Here’s A Peek At The Youkai Watch Anime

By Ishaan . January 3, 2014 . 2:30pm

Youkai Watch is getting an anime series next week, and it’ll begin airing in Japan on January 8th. Recently, TV Tokyo shared a short promo video for the series, which you can watch below (thanks, Anime News Network):

 

 

Meanwhile, Level 5 are working on a new Youkai Watch game, although details on this front are scant.


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  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Can’t wait for this anime to start. Would love to see the first one in the west, among other Level-5 games.

  • AuraGuyChris
  • British_Otaku

    I think I saw this on the Japanese 3DS eShop a few weeks ago with the game being re-featured on the front page for the first time in months. Level 5 got another hit and really want to see the anime take off along with the manga, game and iOS dance puzzle thing (http://www.siliconera.com/2013/07/12/level-5s-youkai-watch-expands-to-iphone-as-a-puzzle-game/ )…

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I’m afraid it will be just like gyrozetter, gaist crusher, or any game adaptation anime except pokemon XY.. somewhat underrated
    but I’ll surely keep an eye of it

    • almostautumn

      The game sold tremendously. Unlike Gyro and Gaist, which blasted multi-media simultaneously, Yokai took a one-scene approach first, proved itself financially and lassoed a variety of fans, and is now going multi-media.
      Which is how most of these modern commercial projects star/succeed: one step at a time. Hasty companies want to be Pokemon, but that’s really a rare occurrence.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        but even though sell well, I still wonder..
        many game adaptation anime didn’t do well in recent time

        • Guest

          Maybe this at least pull some of the Inazuma viewers, for starters, as Youkai Watch is replacing it on its timeslot.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I agree

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      This isn’t an adaptation – it’s a cross-media project.

      • almostautumn

        But it’s not. Cross-media is stuff like Gyro and Gaist, which blasted multiple forms of media in practically the same day. Yokai has existed solely as a game for some time now, and is now being adapted to other forms of media.

        • Lynx

          Except not really?

          We’ve know there would be an anime since Day 1.

          .hack was a cross media project because you had the novels, manga, anime and games. Cross media means that a project takes up multiple forms of media.

          • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

            Didn’t know .hack was one as well, came into the series quite late.

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          You do know cross-media doesn’t mean simultaneous cross-media release, right?

  • Mirin

    The visual style and setting reminds me a lot of Net Ghosts Pi-Po-Pa if anyone watched that. I doubt it’ll be anything to write home about, though it’d be cool if they checked for interest in the west by releasing a translated demo onto the eShop.

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