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Level-5 Plans Yōkai Watch TV Anime, Manga, Game

posted on by Egan Loo
Supernatural title with boy as lead character with ghost friend

The game developer Level-5 confirmed during its Level-5 Vision 2011 press conference on Saturday that it has television anime, manga, and game projects planned for its recently revealed Yōkai Watch franchise. The main character is a boy named Keita whose watch has a secret. He has a ghost named Whisper as a friend in this "weird yet humorous" story. Enterbrain's Famitsu news source posted images of Keita, Whisper, and elements from the franchise, and it indicates that more information will come in the future.

Akihiro Hino, the president of Level-5, indicated in a Twitter post last week that he may be working on more weekly anime besides the three already revealed (Inazuma Eleven GO, Danbōru Senki, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE). Yōkai Watch was first revealed through the November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly CoroCoro Comic magazine on Saturday.

Source: Famitsu

Update: According to 4Gamer, the television anime's broadcast and manga serialization have already been decided. One hot summer day, Keita has a strange encouner and receives a mysterious watch. The watch allows him to see ghosts in everyday life. [Via Yaraon!]

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