YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE Makes Its TV Debut Saturday, November 12
November 11, 2016

YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE Makes Its TV Debut, Airing Saturday, November 12 On Disney XD

Fans Can Celebrate With a Sweepstakes to Win YO-KAI WATCH Prizes As the New Season of the Animated Series Debuts on YouTube

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — November 10, 2016 — YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE, the first English-language film based on the global phenomenon YO-KAI WATCH, will make its U.S. television debut on Saturday, November 12, LEVEL-5 abby Inc. announced today. The film, which recently received a limited theatrical run, features the voice talent of the hit show YO-KAI WATCH, currently airing its second season on Disney XD. YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE debuts at 9:00 AM ET/PT on Saturday, November 12 on Disney XD, and will have encore performances on Sunday, November 13 at 5:00 PM ET/PT and Monday, November 14 at 3:45 PM ET/PT.

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YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE follows Nate Adams and his Yo-kai friends, Whisper and Jibanyan, as they’re transported to the past to help Nate’s grandfather, Nathaniel, battle evil Yo-kai and invent the Yo-kai Watch. YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE also introduces a new Yo-kai — Hovernyan, a floating blue cat who is Nathaniel’s heroic companion. Cinema Blend calls the film “a fun and fast watch that makes for some entertaining excitement,” and Anime News Network says YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE is “a funny and heartwarming comedy-adventure.”

 

To celebrate the film’s TV debut, LEVEL-5 abby Inc. will make the second season of the YO-KAI WATCH animated series available for free on YouTube for a limited time. Starting with the first five episodes on Monday, November 14, episodes will be added throughout the month to the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel, culminating on Wednesday, November 30. Each episode on the YouTube channel will also feature special QR codes that can be scanned into the best-selling new Nintendo 3DS games YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, as well as codes for the iOS and Android apps YO-KAI WATCH Land and YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble.

 

Fans will also be able to collect secret passwords hidden in each episode, which can be entered at the official YO-KAI WATCH website for a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win one of more than a thousand prizes, including exclusive Hovernyan “YO-MOTION” MEDALS. One grand prize winner will receive a prize package including, Nintendo 3DS games, Hasbro toys and a one-of-a-kind prize: a custom voice greeting from their favorite Yo-kai! For more details on the sweepstakes, fans can visit the official YO-KAI WATCH website.

 

“We are thrilled that our amazing partners at Disney XD will be bringing YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE to television for all of our fans to enjoy,” Yukari Hayakawa, Chief Operating Officer, LEVEL-5 abby Inc., said. “With the second season of the TV show, the best-selling new Nintendo 3DS games, our popular iOS and Android apps and now YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE, American YO-KAI WATCH fans have an entire world of hilarious, action-packed adventures to explore.”

New episodes from the second season of YO-KAI WATCH are currently airing on Disney XD, every Saturday at 8:30 AM ET/PT. Immediately before the debut of YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE on Saturday, November 12, the premiere of the new episode “Whisper’s Secret Past” explores the secret origins of Nate’s beloved Yo-kai butler for the very first time.

 

About YO-KAI WATCH: YO-KAI WATCH is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai (invisible beings that are the cause of life’s daily annoyances) all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon the mysterious Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems… problems that are often caused by other trouble-making Yo-kai! Discover the adventures of Nate and his Yo-kai companions via video game, animated comedy series, comics, toys and video on demand. View full episodes on the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel and visit the official website, as well as follow YO-KAI WATCH on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About LEVEL-5 abby Inc.

Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company mission is to bring its universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. LEVEL-5 abby maintains a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect. The company’s tentpole franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, Little Battler’s eXperience™ (LBX™) and SNACK WORLD™, the latter currently in production – are debuting before western audiences via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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