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The Joke's On You — Anime Does April Fool's Day - Part 2

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

You can check out more jokes and cross-overs in Part 1. Tune in soon for Part 3.


Voice actors Ryohei Kimura, Kenji Akabane, Yūki Ono, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Marina Inoue, and Yoshino Nanjō announced they're forming a new idol group, AKB84. All the members were born in the year 1984. The group is a play on the popular female idol group, AKB48.

Cardfight!! Vanguard x Tōken Ranbu

The Cardfight!! Vanguard website is taken over by the bishonen weapons game.
Thanks to Xagor for the news tip. [Link]

ConoHa VPS

Virtual private server provider ConoHa is joining the games industry with a smartphone game called ConoHa Live, a spoof of Love Live!: School Idol Festival.

Copic Markers

The brand of markers now come with an "Undo" (Ctrl+Z) feature.

GMO Toku Toku BB

Wireless internet provider GMO Toku-Toku BB unveiled their new product, the Muscle Watch. Check out their site for more product pics and body-builders.

Google Japan

Google introduces a "keyless keyboard" that translates your messages depending on how hard you blow into it.


The publisher announced an anime adaptation of "Somera-chan"

Kazutaka Kodaka

The Danganronpa game's writer and creator announced the Puella Magi Majide Monomi game.

Kūsen Madōshi Kōhosei no Kyōkan

The television anime's website opened a fake travel webpage.


Visual novel publisher Madosoft announced an original anime adaptation for 2016.

My Anime List

The MAL website changed "My Kitty List" with several popular entries switched out with images of a cats.

Jouji Nakata

60-year-old voice actor Jouji Nakata claims he's only 17.

Nitro Plus

Another image for Nitro Plus' new project. Sonico's co-star gets a live-action adaptation in Kodoku no Pochako.

Pony Canyon

Pony Canyon uploaded a trailer for a Japanese comedy film simply titled April Fools Pony Canyon asserts that the film is "not a lie ;)"

Rumbling Hearts

The 15th anniversary continues with a tower defense web game. Players need to ensure the events of the series are set in motion by delaying Takayuki so Haruka is hit by a car.
Thanks to invalid name for the news tip

Sengoku Musou 7

Zhu Rong changes her dark complexion to snowy white.

Show By Rock!!

The series will get a live-action adaptation starring an actual cat in the lead role.

Studio Trigger

The animation studio announces Trigger Girls for crowdfunding in July. The staff and cast includes:
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Action choreographer: Akira Amemiaya
Script: MASA Otsuka
Character Design: magodesu
ARMS Designer: Yoh Yoshinari

TRIGGER: Kirari Shimorenjyaku
Muzzle: Lovely Shimorenjyaku
Spring: Lily Ozawa
Frag: Takashi Saginomiya (Mystery JAM)

Producer:Tatsuru Tatemoto, Seikichi Tachikawa


Tekken x Galaga

The fighting game franchise crosses over with the classic defense game.

Triage X

Black Label from Triage X will reorganize to become "Tori-aji X" (Chicken-flavored X) pub. The website advertises some of the prices for its food.

Daigo Umehara

Professional arcade gamer Daigo Umehara claimed he's quitting games to become an accountant. He quibs, "Accounting and fighting games are basically the same."
Thanks to Paul Soth for the news tip.


The character Tatsu has grown enormous in size.
Thanks to darkchibi07 for the news tip. [Link]

Yamaguchi Prefecture

Japan's Yamaguchi prefecture announced its independence. Passports will be required to enter the new country.

This article has a follow-up: The Joke's On You — Anime Does April Fool's Day - Part 3 (2015-04-01 21:45)
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