Her father is a high school principal and she tries her best to live up to that status. Her true nature is exposed when her reality is discovered by Kinjirou Sakamachi. 

She looks soft on the surface but suppresses a cunning personality within and is extremely possessive about her masked personality. 

10. Ouran High School Host Club | 桜蘭高校ホスト部

  • Logline: A stupid mistake led Haruhi to become friends with the members of Host Club
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: School, Comedy
  • Studio: Nomad
Ouran High School Host Club


Haruhi Fujioka is a bright high school student who studies at a prestigious school known as Ouran Academy. Unlike other students who belong to the elite class, Haruhi is a middle class and focuses on studies more than wandering at the school campus.

The show follows the chronicles of Haruhi becoming a male Host at the Academy’s Host Club.

Trap Character Profile

Haruhi Fujioka
Name Haruhi Fujioka
Voice ActorCaitlin Glass

Haruhi is the main character of Ouran High School Club. She spends her time alone finding new places to study. 

She doesn’t have close friends as she is a commoner and most students around her belong to rich and elite families. Unable to get flashy clothes she satisfies herself with a baggy-looking attire. 

She had to cut her hair short after a kid stick gum on her hair. Due to her short hair, the members of the Host Club mistook her for a boy. Her masculine behavior and appearance make her a noteworthy reverse mc trap.

9. Birdy the Mighty: Decode | 鉄腕バーディー 

  • Logline: A story of a High School boy sharing his body with a dangerous girl.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
Birdy the Mighty Decode


Birdy is a galactic officer hunting for a criminal hiding on planet earth. So she takes the identity of Shion Arita and joins a modeling agency.

One day while trying to capture that criminal, Birdy accidentally kills an innocent high school boy Tsutomu Senkawa. To save his existence, Birdy merges his body with herself.

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With the power to interchange their appearances anytime, will Tsutomu and Birdy be able to lead a normal life while trapped in a single body?

Trap Character Profile

Birdy Cephon Altera
Name Birdy Cephon Altera | アルテラ·シフォン·バーディー
ProfessionIntergalactic Cop, Japanese Idol
Voice ActorChiba Saeko

Birdy Cephon Altera is a proactive woman who fights crime all across the galaxy as a cop. She wears skin-tight clothes so that she can fight better.

But when she’s not working, she wears girly clothes that suit her fake identity on Earth i.e. Shion Arita, a rising star. After fusing her body with Tsutomu Senkawa, her body now houses two souls and they switch control of the body with each other. It is an interesting trap anime lot with lots of twist and trust.

8. Himegoto | ひめゴト

  • Logline: Chased by loan sharks, Arikawa Hime is forced to dress like a girl in his school. 
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Ecchi
  • Studios: Asahi Production


Arikawa Hime is a young boy chased by loan sharks until he is saved by the Shimoshina High School student council filled with beautiful girls.

They paid off his debt and also included him in the student council. But there’s a catch, he is forced to wear a girl’s uniform and be the pet of the Student Council for the rest of his school years.

Trap Character Profile 

Arikawa Hime
Name Arikawa Hime | 有川 ひめ
ProfessionHigh School Student
Voice ActorYūki Kuwahara

Arikawa Hime is a shy-natured boy who is pressured by the Student Council to wear School Girls’ uniform since they paid off his debt.

He has pink hair, blue eyes, and a feminine body that can trick anyone into believing him as a girl. Despite being treated badly, Hime tries to live a normal life. His meek nature and appearance makes him the perfect trap character.

7. Princess Princess | プリンセス・プリンセス

  • Logline: Toru Kouno and his 2 friends experience a strange condition from school authority to join the school as a woman. 
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: School, Comedy
  • Studio: Studio Deen
Princess Princess


Getting transferred to a new school in-between sessions can turn out dramatic. Especially when some schools have odd traditions associated with this system. 

Fujimori High School is one such school that had developed a “Princess System” to break the monotony of an all-boys school. It demanded newcomers like Toru Kouno to attend the school as women.  

At first, Toru is surprised about the odd system but later he begins to enjoy the benefits that came along with becoming a princess. 

Trap Character Profile

Tooru Kouno
Name Tooru Kouno
ProfessionHigh School Student
Voice ActorJun Fukuyama

Toru Kouno is the main character of Princess Princess who had to go through the “Princess System” to get enrolled into the school. he is one of the three princesses we see in the story.

Toru Kouno is an orphan and grew up with his uncle. He grew around his cousin sister Sayaka who is romantically obsessed with him.

Toru looks attractive in both his natural as well as his princess looks. His white big eyes and cylindrical physique make him one of the most attractive trap characters on this list. 

6. Aoharu x Kikanjuu | 青春×機関銃

  • Logline: A girl disguised as a boy joins an all-boys game team.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Sports
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
Aoharu x Kikanjuu


Hotaru Tachibana is an upright person and cannot tolerate injustice. Also, Hotaru has a secret, she is a girl who disguises herself as a boy in her school.

One day when she encounters Masamune, a guy from a survival game team named Toy Gun Gun, Hotaru loses a game to him and is forced to join Masamune’s team. But the problem is Toy Gun Gun follows a strict rule that no girls are allowed.

Trap Character Profile

Hotaru Tachibana
Name Hotaru Tachibana | 立花蛍
ProfessionHigh School Student
Voice ActorKomatsu Mikako

Hotaru Tachibana is a girl who disguises herself as a boy in her school. She is the Student Council president and also a member of Toy Gun Gun.

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Hotaru is fair-skinned and has short blonde hair. She is quite tall and has no bust which is why the majority of the cast mistakes her for a boy.

She fits all trap anime tropes beautifully and can confuse any person who is viewing this anime for the first time.

5. Otoboku: Maidens are Falling For Me | 処女はお姉さまボクに恋してる

  • Logline: Mizuho gets transferred to an all-girls school due to his grandfather’s will.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
  • Studio: Feel
Otoboku Maidens are Falling For Me


Also famous as Maidens Are Falling For Me, it is a trap anime fitted into a yuri genre-like story. 

Mizuho shares a close bond with his family and grandparents. Upon his grandfather’s demise he learns about the will his grandfather has left behind. 

His grandfather desires Mizuho to complete his education from the same school as his mother- Seio Girls’ Academy. Obliged to his grandpa’s will, Mizuho cross-dresses as a beautiful girl to attend the school.

Trap Character Profile

Mizuho Miyanokouji
Name Mizuho Miyanokouji
ProfessionHigh School Student
Voice ActorYui Horie

Mizuho Miyanokouji exhibits a distinct trap personality. He looks androgynous but still isn’t confident about his cross-dressing. 

His mother died at an early age and his father never cared about his appearance. This led him to grow long hairs that later helped in disguising himself as Mizuho-chan in an all-girls school.

4. I My Me! Strawberry Eggs | あぃまぃみぃ!ストロベリー・エッグ

  • Logline: A young college graduate decided to cross-dress as a woman to get a teacher’s job in a private school.
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Studios: TNK
I My Me Strawberry Eggs


Amawa Hibiki is a young dude fresh out of college who’s in need of cash. He is in search of a job as an athletic teacher.

He visits a middle school but gets rejects by the Principal who hates all men and will never give the job to a man. In an attempt of desperation, Amawa Hibiki decides to cross-dress and applies for that job again, and fortunately, he gets it. Now, he has to hide his real identity from everyone and avoid strange situations.

Trap Character Profile

Image of Amawa who plays a trap character in I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
Name Amawa Hibiki | 天和 響
ProfessionMiddle School Teacher
Voice ActorYūji Kishi (Male Voice), Yuki Masuda (Female Voice)

Amawa Hibiki is a young adult in his early twenty’s. To get a job as a PE teacher, he decides to cross-dress. He wears a brown wig and a long gown.

His feminine appearance is quite attractive and gets affection from students of both genders. He is competent and committed to his work and is kind at heart. It’s a funny trap anime and Amawa is the main reason behind it.

3. Love Stage!!

  • Logline: A sweet love story between two guys.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
Love Sage


Izumi Sena is a young college boy. When he was a kid, he did a photoshoot for a magazine with another kid Ryouma Ichijou.

Due to his feminine body Ryouma mistook Izumi for a girl and fell in love with him. When the two meet years later, Ryouma can’t shake off his feeling even after knowing the truth about Izumi.

Izumi Sena

Trap Character Profile

Name Izumi Sena | 瀬名 泉水
ProfessionActor, Singer, Mangaka
Voice ActorTsubasa Yonaga

Izumi is a very adorable-looking boy with golden blond hair. His whole demeanor is very feminine and he is an otaku at heart. His dream is to become a Mangaka.

His relationship with Ryouma is the sweetest thing in the anime and he is one of the very few trap anime protagonists who are gay.

2. Maria Holic | まりあ†ほりっく

  • Logline: Kanako Miyamae enrolls in an all-girls school to find a female mate for herself.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Comedy, Parody, Ecchi
  • Studio: Shaft
Maria Holic


Maria Holic teaches a lesson to never go to a girls’ school in search of the girl of your dream. Not even if you are a girl yourself. 

Kanako Miyamae thinks of men as dirty and scary. To find herself a partner of a same-sex, she enrolls in an all-girls school. 

However, her fantasy of finding a perfect girl comes true with a twist. Her crush Mariya Shido turns out to be an evil and devious, cross-dressing boy.

Trap Character Profile

Mariya Shidou
Name Mariya Shidou
GenderMale turned Female
ProfessionHigh School Student
Voice ActorYuu Kobayashi

Mariya Shido is not what he looks like from the outside. He possesses a playful feminity and traits of an ideal white Japanese teen girl. But his soft and kind looks are opposite to his real personality. 

He is a cunning and sadistic person who makes use of his appearance to feed his wicked desires. Mariya is helped by his maid to keep his girly image intact.

1. Girl Meets Girl | かしまし〜ガール・ミーツ・ガール〜

  • Logline: The life of a boy changes when he turns into a girl.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Studios: Studio Hibari
Girl Meets Girl


Hazumu is accidentally killed by an alien spaceship. Now the aliens resurrect him back to life in form of a girl. Now Hazumu is confused about whether to be happy or sad since two girls are trying two win his affection after he turned into a girl. 

Trap Character Profile

Name Hazumu Osaragi | 大佛 はずむ
GenderMale turned Female
ProfessionHigh School Student
Voice ActorUeda Kana

Hazumu is the main lead of the Yuri anime. He was very feminine even when he was a boy. So after his resurrection as a girl, there was not much change in his nature.

His body however got slightly more womanly. This is the perfect gender bender anime and the trap is so strong that people might start having second thoughts after watching this trap anime.

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