Each year, April Fools' Day gives a chance for creators in the anime, manga, and games industry to showcase their creativity. With the popularity of social media in recent years, many of these expressions of creativity become viral easily. We shared some of our favorites on our Twitter account, but we also want to share them with the rest of the community.
Dance with Devils
On the official website, creators of the series announced the anime Wanko to Odore: Dance with Dogs.
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic
"Our daily lives will shine in blond!" The key visual of series was edited with all the characters having blond hair.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
On its official website, adult game creator Age Soft announced the TV anime Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Next Generation (Kari), slated for 2017, and a live-action adaptation in order to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the title. A teaser trailer was also uploaded to its YouTube channel.
The official website of the series announced an upcoming movie, Mushishi: The Perfect Love.
Animation studio Shaft announced Nisekoimonogatari, a movie crossover of the Nisekoi and Monogatari Series franchises, as its 40th anniversary work.
The Studio Ghibli fan site Ghibli Communication Hiroba posted an exclusive look into the animation studio's next work, Satin Loeb, scheduled for release in Summer 2015. The announcement claimed, in order to produce the movie, Studio Ghibli moved its production base overseas and was renamed Sahara Ghibli. Satin Loeb would be based on Rie Asami's fantasy novel of the same name, which is set in the fictional desert kingdom of Satin Loeb.
Selector Infected WIXOSS
The official website of card game maker Takara Tomy announced a live-action movie adaptation of the series. It also featured a trailer on its YouTube channel, but the trailer has since been removed.
The Twitter account of mangaka Takeshi Nogami, whom the character Takezou Nogame is based on, announced a TV anime adaptation of the fictional manga Dai San Hikou Shoujo Tai. The tweet has since been deleted. Episode 1 of this fictional anime will be bundled with the seventh Blu-ray and DVD volume of Shirobako on June 24, 2015.
The iDOLM@STER and The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls
An article written by Yoshizawa in the fictional Derem@s Shimbun newspaper announced the merger of 765 Production, of The iDOLM@STER, and 346 Production, of The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, into 1111 Production (pronounced "One Four Production"). 765 and 346 add up to 1111.
Wake Up, Girls!
The YouTube channel of distributor Avex Pictures uploaded an edited music video of the theme song "Tachiagare!" It featured an extended clip of seiyuu Minami Tanaka, who voices the food-loving Minami Katayama, eating sandwiches. The new music video was titled "Meshiagare!" ("Let's eat!") and has since been removed.
The official website of the series announced the new video game Wagnari Untouchable!! to commemorate the franchise's 10th anniversary. It features 100 million ways to raise each of the main characters.
"The era of scrolling has ended." Manga reading app Comico announced it is giving away 100,000 free units of a foldable long-screen smartphone that allows users to read manga while cutting back on scrolling.