With some decent broadcast pieces out there in various locations around the world, the home video side for the Yo-Kai Watch anime series has been lagging. That’s now starting to change as UK distributor Manga Entertainment has picked up the home video rights for that region with plans for a dub-only DVD release to come. That’s been slotted for a May 8th, 2017 debut priced at £19.99. It’s listed as a four-disc set that has 570 minutes worth of material on it.
Plot concept: 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 Yo-Kai that exist in the world, and provides Keita with a special Yo-Kai Watch, which enables him to see and interact with all the other Yo-Kai. Yo-Kai Watch follows Keita, Whisper and the cat spirit Jibanyan as they encounter Yo-Kai, befriend them, fix all the trouble that they so often cause, and, with the help of the watch, use the powers of previously encountered Yo-Kai to aid them. Young Keita may have been just an ordinary primary school student when he first encountered the Yo-Kai, but the many adventures that follow his discovery provide him with invaluable experiences and precious life lessons that help him grow.