Saturday, January 29, 2011

Evangelion-themed Pachinko Parlor

Evangelion is one of the most popular subjects for Pachinko machine makers. The machines themselves have little TV screens that show various kinds of action as you play the game. At some point, an anime sequence is played to show how well you did in "clearing" (or not clearing) a specific stage of the action.

Don Quixote is a chain of shops and pachinko parlors that can be found throughout Tokyo. However, their name is generally shortened to the first two syllables - Donkey. This particular Donkey building is in Akihabara. The Evangelion theme extends to the coin lockers and employee entrances.

BTW, I don't play pachinko (too expensive when you lose) so I can't comment on the quality of the anime or machines.

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