New Yo-kai Watch TV Anime Reveals Title, Cast, Studio, Theme Song Artists
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The staff for the new Yo-kai Watch anime series revealed the anime's title as Yo-kai Gakuen Y ~N to no Sōgū~ (Yo-Kai Academy Y: An Encounter With N). The announcement also revealed the cast, OLM as the animation production studio, and a new visual.
The cast members who are returning from the sixth film include:
Yuki Ono as Bakera
- Marina Inoue as Matarō Tamada
- Aya Endo as Sandayū Koma
- Haruka Tomatsu as Fubuki Himekawa
- Toshiki Masuda as Mera Raidō
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Ryūsuke Kyūbi
- Etsuko Kozakura as Momo
- Tomokazu Seki as Haruhiko Usumizawa
Another new character is Nayu Raisei (seen below):
Internet musical unit Sutopuri performs the anime's opening theme song "Gingira Ginga," written and composed by Vocaloid producer Nayutalien. Each weekly episode will play a different version of the ending theme song "Y Gakuen e Ikō" (Let's Go to Y Academy); the different versions share the same lyrics, but with completely different music every week. The singers of the different versions are R.O.N, 96Neko, Soraru, +α/Alpha-Kyun, and Sutopuri.
The anime will center on protagonist Jinpei Jiba, who can transform into yo-kai hero Benimaru Kengō (seen below). The series 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 series will also introduce new characters and items.
The series will premiere on December 27.
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.
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: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web