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Rafu Offering Free Tickets for Exclusive Screening of ‘Yo-kai Watch’ Movie

The Rafu Shimpo is giving away tickets to a one-night-only screening of the new animated feature “Yo-kai Watch,” based on the popular Japanese series.

The film, presented by Fathom Events, Eleven Arts and Level-5, will make its U.S. nationwide premiere next Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. local time.

This first English-language-dubbed theatrical presentation brings back the voice actors from the beloved Disney XD TV series, reprising their acclaimed roles as Nate, Jibanyan, Whisper and more; plus, the film introduces new characters, including an all-new Yo-kai named Hovernyan, a floating blue cat who is Nathaniel’s heroic companion.

This exclusive event also features a never-before-seen sneak peek of a new episode of “Yo-kai Watch.” Fans who attend the movie event will receive an exclusive Yo-Motion Yo-Kai Watch Hovernyan Medal on a first-come, first-served basis. The medals can be used with the upcoming Yo-Motion Yo-kai Watch, unlock special content in the Level-5 apps Yo-Kai Watch Land, Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble and unlock special features and bonuses in the Nintendo 3DS games.

Following the movie theater event, fans can continue to participate in Yo-Kai Watch Day activities by going to their nearest GameStop.

To enter for a pair a free passes, ENTER HERE. Provide your full name, email, and zip code and describe your favorite yo-kai. Supplying your zip code will help determine which screening will be held nearest to you.

The film, which features the voice talent of the hit Disney XD show, follows Nate Adams and his Yo-kai friends, Whisper and Jibanyan, as they’re transported to the past to help Nate’s grandfather, Nathaniel, battle evil Yo-kai and invent the Yo-kai Watch. Created and developed by Level-5, “Yo-Kai Watch” is a fantasy role-playing game and anime series that depict a world where “Yo-kai” (supernatural beings only seen by using a special device, the Yo-kai Watch, responsible for everyone’s daily annoyances) co-exist with humans and affect their day-to-day lives.

“Yo-Kai Watch’s” popularity soared as the TV anime based on the game began broadcasting across Japan in 2014. In 2015, the original game was released in North America by Nintendo, and the TV series began on Disney XD.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. The site includes a complete list of theater locations (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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