Anime/Manga/Game Industry Celebrates April Fool's Day 2019 - Part I

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 2019's best anime-related April Fool's pranks.


A spin-off starring the characters as babies, "BAMBI PROJECT," was announced.

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!

Bungo Stray Dogs

The alternate reality school setting joke returns for another year. [Link]

Dame x Prince

The game added a new "hard mode."

DanMachi: Memoria Freese

The game's character art is redrawn.

Fairy gone

The anime's promotional video is redone using images in the style of the free material site Irasu Toyato.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Comic App

Abba's Tea coming in 20020!


The pink puffing hero tries going square.

La Corda D'Oro

The series' latest development is a battle to save music!

Linked Horizon

The band uploaded a song that was written in "13 seconds." The band said they no plans to release the song but it appears the singer is Yui Ishikawa (the voice actress of Mikasa). About 43 seconds of the song is streaming on Linked Horizon's Attack on Titan website. [Link]

Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei

The staff decided that, due to popular demand, to create a spin-off anime about the everyday life of Marulk and Ozen. The project is titled "Marulk's Everday" (Marulk no Nichijō).

Nanatsu no Taizai ~Hikari to Yami no Grand Cross

The mobile game is a "love simulation side scroll turn-based puzzle battle harlequin RPG" starring Diane-chan. Smartphones will need 7 terabytes of space to run the game.

A Place Further Than the Universe

The girls of Laid-Back Camp decide to try camping in Antarctica. [Link]

Rascal x Madö King Granzört

The mascot claims to be collaborating with Madö King Granzört to create an "all new" animation, Madö King Grascalute. [Link]


A new idol trio appears but they have a rather fishy smell...

Release the Spyce Secret Fragrance


The entire anime's premise is reworked to transform the lead characters into sushi chefs. [Link]


After Sega Fes ended, the company's truck drove through Akihabara carrying back the logo spelled backwards.

Shōjo Kageki Revue Starlight -Re LIVE-

The song and dance revue troupe start a baseball team.

Show By Rock!!

Staff announced a cross-over film titled "SHOW BY ROCK!! LOST MEMORY" featuring the characters of Show By Rock!! and the 1984 "legendary special effects anime" Onkyō Kurouto Chobai Rock.

Sound! Euphonium

The school drama turns into a kids' movie starring instrument mascots. "Tuba-kun's Great Adventure: The Lost Golden Mouthpiece" will open on April 19, 20019. [Link]

Toei Animation

The animation studio announced a spin-off of Star ☆ Twinkle Precure starring Fuwa. [Link]

Uta Macross Sumaho De Culture

The rhythm game gets a new hard mode. [Link]

This article has a follow-up: Anime/Manga/Game Industry Celebrates April Fool's Day 2019 - Part II (2019-03-31 15:45)
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