Manga UK To Release Yo-Kai! Watch on DVD within the UK

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It’s an announcement we’ve all been expecting and today Manga Entertainment UK turned it into a reality by announcing that they will be releasing the Yo-Kai! Watch anime TV series on DVD within the UK; with the first set being released on the 8th May 2017.

For those unfamiliar Yo-Kai! Watch was originally released in Japan as a Role-Playing-Game for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013 before spawning two sequels, a manga publication, a merchandise range and an anime franchise – of which spawned it’s own movie. The anime series, which was licensed and dubbed by VIZ Media in America, also made it’s way to UK TV on Cartoon Network in order to help promote the release of the game within the UK and in some aspects is trying to be ‘this generations’ version of Pokemon with its colourful animation and unique selection of characters.

Synopsis: Primary school student Keita Amano’s curiosity is as innocent as any other child’s his age. But when one day he decides to venture deeper into the forest, he encounters a small and mysterious capsule. Out from its depths comes Whisper. After 190 years of imprisonment, this ghost-like creature is glad that someone has been kind enough to set him free. He decides to reward Keita by becoming his guardian against supernatural forces.

Whisper is one of many Yokai that exist in the world, and provides Keita with a special Yokai Watch, which enables him to see and interact with all the other Yokai. Yokai Watch follows Keita, Whisper and the cat spirit Jibanyan as they encounter Yokai, befriend them, fix all the trouble that they so often cause, and, with the help of the watch, use the powers of previously encountered Yokai to aid them. Young Keita may have been just an ordinary primary school student when he first encountered the Yokai, but the many adventures that follow his discovery provide him with invaluable experiences and precious life lessons that help him grow.

Loathe it or love it; Manga Entertainment UK will be releasing the Yo-Kai! Watch anime series on DVD, starting with Season 1 on the 8th May 2017, and just like with the recent releases of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon this franchise will be released in ‘Dubbed Only‘ format – which means it will be the same dub (and edit) that was shown on Cartoon Network UK.

We suspect that Manga Entertainment UK will confirm additional details in the coming weeks; but for the time being Yo-Kai! Watch – Season 1 is available to pre-order on Amazon UK.

 

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked on ZOMGPlay and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita or Xbox One.

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