Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl

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Poor Hazumu. First he gets turned down after confessing his love to Yasuna. Then, after climbing his favorite mountain to sulk over being rejected, a passing UFO crashes on him and kills him. Then the aliens put him back together again... as a girl! Worse, they then announce to everyone exactly what they did.

From Satoru Akahori, the creator of Saber Marionette J, Sorcerer Hunters, and Maze Megaburst Space.

"Kashimashi" is both the name of the town and school where the series is set ("Kashima-shi") and the Japanese word for "noisy". A Japanese proverb holds that "when three women get together, it's noisy (kashimashi)," the joke being that the kanji for "kashimashi" contains three of the characters (no pun intended) for "woman" or "female." (You may remember Tomo quoting it.)

Hazumu provides a rare case of Gender Bender where the one whose gender has been bent doesn't seem to really care that much about the predicament. In fact, it's possible she is actually happier this way. The Love Triangle in the show also gets presented in a pretty straightforward way, all but completely disregarding that the story is in fact about two girls who try to win the affection of another girl.

Tropes used in Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl include:

Hitoshi: Aprons aren't supposed to be worn like this?
Asuta: Hurry up and wear something! And then apologize to all the apron-wearing women of the world! Apologize!