Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale & the Double World, Nyan! (Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ 空飛ぶクジラとダブル世界の大冒険だニャン！,Eiga Yōkai Wotchi: Soratobu Kujira to Daburu Sekai no Dai-bōken da-nyan!) is the third theatrical film in the Yo-kai Watch franchise. It was released in Japan on December 17, 2016. This film is notable for combining CG with live-action visuals, that ties the plot together.
A mysterious flying whale emits an echo which turns everything in Springdale into a real-life version of itself. After Nate wakes up in the world, he tries to find who is behind all of this.
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The movie starts off in the original animated format, as Nate and Whisper watches a news report. It was about an unidentified flying object that was estimated to be about 300m long, that was reported. Meanwhile, Jibanyan was participating at a live outdoor concert of Next HarMEOWny, alongside Robonyan F, and Shogunyan. In Downtown Springdale, Komasan and Komajiro are walking together, while they carry around ice cream.
A big shadow looms over, as a giant blue whale flies over Springdale with one of it's fins having a pencil marking. The whale's mouth opens, as it gives off a whale noise, with a rainbow aura being spread all over the town. It transforms the entire town into the real world, from the animated style. When the process was done, almost all the Yo-kai end up looking three-dimensional, with humans appearing as their real-life selves.
After the transformation happened, Jibanyan, Shogunyan, and Robonyan F were much to their surprise, at the Next HarMEOWny concert, which is more real than it was before. The same problem was also for Komasan and Komajiro, as they too were confused what happened. Back at home, Nate was confused on what happened until he noticed that he had become real along with Whisper.
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino previously teased that this movie might be a live action film, with the Yo-kai rendered CG. This was teased in the post-credits scene of M02 and later confirmed by the movie's trailer.
Despite most of the Yo-kai being rendered CG, Lord Enma and Nurarihyon were portrayed by live-action actors (Kento Yamazaki and Takumi Saitou respectively).
Like other movie events, the first 500,000 attendants obtained a real-life Jibanyan Dream Medal and a real-life Komasan card for Tomodachi Ukiukipedia.
This is the first movie that someone other than Buchinyan used One million Paws of Fury and those four yo-kai are Jibanyan, Komasan, Hovernyan and Usapyon (Invader Mode).