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: DemonsDemons
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.501 (scored by 66896,689 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #62032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3683
Members: 25,328
Favorites: 178

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Young boy catches warious monsters, stores them in portable device and then lets them out when needed. Both are episodical anime for kids. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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. 
report Recommended by awkwardbonds
If you're into yōkai lore, you'll really love both Hanako-kun and Yōkai Watch. Not only are both shows about yōkai. They're also both mostly episodic with a new yōkai being introduced each episode. In both series the protagonist has to befriend the yōkai that are causing trouble for their classmates and family. (Well, just classmates in the case of Hanako-kun.) Both protagonists have a yōkai assistant who claims to be more knowledgable about other yōkai then he actually is. 
report Recommended by Ameonna93
They are both shows, that are about a boy and all the different Yo-Kai that he meets, while having a more comedic, Slice-of-Life tone. Yo-Kai Watch has a style more similar to Pokemon and other shows like that and runs for three segments per episode. Kiitaro is much shorter, but the Yo-Kai feel more "realistic" than in Yo-Kai Watch and it feels more like a Slice-of-Life show. 
report Recommended by Sinankooesa
While being a very different style of show, they both follow a male protagonist, helping people by defeating Mononoke/Youkai. Both are interesting to watch and keep the watcher engaged. The side characters are interesting and well written. 
report Recommended by AntonBS
Both anime have a watch with which you can see monsters. In both anime, the monsters live among the people, but nobody notices it. 
report Recommended by Rad_Scientist
While Yo-kai Watch is more kid-oriented, both series are gigantic and hold casts of colourful and memorable characters and worlds. Both can keep you entertained for months. While it starts slower and isn’t as dark or violent as My Hero Academia, Yo-kai Watch becomes surprisingly dark for a children's show. Genuinely disturbing villains (both visually and behaviourally) and onscreen deaths (including suicide) appear more frequently later in Yo-kai Watch.  
report Recommended by GreyStoneFlinger
Literally has the same storyline as 'Appli Monsters.' In fact, the series starts exactly how Youkai Watch did. 
report Recommended by Izac_Kak
Both are gigantic children’s anime franchises that feature huge casts of amazing and unique characters fighting against equally memorable villains.  
report Recommended by GreyStoneFlinger
Both are about a bunch of kids interacting with ghost's in one way or another, Yokai watch is a bit more goofy about it though. Both are more of a collection of short stories rather than a whole series as in they both focus on random ghost's for an episode rather than have some sort of big story. Both have a weird white ghost blob thing who is sorta the mascot, in Yokai watch Jibanyan is also the mascot and it's often said how everyone likes him more than whisper in the show but personally i prefer whisper. 
report Recommended by VanVeleca
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.  
report Recommended by Ko-gil
"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). 
report Recommended by sentience
They're both series where the main focus are cute characters, in the case with Keroro Gunsou it's alien frogs and Yokai Watch it's Yokai. The stories and humor are pretty similar to one another as well and they're targeted to children in Japan. Even some of the characters are pretty similar (Keita is similar to Fuyuki and Jibanyan is similar to Tamama). 
report Recommended by noriakikakyoin
both anime's are full of random skits and random jokes. 
report Recommended by DoemsDagDing
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. 
report Recommended by sentience
Beacuse there is similar creatures in both of them. Yokais and monsters. The main chacacter remeber a lot Nate and monster remember Jibanyan. They are Kodomo anime I hope... The adventure is good, in this case, Yokai watch is better but I´ll watch MHS 
report Recommended by Zazadosnimu