This week, details were shared about several upcoming anime series based on Level-5 franchises: Inazuma Eleven Ares, Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side, and Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~!
Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side
Bad news for fans of the Yo-kai Watch anime series: after over over 200 episodes, it’s going to end in March. The reason? It’s getting replaced by another Yo-kai Watch series, called Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side, in April! Fans probably remember that title, and there’s a good reason for that: it’s the same as the one used for the latest movie, that opened in December in Japan.
This new series is indeed based on that very movie, with the same cast and new characters:
- Kesuke (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu)
- Natsume (voiced by Aoi Yuuki)
- Touma (voiced by Yoshiaki Hasegawa)
- Akinori (Mutsumi Tamura)
- Whisper (Tomokazu Seki)
- Jibanyan (Takaya Kuroda)
- Mitchi (Masaya Onosaka)
- Haruya (Kouji Yusa)
There’s also going to be some new Yo-kai:
- Bourei Banchou
Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side will debut on April 13th on TV Tokyo, with a 1-hour special running from 5.55PM to 6.55PM. After that, each new episode will air on Friday from 6.25PM to 6.55PM, which is the usual time slot for the Yo-kai Watch anime series.
Here’s some pictures:
Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~
Earlier this week, it was announced that the Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~ anime series would debut on April 8th in Japan. It will air every Sunday at 8.30PM on Fuji TV.
The debut trailer, as well as well as the key artwork for the series and an artwork for Simon Wright (a guest character), have also been revealed:
Inazuma Eleven Ares
This week, it was announced that the Inazuma Eleven Ares anime series would debut on April 6th at 5.55PM, on TV Tokyo. The first episode will be a 1h-long special, and following episodes will air on Friday at 5.55PM (with a break on April 13th, since the timeslot will be taken by the 1h special for Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side).
In other words, Inazuma Eleven Ares and Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side will air back to back, every Friday.
Source: TV Tokyo