Youkai Watch Gets Animated, Whisper The Ghost Has A Surprisingly Deep Voice

By Spencer . June 6, 2013 . 9:18pm

Sakura New Town looks like an ordinary town, but unseen to most humans are mythological Japanese characters called Youkai living with them. Keeta, the protagonist, finds the Youkai Watch and meets Whisper, a friendly ghost-like creature with a deep voice. After putting on the Youkai Watch, Keeta sees Youkai everywhere. Some spirits like Jibanyan are friendly. The cat-like creature is one of Whisper’s buddies, but some Youkai are causing problems. Keeta can use the Youkai Watch to summon youkai to take out troublemaking youkai.


The animated preview cuts off when a battle begins, but we know how the game’s combat system works. Also, check out this introduction to the characters and youkai in Youkai Watch.


Youkai Watch is slated for release on June 11 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Man, I could’ve mistaken this for an anime that was gonna air on TV. It looks pretty cool. Hope to see more.

    • NimbusStev

      Totally! I zoned out for a second during the trailer and completely forgot I was watching a promo for a video game.

  • JB2448

    It actually comes out July 11th, not June 11th.

  • Maumac77

    Still looking really good. Wouldn’t mind seeing this one the WiiU either….localized of course. Wondering how the animated scenes will look on the 3DS screen, or if the game uses the 3D function at all

  • Guest

    I wonder if the cutscenes differ when Fumi is selected as main character instead of Keita…

    • puchinri

      I was wondering that earlier~!

  • Miss_Madness

    Gotta love that deep voice whiplash.

    • puchinri

      Totally off-topic, but I just wanted to say that I love your D.S. icon~.

      • Miss_Madness

        Thanks and it’s certainly a surprise to see anyone that can recognize him. Bastard!! is so obscure.

        • puchinri

          Haha, it was a surprise to see him~. (A very pleasant surprise.)

  • puchinri

    I’m pretty excited about the game, and bumped into this trailer a bit earlier; it was a fun watch~. Having Fumi as a confirmed alt protag is also quite nice and exciting.

    The story to the game has got me quite curious, and I really hope we see it here. ♥

  • Enzo

    I am moderately surprised at how much of the Japanese I knew in that trailer.

    • It is a kid-oriented work, so it’s possible that they kept the language simple.

      • Enzo

        Yeah, the Japanese was pretty simple. Compared to the AA5 trailer, this one was much easier.

        • Shane Guidaboni

          As someone who is beginning to learn Japanese, speak for yourself! haha, this is still complicated for me.

  • Oh, so Donyoriinu and Negativuun are slated to be enemy Youkai at first? That would explain their “foul”-looking violet color scheme.

  • Virevolte

    Woh. I’m fan already.

  • Seizui

    You know, if this was an anime, I would actually watch it.

    • There is going to be an anime, this is one of L5’s cross-media projects.

  • Anna Scruton

    Hate to sound like a broken record, but can we please have some footage of the female player character Level 5? We only saw her for 30 seconds here!

    • puchinri

      It would be nice to see what she’s like playable in a vid rather than just screens. ;n;

    • Hinataharem


  • Inazuma Eleven (anime) and Ni no Kuni have given me wonderful snippets of what L5 can do. Just need them bring over so many of their wonderful titles here to the west: Fantasy Life, Inazuma Eleven (3DS titles), Youkai Watch ,etc. We need them here wisp. :D

    Was not expecting that deep voice for Whisper! :O The anime is going to very interesting.

  • Torraint

    Grimer.. is that you?

  • Please let this get localized =)

  • Yuriangels

    God i want Jibanyan!!!

  • AdhesiveBoy

    Ahhhh, this is look so adorable and nostalgic.

  • Desukoru

    I hope we get the anime release date for this quickly. If I can’t play it, then I’d at least like to watch it.

    Plus, I’m totally digging the soundtrack for the games. I wonder who composed it.

  • lozffvii


  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Except for the few gameplay scenes and the change in voice for Whisper, the trailer was the same as the reveal one. But whatevs, looking forward to seeing what the game and the anime brings to the table.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    I need this game!

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