Pachinko Ita-Office Building

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This Nagoya pachinko company is handling the matter of advertising one of their newer series of games machines (originally based on a manga series) with aplomb, decorating the entire face of their office building in a way that is most familiar to fans of itasha.

The company is Takao Corp., a maker of the metal pinball arcade machines that inhabit Japan’s countless pachinko parlors.

The specific game being shown above is カイジ / Gaiji, which has its own confusingly made website available here.

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The original source material is 賭博黙示録カイジ / Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji (Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji), a manga featuring a young gambler serialized in Weekly Young Magazine.

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For some reason the connection between pachinko and anime is strengthening, with pachinko based on Evangelion and the like virtually ubiquitous, and with pachinko characters even being adapted into anime


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