The Pachinko Game of Haruhi Suzumiya

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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:

Haruhi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPrVik0zVxE

Mikuru:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG0DedAkWCg

Nagato:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jq4jGwZJms

Koizumi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QQEI_z7JGM

Kyon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO66NeSxZXo

Kyon’s Imouto:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVsPJfvKNnU

Tsuruya:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF_QQGqe–A

Taniguchi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCF6lWRlbU8

Kunikida:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_5sDoYw7lA

Older Mikuru:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LShov9c4BE

Asakura:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FHBOj5T8YFw

Computer Club buchou:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aBNJF4YBKYM

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:



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