Anime/Manga/Game Industry Celebrates April Fool's Day 2017 - Part III

posted on 2017-03-31 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

It's that time of the year again: the cherry blossoms fall, and the April Fool's pranks fly. Japan's anime, manga and video game industries are fun-loving enough to participate in this tradition every year. Here are 2017's best anime-related April Fool's pranks.

7O3X Fastest Finger First

The members of the quiz team form an idol group "Quiz Lovers." [Link]

Aho Girl

[Link] The staff have decided that the upcoming anime will star bananas instead of anime characters.

Anne Happy

[Link] The anime series is getting a film but the girls are now magical girls that investigate mysterious incidents happening around them.

April 1st Anime

A website for a new original anime project opened, bosting character designs by Kiseki Himura (Sword Art Online: Progressive manga), scripts by Hajime Kamoshida (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou), and animation from PINE JAM. No title has been announced, though — the website simply lists it as "April 1st Anime."

Bang! Dream

[Link]The official Twitter account announced it will release a CD single of the insert song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ~Starting Stage Ver.~" sung by the character Kagami.

Capcom Sound Team Shadow Cinema

Coming in 2077, a shadow puppet film! The team asks that you enjoy this teaser 60 years ahead of release.

Chaos; Child

[Link] Chiyomaru Studios announced the next Chaos;Child spin-off will be a boys-love story.


Do you like your dating sims with young ikemen? What about middle-aged ikemen?

Digimon Adventure Tri

This Digimon Adventure Tri sequel has a lot of familiar-looking Digimon... [Link]

Fullmetal Alchemist

The team has finally found the perfect actor to join the cast of the live-action film. [Link]

Hatsune Miku

The virtual idol's ongoing Galaxy Tour will now include a theme park on Mars. The Crypton Future World theme park will have Princess Miku's castle, an ice rink, a roller coaster, parades, and more when it opens in 2039. [Link]

Hoshiiro Girldrop

A website opened for an anime adaptation of Bkub Okawa's Hoshiiro Girldrop web manga, complete with an animated promo — but the manga itself already revealed itself as a fake last year, a gag to announce more of Okawa's Pop Team Epic manga. The Hoshiiro Girldrop anime website has a countdown for tomorrow, though...

Love Kome -We Love Rice-

The characters are replaced with actual bowls of rice. [Link]

Jun Maeda

Visual novel company Key's writer and composer Jun Maeda makes his singing debut with the song "Birthday Song = Requiem". It's actually pretty good. [Link]

Masamune-kun's Revenge

A live-action adaptation is slated for "Februray 31, 2019." [Link]

Mr. Osomatsu

The cast of the real comedy TV show By Players star as the live-action counterparts of the Matsuno brothers. [Link]


The game gets a spinoff titled "Ozmafia!! 0-RefleXion-. There's even a trial version for download (for now). [Link]


The official Twitter account announced Kyōkai Rinne 2, but in this case it translates as "Society Rinne 2."


The website's image is replaced with "Amasogi Quest" with the characters wielding weapons in the nude and in fantasy armor. [Link]

follow-up of Anime/Manga/Game Industry Celebrates April Fool's Day 2017 - Part II

Interest homepage / archives