View Full Version : April Fool's in Japan?
04-02-2005, 02:26 PM
Something Chris said in Forum Feedback, got me thinking.. is April Fool's "celebrated" in Japan? I more or less thought of it as being universal, but now that I think about it I don't remember seeing any references to it in any of the Japanese material I've ever come across.
04-02-2005, 02:56 PM
There are japanese April's Fools websites. The most handy example I have right now is the Typemoon Nekoarc the Movie (http://www.typemoon.com/product/movie/index.htm) page. You can also check out the Moon Phase (http://www.moonphase.cc/) listing of April Fool (エイプリルフール) pages from April 1st.
04-02-2005, 04:36 PM
Reminds me of last year when on April 1st the Ginga Tetsudô Monogatari movie got announced and every jp news site didn´t take it serious and considered it a joke (though no announcement on an Official site helped to make people ignore the announcement ^_^).
It certainly is known, but I don't know how widespread the custom is (as compared to the U.S.). April 1st came and went here without any notice.
I saw a TV show about an April Fool's prank though: some years ago, a respected TV broadcaster had reported about contact with aliens, and it had caused quite a fiasco. I don't remember the details of that story though... maybe Ayumu-chan can give better info, since she also watches the TV show, "Trivia no Izumi" (where I saw that info).
Google for iShrimp and you will find my favourite April fools joke. /images/graemlins/catgirl0.gif
04-03-2005, 07:46 PM
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maybe Ayumu-chan can give better info, since she also watches the TV show, "Trivia no Izumi" (where I saw that info).
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Ah, I didn't see that one. I haven't been watching TV lately. Or, if it was a while ago, I hadn't started watching that show yet. Pick whichever excuse is more appropriate. /images/graemlins/sdsmiley.gif
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