While walking around town one day, 5th grader Amano Keita notices a bizarre capsule toy machine in the woods and decides to buy a toy. But when he opens the capsule he receives, a ghostly creature named Whisper materializes. Impressed that Keita neither ran away nor bombarded him with questions, he decides to give Keita the Youkai Watch. The watch is a device that allows the wearer to see youkai, which are fantastical creatures, each type possessing different kinds of magical abilities, and which are normally invisible to humans. The Youkai Watch also allows the wearer to summon any youkai he has befriended, enabling the wearer to make use of the youkai's powers. Using it, Keita and Whisper encounter many mischievous youkai around town, resolving the trouble they're causing and befriending many at the same time.
Youkai Watch won the 38th Kodansha Manga and 60th Shogakukan Awards for best children's manga in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
The series has been published in English as Yo-kai Watch by VIZ Media under the Perfect Square imprint (uses Westernized names) since November 3, 2015 and by Shogakukan Asia (uses original Japanese names) since July 1, 2015. It will be published in Spanish by Norma Editorial.
A kid dressed in a bright tee and cargo pants takes on the world of cute monsters. What's not to love! The Yo-kai watch games as well as the anime adaptation bring back all the good old memories of our rose-tinted childhood with a splash of action here and there. Come join the adventure!
Fukubukuro, or "lucky bags", are a famous New Year tradition in Japan. The name comes from the words 'fuku', meaning fortune, and 'bukuro', meaning bag. These grab bags contain random content that are often worth more than the price you pay. Come get yours, just in time for the New Year!