SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently formed multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. will begin airing full episodes of its Japanese cultural phenomenon YO-KAI WATCH™ on its official YouTube channel, it was announced today by Yukari Hayakawa, Chief Operating Officer.
Currently premiering new episodes on Disney XD (Monday nights at 5:00 p.m., ET/PT) and based on an original concept by LEVEL-5, Inc., the hit comedy-adventure series will now become available on the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel -- https://www.youtube.com/c/YOKAIWATCH -- in addition to VOD services from Disney, cable and satellite providers.
"Airing full episodes of YO-KAI WATCH on our YouTube channel just one month after initial broadcast on Disney XD is a key part of our strategy," said Hayakawa. "It provides our fans with multiple opportunities for engagement with this delightful franchise, as well as access to special bonuses, prizes and promotions, available only via the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel," said Hayakawa.
Beginning Thursday, November 5th, the premiere episode will be posted on the YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel, where it will remain available permanently. Episodes two through five will air in the days following (November 6-9). Subsequent episodes will air on Friday, November 13th and then every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET thereafter.
In related news, on November 3rd, VIZ Media launched its YO-KAI WATCH manga nationwide, followed by Nintendo on Nov. 6 with the launch of the YO-KAI WATCH game for its portable Nintendo 3DS system. Leading global play company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will introduce an exciting toy line beginning January 2016 ranging from collectible character medals & figures to collection books, to plush and figures.
To learn more, please visit:
YO-KAI WATCH YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/YOKAIWATCH YO-KAI WATCH website: http://www.yo-kai-world.com LEVEL-5 abby Inc. corporate website: http://www.level5.co.jp/abby/ Disney XD website: http://disneyxd.disney.com/yokai-watch Nintendo YO-KAI WATCH website: http://yo-kai.nintendo.com/ Hasbro YO-KAI WATCH website: http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/brands/yokai/coming-soon
About YO-KAI WATCH™
YO-KAI WATCH™ is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon the mysterious Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems… problems that are often cause by other trouble-making Yo-kai! Discover the adventures of Nate and his Yo-kai companions via video game, animated comedy series, comics, toys and video on demand.
About LEVEL-5 abby Inc.
Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company mission is to bring its universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. LEVEL-5 abby maintains a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect. The company's tentpole franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, Little Battler's eXperience™ (LBX™) and SNACK WORLD™, the latter currently in production– are debuting before western audiences via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby.
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