Yokai Watch to be Broadcast on Cartoon Network UK in April
22/02/2016 1 Comment
It’s currently unclear how many episodes will be shown, or how often it will be shown per week; but the English Dubbed / edited version of the show which sees a young boy collecting Yokai will be broadcast on Cartoon Network UK from the 23rd April 2016. Cartoon Network UK, which is also available in High Definition, is available on Sky and Virgin Media within the UK.
Curious about the show? Then check-out the English Dubbed synopsis (and trailer) below:
Synopsis:One summer day, an average fifth-grade kid named Nathan Adams, comes across a strange old capsule vending machine in the mountains. He puts in a coin and opens a sealed rock capsule that emerges to discover… it’s actually a Yo-kai named, Whisper!
Whisper, a self-proclaimed “Yo-kai butler,” gives him a Yo-kai Watch that lets him see hidden Yo-kai all over the world. Once he befriends a Yo-kai, they give him a Yo-kai Medal that he can use to summon them when Nate needs help. Nate soon finds himself calling upon his Yo-kai friends to solve life’s everyday problems.
Yokai Watch prooved extremely popular when it began broadcasting in Japan and when the English Dub broadcast last year in America it was met with a positive response that rivaled Pokemon; so it will be interesting to see how it fairs in the UK.
Interestingly enough the Yokai Watch Anime is based upon the Nintendo 3DS game and while the game has been released in Japan, America and (oddly enough) Australia it has still yet to receive a UK release; so maybe this confirmation of a UK broadcast date for the anime series is also a sign of the game being released into the UK; in any event this is all speculation for now.