> VR game
> Phone game
> BD re-release
> Tv Special
How the fuck does a show, let alone a franchise no one gives a shit about keeps getting more and more side material? Where do they even get the funds for this? Surely not from the sales.
Please don't say Pachinko.
Also, Aquarion thread I guess.
Pachinko only provides a portion of Garo's profits. The reality is Amemiya funds the existence of the franchise out of his own pocket because it's his baby. The dude is crazy rich because of the family he comes from.
This is probably stupid question, but why the pachinko machine needs to be franchise-themed like this?
I can understand with popular franchise-themed mobage and their gacha system exploits Japanese and their gambling addiction because nowadays everyone have phones and it appeals to their own fanbase anyway.
What can't I understand is why the pachinko machine needs to be themed after anime or tokusatsu show like Aquarion or Garo. Who is the target market of this type of pachinko machine, fans who like to play pachinko, isn't it little too niche? If it's made to appeal to every pachinko player who aren't into anime/tokusatsu, do cool-looking characters play part to attract them when it doesn't really matter in gameplay?
That exactly. Having flashy characters of any sort and providing a 'story' to advance to keep people playing to see it to the end. If it's a franchise, half the design work is already done, and you have added brand recognition that'll catch the eye of fans of the franchise.
It's not even just pachinko, either. Here's one for a slot machine.