The best anime April Fools’ pranks have a strange tendency to come true… at least to some degree. This year was no different. After the official JUJUTSU KAISEN Twitter account tweeted an edited screenshot that went over well, they’ve decided to embrace it — meaning we’ll be getting a PUI PUI Molcar crossover.
The original tweet was this shot of Yaga, with cavy car Potato edited in:
オッサンがカワイイを作っている!!#呪術廻戦 #エイプリルフール pic.twitter.com/F4kp6OQ7xw
— 『呪術廻戦』アニメ公式 (@animejujutsu) March 31, 2022
The PUI PUI MOLCAR account retweeted the joke, commenting (quite rightly) “Pui?” Pui indeed, little molcars.
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Whether this was a teaser for an already-planned collab, or the two companies realizing they were on to something, the joke has led to a real collaboration. Adorable art has hit the official JUJUTSU KAISEN Twitter, showing characters from both shows together:
『PUI PUI #モルカ―』との正式コラボが決定!!
『#呪術廻戦』と『PUI PUI モルカ―』の
— 『呪術廻戦』アニメ公式 (@animejujutsu) April 10, 2022
There’s also a page for the collaboration, which states only “Coming Soon” for the time being. For now, the collab consists of the visuals; but the art will be used for a line of goods in the near future.
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JUJUTSU KAISEN has been taking theaters by storm with its new film, while stop-motion short subject PUI PUI Molcar has achieved global popularity and praise since its debut. There’s no word yet on what we can expect to buy when the collab goes live, but we’re definitely looking forward to it.
Now if only we could make that horror-themed Technoroid spinoff come true…
Source: @animejujutsu on Twitter
Kara Dennison is the book reviewer for Sci-Fi Magazine and a regular features writer for Otaku USA Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @RubyCosmos, and read more at KaraDennison.com.