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    YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 Preview -- Kitaro Returns in New Film

    The stars of YO-KAI WATCH team up with classic yokai of GEGEGE NO KITARO in YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie

    Info and High-Res Images from Toho Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: eiga-yokai.jp (Japan)

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Distributor Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from their upcoming release, YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017, the fourth feature film in the anime franchise based on the hugely successful video games by LEVEL-5 Inc. YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 is set 30 years after the adventures of the young boy Kenta Amano in the anime series. It features a new cast of supporting characters and will be both more serious and funnier than previous entries. The Yo-Kai now have two forms; their traditional "lightside" appearance and a new "shadowside" for going into battle. In a move sure to delight fans, the film will also feature the legendary yokai Kitaro and his friends. Introduced in the manga GeGeGe no Kitaro (???????) created by Shigeru Mizuki, Kitaro is credited with launching a "yokai boom" in the 1960s that introduced Japan`s folklore to an international audience. Kitaro has appeared in multiple anime series and movies, live-action films, and a wide range of merchandising over the past 50 years. YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 opens in Japan on December 16th.

    Kitaro, Medama Oyaji, Nezumi Otoko, Ittan Momen, Sunakake Babaa, Neko Musume and Konaki Jijii. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie

    CREDITS Official English Title: YO-KAI WATCH THE MOVIE 2017 Japanese Title: ?? ?????? ??????? ????? (Eiga Yokai Uotchi Shadousaido Onio no Fukkatsu) Literal Translation: Yo-Kai Watch the Movie Shadowside: Resurrection of the Demon King Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, December 16, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow) Voice Cast Natsume Amano: Mone Kamishiraishi (Special Appearance) Toma Tsukinami: Yudai Chiba (Special Appearance) Akinori Arihoshi: Mutsumi Tamura Whisper: Tomokazu Seki Jibanyan: Takaya Kuroda Komasan: Daisuke Hirakawa Lord Enma: Ryohei Kimura Nurarihyon: Takeshi Koyasu Kitaro: Masako Nozawa Medama-Oyaji: Bin Shimada Nezumi Otoko: Akio Otsuka Neko-Musume: Yuko Minaguchi Staff Director: Shinji Ushiro Story and Screenplay: Akihiro Hino Executive Producer: Akihiro Hino Yo-Kai and Original Character Designs: Takuzo Nagano, Miho Tanaka Sound Director: Shoji Hata Music: Kenichiro Saigo Original Concept: LEVEL-5 Inc. Series: Monthly CoroCoro (Published by Shogakukan) 2D Animation Production: OLM (Oriental Light and Magic) CGI: OLM Digital Distributor: Toho World Sales (Excluding Korea): Toho © LEVEL-5 / Movie "Yo-Kai Watch" Project 2017

    Jibanyan, Whisper, Natsume Amano, Toma Tsukinami, Akinori Arihoshi, Slimamander and Komasan. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Natsume Amano (voiced by YOUR NAME`s Mone Kamishiraishi). Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Toma Tsukinami (Yudai Chiba). Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Akinori Arihoshi (Mutsumi Tamura). Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Jibanyan`s shadowside form. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Demon King Rasen. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie
    Title treatment courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © LEVEL-5 / Movie

    About Toho Company. Ltd.

    Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-nine Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan for twelve consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.

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