Interest Japan's Anime, Manga, Game Creators Celebrate April Fool's Day: Part II
posted on 2012-04-01 23:57 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
It was April 1 in Japan, and the anime, manga, and software creators marked the occasion with a slew of April Fool's spoofs and jokes. Here are some of those that have cropped up this year — click on the thumbnail images to see the original!
Akihabara Backstage PassAkihabara Backstage Pass, the "idol training café" founded by Morning Musume producer Tsunku and 5pb. (Steins;Gate) founder Chiyomaru Shikura, announced that a television anime adaptation (abbreviated BakuSute or B.S.) has been green-lit for a January 9, 2013 premiere on the "•S" network. It is also getting a Windows game later this month.
Thanks to CrowLia for the tip!
announced Chaos Code: The S.T. Mission:
- Release date: We're not selling it!
- Genre: Gothic Lolita-style side-scrolling shooting
- Price: Very cheap! (tax included)
- Number of players: 1 (2-12 online)
- Platform: To be determined
Thanks to Chipp12 for the tip!
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Crayon Shin-chanThe 20th-anniversary Crayon Shin-Chan movie, Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu! Ora to Uchū no Princess, is inspiring a Nintendo 3DS game titled Masao Kart: Himawari-Hime o Kyūshutsu Seyo! (Masao Kart: Rescue Princess Himawari!)
announced the latest platform for its streaming videos: the Nintendo Game Boy.
Eiga.comMovie news website Eiga.com ended its Japanese-language service and switched over to Chinese.
[email protected] web site revealed that the anime-in-anime Endless Combine Kisaragi already has a hit film version from "B-1 Pictures" in theaters.
Thanks to ninjapet for the tip!
There are many more anime/manga/game April Fool's Day celebrations out there, so if you know of one we've missed, feel free to let us know in our forums or by email (newsroom at animenewsnetwork.com).
follow-up of Japan's Anime, Manga, Game Creators Celebrate April Fool's Day: Part I