Philippine broadcaster GMA Network has announced in a television advertisement on Saturday that the anime adaptation of the popular franchise Yo-Kai Watch is set to premiere on March 28.
The anime’s lead characters will be voiced by the network’s artists, Miggs Cuaderno as “Keita Amano”, Jillian Ward as “Fumi Kodama” and HEROtv’s My HERO Nation host Mikoy Morales as “Whisper”.
Yo-Kai Watch premieres on March 28, airing every Monday to Friday mornings at 08:00am.
Yo-kai Watch is an anime adaptation of a role-playing video game series developed byNintendo and published by Level-5, which was first released for the Nintendo 3DS platform in Japan on July 2013 and North America last November. Aside from anime, the franchise also has several manga adaptations and even theatrical films.
It is being considered in Japan to be the biggest game franchise in Japan since the Pokémon game and media franchise.
The latest theatrical film, Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the Five stories, Nyan!,which was released last December even beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie in tickets sold and attendance.
Cartoon Network Asia and sister network Toonami Asia has been airing the anime adaptation in English dubbing since last year.
The anime series is one of the titles announced by the Philippine network that is scheduled to premiere this year, including the latest Hayate the Combat Butler adaptations and the return of Voltes V, Daimos and Virtua Fighters.