Umi Monogatari is the same as Sea Story!
Created by Sanyo Bussan, Umi Monogatari is a pachinko and and slot machine series known for its easy to learn play style. Also known as the Umi Series, it’s been a popular line for 20 years. The very first entry in the series was introduced as “Gingira Paradise” in 1995. Four years later, in 1999, the series formally became known as Umi Monogatari. With its instantly recognizable characters, Umi Monogatari has remained iconic in the Pachinko industry amongst diehard fans and casual players.
he second major entry released in November 2002 as “Shin Umi Monogatari.” Together with “CR Shin Umi Monogatari M27” and “CR Shin Umi Monogatari M56,” over 1,000,000 machines were shipped, a first in the industry. This feat established the popularity for the series for years to come. Following this, the first “Miss Marin-chan contest” was held in July 2003 to celebrate the series’ mascot.
Next in the series was “CR OoUmi Monogatari,” which was released in March 2005 and shipped over 700,000 machines. This was followed-up by “CR Super Umi Monogatari” in 2006, having shipped 650,000 machines as well.
Over the years, the Umi Series has taken players across the globe from the oceans of Okinawa to the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean Sea and more. The immense success has also led to spinoff machines, garnering their own deserved popularity.
Marin, Umi Monogatari’s ocean themed mascot is well known in her own right. With each entry in the series she has gained a high recognition amongst the public.