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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 Kanojo

Akkun to Kanojo (Akkun and His Girlfriend) changed its name to Akkun to Moto Kanojo (Akkun and His Ex-girlfriend).


Pop Team Epic's Bkub Okawa drew a manga preview of the anime's first episode.

Comic Girls

The 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 Climb

The third season's "first visual" shows the girls at the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain in the world.

Fantasia Bunko

The website posted a fake interface for "FantaTube," where the imprint's novel characters would star as FantaTubers.

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

Doraemon took a break from the museum for "22nd century maintenance."

GeGeGe no Kitarō 2018

The staff unveiled a new visual with a more classic look.


Sanrio replaced its lazy egg yolk character with a man dressed as an egg yolk.

Hacka Doll

The 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 Lord

The anime's website announced a game adaptation for the summer. [Link]

Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko

Nene floated all over the anime's home page for the day.

King of Prism

The idols all tried their hands ramen battles in order to become "King of Noodle." [Link]

Love Live! Sunshine!!

A giant Chika-chan appeared in the show's setting of Numazu.

Shonen Jump+

Bleach's Aizen took over the manga website for the day.

Show By Rock!!

The band Shingan Crimsonz changed its name to Shingan Whiteez for a collaboration with laundry detergent Super Nanox.

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