The official website for Yo-kai Watch franchise‘s anime films began streaming a trailer for the sixth film in the series, Eiga Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y – Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka (Yo-kai Watch Jam the Movie: Yo-Kai Academy Y – Can a Cat be a Hero?), on Friday. The trailer reveals two new cast members for the film. The site also revealed a new visual.
The new cast members include:
Yoshino Kimura as Medusa, a legendary ghost that stands against the protagonists
Comedian Ken Watabe of the duo UNJASH as Tabeken, a schoolboy (inspired by Watabe’s own stage persona) who commentates on the battles live
The film opens in Japan on December 13. Pink Lady performs the film’s theme song “Meteo.”
The new film’s story is set in Y-Academy, an elite school that only allows students with top class abilities to enter. The protagonist, Jinpei Jiba, and his unique friends, take on the mysteries of the school as transforming heroes.
Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends, the franchise‘s fifth anime film, opened in Japan last December. The film eventually earned 1,043,725,500 yen (about US$9,615,164), and sold 930,000 tickets.
Sources: Yo-kai Watch films’ website, Comic Natalie