Yokai Watch The Movie hits US theaters October 15

first_imgGet ready for a Yo-kai Watch adventure that travels through time and investigates the origins of the Watch! Everyone’s favorite ghost hunter is coming to US theaters for a one-day special theatrical release on October 15th thanks to the crew at Fathom Events and Eleven Arts.The English dub version of the movie brings back the original voice actors reprising their roles as the beloved characters from the anime Yo-kai Watch for a brand new story. Check out this awesome trailer.In Yo-kai Watch: The Movie, fans can follow their favorite characters from the series Nate, Whisper and Jibanyan as they go on an adventure that sends them traveling back in time to find Nate’s grandfather as a young boy and get his help to stop an evil Yo-kai from taking over the world.Nate’s grandfather has his baseball bat skills on lock.Oh yeah, Kumamon shows up in this movie, too. I guess the prefecture of Kumamoto is sponsoring this film, somehow!Kumamon just hanging out, randomly appearing in your anime movie, eating a tomato, like you do.A brand new yo-kai named Hovernyan appears in this film too. No, it’s not hover cat. It’s a cool battling spirit cat with an X-shaped scar on his head!Fans who attend one of the many screenings across the US will receive a special medal featuring a new character introduced in the movie, Hovernyan. The medal can be used with the new Yo-Motion Yo-kai Watch Model Zero toy, and has a QR code on the back that can be scanned to unlock content for the Yo-kai Watch 2 video game on the Nintendo 3DS.Yo-kai Watch originally started as an RPG video game developed by Level-5 (Professor Layton, Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest VIII) and released in 2013, and developed into many spin-off games, manga, and its own anime series. The anime series first debuted in the US in fall of 2015 on Disney XD and Netflix. The Yo-kai Watch movie first debuted in Japan in December 2014 and is now coming to the US for the first time.You can find listings for a theater near you on the official website.We don’t know who this character is yet, but she looks terrifying and awesome.last_img

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