Toho’s YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016 Mixes Anime and Live-Action
Info and High-Res Images from 3rd YO-KAI WATCH Movie
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: eiga-yokai.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Distributor Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from their upcoming release, YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016, opening in Japan on December 17th. The third film in the anime franchise based on the hugely successful video games by LEVEL-5 Inc., YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016 combines the series’ traditional 2D animation with live-action and CGI for an entertaining new take on the beloved characters.
The story begins when a celestial flying whale suddenly appears over Sakura New Town. The whale’s song has an unexpected effect on the young boy Kenta Amano and his Yo-Kai friends… transporting them to the world of live action!
“This is me!?”, Kenta exclaims; pulling on his hair, wrinkling the skin of his hands, shocked that his skin has pores.
Jibanyan and Whisper also get into a big mess as the great adventure of the Yo-kai caught in the double world begins!
Official English Title: YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2016
Japanese Title: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ 空飛ぶクジラとダブル世界の大冒険だニャン！ (Eiga Yokai Uotchi Sora Tobu Kujira to Daburu Sekai no Daiboken da Nyan!)
Literal Translation: Yo-Kai Watch the Movie: The Flying Whale and the Great Adventure of the Double World, Meow!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, December 17, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Kenta Amano: Haruka Tomatsu
Whisper: Tomokazu Seki
Jibanyan: Etsuko Kozakura
Fumika Kodama (Fumi-chan): Aya Endo
USApyon: Kotori Shigemoto
Fuyunyun: Yuki Kaji
Koala Nyan: Megumi Han
Kenta Amano: Ryoka Minamide
Fumika Kodama (Fumi-chan): Yuka Watanabe
Kanchi Imada (Kanchi): Raiko Fukuda
Nankai Kanami: Minami Hamabe
Emi-chan: Yuina Kuroshima
Kumashima Gorota (Kuma): Yu Sawabe
Jinmenken: Kenichi Endo
King Enma: Kento Yamazaki
Nurarihyon: Takumi Saito
Sae Kinoshita: Emi Takei
Director: Shinji Ushiro
Live-Action Director: Kenji Yokoi
Screenplay: Akihiro Hino, Yoichi Kato
Executive Producer: Akihiro Hino
Yo-Kai and Original Character Designs: Takuzo Nagano, Miho Tanaka
Character Designers: Toshiya Yamada, Shinsuke Terasawa
Music: Kenichiro Saigo
Original Concept: LEVEL-5 Inc.
Series: Monthly CoroCoro (Published by Shogakukan)
2D Animation Production: OLM (Oriental Light and Magic)
CGI: OLM Digital
World Sales (Excluding Korea): Toho
© LEVEL-5 / Movie “Yo-Kai Watch” Project 2016
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-nine Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan for twelve consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.