"Several" American Companies Interested In Yo-kai Watch Anime

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The Yo-kai Watch anime is available for licensing in America, Dentsu Entertainment have announced. The company is seeking both broadcast and merchandising partners for the show.

 

“Several American companies that keep their eye on Japanese content and ratings success have already expressed interest in the title,” said Marc Harrington, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy and Development for Dentsu Entertainment USA.

 

“We look forward to presenting this property, repackaged suitably for the Americas, to broadcasters this Spring.”

 

The Yo-kai Watch anime debuted in Japan in January 2014, and is based on a popular RPG of the same name. Earlier this year, Level 5 International America asked if fans wanted to see the game released in the West as well.

 

At present, Level 5 Japan are working on a sequel, Yo-kai Watch 2, which will be released for Nintendo 3DS this July.


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