SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The second season of YO-KAI WATCH™ from LEVEL-5 abby Inc. will premiere on Disney XDbeginning Monday, August 1 with 10 consecutive new episodes airing weekdays through Friday, August 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT. On August 27, YO-KAI WATCH will move to its regular time slot on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT. The second season will include 50 episodes – doubling the 26 episodes of the hit show's premiere season – and introduces more than 90 new Yo-kai to fans!
A plethora of new product is hitting stores now for back-to-school, including backpacks, accessories, apparel, sleepwear, footwear and plush, sold at major retailers including Walmart, Target, Kmart, Toys R Us and Hot Topic. A new YO-KAI WATCH video game for Nintendo 3DS is set to launch on September 30th, with two distinct versions – YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, each with an exclusive Yo-kai Medal included to unlock Jibanyan's in-game unique and powerful Soultimate Moves. Hasbro's season two products, including the new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero™ featured in season two, and their Yo-Motion™ Yo-kai Medals that bring Yo-kai characters to life in a new way, will hit stores on October 1st.
And this week, come on over for lots of Yo-kai excitement at the first-ever Yo-kai Interactive Area located in Petco Park at this year's San Diego Comic-Con! Just look for the 15' tall Jibanyan for non-stop Yo-kai fun. Hit series YO-KAI WATCH will be the focus of the spacious zone. The area will be action-packed with activities, from opening day July 21st through July 24th, including:
Stage Events – Including the popular Yo-kai Exercise #1 dance lessons, Season 2 episode screenings and more! (full schedule posted on site)
Yo-kai "Stamps of Fury" – Complete booth activities to earn stamps that can be redeemed for unique Yo-kai prizes!
Trading Card Tournament – Fans can learn more about the all-new YO-KAI WATCH Trading Card game ahead of its release!
Character Photo Opportunities – Get your picture taken with Jibanyan and the rest of the Yo-kai gang, who will be roaming the area!
Season Two First Episode Sneak Preview – Watch the entire first episode of the brand-new season before it airs on Disney XD!
New Product Previews – Check out the new Hasbro YO-KAI WATCH Model Zero, and the new Yo-Motion Yo-kai Medals that bring the characters together in a whole new way, along with a sneak peak of some other great new YO-KAI WATCH product coming to market for back-to-school, hitting stores now!
Gaming Zone -- Demo YO-KAI WATCH and a new co-op mode, "Blasters", from YO-KAI WATCH 2, both on 3DS. Also play the YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble mobile game!
In addition to the Yo-kai Interactive Area, both Nintendo and Hasbro will have robust YO-KAI WATCH visibility and activities in their respective display areas. In the Play Nintendo Family Lounge, located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel, Nintendo is featuring their latest and greatest video games, including a new playable mode "Blasters" in YO-KAI WATCH 2, and a live voice-actor reading and panel discussion, to be held on Friday, July 22nd from 3-4 p.m. The panel will feature actors Alicyn Packard (Jibanyan), Joey D'Auria (Whisper), and Melissa Hutchison (Komasan). The event is hosted by Brent Pendergrass, who plays the Summoner, Roughraff, Blazion, and many more characters. Select attendees will also have an opportunity to receive an autograph and take photos with the actors. Hasbro's booth (#3329) is providing fans with a sneak peek at the full line-up of Hasbro's YO-KAI WATCH season two products, including their new Model Zero watch and brand new Medals.
A complete Yo-kai Interactive Area schedule is attached.
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 (invisible beings that are the cause of life's daily annoyances) 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 caused 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. View full episodes on the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel at www.Yo-kai-World.com. Other links include: https://twitter.com/YokaiWatchNews, https://www.facebook.com/YokaiWatchOfficialand https://www.instagram.com/yokaiwatchofficial.
About LEVEL-5 abby Inc.
LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is a multi-media, cross-platform global entertainment company, operating at the frontier where new technology and great story telling intersect. The company creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide, and brings universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally. 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, manga/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.