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NEWS: iTunes Adds Yo-Kai Watch Anime's 'Season 3'




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Mistaken



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:30 am Reply with quote
such a delightful anime. a shame it was ruined, it was much better than pokemon to me.
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Gator Gamer



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:39 am Reply with quote
"rootin tootin space cowboy"? Laughing Oh USApyon, what did they do to you....
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:12 pm Reply with quote
It's sad what happened to this franchise. The games did very well with hardcore gamers, but the franchise itself - especially the English adaptation of the anime (which was poorly handled) - wasn't really commercially viable. It came at an awkward time, right before the release of both Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon GO. So, it unfortunately never really built the kind of western fanbase it could have gotten.

How Disney handled the anime, by airing it on Disney XD - which I might add isn't as well-known as Disney Channel and Disney Junior (hence why DuckTales moved to the former) - and making a lot of 4Kids style edits, pretty much killed any chance of it succeeding as well. Hasbro also poorly marketed the toys.

In other words, I think it's all thanks to Disney and Hasbro that Yo-kai Watch was such a disaster in the US.
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