It is a tradition for the Anime culture to celebrate April Fools’ Day at start of the month. In this annual activity, we can see anime series either announcing a major project or doing something crazy.
We have a recap of the best April Fools 2021 anime announcements right after the jump:
FGO Shooter 2021
Fate/ Grand Order’s US website is offering its retro-style game to its fans. FGO Shooter 2021 allows players to share their results online as bragging rights.
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM – Seven Rabbits Sins
This year’s Gochiusa mini game asks you questions and directs you to a “sin” that reflects your choices.
You can also receive a high-resolution wallpaper (like the one above). You need to unlock a separate route by properly labeling which sin represents each of the 7 characters in order to get a copy.
THE IDOLM@STER Million Live Fighting Game
The long-awaited collaboration between THE IDOLM@STER and Tekken series has happened! Fans rejoice as two of Bandai Namco’s properties crossed over. This time, it’s in a form of a fighting game inside iM@S Million Live.
Bandai Namco Entertainment General Manager for original titles Katsuhiro Harada and the Tekken Team provided their assistance in the said collaboration. This is why the stance of Million Live characters look similar to Tekken’s Lili’s.
Harada is a respected game producer who is also a known fan of THE IDOLM@STER’s Iori Minase.
Additionally, there are other April Fools Day 2021 Anime gags offerings out there, some of which include:
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, but replace Bear with Cows.
Car maker Daihatsu to produce an actual Pui Pui Molcar.
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle to have movie release on February 29 to 31, 2022, which is way out of the calendar.
Uma Musume’s Carrot Hamburg Cushion.
NekoPara, but the characters changed genders.
Enka songstress Sachiko Kobayashi to take the role of Miss Kobayashi for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid live-action adaptation.
Date A Live Girl’s Side character video with four characters voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki. Shimazaki voices the main character Itsuka Shido in the actual Date A Live series. (No longer accessible)
Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou’s plans for a Sanrio Puroland theme park collaboration.
The Quintessential Quintuplets turns into a reverse harem.
Science Adventure Series’ Telephone range to be made available in the year 2036.
Burning Kabaddi TV anime made available for audiences in India in Hindi language.
Muv-Luv’s MIB eta project.
Furthermore, we also have our own gag for everyone:
Happy April Fools Day, everyone – and remember, stay classy.