Ranked #3405

Youkai Watch

Alternative Titles

English: Yo-Kai Watch
Synonyms: Yokai Watch
Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2014 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Game
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 6.961 (scored by 1,104 users)
Ranked: #34052
Popularity: #3566
Members: 4,751
Favorites: 55
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Synopsis

Animated adaptation of Level-5's Nintendo 3DS video game.

While going deeper into the woods one day, primary school student Keita Amano ('Nate' in the English localisation) notices a bizarre capsule toy machine who tells him to insert money which he obeyingly does. But after opening the capsule that came out, a ghostly creature named Whisper materialises. Whisper, who was sealed inside the capsule, rewards his liberator Keita by becoming his Yo-kai butler and gives him a Yo-kai Watch. Whoever wears the watch gains the ability to see supernatural creatures called Yo-kai, each type possessing different kinds of magical abilities, and which are normally invisible to humans. The Yo-kai Watch also allows the wearer to summon any Yo-kai they have befriended, enabling the wearer to make use of the Yo-kai's powers. Using it, Keita and Whisper encounter many mischievous Yo-kai around town, resolving the trouble they're causing and befriending many at the same time.

(Source: Adapted from MU's manga synopsis)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Jibanyan
Jibanyan
Main
Kozakura, Etsuko
Japanese
Kozakura, Etsuko
Whisper
Whisper
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Amano, Keita
Amano, Keita
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Kodama, Fumika
Kodama, Fumika
Supporting
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya

Staff

Ushiro, Shinji
Ushiro, Shinji
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Dream5
Dream5
Theme Song Performance
Cotori with Stitchbird
Cotori with Stitchbird
Theme Song Performance

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Opening Theme

#1: "Geragerapou no Uta (ゲラゲラポーのうた)" by King Creamsoda (eps 1-36, 51)
#2: "Matsuri Hayashi de Geragerapou (祭り囃子でゲラゲラポー)" by King Creamsoda (eps 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62)
#3: "Hatsukoi-touge de Geragerapou (初恋峠でゲラゲラポー)" by King Creamsoda (eps 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61)
#4: "Kerappo Dance Train (ゲラッポ・ダンストレイン)" by King Creamsoda (eps 63-76)
#5: "Jinsei Dramatic (人生ドラマチック)" by King Creamsoda (eps 77-)

Ending Theme

#1: "Youkai Taisou Daiichi (ようかい体操第一)" by Dream5 (eps 1-24)
#2: "Dan Dan Dubi Zubaa! (ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー!)" by Dream5 + Burii Taichou (ブリー隊長) (eps 25-50)
#3: "Idol wa Unyanya no Ken (アイドルはウーニャニャの件)" by NyaKB with Tsuchinoko Panda (ニャーKB with ツチノコパンダ) (eps 51-67)
#4: "Youkai Taisou Daini (ようかい体操第二)" by Dream5 (eps 68-76)
#5: "Uchuu Dance! (宇宙ダンス!)" by Cotori with Stitchbird (eps 77-)



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Mitsjol
Jul 13, 2015
I managed to watch 50 episodes in about a week!

People on the internet will tell you that this tries too hard to be the next Pokémon. But that's not true at all, this show doesn't want to be anything like Pokémon. Youkai Watch tends to be more of a comedy series with various skits than an anime about a teenage boy going on an adventure.

Don't expect much of story, but the anime has a lot of charm to it. This anime is very self-aware and most of the jokes and skits are actually really funny. Some jokes tend to get old after a lot of read more
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sentience
Jan 29, 2014
The Youkai Watch anime now lacks an English subbing group for it. This is a shame as the anime is funny to watch and is currently one of the top ten children anime in Japan's Kanto region. I hope this review may be able to help change things as clearly a number of people (including myself) enjoy it. I plan to watch on and probably pick up the Japanese language at the same time, even if it will take ages for a group to pick this up again.

Youkai is a term for Japanese spirits, ghosts and monsters. A "Youki-pedia" series, this anime depend a lot read more
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Youkai Watch and Natsume Yuujinchou are similar in that both the protagonists befriend and are troubled by youkai (though one can see youkai because they are "gifted" and the other through the use of a watch-like device). Natsume Yuujinchou takes a more sad and serious tone to the youkai presence in the protagionist's life and focuses more on the protagonist. Whereas Youkai Watch takes a more lighthearted and comical tone and focuses more on the youkai. However, both series have a tendency to leave you feeling the same way. They both have touching and warm stories that can make you smile. 
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This season of Digimon has a lot of similarity with Youkai Watch:
- The main protagonist is a boy who has a device that allow him to see Digimon/Youkai. - During the episode both of them have to face some problems caused by those Digimon/Youkai and they have to solve it.
- Also, they both can capture a Digimon/Yokai and use it to fight their enemies.  
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"Gotta get/collect them all" theme and "monster of the week" themes.

However it should be noted that monster battles are more action-packed and intense in Pokemon, while Monster summons in Youkai watch have less action and usually depend more on the Youkai's special abilities (e.g. possession). 
reportRecommended by sentience
Anime: Gegege no Kitarou (2007)
Both feature Youkai (Japanese monsters, spirits and demons), though Gegege is closer towards the original definition of scary. They each have a different take on Youkai, with Gegege being more traditional, while Youkai Watch has a more modern approach and setting. Gegege no Kitarou is a long-running series in Japan. Both anime are relatively obscure outside Japan, so it might be difficult to find translations. While Gegege is more about the lives of Youkai being what they are, Youkai Watch is about a human boy interacting with Youkai. 
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