Level-5 is hoping that Yo-Kai Watch 4 is a rebirth for the franchise, and that's going to coincide with some cross-media projects. Here's what Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino had to share about the upcoming Yo-Kai Watch anime and more.
Yo-kai Watch! (with an exclamation point)
- will begin airing April 9th, 2019 in Japan
- this anime goes back to its roots with Keita being the main protagonist,
- will feature a more comedic touch than the original
- new Yo-Kai Watches appearing in this anime are the Yo-kai Watch Elder and Yo-kai Watch Arc
- these Watches seem to have some sort of keyhole gimmick
- because developing on the Switch took a long time to get used to, they were unable to coordinate the game with the anime
Yo-kai Academy: Can a Cat Become a Hero?
- next Yo-Kai Watch movie
- the story is about how the students gain the ability to fuse with onryos (evil spirits) in order to become Yo-kai Heroes
- the students will use the mysterious YSP Watches to transform