Youkai Watch

Yo-kai Watch

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Synonyms: Yokai Watch
Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチ
English: Yo-kai Watch
German: Yo-Kai Watch
Spanish: Yo-Kai Watch
French: Yo-Kai Watch
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Type: TV
Episodes: 214
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2014 to Mar 30, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Dentsu
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.601 (scored by 1442414,424 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #60952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3863
Members: 31,332
Favorites: 225

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Episodes: /214


Primary school student Keita Amano's curiosity is as innocent as any other child's his age. But when one day he decides to venture deeper into the forest, he encounters a small and mysterious capsule. Out from its depths comes Whisper. After 190 years of imprisonment, this ghost-like creature is glad that someone has been kind enough to set him free. He decides to reward Keita by becoming his guardian against supernatural forces. Whisper is one of many Youkai that exist in the world, and provides Keita with a special Youkai Watch, which enables him to see and interact with all the other Youkai.

Youkai Watch follows Keita, Whisper and the cat spirit Jibanyan as they encounter Youkai, befriend them, fix all the trouble that they so often cause, and, with the help of the watch, use the powers of previously encountered Youkai to aid them. Young Keita may have been just an ordinary primary school student when he first encountered the Youkai, but the many adventures that follow his discovery provide him with invaluable experiences and precious life lessons that help him grow.


Youkai Watch was awarded the Best Film Award for a TV Series at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2015. It also won the grand prize for Digital Content of the Year in 2014 at Japan’s 20th annual Association of Media in Digital Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Misora, Inaho

Yuuki, Aoi


Nagata, Ryoko




Endou, Aya

Imada, Kanchi

Satou, Chie


Ushiro, Shinji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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 77-101)
6: "Terukuni Jinja no Kumade (照國神社の熊手)" by King Creamsoda (eps 102-129)
7: "Yuugara Otomodachi (ゆーがらお友達)" by King Creamsoda (eps 130-150)
8: "Banzai! Ai Zenkai (ばんざい!愛全開)" by King Creamsoda (eps 151-178)
9: "Gold...Nanchatte! (ゴールド…なんちゃって!)" by King Creamsoda (eps 179-)

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 77-101)
6: "Chikyuujin (地­球人)" by Cotori with Stitchbird (eps 102-129)
7: "Furusato Japon (ふるさとジャポン)" by LinQ (eps 130-150)
8: "Treasure (トレジャー)" by LinQ (eps 151-178)
9: "Hello Chri-Dance (ハロ・クリダンス)" by You-bex Rengougun (妖ベックス連合軍) (eps 179-)


Apr 8, 2018
In the slushy sea of content aimed at an audience of elementary schoolers, it can be difficult to fish up something that is actually genuinely enjoyable. There's a lot of fluff titles, a lot of preachy titles, and a lot of titles that are just dorky action. Nothing is actually wrong with being any of those things but such traits don't mark a show as noticeable in a sea of content. Especially with the competitive nature of appealing to such a young age group with a low attention span. Among this lot, Yo-Kai Watch has become another one of those successful accounts that has grabbed ...
Jan 2, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (200/214 eps)
I watched 200 episodes of this before I decided I had enough and it is now time to try something else.I wrote a review before (after 76 episodes) and it'll be available at the end of this one.

It goes like this. This is pretty much kids anime, heavily geared towards promoting youkai merchandise. it follows "3 stories per episode" format. Meaning one episode usually contains 3 short stories, usually padded by music. The anime also heavily reuses in many places, in the beginning it is very blatant.

The anime starts in a very uninspiring way - first 20 or so episodes are dedicated to itnroducing yokai, ...
Sep 15, 2017
Preliminary (2/214 eps)
Before the review, I would like to say that I am not fluent in English, so I translated my text by Google Translator, sorry if there is a mistake.

I don't have much to say about Yōkai watch, unless I'm really disappointed in this anime, it's been awhile since I've been wanting to watch, thinking it was an anime I would like a lot, since it has a slight footprint of Pokémon. Unfortunately it was wrong, this anime is not for teenagers and adults, it is only for children, you can perceive it by opening, which is very childish, it seems even old cartoon music, like ...

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