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

posted on 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.


[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.


[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 RIN-NE 2, but in this case it translates as "Society RIN-NE 2."


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

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