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INTEREST: Yo-kai Watch Displaces Long-Time Favorite Anpanman in Children's Poll




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XerneasYveltal



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:31 pm Reply with quote
Now there goes the old flame that was Anpanman.
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Wandering Samurai



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:47 pm Reply with quote
I'm in Japan right now and this show has literally taken over all the stores. The craze that was Pokemon has been replaced by this show. All the merchandise is Yokai Watch now.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:17 pm Reply with quote
Perhaps the opening song Gera Gera Pō has contributed to Yōkai Watch's increasingly massive popularity within Japan? Wink
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:45 pm Reply with quote
Where's Pokemon?

Heh, by the time Japan Let It Go, it's time for Frozen 2!
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manapear



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:49 pm Reply with quote
I'm actually more surprised by how steep of a drop comes after Anpanman. But now, knowing what their fillings are, they sound delicious, and I want to watch~!
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Juno016



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:43 am Reply with quote
Wandering Samurai wrote:
I'm in Japan right now and this show has literally taken over all the stores. The craze that was Pokemon has been replaced by this show. All the merchandise is Yokai Watch now.


Not where I live. I mean, Yokai Watch is popular, but Pokemon's new movie has Hoopa and Black MegaRayquaza everywhere where I am.
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:02 pm Reply with quote
I can see why Level-5 would want to bring Yo-kai Watch over to the west. I can't see it succeeding to the level of Pokémon though. Heck, Pokémon can hardly be a kids' franchise anymore in the west. What the kids are into are things to make them look "mature" to their classmates and friends, and there is no way Yo-kai Watch can do that.
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