Anime/Manga/Game Industry Celebrates April Fool's Day 2018 - Part III
posted on by the Interest Team
It's that time of the year again: the cherry blossoms fall, and the April Fool's pranks fly (on Easter, no less). Japan's anime, manga and video game industries are fun-loving enough to participate in this tradition every year. Here are 2018's best anime-related April Fool's pranks.
Akkun to KanojoAkkun to Kanojo (Akkun and His Girlfriend) changed its name to Akkun to Moto Kanojo (Akkun and His Ex-girlfriend).
CaligulaPop Team Epic's Bkub Okawa drew a manga preview of the anime's first episode.
Comic GirlsThe Twitter account announced a new title where the girls aim for the anime industry instead of the manga industry.
Digimon Adventure tri.The final film's main characters were replaced with some of the more charming Digimon they encountered in the original series.
Dropkick on My Devil!In a collaboration with women's pro wrestling, the website unveiled a new visual. It also replaced all the staff members with Rossy Ogawa and all the cast members with female pro wrestlers.
Encouragement of ClimbThe third season's "first visual" shows the girls at the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain in the world.
Fantasia BunkoThe website posted a fake interface for "FantaTube," where the imprint's novel characters would star as FantaTubers.
Fujiko F Fujio MuseumDoraemon took a break from the museum for "22nd century maintenance."
Gegege no Kitaro 2018The staff unveiled a new visual with a more classic look.
GudatamaSanrio replaced its lazy egg yolk character with a man dressed as an egg yolk.
Hacka DollThe Hacka Doll app has changed the voice of Hacka Doll #3 from Nanami Yamashita to Shunsuke Takeuchi until April 9. (#3 is normally a feminine male character.)
How NOT to Summon a Demon LordThe anime's website announced a game adaptation for the summer. [Link]
Katana Maidens: Toji no MikoNene floated all over the anime's home page for the day.
King of PrismThe idols all tried their hands ramen battles in order to become "King of Noodle." [Link]
Love Live! SunshineA giant Chika-chan appeared in the show's setting of Numazu.
Shonen Jump+Bleach's Aizen took over the manga website for the day.