15 of Japan’s Best April Fool’s Jokes From 2016

1. Evangelion X Godzilla

Image: iDigitalTimes

Image: iDigitalTimes

When Hideaki Anno of Evangelion fame posted that the Evangelion units would be making a cameo in Shin Gojira (the new Godzilla film coming out later this year) it was a noteworthy prank. But when followed the announcement was followed-up by a real limited-edition Godzilla x Evangelion merchandise release, the troll became epic.

2. KitKat: Sushi-Style

Image: NariNari

Image: NariNari

According to KitKat Japan, these are great with sake-flavored KitKats.

3. The Dreamcast Tap

Image: Asashi | Sega

Image: Asashi | Sega

Dreamcast + Asahi’s “Dream” Beer = Otaku bachelor must-have.

4. H2wasabi

Image: ILOHAS

Image: ILOHAS

A water that makes you thirstier as you drink? It could catch on.

5. Hands-Free Chicken

GIF: Lawson

GIF: Lawson

Lawson convenience store, famous for its Kara-age Kun fried chicken bites, rolled out this selfie set-up (this is a pun, because in Japanese “selfie” or “jidori” can sound like the word for “free range chicken”).

6. Kiki. Delivered. 

Image: Interiorez

Image: Interiorez

Online shop Interiorez launches a real Kiki’s style delivery service. Whether that’s witches delivering or witches delivered we may never know.

7. The Nendrone

GIF: GoodSmile

GIF: GoodSmile

Welcome to the goood liiiife...

8. The Last Tekken Collaboration

Image: Namco | Square Enix

Image: Namco | Square Enix

One sweet partnership, so many options… In this would-be collaboration, Tekken versus Square Enix card game Lord of Vermillion, would let players choose between Tekken and LOV characters for a roster of 745 fighters!

9. Pet Bull

GIF: Red Bull Japan

GIF: Red Bull Japan

Bulls drinking bull products. It's the circle of life. 

10. Flick-It: The Japanese Keyboard

When a Google-made analog device comes along, you just flick it…

11. Share A Coke & A Battery

Image: Coca-Cola Japan

Image: Coca-Cola Japan

I mean, soda does give you energy. It could happen.

12. Audi’s Kaomoji Lights

GIF: Audi Japan

GIF: Audi Japan

For those who worry their car doesn’t say enough about them- Audi has just the thing for you. The German carmaker returns with another solid April Fool’s gag for Japan with kaomoji (those little faces you can make with text and punctuation) headlights and tail lights.

13. Sony’s Proton Pack

Image: Anngle

Image: Anngle

The new Ghostbusters ad looks exciting!

14. Momo Meat

Image: So-net

Image: So-net

When folks said Momo the mascot looks good enough to eat, PostPet listened!

15. Drone Taxis

Image: Sanwa Koutsu

Image: Sanwa Koutsu

Sanwa Koutsu, a taxi company in Japan, thinks the only “drone” in your workday should be the one that takes you there!

Source: Kotaku , iDigital Times