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Betting Big in Japan: Let’s Talk Pachinko, SegaSammy and Gainax

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In addition to its core gameplay, pachinko also shares another detail with its western slot machine brothers, and that is the amount of licensed material used to attract players.

Many pachinko parlours partner with animation companies to rake in players. Gainax and Sega Sammy Holdings are just some examples of companies offering their various IP’s to the industry with the goal of increasing their market reach.

Hatsune Miku Invades The Opera Scene with [The End]

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From our computer screens to the concert stage as a virtual diva, Hatsune Miku is now starting to make her prescence known in theater with an opera titled [The End].       This project is unique in the sense that there are no human singers or actors onstage. All singing is done by the […]

Happy White Day!

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To all East Asians, Happy White Day! This traditional holiday is not widely celebrated across the globe, but in some countries in Asia like Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan, it’s a very popular day to remember. For starters, White Day happens a month after Valentine’s Day (April 14). In most of the countries mentioned earlier, […]