Arnold Schwarzenegger to Meet Yo-kai Watch Robot at Japanese Premiere
posted on by Eric Stimson
Arnold Schwarzenegger is due to meet an unusual guest at the Japanese premiere of his upcoming film, Terminator Genisys: Robonyan. The character is a robotic version of Jibanyan, the mascot character of Yo-kai Watch.
Robonyan comes from the future with the familiar signature line "I'LL BE BACK," it's Yo-kai Watch's nod to Schwarzenegger's Terminator T-800. President and CEO of Yo-kai Watch game developer Level-5, Akihiro Hino said, "The Terminator T-800, who comes to protect [those in need] no matter what trouble they're in, is still my hero. I never would've thought that Robonyan would be able to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think [Robonyan]'s also quite happy."
Robonyan is indeed delighted to meet his flesh-and-blood counterpart. "It's an honor to be invited to the sunny stage. If it turns into a fight, I won't lose, but instead I think I'll try to negotiate a part in a Hollywood movie or something. See you at the red carpet! I'LL BE BACK!"
Terminator Genisys premieres on July 1, with the Japanese limited premiere scheduled for July 6 followed by a wide release on July 10. Schwarzenegger has a large fan following in Japan, where he is affectionately referred to as "Shuwa-chan" and has starred in several commercials over his career.