The first English-language film based on the global animation and game phenomenon, Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie will make its US television premiere on Saturday, November 12 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. The movie will have encore airings Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 3:45 p.m. The TV event on the heels of a limited theatrical run was announced by brand creator LEVEL-5 abby Inc.
Featuring the voice talent from the hit TV series, 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.
To toast the movie, LEVEL-5 abby is making the second season of the TV series available for free on YouTube for a limited time, starting with the first five episodes on Nov. 14 with additional adventures added throughout he month on the official Yo-Kai Watch YouTube channel. Each of these episodes will reveal special QR codes that can be scanned into 3DS games Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, as well as the iOS/Android apps Yo-Kai Watch Land and Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble.
Fans can also collect secret passwords hidden in each episode and enter them at yo-kai-world.com to enter sweepstakes for over a thousand prizes, including exclusive Hovernyan Yo-Motion Medals. One grand prize winner will receive a package including Nintendo 3DS games, Hasbro toys and a custom voice greeting from their favorite Yo-kai.
New episodes of Yo-Kai Watch season two currently air on Disney XD every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT. Immediately before the movie’s debut on Nov. 12, a new episode “Whisper’s Secret Past” will explore the secret origins of Nate’s beloved Yo-kai butler.