Gantz Pachinko Commercial

Aside from being a major loophole that lets people in Japan gamble without breaking the law, Pachinko is also a great way for rights holders to make a quick buck off of popular intellectual properties. Licensing fees can be pretty lucrative and thus many popular anime and video games eventually get a Pachinko game. Fist of the North Star, Gundam, Mario and even Phoenix Wright have all gotten the Pachinko treatment. And now about a month after the release of the latest Gantz adaptation, the CG anime film Gantz: O, it has been announced that a Gantz Pachinko machine will be released early in 2017.

Although I’m not particularly interested in Pachinko, the commercial for this Gantz Pachinko machine caught my attention. It certainly does a good job at pumping you up and making you forget (for just a second) that in order to play it you would have to endure the cigarette smoke and deafening noise that is characteristic of most Pachiko parlors. The inclusion of the theme song of Gantz: O is also a nice tough, not just because it’s a catchy song but also because the band that plays the song has (in my opinion) such a great name, the dresscodes.

I recommend skipping the first 30 seconds since that part is all about Gantz sales figures and earnings. Enjoy.

Gantz Pachinko Commercial Gantz Pachinko Commercial Reviewed by Japankyo on 12/04/2016 12:48:00 AM Rating: 5

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