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.

In an alternate universe, he has a Yo-kai form named Mukade-otoko, due to the effects of the Kuroi Yo-kai Watch.


Video Games

Anime series

Physical traits


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.


Yo-kai Watch

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.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Sangokushi

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

Yo-kai Watch 4


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Nate, Eddie, and Katie

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)

Yo-kai Watch: The Movie

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.

Lord Enma & the Five Tales, Nyan!

Bear appears in the Second movie as a cameo with no dialogue.

Bear can be seen sleeping soundly in his room when both Hailey and Usapyon bring his Christmas present to him.

The Great adventure of the Flying Whale & the Double World, Nyan!

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.

In the background, Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan are watching the entire thing, confused at their behaviors and especially Bears appearance as now he's resembles a 30-year-old-man.


  • 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.

In other languages

Barnaby Bernstein

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese 熊島 五郎太 Kumashima Gorōta
Flag of France.svg French Rémi Blaise
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Donoso Camacho
Flag of Germany.svg German Bernhard Grabowski
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Sandro Cioni
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Барнаби Бернштейн Transcription of English name
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 차기웅 Cha Giung
More Languages
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Bernardo Bernstein


Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese クマ
Flag of France.svg French Balaise
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Oso
Flag of Germany.svg German Bär
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Sandrone
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Бурый Buryy*
Барни Barni*
Бурый (Buriy) means Brown (usual color of bear's fur)
Барни (Barney) is short version of Барнаби (Barnaby).
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 차기웅 Cha Giung
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Arabic جاد Jad
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chinese (Cantonese)* 熊岛 五郎太
Flag of the Republic of China.svg
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Chinese (Mandarin)*
熊島 五郎太
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Bernardo
Flag of Thailand.svg Thai คุมะชิมะ โกะโรตะ
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