Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie is Hitting Theaters for One Day Only
Good news, Yo-Kai fans! “Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie” is hitting theaters here in the US on October 15th – but there’s a catch! It’s a ONE day only event that’s only being released to select theaters, so you’ll need to snag your tickets in advance so you don’t get sold out. So what’s “Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie” all about? Peep the trailer here.
The movie ties in with the upcoming “Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits” games (releasing September 30th for Nintendo 3DS). In the flick, Nate, Jibanyan, and Whisper must travel back in time to meet up with Nathaniel (the teenage version of Nate’s grandfather) to help him battle evil Yo-Kai who are trying to take over the world. Together they must uncover the secret of the Yo-Kai Watch and make sure it gets invented in order to save humanity and life as they know it. They’ll also meet Hovernyan, a heroic Yo-Kai who is friends with Nate’s grandfather.
The movie was originally released in Japan in 2014, and it’s the first big screen Yo-Kai adventure. Since then, they’ve also released a second film, “Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great King Enma and the Five Tales, Meow!, and the 3rd movie, “Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale and the Double World, Meow! will be released in December. There’s no plan to bring these other 2 movies to the US just yet since the Yo-Kai craze isn’t really as huge here as it is in Japan, but if this special movie event performs well in theaters, it definitely has a good chance of happening.
When you attend the “Yo-Kai Watch Movie Event” on October 15th, you’ll get to see the movie on the big screen and you’ll also get a ton of special goodies. There will be some never before seen content airing before or after the movie, and each movie goer will receive a Hovernyan medal to take home with you. This event exclusive medal will be compatible with the new Model Zero watch toy and will also come with a QR code that can be scanned into your copy of “Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits/Fleshy Souls” game for a special reward.
To find out if the “Yo-Kai Watch” movie event is hitting a theater in your area and buy your tickets, check out the Fathom Events or Fandango websites.