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Yo-kai Watch: The Movie
Yo-kai Watch movies
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Yo-kai Watch the Movie: Lord Enma and the Five Tales, Nyan! (Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ エンマ大王と5つの物語だニャン! Eiga Yōkai Wotchi: Enma-daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da-nyan!) is the second movie of the Yo-kai Watch animated series. The movie was theatrically released in Japan on December 19, 2015.

The plot of this movie is divided into five stories, with each of them being different except for the last one that combines all of them together for the climax of the movie. This film most notably marks the debut of Lord Enma and Zazel, which would later become one of the major characters in Yo-kai Watch video games and anime.

Summary

Five different stories show the many different events that happened in each story, while a mysterious human watches the events happen. The stories all lead up to the main event, as the infamous Nurarihyon plots his revenge to sever ties between Yo-kai, and the humans.

Plot

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Episode 1: Nate Turned Into A Yo-kai

In Episode 1: Nate Turns into a Yo-kai (Japanese: エピソード1:妖怪になったケータ Episōdo Wan: Yōkai ni natta Kēta), Nate dies and becomes the mysterious Yo-kai Fuu 2 and is forced to spend time around a kid named Yuto and continuously inspirit him. Yuto wants to be a manga artist, but gives up on life. Demon Okure, a Yo-kai that takes souls away who do not have purpose in life, appears to take Yuto, but Nate makes him realize that he can make his dreams come true. Demon Okure disappears, and Nate is turned back into a human, but a mysterious human tosses him down a Yo-kai Medal.

Episode 2: Jibanyan's Brilliant Strategy

In Episode 2: Jibanyan's Brilliant Strategy (Japanese: エピソード2:ジバニャンの華麗なる作戦 Episōdo Tsū: Jibanyan no Kareinaru Sakusen), Jibanyan, Robonyan Model F, and Shogunyan travel forward in time to the year 2023 and help Jibanyan's former owner, Amy, with her work as a clothes designer.

Episode 3: Komasan Returns Home

In Episode 3: Komasan Returns Home (Japanese: エピソード3:コマさん 家に帰る Episōdo Surī: Komasan, Ieni Kaeru), Komasan and Komajiro visit their mom, Koma Kaachan, who bores a human baby, who soon proves to be a handful. Dromp appears, inspirited by a Yokai (presumably King Enma), and takes the child. The three work together to save their new family member.

Episode 4: Usapyon's Merry Christmas

In Episode 4: Usapyon's Merry Christmas (Japanese: エピソード4:USAピョンのメリークリスマス Episōdo Fō: Usapyon no Merī Kurisumasu), Usapyon is chosen to be this year's Yo-kai Santa and delivers presents with Hailey.

Episode 5: Let's Go to the Yo-kai World

In Episode 5: Let's Go to the Yo-kai World (Japanese: エピソード5:妖怪ワールドへ行こう Episōdo Faibu: Yōkai Wārudo e Ikou), the final battle pits the main gang and Hovernyan against Aristokat, Duke Doggy, and Zazel.

In the prologue to the final episode of the movie, Zazel stated that Lord Enma was down with a case of the flu, known as "Influenza Type A". As such, he becomes the temporary chairman of the Enma tribe, but the real truth was that he was plotting to sever all connections with humans and Yo-Kai, to forbid the intermingling of the two realms.

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Debuts

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Characters

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Announcement

The movie was announced in the July issue of Shogakukan monthly magazine Coro Coro Comics as the issue contained more information of the film. The title of the movie was announced in the issue as well. In the same issue, it was revealed that the Japanese premiere will be on December 19, 2015, but tickets will be on sale on July 25.[1]

Reception

The movie stayed at number 1 during its opening week with 975,000 tickets sold in its first two days. It had beaten Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its opening week as The Force Awakens grossed higher during the upcoming weeks due to the tickets were more expensive than the movie. The film was number-one in admissions again on its second weekend, with 450,000, and grossed ¥513 million (US$4.1 million).

Home video release

The movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 6, 2016 in Japan. The DVD and Blu-ray contains a Lord Enma Yo-kai Medal and an Lord Enma Yo-kai Watch Busters: Iron Oni Force original card.

Gallery

 
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Japanese logo of Yo-kai Watch M02.
 
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Teaser image for M02.
 
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Promotional Japanese poster of the movie.
 
Yo-Kai Watch M02 Poster
Japanese poster of Yo-kai Watch M02.

Trivia

  • This is the very first time Nate, Hailey, and their Yo-kai companions interact.
  • This marks the first and only time Usapyon enters Emperor Mode. He never enter Emperor Mode in the anime episodes.
  • Despite Nate and Hailey having the upgraded Yo-kai Watch U throughout the entire movie and Yoka Yoka Lullaby, they have the prototype when dancing Space Dance.
  • Excluding Lord Enma, the only Yo-kai summoned during this movie is Tattletell.
  • When Jibanyan time travels ten years into the future, the present time says "2013", which is the year that the first Yo-kai Watch video game was released.
    • The mentioned year is further proof that the original Yo-kai Watch series takes place in the 2010s.
  • The prescence of Waihaiian Jibanyan is a reference to Aloha! Yo-kai Watch Hawaii de Geragerapo! tourism that ran from mid 2015 to early 2017.
  • Alejandro Graue, the voice actor for Nate in the Latin American Spanish dub, stated on Twitter in July 2019 that a Spanish dub of this movie had been completed, but that it was - unlike dubs of previous Yo-kai Watch media for Latin America - based directly off the Japanese version rather than an English dub.[2]
    • MarVista Entertainment, the local license-holder for Yo-kai Watch, lists the movie in their catalogue as well, under the title "Yo-kai Watch The Movie: Five Tales From Beyond".

External links

References

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  2. https://twitter.com/Alegraue/status/1150535598228328448


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