This anime has been the most popular anime for kids in Japan since 2014, originally Yo-kai Watch was a game. It made a smash hit after it became an anime, kids and parents alike get into this anime. There are many parodies of a famous movie, drama, comedian, that reminds parents of their era! Yo-kai Watch is a comedy anime that kids can easily watch and laugh. Sometimes this anime is compared with Pokemon, personally speaking, it isn’t even close!
Yo-kai Watch has more gag and comedy way than Pokemon does, how they are similar is the game. In the Pokemon game, you collect monsters and fight other monsters, right? Yo-kai Watch too. You collect the Yokai and fight other Yokai. Basically, that is the only way that they are similar. The reason why this anime has been so popular is definitely family can watch together, it is comical with so many cute characters. Now 2016 Yo-kai Watch has started to fade away slowly little by little but still the new movie was a hit. I wonder if Yo-kai Watch can pass the long-running seller Pokemon?? Second seasons of Yo-kai Watch has started last July and the game will be released this summer! I will buy the new game on Japanese 3ds lol Well let me introduce story of Yo-kai Watch!ε=ε=┏( >_<)┛
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This the main character is a kid named Keta who is an elementary school student. He lives in Sakura Newtown. He is a normal 5th-grade elementary school student. One day while he was in the forest catching bugs he found a Gachapon machine(Gashapon,capsule toy), he drew Gachapon from the machine and a Yokai named Whisper popped out! This Yokai said he is a servant for Yokai and gave him a watch that is able to see the Yokai. This is how an ordinary kid’s life does an 180-degree change! There are many Yokai in his town that play pranks on humans, however, Keta is the only one able to see them. As he wins battles, the Yokai will be will become his friends, the Yokai will give him a medal that Keta can put on his watch and call Yokai anytime when he wants help from the Yokai. As collecting medals by becoming friends with Yokai, he starts to solve many mysterious funny cute problems that Yokai make in his town.
Jibanyan – He is a cat who run over by a truck and became a ghost. He tries to be the most strongest cat in the world. He loves Nya KB!
Keita Amano(Nathan Adams) – Main character. He is a elementary school student who is a average kid. He has a complex of being average.
Komasan -Kamajiro’s twin elder brother. He ran away from home and came to Sakura new town. He is from a country so he is is not used to being in the city.
Komajiro -Komasan’s twin young brother. He is looking for Komasan who ran away from home and came to Sakura new town. Unlike Komasan, he is knowledgeable and calm.
Whisper – 190 years ago, he was sealed by a monk. He is a Yokai butler who is positive all the time and emotional.
Usapyon – He comes form second season. He is chosen to be the first small animal to go to the space. He has a short temper and hates to be lonely.
How to find this anime
Anime Studio : OLM
Episodes : January 8, 2014 – present
Opening and Ending Songs
Gera Gera Po no Uta – King Cream Soda (ゲラゲラポーのうた – キング・クリームソーダ)
Matsuri Bayashi de Gera Gera Po – King Cream Soda (祭り囃子でゲラゲラポー – キング・クリームソーダ)
Hatsukoi Toge de Gera Gera Po – King Cream Soda (初恋峠でゲラゲラポー – キング・クリームソーダ)
Gerappo Dance Train – King Cream Soda (ゲラッポ・ダンストレイン – キング・クリームソーダ)
Jinsei Dramatic – King Cream Soda (人生ドラマチック – キング・クリームソーダ)
Terukuni Jinja no Kumade – King Cream Soda (照國神社の熊手 – キング・クリームソーダ)
Yokai Taiso Dai Ichi(ようかい体操第一) – Dream5
Dan Dan Dobi Zuba! – Dream5 + Buri- Taicho (ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー! – Dream5+ブリー隊長)
Gera Gera Po Sokyoku – Yokai King Dream Soda (ゲラゲラポー走曲 – ようかいキング・ドリームソーダ)
Idle wa u- Nya Nya no Ken – Nya KB with Tsuchinoko Panda (アイドルはウーニャニャの件 -ニャーKB with ツチノコパンダ )
Yokai Taiso Dai Ni(ようかい体操第二) – Dream5
Uchu Dance! – Kotori with Stitch bird (宇宙ダンス! – コトリ with ステッチバード)
Chikyujin – Kotori with Stitch bird ( 地球人- コトリ with ステッチバード)
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This anime represents usual life as well as unusual life too. The main character and friends are normal elementary kids and family too. They all live in a normal town with a normal life. But when it comes to Yokai, that is when it becomes unusual. I think it is easy to feel this anime world for kids. Yokai are supposed to be scary but on this anime, Yokai are so adorable, so adorable that you really can’t hate them.
Those points are to touch kid’s heart’s and make this anime popular. As I said earlier, this anime contains many parody scene from old times that parents can feel the nostalgic memories. It is a really funny and comical anime for kids. Japanese kids also like the ending song to dance with. It is like physical exercises, they get so into it! Those factors made Yo-kai Watch so popular. I wonder Yo-kai Watch can be as well known and liked as much Pokemon in this world. Anyway, this is the end of the introduction of this anime. If you think you want to watch it, Why don’t you try?? ♪└|∵|┐♪└|∵|┘♪┌|∵|┘♪
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