It’s not long now until the movie, â€œGaro â€“ Dragon of the Blue Cryâ€ (ç‰™ç‹¼ã€ˆGAROã€‰ï½žè’¼å“ãƒŽé”ç«œï½ž) hits cinemas, but a new pachinko machine title “Makai Decisive Battle Gaoh” (é”æˆ’æ±ºæˆ¦ç‰™çŽ‹) came out in parlours in Japan that has an original story based in the Garo universe, featuring all new Makai Knights.
Pachinko machines are very popular in Japan; using marbles instead of coins, the player slots them into the machines to gamble a chance to win more. Similar to ticket arcade machines, the marbles can be used to trade for prizes at the parlours. There have been previous Garo themed pachinko machines that show various fight scenes from the television series, specials and movies. This new machine, pictured snapped by Garage Hero’s Bueno, creator of Gun Caliber, will tell an original story in CGI about a Makai Knight tournament, where all the previous Knights are involved, including three new ones.
The three new Makai Knights includes the first ever female Knight, the red Scorching Heat Knight Yaiba, the green Beast Body Knight Giga and white Knight(pictured centre in main image), thought to be Gaoh, a pun on Garo, meaning Fanged King. Below you can watch the trailer and see them in action. The footage appears to be narrative-lite, with an emphasise on fighting together, ignoring story elements.