Many of you may be familiar with online content provider DMM.com. They provide various online content such as anime, manga, e-books, games and more!
In addition to all these wonderful services, DMM have announced a brand new online scratch card service called DMM Scratch. The service is very much like the so-called kuji raffles that are so popular in Japan. Usually, you would go to a convenience store or games arcade, choose the series whose prizes you want to win and pick a ticket from a box. The ticket displays a letter denoting what type of prize you win, with ‘A ‘prizes being the best ones, ‘B’ prizes being the second best etc. The prizes available are usually exclusive to that raffle, so often the tickets sell out very quickly!
Now you can take part in the fun from anywhere in DMM’s new DMM Scratch service! You just buy the online scratch card, scratch off the panels, and find out what prize you have won. It’s even more fun when you realize that the shipping and handling is absolutely free.
There are 10 titles related to DMMGames and DMMpictures planned to take part in the raffle so far, with more on the way:
The prizes are exclusive to DMM Scratch and you won’t be able to get hold of them elsewhere. The service will start on Thursday 16 November, and to celebrate there will be a special campaign which gives 10,000 users one free scratch ticket. Follow the official twitter (@dmm_scratch) and retweet the specified tweet between 26 October (12:00 JST) and 9 November (11:59 JST) to be in with a chance to win (Japan only).
If you are thinking ‘I’m not even in Japan, how does this apply to me?’, well don’t worry friends, as the service has some plans in store for overseas users in 2018! We are looking forward to how the fun world of Japanese raffles can be spread to otaku from various countries around the world!
To see a little as to how the service works, DMM Scratch’s mascot Mekuru-chan guides us through the process in a special video. (NB: ‘mekuru’ means ‘to turn over’ in Japanese, like turning over a raffle ticket!)