Anime April Fools’ Day Roundup: The Tricks, Twists and Takeovers of 2024

adminApril 2, 2024

Today’s the day… The day for fools. The April day chosen specially to fool people. April Fools’ Day.

Right before things get real with a super-stacked spring 2024 season, anime of all types and genres once again pulled the lever on a massive stock of tricks and twists for April 1 today in Japan.

Once more unto the breach, dear fools, as we break down some of the best gags the industry had to offer in 2024.

A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics

via official Twitter

A golden statue of Sara has been erected in Gifu!

As a Reincarnated Aristocrat,

I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World

via official Twitter

Japanese comedian Hollywood Zakoshisyoh replaces Natsumi Fujiwara as the voice of protagonist Ars Louvent ahead of the series’ premiere this week.

Astro Note

via official Twitter

We all know the phrase, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me,” but Astro Note dares to ask the big question: what about “fool me never”? No April Fool, confirmed.

Bang Brave Bravern

via official Twitter

You’re telling me a mecha fried this rice? With an official Bang Brave Bravern pan that only costs 39,800 yen?


via official Twitter

Bleach goes back to school for its ongoing series of April Fools’ Day posts.

Blue Archive The Animation

via official Twitter

You, too, can make Shiba Seki Ramen at home.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

via official Twitter

A hair and makeup team somewhere is about to get the job of a lifetime, since a Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo stage play adaptation directed by the afro-man himself is slated to release in 300X…

…which was then later announced to be real, premiering this October!


via official Twitter

Continuing the 2024 April Fool’s Day theme of making our stomach growl, BUCCHIGIRI?! released an Ota Tahide-narrated promo video for Seafood Gratin Macaroni noodles.

Bungo Stray Dogs

via official Twitter

Two things in life are constant: death and Bungo Stray Dogs‘ school-themed April Fools’ Day posts.

Code Geass

via official Twitter

A commercial for orange juice from Jeremiah and Anya’s farm? We’ll raise our glass to that.

Date A Live

via official Twitter

April Fools’ Day really has us covered from the stage to the screen, as Date A Live announced a simultaneous theatrical anime release for Date A Idol and Date A Magical.

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction

via official Twitter

Spin-off movie Tetto Tetto Temon’s Tetetetetestruction hits Japanese theaters on April 1, 3000! International distribution details are yet to be confirmed.


via official Twitter

“From today, everyone is an ‘hattoshin’ (meaning ‘beautiful well-proportioned women’).”

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything with Low-Level Spells

via official Twitter

April Fools’ Day is also Opposite Day, following the announcement of a Success Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything with Low-Level Spells anime to broadcast on April 21, 2124.

Giji Harem

via official Twitter

Giji Harem‘s teaser trailer has two new versions: one where lead voice actors Saori Hayami and Nobuhiko Okamoto swap roles, and one where they play their correct roles as those reversed roles.

Kuroko’s Basketball

via official Twitter

Kuroko’s Basket characters (mostly) get a real job in a new visual, including childcare worker, fireman, pilot, doctor, nurse, police officer, patissier, shogi player and book store assistant.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

via official Twitter

Spin-off anime Legend of the Galactic Heroes: SCHULPARODIE begins airing today!

My Happy Marriage

via official Twitter

Love is a game, but for real this time.

Oshi no Ko

via official Twitter

An Oshi no Ko anime news bulletin announces that Kana Arima has been appointed as an ‘image girl’ for Sushinoko.

On the manga side, the cover for Volume 1 of Pie no Ko was revealed.

Plus-Sized Elf

via official Twitter

Ahead of a July 2024 premiere, Plus-Sized Elf showed its hand with the announcement of a new trading card game called “Potato Card Battle.”

Red Cat Ramen

via official Twitter

Red Cat Ramen wants YOU-r cat! Simply fill in the template with its name and a personality description, and attach a photo.

Superheroes goes Super Sentai in a new SHY anime visual.

Sound! Euphonium

via official Twitter

Kumiko has a bad dream in an animated Sound! Euphonium comic.

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

via official Twitter

In addition to a second anime season, a live-action film adaptation of The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten starring Manaka Iwami is also on the way!

The Fable

via official Twitter

In-story design company Octopus is seeking job applicants.


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