The manga adaption of Yo-kai Watch by Noriyuki Konishi began in CoroCoro Comic on December 15, 2012. This adaption follows Nate Adams as the main protagonist along with Whisper and Jibanyan fighting & befriending Yo-kai.
Another manga adaption of called Yo-kai Watch: Exciting Nyanderful Days (妖怪ウォッチ～わくわく☆にゃんだふるデイズ～ Yōkai Wotchi ~Wakuwaku Nyandafuru Deizu~) by Chikako Mori began in Ciao Magazine on December 27, 2013. This manga adaption follows Katie Forester as the main protagonist rather than Nate Adams.
- Because the manga was released before the first game, Noriyuki Konishi's adaption uses the earlier designs of the Yo-kai Watch & Yo-kai Medals which would later be kept in all volumes.