Yamagata-based pachinko and slot machine parlor chain Island aired a 15-second short TV anime series KochinPa! featuring its three mascot girls for 12 episodes biweekly from December 2015 to May 2016. After six month break, its second season launched this week and you can watch the first episode on its Akihabara store's official YouTube channel now.
It is with a heavy heart that I report that the new Gurren Lagann project on which Crunchyroll previously reported appears indeed to be a set of sleek new pachinko machines, to be installed in pachinko halls in Japan beginning in February of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Island, a pachinko & slot machine parlor in Akihabara, is sponsoring a 2-cour super short form anime TV series entitled Kochin Pa!, which will star a trio of Island mascot characters in episodes that are only 15 seconds long. Hit the jump to learn more.
Marty Friedman, former lead guitarist of heavy metal band Megadeth, has been tapped as a special guest artist for the "iMarine Project", a collaboration effort which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Marine-chan, a character from the popular Sea Story line of pachinko machines published by Sanyo Bussan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The good news: there's a new Silent Hill game on the way. The bad news: it's a pachislot gambling machine. Hit the jump to learn more.
If there's one thing the Castlevania series is known for it's "erotic violence," right? As far as the latest pachinko game is concerned, that's the ticket, as evidenced in the promo after the jump.
Hachioji-P, best known for his 2009 Hatsune Miku song "Electric Love," today released his latest song "Marine Dreamin'" digitally via iTunes. It is used as an image song for pachinko company Sankyo's "iMarine Project" featuring its new mascot character iMarine-chan. Check her cute dance after the jump!
Three men have been arrested by the Saitama Municipal Police. Their alleged crime? Defrauding a pachinko company and pocketing 210 million yen worth of licensing fees that should have gone to the owners of the Zatch Bell! anime and manga. Hit the jump to learn more.