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"There is nothing that I, Shogunyan, cannot cut."
—Shogunyan, Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Shogunyan (Japanese: ブシニャン Bushinyan) is an Rank S, Wind-attribute, Legendary Yo-kai of the Brave tribe introduced in Yo-kai Watch. From Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukipedia Kiwami to Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukipedia Gakuen Y, and in Yo-kai Watch 4, he's the part of the Onechanside Yo-kai of the Goriki tribe.


Video games

Anime series

Manga series


Shogunyan is a dull-blue cat with a white face and big, black eyes. He has a tiny, dull, pink nose and gold inner-ear coloring with white-tipped paws. He wears a turquoise samurai helmet on his head with a big, gold crescent moon on the center and accenting of gold and a matching samurai armour suit, an orange sphere attached to a collar, and an orange rope that holds his sword. His tail flames are gold. 

Unlike Jibanyan, Shogunyan is dignified but also a bit rash. He speaks in a rather formal manner, taking his status as a samurai very seriously and lashes out at others who disrespect him. He also is obsessed with slicing objects, to the point of naming his many slicing techniques.

Shogunyan attacks enemies with his sword.


As a Legendary Yo-kai, one must befriend/recruit the following Yo-kai first in order to undo his seal.

Yo-kai Watch

Mochicon.png Mochismo Brave Tribe.png Draggicon.png Draggie Slippery Tribe.png
Uptown Springdale, under cars and Secret Byway, Blossom Heights Befriended in Chapter 10 of the storyline
Tatttellicon.png Tattletell Mysterious Tribe.png Dismaricon.png Dismarelda Eerie Tribe.png
Befriended in Chapter 3 of the storyline Befriended in Chapter 2 of the storyline
Castiiiicon.png Castelius III Tough Tribe.png Leadonicon.png Leadoni Shady Tribe.png
Construction Site, 3rd Floor Uptown Springdale, under houses, grass spots and Abandoned Tunnel, West
Jibanicon.png Jibanyan Charming Tribe.png Happieicon.png Happierre Heartful Tribe.png
Befriended in Chapter 2 of the storyline Downtown Springdale in trees and Green Coin from Crank-a-kai

Yo-kai Watch 2

Insoicon.png Insomni Eerie Tribe.png Mirapicon.png Mirapo Mysterious Tribe.png
Blossom Heights and Shopper's Row in trees and traffic mirrors, Purple Coin from Present Crank-a-kai, Beautiful Angel in a Flap Yo-kai Spot Befriended in Chapter 6 of the storyline and Breezy Hills, in trees.
Cadinicon.png Cadin Charming Tribe.png Draggicon.png Draggie Slippery Tribe.png
Uptown Springdale, Mt. Wildwood and Shopper's Row, in trees and Quiz Room, Gates of Whimsy. Gourd Pond Museum
Buhuicon.png Buhu Eerie Tribe.png Dismaricon.png Dismarelda Eerie Tribe.png
Mt. Wildwood, in trees Blossom Heights, under cars and vending machines and Old Mansion, Attic.
Bakuicon.png Baku Charming Tribe.png Jibanicon.png Jibanyan Charming Tribe.png
Automatically befriended in Chapter 3 Automatically befriended in Chapter 1

Yo-kai Watch 3

ToadDuIcon.png Toadal Dude Tough Tribe.png SmogmIcon.png Smogmella Mysterious Tribe.png
Clear 'The Search for General Toadal Dude' Level Smogling to lvl. 32
Jibanicon.png Jibanyan Charming Tribe.png Hovericon.png Hovernyan Brave Tribe.png
Auto befriended, Nate's side Clear 'Blasters Boot Camp!'
FauKapIcon.png Faux Kappa Charming Tribe.png MiradIcon.png Miradox Mysterious Tribe.png
Found along the Eastern River Banks in Blossom Heights Fuse Mirapo with Espy
Bakuicon.png Baku Charming Tribe.png AranusIcon.png Arachnus Eerie Tribe.png
Found at Shoten Temple in Blossom Heights Clear 'The Persuasion of General Arachnus'

Yo-kai Watch 4

Unlike the previous games, Shogunyan is freed from the Mt. Wildwood Crank-a-kai.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

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Wondernyan Baddinyan Thornyan Jibanyan
Rubinyan Robonyan Melonyan Watermelnyan

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Blazion Dracunyan Nyanses II Jibanyan
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Bundory Toranka.png
Emenyan Robonyan Hovernyan Toranka

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Mirapo Draggie Jibanyan
Baku Official Artwork.jpg
Cadin Official Artwork.jpg
Baku Cadin Insomni

Yo-kai Watch World

Yo-kai Watch: Medal Wars

Game data

Main series games data

Yo-kai Watch

Bushinyan YW2-007.png
Stats Calculation
This shows Shogunyan's stat on level: 99.

Type Name Power Attribute Range
Attack Lightning Slash (Japanese: 閃光ぎり Senkō Giri) 20-44x3 (YW1-2)
24x3 (YW3)
Single enemy
No description.
Technique Storm (Japanese: 嵐の術 Arashi no Jutsu) 80-120 (YW1-2)
70-112 (YW3)
Wind Single enemy
No description.
Inspirit Heart of a Warrior (Japanese: 武士の心 Bushi no Kokoro) Single ally
Gives an ally the heart of a warrior and raises its STR.
Soultimate Move Bonito Blade (Japanese: かつおブシ斬り Katsuobushi Giri) 22x10 (YW1-2)
16x10 (YW3)
All enemies
Cuts his opponents- not with his claws, but with his trusty sword.
Skill Extreme Critical (Japanese: 超クリティカル Chō Kuritikaru)
Power of critical attacks is high.

Yo-kai Watch 2

Psychic Blasters Stats

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Blasters ranger.png YWB Ranger Emblem.png
SPD Unknown
This shows stats at level 99

Psychic Blasters Movelist

Button Move/description
A Attack (hits a nearby enemy)
X Fleeting (avoids attacks, however it can not avoid techniques)
Soul Effect
Soul brave.png When the attack is a critical hit, does more damage than a normal critical hit.
Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 3

Blasters Stats

Yo-kai Watch 4

Attribute tolerance

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- - - -
Tolerance of attribute attack
Strong × ⇒ △ ⇒ - ⇒ ○ ⇒ ◎ weak

Held items


Spin-off games

Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2

Other games

Yo-kai Watch: Wibble Wobble

Stats Calculation
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Soultimate Move
Other Effects
Soultimate Levels
LV01 00
LV02 00
LV03 00
LV04 00
LV05 00
LV06 00
LV07 00
Skill Levels
LV01 Effect: 00
LV02 Effect: 00
LV03 Effect: 00
LV04 Effect: 00
LV05 Effect: 00

Yo-kai Watch: Ukiukupedia


Wind Attribute
Bushinyan YW2-007.png
Level 30
Fire Attribute



Wind Attribute
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Fire Attribute


Fire Attribute



  • Befriended: "I'm Shogunyan! I'll be your loyal companyan!"
  • Being traded: "Pray, does your lord shogun approve of this friendship?"
  • Loafing: "Can't it wait?!"
  • Receiving Food (favourite): "I approve of this."
  • Receiving Food (normal): "Not bad."
  • Receiving Food (disliked): "Disappointed!"
  • Freed from Crank-a-kai (Blasters): "Thank you very much for letting me out! You have my gratitude!"
  • Blasters House (1): "My name is Shogunyan. I will certainly show you my skill."
  • Blasters House (2): "There is nothing that I, Shogunyan, cannot cut."
  • Blasters House (3): "I'm getting hungry. I want to eat some bonito flakes."
  • Blasters T Camp: "I...am Shogunyan! Behold my strategic genius nyan!"

In the anime

Main article: Shogunyan (anime)

In the manga

Main article: Shogunyan (manga)


"Shogunyan" is a portmanteau of shogun and nyan, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.

His Japanese name "Bushinyan" is similar, but instead combines with bushi (Japanese: 武士 "samurai, warrior"). The latter might also be a wordplay on katsuobushi (Japanese: 鰹節 "bonito flakes").


A picture of the assembled Shogunyan model kit, showing his unique topknot hairstyle.

  • In the Yo-kai Watch video game, the Medallium description explicitly states that Shogunyan is another form of Jibanyan which was changed in Yo-kai Watch 2. Ironically, it would end up being made into a joke in the Yo-kai Watch anime series.
  • Shogunyan and Gilgaros are the only two Legendary Yo-kai that can be befriended before completing the main story in the Yo-kai Watch video game.
  • Shogunyan is the only Legendary Yo-kai that is seen fusing with another, in the Yo-kai Watch anime series.
  • Shogunyan's official plastic model kit contains a headpiece that reveals a topknot hairstyle hidden under his helmet. This makes it the first and currently only piece of merchandise to include such detail.
  • In the manga, Shogunyan is the only Yo-kai ever that is also a ghost. He can only possess Jibanyan's body to materialize, but as of Kyubi's chapter can possess others too.
  • Shogunyan's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Samewrai, Kazu, Can Cat and Mewnoke.
  • In English, Shogunyan is voiced by Alicyn Packard.
  • In the Yo-kai Watch Blasters games, the Yo-kai to unseal him are all Feline Yo-kai.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ブシニャン Bushinyan A combination of bushi (Japanese: 武士 "samurai, warrior") and nyan, the Japanese onomatopoeia for a cat's meow.
Flag of France.svg French Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Germany.svg German Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of South Korea.svg Korean 무사냥 Musanyang
More Languages
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Arabic شوغونيان Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Chinese (Cantonese)* 武士喵 Wǔshìmiāo Transliteration of Japanese name.
Flag of Brazil.svg Portuguese (Brazilian) Shogunyan Same as the English name.
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkish Şoganyan