On April Fool's Day (April 1st), anime titles aren't late to these gimmicks as a way to entertain (and sometimes consternation) their fans.
Table of contents
- Oshi no Ko
- Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
- Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
- The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten
- Overlord and The Eminence in the Shadow
- Girls und Panzer and Princess Principal
- Bungo Stray Dogs
- The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses
- Date a Live
No Ko Oshi no Ko
Oshi no Ko, a well-known idol anime, has recently released a newspaper ad depicting Kana Arima as a brand ambassador for a baking soda company. For context, Ruby Hoshino misinterpreted Kana's title as "the genius child actor who licks baking soda."
Bear, Kuma Kuma Kuma Kuma Kuma Kuma
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear released a visual depicting the main characters Yuna and Fina performing mochis while wearing bunny outfits as the second season of the anime approaches its premiere on April 3rd.
Re:Zero Imagining a Different World
Re: Zero has 'announced' a new anime spin-off series titled Re: Magical Girl Life from Zero, which includes a teaser visual. It even includes a brief synopsis:The twin girls, Rem and Ram, are suddenly summoned to another world where they acquire mysterious magical abilities, and they face a difficult task...
Me Rotten As I'm Next Door to An Angel
A key visual for the joke title The Angel Next Door and the Little Devil Next Door Spoils Me Rotten has been released following the conclusion of The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten. Mahiru Shiina is the normal Mahiru Shiina and her alter age as a little devil.
Overlord and the Eminence in the Shadow
Overlord and The Eminence in the Shadow, two Isekai anime series, have collaborated on a short animation series. A collaboration visual has been released.
Girls und Panzer and Princess Principal
In a new April Fool's Day visual, the characters from each franchise are dressed as the characters from the other franchise.
Bungo Stray Dogs
Bungo Stray Dogs released a new visual for the April Fool's Day joke title called Gakuen Bungo Stray Dogs just days after the fifth season.
The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses
The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses, a sequel to the upcoming romance anime, has released a visual for an April Fool's Day sequel, called The Girl I Like Became a Mecha. The visual was drawn by Kato Takuji.
Date a Live
When it was announced that the Date A Live series will have a live-action adaptation of the title, some fans were surprised. The main image shows Kurumi Tokisaki standing inside a church, although it wasn't clear who was the actress (or perhaps cosplayer) who was wearing the Kurumi cosplay.
Some anime companies used April Fool's Day memes. Check out the hashtag "" on Twitter for more. Cover Corp (the one behind the Hololive VTuber agency) "announced" the selling of a CEO Motoaki "YAGOO" Tanigo.
Oshi no Ko ( Akasaka Aka x Mengo Yokoyari / Shueisha / Oshi no Ko Production Committee), Date a Live ( 2021 Koshi Tachibana, Tsunako /KADOKAWA /"Date A Live IV" Production Committee), The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten ( Saekisan, SB Creative / The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten Project)