TOKYO -- Yokai Watch has become something of a social phenomenon in Japan. The franchise has a game, TV series and comic that has adults and children hooked. It has been dubbed Pokemon Part 2.
The animated series is about a boy who possesses a watch that allows him to see yokai supernatural creatures. The stories revolve around problems caused by these creatures, whom the boy befriends. The anime originally appeared as a serialized manga in the Coro Coro Comic magazine for boys, published by Shogakukan in 2012. In July 2013, the first Yokai Watch video game was released on the Nintendo 3DS.