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"That's right! My friends don't want to rule anything! We want to live together in peace!"
—Nathan Adams, Yo-kai Watch

"No matter what it is, if you really want to do it, Summer, then you should do it. Even if it's not ordinary."
—Nathan Adams, Yo-kai Watch Shadowside episode 44

Nathan Adams (Japanese: 天野 景太 Amano Keita), often referred to as Nate (Japanese: ケータ Kēta), is the overall main protagonist of the Yo-kai Watch series. He appears in almost all Yo-kai Watch-depicted media, as he is the main playable character of the main series video games and the main character in the Yo-kai Watch anime series.

He is a child who possesses an item called a Yo-kai Watch, which allows him to see, befriend and summon Yo-kai. Nate also despises being called "average", and so goes to great lengths to be better and even impress Katie Forester.

In Yo-kai Watch Shadowside and the alternative future world of Yo-kai Watch 4, Nathan Adams is now an adult and is no longer able to see or remember Yo-kai as his Yo-kai Watch was gone. He is now married to his childhood crush Katie Forester, and has 2 children; a daughter named Summer Adams, who owns the Yo-kai Watch Arcane, and a son named Tate Adams, who also wields it occasionally.

Nathan has a Yo-kai form, Fuu 2, which was created in the second movie. In an alternate world, he also has another Yo-kai form named Kemushi-otoko, which was made with the Kuroi Yo-kai Watch.

With Nate's variants in Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble, he is considered part of the Brave Tribe and part of the Enma Tribe when fused with Lord Enma.


Video Games

Anime series

Manga series

Physical Traits


Nathan is a young boy with mildly tanned skin, big dark-brown (sometimes seen as black) eyes and brown hair with three large spikes that resemble cowlicks, and a small amount of hair sticking out at the back of his neck. Hisusual appearance has a red short sleeve shirt with a white hems, a blue-and-white design on his right arm and a white star on his chest. He also wears light-gray cargo pants with a brown belt around his waist, and red, blue and white boots matching with his shirt and the Yo-kai Watch on his left wrist.

In M01, Nate wears a white hoodie with 3/4 length sleeves and a red, sleeveless open jacket over the top. He wears wide legged 3/4 length dark grey trousers and wears red trainers with white laces, tips and soles.

In M02, in the Let's Go to the Yo-kai World segment, Nate wears a white top with a black collar under an open red varsity jacket with a white collar, light beige sleeves and a small yellow star on the left of his chest. With this he wears long, slim dark blue trousers and brown loafers. In the Yo-kai World he wears a white and blue striped top under a red open hooded jacket with short white sleeves, a white zipper and a small white star on the left of his chest. With this he wears blue 3/4 length cargo pants and black trainers. At the end of the movie he wears a red Hawaiian shirt with gold and light blue patterns on it, long grey shorts and blue flip flops.

In Yo-kai Watch 3 and later episodes of the Yo-kai Watch anime series, Nathan wears a red short-sleeved jacket with white stars on the arms that he wears open. Beneath his jacket, he wears a teal shirt with a white rim. He wears light beige cargo ankle pants with brown high-top sneakers with black laces and a light brown belt.

In M03, Nate wears a white hoodie under a short sleeved, red open jacket with baggy, dull teal trousers and brown trainers.

In the games, Nate wears short sleeved, blue shirt pyjamas which can sometimes be seen in the anime. When visiting the Hot Springs, Nate wears white swim shorts with a red trim. When in the Cluvian Continent, Nate wears an explorers outfit consisting of a beige helmet with a wisp shaped headlamp, a beige short sleeved top with a red under shirt, long shorts with a brown belt and brown shoes. He wears an outfit similar to this in Yo-kai Watch! albeit without the headlamp, the shirt has long sleeves, the under shirt is a dark teal, the shorts are now baggy and longer and he wears higher boots. In Illusory Sparkopolis, during the Next HarMEOWny minigame, Nate wears a Next HarMEOWny outfit.

As an adult, his appearance has notably aged but it retaining some key features such as the three cowlicks on his hair albeit muted and now wears a simpler dark-blue shirt vest over his cyan t-shirt.


Nate is a carefree person where his personality gains him many friends, while he enjoys being with them and the Yo-kai he befriended, even when they can be troublesome. However, one noticeable trait is how extremely average he is; this spreads even to his hobbies and school marks, which greatly annoys him. Like most kids, Nathan does basic things, like watching television, messing up his room, staying up late at night to watch television or play games. However, he is very righteous and has a strong sense of justice when a real crisis pops up.

Nathan's dynamic with his friends is somewhat influenced by the presence of Yo-kai on his life, when a Yo-kai influences the personality of one of his friends through inspiriting, he usually tries to confront said Yo-kai, most of the times with the help of a Yo-kai he has befriended, to get them to stop. That said, sometimes Nathan gets somewhat "in need" of a Yo-kai which is inspiriting his friends, and tries to get said Yo-kai to inspirit him, with less-than-positive results.

Most of the time, similarly, Nate gets inspirited by a Yo-kai, which gives a stained impression of him to his friends, but especially to Katie, as seen with Rockabelly, Dandoodle, Cheeksqueek, So-Sorree, among several other cases. Nate also goes through many attempts to be more than just an average person, such as getting the attention of Katie as a soulmate, rather than just a friend, as he has a crush on her. Most of his efforts almost always tend to come off as comedic towards everyone else, which causes great embarrassment towards him and his friends.




Katie is Nate's childhood crush with Whisper and Jibanyan being the only ones to truly know Nate's secret feelings for her. In the games and anime, the feelings are never reciprocated as all Nate's attempts to woo her often make him seem weird and creepy to her.

30 years later, in the Shadowside series, Katie is now Nate's wife and the mother of Summer and Tate.

Bear and Eddie

Nate is close friends with both of them and they are seen hanging out a lot. They often participate in bug catching contests together and have a little big of a rivalry.

Nate's parents

Though Nate and his father have an average relationship with each other, his mother seems to have anger issues when her son Nate doesn't obey her but despite this, she's a loving mother who cares for her son and she also occasionally likes to embarrass Nate when he is seen around his friends.

Hailey Thomas

Even after meeting Hailey Anne during the quest to meet Lord Enma, he only coincides with her a few times. Nate is a bit taken aback by her high-energy personality but Hailey thinks highly of him because of how famous he is among Yo-kai.


Summer is Nate's daughter, and successor after he forgot about the Yo-kai and the watch when he became an adult.


Tate is Nate's youngest son whom strongly resembles him.



As with the Yo-kai he is friends with, Nathan likes Jibanyan (though he was appalled initially when Jibanyan moves to his house and behaves recklessly, and he even got into an argument with him) enough to be his first usual choice when summoning a Yo-kai, and his bond with him is strong enough to Jibanyan to take part in most of his antics.


Nathan does not look high on Whisper's lack of knowledge about Yo-kai, as well as his needs to feed his craving for attention and his ego, though he does appreciate his presence to an extent.


The two didn't interact much when first meeting, yet they became good friends. This never prevents Nate from becoming a victim of his Invader Mode. Despite some flaws they may have while interacting, the two are close to an extent as Usapyon will normally stay at Nate's place whenever Hailey does something that upsets him gravely and fails to apologize, or sometimes even realize, for what she has done.

Lord Enma

In M02, Lord Enma first interacts with Nate when Nate saves him from falling construction materials. Lord Enma uses Nate as practice for his time manipulation. Despite basically killing Nate, it seems that Nate's actions are what gave Lord Enma trust in human and Yo-kai relations. They seem to become friends at the end of the movie since Nate is seen summoning Lord Enma in later episodes of the anime.

In Yo-kai Watch 3, Lord Enma befriends Nate through The Enma Note quest. Although he befriends him simply to help when facing Ed Zoff and his Yo-kai partners, in the end he tells Nate he thinks they are true friends and declares him to be quite 'king-like'.


Prior Events

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Nathan and the group at Triangle Park.

Nathan first appears in Welcome to the World of Yo-kai were he, Eddie, Bear and Katie are at Triangle Park. Eddie shows of his bug collection showing Nathan and Katie which both are impressed. Eddie explains that there is a forest behind their vacation house were there are tons of bugs, which manages him to find only rare ones. Bear tells the group that he is in fact the one catching all of them, as Eddie only got squeamish a couple times. Bear asks Nathan if he collecting bugs for his summer project as well. Nathan tells Bear that has little trouble to get motivated. Bear tells Nathan that he hasn't started yet and that he hasn't caught a single bug, insulting him afterwards which Eddie and Bear both laughing at him. Katie defends Nathan from Bear's insult which Nathan agrees telling the group that he has caught some. Bear tells Nathan to prove it to him and Eddie by showing it to them. Nathan tells them that he doesn't have them with him. Bear tells Nathan to bring his bug collection the next time, which the the group leaves from Triangle Park.

Nathan rushes home to get his Bug Net. Ones he got it, he is wondering were he can find a bunch of rare bugs and decided to look for them at the Triangle Park. Before letting his mother know were he is heading to, Nathan rushes towards the park. Once arrived at Triangle Park, Nathan find three Green Cicada's on three trees. After capturing them, Nathan is seen being unsatisfied that he didn't caught a rare one. One of the bugs is glowing, which surprises Nathan. Nathan remembers that can ask advise to the school janitor remember that he was always talking about his bug collection. Nathan decides to ask him were to find rare bugs. After Nathan arrives at his school, and talks to the janitor, but he is already aware of it and decides to help Nathan out. The janitor tells Nathan to go to Mt. Wildwood and gives him three Black Syrups.

Nathan and Whisper first meeting.

Once Nathan enters Mt. Wildwood, he heads towards the shrine and said that the forest feels kind of magical. Nathan starts bug catching and finds three trees containing Brown Cicadas. After Nathan successfully or unsuccessfully captures a bug, the gate of the shrine opens. Nathan decides to sneak a little deeper into the woods, believing that there would be great bugs there. Once deeper in the shrine, Nathan noticed a gashapon machine in front of the tree. The machine talks to Nathan, and Nathan decides to put a coin and twist the machine until a ball came out. Nathan grabs the ball and opens it, freeing Whisper. Shocked, Nathans asks Whisper what he is. Whisper explains it to him and as well his backstory. Nathan decided to walk away from Whisper unnoticed, but Whisper noticed Nathan leaving. Nathan explains to Whisper that he was busy bug catching, but Whisper convinces Nate to do something more fun and asks him to search for Yo-kai instead. Afterwards, Nathan receives the Yo-kai Watch from Whisper and explains to Nathan what it is and what it does. The radar maxed out noticing a Yo-kai around the area were Nathan and Whisper are. Nathan uses his Yo-kai Watch on a nearby tree finding Buhu.

Whisper explains the world of Yo-kai to Nathan.

Nathan talks to Buhu, and Buhu tells Nathan that he had a nice nap and that Nathan woke him up and decided to take revenge on him. Nathan asks Whisper how to fight Buhu, and Whisper telling Nathan to call the rest of his Yo-kai friends. Nathan is shocked due that he has no Yo-kai friends. Whisper points out the cicada Nathan has caught, which is revealed to be Cadin. Cadin gives Nathan his Yo-kai Medal and explains to him what it is. Cadin and Buhu starts to battle, after the battle, Buhu gives Nathan his medal. After Nathan receives Buhu medal, Whisper gives Nathan a Yo-kai Medallium to put his medals. Nathan is still doesn't believe the existence of Yo-kai, but Whisper explains to him that they are everywhere. He tells Nathan to make good use of the Yo-kai Watch.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Sometime after defeating McKraken, one night, while sleeping, Nathan gets his Yo-kai Watch vanished by Kin and Gin, and his memories about it wiped out. The next day, after shopping with his parents, Nathan meets with Bear and Eddie, who show them their "Mega Watches" and Nate retorts by saying he had a watch of some kind. After meeting with Katie and saying his goodbyes to his friends, Nathan gets lured to an old shop run by 'Nick Nack', where he finds his Yo-kai Watch, though he doesn't recognize it, and per request of Nick Nack, Nate manages to buy the watch by a low price. Outside, Nathan finds an old Crank-a-kai where he buys a capsule and, much to his surprise, frees Whisper, and shortly thereafter, the Yo-kai Watch restores his memories about them and Jibanyan. Upon recalling the cat Yo-kai, Nate and Whisper set off to find it in the same intersection, where Jibanyan gets his memories restored by the Yo-kai Watch as well.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Nate appears in the sub-mission "Bottom-of-the-Barrel Blasters" where Nate calls the Blasters, mentioning something about Katie being dissapointed. Jibanyan and Whisper flashback to a former mission where Jibanyan and Whisper are asked by Nate to help find a Yo-kai to make him seem cool, to impress Katie. Whisper promised he could help Nate find one, and made the Blasters help him, bribing Jibanyan with Choco-bars. But instead of befriending a "cool" Yo-kai to help Nate, Whisper instead got Cheeksqueak to help him, leading to Nate and Katie constantly farting. Katie blamed Nate and ran away, and Nate chased after her.

Yo-kai Watch 3

While eating in a restaurant with his parents (with Whisper and Jibanyan tagging along), Nathan learns that, because his father got transferred to a company branch in St. Peanutsburg, BBQ, his entire family is moving to BBQ, much to his shock. After arriving through plane to St. Peanutsburg, Nathan finds his mother's glasses which were lost while moving, and after giving them to her, she somehow starts acting disinterested. Nate, suspecting she's inspirited by a Yo-kai, tries to use his Yo-kai Watch on her, to which it informs him that 'it cannot recognize this kind of Yo-kai'. Startled by this, Nathan, in his room with Whisper and Jibanyan, learn about the Yo-kai Watch U, which he receives by Hidabat, who is living in his closet. Nathan then uses this new watch on his mother, and he finds Cornfused, to which he engages in combat.

Yo-kai Watch 4

Katie's Continuity

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Nate first appears in Chapter 1, defending Katie from Bear and Eddie’s teasing. He next appears in Chapter 3, after having a falling out with Casey due to Tattletell, but is able to patch things up thanks to Katie befriending Tattletell. He appears at the beginning of Chapter 5, feeling sorry for Bear. In Chapter 9, he joins Katie, Bear and Eddie sneaking into the school at night to see the fireworks, but disappears along with Bear and Eddie after the group sees a mysterious figure. Katie and Whisper soon find out he was mind controlled and kidnapped by Tarantutor, before Katie saves him. The group then watches the fireworks. His last appearance in the main story is Chapter 11, where he admires the cherry blossoms blooming.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Nate appears in Chapter 1, and participates in the bug catching contest with Katie, Bear and Eddie, before the group gets ice cream and splits up. He appears briefly at the beginning of Chapter 8. His last appearance during the main story is Chapter 10, where he can be interacted with during the Uptown Springdale bad future, confronting Katie on her calling him ‘OK’.

After a key quest in Chapter 7, the player can interact with him to participate in the C-1 Grand Prix in Uptown Springdale.

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In the anime

Main article: Nathan Adams (anime)

In the manga

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Main article: Nathan Adams (manga)

Yo-kai Watch: Wakuwaku Nyanderful Days

Other Appearances

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Nate appears in another Level-5 video game called Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy, as a recruit-able character by scanning a specific QR Code and getting the required items.

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Nate and Jibanyan makes a quick cameo appearance in episode 18, while watching Hitomi Kouzouji's performance at the concert.

Danball Senki Wars

Nate appears as a character in the game Danball Senki Wars, where his L.B.X robot is vampire cat with Jibanyan's colors.


Keita is a common Japanese name which can be literally translated as "view fat", while his last name is "heaven field". However, the kanji "景" literally means "vista, view, scene" or "counter for scenes (in a play)". It is also an alternative form of "影" which means "shadow".


  • Blasters T camp:
    • "It's like the car from that film! I've wanted to ride it so bad!"
    • "Hahh... If only I could come along too..."
    • "Blasters sounds so cool! Us guys need a cool team name too!"
    • "These expeditions seem fun and all... but everyone take care okay?"
    • "Hey! If you find anything amazing show it to me too!"
    • "Seems like expeditions are exciting for Yo-kai too!"
    • "Good luck everyone! We'll be here supporting you all the way!"
    • "I wonder if it's okay for me to use the sleeping bag in the tent..."
    • "Jibanyan... I hope he doesn't nap while out on expeditions... And I hope Whisper's lecturing doesn't irritate everyone..."
    • "...Do you think Katie would be surprised if I showed her some crazy treasure?"


  • Hahaha! It's usually pretty good, isn't it? (Japanese: ハハハ! 普通も なかなかいいもんだよ? Hahaha! Futsū mo nakanaka ī monda yo?)
  • Even if it's a bit unusual. It feels like my dad did a lot when he was a child. (Japanese: たとえ ちょっと 普通 じゃないことでもさ。 お父さん も子どものころはいろいろと やってた気がすはるな。 Tatoe chotto futsū janai koto demo sa. Otōsan mo kodomo no koro wa iroiro to yatteta ki ga su Haruna.)


  • In the anime, Nathan has a fear of going to the dentist, seeing his mother getting angry whenever he does not obey her or he says cruel things about her, and Usapyon's Invader Mode.
  • Nathan and Hailey Anne sometimes coincide with each other:
    • The two first meet each other during the movie: Enma Daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan!.
    • The two race against each other in Start Your Engines! The Yo-1 Grand Prix!.
    • Nathan helps Hailey Anne solve her conflict with Usapyon in Usapyon Ran Away From Home.
    • The two are trying to win the Space Wars X Sailor Piers Box, but they both fail in Nathan vs Hailey One Shot Lottery Duel!.
    • The two meet again in EP150 during a special episode segment answering questions.
    • However, in Yo-kai Watch 3, the two meet each other when they are both invited to Mark Orckerberg's Yopple HQ for a tour. Their bags insides are merged (to Nate's discomfort). They later team-up to stop The Ghoulfather when he wants to create a world to his liking.
  • The Yo-kai Nathan uses in the demo version of Yo-kai Watch in battle are in the top middle Jibanyan, top right Tattletell, top left Walkappa, Noko bottom right, Komasan bottom middle and Manjimutt on the bottom left.
  • His favourite food is bread.
  • As a child Nate's primary color is red, but as an adult his primary color appears to be blue
  • Nathan Adams has the most English dub voice actor portrayals in the entire franchise, one for Yo-kai Watch, Yo-kai Watch 2 and episodes 1-76 of the English dub of the anime, one for the Asian English dub, one for Yo-kai Watch Blasters and one for Season 3 of the English dub and Yo-kai Watch 3.
  • In Y School Heroes, there is a student in Y-Academy that resembles Nate. It's unknown if that's his Jam counterpart, his descendant, or neither.
  • He, along with Katie, is the first human protagonist whose grandfather is deceased, the second one being Mataro Tamada.
  • In MN011, Nate celebrates his birthday. However the date is never explicitly revealed. Despite that, the fandom considers this episode's airdate (June 18) to be his birthday.
  • He has a counterpart in the Sengoku era is called Naoto/Keinosuke in Yo-kai Watch 2 Psychic Specters, the anime and the manga.


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In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of France.svg French Nathan Adams Same as English name.
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Nathan Adams Same as English name.
Flag of Germany.svg German Nathan Adams Same as English name.
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Nathan Adams Same as English name.
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Nathan Adams Same as English name.
Flag of Russia.svg Russian Натан Адамс Transcription of English name.
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 윤민호 Minho Yoon
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Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chinese (Cantonese)* 天野景太
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Chinese (Mandarin)*
天野景太 Tiānyě jǐng tài
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Nathan Adams Same as English name.
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkish Nathan Adams Same as English name.

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