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Yo-kai Watch TV Anime Enters Shadowside Arc in April

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New story set after December film stars Keita's son Keisuke

The official website for the Yo-kai Watch television anime revealed on Thursday that the anime will transition into a Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside arc, along with a change in the show's title, on April 13. The show will retain its Friday at 6:25 p.m. time slot on TV Tokyo, although the first episode will be a one-hour special that will premiere on 5:55 p.m.

The series is set after the events of the Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu anime film, and will center on the character Keisuke (Haruka Tomatsu), the younger brother of Natsume. Natsume is the daughter of previous protagonist Keita and she was the protagonist of the film. Keisuke is a fifth grader who does not believe in ghosts, UFOs, or even yo-kai. Lately, he has noticed that Natsume has been coming home late, and one day decides to tail her. When he discovers that Natsume goes to a yo-kai detective agency, Natsume is forced to involve Keisuke in her activities.

The characters Tōma and Akinori are also returning from the film.

Aoi Yūki will voice Natsume in the anime (Mone Kamishiraishi voiced the character in the film). Yoshiaki Hasegawa, Mutsumi Tamura, Tomokazu Seki, and Takaya Kuroda are also part of the cast.

In the film, yo-kai have the ability to transform into "lightside" and "shadowside" forms. In these forms, yo-kai show different personalities, abilities, and appearances.

The film premiered in Japan last December, and ranked #2 in its opening weekend, with 355,200 tickets sold and 399 million yen (about US$3.6 million) earned. The film had earned 1,863,413,400 yen (about US$17.33 million) total as of January 21.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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