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Rose of Versailles pachinko

posted on 2004-05-08 15:01 EDT
Pachinko game based on Utena progenitor

Source: japan-guide.com (Pachinko Details)

Japanese Pachinko manufacturer Ace Denken has announced that they are creating a Rose of Versailles pachinko game. The game is targeted at housewives who've read Ryō Ikeda's manga and seen the 1979 TV series.

The machine, which features The Rose of Versailles TV series theme song, will be in Japanese Pachinko parlors this summer.

A tragic love story taking place just before and during the French Revolution, Rose of Versailles is one of the most popular shoujo franchises of all time, in and out of Japan. Despite this, neither the manga, nor the anime have been released in North America.

Pachinko is a popular Japanese game that is described as a mixture between a casino slot machine and pinball. There are many arcades, called pachinko parlors, deadicated to pachinko in Japan. Players control the speed that small steel balls are thrown into the pachinko machine, and if they are lucky they win more pachinko balls that can be played or exchanged for prizes. Japan's anti-gambling law makes monetary prizes illegal, but many pachinko parlours have circumvented this law by making it possible for winners to then exchange their prizes for cash just outside the parlour.

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