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Yo-kai Watch Screenwriter Reacts to Series Trending in America

posted on by Kim Morrissy
#SaveYoKaiWatch started trending on Twitter as fans show their support in the face of declining sales

The Yōkai Watch series has been struggling in recent years in the United States. The most recent game, Yōkai Watch 4: Bokura wa Onaji Sora o Miageteiru (We Look Up Toward the Same Sky), hasn't received a western release, despite earlier promises of a localization two years ago.

To show support for the waning series, English-speaking fans on Twitter started posting under the #SaveYoKaiWatch, causing it to briefly trend in the United States.

This fact even managed to reach the anime's lead screenwriter Yoichi Kato, who tweeted: "Yōkai Watch is trending in America!"

The head writer for the U.S. adaptation of the anime David H. Steinberg also chipped in, tweeting: "Oh my swirls! I wrote 93 episodes of Yōkai Watch but I could probably do a few more! #SaveYoKaiWatch"

Three seasons from the original Yōkai Watch TV anime received an English dub, airing on Disney XD US. Sprite Animation Studios handled for the first two seasons, but the cast was replaced in 2018, when SDI Media took over the English dub. Hasbro's Yōkai Watch toy line was discontinued in the United States in 2017.

Yōkai Watch, the new television anime series in the Yōkai Watch franchise, will premiere on April 9 at 6:25 p.m. JST on six stations affiliated with TV Tokyo.

Source: Yoichi Kato's Twitter account


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