The first ever promotional video of the upcoming Youkai Watch anime, manga and game has been officially streamedby Level-5’s YoutubeChannel. Although there is a certain similarity between Ben Ten and what is shown in the video, I have to generally apologize for insinuating too big a similarity.
Anyway, let’s continue with what we can see in this 3:44min long video.
First, there are a lot of scenes from what seems to be the anime TV series as well as some gameplay action from the game, which looks quite a cutsey! There is some basic information about the story we can get. In addition to the facts that we knew already (such as the ghost-like friend of the main character Keita called Whisper and that the watch allows Keita to see youkai) we can say that the watch is somehow won by Keita from a totally misplaced vending machine. (yey!) With its help Keita can see all the unique and odd youkai in the world surrounding him: from the kappa in his own bath to the akuma that makes the man on the street depressed. There are even friendly youkai such as the nekomata that becomes a type of a Persona (Persona 4 reference) that Keita can call out of his watch in order to fight evl youkai.
Here it is, the video you’ve all been waiting for… maybe.
Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.