The Konami Club
Founded as a jukebox repair business in 1969, Konami grew up to become a big video game company, first in the arcades and later in home systems, and then a major holding dealing not only with video games, but also things such as health and fitness, sports and pachinko parlours.
Today the 4th biggest Japanese video game company, Konami has one of the most varied line-ups of renowned franchises: from the stealth action series Metal Gear, to action-adventure series Castlevania and Ganbare Goemon, to survival horror series Silent Hill, to sports series Pro Evolution Soccer and Live Powerful Pro Baseball, to shoot-em-ups series Gradius and TwinBee, to run’n gun series Contra, to RPG series Suikoden, to rythmn games of the Bemani series, to dating sim series Tokimeki Memorial and Love Plus, to visual novels Snatcher and Policenauts, and many, many others.
And as far as figures (the focus of MFC, after all!) go, they also produced the Busou Shinki and Figumate lines.
With those franchises’ impact, the memorable Konami Code, and their innovative character merchandising marketing strategy from the mid-90s to mid-2000s via the Konamilook physical stores and Konamistyle webshop, Konami’s influence on Japanese pop culture is undeniable and is felt even nowadays.
Are you a fan of Konami franchises? If yes, then this club is for you! Please go ahead and discuss! And if you have news about Konami’s new releases (be it video games, figures, or any other kind of merchandise), please do not hesitate sharing them here! -_^
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