Anime, Manga, Game Creators Celebrate April Fool's Day: Part V

posted on by Egan Loo
Fairy Tail, Nitro+, Nyarko-san, Oreshura, Otakon, Paperman, PlayStation, Pokémon, Polar Bear's Café, Satomi Satou

Anime, manga, and software studios marked April 1 with a slew of April Fool's spoofs and jokes. Here are more of those that have cropped up this year - click on the thumbnail images to see the original!

Fairy Tail

Creator Hiro Mashima presents his new series Neko Matou Enbu-Hen (Cat Magic Games Arc, "spoiler warning").
Thanks to CrowLia for the tip!


Coming to the Nitro 3DreamStation on August 20, 1890 is the simulation RPG Konton Taisen -Thousand Confusion War-.

Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos

Nyarko-san also has her own new show, Okusama wa Nyarlathotep (Your Wife's Nyarlathotep). (The Japanese title of Bewitched was Okusama wa Majo/Your Wife's a Witch.) Nyarko and Mahiro (try to) find domestic bliss as a married couple.


Instead of OreShura/Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru, it's the social game OreDere/Ore no Kanojo ga Deredere Sugiru (My Girlfriend's Too Affectionate.)


Otakon's Director of Guests and Industry announced X Japan featuring Gackt as this year's musical guests on the last day.


Paperman (the Japanese first-person shooter game, not Disney's Oscar-winning short) inspires a second anime project, sort of. (Select the "Special" menu item on Paperman's website to see the video.)

PlayStation Japan

Sony posted the ranking chart of the top games, as chosen by cats.


"Starting fall 2013, several accredited universities across the United States will begin offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Pokémon Mastery!"
Thanks to Ulises for the tip!

Polar Bear's Café

For one day, the cafe was hijacked as Penguin's Café.
Thanks to GokuMew2 for the tip!

Satomi Satou

The voice actress announced her next career move: ballerina.

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

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