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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
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 6.941 (scored by 2,156 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #36002
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3263
Members: 8,062
Favorites: 99
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Synopsis

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.

Background

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

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
Komasan
Komasan
Supporting
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya

Staff

Ushiro, Shinji
Ushiro, Shinji
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
King Creamsoda
King Creamsoda
Theme Song Performance
Dream5
Dream5
Theme Song Performance


Edit 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 77-101)
#6: "Terukuni Jinja no Kumade (照國神社の熊手)" by King Creamsoda (102-??)
#7: "Yuugara Otomodachi (ゆーがらお友達)" by King Creamsoda (eps?)

Edit 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-??)




More reviewsReviews

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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merlarva
May 18, 2016
Youkai Watch. It's an anime you may have heard of, a lot of people compare it to Pokémon partially due to it's growing popularity in Japan overshadowing Pokémon's. However, this anime is not actually as similar to Pokémon as it seems.

Both series center around a boy in a world filled with monsters, but the main difference is that their stories and interactions are presented completely differently. They both function as kids 'monster of the week' series but Pokémon is filled with epic battles and plots about evil teams wanting to take over the regions. In contrast, Youkai Watch is a pure humor anime consisting of read more
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RidaThePanda
Jul 12, 2016
As many have mentioned, Youkai Watch has been compared to the new Pokemon and maybe even expected to gather a fanbase like it, as if it's copying it, but it really isn't. Animes like these are often most enjoyed when you're able to watch them with others through daily life rather than a hardcore binge marathon, and that's exactly what I've been doing to make me come to appreciate it.

It follows the story of a boy who goes through daily life after acquiring the mystical power of the youkai watch, which lets him talk to supernatural beings that can inspirit people. As they inspirit people, read more
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