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Yo-kai Watch Anime Gets New Series in 6th Movie's Academy Setting

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New series premieres on December 27, continues story from December 13 film

The December issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Friday that a new Yo-kai Watch! anime series will premiere on December 27. The film will be set in the same high school academy setting as Eiga Yo-kai Watch! Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka (Yo-kai Watch Jam the Movie: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero?; pictured at right), the sixth film in the series, and will continue the film's story.

The most recent anime series, titled Yo-kai Watch! (with an exclamation mark), premiered on April 5 and is currently airing. The anime brought back Keita (Nate in the English version) as the main character.

Eiga Yo-kai Watch! Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka will open in Japan on December 13. Pink Lady is performing the film's theme song "Meteo."

The new film's story is set in Y-Academy, an elite school that only allows students with top-class abilities to enter. The protagonist Jinpei Jiba, and his unique friends, take on the mysteries of the school as transforming heroes.

Eiga Yo-kai Watch!: Forever Friends, the franchise's fifth anime film, opened in Japan last December. The film eventually sold 930,000 tickets to earn 1,043,725,500 yen (about US$9,615,164) at the box office in Japan.

Source: Coro Coro Comics December issue

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