Switched (2018 TV series)

Switched is a 2018 Japanese-language streaming television series starring Miu Tomita, Kaya Kiyohara, Daiki Shigeoka and Tomohiro Kamiyama, based on the 2014–15 manga series Sora wo Kakeru Yodaka by Shiki Kawabata.[1] The series was directed by Hiroaki Matsuyama.

GenreDrama, Science Fiction
StarringMiu Tomita
Kaya Kiyohara
Daiki Shigeoka
Tomohiro Kamiyama
Opening theme"50/50" by Ken Arai
Ending theme"Akatsuki" by Johnny's WEST
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Running time33–44 min
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseAugust 1, 2018 (2018-08-01)
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It was ordered direct-to-series, and the first full season premiered on Netflix streaming on August 1, 2018.


The plot in Switched revolves around how depressed high-school student Zenko Umine (Miu Tomita) commits suicide, with fellow student Ayumi (Kaya Kiyohara) seeing her fall from the school roof top to her death and then passes out herself. When Ayumi wakes up, she finds herself in Umine's body, while Umine is in Ayumi's body. The story follows the twists and turns of the character Umine and the reasons why she committed suicide, while social anxiety and depression are underlying themes throughout the series.[1][2][3][4]



No. Title Storyboarded by Written by Original air date
1"Episode 1"
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2"Episode 2"
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3"Episode 3"
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4"Episode 4"
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5"Episode 5"
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6"Episode 6"
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The full first season of Switched consisting of 6 episodes premiered on Netflix streaming on August 1, 2018.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Switched' On Netflix, A Japanese Teen Drama Series About Body Snatching". Decider. July 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "'Switched' - Netflix Original Series Review". Ready Steady Cut. July 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Switched Season 1 Review". The Review Geek. July 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "TV Review: Netflix's Switched Packs a Lot of Twists and Turns". The Young Folks. July 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Switched. Netflix.

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