D'wanna is a small mokugyo Yo-kai with a large head of a solid tan color with a wavy mouth hanging open. He wears a black monk habit with a green rakusu (vestment worn by ordained Buddhist monks), and carries a drumstick in one hand. He rides on a blue-green pillow with a yellow pattern.
D'wanna has the ability to make anyone decide to abruptly stop what they were doing, as if out of boredom. He does this by reciting a chant while hitting his head with his drumstick like a woodblock, releasing a mist from his mouth that inspirits his victim.
Yo-kai Watch Anime
D'wanna makes his anime debut in EP021, in which he repeatedly makes Katie Forester abruptly stop in her duties she previously accepted. Realizing this could make her unliked by her classmates, Nathan Adams resolves to stop him. After summoning Jibanyan to try to stop him to no avail, Nathan decides to summon Babblong and orders him to incite Katie to tell one of her long winded stories. D'wanna has Katie abruptly stopping this, but he and Babblong quickly enter into a possession brawl with Katie as the subject, repeatedly possessing her until Katie, in the verge of giving up her talking -and apparently giving D'wanna the upper hand-, resumes her story-telling. D'wanna eventually exhausts himself and surrenders his Yo-kai Medal.
In EP027, D'wanna was seen in Yo-kai-lifornia where he is among the Yo-kai waiting in line for the release of the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero.
Befriended: "Hmph. I doubt it will last very long, but would you like to be friends?"
Being traded:"Hello there. I wonder how long this friendship will last..."
Receiving food (favorite): "Flavorful..."
Receiving food (normal): "It's all right..."
Receiving food (disliked): "Don't want that."
Freed from Crank-a-kai: "Many thanks for letting me out. I guess you'll want to be friends now, right?"
"Tsuzukanasō" translates as "don't feel like going on", with the kanji for "monk" (僧) replacing the last syllable. "D'wanna" is a corruption of the phrase "don't wanna", which is slang for "do not want to do".
D'wanna is based on the mokugyo daruma, a tsukumogami born from a mokugyo, a fish-shaped woodblock that Buddhist monks play with a drumstick to keep the rhythm while chanting sutras. The fish, which always keeps its eyes open even when it sleeps, symbolizes alertness and discipline: but once it is abandoned and turns into a youkai, this instrument resents its owners for playing it over and over and never allowing it to sleep, and thus takes its revenge by cursing them with chronic insomnia.
D'wanna, in a humorous twist of its original function, causes people to become apathetic and despondent instead. This could be based on the idiom "monk for three days" (Japanese: 三日坊主,Mikka Bōzu), which describes someone who can't stick to their goals or finish what they started, comparing them to someone quitting monk training after three days because they can't handle it.
D'wanna's "random" nicknames in Yo-kai Watch 2 are: Imdun, Garbonzo, Peanut, and Sleepy.