Youkai Watch Anime Airs On January 8th

By Ishaan . November 15, 2013 . 11:33am

The Youkai Watch anime has an air date in Japan. The anime series will begin airing on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 on TV Tokyo. Prior to the anime, a manga series based on the game will begin serializing in Shogakukan’s Ciao magazine next month.


Since its debut in Japan, the Youkai Watch game has gone on to sell over 200,000 copies. Level 5 are already at work on new game in the series, although they haven’t specified if this is going to be an entirely new title or not.


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  • Cannot wait for the anime to start!

    Also, if or when they release Youkai Watch in the west, I hope it keeps that boxart. I love it!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      They will change the ghost into muscle and gritty type lol.^_^

  • Marcelo Gouvêa

    Speaking of Youkai Watch, does anyone know how well-or-not it was received in Japan by critics/gamers? Just being cautiously optimistic…

    • Should be taken with pinch of salt – Famitsu’s four reviewers gave the game a 9.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      This game have been selling really well even without any anime support there. The sales have been quite steady comparing the huge trouble LV-5 meet from releasing several flopping game like Guild series and Girls Rpg.(I own that one though.^_^)

      I even remember when i visited Hokkaido, i streetpass with at least 20? kids who plays Youkai Watch during their travel.^_^

  • Shane Guidaboni

    I wish Level-5 would bring this here.

    • 3PointDecoupage

      Level 5 only releases games in America if they have Payton in them.

      • Shane Guidaboni

        Professor Payton, QB. XD It’s Layton, dude.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu


        • Renaldi Saputra

          I bet it’s a pun

      • I think Nintendo released those ones anyway.

    • Maybe the anime will get popular here and that’ll provide incentive.

      I could be wrong, but I don’t think Level 5 has a publishing arm in the US. I think the Level 5 titles we’ve gotten have been because they were done by Level 5 for Nintendo, Square Enix, Namco, etc.

      Anyway, Level 5 has at least 10 games that I want really really badly. :( Some are even in English yet not released in the US.

      • GH56734

        They do. Guild-01 and Guild-02 were brought over and localized by Level 5 America, hence why one version was localized for the iOS alngside Layton Brothers.
        But they are lazy nowadays with their releases/announcements.

        • Oh, I didn’t realize that! I thought Nintendo localized those. It’s a miracle we ever got Friday Monsters or Crimson Shroud.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        usually animes that providing game promotion things in it and it’s a CERO A game with new IP won’t get popular seeing how Gyrozetter and Gaist Crusher did

  • British_Otaku

    Good to hear, I bet they can rest easy to some extent knowing that they got 200K and stable sales for months before having an anime and manga. I hope we hear similar word for Gaist Crusher, the anime and manga are going but the game (and toys) need to do well for the franchise to survive.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    hope the anime will be good with around 50 episodes..

    usually game adaptation anime with 12-25 episodes didn’t satisfy me at all

  • Jonattas F.

    Seriously, Nintendo should buy Level-5!

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