YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 Preview — Kitaro Returns in New Film
Info and High-Res Images from Toho
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 2017, the fourth feature film in the anime franchise based on the hugely successful video games by LEVEL-5 Inc.
YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 is set 30 years after the adventures of the young boy Kenta Amano in the anime series. It features a new cast of supporting characters and will be both more serious and funnier than previous entries. The Yo-Kai now have two forms; their traditional “lightside” appearance and a new “shadowside” for going into battle.
In a move sure to delight fans, the film will also feature the legendary yokai Kitaro and his friends. Introduced in the manga GeGeGe no Kitaro (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎) created by Shigeru Mizuki, Kitaro is credited with launching a “yokai boom” in the 1960s that introduced Japan’s folklore to an international audience. Kitaro has appeared in multiple anime series and movies, live-action films, and a wide range of merchandising over the past 50 years.
YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 opens in Japan on December 16th.
Official English Title: YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017
Japanese Title: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ シャドウサイド 鬼王の復活 (Eiga Yokai Uotchi Shadousaido Onio no Fukkatsu)
Literal Translation: Yo-Kai Watch the Movie Shadowside: Resurrection of the Demon King
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, December 16, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Natsume Amano: Mone Kamishiraishi (Special Appearance)
Toma Tsukinami: Yudai Chiba (Special Appearance)
Akinori Arihoshi: Mutsumi Tamura
Whisper: Tomokazu Seki
Jibanyan: Takaya Kuroda
Komasan: Daisuke Hirakawa
Lord Enma: Ryohei Kimura
Nurarihyon: Takeshi Koyasu
Kitaro: Masako Nozawa
Medama-Oyaji: Bin Shimada
Nezumi Otoko: Akio Otsuka
Neko-Musume: Yuko Minaguchi
Director: Shinji Ushiro
Story and Screenplay: Akihiro Hino
Executive Producer: Akihiro Hino
Yo-Kai and Original Character Designs: Takuzo Nagano, Miho Tanaka
Sound Director: Shoji Hata
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 2017
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.