Barnaby "Bear" Bernstein (Japanese: 熊島 五郎太 Kumashima Gorōta), more commonly referred to his nickname of Bear (Japanese: クマ Kuma), is a character in Yo-kai Watch series. He is one of Nate, Eddie, and Katie's friends.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Physical traits
- 3 Profile
- 4 Relationships
- 5 In the anime
- 6 Trivia
- 7 In other languages
- Yo-kai Watch: Minor character
- Yo-kai Watch 2: Minor character
- Yo-kai Watch 3: Minor character
- Yo-kai Watch 4: Minor character
- Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version: Cameo character
- Yo-kai Sangokushi: Cameo character
- Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble: Cameo character
- Yo-kai Watch anime series: Side character
- Yo-kai Watch Shadowside anime series: Side character
- Yo-kai Watch! anime series: Side character
- Yo-kai Watch the Movie: Lord Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan!: Cameo character
- Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale & the Double World, Nyan!: Minor character
Bear appears as a person with a robust build, rings around his eyes, a black pointy hairstyle pointing upwards and a plaster on his left cheek of his face. He wears a blue varsity jacket with white sleeves and a white shirt with a triangular design on it along with brown shorts and white sneakers.
His overall appearance resembles that of a rebellious biker, which gives him a rough aura despite his gentler yet slightly bumbling nature.
He's a bit of a bumbler but despite his thuggish appearance, he's a rather gentle person. Bear's a bit of a glutton and he isn't shown to be athletic. He's unusually sensitive and can burst into tears.
Bear plays a role in The Ring In The Pond chapter of Yo-kai Watch, where he tasks the player to search for the engagement ring his parents had lost inside a pond.
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Yo-kai Watch Blasters
At the beginning of the game and on Komasan's side, Bear and Eddie get inspirited by an unknown deity where they both end up eating their ice cream cones in an unusual way.
Yo-kai Watch 3
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He's good friends with them.
In the anime, Bearmie's Bear's little sister who has come back from her visit at BBQ.
In the anime
- Main article: Barnaby Bernstein (anime)
In Yo-kai Watch: The Movie, at the beginning of the film Bear's seen with Nate, Katie, and Eddie who all are getting off from school.
During their walk on the way home, they discuss the strange events about things have been getting bigger.
Bear appears in the Second movie as a cameo with no dialogue.
In the third Yo-kai Watch movie, he is played by Yu Sawabe in the live-action scenes.
When Nate searches for Bear and Eddie he finds them at a crank-machine, where Bear has just received a rare Emperor Krills toy.
Eddie offers to buy it from him for a high price, unfortunately, Bear explains that isn't a funny joke, for this Emperor Krills figure is worth a higher amount of money. Eddie asks Bear for a discount on them being friends, in which Bear does offering it for a lower amount of money, but it seems Eddie does not have enough money to afford it.
- Bear's nickname, as well as his last name of Bernstein, references The Berenstain Bears, a franchise centered around a family of anthropomorphic bears.
- Both Barnaby and main club protagonists' fathers work as carpenters.
- In EP026 when Katie's inspirited by Espy, it is revealed he has a crush on Lulu.
- In M03, Bear's played by Yu Sawabe for the live-action adaptation scenes.
- Nate references that Bear looks like grown man in M03, likely because his actor Yu Sawabe was in his 30s when the live-action scenes were shot. This also makes him the only grown-up in the film to portray an 11 year-old child.
- In SS044, he along with Eddie were mentioned by Nate and Katie when Natsume asks her father for advice. However it's unknown if he still lives in Springdale, or if he moved to another town.
- He is the one who gets inspirited by Yo-kai the least amount of times compared to the rest of his friend group. The most being Nate, with Katie being a close second.
- He and Bourei Banchou share the same voice actor.