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.
Hana no Keiji – Kan is the latest spin off from the popular Sengoku Pachinko series. Now, the game has inspired burly K-1 fighter and top karate man Nobuaki Kakuda to break into song and dance to sing its praises in a bold new music video. Prepare to show your guts and burning spirit on the battlefield after the jump!
Pachinko maker Daiichi has come up with an ingenious new way to help promote their brand by debuting the D Dream Girls: a pachinko promotion gal unit decked out in otaku-baiting glasses and thigh highs. Read on for pics and more information!
October 1st was the 10 year anniversary of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex's debut. In honor of/to profit from the occasion, the requisite pachinko is hitting halls throughout Japan this month. Meanwhile on the heels of the Sengoku Collection anime, that gender swapped samurai franchise is also getting its own pachislot machine. Get a look at both after the jump.
Kyoraku Sangyo, one of the biggest vendors of pachinko games in Japan, has posted an action-packed promotional video for their newest machine "Pachinko Chodenji Robo Combattler V" on YouTube on June 5. The PV features 2012 rock version of the theme song for the classic super robot anime produced in 1976-1977. Check the hyper robot action video after the jump!
Monday is the launching day for the new Pachinko/Pachislot machines in Japan. The most featured new machine in the morning paper and attached flyers today is Nishijin's "CR Eureka Seven Spec 2", which is based on the Eureka Seven anime series produced by Bones. Check the promotional and playing videos after the jump.
The most featured advertisements in Japanese newspapers yesterday was Newgin's new pachinko machine "CR Cyborg 009 -Kizuna-". This is the second pachinko machine by Newgin following "Michinaru Kasoku he (to the unknown acceleration)" in May of 2009. Check the PVs after the jump.
Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star is still big in Japan. The thing I was surprised at this morning was the amount of the flyers and advertisements for the Sammy's new Fist of the North Star Pachislot machine which comes out today in Japan. Check the promotional video and flyers after the jump!