What looks to be the last SOS of Haruhi Suzumiya has arrived, in the form of a full-on pachinko adaptation sure to induce despair and much protest amongst fans who still awaited a new anime in vain hope…
As previously reported, the Haruhi Hunting campaign orchestrated by pachinko firm Sankyo is underway this summer, and a series of PVs have been released highlighting the characters and their attendant machines:
Computer Club buchou:
Pachinko, aside from notionally being illegal in Japan, enjoys a reputation for being a franchise graveyard amongst anime fans (or at least the vocal minority who moan about every new development online) – despite the likes of Evangelion for years having been highly successful in the ball dropping arena.
Sankyo has also provided a video to demonstrate ball-less gameplay with clips from the anime: