yo-kai-watch-the-movie-001-20160909Yo-kai are everywhere, causin’ you problems, messin’ up your hair. Now they’re invading theaters across North America!

Yesterday, Eleven Arts and Level-5 announced that Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie (Yo-kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan!/Yo-kai Watch the Movie: It’s the Secret of Birth, Meow!) is getting a theatrical run in North America. The two companies are partnering with Fathom Events to screen the film in a one day engagement on October 15. Fathom Events will announce the list of theaters on September 16.

Eleven Arts screened a short teaser for the movie:

Fans who attend the screening will receive a limited-edition Hovernyan Yo-motion Medal, which can be used with the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero toy. The medal can also unlock content in the following games:

  • Yo-kai Watch Land (iOS/Android)
  • Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble (iOS/Android)
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits (3DS)
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls

Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie originally hit Japanese theaters in December 2014. The film was helmed by Shigeharu Takahashi (The Slayers NEXT, Joe vs. Joe) at Oriental Light and Magic, with Yoichi Kato (Aikatsu!, Kekkaishi) writing the script. The team of Masami Suda (Fist of the North Star, Speed Racer X) and Toshiya Yamada (Pokémon: Black and White, Yo-kai Watch) provided character designs.

Eleven Arts describes the feature as:

In YO-KAI WATCH: THE MOVIE EVENT, Jibanyan, Whisper, and Nate meet a heroic Yo-kai named Hovernyan, and must travel back in time to team up with Nate’s adolescent grandfather to stop an evil Yo-kai from taking over the world! Can they discover the secret origin of the Yo-kai Watch and save humanity before time runs out!?

The cast of the Yo-Kai Watch TV series will return to reprise their roles in the feature.

Source: PR News Wire