News Sammy's Hard Boiled Slot Machines Get Anime, Manga
posted on 2008-09-17 06:40 EDT by Egan Loo
The pachinko parlor game maker Sammy is adapting the detective action story behind its upcoming Hard Boiled: Mirage of the Griffon slot machine into anime and manga. The official website for the franchise is streaming both a promotional video (select the "PV" link from the top menu) for the game machine itself and a trailer for Hard Boiled the Movie (select the "Hard Boiled the Movie" link on the right). Hard Boiled the Movie will tell the prologue to the game's story when it premieres on October 10, while the actual game will launch in November. Grenadier manga and anime creator Sousuke Kaise will be drawing the manga version that launches on October 7 in this year's 20th issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comic Charge magazine.
Mirage of the Griffon continues the story of 2001's Hard Boiled 2 game; it takes place in the fictional country of Ukunatoru "where East meets West." Johnny (Takehito Koyasu) is a gun for hire who learns of a conspiracy involving Nana, the daughter of his old friend Edgar, and a killer virus named Griffon.
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