Anime news is pretty unbelievable all year 'round, but April 1 has a special place in our hearts for the fun pranks anime and game studios play... that we wish were real anyway. Check out April Fools' Day offerings from Bungo Stray Dogs, Yakuza, Final Fantasy XIV, and more after the jump!
For decades we've all been taking out Dr. Wily's Robot Masters, but we haven't been taking them out, ya dig? We'll finally get the chance (at least in our dreams) thanks to Capcom's April Fools' Day joke, Mega Man: Date My Robot Master. Read on for more.
Continuing in Japan's long-cherished tradition of making April Fools' Day gags out of things fans would actually want to see, Toei Animation's annual contribution to the April 1st festivities is a movie poster advertising a fictional team-up film that combines Dragon Ball Super and PreCure Super Stars!. Hit the jump to check it out.
April Fools' Day strikes again with another gag product that I would actually buy if it existed, because Toho Studios is advertising a revolutionarily advanced smart phone shaped like Godzilla's 2nd form from the 2016 smash-hit giant monster movie, Shin Godzilla. Hit the jump to learn more.
Not be confused with Gakuen Handsome, another April Fools' Day gag has appeared in the form of Gakuen Bungo Stray Dogs, a joke that re-imagines the cast of the super-powered action manga and TV anime as ordinary high school students and teachers. Hit the jump to learn more.
The grim specter of April Fools' Day is upon us, and who better to vanquish the mirthful demons than the cast of office comedy NEW GAME!, re-imagined as the heroines of a Japanese RPG? Hit the jump to learn more about this year's prank.
If you ever dreamed of mixing the murder mystery horrors of Danganronpa with the first entry in the Zero Escape series, well, Spike Chunsoft has you momentarily covered. A quick April Fools' gag from Spike Chunsoft popped Monokuma in the world of 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. Hit the jump for more.
Anime Noragami changed their title to Noraneko, which means stray cats in Japanese and updated their official site and even posted a special promotional video for April Fool's Day. The video is mostly narrated in cat language. Watch the cute video after the jump!
Have you heard of "Bijin-tokei"? It's a popular website and an app where random Japanese beautiful women hold a signboard of the current time. Now, a Japanese web development company, Coretech decided to parody it for April Fools’ Day. See a full line up of the "girls" after the jump, if you dare.