The Yo-kai Watch anime (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチ アニメ Yōkai Wotchi Anime) was first aired in Japan since January 8, 2014 and its still counting since then. The anime has already over 130 episodes. The second season started since July 10, 2015 from episode 77. Episodes has been released every week on Tuesdays on the Japanese television TV Tokyo, however, days changes regular.
The anime has also been aired since October 5, 2015 in North America on the television network Disney XD, a month before the North American release date for the Yo-kai Watch video game. It also airs on the Canadian channel Teletoon. In addition to airing on Disney XD, episodes are released on the Yo-kai Watch YouTube channel every Thursday. The anime will also begin airing on the Disney XD block on Disney Channel starting on December 18, 2015, which is the first series to air on the block that is not a Disney XD original.
The anime is planned to be broadcasted on European and African televisions somewhere in Spring 2016. This was decided after the success of the anime in America.
Episodes are split into multiple parts which is similar to that of American children cartoons; however, the parts are usually in uneven times with each other, some even played as "cold opens" before the opening theme.
The anime is directed by Shinji Ushiro, and produced by Yoshikazu Kuretani and Kiyofumi Kajiwara. The story is written by Yoichi Kato and the music is arranged by Ken'ichirō Saigō. The episodes are done at OLM.
- Main article: List of Yo-kai Watch episodes
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|M01||Yo-kai Watch the Movie: It's the Secret of Birth, Meow! (Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ 誕生の秘密だニャン! Yōkai Wotchi: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan!)||December 20, 2014|
|M02||Yo-kai Watch the Movie: King Enma and the Five Stories, Meow! (Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ エンマ大王と5つの物語だニャン！ Eiga Yōkai Wotchi: Enma Daiō to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan!)||December 19, 2015|
|M03||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!)||December 17, 2016|