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6:00 PM on 03.14.2012

This Code Geass pachislot ad is 13 minutes long

In Japan, pachinko is serious business. So is pachislot, a slot machine with pachinko balls. According to Wikipedia, the Japanese government estimates that this industry makes around ¥29 trillion ($378 billion) a year. Th...

Bob Muir


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




9:00 AM on 02.21.2012

Lupin III 40th anniversary event to stream online

[Update: event photos added] It was just announced that online streaming service Nico Nico will be broadcasting the Lupin III Big Thanks Festival event for six hours on February 26th to commemorate the series 40th anniversary...

Michelle Rodanes

4:00 PM on 11.08.2011

AKB48 think it's about time you learned to play Pachinko

Yuko Oshima and Tomomi Kasai, from AKB48, as well as Rena Matsui from SKE48 think it's about time you learned some basic Pachinko skills. The stunning super idols present a strangely elegant, yet slightly boring, bu...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 PM on 09.27.2010

Pachinko company buys AIC anime studio

In America, we worry about our companies being bought up by Big Oil. Apparently in Japan, Big Pachinko is more of a concern. Oizumi, a company known for making pachisuro machines, has just acquired AIC, the anime studio respo...

Lauren Rae Orsini

6:00 PM on 02.15.2010

Pachinko licenses for anime have become a hot ticket item

If you've ever been in a pachinko parlor in Japan, one of the things you might notice -- assuming you can see through the dense walls of smoke -- are the abundance of anime pachinko games. Evangelion, Kaiji, Fist of the North...

Brad Rice