Figure Skater Plays Kaiji in Tokyo Casino Project App's TV Ad

posted on 2015-07-01 12:30 EDT
Nobunari Oda utters gambler's catchphrase from Nobuyuki Fukumoto's manga/anime

Colopl's casino resort simulation game app Tokyo Casino Project recreated the world of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji manga and anime in a television commercial that began airing on Wednesday. Professional figure skater Nobunari Oda stars as the title character, with a little help from makeup and a prosthetic nose.

Logo: Colopl!
Kaiji: Put it all on red!
Kaiji: Red, red, red, red…
Kaiji & Text: Jackpot!
Narrator: A real casino on your smartphone
Narrator: Tokyo Casino Project

The premise of the app is that the world's largest casino resort was built in the middle of Tokyo Bay. People from around the country can play the games at the fictional resort. During a crossover campaign with the Kaiji anime that will begin in mid-July, players can obtain avatars in the motif of the anime characters. The designs of the casino's games themselves will change in the image of Kaiji.

Colopl also posted a video on the making of the commercial and an interview with Oda.

Sources: 4Gamer, Comic Natalie

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