Yo-kai Watch Jam - Yo-kai Academy Y the Movie: Can a Cat be a Hero? (Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチJam 妖怪学園Y 猫はHEROになれるか Eiga Yōkai Wotchi Jamu - Yōkai Gakuen Y: Neko wa Hīrō ni Nareruka) is the sixth theatrical film in the Yo-kai Watch franchise. It was theatrically released in Japan on December 13, 2019.
The film is set in an alternate universe that has human counterparts of existing Yo-kai attending an academy which has mysterious Yo-kai. Eventually, they learn about the YSP Watch and transform into heroes with Y Medals.
"Set in Y-Academy, an elite school that only allows students with top class abilities to enter. The protagonist, Jiba Jinpei, and his unique friends take on the mysteries of the school as transforming heroes."
- Jinpei Jiba
- Sandayuu Koma
- Mera Raido
- Fubuki Himekawa
- Matarou Tamada
- Ryuusuke Kyuubi
- Ranto Kirigakure
- Nayu Kuruhoshi
- Human Sighborg Y
- Emma Daiouji
- Kinya Daiouji
- Haruhiko Usumizawa
- Natsuki Enra
- Kanichi Okehazama
On March 14, 2019, information on the sixth movie was revealed in CoroCoro Comic along with the title and its release date.
On July 13, 2019, the Yo-kai Watch Movie website was updated to include information on the characters, and also had a new competition to design an Ark for Kengo Benimaru's new form. Five videos were also released which was a song called Let's Go to Y-Gakuen produced for the film sung by five different utaites.
- In the first trailer for the movie, the Y Medals had Shadowside Tribes on them, which could've been an early concept that was later changed.
- An update to Yo-kai Watch 4 with part of it based on this movie was released in December 2019.
- At the end of the second trailer, Nayu Kuruhoshi, a character resembling the Vocaloid producer Nayutalien's recurring "Andromedako" character makes an appearance.
- This is the second film to spawn into a series, the first is Yo-kai Watch Shadowside:The Return of the Oni King.
|Yo-kai Watch Movies|
|Yo-kai Watch||Yo-kai Watch: The Movie • Enma-daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da-nyan! • Soratobu Kujira to Daburu Sekai no Dai-bōken da-nyan!|
|Yo-kai Watch Shadowside||Oni-ō no Fukkatsu • Forever Friends|
|Yo-kai Watch Jam||Yōkai Gakuen Y|
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