Cartoon Network EMEA Feeds Acquire Yo-kai Watch Broadcasting Rights
The latest anime/video-game franchise craze from Japan – Yo-kai Watch is coming to various Cartoon Network and Boing feeds across Europe, Middle East and Africa this year. The news was confirmed by VIZ Media Europe, Yo-kai Watch’s distributor in the EMEA area. The animated show is about a boy who discovers a magical watch that introduces him to a group of spirit creatures called Yo-kai, he teams up with these creatures to battle the other troublesome Yo-kai in the town where he lives. Yo-kai Watch premiered on Toonami Asia on 27th June last year. The Nintendo 3DS video game of the same name has sold over 8 million copies in Japan since its release in 2013.
Yo-kai Watch will premiere on the following localised Cartoon Network and Boing feeds across Europe, Middle East and Africa:
United Kingdom and Ireland: On Cartoon Network premieres 23rd April 2016.
France: On Boing, premieres in April 2016 and will air on Cartoon Network in March 2017.
Africa: On Boing, premieres May 2016.
Italy: Cartoon Network in April and Boing at a later date.
Spain: Boing will premiere the show in May 2016.
Central and Eastern Europe, Nordic countries, Portugal, Turkey and Poland: Yo-kai Watch will premiere on Cartoon Network in these countries between April and May 2016.
— Yo-kai Watch UK (@Yokai_Watch_UK) February 22, 2016