Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan Anime & Live-Action Film Opens on December 17
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The July issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine unveiled more information on Wednesday about the third Yo-kai Watch film, titled Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan! (Yo-kai Watch The Movie: The Flying Whale and the Grand Adventure of the Double Worlds, Meow!). The film's story is set in both an anime and a live-action world, and will contain live-action scenes in addition to the anime scenes. The film will open in Japan on December 17.
Child actor Ryōka Minamide will play main character Keita Amano in the live-action parts of the film. A new Yo-kai named Koala-nyan will be key to the plot of the double worlds.
Those who purchase tickets in advance beginning on July 16 will receive a "Jibanyan Real Version Yo-kai Dream Medal" that will be compatible with the Yo-kai Watch 3 game.
TV Tokyo announcer Sayaka Suguru announced last December that the third Yio-kai Watch film would premiere in winter 2016. Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino previously teased that the next film installment might be live-action.
Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Enma Daioh to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! (Yo-kai Watch The Movie: Great King Enma and the 5 Stories, Meow!), the second film in the franchise, opened in Japan last December. The film topped the Japanese opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in attendance, although not in box office gross, during its first week. The film stayed at #2 for five straight weeks.
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