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Kento Yamazaki, Emi Takei Join Cast For 3rd Yo-kai Watch Film's Live-Action Segments

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Takumi Saitou, Minami Hamabe, Yuina Kuroshima, more to appear in December film

The staff of the third Yōkai 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!), revealed on Saturday more of the cast that will star in the live-action scenes of the film.

The actors include (from left to right and top to bottom):

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 Yōkai 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. Hino is serving as the executive producer for the film and is also writing the film's scripts.

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.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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