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

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.

DAKAICHI -I'm being harassed by the sexiest man of the year-

Creator Hashigo Sakurabi states that the manga will become a full-scale battle story.

Detective Conan

Kaitō Kid hijacked the manga's official app. [Link]


Earth Defense Force

Earth Defense Force 6 is leaked as "Lunar Defense Forces 6".



Fate/Grand Order

The game introduced a new mode resembling a more standard RPG, "Fate/Grand Order Quest" [Link]

Hypnosis Mic x King of Prism



Kawaikereba Hentai demo Suki ni Natte Kuremasuka?

The website was hijacked by character Yuika Koga. The key visual is changed so she's larger and obscures most of the girls in the image. [Link]

Kenja no Majo

The sage Merlin decides to make his singing debut. His debut single is all about the cuteness of his grandchild. [Link]

Laid-Back Camp

While the campers are in Antarctica, the girls from A Place Further Than the Universe are trying out Yamanashi Prefecture. [Link]

Love Live!

Take a mock entrance exam for the Ura no Hoshi Girls Academy. [Link]


Meiji Tokyo Renka

The anime site announced a new game starring the characters as butlers. [Link]


My Hero Academia

The anime's newly announced film will be titled "My Hero Academia: Dai Kaijū Bakugo" and stars the character Bakugo as a Godzilla-like monster. [Link]

The Promised Neverland

The official Twitter account is recruiting Mothers for an inconspicuous nursery school.

The Quintessential Quintuplets

Character Raiha Uesugi becomes a magical girl in "Mahō Shōjo Magical Raiha with the Quintuplet of Witch".
[Link]

Run Girls, Run!

The idol unit changed its name to Dan Balls, Dan! (danball = cardboard box). Their first single under their new name is up on the site. [Link]

Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata fine

The anime film released a trailer for the live-action Hollywood adaptation. (Note: the video is region-locked)


Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Would you eat candy based on a ghost that lives in a bathroom?


Tsuki Pro.

A new anime will air in 20019 and the idols will don sentai suits for "Tsuki Pro Sentai All Red".
[Link]

Uta no Prince Sama

"Magi Love Kingdom" becomes "Veggie LOVE Kingdom" as the guys promote a new product, "Vegetable 1000% pudding smoothie" while dressed as produce.
[Link]

Zombie Land Saga

Kotaro decided to make a movie with his zombie idols in the style of the live-action film One Cut of the Dead. [Link]

Source: Animate Times


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