Barnaby 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

He wears very casual clothing which it makes him seem a little like a biker. His hairstyle and the bandage on his cheek give him a very rough aura that actually contrasts with his gentler though slightly bumbling nature. There appear to be dark rings around his aggressive eyes that make him a little intimidating to behold.


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. However, in the anime, he, Nate, and Eddie share a love of soccer. He's unusually sensitive and can burst into tears.


Yo-kai Watch, Yo-kai Watch 2, and Yo-kai Watch 3

Bear's featured as a supporting character in the games.

Yo-kai Watch anime

Bear's a minor character in various episodes across all seasons

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 Ane 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.


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.


  • 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's 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.

In other languages

Barnaby Bernstein

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese 熊島 五郎太 Kumashima Gorōta
Flag of France French Rémi Blaise
Flag of Spain Spanish Donoso Camacho
Flag of Germany German Bernhard Grabowski
Flag of Italy Italian Sandro Cioni
Flag of Russia Russian Барнаби Бернштейн Transcription of English name
Flag of South Korea Korean 차기웅
Cha Giung


Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese クマ
Flag of France French Balaise
Flag of Spain Spanish Oso
Flag of Germany German Bär
Flag of Italy Italian Sandrone
Flag of Russia Russian 1. Бурый (anime) 2. Барни (Yo-kai Watch 2) 1. Бурый (Buriy) means Brown (usual color of bear's fur). 2. Барни (Barney) is short version of Барнаби (Barnaby).
Flag of South Korea Korean 차기웅 Cha Giung
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates Arabic جاد Jad
Flag of Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese)* 熊岛 五郎太
Flag of the Republic of China
Flag of the People's Republic of China
Chinese (Mandarin)*
熊島 五郎太
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazilian) Bernardo
Flag of Thailand Thai คุมะชิมะ โกะโรตะ
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